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 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

— Posted by Rodney

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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October 15, 2004
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Burt Reynolds joins Dukes of Hazzard

— Posted by John Campea

TextAd=Also check out Rotten Tomatoes Dukes of Hazzard or FilmForce Dukes of Hazzard

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October 15, 2004
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Colin Farrell To Join Miami Vice?

— Posted by John Campea

It is well documented on The Movie Blog that I am a Big Fan of Colin Farrell, so the newest rumours about him hooking up with Jamie Foxx for the…

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October 15, 2004
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Chris Rock to Host The Oscars

— Posted by Rodney

Well, Chris Rock is hosting the Oscars this year. It was just announced yesterday. Personally (and I know I’ll take heat for this), I think this is a HORRIBLE decision….

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October 15, 2004
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The Weinsteins On Their Way Out At Disney

— Posted by Rodney

Oh the internal mess that is Disney. Is it just me or does the chaos over at the Mouse House seem to get worse every time I look? The Legacy…

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October 14, 2004
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Dallas: The movie in production!

— Posted by John Campea

No, please God, say it ‘ain’t so. Ah, he says it is. Well he didn’t but Empire do in a story yesterday. I can’t believe anyone is seriously considering this,…

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October 14, 2004
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The A-Team gets a writer

— Posted by John Campea

Oh I’m so pleased to make this my opening post. Deep breaths, calm fingers… Details are sketchy just now, but according to Empire it does look like the premise of…

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