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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 15, 2004
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Denzel Washington takes a wage cut

— Posted by John Campea

…and a huge one at that. It’s always a heartbreaking moment when a world famous movie star loses money, and I think it’s terrible that the media are quick to…

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November 15, 2004
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It’s About to get Harder to Bootleg a Movie

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Found this interesting little story over at Wired News that will make getting those horrible looking and sounding bootleg copies of movies. It seems there are 2 new pieces of…

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November 15, 2004
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Craig Kilborn lands a sopt in The Shaggy Dog

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Craig Kilborn is one of those odd little people the public doesn’t really know what to do with. Some people love him… but the majority (like me) always found him…

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November 15, 2004
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Miss Congeniality 2 Poster

— Posted by Rodney

Alright, I know I’ll take some heat for this, but I actually liked the first Miss Congeniality… a lot. I thought it was funny and kinda charming all at the…

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November 15, 2004
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A Look at the new Dukes of Hazzard

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November 15, 2004
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First Seven Minutes of Revenge Of the Sith

— Posted by Rodney

I’ve already said about a dozen times that the teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith has me just plain giddy. Say what you want about…

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November 14, 2004
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Tom Hanks to lead Da Vinci Code

— Posted by John Campea

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November 14, 2004
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Silent Hill screenwriters visit hideaway for second draft

— Posted by John Campea

I’ve mentioned Roger Avery’s web journal before, and it does make interesting reading. His latest post talks of the move to the second draft of the script and the hideaway…

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November 13, 2004
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Noel to Self Destruct

— Posted by Rodney

I have never liked the idea of the self destructing DVD’s (also known as disposable DVD’s). Here’s how the thing works. The disc is actually red, covered with a chemical…

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November 13, 2004
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Battlestar Galactica The Movie

— Posted by Rodney

I know what you’re thinking right now. “John, you must mean the new Battlestar Galactica TV show right?” Nope. If any of you haven’t seen the Battlestar Galactica mini series…

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November 12, 2004
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Underworld 2 Lands A Bad Guy

— Posted by John Campea

I always love it when a classically trained actor in the Shakespearian tradition takes on a less traditional role. This is REALLY the case here. Sir Derek Jacobi has signed…

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November 12, 2004
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Rush Hour 3

— Posted by Rodney

It appears there is indeed going to be a Rush Hour 3. As much as I dislike Chris Tucker (oh that man can be annoying), I have to admit I’ve…

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November 12, 2004
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Elektra Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

Oh my. joy flows through my veins like precious life giving blood. As any long time reader of The Movie Blog knows, Jennifer Garner and I have had several short…

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November 12, 2004
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Empire’s movie election results

— Posted by John Campea

I wish I had managed to get this posted before the results so you could all have voted, but I missed it. Empire ran a poll to find out which…

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November 12, 2004
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9/11 Commission Report to become a mini-series

— Posted by John Campea

It may sound hard to believe considering the dryness and sheer weight of this epic report, but Coming Soon have the story from Variety. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine…

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November 11, 2004
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Notifications by Bloglet

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Hey there folks. Just a quick public service announcement. For those of you who have subscribed to The Movie Blog for updates, I’ve just transferred the system to Bloglet. This…

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November 11, 2004
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Soul and Glaser working on new Starsky & Hutch movie

— Posted by John Campea

I had read this before on some site and just saw it again today in the Guardian film summary and realised that it must be true. David Soul and Paul…

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November 11, 2004
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FX Network pushes for entertainment series on Iraq War!

— Posted by John Campea

More political US madness seen at Showbiz Data where it is reported that Steven Bocho (of NYPD Blue and Hill Street Blues fame – two of my favourite TV shows)…

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