Review: A Walk Among The Tombstones

 

 
Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some research and thinks the me…

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The Correct Opinion Ep. 10 talks Selma and Idris Elba as James Bond

 
The Movie Blog presents their official podcast, The Correct Opinion!
 
On this episode of The Correct Opinion:
 
Anthony, Ryan, Jim, and Kenny discuss Oscar worthy films, Selma, and Idris Elba as a possible James Bond.
 

 
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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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October 13, 2004
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No Connery For Indiana Jones 4

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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

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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

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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

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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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October 11, 2004
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Christopher Reeve Dies at 52

— Posted by Rodney

There isn’t much for me to say that isn’t being said elsewhere. You will be missed Mr. Reeve. Go rent Noises Off, my favorite Reeve movie of all time.

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October 10, 2004
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The Grudge: It’s Make or Break Time For Sarah Michelle Gellar

— Posted by Rodney

In re-making the unbelievably horrifying Japanese terror flick The Grudge, Sam Rami made a surprising casting choice for his lead female role: Sarah Michelle Gellar. I was really surprised when…

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October 10, 2004
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Bubba Ho-Tep Sequel!!!!

— Posted by Rodney

This is probably some of the best movie news I’ve heard all week. Bubba Ho-Tep director Don Coscarelli was recently interviewed and mentioned that it looks like a sequel will…

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October 10, 2004
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Spider-Man 3 could be the Last

— Posted by Rodney

Apparently Sam Raimi recently told reporters that Columbia Pictures may direct Raimi to make Spider-Man 3 the final chapter in the series. This absolutely SHOCKS me for a couple of…

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October 10, 2004
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Eminem to Develop a Spy Movie, Hell is reporting cooler temperatures

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Someone shoot me. This is so stupid it almost defies imagination. The good folks over at Digital Spy report the following: Eminem is planning to play a suave spy in…

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October 10, 2004
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Shark Tale Raking it in

— Posted by Rodney

In the absence of any other family films to compete against, even a bad movie can rake in huge money… and that’s just what Shark Tale is doing… to the…

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October 10, 2004
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Arsenio Hall to Direct Black Comedy Documentary

— Posted by Rodney

It seems like everyone these days wants to do a documentary film since Bowling for Columbine. The latest celebrity to join the ranks? Arsenio Hall. The movie will look at…

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October 10, 2004
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Fat Albert Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

You ever hear about a movie that’s coming out and you REALLY REALLY REALLY want it to be good but you’ve got a sinking feeling in your stomach that it’s…

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October 9, 2004
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Quentin Tarantino: refusing to go deeper because he loves the surface so much

— Posted by Rodney

It’s a rare thing that you come across an article that you utterly disagree with, and yet must admit is excellent at the same time. Katrina Onstad over at The…

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October 8, 2004
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We Are Stupid: Abortion And Homosexuality In Movies

— Posted by Rodney

In a recent post about Warner Bros. executives cutting a gay sex scene from the upcoming film “Alexander”, I mentioned that I thought it was the right decision ONLY based…

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October 8, 2004
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A New Look at Anakin

— Posted by Rodney

AICN posted a new picture of Anakin Skywalker. Even they admit they’re not exactly sure where the picture came from, or the degree of it’s authenticity, but I think it…

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October 8, 2004
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Is This The Face Of The Scarecrow?

— Posted by Rodney

The picture you see here has been circulating around the web for a little bit now that many have been saying (and could very well be) the first look at…

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October 8, 2004
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Johnny Depp Doing Something Cool… Imagine That

— Posted by Rodney

You just gotta respect Johnny Depp. The guy is a huge talent, carries a style unmatched by most, and honestly carries a swagger that almost resembles humility more than arrogance….

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"I feel the need—the need for speed!"

— Tom Cruise and Anthony Edwards as Lt. Pete "Maverick" Mitchell and Lt. Nick "Goose" Bradshaw from Top Gun, 1986

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