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 19, 2004
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Japanese 2046 Website Online

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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.

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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.

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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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August 18, 2004
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Bubba Talks to Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost About Their Life Post-Shaun of the Dead …

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As the observant among you will have picked up from our ramblings farther down the page – what? you don’t check for new content several times a day? – the…

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August 18, 2004
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Open Water Review

— Posted by John Campea

Our good friend Big Bald Dave just sent in a review he wrote of Open Water for his lovely Imagine ‘Dat website. Does he like it? You bet. Read on…

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August 18, 2004
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David Boreanaz is brought to you today by the Number 4.

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David Boreanaz is drawing his line in the sand insisting that if he returns to the role of TV’s Angel, that it will have to be on the big screen….

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August 18, 2004
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Charlize Theron as Aeon Flux

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This is a match up that might just fall under the Catwoman category if its not done right. Hot Actress + Sexy Revealing Costume = Bad movie. Lets hope there…

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August 18, 2004
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Okay, Here’s a Casting Combo I Didn’t See Coming …

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Okay, I have no idea what this is about or what it looks like other than the few stills on the front page, but Survive Style 5 is a new…

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August 18, 2004
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Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead Press Tour Journal Online

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This is pretty sweet … Rogue Pictures has set up a message board / fan community for Shaun of the Dead online and director Edgar Wright – along with Simon…

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August 18, 2004
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But Will They star Jar Jar?

— Posted by John Campea

Why not … since I’m posting groundless rumors anyway I may as well just go ahead and post the big one that’s doing the rounds. TheForce.net just had some unidentified…

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August 18, 2004
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Bond Rumor of the Week …

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Last week all the buzz said Eric Bana would be the next Bond, this week the favored one is Julian McMahon, best known for his work on Nip/Tuck and also…

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August 18, 2004
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A Bevy of Stars Sign on for Jarmusch’s Latest …

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I’ve got to say that Jim Jarmusch is a very hit or miss director for me. His good stuff is undeniably the work of a genius – I’m still not…

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August 18, 2004
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Miike’s Young Thugs Coming From Artsmagic in October!

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Given how insanely prolific Japanese director Takashi Miike is it’s very unlikely that we’re ever going to see a complete catalog of his films on DVD over here simply because…

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August 18, 2004
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Complete Visions and Discovery Programs Announced For Toronto Film Festival

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The complete line ups for the Visions and Discovery Programs have been announced for this year’s edition of the Toronto Film Festival. There’s nothing that jumps out of the Discovery…

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August 18, 2004
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Life Aquatic Trailer Online!

— Posted by John Campea

Still looking for a way to rinse the sour taste that Alien Versus Predator left behind out of your mouth? How ’bout a trailer from a film maker named Anderson…

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August 18, 2004
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Some Rambling, Sleep Deprived, Alcohol Fueled Thoughts From Tonights Shaun of the Dead Advance Screening

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So, just got home from an advance screening of Shaun of the Dead – with director and stars in attendance – and here’s what I thought: First, great film. It…

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August 17, 2004
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More Stupidity From Miramax …

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Memo to Mr. Weinstein: That constricting feeling around your neck? Yeah, that’s your sphincter. Remove your head from your anus, Harvey. Trust us, it’s for your own good … What’s…

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August 17, 2004
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Incredible Still Shots From 2046

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I’ve gone on record a few times here saying that British ex-pat Christopher Doyle is hands down the best cinematographer working in Asia, if not the world. Want a good…

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