The Small and Intimate Madison Wizard World Comic Con

The Wizard World Comic Con is a year round comic convention that makes stops all around-the country. Last month it made a stop in Madison Wisconsin. I was on hand to cover the event and the following are some of what I experienced…

 

 

After previously attending the popular Wizard World Chicago Comic Con that falls in Aug…

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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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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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December 20, 2004
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Spawn creator Todd McFarlane Forced Into Bankruptcy

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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December 17, 2004
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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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December 17, 2004
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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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December 17, 2004
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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

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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

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…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

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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

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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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