Black Sea: An Entertaining, Gripping, and Preposterous Thriller

 

A suspenseful adventure thriller directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald, centering on a rogue submarine captain (two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law) who pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control onboard their clau…

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A Most Violent Year: Jessica Chastain Highlights An Aimless Movie

 

Set during the winter of 1981 — statistically one of the most crime-ridden of New York City’s history — A MOST VIOLENT YEAR is a drama following the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy al…

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Match: Patrick Stewart's Incredible Acting Departs From Sci-Fi Persona

Patrick Stewart gives a captivating performance in this witty, emotionally gripping adaptation of director Stephen Belber’s own Tony Award-nominated play. Stewart stars as Tobi, an eccentric, pot-smoking Manhattan ballet instructor whose quiet life is interrupted by the arrival of a young couple (Carla Gugino & Matthew Lillard) from Seattle…

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DVD Review: Gone Girl

 
Synopsis: With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent. (c) Imdb
 

 

There might not have been a more controversial and talked about movie in 2014 than Gone Girl. The film is now available on D…

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Review: A Walk Among The Tombstones

 

 
Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some research and thinks the me…

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The Correct Opinion Ep. 10 talks Selma and Idris Elba as James Bond

 
The Movie Blog presents their official podcast, The Correct Opinion!
 
On this episode of The Correct Opinion:
 
Anthony, Ryan, Jim, and Kenny discuss Oscar worthy films, Selma, and Idris Elba as a possible James Bond.
 

 
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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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August 17, 2004
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More Stupidity From Miramax …

— Posted by John Campea

Memo to Mr. Weinstein: That constricting feeling around your neck? Yeah, that’s your sphincter. Remove your head from your anus, Harvey. Trust us, it’s for your own good … What’s…

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August 17, 2004
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Incredible Still Shots From 2046

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I’ve gone on record a few times here saying that British ex-pat Christopher Doyle is hands down the best cinematographer working in Asia, if not the world. Want a good…

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August 17, 2004
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Next Film From Shaun of the Dead Crew: Hot Fuzz?

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The UK’s Empire Online has just published a lengthy interview with Shaun of the Dead’s Edgar Wright about his next film in which Wright confirms that, along with his Shaun…

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August 17, 2004
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Release Date Set For The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

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According to The New Zealand Herald Disney has set a release date of December 9, 2005 for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

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August 17, 2004
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Midnight Madness Program Will Be Announced Friday the 27th

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The program for this year’s Midnight Madness Program will be announced Friday August 27th at the Rue Morgue horror convention in Toronto. I’ll be there to grab all the details…

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August 17, 2004
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Coupland Coming to the Big Screen? Bliss!

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, so when I’m not watching far too many films I tend to read far too many books. And when I read I really like to read Douglas Coupland. I…

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August 17, 2004
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John’s Without A Paddle Review

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Got invited to an advanced screening of Without a Paddle last night (ok, so I’m bragging a little, sue me), and expectations weren’t high. Although the previews have looked pretty…

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August 17, 2004
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Ash vs Freddy & Jason Talks Are Getting Friendlier

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About 8 microseconds ago, aintitcool.com posted an interesting little article on the negotiations between all of the appropriate Raimies (how do ya spell a plural “Raimi” anyway?) and “other people”….

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August 17, 2004
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Two Wonderful topics: 1) Corey Feldman and 2) Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!

— Posted by John Campea

Allrighty! Here he is! The Frog Brother, the kid with the ear on Stand By Me, yes, that’s right, it’s Corey Feldman, and it’s not a surreal reality show OR…

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August 16, 2004
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Open Water’s Final Trailer and a Whole Lotta Facts.

— Posted by John Campea

Extremely Limited release for the past week and a half (no Toronto… Grrrr) and this Friday, it’ll finally get screened in your city – what I’ve already called as what…

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August 16, 2004
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Carnivale Coming to DVD!

— Posted by John Campea

Wanna know what to get your favorite Movie Blogger for Christmas? This’ll do nicely. If only they had Deadwood coming out at the same time … that’d be bliss …

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August 16, 2004
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Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg To Appear in New Romero Zombie Film!

— Posted by John Campea

Thanks to the keen eye of regular reader Kelly Shaw I came across this article on Fangoria tipping us to the fact that Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg of Shaun…

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August 14, 2004
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Full Trailer For I Heart Huckabees Online. Yeah, I’m Sold.

— Posted by John Campea

Like the title says, the trailer for David O Russell’s new film is online and looking amazing in a very absurd, existential sort of way. The cast is fantastic with…

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August 14, 2004
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Early Review From A Test Screening of The Grudge

— Posted by John Campea

Creature Corner has just run a lengthy, detailed and massively positive review of Takashi Shimizu’s The Grudge – a remake of his own Japanese film Juon – and it’s totally…

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August 14, 2004
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Taxi – Who on earth thought this was a good idea?

— Posted by John Campea

Does one really need to see anything else in a trailer or poster for a movie that includes the phrase “Starring Jimmy Fallon” to know beyond a shadow of a…

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August 14, 2004
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An Old-School Spook Movie. A Very Good One in fact.

— Posted by John Campea

Well, it *is* Friday the 13th, right? (Well, it was when I started writing this) So I’m gonna give up a little write-up on one of my favourite horror/suspense films….

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August 14, 2004
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John’s Review of AVP ‚Äì It didn’t suck

— Posted by John Campea

Ok, I know all the critics are ripping this film to shreads. I can already feel the pressure to give a SERIOUSLY negative review. But screw it, I’m gonna tell…

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August 13, 2004
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Early Reviews are In On Alien Versus Predator And It Aint Pretty …

— Posted by John Campea

It’s early yet but some of the major critics are starting to weigh in on Alien Versus Predator and the ratings are coming in even lower than they did for…

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