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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Ava DuVernay's Masterful Selma is the Timely Movie America Needs

SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965,…

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Interview: Inherent Vice actress Delaina Mitchell

 

Inherent Vice is hitting theaters nationwide on January 9th. I got a chance to speak to Delaina Mitchell, who plays the wife of Josh Brolin in the film. I spoke to Delaina about Inherent Vice, and Vanilla Sky among other things.

 

 

JIM: What’s it like to be part of a film like Inherent Vice?

 
DELAINA: I’m…

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October 1, 2004
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Robin Williams Returns to Voice Acting in Robots

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If for no other reason (and there are more reasons), Robots has me pumped just because Robin Williams is back in the land of animation. I still remember as a…

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October 1, 2004
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Kung Fu Hustle Release Date and Possibly A Sequel

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If you haven’t seen the original non-Miamaxed butchered version of Stephen Chow’s Shaolin Soccer, you simply MUST run out to your local asian video store OR hop on Ebay and…

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September 30, 2004
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Could Jamie Foxx Actually Be A Legitimate Oscar Contender?

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What on earth happened that suddenly made Jamie Foxx decide he was going to be a top notch actor?!?! I have HATED Foxx for a long time. Uggg.. I still…

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September 30, 2004
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Shark Tale Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

I love just about everything Dreamworks has done… but let’s all admit it… we all had a sinking (get it? SINKING!!! Oh forget it) feeling about this movie from the…

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September 30, 2004
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Ladder 49 Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

Have you ever seen previews for a movie that deep down you really WANT to like… but already know this is gonna be a stinker? Well Ladder 49 (aka Backdraft…

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September 30, 2004
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I Heart Huckabees Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

There’s a difference between having a great cast in a film and a star studded cast. A star studded cast just means huge names without necessarily meaning quality (take the…

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September 29, 2004
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Should there be another Hannibal Lecter Movie?

— Posted by Rodney

I still remember the first time I watched Silence of the Lambs. Its one of those movies that freaks the life out of you… but you really can’t explain why,…

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September 29, 2004
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Mel Gibson given Producer of the Year Honors

— Posted by Rodney

Hmmm… well it looks like all those people who said Mel Gibson would be destroyed for making a religious film are eating huge doses of crow these days. Not only…

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September 29, 2004
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Oh Nuts! Sean Connery Pulls out of Josiah’s Canon

— Posted by Rodney

The good folks over at Coming Soon are reporting that Sean Connery has up and left the Josiah’s Canon project. This is a real shame. Connery is universally thought to…

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September 29, 2004
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Flight of the Phoenix Trailer Online

— Posted by Rodney

I don’t know why, but I’ve become a fan of Dennis Quaid ever since Meg Ryan left him. Maybe I just like cheering for the underdog. At any rate, the…

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September 29, 2004
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Spaceballs 2 – May the Schwartz Be With You!

— Posted by Rodney

Hands down, the funniest line ever in a film is still “Now you will see that evil will always triumph… Because good… is dumb!” Oh yeah baby, Mel Brooks has…

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September 28, 2004
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The Movie Blog Passes 1000 Posts – No One Cares But Me

— Posted by Rodney

Hey everyone, John here. I don’t know how I let this one slip under my nose (especially since I was keeping an eye on it earlier this month), but early…

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September 28, 2004
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X-Men 3 – Dark Pheonix?

— Posted by Rodney

I just loved X-Men 2. For my money (which isn’t a lot) it’s the best superhero genre flick of all time. Yeah I know most of you disagree, but I…

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September 28, 2004
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The Re-Introduction of Michael Keaton in White Noise

— Posted by Rodney

Ever walk through the video store and accidentally comes across an old movie that you haven’t seen in YEARS and suddenly have flash backs of certain scenes that just absolutely…

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September 27, 2004
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Italian Job 2

— Posted by Rodney

Well, the word buzzing around the net this morning is that Mark Wahlberg et al have signed up for a sequel to The Italian Job. Most are rolling their eyes…

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September 27, 2004
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New Blade Trinity Poster

— Posted by Rodney

Meh… I don’t know if I like. I think the first one was better. Your thought?

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September 27, 2004
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The Look of Comic Characters on the Big Screen

— Posted by Rodney

Turning a comic book into a movie has many challenges, and one of the biggest ones is coming up with the “look” of the characters. Many comic fans want the…

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September 27, 2004
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Natalie Portman “Closer” Pics

— Posted by Rodney

I’ve liked Natalie Portman ever since her young role in The Professional (thank you Tran and Rod for being the first people to introduce me to that flick). Then she…

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