DVD REVIEW: ‘Gran Torino’

DVD Overall: C- Film Grade: C+ When I first saw Clint Eastwood’s Gran Torino in December of last year, I imagined it would be better to use as a drinking game than a film to appreciate (every time there’s a shot of Hmong people doing something stereotypically Asian, followed by a shot of Clint Eastwood […]

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New Trailer for ‘Inglourious Basterds’

All the reviews from Cannes seemed to imply that Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds was more talk than action (but in the best way possible). This new trailer seems to imply there is a lot of blood-spurting, Nazi-destroying action and it looks fantastic. I can’t wait to see this film. Inglourious Basterds is in theatres August 21st.

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News and Links: Wrapping Up the Weekend

Sorry for the lack of activity the past couple of days. I’ve had some family activities that have kept me pretty occupied. Anyway, here’s a wrap-up of what’s going on this weekend: Film News: /Film reports that Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno was recut to prevent offending members of the Hollywood gay community. This doesn’t make […]

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The Rom-Com is > Than the Cave-Com

The Proposal premieres as number one at the box office this week knocking off The Hangover from the top spot. The Jack Black and Michael Cera caveman comedy Year One opened to a somewhat disappointing $20.2 million, with a lower per theatre average than The Hangover. Woody Allen’s Whatever Works pulled in $281,000 in only […]

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Pixar Proves They Can Walk the Walk

HUNTINGTON BEACH – Colby Curtin, a 10-year-old with a rare form of cancer, was staying alive for one thing – a movie. From the minute Colby saw the previews to the Disney-Pixar movie Up, she was desperate to see it. Colby had been diagnosed with vascular cancer about three years ago, said her mother, Lisa […]

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NEW IN THEATRES: Cavemen and Comedians

This week seems more like a week for catch up than for seeing what’s new. However, there are some good ones opening this week including my most anticipated film of the summer. Here are Three to See in Theatres for June 19, 2009: 1) Whatever Works (<10 theatres) Directed By: Woody Allen Rotten Tomatoes: 53% […]

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You Can Be a Public Enemy, Too!

Speaking of Public Enemies, a new site was just launched to promote the upcoming film. You can make yourself a gangster as I poorly attempted above, or there is a pretty amusing bank robbery game. It’s one of those things that you click on for no reason and end up spending more time there than […]

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Early Reviews Come in on ‘Public Enemies’

The one summer film that has Best Picture possibilities is a few short weeks away from release. Michael Mann’s Public Enemies has been seen by a few critics and despite the review embargo some early word is out. Lou Lumenick from The New York Post provides the film’s first major pan. He says of the […]

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Ho-Hum Harry Potter Ad Campaign Continues

Somebody tell the Harry Potter ad execs that there is more to a movie campaign than posters and TV spots. These seem like the only new looks at one of the most anticipated movies of the summer we’re going to get. Harry Potter fans are obsessive and anytime even a character poster is released they […]

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Word Comes in On U.S. Releases of Cannes Favorites

Variety has reported that Sony Pictures Classics will release Palme d’Or winner The White Ribbon in the U.S. on Christmas Day in New York and L.A. I’m assuming it will get a limited release the week after. It joins the wide releases Sherlock Holmes (meh) and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakuel (ouch). In other […]

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Adam Sandler Becomes ‘Little Man’

A new viral video was released today as part of the marketing for Judd Appatow’s Funny People. They are going all out with the marketing for this film and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. First it was a full website dedicated to the fake TV show “Yo Teach” starring Jason Schwartzman as an inspiring inner city […]

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News and Links: Goodbye Penn, Guten Tag Bruno

Tuesday has made up for the slow Monday with lots of casting and film news as well as a few trailers and more. Here are the news and links from around the web for Tuesday, June 16, 2009: Casting/Hiring News: Rope of Silicon points to The Hollywood Reporter story saying that Leonardo Dicaprio is going […]

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51 Movies to See Before the 2010 Oscars

The latest Oscar predictions have been up for a while now, and so I figured it is time to update the Movies to See Before the Oscars list. Nine remains in first place, with Shutter Island moving up into second place. Four of the movies on the list have already been released theatrically (Away We […]

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NEW ON DVD: Lots Worth Watching, Nothing New

In a typical early summer DVD release week, there are no DVD/Blu-Ray releases of 2009 films that are worth watching. However, there are some great classic films getting special feature-packed releases this week Here are Three to See on DVD/Blu-Ray for June 16, 2009: 1) The Seventh Seal – Criterion Collection (1957) Directed By: Ingmar […]

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‘Metal Gear Solid’ Could Be Back on Track

There are very few video games that I’ve really gotten into. I have never owned a game system beyond Playstation and the only games that really interest me these days are Wii sports games. However, there was one game that took up many many hours of my teenage life – “Metal Gear Solid” for Playstation. […]

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Four New Cheri Clips

One of the most probable awards contenders of the summer get its U.S. release in fewer than two weeks. TrailerAddict.com has four new clips from Cheri. The costumes and set pieces look absolutely gorgeous. Ms. Pfeiffer ain’t so bad herself. 3 more after the jump…

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News and Links: Money Can’t Buy Love

Not a whole lot of thrilling movie news on this Monday, but there are a lot of good reads. Here are the news and links from around the web for Monday, June 15, 2009: Movie Lists: Forbes has released their annual list of highest earning film stars. Harrison Ford tops the list, followed by Adam […]

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