The Small and Intimate Madison Wizard World Comic Con

The Wizard World Comic Con is a year round comic convention that makes stops all around-the country. Last month it made a stop in Madison Wisconsin. I was on hand to cover the event and the following are some of what I experienced…

 

 

After previously attending the popular Wizard World Chicago Comic Con that falls in Aug…

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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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September 8, 2004
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Alec Baldwin Goes off on SAG and Movie Marketing

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Alright, whatever little “credibility” I have is about to go right out the window. I AM A HUGE ALEC BALDWIN FAN. There, I said it. I always liked the guy…

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Frank Darabont to Head Remake of “The Thing”

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The Sci-Fi channel has landed a good one. Apparently Sci-Fi is developing a 4 hour remake of The Thing. And who did they get to head the project? Frank Darabont….

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September 8, 2004
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Cellular Reviews

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Remember back in the day when Kim Basinger was THE actress? Everything she touched was as hot as my ass (what can I say, I have a really nice ass….

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September 8, 2004
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Hulk 2

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I know I know I know… I’m one of the fe people who really enjoyed Hulk. It took a different approach to a comic movie than most. It focused more…

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September 8, 2004
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Aquaman The Movie

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If you’ve been reading The Movie Blog for any period of time, you probably know that I love my comic book movies (except Catwoman). Heck, I even enjoyed The Punisher…

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September 7, 2004
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It Looks Official. Joss Whedon to Direct X-Men 3

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There is a sense of saddness that comes with this story. If it is indeed true (and it looks like it is) it means that Singer is trully off the…

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September 7, 2004
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A Thought About Bubba

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Several months ago when I invited Bubba to join us on The Movie Blog, I had no idea of the impact he would have on our little site. His expertise…

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September 7, 2004
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Bubba Has Left The Building

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Hey kids … Bubba here with what will be my final post on The Movie Blog. It’s been a fun ride these past few months but as things have really…

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September 7, 2004
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Underworld Producer Tom Rosenberg Talks New Title for Underworld 2

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Found this Tom Rosenberg quote via the good folks at FilmRot.Com: “I think the real intense followers of the whole saga will really, really love the second one. It‚Äôs very…

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September 7, 2004
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X-Men 3 in Limbo

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Like most of you, I’ve been hearing a lot of conflicting reports about the status of X-Men 3. Some people say it’s already in the works and some people say…

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September 7, 2004
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Michael Moore Going for Best Picture

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As we all know by now, Michael Moore LOVES attention. He’s just found a new way to get more of it too. It seems that Moore has decided to NOT…

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September 6, 2004
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Toy Story 3?

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“There’s movement on a “Toy Story 3″. The troops behind the ‘Buzz Lightyear’ show know a bit about it, pointing out that it’ll happening at a different camp and that…

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September 6, 2004
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John Reviews Vanity Fair

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The Internet Movie Database describes Vanity Fair this way: “Growing up poor in London, Becky Sharp (Witherspoon) defies her poverty-stricken background and ascends the social ladder alongside her best friend,…

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September 5, 2004
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Gary Oldman not doing Voice Work in Star Wars Episode 3

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WHAT A SHAME! When I first heard rumours of Gary Oldman doing the voice of General Grievous in the upcoming Episode III, I nearly wet myself. Oldman is amazing, and…

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September 5, 2004
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Pulp Fiction 2?

— Posted by Rodney

Pulp Fiction, the Prequel? John Travolta, who played hit man Vincent Vega in director Quentin Tarantino’s blood-drenched 1994 film, said Tarantino has been considering another episode of the drama. “Every…

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September 5, 2004
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Hayao Miyazaki and Howl’s Moving Castle Making a Splash in Venice

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If you haven’t seen Spirited Away yet, stop reading this, go out to a video store and rent it now. It’s a magical piece of story telling that apparently creator…

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September 4, 2004
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Owen Wilson & Vince Vaughn Together in OUTSOURCED

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I’ve been a big Owen Wilson fan ever since Shanghai Noon. Now him and Vince Vaughn are hooking up in a new comedy called “Outsourced”. FilmStew.com gives us this rundown:…

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September 4, 2004
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Herbie: Fully Loaded

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I had to do a double take when I read this one. Disney must be getting desperate for ideas. It looks like that lovable living car (no, not KITT) Herbie…

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