Mission Impossible Franchise Goes To New Extremes

 
Synopsis: Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. (Imdb)
 

 

Tom Cruise just can’t let go of Ethan Hunt, rightfully so. In the fifth installment of the Mission Impossible …

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Gyllenhaal Delivers A Knockout Oscar Punch

 
Synopsis: After champion boxer Billy Hope’s life falls apart he enlists a trainer to get him back to the top and retain custody of his daughter. 
 

 

If Jake Gyllenhaal hasn’t announced his that he’s one of the top ten actors in Hollywood with his performances in End of Watch, Prisoners, and Nightcrawler, he certain…

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Pixels Proves Adam Sandler's Career is "Game Over"

 
Synopsis: When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.
 

 
Adam Sandler has been on a downward spiral for quite some time. But when I saw the trailer for Pixels I was actually a bit excited. The idea of aliens as classic video g…

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Tangerine: iPhone Shot Narrative About Transgender Prostitutes Is the Future of Filmmaking

 

Synopsis: A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart. (C) Magnolia

 

 

The synopsis of Tangerine needs more explaining before this review.  When Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) gets out of jail, she finds out from her friend and fellow escort Alexandra (Mya Ta…

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Umberto Celisano Talks About Playing Al Capone

 

I had a chance to speak to up-and-coming actor Umberto Celisano about his current role on the AMC series The Making of the Mob, where he plays legendary gangster Al Capone. Umberto talks about taking on the legendary role and about starting out in Hollywood in this interview.

 

 

Follow Umberto on Twitter @Celis…

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Mr. Holmes Review (Spoilers)

This review is going to be filled with SPOILERS! If you want to see my rating on the film, go straight to the bottom. Consider yourself warned.

 

Synopsis: An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman.
 

 

Once again, this is going to be…

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Trainwreck Paves the Way for Amy Schumer to be a Star

 
Synopsis: Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.
 

 
There have been a few things that have been missing in comedy over the past decade. One is a lack of comedic diversity and the other is a lack of redundancy. When I went in…

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Do I Sound Gay? Explores, Confronts Male Vocal Stereotypes

After a breakup with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe went on a journey of self-discovery and curiosity regarding his voice and why some men, mostly gay, have effeminate voices. In his first documentary, Do I Sound Gay?, which expands to more theaters this weekend, David visits and interviews various coaches, a few linguists, family, frie…

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Ant-Man Stands Tall In The Marvel Universe

 
Synopsis: Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. (Imdb)
 

 

If you thought The Guardians of the Galaxy was spectacular, Ant-…

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AMY: Reflective Winehouse Doc Honors Troubled Musician Beyond Headlines

 

Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul; a once in two generational musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic bounda…

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January 31, 2005
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Clint Eastwood Takes Directors Guild Award

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Hmmm… perhaps Martin Scorsese isn’t as sure a lock as most people think for the Oscar next month. Sunday night the Directors Guild handed out their top honor to Clint…

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January 31, 2005
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Eva Longoria joins big cast of The Sentinel

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The Sentinel is lining up to have quite an interesting cast and with the recent news of Eva Longoria from that strangely well received show Desperate Housewives, it’s probably about…

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January 29, 2005
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Comic Movies Can’t Be 100% True To The Comics

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There has been a lot of chat going on around here with regards to the X-Men film and the upcoming Fantastic Four. A little while back I put up a…

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January 28, 2005
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Jet Li’s Unleashed Poster Released

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Eeeeeeeee! I am more excited then a Portugese sailor on shore leave in Paraguay over this movie. In case you did not know, Unleashed is the story of how Jet…

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January 28, 2005
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Did Michael Moore and Mel Gibson Get Snubbed?

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No. They didn’t. It’s funny reading over 100 publications that put out some lame attempt at controversy by suggesting that Michael Moore or Mel Gibson got snubbed by the Oscars…

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January 28, 2005
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Uwe Boll, the curse of videogame movies?

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What the hell is Uwe Boll playing at, and how in the hell is he getting funding to create the poor drivel that he currently is? For anyone who has…

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January 28, 2005
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Matt Damon’s Bourne Ultimatum

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Talking of Matt Damon and the Bourne movies, he’s signed up for the third, The Bourne Ultimatum. What I hope that doesn’t mean is that the camera will be even…

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January 28, 2005
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Abrams takes Felicity lead Keri Russell to MI:3

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TextAd=Also check out Rotten Tomatoes Mission Impossible 3 or FilmForce Mission Impossible 3

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January 28, 2005
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Angelina Jolie signed up for another spy’s wife in The Good Sheperd

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Angelina Jolie is to return as a spy following her recent screen time with Mr and Mrs Smith. Coming Soon are reporting that she is joining Matt Damon in the…

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January 27, 2005
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Movie Ticket Prices Slashed In Ontario

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Any long time reader of The Movie Blog has seen me post more than once about the current insane economics ot the theatre business. Perhaps someone here in Ontario heard…

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January 27, 2005
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Hide and Seek Reviews

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Robert De Niro’s career has totally been in the crapper the last few years. I count 6 totally horrible films in a row. He really needs a good one. Unfortunetly,…

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January 27, 2005
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Alone in the Dark Reviews

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Just when i was starting to wonder if I’d see any reviews this year WORSE than the ones received by Elektra… along come Alone in the Dark. Oh wow… no…

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January 27, 2005
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Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine

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I never thought I’d hear myself say that I’m really looking forward to seeing a movie about Chess. Yet here I am. Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine is making…

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January 27, 2005
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Jennifer Garner says Elektra is Awful

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Most of us are still trying to repair the mental damage suffered from watching Elektra. The question I keep asking myself is “Oh my sweet Jennifer… what the hell where…

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January 27, 2005
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Revenge of the Sith Opening Crawl

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Well here you go. The opening crawl for Revenge of the Sith has been posted up on the official Star Wars website. Special thanks to FilmRot. War! The Republic is…

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January 26, 2005
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John and Doug’s Views on Other People’s Opinions

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Hehe… Movie Blog Alumnist Day-Vuh sent me a version of this and I just had to post it. :)

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January 26, 2005
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Evil Dead Producer Robert Tapert answers why to the remake

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Robert Tapert the Producer from The Evil Dead, has talked to SciFi Wire about the remake plans for that very movie. Apparently he and Bruce Campbell were the really reluctant…

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January 26, 2005
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Vol. 11

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