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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Cartel Land: Gripping, Important Mexican Cartel Doc Transports Viewers

With unprecedented access, CARTEL LAND is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels. In the Mexican state of Michoacán, Dr. Jose Mireles, a small-town physician known as “El Doctor,” leads the Autodefensas, a citizen uprising against the violent …

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June 12, 2015
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How Jurassic Park and Jurassic World differ and coincide

— Posted by Ryan

  Jurassic World is here and old school Jurassic Park fans are raving about their excitement to see the film. While Jurassic World is the fourth film in the series,…

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June 12, 2015
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Jurassic World Review

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure based on characters created by…

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June 11, 2015
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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 Official Teaser Trailer 1

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

I have never been a fan of The Hunger Games series. On the other hand, the books are a slice of heaven, that I could not get enough of. Needless…

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June 11, 2015
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The Martian Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

I just recently saw the trailer for The Martian. Everyone who have seen it before me, warned that it gave away much of the plot. My response to them is…

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June 9, 2015
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Z for Zachariah Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Margot Robbie is the last woman on Earth. This might sound as a dream come true. Especially, when you are perceived to be the last man on Earth. I would…

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June 9, 2015
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The Walk Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Who knew a movie about tight rope walking could be so exhilarating! I heard about this movie a year ago. What was my reaction, you may ask. It was initially,…

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June 6, 2015
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Suffragette Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Women suffrage was a very real thing in history, still remains an issue in certain places of the world. I am ashamed to admit that I know very little about…

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June 6, 2015
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“Love & Mercy” Needs More Beach

— Posted by Jules Neuman

The life of reclusive Beach Boys songwriter and musician Brian Wilson, from his successes with highly-influential orchestral pop albums to his nervous breakdown and subsequent encounter with controversial therapist Dr….

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June 6, 2015
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Andrew Bujalski’s “Results”

— Posted by Jules Neuman

    Two mismatched personal trainers’ lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client.   Andrew Bujalski released Results to a flurry of appreciative critical responses: finally,…

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June 6, 2015
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Everest Official Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

This trailer broke my heart! Why you may ask? Because for five seconds, I thought it was a Cliffhanger reboot. Okay, my rant is over, and let us proceed onto…

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June 6, 2015
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DVD/Blu-ray: Fifty Shades Leaves Little To The Unknown

— Posted by Jim Alexander

    Fifty Shades of Grey has been a worldwide box office phenomenon. Now the movie is available on DVD and Blu-ray, and it comes with a lot of bonus…

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June 5, 2015
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime

Director: Paul Feig

Writer: Paul Feig

Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law

SPY: Melissa McCarthy Delivers in this Hilarious and Enjoyable Action Comedy.

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the…

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June 4, 2015
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Burn Later Productions Producers Talk About Their Comedies

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Burn Later Productions has produced recent hit independent comedies, Drinking Buddies, Adult Beginners, and upcoming comedy Results. Leading the charge of this production company are producers Paul Bernon and…

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June 3, 2015
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Walking on Sunshine Review

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Director: Max Giwa and Dania Pasquini Stars:  Greg Wise, Annabel Scholey, Giulio Berruti Genre: Musical, Romance   Synopsis: Do you remember your first holiday romance? Taylor does, the only problem…

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June 2, 2015
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American Ultra Official Red Band Trailer

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Jesse Eisenberg is an action star. Ladies and gentlemen, we have seen it all. What makes this even worst is that the trailer looks good. Like legit good! We might…

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June 2, 2015
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller 

Director: Daniel Peddle

Writer: Daniel Peddle

Stars: William Dickerson, Andy Foltz, Liliane Gillenwater

Sunset Edge Review

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  On a lazy afternoon, two tales intertwine in this meditative portrayal of disaffected youth set in a graveyard of abandoned mobile homes known as Sunset Edge. Four suburban teens…

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June 1, 2015
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Opening Night at the Brooklyn Film Festival Watching “Manson Family Vacation” (a report and a review)

— Posted by Jules Neuman

The Movie Blog was invited to the opening night of the Brooklyn Film Festival ( the week-long event is being held at the Wythe Hotel in, obviously, Brooklyn, NY, with the closing…

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June 1, 2015
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San Andreas Movie Review

— Posted by Mo Baptiste

Director: Brad Peyton Actors: Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller   In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue-chopper pilot makes a dangerous…

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