SXSW 2015: Fun and Informative Sneakerheadz Doc Showcases Shoe Culture

To Rock or Stock? Sneakerheads will do almost anything to get their hands on a unique pair of kicks, going to such extreme lengths as hiding in trash cans to score a pair of Retro Jordan 11s to camping for days in sub zero temperatures for the latest Nike Foamposites. How did sneakers become as prized as collectable art? From the shores of Cali…

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Highlights From The Boulder Film Festival

 

The Boulder Film Festival was the perfect setting to watch high quality arthouse films plus a great time to connect with the Colorado film community! The highlight (I witnessed) occurred during the Q&A session during the Sunday afternoon screening of Being Evel. With Governor Hickenlooper in the audience, the crowd connected to th…

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It Follows: A Horror Classic For Sexually Obsessed Millennials

 
After a strange sexual encounter, a teenager finds herself haunted by nightmarish visions and the inescapable sense that something is after her. (C) Radius-TWC

 

 
 
With a premise that somewhat reeks of a bad, anti-sex propaganda film meant to frighten young teenagers, It Follows is a highly stylized and rather cre…

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Infographic: Drugs and Their Impact on Cinema

Over the course of cinematic history, drugs have slowly inserted their way into the narrative of more and more films. While considered taboo in earlier times, by the time Easy Rider came onto the scene in the late 60s, drugs were an integral part of major motion pictures. After Al Pacino’s unforgettable roles in films like The Panic in Needle Park …

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Jason David Frank talks new Power Rangers movie

 

I had a chance to sit down and talk to Jason David Frank, the Green/White Power Ranger, a Wizard World convention. We discussed the new Power Rangers movie and getting into a MMA fight with CM Punk among things.

 

Jim: Obviously being at the convention isn’t your first rodeo, it almost like home to you, what gets you to com…

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Shawn Ashmore on X-Men and The Following

 

With Season 3 of The Following starting back up on Fox, I had a chance to talk to Shawn Ashmore. Shawn spoke about the success of X-Men, as well as what makes The Following the show to watch.

 

Jim: Wow, Days of Future Past, I enjoyed reviewing that one. 

 
Shawn: Awesome, how did you like it?
 

Jim: I lov…

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William Kircher talks about drama school, and the Hobbit fandom

 

Known widely for his role as Bifur in the Hobbit movies, recently I got a chance to talk to William Kircher at the Madison Wizard World Comic Con. He shared his thoughts on the Hobbit franchise, lying to get into drama school, and the band he currently performs in.

 

Jim: Right from the start I need to verify something with…

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Chicago Wizard World Fan Appreciation

Twice the fun in one year. Chicago just got a special early preview of the Wizard World Comic Con months before the annual August event one comes around. For the first time Wizard World put on a special Fan Fest Chicago Comic Con at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

 

 

The best part of this event was that…

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5 to 7 is a Romantic Affair

 

Synopsis: A young novelist develops an extramarital relationship with a diplomat’s wife. 

 

 

We are about to enter the spring of Yelchin. It all begins with 5 to 7, a romantic comedy from director Victor Levin that hits theaters April 3rd.

 

5 to 7 is an old-school foreign kind of romantic comedy. Th…

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3 Reasons Why SXSW Film Festival Still Matters for Movies

 

 

SXSW Film Festival kicks off this weekend on Friday, March 13th with a lot of excitement and anticipation. Hosted in Austin, Texas during a prime time for spring break, it is always a great convergence of entrepeurnial synergy, eccentric local and global programming, and fun parties. What I love about this festival is how it…

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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
INTO THE WOODS

Review: Into the Woods

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  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 Alexander

    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 Alexander

  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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December 16, 2014
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Review: Pioneer

— Posted by Jim Alexander

  Synopsis: A thriller set at the beginning of the 1980’s Norwegian Oil Boom and centered on a diver whose obsession with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea leads…

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December 12, 2014
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The Correct Opinion Ep. 8 discusses Sony Hacks, Suicide Squad, and Interstellar

— Posted by Ryan

  The Movie Blog presents their official podcast, The Correct Opinion!   On this episode of The Correct Opinion:   Ryan and Anthony discuss Interstellar, the hacks at Sony Pictures,…

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December 12, 2014
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Trailer: Hot Tub Time Machine 2

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    When Lou (Rob Corddry) finds himself in trouble, Nick (Craig Robinson) and Jacob (Clark Duke) fire up the hot tub time machine in an attempt to get back…

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December 12, 2014
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Top Five: Chris Rocks Witty, Crowd Pleasing Latest is Worth Seeing!

— Posted by Kenny Miles

  Pulsing with the rhythm of his greatest stand-up, Chris Rock’s TOP FIVE takes things to the next level, reveling in the high and the low, and blending a star-studded…

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December 12, 2014
Genre: Action | Adventure | DramaDirected by: Ridley ScottStarring:  Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Ben KingsleyWritten by: Adam Cooper, Bill Collage

Exodus Gods & Kings: The Impressive Epic Scope Is Safe for Christians, General Audiences

— Posted by Kenny Miles

From acclaimed director Ridley Scott (Gladiator, Prometheus) comes the epic adventure “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” the story of one man’s daring courage to take on the might of an empire….

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December 10, 2014
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Teaser Trailer: Mad Max: Fury Road

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    An apocalyptic story set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the…

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December 9, 2014
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Trailer: San Andreas

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

  Ready for another end of the world/apacolypse like film? Good. It’s a premise that we’ve seen more than once but I always find that there’s something special and unique…

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December 9, 2014
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Teaser Trailer: The Walk

— Posted by The "Superior" Anthony

    Oh JGL, where have you been? Cinema hasn’t been the same since we last saw you but thankfully you’re back in theaters with another immersing film to help…

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December 9, 2014
When Katniss does travel to that one district, it is the best moment of the film.

Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Promises Surprises for Fans

— Posted by Bud Boomer

  The Hunger Games is one of the most popular series of films since Harry Potter, and like Harry Potter, the final book is broken up into two films. This…

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December 9, 2014
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Cable TV: An Affordable Solution for Watching Your Favorite Movies

— Posted by Bud Boomer

  Remember when a trip to the movies only cost you a few bucks? Well the national average for a movie ticket today is about $8. That’s not including the…

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"History prefers legends to men. It prefers nobility to brutality, soaring speeches to quite deeds. History remembers the battle, but forgets the blood. However, history remembers me before I was a President. It shall only remember a fraction of the truth."

— Benjamin Walker as Abraham Lincoln from Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, 2012

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