Black Sea: An Entertaining, Gripping, and Preposterous Thriller

 

A suspenseful adventure thriller directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald, centering on a rogue submarine captain (two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law) who pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control onboard their clau…

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A Most Violent Year: Jessica Chastain Highlights An Aimless Movie

 

Set during the winter of 1981 — statistically one of the most crime-ridden of New York City’s history — A MOST VIOLENT YEAR is a drama following the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy al…

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Match: Patrick Stewart's Incredible Acting Departs From Sci-Fi Persona

Patrick Stewart gives a captivating performance in this witty, emotionally gripping adaptation of director Stephen Belber’s own Tony Award-nominated play. Stewart stars as Tobi, an eccentric, pot-smoking Manhattan ballet instructor whose quiet life is interrupted by the arrival of a young couple (Carla Gugino & Matthew Lillard) from Seattle…

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DVD Review: Gone Girl

 
Synopsis: With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent. (c) Imdb
 

 

There might not have been a more controversial and talked about movie in 2014 than Gone Girl. The film is now available on D…

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

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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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WETA Working on Effects For Ledgend Of Zorro

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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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AFI’s Top Ten

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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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Million Dollar Baby Trailer

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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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December 17, 2004
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Paramount gives Splinter Cell a Director

— Posted by Rodney

…and they just keep coming. Paramount has the rights to direct the videogame Splinter Cell, which will be directed by Peter Berg. Coming Soon have the story. Variety says Berg…

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December 16, 2004
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A History of Star Wars Video Games

— Posted by John Campea

My Star Wars geekdom is well documented here on The Movie Blog. So my interest in this article on UGO should come as no surprise to anyone: December 2004 saw…

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December 16, 2004
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Bill Murray Gets Told Off

— Posted by John Campea

I’ll say this right off the top: I LOVE Bill Murray. I can’t think of a project he’s done off the top of my head that I haven’t loved him…

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December 16, 2004
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Chow Yun-Fat cast in Pirates of the Caribbean sequels

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TextAd=Also check out Rotten Tomatoes Pirates of the Caribbean 2 or FilmForce Pirates of the Caribbean 2

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December 16, 2004
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Harrison Ford signs for Fallujah War movie

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Harrison Ford has signed up for a movie based on the taking of Fallujah based on an upcoming book No True Glory, strangely entitled No True Glory: The Battle for…

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December 16, 2004
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Dictionary Definition of Ignorance: “MPAA”

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The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the main lobbying group for Hollywood’s studios has continued it’s effort on publicly displaying it’s stupidity for all the world to see and…

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December 16, 2004
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Miramax employees unhappy about great treatment

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This story in IMDB made me laugh and I couldn’t do anything else but share it with you. During all the troubles of Miramax at the moment, you would think…

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December 16, 2004
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Trailer for Hostage with Bruce Willis

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Okay, so we’ve talked about trailers before, and it’s clear that there is a huge raft of mixed opinion. Good, bad, gives away too much, never represents the film, etc….

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December 15, 2004
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Vol. 6!!!

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December 15, 2004
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Interview with the Phantom of the Opera – Gerard Butler

— Posted by Rodney

Cinema Confidential have a short, but interesting, interview with Gerard Butler on playing the lead in The Phantom of the Opera on the very tough sounding preparation for the role….

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December 15, 2004
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X-Men 3 or Wonder Woman. Which Will Joss do?

— Posted by John Campea

It’s being peppered all over the web today that Buffy/Angel/Serenity creator Joss Whedon is not only in the running to be the next X-Men director, but that Warner Bros. is…

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December 15, 2004
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Sean Bean, Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson in The Island

— Posted by John Campea

Usually the only films that get you excited even before they’re in production are sequels or adaptations from books, comics or previous films. But once in a while you hear…

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