Review: Cake

 
Synopsis: Claire becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group while grappling with her own, very raw personal tragedy. (c) Imdb

 

 

When the 2015 Oscar nominations were made, Jennifer Aniston’s name has been floated as a major snub. Cake, opening nationwide on January 23rd, will giv…

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Mike Leigh's Mr. Turner A Magnificent, Yet Boring Art Film

 

This film explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in …

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Review: Little Accidents

 

 

 
 

Synopsis: In a small American town still living in the shadow of a terrible coal mine accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws together a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy in a web of secrets. (Imdb)
 

 

First time director Sara Colangelo mi…

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American Sniper is an Exceptional War Epic

 

Synopsis: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

 

 

We’ve all seen many war films as they seem to be a staple for …

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Blackhat: Michael Mann and Chris Hemsworth's Disappointing Generic Computer Thriller

Set within the world of global cybercrime, Legendary’s Blackhat follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.

 

Michael Mann’s generic foray into crafting a meaningful and interesting computer hacking Internation…

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Rory Kennedy Discusses Her Oscar Nominated Last Days of Vietnam

Synopsis: During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempted to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confronted a moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate only U.S. citizens or risk being charged wit…

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Interview: Inherent Vice actor Michael Cotter

 

Inherent Vice opens in theaters on January 9th. I got a chance to talk with one of the actors in the film, Michael Cotter, who plays Rhus Frothingham. We discussed the movie, as well as the cult-hit Dylan Dog.

 

 

Jim: Hey Michael, glad we get to catch up. Wanted to start out with Inherent Vice, what was the process…

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Paul Thomas Anderson's Zany Inherent Vice is a Densely Constructed Masterpiece

 

“Inherent Vice,” is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife a…

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Ava DuVernay's Masterful Selma is the Timely Movie America Needs

SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965,…

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Interview: Inherent Vice actress Delaina Mitchell

 

Inherent Vice is hitting theaters nationwide on January 9th. I got a chance to speak to Delaina Mitchell, who plays the wife of Josh Brolin in the film. I spoke to Delaina about Inherent Vice, and Vanilla Sky among other things.

 

 

JIM: What’s it like to be part of a film like Inherent Vice?

 
DELAINA: I’m…

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January 9, 2005
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Dark Phoenix Looking More Certain For X-Men 3

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As mentioned in a previous post, it appears any X-Men 3 film will involve (as most people suspected all along) a Dark Phoenix story line. In a recent interview with…

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January 9, 2005
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Deuce Bigalow 2 – My God Why?!?

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I know there are many film savvy people out there… who for some reasons thought Deuce Bigalow was a funny movie. I wanted to like it, but the bottom line…

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January 9, 2005
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Marvel tells of Hulk 2 changes

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I wonder sometimes where the ideas are in Hollywood and just how they come about. Have you seen those Orange Mobile cinema adverts in the UK, where a panel of…

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January 9, 2005
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Bill Murray has his say on his awkwardness

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There have been a lot of reports of Bill Murray being difficult to work with, and indeed we reported one of those very stories not that long ago. Just recently…

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January 8, 2005
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UK Box Office figures for 2004 highest ever

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Bad news for the fight against high ticket prices at cinemas, it appears that the UK has had one of its strongest years ever with the Guardian reporting: Market data…

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January 8, 2005
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Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt Split up

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Honestly, I didn’t see this one coming. Despite all the tabloid rumblings, I thought this couple looked pretty tight (not to mention the best looking couple on the planet… any…

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January 8, 2005
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Samuel Jackson Nails It Right On The Head

— Posted by John Campea

At the risk of repeating myself (but when has that ever stopped me?) I hate it when singers get lead acting roles. I won’t go too much into that because…

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January 8, 2005
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Sundance presents: Jenny McCarthy’s Dirty Love?!

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I was shocked enough to find out that Dirty Love was even being made considering it came from the pen of Jenny McCarthy. However, it was, it is and it…

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January 8, 2005
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Sundance presents: Australian horror Wolf Creek

— Posted by Rodney

Australian horror is not something I could claim to have seen much of, I like Hollywood have been fixated on the Asian market, although a lot longer before they picked…

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January 8, 2005
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Sundance reveals big movies

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More from the Sundance Film Festival write previews over at Rope of Silicon with some movies boasting big name status. Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear star in The Matador with…

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January 7, 2005
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Pictures released from A Scanner Darkly

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Excellent quality pictures just released from A Scanner Darkly prove that there’s a whole heap of style and talent poured into them. Just look at the face of Keanu in…

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January 7, 2005
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Clip From Elektra Released Where Jennifer Garner Totally Kisses Another Girl!

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Miles is quite suprised that Rich did not include this in his prior post about Elektra, and I decided it was just to good to let slide. But first, I…

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January 7, 2005
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First five minutes of Elektra released

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I’ve just watched the opening five minutes to Elektra, wanna? Yahoo are hosting it, thanks to Coming Soon for the heads up. It’s a really nice introduction to the movie,…

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January 7, 2005
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Entertainment execs vote surveyed on British Film Industry

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…and that’s how you have the British Film Industry Mr Brown, by the…Who would you think to be the most influential people in the UK film industry? Well according to…

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January 7, 2005
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Jennifer Garner misses promotions due to injury from Alias

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Poor Jennifer Garner has been hurt during a stunt in an episode of her TV show Alias, she’s suffered nerve damage. This is apparently the actual explanation for her recent…

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January 7, 2005
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Kevin Spacey IS Lex Luthor – It’s Official

— Posted by John Campea

We’ve been following this on The Movie Blog for quite some time, and we’ve said it was a done deal for over a month, but this morning I read in…

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January 7, 2005
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All good…well all movies come in multiples

— Posted by Rodney

It’s all about the trilogy nowadays. Coming Soon carry a story from Variety – oh let me break off a moment there and complain about the most annoying thing ever…

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January 7, 2005
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Alan Rickman and Bill Bailey cast for Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

— Posted by Rodney

Excellent news for fans of The HitchHikers Guide to the Galaxy as Coming Soon point me the way of Planet Magrathea for some casting information on the movie. Marvin the…

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