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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August 28, 2004
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Trying to Figure Out the Timeline in Those Ju-on Films? Go Here.

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Part of the fun of the original Japanese Juon films is trying to maintain a grip on the very fractured timeline and piece together what happens when. If the mental…

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August 28, 2004
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Who’s Coming To Midnight Madness?

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Okay, we already told you which films were coming to this year’s Midnight Madness but as of this afternoon we can also tell you which actors and directors will be…

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August 28, 2004
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You a Genre Film Fan in Toronto? Get Yourself Down to the Convention Center Pronto … Details on Appleseed’s Theatrical and DVD Releases and a Word With Chewbacca

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Prior to tonight’s screening of Hero Nick and I made it down to the Convention Center aiming to spend a bit of time at Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear, not…

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August 28, 2004
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Some Post-Hero Thoughts

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Aaaah … I just got back from finally having seen Hero on the big screen and it was goooooooood. I went in a group of nine, three of whom had…

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August 27, 2004
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Professor Xavier Picard goes in for Heart Surgery

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One of the best voices in entertainment, Patrick Stewart, went in for surgury. The Assoiated Press reported the following: Angioplasty involves the use of catheters to place a small balloon…

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August 27, 2004
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More Goodness From Aardman …

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Yeah, yeah … it’s old news if you’re in the UK but I’m not and these were never available here … One of the side benefits to being the parent…

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August 27, 2004
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UK Trauma Website Online …

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… and it’s a good one. Unless you have an active dislike for ants, in which case it will make you very uncomfortable. Check it out here.

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August 27, 2004
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Hero Reviews Come Rolling In …

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Lest you think it’s just a few of us deranged Asian film fans raving about how good Hero is, here are a few numbers and quotes to ponder. Rotten Tomatoes…

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August 27, 2004
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Farscape Trailer Online

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You know, I was never a huge Farscape fan but that had a lot more to do with the availability of the show here in Canada than with the quality….

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August 27, 2004
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Just So Everybody Knows …

— Posted by John Campea

That supposed Quentin Tarantino blog people have been talking about? Bogus, as confirmed both by his agent and one-time writing partner Roger Avery. It’s still a pretty good impression of…

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August 27, 2004
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Wondering Where You Can Find Info On TIFF Films? Go here.

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Okay, this kicks ass. And saves me a lot of work. Thanks to the good people at Greencine Daily I’ve just found this site here that links to all the…

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August 27, 2004
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Hey Gilliam Fans! The Man’s Coming To Town!

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Hey boys and girls … Terry Gilliam is slated to begin filming Tideland in Toronto starting at the end of September. I’ve sent a note off to his agent to…

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August 27, 2004
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Rehearsal Footage From Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown

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I first came across a link to a streaming Quicktime version of this a few days ago but couldn’t get it to play right, so I never bothered to link…

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August 27, 2004
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More Incredible Mirror Mask Stills

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Zowie. The more I see of this film the more excited I get about it … Neil Gaiman has posted an additional five high res still shots from the upcoming…

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August 27, 2004
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Sweet! Planet of the Apes Goes Twilight Zone!

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Thanks to Jim for sending this in … No, it’s not an ‘official’ video but some clever person has noticed that Twilight Zone honcho Rod Serling was also responsible for…

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August 27, 2004
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My Summer of Love Review In Screendaily

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Another review for a film appearing in this year’s Toronto Film Festival, this time for My Summer of Love which is generating comparisons to Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures. Nice. Check…

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August 27, 2004
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Nimrod Antal’s Kontroll to be Hungary’s Entry for Best Foreign Film Oscar

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I have yet to turn up very much info on the films in this year’s Midnight Madness program at the Toronto Film Festival – believe me, it’s not for lack…

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August 27, 2004
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Taste of Tea Reviews Online

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Believe it or not you know who Katsuhito Ishii is. Not only that, if you’re reading this blog you’ve probably already seen some of his work. Best known outside of…

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