Why Film Geeks Should See Ex Machina Before Avengers: Age of Ultron

 

Earning fantastic reviews and sensational word-of-mouth during its limited release, Ex Machina plans to expand during these next few weekends in additional cities. The latest science fiction movie has a numerous amount of potential to connect with audiences including an original premise, an emerging filmmaker, a sleek look, effective …

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Ex Machina explores the suspenseful morality of A.I.

 
Synopsis: A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.

 

 

The concept of Artificial Intelligence has been done so many times in film. Whether it be a destructive force like Terminator or a so…

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Director Sara Colangelo on what inspired her to make Little Accidents

 

 

Jim: Hi Sara.

 
Sara: Hey, how are you?
 

Jim: I’m great. So, I saw that you wrote and directed the movie, how did you come up with the idea for this film?

 
Sara: I had made a short film of the same title, it was at Sundance in 2010. It was set in a completely different world, it was set in my…

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Batman V Superman Official Teaser

I’m torn about this teaser. On one hand, I know this is just a teaser and the movie is a year away. They can only reveal, but so much, at this point and time. However, the fan boy inside of me hates this teaser WITH a passion. I wasn’t excited at all. To be completely truthful, I was mostly bored. What I despise most is the tone of the teaser. It’s…

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A Buddy Comedy that's Relevant and Fun

 

 
Synopsis: Four longtime friends set out on a journey throughout New York City attempting to regain control of their lives. 
 

Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs know what being friends is all about. Not only did they write and direct Growing Up and Other Lies together, but the latter stars in the film. Joining Jacobs…

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Star War: Force Awakens Official Teaser #2

What do you want me to say? This teaser is critic proof from beginning to end. But, to avoid being biased, I’ll say something unfavorable. John Boyega has to keep his mouth closed. Every scene he’s is in, it’s open. That’s the best I have. Anything else would be an absolute lie. Luke Skywalker’s monologue throughout the teaser is perfect . The cras…

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Which Films Will Dominate The Box Office in 2015?

With superhero films dominating the industry at the moment, many can speculate as to which films will be successful in this arena. In 2014, studios saw that the superhero genre was lucrative but still had their doubts. Captain America: The Winter Soldier was an expected victory given The Avengers’ success and X-Men: Days of Future Past was inte…

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Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Review


Director: Matthew Vaughn
Writers: Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Starring: Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, and Michael Caine

Matthew Vaughn has crossed the threshold and gained the prestigious title as one of my top 10 directors out right now. I’m a big fan of his style. It can o…

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DVD Review of Wild: A Wild Journey that Doesn't Excite

 

Synopsis: A woman takes a 1,100 mile hike down the PCT in order to deal with a personal issue. 

 

 

Wild isn’t as wild as the title suggests. It’s rather more mundane. Based on a memoir by Cheryl Strayed, who experienced the events depicted in the movie. I could see how this was worth being made into a book, tho…

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While We're Young Exposes Generational Divide for Laughs, Drama

 

 
Noah Boaumbach’s comedy While We’re Young stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as Josh and Cornelia, a childless New York married couple in their mid-forties. As their other friends all start having children, the couple gravitates toward a young hipster couple named Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried). He’s an asp…

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October 20, 2004
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9 Songs Gets Britsh Film Board Ok

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It’s always an interesting conversation when one talks about nudity and sex and it’s relationship to “art”. Sometimes it is art… and sometimes it’s just smut that producers slap the…

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October 20, 2004
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Method acting going too far?

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I was reading a story in the Independent regarding Christian Bales agressive weight loss for the film Machinist. Apparently he went from 184lbs to 121lbs (that’s 83kg to 55kg). Bale,…

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October 19, 2004
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The Final Cut Reviews – It’s Getting Cut To Pieces

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Any movie coming out that has Robin Williams in it will immediately get my attention. I have said it before and I’ll say it again: I believe Robin Williams is…

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October 19, 2004
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Aliens 6 – Please Just Let it Go

— Posted by Rodney

Ok look, I was one of the few people who actually thought AVP was pretty fun… horrible in MANY ways… but fun nonetheless. But folks, IT’S TIME TO LET IT…

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October 19, 2004
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Mobile phones banned and blocked in cinemas?!

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I don’t know what happens in cinemas from where you are, but in the UK we have quite a few pre-film adverts to remind you all to switch off your…

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October 19, 2004
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Sequel to Carlito’s Way?

— Posted by John Campea

It seems all I’ve written about since I joined has been remakes and sequels where they may not necessarily need to be, and it’s no different here. Carlito’s Way was…

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October 19, 2004
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The Hamburg Cell

— Posted by John Campea

There is no doubt about it, this is a controversial movie, and it took me a while to see it. Missing it at the Edinburgh Film Festival really got to…

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October 18, 2004
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An Interesting Way to Promote SAW

— Posted by Rodney

Ok, I think we’re all pretty much agreed that SAW looks like one of the freakiest movies in a long time. I can’t wait to see it. So let’s say…

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October 18, 2004
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Van Helsing DVD Review

— Posted by Rodney

One of my most anticipated movies of the summer turned out to be a bit of a let down, but at the same time I think I was one of…

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October 18, 2004
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Kevin Smith and Star Wars?

— Posted by Rodney

Ok, while we’re on the topic of Star Wars, how about this one. Movie Hole (among other places) is reporting that George Lucas has something up his sleeve for Star…

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October 18, 2004
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AFI Life Achievement Award For Lucas

— Posted by Rodney

Say what you want about the last 2 Star Wars films, few people have influenced and effected the way movies are made as much as George Lucas has. Not only…

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October 18, 2004
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New Ocean’s Twelve Poster

— Posted by Rodney

Meh… it isn’t much to look at is it? I still think the movie will rule.

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October 18, 2004
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Shrek The Musical

— Posted by Rodney

This seems to be an ever growing trend. It used to be that big hits on the stage were turned into movies… but lately it’s working the other way around….

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October 17, 2004
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Go Get Firefox

— Posted by Rodney

Hey there folks. Ok, I know this is off topic, but this is a Movie BLOG, so since this is internet related, I figure I can get away with it….

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October 17, 2004
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More On The new Superman

— Posted by John Campea

If, as rumours are beginning to abound, it’s true that Superman has been cast as Brandon Routh then it wouldn’t be too far fetched. According to this update on the…

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October 17, 2004
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Superman Has Been Cast!

— Posted by Rodney

The new Man of Steel has been chosen! Big thanks out to FilmRot.Com for notifying me of the following: Less than a week from Christopher Reeves tragic death word has…

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October 16, 2004
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More of John’s Ranting About Chris Rock Hosting the Oscars

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If you’re tired of my moaning about this, then by all means move on to the next post. Otherwise, keep reading and we can all bitch together! I’ve been giving…

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October 16, 2004
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Richard Reviews SAW

— Posted by John Campea

Wow. I just saw Saw and it was scarey, unpredictable, disturbing, and all those other words people are saying about it, it really is a good movie and gives some…

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