Review: Cake

 
Synopsis: Claire becomes fascinated by the suicide of a woman in her chronic pain support group while grappling with her own, very raw personal tragedy. (c) Imdb

 

 

When the 2015 Oscar nominations were made, Jennifer Aniston’s name has been floated as a major snub. Cake, opening nationwide on January 23rd, will giv…

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Mike Leigh's Mr. Turner A Magnificent, Yet Boring Art Film

 

This film explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in …

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Review: Little Accidents

 

 

 
 

Synopsis: In a small American town still living in the shadow of a terrible coal mine accident, the disappearance of a teenage boy draws together a surviving miner, the lonely wife of a mine executive, and a local boy in a web of secrets. (Imdb)
 

 

First time director Sara Colangelo mi…

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American Sniper is an Exceptional War Epic

 

Synopsis: Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle’s pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

 

 

We’ve all seen many war films as they seem to be a staple for …

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Blackhat: Michael Mann and Chris Hemsworth's Disappointing Generic Computer Thriller

Set within the world of global cybercrime, Legendary’s Blackhat follows a furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta.

 

Michael Mann’s generic foray into crafting a meaningful and interesting computer hacking Internation…

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Rory Kennedy Discusses Her Oscar Nominated Last Days of Vietnam

Synopsis: During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempted to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confronted a moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate only U.S. citizens or risk being charged wit…

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Interview: Inherent Vice actor Michael Cotter

 

Inherent Vice opens in theaters on January 9th. I got a chance to talk with one of the actors in the film, Michael Cotter, who plays Rhus Frothingham. We discussed the movie, as well as the cult-hit Dylan Dog.

 

 

Jim: Hey Michael, glad we get to catch up. Wanted to start out with Inherent Vice, what was the process…

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Paul Thomas Anderson's Zany Inherent Vice is a Densely Constructed Masterpiece

 

“Inherent Vice,” is the seventh feature from Paul Thomas Anderson and the first ever film adaption of a Thomas Pynchon novel. When private eye Doc Sportello’s ex-old lady suddenly out of nowhere shows up with a story about her current billionaire land developer boyfriend whom she just happens to be in love with, and a plot by his wife a…

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Ava DuVernay's Masterful Selma is the Timely Movie America Needs

SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson (Tom Wilkinson) signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965,…

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Interview: Inherent Vice actress Delaina Mitchell

 

Inherent Vice is hitting theaters nationwide on January 9th. I got a chance to speak to Delaina Mitchell, who plays the wife of Josh Brolin in the film. I spoke to Delaina about Inherent Vice, and Vanilla Sky among other things.

 

 

JIM: What’s it like to be part of a film like Inherent Vice?

 
DELAINA: I’m…

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January 5, 2015
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Babadook Filmmaker Jennifer Kent Prefers Storytelling Over Scares

— Posted by Kenny Miles

With very few movies in her career, filmmaker Jennifer Kent has crafted greatness that most directors will never achieve in an entire body of work with her new horror movie…

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January 5, 2015
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Keep On Keepin’ On: Music Doc with Strong Oscar Buzz Comes Home to Denver

— Posted by Kenny Miles

Shot over the course of five years by first time filmmaker Al Hicks, KEEP ON KEEPIN’ ON depicts the remarkable story of 93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry. A living monument…

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January 5, 2015
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Kenny’s Top Ten Best Movies List for 2014

— Posted by Kenny Miles

At the Movie Blog, we strive to cover films and watch as many movies as possible. It was impossible to see everything from 2014. I attended a few film festivals…

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December 31, 2014
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Review: The Interview

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

      Dave Skylark and producer Aaron Rapoport run the celebrity tabloid show “Skylark Tonight.” When they land an interview with a surprise fan, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un,…

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December 26, 2014
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The Correct Opinion Ep. 9 talks Oscar traction with Kenny Miles!

— Posted by Ryan

  The Movie Blog presents their official podcast, The Correct Opinion!   On this episode of The Correct Opinion:   Anthony, Jim, and Kenny discuss Oscar traction, The Interview and…

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December 26, 2014
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Trailer: Chris Hemsworth re-teams with Ron Howard for “In the Heart of the Sea”

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    In the winter of 1820, the New England whaling ship Essex was assaulted by something no one could believe: a whale of mammoth size and will, and an…

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December 26, 2014
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Trailer: The Longest Ride

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to…

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December 26, 2014
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Trailer: DO YOU BELIEVE?

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    DO YOU BELIEVE? follows a group of lost souls, all searching for something more in life. When their lives unexpectedly cross paths, they begin to discover there is…

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December 26, 2014
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Teaser Trailer: Entourage

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  ENTOURAGE, the much-anticipated big-screen version of the award-winning hit HBO series, reunites the show’s original cast, led by Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara and Jeremy Piven….

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December 26, 2014
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New trailer offers us ‘Focus’

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    Will Smith stars as Nicky, a seasoned master of misdirection who becomes romantically involved with novice con artist Jess (Margot Robbie). As he’s teaching her the tricks of…

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December 25, 2014
Genre: Biography | Drama | Sport  
Directed by: Angelina Jolie
Starring: Jack O'Connell, Takamasa Ishihara, Domhnall Gleeson 
Written by:  Joel Coen (screenplay), Ethan Coen (screenplay)

Unbroken is a long-winded but entertaining war epic

— Posted by Ryan

Synopsis After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he’s caught by the Japanese navy…

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December 25, 2014
Genre: Crime | Drama | ThrillerDirected by: Rupert WyattStarring:Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange, John Goodman Written by: William Monahan (screenplay), James Toback

The Gambler Risks Audience Engagement Despite Great Performances

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Jim Bennett (Academy Award (R)-nominee Mark Wahlberg) is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster…

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December 24, 2014
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Review: Into the Woods

— Posted by Jim

  Synopsis: A witch tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales to reverse the curse put on their family tree. (c) Imdb…

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December 23, 2014
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Review: The Color of Time

— Posted by Jim

    The Color of Time is a James Franco produced production that was collaborated with his NYU film students. It’s a project I would have failed the entire class…

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December 17, 2014
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Angela Bassett replaced as Amanda Waller in DC Movie Universe

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  One of the things that stood out to me as stellar casting in that hum-ho Man of Steel Green Lantern movie was the casting of Angela Bassett as no-nonsense,…

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December 17, 2014
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Title: 10 Memorable Movie Quotes

— Posted by Bud Boomer

  A great movie can be defined by many things: a phenomenal performance, a moving story, an impactful twist, or, these days, visual effects that stand above the rest. But…

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December 17, 2014
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Review: Murder of a Cat

— Posted by Jim

  Synopsis: A goofy anti-social guy investigates the mystery surrounding the  murder of his cat.      Slapstick comedies tend to fall short of expectations usually. Murder of a Cat…

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December 16, 2014
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How Far Does Movie Inspiration Reach?

— Posted by Bud Boomer

It’s difficult to imagine a cultural force as powerful as a good movie. Movies are an almost universally consumed type of media. Because of this they are able to inspire major cultural…

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