Gyllenhaal Delivers A Knockout Oscar Punch

 
Synopsis: After champion boxer Billy Hope’s life falls apart he enlists a trainer to get him back to the top and retain custody of his daughter. 
 

 

If Jake Gyllenhaal hasn’t announced his that he’s one of the top ten actors in Hollywood with his performances in End of Watch, Prisoners, and Nightcrawler, he certain…

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Pixels Proves Adam Sandler's Career is "Game Over"

 
Synopsis: When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.
 

 
Adam Sandler has been on a downward spiral for quite some time. But when I saw the trailer for Pixels I was actually a bit excited. The idea of aliens as classic video g…

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Tangerine: iPhone Shot Narrative About Transgender Prostitutes Is the Future of Filmmaking

 

Synopsis: A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart. (C) Magnolia

 

 

The synopsis of Tangerine needs more explaining before this review.  When Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) gets out of jail, she finds out from her friend and fellow escort Alexandra (Mya Ta…

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Umberto Celisano Talks About Playing Al Capone

 

I had a chance to speak to up-and-coming actor Umberto Celisano about his current role on the AMC series The Making of the Mob, where he plays legendary gangster Al Capone. Umberto talks about taking on the legendary role and about starting out in Hollywood in this interview.

 

 

Follow Umberto on Twitter @Celis…

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Mr. Holmes Review (Spoilers)

This review is going to be filled with SPOILERS! If you want to see my rating on the film, go straight to the bottom. Consider yourself warned.

 

Synopsis: An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman.
 

 

Once again, this is going to be…

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Trainwreck Paves the Way for Amy Schumer to be a Star

 
Synopsis: Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.
 

 
There have been a few things that have been missing in comedy over the past decade. One is a lack of comedic diversity and the other is a lack of redundancy. When I went in…

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Do I Sound Gay? Explores, Confronts Male Vocal Stereotypes

After a breakup with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe went on a journey of self-discovery and curiosity regarding his voice and why some men, mostly gay, have effeminate voices. In his first documentary, Do I Sound Gay?, which expands to more theaters this weekend, David visits and interviews various coaches, a few linguists, family, frie…

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Ant-Man Stands Tall In The Marvel Universe

 
Synopsis: Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. (Imdb)
 

 

If you thought The Guardians of the Galaxy was spectacular, Ant-…

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AMY: Reflective Winehouse Doc Honors Troubled Musician Beyond Headlines

 

Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul; a once in two generational musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic bounda…

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Cartel Land: Gripping, Important Mexican Cartel Doc Transports Viewers

With unprecedented access, CARTEL LAND is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as “El Doctor,” leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent …

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October 21, 2004
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Sadly Surprising Box Office Numbers

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There are a couple of flicks out in the theaters right now that haven’t done NEARLY as well as I though they would (or as I thought they SHOULD have)….

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October 21, 2004
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New film portrays Satan as the Creator?!

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According to the BBC Film update, Lars Von Trier is to make a new horror film called Antichrist. The way the BBC describe it is very intruiging… “It’s an audience…

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October 21, 2004
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Brando estate to copyright his image

— Posted by John Campea

Look at these facts and figures, Elvis earned $40m (√جø¬Ω22.3m) last year, Marilyn Monroe earned $7m from advertising in 1992. That’s amazing, and just to make sure we’re all together…

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October 21, 2004
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Politics and the movie business

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The movie industry is just being filled with politics at the moment, and vice versa, a couple of stories really caught me the other day which show both sides of…

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October 21, 2004
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Keith Richards onboard for Pirates of the Caribbean 2

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October 20, 2004
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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Trailer

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According to the good folks over at Cinescape, the wait for the new Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is upon us and will air ahead of The…

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October 20, 2004
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Team America: World Police Gets Slapped With Reality

— Posted by Rodney

Despite a fantastic marketing campaign, and moderately positive reviews, Team America: World Police had an very disappointing opening weekend. The film only managed to rake in a touch over $12…

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October 20, 2004
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Anthony Hopkins Is The World’s Fastest Indian

— Posted by Rodney

Anthony Hopkins is one of those actors that brings a measure of instant credibility to almost any movie he’s attached to (but even he couldn’t save Bad Company). Now Film…

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October 20, 2004
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Jackie Chan’s New Police Story Review

— Posted by Rodney

I’ve been waiting for a good Jackie Chan movie for a few years now. I haven’t really liked anything he’s been in since the first Shanghai Noon (even though the…

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October 20, 2004
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9 Songs Gets Britsh Film Board Ok

— Posted by Rodney

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?

— Posted by John Campea

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?!

— Posted by John Campea

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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