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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May 19, 2004
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Around the World in 80 Days, The Village TV Spots and Arthur Trailer #2

— Posted by John Campea

Well, Bubba is still hard at work even though he’s elsewhere in world… Apparently, he’s been chatting with a few important people that know more than we do as far…

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May 18, 2004
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LOTR: Return of the King Screening. Outside and Free.

— Posted by John Campea

Okay sure, it’s a big corporate attention grabber so people will flood the store to buy the DVD once the movie is finished, but it’s still a great movie, and…

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May 18, 2004
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Ocean’s 12 Teaser Trailer and the Frustrations Thereof.

— Posted by John Campea

As opposed to the post below, this is something I really HATE. I really liked Ocean’s 11, I thought it was well done. Didn’t make me wet my object of…

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May 18, 2004
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Got a Sec? Here’s 10 minutes of the new Harry Potter.

— Posted by John Campea

I’m actually kinda liking this trend that seems to be building a wee bit. Studios releasing a chunk of their film to the Internet to wet the whistles of those…

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May 18, 2004
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Fahrenheit 9/11 brings Cannes to a standing ovation

— Posted by John Campea

Let it be known: Fahrenheit 9/11 is damn good. So much so in fact, the audience at Cannes, the birthplace of future films and filmmakers, stood and cheered for 15…

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May 17, 2004
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The ‘Undertaking Betty’ Trailer Challenge…

— Posted by John Campea

Okay kids, here’s today’s fun game: First, click this and start watching the trailer for “Undertaking Betty”. Second, try not to laugh at Christopher Walken screaming his head off. As…

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May 16, 2004
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Bubba Has Left The Country. Or At Least He Will Soon.

— Posted by John Campea

Hey there boys and girls … I’m heading to Chicago for a week so the Bubba-related traffic will be drying up around here for the next week. It’s not that…

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May 15, 2004
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Most Pointless Lawsuit Ever.

— Posted by John Campea

It is to laugh … Sylvester Stallone is suing MGM films. And why? For blocking his attempts to make Rocky 6 and – get this – a Rocky Broadway musical….

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May 15, 2004
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Eddie Izzard Documentary in the Works!

— Posted by John Campea

Oooh … surprised this is the first I’ve heard of this, but Variety is reporting that British comedian Eddie Izzard is shopping a documentary of his life and career at…

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May 15, 2004
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Lion’s Gate Bringing More J-Horror to Our Shores

— Posted by John Campea

Bubba’s a happy boy. I first read about Japanese producer Taka Ichise’s plans to make a six short film horror collection a while ago but figured it’d never make it…

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May 14, 2004
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Don Coscarelli Talks Bubba Ho Tep Sequel Action!

— Posted by John Campea

Man, I hope Coscarelli’s not just messing with us with this one, but Fangoria is reporting that Coscarelli and Bruce Campbell are talking about a possible sequel to Bubba Ho-Tep…

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May 14, 2004
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Constantine Teaser Online

— Posted by John Campea

Found this one thanks to the good folks over at CHUD … Of all the comic book flicks in the works these days one of the most surprising to me…

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May 14, 2004
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Whee! Full Incredibles Trailer Online Now!

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, the early teaser for The Incredibles – the new flick from Pixar, directed by the man behind The Iron Giant – had me giggling like a little girl and…

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May 13, 2004
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Duck and Cover! It’s a Sign of The Coming Apocaplypse!

— Posted by John Campea

Wow. Has Terry Gilliam finally shaken his curse? After years of having film projects fall apart on him at the last minute The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that not only…

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May 13, 2004
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Michael Eisner: Not So Bright

— Posted by John Campea

Pardon me if I sound a little smug about this, it’s just that I am … Last week I threw a little comment onto the Michael Moore / Disney thread…

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May 10, 2004
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Super Size Me: The Most fun you’ll have watching a guy nearly kill himself.

— Posted by John Campea

Well, it’s easily the hottest documentary in current circulation .. until Fahrenheit 9/11 takes over the world at least. It’s the story of a man. A simple Man. He’s curious…

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May 9, 2004
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But Will it Star a Culkin?

— Posted by John Campea

Another one to make you scratch your head and make you say “huh?” Variety is reporting that Warner Brothers has acquired rights to adapt a film version of Jonathan Larson’s…

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May 9, 2004
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Some Details, With a Healthy Dose of Confusion, on X Men 3

— Posted by John Campea

SciFi.com is reporting that the third X Men film has received the official green light and is currently slated to begin filming in June 2005, aiming for a May 2006…

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