‘Spring Awakening’ the Next Big Stage to Screen Adaptation

Ain’t It Cool News points to this article in the Hollywood Reporter about McG’s being in talks to take the 2007 Best Muscial Tony-winning ‘Spring Awakening’ to the silver screen: McG is in talks to bring the Broadway rock musical “Spring Awakening” to the big screen, developing it with original book and lyrics writer Steven […]

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New on DVD: The Oscar Hangover Continues

This week is not an exciting ones fo DVD releases. Of the new releases I can only recommend (with reservations) two films even worth checking out this week. Thank goodness that TCM has a phenomenal line-up this week (more on that later). Three Two to Buy/Rent for April 14, 2009 1) Pillow Talk: 50th Anniversary […]

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A Good Friday for Some Linkage

Happy Good Friday everybody. It was a buzzing week in the blog-o-sphere. Here’s what I’m reading/watching. 3 Links of the Week: /film‘s Hunter Stephenson has posted a 20,000+ word review of Observe and Report and everything else that Jody Hill has done prefaced with an homage to the downfall of the American white male. Meanwhile […]

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IN THEATERS: Observe and Rock

One wide release and one limited release are the films I’m looking forward to this week. Neither of which are going to win at the Box Office because there are so many teen girls who will come out in droves to see Miley Montana, or whatever that singin’ gal is called. Three Two to See: […]

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‘The Great Buck Howard’ – The Great John Malkovich

Review: C+ Buck Howard really is “great” in the semi-autobiographical film from director Sean McGinly. The Great Buck Howard stars John Malkovich in the title role as a has-been celebrity mentalist who lights up the screen every time he shows up. The film as a whole is an average satire that has some very watchable […]

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NEW ON DVD: It’s a Week for Drama

We’re still in the 2008 hangover, where the November-December glut trickles over on to DVD and Blu-Ray. It’s a great time to catch some of the better movies from last season a second time. Here’s what’s new on DVD and Blu-Ray this week: Three to Buy/Rent: 1) Doubt (2008) Directed By: John Patrick Shanley Starring: […]

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Baseball Movie All-Star Team

In honor of the start of the baseball season, Bill Ward from the Minneapolis Star Tribune has come up with an All-Star Team compiled from characters and actors in major baseball movies. Here’s a preview of what he came up with: PITCHER: CHARLIE SHEEN Ricky (Wild Thing) Vaughn in “Major League” The raffish reliever made […]

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New ‘Wolverine’ Film Leaked Online

By now everyone knows the hub-bub about the upcoming 20th Century Fox film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, being leaked online early. Fox 411’s Roger Friedman had the balls to post a review of the pirated version and he’s been chastised all over the internet for it. Well, I decided to go one further and post the […]

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Shutter Island’ by Dennis Lehane

One of the most anticipated films this fall and one that already is gathering lots of Oscar buzz is the latest film from Martin Scorcese, Shutter Island. It is based on the novel of the same name by author Dennis Lehane, who also authored Mystic River and Gone Baby Gone, two books that have previously […]

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IN THEATRES: Give me some Indies

It’s a bleak week for wide film releases. I can’t find myself getting excited about the surprisingly well-reviewed Adventureland and the fact that another film from the “Fast and the Furious” franchise exists is just embarassing. It’s a week for Independent film with a few limited releases this week with that I’m definitely excited for. […]

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Be Prepared, See These Movies in 2009

Since the Oscar Predictions are complete, I thought I would create the  ‘Movies to See Before the 2009 Oscars’ chart. Last year there were 36 different films nominated (not including shorts), which is about typical. So, obviously, the 52 films currently on the list won’t all show up come Oscar season. However, it makes a […]

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The Undefeatable Pixar

It’s just under two months until we find out if Up will have what it takes to make Pixar 3 for 3 in the past three years. Of the eight years that the Animated Feature category has been in existence, a Pixar film has been nominated every year they have had one released and they […]

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2010 Oscars Get a Date

The Oscars will be much later than usual next year than usual. Today, Academy president Sid Ganis announced that the 82nd Academy Awards will air on Sunday, March 7, 2010 – over two weeks later than it aired in 2009. Fewer than 12 months to go…let’s do this thing.

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‘Watchmen’: A brief word

Review: B There’s not much to be said about Zack Snyder’s Watchmen that has not already been discussed, analyzed, and ranted about in detail already in the blog-o-sphere. This discussion should be expected for anything that came with as much anticipation as this adaptation from the Alan Moore graphic novel. From the many reviews I […]

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The Tip of the Iceberg that Will Be 2009

We are fewer than three months into 2009 and I thought I would poll to see what you thought is the best you’ve seen this year. I’m a little behind in my movie watching, but of the four new movies I’ve seen this year, I would rate Coraline number one, followed by Watchmen. I doubt […]

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‘Coraline (3D)’: A kids movie for grown-ups

Review: B+ Animated films are arguably the most quickly advancing genre in terms of technological change. Within the past decade we’ve seen non-CGI films become virtually non-existent as the medium moves towards computer animated, three-dimensional films. With each step forward in technology there seems to be a step back in terms of narrative quality. Spectacle […]

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Five St. Patrick’s Day Movies

Happy St. Patty’s Day, everyone. In honor of the day of Ireland’s patron saint, I’ve created a list of films that are either Irish or St. Patrick’s day related. Keep in mind, this is certainly not a top five, just five that I enjoy and make me think of March 17th. The Departed – Not […]

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