Michael Jackson dies at the age of 50

Two in one day, this one being an absolute shock. Michael Jackson has passed away from a heart attack at the age of 50. Here is the press release from Reuters: LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Michael Jackson, the child star turned King of Pop who set the world dancing but whose musical genius was overshadowed […]

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Farrah Fawcett Dies at 62

This had been a long time coming as her battle with cancer was getting more and more dire. Here is the story from the Associated Press: LOS ANGELES – Farrah Fawcett, whose luxurious tresses and blinding smile helped redefine sex appeal in the 1970s as one of TV’s “Charlie’s Angels,” died Thursday after battling cancer. […]

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REVIEW: ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’

Grade: D- When it comes to summer movie blockbusters, us movie fans don’t ask for much. Some fast-paced action, creative and visually-stunning effects, and some characters who deliver continuous comic relief are all it takes for a successful effort. Michael Bay’s over-the-top style makes him a fine candidate for a great summer blockbuster and the […]

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‘Harry Potter,’ the Musical!

This is one of the greatest things I have seen in a long time. Culture Vulture has pointed to Harry Potter, the Musical developed by students at the University of Michigan. It’s seriously Broadway (or at least Off-Broadway) quality and is an easy way to kill a LOT of time. Below is Act I, Part […]

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Toronto Film Fest Announces First Selections

The website for the Toronto International Film Festival went live today and several of the selections for this year’s festival have been announced. Cannes hits Les Herbes Folles (Wild Grass) and Fish Tank will get their North American premieres at this year’s festival as well as films by Manoel de Oliveira and Hirokazu Kore-eda. Here […]

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NEW ON DVD: Classics and Foreign Films

One of last year’s most critically acclaimed films gets its DVD/Blu-Ray release this week and the folks at Criterion are at it again. Here are Three to See on DVD/Blu-Ray for June 23rd, 2009: 1) Waltz With Bashir (2008) Directed By: Ari Folman This animated film is part documentary, part memoir, and part fantasy as […]

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Teaser Trailer for ‘The Last Airbender’

ComingSoon.net has pointed us to the new teaser trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender. The film is more than a year from its release (July 2nd, 2010), but it’s already been highly talked and tweeted about and will be one of the most anticipated releases of next year. It’s based on the popular […]

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News and Links: Getting Viral

Movie News: indieWIRE has a look at the UK premiere of the Cannes hit Fish Tank, from which Katie Jarvis emerged as a possible end of the year awards contender. The L.A. Times‘ Geoff Boucher talked with Harry Potter 5-7 director David Yates and he hinted at where the last film will be split – […]

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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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