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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The Correct Opinion Ep. 10 talks Selma and Idris Elba as James Bond

 
The Movie Blog presents their official podcast, The Correct Opinion!
 
On this episode of The Correct Opinion:
 
Anthony, Ryan, Jim, and Kenny discuss Oscar worthy films, Selma, and Idris Elba as a possible James Bond.
 

 
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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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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

— Posted by John Campea

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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December 20, 2004
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Spawn creator Todd McFarlane Forced Into Bankruptcy

— Posted by John Campea

I never liked Spawn… at all. I thought it was an ok comic book at best, but the movie and tv show just sucked huge eggs. However, I’ve always liked…

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December 20, 2004
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Babylon 5 The Movie Already Has Some Casting Controversy

— Posted by John Campea

I was personally never that big on the Babylon 5 serise, but I know a lot of you out there were, hence many happy fans when it was announced that…

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December 20, 2004
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VFXBlog interviews John Campea

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Just a heads up for any of you that are interested (all 2 of you… thanks mom and dad), VFXBlog (an Austrailian blog dedicated to the art of Visual Effects)…

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December 19, 2004
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Video Game Industry Bigger Than Hollywood

— Posted by John Campea

In a year that has seen several “blockbusters” released in the Video Game Market like Doom 3, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Half-Life 2, and the grand daddy of them…

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December 18, 2004
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Trailer for The Weatherman with Nicolas Cage

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Now there’s something that just tickled my interest, the trailer for The Weather Man. It looked to me like it was travelling the road of mid-life crisis man tries to…

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December 17, 2004
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Gollum diagnosed by London Students

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I can hardly believe this, and it deserves a post for the pure laughing involved. According to Reuters, students at the University College London have analysed the character of Gollum…

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December 17, 2004
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David Goyer to write and direct The Flash for DC

— Posted by Rodney

So David Goyer is out of the Blade franchise? Well superb I hear most of you say…okay so I heard the voices in my head, don’t section me please. Goyer…

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December 17, 2004
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Marlon Brando to be digitally recreated in The Godfather videogame

— Posted by Rodney

So now the video film relationship is definitely a two way street. the Guardian has just announced that The Godfather movie is being made into a videogame, and will star…

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December 17, 2004
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WETA Working on Effects For Ledgend Of Zorro

— Posted by John Campea

Having worked in a visual effects studio for a few years, I like posting about the industry every once in a while. The amazing shop known as WETA, the effects…

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December 17, 2004
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AFI’s Top Ten

— Posted by John Campea

I generally like all the stuff that the American Film Institute does. The organization just put out their list for the 10 best films of 2004, although they didn’t have…

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December 17, 2004
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Blade 4

— Posted by John Campea

Well kiddies, my utter contempt for the mess known as Blade Trinity has been well documented on the pages of The Movie Blog recently. However, I must admit that this…

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December 17, 2004
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Million Dollar Baby Trailer

— Posted by John Campea

I know that this may sound like a contradiction in terms, but one film that is quietly starting to build up a lot of possible Oscar buzz is Clint Eastwood’s…

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December 17, 2004
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DC Film Critic Association Awards

— Posted by John Campea

Next up in the never ending groups and associations to hand out film awards is The Washington, DC Area Film Critics Association. This obviously may prompt the question “Just how…

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