Home Movie Review


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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November 18, 2004
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Hanks comments on Toy Story 3

— Posted by John Campea

Empire have Tom Hank‘s comments from the premiere of The Polar Express about Toy Story 3. …a few queries about future projects did make it through, and while there was…

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November 18, 2004
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Halo The Movie

— Posted by Rodney

It still boggles my mind. The opening weekend numbers for Halo 2, which not only blew away any other video game sales in history, but also out did any movie…

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November 18, 2004
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X-Men Director moves to games

— Posted by John Campea

Interesting news, and a growing trend amongst Hollywood just now, comes from the BBC daily update, talking of Bryan Singer‘s next project. A-list Hollywood director Bryan Singer made his name…

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November 18, 2004
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Constantine Poster

— Posted by Rodney

The new poster for Constantine has started floating around. Not bad… not bad at all. Are you looking forward to this one? Personally, I have begun to feel any excitment…

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November 18, 2004
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V for Vendetta moves forward

— Posted by John Campea

Until recently I hadn’t gone much further than Watchmen and Batman: Killing Joke with Alan Moore. So I looked into League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and V for Vendetta, both were…

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November 18, 2004
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Evil Dead to be remade again!

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, hold up. We’ve all been ranting about the hunger in Hollywood to remake just about everything and anything, but now they really are taking the…biscuit. Now they are remaking…

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November 17, 2004
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The Movie Blog: Audio Edition Vol. 2

— Posted by Rodney

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November 17, 2004
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Emin withdraws movie from UK distribution

— Posted by John Campea

Tracey Emin has withdrawn her film Top Spot from distribution in the UK because of the 18 rating. The Guardian says: Emin, 41, had already criticised the British Board of…

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November 17, 2004
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UK bookies place odds on Bond

— Posted by John Campea

After John discussed the possible new Bond on the Audio MovieBlog edition 2, I thought this was a timely story from the Guardian listing the current Bookmakers odds on who…

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November 17, 2004
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Santa’s Slay

— Posted by Rodney

Oh my goodness. Every once in a while I come across a film concept that is so ridiculous that I can’t wait to see it. Santa’s Slay, staring Bill Goldberg…

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November 17, 2004
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Ackroyd wants a Ghostbusters 3

— Posted by John Campea

Unfortunately for him he seems to be the only one who does want a third movie in the Ghostbusters series. Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, Annie Potts and Ernie Hudson have…

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November 16, 2004
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The Polar Express – Someone Should Be Fired For This

— Posted by Rodney

Here’s a riddle for you. What do you get when cross Tom Hanks (one of the most celebrated actors and talents of our generation), a 3D animated film (one of…

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November 16, 2004
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David Beckham turns down movie role

— Posted by Rodney

Ahhh… now this is nice to see. A non-actor celebrity turning down a jump into a movie career… well… at least for now. Still, this is nice to see, and…

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November 16, 2004
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The Chronicles of Riddick – Director’s Cut DVD

— Posted by Rodney

It’s not a big secret that I think Vin Diesel is a terrible actor. No, seriously. He’s really bad, just watch him. Now, having said that, it doesn’t necessarily mean…

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November 16, 2004
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Disney making Toy Story 3 & 4 simultaneously?

— Posted by John Campea

Ouch. John has expressed his previous concern over the Disney creation of Toy Story 3, and I do share those concerns wholeheartedly. Disney are on a huge loosing streak, and…

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November 16, 2004
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John Landis to direct Real Men

— Posted by John Campea

It√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s been a long, long time since the excellent John Landis came to us with an equally excellent movie, and in fact it√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s a long time since he√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s come to…

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November 16, 2004
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Devils Rejects Trailer

— Posted by John Campea

Wow. (Note previous post, and see that there is no sarcasm here) This is what a trailer does well. It builds suspense and, in this case, a foreboding and unease…

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November 16, 2004
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Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy Teaser

— Posted by John Campea

Wow. (For those of you reading in plain text, or from countries that do not have this trait, that√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s sarcasm) I√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ve never seen a trailer that gives you less. It…

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