DVD Review: Birdman

 

 
Synopsis: A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of his Broadway play. (c)Imdb
 

 

The movie of the year is finally out for everyone to see on DVD and Blu-ray. After sweeping th…

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What We Do In The Shadows is One of 2015's Funniest Movies

 

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that’s not always hospitable to the undead. Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series “Flight of the Conchords,” co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up in which an endearingly unhip quartet of …

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The Correct Opinion Ep. 11 talks Oscars and Spider-Man

 
The Movie Blog presents their official podcast, The Correct Opinion!
 
On this episode of The Correct Opinion:
 
Anthony, Ryan, Jim, and Kenny discuss Oscar nominations, Spider-Man going to the Avengers, and…Gotham.
 

 
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McFarland, USA: An All-American Disney Tale Filled With Triumph

 

Synopsis: A former football coach transforms a small-town high school cross-country team into the best team in the state. 

 

 

Disney does it again. McFarland, USA is a triumphant real-life story brought to the big screen by Disney. It’s a story based around a down on his luck coach, that finds a coaching/teachi…

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Song of the Sea: Enchanting Oscar Nominated Film Won Me Over

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated “The Secret of Kells” comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, “Song of the Sea” tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their …

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Review: Fists 2 Fists 2: Weapon of Choice

 

 

Fist 2 Fist 2 is an ambitious all-around attempt for Jino Kang. The movie is not to be confused with a previous Jino Kang film named Fist 2 Fist. Fist 2 Fist 2, is a different movie from the previously mentioned one, it’s NOT a sequel.

 

Jack “The Ghost” Lee has a special set of skills. No, not quite Liam Nees…

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Fifty Shades had potential but gave into audiences' sexual desires

 
Synopsis: Literature student Anastasia Steele’s life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.
 

 
Everyone has been anticipating Fifty Shades of Grey due to the popularity of the book series and their risque subject matter. The film is very much adapted from the books from the cha…

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TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT: Marion Cotillard's Outstanding Oscar Worthy Performance

Sandra (Cotillard) has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. Now, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker in…

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DVD Review: Nightcrawler

 

 

Jake Gyllenhaal doesn’t take no for an answer in Nightcrawler. Currently available on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD everywhere.

 

In one of his finest performances to date, Gyllenhaal, transforms himself into a neurotic crash chaser Lou Bloom. Lou is a modern young guy who finds himself on the unfortunate end of the j…

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Dual Review: A Walk Among The Tombstones

 

 
Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some research and thinks the me…

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January 5, 2005
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Keira Knightley starring in The Jacket

— Posted by Rodney

I haven’t heard anything about this movie until now, and the write up from JoBlo sounds very intriguing: It’s something like a guy is arrested for the murder of a…

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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

— Posted by John Campea

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

— Posted by John Campea

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

— Posted by Rodney

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

— Posted by Rodney

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

— Posted by John Campea

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

— Posted by John Campea

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

— Posted by John Campea

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

— Posted by John Campea

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

— Posted by Rodney

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

— Posted by Rodney

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

— Posted by John Campea

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

— Posted by John Campea

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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