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 14, 2004
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An Old-School Spook Movie. A Very Good One in fact.

— Posted by John Campea

Well, it *is* Friday the 13th, right? (Well, it was when I started writing this) So I’m gonna give up a little write-up on one of my favourite horror/suspense films….

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August 14, 2004
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John’s Review of AVP ‚Äì It didn’t suck

— Posted by John Campea

Ok, I know all the critics are ripping this film to shreads. I can already feel the pressure to give a SERIOUSLY negative review. But screw it, I’m gonna tell…

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August 13, 2004
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Early Reviews are In On Alien Versus Predator And It Aint Pretty …

— Posted by John Campea

It’s early yet but some of the major critics are starting to weigh in on Alien Versus Predator and the ratings are coming in even lower than they did for…

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August 13, 2004
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Danny The Dog Will Be Released By Rogue Pictures As Unleashed in 2005

— Posted by John Campea

Danny the Dog, the impressive looking Jet Li / Bob Hoskins / Morgan Freeman flick starring Li as an imprisoned and emotionally stunted pit fighter will get a North American…

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August 13, 2004
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I Heart Huckabees Website Online

— Posted by John Campea

Of the gala presentations at this year’s Toronto Film Festival David Russell’s I Heart Huckabees is one of the most intriguing. Check out the Festival-provided synopsis: I ♥ HUCKABEES begins…

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August 13, 2004
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Seven Minutes Of Without A Paddle Online

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, I posted a little something about the solid trailer for the Matthew Lillard / Seth Green / Dax Shepard comedy a while back so it caught my eye when…

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August 13, 2004
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Bring on the Jihad …

— Posted by John Campea

Oh, my. Sometimes I just have to wonder what people are thinking when they make a film and Ridley Scott’s latest is one of those times. Scott’s next film, Kingdom…

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August 13, 2004
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A Pair of Interesting Joss Whedon Rumors …

— Posted by John Campea

A pair of interesting Whedon-related articles appeared on SciFi.com today … In the first Whedon lets it be known that while he is still interested in pursuing those rumored Buffy-verse…

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August 13, 2004
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Who’s been a naughty boy? Tom Sizemore has!

— Posted by John Campea

There are certain guys that you can just always count on for certain roles. Tom Sizemore is one of these guys. However, at the same time, he doesn‚Äôt strike me…

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August 13, 2004
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Scene From Blade: Trinity Online at Maxim

— Posted by John Campea

Have I mentioned that it’s quarter after five in the morning and I’m dead tired. I hate my life. Here. Watch Jessica Biel kill some bad guys.

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August 13, 2004
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Teaser Trailer for Steven Chow’s Kung Fu Hustle Online

— Posted by John Campea

It’s way too early and I’m way too tired to think of anything clever to say or to even bother to post a picture. It’s Chow’s follow up to Shaolin…

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August 12, 2004
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Jude Law Wants In On The Watchmen!

— Posted by John Campea

Sweet Jeebus! Jude Law as Ozymandius! He wants to do it! I mean, he REALLY wants to do it! Why isn’t this contract signed yet!?!? Sign it NOW!! Now, dammit,…

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August 12, 2004
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Hey! Twentieth Century Fox thinks we’re worth scamming!

— Posted by John Campea

For those of you who didn‚Äôt notice this already, in Bubba‚Äôs post about the cancellation of the advanced screenings of Alien Vs Predator, ‚Äúsomeone‚Äù left a comment saying they saw…

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August 12, 2004
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New Egoyan Film Shooting In Toronto This Month

— Posted by John Campea

Atom Egoyan is one of my homeland’s finest cinematic exports with the likes of The Sweet Hereafter and Felicia’s Journey drawing major acclaim worldwide. Following a brief flirtation with directing…

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August 12, 2004
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Last Life in the Universe and Bright Future to Hit DVD in 2005

— Posted by John Campea

Just a quick follow up to the gushing article I wrote about these films here … the folks at Palm have confirmed that both Last Life in the Universe and…

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August 12, 2004
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Sofia Coppola Tackles Marie Antoinette. I Know How This One’s Going to End.

— Posted by John Campea

After a pair of critically acclaimed ultra-low budget indie films – The Virgin Suicides and Lost In Translation – Sofia Coppola is making the jump to big budget studio fare,…

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August 12, 2004
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MI:3 Bumped Back, War of the Worlds on the Fast Track

— Posted by John Campea

Well, the mission may not be impossible, but it is at least proving difficult enough that the producers have stuck it on the back burner for the time being. Word…

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August 11, 2004
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Wow. Who says movies don’t influence people

— Posted by John Campea

So a guy who got off scott-free for killing his girlfriend saw “The Passion” and decided to confess. Ummm… wow. A man who said Mel Gibson ‘s film “The Passion…

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