Review: Cake

 
Synopsis: Claire becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group while grappling with her own, very raw personal tragedy. (c) Imdb

 

 

When the 2015 Oscar nominations were made, Jennifer Aniston’s name has been floated as a major snub. Cake, opening nationwide on January 23rd, will giv…

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Mike Leigh's Mr. Turner A Magnificent, Yet Boring Art Film

 

This film explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in …

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Review: Little Accidents

 

 

 
 

Synopsis: In a small American town still living in the shadow of a terrible coal mine accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws together a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy in a web of secrets. (Imdb)
 

 

First time director Sara Colangelo mi…

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American Sniper is an Exceptional War Epic

 

Synopsis: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

 

 

We’ve all seen many war films as they seem to be a staple for …

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Blackhat: Michael Mann and Chris Hemsworth's Disappointing Generic Computer Thriller

Set within the world of global cybercrime, Legendary’s Blackhat follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.

 

Michael Mann’s generic foray into crafting a meaningful and interesting computer hacking Internation…

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Rory Kennedy Discusses Her Oscar Nominated Last Days of Vietnam

Synopsis: During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempted to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confronted a moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate only U.S. citizens or risk being charged wit…

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Interview: Inherent Vice actor Michael Cotter

 

Inherent Vice opens in theaters on January 9th. I got a chance to talk with one of the actors in the film, Michael Cotter, who plays Rhus Frothingham. We discussed the movie, as well as the cult-hit Dylan Dog.

 

 

Jim: Hey Michael, glad we get to catch up. Wanted to start out with Inherent Vice, what was the process…

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Paul Thomas Anderson's Zany Inherent Vice is a Densely Constructed Masterpiece

 

“Inherent Vice,” is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife a…

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Ava DuVernay's Masterful Selma is the Timely Movie America Needs

SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965,…

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Interview: Inherent Vice actress Delaina Mitchell

 

Inherent Vice is hitting theaters nationwide on January 9th. I got a chance to speak to Delaina Mitchell, who plays the wife of Josh Brolin in the film. I spoke to Delaina about Inherent Vice, and Vanilla Sky among other things.

 

 

JIM: What’s it like to be part of a film like Inherent Vice?

 
DELAINA: I’m…

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October 15, 2004
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Burt Reynolds joins Dukes of Hazzard

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October 15, 2004
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Colin Farrell To Join Miami Vice?

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It is well documented on The Movie Blog that I am a Big Fan of Colin Farrell, so the newest rumours about him hooking up with Jamie Foxx for the…

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October 15, 2004
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Chris Rock to Host The Oscars

— Posted by Rodney

Well, Chris Rock is hosting the Oscars this year. It was just announced yesterday. Personally (and I know I’ll take heat for this), I think this is a HORRIBLE decision….

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October 15, 2004
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The Weinsteins On Their Way Out At Disney

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Oh the internal mess that is Disney. Is it just me or does the chaos over at the Mouse House seem to get worse every time I look? The Legacy…

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October 14, 2004
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Dallas: The movie in production!

— Posted by John Campea

No, please God, say it ‘ain’t so. Ah, he says it is. Well he didn’t but Empire do in a story yesterday. I can’t believe anyone is seriously considering this,…

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October 14, 2004
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The A-Team gets a writer

— Posted by John Campea

Oh I’m so pleased to make this my opening post. Deep breaths, calm fingers… Details are sketchy just now, but according to Empire it does look like the premise of…

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October 14, 2004
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Movie Food: So Good, and yet so Very Bad

— Posted by Rodney

Have you ever heard the phrase “Ignorance is bliss”? Yeah, well that term really applies here. I like to consider myself a pretty healthy guy. I go to the gym…

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October 14, 2004
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New Superman Plot Slightly Revealed

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It almost doesn’t feel right talking about the new Superman project this close to the far too early death of Christopher Reeve, but I don’t think he’d mind that we’re…

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October 14, 2004
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The Ring 2 is Coming and the trailer is here to prove it

— Posted by Rodney

There’s no denying that The Ring was a pretty scary flick, but I’m still amazed by how many people don’t realize that it’s a re-make of a much better Japanese…

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October 14, 2004
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Pierce Brosnan Still Wanted To Be Bond

— Posted by Rodney

This one caught me a little by surprise. For some reason I have always been under the impression that Pierce Brosnan walked away from the James Bond franchise. But his…

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October 14, 2004
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Mark Wahlberg Signs On For Four Brothers

— Posted by Rodney

I know a lot of people will disagree with me on this, but I’ve gotta tell ya… I don’t think Mark Wahlberg is a half bad actor at times. Recently…

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October 13, 2004
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Rambo 4 – The Hunt for Lost Fame

— Posted by Rodney

Oh sweet heavens. Please let this be a joke. Someone please tell me that Sylvester Stallone hasn’t become so desperate for 2 minutes of fame that he’d actually make Rambo…

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October 13, 2004
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Shall We Dance? Shall we Care?

— Posted by Rodney

I was once a huge Richard Gere fan. He has given us some amazing performances in some great (and not so great) films over the years. In 1999 he appeared…

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October 13, 2004
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No Connery For Indiana Jones 4

— Posted by Rodney

The word has been going around that Sean Connery is getting ready to announce his retirement from acting. If this is indeed true, the biggest immediate impact would be felt…

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October 12, 2004
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King Conan: Crown of Iron Almost Ready to Roll

— Posted by Rodney

The intention has always been for there to be a third Conan movie, but along the way one thing after another prevented it from getting into gear. Now it looks…

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October 12, 2004
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Revenge of the Sith Trailer Description Online

— Posted by Rodney

The ultimate Star Wars fan site, TheForce.Net, has posted up a description of the upcoming Revenge of the Sith trailer which is rumoured to play ahead of The Incrediables in…

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October 12, 2004
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Sean Penn Blasts Team America Creators

— Posted by Rodney

As we’re getting closer to the release of the largely anti-Bush film “Team America: World Police” (which personally I’m still not sure looks all that funny), creators Trey Parker and…

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October 12, 2004
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Nintendo Getting Into The Movie Business

— Posted by Rodney

No, we’re not just talking about another Pokemon movie (which is coming out next year by the way) or Mario Brothers flick. Nintendo is heading towards forming it’s own Computer…

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