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REVIEW: ‘The Men Who Stare at Goats’

Grade: C In Jon Ronson’s book, The Men Who Stare at Goats (my review), the author presents himself as an outside observer of the psychic spy, military-trained First Earth Battalion movement. He is fascinated by the stories being told to him by former members of the U.S. military and he presents them all, expecting the […]

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THEATRICAL PICKS & B.O. PREDIX: November 6, 2009

Picks of the Week for November 6, 2009: 1) Precious (18 theatres) Directed By: Lee Daniels Rotten Tomatoes: 85% | Metacritic: 76 I had thought by this point almost all critics had seen the film and loved it, but apparently I was wrong. A new crop of negative reviews came out this week. However, even […]

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Of the Day – Episode 9 – 11.04.09

Read of the Day: Almost the exact same minute that I posted my rant about movie audiences, Paul Young posted a similar one. Apart from cell phones and talkative high schoolers, he also hates babies (at movies). [Screen Rant] News of the Day: Add Jeff Bridges to the Best Actor race as Fox Searchlight has […]

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Of the Day – Episode 7 – 11.02.09

Read of the Day: In honor of the upcoming film The Men Who Stare at Goats, the Guardian has come up with a list of popular U.S. military myths. [The Guardian] News of the Day: One of my favorite actors of all-time, Sir Ian McKellen, will be starring in a British mockumentary TV show called […]

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Of the Day – Episode 5 – 10.23.09

Read of the Day: October is horror movie month and one of my all-time favorites is Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. Check out Danny Leigh’s write-up of why that movie gets better with each successive viewing. [The Guardian] News of the Day: Neill Blomkamp, director of Sci-Fi hit District 9 has signed on to direct another […]

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Toronto Film Festival Wrap-Up – Day #2

The weekend has begun to heat up north of the border and the films everybody has been waiting for are being screened. The second day has been full of praise, Oscar speculation, a few boos, and a little vomit (keep reading for more on that). Here is a wrap-up of news around the web for […]

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Fantastic New Trailer for ‘The Men Who Stare at Goats’

Is it just me or does there seem to be a theme this year of poking fun of government officials, CEOs, senators, etc? I think the film industry is reacting very positively to the financial crisis by providing tongue-in-cheek portrayals of the people in power. First there is Steven Soderbergh’s The Informant!, then Michael Moore’s […]

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Most Anticipated Films of the Third Trimester

As I have mentioned in the past, I like to think of the year as divided into three trimesters – the beginning of the year studio dumping grounds between January and April, the summer blockbusters and Indie hits from May through August, and the adult-aimed Awards-bait films that appear between September and December. The quality […]

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