New ‘Tetro’ Behind the Scenes Video

The website for the upcoming film from Francis Ford Coppola has added another video to the already impressive collection of behind the scenes information about the movie Tetro. I like this new approach that Coppola’s production crews have been championing. Instead of viral videos and teaser advertising, you get the behind-the-scenes scoop before the film […]

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IN THEATRES: A Little Dancing and Some Intrigue

Rarely do you see an April weekend (or any weekend) with almost all of the new releases having positive Rotten Tomato ratings. If you listen to critics, it should be a good weekend. Three to See: 1) State of Play (Wide) Directed By: Kevin MacDonald Rotten Tomatoes: 83% | Metacritic: 61 This seems like it […]

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Pain, Anguish, and Mad Libs

I love Twitter. It’s like having a more witty version of an RSS feed. Here’s what I’m reading/watching this week: The Onion A/V Club, one of the best sites for random, fascinating lists has posted the 24 Great Films Too Painful to Watch Twice. It’s an interesting read. I especially agree with Bergman’s Winter Light […]

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New ‘Hurt Locker’ Trailer

Just released today is a new trailer for the upcoming film The Hurt Locker directed by Katherine Bigelow. It looks like a solid thriller, but I still just can’t imagine Oscar going for an Iraq war movie after so many have come and gone with little or no awards recognition.

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‘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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