A Buddy Comedy that's Relevant and Fun

 

 
Synopsis: Four longtime friends set out on a journey throughout New York City attempting to regain control of their lives. 
 

Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs know what being friends is all about. Not only did they write and direct Growing Up and Other Lies together, but the latter stars in the film. Joining Jacobs…

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Star War: Force Awakens Official Teaser #2

What do you want me to say? This teaser is critic proof from beginning to end. But, to avoid being biased, I’ll say something unfavorable. John Boyega has to keep his mouth closed. Every scene he’s is in, it’s open. That’s the best I have. Anything else would be an absolute lie. Luke Skywalker’s monologue throughout the teaser is perfect . The cras…

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Which Films Will Dominate The Box Office in 2015?

With superhero films dominating the industry at the moment, many can speculate as to which films will be successful in this arena. In 2014, studios saw that the superhero genre was lucrative but still had their doubts. Captain America: The Winter Soldier was an expected victory given The Avengers’ success and X-Men: Days of Future Past was inte…

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Kingsman: The Secret Service Movie Review


Director: Matthew Vaughn
Writers: Jane Goldman and Matthew Vaughn
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Starring: Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Strong, Taron Egerton, and Michael Caine

Matthew Vaughn has crossed the threshold and gained the prestigious title as one of my top 10 directors out right now. I’m a big fan of his style. It can o…

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DVD Review of Wild: A Wild Journey that Doesn't Excite

 

Synopsis: A woman takes a 1,100 mile hike down the PCT in order to deal with a personal issue. 

 

 

Wild isn’t as wild as the title suggests. It’s rather more mundane. Based on a memoir by Cheryl Strayed, who experienced the events depicted in the movie. I could see how this was worth being made into a book, tho…

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While We're Young Exposes Generational Divide for Laughs, Drama

 

 
Noah Boaumbach’s comedy While We’re Young stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as Josh and Cornelia, a childless New York married couple in their mid-forties. As their other friends all start having children, the couple gravitates toward a young hipster couple named Jamie (Adam Driver) and Darby (Amanda Seyfried). He’s an asp…

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The Compelling Italian Movie Black Souls is a Must See

BLACK SOULS (“Anime Nere”) is a gripping morality tale of violence begetting violence in rural Calabria, that takes us on a journey into the dark and sinister world of the real-life mafia (‘Ndrangheta) in Southern Italy. Based upon the actual events described in Gioacchino Criaco’s novel of the same name, Black Souls vividly brings to life the …

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7 SXSW 2015 Movies That Need Distribution NOW!

I watched quite a few movies during the SXSW Film Festival. One of the most rewarding and challenging experiences is falling in love with a movie that doesn’t have a distribution deal. It is rewarding because you were able to see it. However, the challenging aspect is not knowing when it will be released. A good movie you have to wait to see again …

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Broken Horses Is All About Brotherly Love

 
Synopsis: The bonds of brotherhood, the laws of loyalty, and the futility of violence in the shadows of the US Mexico border gang wars. (c)Imb
 

 

Broken Horses is the first American film by famed Indian director Vidhu Chopra. He does a respectable job in his first attempt at American cinema.

 

The theme …

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Musical Chairs of Hope

 

Synopsis: When, Mia, a dance teacher, lands in the hospital after an accident, Armando, a would-be dancer who admires her from afar, persuades her to train for an upcoming wheelchair ballroom dancing contest. (c)IMDB

 

 

For whatever reason I had this movie pegged wrong. It’s evident from the title that Musical …

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July 18, 2004
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A Brief, But Very Sweet, Interview With Robert Rodriguez About Sin City

— Posted by John Campea

The good folks at Aint It Cool have just posted a short, but tantalizing, with Robert Rodriguez about his soon to release adaptation of Frank Miller’s Sin City. I have…

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July 17, 2004
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Bubba Interviews TIFF Midnight Madness Programmer Colin Geddes!

— Posted by John Campea

One of the things that separates the Toronto International Film Festival from other festivals worldwide is its steadfast refusal to lock themselves into any particular box. While some festivals focus…

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July 16, 2004
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Shark Tale

— Posted by John Campea

Dreamworks Pictures is set to release SharkTale and the trailer is now available from the official website. I found the button on the main page wasn’t working, so you have…

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July 16, 2004
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Mean Creek and its trailer. When Stand by Me Goes Horribly, Horribly Wrong.

— Posted by John Campea

If you took the happiness of Requiem for a Dream, and crammed it into the wonder of ‘youthful outdoor exploration’, you may end up with something that looks an awful…

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July 16, 2004
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The Last Unconquered Battle Ground: Truth. Enter Documentaries.

— Posted by John Campea

It all starts here: “Get outta the front seat, I was there first!” “No you weren’t” “Yes I was…” …..And: Repeat. Fast forward a couple scores and we still haven’t…

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July 16, 2004
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Jack Black is Green Lantern. Let the Black/Green Jokes begin.

— Posted by John Campea

Now, they don’t list a source for this currently, but here, aintitcool.com is saying that Jack Black is slated to be the Green Lantern. Warner Bros. is controlling how this…

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July 16, 2004
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New Sky Captain Trailer and Footage Online!

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, this has been posted all over the net already, but it’s so good it definitely bears repeating. There’s a new trailer for Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow,…

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July 16, 2004
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Serenity Animated Prequel? A Live Action Trilogy?

— Posted by John Campea

Some interesting news from the set of the Serenity movie … for those who don’t know Serenity is the feature film adaptation of Joss Whedon’s stellar (bad pun. bad, bad…

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July 16, 2004
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Trailer for Jet Li’s Danny The Dog Online

— Posted by John Campea

Of the work that Jet Li has done outside of China the best stuff has surprisingly come not from the US but from France in his work for Luc Besson’s…

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July 15, 2004
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I, Robot reviews

— Posted by John Campea

Love or hate Will Smith, one has to admit that from time to time he can bring some pretty entertaining characters to life on the screen (I‚Äôm not a big…

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July 15, 2004
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Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2. This is not a Joke. There’s a Trailer to prove it.

— Posted by John Campea

One of the worst movie-related experiences my eyes have been scathed by was, now try and imagine this for a second – being practically FORCED to watch Baby Geniuses -TWICE-…

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July 15, 2004
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Trailer for New Chan Wook Park Film Online!

— Posted by John Campea

Now here’s a project I’ve been aching to see ever since I first heard of it … it doesn’t take a genius to recognize that Asian horror films are a…

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July 15, 2004
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New Film From Director of Ong Bak!

— Posted by John Campea

No, it doesn’t star Tony Jaa but here’s a little something from Thailand to carry you over until his next flick is ready … Born to Fight is the latest…

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July 14, 2004
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Uncut Hero Hits DVD in China July 16th!

— Posted by John Campea

I’m still looking for some details on this, but it looks as though the uncut version of Hero is finally hitting DVD in mainland China on July 16th. It’s been…

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July 14, 2004
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We Have A Winner!

— Posted by John Campea

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the polls have closed, a ton of entries were submitted and we have ourselves a winner for our Takashi Miike DVD contest. Thanks to everyone who…

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July 14, 2004
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Some Films Announced for Toronto Film Festival!

— Posted by John Campea

Yeah, what I said yesterday about not expecting to see a list of films for the Toronto Film Festival until August? Yeah, ignore that. The full list may not be…

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July 13, 2004
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Some Tidbits on The Man With the Screaming Brain!

— Posted by John Campea

I looked for a pretty picture for this, honest I did, but there just don’t seem to be any out there. Alas. I posted a while back about The Man…

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July 13, 2004
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Six Minute Steamboy Trailer Online!

— Posted by John Campea

Yeah, I know I’ve already posted a bunch about this film but what can I say, I’m looking forward to it. Six minutes of footage from Steamboy – the new…

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“Dear Lillian, soon I hope to take you on a Caribbean cruise, where we can hold hands on a soft summer's evening and watch that old Jamaican moon. Why that old Jamaican will be mooning us, I have no idea.”

— John Turturro as Roland T. Flakfizer from Brain Donors, 1992

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