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 5, 2004
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Will Smith In Trouble For Having An Opinion – God Forbid

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Yeeehaaaawww!!! Lets go back to the good ol’ days of the sixties when cross burning was an “in” social thing to do, you could ruin a person’s life by labeling…

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December 4, 2004
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Want to be a cinema owner? Read this first.

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While reading through the Guardian newspapers discussion of the new tax laws effect on the film industry, I noticed a story interviewing a Cinema owner. That, combined with the recent…

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December 4, 2004
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UK tax laws change and threaten film production

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The UK Budget changes were announced this week and many are calling them an attempt to buy votes, all that is except for the Film Industry who have been hit…

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December 4, 2004
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Indiana Jones 4 IS Moving Ahead

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It’s nice to read news like this. I’ve been having my doubts about weather or not Indiana Jones 4 would actually get made. But Coming Soon has put many of…

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December 4, 2004
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Batman Begins Poster

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It’s not a really big secret that besides Revenge of the Sith (yes I’m a total Star Wars Geek), the one film that I am most looking forward to is…

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December 3, 2004
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Sequels That Are Clearly Better Than The Originals

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Almost as certain as the summer following the spring, sequels are usually disappointing. The list of bad sequels runs as deep as the mighty river my friends. However, every once…

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December 3, 2004
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Another actor for Bond and a rumour why Brosnan went

— Posted by John Campea

Oh we’re all going Bond mad, rumours are circulating faster than you can say “Richard’s Birthday today” and this has to be the silliest of silly rumours, so rather than…

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December 3, 2004
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Oliver Stone to bring Margaret Thatcher to big screen

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So now the dust is settling through the epic battles of Alexander and his band of 25 Greek merry men, what is next for Oliver Stone? Apart from Alexander on…

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December 3, 2004
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Rich rants: Greek Lawyers end battle over Alexanders sexuality

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This, I think we all hope, is the last word on the insanity that has plagued a scene from Alexander. Here’s a quick summary of events to today: Alexander is…

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December 3, 2004
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Chris Columbus takes on Sub-Mariner

— Posted by John Campea

Now my first thought that struck me was Patrick Duffy and The Man from Atlantis! Hopefully that won’t be how it turns out. News through Coming Soon from Variety is…

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December 3, 2004
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Twitch Gets A Slight Change of Address

— Posted by Rodney

One the sites I visit daily is Twitch, and not just because the head honcho (Todd) is a Movie Blog alumnist, but because it’s a fun site and a totally…

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December 3, 2004
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Jerry Bruckheimer producing the Battle of the Planets

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You know how John is excited about >Transformers, as can be seen by previous posts, well this is my growing up with TV programme that makes me just as excited,…

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December 2, 2004
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Finding Neverland – Best Film Of The Year

— Posted by Rodney

Well, it has begun. The awards are being handed out, and first up to bat is The National Board of Review which handed out it’s “Best of” list yesterday. Here’s…

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December 2, 2004
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Usher Gets Another Movie

— Posted by Rodney

And the banging of my head against hard objects continues. Stupidity abounds my friends. Usher (yeah, the MUSIC star) is getting a big leading role in a film. Once again…

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December 2, 2004
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Give a Little Credit to a Lady Killer

— Posted by Rodney

My main motto about movies is “The most beautiful thing about film is the pure subjectivity of it”. I hold to that. But even I get a little amazed at…

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December 2, 2004
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The Fog remake finds a Director

— Posted by John Campea

Looks like it’s getting foggy out folks. Rupert Wainwright has been announced through Yahoo news to be the Director for the Fog remake. In the article, Debra Hill says: “John…

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December 2, 2004
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Now Oliver Stone blasts DVD

— Posted by John Campea

I’m coming right out and saying it at the very start of this story. I’m going to stand up and hold my hand up high and say that… I love…

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December 1, 2004
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Wonderful publicity shots from Walk the Line

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This came out of nowhere for me as I totally missed any news that the fabulous Joaquin Phoenix is playing Johnny Cash in this biopic of his life. Vanity Fair…

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