The Small and Intimate Madison Wizard World Comic Con

The Wizard World Comic Con is a year round comic convention that makes stops all around-the country. Last month it made a stop in Madison Wisconsin. I was on hand to cover the event and the following are some of what I experienced…

 

 

After previously attending the popular Wizard World Chicago Comic Con that falls in Aug…

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DVD Review: Birdman

 

 
Synopsis: A washed-up actor, who once played an iconic superhero, battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself in the days leading up to the opening of his Broadway play. (c)Imdb
 

 

The movie of the year is finally out for everyone to see on DVD and Blu-ray. After sweeping th…

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What We Do In The Shadows is One of 2015's Funniest Movies

 

WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS chronicles the adventures of four vampire roommates trying to get by in a modern world that’s not always hospitable to the undead. Clement and Waititi, creators of the HBO hit series “Flight of the Conchords,” co-wrote, co-directed, and co-star in this hilarious send-up in which an endearingly unhip quartet of …

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The Correct Opinion Ep. 11 talks Oscars and Spider-Man

 
The Movie Blog presents their official podcast, The Correct Opinion!
 
On this episode of The Correct Opinion:
 
Anthony, Ryan, Jim, and Kenny discuss Oscar nominations, Spider-Man going to the Avengers, and…Gotham.
 

 
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McFarland, USA: An All-American Disney Tale Filled With Triumph

 

Synopsis: A former football coach transforms a small-town high school cross-country team into the best team in the state. 

 

 

Disney does it again. McFarland, USA is a triumphant real-life story brought to the big screen by Disney. It’s a story based around a down on his luck coach, that finds a coaching/teachi…

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Song of the Sea: Enchanting Oscar Nominated Film Won Me Over

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated “The Secret of Kells” comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, “Song of the Sea” tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their …

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Review: Fists 2 Fists 2: Weapon of Choice

 

 

Fist 2 Fist 2 is an ambitious all-around attempt for Jino Kang. The movie is not to be confused with a previous Jino Kang film named Fist 2 Fist. Fist 2 Fist 2, is a different movie from the previously mentioned one, it’s NOT a sequel.

 

Jack “The Ghost” Lee has a special set of skills. No, not quite Liam Nees…

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Fifty Shades had potential but gave into audiences' sexual desires

 
Synopsis: Literature student Anastasia Steele’s life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey.
 

 
Everyone has been anticipating Fifty Shades of Grey due to the popularity of the book series and their risque subject matter. The film is very much adapted from the books from the cha…

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TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT: Marion Cotillard's Outstanding Oscar Worthy Performance

Sandra (Cotillard) has just been released from the hospital to find that she no longer has a job. According to management, the only way Sandra can hope to regain her position at the factory is to convince her co-workers to sacrifice their much-needed yearly bonuses. Now, over the course of one weekend, Sandra must confront each co-worker in…

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DVD Review: Nightcrawler

 

 

Jake Gyllenhaal doesn’t take no for an answer in Nightcrawler. Currently available on Blu-ray, DVD, and VOD everywhere.

 

In one of his finest performances to date, Gyllenhaal, transforms himself into a neurotic crash chaser Lou Bloom. Lou is a modern young guy who finds himself on the unfortunate end of the j…

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April 6, 2004
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Wilbur Wants His DVD

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, I know we’ve got at least one Brit reading this thing regularly, so David, this one’s for you … Before I latched on to my current Japanese movie fetish…

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April 6, 2004
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Grease 3?

— Posted by John Campea

Ok, I have no idea of what to think of this. Apparently Olivia Newton-John and Hugh Jackman are going to be in Grease 3. it looks like going without Travolta….

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April 3, 2004
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Hellboy

— Posted by John Campea

So I woke up on April Fools day to find that my fiance Amanda had fallen in love with someone else. HELLBOY! She was spouting off trivia about the making…

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April 2, 2004
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It’s Official … Shaolin Soccer Got Chopped …

— Posted by John Campea

So, the early reviews for Shaolin Soccer are out and almost universally positive (check here for a good cross section) but it’s also confirmed that Miramax has done a pretty…

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April 2, 2004
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New Screen Shots From Casshern!

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At the very top of the list of films I’m looking forward to right now is Casshern, a Japanese sci-fi flick that hits theaters in Japan in late April. The…

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April 1, 2004
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Goodbye garbage weather.

— Posted by John Campea

I’m leaving for the Dominican Republic now. I’ll be back later. With a tan. I hereby pass the blogging ball to one of our other bloggers for 9 days. I’ll…

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April 1, 2004
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More Hellboy on DVD!

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April 1, 2004
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Trailer for Oxide Pang’s Tesseract Finally hits Online

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Been waiting for this for a while … a trailer for Oxide (The Eye, Bangkok Dangerous) Pang’s The Tesseract has finally hit online. It’s on the Japanese site for the…

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April 1, 2004
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Hell is Officially frozen: Battlefield earth 2 somehow got a green light.

— Posted by John Campea

Whoa whoa, stop the horses….. Someone just lost their job. I’m sure, any day now, whoever is in charge and has been taking a vacation so he can cheat on…

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March 31, 2004
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Pictures of the Batman Begins Batmobile. Sure ain’t flimsy.

— Posted by John Campea

Well, if you’ve ever said to yourself: “Self, if I ever become a superhero, my vehicle isn’t going to be a flashy, flimsy yuppy style slick-mobile, I’m gonna have a…

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March 31, 2004
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Infernal Affairs’ Chopping Block Begins for US Release.

— Posted by John Campea

Sigh. Shoulda seen nonsense like this coming. First off, I must accept that these very well could be turned into good things, but I doubt it. So far. For those…

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March 30, 2004
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Spider-Man 2 Clips and behind-the-scenes stuff!

— Posted by John Campea

Oh, this’ll be really quick… but in case you’re getting ansy in yer pantsy waiting for the full Trailer of Spiderman 2 to be released, Sony has been kind enough…

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March 30, 2004
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Calcium Kid Trailer: HEY LADIES! ORLANDO BLOOM WITH NO SHIRT ON!!!

— Posted by John Campea

Ah yes…..The words “Orlando Bloom Topless…” I can see the quivering fingers of horny teenaged girls sending the web hits into the stratosphere already. I actually have no idea if…

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March 30, 2004
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Jack Black Slated for Peter Jackson’s King Kong

— Posted by John Campea

Well colour me stinky. If this film isn’t gettin’ funner and funner. Jack Black has currently snagged the part of Carl Denham, a reporter in the mighty Peter Jackson‘s casting…

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March 29, 2004
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Disney Tackles Toy Story 3 All By Itself.

— Posted by John Campea

Did you ever see Freaky Friday? Either one of them? Or any other “take on someone else’s responsibility” type movies? You know the routine: the person with the big ego,…

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March 29, 2004
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Sir Peter Ustinov dies

— Posted by John Campea

It is a sad day for any serious fan of film. One of the truly great actors of our time has passed away. Sir Peter Ustinov died Sunday night of…

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March 28, 2004
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Shaolin Soccer FINALLY Hitting Theaters …

— Posted by John Campea

Well kids, it only took Miramax a few years and more release dates than I care to count but it looks like Steven Chow’s hilarious kung fu action comedy Shaolin…

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March 26, 2004
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Have You Seen This Man? If So, Slap Him and Tell Him to Stop Writing Screenplays!

— Posted by John Campea

Can someone please expain to me how exactly Stephen King keeps landing scriptwriting jobs? I just checked the IMDB and according to them he’s got eighty one writing credits to…

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