Gyllenhaal Delivers A Knockout Oscar Punch

 
Synopsis: After champion boxer Billy Hope’s life falls apart he enlists a trainer to get him back to the top and retain custody of his daughter. 
 

 

If Jake Gyllenhaal hasn’t announced his that he’s one of the top ten actors in Hollywood with his performances in End of Watch, Prisoners, and Nightcrawler, he certain…

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Pixels Proves Adam Sandler's Career is "Game Over"

 
Synopsis: When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.
 

 
Adam Sandler has been on a downward spiral for quite some time. But when I saw the trailer for Pixels I was actually a bit excited. The idea of aliens as classic video g…

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Tangerine: iPhone Shot Narrative About Transgender Prostitutes Is the Future of Filmmaking

 

Synopsis: A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart. (C) Magnolia

 

 

The synopsis of Tangerine needs more explaining before this review.  When Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) gets out of jail, she finds out from her friend and fellow escort Alexandra (Mya Ta…

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Umberto Celisano Talks About Playing Al Capone

 

I had a chance to speak to up-and-coming actor Umberto Celisano about his current role on the AMC series The Making of the Mob, where he plays legendary gangster Al Capone. Umberto talks about taking on the legendary role and about starting out in Hollywood in this interview.

 

 

Follow Umberto on Twitter @Celis…

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Mr. Holmes Review (Spoilers)

This review is going to be filled with SPOILERS! If you want to see my rating on the film, go straight to the bottom. Consider yourself warned.

 

Synopsis: An aged, retired Sherlock Holmes looks back on his life, and grapples with an unsolved case involving a beautiful woman.
 

 

Once again, this is going to be…

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Trainwreck Paves the Way for Amy Schumer to be a Star

 
Synopsis: Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.
 

 
There have been a few things that have been missing in comedy over the past decade. One is a lack of comedic diversity and the other is a lack of redundancy. When I went in…

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Do I Sound Gay? Explores, Confronts Male Vocal Stereotypes

After a breakup with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe went on a journey of self-discovery and curiosity regarding his voice and why some men, mostly gay, have effeminate voices. In his first documentary, Do I Sound Gay?, which expands to more theaters this weekend, David visits and interviews various coaches, a few linguists, family, frie…

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Ant-Man Stands Tall In The Marvel Universe

 
Synopsis: Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world. (Imdb)
 

 

If you thought The Guardians of the Galaxy was spectacular, Ant-…

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AMY: Reflective Winehouse Doc Honors Troubled Musician Beyond Headlines

 

Despite just two albums to her name Amy Winehouse is one of the biggest music icons in British history. With a voice oft described as a combination of Billy Holiday, Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan, Amy Winehouse was a pop star with soul; a once in two generational musical talent whose appeal crossed cultural and demographic bounda…

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Cartel Land: Gripping, Important Mexican Cartel Doc Transports Viewers

With unprecedented access, CARTEL LAND is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as “El Doctor,” leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent …

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September 9, 2004
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The Price of Going to the Movies: An Open Letter to the Theater Chains

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Dear good folks at corporate head offices around Canada and the U.S.: They say that the movies are magical. They extend our imaginations and at the same time bring our…

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September 9, 2004
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Beyond The Sea Trailer

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Kevin Spacey rules. A decent actor can look brilliant when in a great movie. But it takes someone really special to look great in a decent or bad film. Spacey…

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September 9, 2004
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Ashton Kutcher To Star In “Basic Instinct 2: Basically Stupid”

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I’m ready to rip my eyes out. The level off frustration in me is almost off the scales. Apparently Ashton Kutcher is set to appear opposite Sharon Stone in a…

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September 9, 2004
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Jesus Out Performs Gandalf in Video Sales

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I didn’t see this coming. Apparently opening week video sales of Passion of the Christ out did the same performance of The Lord of the Rings. Gibson’s film just seems…

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September 9, 2004
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The New “Rat Pack” – Stiller, Wilson, Wilson, Vaughn, Ferrell

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Something has evolved over the last couple of years. It started with Owen Willson and Ben Stiller appearing in a couple of films together. Zoolander (which I still think is…

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September 8, 2004
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The Life Aquatic Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

As if having Bill Murray in a comedy by himself isn’t enough… look at the cast in this film! Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Anjelica Huston, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum… WOW!…

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September 8, 2004
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Raider of the Lost Ark Special Edition DVD?

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Question: What do you get when you combine 2 of the greatest movie makers of our time (Steven Spielberg and George Lucas)? Answer: One of the greatest film series of…

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September 8, 2004
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Alec Baldwin Goes off on SAG and Movie Marketing

— Posted by Rodney

Alright, whatever little “credibility” I have is about to go right out the window. I AM A HUGE ALEC BALDWIN FAN. There, I said it. I always liked the guy…

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September 8, 2004
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Frank Darabont to Head Remake of “The Thing”

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The Sci-Fi channel has landed a good one. Apparently Sci-Fi is developing a 4 hour remake of The Thing. And who did they get to head the project? Frank Darabont….

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September 8, 2004
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Cellular Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

Remember back in the day when Kim Basinger was THE actress? Everything she touched was as hot as my ass (what can I say, I have a really nice ass….

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September 8, 2004
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Hulk 2

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I know I know I know… I’m one of the fe people who really enjoyed Hulk. It took a different approach to a comic movie than most. It focused more…

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September 8, 2004
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Aquaman The Movie

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If you’ve been reading The Movie Blog for any period of time, you probably know that I love my comic book movies (except Catwoman). Heck, I even enjoyed The Punisher…

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September 7, 2004
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It Looks Official. Joss Whedon to Direct X-Men 3

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There is a sense of saddness that comes with this story. If it is indeed true (and it looks like it is) it means that Singer is trully off the…

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September 7, 2004
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A Thought About Bubba

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Several months ago when I invited Bubba to join us on The Movie Blog, I had no idea of the impact he would have on our little site. His expertise…

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September 7, 2004
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Bubba Has Left The Building

— Posted by Rodney

Hey kids … Bubba here with what will be my final post on The Movie Blog. It’s been a fun ride these past few months but as things have really…

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September 7, 2004
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Underworld Producer Tom Rosenberg Talks New Title for Underworld 2

— Posted by Rodney

Found this Tom Rosenberg quote via the good folks at FilmRot.Com: “I think the real intense followers of the whole saga will really, really love the second one. It‚Äôs very…

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September 7, 2004
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X-Men 3 in Limbo

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Like most of you, I’ve been hearing a lot of conflicting reports about the status of X-Men 3. Some people say it’s already in the works and some people say…

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September 7, 2004
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Michael Moore Going for Best Picture

— Posted by Rodney

As we all know by now, Michael Moore LOVES attention. He’s just found a new way to get more of it too. It seems that Moore has decided to NOT…

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