DVD Review: Birdman

 

 
Synopsis: A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of his Broadway play. (c)Imdb
 

 

The movie of the year is finally out for everyone to see on DVD and Blu-ray. After sweeping th…

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What We Do In The Shadows is One of 2015's Funniest Movies

 

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that’s not always hospitable to the undead. Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series “Flight of the Conchords,” co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up in which an endearingly unhip quartet of …

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The Correct Opinion Ep. 11 talks Oscars and Spider-Man

 
The Movie Blog presents their official podcast, The Correct Opinion!
 
On this episode of The Correct Opinion:
 
Anthony, Ryan, Jim, and Kenny discuss Oscar nominations, Spider-Man going to the Avengers, and…Gotham.
 

 
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McFarland, USA: An All-American Disney Tale Filled With Triumph

 

Synopsis: A former football coach transforms a small-town high school cross-country team into the best team in the state. 

 

 

Disney does it again. McFarland, USA is a triumphant real-life story brought to the big screen by Disney. It’s a story based around a down on his luck coach, that finds a coaching/teachi…

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Song of the Sea: Enchanting Oscar Nominated Film Won Me Over

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated “The Secret of Kells” comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, “Song of the Sea” tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their …

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Review: Fists 2 Fists 2: Weapon of Choice

 

 

Fist 2 Fist 2 is an ambitious all-around attempt for Jino Kang. The movie is not to be confused with a previous Jino Kang film named Fist 2 Fist. Fist 2 Fist 2, is a different movie from the previously mentioned one, it’s NOT a sequel.

 

Jack “The Ghost” Lee has a special set of skills. No, not quite Liam Nees…

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Fifty Shades had potential but gave into audiences' sexual desires

 
Synopsis: Literature student Anastasia Steele’s life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.
 

 
Everyone has been anticipating Fifty Shades of Grey due to the popularity of the book series and their risque subject matter. The film is very much adapted from the books from the cha…

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TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT: Marion Cotillard's Outstanding Oscar Worthy Performance

Sandra (Cotillard) has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. Now, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker in…

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DVD Review: Nightcrawler

 

 

Jake Gyllenhaal doesn’t take no for an answer in Nightcrawler. Currently available on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD everywhere.

 

In one of his finest performances to date, Gyllenhaal, transforms himself into a neurotic crash chaser Lou Bloom. Lou is a modern young guy who finds himself on the unfortunate end of the j…

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Dual Review: A Walk Among The Tombstones

 

 
Matt Scudder is a former cop now a private eye. He is asked by a drug dealer to find the men who kidnapped his wife. It seems like they killed her even after he paid them. Scudder refuses. But the man later goes to see him and tells him how his wife was killed. Scudder takes the job. He does some research and thinks the me…

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July 1, 2004
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The Movie Blog One Year Anniversary

— Posted by John Campea

The month of July marks the 1 year anniversary of The Movie Blog (actual date is July 24th). I can’t believe it’s been a year. I was sitting in my…

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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?

— Posted by John Campea
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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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