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 23, 2004
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Still Shots From Steven Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle Online

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KungFuCinema.com has posted a series of still shots from Kung Fu Hustle – Steven Chow’s long awaited follow up to Shaolin Soccer. Reasons to get excited about this film: 1….

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August 23, 2004
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Some Details On That Insane Old Boy Ultimate Edition

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Some kind, Korean speaking soul has just posted a detailed list of the special features included on the four disc Old Boy Ultimate Edition over on the KFC boards. There…

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August 23, 2004
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Another Detailed Three: Monster Review

— Posted by John Campea

The Korea herald has just run a detailed review of Three: Monster the three part anthology film with contributions from Chan Wook Park, Fruit Chan and Takashi Miike. Apparently this…

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August 23, 2004
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Russian Fantasy / Horror Film The Night Watch Coming to North America

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Here’s a little something I came across thanks to the good people at GreenCine Daily – which you really should be reading, and not just because they keep saying nice…

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August 23, 2004
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Kitano on DVD

— Posted by John Campea

Good news for Takeshi Kitano fans in this part of the world … The Digital Bits is reporting that Miramax will release DVD editions of Kitano’s Zatoichi and Sonatine on…

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August 23, 2004
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Puppet Sex? Wouldn’t The Strings Get In The Way?

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Variety is reporting that Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Team America: World Police is in danger of receiving an NC-17 rating due to scenes of “graphic puppet sex”. Puppet sex?…

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August 23, 2004
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Life Aquatic Website Online

— Posted by John Campea

The website for Wes Anderson’s Life Aquatic is now online here. It’s pretty much just the trailer for the time being but I’m sure more will turn up as time…

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August 23, 2004
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Pictures From Danny Boyle’s Millions

— Posted by John Campea

Danny Boyle is a strangely compelling director. His good films – Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later – are simply incredible, and when his films fail – A Life Less…

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August 22, 2004
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Logboy Just Cost Me A Lot of Money … HK DVDs for Throwdown, Windstruck, Bird People of China and a Bunch More Now Available …

— Posted by John Campea

Man. Problem with running a site like this is that well-informed people point out when things I’ve been waiting to see and it ends up costing me a lot of…

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August 22, 2004
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Whee! New Angry Kid Shorts Online!

— Posted by John Campea

Though not technically a movie, per se, I feel it is my duty, my honor and my priviledge to inform you that Atom Films has posted what looks to be…

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August 22, 2004
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Bubba Reviews Takashi Miike’s Black Society Trilogy

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Ah, the wonders of small children with germs. My son was kind enough to pass along a wee bit of the flu which kept me from heading to work, thus…

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August 22, 2004
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Elektra Clips Online

— Posted by John Campea

Wow. I’m surprised I beat John-boy, Jennifer Garner fetishist that he is, to this one. Comics 2 Film have linked to some footage from the upcoming Elektra – in glorious…

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August 22, 2004
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Brothers Grimm Delayed. Again.

— Posted by John Campea

Good Lord. What does it take for a Terry Gilliam film to get released? Come on, people! The man’s a genius! Let him make his films! And then let us…

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August 22, 2004
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Taegukgi aka Brotherhood DVD Available For Pre-order

— Posted by John Campea

Hmm … surprised the Japanese have beaten the Koreans getting a DVD edition of Taegukgi ready for market but here we go … the day after I post an article…

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August 22, 2004
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New Film From Director of The Twilight Samurai!

— Posted by John Campea

When I first came across the website for Kakushiken I immediately thought to myself, “Hmm. This looks a lot like The Twilight Samurai.” As it turns out there’s a perfectly…

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August 22, 2004
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Poster For Shinya Tsukamoto’s Vital

— Posted by John Campea

I’ve been going on about this film for a little while, so I was more than a little excited to come across this poster for Vital, the new film from…

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August 22, 2004
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Spider-Man 2 DVD Cover

— Posted by John Campea

The good folks over at Comics 2 Film are reporting that the image you see here on the left is the chosen cover art for the upcoming Spider-Man 2 DVD…

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August 21, 2004
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Old Boy Ultimate Edition

— Posted by John Campea

Okay. If you’ve been reading the site for a while you’ve undoubtedly come across me rambling about how well the Koreans tend to package their DVDs. And you’ve probably just…

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