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 3, 2004
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McCain Keeps Giving Moore Exactly What He Wants

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John McCain made a huge mistake. I mean a really really massive mistake. As attention was finally starting to focus on the election and the Republican convention and fade away…

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September 3, 2004
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Paparazzi and Other Trailers that Give Everything Away

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I love trailers. I could sit through 20 minutes of them before a movie starts and not even blink. But something started happening a few years ago that really tick…

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September 2, 2004
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Wicker Park Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

And the award for most wasted potential goes to… Josh Hartnett. Starring in the new Wicker Park, Hartnett looked like he was heading in the right direction following Pearl Harbor,…

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September 2, 2004
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Vanity Fair Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

It’s been a while since a good period piece has come out. Enter Vanity Fair. Reese Witherspoon has come a long way since Pleasantville and is shaping into a force…

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September 2, 2004
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Ben Kingsley as the New Bond Baddie?

— Posted by Rodney

Ben Kingsley is easily one of my favorite actors of all time. This guy just brings something to the screen that few others can. Now, according to comingsoon, Kingsley has…

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September 2, 2004
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One Big Kill Bill Movie May Get Released

— Posted by Rodney

Ok, just about everyone already knows that Kill Bill Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 were originally supposed to be one film. Well it looks like Quentin Tarantino is putting the…

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September 2, 2004
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More McFarlane Alien vs. Predator Toys

— Posted by Rodney

Ahemm… just in case you were all wondering what to add to your Johnny Christmas shopping list… The McFarlane Toys line is slated for release in June and will feature…

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September 1, 2004
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House of Flying Daggers Review

— Posted by Rodney

The Japan Times – an English language Japanese paper – has just published a review of Zhang Yimou’s follow up to Hero – The House of Flying Daggers. They give…

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September 1, 2004
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Charlize Got An Owie. Aeon Flux on Hold Indefinitely.

— Posted by Rodney

Word from the Hollywood Reporter is that Charlize Theron was injured in a stunt sequence while filming Aeon Flux and that production has shut down indefinitely. While Theron’s handlers aren’t…

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September 1, 2004
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Doom the Movie Fragging its Way To Theaters

— Posted by Rodney

Ah yes, the tradition of video games being made into movies is a long and glorious one. Well… at least it’s a long one. Let’s be honest here folks, video…

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August 31, 2004
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Cafe Lumiere Website and Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

Whilst digging about through the Toronto Film Festival schedule today Cafe Lumiere stuck in my head as being somehow important but I couldn’t quite place why until I came across…

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August 31, 2004
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Tetsujin 28: The Touching Story of a Boy and His Robot

— Posted by Rodney

A while back Brad Bird created what has belatedly been recognized as a masterpiece of American animation in The Iron Giant. What a lot of people don’t realize is that…

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August 31, 2004
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Whee! Survive Style 5 Trailer Online.

— Posted by John Campea

KFC‘s Hitman is a good and gentle soul, racking up much positive karma. Thanks to him I just saw this: Remember a while back I posted a link to a…

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August 31, 2004
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Start Making Your Schedules Now

— Posted by John Campea

For those of you who have been waiting with an open excel table for the Toronto Internation Film Festival schedule to come out – well today is the day. It’s…

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August 31, 2004
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Wimbledon May Surprise Us

— Posted by John Campea

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, the genre of romantic comedies is not exactly my favorite style of film to catch on a Friday night. However, every once in a…

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August 30, 2004
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Jim Caviezel is Superman?

— Posted by John Campea

Comic writer Mark Millar says so and he’s a whole lot better connected than I am. If it’s true, I like it.

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August 30, 2004
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Details On Tsui Hark’s The Seven Swords

— Posted by John Campea

There was a time when Tsui Hark’s name was enough to get me to drop good coin on a new film. Between his role as producer of most of John…

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August 30, 2004
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Good Lord, People. You’re Smarter Than This.

— Posted by John Campea

According to the Hollywood Reporter that horrific Garfield movie is currently the number one movie at the international box office. First David Hasselhoff, now Garfield. Stop it. Now.

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"Open the pod bay doors, HAL."

— Keir Dullea as Dave Bowman from 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968

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