Black Sea: An Entertaining, Gripping, and Preposterous Thriller

 

A suspenseful adventure thriller directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald, centering on a rogue submarine captain (two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law) who pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control onboard their clau…

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A Most Violent Year: Jessica Chastain Highlights An Aimless Movie

 

Set during the winter of 1981 — statistically one of the most crime-ridden of New York City’s history — A MOST VIOLENT YEAR is a drama following the lives of an immigrant and his family as they attempt to capitalize on the American Dream, while the rampant violence, decay, and corruption of the day drag them in and threaten to destroy al…

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Match: Patrick Stewart's Incredible Acting Departs From Sci-Fi Persona

Patrick Stewart gives a captivating performance in this witty, emotionally gripping adaptation of director Stephen Belber’s own Tony Award-nominated play. Stewart stars as Tobi, an eccentric, pot-smoking Manhattan ballet instructor whose quiet life is interrupted by the arrival of a young couple (Carla Gugino & Matthew Lillard) from Seattle…

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DVD Review: Gone Girl

 
Synopsis: With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent. (c) Imdb
 

 

There might not have been a more controversial and talked about movie in 2014 than Gone Girl. The film is now available on D…

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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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The Correct Opinion Ep. 10 talks Selma and Idris Elba as James Bond

 
The Movie Blog presents their official podcast, The Correct Opinion!
 
On this episode of The Correct Opinion:
 
Anthony, Ryan, Jim, and Kenny discuss Oscar worthy films, Selma, and Idris Elba as a possible James Bond.
 

 
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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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June 23, 2004
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Hey Look! They’ve Found a Way to Make Dungeons and Dragons 2 Even Worse Than the Original!

— Posted by John Campea

Oh man. I wouldn’t have thought it possible to make a worse film than the original Dungeons and Dragons but producer Joel Silver, God bless ‘im, has found a way….

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June 23, 2004
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Takashi Miike DVD Reviews and Giveaway Contest!

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Is it a review? Is it a contest? It’s both! Yessir, the good folks at Artsmagic have sent us some goodies and we’re passing the love along both in terms…

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June 22, 2004
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Release Date for Clone Wars on DVD?

— Posted by John Campea

This is pure rumor mongering, but I spotted another interesting note whilst perusing Digital Bits … they’ve had word that both seasons of the animated Clone Wars shorts will be…

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June 22, 2004
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Disney Delays Studio Ghibli Releases

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Is Michael Eisner picking a fight with yet another of Disney’s major feeder studios? Could be. According to The Digital Bits Disney has just indefinitely delayed the DVD releases of…

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June 22, 2004
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Takashi Miike + Takeshi Kitano = Bubba Filling His Pants

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, there’s next to nothing on the site so far and what’s there is in Japanese but this particular combination of talent has got me giddy with excitement. Japanese cult…

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June 22, 2004
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Miramax’s Shaolin Soccer DVD To Include Original Cantonese Version

— Posted by John Campea

Sigh. Why couldn’t they have just recognized that people wanted this in the first place rather than chopping a perfectly good film to bits? Apparently Miramax has taken out a…

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June 22, 2004
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Fahrenheit 9-11 Loses Rating Appeal

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The Hollywood Reporter is reporting (appropriately enough) that the MPAA appeals board has heard the arguments in the ratings appeal for Fahrenheit 9-11 and has re-affirmed their original decision. The…

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June 22, 2004
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Evil Dead 1&2: The Musical. No, Really. You Must See this.

— Posted by John Campea

Well folks. Here it is: My big regret. I was actually pretty excited to audition for this last year, but I couldn’t – but good grief, I should’ve anyway. Returning…

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June 22, 2004
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Wow, there’s a lot of you.

— Posted by John Campea

Well, we didn’t really expect it, but themovieblog was bumped off of the Internet for a wee while today because of bandwidth. Hang in there, we’ll look into it. We’ve…

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June 21, 2004
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Trailer for US Remake of The Grudge Online Now!

— Posted by John Campea

Whee! The trailer for the US remake of The Grudge is now online and it had me giggling like a little schoolgirl … I had huge hopes for this film…

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June 19, 2004
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The Terminal never really takes flight

— Posted by John Campea

When the 2 names at the top of a film are Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, you can be forgiven for going into it with perhaps unrealistic expectations. Such is…

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June 19, 2004
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Looks like Affleck is still Jack Ryan

— Posted by John Campea

It’s an unfortunate thing that when most of us think of Ben Affleck we instantly associate failures like Gigli or Pearl Harbor, or Forces of Nature. Yes, these movies were…

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June 18, 2004
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Artsmagic to Release Toshiaki Toyoda’s Nine Souls and Shinya Tsukamoto’s Bullet Ballet!

— Posted by John Campea

Hot diggity! If you’ve been paying close attention you know that I’ve been obsessing over a Japanese film called Nine Souls ever since I saw it at the Toronto Film…

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June 18, 2004
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George Romero’s Diamond Dead

— Posted by John Campea

I’ve actually known about this for a while, but for some reason it never occured to me to post anything, so thanks to Tracy for dropping a note and reminding…

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June 17, 2004
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Hellboy Has A Home!

— Posted by John Campea

Well boys and girls it’s been fun but all good things must come to an end. Such is life. And such is our Hellboy Giveaway Contest which has now come…

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June 17, 2004
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The Passion of Jim, Yes Jim. The Film is Short, as is my involvement.

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, I realize that this movie isn’t straight from the foreign depths of Asia or from the Press Junket of Lucasfilm – but it is in fact, a small film…

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June 16, 2004
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Early Errol Morris Films to Be Released on DVD Before the End of the Year!

— Posted by John Campea

Well, ask and thou shalt receive, I suppose … following a little exchange on one of our feedback threads wondering why Errol Morris’ early films hadn’t been released on DVD…

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June 16, 2004
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Taegukgi / Brotherhood Trailer and Website

— Posted by John Campea

I’ve been getting nothing but flack from this post – Let me make myself very clear before I start banning people who take it upon themselves to insult me: At…

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