Why Film Geeks Should See Ex Machina Before Avengers: Age of Ultron

 

Earning fantastic reviews and sensational word-of-mouth during its limited release, Ex Machina plans to expand during these next few weekends in additional cities. The latest science fiction movie has a numerous amount of potential to connect with audiences including an original premise, an emerging filmmaker, a sleek look, effective …

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Ex Machina explores the suspenseful morality of A.I.

 
Synopsis: A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.

 

 

The concept of Artificial Intelligence has been done so many times in film. Whether it be a destructive force like Terminator or a so…

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Director Sara Colangelo on what inspired her to make Little Accidents

 

 

Jim: Hi Sara.

 
Sara: Hey, how are you?
 

Jim: I’m great. So, I saw that you wrote and directed the movie, how did you come up with the idea for this film?

 
Sara: I had made a short film of the same title, it was at Sundance in 2010. It was set in a completely different world, it was set in my…

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Batman V Superman Official Teaser

I’m torn about this teaser. On one hand, I know this is just a teaser and the movie is a year away. They can only reveal, but so much, at this point and time. However, the fan boy inside of me hates this teaser WITH a passion. I wasn’t excited at all. To be completely truthful, I was mostly bored. What I despise most is the tone of the teaser. It’s…

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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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July 1, 2004
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A Record Made is a Record Broken.

— Posted by John Campea

Well it’s not like there was any doubt that Spiderman 2 would clean up at the box office, but this is still pretty impressive: Spidey’s single day take for Wednesday?…

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July 1, 2004
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Update on the Delayed Studio Ghibli DVD Releases …

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I promised to keep you updated on the status of Disney’s delayed DVD releases for Nausicaa, Proco Rosso and My Neighbor Totoro and true to my word, here it is:…

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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?

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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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