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 1, 2005
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Rumour of Kate Bosworth cast as Lois Lane

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Happy New Year! First post of the year and it’s on one of the most anticipated movies of late, Superman. Unfortunately no hard facts yet, just rumours galore, but they…

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December 31, 2004
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Forget Some Kind Of Monster, Here is a Real Heavy Metal Documentary

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Now, i consider myself a bit of a musical connoisseur, and in being such a pretentious know-it-all, I tend to trawl obscure forums for interesting bits of information that I…

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December 31, 2004
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News Flash! World’s Greatest Lover Joins The Movie Blog Team

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In a press release called earlier today by one Mr. John Campea, it was revealed that one the World’s Greatest Lover, one Mr. Miles Kinnee has consented to join the…

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December 31, 2004
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Have a Safe New Year You Stupid Ass – A Public Service Announcement From The Movie Blog

— Posted by John Campea

Hey there folks, John here to wish you a safe and festive New Years Eve! Help to keep it safe by not drinking and driving. No, wait a second… that’s…

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December 31, 2004
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Dodgeball 2

— Posted by John Campea

I think it’s safe for me to say that Dodgeball was in my top 3 favorite comedies of 2004. Not in terms of being that great of a movie, but…

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December 31, 2004
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Matt Stone never to work with puppets or Trey Parker again

— Posted by Rodney

It seems that Matt Stone is tired, very tired. In an interview with the Sun Online (a bastian of modern journalism) picked up by The Guardian, he talks of the…

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December 30, 2004
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Vol. 7

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December 30, 2004
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Oliver Stone talks of what he would change for Alexander

— Posted by Rodney

First Oliver Stone travels to Turkey and apologises to the people for some of the overly brutal scenes in Midnight Express that showed the Turkish prison system and those who…

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December 30, 2004
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Sean Penn’s latest release tackles another strong subject

— Posted by Rodney

Sean Penn is a really interesting movie star, no matter what you say about his past he’s been involved in some fantastic movies. Whether that be for controversy, quality or…

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December 30, 2004
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Battleship Potemkin is restored

— Posted by Rodney

The 1925 Soviet film Battleship Potemkin is a true classic and has inspired many great movie moments over the years, with one of the most famous scenes being that of…

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December 30, 2004
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Exorcist: The Beginning DVD announced without Schraders version

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DVD Times is carrying the news that The Exorcist: The Beginning has been announced on Region 1 (that means US and Canada for you non-DVD people) for the 1st of…

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December 30, 2004
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Oscar ballots are posted

— Posted by Rodney

Here we go, the Motion Picture Academy mailed out its nomination ballots, IMDB carry the facts: The motion picture academy on Monday mailed out nomination ballots to its 5,808 voting…

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December 29, 2004
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Fantastic Four Gets Script Changes and Upgrades It’s Visual Effects

— Posted by John Campea

It’s always nice to hear that a film wants to upgrade it’s visual effects. That usually means the director is paying attention and not just accepting what he’s got. He/she…

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December 29, 2004
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David Carradine and Kurupt in Click

— Posted by John Campea

Oh now this one sounds like it’s destined for an Oscar (puke) The Hollywood Reporter reports that David Carradine (“Kill Bill Vol. 2″) and rapper Kurupt will be joining an…

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December 29, 2004
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Top Movie Mistakes 2004

— Posted by John Campea

It’s that time of year when all kinds of “year end” lists come popping out. This one is kind of unique. The good folks over at FilmRot point us to…

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December 29, 2004
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Jenny McCarthy In Dirty Love

— Posted by John Campea

Ok, now I’ll admitt there is no denying that Jenny McCarthy is one of the most beautiful women on the planet. HOWEVER… she’s not exactly Meryl Streep when it comes…

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December 29, 2004
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Ant-Man Movie in Development

— Posted by John Campea

Ok, now everyone knows that I’m a fan of the Superhero Genre of films… but this is one I think they should just pass on. Hollywood North gives us this:…

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December 28, 2004
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Another New Revenge of the Sith Picture

— Posted by John Campea

To say that I’m excited about the upcoming Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith is like saying Pee-Wee Herman liked a little bit of porn. I’m beside myself. You’ll have…

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