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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Cartel Land: Gripping, Important Mexican Cartel Doc Transports Viewers

With unprecedented access, CARTEL LAND is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as “El Doctor,” leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent …

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December 8, 2004
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Colin Farrell’s Public Service Announcement

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I like it when a celebrity kind of pokes fun at themselves or their image. It kinda shows me they’re at least a little bit still based in reality. William…

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December 7, 2004
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Star Wars: Clone Wars DVD

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Well, according to the good folks over at Twitch, it looks like the DVD for Star Wars: Clones Wars is coming to a store near you on March 22nd, just…

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December 7, 2004
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Channel 4 voting for best and worst films of 2004

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Channel 4 are currently asking for people to vote for their best and worst movies of 2004, we’ve missed the nomination stage, but they are into the actual voting, so…

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December 7, 2004
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Screenwriter makes changes to Doom

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It looks like famous last words when I said in another post that the people at Id were being really clever and holding onto the rights for the movie Doom…

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December 7, 2004
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Training Day writer David Ayer to remake The Wild Bunch?

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Christian Bale can do little wrong right now, and if he keeps being careful about his choices for scripts he’s shaping up to be a cult god. So I was…

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December 7, 2004
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Baz Luhrmann’s Alexander project loses stars

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Bad news for Baz Luhrmann with the news that both Nicole Kidman and Leonardo DiCaprio are publicly saying they are off the project. Coming Soon have the story from a…

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December 7, 2004
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Julianne Moore wants in on Philip K Dick thriller Next

— Posted by John Campea

Oooh, sexy. I have a rather large soft spot for Julianne Moore, there’s just something about her, (and it’s nowt to do with being born on the same day but…

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December 7, 2004
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Hollywood to remake BBC drama

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At last Hollywood make a good move on the remake front and head towards a BBC drama that showed to critical acclaim. State of Play was nominated for seven BAFTA’s,…

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December 7, 2004
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Justin Timberlake As The Iron Man? Sweet Heaven Say It Ain’t So

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Well, it appears the end of the current era of Superhero genre movies is coming. At least if the report from MovieHole is true and singer… yes SINGER… not ACTOR,…

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December 7, 2004
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Top 10 Highest Paid Actresses

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Show me the money! The folks at Ananova reported today on the list of the highest paid actresses working in Hollywood. Here’s the list with some of my own uninvited…

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December 7, 2004
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Matt Damon Wanted A Smaller Role In Ocean’s 12

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I like Matt Damon, always have. He’s one of those rare celebrities that seems to be able to avoid the spot light when not on camera and carries a real…

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December 6, 2004
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Don’t Underestimate Nicolas Cage

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It’s no ones fault really. Eventually, if you hear a song too many times you get sick of it. The same it true of our celebrities. Take Nicolas Cage for…

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December 6, 2004
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Underworld 2 Shooting Underway

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I’m not really sure why, but Underworld 2 is a film that I’m just getting more and more excited about seeing. On November 29th the film started shooting here in…

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December 6, 2004
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Blues Brothers 3

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File this one under the category of “Oh for heavens sake just let it go”. Word is that Dan Aykroyd has plans to develop a Blues Brothers 3. I’ll give…

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December 6, 2004
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2 New Pee Wee Herman Movies

— Posted by Rodney

Every now and again I hear some news that has one side of my brain saying “Oh this is so stupid” and the other side of my brain saying “Yaaayyy!!”….

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December 5, 2004
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Bewitched Teaser Trailer

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I’ve been moderately looking forward to Bewitched ever since I first heard that Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell accepted the leading roles. Two very good performers, some funny source material…

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December 5, 2004
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Bandidas With SALMA HAYEK and PENÉLOPE CRUZ

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Hmmm… a little torn on this one. I know I’m in the minority here… but I have never been a fan of Penelope Cruz. I think she may be one…

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December 5, 2004
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John Reviews Finding Neverland

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The first sniff I had of Finding Neverland being anything more than a cheesy chick flick came when, to my surprise, The National Board of Review gave it the Best…

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