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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July 1, 2004
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Spiderman’s Biggest Fan – Sam Raimi

— Posted by John Campea

Yeah, g’head and say you saw it first but you didn’t. In 1967 there was a story in the SpiderMan comic (#50) called “Spiderman No More” in which Peter Parker…

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July 1, 2004
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Miike Madness At Artsmagic!

— Posted by John Campea

Well, it looks as though Artsmagic’s releases of Full Metal Yakuza and Sabu are just the tip of the iceberg as far as their relationship with Takashi Miike … coming…

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June 30, 2004
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John reviews Spider-Man 2

— Posted by John Campea

Cautiously optimistic. That’s the frame of mind that I went into Spider-Man 2 with. I LIKED the first Spider-Man, but I didn’t LOVE it. The advanced reviews of Spider-Man 2…

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June 30, 2004
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That’s a Whole Lotta Lizard

— Posted by John Campea

Wow. If you’ve an extra eight hundred dollars or so lying around and a major radioactive lizard fixation the good folks at Toho Studios have got a deal for you:…

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June 30, 2004
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New Casshern Review Up at Midnight Eye

— Posted by John Campea

Let me preface this by saying that nobody develops a foreign film fixation on the scale that I have without a LOT of help. I mean you have to have…

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June 29, 2004
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The Chicken Little Trailer: The Best Disney Can Do Without Pixar? Good Grief.

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, I realize that putting 2 Disney posts in a row (see below), you can get the idea that Disney’s business moves sorta bug me. And from that, some would…

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June 29, 2004
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Disney is Full of It

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, I’m not making political statements here, but let me get this straight: 1. Disney rejects and won’t distribute Fahrenheit 9-11 – “It has nothing to do with taking sides,…

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June 29, 2004
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Mike Judge Spills Details on His Next Film!

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, it’s a bit of a cult phenomenon and little known in the regular world but Mike Judge’s Office Space is a very, very funny movie. It’s Judge’s only move…

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June 29, 2004
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Blade Trinity Trailer Online

— Posted by John Campea

The title says it all really … here it is. I’ve enjoyed the first two Blade films but never because of Snipes’ performances. He’s solid but unspectacular in them. So…

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June 29, 2004
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Johnny Depp to Lend His Voice to The Corpse Bride!

— Posted by John Campea

Not a big surprise here considering Depp’s long standing relationship with Tim Burton, but Variety has just announced the first batch of voice talent confirmed for the Burton-produced stop motion…

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June 29, 2004
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Kamikaze Girls Trailer, Website and Review.

— Posted by John Campea

I meant to post something about this a good while ago when I first spotted the teaser online, but I never quite got around to it. Just stumbled across a…

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June 29, 2004
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Six Minutes of Footage From the Pang Brothers’ Recycle!

— Posted by John Campea

Man … very happy and very surprised to have come across this as one of the articles I read on Abnormal Beauty said this wasn’t even scheduled to begin filming…

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June 28, 2004
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Extended Hellboy Heading to Theaters Outside North America?

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June 28, 2004
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Trailer for Oxide Pang’s Abnormal Beauty Online!

— Posted by John Campea

Another find courtesy of the forums at KFC … The trailer for Oxide Pang’s new film Abnormal Beauty has just hit online and it looks incredible. The film is a…

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June 28, 2004
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Spiderman Release Date moved up

— Posted by John Campea

For those of you who may have missed it, the release date for Spiderman 2 was moved up from July 2nd (as advertised in the trailer) to June 30th (yes,…

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June 28, 2004
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Election Day in Canada

— Posted by John Campea

Even though this isn’t a movie related topic, being a Canadian based website I thought I would be remiss if I didn’t (don’t vote Conservative) at least mention the fact…

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June 27, 2004
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Bubba’s Fantasia Picks!

— Posted by John Campea

Never let it be said that we’re not responsive sorts around here. Gripe enough about something and we will generally try and respond. Fantasia has still not released the complete…

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June 27, 2004
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Fahrenheit 9/11 Takes Top Spot at the Box Office, Crushes Documentary Box Office Records in the Process …

— Posted by John Campea

This’ll be the last new Fahrenheit 9/11 post from me for a while, honest … Variety has just released their projected box office figures for this weekend and Michael Moore’s…

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