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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December 23, 2004
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Ryan Reynolds and Alanis Morissette To Appear in Just Friends Together

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From Moviehole: “Blade Trinity” scene-stealer Ryan Reynolds tells today’s Herald Sun that his real-life squeeze, Alanis Morissette, is set to make a cameo in his next movie. “Just Friends”, which…

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December 23, 2004
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Scarlett Johansson Getting Trained For Mission Impossible 3

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December 23, 2004
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Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Trailer

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As I said before in a previous post, I know I’ll take some heat for this, but I actually liked the first Miss Congeniality… a lot. I thought it was…

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December 23, 2004
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The Longest Yard Trailer

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I remember watching the original “Longest Yard” a few years ago on some network tv station. It was a man’s man movie, and Burt Reynolds was THE man. It was…

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December 22, 2004
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Oliver Stone defends Alexander and bins Margaret Thatcher film

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Oh this makes me laugh. Oliver Stone has defended his film Alexander by saying, just so as not to upset or alienate anyone, that it’s… …themes and approaches are too…

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December 22, 2004
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Stan Lee to create 25 new Superheroes from Celebrities

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Since this is my first Xmas on the MovieBlog I think I’m just finding out how quiet it gets for news about these times – don’t worry I’m squirreling away…

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December 22, 2004
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Nicolas Cage still talking over Ghost Rider

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What’s happening with the much touted Ghost Rider then? Nicolas Cage has been on and off it, there have been rumours galore. However the BBC have this from a recent…

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December 22, 2004
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Peter Jackson’s Next Film After Kong

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It looks like Peter Jackson has set his eyes on his next big film project after he’s done with King Kong. Sorry to tell you folks (but not surprisingly), but…

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December 22, 2004
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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Finishes Shooting

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Well, I didn’t realize they were this far into the project, but apparently filming of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe has wrapped in New Zealand. I’m very excited…

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December 22, 2004
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Sin City Trailer

— Posted by John Campea

I must admit I’ve been sceptical about the whole Sin City project. I stand before you now to tell you I’m now a believer. The trailer hit the web a…

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December 22, 2004
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The Pink Panther Trailer

— Posted by John Campea

Oh man, as much as I love Steve Martin, and as much as I love the old Pink Panther movies… I’ve got a really bad feeling about this project. The…

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December 22, 2004
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New The Island Picture

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Cool, the good folks over at ComingSoon (click the link to see a much bigger version) have posted up a new picture of the upcoming film The Island. Click here…

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December 22, 2004
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X-Men 3 and Spin Off Rumblings

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The good folks over at KillerMovies are reporting the following X-News: 1). There have been rumors amongst the fandom that WOLVERINE may be filmed before X3. FALSE! Finishing the X-MEN…

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December 21, 2004
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US ticket prices rise while audience figures drop – What should be done?

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According to the Guardian today, US movie ticket prices rose (as if you needed me to tell you that) while the audience figures dropped throughout 2004. Higher ticket prices were…

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December 21, 2004
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Ricky Gervais rejects massive Hollywood pay deals

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I like Ricky Gervais, he’s funnny, and despite a lot of the television series The Office making you laugh and squirm at almost the same moments, it was still one…

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December 21, 2004
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MPAA shuts down BitTorrent sites

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More MPAA witch hunt madness with news that some of the major BitTorrent sites are shutting down for the first time due to legal action for copyright infringement. Last week…

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December 20, 2004
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Interview with Chris Weitz gives truth on His Dark Materials

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I popped by a friends house in the northern reaches of Scotland at the weekend and happened upon a copy of Philip Pullman’s Northern Lights. I quickly asked him what…

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December 20, 2004
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The 7 Movies Up For The Visual Effects Oscar

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The seven movies listed are are going to be reduced to 3 on January 25th when all Oscar finalists are announced, but for now, the debate can begin. I like…

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