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 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

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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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August 21, 2004
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Spider-Man 2 DVD coming November 30th

— Posted by John Campea

As I mentioned in my review, Spider-Man 2 ended up exceeding all my expectations, and surpassed the original in just about every way. It’s just a solid solid film. Reuters…

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August 20, 2004
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Kevin Smith Wants Your Films. No Really, He Does.

— Posted by John Campea

You know, I’m not really sure how to describe Kevin Smith’s new Movies Askew website beyond saying that you can send him your films, so I’m just gonna let him…

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August 20, 2004
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Last Shot Trailer

— Posted by John Campea

Is Jeff Nathanson the new David Mamet? Could be. If nothing else he’s certainly fond of a few of Mamet’s regular actors and the basic plot of The Last Shot…

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August 20, 2004
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North American Website For Taegukgi Now Online

— Posted by John Campea

Sony Pictures Classics has launched their web site for the Korean War epic Taegukgi in preperation for their September 3rd release of the film here in North America. This film…

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August 20, 2004
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Three: Monster Review

— Posted by John Campea

The Korea Times has just run an english language review of Three: Monster – being released as Three: Extreme in Hong Kong – and it sounds good. For those not…

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August 20, 2004
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Yen? Hung? Yes.

— Posted by John Campea

Ah, now there’s a picture sure to warm the cockles of any kung fu fan’s heart. Why’s that? The man on the right is Donnie Yen, on the left Sammo…

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August 19, 2004
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Lion’s Gate to Release Ju-On DVD November 9th

— Posted by John Campea

Fangoria is reporting that Lion’s Gate will be releasing Takashi Shimizu’s original Japanese Ju-On: The Grudge on DVD November 9th. I knew this was going to be coming along sometime…

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August 19, 2004
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Website For Jackie Chan’s New Police Story Online

— Posted by John Campea

This is the first film Chan’s made back in his native Hong Kong in a while and it looks to be his best film in a good long time ……

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August 19, 2004
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Life Aquatic Trailer Now Available in Quicktime!

— Posted by John Campea

Ah, new it was only a matter of time before this turned up … the trailer for Wes Anderson’s Life Aquatic is now available in glorious, high resolution Quicktime format…

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August 19, 2004
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Japanese 2046 Website Online

— Posted by John Campea

The ever vigilant Hitman over on the KFC message boards has pointed out that the Japanese website for Wong Kar-Wai’s 2046 is now online. Sure, you won’t be able to…

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August 19, 2004
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gdface.com’s (“Face”) Self Identity Problem and How it Screws Up Wonderful Movies.

— Posted by John Campea

A whole lot of amazing things happened the other day: Most of them having to do with sharing a pint with the ‘Shaun of the Dead’ crowd and talking about…

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August 19, 2004
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The Star Wars Universe is Momentarily Silenced.

— Posted by John Campea

Shock waves blasted through the geeky realm of Star Wars hyper-fandom yesterday as, while standing in line for our Shaun of the Dead Screening, our very own Star Wars nut,…

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