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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December 12, 2004
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New Fantastic Four Picture

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There’s a lot of ill feelings floating around the net these days about the upcoming Fantastic Four flick. Many people are worried this whole project is going to turn out…

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December 11, 2004
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Censorship and rewriting affect both His Dark Materials and Exorcist: The Beginning

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I’ve talked about censorship before and it’s managed to take me off on a rant or two, especially when it’s where a third party censors someone else’s creativity believing that…

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December 11, 2004
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Blade Trinity: AKA “Suck Fest 2004″

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I’ve enjoyed the first 2 Blade films. Each one had it’s glaring weaknesses, but overall each delivered a decently entertaining film. My expectations for Blade Trinity where no more and…

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December 10, 2004
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Rumours of Peter Jackson to make The Hobbit

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Is this story from Ananova too much to hope for? The stars of Lord Of The Rings have given director Peter Jackson a promise they’ll return for The Hobbit if…

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December 10, 2004
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International poster for Batman Begins

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Thanks to Hector we have just looked at the very cool International poster for Batman Begins. Looks very dark and moody, and makes you think of the bat cave of…

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December 10, 2004
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War of the Worlds trailer is upon us

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Another big surprise today, well not really I knew it was coming, but the surprise was really in the lack of content and the shattering of an illusion. The Spielberg…

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December 10, 2004
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Man from U.N.C.L.E. coming to the big screen

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Great news! Remember that fantastic TV show The man from U.N.C.L.E. and the related shows? Well I was leaving the house yesterday for the first work Xmas party, and I…

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December 10, 2004
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Snoop Dogg and Alec Baldwin play coach

— Posted by John Campea

As studio’s do, there will be two sport coaching movies in development at the same time. One is starring the great Alec Baldwin by… …playing the coach of a basketball…

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December 10, 2004
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Nicole Kidman leaves The Producers

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Nicole Kidman has turned away from the remake of The Producers citing the time that would be required to learn all the song and dance routines in her hectic schedule….

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December 9, 2004
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Mark Wahlberg planning documentary

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Mark Whalberg is branching into the realms of Michael Moore with his next venture. According to the Guardian, he will be venturing into the land of documentary making, touching on…

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December 9, 2004
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Disney decides on Sonys Blu-ray DVD

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The new format DVD battle continues with news that Disney have just aligned themselves with Sony’s Blu-Ray format. The Guardian states that Disney have claimed the following reasons: …because Blu-ray…

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December 9, 2004
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Name these Movies

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Hey folks, John here. I love getting these kinds of emails. Darko from Belgium wrote me with a bit of a quiz. He needs to know what 3 movies these…

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December 9, 2004
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Shrek 3 set for May 2007

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Up until this point, Shrek 3 was set for a November 2006 release date, however, the big decision makers over at Dreamworks have just concluded that a May 2007 date…

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December 8, 2004
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Vol. 5

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December 8, 2004
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Hideo Nakata to direct The Entity and more remake news

— Posted by John Campea

Hideo Nakata has a fantastic resume, with the original Ringu and Dark Water alongside their US remakes, as well as Chaos and the US rewrite and remake Ring Two. So…

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December 8, 2004
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Trailer for Dark Water online

— Posted by John Campea

Being a huge Far Eastern cinema fan, especially when it comes to horror, I’ve seen the original Dark Water a number of times and quite sincerely rate it over Ringu,…

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December 8, 2004
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Pink to write her own movie!

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Yeah. you might as well look up in disgust Ms Pink! IMDB have a great sense of humour, and they show it in this post about Pink and her efforts…

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December 8, 2004
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Talk begins of an Alien 5

— Posted by John Campea

Everyone sing hallelujah and praise a belly full of Alien eggs. There is good news to all fans of Aliens (and Predators) everywhere. Dark Horizons captured my eye with the…

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