A Buddy Comedy that's Relevant and Fun

 

 
Synopsis: Four longtime friends set out on a journey throughout New York City attempting to regain control of their lives. 
 

Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs know what being friends is all about. Not only did they write and direct Growing Up and Other Lies together, but the latter stars in the film. Joining Jacobs…

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Star War: Force Awakens Official Teaser #2

What do you want me to say? This teaser is critic proof from beginning to end. But, to avoid being biased, I’ll say something unfavorable. John Boyega has to keep his mouth closed. Every scene he’s is in, it’s open. That’s the best I have. Anything else would be an absolute lie. Luke Skywalker’s monologue throughout the teaser is perfect . The cras…

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Which Films Will Dominate The Box Office in 2015?

With superhero films dominating the industry at the moment, many can speculate as to which films will be successful in this arena. In 2014, studios saw that the superhero genre was lucrative but still had their doubts. Captain America: The Winter Soldier was an expected victory given The Avengers’ success and X-Men: Days of Future Past was inte…

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Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Review


Director: Matthew Vaughn
Writers: Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Starring: Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, and Michael Caine

Matthew Vaughn has crossed the threshold and gained the prestigious title as one of my top 10 directors out right now. I’m a big fan of his style. It can o…

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DVD Review of Wild: A Wild Journey that Doesn't Excite

 

Synopsis: A woman takes a 1,100 mile hike down the PCT in order to deal with a personal issue. 

 

 

Wild isn’t as wild as the title suggests. It’s rather more mundane. Based on a memoir by Cheryl Strayed, who experienced the events depicted in the movie. I could see how this was worth being made into a book, tho…

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While We're Young Exposes Generational Divide for Laughs, Drama

 

 
Noah Boaumbach’s comedy While We’re Young stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as Josh and Cornelia, a childless New York married couple in their mid-forties. As their other friends all start having children, the couple gravitates toward a young hipster couple named Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried). He’s an asp…

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The Compelling Italian Movie Black Souls is a Must See

BLACK SOULS (“Anime Nere”) is a gripping morality tale of violence begetting violence in rural Calabria, that takes us on a journey into the dark and sinister world of the real-life mafia (‘Ndrangheta) in Southern Italy. Based upon the actual events described in Gioacchino Criaco’s novel of the same name, Black Souls vividly brings to life the …

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7 SXSW 2015 Movies That Need Distribution NOW!

I watched quite a few movies during the SXSW Film Festival. One of the most rewarding and challenging experiences is falling in love with a movie that doesn’t have a distribution deal. It is rewarding because you were able to see it. However, the challenging aspect is not knowing when it will be released. A good movie you have to wait to see again …

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Broken Horses Is All About Brotherly Love

 
Synopsis: The bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence in the shadows of the US Mexico border gang wars. (c)Imb
 

 

Broken Horses is the first American film by famed Indian director Vidhu Chopra. He does a respectable job in his first attempt at American cinema.

 

The theme …

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Musical Chairs of Hope

 

Synopsis: When, Mia, a dance teacher, lands in the hospital after an accident, Armando, a would-be dancer who admires her from afar, persuades her to train for an upcoming wheelchair ballroom dancing contest. (c)IMDB

 

 

For whatever reason I had this movie pegged wrong. It’s evident from the title that Musical …

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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!

— Posted by John Campea

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

— Posted by John Campea

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

— Posted by John Campea

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

— Posted by John Campea

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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August 27, 2004
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Fat Albert Movie Pictures

— Posted by John Campea

Hollywood.Com has posted some stills of the new Fat Albert movie coming out soon. Wow… I gotta admit that seeing these pictures takes me back. Pretty good looking outfits for…

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August 27, 2004
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A Cheap Plug for Hockey Fans

— Posted by John Campea

Ok, this is not at all movie related… I tried to think of ways to spin this so it would LOOK like it was movie related, but I now realize…

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August 27, 2004
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Blade Runner is Voted ‘Best Science Fiction Movie of All Time’ By People Who Know a Lot More Than You.

— Posted by John Campea

Who says tax dollars and great minds go to waste? – Cuz hey! Mix the two together in a strange bastard coupling, and you’ve got yourself a movie list! That’s…

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August 27, 2004
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Today is The Day. Show your Worth. Go See Hero.

— Posted by John Campea

It Is Now Friday It has been far too long in coming – jostled by schedules of the ignorant – to simply let this red-letter weekend pass by without doing…

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August 27, 2004
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Just because you asked – John’s Favorite Films of All time

— Posted by John Campea

As wierd as sounds I often have people ask me (by email or on the radio) what my favorite movies are. So without giving any reasons why, and for no…

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August 27, 2004
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John Cleese Brings Tsunamic, Unbridled Silliness to Your Face This Fall.

— Posted by John Campea

This information is about 49 seconds old for me. I just saw the Master himself, John Cleese appear on the last ever guest appearance on Craig Kilborn’s Late, Late Show….

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August 26, 2004
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The Girl Next Door – I guess there’s no place else to see naked women

— Posted by John Campea

Someone help me understand this. The Girl Next Door barely does $15 million at the box office when it was in theaters, a horrible failure by almost any Hollywood standard,…

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August 25, 2004
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Star Wars Special Edition VS Star Wars 2004: Still Shot Comparisons Of Lucas’ Alterations

— Posted by John Campea

We gotta keep that Logboy guy around here. The links he sends in are better than bad, they’re good! What’s he got for us today? Comparison shots of images from…

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August 24, 2004
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Clark Kent in Batman Begins?

— Posted by John Campea

This is big, big news if it turns out to be true … Someone has sent SuperHeroHype a supposed call sheet from the set of Batman Begins which lists a…

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August 24, 2004
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Quentin Tarantino To Appear in Next Muppet Film.

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, this is just too weird to pass up … Empire Online is reporting that Quentin Tarantino will be appearing as himself in The Muppet Wizard of Oz. That’s right….

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August 24, 2004
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Add Another One Onto My Must See List. The Machinist Trailer Online.

— Posted by John Campea

Someone buy Christian Bale a sandwich. I remember hearing some concerns about whether Bale would be able to put on enough bulk to be convincing as Batman when he was…

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August 24, 2004
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Aint It Cool Interviews Cinematographer Christopher Doyle.

— Posted by John Campea

This man is a genius. And evidently a very funny genius. Check out the interview here.

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