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 5, 2005
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Natalie Portman in talks for V for Vendetta

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In a time when we’re besieged by Comic and Graphic Novel (see, I made the distinction for all you fans out there) movie adaptations that are often below standard, or…

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January 4, 2005
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Vanity Fair – Special Star Wars Issue

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This may be the only time in my life that I mutter these words: “I can’t wait to get my hands on the next issue of Vanity Fair”. Apparently there’s…

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January 4, 2005
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Boogeyman Poster and Website

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I’m not that big of a fan of horror films. It’s not that they scare me… it’s that I’ve seen so many of them I’m just desensitized to the whole…

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January 4, 2005
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Go Canada Go!!!

— Posted by John Campea

World Junior Hockey Championships Gold Medal game tonight! Canada vs. Russia. Go Canada Go! Go Canada Go! Go Canada Go! Go Canada Go! Now back to movie stuff. **UPDATE** CANADA…

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January 4, 2005
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Fantastic Four vs War of the Worlds for Summer

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We’re just back at work and the talk out there is already on the Summer block buster schedule! Well, I’m back at work at least…hence why I’m writing this, anyway!…

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January 4, 2005
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Manila Film Industry begin to grow horrors

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Manila is not a place I would have associated with good new cinema, and Filipino ghost and horror stories have never really caught my eye, never mind that of the…

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January 4, 2005
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Ben Affleck and Will Smith in Affermative Action

— Posted by John Campea

Ok here’s the deal. I’m actually a Ben Affleck fan. A number of his movies have been just horrible (but you can’t really blame the actors for that) and he’s…

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January 4, 2005
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Mira Sorvino and Joseph Fiennes in Civic Duty

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Every once in a while a story idea catches my attention. The plot for the upcoming Civic Duty is one of those. Apparently Mira Sorvina (damn fine actress who has…

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January 4, 2005
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Fantastic Four Trailer In Front Of Elektra

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It seems like the powers that be have decided to give the first peek of the Fantastic Four on January 14th as the trailer will run in front of Elektra….

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January 4, 2005
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Chyna and X-PAC in Porn Video

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Hmmm… well… I gues you COULD say this is movie news. I don’t know how I missed this last month, but apparently former WWE female wrestling superstar Chyna and her…

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January 4, 2005
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Sin City Posters

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In the short time that it took me to watch the trailer, Sin City has become one of my most anticipated films of the year. The good folks over at…

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January 4, 2005
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Interesting new Japanese movie – The Motive

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I have a particular fascination for the Far East, in particular horror movies and novels – check out Out by Natsuo Kiri for a really good read, or the original…

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January 4, 2005
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Incredible non-US Box Office figures to end of 2004

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New Years weekend was exceedingly dull for Box Office takings according to Reuters through this Yahoo news story, although the days following began picking up. What is interesting from the…

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January 3, 2005
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Sandra Bullock Donates $1 Million to Tsunami Relief

— Posted by John Campea

Ok, say what you want about how rich she is and all that jazz… but a million dollars is still a million dollars. This lady just jumped about 5 notches…

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January 3, 2005
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The Movie Blog’s 10 Worst Films of 2004

— Posted by John Campea

Ok, I decided to actually wait until the start of the New Year to put up my list of worst films of 2004. The most beautiful thing about film is…

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January 3, 2005
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J.Lo wants to be called Jennifer

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You don’t have to be a long time reader of The Movie Blog to know what I think of Jennifer Lopez. She is the poster girl for the “famous for…

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January 2, 2005
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Deadly new Revenge of the Sith Pics

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Oh my sweet goodness! Revenge of the Sith is going to absolutley rule! Once again, you must forgive me if I sound a little fanboy-ish, but every single thing I’ve…

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January 1, 2005
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Producers of Independent movies blog for exposure

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Interested in making a movie? Well I’ve come across two Blogs of people involved in doing just that – I’m sure there are many, many more out there so feel…

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