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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September 21, 2004
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Oh I HATE That! Do They Star In The Movie Or Not!?!?

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There are very few things that can upset us as much as false advertising in just about any form. The flyer said it was $5‚Ķ why are you charging me…

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September 21, 2004
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Demi Moore’s new movie, Half Light, ticking off the locals

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This comes from Digital Spy: Locals outraged by Demi Moore movie The producers of Demi Moore’s new movie, Half Light, have been accused of destroying a natural beauty spot, according…

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September 21, 2004
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Holy Crap! Take a look at The Fantastic Four’s “The Thing”!

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The biggest question mark for me heading into production of The Fantastic Four (and for most people) has been how on earth they’re going to pull off Ben Grimm (AKA…

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September 21, 2004
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Team America’s Marc Shaiman keeping a Blog

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Web Log’s are such useful things (Ok, I’m biased). They’re a great way to keep in touch with people, and even a great way for businesses or marketers to keep…

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September 21, 2004
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Hurray! Jennifer Connelly making Hulk 2 look more like a reality!

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I know opinions on the original Hulk flick have been mixed, but as I’ve said before I really enjoyed it and have been hoping a sequel would get done. Well…

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September 21, 2004
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Abominable Trailer

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Ever since the Blair Witch Project, I’ve developed a small fascination with movies produced on a relatively small budget. Ginger Snaps is one that jumps out at me as well…

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September 21, 2004
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Star Wars DVD editions Reviewed

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Almost as a reiteration of John’s “stop whining” post, I encourage you to simply enjoy the new DVD sets as the wonders of science fiction that they are. I am…

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September 20, 2004
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John Rhys-Davies to do Voice Work in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith?

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As I mentioned in a previous post, Gary Oldman backed out of doing the voice for General Grievous in the upcoming Star Wars – Revenge of the Sith. However, it…

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September 20, 2004
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John Reviews Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

— Posted by Rodney

I used to work at a Visual Effects Studio. About a year and a half ago some footage came into the company to bid on the effects work for a…

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September 20, 2004
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John Reviews Wimbledon

— Posted by Rodney

After seeing A Knight’s Tale a few years ago I made the bold prediction that Paul Bettany was going to be a major star. Then came his fantastic performance in…

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September 17, 2004
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Tekken The Movie In Development

— Posted by Rodney

The man who brought us Drumline and the freshly released Mr. 3000, Charles Stone III, is developing yet another √جø¬Ωvideo game to movie√جø¬Ω adaptation√جø¬Ω this time it√جø¬Ωs Tekken. I know…

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September 17, 2004
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The Movie Blog Proudly Presents: PORN NEWS!

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Ok, I just had to post about this because it just made me howl. According to CNN, a couple of porn companies in California have been fined by the State…

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September 17, 2004
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Oh Damn! Sigourney Weaver was going to be in X-Men 3!

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Sigourney Weaver is the kind of woman that can still carry herself like very few actresses in the same age range can. I‚Äôve always though this lady was dynamite. Now…

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September 17, 2004
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The Muppets take on The Wizard of Oz

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I don‚Äôt know why, but I‚Äôve always enjoyed the Muppets take on classic stories. The movies are never AMAZING‚Ķ but they always seem to carry a charm with them that…

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September 17, 2004
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Blade Trinity Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

Oh that neck biting goodness is back, and the new trailer for Blade: Trinity is up and running. Oh the punching and kicking and biting and kneeing and elbowing and…

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September 16, 2004
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Star Wars DVD Changes – Can We All Stop Whining Now?

— Posted by Rodney

I proudly say that I am a Star Wars fanatic. I would go so far as to dub myself a Geek. First film I ever saw in the theater and…

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September 16, 2004
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Christian Bale talks a Little Batman

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I’ve been thrilled about the casting of Christian Bale for the new Batman ever since the day his selection was announced (don’t believe me? see this post from over a…

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September 16, 2004
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Official Incredibles Poster

— Posted by Rodney

Here it is folks. Behold and be in wonder. Man I can’t wait for this one! (Special note to my friends: Be prepared to see it 5 times with me).

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