A Buddy Comedy that's Relevant and Fun

 

 
Synopsis: Four longtime friends set out on a journey throughout New York City attempting to regain control of their lives. 
 

Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs know what being friends is all about. Not only did they write and direct Growing Up and Other Lies together, but the latter stars in the film. Joining Jacobs…

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Star War: Force Awakens Official Teaser #2

What do you want me to say? This teaser is critic proof from beginning to end. But, to avoid being biased, I’ll say something unfavorable. John Boyega has to keep his mouth closed. Every scene he’s is in, it’s open. That’s the best I have. Anything else would be an absolute lie. Luke Skywalker’s monologue throughout the teaser is perfect . The cras…

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Which Films Will Dominate The Box Office in 2015?

With superhero films dominating the industry at the moment, many can speculate as to which films will be successful in this arena. In 2014, studios saw that the superhero genre was lucrative but still had their doubts. Captain America: The Winter Soldier was an expected victory given The Avengers’ success and X-Men: Days of Future Past was inte…

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Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Review


Director: Matthew Vaughn
Writers: Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Starring: Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, and Michael Caine

Matthew Vaughn has crossed the threshold and gained the prestigious title as one of my top 10 directors out right now. I’m a big fan of his style. It can o…

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DVD Review of Wild: A Wild Journey that Doesn't Excite

 

Synopsis: A woman takes a 1,100 mile hike down the PCT in order to deal with a personal issue. 

 

 

Wild isn’t as wild as the title suggests. It’s rather more mundane. Based on a memoir by Cheryl Strayed, who experienced the events depicted in the movie. I could see how this was worth being made into a book, tho…

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While We're Young Exposes Generational Divide for Laughs, Drama

 

 
Noah Boaumbach’s comedy While We’re Young stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as Josh and Cornelia, a childless New York married couple in their mid-forties. As their other friends all start having children, the couple gravitates toward a young hipster couple named Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried). He’s an asp…

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The Compelling Italian Movie Black Souls is a Must See

BLACK SOULS (“Anime Nere”) is a gripping morality tale of violence begetting violence in rural Calabria, that takes us on a journey into the dark and sinister world of the real-life mafia (‘Ndrangheta) in Southern Italy. Based upon the actual events described in Gioacchino Criaco’s novel of the same name, Black Souls vividly brings to life the …

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7 SXSW 2015 Movies That Need Distribution NOW!

I watched quite a few movies during the SXSW Film Festival. One of the most rewarding and challenging experiences is falling in love with a movie that doesn’t have a distribution deal. It is rewarding because you were able to see it. However, the challenging aspect is not knowing when it will be released. A good movie you have to wait to see again …

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Broken Horses Is All About Brotherly Love

 
Synopsis: The bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence in the shadows of the US Mexico border gang wars. (c)Imb
 

 

Broken Horses is the first American film by famed Indian director Vidhu Chopra. He does a respectable job in his first attempt at American cinema.

 

The theme …

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Musical Chairs of Hope

 

Synopsis: When, Mia, a dance teacher, lands in the hospital after an accident, Armando, a would-be dancer who admires her from afar, persuades her to train for an upcoming wheelchair ballroom dancing contest. (c)IMDB

 

 

For whatever reason I had this movie pegged wrong. It’s evident from the title that Musical …

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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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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

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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?

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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

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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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December 15, 2004
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No More Late Fees At Blockbuster?

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Late fees are the bane of my existence. Not only do I have to spend over $5 to rent a fricken movie… but they know full well that the pace…

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December 15, 2004
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Dave Callaham defends Doom screenplay…badly

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I have to come clean. According to the open letter from Dave Callaham regarding the screenplay of Doom, I am: nothing less than shoddy and irresponsible I don’t think he…

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December 15, 2004
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Batman Begins Trailer online and is Batman British?

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Okay, I think I just wet myself. I saw the latest Batman trailer through Empire and my appetite is well and truly wetted. It really does look good, dark, moody…

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December 15, 2004
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Chris Weitz leaves Directors role in His Dark Materials

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With the big discussion around His Dark Materials and the massive alterations of the huge plot changes, the news comes in that Chris Weitz has left the Directors duties but…

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December 14, 2004
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Why Films Not Yet Released Get Nominated

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A couple of people have been leaving comments in various “award” posts asking why a movie that isn’t even released in theaters can get award nominations. Good question… the answer…

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