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WATCH: Joaquin Phoenix Falls for Siri in Spike…

Spike Jonze's solo screenplay debut builds on the canon of AI films with its exploration of a romance between Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix) and the "world's first artificially-intelligent operating system," named Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson).…

‘Man of Steel’ & How Genre Tropes are…

“Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane!” “Yeah! You know it's good to appreciate the smaller things in life. Way better than being repeatedly punched in the face by metal and…

OSCAR COUNTDOWN: Best Supporting Actor and Actress

Throughout Oscar season, Film Misery will be offering almost daily breakdowns of the categories in the Oscar race. Today we continue with the Best Supporting Actor and Actress categories. Best Supporting Actor The Nominees: Alan…

The Master Review (2012) Joaquin Phoenix, Paul Thomas Anderson

REVIEW: ‘The Master’ (2012)

Grade: A There is a scene in the latter half of Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film The Master, where the titular spiritual leader Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman) leads his new protégé Freddie Quell to…

REVIEW: ‘Trouble With the Curve’ (2012)

Grade: C When a movie centers itself on two major performances, be it a romance, a buddy movie or a parent/child film, much hoopla is made over the “chemistry” shared between them. It’s a terribly…

FMP Ep. 032 – ‘The Muppets’ / ‘Hugo’…

Alex and Phil deliver a strong dose of nostalgia this week as they review the deeply nostalgic films The Muppets and Hugo. The two agreed whole-heartedly on the former, but things got heated in disagreement…

Of the Day – 03.28.11

Read of the Day: In honor of its impending Criterion Blu-Ray release, Amy Taubin has written an extensive write-up on Mike Leigh's Topsy Turvy. [Criterion] News of the Day: Amy Adams has been cast as…

3 Oscar Night Surprises I’d Like to See

One of my hoped for nominations surprises actually came through. Admittedly it was the one that was the most expected, but still. Here are three surprises I'm hoping for on Oscar night. And I promise…