Mission Impossible Franchise Goes To New Extremes

 
Synopsis: Ethan and team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. (Imdb)
 

 

Tom Cruise just can’t let go of Ethan Hunt, rightfully so. In the fifth installment of the Mission Impossible …

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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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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!

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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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August 17, 2004
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Next Film From Shaun of the Dead Crew: Hot Fuzz?

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The UK’s Empire Online has just published a lengthy interview with Shaun of the Dead’s Edgar Wright about his next film in which Wright confirms that, along with his Shaun…

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August 17, 2004
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Release Date Set For The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

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According to The New Zealand Herald Disney has set a release date of December 9, 2005 for The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

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August 17, 2004
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Midnight Madness Program Will Be Announced Friday the 27th

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The program for this year’s Midnight Madness Program will be announced Friday August 27th at the Rue Morgue horror convention in Toronto. I’ll be there to grab all the details…

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August 17, 2004
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Coupland Coming to the Big Screen? Bliss!

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Okay, so when I’m not watching far too many films I tend to read far too many books. And when I read I really like to read Douglas Coupland. I…

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August 17, 2004
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John’s Without A Paddle Review

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Got invited to an advanced screening of Without a Paddle last night (ok, so I’m bragging a little, sue me), and expectations weren’t high. Although the previews have looked pretty…

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August 17, 2004
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Ash vs Freddy & Jason Talks Are Getting Friendlier

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About 8 microseconds ago, aintitcool.com posted an interesting little article on the negotiations between all of the appropriate Raimies (how do ya spell a plural “Raimi” anyway?) and “other people”….

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August 17, 2004
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Two Wonderful topics: 1) Corey Feldman and 2) Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!

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Allrighty! Here he is! The Frog Brother, the kid with the ear on Stand By Me, yes, that’s right, it’s Corey Feldman, and it’s not a surreal reality show OR…

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August 16, 2004
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Open Water’s Final Trailer and a Whole Lotta Facts.

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Extremely Limited release for the past week and a half (no Toronto… Grrrr) and this Friday, it’ll finally get screened in your city – what I’ve already called as what…

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August 16, 2004
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Carnivale Coming to DVD!

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Wanna know what to get your favorite Movie Blogger for Christmas? This’ll do nicely. If only they had Deadwood coming out at the same time … that’d be bliss …

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August 16, 2004
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Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg To Appear in New Romero Zombie Film!

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Thanks to the keen eye of regular reader Kelly Shaw I came across this article on Fangoria tipping us to the fact that Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg of Shaun…

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August 14, 2004
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Full Trailer For I Heart Huckabees Online. Yeah, I’m Sold.

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Like the title says, the trailer for David O Russell’s new film is online and looking amazing in a very absurd, existential sort of way. The cast is fantastic with…

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August 14, 2004
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Early Review From A Test Screening of The Grudge

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Creature Corner has just run a lengthy, detailed and massively positive review of Takashi Shimizu’s The Grudge – a remake of his own Japanese film Juon – and it’s totally…

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August 14, 2004
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Taxi – Who on earth thought this was a good idea?

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Does one really need to see anything else in a trailer or poster for a movie that includes the phrase “Starring Jimmy Fallon” to know beyond a shadow of a…

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