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 7, 2004
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New ‘Shaun of the Dead’ North American Trailer!

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Let’s be honest, we’re sick of telling you why you need to be excited about this film. But you really need to be excited to see this film. Seriously. Shut…

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August 7, 2004
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August 10th – Lost Boys Special Edition 2-Disc DVD Goodness

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This movie is a milestone. Why? Well, because it’s a Joel Schumacher film that I like. And it’s a Corey Haim and Corey Feldman movie that has actually made it…

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August 7, 2004
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Wow. A ‘Theatre Friendly’ Saw Trailer. And all the other ones.

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Okay, so, it’s easily the most screwed up pretense for a film in recent days/weeks/months. And unless the movie goes all David Fincher on us, the movie probably won’t have…

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August 6, 2004
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The Movie Blog Wants Your Help!

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Well boys and girls, got a call from the Toronto Film Festival’s box office this morning and we’ve been spurned. Spurned! No press pass for poor ol’ Bubba. Once I…

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August 5, 2004
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Whatever happened to the “Action Hero”?

— Posted by John Campea

Life is all about change. Cycles in the film industry are a testament to this universal truth. Take for instance the Action Hero. A few years ago there were a…

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August 5, 2004
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An Announcement.

— Posted by John Campea

I would like to take this opportunity to point out that every single post currently on the front page came from me. You slackers.

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August 5, 2004
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Justin Lin To Remake Old Boy

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I’m a bit late on this, but Justin Lin – director of Better Luck Tomorrow – has signed on to remake Old Boy for North America. Meh. Just see the…

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August 5, 2004
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J-Horror Theater Website Online

— Posted by John Campea

So, if you’re a fan of Japanese horror films, this is a project that should have you about ready to fill your pants. We reported on it a while back,…

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August 5, 2004
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Fantasia Festival Announce Their Award Winners

— Posted by John Campea

Montreal’s Fantasia Festival has announced their award winners and there are a LOT of great films on the list, along with a couple surprises … The big winners on the…

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August 5, 2004
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Ralph Fiennes is Lord Voldemort!

— Posted by John Campea

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a flawless piece of casting: starring as Lord Voldemort in the upcoming fourth Harry Potter film, and presumably all subsequent Potter films as…

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August 5, 2004
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Rachel Weisz Signs On For Aronofsky’s The Fountain

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Darren ARonofsky’s The Fountain is edging closer and closer to an actual start and this makes Bubba a happy boy indeed. Aronofsky’s one of my absolute favorite film makers and…

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August 4, 2004
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Three Days Left To Win Big-Ass Village Swag!

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Holy crap! Why haven’t you entered this yet? We’re giving away a framed 16×20 still from The Village signed by Shyamalan and the cast! This, ladies and gentlemen, is one…

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August 3, 2004
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Wong Kar Wai’s 2046 Trailer Online

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, it’s definitely not an official trailer – it has the feel of a promo clip run on whatever the Japanese version of Entertainment Tonight is – but, man, does…

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August 2, 2004
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Collateral Review In Screen Daily

— Posted by John Campea

Michael Mann’s Collateral is one of the last big summer films that I really want to see and this review has got me looking forward to it even more ……

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August 2, 2004
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Keira Knightley to Star in Tony Scott’s Domino.

— Posted by John Campea

I’ve enjoyed a lot of Tony Scott’s films but not so much that I actively follow the man’s upcoming projects, but Domino is one I’ve been waiting for. Why? Script…

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August 1, 2004
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We Have A Winner!

— Posted by John Campea

Our Lady Snowblood DVD giveaway contest has come to an end and we have a winner. We had nine entries get all of the trivia questions correct so it came…

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July 31, 2004
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Casshern DVD Releases October 23rd!

— Posted by John Campea

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the current front page of the Casshern website. Hallelujah! And for those wondering why you should care about a Japanese film you’ve likely…

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July 31, 2004
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Sky Captain’s Conran Takes Over Princess of Mars

— Posted by John Campea

When Robert Rodriguez was forced out of the director’s chair for Princess of Mars – his inclusion of Frank Miller as co-director on Sin City required Rodriguez to resign his…

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