DVD Review: Birdman

 

 
Synopsis: A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of his Broadway play. (c)Imdb
 

 

The movie of the year is finally out for everyone to see on DVD and Blu-ray. After sweeping th…

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What We Do In The Shadows is One of 2015's Funniest Movies

 

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that’s not always hospitable to the undead. Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series “Flight of the Conchords,” co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up in which an endearingly unhip quartet of …

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The Correct Opinion Ep. 11 talks Oscars and Spider-Man

 
The Movie Blog presents their official podcast, The Correct Opinion!
 
On this episode of The Correct Opinion:
 
Anthony, Ryan, Jim, and Kenny discuss Oscar nominations, Spider-Man going to the Avengers, and…Gotham.
 

 
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McFarland, USA: An All-American Disney Tale Filled With Triumph

 

Synopsis: A former football coach transforms a small-town high school cross-country team into the best team in the state. 

 

 

Disney does it again. McFarland, USA is a triumphant real-life story brought to the big screen by Disney. It’s a story based around a down on his luck coach, that finds a coaching/teachi…

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Song of the Sea: Enchanting Oscar Nominated Film Won Me Over

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated “The Secret of Kells” comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, “Song of the Sea” tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their …

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Review: Fists 2 Fists 2: Weapon of Choice

 

 

Fist 2 Fist 2 is an ambitious all-around attempt for Jino Kang. The movie is not to be confused with a previous Jino Kang film named Fist 2 Fist. Fist 2 Fist 2, is a different movie from the previously mentioned one, it’s NOT a sequel.

 

Jack “The Ghost” Lee has a special set of skills. No, not quite Liam Nees…

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Fifty Shades had potential but gave into audiences' sexual desires

 
Synopsis: Literature student Anastasia Steele’s life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.
 

 
Everyone has been anticipating Fifty Shades of Grey due to the popularity of the book series and their risque subject matter. The film is very much adapted from the books from the cha…

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TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT: Marion Cotillard's Outstanding Oscar Worthy Performance

Sandra (Cotillard) has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. Now, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker in…

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DVD Review: Nightcrawler

 

 

Jake Gyllenhaal doesn’t take no for an answer in Nightcrawler. Currently available on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD everywhere.

 

In one of his finest performances to date, Gyllenhaal, transforms himself into a neurotic crash chaser Lou Bloom. Lou is a modern young guy who finds himself on the unfortunate end of the j…

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Dual 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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October 5, 2004
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DVD Review: The Alamo

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I love it when I come across a DVD in the Video Store that I wanted to see in the theaters… then forgot all about it… and now here it…

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October 5, 2004
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Lucky Number Sleven Snags Ben Kingsley

— Posted by Rodney

Even I’m starting to wonder. There has been a bunch of discussion on The Movie Blog about Ben Kingsley lately and if he’s gone totally off his rocker with the…

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October 5, 2004
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Wolverine Spin Off Movie Still Inching Forward

— Posted by Rodney

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the Wolverine character from the X-Men flicks… but I love the bigger scope of the X-Men more. So while I’m excited to hear of…

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October 5, 2004
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Believe it or Not – The Movie

— Posted by Rodney

Paramount looks like they’ve got designs on making a film about the true life (and not so true life) adventures of Robert Ripley. Film Force gives us this: As Alphaville’s…

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October 5, 2004
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War of the Worlds Adding an Oscar Winner

— Posted by Rodney

As if having Tom Cruise and Steven Spielberg wasn’t enough, now War of the Worlds looks like it’s added Oscar winner (and all round killer actor) Tim Robbins (who I…

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October 4, 2004
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John Woo is Bringing Us He-Man!

— Posted by Rodney

He-man was one of those cartoons that I loved as a kid. Oh yeah… looking back on it now it was pretty lame… and the new cartoon version sucks pretty…

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October 4, 2004
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I will never under estimate William Shatner again

— Posted by Rodney

Ok, I know this is a little off topic because it revolves around a TV show, but William Shatner is a Movie Star too so it counts. I caught an…

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October 4, 2004
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Ocean’s 12 – First Glimpse at the Egg

— Posted by Rodney

I actually loved Ocean’s 11 (the re-make). Unlike a lot of people (I say that a lot) I thought Brad Pitt and George Clooney worked really well together. I’m also…

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October 3, 2004
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Gay Sex Scene Axed From Alexander

— Posted by Rodney

There’s been a bunch of discussion on The Movie Blog about the sexual orientation of Alexander the Great, none of which I will go into now. But it looks like…

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October 3, 2004
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Anyone Want An Oscar? Angelina Jolie is Selling Hers

— Posted by Rodney

I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s a grab for some attention. Maybe it’s her way of trying to get Billy Bob Thornton back. Perhaps it’s all legit. Digital…

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October 3, 2004
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“There and Back Again” – Life on the Set of Lord Of The Rings by Sean Austin

— Posted by Rodney

So put this on my Christmas list. Sean Astin (Aka Samwise in the Lord of the Rings films), has writen a book, entitled There and Back Again : An Actor’s…

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October 3, 2004
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Miami Vice The Movie

— Posted by Rodney

Nuts. Just after I throw out my white cotton pants, pink t-shirt and white jacket, word hits the street that there is going to be a Miami Vice movie. I’m…

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October 3, 2004
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Roberto Benigni to Direct War In Iraq Comedy

— Posted by Rodney

On my list of top 5 movies of all time is an Italian subtitled film by director Roberto Benigni called Life Is Beautiful, a film set against the background of…

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October 2, 2004
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Star Wars TV Series a Go

— Posted by Rodney

So it looks like there is indeed going to be a Star Wars TV series. I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand it feels like it’ll further…

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October 2, 2004
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New Elektra Poster

— Posted by Rodney

Jennifer Garner and I dated for a little while she was filming Elektra. We didn’t tell many people about it because we wanted to keep it out of the tabloids….

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October 1, 2004
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Hannibal Vs Predator

— Posted by Rodney

In the comments section of the last Hannibal Post I put up the other day, “Dave” gave us the next logical evolution for Hannibal… to join in on the movie…

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October 1, 2004
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Justin Timberlake Lands a Title Role: How Fricken Stupid

— Posted by Rodney

GRRR!!!! I can’t believe how stupid some studios can be!!! I won’t go into my whole “Stop handing out acting leads to famous music artists just because they’re famous” rant…

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October 1, 2004
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X3 Lands a Writer

— Posted by Rodney

Nothing scares me more than having someone on board for a comic film with no experience (take a look at what happened to Catwoman for heavens sake). Counting Down is…

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