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Director: Tim Johnson
Actors: Jim Parsons, Rihanna, Steve Martin
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Aww, Dreamwork, how we love you so … even, if you are the stepchild of animation. You always do good work. However, not great work like your brother and sister, Pixar and Disney. This brings me to your latest feature film, Home. And, I have…

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Indie Darling "It Follows" Disappoints Despite Suffocating Praise

 

 

It Follows is “good” for all the boring reasons. It’s premise—a supernatural being haunting unlucky youngsters who contract it through dirty sex we never get to see—tickled critics into trumpeting it as an allegory for AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. But boy is that interpretation a downer. Where’s the fun in A…

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Avengers Age of Ultron uses recycled but effective material

 

Synopsis: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.

 

Avengers: Age of Ultron has been everywhere and now it’s finally here. While it’s lost its “first time” appeal being the second film…

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Kristen Stewart Delivers An Impressive Performance in Clouds of Sils Maria

 

Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is an actress at the peak of her international career who is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years earlier. Back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young woman who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step …

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The Nightmare Could Be 2015's Scariest Documentary

 

Simple synopsis: A look at a frightening condition that plagues thousands; sleep paralysis.

 

Very few movies have stuck with me beyond the SXSW Film Festival like the documentary The Nightmare has. Though not for everyone, Room 237 director Rodney Ascher crafts an effectively unsettling and extremely creepy documentary on …

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DVD Review of Big Eyes: Even Creepier Than Kid Paintings Is A Creepy Husband

 
Synopsis: A real-life story of painter Margaret Keane and her world famous paintings that were credited to her husband.
 

 

It seems like it’s been a long time since Tim Burton has made a movie that isn’t weird and that actually has some meaning to it. Big Eyes is the story of Margaret Keane and her manipulative hus…

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Vincent D'Onofrio on Dardevil and Jurassic World

 

Recently I got a chance to speak with Vincent D’Onofrio about the slew on work he’s been a part of. Here is what he said:

 

Jim: Hey Vincent, so how did you get involved with the film Broken Horses?

 
Vincent: I met Vidhu in New York. I rode my bicycle to where he was staying and we met in the lobby. We had a great…

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Why Film Geeks Should See Ex Machina Before Avengers: Age of Ultron

 

Earning fantastic reviews and sensational word-of-mouth during its limited release, Ex Machina plans to expand during these next few weekends in additional cities. The latest science fiction movie has a numerous amount of potential to connect with audiences including an original premise, an emerging filmmaker, a sleek look, effective …

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Ex Machina explores the suspenseful morality of A.I.

 
Synopsis: A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.

 

 

The concept of Artificial Intelligence has been done so many times in film. Whether it be a destructive force like Terminator or a so…

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Director Sara Colangelo on what inspired her to make Little Accidents

 

 

Jim: Hi Sara.

 
Sara: Hey, how are you?
 

Jim: I’m great. So, I saw that you wrote and directed the movie, how did you come up with the idea for this film?

 
Sara: I had made a short film of the same title, it was at Sundance in 2010. It was set in a completely different world, it was set in my…

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January 6, 2005
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A less complex summary of The Jacket

— Posted by Rodney

Confused, I certainly was when reading the blurb for The Jacket from a previous article about the movie. However, thanks to Rope of Silicons’ Sundance Preview Part 1, I understand…

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January 6, 2005
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New promotional images for Star Wars Episode III

— Posted by Rodney

Dum dum dum dum de dum dum de dum…I’m kinda getting ramped up with all this Star Wars excitement too, maybe not as much as FanBoy John, but I can…

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January 6, 2005
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William Hung Has a Movie?

— Posted by Rodney

You guys remember William Hung? That hilariously terrible singer from the not so hilarious, but terrible none the less exscuse for a show American Idol? Apparently he has stared in…

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January 6, 2005
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New Stills From War of the Worlds and Devil’s Rejects

— Posted by Rodney

“Now, it could be argued I am crazy for putting movies by Steven Spielberg and Rob Zombie in the same post, but my counter-argument is a simple one: I am…

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January 6, 2005
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Andre 3000 cast in next John Singleton movie

— Posted by Rodney

With a silly name like Andre 3000 you just have to be in showbiz, and not content with singing 3000 (could I call him 3k?) is making the transition to…

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January 6, 2005
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Emmerich dulls plans for Nightstalkers and Freddy vs Jason

— Posted by Rodney

Are plans quashed for a Blade: Trinity Nightstalkers spin off or a Freddy vs Jason movie? Well Coming Soon take the quotes from Creature Corner‘s questions to Toby Emmerich over…

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January 5, 2005
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Vol. 8

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January 5, 2005
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V for Vendetta Teaser Poster

— Posted by Rodney

The news on V for Vendetta is rolling out fast, no sooner was the news out that Natalie Portman was looking to be cast in the film, sites are now…

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January 5, 2005
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Mike Leigh speaks out against casting big name actors

— Posted by Rodney

The excellent Director Mike Leigh who bases his films around altogether real and believable characters, has been openly criticising the interfering ways of Hollywood during the film making process. Allegedly…

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January 5, 2005
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Britney Spears Wants to Direct

— Posted by John Campea

File this one under the “Oh good God, please make it go away” category. If you’ve read The Movie Blog at all over the last year or so, you know…

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January 5, 2005
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J.J. Abrams says very little of MI:3

— Posted by Rodney

J.J. Abrams sounds like one of those amazingly talented guys. He’s running with Alias, Lost and MI:3 right now, and that doesn’t cover his upcoming projects: The Catch, a bounty-hunter…

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January 5, 2005
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The Tripods BBC TV series undergoing treatment

— Posted by Rodney

Another childhood series is making its way to the big screen. The TV adaptation of The Tripods was something I watched with glee and much unease when I was a…

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January 5, 2005
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Keira Knightley starring in The Jacket

— Posted by Rodney

I haven’t heard anything about this movie until now, and the write up from JoBlo sounds very intriguing: It’s something like a guy is arrested for the murder of a…

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January 5, 2005
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Natalie Portman in talks for V for Vendetta

— Posted by Rodney

In a time when we’re besieged by Comic and Graphic Novel (see, I made the distinction for all you fans out there) movie adaptations that are often below standard, or…

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January 4, 2005
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Vanity Fair – Special Star Wars Issue

— Posted by John Campea

This may be the only time in my life that I mutter these words: “I can’t wait to get my hands on the next issue of Vanity Fair”. Apparently there’s…

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January 4, 2005
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Boogeyman Poster and Website

— Posted by John Campea

I’m not that big of a fan of horror films. It’s not that they scare me… it’s that I’ve seen so many of them I’m just desensitized to the whole…

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January 4, 2005
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Go Canada Go!!!

— Posted by John Campea

World Junior Hockey Championships Gold Medal game tonight! Canada vs. Russia. Go Canada Go! Go Canada Go! Go Canada Go! Go Canada Go! Now back to movie stuff. **UPDATE** CANADA…

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January 4, 2005
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Fantastic Four vs War of the Worlds for Summer

— Posted by Rodney

We’re just back at work and the talk out there is already on the Summer block buster schedule! Well, I’m back at work at least…hence why I’m writing this, anyway!…

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