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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August 22, 2004
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Whee! New Angry Kid Shorts Online!

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Though not technically a movie, per se, I feel it is my duty, my honor and my priviledge to inform you that Atom Films has posted what looks to be…

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August 22, 2004
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Bubba Reviews Takashi Miike’s Black Society Trilogy

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Ah, the wonders of small children with germs. My son was kind enough to pass along a wee bit of the flu which kept me from heading to work, thus…

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August 22, 2004
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Elektra Clips Online

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Wow. I’m surprised I beat John-boy, Jennifer Garner fetishist that he is, to this one. Comics 2 Film have linked to some footage from the upcoming Elektra – in glorious…

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August 22, 2004
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Brothers Grimm Delayed. Again.

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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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