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  • Mr. Turner

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    Matt Zoller Seitz
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:01 am
    Filmmaker Mike Leigh's biography of the landscape painter J.M.W. Turner is what critics call "austere"—which means it's slow and grim and deliberately hard to love—yet it's fascinating, and the performances and photography are outstanding. Leigh, the writer and director of such classics as "Naked" and "Secrets and Lies," usually tells stories set in the present day, often of a more urban character. His notable exceptions, such as the outstanding "Topsy-Turvy" and this movie, require him to work in a somewhat different vein, and be more attentive to composition and atmosphere and…
  • Craig Ferguson Wakes Up in Bed With Drew Carey on Final ‘Late Late Show’ (Video)

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    Tony Maglio
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Stephen Colbert wasn’t the only late-night TV talk show host to say goodbye on Thursday night. Craig Ferguson, the longest-tenured host of “The Late Late Show,” bid his staff and studio audience adieu at the Thursday taping, which aired on Friday night (technically Saturday morning, if you’re a stickler). TheWrap was at the taping, but one special moment was held back from both Ferguson’s final crowd and the press — until now, of course. Also Read: 14 Late Night TV Hosts Ranked by Popularity (Photos) At the end of the final Ferguson show, after the Scottish…
  • James Franco and Seth Rogen Talk About ‘The Interview’

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    By DAVE ITZKOFF
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:05 pm
    A corporate hack and threats against movie theaters were “not something that we expected at all,” said Mr. Rogen, who directed and stars the film.
  • Even Seth Meyers gets excited when he sees a movie filming in NYC!

    On Location Vacations
    Christine
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:57 pm
    During a recent interview with Rosario Dawson on Late Night, Seth Meyers admitted even he gets excited when he sees movies or TV shows filming on the streets of New York City. Rosario was on the show to talk about her role in Chris Rock’s new movie Top Five and told the audience that they […]
  • The New Star Wars Characters' Names Have Been Revealed

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    Sadie Gennis
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    J.J. Abrams has revealed the first characters' names from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a very retro way. The film's co-writer and director along and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy unveiled eight new trading cards in Entertainment Weekly, just like the ones first released for the original Star Wars in 1977. Read More >Other Links From TVGuide.com Star WarsJ.J. Abrams
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  • Mr. Turner

    Matt Zoller Seitz
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:01 am
    Filmmaker Mike Leigh's biography of the landscape painter J.M.W. Turner is what critics call "austere"—which means it's slow and grim and deliberately hard to love—yet it's fascinating, and the performances and photography are outstanding. Leigh, the writer and director of such classics as "Naked" and "Secrets and Lies," usually tells stories set in the present day, often of a more urban character. His notable exceptions, such as the outstanding "Topsy-Turvy" and this movie, require him to work in a somewhat different vein, and be more attentive to composition and atmosphere and…
  • Home Entertainment Consumer Guide: December 19, 2014

    Brian Tallerico
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:06 am
    With all the drama surrounding "The Interview," it may be tempting to head to the theaters this weekend to show solidarity for a movie industry in crisis mode after terrorist threats. However, the opposite instinct—to avoid theaters for the comfort of your couch—may also kick in. What is there to watch at home? What's new on Netflix? What's new on VOD and Blu-ray? Check out the most interesting releases in the last two weeks below and click through to buy and watch.10 NEW TO NETFLIXPerhaps because a lot of energy was expended on the promotion of the relatively awful "Marco Polo" or the…
  • The Year After the Year of Racial Cinema

    Noah Gittell
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:22 am
    From "12 Years a Slave" to "The Best Man Holiday," 2013 showed enormous progress for the cause of diversity in Hollywood, leading one filmmaker to label it a "second Harlem Renaissance." But one year does not make a movement. Was the great racial cinema of 2013 an aberration or the beginning of a genuine transformation in the way Hollywood does business?At first, it was hard to tell. For much of 2014, there was comparatively little attention paid to the issue of race in movies. This could be read as a sign of progress; maybe we are simply no longer surprised when films made by and for black…
  • Thumbnails 12/19/14

    Matt Fagerholm
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    1."The Birdcage": Grantland's Mark Harris discusses "how Hollywood's toxic (and worsening) addiction to franchises changed movies forever in 2014."“‘Birdman’ opened in the United States on October 17. It is not, financially, a consequential movie; it was released by Fox Searchlight, the prestige, indie-ish subdivision of 20th Century Fox; it has made decent money (nearly $21 million domestic) for the kind of film it is; it will win a bunch of awards over the next three months and lose a bunch of others. It is a good movie, but the type of good movie it is has nothing to do with…
  • Annie

    Matt Zoller Seitz
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:27 am
    The new "Annie" is getting kicked up and down Critic's Row like an unwanted orphan, but if you see it with a big audience you'll experience an emotion entirely different from the one being described in many reviews: unabashed cheer.This new version of the Broadway musical is the first since the 1999 ABC TV version, and the only theatrical movie version since the 1982 John Huston picture that starred Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney and Carol Burnett. (The '99 TV version is excellent, by the way—well worth seeking out; it's easily the best thing director Rob Marshall has been associated with.)…
 
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    TheWrap

  • Craig Ferguson Wakes Up in Bed With Drew Carey on Final ‘Late Late Show’ (Video)

    Tony Maglio
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Stephen Colbert wasn’t the only late-night TV talk show host to say goodbye on Thursday night. Craig Ferguson, the longest-tenured host of “The Late Late Show,” bid his staff and studio audience adieu at the Thursday taping, which aired on Friday night (technically Saturday morning, if you’re a stickler). TheWrap was at the taping, but one special moment was held back from both Ferguson’s final crowd and the press — until now, of course. Also Read: 14 Late Night TV Hosts Ranked by Popularity (Photos) At the end of the final Ferguson show, after the Scottish…
  • NBCUniversal Digital President on Radius: ‘It’s a Netflix for Fitness’

    Alicia Banks
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:54 pm
    NBCUniversal launched “Radius” earlier this month, its new fitness brand available across all digital platforms. “Radius is really a fully convergent fitness media brand,” said NBCUniversal Digital president Nick Lehman. “The core of the experience is a digital platform… It’s a Netflix for fitness, then what we’re doing is we’ve built a layer of personalization technology.” The on-demand service is likened to a virtual trainer. Subscribers can select workouts and programs in order to meet their individual goals. With each log-in,…
  • ‘The Amazing Race’ Has a New Twist: Blind Date Couples (Video)

    Mikey Glazer
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:05 pm
    CBS’s 10-time Emmy winning “The Amazing Race” is changing formats for its 26th season. When the franchise returns in February, there will be no parent-children teams, no siblings, and no best friends lugging backpacks and passports. Instead, the new season is all dating couples, five of whom are on a blind date race around the world. See photos: ‘The Amazing Race’ Celebrates 25 Seasons, 10 Emmys and a Football-Free Timeslot That makes it not just a shotgun start to the race, but a shotgun start to five romances. CBS made the announcement on Friday night at the tail end of the…
  • New Video of Ray Rice Assault Shows Couple Kissing, Cuffed After Elevator Attack (Video)

    Debbie Emery
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:13 pm
    More ABC News Videos | ABC World NewsVideo of Ray Rice dragging his unconscious then-fiancee from an elevator sparked a domestic abuse crisis in the NFL, and new footage released on Friday shows the emotional aftermath of the attack. According to ABC, nearly 45 minutes of never-before-seen footage shows Janay Palmer (now Rice) looking clearly distraught and refusing to talk to the NFL star who had allegedly violently beaten her in the elevator of an Atlantic City casino in February. See photos: Shootings, Stabbings, Dog Fighting: 11 NFL Scandals That Rocked the League (Photos) In the…
  • TLC to Air ‘My Husband’s Not Gay’ Special in January (Video)

    Alicia Banks
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:39 pm
    TLC will air a special in January called “My Husband’s Not Gay” that follows four men living in Salt Lake City, Utah, who don’t identify themselves as homosexual despite having an attraction to men. The show focuses on three married couples: Jeff and Tanya, Pret and Megan, and Curtis and Tera. Joining the cast is 35-year-old Tom, the bachelor of the group who enjoys fishing and baseball andserved as a missionary in Long Beach. Also Watch: ’90 Day Fiance’s’ Ryan Fears His Sister-In-Law Is After a Green Card (Exclusive Video) All cast members are devout…
 
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  • Even Seth Meyers gets excited when he sees a movie filming in NYC!

    Christine
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:57 pm
    During a recent interview with Rosario Dawson on Late Night, Seth Meyers admitted even he gets excited when he sees movies or TV shows filming on the streets of New York City. Rosario was on the show to talk about her role in Chris Rock’s new movie Top Five and told the audience that they […]
  • Most Travel-Inspiring TV Show of 2014: ‘Welcome To Sweden’

    Christine
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:38 pm
    Over the summer, I fell in love with Welcome To Sweden, the NBC comedy Greg Poehler based on his real-life experience of moving to Stockholm with his Swedish girlfriend, and the challenges he faced adapting to a new culture. Because the show is set, and filmed, almost entirely in Sweden, it provides the rare opportunity […]
  • Steven Spielberg’s ‘St James Place’ spotted filming in California this week

    Christine
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:13 pm
    Steven Spielberg’s Untitled Cold War Spy Thriller, also known as St James Place, is filming on location again. Spielberg already shot most of the movie in New York City earlier this year. The project follows the American attorney who negotiated the release of CIA U-2 spy plane pilot Francis Gary Powers after he was shot […]
  • Big-budget action thriller “Hunter Killer” to be filmed in tiny Whittier, Alaska next year

    Elena
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:17 pm
    The feature film “Hunter Killer” is set to begin production in the tiny South-central community of Whittier, Alaska in January. The film has been in the works for at least five years, with the project once pre-approved for an Alaska film subsidy in 2012. Producers for the film said the project is now a reality, […]
  • Studio Audience Tickets now available for the new series ‘Lip Sync Battle’ in NYC

    Christine
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:22 pm
    One of Jimmy Fallon’s most popular games is getting its own spin-off series. Lip Sync Battle will be based on The Tonight Show competitions that pit Fallon against his celebrity guests to see who can lip sync along to their favorite songs better. Fallon will executive produce, along with John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant, and […]
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  • The New Star Wars Characters' Names Have Been Revealed

    Sadie Gennis
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    J.J. Abrams has revealed the first characters' names from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a very retro way. The film's co-writer and director along and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy unveiled eight new trading cards in Entertainment Weekly, just like the ones first released for the original Star Wars in 1977. Read More >Other Links From TVGuide.com Star WarsJ.J. Abrams
  • Benedict Cumberbatch Confirmed to Star in Marvel's Doctor Strange

    Kate Stanhope
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Watch out, Marvel fans: The Cumberbitches are coming! Marvel finally confirmed Thursday that Benedict Cumberbatch has been cast as... Read More >Other Links From TVGuide.com Scott DerricksonKevin FeigeSherlockBenedict Cumberbatch
  • Idina Menzel Says Frozen 2 Is (Finally!) "in the Works"

    Kate Stanhope
    30 Nov 2014 | 7:59 am
    It was only a matter of time, right? Idina Menzel, one of the stars of Frozen, says that a sequel to the wildly popular Disney movie is on the way. "They're ... Read More >Other Links From TVGuide.com Idina MenzelOnce Upon a TimeFrozen
  • Sorry, Internet: The New Star Wars Teaser Is Only Available in Theaters

    Kaitlin Thomas
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:24 pm
    After an accidental leak earlier this year, J.J. Abrams and the rest of the men, women, robots, and aliens behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens are taking no chances. The first 88-second teaser trailer for the highly anticipated film will be released in theaters on Friday, Nov. 28. Read More >Other Links From TVGuide.com J.J. Abrams
 
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    Film School Rejects

  • The Year in Review Post-Credits Stinger: What Happened to Post-Credits Stingers in 2014

    Adam Bellotto
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:30 pm
    Picture, if you will, the end credits for our 2014 Year in Review. Credits rolling. Perhaps a little incidental orchestra music from the soundtrack (or if this was a romantic comedy, “One Headlight” by the Wallflowers). We’re past the soundtrack credits, and the special thanks. Here’s the MPAA logo — clearly, we’re at the end here. Then, blackness. Then, a flash of color! We’ve snuck one more end-of-the-year thinkpiece in after the credits. And to think, if you had walked out during them, you might have missed it. The post-credits stinger is…
  • The Best Movies of 2014: Staff Picks

    FSR Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:40 pm
    Paramount Pictures The end of the year is upon us. So to is the end of our annual Year in Review, which ends today. Just as 2014 has zipped by, so too has our review of the best, worst and everything in between. We’ve analyzed everything from the biggest disappointments to the best horror movies to the older movies we discovered for the first time. If you’ve been reading all week, you’re probably a little exhausted. Don’t worry though, we’ve got a little more to share. As we’ve done every year since 2009, we’ve asked all of our regular contributors…
  • 5 Movies to See After You Watch ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

    Christopher Campbell
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. This week’s edition of Movies to See is shorter than usual. I figure it’s the holiday season, we’re all busy with shopping and spending time with family. Also, if you’ve just watched The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, you’ve already used up a good amount of your precious December hours staring at the hobbits, dwarves, trolls, elves, orcs, wizards and a dragon all fighting each other over a mountain full of riches. And that’s it. There’s not much more to the third part of Peter Jackson‘s overlong…
  • 12 Films You Can Stream On Netflix Right Now to Please Your Entire Family

    Kate Erbland
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Walt Disney Pictures The holidays! They are stressful! Even moments that should be relaxing, like lounging in front of the television while the rest of your merry band of relatives putter around you, demanding ham or presents or whatever it is that your family likes best (I like ham and presents best, personally), can be fraught with issues, especially when someone asks that a family-friendly offering hit the tube. “Family-friendly”? What does that even mean? The last film that made a big splash when it hit Netflix was Wolf of Wall Street and, surely, that can’t be good…
  • The Year in Review Is Not Just About New Movies; 14 Older Films I Discovered in 2014

    Landon Palmer
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Like every December, FSR is devoting numerous posts to the very best and worst (but mostly best) that 2014 had to offer at the movies. But as movie fans, we don’t only see movies that were released in the year we see them – we might dig into classics and curiosities via online streaming, repertory showings, or simple chance encounters. Year-end lists may summarize the breadth of movies released in theaters throughout the calendar year, but they don’t necessarily reflect the yearly consumption of a dedicated movie fan. To many movie lovers, going to a movie theater can be surprisingly…
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  • Craig Ferguson Signs Off ‘Late Late Show’ with Jay Leno, Homage to Classic TV Finales

    Cynthia Littleton
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:57 pm
    A wistful Craig Ferguson wrapped a 10-year run on CBS’ “The Late Late Show” on Friday with a surprise closing segment that paid tribute to a handful of classic TV series finales. SPOILER ALERT: Stop reading if you haven’t seen Friday’s edition of “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.” Ferguson signed off after 2,058... Read more »
  • Film Review: ‘Poker Night’

    dharv2014
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:40 pm
    The cops’ bullish bravado, multiple narrators, incessant reversals of fortune, and endless flashbacks within flashbacks create a sense of overload that’s meant to be giddily outré, but grows empty and fatiguing instead.
  • China’s Wanda Opens First Movie Theme Park in Wuhan

    Patrick Frater
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Chinese property and entertainment giant lays down $1 billion challenge to Disney, DreamWorks as it unveils 'Twin Treasures' theme park and Han Show.
  • Digital Tracking: ‘The Hobbit’s’ Five Armies to Plunder Box Office

    Tobias Bauckhage
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot – which studies social data and box office trends – analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology behind the numbers is laid out in... Read more »
  • Sony Pictures’ Michael Lynton Thanks Employees for Work During ‘Incredibly Taxing’ Period

    Dave McNary
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:34 pm
    In a note before the holiday break, Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton thanked studio employees for their work in the wake of the massive cyber-attack that forced the cancellation of “The Interview” release. “I am enormously grateful for all of the hard work you’ve done these last few weeks and know that it has... Read more »
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  • Kristen Bell Welcomes Second Child With Dax Shepard

    Leigh Blickley
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:32 pm
    Congrats go out to Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard!The couple welcomed their second child, a daughter named Delta Bell Shepard, they announced on Twitter Friday. Bell and Shepard's little bundle of joy joins big sister Lincoln, 1.More...
  • This Is The Magical Process Behind Making A Ballet Tutu

    Katherine Brooks
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:40 pm
    A tutu is a magical piece of clothing that transforms ballerinas into black swans and sleeping beauties. So it's fitting that the process of making the ruffled skirts is just as sensationally beautiful as the final product.LA Weekly recently profiled a tutu seamstress by the name of Sarah Bacon. Based in Los Angeles, the skilled artist creates costumes for the few lucky students who are lucky enough to nab commissions before Bacon's schedule is filled. She makes "a handful" of skirts a year, because -- as you can see in the video above -- piling fabric upon fabric into waves of color is not…
  • 19 Of The Best Snow Scenes In Art

    Katherine Brooks
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:39 pm
    Today marks the official start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, otherwise known as the Winter Solstice. Or, if you prefer, the most wonderful time of the year. 'Tis the season of rosy cheeks, icy sidewalks and hot chocolate, all the makings of a spectacular Bing Crosby holiday movie.But winter would not be winter without its pièce de résistance -- snow. To help you get in the spirit of the winter solstice, we've put together a list of the best winter wonderland scenes in art. From Edvard Munch's powdered avenues to Wassily Kandinsky's multicolored blizzard landscapes, scroll through…
  • You Can Now Go To Art School At Hogwarts

    Priscilla Frank
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:36 pm
    This article originally appeared on artnet News.By Zoe LiMore...
  • Rolling Stone Fact-Checker Didn't Ask About Alleged Rape Victim In Emails With UVA Officials

    Michael Calderone
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:45 pm
    NEW YORK –- A Rolling Stone fact-checker didn't ask University of Virginia officials via email about an alleged 2012 gang rape described in an explosive and now unraveling article published last month.Under a Freedom of Information Act request, The Huffington Post obtained 104 pages of email correspondence between UVA officials and Rolling Stone contributing editor Sabrina Rubin Erdely, who wrote the story, and assistant editor Elisabeth Garber-Paul, who fact-checked it.More...
 
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  • CEO Says Sony Pictures 'Did Not Capitulate,' Is Exploring Options

    Bill Chappell
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Melissa Block talks to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton about the cyber attack against his company and the cancellation of the Christmas Day release of The Interview.» E-Mail This
  • 'Mr. Turner' About A Man Trying To Find His Place In The World

    Howie Movshovitz
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:43 pm
    The new film from British director Mike Leigh, Mr. Turner, takes up an historical figure: iconic British painter JMW Turner. But it also incorporates another theme of Leigh's: the human story of the working person. Painting was Turner's job and he was as down to earth as a factory worker.» E-Mail This
  • 'Mr. Turner' Is A Snuffling, Growling Work Of Art

    Bob Mondello
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Critic Bob Mondello says Mike Leigh's earthy new biopic about the famed British painter J.M.W Turner shows viewers the incandescent beauty of the world as Turner himself must have seen it.» E-Mail This
  • Meryl Streep: The Fresh Air Interview

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:15 am
    Meryl Streep won a Golden Globe for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. She talks about preparing for that role and how her perceptions of herself have changed over the years.» E-Mail This
  • The Strange World — And Life — Of 'Mr. Turner'

    David Edelstein
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:15 am
    The biopic of landscape painter J. M. W. Turner depicts a man whose mind is barely engaged by anything other than his work. He's a mystery, and his art is magically indefinite — just like the movie.» E-Mail This
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    Movie Fanatic

  • True Story Trailer: Jonah Hill and James Franco Find The Truth

    Joel D Amos
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:04 pm
    The first trailer for True Story is here and after the controversy over The Interview, James Franco is probably eager for the discussion (film wise) to change. Franco stars with Jonah Hill (recently seen uttering those 22 Jump Street quotes) in the, well, True Story of disgraced New York Times reporter Michael Finkel, who was fired for making up part of a story on African teenagers. He would leave the paper and New York and try to find himself. What he found, well it found him.  Franco is Christian Longo, a man charged with murdering his wife and three kids. When he’s arrested, he says…
  • Top 15 Movies of 2014: Who Is Number One?

    Joel D Amos
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Movie Fanatic has seen all the films there are to see in 2014 and it’s time to announce our 15 best flicks. Will your favorite make the list? We’re sure one will, one that is the highest grossing movie of the year that charmed absolutely everyone -- watch Guardians of the Galaxy online and be charmed once again! Our top 15 is a varied list featuring biopics, Oscar-worthy flicks, sci-fi spectacles (watch Edge of Tomorrow online) and cinematic game-changers. It also finds a highly anticipated book adaptation (or two, like the one with those riveting Gone Girl quotes!). It’s been a great…
  • Weekend Movie Preview: December 19, 2014

    Joel D Amos
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:38 pm
    The end is near, at least for our friends in Middle Earth and The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Peter Jackson's final Hobbit movie has arrived and it is not alone in this weekend before Christmas.  Also landing in cinemas is another third chapter in a movie franchise, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb and the musical remake of Annie.  Let's break it down... The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies: Sure, maybe Jackson did not need to turn JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit into three movies. But, what he did do is allow us to visit Middle Earth again and that is something that…
  • Get Hard Trailer: Will Ferrell Is Going to Prison

    Joel D Amos
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:26 am
    The first Get Hard trailer has premiered and it gives us a first look at Will Ferrell’s next movie after he gave us those long awaited Anchorman 2 quotes. Get Hard stars Ferrell as a financier who is found guilty of fraud and sentenced to 10 years in a maximum security prison. Afraid he won’t be able to hack it, he hires the man who washes his car (Kevin Hart) to train him to… Get Hard.   We love the scene in the trailer below where Hart is explaining why he went along with the idea that Ferrell believes he even went to prison! Get Hard Trailer Ferrell and Hart are both of our favorite…
  • The Interview Terror Continues: Hackers Demand No DVD or On Demand Showings

    Joel D Amos
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:56 am
    If you thought the terrorist attack on Sony Pictures was over when they pulled The Interview from theaters, you’d be wrong. The hackers, er terrorists, have made further demands today and we also have a clearer picture of who exactly they are. The FBI has released a statement confirming what we thought all along, the Guardians of Peace (GOP) group is merely a front for the country of North Korea. “As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. Government departments and agencies, the FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government…
 
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  • Recommended Cinema for December 14-December 20, 2014

    Not Coming to a Theater Near You
    14 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    This calendar is a new addition to NotComing.com, and is updated each Sunday with suggested screenings for the upcoming week. Currently, the calendar contains listings for , , , , , , , and . Others will be added in the future, and if you're interested in curating a calendar in your part of the world, !
  • Vernon, Florida

    Rumsey Taylor
    9 Jun 2014 | 8:44 am
    Vernon, Florida is a portrait of America’s fringes, a document of a place that seems to have remained endearingly beholden to archaic mores. This is a romantic pretense, however, and those who admire the film will almost certainly find the real-life Vernon to be far more mundane and less folksy, but its history uncharacteristically perverse and violent.
  • Burn Hollywood Burn

    David Carter
    4 Jun 2014 | 1:46 pm
    One of the most spectacular flops in history, the film effectively ended the careers of Joe Eszterhas and Arthur Hiller, and it also marked the end of its film studio, Cinergi Pictures. It’s as though the film succeeds at antagonizing those whom it satarizes, and in result it is so noxious that few have opted to encounter it.
  • Pitfall

    Thomas Scalzo
    3 Jun 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Amid stark mountains of black coal and decrepit mining towns, traitors, backstabbers, and murderers carry out their soulless machinations. For those in power, selfishness and greed are the order of the day, and for the workingman, a bitter life of endless toil is rewarded only with a bitter afterlife of endless torment. And yet, beneath the caustic social commentary that dominates the film lies an almost imperceptible championing of the incorruptibility of the human spirit, injecting this otherwise bleak forecast for humanity with a modicum of hope.
  • The Adventures of Gerard

    Ian Johnston
    2 Jun 2014 | 9:18 am
    Jerzy Skolimowski’s films of the sixties - edgy, innovative, and challenging - were so clearly part of the collective new wave sweeping national cinemas of the day that the choice of The Adventures of Gerard as the first film of his international career seems doubly perplexing; it offers almost no connections with the work that went before.
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    CNN.com - Entertainment

  • 'Hobbit' star's true passion is writing

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    Evangeline Lilly is in three of the highest-profile movies of the last few years: the last two "Hobbit" movies (the final one out this week), and next year's Marvel extravaganza "Ant-Man."
  • No 'Interview,' and no 'Team America'

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    After Sony decided to cancel the release of its comedy "The Interview," one Texas theater plans to screen "Team America: World Police."
  • The genius of Craig Ferguson

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:49 am
    Perhaps there are still some people asking, "Craig Ferguson who?" Too bad. They missed a "unique" talk show host, in David Letterman's words. Ferguson's last show is Friday.
  • The late night genius of Craig Ferguson

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:46 am
    Perhaps there are still some people asking, "Craig Ferguson who?" Too bad. They missed a "unique" talk show host, in David Letterman's words. Ferguson's last show is Friday.
  • After Sony hack, Secret Cinema to hold protest screening

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:44 am
    Events company Secret Cinema has said it will hold a simultaneous screening of an as-yet unannounced film in London, Rome and San Francisco on Sunday to "protest against censorship."
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    FirstShowing.net

  • See How 'The Babadook' Stole Christmas in Horror Holiday Card

    Ethan Anderton
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:28 pm
    We just told you how to scare your kids this holiday season by picking up the prop replica of the titular book from the indie horror sensation The Babadook, and now it's time to scare up Christmas a little more. IFC Films has just sent out a chillingly charming animated holiday card featuring the creepy little guy. It seems a little innocuous at first, with a play on "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," but then the sound of The Babadook flying across the sky sends chills down your back, and then you realize just how The 'Dook stole Christmas. Send this to your family members and see how…
  • Sound Off: 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies' - Thoughts?

    Alex Billington
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:50 pm
    Now that you've seen it, what did you think? "Will you follow me, one last time?" Peter Jackson presents his final (supposedly) adventure in Middle Earth, the conclusion of The Hobbit with The Battle of the Five Armies, now playing in theaters. Martin Freeman returns as Bilbo, who must figure out what's next after making his way into the mountain and escaping Smaug the Dragon. Richard Armitage as Thorin takes center stage, along with Luke Evans as Bard, Lee Pace as Thranduil, Orlando Bloom as Legolas, Evangeline Lilly as Tauriel, and of course Ian McKellen as Gandalf. So how is it? Better…
  • Interview: 'Citizenfour' Director Laura Poitras on Storytelling in Docs

    Alex Billington
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:48 pm
    One of this year's must see documentaries is Citizenfour, directed by Laura Poitras, an inside look at the story of whistblower Edward Snowden. Poitras was contacted by Snowden early on and was right there with him, filming the entire event, as he leaked the information from Hong Kong about the NSA's spying program that stunned the world in May of 2013. Poitras has made two other provocative docs previously, The Oath and Flag Wars, and she's back with another one that is a bit more intimate, but still as powerful. I raved about Citizenfour after catching its premiere at the New York Film…
  • Cover Page of Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' Script Shot into Space

    Ethan Anderton
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:34 pm
    While Ridley Scott's Biblical epic Exodus: Gods & Kings is still in theaters, the hype machine has already been started for the director's next film The Martian, and it's literally out of this world. Empire reports that the December 5th launch of NASA’s Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle (MPCV), conducted as a 4-hour test flight 5600 miles above the Earth’s surface, had a capsule full of personal objects important to people involved in the project. What's cool is that one of the objects was the cover page of the screenplay for The Martian, written by Cabin in the Woods scribe/director…
  • Here's the 9 Films that Made the Academy's Foreign Language Shortlist

    Alex Billington
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:20 pm
    The awards continue marching on, and the latest development comes straight from The Academy. They have announced (via Variety) the nine official films shortlisted for the Best Foreign Language Film. That means these nine make the cut, and will proceed forward into the next round of voting before being eliminated again down to five films for the official nominations annoncement on January 15th. On one hand, one of my favorite films of the year, Force Majeure, made the cut along with Pawel Pawlikowski's Ida. However, my other favorites, Xavier Dolan's Mommy and the Dardennes‘ Two Days, One…
 
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  • Watch: ‘The Babadook’ Offers a Great Holiday Greeting Video

    Russ Fischer
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    We’ve praised The Babadook since Sundance. It landed on Angie’s “Best Performances of 2014” list and our “50 Great Movies From 2014” list, and (spoiler) it’ll be on my ranked top ten of 2014, too. In short: see it! (Even Stephen King and The Exorcist director William Friedkin would tell you that.) The film is on VOD now and in some theaters, too, so you can see it for yourself. If you haven’t seen it yet and are still on the fence, however, maybe a little friendly greeting will get you to give it a shot. This is just like the Charlie Brown…
  • Kate Winslet Could Join Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs Biopic

    Germain Lussier
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    And now, an update on the Aaron Sorkin/Danny Boyle Steve Jobs film that doesn’t come from a leaked e-mail. After Jessica Chastain and Natalie Portman passed on a role, it seems Oscar winner Kate Winslet is the latest actress up for the female lead in the film. She’d star opposite Michael Fassbender as Jobs, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak and Jeff Daniels as John Sculley. Read more about the Steve Jobs movie cast below. Variety broke the news of the potential addition to the Steve Jobs movie cast. Winslet is currently in negotiations to join the film. And while they don’t…
  • Superhero Bits: Daredevil, Agents of SHIELD, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Wonder Woman, Groot

    Germain Lussier
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    Will the red suit appear in Netflix’s Daredevil? Could Hawkeye be showing up in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? How does he, along with Captain America, Hulk and Black Widow, look different in Avengers: Age of Ultron? Will Peter Jackson ever direct a comic book movie? How did Amy Adams feel after seeing the Wonder Woman costume from Batman v Superman? What would Batman look like in various time periods from history? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Clark Gregg posted this image with no comment on his Facebook. Could Hawkeye be coming to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D? Hot…
  • First Look: Mark Wahlberg Gets Wet in ‘Ted 2′; Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Hang Out in ‘Sisters’

    Angie Han
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Ted 2 may not have the name-brand recognition of an Avengers or the budget of a Star Wars, but it is the only sequel of 2015 that has a foul-mouthed teddy bear as one of its leads. The first image from the new comedy shows said teddy bear (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) with his best friend John (Mark Wahlberg), preparing to for a swim. The relationship at the heart of Sisters is less unusual, but no less intriguing. Real-life BFFs / perennial Golden Globes co-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler star as grown-up siblings plotting one last epic house party. Hit the jump for the first looks at Ted 2…
  • New Images: ‘Jurassic World’, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, ‘Furious 7′, ‘Inside Out’, ‘Chappie’, ‘Insurgent’, ‘The Walk’

    Angie Han
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    So what if January 1 is still a couple of weeks away? Get an early start on celebrating the New Year with this big batch of new photos from some of 2015′s most highly anticipated releases, including Jurassic World, Mad Max: Fury Road, Furious 7, Insurgent, Inside Out, The Walk, and Chappie. Hit the jump to see all the fresh images. EW unveiled the new photos. In order, we have: Chappie (March 6), Neill Blomkamp‘s original sci-fi about a police robot (Sharlto Copley via the magic of mo-cap) who gains sentience and, apparently, some very questionable taste in accessories. Dev Patel…
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    Wise Kwai's Thai Film Journal

  • LPFF 2014 reviews: The Patriarch, Iskalawags, When the Rooster Crows

    Wise Kwai
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:54 am
    The Patriarch (Kabisera)Walter White, meet your kindred amoral spirit from the Philippines. In The Patriarch (Kabisera), he's Andres, a humble fisherman who rows out to sea one morning, hears gunshots and then discovers several floating crates. Upon inspection, he finds the boxes are full of crystal methamphetamine. What to do? The best thing would be to leave them and forget about them, but then there wouldn't be a movie. So Andres hauls in his illicit catch. If he can unload the drugs, he stands to make millions of pesos, but more importantly the ex-con Andres would finally be able…
  • LPFF 2014 review: Vientiane in Love

    Wise Kwai
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Longing for LoveDirected by Anysay Keola, Phanumad Disattha, Vannaphone Sitthirath, Xaisongkham InduangchanthyWorld premiere at the Luang Prabang Film Festival, December 6, 2014Wise Kwai's rating: 3/5There's a feeling of urgency or maybe even impatience when it comes to the burgeoning Lao film industry. In the decades since the Vietnam War era, filmmaking in the Lao People's Democratic Republic was strictly for propaganda efforts under the purview of the government, but it was chronically hampered by a shortage of funding, resources and properly trained professionals.The digital photography…
  • LPFF 2014 reviews: The Jungle School, Shift, Madam Phung's Last Journey

    Wise Kwai
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:14 pm
    The Jungle SchoolIf it's been awhile since you've seen a Riri Riza film, then The Jungle School (Sokola Rimba) is a great way to get reacquainted with one of Indonesia's finest auteurs. Despite the gaps in his IMDb page – the last entry was 2008 – the veteran writer, director and producer is steadily working. His latest effort, making its way around the festival circuit, is based on the true account by teacher and community activist Butet Manurung, a determined woman who brought literacy to the loincloth-clad indigenous people of Indonesia's jungles. She's portrayed by martial artist,…
  • Review: The Eyes Diary

    Wise Kwai
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:57 am
    Directed by Chookiat SakveerakulStarring Focus Jeerakul, Parama Im-anothai, Chonnikarn Natejui, Kittisak PathommaburanaReleased in Thai cinemas October 30, 2014; rated 15+Wise Kwai's rating: 4/5Chookiat Sakveerakul makes his return to horror with The Eyes Diary (, Kon Hen Pee), which blends in elements of romantic drama with the story of a bickering couple whose constant fighting his dire consequences.Like Chookiat's sophomore feature effort, the thriller 13 Game Sayong (13: Game of Death, remade as 13 Sins), The Eyes Diary is based on a comic book. In this case, it's a Siam Intermedia title…
  • Tsunami documentary Silent Waters is ready for viewing

    Wise Kwai
    6 Dec 2014 | 7:00 pm
    This December 26, 10 years will have passed since the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami sent deadly waves rippling through the region, causing much devastation in parts of Thailand that are still struggling to recover.In observance of the disaster's anniversary comes a new documentary, Silent Waters, directed by Mike Thomas, who held a crowdfunding campaign to complete the film. A Thailand-based English expat, Thomas previously made Living with the Tiger, a documentary on HIV-positive orphans performing in a travelling musical play. His new film Silent Waters is now…
 
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  • Oscar Foreign Film Shortlist Includes IDA, LEVIATHAN, FORCE MAJEURE And A Few Surprises

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Academy has released its shortlist of nine candidates still eligible for this year's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, which includes surprise inclusions from Estonia, Georgia and Venezuela, as well as more widely praised offerings from Argentina, Poland, Russia and Sweden.Likely frontrunners include Andrey Zvyagintsev's Leviathan from Russia and Paweł Pawlikowski's Ida from Poland, but the list also includes Twitch favourites Force Majeure from Sweden's Ruben Östlund and Argentinian offering Wild Tales from Damián Szifrón. But the list also includes a few…
  • Daniel Wu To Star In AMC's BADLANDS

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Deadline is reporting that American-born Chinese superstar Daniel Wu (Overheard, That Demon Within, Don't Go Breaking My Heart) has signed on to star in and serve as executive producer on AMC's new drama series Badlands. Based loosely on the classic Chinese story Journey To The West, Badlands casts Wu as Sunny, a ruthless, martial arts warrior who embarks on a cross-country odyssey with a young lad in tow, in search of spiritual enlightenment.David Dobkin (The Judge, Wedding Crashers) will direct the six-part series, which will also star Emily Beecham, Sarah Bolger and Oliver Stark and was…
  • Review: LOCAL GOD, Surreal Horror Of The Creative Process

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:15 pm
    In his first feature film The Silent House, director Gustavo Hernández told a familiar haunted house story in a unfamiliar way, by shooting it in a single take. For his second feature, Local God, he again approaches a familiar story, and again tells it in a somewhat different way. What he presents is an experimental film disguised as horror. Though it stumbles in parts, Local God in an intriguing journey, both literal and psychological, of three characters who must confront their own trauma in isolation and fear.After a difficult accident involving her son, Diana (Gabriela Freire) and fellow…
  • Review: Rajkumar Hirani's PK Ticks All The Right Bollywood Boxes

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:45 pm
    It's been five years since Bollywood blockbuster specialist Rajkumar Hirani destroyed box office records and made international waves with 3 Idiots. That film, with the help of an endearing lead performance from 40 something Aamir Khan as a college student, ended up making over $60 million dollars worldwide and playing in places that Bollywood had never been. Before that, Hirani wrote and directed the nearly as successful Munnabhai franchise, also huge critical hits that made mountains of money. So, suffice it to say, expectations for his latest film, PK, have been high.Aamir Khan returns to…
  • The Stack Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Scary Movies: Episode 6 Includes SHOCK WAVES, PROM NIGHT, And More

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Welcome back to The Stack! While I'm doing gift guide episodes, I also need to do one or two regular episodes covering the other stuff that pours into ye olde office. But the truth is that all of this stuff makes for great gift giving. The following are some horror films that have arrived in in the last couple of weeks. Shock Waves (1977) is the granddaddy of Nazi zombie movies like Dead Snow (2009) and Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead (2014) and...uh...you know, all those other Nazi zombie movies. It's also undeniably creepy and stars John Carradine, Peter Cushing and Brooke…
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    Are You Screening?

  • Give Fandor To The Cinephiles On Your List. Our Readers Get 50% Off Til Christmas!

    Marc Eastman
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Tis the season for holiday gifting…and for all of the procrastinators out there, it’s also the season for frantic trips to crowded malls and paying for overnight shipping. One solution for the cinephile in your life is a gift subscription to Fandor, a streaming film service specializing in acclaimed (and hard to find elsewhere) independent and classic features, shorts and documentaries. It’s Christmas Day, and you just realized you forgot to get your celluloid-obsessed cousin a gift? No problem! Fandor is offering an amazing 50% off deal on all gift subscriptions to our readers from…
  • The Maze Runner Digital HD Release Review

    Marc Eastman
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:50 am
    The Maze Runner Digital HD Release Review The Maze Runner hit theaters as a bit of a curiosity. Unlike most YA novels that get adapted into films, The Maze Runner didn’t have the same kind of mainstream traction that most do, though lesser-known titles are not unheard of, and it didn’t aim to attract a star with pull beyond the target demographic. While Dylan O’Brien has some small amount of variety to his credits, he’s really just the guy from Teen Wolf, which means you have to already be extremely likely to be familiar with The Maze Runner to know who he is. That…
  • Hulu Announces Exclusive Streaming Rights To Fargo

    Marc Eastman
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:09 am
    If you need to catch up on the best show of 2014, and Golden Globe nominee, and Emmy winner, Fargo, you’re going to have to look to Hulu. I imagine Hulu knows what they’re doing, but I have to imagine this is a “watch again” hope they’re working with, because surely everyone who has any hope of wanting to see this one has already seen it. No one missed this, right? If you did, and I have no idea who I’m talking to now, do not miss your chance to watch it now. I can’t stop saying that I wish it ended a little better, but other than that this was an…
  • The Last Five Years Releases Poster

    Marc Eastman
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:14 pm
    In theaters and On Demand February 13th, The Last Five Years is hoping to give you something to add to your Valentine’s Day plans. Adapted from the hit musical, the film stars Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan, and for the uninitiated, it details their relationship as she sings songs from the end of their relationship backwards, and he gives you songs from the start forward. The trailer gives one the impression that this is a fairly niche endeavor, but oh if you’re in that niche, I suspect you’re in for a treat. How’s this one look to you? In this adaptation of the hit…
  • RU? Instant Reaction Review Podcast Ep. 117 – The November Man & As Above So Below

    Marc Eastman
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:54 am
    We’re slowly catching up on our podcast episodes, and this one covers The November Man and As Above/So Below. Stay tuned for a rush of our episodes, but remember you can always catch the latest ones by subscribing on iTunes, or check our Stitcher player on the homepage, and you can always tune in live on blogtalkradio.com. This was an oddly fun week, considering we didn’t have any movies to love, which is a strange statement on how well these films managed their averageness. For The November Man especially, though the film may not have impressed us overall, there was a lot to like…
 
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    Burbanked

  • I watched just a bit of Training Day last night, and this little...

    9 Dec 2014 | 7:13 am
    I watched just a bit of Training Day last night, and this little eight seconds is one of my favorite bits of acting from Denzel in this movie. Such indignation!
  • Hm. I don’t remember this part at all. (original image via...

    5 Dec 2014 | 9:05 am
    Hm. I don’t remember this part at all. (original image via lobbycards)
  • My 2014 Movies: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975, on DVD,...

    19 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    My 2014 Movies: Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975, on DVD, home collection) Traditionally when I’ve been writing up these watched-in-2014 posts, I like to use screenshots or Photoshops from the movies reviewed, but I kept seeing this BTS shot from Holy Grail on my dashboard, and liked it much, much better than anything else I might have made, so. And besides, I’m not planning to write much about seeing this movie, other than the fact that I shared it with my 14-year-old for the first time, and the two of us had more fun than calculating the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow.
  • Hm. I don’t remember this part at all. (original image via...

    18 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    Hm. I don’t remember this part at all. (original image via cinemamonamour)
  • RE: earlier @danhacker said: Why couldn’t the just teleport the bodies into the furnace? The whole...

    18 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    RE: earlier @danhacker said: Why couldn’t the just teleport the bodies into the furnace? The whole movie is problematic because of that one fact. Here’s the fun thing about time travel movies, from the greats (Terminator 1 & 2, Back to the Future) to the lames (oh so many): they all can be picked apart. All of them. They all have paradoxes and continuity discrepancies and nitpicky scientific falsities. Time travel is silly and we all know it. But the ones that become great? The near-perfects? The ones that reward rewatching? They forge on ahead and dazzle you with their innovation…
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    Box Office Mojo - Top Stories

  • Will Moviegoers Show Up One Last Time for 'The Hobbit'?

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:24 pm
    Thursday AM Update: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies earned an estimated $24.46 million on opening day. That includes an estimated $11.2 million from late Tuesday showings.This is the second-lowest opening day in Peter Jackson's six-movie Middle Earth saga; its ahead of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, but below the rest. That's not a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, though, as the first two Hobbit movies opened on a Friday.If The Hobbit: The Battle of the Fiv...
  • Forecast (cont.): 'Night at the Museum,' 'Annie' Open Ahead of Christmas Holiday

    17 Dec 2014 | 2:14 pm
    << Continued from 'Forecast: Will Moviegoers Show Up One Last Time for 'The Hobbit'?Playing at 3,783 theaters, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb is also aiming to be the final chapter in its franchise: the poster's tagline reads "One Final Night To Save the Day."After opening on this same weekend back in 2006, the original Night at the Museum wound up earning a massive $250.9 million. Two-and-a-half years later, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian wa...
  • 'Exodus' is Weak 'King'

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Exodus: Gods and Kings missed the mark this weekend, though it still easily ruled over another very quiet weekend at the box office.Meanwhile, Chris Rock's Top Five got off to a decent start, and Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice did big business at a few theaters in New York and Los Angeles.The Top 12 earned $76.7 million, which makes this one of the slowest weekends of the year. Business will pick up next weekend, though it does look like this will be one of the worst Decembers in rece...
  • Around-the-World Roundup: 'Hobbit' Finale Opens to $122 Million Overseas

    14 Dec 2014 | 11:40 am
    A week ahead of its U.S. debut, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies began its international victory lap this weekend.Playing in 37 markets-and only seven major ones-the finale of Peter Jackson's second Middle Earth trilogy earned a massive $122.2 million. Its top territory was Germany, where its $20.5 million debut was easily the biggest of the year.It also had huge openings in the U.K. ($15.2 million), France ($15.05 million), Russia ($13.75 million), Brazil ($6.8 million), Mexico ($...
  • Friday Report: 'Exodus' Rules with $8.6 Million

    13 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings easily took first place on another quiet Friday at the box office.Playing at 3,503 locations, Exodus opened to an estimated $8.6 million yesterday. That's significantly lower than Noah's $15.2 million debut, though the gap is due in part to the December release (when there's less of a rush on opening weekend). The opening is at least on par with past December releases The Golden Compass ($8.7 million) and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn...
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    Movie Reviews

  • Tim Burton likes 'Village of the Damned’ quality in 'Big Eyes’

    By Tony Bravo
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:06 pm
    The melancholy, dewy-faced children with the oversize eyes became a symbol of postwar sentimentality while simultaneously being dismissed as kitsch. Director Tim Burton goes beyond the midcentury ubiquity of the images to explore their genesis in “Big Eyes” (opening Christmas Day), which takes a look at the difficult marriage between the Keanes and the unlikely birth of the pop culture waifs in San Francisco’s bohemian North Beach. For more than a decade, Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) took public credit for wife Margaret’s (Amy Adams) paintings (with her coerced complicity), arguing…
  • 'Annie’ review: Syrupy movie merits a hard knock

    By Michael Ordoña
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:31 am
    Fans of previous incarnations are advised to check their nostalgia at the door, while the uninitiated may simply check their brains. In this happier-than-happy update of the 1982 film of the popular ’70s Broadway show based on the old-time comic strip, everything is awesome. There’s a little bit of every previous version present, with so many other elements stirred in that the film feels like an overstuffed stew — yet it’s as filling as if served in a bowl with a hole in it. Don’t worry; she soon saves a dog and catches the eye of a rich dude running for mayor for no reason at all.
  • 'National Gallery’ review: A mix of the sublime and tedious

    By David Lewis
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    “National Gallery,” a meandering trip through the famed London art institution, has many sublime scenes — and some tedious ones, too. The documentary’s best moments are when no words are spoken, when the camera lingers on the paintings and the museum visitors gazing at them. The worst moments are when we visit the boardrooms and offices, where museum officials talk incessantly about mostly mundane matters that make our eyes glaze over. Director Frederick Wiseman has a great idea for a film here, but the subject matter (or the footage) doesn’t warrant a three-hour running time. The…
  • 'Pioneer’ review: Norwegian waters a little too calm

    By Walter Addiego
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    The movie isn’t really bad, just tepid, and it’s partly redeemed by a good lead performance. The real-life context is Norway’s exploitation of North Sea oil, which has made the nation vastly wealthy. Petter (Aksel Hennie) is a Norwegian ocean diver working on the pipeline and charged with the scary task of descending 500 meters. Has someone been tampering with the divers’ air supply? (The film is very loosely based on real events — lawsuits filed by Norwegian pipeline divers alleging neurological damage.) Petter begins badgering everyone involved, and keeps hitting stone walls —…
  • 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb’: Turn out the lights

    By Walter Addiego
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:01 am
    The “Night at the Museum” trilogy ends with less than a bang in the franchise’s new release, subtitled “Secret of the Tomb.” Despite a few good jokes and sight gags and some amusing cameos, you get the feeling that the series is played out. Part of the problem is that the films have been essentially one-joke efforts, the joke being that, at night, the exhibitions at New York’s Museum of Natural History and Washington’s Smithsonian come to life, via special effects, posing various comic problems for security guard Larry, played by Ben Stiller. To forestall disaster, Larry and a…
 
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    The Movie Blog

  • Angela Bassett replaced as Amanda Waller in DC Movie Universe

    The "Superior" Anthony
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:39 pm
      One of the things that stood out to me as stellar casting in that hum-ho Man of Steel Green Lantern movie was the casting of Angela Bassett as no-nonsense,...
  • Title: 10 Memorable Movie Quotes

    Bud Boomer
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:43 pm
      A great movie can be defined by many things: a phenomenal performance, a moving story, an impactful twist, or, these days, visual effects that stand above the rest. But...
  • Review: Murder of a Cat

    Jim
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:45 pm
      Synopsis: A goofy anti-social guy investigates the mystery surrounding the  murder of his cat.      Slapstick comedies tend to fall short of expectations usually. Murder of a Cat...
  • How Far Does Movie Inspiration Reach?

    Bud Boomer
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:47 pm
    It’s difficult to imagine a cultural force as powerful as a good movie. Movies are an almost universally consumed type of media. Because of this they are able to inspire major cultural...
  • Review: Pioneer

    Jim
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:38 pm
      Synopsis: A thriller set at the beginning of the 1980’s Norwegian Oil Boom and centered on a diver whose obsession with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea leads...
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  • Calling oral history bloggers – again!

    Alice
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Last April, we asked you to help us out with ideas for the Oral History Review’s blog. We got some great responses, and now we’re back to beg for more! We want to use our social media platforms to encourage discussion within the broad community oral historians, from professional historians to hobbyists. Part of encouraging that discussion is asking you all to contribute your thoughts and experiences. Whether you have a follow up to your presentation at the Oral History Association Annual Meeting, a new project you want to share, an essay on your experiences doing oral history, or…
  • Santa Claus breaks the law every year

    Catherine Fehre
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Each year when the nights start growing longer, everyone’s favourite rotund old man emerges from his wintry hideaway in the fastness of the North Pole and dashes around the globe in a red and white blur, delivering presents and generally spreading goodwill to the people of the world. Who can criticise such good intentions? Despite this noble cause, Father Christmas is running an unconventional operation at best. At worst, the jolly old fool is flagrantly flaunting the law and his reckless behaviour should see him standing before a jury of his peers. Admittedly, it would be a challenge to…
  • The Battle of the Bulge

    Alice
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    Each year on 16 December, in the little Belgian town of Bastogne, a celebrity arrives to throw bags of nuts at the townsfolk. This year, it will be Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde who observe the tradition. It dates from Christmas 1944, when attacking Germans overwhelmed and surrounded the small town and demanded that the US forces defending Bastogne to surrender. The American commander, General Anthony McAuliffe, searching for a word to vent his frustration and defiance, simply answered: ‘Nuts!’ The day marked the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge. Fought over the winter…
  • 10 medically-trained authors whose books all doctors should read

    Meredith Sneddon
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:30 am
    Sir William Osler, the great physician and bibliophile, recommended that his students should have a non-medical bedside library that could be dipped in and out of profitably to create the well rounded physician. Some of the works mentioned by him, for example Religio Medici by Sir Thomas Browne is unlikely to be on most people’s reading lists today. There have been several recent initiatives in medical schools to encourage and promote the role of humanities in the education of tomorrow’s doctors. Literature and cinema has a role to play in making doctors more empathetic and understanding…
  • Druids and nature

    Catherine Fehre
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:30 am
    What was the relationship between the Druids and nature? The excerpt below from Druids: A Very Short Introduction looks at seasonal cycles, the winter solstice, and how the Druids charted the movement of the sun, moon, and stars: How far back in time European communities began to recognize and chart the movements of the sun, moon, and stars it is impossible to say, but for the mobile hunting bands of the Palaeolithic period, following large herds through the forests of Europe and returning to base camps when the hunt was over, the ability to navigate using the stars would have been vital to…
 
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    Observations on film art

  • Shameful or shameless self-promotion? YOU decide!

    bordwellblog
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:26 pm
    This just in: All the authors of pieces in Matt Zoller Seitz’s forthcoming Grand Budapest Hotel book are given the Max Dalton treatment, in the vein of  The Wes Anderson Collection. Herewith, the contributor portrait of your obedient servant. And in CinemaScope! Yes, I am happy. Yes, it’s a credible likeness. Yes, said book is due out on 10 February from Abrams. No, I will not be getting a tattoo of it.   Thanks to Matt and Eric Klopfer of Abrams.
  • Rebooking at THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

    bordwellblog
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:16 pm
    DB here: I didn’t plan it, but this has been the year of Wes Anderson on our blog. After an entry on The Grand Budapest Hotel and its play with aspect ratios, I posted an analysis of Moonrise Kingdom (my favorite Anderson movie). Now comes a book from the indefatigable Matt Zoller Seitz that continues the work of his splendiferous Wes Anderson Collection. Matt provides critical commentary, natch, along with many interviews with Anderson and his creative team. Some critics have a look-in as well. I add my $.02. You can read more on Vulture here. Available from Abrams on 10…
  • Visual storytelling: Is that all?

    bordwellblog
    7 Dec 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Mission: Impossible (1996). DB here: The phrase “visual storytelling” is a very modern invention. It seems to be unknown before the mid-1940s, and it doesn’t really become common until the 1990s. It applies to film, of course, but it also refers to comic strips and other media. Sometimes it carries a prescriptive edge: In a pictorial medium, you should tell your stories visually—rather than, say, through lots of talk. The motto is sometimes summarized as Show, don’t tell. Elsewhere on this site, I’ve argued that sometimes that advice should be ignored. A monologue about incidents…
  • DVDs and Blu-rays for your letter to Santa

    bordwellblog
    30 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    The Cure (1917) Kristin here: One occasional feature of our blog has been to point out new releases on DVD and Blu-ray, especially of titles that haven’t gotten much publicity. Some of these are easily available at major sources like Amazon, while others have to be ordered directly from their publishers, often abroad. But if you have a multi-standard player, don’t hold back. Ordering from abroad isn’t as intimidating as it might seem. Many sites have English-language sales pages. We’ve done a lot of these entries by now. You can find them through the DVD category in…
  • What-if movies: Forking paths in the drawing room

    bordwellblog
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:42 am
    Dangerous Corner (1934). DB here: We habitually indulge in what-if thinking. What if you hadn’t gone to that particular school, met those specific friends, lived in that particular place? Your future would have been very different, in ways you sometimes speculate about. Here is Brian Eno explaining how he found his career: As a result of going into a subway station and meeting Andy [Mackay], I joined Roxy Music, and as a result of that I have a career in music I wouldn’t have had otherwise. If I’d walked ten yards further on the platform or missed that train or been in the next…
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    B-Lines and Felines

  • Masterpieces #38: Final Fantasy IX

    Dave Brown
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:07 am
    About Final Fantasy IX (2000)Brahne, the evil Queen of Alexandria, is using highly advanced magical weapons to terrorise neighbouring kingdoms. Players follow a group of bandits, knights and magicians as they try to foil her plans. The heroes quickly learn that her wicked doings are part of a much larger plot, and as they progress, they learn about the sinister motives of a powerful sorcerer named Kuja. More than 30 million copies of the Final Fantasy franchise have been sold, making it one of the bestselling video-game series ever. This edition offers new characters and 3-D environments,…
  • The Diary of Mr Kain: Week #11

    Dave Brown
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:55 am
    Monday Beard Face and Frizzy Hair saw family today so we had the house mostly to ourselves. Frizzy Hair was delighted to be spending time with her two year old niece but on her return she was shouting at Beard Face. Apparently his choice of conversation continues to be inappropriate for a young child. He wasn’t being rude or anything but such questions as “What are your thoughts on the economy?”, “Did you see that screamer from Messi the other night?” and “I think the red head is giving me the eye, you know” are not what a two year old should be hearing. Tuesday Christmas is…
  • Congratulations Winners!

    Donna Brown
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    The winners of our giveaway to celebrate the launch of Losing Heart and The Bleaklisted Books have now been drawn. Thank you very much for taking part! a Rafflecopter giveaway If you missed it, don’t worry! The Bleaklisted Books is on tour with Buy the Book Tours this coming week! The post Congratulations Winners! appeared first on B-Lines and Felines.
  • Masterpieces #37: Kingdom Hearts

    Dave Brown
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:44 am
    About Kingdom Hearts (2002)Guide a young boy named Sora, and his friends Riku and Kairi, as he saves the world from destruction at the hands of an evil group known as the Heartless. Set off from Sora’s island paradise home with the help of Disney characters such as Donald Duck and Goofy, who are on their way to find their missing king, the one and only Mickey Mouse. Use Sora’s secret weapon, the keyblade, in an adventure that takes you through familiar Disney worlds. You will also run into many of Squaresoft’s favorite characters as they join the struggle.    …
  • The Diary of Mr Kain: Week #10

    Dave Brown
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:28 am
    Monday Once every two weeks, myself and the other cats gather on the landing and watch as Beard Face endures his least favourite job. This job is the changing of the litter trays. There are four of them in total and it’s quite a challenge for the old boy. By the time he’s finished there are clean litter trays and a huge bag of used cat litter that he has to carry with both arms wrapped around it. At this juncture we consider tripping him up and making a mess but thus far our mercy has always taken charge and we’ve been content with the pitiful moans of a grown man who is hardly strong…
 
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  • A Movie For Everyone – Dec. 18, 2014

    Asaf
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:45 am
    Three major nation wide releases plus one Mr. Turner are out this holiday weekend. Do you know what you want to watch this weekend? If you don’t, that’s what we’re here for. A movie for everyone this week: The Hobbit concludes it’s epic exciting journey in “The Battle of the Five Armies“. If you have to hang out with your family there’s the Sentimental Feel Good “Annie“. Or, if your family is of the adventurous humorous kind, there’s the 3rd “Night at the Museum“. The award winner biography, “Mr. Turner”,…
  • A Movie For Everyone – Dec. 11, 2014

    Asaf
    10 Dec 2014 | 8:25 am
    Moses is coming your way in 3D this weekend. Chris Rock is also coming but only in 2D. And we have a bunch of other films in all sorts of dimensions and moods so which movie is best suited for your mood this weekend? A movie for everyone this week: A fantastic historical adventure mixed with special effects is waiting for you in “Exodus: Gods and Kings“. And a great date night is waiting for anyone interested in the critically acclaimed dramedy “Top Five“ A scary and supernatural experience is expected for anyone who decides to visit “The Pyramid”. Or, a…
  • December’s Finest!

    Asaf_and _Barak
    30 Nov 2014 | 4:01 am
    It’s here. December that is. It’s here and as always it brings quite a few things. It brings the end of the year. It brings Christmas. And, most importantly, it brings the beginning of the award season. As the Golden Globe nominations are about to be announced on the 11th, things are heating up and we have quite a few movies that want to be on that list. Plus, of course, we have our usual dose of TV show recommendations for you, 6 movies & 6 TV shows for the 12th month of the year. Here are December’s Finest! Movies: Let’s begin our wild ride with… Wild – For those looking…
  • A Movie For Everyone – Dec. 4, 2014

    Asaf
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    A slow weekend in theaters this weekend but don’t let that stop you. There are still a lot of great films to watch so if you can’t decide, we’re here to help! A movie for everyone this week: A scary and supernatural experience is expected for anyone who decides to visit The Pyramid. Or, a captivating and uplifting experience for anyone who joins Reese Witherspoon on Wild. If you know some preschoolers or pre-teens looking for some exciting and humorous time there’s “The Penguins of Madagascar“. Nick, Kurt and Dale are inviting you once again to join their…
  • A movie for everyone – 20.11.14

    Asaf
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    Believe it or not, there are other films to watch this weekend other than “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1“. Really. Just watch the list below and maybe you’ll find something better suited for you and your viewing partner this weekend. A movie for everyone this weekend: There’s the critically acclaimed offbeat dramedy Birdman. Or how ’bout the thought provoking Rosewater? The captivating independent drama Whiplash is still pounding its’ way into viewers and critics hearts. Jake Gyllenhaal becomes a Nightcrawler in this tense and cynical crime drama.
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  • Film Review: HOLLOWS GROVE (2014): Been There, Done That

    Victor Stiff
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:31 pm
      Hollows Grove (2014) Film Review, a movie directed by Craig Efros, and starring Mykelti Williamson, Lance Henriksen, Matthew Carey, Sunkrish Bala, Bresha Webb, Val Morrison, Matt Doherty, and Eddie Perez. Although found footage films have remained popular for the 15 years since the success of [...]Continue reading: Film Review: HOLLOWS GROVE (2014): Been There, Done That
  • TV Review: THE 100: Season 2, Episode 8: Spacewalker [The CW]

    Sam Joseph
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:52 am
      The CW’s The 100 Spacewalker TV Show Review. The 100: Season 2, Episode 8: ‘Spacewalker,’ took the time to explore what made Finn (Thomas McDonell) tick, and why he has managed to tick so many people off. Finn fans might have found some vindication, with the treatment; but however [...]Continue reading: TV Review: THE 100: Season 2, Episode 8: Spacewalker [The CW]
  • TV Review: THE 100: Season 2, Episode 7: Long into an Abyss [The CW]

    Sam Joseph
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:51 am
      The CW’s The 100 Long into an Abyss TV Show Review. The 100: Season 2, Episode 7: ‘Long into an Abyss,’ put three sides, to an inevitable conflict, in place, for an old fashioned Mexican stand-off; but two of the parties involved were too focused on each other, to [...]Continue reading: TV Review: THE 100: Season 2, Episode 7: Long into an Abyss [The CW]
  • AMERICAN SNIPER (2014) Movie Trailer 2 & TV Spot: The Man Behind the Sniper

    Rollo Tomasi
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:15 am
      American Sniper Trailer 2 and TV Spot. Clint Eastwood‘s American Sniper (2014) movie trailer 2 and TV commercial star Sam Jaeger, Brando Eaton, Keir O’Donnell, Brian Hallisay, and Eric Close. American Sniper‘s plot synopsis: based on the autobiography by Chris Kyle, “From director Clint [...]Continue reading: AMERICAN SNIPER (2014) Movie Trailer 2 & TV Spot: The Man Behind the Sniper
  • FIRE AND ICE: Robert Rodriguez To Direct Fantasy Film

    Victor Stiff
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:10 am
      Rodriguez To Direct Fire And Ice For Sony. Robert Rodriguez will direct a live-action version of the 1983 animated film Fire And Ice.  Sony pictures plans to turn the Fire And Ice property into a Lord of the Rings style, fantasy film franchise. Rodriguez intends to use the style of artist (and series co-creator) [...]Continue reading: FIRE AND ICE: Robert Rodriguez To Direct Fantasy Film
 
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  • Q&A: Kathy Bates Talks ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ and How Acting Is Like Practicing Medicine

    Lance Carter
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Kathy Bates is like the best utility player you could ever want on your baseball team. Give her the ball and she’ll always knock it out of the park. If you watched her on American Horror Story: Freak Show this season, you’ll know she did just that. It’s amazing how good she is and... If you'd like to read the rest, please visit: http://www.dailyactor.com
  • Watch: Michael Keaton Talks About ‘Birdman’, His Career and Has Some Great Advice for Everyone

    Chris McKittrick
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Though Michael Keaton has denied that Birdman is a semi-autobiographical role, it’s hard not to see parallels between Keaton’s character Riggan Thomson in Birdman and his actual career. In this career retrospective interview with DP/30, Keaton covers all the ground that he covered on... If you'd like to read the rest, please visit: http://www.dailyactor.com
  • Watch: Rose Byrne’s Audition Tape for ‘Get Him to the Greek’

    Chris McKittrick
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Rose Byrne might be starring in the remake of Annie, which opens today, but before she starred in the 2010 comedy Get Him to the Greek she was mainly known for supporting roles and appearing on the TV drama Damages. She’s since appeared in the comedies Bridesmaids, The Internship, and... If you'd like to read the rest, please visit: http://www.dailyactor.com
  • Watch: Andy Serkis Talks Motion Capture, His Career and More

    Chris McKittrick
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:05 pm
    This week saw the release of the final film in The Lord of the Rings saga, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Out of the dozens of actors who appeared in the series, the one whose career was most defined by the six-film franchise is Andy Serkis, who portrayed Gollum in the series... If you'd like to read the rest, please visit: http://www.dailyactor.com
  • Watch: Ian McKellen Analyzes the ‘Macbeth’ Speech, “Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow” ‘(1979)

    Chris McKittrick
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:09 am
    Shortly after portraying Macbeth on stage in the late 1970s, Ian McKellen appeared on a BBC program to analyze the play's most famous soliloquy. The post Watch: Ian McKellen Analyzes the ‘Macbeth’ Speech, “Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow” ‘(1979) appeared first on... If you'd like to read the rest, please visit: http://www.dailyactor.com
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  • Theory of Everything Movie Review (3/4 Stars)

    17 Dec 2014 | 1:50 pm
    Stephen Hawking: "There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. However bad life may seem, while there is". The movie tells the origins of the great genius today Stephen Hawking. He falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his ... read more
  • Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, The Movie Review (2/4 Stars)

    16 Dec 2014 | 9:27 pm
    If “The Hobbit Trilogy” is the poor man’s “Lord of the Rings Trilogy,” then The Battle of the Five Armies is the poor man’s Return of the King; and I do think that is a fitting comparison. This sixth entry into the well-known fantasy franchise represents the final act of its individual trilogy in much the same way that Return of the King represented the finale for the previous trilogy. This l... read more
  • Top Five Movie Review (4/4 Stars)

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:42 am
    "Top Five" is the story of Andre Allen, a comedian who is at the precipice of his career and struggling to navigate through a conundrum of celebrity. It’s written and directed by Chris Rock and produced by Jay Z and Kanye West. Played by Chris Rock, Andre is a recovering alcoholic in the 12 step program who is engaged to Erica Long (Gabrielle Union) who is a reality television star. ... read more
  • Horrible Bosses 2 Movie Review (1.5/4 Stars)

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:09 am
    Horrible Bosses more like Horrible Movie. The story is about are three main morons Dale, Kurt and Nick decide to become their own bosses - and start up their own business. But when a slick investor torpedoes their plans and crushes their dreams, they know the only way to get what they deserve is to hatch an ingenious (misguided) kidnapping plot. To people who don't know I actually liked th... read more
  • Top Five Movie Review (2.5/4 Stars)

    14 Dec 2014 | 8:50 pm
    Chris Rock does a good job writing/directing/starring in 'Top Five'. The guy is always smart and hilarious off screen. This movie explores that side of the limelight. A lean towards honesty is the film's intent when dealing with it's themes of audience vs performer's expectations, maintaining celebrity status while not loosing creativity, and balancing them with overcoming alcoholism. These a... read more
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  • Get Hard Gets A New Trailer

    Rudie Obias
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:29 pm
    A businessman hires a tough guy so he can learn how to survive his upcoming prison sentence. The movie stars Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart, Alison Brie, Edwina Findley, and Craig T. Nelson. “Get Hard” opens in theaters on March 27, 2015.The post Get Hard Gets A New Trailer appeared first on Shockya.com.
  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Movie Review

    Karen Benardello
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:39 am
    Title: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Director: Shawn Levy Starring: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Rebel Wilson, Ben Kingsley, Skyler Gisondo and Dan Stevens People often easily embrace the natural and intriguing relationships in their lives, and can start taking advantage of the belief that their connections will never be affected by anything in the world around them. It’s not until their beliefs and ideals change, due to their natural maturing and reactions to challenges around them, that they are finally forced to contend with the…
  • The Gambler Movie Review

    Harvey Karten
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:05 pm
    THE GAMBLER Paramount Pictures Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade:  B Director:  Rupert Wyatt Screenwriter:  William Monahan based on the 1974 film “The Gambler” Cast:  Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Michael Kenneth Williams, George Kennedy, Jessica Lange, Richard Schiff, Andre Braugher Screened at:  Paramount, NYC, 12/2/14 Opens:  December 19, 2014 (limited) Some say that compulsive gamblers who bet more money than they can afford are self-destructive, even suicidal. They actually want to lose, given their self-hate. This is…
  • Into the Woods Movie Review 2

    Harvey Karten
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:05 pm
    INTO THE WOODS Walt Disney Pictures Reviewed for Shockya by Harvey Karten. Data-based on Rotten Tomatoes. Grade:  C+ Director:  Rob Marshall Screenwriter:  James Lapine, music by Stephen Sondheim Cast:  Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick, James Corden, Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Chris Pine, Emily Blunt, Christine Baranski Screened at:  Lighthouse, NYC, 11/27/14 Opens:  December 25, 2014 The tagline for the movie is “Be careful what you wish for…” the implication being that you may get your wish but that you are worse off than ever.  In fact, the four people who make wishes right at the…
  • New Trailer for American Sniper Released

    monique
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:39 pm
    “American Sniper” is shaping up to possibly be one of Bradley Cooper’s defining roles. The film, which also stars Sienna Miller and is directed by Clint Eastwood, now has a new trailer detailing more of the drama that will make this film a possible Oscar contender. The film is based on the real story of Chris Kyle, “the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history.” “U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous…
 
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    RELEVANT Magazine

  • The Unbelievable Plight of Syrian Refugees Is Being Ignored

    lynnehybels
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
    It's not too late to turn the tide on one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time. The current situation faced by Syrians and Iraqis displaced by war is perhaps the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. Over 3 million Syrians have been forced to seek refuge in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and other countries. Another 6.5 million Syrians remain in Syria, but have been displaced from their homes—people literally fleeing for their lives in an active war zone. Nearly half of Syria’s entire population has been displaced by the war. That's only the beginning.
  • The Best of 2014

    Anonymous
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    This week we bring you our favorite interviews and performances from this past year. Interview guests include Carl Lentz, NT Wright, Pete Holmes, Propaganda, the guys from Radiolab and Scott Harrison. And in-studio performance guests include Brady Toops, Ellie Holcomb, Jon Guerra, Gungor, John Mark McMillan and Us and Our Daughters. We also have two special treats for you at the end of the episode, so make sure you listen through to the end! It's been a great year for the podcast and we're so thankful for our family of listeners who download these episodes every week, interact with us on…
  • RELEVANT’s 10 Biggest Slices of 2014

    darganthompson
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:36 pm
    From dutch biker gangs to Mark Driscoll to Ice Bucket Challenge videos, our most-read slices of 2014 Every day, we keep readers up to date on current events and important cultural happenings with “slices”—the short articles that update in a stream on our homepage. It’s a constant mix of hard-hitting news to entertainment rumors to funny videos. As we wrap up 2014, we decided to look back at the most-viewed slices this year. The result is an interesting insight into the stories and viral trends that shaped this year.
  • 'School of Rock' Is Coming to Broadway

    Anonymous
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:30 am
    Musical theater legend Andrew Lloyd Webber is bringing the Jack Black hit School of Rock to Broadway. Though it will presumably have a similar plot as the Richard Linklater comedy—about a struggling musician who becomes a teacher, harnessing the life-changing power of rock and roll—according to AV Club, the new play will feature a bunch of original songs. No casting has been announced, but as anyone who has seen the movie knows, they’ll have big shoes to fill ...
  • How to Actually Fight for Racial Reconciliation

    christenacleveland
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    5 steps to becoming a racial reconciler. These days, as people around the nation become more aware of racial injustice, many young Christians of all races are eager to be part of the solution.
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    Dave On Film

  • Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    Dave Taylor
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:01 pm
    I’ll start out by assuring you that The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is really good, a satisfying ending to director Peter Jackson’s trilogy of Hobbit movies. Smaug is vanquished, Bilbo returns to the Shire, and the dwarves emerge victorious from the epic battle between the forces of good, the forces of evil and the greed that Smaug’s massive gold horde produces in even the least covetous. If you’ve read the book you already know the basics of the tale, a story far simpler than The Lord of the Rings trilogy. By splitting J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit…
  • Review: Exodus: Gods and Kings

    Dave Taylor
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:37 pm
    When it comes to back stories, there’s no work more frequently tapped than The Bible. A rich document with thousands of stories, it’s produced solid cinema, like 1956’s The Ten Commandments, 1988’s The Last Temptation of Christ, 1959’s terrific Ben-Hur, the silly fun of Life of Brian from 1979, and even daft reinterpretations like the recent Noah [read my review of Noah]. There’s something inherently epic about the mythic story of the origin of humanity, and the story of Exodus (from the Biblical book of the same name) has every element you’d want…
  • Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

    Dave Taylor
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:06 pm
    The basic storyline is compelling: it’s a dystopic future and the totalitarian government that controls everything keeps a tight lid on the twelve outlying Districts with the annual Hunger Games. Each district must send two children chosen at random, and when District 12’s choice is Prim Everdeen (Willow Shields), her big sister Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) courageously volunteers to go in her place. The first film in the series, The Hunger Games, is about the Games, but when Katniss and fellow District 12 tribute Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) win, they are forced into a winners-only…
  • Review: Interstellar

    Dave Taylor
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:34 pm
    Cinema can explore the most intimate of topics or the grandest, and sometimes the stories can be connected in surprising ways. How much difference is there between our relationship to each other and our relationship with the universe after all? It’s the intersection between these two core stories that makes Interstellar one of the most powerful films of 2014 and one of the best science fiction films of a very long time. The film is set in a dismal near future where horrendous dust storms decimate food and humankind is dying for something to eat. Wheat has died from blight, then the…
  • Review: Cantinflas

    Dave Taylor
    2 Nov 2014 | 6:37 pm
    I love the 1956 film Around the World in Eighty Days, a remarkable travelogue of a film by first-time producer Michael Todd, based on the terrific Jules Verne book of the same name. My kids have seen it multiple times too, and it’s become a family favorite with its action, adventure, dancing, romance and beautiful world-hopping story. One of the very best parts of the film is the manservant Passepartout, played by the popular Mexican actor Cantinflas. But who was Cantinflas? That’s what the 2014 art house biopic Cantinflas sets out to explore. Primarily in subtitled Spanish,…
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    Fandango Movie News

  • Exclusive Infographic: Who's Who at the Museum

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:21 am
    Armed with his trusty flashlight – and a few historic friends – Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) is back in action for an epic quest to save the magic before it disappears forever. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb features some of your favorite characters from the previous films, plus introduces some brand new ones. So, to get ready for the December 19 release, check out this incredible who’s who poster featuring Larry’s pals that will help him on his globetrotting...Read MoreRead Comments
  • Infographic: Bilbo's Journey

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:47 am
    As Peter Jackson's epic Hobbit trilogy, based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien, comes to an end with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, artist Rachel Ignotofsky takes a unique look at Bilbo Baggins' journey in this rich poster created exclusively for Fandango.Read MoreRead Comments
  • Watch the Exclusive Video Premiere of Coldplay's "Miracles" from 'Unbroken'

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Angelina Jolie's Unbroken is an inspiring story about the power of hope and human perseverance, as told through the real-life struggles of former Olympian and war veteran Louis "Louie" Zamperini. To help capture the spirit of Zamperini's amazing story, the band Coldplay wrote "Miracles" specifically for the film. Hot on the heels of their three Grammy Award nominations, check out this exclusive new music video for Coldplay's "Miracles," which is also...Read MoreRead Comments
  • Watch: R2-D2 and Chopper Star in Lucasfilm's Adorable 2014 Holiday Card

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:34 am
    Every year the minds at Lucasfilm are known for sending these really fun, creative holiday cards to their coworkers, friends and family. They've been sending these cards for decades, and almost all of them feature Star Wars characters with Yoda and R2-D2 appearing more often than others. This year Lucasfilm put together a short animated video for its holiday card, and not only is it an adorable watch, but it may also tease a future animated TV show starring R2-D2 and Chopper, the crazy...Read MoreRead Comments
  • News Briefs: New 'Jurassic World' Image Shows Dinosaur; Watch 'Minions' in 1968 New York

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Jurassic World: Colin Trevorrow, director of the upcoming Jurassic World, shared a new image from the movie featuring Chris Pratt and a dinosaur, accompanied by the message: "Happy Holidays from the editing room. Do not try this at home." We'll find out more when the movie rolls into theaters on June 12. [Twitter]   Boyhood: President Barack Obama has weighed in on the most pressing issue of the day: his favorite film of 2014. “Boyhood was a great...Read MoreRead Comments
 
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  • Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

    Bob Ignizio
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Review by Bob IgnizioYou probably shouldn't expect too much out of the third installment in a corporate kiddie franchise like NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB. Those low expectations combined with sad recent events involving one of the film's supporting players, Robin Williams, come together to give what might otherwise have been a throwaway scene some genuine emotional impact. If you don't tear up at least a little bit when Williams, as Teddy Roosevelt, gives his farewell speech, your heart must be made of stone. The plot this time around finds the magic tablet that allows the…
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    Matt Finley
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Review by Matt FinleyTHE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES is my clear favorite of the (bleeping Balrogs, I can't believe they made it a) trilogy.   Clocking in at just under the 150-minute mark, the final entry in director Peter Jackson’s trilogy adapting J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbitis the shortest of the three - a fact that would be wholly meaningless if it weren’t also the most focused. Taking it’s first 15 minutes to breezily wrap up the dragon rampage that cliffhung the prior film, FIVE ARMIES jumps right into its titular conflict - a massive confrontation between men,…
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (now showing at the Nightlight Cinema in Akron, OH through December 18th)

    Bob Ignizio
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:03 pm
    [A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT is showing at the Nightlight Cinema in Akron, OH through December 18th.] Review by Bob IgnizioEarlier this year, Jim Jarmusch's vampire film ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVEwas released, and a very find film it was. Had Jarmusch chosen to deal with the undead earlier in his career, and had he been an Iranian woman instead of a guy from Northeast Ohio, he might well have come up with something like A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONEinstead. Of course that's a simplification; writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour has her own themes and stylistic touches, but the similarities to the…
  • Virunga (now available on video and Netflix instant)

    Bob Ignizio
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Review by Bob Ignizio Virunga National Park, located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a hotbed of violence and political instability, is home to the last mountain gorillas in the world. There, a team of armed park rangers do their best to protect the great apes from poachers and the country's various warring factions. Making matters worse, oil has recently been discovered under the park, and despite its status as protected land the British owned oil company Soco is bound and determined to drill, baby, drill. As one individual associated with the company says, captured on hidden camera by…
  • The Apocalypse Couple (a short film from NE Ohio filmmaker Miki Blak)

    Bob Ignizio
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    [The Apocalypse Coupleis a short film from NE Ohio filmmaker Miki Blak.]Review by Bob IgnizioIn Miki Blak's latest short film The Apocalypse Couple, a mixed race couple are trying to survive in the aftermath of the apocalypse. The man narrates, talking about how the two of them have gotten each other through their living nightmare. As we soon discover, though, the relationship is somewhat thornier than advertised, and even at the end of the world people can still get hung up on the same old problems. A small gesture at the film's end, however, offers a glimmer of hope in a still uncertain…
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  • Robert Rodriguez’s Live-Action ‘Fire And Ice’ Movie Acquired By Sony

    Andrew Dyce
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:44 pm
    There’s no doubt that Sony Pictures was in dire need of some good news, and thankfully, it may have arrived. Fans of 1980s-era animated fantasy are also in luck, as it was announced today that the studio had completed a deal for Fire and Ice with director Robert Rodriguez (Desperado, Spy Kids), a planned live-action relaunch of the 1983 animated feature from Ralph Bakshi and Frank Frazetta. Deadline has the report, with Rodriguez referring to the film as his very own homage to illustrator Frazetta, and another attempt to adapt a beloved artist’s style to film (as he did with…
  • ‘Great Wall’ Eyes ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Pedro Pascal; Matt Damon Still in Talks

    H. Shaw-Williams
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:28 am
    Recent horror film The Pyramid put a monster spin on the Egyptian pyramids, and next it will be China’s turn to offer up its most famous landmarks for a supernatural reinterpretation in a currently untitled film about a group of 15th century British soldiers who cross paths with the hurried construction of a section of China’s Great Wall, only to realize that what its designed to keep out isn’t human and is very dangerous. That, at least, was the synopsis a few years ago when The Last Samurai director Edward Zwick was attached to Legendary Pictures’ Great Wall movie.
  • Screen Rant’s Top 5 Favorite Movies of 2014

    Ben Kendrick
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:07 am
    It’s time to look back at all of the movies that 2014 offered. A number of smash-hits delivered massive box office numbers in 2014 and several more films are poised for additional attention in the upcoming awards season (during the early months of 2015). Yet, in spite of broad critical acclaim or record breading ticket sales, some movies just resonated with the Screen Rant editorial team. As we’ve mentioned in previous years, the entertainment industry is a subjective medium, so each year we present our individual Top 5 “Favorite” (not necessarily “Best”)…
  • Screen Rant’s Worst Movies of 2014

    Ben Kendrick
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:07 am
    We’ve celebrated our Top 5 Favorite Movies of 2014 and identified the 7 Most Polarizing Movies of 2014 but we haven’t forgotten the films that fell to the opposite end of the spectrum. Film is a subjective medium, so picking the worst movies of the year is never an easy task. Some outlets base their “Worst of the Year” lists on highly anticipated films that were especially disappointing or failed to make use of sizable budgets, talented actors, and intriguing scripts (example: The Amazing Spider-Man 2). However, at Screen Rant, we focus our “Worst of the…
  • ‘Wonder Woman’ Rumor: Six Different Scripts Being Developed

    Chris Agar
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:45 am
    With Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice having recently wrapped up production, we’re one step closer to seeing the DC shared movie universe take shape. Once we see Bruce Wayne and Kal-El share the screen, films such as Suicide Squad and Wonder Woman will be arriving directly on its heels. Since the latter two comic book movies are next in line following Dawn of Justice, it’s understandable why WB has put so much time and energy into them as 2014 winds down, with the former having officially locked in its star-studded cast and the latter setting 
 
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    Watch Free Films - Film Reviews - Openguys.org

  • Step Up Revolution (2012)

    Openboy
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:52 am
    Watch Step Up Revolution movie online. Free links to watch full Step Up Revolution movie. A film “Step Up Revolution” director by Scott Speer. This case they go a bit deeper in see of something statesman than self authority or rise activeness, disagreeable to transfer righteousness to their people instead of thinking the domain revolves around them. Still, equal everything else, the Block UP concern will yet worsen its splendor. … Watch Movie The post Step Up Revolution (2012) appeared first on Watch Free Films - Film Reviews - Openguys.org.
  • Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas

    Openboy
    26 Nov 2013 | 5:03 pm
    Watch Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas 2013 online. A film directed by Tyler Perry. Madea dispenses her unique appearance of holiday liven on rustic town when she’s coaxed into helping a somebody pay her girl a attack visit in the region for Christmas. The cast is Chad Michael Murray, Alicia Witt, Tyler Perry etc. Madea gets into serving a mortal pay her girl a perturbation tour in the region for … Watch Movie The post Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas appeared first on Watch Free Films - Film Reviews - Openguys.org.
  • Frosty Returns

    Openboy
    23 Nov 2013 | 5:50 pm
    Watch Frosty Returns film online. “Frosty Returns” directed by Evert Brownand Bill Melendez. The writers, desperately trying to transmission the ambiance of Willy Wonka, tried to urinate a playscript that appealed to kids on one take, and adults on another, and failed, miserably, at both. It was played paw after the creation pilot “Rimed the Snowman” making viewers judge it has something to do with it. One of the reasons … Watch Movie The post Frosty Returns appeared first on Watch Free Films - Film Reviews - Openguys.org.
  • Crazy Eights

    Openboy
    21 Nov 2013 | 5:04 pm
    Watch Crazy Eights film. A film “Crazy Eights” directed by Jimi Jones. I am warning you that this movie is a waste of reading. Why do they reason condition? I suppose they touch guiltiness for making this movie and they now regain mercifulness for the people that cashed money to yield it or worsened. Do not get me wrongheaded, this movie was indeed amusing, but only so because of how … Watch Movie The post Crazy Eights appeared first on Watch Free Films - Film Reviews - Openguys.org.
  • Fred Claus

    Openboy
    19 Nov 2013 | 5:11 pm
    Watch Fred Claus film online. A film “Fred Claus” directed by David Dobkin. The account takes off with stacks of sub-plots. But we get the movement. We sit place and catch them piece the writers try too adamantine to play the film odd. There are a deuce of sexual innuendos that may break the solon grownup audience, but they belike go over the heads of the youngsters. The realism of … Watch Movie The post Fred Claus appeared first on Watch Free Films - Film Reviews - Openguys.org.
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    MIGHTY MOVIE PODCAST

  • Hour of the Wolf Movie Review: THE BEAST & IMMORAL TALES

    Dan Persons
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:42 am
    No! Bad dog! Very, VERY bad dog! Heel! Heel! He… Uhhhn… Ohhhh… G-good… doggy? Kirk Cameron can kid himself, but these are the films that will truly save Christmas. Just in time to provide a respite for anyone sick of all that Holly-Jolly, IFC is releasing a pair of notorious erotic classics to the cinema. Walerian Borowczyk’s THE BEAST and IMMORAL TALES had their original debuts in the ’70’s, both films reveling in a then-new-found freedom to explore aspects of sexuality previously considered taboo — in the case of the titles at hand, that…
  • Hour of the Wolf Movie Review: THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1

    Dan Persons
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:46 am
    Annnnd, action! I said, action! Jennifer, the camera’s rolling now, you can start acting. Oh? Uh, okay then. Just… go on, I guess. Usually, when you play “Whatever Happened To…?” it’s with some washed-up celebrity. You track the downward career spiral of a Max Baer Jr, a Johnny Whittaker, a Kim Kardashian (not yet, but one day, one day), and get a concentrated lesson in the impermanence of fame. Interesting thing, though: You can play the game with fictional characters as well, and learn something about corporate decision making in the modern-day film…
  • Hour of the Wolf Movie Review: THE KING AND THE MOCKINGBIRD

    Dan Persons
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    An animated classic thirty years in the making gets its US debut in THE KING AND THE MOCKINGBIRD. If you’ve been going through the vast collection of films that have lapsed into the pubic domain — and you probably have, because who can afford entertainment otherwise? — you’ve likely stumbled upon an animated feature called, The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird, a strange little thing with voices by such luminaries as Peter Ustinov, Claire Bloom, and Denholm Elliott. Whether you watched it all the way through or just paused long enough to think, Huhn, what’s…
  • Hour of the Wolf Movie Review: INTERSTELLAR

    Dan Persons
    13 Nov 2014 | 10:16 am
    When planting your blanket and umbrella, please remember about high tide: The search for Earth 2 commences in INTERSTELLAR. Here’s the dilemma: I saw Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey when I was twelve years old, and to say it was a formative experience is an understatement. The film fundamentally changed the way I thought about science fiction, narrative story-telling, and the nature of film itself. Not that I was cognizant of all of that at the time — I was twelve fer chrissake — but something in that film set the switch that eventually led to the obsessive…
  • Hour of the Wolf Movie Review: LFO

    Dan Persons
    9 Nov 2014 | 3:02 pm
    Patrik Karlson gets a taste of unbounded power in LFO. Not all megalomaniacs are preening, medal-bedecked-uniform-wearing, sociopathic assholes. Sometimes they’re mousy, tatty, middle-class husbands with a basement full of electronic equipment and a murderous secret to hide. In LFO, Patrick Karlson plays an amateur scientist who discovers a sonic thrum that renders people susceptible to whatever suggestions cross his warped little mind. Bad news for the couple who have just moved in next door and who become the prime subjects of his experiments, worse news maybe for the world when the…
 
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    The Daily Notebook

  • Eric Rohmer's "A Winter's Tale"

    Greg Gerke
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:31 am
    Are film directors like cupids? Are they armed with a bow and arrow, shooting their particular and peculiar vision of life at the audience so some spell can begin? If so, Eric Rohmer's arrows are philosophically tinged, though aimed more at the heart and the many-tiered prejudices surrounding it than the head. Sometimes mistakenly branded intellectual, his cinema is the personification of the Shakespearian invocation at the beginning of Twelfth Night, “If music be the food of love, play on...” His music is talk and the talk is of love, and though it can stray into discussions of…
  • The Forgotten: "Monte Cristo" (1929)

    David Cairns
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:22 pm
    1929 was the end of silent cinema in France, the process of conversion beginning in earnest for the following year's releases. So what height of expressiveness had the French movies reached? Quite a bit, if Henri Fescourt's epic three-and-a-half-hour-and-change adaptation of Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo is anything to go by. The novel is a cracking yarn, a bit of a warhorse perhaps but always reliable and dramatic, full of crimes, revenges, outrageous coincidences and spectacular reversals in the best nineteenth-century tradition. One would expect a movie to be, at best, bold and…
  • Berlinale 2015. Official Lineup

    Notebook
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:38 am
    The 65th Berlinale has begun to unveil its lineup for this coming February 5th to 15th in the German capital. Watch this page for updates as more announcements come in. COMPETITION Cinderella (Kenneth Branagh) Ixcanul (Jayro Bustamante) As We Were Dreaming (Andreas Dresen) Under Electric Clouds (Alexey German) Eisenstein in Guanajuato (Peter Greenaway) 45 Years (Andrew Haigh) Knight of Cups (Terrence Malick) PERSPEKTIVE DEUTSCHES KINO The Bunker (Nikias Chryssos) Spiderwebhouse (Mara Eibl-Eibesfeldt) HomeSick (Jakob M. Erwa) Wanja (Carolina Hellsgård) Sibylle (Michael…
  • The Noteworthy: Film Comment's Top 20, Malick Trailer, "Boogie Nights" Oral History

    Notebook
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:27 am
    Above: One of the best short films of the year, Person to Person, directed by Dustin Guy Defa for The New Yorker.  The surprise trailer for Terrence Malick's new film, Knight of Cups, dropped this week, as did news it would premiere at the Berlinale in 2015. Above: no, Godard's Goodbye to Language didn't top Film Comment's Best of 2014 list, it finished 2nd to Richard Linklater's Boyhood, but at this rate we'll be leading with pictures from Boyhood every week with how many lists it's topping. Below are Film Comment's Top 10 of 2014 as well as their Top 10 Undistributed films of…
  • Trailer for Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups"

    Notebook
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Terrence Malick's new film will be premiering at the 2015 Berlinale.
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    GeekTyrant – Geek Movie and Entertainment News

  • Robert Rodriguez's Adaptation of Frank Frazetta's FIRE AND ICE Lands at Sony

    geektyrant@gmail.com (GeekTyrant)
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:20 pm
    Way back in 2010, director Robert Rodriquez picked up the rights to Frank Frazetta's 1983 animated fantasy film Fire and Ice. He later announced that he would start developing the film after he was done with Sin City 2, and later some concept art for the film was released that looked pretty damn rad.According to Deadline, Sony Pictures has acquired a package that gives the studio a potential franchise. I truly hope that the first movie Rodriquez makes is good enough to warrant a whole franchise of films. I really hope the film looks just as good as…
  • These Optical Illusions Make Superman Soar and Your Head Spin

    geektyrant@gmail.com (GeekTyrant)
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:09 pm
    This video by Brusspup features some animated optical illusions created when a template of simple black bars printed on transparent film is slid across specially designed images. These optical illusions don’t just look mind-boggling in the video, but Brusspup was kind enough to provide links to the template and hi-res images so you can print these out yourself. Here are their instructions:Below are links to the images found in this video so you can print them out and try it yourself. You’ll have to print the template onto a transparency. If you have an ink jet printer you…
  • Rare 1977 STAR WARS Set Footage

    geektyrant@gmail.com (GeekTyrant)
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:38 pm
    It amazes me that I still come across stuff that I've never seen from George Lucas' original Star Wars films. The Internet is truly a magical tool of greatness. Thanks to Eyes On Cinema we have some rare and extremely cool behind-the-scenes footage from the set of Star Wars: A New Hope. There's no audio for the video, but don't let that stop you from watching it! Here's a description of what the video contains:The first half of the (silent) clip shows a 30-something George Lucas conferring with cinematographer Gilbert Taylor before discussing a scene — cut from the final film…
  • Watch David Fincher "A Life in Pictures" Interview

    geektyrant@gmail.com (GeekTyrant)
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    David Fincher is one of my favorite directors. Every interview, behind the scenes, or "making of" that I watch with him just really makes me respect him more. In September, he did an interview with BAFTA/Guru for their "A Life in Pictures" series. Fincher relates how he started, how he became such a technician in the craft of film, fun stories about the movies he's made, and how he works with actors. Below is 12-minutes of highlights from the full 25-minute interview. If you have the time, I highly recommend the full interview. H/T: Collider
  • "Instagram Rapture" — Celebrities Embarrassed by Fake Followers

    geektyrant@gmail.com (GeekTyrant)
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:15 pm
    "Follower" and "Like" numbers are a point of bragging and display influence in social media. I can't even begin to count the number of emails and messages to our Facebook page from social media experts and companies promising likes/followers for money. Companies and apparently several celebrities (or their agents and record labels) occasionally enlist such services to help bolster their numbers. In a major crackdown dubbed "Instagram Rapture," millions of spambot or fake accounts were deleted that were inactive or broke terms of service. Doing so lead to an embarrassing drop in…
 
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    AMC Movie News

  • Jack O'Connell, Garrett Hedlund & Miyavi Chat UNBROKEN with AMC

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:58 pm
    AMC's Amirose Eisenbach spoke with Jack O'Connell, Garrett Hedlund & Miyavi about their upcoming film, "Unbroken".  This incredible story of bravery and heroism opens in AMC Theatres December 25th, grab your tickets! Buy movie tickets, get theatre and showtime information now: http://www.amctheatres.com LIKE us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/amctheatres FOLLOW us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/amctheatres Stay up-to-date on all the movie news: http://www.amctheatres.com/movie-news Subscribe to the Audio Podcast Feed on your favorite Podcast App:…
  • AMC Movie Talk - Wahlberg Returns For More TRANSFORMERS, One Year To STAR WARS

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:42 pm
    On this episode of AMC Movie Talk (Friday December 19th 2014) we discuss the following: STAR WARS charity results Wahlberg suggests return for more TRANSFORMERS Robert Rodriguez to direct FIRE AND ICE New trailer for TRUE STORY Anthony Mackie to star in MAKE A WISH Oscar Host wish list Female characters in future BATMAN films ...and live questions from the viewers Buy movie tickets, get theatre and showtime information now: http://www.amctheatres.com LIKE us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/amctheatres FOLLOW us on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/amctheatres Stay up-to-date on all the…
  • Video Interviews - Josh Brolin, Katherine Waterston, Jena Malone and the INHERENT VICE Cast Chat with AMCi

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:08 pm
    Josh Brolin, Katherine Waterston, Jena Malone, Joanna Newsom, Sasha Pieterse and Hong Chau spoke with AMC's Miri Jedeikin about the new explosive Paul Thomas Anderson film, "Inherent Vice". This memorable adaptation based on Thomas Pynchon's novel, is now playing in AMC Theatres. Grab your tickets!   Get your tickets as well as theatre and showtime information here! Follow us on Twitter for your daily dose of AMC Movie News! @AMCMovieNews Follow me @Amirosie
  • AMCi Indie Spotlight - AMCi's Best of the Year Poll Results, Top 10 Best Indies of 2014

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:38 pm
    On this episode of AMCi Indie Spotlight (December 17th, 2014) we discuss: AMCi's Best of 2014 poll results Top 10 Best Indies of 2014 from Scott M and Scott H Top 10 Best Indies of 2014 from Alicia and Amirose In Theatres Round-Up Amy Adams chats Big Eyes Foreign films at the Oscars First indie love Buy movie tickets, get theatre and showtime information now: http://www.amctheatres.com LIKE us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AMCindependent FOLLOW us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AMCindependent Stay up-to-date on all the movie news: http://www.amctheatres.com/movie-news Subscribe to…
  • Video Interviews - Amy Adams, Tim Burton and Christoph Waltz Talk BIG EYES with AMCi

    18 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    Director Tim Burton and stars Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz, Jason Schwartzman, Krysten Ritter and Danny Huston chat "Big Eyes" with AMC's Alicia Malone. This interesting biography opens in AMC Theatres tomorrow, grab your tickets! Synopsis: Directed and produced by Tim Burton, BIG EYES is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Waltz), who was one of the most successful painters 1950s and early 1960s. The artist earned staggering notoriety by revolutionizing the commercialization and accessibility of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The truth would eventually be…
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    Cinema Misfits

  • Oscar Bait Episode: Boyhood, The Theory of Everything, and Interstellar

    cinemamisfits
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:29 am
     In this second episode of Trolling For Oscars, the Misfits take a look at Boyhood, The Theory of Everything, and Interstellar.  But when all is said and done, there’s a good chance many of the early Oscar hopefuls will be left with nothing more than stories of “the one that got away.”Thanks for listening!
  • Twofer Young Adult Episode: The Fault in Our Stars and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

    cinemamisfits
    5 Dec 2014 | 10:58 am
    In this Twofer Young Adult Episode, the Misfits take a look at The Fault in Our Stars and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, and discover, whether contemporary or set in a dystopian future, the young adult world is a world filled with angst and hard decisions.  It even has hope — if you’re willing to fight for it. Thanks for listening!
  • Oscar Bait Episode: Whiplash, Gone Girl, and Birdman

    cinemamisfits
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:47 am
    Despite a year of choppy, dangerous seas at the box office–resulting in both shipwreck (Noah) and disappointment (Spider-man 2)–Hollywood is furiously chumming the waters at the local multiplex, releasing 10 or more movies a week, hoping desperately to create a feeding frenzy among critics and moviegoers.In this inaugural edition of Trolling for Oscars, the Misfits take a nibble at Whiplash, Gone Girl, and Birdman.Thanks for listening!
  • Bonus Dystopian Future Episode: Divergent, The Giver, and The Maze Runner

    cinemamisfits
    3 Nov 2014 | 9:42 am
    In preparation for the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay–Part 1, the Misfits–joined by our resident young adult consultant, Katarina Aguilar–take a look at the movies spawned by the success of The Hunger Games: Divergent, The Giver, and The Maze Runner.  The Misfits also ponder the future of “post-apocalyptic futures” in movies. Thanks for listening!
  • Summer Grab Bag Episode: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Get on Up

    cinemamisfits
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    Even though the dog days of August are long gone, the Misfits are still playing catch-up with many of the summer’s big movie releases.  In this grab bag episode, we take a look at Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Transformers: Age of Destruction, and Get on up.
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    The Horror Movie Show

  • HMPod.com Podcast 164 — Xmas Special 2014: Silent Night, Zombie Night; Krampus: Xmas Devil; Dead End; Don’t Open Till Xmas; Elves; Nightmare Before Xmas

    Jerry
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Wishing you a very scary Xmas! Top o’ the season to you, darling listener. As sugar plums turn to ash in your mouth, let us present The Horror Movie Show, hosted by those jolly elves Jerry & Mark. Pour yourself a large bucket of eggnog (with something extra added, perhaps a splash of brandy, perhaps 50cc of spinal fluid). The Hosts of Xmas Past first regale us with their tales of the mid-season finale of The Walking Dead, followed with a brief summary of the season ender for Z Nation. Nothing says Xmas quite like the shambling undead, which naturally leads us to the first holiday…
  • HMPod.com Podcast 163 — Ouija, Lucy, Noah, Chrysalis, The Bunnyman Massacre, Martyrs

    Jerry
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Ouija conjures up real scares Hello again, dear listeners! As we approach Christmas & the vaunted holiday season, we here at The Horror Movie Show hope you are not over-stressed by the commercial pressures to “buy yourself a good time” & “spend more so you are loved.” We have the perfect antidote to holiday blues: Mark & Jerry chatting about a half-dozen movies & mayhem. First up is Ouija, directed by Stiles White. Based on the board game of the same name, this story of devilish haunting features a young cast who are fairly competent & a pretty good…
  • HMPod.com Podcast 162 — VHS Viral, Dead Snow 2: Red Vs. Dead, Dracula Untold, The Town that Dreaded Sundown (2014), Alien Abduction, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

    Jerry
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Only new movies this week, folks! Top of the day to you, our dear friends. For your listening pleasure, another episode of The Horror Movie Show hosted by sons of fun Jerry & Mark. Put away your dust cloths & cleaning supplies. This special podcast features only brand-new movies. First up is the third flick in the V/H/S series & contains some pretty wild sequences. As with the majority of anthology movies, VHS Viral does not win each time, but the guys believe it scores a solid 50 per cent, so not bad. Listen in for all the details. The sequel to director Tommy Wirkola‘s…
  • HMPod.com Podcast 161 — The Walking Dead, Z Nation, Interstellar, Open Grave, Horns, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Jerry
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Interstellar is really far out Hello to our loyal listeners close by & around the planet. Your hapless hosts Mark & Jerry are pleased to bring you another episode of The Horror Movie Show, complete with badinage, quips, ridiculous opinions & hearsay. Nothing actionable, we hope. The guys begin with a verbal wander around their favourite American zombie series, The Walking Dead, then shamble on to discuss the oddly likeable Z Nation. Next up is a lively discussion of Christopher Nolan‘s latest blockbuster, Interstellar. Starring Matthew McConaughey, this lengthy mission is…
  • HMPod.com Podcast 160 — The Zero Theorem, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Little Monsters, Infliction, Godzilla, Willow Creek, The Cottage

    Jerry
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:30 pm
    The Zero Theorem absurd & beautiful Greetings & welcome to another episode of The Horror Movie Show, hosted by Jerry & Mark. This week it’s a mixed bag of movies, from the very big to the rather small. Director Terry Gilliam knows his movie Brazil will be mentioned on his tombstone. But along the way the Monty Python animator & hambone has made a few other great movies, including 12 Monkeys, The Fisher King & The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. His latest, The Zero Theorem, stars Austrian superstar Christoph Waltz, as well as the lovely Mélanie Thierry, hilarious…
 
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    The MacGuffin: Film Reviews, Movie Interviews, Top 5's, and More

  • Film Review – Inside the Mind of Leonardo

    Benjamin Rendall
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Da Vinci has been a subject that has been dealt with several times in film, television, books you name it, so Inside the Mind of Leonardo‘s idea of taking Da Vinci’s own words (Spoken beautifully by Peter Capaldi) and drawings to get across more about the man is a novel approach. So while there is some interesting animation of Da Vinci’s sketches and Peter Capaldi has a presence that gives Da Vinci’s words the respect they deserve director Julian Jones gets slogged down in several superfluous scenes and a lack of flow. The start of this was worrying in how long it took…
  • Film Review – Foxcatcher

    Nick Ahlers
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:57 am
    The awards buzz swirling around Foxcatcher is no joke. Advertisements rely heavily on the tour de force performance by a nearly unrecognizable Steve Carell, and he puts in arguably the best performance of his career as an increasingly unhinged heir to the Du Pont family fortune. Add to that a seething and incredible turn from Channing Tatum and a crazy-but-true story hook and you’ve got yourself a major contender for Best Picture, right? Probably…but you’ll have to decide for yourself if it’s deserved. Tatum stars as real-life Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz, a…
  • Film Review – Annie

    Allen Almachar
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Although there wasn’t a big calling for a modern update of the Annie The Orphan musical (and I don’t know if the 1982 John Huston film is considered a “classic” by most), I was surprised to be won over by this newest incarnation of Annie. It’s so earnest in its approach, so sugary sweet and good hearted that my cynical self gave way to its endearing wholesomeness. This is a fantasy in the way family films are, where the darker sides of humanity are never explored, and any trouble that finds its way in vanishes with a well-timed musical number. Those interested will most likely…
  • Arena Review – Walking with Dinosaurs

    Spencer Fornaciari
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:47 am
    Spencer and Nick stray off the beaten path and head for Tacoma to experience the arena show inspired by the movie Walking with Dinosaurs 3D. After witnessing history come alive, and surviving a Tyrannosaurus Rex attack, they have returned to share their tales. The show is geared towards families and dinosaurs lovers of all ages, utilizes incredible animatronics and puppets to bring the creatures to life, but what stood out the most from the production to our intrepid explorers? Check out their full thoughts in the discussion below. Spencer’s Final Grade: B Nick’s Final…
  • Film Review – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    Allen Almachar
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:56 pm
    Six films, about twenty hours of runtime, spread out over thirteen years. That’s a lot of commitment for Peter Jackson to give one franchise. And for his efforts, he’s delivered two trilogies taking place in the same universe, but different in terms of quality. The Lord of the Rings is touted as one of the best trilogies ever, successfully translating J.R.R. Tolkien’s books to the big screen. The same can’t be said for The Hobbit trilogy. Burdened with expanding a singular text instead of condensing multiple ones, Jackson and his team have struggled three times to add filler to what…
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    Immortal Ephemera

  • Dark Hazard (1934) Starring Edward G. Robinson and Genevieve Tobin

    Cliff Aliperti
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Written by Cliff Aliperti and originally published on Immortal Ephemera ”If you film buffs suspect I’ve skipped a picture I made called Dark Hazard, you’re so right. Try hard not to see it on TV. I loathed it.” — Edward G. Robinson Ouch, Edward G., that’s a bit rough, especially when I like it so much! Maybe he didn’t like working with the dog. Actors can’t stand working with babies and animals, right, and War Cry, the prizewinning greyhound who played Dark Hazard, didn’t even have any acting experience. Robinson’s scenes with War Cry noticeably take a lot more effort than…
  • The Woman from Monte Carlo (1932) for Warren William’s Birthday

    Cliff Aliperti
    2 Dec 2014 | 3:28 am
    Written by Cliff Aliperti and originally published on Immortal EphemeraI’m pointing to a new post at my Warren William site today. I don’t do this too much—in fact, I haven’t posted to WarrenWilliam.com in about a year—but I do try to write something new for the site around every December 2, as Warren was born on this date in 1894. This year it’s a review of The Woman from Monte Carlo (1932), so I didn’t think you’d mind this note too much since it is basically the same type of article I usually post in this space (with a little extra Warren-centric spin). You just have to…
  • TCM Preview December 2014 – A Look Inside My Now Playing Guide

    Cliff Aliperti
    30 Nov 2014 | 1:52 am
    Written by Cliff Aliperti and originally published on Immortal EphemeraTCM loads up on the usual Christmas movies for December and keeps it family friendly with their choice for Star of the Month, Cary Grant. Each of those groups of movies is made up of tried and true classics. Same old, same old. But practically every title under each of those banners remains solidly entertaining, typically with that timeless appeal that best defines the “classic” in Turner Classic Movies. TCM features Cary Grant in 42 movies throughout December, beginning each Monday evening at 8 pm Eastern and running…
  • Born to Be Bad (1934) – Preview #1 for Pre-Code eBook 2

    Cliff Aliperti
    28 Nov 2014 | 3:42 am
    Written by Cliff Aliperti and originally published on Immortal EphemeraThis is the first of several similar articles I will be posting in anticipation of my second volume of Pre-Code Hollywood Histories. This isn’t an excerpt, but an entirely original piece about a movie planned for inclusion in Volume 2. More information about that forthcoming eBook at the bottom of the post. Born to Be Bad is an early production from the recently formed 20th Century Pictures that winds up feeling a lot like a pre-Code release from producer Darryl F. Zanuck’s former employer, Warner Bros. After Zanuck…
  • Grant Mitchell – WHAT A CHARACTER! – Broadway to Hollywood, 1902-1948

    Cliff Aliperti
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:42 am
    Written by Cliff Aliperti and originally published on Immortal EphemeraHe was stern on screen, priggish even, playing it straight in comedies as often as dramas. If he was somebody’s dad, he was usually a right guy, even if he was humorless. If he was a businessman, a lawyer, or a politician, look out, this fussbudget may very well be setting the hero up for a fall. Grant Mitchell played supporting roles in some big titles: Dinner at Eight, Wild Boys of the Road (both 1933), Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939), The Grapes of Wrath (1940), The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942), Arsenic and Old…
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  • Funko Announces Frozen Series 2 Pop! Vinyl Figures & Mystery Minis

    Larry Fire
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:49 am
    Today Funko announced that Frozen Series 2 Pop! Vinyl figures and Frozen Mystery Minis will be coming to a store near you in February 2015. The new Pop! figures are Young Elsa and Anna along with Coronation Elsa and Anna plus Summer Olaf! Funko will also be releasing Frozen Mystery Minis. Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven, Marshmallow, and the Troll are all featured! The figures will be blind boxed and you can check the rarity scale below!
  • Dark Hall Mansion’s Officially Licensed “It’s A Wonderful Life” Laurent Durieux Limited Edition Prints On Sale Friday December 19, 2014

    Larry Fire
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:23 am
    Beginning this Friday, December 19th, 2014 and lasting until 11:59 PM Monday evening, December 22nd, 2014, Dark Hall Mansion will make its Standard edition Laurent Durieux “It’s a Wonderful Life” print available to all buyers via a timed edition. For those not familiar with timed editions the process is quite simple: By midday (PST) Friday, Dec 19th, the Standard edition print will be available for purchase in our DHM store page here: http://darkhallmansionstore.com Buyers may purchase and check out anytime to secure a print(s) up till 11:59 PM PST Monday, December 22, when…
  • MONDO To Release Big Eyes Print By Anne Benjamin On December 19, 2014

    Larry Fire
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:14 am
    Today MONDO will release a poster by Anne Benjamin for the film Big Eyes, directed by Tim Burton and starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz. The film opens on Christmas Day and you can view the trailer here. This is MONDO’s final release of 2014. Please follow MONDO on Twitter for the on sale announcement. This poster will be available online at a random time on Friday, December 19, 2014. Big Eyes by Anne Benjamin. 24″x36″ screen print. Hand numbered. Edition of 225. $45
  • Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances By Neil Gaiman

    Larry Fire
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Multiple award winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things—which includes a never-before published American Gods story, “Black Dog,” written exclusively for this volume. In this new anthology, Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances ($26) Neil Gaiman pierces the veil of reality to reveal the enigmatic, shadowy world that lies beneath. Trigger Warning includes previously published pieces of short fiction—stories, verse, and…
  • MiP The Balancing Robot

    Larry Fire
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:53 pm
    Meet MiP, the balancing robot from WowWee ($100). Perched atop unique dual wheels, this multifunctional and autonomous robot is more than just a toy. Powered by an iOS or Android smartphone, your eyes will light up at what MiP can do. MiP responds to motions, be it your hand or an object. Your new buddy likes to have fun, and invites you to join. Show some praise, and MiP will be your new best friend, but push it down, and you’re in for an angry robot! Not only does MiP offer tons of gameplay fun, but there’s also an app that enables you to drive, dance, battle, balance, and so…
 
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  • Staff Picks: An Iron Sheik doc, a board game, and a mash-up of journalism and comics

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Illustrated PressI love when two of my favorite things become one, like Illustrated Press, which is a combination of journalism and comics currently based in Chicago. The collaborative efforts of reporter Darryl Holliday and illustrator Erik Rodriguez first resulted inIllustrated Press: Chicago. Funded by a successful Kickstarter campaign, the book offered a glimpse into Chicago through Rodriguez’s realistic subject renderings, Holliday’s deft reporting, and the pair’s exceptional attention to detail. From there, the duo has created everything from the hard-hitting—like How To Survive…
  • Newswire: Sony CEO clarifies that pulling The Interview was not a “mistake,” okay Obama?

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton has stepped forward to let both President Obama and that handsome asshole George Clooney know that no, his company did not make a “mistake” by pulling The Interview from theaters. “We have not caved, we have not given in, we have persevered, and we have not backed down. We have always had every desire to have the American public see this movie,” Lynton said in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria conducted immediately after President Obama called Sony’s decision “a mistake.” Lynton defended the decision by saying that the studio had “no…
  • Newswire: Kate Winslet steps into the revolving door of Jobs

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Jobs has gone from a mint condition iPod Classic to a Microsoft Zune with a faulty battery in recent months. First the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs biopic was dropped by Sony mere weeks before that company’s own troubles began, then bought as-is by Universal. Then the film, its screen cracked from being dropped but still perfectly functional, tried to court Natalie Portman for its lead female role, only to be rejected, presumably because Portman believes in DRM-free digital music.Now Kate Winslet is up for the role that Portman rejected. And while having Kate Winslet interested in your…
  • Newswire: Ida, Force Majeure lead the Oscar shortlist for Best Foreign Language Film

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has issued its shortlist of foreign language releases; as per usual, it’s a mixture of festival favorites, head-scratchers, and glaring omissions. The nine shortlistees––which will be whittled down to five Best Foreign Language Film nominees by January 15––are: Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan (Russia), which will start playing in theaters on Christmas Day, and which our own A.A. Dowd wrote up from Cannes. Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida (Poland), an unlikely crossover hit both here and in Europe. Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure (Sweden),…
  • Great Job, Internet!: Hush up and watch this whispering supercut

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Despite what directors like Michael Bay and Christopher Nolan might want you to believe, entertainment isn’t all exploding Dinobots and Hans Zimmer bwamps. Sometimes, it’s the quiet moments that pack a punch. Anybody can shout; it takes somebody with authority (or laryngitis) to whisper.YouTube poster Jon Lefkovitz is helping spread the gospel of these low-decibel exchanges. While it’s far from complete (there’s no Mac telling Dillon to come “over here,” for example), Lefkovitz does capture a pretty sampling of hushed occasions in television and film. So please, children, scooch…
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  • First Trailer For The Will Ferrell & Kevin Hart Led ‘Get Hard’

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:12 am
    Warner Bros. Pictures have unleashed this first trailer for the Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart-led ‘Get Hard.’ The Etan Cohen-directed comedy follows a rich bank manager (Ferrell) who is wrongfully convicted and sentenced to time in a maximum security prison. To prepare himself for his incarceration, Ferrell’s character hires the man who washes his car (Hart) to toughen him up in his final 30 days of freedom. Also starring Alison Brie, Edwina Findley and Craig T. Nelson, ‘Get Hard’ opens on March 27th, 2015.
  • ‘Game Of Thrones’ Star Pedro Pascal In Talks To Join Matt Damon In Zhang Yimou’s ‘The Great Wall’

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:04 am
    Not long after it was reported that Matt Damon is advanced negotiations to join Zhang Yimou’s ‘The Great Wall,’ we’re now hearing that ‘Game of Thrones’ star Pedro Pascal is also in talks to star in the film, a passion project of Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull. The script for ‘The Great Wall is by Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro, but the most recent draft is by Tony Gilroy, who is familiar to Damon via the ‘Bourne Identity films. ‘The Great Wall’ reveals the mystery behind why the Great Wall was built, and the secrets hidden beneath its stones. Bryan…
  • First Look At Tina Fey & Amy Poehler In The Comedy ‘Sisters’

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:54 am
    This first image has landed online of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in the comedy ‘Sisters’ (formerly titled The Nest’), which will open on December 18th, 2015 (the same date as ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’). Directed by ‘Pitch Perfect’ helmer Jason Moore, the script is based on an original idea by Paula Pell. The film follows two disconnected sisters (Fey and Poehler) summoned home to clean out their childhood bedroom before their parents sell the family house. Looking to recapture their glory days, they throw one final high-school-style party for their classmates,…
  • Mark Wahlberg & Ted Set To Go Scuba Diving In A New ‘Ted 2′ Image

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:45 am
    The folks over at EW have debuted this new image from ‘Ted 2,’ the comedy sequel which sees Mark Wahlberg back as the centerpiece in the ongoing saga of a man and his foul-mouthed teddy bear. Seth MacFarlane is back writing, directing and voicing the titular teddy bear, while the likes of Morgan Freeman, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Jessica Barth and John Slattery co-star. ‘Ted 2′ opens June 26th, 2015. Seth MacFarlane tells the outlet that there won’t be any new talking creatures in ‘Ted 2′:  “It’s basically the way we treated Stewie in Family…
  • “When Humans Become Gods” Featurette For ‘Ex_Machine’ – Starring Domhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac & Alicia Vikander

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:34 am
    This behind-the-scenes featrette has arrived online from Alex Garland’s awesome looking directorial debut ‘Ex_Machina.’ The film is an intense psychological thriller in which Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson), a 24 year old coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a retreat belonging to the company’s reclusive CEO, Nathan (Oscar Isaac). But when Caleb arrives he finds that he will have to participate in a fascinating experiment with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot woman, Ava (Alicia…
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  • Sister (2012)

    Georgi
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:02 pm
    "Sister" is an emotionally charged complex narrative offering surprising twists. It reminds us as to why, after reading reviews, previews …etc. about a film, one is still never really prepared for the experience and the intense feelings that a filmmaker can evoke by telling a story. The post Sister (2012) appeared first on TheSkyKid.Com. read more at TheSkyKid.Com
  • Introducing Felix Bosques Harima

    RjMendera
    8 Dec 2014 | 3:24 pm
    Meet Felix Bosques Harima, a young artist from Seattle with a great creative talent. The post Introducing Felix Bosques Harima appeared first on TheSkyKid.Com. read more at TheSkyKid.Com
  • Sixth Annual Coming-of-Age Movie Awards

    Georgi
    28 Nov 2014 | 8:54 am
    TheSkyKid.com presents its annual Coming-of-Age awards, recognizing excellence in eight categories, for films and TV programming in that genre. The post Sixth Annual Coming-of-Age Movie Awards appeared first on TheSkyKid.Com. read more at TheSkyKid.Com
  • Secrets of War (2014)

    Georgi
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:47 pm
    A new Dutch film that tackles the changes that an armed conflict brings to human nature and especially showing its impact on youth. The post Secrets of War (2014) appeared first on TheSkyKid.Com. read more at TheSkyKid.Com
  • St. Vincent (2014)

    Georgi
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:50 pm
    A well told story about an unlikely babysitter for his 12-yr-old next door neighbor with Bill Murray and Jaeden Lieberher in the starring roles. The post St. Vincent (2014) appeared first on TheSkyKid.Com. read more at TheSkyKid.Com
 
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    Film Threat

  • 2015 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINEUP

    Mark Bell
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:31 am
    The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, running January 2-12, 2015, has announced its lineup...Read More at FilmThreat.com
  • THE BOOTLEG FILES: A FAMILY CIRCUS CHRISTMAS

    Phil Hall
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Phil Hall’s The Bootleg Files explores the wild world of memorable films and TV productions that can be found in unauthorized presentations. This week, Phil chills with the invisible grandfather in Heaven...Read More at FilmThreat.com
  • WILD

    Rick Kisonak
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:03 pm
    In her book, Strayed never managed to connect the motivational dots between her self-destructive behavior and the decision to take a long, difficult, potentially dangerous walk, so it’s no surprise the movie's creators aren’t more successful at making sense of her story...Read More at FilmThreat.com
  • THEO’S HOUSE

    Phil Hall
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Finnish filmmaker Rax Rinnekangas has created an intriguing experimental feature film that mixes discussions of architectural design with ruminations on regret, loneliness and lost dreams...Read More at FilmThreat.com
  • DIGITAL CELLULOID – ISSUE 234: NOT OBI-WAN’S GREATEST MOMENT

    Chris Cirillo
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Digital Celluloid, a comic strip by artist Chris Cirillo, pokes fun at the films of today, tomorrow and yesterday. Whether it is a classic or an upcoming blockbuster, no film is safe! This week, with the new "Star Wars" teaser and the approach of Life Day had us thinking about some silly moments and speculation in the prequels...Read More at FilmThreat.com
 
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    smartcine.com

  • In Theaters This Week

    Milton
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:59 am
      THE HOBBIT THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves. The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland, but now must face the consequences […]
  • THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY – Trailer

    The Critic
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:22 am
    Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY.” The film is directed by Peter Strickland, starring Sidse Babett Knudsen, Chiara D’Anna. THE DUKE OF BURGUNDY In Select Theaters January 23rd, 2015 A woman who studies butterflies and moths tests the limits of her relationship with her lover in this mesmerizing, critically-acclaimed […]
  • PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL LINE-UP

    The Critic
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:24 pm
    The 26th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) announces its complete line-up including Premieres, New Voices/New Visions and Modern Masters. 192 films from 65 countries, including 65 premieres (7 World, 5 International, 20 North American and 33 U.S.) will unspool at the Festival, running from January 2-12, 2015 in Palm Springs, California. For a […]
  • ALIEN OUTPOST – Trailer

    Milton
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:45 am
    Here is the trailer from the upcoming film “ALIEN OUTPOST.” The film is directed by Jabbar Raisani, starring Adrian Paul, Rick Ravanello, Reiley McClendon, Douglas Tait, Joe Reegan & Matthew Holmes. ALIEN OUTPOST In Select Theaters on January 30th, 2015 Two documentary cameramen embedded in an army unit in the most hostile place on earth, […]
  • STRANGE MAGIC – Poster

    Alex
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:56 am
    Here is the poster for the upcoming film STRANGE MAGIC. The movie is directed by Gary Rydstrom, starring Alan Cumming, Evan Rachel Wood, Kristin Chenoweth, Maya Rudolph, Sam Palladio, Meredith Anne Bull, Alfred Molina, Elijah Kelley, Bob Einstein, Peter Stormare. STRANGE MAGIC opens in theaters January 23, 2015! STRANGE MAGIC TRAILER >>
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    Nerd Reactor

  • New Final Fantasy XV trailer introduces female Cid

    Chris Del Castillo
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Square Enix released a new trailer for the upcoming Final Fantasy XV during Jump Festa in Japan. It features new gameplay, a teaser battle with Titan and a casual stroll through a town. The most interesting part is seeing the one character’s name you see in nearly every Final Fantasy game, Cid. In Final Fantasy XV, Cid will be a non-playable character, the team’s mechanic, and her full name will be Cidney. Final Fantasy XV still has no release date announced, but a downloadable demo will be available with early copies of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD in March. FFXV is still in…
  • Mark Wahlberg to return in Transformers 5

    John 'Spartan' Nguyen
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:41 pm
    Did you enjoy Transformers: Age of Extinction? Did you enjoy Mark Wahlberg taking over Shia Labeouf’s spot as the main human lead? If you are, then this piece of news should be interesting for you. If you’re not, then you’re screwed, because director Michael Bay will likely keep on doing these films as long as they make Hasbro and Paramount a lot of money. The people have voted with their dollars. During the promotion of The Gambler, Wahlberg told MTV News whether he had a contract to do more Transformers films. “Yeah, I committed to doing a couple more,” he said.
  • We’ll be seeing ‘Canaries’ in Arrow Episode 13

    John 'Spartan' Nguyen
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    Potential spoilers for Arrow ahead. Caity Lotz is definitely one of my favorite actresses on The CW’s Arrow. She is one of the few actresses who looks believable as a fighter, since she actually is a martial artist and practices parkour. That’s why it was sad for me to see her go when her character, Sara, died in the first episode of Arrow’s third season. Well, it looks like we’ll get to see Lotz as Sara again when she returns in Episode 13, “Canaries,” according to TVLine. We’re probably going to be getting flashback sequences. Showrunner Marc…
  • President Obama says Sony ‘made a mistake’ by submitting to terrorism

    John 'Spartan' Nguyen
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:23 am
    President Obama has now chimed in on what he thinks about the whole Sony hack and threat situation. This comes after the FBI announcing that North Korea was the one responsible for hacking Sony Pictures and leaking sensitive information. “Yes I think they made a mistake,” Obama said during a press conference about the attack. “We can not have a society in which some dictator some place can start imposing censorship in the United States.” He adds, “We cannot start changing our patterns of behavior any more than we stop going to a football game because there may be a possibility of a…
  • George R.R. Martin fights for freedom by offering to screen The Interview

    John 'Spartan' Nguyen
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:06 am
    Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin has expressed his dislike on Sony pulling the James Franco and Seth Rogen comedy, The Interview, from showing in theaters. He stated on his Live Journal that he is offering to help by having the film screen at his cinema in Santa Fe. His Live Journal post is titled “Corporate Cowardice.” The man loves to kill off your favorite characters has no problems with calling companies out. He said that Sony had other options, like allowing independent theaters to show the controversial film. Martin on the companies being too scared. The level…
 
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    Optimacy

  • No Woman is "Out-of-Your-League"

    Megan Meade
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:44 am
    Nobody is out of your “league” when you know the secrets to attraction.       We all share the same basic biology and neurology…even if our physical appearances differ. Unlocking the secrets to attraction will give you an advantage greater than any physical beauty.   In fact, women obsessed with their physical appearance are often the easiest to attract. Many have never learned the difference between lust and true attraction so they appeal strictly to men’s primitive instincts. Like a Jedi Mind Trick, it temporarily works.  The majority of men who…
  • Chapter II – How to Meet New People – Overview

    Megan Meade
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Generating attraction requires a mastery of social dynamics.   Without interpersonal skills, any initial success will be short-lived.     How to Meet New People   In Chapter I, we focused on prepping you for learning how to meet new people.  If you just skimmed over that material, please go back and thoroughly digest the articles. Our advanced techniques in Chapter II and III will be sabotaged if you haven’t embraced the concepts in Chapter I and practiced the exercises provided. Think about it… If you don’t have good body language and posture, anything…
  • Connecticut School Shooting Teaches Valuable Lessons

    Megan Meade
    2 Dec 2014 | 1:48 am
    “One man with a gun can control 100 without one.”   Vladimir Lenin         Another tragic school shooting…another desperate search for answers, scapegoats, and solutions. Ever since the tragedy…mainstream and social media has been littered with the familiar debates over gun control, mental health, video game violence, song lyrics, etc. It’s fine to debate these things every time some wacko commits a massacre…but our desperation to remove these tragedies from our lives will once again remain unsatisfied. Let’s take a look at…
  • 10 Commandments for Dating

    Stacie Davis
    1 Dec 2014 | 1:39 pm
      Principles shape our priorities and keep us focused.         The RIGHT principles will guide you toward the life you always imagined.   Take a moment and write-down the most important principles you believe in. Don’t worry about these being well written or extravagant.  This is your private list of priorities – not a public list of super noble, unrealistic goals. As you compile the list, thoughts may pop into your head where your actions in the past didn’t jive with your principles.   How did these experiences turn out?  Probably not very…
  • How Can I Make Myself More Attractive?

    Stacie Davis
    1 Dec 2014 | 12:59 am
    “There are always answers.   We just need to be smart enough to listen.”       How Can I Make Myself More Attractive?   QUESTION from jamesrebel130   I am 23 years old and i am shy and maybe too skinny than i would like to be. But I know i have to change I cant even look at a beautiful woman without looking away. What should i do? I just wish I could submissive not play the dominant role.  Is there a way that i can make myself better with women/ more attractive to them.   I don’t want to pay for a dominatrix my entire life and would like…
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  • Top 5 geek-themed reality TV shows of 2014

    Michael Tresca, Sci-Fi Movie Examiner
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:11 am
    It had to happen eventually! geek-themed reality shows exploded as television producers realized that geeks have inherited the Earth...and therefore have a right to gorge ourselves on as much trashy reality television as we want. Gamers, makeup...
  • Top 5 gamer films announced in 2014

    Michael Tresca, Sci-Fi Movie Examiner
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:38 pm
    2014 was a year when the geek community looked inward. Perhaps it's the aging gamer population who are now parents, perhaps it's simply part of the geek-friendly zeitgeist. Whatever the reason, games from our past...
  • 'Snowpiercer': A train to nowhere

    Michael Tresca, Sci-Fi Movie Examiner
    6 Dec 2014 | 4:14 am
    "Snowpiercer" is one of those sci-fi films that has a seemingly simple premise rife with symbolism. It doesn't really hold up under prolonged examination, but then "Snowpiercer" is more parable than movie.To...
  • 'The Woman in Black': Old-fashioned gothic horror

    Michael Tresca, Sci-Fi Movie Examiner
    5 Dec 2014 | 12:18 pm
    It's telling that "The Woman in Black" worked hard to conceal the fact that it's not a modern horror. If you look at the poster, besides dressing in a conservative manner, there&#39...
  • 'The Exam': A modern 'No Exit'

    Michael Tresca, Sci-Fi Movie Examiner
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:55 pm
    "The Exam" is a minimalist single-room film that could easily be a one-act play. When one of the characters name-checks Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit, we know where this is going. For...
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  • New Grumo: VBallScore

    Miguel Hernandez
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:29 am
    Product demo video produced by Grumo Media. When you need the official volleyball score, you need VBALLSCORE, the app that designates one person to keep track of the game and lets everybody else follow along. Maybe you can't see the score from where you're seated, or maybe you can't see at all! Or...maybe the official scorekeeper isn't even doing their job! *ahem!* Just use VBALLSCORE for realtime updates from your designated scorekeeper. Whether you're cooling off with the team or taking a personal timeout, you won't miss a moment of the action. Connect with nearby games using GPS or by…
  • Interview with Miguel Hernandez of Grumo Media by BeEfficientTV

    Miguel Hernandez
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:30 pm
    Recently I had the pleasure to be interviewed by Ahmed Al Kiremli from BeEfficientTV. We covered many interesting topics related to demo video production, running an animation studio, the beginnings of Grumo Media, my experience teaching on Udemy, and much more. I've been interviewed many times but Ahmed was by far the best prepared interviewer I've encountered. Before the interview he did a lot of research about me to come up with over 40 questions for the interview. Ahmed shared those questions with me so I had enough time to prepare. He even sent me a list of video recording and lighting…
  • How I reached 10,000 Students on Udemy

    Miguel Hernandez
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:40 pm
    I'm very happy - today I reached 10,000 students taking my courses on Udemy.. yipeee! When I published my first course 3 years ago I never thought I'd even get past 1000 students. I started with one course "How to create an awesome demo video for your business" followed by "How to create an awesome online course". Now I have 8 courses, you can check them out here: https://www.udemy.com/u/miguelhernandez/ People ask me all the time how I managed to be so successful on Udemy. I'm not exactly sure why but I think it is a combination of these factors: Timing, hard work, passion, and luck. Looking…
  • How to build an awesome home theater the easy way

    Miguel Hernandez
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:34 pm
    I recently realized a childhood dream - installing my own projection home theater system at home. It looks fantastic, it's all I wanted, it was a fun project and it was affordable. Now we can enjoy Hollywood movies on an huge 11 foot electric projection screen, and it's just awesome! I built everything in one day for less than $2K including a fantastic 2000 lumen (ie: very bright) BenQ projector. I had to do a lot of research before I settled on a screen, projector, and ceiling mount bracket. Now I want to share my experience so you can too enjoy movies, docs, sports, and games like never…
  • New Grumo: FlexPV

    Miguel Hernandez
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    FlexPV is a battery powered wheel, controlled by a remote or smart phone. The wheel is propelled by a durable hub motor and fastened to any object with universal brackets. Product demo video produced by Grumo Media. Open source communities have undeniably revolutionized the digital world, but now it's time to take things one step further. We're applying that same methodology to personal transportation, and by standardizing the basic hardware and software, we've made it easy for anyone to design, share, and sell their own personal, short-distance vehicle. We call it FlexPV, but you might be…
 
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    Period Movies Box

  • The Theory of Everything (2014) - Reviewed

    Pallavi Srivastava
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:35 am
    The Theory of Everything Photo CreditsPhysics seems to be raging all around us, with movies like Gravity and Interstellar getting mainstream. The Theory of Everything (2014) tells us about the life of the most popular theoretical physicist of our times, Stephen Hawking.The movie opens with Hawking completing his Phd. at Cambridge in the early 60s. This is where he meets Jane, falls in love and marries her. In the meanwhile, he is detected with the motor neuron disease and what follows is the rest of the story of his success and difficulties.Eddie Redmayne as Hawking brings life to the…
  • The Austen Project

    Pallavi Srivastava
    4 Jul 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Clueless, Aisha (Bollywood), Bridget Jones's Diary..we have seen enough of Austen's stories in contemporary settings, so, now its time for reading the retellings. The Austen Project aims at re-writing the Austen classics in a modern day setting, yes, all six of them!Photo CreditAuthors of global literary significance have been chosen for The Austen Project and books have already come out. This is an initiative by HarperCollins and you can get all the information by clicking here.Have you read anyone one of these? Do share your views with us.Stay in touch --Period Movies Box
  • Game of Thrones

    Pallavi Srivastava
    28 Jun 2014 | 7:34 pm
    The Dinosaur of TV Shows!It has been four seasons and yet Game of Thrones is going strong.Photo CreditsAlmost everyone has heard about this show if not watched it already (what a pity). SO this post isn't going to tell you about the story and the actors, we know that well enough, rather, I am going to share some links related to the show.Let's get started ..The things which differentiate this show from the others is its production design and sets. Have a look at what it takes to make a show of this frenzy  --> Making of the Game of ThronesMuch anticipated link, Game of Thrones - the…
  • Pompeii (2014)

    Pallavi Srivastava
    26 Jan 2014 | 8:32 am
    Trailer : Pompeii (2014)Releasing this February this period drama is about a gladiator fighting against time to save her lady love. Sounds a bit dramatic with the background of Pompeii but watch it for the love of period movies and fight sequences and Kit Harington ;). I am sure girls would.Releasing on 21 February. Stay in touch --Period Movies Box
  • The Monuments Men (2014)

    Pallavi Srivastava
    20 Jan 2014 | 11:48 am
    Trailer: The Monuments Men (2014)It is a World War II movie with a twist, it is not the people they are going to save from the Nazis but art masterpieces! As for the cast of this movie, you won't be disappointed. Stay in touch --Period Movies Box
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    DvdReleases.org

  • Wild Card

    elin
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
    Nick Wild (Jason Statham) is a Las Vegas bodyguard with lethal professional skills and a personal gambling problem. When a friend is beaten by a sadistic thug, Nick strikes back, only to find out the thug is the son of a powerful mob boss. Suddenly Nick is plunged into the criminal underworld, chased by enforcers Read the Rest »
  • The Color of Time

    elin
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:08 am
    James Franco, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, and Zach Braff star in this dramatic and riveting look at the life and work of iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning poet C.K. Williams. Williams (Franco) has a beautiful, adoring wife (Kunis) and a young son. But as he prepares for a reading in New York City and struggles to create Read the Rest »
  • Amira & Sam

    elin
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:40 am
    Rousing, smart, and sweet, Amira & Sam is a confident feature debut from writer-director Sean Mullin, and follows Sam (Martin Starr, “Freaks & Geeks”, “Silicon Valley”), an army veteran adapting back to civilian life after a lengthy tour overseas. Upon reuniting with his unit’s former Iraqi translator in New York City, he meets Amira (newcomer Read the Rest »
  • Black or White

    elin
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:32 am
    BLACK OR WHITE is the story of a grandfather (Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner) who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter. When the little girl’s paternal grandmother (Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer) seeks custody, a legal battle ensues that forces the families to confront their true feelings on race, forgiveness and understanding. Read the Rest »
  • The World Made Straight

    elin
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:16 am
    Set in the early 1970s, The World Made Straight is an adaptation of North Carolina writer Ron Rash’s acclaimed novel of the same name. In a rural Appalachian community haunted by the legacy of a Civil War massacre, young and rebellious Travis Shelton (Jeremy Irvine) finds himself ensnared in the violence of the past and Read the Rest »
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    Obsessed Magazine » Film & Animation

  • #Film: The Big Deal About Annie

    Laura Law
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    THE WHO Jamie Foxx, Cameron Diaz, Quvenzhane Wallis, Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale in a film by William Gluck THE WHAT: A 2014 modern musical inspired by the 1920’s Little Orphan Annie comic strip (which also inspired a movie in 1932, another movie 1938, a Broadway musical in 1977, another movie 1982 and yet another remake in 1999). In this latest iteration, the eternally optimistic Annie is a foster kid (Wallis) who tries to win over the heart of a determined billionaire cell phone tycoon (Foxx) who is running for New York City Mayor. THE BIG DEAL: I went into the theater expecting to…
  • Obsessed Exclusive: Our Night with Actor Eddie Redmayne

    Sinta Jimenez
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:52 pm
    While Channing Tatum fans like them big, dumb and full of…fun (ok, that’s what we’ll say), Eddie Redmayne appeals to opposing forces of attraction and is arguably the thinking fangirls’ idol of choice. Educated at Eton with Prince William and then proceeding to Cambridge for university, Redmayne’s new film, “The Theory of Everything,” has him diving back into his own past. Redmayne plays the renowned physicist, Stephen Hawking, and we caught up with him at the Smithsonian’s (cue girls in glasses swooning) red carpet screening on a crisp November…
  • #FILM: Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” Is a Love letter to Astronomy, Science and Discovery

    Israel Daramola
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    THE WHO Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine in a film directed by Christopher Nolan. THE WHAT: With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers, led by Matthew McConaughey, travel beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars. THE BIG DEAL: “Interstellar” follows the story of Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a former pilot and engineer, who is now a farmer due to widespread hunger caused by a future blight. He lives with his father-in-law (John Lithgow), teenage son Tom, and 10-year-old daughter Murphy…
  • #FILM: The Big Deal About Jake Gyllenhaal’s Crime Journalism Film, “Nightcrawler”

    Israel Daramola
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    THE WHO Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill Paxton THE WHAT: Lou Bloom (Gyllenhaal) is a driven young man desperate for work who discovers the high-speed world of L.A. crime journalism. With an eye for the obscene and calculating menace, Lou muscles into the dangerous realm of nightcrawling and turning victims into dollars and cents. THE BIG DEAL: Movies about Los Angeles tend to be self-involved. They move slow–basking in the palm trees and seemingly endless roads. They’re beautiful and vapid and, when it comes to movies like this one, show an underlying, terrifying and…
  • #FILM: The Big Deal About Bill Murray’s “St. Vincent”

    Israel Daramola
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    THE WHO: Bill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts and Jaeden Lieberher in a film directed by Ted Melfi. THE WHAT: Vincent (Murray) is a broke, drunken, gambling war veteran retiree who finds himself recruited by his new in-over-her-head, single-mom neighbor, Maggie (McCarthy), to watch over her small yet mature 12-year-old son Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher). THE BIG DEAL: I’ll be honest, I don’t follow Bill Murray, the meme, the way most people do. At some point, he became a hipster hero for both his choice in film roles and his offscreen antics–like wedding crashing. For…
 
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    Budomate.com - Martial Arts Movie News

  • Jason Statham is just good at it in Wild Card

    budomatemagazine
    13 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Check out the new trailer of Wild Card, coming out January 30th. Check out the Japanese theatrical poster for the Wild Card. Check out the first trailer to Jason Statham‘s Wild Card movie. Wild Card boasts a solid supporting cast that includes Sofia Vergara, Jason Alexander, Stanley Tucci, Anne Heche, Michael Angarano and Milo Ventimiglia. Take a look at the French poster, where it’s being released as Joker. Jason Statham joins Wild Card movie remake. The 1986 film version of Heat stars Burt Reynolds as the protagonist bodyguard-with-a-troubled-past. The new Heat is directed by Simon…
  • Christian Crusaders protect Chinese Emperor in Outcast

    budomatemagazine
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:54 pm
    Outcast stars Nicolas Cage and Hayden Christensen as Christian Crusaders who head east into China after fleeing a Middle Eastern battlefield. They team up with the son and daughter of a deposed emperor to defeat the siblings’ evil uncle and usurper of the throne. Also film stars Yifei Liu, Andy On, Ron Smoorenburg, Jawed El-Berni, the Dasz Brothers, Alaa Safi and Fernando Chien. On September 26, the period action film Outcast, a France/U.S.A./China co-production, was withdrawn by Chinese studio Yunnan Film Group, its principal local investor, without any immediate explanation and just two…
  • Outstanding cast of Kickboxer remake

    budomatemagazine
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Kickboxer gets Gina Carano as a fight promoter in the film. No wonder! This is a second project for Gina and director John Stockwell after In the Blood movie. Great news! Darren Shahlavi joins the cast as Eric Sloan, the ill-fated brother of Kickboxer hero Alain Moussi’s character, and it is his character and his interaction with the dastardly Tong Po played by Dave Bautista that drives the story. Here is some tweets from the cast: Alain: “Just had fight rehearsals with Georges St Pierre and TJ Storm. The action just keeps on coming!” Larnell Stovall: “Great job Dave…
  • Liam Neeson wishes you good luck in Taken 3

    budomatemagazine
    7 Dec 2014 | 4:45 pm
    Check out international poster to Taken 3 with Liam Neeson, coming out January 9, 2015. Check out the first trailer to Taken 3. He’s back! Bryan Mills returns to us with his “particular set of skills” for the third film in the trilogy. Taken 3 will be in theatres January 9, 2015. Mills has been framed for her murder and he’s a fugitive on the run from every American authority in existence, led by Forest Whitaker. “Taken 3 film is another story that has nothing to do with him and his family. No one is taken. The dog is not taken. It’s another story with the same characters.
  • Southpaw, a story of left-handed boxer Billy “The Great” Hope

    budomatemagazine
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Jake Gyllenhaal lost a bunch of weight for his Nightcrawler role, but it appears he gained it all back for his upcoming boxing flick Southpaw. The first image from the film has been released, featuring the actor’s new look for the Antoine Fuqua movie. The actor lost 30 pounds for that role and looked almost emaciated when compared to his normal appearance. A few months ago Gyllenhaal told Variety he worked out six hours a day for six months for the role, and reportedly gained 15 pounds of muscle to play left-handed boxer Billy “The Great” Hope. Southpaw is a project…
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    GoldDerby

  • What happened to 'Top Five' at Golden Globes, and can it rebound at Oscars?

    sitemail@goldderby.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    "Top Five" is a comeback of sorts for Chris Rock, a celebrated stand-up comic and TV host whose filmic ventures have ranged from successful (the "Madagascar" animated franchise) to not so much ("Pootie Tang," "I Think I Love My Wife," the critically drubbed "Grown Ups" films). But with "Top Five," which he wrote, directed, and stars in, he has gotten the best reviews of his film career. So why were he and the film snubbed at the Golden Globes? -BREAK- Shocking Golden Globes snubs: Angelina Jolie (twice), Bradley Cooper, ... The film has scored 81 on MetaCritic and 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • 'The Hobbit' is as big a hit as 'Lord of the Rings,' so why no Oscars love?

    sitemail@goldderby.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:14 am
    "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the third and final installment in Peter Jackson's trilogy, is already a hit: it opened Wednesday with an impressive $24 million first-day haul. The previous two films in the franchise were also blockbusters – "An Unexpected Journey" (2012) made more than $1 billion worldwide, and "The Desolation of Smaug" (2013) earned nearly that much – but even though the films have made money on par with Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, they have not fared nearly as well with critics and awards voters. -BREAK- 'Interstellar,' 'Hobbit,'…
  • Our Critics Choice noms contest winner dishes 'Foxcatcher' snub, predicts 'Boyhood'

    sitemail@goldderby.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:20 am
    "I was a little surprised that 'Foxcatcher' got snubbed in the best film and ensemble categories. I had read such favorable reviews of it that I thought the critics really liked it," admits Gold Derby's contest champ Amber Knieriem (Hummingbird Amber in our forums). Knieriem beat all others while predicting the Critics Choice Awards nominations, earning the #1 position on our leaderboard and winning a $100 Amazon gift certificate thanks to her 88% accuracy. See all of Knieriem's predictions here. Also in our chat, this 40-year-old cataloguer from Utah talks about her favorite performances of…
  • Our Golden Globes Film contest champ talks Angelina Jolie snub, Meryl Streep upset

    sitemail@goldderby.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    "Though I haven't heard great things about 'Unbroken,' I was a little shocked to see that the HFPA paid no attention to Angelina Jolie. Usually they're all over her," admits Gold Derby's contest champ Michael Swan (mswan in our forums). Swan beat all others while predicting the Golden Globes Film nominations, earning the #1 position on our leaderboard and winning a $100 Amazon gift certificate thanks to his 89% accuracy. See all of Swan's predictions here. Also in our chat, this 24-year-old film/television production company receptionist from West Hollywood, CA warns that even though Patricia…
  • Oscars predictions slugfest: Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair) vs. Tom O'Neil (Gold Derby)'

    sitemail@goldderby.com
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:55 am
    The scandal over those star-bashing emails at Sony film studio could actually end up benefiting Angelina Jolie and her new film "Unbroken" at the Oscars, Michael Hogan (Vanity Fair) says in our webcam/podcast chat. "Angelina had a very tough week with SAGs and Globes, but that was before these emails came out with Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal. Very shabby. Whatever the truth is about all of that stuff, Angelina came off as a real class act and I have a feeling that will build some sympathy for her." Like most of Gold Derby's experts, Hogan has "Boyhood" out front for Best Picture, Director…
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    CinemaFunk

  • Rosewater

    aaron
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    No one ever expected a segment from The Daily Show to be used as evidence to detain anyone, anywhere. The satirical news show often poked fun of serious news events or the media’s inflation of said events to solely increase viewership or drum up political bias. In Rosewater, Jon Stewart depicts Maziar Bahari’s plight as he is detained for almost four months during the Green Revolution, as adapted from Bahari’s own memoir Then They Came for Me.
  • Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

    aaron
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) is an ambitious cinematic event that uses the whole of postmodernism to take digs at Hollywood, Broadway, and even itself. Michael Keaton embraces the elephant in the room as he plays an actor struggling to remain relevant in an industry that celebrates celebrity humiliation as entertainment, fueled by a twenty-four/seven internet of things.
  • Interstellar

    chris
    17 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    Interstellar is the latest conceptual tour-de-force from Christopher Nolan, in which he traverses the scientific mysteries of deep space, while grounding his story in themes of love, family, and human perseverance. Although Nolan borrows from the likes of Kubrick, Tarkovsky, Ridley Scott, and others, Interstellar feels original and daring in its own right, as perhaps the first major feature film to reliably tackle 21st Century theories of astrophysics.
  • Woes Be Gone

    aaron
    16 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
     Last Sunday, October 25th, I caught a quick clip of A Prairie Home Companion on my way home from a bike ride. It turns out that the episode was a rebroadcast from 2011. What caught my ear was a story about a young man who had found himself at stagnant in his post-collegiate life. Image Source
  • Saving Cinema: GIFF 2015 at Channelside Cinemas

    aaron
    15 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    The Gasparilla International Film Festival (GIFF) found itself left hanging a few months ago when it was unable to secure the Hyde Park Cinebistro or the CentroYbor theatres for the 2015 film festival. Those venues had been two killer locations for the festival for the past several years. Centro Ybor had historic Ybor City while CineBistro featured a relaxed and upscale atmosphere with food delivered directly to your over-stuffed sofa chairs.Image Source
 
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    Deadbolt » Movies

  • Sony Pulls ‘The Interview’ from 5 Main Theatres

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:44 pm
    After multiple threats, Sony has made the decision to pull the upcoming controversial film, The Interview, from the top five movie theatre companies. The statement from Sony says: “In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film The Interview, we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release. We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers. Sony Pictures has been the victim of an unprecedented criminal assault…
  • Trailer Debut of San Andreas with Dwayne Johnson

    admin
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    Dwayne Johnson, “The Rock,” shared the trailer debut of San Andreas via Twitter this week saying, “Mother Nature can’t be beat..we only hope to survive. Your global response..incredible. #WhereWillYouBe #SANANDREAS.” “The action thriller ‘San Andreas,’ from New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures, reunites Dwayne Johnson with director Brad Peyton and producer Beau Flynn, following their collaboration on the global hit ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island,’” from Warner Bros. When the San Adreas fault rocks California in a massive earthquake, and…
  • Interstellar – Expecting the Unexpected

    Chris D'souza
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:45 am
    Christopher Nolan is one filmmaker you can bank on to go above and beyond the audience’s wildest imaginations and come up with movies which not only enthrall through the visual but also the story. Interstellar is no exception and continues the hot streak of the British director. There is no doubt that Interstellar is Nolan’s most ambitious film to date, as evidenced by the $165-million budget but does it deliver? When it comes to the basic idea and the style of the film, it works wonders and might be one of the most visually striking films ever made. Yet, there are some gaps when…
  • Nightcrawler – a Stellar Performance From Jake Gyllenhaal

    Chris D'souza
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    Nightcrawler is dirtier and grubbier than any movie you might have seen till now and is sure to make you feel like you need a wash after the final credits roll. The movie has a lot to say about the madness going on in modern media. It explores how society has encouraged insanity after the massive fallout of mass unemployment. However, the film is a bona fide masterpiece, coming from screenwriter Dan Gilroy. At the center of the film is a towering performance from Jake Gyllenhaal. Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is introduced in the opening scene as he steals and trespasses a property and then…
  • Ouija Movie – Bringing the Classic Board Game to Life

    Chris D'souza
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:31 am
    It is quite obvious from the title that the premise of Ouija is based on the board game of the same name. Ouija is a horror movie, though it is more silly than scary, but you can’t expect anything different when the producer is one Mr. Michael Bay. Fresh from the success of his Transformers movie, Mr. Bay seeks to capitalize on yet another popular game to mint dollars. If he puts as much effort into the scripting of his movies as he does in ways to make money of them the results would be considerably better. Coming to the plot, if you can call it one, the film revolves around Laine,…
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    The Cult of Matt and Mark

  • 143 Lethal Weapon

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    Matt and Mark apologize in advance for the quality of this week's podcast. Mark's single malt exhaustion coupled with Matt's daycare sponsored cold has made the coherence and vocal quality of this review possibly annoying. Anyway, excuses aside, we indulge a watershed moment in 80's action film with this Richard Donner 48 hour power punch of mania. Gibson is always a treat, especially when he's playing a half-crazed (possibly "Mad") cop acting out from the recent loss of his wife, while Glover, who finally comes into his own in a leading role, anchors this adept cop buddy classic. So put in…
  • 142 The Machinist

    7 Dec 2014 | 11:23 am
    Can one's conscience inflict a more tortured justice than that of society's? Christian Bale in The Machinist delivers a portrait of masochism in the form of madness. A Hitchcockian film, it is a nod to the psychological thriller of old (right down to the use of the theremin in the soundtrack). Bale, one of the greater actors of our generation, puts his health at risk to depict a man transformed not just mentally, but physically by his guilt. So drop a few NoDoz, stay up for a week or so, and enjoy the world of The Machinist.Download:  142 The Machinist
  • 141 Bubba Ho-Tep

    1 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    Matt and Mark are in the house (literally) when we both manage to co-occupy the same room for this week's review of Bubba Ho-Tep, a rare collector's edition podcast, if you will. We delve into the high concept wackiness which manages to meld myth with legend and conspiracy theory. Tossing aside the Elvis cliches, director Coscarelli and cult film actor Bruce Campbell paint a respectful portrait of Elvis as a regretful nursing home patient facing the reality all of us will at one point face. That reality, of course being one where you're forced to fend off a 5000 year old mummy from a soul…
  • 140 Starship Troopers

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Can there be a fascist utopia? Such a question is usually never entertained in polite company (knowing what we know today), but Paul Verhoeven serves up such an idealist future in 1997's Starship Troopers, while wrapping it in a nice Leni Riefenstahl bow (with tongue firmly in cheek). True to form, Verhoeven manages to insinuate nuanced philosophical musings into a bombastic sci-fi action film. A satire that baits the educated liberal class, Starship Troopers is a film that continues to gain appreciation as it ages.Download: 140 Starship Troopers    
  • 139 Robocop

    9 Nov 2014 | 7:39 pm
    "Domo arigato Mr. Roboto!" Matt and Mark review the Verhoeven classic, Robocop, a move that spawned a franchise that continues to this day. As usual, Verhoeven transcends the sci-fi high-concept and makes a prescient film packed with big ideas served it up with a beautiful does of satirical humor. Robocop's future is our present, a cornerstone of the cyberpunk zeitgeist, not only with its predictions of man/machine technologies, but also with its notions of politics and our exploitative media culture.Download: 139 Robocop
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    Filmonic

  • The Cast, Clips and a Knight in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

    Alex
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb opens today and if you liked the first two, then this should be right up your alley. Similarly if four new clips and two featurettes from the sequel sound good, continue below. At least they got just about everyone back for this third (and final) Night at […] Read The Cast, Clips and a Knight in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb on Filmonic.
  • The Second Trailer for Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper

    Alex
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    It seems Clint Eastwood succeeded in make another divisive movie with American Sniper, and watching the second trailer I can see where this differing opinions might come from. Based on Navy SEAL Chris Kyle’s autobiography of the same name, American Sniper is about both some of the hardest missions he was part of in Iraq, […] Read The Second Trailer for Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper on Filmonic.
  • Dev Patel Invites You to The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    Alex
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    The famed hotel is expanding into a chain in the sequel to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Here’s the UK trailer for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Made for just $10 million, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was something of a surprise hit back in 2012, earning $136.8 million at the box office worldwide. […] Read Dev Patel Invites You to The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on Filmonic.
  • Sony Pictures Cancels the Release of The Interview

    Alex
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:41 am
    Guess what, if you were planning to watch The Interview come December 25th, well you can’t anymore because yesterday terrorist threats won over freedom of speech. This madness started some weeks ago when Sony Pictures got hacked, a lot of news came of that and you can find it all over the web. In spite […] Read Sony Pictures Cancels the Release of The Interview on Filmonic.
  • Christian Bale is Looking for Meaning in Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups

    Alex
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Knight of Cups is a movie written and directed by Terrence Malick, that’s about all the information you need to either want to watch the following trailer or not. Yes, this definitely looks like something from the mind of Terrence Malick, at least based on this one trailer. Now he is a man who after […] Read Christian Bale is Looking for Meaning in Terrence Malick’s Knight of Cups on Filmonic.
 
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    What the Film

  • The Best and Worst Christmas Films

    cinema review
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:02 am
    Trawling through the internet looking for the best and worst Christmas films, it’s possible to find some patterns emerging in what people consider to be good or bad in these sorts of films. Some of these are fairly predictable: old fashioned sentimentality is good but modern slushiness is bad. Some are not so obvious.One of these less than surprising trends is a penchant for Christmas films from the 1940s. These gentle, nostalgic festive movies make the top ten in every favourite Christmas film countdown. Particular favourites are Miracle on 34th Street (1947), which made Rotten…
  • Why is Netflix so Popular?

    cinema review
    7 Sep 2014 | 5:48 am
    According to BARB (the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board), 3 million households in the UK have Netflix. The only paid for viewing service with more subscribers is Sky with over 10million homes in the UK signed up. So, what is it about Netflix that makes it so popular?Some people might argue that it is the convenience of Netflix that makes everyone use it. You can watch it on your computer, tablet, smart phone or TV with certain Blu Ray players, Virgin Media and, later in the year, with YouView boxes. Signing up with Facebook makes it super quick and having the option for multiple…
  • Review – Guardians of the Galaxy

    cinema review
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
     Watch this video on YouTube.Marvel’s latest action film franchise, set in the same universe as The Avengers, starts off as far more quirky and raggedy than their usual offerings. Action packed and full of snappy one liners though it may be, it is not a superhero movie as such and has a very different feel to any of the other recent releases.Director, James Gunn, has an eclectic back catalogue, including writing the screen plays for the Scooby Doo movies, comedy horror Slither and the gory Dawn of the Dead remake, and this is reflected in the film’s unusual combination of a…
  • Book to Film Adaptations

    cinema review
    4 Jul 2014 | 9:47 am
    The big hit at the cinema this year has been The Fault in Our Stars. Directed by young newcomer, Josh Boone, this tragic romance has had teenage girls weeping in the aisles all over the world. Its success was due to the huge popularity of the book, by John Green, the film was adapted from. Published in 2012, this book had sold 10.7 million copies by the time the film came out. Previous book to film adaptations have met with a mixed reception.The Golden Compass, which came out in 2007, was adapted from Philip Pullman’s book Northern Lights. Despite the popularity of the book, part of a…
  • All About Shepperton Studios

    cinema review
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:03 am
    Some of the biggest and most famous films of all time were shot at Shepperton Studios. Notable productions include:2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Star Wars (1977) The Elephant Man (1980) Shakespeare in Love (1998) Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)More recent films have included:Gravity (2013) Prometheus (2012) Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) The Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)It is located west of London near the River Thames and is made up of a large number of different buildings housing massive sound stages, art departments, dressing rooms, make-up and hair departments, meeting…
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    The Moon is a Dead World

  • The Noose: Dynamite Entertainment and Humble Bundle offer you a really awesome deal

    Ryne Barber
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Reading Time: 1 minutes Throughout the holidays, Dynamite Entertainment is partnering with Humble Bundle to bring you some digital comics at cheap prices. Like, really cheap. Right now, you can pledge money to get yourself some of Dynamite Entertainment’s comics in any form you wish; less than $15 but beating the average donation will net you 116 comics, but if you spend over $15 (you can choose how your money will be divided up, between Humble Bundle, Dynamite, and charity) you’ll get 143 comics and have the chance to unlock the Django/Zorro crossover. It’s for a good…
  • The Long Hair of Death (Raro Video Blu-Ray) | Movie Review

    Ryne Barber
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:50 am
    Reading Time: 4 minutes Antonio Marghereti’s 1964 Gothic yarn The Long Hair of Death (AKA I lunghi capelli della morte) burns as slow as the torches on its castle walls, attempting to glean as much tension from the atmosphere and Barbara Steele’s cheekbones as possible. It is a classic example of the Italian Gothic, with all of the requisite parts molded into one satisfying whole: there are witches burned at the stake, a revenge story simmering slow, and ghosts in the drafty castle walls, all shown in exquisite black and white that highlights the creamy features of both Steele…
  • Why You Won’t See a Best of 2014 List from The Moon is a Dead World

    Ryne Barber
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:10 am
    Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s hard. That’s really the short answer of it. I consider myself to be an obsessive, completionist person. When I play video games, my aim is to unlock all of the achievements, to hit 100% however possible. If I can’t (Devil May Cry 4, I’m looking at you), it legitimately bothers me for a little while, until I forget about. Lists are equally hard – if I’m talking about the best deaths in slasher films, I have a really hard time coming up with my top 10s because I obviously haven’t seen every slasher. For 2014, I saw a lot of…
  • Wytches #3 | Comic Review

    Ryne Barber
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    Reading Time: 3 minutes Scott Snyder’s Wytches is primarily about Sail, a girl who was pledged to the wytches in the woods because of her past mistakes, but Wytches #3 has little sign of the girl after she was dragged off from a bus accident. Instead, her parents go on a search to find her, scouring the woods for any sign of their daughter and panicking that just maybe the wytches really are real. Before, Snyder’s wytches seemed like they could have been figments of Sail’s imagination, a manifestation of guilt threatening to take her away from reality. As Charles…
  • Afterlife with Archie #7 | Comic Review

    Ryne Barber
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:28 am
    Reading Time: 3 minutes Last issue, Robert Aguirre-Sacasa introduced the newest arc to Afterlife with Archie, one that seems to portend ill omens: titled “Betty: R.I.P.”, it doesn’t bode well for one of Archie’s lovers, especially now that things are really at their worst in Riverdale. Issue #6, though, didn’t have anything to do with Betty, at least not directly, instead opting to show Sabrina in a purgatory of sorts that matched H.P. Lovecraft’s works about Elder Gods and Cthulhu. This time, however, Betty plays a pivotal role in the narrative, fueling…
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  • Adventures in VHS: A letter to the podcast listeners

    Noel
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:14 am
    I just wanted to take a minute to thank every single one of you who’ve pledged to buy Adventures in VHS from Unbound so far… I can’t tell you how happy I am you’ve come along for the ride in turning this podcast and writing project into a fully-fledged book. But while I’m at it, I also want to address the many Adventures in VHS podcast listeners who have yet to show their support – and hopefully convince them its worth doing. It’s a tricky subject if I’m being honest, but that’s how I’m going to approach it, honestly. I know the numbers the Adventures in…
  • A new full length AiVHS podcast (with interview) is here!

    Noel
    11 Nov 2014 | 4:26 am
    The Adventures in VHS podcast returns with a full-length episode of the show looking at the 1989 body horror classic Society (1989) – available exclusively to supporters of the Adventures in VHS book. Join me as I talk a little about my relationship with the film, its UK VHS release on Medusa Pictures and offer a full and frank review of the movie itself. In addition, there’s even a lengthy interview with the film’s director Brian Yuzna, who talks about the making of Society, his thoughts on the home video era of which it was a part… and even some plot details on a…
  • The Adventures in VHS care package is here!

    Noel
    7 Nov 2014 | 4:03 am
    If you know someone who’d love a copy of Adventures in VHS as a gift, but are worried you won’t have something to wrap and give them on the day… then I think I’ve come up with the solution! Likewise, maybe you were thinking of pledging to buy the book but want to treat yourself to some home video goodness in the meantime… either way, the Adventures in VHS care package is here to help! Over the next few months, I’ll be busy making sure the book gets funded and beautifully printed and packaged for all those who’ve been kind enough to support it.
  • Adventures in VHS – A message from Noel

    Noel
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:53 am
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  • You can now buy the Adventures in VHS book!

    Noel
    2 Oct 2014 | 3:27 am
    So, in case you missed the exclusive announcement on the most recent episode of the podcast, yesterday was a big day for the Adventures in VHS project as the book went live for pledges via Unbound. In case you don’t know who Unbound are, they are a publisher who were recently in the news for having got the first ever crowd-funded book on to the Man Booker Prize long list - and have graciously accepted me into their fold of authors. What’s great about Unbound is, not only do they offer a host of cool options for the book (digital, hardback and all sorts of other editions set by me…
 
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  • Watch: The Trailer for 'Get Hard' Starring Will Ferrell & Kevin Hart

    Movie News Plus
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the upcoming Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart comedy, Get Hard, also starring Craig T. Nelson, Tip “T.I.” Harris and Alison Brie. In the film, when millionaire hedge fund manager James King (Ferrell) is nailed for fraud and bound for a stretch in San Quentin, the judge gives him 30 days to get his affairs in order. Desperate, he turns to Darnell Lewis (Hart) to prep him for a life behind bars. But despite James’ one-percenter assumptions, Darnell is a hard-working small business owner who has never received a parking ticket, let alone been to…
  • Robert Rodriguez's 'Fire and Ice' Heads to Sony Pictures

    Movie News Plus
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    Sin City helmer Robert Rodriguez has, over the past several years, been developing a feature film based on Ralph Bakshi and Frank Frazetta's 1983 animated film Fire and Ice. Today, Deadline reports that Sony Pictures has acquired the project, which will be a live-action take that Rodriguez and the studio see as a potential new franchise. “I started developing it independently with Bold Films,” Rodriguez tells the trade. “The more we started putting it together, we realized it could be something much bigger and it started attracting A-list talent. I thought, ‘Let’s partner with a…
  • 'Taken 3': Stop Takin' My S**t Music Video

    Movie News Plus
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    Poor Brian Mills. Someone is always stealing his s**t and he's tired of it, as evidenced in this new music video released in promotion of 20th Century Fox's upcoming Taken 3. We also have a new clip, featurette, and a Christmas-themed video for the film "12 Skills of Christmas," all of which can be watched below. In addition to Neeson, the third installment stars Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace, Forest Whitaker, Dogray Scott, Sam Spruell, and Leland Orser. Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally…
  • 'American Sniper' Debuts a Second Trailer with Bradley Cooper

    Movie News Plus
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Following the batch of new images we shared last week, Warner Bros. has now released a second trailer for director Clint Eastwood's latest film, American Sniper. In the film, Bradley Cooper stars as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter. The U.S. Navy SEAL is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also…
  • First Trailer for the Thriller 'True Story' Starring Jonah Hill and James Franco

    Movie News Plus
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:09 pm
    Focus Features has released the trailer for True Story, director Rupert Goold's dark thriller starring Jonah Hill, James Franco, and Felicity Jones. Based on actual events, the film follows on-the-rise New York Times Magazine writer Michael Finkel (Hill) who receives troubling news from his editors that he is accused of falsifying part of an investigative piece on child laborers in Africa. Jobless and disgraced, Michael retreats from the city and falls into a depression. One day, he hears startling news that a fugitive accused of murdering his family was captured in Mexico claiming the…
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    You Won Cannes

  • D&D And Me: A Nostalgic Perspective

    Shawn Francis
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:40 pm
    I’ve only talked briefly of my love of all things D&D in a couple of reviews, but have never really spoken at length about it, never thought I’d really feel the need to since at 45 I’m not into the game anymore, haven’t been for decades, but just a few weeks ago while on Amazon I bumped into what appeared to me to be a new Monster Manual. The release date confirmed it was indeed new. What?! Without hesitation I hit up google, did some detective work and learned the makers of the game created a 5th Edition that started it’s official roll out this past summer.
  • Blu-Ray Review: The Wind Rises (2013, Dir, Hayao Miyazaki)

    Shawn Francis
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:21 am
    Since this is the last movie Hayao Miyazaki is making, he’s retiring from movie making, I was expecting the best, but what I got was something less than that. I mean the animation as always was spectacular but the story this time out is rooted firmly in the real world, so to speak. I tend to be more partial to his fantasy-laden plots. The Wind Rises centers on an actual person from history, Jiro Horikoshi, who designed this airplane for World War II. The tale, however, as I understand is fictional, showing how he became inspired by aeronautics and how he met his wife who then died of…
  • Blu-Ray Review: Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989. Dir, Hayao Myazaki)

    Shawn Francis
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Simply put Kiki’s Delivery Service (based on the 1985 novel by Eiko Kadono) is a G-rated movie about a 13-year old witch in training, now for a 45-year old man like myself, who nevertheless loves anime, was pretty much under the assumption this was going to be a hard watch, but as usual the quick assumptions I make about movies I’m about to review tend to always be wrong and you can certainly count this movie as one of them. The rich and detailed animation helped and I knew in the first five minutes this movie would quite possibly be a keeper, and I kept thinking the entire time, I…
  • Blu-Ray Review: Princess Mononoke (1997, Dir, Hayao Miyazaki)

    Shawn Francis
    1 Dec 2014 | 5:16 pm
    I’ve been a fan of Princess Mononoke (1997) ever since I first saw it. It’s hard to believe it’s taken this long for it to come to blu-ray. But here we are, so let’s begin. Mononoke is an anime fantasy flick by renowned anime director Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Nausicaa In The Valley Of The Wind, etc) that focuses on the age old plight of mankind and mother nature, most times it’s a contentious relationship, has been lately, where Emishi Prince, Ashitaka (Billy Crudup), has the bad luck of being present when a “demon” attacks in the surrounding land…
  • Blu-Ray Review: The Expendables 3 (2014, Dir, Patrick Hughes)

    Shawn Francis
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:51 pm
    WARNING! THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE YOU’LL STEP ON MORE THAN A FEW SPOILERS! WARNING! I never liked the first Expendables movie, and I even watched the Unrated version of it. For an action flick I remember being extraordinarily bored by it. Now the sequel was a major improvement. I could easily re-watch it countless times, and then the trepidation came back when I heard Stallone and gang were going to do another. Rule of thumb for any ranchise is that the first is good, the second one is better and the third one sucks. Well, they already trashed that rule from the get go so maybe the…
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  • Watch The Trailer For Vikramjit Singh’s Film ‘Roy’

    Admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:57 am
    The trailer for the upcoming Bollywood action thriller film Roy has gone online. The project is written and directed by Vikramjit Singh. It is produced by Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Divya Khosla Kumar and Freeway Pictures. The film stars Arjun Rampal, Ranbir Kapoor and Jacqueline Fernandez in lead roles. Roy is scheduled to hit theatres on 13th of February, 2015. Hit the video to watch the trailer:
  • Actress Mahira Khan To Star Opposite Shah Rukh Khan

    Admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:15 am
    Mahira Khan, the Pakistani beauty is all set to make her grand debut in Bollywood. The actress will star opposite superstar Shah Rukh Khan in the upcoming film ‘Raees’. Raees producer Ritesh Sidhwani confirmed the news on Twitter. Rahul Dholakia, the National Award Winner for the film Parzania will direct the film Raees and it will be produced by Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani under Excel Entertainment. The film also stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui. In the film Raees, Mahira plays SRK’s wife. Shah Rukh plays the role of a gangster based in Gujarat. Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays the role of a…
  • Comedian And Actor Russell Peters To Visit India

    Admin
    13 Dec 2014 | 4:08 am
    Well-known Indo – Canadian stand-up comedian and actor Russell Dominic Peters popularly known as Russell Peters is gearing up to visit India next year as a part of his Almost Famous World Tour. The Almost Famous World Tour will start at New York’s Madison Square as well as Los Angeles Nokia Theatre before it comes to India. The AFWT is produced in India by OML (Only Much Louder), the management company behind The Russell Peters Notorious World Tour in 2013. The OML Company is bringing the tour as a part of its festival ‘Stage42’. The 44 year old Peters will perform in cities like…
  • Watch The Official Theatrical Trailer Of ‘Khamoshiyan’

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    12 Dec 2014 | 12:23 am
    The theatrical trailer for the upcoming Bollywood film ‘Khamoshiyan’ has gone online. The project is directed by Karan Darra, written by Vikram Bhatt and produced by Mahesh Bhatt and Mukesh Bhatt. Music for the film is given by Ankit Tiwari and Jeet Ganguly. The thriller film stars Ali Fazal (Fukrey), Gurmeet Choudhary and Sapna Pabbi. Television actor Gurmeet Choudhary makes his debut with Mukesh Bhatt’s ‘Khamoshiyan’. The movie aims to hit theatres worldwide on 30th of January, 2015. Hit the video to watch the trailer:
  • Slumdog Millionaire Actors Freida Pinto And Dev Patel Part Ways

    Admin
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:16 am
    Slumdog Millionaire co-stars Freida Pinto and Dev Patel are no longer in relationship. Hollywood based Indian actress Freida Pinto has split from her boyfriend Dev Patel after six years of their relationship. Multiple sources confirmed the news, reported US Weekly. The pair, who played on-screen couple in the Oscar winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ 2008 have ended their real life romance. Dev (24) and Freida (30) were together for almost six years. The Trishna actress celebrated her 30th birthday without the actor this past October. She was snapped hanging out with billionaire Siddharth…
 
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  • Horror Movies Banned Pulled and Xrated

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:07 pm
    While the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) does not have the power to ban movies outright it doles out X ratings if studios refuse to make suggested cuts. Such a rating virtually guarantees the film will not get picked up by theater chains and the producers will be relegated to begging the owners of independent film houses to show it. The following are the most notorious horror films forced to make major edits or slapped with X ratings in the United States. (Including Men Behind the Sun Salo Cannibal Holocaust and more.)
  • Sneak Peek Holiday Cards For The Twisted Yuletide Film Krampus

    19 Dec 2014 | 11:44 am
    Filmmaker Michael Dougherty sent us an early holiday present an early glimpse into his dark Yuletide horror film Krampus scheduled for release holiday season 2015. As Christmas trees burn and shadows fall this set of three twisted Krampus Cards showcase the darker side of the holiday and provide a fun shareable look at Michaels subversive vision for the film.
  • Must See Film Suburban Gothic Trailer and Release Date

    19 Dec 2014 | 10:38 am
    Richard Bates Jr.s Suburban Gothic (review) his followup to his excellent film Excision will be available via VOD platforms on January 30 2014. BestHorrorMovies.com contributor Micheal Klug gave Suburban Gothic a 4.5 out 5 so you wont want to miss this horror comedy. Suburban Gothic is described as an eccentric comedyhorror that stars Matthew Gray Gubler Kat Dennings Ray Wise Sally Kirkland Jeffrey Combs and John Waters and riffs on everything from classic supernatural horror and outsider teen comedies to the Hardy Boys and ScoobyDoo
  • The Latest It Follows Trailer is Dynamite

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:59 am
    Festival buzz has truly come to life for It Follows. Viewers are loving the film some going so far as to call it the possible hit of 2015. When youre eyeing trailers like this that kind of hyperbole doesnt really seem too farfetched. This brand new trailer is an absolute must see and should certainly get you worked up for the features eventual arrival
  • 10 Songs For The Horror Fan Im Dreaming of a Darker Christmas

    19 Dec 2014 | 9:29 am
    Im Dreaming of a Darker Christmas Ten SongsCovers You Probably WONT Hear on Your Local Station Christmas. While some people might think Horror Freaks would be diametrically opposed to the holiday it and its season have given us some genre classics like Black Christmas Silent Night Deadly Night Rare Exports A Christmas Tale and And All Through the House from both the Tales from the Crypt TV show and movie. A Christmas Carol in all its various forms and incarnations is built upon a leadup to a dark deathrelated climax. And of course all of us have a soft spot for at least one more traditional…
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    Out of the Past ~ A Classic Film Blog

  • Rex Ingram: Visionary Director of the Silent Screen by Ruth Barton

    Raquel Stecher
    12 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Rex Ingram: Visionary Director of the Silent Screenby Ruth BartonHardcover, 262 pagesISBN: 9780813147093October 2014University Press of KentuckyBarnes and NoblePowell'sIndieBoundRex Ingram was once a famous director from the silent film era and today is virtually unknown. His name was eclipsed in fame by another Rex Ingram, the actor and some of his films eclipsed in fame by remakes. According to legend, Rex Ingram, whose real name was Rex Hitchcock, once suggested to a young Alfred Hitchcock that a name change was crucial for future success."Changing his name was another statement of intent,…
  • Lonesome (1928) at the Coolidge Corner Theatre with Alloy Orchestra

    Raquel Stecher
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Coolidge Corner Theatre sign lit up at night is a beauty to behold.Lonesome (1928) on the Coolidge Corner Theatre marquee.Last night was simply magical. I had the absolute pleasure of seeing Pál Fejös’ Lonesome (1928) on the big screen. This event took place at the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, MA and was the grand finale of their Sounds of Silents repertory series. It included live musical accompaniment by the acclaimed Alloy Orchestra. I had seen the Alloy Orchestra before at the Somerville Armory back in 2009 for a Halloween screening of The Phantom of the Opera (1925). But…
  • Why Be Good? (1929) by Jonas Nordin

    Raquel Stecher
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    The late silent film Why Be Good? (1929) was considered lost for many years. Not only has it been found but also restored and released on DVD much to the delight of classic film fans across the globe. The film stars Colleen Moore as Pert Kelly. She’s a shopgirl by day and a wild flapper by night. Pert’s reputation as as partier is all smoke and mirrors. She’s a good girl at heart and only wants the appeal the flapper lifestyle provides. Pert has caught the eye of Winthrop Peabody Jr. (Neil Hamilton). He’s mesmerized by her vivacity and beauty but equally perplexed by her reputation.
  • Wings of the Navy (1939)

    Raquel Stecher
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Wings of the Navy (1939) shines a spotlight on U.S. naval aviation. This Warner Bros. film was directed by Lloyd Bacon and produced by Cosmopolitan Productions (a Hearst company). It stars George Brent as Cass Harrington. Cass and his younger brother Jerry (John Payne) have followed in their father's footsteps by pursuing careers in the Navy. Their rear admiral father, who recently passed away, has left them with the responsibility of carrying on the Harrington name in the Navy so that his legacy would continue. Pride, self-sacrifice and honor are all major themes in the story and the driving…
  • Classic Film Indiegogo Campaigns

    Raquel Stecher
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Do you love classic films? Consider putting your money where your mouth is and support an Indiegogo campaign. Here are a few classic film related campaigns looking for donors.Do you know of a campaign I missed? Let me know in the comments section below.All content is property of Out of the Past ~ A Classic Film Blog. Copyright © 2007-2014
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    You Won Cannes

  • D&D And Me: A Nostalgic Perspective

    Shawn Francis
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:40 pm
    I’ve only talked briefly of my love of all things D&D in a couple of reviews, but have never really spoken at length about it, never thought I’d really feel the need to since at 45 I’m not into the game anymore, haven’t been for decades, but just a few weeks ago while on Amazon I bumped into what appeared to me to be a new Monster Manual. The release date confirmed it was indeed new. What?! Without hesitation I hit up google, did some detective work and learned the makers of the game created a 5th Edition that started it’s official roll out this past summer.
  • Blu-Ray Review: The Wind Rises (2013, Dir, Hayao Miyazaki)

    Shawn Francis
    8 Dec 2014 | 11:21 am
    Since this is the last movie Hayao Miyazaki is making, he’s retiring from movie making, I was expecting the best, but what I got was something less than that. I mean the animation as always was spectacular but the story this time out is rooted firmly in the real world, so to speak. I tend to be more partial to his fantasy-laden plots. The Wind Rises centers on an actual person from history, Jiro Horikoshi, who designed this airplane for World War II. The tale, however, as I understand is fictional, showing how he became inspired by aeronautics and how he met his wife who then died of…
  • Blu-Ray Review: Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989. Dir, Hayao Myazaki)

    Shawn Francis
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:25 pm
    Simply put Kiki’s Delivery Service (based on the 1985 novel by Eiko Kadono) is a G-rated movie about a 13-year old witch in training, now for a 45-year old man like myself, who nevertheless loves anime, was pretty much under the assumption this was going to be a hard watch, but as usual the quick assumptions I make about movies I’m about to review tend to always be wrong and you can certainly count this movie as one of them. The rich and detailed animation helped and I knew in the first five minutes this movie would quite possibly be a keeper, and I kept thinking the entire time, I…
  • Blu-Ray Review: Princess Mononoke (1997, Dir, Hayao Miyazaki)

    Shawn Francis
    1 Dec 2014 | 5:16 pm
    I’ve been a fan of Princess Mononoke (1997) ever since I first saw it. It’s hard to believe it’s taken this long for it to come to blu-ray. But here we are, so let’s begin. Mononoke is an anime fantasy flick by renowned anime director Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Nausicaa In The Valley Of The Wind, etc) that focuses on the age old plight of mankind and mother nature, most times it’s a contentious relationship, has been lately, where Emishi Prince, Ashitaka (Billy Crudup), has the bad luck of being present when a “demon” attacks in the surrounding land…
  • Blu-Ray Review: The Expendables 3 (2014, Dir, Patrick Hughes)

    Shawn Francis
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:51 pm
    WARNING! THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE YOU’LL STEP ON MORE THAN A FEW SPOILERS! WARNING! I never liked the first Expendables movie, and I even watched the Unrated version of it. For an action flick I remember being extraordinarily bored by it. Now the sequel was a major improvement. I could easily re-watch it countless times, and then the trepidation came back when I heard Stallone and gang were going to do another. Rule of thumb for any ranchise is that the first is good, the second one is better and the third one sucks. Well, they already trashed that rule from the get go so maybe the…
 
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    The Stop Button

  • Heat (1995, Michael Mann)

    Andrew Wickliffe
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Until the final scene, director Mann is still carefully plotting out Heat. The film’s narrative construction–when he introduces a character, when he returns to a character, how he transitions from one character to another–is magnificent. Heat is a delicate film, with Mann never letting a single element carry a scene. He’s always working in combination–sound and actor, photography and sound, editing and actors. All of these elements should cause distance between the viewer and the film; instead they bring the viewer in closer. Much of the film deals with the…
  • She Makes Comics (2015, Marisa Stotter)

    Andrew Wickliffe
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Almost everyone interviewed in She Makes Comics does indeed make comics. The film never says what most of these interviewees made–I know what interviewee Heidi MacDonald edited because I remember (she’s identified for her current journalism), but I don’t remember what fellow Vertigo editor Shelly Bond edits. I know she edited things I read, but I don’t remember what. As interviewee Raina Telgemeier? I had no idea what she made. She made Smile. Smile is a big deal, cross-over success and the movie doesn’t mention it for a quite a while. And there’s a bit of…
  • Evil Dead II (1987, Sam Raimi)

    Andrew Wickliffe
    13 Dec 2014 | 9:11 pm
    Instead of establishing Evil Dead II’s tone at the start of the film, director Raimi waits a while, veering between horror and comedy–pushing each to their absurdist extremes–until they meet. And, by then, the viewer is fully comfortable in the world of Evil Dead II. Bruce Campbell can be simultaneously sympathetic, hilarious, horrifying. Campbell spends a good portion of the first third alone. He’s either running from an unseen evil, fighting–usually in a ludicrous fashion–the evil or he’s just going crazier and crazier. Something strange about Raimi…
  • Marie (2014, Alfredo Tanaka)

    Andrew Wickliffe
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:59 am
    Director Tanaka starts out Marie in a hospital–after a flashy opening title card–and it’s impossible to know where the short is going. It’s a scary enough hospital and the titular protagonist (played by Kasia Koleczek) is already on the gurney. There’s no music, just the sounds of the operation getting ready. It’s creepy. And it’s all so Tanaka can ease the viewer into what comes next. The viewer is vulnerable, identifying with Koleczek in that opening sequence–with the way Tanaka transitions scenes, he earns some trust. Because Tanaka and his…
  • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002, George Clooney)

    Andrew Wickliffe
    6 Dec 2014 | 10:19 pm
    As the dangerous mind in the title (Confessions of a Dangerous Mind), Sam Rockwell should be entirely unsympathetic. The film spends its first act mocking Rockwell and inviting the viewer to participate. With the exception of his chemistry with Drew Barrymore’s saintly character, there’s nothing redeeming about Rockwell’s character. Yet he’s tragically endearing. The film is based on Chuck Barris’s autobiography, where the game show host says he worked as an assassin for the CIA. Charlie Kaufman’s script–and Clooney’s direction of that…
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    Punch Drunk Critics

  • First Look at Kate Winslet in 'The Dressmaker'; Eyes Role in Steve Jobs Biopic

    Travis Hopson
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:54 pm
    It's been a pretty good couple of days for fans of Kate Winslet, of which there are plenty. Not only did we get a new trailer for period drama A Little Chaos, but now we're getting a first look at an upcoming project, plus news on what she'll be starring in next. First up, Screen Daily has an image from Jocelyn Moorehouse's The Dressmaker, which stars Winslet as "a glamorous woman with a
  • Hackers Maybe Sorta Okay with Edited Version of 'The Interview'; Obama says Sony made a Mistake

    Travis Hopson
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:20 pm
    Today the FBI made what we all knew official, confirming that North Korea was behind the cyber attacks that have crippled and embarrassed Sony Pictures. Here is part of the statement: "As a result of our investigation, and in close collaboration with other U.S. Government departments and agencies, the FBI now has enough information to conclude that the North Korean government is
  • New Trailer for Acclaimed Horror 'It Follows'; Release Date in March 2015

    Travis Hopson
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:28 am
    In the days and weeks leading up to Sundance there is usually one movie that captures the attention of everyone who will be in attendance. This year that film is It Follows, David Robert Mitchell's inventive horror that we've seen a couple of teasers for already. Now as a March release date has been set a new U.S. trailer has been released. Starring Maika Monroe (At Any Price), Keir
  • Kevin Hart Toughens Up Will Ferrell in First Trailer for 'Get Hard'

    Travis Hopson
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:52 am
    A couple of years ago Will Ferrell starred in The Other Guys, in which he and Mark Wahlberg helped take down a Bernie Madoff-type white collar criminal. Now the shoe is on the other foot in Get Hard, a comedy in which he's the one percenter about to get taught a lesson on how the system works for the underprivileged. And his teacher in this invaluable lesson? Kevin Hart. Cue the hilarity.
  • George Clooney Calls Out Hollywood for being a Bunch of Cowards

    Travis Hopson
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:22 am
    Has there been a story over the last couple of weeks that doesn't touch upon the Sony leaks in some way? If so it certainly doesn't feel like it, and with the studio's decision to yank The Interview out of theaters, giving in to threats from a hacker group linked to North Korea, the ripple effects are still being felt. There has been a vocal backlash against the move to not release the
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    CAPES ON FILM

  • Online Fan Petition Tries To Keep Andrew Garfield As Spider-Man

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Sony / Columbia PicturesOne of the things leaked from the massive Sony hack was the disclosure that Andrew Garfield might be replaced in a reboot of the Spider-Man franchise. Of course, Garfield is an extremely popular actor so fans have taken to the internet to express their outrage.Fans have set up a petition on change.org to persuade Sony (or whoever eventually owns the Spidey movie rights) to keep Garfield in the role.Comicbook.com has more on this story via the Tweet below.Fans Launch Petition To Keep Andrew Garfield As Spider-Man http://t.co/2DLvr6NV00 pic.twitter.com/qav6wK3Lf5—…
  • Fan-Made Trailer: Marvel's The Inhumans

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Marvel ComicsOne of the most beloved set of characters in Marvel Comics lore is the Inhumans, which were introduced way back in 1965. Until very recently, we've never gotten close to seeing a live-action 'Inhumans' movie, but that's about to change.Earlier this year (2014), +Marvel Entertainment announced it would release 'Inhumans' on November 2, 2018. That gives us about four years to speculate on how Marvel will portray Blackbolt, Medusa, Crystal, and all the rest of the superpowered royal family.However, even though we still have years to see the real thing, YouTuber Alex Luthor…
  • Featurette: Cast of Gotham Talks About Season One So Far

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Warner Bros. TV / FoxFox has released a new video featuring the stars of 'Gotham'. The actors discuss the experience of filming the first season of the drama and the fan response to the show.I had a few problems with what I've seen so far of 'Gotham', but I'm definitely looking forward to the second half of the season. I can't wait to see how the Penguin origin story wraps up.'Gotham' returns Monday, January 5, 2015, 8 pm.Check out the video below and let me know what you think.Related articlesGotham Showrunner Drops Details On New Characters (capesonfilm.com)'Gotham' Viral Video Urges…
  • Marvel Drops New Poster For 'Agent Carter' TV Series

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:59 am
    Disney/MarvelCheck out the latest promotional image for 'Marvel's Agent Carter', featuring the oh-so-talented Hayley Atwell!Marvel revealed this poster yesterday (12-17-14), and it gets me even more excited for this new series on the +ABC Television Network (as if I needed any more excuses).'Marvel's Agent Carter' debuts January 6, 2015.#AgentCarter takes aim in a new poster for the 2-hour series premiere Tues, Jan 6 on ABC! http://t.co/xh9KMjneau pic.twitter.com/HM6PJHKkFe— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) December 17, 2014Related articlesHayley Atwell Talks About New TV Series…
  • Viola Davis Joins DC Super-Villain Movie 'Suicide Squad'

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:31 pm
    DC ComicsYesterday (12-17-14) a report surfaced that Oscar-nominated actress Viola Davis is close to signing on for the 'Suicide Squad' movie. According to the unconfirmed story from Latino Review, Davis will play the key role of Amanda Waller - an extremely powerful U.S. government agent who assembles the super-villains for suicide missions.Davis currently stars in the TV drama 'How to Get Away with Murder' on the +ABC Television Network.'Suicide Squad' also stars Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Jared Leto, and Cara Delevingne. The movie opens August 5, 2016.Thanks…
 
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  • Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

    ILoveDocs
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:31 am
    Today, the European Court of Justice ruled that obesity could be a disability. Fat Sick and Nearly Dead follows a morbidly obese man's attempt to lose weight and reclaim his health.
  • Gaze

    ILoveDocs
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:17 am
    Director Matt Riddlehoover sets the works of today’s most revered talents against a provocative, highly amusing commentary track in this feature-length celebration of queer art! Explore portrait artist Austin Young’s working relationships with drag superstar Jackie Beat, comedienne Selene Luna, and art curator Lenora Claire; follow actor Chris Sutton into the mind of renegade filmmaker...
  • Studlebrity

    ILoveDocs
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:13 am
    A Studlebrity is a guy who is famous for his looks. Today there seems to be a new Social Celebrity every time we go online. We are inundated with guys famous for… well we don’t really know what. But they have over 10,000 followers on Twitter and when they post a carefully posed shirtless shot...
  • I’m A Stripper 3: Boylesque

    ILoveDocs
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:09 am
    James & the Giant Pasty has his very own harem of young men.  He’s the ringmaster and snake charmer of Boylesque T.O., Canada’s first all-male burlesque troupe.  This talented group of dancers, actors, and performance artists has been busting their buns to put male nudity and sexuality back center-stage where it belongs.
  • I’m A Stripper Too!

    ILoveDocs
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    I’m a Stripper Too is a follow up to the 2013 TV special ‘I’m a Stripper’ and follows the lives of male strippers in some of the sexiest cities in N. America. Each guy has been selected to create a dynamic perspective on the reality of making a living in the buff. Is it about...
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  • Couch Potato Pleasure

    Liz Rice
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:16 am
    Very exciting - we're featured in the Chrome Web Store under "Couch Potato Pleasure"!
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    As we announced a few days ago, we're introducing a Pro subscription membership. For a limited time we're offering discounted prices on Founding Membership!
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    Liz Rice
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    We love bringing you the Tank Top TV service, but it's a sad fact of life that we have to try to earn a crust! You'll probably have noticed ads appearing on Tank Top TV, and we're about to introduce a modest paid subscription option for people who want to enjoy an ad-free version. Upgrade for free! All you need to do is send a tweet this weekend including the hashtag #BestMovieListingsEver or #BestTVListingsEver and a link to http://tanktop.tv.  Like this or this. We'll give you the ad-free experience until the New Year. At least - maybe longer!Ad-free Tank Top TV, no strings,…
  • TV that stands the test of time

    Liz Rice
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:21 am
    We've been revisiting some old favourites to see if they're as good today as we remember them being. Some shows look terribly dated, and don't really bear watching again today (hello, painful second series of the original House Of Cards).  But if you're looking for a quality TV series, here are a few that still stand up very well today.  What else would you add to the list?The West Wing It's all about the dense and witty dialog.  The pilot episode was first aired in 1999, but the only thing that dates it is the use of pagers - everything else about the show still works…
  • Remembering Robin Williams

    Ellie Ritchie
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:21 am
    Compiled by Ellie Ritchie from Film-PicksAfter the recent passing of Robin Williams, let's look back at nine of his most loved performances.BirdcageIn an American reworking of the French classic Cage Aux Folles, a gay nightclub owner pretends to be straight when his son brings home his ultra-conservative future in-laws. Robin Williams and Nathan Lane are the homosexual couple who have a mid-life crisis when Williams' straight son (from a one-off heterosexual experience) decides to get married. The bride-to-be is the daughter of a ultra-conservative senator (Gene Hackman) whose colleague has…
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  • Believe the Hype....

    9 Dec 2014 | 11:35 am
    Breaking Bad -... Buy This at Allposters.comHave you ever watched a TV show that affected you so much, you couldn't stop thinking and analysing it? I was going to write an article that explored a variety of TV series that were as powerful and captivating as each other, exploring shows that featured episodes that were just as mouth-dropping as the next. Then I got stuck as I couldn't think of more than one TV show that actually captured this. I will give you one guess to which show I'm thinking of (hint, look up). After months and months of hearing everyone rave about this television show, I…
  • Unpopular Opinions

    21 Jul 2014 | 1:35 pm
    This came to me when I was watching a TV episode that the majority rates as being top-notch (an episode I will come back to later) and it got me thinking about other overrated TV episodes - not the whole series itself but those single episodes that are considered gems by everyone else when in fact they are just lumps of coal.1960s Head-On... Buy This at Allposters.comI'm going to look at three episodes from three different television shows and describe, in my opinion, why I think each one was so overrated and what it is that winds me up so much about it. So sit back and start channel…
  • Say What?

    1 May 2014 | 10:43 am
    I started to think about the way that accents are portrayed in films after seeing the film Locke (2014) at the cinema quite recently. Locke features Tom Hardy as the main character Ivan Locke who sets on a journey when the mother of his baby goes into labour. It's an interesting concept, original- the entire film taking place on a car journey. What got me thinking was Tom Hardy's choice of accent, Welsh. The accent started off as quite distracting, as I, as an audience member, couldn't quite associate the accent with the actor. Which then got me thinking about actors who have got an ear for…
  • One Of The Greats....

    2 Feb 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Oscar Nominated...Cliff WattsBuy This at Allposters.com  I don't normally post anything relating to actors' deaths. Yes, it is always a sad occurrence when an actor dies before their time, as it is to anyone dying but I normally feel people jump on the bandwagon when an actor/celebrity dies - 'Oh, I saw him/her in concert/live in theatre, this makes me an expert on them and my comment must be heard above everyone else's' This time, I feel differently about commenting. A great actor today was taken from the world today in the form of Philip Seymour Hoffman. One of my favourites, he always…
  • Sing-Along With Me

    3 Dec 2013 | 1:12 pm
    New York-Theatre Buy This at Allposters.comMusic makes everything better. It can bring instant joy or can reduce you to tears in a heartbeat. This post was influenced by my sister, who is crazily passionate about music. I, myself prefer films so I thought I'd take a look at both - the way Hollywood merges the two past-times, how music influences a film so much that people are able to conjure up the scene whilst hearing that specific track.Grease Buy This at Allposters.comI love Grease. There, I've said it. Yes, it's a musical and yes musicals are known to be cheesy at times, Grease being no…
 
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  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Review

    16 Dec 2014 | 2:32 pm
    The film picks up after the events of Catching Fire, with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) holed up in District 13 with a rebel faction intent on bringing down the all-powerful Capitol and its leader President Snow (Donald Sutherland), who forces participants from poorer districts to fight to the death in the televised Hunger Games year after year. As a former winner who managed to beat Snow's system not once, but twice, Katniss has become a symbol of the resistance for the poorer districts and the rebels, lead by President Coin (Julianne Moore) and PR guru Plutarch Heavensbee (Phillip…
  • St Vincent Review

    13 Dec 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Murray stars as Vince, a misanthropic Vietnam vet who spends his days drinking too much at the local dive bar, gambling too much at the race track and availing himself of the services of pregnant Russian stripper/hooker Daka (Naomi Watts). When newly-single mother Maggie (Melissa McCarthy) moves in next door, Vince stumbles into the role of babysitter for her young son Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher) and the two strike up an unconventional pupil/teacher relationship that takes them through a few well-worn movie tropes, including the obligatory fight training sequence where Vince teaches Oliver how…
  • The Drop Review

    19 Nov 2014 | 2:34 pm
    The good guy in the middle of this gritty milieu is Bob, played with a convincing Brooklyn accent by Tom Hardy. Bob is a quiet, mild-mannered and seemingly uneducated guy who gets by working at Cousin Marv's Bar, a dive bar run by his actual cousin Marv (James Gandolfini). Like many bars in Brooklyn – in this film anyway – Cousin Marv's has been taken over by Chechen gangsters who use it as a drop point for large sums of cash. Bob's simple life gets a whole lot more complicated when Cousin Marv's is held up by two gunmen and the Chechen's money is stolen. This brings him to the attention…
  • Interstellar Review

    12 Nov 2014 | 2:22 pm
    The film focuses on Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a former test pilot and astronaut currently eking out a living as a corn farmer in a near future where food supplies are severely depleted and humanity is on the brink of extinction. Cooper is an old-fashioned dreamer, disheartened by society's lack of ambition and complete abandonment of science. "We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars", he bemoans, "Now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt." He lives on his farm with his two children: teenage son Tom (Timothee Chalamat) and young daughter Murph…
  • The Imitation Game Review

    9 Nov 2014 | 6:17 am
    Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Turing, who is here presented as a typical movie genius: exceptionally intelligent and unerringly rational but often cold, callous and socially awkward. He's dedicated to his work but has little time for his colleagues; a team handpicked by the military to crack the Enigma code, who are all alienated by Turing's perceived intellectual superiority. While they work on cracking the Nazi's code by hand, day by day, in a mission that is essentially impossible, Turing holes away on his own, relentlessly and methodically assembling a machine that will crack the Nazi's…
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  • Trilogy Finale … No, the Other One

    maddwolf
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Some trilogies come to a close with dragons, gold, tiny heroes, legendary foes and Ben Stiller. Wait, what? Yes, though it may have flown under your radar, Stiller’s Night at the Museum series comes to a close with its third installment. Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb completes the arc begun in 2006 when Stiller’s night watchman Larry Daly learned that, after sundown, the exhibits at New York’s Museum of Natural History come to life. (So basically, Toy Story in a museum setting.) In 2009, Larry and his crew broke into the Smithsonian. This time around, when the golden tablet…
  • Trading Olympic for Oscar Gold

    maddwolf
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:27 am
    Foxcatcher by Hope Madden Sibling rivalry, loneliness, competition and madness fuel director Bennett Miller’s award-worthy true crime tale Foxcatcher. The film follows the events that unfolded as Olympic gold medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz, and later his older brother, gold medal winner Dave (Mark Ruffalo), get involved with sinister millionaire John du Pont, who’s looking to bankroll 1988 US Olympic competitors. Tatum performs as we have simply never seen him before, a fact that may be outshone by the other two quite amazing performances. Tatum has proven himself a facile comic…
  • Reese Gone Wild

    maddwolf
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Wild by Hope Madden There may be no more personal, more individual an emotion or experience than grief. It is, by definition, a selfish act: just you and your loss. No one can determine for you the length, depth, duration or symptoms of your own pain. Cheryl Strayed is a case in point. Wild tells the story of how Cheryl overcame the guilt, regret, shame and profound sense of loss that overcame her after her mother’s death. Cheryl’s is a unique tale, as she is a fascinatingly individual character, but the film mines for the universality in her pain and redemption. Wild moves back and forth…
  • Orphan No More

    maddwolf
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:01 am
    Annie by George Wolf First of all, this Annie wants you to know she is a “little foster kid,” not a little orphan. That’s just one of the many updates made for the new film version of the classic musical, one that doesn’t end up being any better than the first version from 1982. “Daddy Warbucks” is now a germaphobe business tycoon named Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx), who’s made billions selling smartphones but now wants to be mayor of New York City. Will’s poll numbers aren’t good, but his advisors Grace and Guy (Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale)…
  • Bilbo’s Misty Mountain Hop

    maddwolf
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:24 am
    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies by Hope Madden This Christmas, Peter Jackson gives us the gift of his final trip to Middle Earth with The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (or Enough Already). I went reluctantly to LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring back in 2001. I am not a big fan of fantasy and was never able to make it through one of Tolkien’s epics as a kid, so a cinematic adaptation held no interest. But I did go, and immediately celebrated that decision. Peter Jackson (previously know to me solely for splatter-gore comedies) had such a facility for the landscape and heart of…
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  • Taiwan Bicycles Provides Clean and Green Traveling Options in Metro Manila

    Geoffrey Ledesma
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:10 pm
    Getting around Manila is a constant struggle for many Filipinos. It is very difficult for many to be able to find transportation to get from one location to another. The congested roads and the infamous Manila traffic add to the problems when it comes to traveling in the city. Public transportation such as the MRT and LRT doesn’t prove to be useful as well with the long queues that commuters
  • Taiwan Excellence helps Filipino Mothers create Excellent Lifestyles at Home

    Geoffrey Ledesma
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:01 pm
    Mothers always know best. They are the heart of the family—comforting, nurturing, and loving each family member. They take pains to create a happy and healthy home, embracing many roles: that of a cook, a nanny, a janitor, a nurse, a driver, a doctor, a teacher. At home or away from the confines of the house, they continue to embrace their multiple roles, juggling their responsibilities
  • Watch the Banned Uncut Trailer of Tragic Theater

    Geoffrey Ledesma
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:22 pm
    MTRCB banned this trailer of Tragic Theater, for being "too scary"for public viewing. The heck. Mind you, this is a horror film, so the scarier the better right? If there's one thing that a horror movie has to do in its trailer, it's to convince the viewers that it's going to scare the sh*t outta them. Why would I go and see scary movie if the trailer doesn't give me the creeps? Good
  • Bring an Excellent Christmas to Your Loved Ones

    Geoffrey Ledesma
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:41 pm
    If you’ve seen one of my posts afew weeks ago, you’d know that I’m already prepping myself up for the holiday shopping. It may sound like I’m going to be spending for myself, but truth is majority of those purchases would be for gifts and pasalubongs for the nieces and nephews. Gone are the days when Christmas meant receiving gifts for me. Now, I’m the one who’s doing the giving. I’ve never
  • Disney's 2015 Cinderella Movie Releases New Trailer

    Geoffrey Ledesma
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:21 pm
    Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, and Helena Bonham Carter! Fast forward to March 2015, please! The latest trailer and official synopsis below: Cinderella 2015 Trailer The story of "Cinderella" follows the fortunes of young Ella (Lily James) whose merchant father remarries following the death of her mother. Eager to support her loving father, Ella welcomes her new stepmother (Cate
 
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  • The Worst Christmas Special Ever Made Features the Ninja Turtles

    Davo Rams
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:02 am
    I have not been in the Christmas spirit this year. I’ve sifted through my Grinch-like hate, but it wasn’t until today that I realized why--that life was preparing me for the grand moment in which I would experience the animatronic nightmare that is “We Wish You a Turtle Christmas.”.  It was like my brain tapped into a psychic wavelength that knew that something awful was going to make me groan and squirm my way through Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Christmas hell.
  • Paramount Pulls Team America Screenings: North Korea Finally Wins at Something

    Mr. Quinn Gammon
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:11 pm
    Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week or two, you've probably heard about the colossal Sony hack that was linked back to those commie bastards in North Korea. As a result of that hack, numerous sensitive documents were leaked onto the internet where we discovered, among other things, that Alex Trebek nearly left Jeopardy when an overprotective mother wrote a naggy letter to show producers over Trebek's alleged "insensitivity" towards her last-place-finishing daughter who competed on Jeopardy Kids (which is a terrible concept in and of itself, but that's another story). 
  • These 25 Movies Were Added to the National Film Registry This Year

    Genki
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Every year, the Library of Congress chooses 25 films to be inducted into the National Film Registry, guaranteeing they will be preserved for future generations. To be eligible for selection, the films must be at least 10 years old, and deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically" significant.
  • The 20 Most Popular Movie Trailers of 2014, According to YouTube

    8CN Team
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    2015 is going to be a huge, huge year for movies, so it's no surprise that 2014 saw the release of some pretty major trailers. Zefr, a YouTube data and marketing company, released a report charting the top 20 most popular trailers this year, and the number one spot is probably going to surprise you.
  • The 16 Biggest Things We Learned from the Sony Leak

    8CN Team
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:32 am
    Last month, hackers (possibly North Korean) leaked a metric crapton of documents, emails, and other internal information from Sony Pictures. The stated intent was to punish the studio for The Interview, an upcoming movie that has Seth Rogen and James Franco attempting to assassinate the leader of North Korea. Over the subsequent weeks, dozens of unannounced projects, movie ideas, and executive-level conversations emerged, and they're not just about Spider-Man (although there's plenty of that to go around).
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  • The Maze Runner [Full Movie] #FREEMOVIESTREAM

    Chungi Taylor
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Film Length and Release Date: 113 min | 19 September 2014 Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape. WATCH FULL MOVIE BELOWDownload The Best App for mobile video play>>> Click Here!Having problems watching this video? Video Starts and Stops? Pause it, and come back to it in 5-10 minutes. Screen A Movie provides free online movies from early to latest for your convenient streaming enjoyment. Watch free online movies while at home or…
  • Annie (2014) [Full Movie] #FREEMOVIESTREAM

    Chungi Taylor
    29 Nov 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Film Length and Release Date: 118 min | 19 December 2014 Academy Award® nominee Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild) stars as Annie, a young, happy foster kid who's also tough enough to make her way on the streets of New York in 2014. Originally left by her parents as a baby with the promise that they'd be back for her someday, it's been a hard knock life ever since with her mean foster mom Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). But everything's about to change when the hard-nosed tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) - advised by his brilliant VP, Grace (Rose…
  • Best App for mobile video play

    Chungi Taylor
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:41 am
    Download The Best App for mobile video playScreen A Movie provides free online movies from early to latest for your convenient streaming enjoyment. Watch free online movies while at home or office 24/7 on your mobile device or computer.
  • Sin City A Dame to Kill For [Full Movie] #FREEONLINEMOVIE

    Chungi Taylor
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Film Length and Release Date: 102 min | 22 August 2014Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants. WATCH FULL MOVIE BELOWDownload The Best App for mobile video play>>> Click Here!Having problems watching this video? Video Starts and Stops? Pause it, and come back to it in 5-10 minutes. Screen A Movie provides free online movies from early to latest for your convenient streaming enjoyment. Watch free online movies while at home or office 24/7 on your mobile device or computer.
  • The November Man [Full Movie] #FREEONLINESTREAM

    Chungi Taylor
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:44 am
    Film Length and Release Date: 108 min | 27 August 2014An ex-CIA operative is brought back in on a very personal mission and finds himself pitted against his former pupil in a deadly game involving high level CIA officials and the Russian president-elect. WATCH FULL MOVIE BELOWDownload The Best App for mobile video play>>> Click Here!Having problems watching this video? Video Starts and Stops? Pause it, and come back to it in 5-10 minutes. Screen A Movie provides free online movies from early to latest for your convenient streaming enjoyment. Watch free online movies while at home or…
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    Renegade Cinema

  • American Horror Story: Freak Show ‘Blood Bath,’ ‘Tupperware Party Massacre,’ and ‘Orphans’ Recaps

    Patricia Marquez
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Blood BathI’ve read some favorable reviews “Blood Bath” and some disparaging ones, and I have to say, when “Blood Bath” ended I said out loud, “That wasn’t so bad.”  “Blood Bath” was definitely one of those filler episodes that focuses on the primary characters “inner turmoil” or whatever and culminates in several deaths of minor characters. That being said, there were some good parts, although I wouldn’t say they were good so much as they were “tolerable”. I had a revelation last night; American Horror Story is successful in that it can begin a scene…
  • Once Upon A Time ‘Heroes and Villains’ Recap – Episode 04.12

    Allison Fleischer
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:14 pm
    Going HomeThe finale episode begins with Elsa taking down Ingrid’s wall. She and Anna are getting ready to go home, but as they go towards the border, Emma says she can feel some of Ingrid’s magic remaining which means they have to find a new way to get back to Arendelle. Elsa asks what’s the rush and Anna tells her that Arendelle was conquered by Hans and his brothers.Gold has Hook’s heart in his hand. Hook tells him that Anna and Elsa are looking for a way to leave which makes him happy since Anna would recognize him. Hook realizes that Anna knows about his plan. He…
  • Renegade Six Pack: Six Overblown Reactions to Controversial Movies

    Bethany Lewis
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:43 am
    You wouldn’t think that a whacky Rogen/Franco comedy could cause much serious controversy or safety concerns, so the unexpected news on Wednesday that theaters are pulling The Interview and that Sony is cancelling its release came as quite a shock. Apparently some threats of large scale violence have been issued against theaters that show the film, causing all major exhibitors to drop the movie and Sony, in turn, to indefinitely delay release. The entire situation seems like something out of The Interview itself, the whole thing smacking of a strange irony and overblown reactions. It’s…
  • Renegade Staff Picks: Movie Franchises

    Shawn S. Lealos
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:55 am
    Star Wars is coming back and is preparing to kick off its third trilogy (to add on to the animated TV shows and expanded universe). Marvel is owning Hollywood right now with one of the best movie franchises of all time. Peter Jackson is releasing the final episode of his six-picture Hobbit/LOTR franchise this week.Basically, movie franchises are a big deal and are big money for Hollywood. They are also some of the most popular movies of all time, from Star Wars and Star Trek to Lethal Weapon and Die Hard. With that in mind, the staff of Renegade Cinema names our favorite movie franchises of…
  • The Vision: Paul Bettany Talks New Avengers Character

    Shawn S. Lealos
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    There seems to be a lot of speculation and confusion about The Vision in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron movie. The speculation is awesome because that means that fans are excited to see The Vision show up and are interested to see how the Marvel Cinematic Universe plays with the popular character. The confusion, on the other hand, seems to come from a slight lack of understanding about the comics and how people talk.Paul Bettany did a recent interview and was asked once again about The Vision. The actor is still under a confidentiality agreement and it turns out he has been for longer…
 
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  • Marco Polo Premiere Review: What is this Show About?

    Sasha Shapiro
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
    Netflix decided that they want to challenge HBO’s Game of Thrones with a series of their own – Marco Polo. From its first trailer the series looked interesting because of the ambitious budget that Netflix invested in the show, the landscape, photography and outfits all looked great but what about the story and the characters? That we could evaluate only when the pilot aired.NetflixThe first few minutes of the show looked promising Marco, his father and his uncle where introduced to the Mongol king but that’s where the interesting part of the show ended. The long exposition that followed…
  • Why the Arrow is Great + Mid Season 3 Finale Thoughts

    Sasha Shapiro
    13 Dec 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Ever since the Arrow aired on CW (about 2+ years ago) the show became one of those shows that I never miss. not only that but currently it is in my top 2, I know that it’s not really a big compliment basing on the horrible state of TV at least at this time of the year but still it’s something.The arrow has a great formula which worked for the show so far. Oliver Queen has a blank spot of 5 years which is revealed to the audience in very small dosages. Those small dosages make all the fans of the show come back just to see what else lays in the dark past of Oliver Queen. In addition to the…
  • The Walking Dead Mid Season 5 Review - Whats Next ?

    Sasha Shapiro
    7 Dec 2014 | 12:51 pm
    If you are following Cool Reviews Rule for a while you probably already know that the Walking Dead is one of our beloved shows at this time. In our previous reviews of the past seasons there was nothing negative that could be said about the show. It seemed that no matter what TWD creators did turn to gold. But last season there was a change to the worse, the second part of season 4 was slow, weak and had a strange but still solid finale. This season opened up with one of the strongest episodes the show has ever had but just like we had at the 2nd part of season 4 we had the same slowdown…
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    Great Movies From Year 2000 To Present Day - Tonight We Watch Movies 2k

  • Coming Home (2014)

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    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
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  • Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead (2014)

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    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
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    15 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
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  • The Duke Of Burgundy (2014)

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    15 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
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    15 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
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  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    papiofsix
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    After being awoken by Bilbo (Martin Freeman), while he was trying to find the Arkenstone for Thorin (Richard Armitage), Smaug (Benedict Cumberbatch) unleashes his wrath on the nearby city of … Continue reading →
  • Begin Again

    papiofsix
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Dan (Mark Ruffalo) and his partner, Saul (Mos Def) run an independent record label. After Dan had failed to find and sign any profitable performers for some time, Saul fires … Continue reading →
  • Let’s Be Cops

    papiofsix
    5 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Justin (Damon Wayans Jr.) is a video game developer. For his latest pitch, Justin has an idea for a video game where the player is a police officer. When that … Continue reading →
  • Trailer: Terminator Genisys

    papiofsix
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The trailer for the latest Terminator movie was released today. I’ll just leave this right here for you to do with as you please. The year is 2029. John Connor, … Continue reading →
  • The Theory of Everything

    papiofsix
    1 Dec 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) is working on his doctorate at Cambridge. He is searching for a single, elegant equation that explains everything in the universe. While at a party, Stephen … Continue reading →
 
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    Superhero Movie News | Comic Book Movie News 24/7

  • Marvel Studios Wants 'Spider-Man' For 'Avengers: Infinity War'; Solo Film in 2019?

    Caleb Williams
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:17 pm
    Over the last several weeks we have gotten word through the infamous Sony Hack that Sony and Marvel came close to a deal that would allow Spider-Man to finally crossover into the Marvel Cinematic Universe and appear in Captain America: Civil War. Well of course talks broke down and the "shipped sailed" on that idea with Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) assuming that lead role. Well Marvel and Sony are still apparently in discussions to have Spider-Man appear in the MCU eventually and Marvel has just the movie for him. According to Val Broeksmit (via Comic Book Movie) who dug through more Sony…
  • Pan, Kong: Skull Island and The Jungle Book: Origins All Move Release Dates

    Caleb Williams
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:23 am
    Over the past several weeks it has been revealed that several movies have switched release dates. These include Warner Brothers Pan the and the newly titled The Jungle Book: Origins and Kong: Skull Island. Pan has moved from July 17th, 2015 to July 13th, 2015. The Jungle Book Origins (Warner Brothers Version) moves from October 21st, 2016 to October 6th, 2017. And lastly Kong: Skull Island moves from November 4th, 2016 to March 10th, 2017.
  • Director Peter Jackson Would Return to 'Middle-Earth' Someday

    Caleb Williams
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:27 am
    Today, Peter Jackson's 6th (and assumed) final Tolkien film hits theaters in the US for The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies. Many assume this would be the last Tolkien movie we see from Jackson until the inevitable reboot 10 years down the line but don't count Jackson out just yet. While Peter Jackson admits he want's to go do smaller budget films about his home country of New Zeland the director admits he is emotionally attached to the world of Middle-Earth and if asked he would return...one day:“If I had to start tomorrow, I would say no, because I definitely would appreciate a break to…
  • Viola Davis Snags 'Amanda Waller' Role in DC Comics 'Suicide Squad'

    Caleb Williams
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:55 pm
    In their final scoop of 2014 Latino-Review has gotten word that How To Get Away With Murder and The Help star Viola Davis has indeed been cast as the great Amanda Waller in DC Comics upcoming Suicide Squad movie. They interestingly enough mention that she will be a prison-warden and former government agent in the film and not the current leader of A.R.G.U.S. Oprah Winfrey and Octavia Spencer were also in contention for the role. She will join an all-star cast of Will Smith as Deadshot, Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, Tom Hardy as Rick Flagg and Jared Leto as The Joker. Suicide Squad hits…
  • 'Django Unchained/Legend of Zorro' Crossover Movie Also In the Works at Sony

    Caleb Williams
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:28 am
    This past June a brand new comic was revealed from Dynamite/Vertigo imprint that showcased Django Unchained (Based on the major motion picture) and Legend of Zorro teaming up. Well, director Quentin Tarantino who created the character of Django in Django Unchained starring Jamie Fox has exchanged emails with Sony head Amy Pascal on possibly bringing Django and Zorro on screen together! Now this kind of crossover is actually pretty exciting not like that 22 Jump Street/Men in Black nonsense we also heard Sony was developing. First Amy Pascal emailed the director about wanting to work with him…
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    Screen Goblin

  • Citizenfour

    Alex Chafey
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Following last year’s revelations about the extent of the US and other governments’ spying on all communications, this insider documentary shows the process of Snowden going public, with footage of his meetings with Guardian journalists in the days before the story went public. Having such privileged access to its subject, this documentary is genuinely insightful. This isn’t pieced together from news footage, it shows Snowden’s original meeting with Glenn Greenwald, and their conversations about how best to make the leaks public. It shows the week before Snowden…
  • Rocky V

    Dan Meier
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:03 am
    Having resolved the Cold War by beating up Dolph Lundgren, Sylvester Stallone is back in Rocky V. Will Rocky step back into the ring? How will his family cope without their wealth? Why hasn’t this franchise ended yet? Having grown in tacky extravagance for 4 films now, there’s nowhere left for the series to go – short of sending Rocky into space to fight a giant alien, which might actually have been better than Rocky V. With no characters left to kill off, even though Paulie (Burt Young) is clearly next in line, the franchise hits the reset button. Forced to give up his…
  • A Christmas Carol: 2 Adaptations

    Dan Meier
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:45 pm
    As we approach Christmas, let’s talk about A Christmas Carol; surely one of the most adapted works of fiction, up there with Dracula and The Bible. Charles Dickens’ novella has been reworked in everything from Blackadder’s Christmas Carol to Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, starring Matthew McConaughey. Let’s look at two cinematic adaptations of the classic Christmas tale; how to do it, and how not to do it. Scrooged (1988) Bill Murray plays Frank Cross, a cruel TV executive who’s visited by three ghosts and… you know the rest. That’s the…
  • I’ve Never Seen… Stand By Me

    Dan Meier
    14 Dec 2014 | 2:16 pm
    It’s time for part two in our review series of classic movies that we’ve somehow never seen. Obviously we’ve seen them now, otherwise it would be pretty hard to review them. But anyway, this time it’s Stand By Me; a coming-of-age drama from 1986, based on a short story by Stephen King and a song by Ben E. King. No relation.  Set in 1950s Oregon, Stand By Me is the story of four kids who head out into the woods in search of the missing body of a dead child. It’s narrated by one of the boys as a grown-up, now a writer played by Richard Dreyfuss. Their…
  • Galaxy Quest

    Dan Meier
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    When the cast of a cult sci-fi series are mistaken for a real starship crew, it’s time for the reluctant actors to face a genuine space adventure – and indeed “the role of a lifetime.” Galaxy Quest boldly goes where the excellent documentary Trekkies has gone before, to explore strange new worlds of behaviour – that of Star Trek fans and their blissful blurring of the lines between fact and fiction. Galaxy Quest satirises this idea with wit, affection and great attention to detail. Released in 1999, the same year as The Phantom Menace, the film impresses…
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    Movie Smack Talk

  • WATCH: New ‘American Sniper’ Trailer: Will Bradley Cooper Earn Third Consecutive Oscar Nomination?

    Zachary Rowell
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:33 am
    The first trailer for Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper‘ was brilliant. One of the best trailers of the year. If that trailer was the only thing they released before premiering the movie, I don’t think anyone would have complained. But this is the season of giving, and the folks behind the true story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle are giving us a second trailer just one week before the limited release on Christmas. In this new trailer, we see more of Kyle’s family and a little more of the story behind the film. It’s a more traditional trailer, directed at the…
  • Sony Claims ‘The Interview’ Will Not Be Released On Any Platform

    Zachary Rowell
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Hollywood was shocked yesterday when Sony announced that they would be canceling the release of Seth Rogen’s comedy ‘The Interview’ after theaters in America begin receiving threats. The studio released the following statement: “In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film The Interview, we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release. We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers.”…
  • President Obama Reveals His Favorite Movie Of 2014

    Zachary Rowell
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:09 am
    2014 was filled with some outstanding films. There are great movies being released every single year, but it seemed like this year had something special. I could sit here and list all my favorites, but that’s not why you clicked on this post. You came here to find out Barack Obama’s favorite movie of the year. The answer? Richard Linklater’s brilliant coming-of-age story, Boyhood. He told People magazine, “Boyhood was a great movie. That, I think, was my favorite movie this year.” Obviously we don’t know how many movies he actually had time to watch this year; however, it’s…
  • Movie Review: Dying of the Light (2014) – An intellectually void, sloppy effort

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:13 am
    I have a theory about how Nicholas Cage picks scripts. His agent hands him a pile to read and Cage hands them right back after saying “I’ll take them all”. 343 days have passed this year, and I’m pretty sure Nichols Cage has made 342 movies. This is a movie that had a lot of drama to start with, when the notably temperamental Paul Schrader left the movie after he stated changes were made to just about everything without his consent. Apparently, he had so much trouble with the changes, he got a couple of partners from the movie, Nichols Cage and Executive producer Nicholas Winding Rern…
  • The Most Viewed Movie Trailers of 2014 Revealed!

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:52 pm
    It’s the end of the year and that means lists, lists and more lists.  Some are subjective, like worse movies of the year.  Other’s are fact like, Top Grossing, Biggest flops and most viewed trailer.  I feel sorry for the poor guy who has to go through the full list of movies released this year, hunt them down on You tube and then count the views. That brings a few questions to mind; are they only counting the views on the Official Trailer put out by the stuidio or are they counting all the trailers put up by other websites and Yahoo Movies.  What about trailers in the…
 
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    Pop Culture Leftovers

  • Episode 70: The Awesome Star Joes Crossover

    Leftover Brian
    14 Dec 2014 | 8:27 pm
    silagra india This week the Leftovers are down Frank.    But joining us in our Gangsta News we have our buddy Jacob Harmon to talk about some Ghostbusters 3 news, Star Trek 3 news as well as DC news which includes Aquaman and the Krypton series.  Then Ryan Drost from the Star Joes podcast and Eric from The Awesome Movie podcast joins us for Star Wars news.  We’ll discuss Sony and the future of Spider-Man in the cinematic universe as well and Brian gives his rating for the new Ridley Scott film Exodus Gods and Kings. Share this: The post Episode 70: The Awesome Star Joes Crossover…
  • Episode 69: Comic Casting Orgy

    Leftover Brian
    7 Dec 2014 | 11:21 pm
    This week the Leftovers and Frank talk about all the comic book castings that came out this past week for Suicide Squad, Doctor Strange, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones.  We also talk about and rate the Terminator Genisys trailer that was released.  Ok, it’s episode 69 so of course we talk about some of our favorite funny and awkward sex moments in movies.  Had a ton of fun recording this episode.  Enjoy Leftover Army!  Share this: The post Episode 69: Comic Casting Orgy appeared first on Pop Culture Leftovers.
  • Episode 68: Star Wars Trailer

    Leftover Brian
    1 Dec 2014 | 5:10 pm
    We’re back!  After 2 week off the Leftovers are back to give their thoughts on the all new Star Wars The Force Awakens trailer that debuted on Black Friday.  We also talk about the Jurassic World trailer that dropped and Jake gives us his thoughts on the new Super Smash Bros. video game.  Plus Marvel news, DC news and more Star Wars news.  Yes, this episode is bookended with Star Wars.  It’s a Jedi sandwich and you’re invited. Share this: The post Episode 68: Star Wars Trailer appeared first on Pop Culture Leftovers.
  • Episode 67: Star Wars Ketchup

    Leftover Brian
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:36 am
    This week the Leftovers discuss all the Star Wars The Force Awakens news they’ve been slacking on.  Brian gives a Dumb & Dumber To review.  Jake talks about the Simpsons and Futurama crossover Simpsorama.  Frank gives a review of the new Deadpool video game.  And Brian talks about the difference between ketchup and catsup and is totally wrong.  Sugar.  Not salt!  DOH!  Share this: The post Episode 67: Star Wars Ketchup appeared first on Pop Culture Leftovers.
  • Episode 66: Interstellar, Big Hero 6, Star Wars

    Leftover Brian
    10 Nov 2014 | 7:05 pm
    The Force Awakens?  Was it asleep?  We’ll try and figure out this Star Wars title and some of the rumors surrounding the newly released title.  Brian also gives us an update on Star Wars Rebels.  We’re also rating & reviewing Christopher Nolan’s new science fiction film Interstellar. We’re also going to be rating & reviewing the new Disney movie Big Hero 6.  What do the Leftovers rate the rumor of Jared Leto being considered to play the new Joker?  And Frank turns the podcast into Tech TV and reviews the new Amazon Echo.  Listen to Pop Culture Leftovers…
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    All Documentaries

  • Jerusalem: Holy Deadly City

    All Documentaries
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:38 am
    Jerusalem is the spiritual center of three of the world’s major religions. It has always beckoned people of faith. What makes this city so unique? What secrets are hidden underneath the Old City’s homes and businesses, far from the view of Jerusalem’s tourists? No Related Documentaries Found The post Jerusalem: Holy Deadly City appeared first on All Documentaries.
  • Green Gold, Trees & Paper Production

    All Documentaries
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:24 am
    The Union Bag & Paper Corporation take use behind the scenes to see how trees are processed to become strong paper products for the home and industry. The documentary shows plantation forests, logging and transportation methods, pulp mill operations, & scientific research. Forest fire management and sustainable tree plantation regrowth are also discussed. No Related The post Green Gold, Trees & Paper Production appeared first on All Documentaries.
  • Who Am I: A Search for the Truth

    All Documentaries
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:12 am
    Throughout the centuries, mankind has searched for answers to questions such as “Why are we here?”, “What is the nature of the world around us?”. What of “God” and is there life after death? But perhaps the ultimate of all such questions relates to our own eternal reality. It is this quest for whom we The post Who Am I: A Search for the Truth appeared first on All Documentaries.
  • The Riddle of the Sands

    All Documentaries
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:06 am
    Nowhere on Earth supports more life than the living sand and mud of an estuary. The waters are alive with ducks, seals, and some unlikely visitors. Beneath the waves there’s a hidden world of carnage where even predators need to look out for enemies. Such riches attract us too, in order to share the treasures. The post The Riddle of the Sands appeared first on All Documentaries.
  • A Reason to Live

    All Documentaries
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:34 am
    According to statistics in 2013 from the China Disabled Persons Federation, the number of disabled people in China has reached 85 million, and over 15 million of them live below the national poverty line. Employment is a big problem for most disabled people, and in recent years, China has promoted many website and institutions for The post A Reason to Live appeared first on All Documentaries.
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    Nerdacy

  • Watch: Kill zombies in ‘COD: Advanced Warfare’ alongside Shane from ‘The Walking Dead’

    Mansoor
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:38 pm
    That title may be a bit confusing so let me break it down for you: Activision and Sledgehammer Games have released a new teaser for the upcoming Exo Zombies mode in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The teaser–voiced by one of the greatest actors in Hollywood, John Malkovich–shows a bit of footage from the new mode in which players get to play characters voiced by Malkovich, Bill Paxton, Rose McGowan, and Jon Bernthal–yes, Shane from The Walking Dead. So, fighting zombies alongside Shane seems like a good reason to check out this mode. Exo Zombies comes with the first DLC pack…
  • ‘Far Cry 4′ DLC “Escape from Durgesh Prison” to release in January

    Kevin
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:39 am
    Ubisoft has announced new DLC for Far Cry 4 to release in January on all platforms for the price of $9.99, or free if you own the season pass. The new DLC, Escape from Durgesh Prison, pits Ajay and Hurk inside Yuma Prison, without any weapons, and will need to compete various challenges to unlock new weapons and skills. The DLC allows players to play through in single player and co-op. I recommend getting the extra help. Here’s why: “Should you die, you will have to start the mission over again.” Escape from Durgresh Prison introduces permadeath in Far Cry 4, so if you die…
  • (Adult) Pinocchio is coming back to ‘Once Upon A Time’ this season

    Nargis
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:56 am
    Once Upon A Time just concluded the first half of its fourth season, including the Frozen storyline, and left fans anxiously awaiting its return in the Spring. Instead of having one primary antagonist (because not all villains are antagonists), we will have a trio. In addition to these newcomers, a familiar character will be returning in the back half of the season–Pinocchio! Yes, adult Pinocchio, played by Eion Bailey, will be reprising his role as August in multiple episodes this season. He will first appear in episode 14, “Enter the Dragon”, but we are not sure how long…
  • Kiefer Sutherland says he won’t play Jack Bauer again

    Mansoor
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:31 am
    Earlier this year, Kiefer Sutherland reprised his iconic role as former-CTU agent Jack Bauer for a 12-episode mini-season of 24, in 24: Live Another Day, after four years off the air. The season concluded with an open-ending, leaving room for a possible return in the future–possibly a new season or a movie. So, what does Sutherland think about taking up the proverbial cowl one more time? “Me, I don’t see going back to it,” Sutherland told the Telegraph. “We had set out to do 12 episodes [of Live Another Day] to end the show and deal with some of the past history of the show. It…
  • ‘Assassin’s Creed’ creator is working on a new “Historical” IP

    Mansoor
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:12 am
    Assassin’s Creed creator–not Ubisoft–Patrice Desilets has announced that he is working on a brand new IP that focuses on a third-person “historical-action-survival”. So, somewhat like Assassin’s Creed; but since he is developing this game at his own studio–Panache Digital Games–it will more than likely be a relatively small AAA game designed for digital release only than a massive title like Assassin’s Creed. “Indeed AAA Games, I believe in them,” Désilets said. “I believe wholeheartedly that this medium we call…
 
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  • Here comes Terra Battle

    george@therealmtoys.com (the Realm Cast/ the Realm toys)
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:57 am
    For the Andriod and iOs system Well I stumbled across this game months ago and have been playing it, it’s nice to see that the internet has finally caught up to what I think has potential to be one of … Continue reading →
  • THE LEGEND OF KORRA Final (Spoilers)

    george@therealmtoys.com (the Realm Cast/ the Realm toys)
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:14 am
    Just going to talk about a few things. Eddie and I will have three Rundowns this week to talk about the last three episodes of The Legned of Korra and its grand final. We’ll be going in to great detail … Continue reading →
  • Evolve: Meet the The Wraith

    george@therealmtoys.com (the Realm Cast/ the Realm toys)
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Be afraid, be very afraid  Evolve is the game this writer can’t wait to play, so much so that I’ve already laid down the $60 pre order for the game. Why you ask? well from the makers of Left 4 … Continue reading →
  • Warner Bros. Home Ent announces World Premiere of JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS

    george@therealmtoys.com (the Realm Cast/ the Realm toys)
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:46 am
    At The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles. Aquaman & Justice League in Spotlight at January 12 event; Limited Free Tickets Available to Fans on First Come, First Served Basis Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and The Paley Center for … Continue reading →
  • The Realm News: ARROW, MASK, JEM AND THE HOLOGRAMS

    george@therealmtoys.com (the Realm Cast/ the Realm toys)
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    Hasbro set to retrn another beloved toy line of the 80’s?  See the new Misfits, and how to do the Salmon Ladder Amell style – Header: behold the new look for the Misfits from IDW’s upcoming new take on Jem … Continue reading →
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    Pop Culture Whore

  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Horror Fans

    kyle mcmahon
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:07 pm
    2014 Holiday Shopping / Gift Guide for Horror Fans2014 Holiday / Christmas Shopping / Gift Guide for the Horror Fan Our Holiday Gift Guides are our most popular feature every year. We don't take that lightly. We know you trust Pop Culture Whore and our recommendations. After the success of our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Horror Fans, we've brought it back for 2014. Read on for all of the greatest gifts you could give to the 2013 horror fan in your life. Breathe easy knowing you can get all your shopping done (& help support the site) by clicking on our Amazon links. READ ON [Help…
  • Rosie Returns To The View Monday And We Can't Wait!

    kyle mcmahon
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:10 am
    Rosie O'Donnell Returns to The View on Monday September 15, 2014Rosie returns to The View this Monday & we can't wait! It has been a long and sometimes rocky road, but it's finally here. Rosie O'Donnell returns to ABC's The View on Monday morning. It was 2007 when Rosie famously left the show after a particularly heated segment with Fox News  Republican talking head Elisabeth Hasselbeck. She did various projects in the interim and visited The View twice more after that, including Barbara Walter's farewell show. Rosie joining The View had ratings surge 27%, similar to her extremely…
  • Channing Tatum Starts The D*ck Graze Salutation

    kyle mcmahon
    11 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Channing Tatum Starts New Way To Say Whats Up With The Dick GrazeChanning Tatum starts The Dick GrazeChanning Tatum, everyone's favorite heart throb, is starting a new craze and it's taking over the nation...maybe. The dick graze is a new way to say what's up to your boys. If I try to explain it to you, it will sound creepy. So, I'll let Channing himself explain in this new song produced by Diplo (who makes a cameo himself) DJ Paul Devro and featuring Jillian Bell.  Watch Channing Tatum, Diplo, Paul Devro and Jillian Bell explain The Dick Graze. Buy 22 Jump Street (Blu-Ray) on sale from…
  • Apple Announces Apple Watch

    kyle mcmahon
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Apple announces Apple Watch Wearable Computer DeviceApple announces Apple Watch wearable computer device After years of speculation, Apple CEO Tim Cook took to the stage in Cupertino, California today to announce Apple's first wearable device. Called Apple Watch, Cook stated that it's "the most personal device we've ever made. We love to make technology more personal and allow our users to do things they never imagined." The Apple Watch includes a sapphire display (the hardest clear element besides diamond), four health sensors, NFC for Apple Pay, simple and elegant notifications from apps,…
  • U2 Releases New Album Free on iTunes

    kyle mcmahon
    9 Sep 2014 | 12:28 pm
    U2 Releases New Album 'Songs of Innocence' Free on iTunesU2 Releases new album Songs of Innocence free on iTunes At the close of the Apple event today, U2 took the stage to perform their new single "The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)". After performing, Bono and Apple CEO Tim Cook had a humorous exchange that ended up with the announcement that U2 would be releasing their new album Songs of Innocence for free via iTunes. Songs of Innocence is U2's 13th studio album  and is available immediately to the over 500 million iTunes customers around the world - making this the largest album launch in…
 
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  • The Movie Sleuth Investigation: Internet Piracy

    Christopher George
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    This week we're discussing stealing content, The Interview, The Expendables 3, and piracy as a whole.
  • Cinematic Releases: Annie

    Alysia George
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:22 am
    Just in time for Christmas, Annie comes back to theaters in this modernized version."It's so strange. I just can'tstop smiling."Over 30 years later, little girls are still dressing up like the little red-haired orphan from the 1982 musical, Annie, and singing along to its hallmark tunes  "Tomorrow" and "It's the Hard-Knock Life".  That's some pretty serious staying power. Re-make a widely loved movie like this one, that (I have to believe) just about everyone in America has seen at least a few times, and be prepared for some intense scrutiny. The public's first reaction is…
  • Cinematic Releases: Night At The Museum - Secret of the Tomb

    Christopher George
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Ben Stiller and his crew of museum displays make a return to theaters just in time for Christmas."I thought this flashlight would help mefind my career. Nope. No luck."The Night At The Museum franchise gets a third disastrous entry this week with a dire and joyless ninety minutes that makes the last two seem like Citizen Kane. Secret of the Tomb is a painful watch that throws gas and a match on Stiller's already flailing comic career. It's hard to picture a time when Stiller would make great artistic films like Permanent Midnight in lieu of generic cash soaking movies like these. But that's…
  • TV: Ascension

    Christopher George
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:46 pm
    SyFy premiered Ascension this week. Here are our thoughts on this three part series. The middle children of history are out there in deep space, 51 years into a 100 year journey to Proxima Centauri. Project Orion, the cold war era research program into nuclear powered interstellar starships was a secret success and hundreds of America's best and brightest left Earth in 1963 on a mission their grandchildren would be destine to complete. This is the premise of Ascension, Syfy Channel's latest mini-series that aims to capture some of the magic of its most successful space-opera Battlestar…
  • Images: Disney Releases First Strange Magic Poster

    Christopher George
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:21 pm
    The first poster from the George Lucas movie, Strange Magic has magically appeared. Check it out.click to enlargeWhat do you think? Will George Lucas get it right this time?
 
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    Avengers 2 Trailer

  • Avengers 2: Age of Ultron – Special Look Trailer

    Logan Fuller
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Avengers 2 Trailer Avengers 2 Trailer - The Avengers: Age of Ultron Fan Site A Special Look at Marvel’s Avengers 2: Age of Ultron Who’s worthy of wielding Thor’s hammer? Watch Tony Stark, Captain America, Bruce Banner, and the rest of the Avengers knock back some beers and... Avengers 2: Age of Ultron – Special Look Trailer Logan Fuller
  • The Infinity War Leaked Trailer

    Logan Fuller
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:55 am
    Avengers 2 Trailer Avengers 2 Trailer - The Avengers: Age of Ultron Fan Site The Infinity War Leaked Teaser This is the mother of all PRE-leaks and it includes the Infinity War leaked trailer or the Avengers 3 Trailer. The leaked Infinity War trailer you are about to... The Infinity War Leaked Trailer Logan Fuller
  • Watch the OFFICIAL Avengers 2 Trailer Age of Ultron

    Logan Fuller
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Avengers 2 Trailer Avengers 2 Trailer - The Avengers: Age of Ultron Fan Site Watch The Avengers 2 Trailer Age of Ultron   No, the Avengers 2 Trailer leaked rumors are NOT true for once, because this is…   The First OFFICIAL Avengers Age of Ultron Trailer!   Avengers 2... Watch the OFFICIAL Avengers 2 Trailer Age of Ultron Logan Fuller
  • Avengers 2 Villain – Baron Von Strucker

    Logan Fuller
    9 Aug 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Avengers 2 Trailer Avengers 2 Trailer - The Avengers: Age of Ultron Fan Site One of the more overshadowed villains that will be squaring-off against the Avengers is Baron von Strucker, or Wolfgang von Strucker, the current leader of HYDRA. Even the Avengers 2 Trailer staff forgot about his... Avengers 2 Villain – Baron Von Strucker Logan Fuller
  • The Age of Ultron Trailer Audio Leaked

    Logan Fuller
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:39 pm
    Avengers 2 Trailer Avengers 2 Trailer - The Avengers: Age of Ultron Fan Site Age of Ultron Trailer Audio Leak (EDIT) You can find the FIRST OFFICIAL AGE OF ULTRON TRAILER right here! (ORIGINAL STORY) First, the bad news… This is ONLY the audio from the new Age of Ultron... The Age of Ultron Trailer Audio Leaked Logan Fuller
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  • The Most Anticipated Japanese Games of 2013 – 2014

    AS Andrew
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Well, color me curious. I know we’re nearing 2015 here, but I haven’t checked to see what’s new in Japan in a while. Every once in a while, I like to get updated. After all, I grew up there. After realizing that Dragon Quest X was already out, I wanted to see what else was new. The following video gave me a pretty good idea. First of all, I’m really impressed with the graphics of all of the games. Certainly, graphics aren’t everything when it comes to video games, but you can’t help but be mesmerized by the new technology. It’s interesting that…
  • Let’s Play TimeSplitters 2 and get Interrupted by Dysfunctional Roommate

    AS Andrew
    5 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Well this brings me back. There was a brief period in my life where everything was a total mess, up to and including my only renter at the time. Things might have been alright if we had separate living spaces within the house, but we shared. I cringe to even think about it. Arthur and I were just taking TimeSplitters 2 on a test spin. He owned it but hadn’t played it yet. As it turns out, it’s a really great game. However, on this occasion, we don’t make it very far. In the midst of that, we get interrupted by my former roommate. Sheesh. I hope you can feel the awkwardness…
  • Classic Gaming Night!: Mortal Kombat

    AS Andrew
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    No matter how good the graphics get, I’m just not a fan of the Mortal Kombat franchise. It’s not that I don’t see the appeal, it’s just that it’s far inferior to other games in the genre. Not to mention, the controls leave something to be desired. I don’t think the characters are very good either. Will I play the game if others around me are? Sure. Would I willingly insert it into my own console (I’m not trying to be clever here, but you can take it that way if you want)? Not likely. Oh well. If you like it, it’s that’s totally fine with…
  • Classic Gaming Night!: Mega Bomberman

    AS Andrew
    3 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    Here’s another installment from classic gaming night. Had I posted these videos earlier, I probably would have remembered the titles of all of the games. However – though it’s hard to believe – it’s been nearly four years since we had this party, so this was one of the games I had forgotten about. I ended up having to ask AS Jonathan what Bomberman game we had played on that night, and oddly enough, he had just been thinking about the exact same thing. He was able to determine, through deduction, that we had played Mega Bomberman, because it has a four-player…
  • Classic Gaming Night!: Kirby Superstar – Samurai Kirby

    AS Andrew
    2 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    I lived in Japan for eight and a half years, and returned to Canada in 1997. As result, when I first returned to Canada, I was ahead of the curve in terms of video games. I knew about games no one knew about, and I knew who was going to win the then-current console wars. However, I missed some things back in North America while I was in Japan, like grunge music. Over time, I got used to life back in Canada, and stopped keeping up with new developments in Japan. That’s how I missed games like this one. The classic gaming night was the first time I played Kirby Superstar. The post Classic…
 
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  • The Best Films of 2014

    The CutPrintFilm Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    In a year filled to the brim with great movies, here are our picks for the very best films of 2014. The post The Best Films of 2014 appeared first on CutPrintFilm | Movie Reviews.
  • Hackers now say Sony can release THE INTERVIEW

    Chris Evangelista
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:58 am
    WTF week continues as today those crazy Hackers now say Sony can release THE INTERVIEW The post Hackers now say Sony can release THE INTERVIEW appeared first on CutPrintFilm | Movie Reviews.
  • This Week In Film Writing: Dec 19th Edition

    The CutPrintFilm Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    The must read film pieces from the week ending December 19th include articles on: The Interview, Why Sony and the theaters failed the audience, James Franco, & More! The post This Week In Film Writing: Dec 19th Edition appeared first on CutPrintFilm | Movie Reviews.
  • We Need to Talk About Shia Labeouf

    David Costill
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:35 am
    Despite a year plagued of off-kilter behavior, Shia LaBeouf managed to deliver two of the year's best supporting performances. The post We Need to Talk About Shia Labeouf appeared first on CutPrintFilm | Movie Reviews.
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    Aubrey Nagle
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:32 am
    Peter Jackson's bloated HOBBIT trilogy comes to a close with THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES The post The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies appeared first on CutPrintFilm | Movie Reviews.
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    Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood

  • Name that Star (because I can't)

    8 Dec 2014 | 2:05 am
    I was going through a couple of Photoplay Magazines and came across this picture. Perhaps I am overthinking things but is this really a picture of Una Merkel? It does say it’s her in the blurb but the image has no resemblance to the actress I know and love in several classic Precode films. I have added a few more Merkely pictures after. What does everyone else think?The Questionable Merkel Portrait:  The Usual Merkel:
  • Norma Shearer and Manic Pixie Dream Boys

    11 Nov 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Who’s that girl? It’s not Jess, it’s not even Norma, it’s the men Miss Shearer seemed to gather around her in almost every film role. In her Pre-code performances Shearer is not relegated to a supportive role nor is she doomed to a one-dimensional outlook or perpetually unalterable journey. In most cases she is in a constant struggle between a life of sexual and emotional liberation and an existence of a conventional wife and mother. Some might say in even a ‘soulful’ or ‘brooding’ manner. Her adventures through films from 1929 to 1934 are constantly peppered by the standard…
  • Free Pre-code Screenings

    5 Oct 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Running from 26 September – 2 November 2014, the Forbidden Hollywood: The Wild Days of Pre-Code Cinema festival is a celebration of the best films of the era. Making use of a rare selection of prints from museums and collections all over the world, it is not to be missed. Unfortunately, the collection is only screening at Brisbane at Australian Cinémathèque, Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). The films will be screening during the months of October and November and best of all its free! All the film information and timings are below:QAGOMA 50+ After Hours | Screening and TalkForbidden…
  • The New Dietrich: Sari Maritza and Lauren Bacall Tribute

    13 Aug 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Touted by Paramount Pictures in 1932 at the “New Dietrich”, Sari Maritza was as beautiful, exotic and captivating as her acting counterpart but without the dedication and longevity. Maritza was a Paramount acquisition groomed and educated like no other with the company’s executives waiting months before committing her to a picture. However, this highly anticipated and talented actress only appeared in pictures for four years, retiring to engross herself in her many and sadly short-lived marriages. Like so many Hollywood hopefuls, despite talent, good-looks and the backing of a large…
  • The Gentleman Gangster: Stone Wallace on George Raft – Part 2

    31 Jul 2014 | 10:12 pm
    This is part two of an interview I completed with George Raft biographer, Stone Wallace. For part one, click here. For everyone else, enjoy:Emma: How did Raft get into film acting? Did he have any training before beginning acting or was he simply a natural performer?      Stone: George was friendly with Texas Guinan, a famous cabaret hostess of the time and partner with mobster Larry Fay in the El Fey Club.  (The pair were later immortalized, if somewhat fictionally, as Eddie Bartlett and Panama Smith in The Roaring Twenties, played respectively by James Cagney…
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  • THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES: A (Mostly) Satisfactory Conclusion To The Trilogy

    David Fontana
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Peter Jackson‘s first Lord of the Rings trilogy is potentially one of the finest trilogies ever made. Each film in the entry, from Fellowship of the Ring to Return of the King, are all solid masterpieces, containing beautiful cinematography, fine character acting, and an iconic soundtrack by Howard Shore. The Hobbit series, on the other hand, is much more inconsistent. The first entry, subtitled An Unexpected Journey, was to me a major disappointment. And while Jackson slightly redeemed himself with Desolation of Smaug, it was still just missing that magic touch. The Battle of…
  • ANNIE: Yet Another Pointless Remake

    Alistair Ryder
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    In an era when Hollywood is running out of ideas more than any other previous point in its century-long history, the big studios’ desire to unnecessarily remake everything grows even more unwelcome. It’s not that good remakes can’t be made (after all, The Departed, The Fly and a Fistful of Dollars all exist), but modern audiences are so skeptical of remakes that they tend to stay away in droves. The remakes only seem to happen presumably so that the studios can maintain the copyright to the originals and continue to make heaps of money. Yet in the past couple of years, remakes of Conan…
  • Movies Opening in Cinemas On December 19

    Manon de Reeper
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Every week Film Inquiry publishes the movies that are opening in cinemas! This week: the final installment of the The Hobbit trilogy, The Battle of the Five Armies, Annie, Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb, and Mr. Turner. Note that these are based on the opening dates in the United States. If you’re looking for the opening dates for a certain movie in your country, click the ‘international release dates” below the movie details. Opening in Cinemas This Week: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) 144 minutes – Adventure, Fantasy Bilbo and Company are forced to…
  • Why BASEKETBALL Is The Best Sports Movie Ever Made

    Isaac Marquez
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Organized sports. The bread and butter (or lack thereof) that keeps this nation afloat. Money, power, prestige. All coming with the cost of hard exercise, sacrifice, and dental hygiene. We’ve come a long way from the stone ages – when “sport” was simply a man beating another man senseless. We’re in the future now. We watch men beating one another senseless in 50K resolution through near-holographic screens. Every frame full of sweaty pores and dried saliva. As these athletes gained their respective fame and fortune, movie studios began to take note, and developed films based on…
  • 10 Days of Christmas

    Sam Kelly
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    The nights are drawing in, the stockings are hanging from the fireplace, and the shops are starting to fill with hordes of panicked shoppers. Yes, it’s Christmas, and that inevitably means it’s time to get into the spirit of the Christmas movie. No other film genre has formed itself more strongly out of a time of year. We devour Christmas movies year in, year out, and every December new films fill the cinemas while the old classics rerun on TV. Here is our list of 10 great festive films to fill the time between now and the morning of the 25th. Day 1: How the Grinch Stole Christmas…
 
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  • Movie Review: Penguins of Madagascar (2014)

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:21 am
    by Tony Dayoub The mistake made with the holiday release of Penguins of Madagascar is a common one. Expanding the franchise by spinning off its comic relief into his/her/their own project rarely works. It's the reason Seinfeld's Kramer never got his own show. Or the reason Happy Days floundered once Ron Howard left the show and it became all about the Fonz. Eccentric sidekicks are often so potent that they overwhelm the story, and it's no different with Madagascar's four lovable clowns, Skipper (Tom McGrath), Kowalski (Chris Miller), Rico (Conrad Vernon) and Private (Christopher Knights).
  • RIP Mike Nichols

    23 Nov 2014 | 6:25 am
    by Tony Dayoub "Nichols discovered within himself a natural talent for drawing good work out of actors and for guiding playwrights through rewrites without making them feel threatened or trampled. He also found, to his own surprise, a kind of emotional comfort at being at the center of the action. 'I think people try to become famous because they think: If you can get the world to revolve around you, you won't die,' he remarked to a reporter. The comment typified the way Nichols handled himself with a press corps that was insatiably curious about his life with and without Elaine May—it was…
  • Movie Review: Listen Up Philip (2014)

    16 Nov 2014 | 8:19 am
    by Tony Dayoub One of my favorite comedies of the year is the gloriously misanthropic Listen Up Philip. Sadly, I missed it while it was playing at this year's New York Film Festival because it screened the day after my flight back home. But it's now playing on VOD and opened here in Atlanta (at the Plaza Theater) this past Friday. Jason Schwartzman plays what might be the douchiest among his repertoire of arrogant, self-absorbed characters. Promising young novelist Philip Lewis Friedman is someone who looks for any way to sabotage the great things he has going for him. He's the kind of jerk…
  • Movie Review: Big Hero 6 (2014)

    6 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    by Tony Dayoub The idea of Disney exploiting its newly acquired Marvel properties for an animated film is a great on its face. The first of these films, but hardly its last I believe, is Big Hero 6, a cute superhero movie that should prove to be a font of unending merchandising opportunities directed to young boys the way Frozen has been to young girls. Cute as it is however , Big Hero 6 still comes up short as a children's fantasy. The issues lie in how Big Hero 6 fuses superhero tropes with those of the traditional Disney narrative. The titular super team is brought together by the death of…
  • Movie Review: Interstellar (2014)

    5 Nov 2014 | 3:40 am
    by Tony Dayoub An adventure into time, space and the human soul, Interstellar is more than reminiscent of 2001: A Space Odyssey. But any similarities only heighten the sense that the nearly 50-year-old Stanley Kubrick science fiction classic may never be surpassed as the definitive movie on space exploration. And for director Christopher Nolan, that's a problem. Interstellar, with its integral dramatic dependence on concepts like the Einstein's theory of relativity and Newtonian physics, is Nolan's most significant stab at coherence. Yet the increased focus on the film's attendant…
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  • Loitering with Intent (2014) 720p WEB-DL 550MB

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:21 pm
    aka Why Now?!Info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2390994/Release Date: 18 April 2014 (USA)Genre: Comedy | DramaLanguage: EnglishDirector: Adam RappCast: Ivan Martin, Michael Godere, Marisa TomeiResolution: 1280*692Format: MatroskaUploader: Gre@t4DLSource: 720p WEB-DL DD5.1 H.264-PLAYNOWDuration: 1h 15mnFile Size: 549.42 MiBSubtitle: Indonesia, EnglishSynopsis:Two male actors/close friends want to jumpstart their careers. They end up making a big shot producer think that they have a hot script that everyone wants to get their hands on. The 2 men then drive to upstate New York and hole up in a…
  • Curse of the Golden Flower (2006) BluRay 720p 800MB

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:10 pm
    aka Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia, La maldición de la flor doradaInfo: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473444/Release Date: 12 January 2007 (USA)Genre: Action | Drama | RomanceLanguage: MandarinDirector: Yimou ZhangCast: Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Jay ChouResolution: 1280*544Format: MatroskaUploader: Gre@t4DLSource: 720p.BluRay.x264.PROPER-PROGRESSDuration: 1h 53mnFile Size: 799.58 MiBSubtitle: Indonesia, EnglishSynopsis:China, Later Tang Dynasty, 10th Century. On the eve of the Chong Yang Festival, golden flowers fill the Imperial Palace. The Emperor (Chow Yun Fat) returns unexpectedly with his…
  • Kamen Rider Wizard in Magic Land (2013) BluRay 720p 500MB

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:55 pm
    aka Kamen Raidâ Wizâdo In Majikku RandoInfo: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2952076/Release Date: 3 August 2013 (Japan)Genre: AdventureLanguage: JapaneseDirector: Shôjirô NakazawaCast: Shun'ya Shiraishi, Makoto Okunaga, Junki TozukaResolution: 1280*720Format: MatroskaUploader: Gre@t4DLSource: Blu-ray 1080p AVC LPCM 5.1-panguindaDuration: 1h 02mnFile Size: 499.83 MiBSubtitle: Indonesia, EnglishSynopsis:Story ● When fighting a Phantom, Haruto Soma, Kamen Rider Wizard, and his assistant Koyomi are attacked by the golden wizard Kamen Rider Sorcerer, who kidnaps Koyomi and produces a strange…
  • Gun Woman (2014) BluRay 720p 650MB

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:52 pm
    aka 女体銃Info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3141912/Release Date: 28 February 2014 (Japan)Genre: Action | FantasyLanguage: English | JapaneseDirector: Kurando MitsutakeCast: Asami, Kairi Narita, Noriaki KamataResolution: 1280*720Format: MatroskaUploader: Gre@t4DLSource: Blu-ray 1080p AVC DTS HDMA 5.1-ObscurenessDuration: 1h 25mnFile Size: 651.03 MiBSubtitle: Indonesia, EnglishSynopsis:GUN WOMAN follows a Japanese doctor who vows revenge on a crazy sadistic killer after the man murdered his loving wife. Despite the maximum security that surrounds this billionaire, the doctor finds a perfect…
  • Maxim (2012) DVDRip x264

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:49 pm
    aka หมวยแม็กซิมInfo: -Release Date: Genre: AdultLanguage: ThaiDirector: Tulla AkhomCast: Cherry Samkhok, Patty Phiyada, Way WanidaResolution: 656*368Format: MP4Uploader: Gre@t4DLSource: DVDRip x264Duration: 1h 41mnFile Size: 1.01 GiBSubtitle: Indonesia, English (N/A)Synopsis:Muay is a glamour model, who recently started seeing Pond, a photographer. But Pond is already engaged to Cherry, but also has Patty as his mistress. The girls find out and he must choose between them.SCREENSHOTDOWNLOAD LINK DOWNLOAD LINK DOWNLOAD LINK DOWNLOAD LINK DOWNLOAD LINK WATCH ONLINE
 
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  • Thresher

    SMO
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:25 pm
    There are 10,000 possibilities in a 4 digit combination lock. With a little persistence, focus and a little time anyone can figure out the correct digits to unlock it. That’s precisely what the man in this next short has to do, and with just one lock left to go he looks like he’s almost free. Unfortunately, for him his time is almost up and there is something dark and terrifying waiting to reveal itself. Check out Thresher below and see just what’s in store for him.   Combination lock in a thick web of steel chains, Separating you from the reality you once stayed. The…
  • Night Swim

    SMO
    3 Dec 2014 | 5:54 pm
    Who says you can’t enjoy yourself when you’re all alone? This next film shows us all you need is some classical tunes, a cat, and a decent sized pool to have a relaxing night swim. Just be careful not to get too relaxed, the water has a way of playing tricks on you that you would never expect.   It’s the middle of the night and your feeling kind of grim, Just grab your favorite tune and go for a swim. Feel the water relieve you of your solitude tonight, Take a deep breath and submerge yourself, don’t worry it’s alright. What are you doing? Don’t come…
  • The Den

    SMO
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:49 pm
    If you’re a fan of the site Omegle then you’re going to love the concept of this next film. If you have never used Omegle it’s essentially a web site that randomly connects you with strangers from around the world to video chat with. Head on over to the site and check it out so you can get a first-hand experience in exactly how it works. Trust us you will appreciate the film even more once you use it yourself. The Den is the name of a fictional website that functions exactly like Omegle in this film. The premise is about a college student named Elizabeth who is doing her…
  • Drudge

    SMO
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:35 pm
    If you were a psychopathic welder who one day decided to become a serial killer, wouldn’t you want to think about your wardrobe? Of course you would. Not only would you want to have the right look, but your weapon of choice would have to be top priority as well. I mean, you wouldn’t want to go out there without the proper tools, right? Drudge is what you can describe as one bad-ass killing machine. Dressed in all black, a handmade black metal skull mask, and best of all an arm-attached arsenal of weapons that range from blades, nails, and one hell of a hook! Check out Drudge below…
  • Dead Static And Rocky Gray’s New Album Accursed

    SMO
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Normally when we feature a film or trailer it’s usually on it’s own. Today, however, we decided to do things a little different. For months now we’ve been thinking about what other categories within the horror genre to include in our posts and the one that just keeps coming up is horror music. Let’s face it, without a truly terrifying soundtrack a horror film would not be the same. You can have a great story, incredible lighting for the perfect ominous look, and perfectly executed shots and angles but without the right music to build suspense the film will lack that…
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    Film Pulse

  • Kevin’s 2015 Movie Challenge

    Adam Patterson
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Every year Film Pulse editor Kevin Rakestraw challenges himself to watch 50 movies from a specific genre, filmmaker, or time period. This year I’m issuing him another challenge with a list of my own. Your move, Kevin. He will have one Read More: Kevin’s 2015 Movie Challenge Film Pulse - The Latest Film News, Movie Reviews, Trailers, Festival Coverage and More
  • GET HARD Trailer Starring Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell

    Adam Patterson
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:03 pm
    The first trailer for the upcoming comedy Get Hard has been released, which stars Will Ferrell as a wealthy hedge fund manager who gets sentenced to ten years in prison for fraud and decides to hire Kevin Hart to prep him for Read More: GET HARD Trailer Starring Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell Film Pulse - The Latest Film News, Movie Reviews, Trailers, Festival Coverage and More
  • Final 9 Foreign Language Oscar Titles Announced

    Adam Patterson
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:42 am
    The Oscar race is coming to the home stretch, with the final nine possible nominees for Best Foreign Language Film being announced today including Force Majeure, Leviathan, and the Polish film Ida. Interestingly, some heavy-hitters like Xavier Dolan‘s Mommy and the Marion Cotillard-starring Read More: Final 9 Foreign Language Oscar Titles Announced Film Pulse - The Latest Film News, Movie Reviews, Trailers, Festival Coverage and More
  • Florida Film Critics Circle Announces 2014 Award Winners

    Adam Patterson
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:13 am
    The winners of this year’s Florida Film Critics Circle Awards have been announced, with Wes Anderson‘s The Grand Budapest Hotel nabbing the most trophies including Best Original Screenplay, Best Ensemble, and Best Art Direction/Production Design. Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman picked up Best Picture Read More: Florida Film Critics Circle Announces 2014 Award Winners Film Pulse - The Latest Film News, Movie Reviews, Trailers, Festival Coverage and More
  • ANNIE Review

    Blake Crane
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:59 am
    It can be difficult for a remake to justify its existence, and the 2014 version of Annie offers only sketchy modernization to differentiate itself from the 1982 film and 1977 Broadway musical. Changing the name of Daddy Warbucks, turning the character into a cell phone mogul, and integrating social media isn’t nearly enough to avoid a stale sense of familiarity. The superficial contemporary spins from director Will Gluck and his co-writer Aline Brosh McKenna are uninspired in their concept and flat in their execution. It also doesn’t help that the cast (of a musical) is populated with…
 
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  • Penguins of Madagascar

    16 Dec 2014 | 6:20 pm
    Penguins of Madagascar     In what seems to be an irresistible business opportunity, and a rather favored formula for most production companies, Dreamworks has taken a few of its most well liked characters, and inevitably given them a spin off motion picture. "Penguins of Madagascar" is simply a ninety minute extension of the children's animated television show of the same name. Does this guarantee success? Not hardly, however, "Penguins" does cash in on the indelicate humor that fuels most of its films, and most of which would never be heard in the confines of a Disney…
  • Lucas

    15 Dec 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Lucas     The days of adolescence are a confusing time to say the least, but for the majority of us, they are the greatest period, in what seems to be, a short, and at times, even desultory existence. Several art forms can successfully capture the spirit of this voyage,(most notably the art of painting), but none more significant than film. For, as an exquisite painting can arouse some sentiment from its "still" framework, a motion picture can provide so much more. It will not only coax us into believing the events at hand, but it can create an emotional channel into the heart…
  • Big Hero 6

    11 Dec 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Big Hero 6     Although Disney has essentially become a shadow of its former self (if compared to their glorious golden age or even the elation brought to us by the renaissance years), its newest picture, "Big Hero 6", attempts to instill that same sense of euphoria and excitement that makes children rush to the nearest toy store, and adults elude the exasperation of taking their young child to see a PG rated film. Lovable characters, a compelling story line, along with adolescent humor, are all elements needed to produce a quality animated tale, and "Big Hero 6" surely…
  • Abduction

    30 Nov 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Abduction 1/2 Star    "Abduction" is a 2011 thriller that attempts to cash in on the popularity of a young and inexperienced actor, who starred in a series of blockbuster films that comprise the "Twlight" saga. Now, on the surface of things, this may seem like a logical decision, and maybe even downright brilliant. I can hear the casting director now: "Let's cast an actor who helped contribute to the financial gain of hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue, and who has posters in every teenage girl's room all over the country."  What could go wrong?    Well, in…
  • Dumb and Dumber To

    29 Nov 2014 | 7:25 pm
    Dumb and Dumber To     Chances are, that if you enjoyed the original "Dumb and Dumber", you may find the sequel to be forced, repetitive, and all-around unfortunate. Granted, the humor that accentuated the first film is still present, albeit in small doses. This time, however, it seems as if the dumbfounded duo that warmed our hearts all those years ago, were just an illusion, and every gag in the book is now in use to strain a dry laugh from anyone they can obtain it from. How brainless can these anti-heroes become?    Of course, you might find yourself in an…
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  • First Look: Marvel Unveils STAR WARS #1

    info@geekmundo.net
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:05 pm
    More geek news at GeekMundo Get your first look at Marvel’s Star Wars #1 after the cut! Lucasfilm Ltd. and Marvel Entertainment are extremely proud to present your new look at the highly anticipated STAR WARS #1 – the blockbuster new ongoing series welcoming Star Wars™ back home to the House of Ideas! The all-star creative team of Jason Aaron […] "Like" us @ Facebook.com/GeekMundo Tweet Us @GeekMundoNet Twitter.com/SeattleSlim and Twitter.com/JonnyQBall79 Circle Us on Google Plus: GeekMundo
  • First Totally Badass TERMINATOR GENISYS Trailer

    info@geekmundo.net
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:45 pm
    More geek news at GeekMundo Check out the first totally kickass trailer for Terminator Genisys starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Byung-Hun Lee as they battle it out for Sarah Conner after the jump. Here it is. The first trailer for Terminator Genisys starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney and Byung-Hun Lee. This new Terminator movie is going to turn the […] "Like" us @ Facebook.com/GeekMundo Tweet Us @GeekMundoNet Twitter.com/SeattleSlim and Twitter.com/JonnyQBall79 Circle Us on Google Plus: GeekMundo
  • New STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Teaser Trailer

    info@geekmundo.net
    28 Nov 2014 | 6:32 pm
    More geek news at GeekMundo Check out the brand new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens after the jump that is sure to have fanboys everywhere jumping for joy. Here it is, the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I honestly can say that I am really surprised and very happy with what this teaser […] "Like" us @ Facebook.com/GeekMundo Tweet Us @GeekMundoNet Twitter.com/SeattleSlim and Twitter.com/JonnyQBall79 Circle Us on Google Plus: GeekMundo
  • The Woman in Black: Angel of Death – New Images Debut!

    info@geekmundo.net
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:03 pm
    More geek news at GeekMundo Get a look at the terror in The Woman in Black: Angel of Death with these brand new images from Relativity. Synopsis: During the London bombings of World War II, school teachers Eve Parkins (Phoebe Fox) and Jean Hogg (Helen McCrory) lead a group of children in evacuation to Crythin Gifford, a remote village outside […] "Like" us @ Facebook.com/GeekMundo Tweet Us @GeekMundoNet Twitter.com/SeattleSlim and Twitter.com/JonnyQBall79 Circle Us on Google Plus: GeekMundo
  • First Look – ANT-MAN: NATURAL ENEMY #1

    info@geekmundo.net
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    More geek news at GeekMundo Marvel gets ready to let loose the Ant-Man hype machine with Jason Starr’s Ant-Man: Natural Enemy #1  in 2015, and we’ve got your preview. Just in time for his silver-screen debut, the Astonishing Ant-Man is making the leap to prose fiction! Prepare for Marvel’s smallest hero in his biggest story yet as he breaks new […] "Like" us @ Facebook.com/GeekMundo Tweet Us @GeekMundoNet Twitter.com/SeattleSlim and Twitter.com/JonnyQBall79 Circle Us on Google Plus: GeekMundo
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  • Sex & Fury

    Wade from Martial Arts Action Movies
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Sometimes you’ve just gotta combine soft core porn with sword work and martial arts. That’s what the creators of Sex & Fury said anyway. This film plays out exactly as expected, as we see a young woman slicing up guys in the name of revenge! Our main hero is a woman named Ocho, who we’re […]
  • Sleeping Dogs Live Action Short Film

    Wade from Martial Arts Action Movies
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:59 pm
      Ever played the video game Sleeping Dogs? Well this is a short film based off that video game and it has some really hard hitting and brutal martial arts action.   It’s extremely well done but has a high level of violence – so not for youngsters  Check it out below!
  • The Buddhist Fist

    Wade from Martial Arts Action Movies
    7 Dec 2014 | 12:54 pm
    This film is a classic from 1980 by Yuen Wo Ping. It’s a story of two childhood friends who grew up learning martial arts together.  Siu Ming is a Buddhist monk while his friend Shang isn’t – just naturally passionate about martial arts. The two grow up and go their separate ways.  While Siu Ling […]
  • Legend of the Fist Music Video

    Wade from Martial Arts Action Movies
    3 Dec 2014 | 1:03 pm
    Donnie Yen is the Man.  So is Bruce Lee.  And Jet Li for that matter… So Bruce Lee was the man to first step into the boots of the Chen Zhen character, followed by Jet Li. In Legend of the Fist: The Return of Chen Zhen, Donnie Yen returns as Chen Zhen, after the events […]
  • The Master with Jet Li

    Wade from Martial Arts Action Movies
    30 Nov 2014 | 1:20 am
    Old skool Jet Li!  I really enjoyed this movie. Jet Li plays Jet (coincidence?), a young and slightly dorky Chinese fella who’s arrived in the United States to visit his master.  But when Jet arrives at his Master’s shop, the place is boarded up and his Master is missing. Jet’s Master is layed up in […]
 
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  • Into the Woods Review

    Don Kaye
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:10 pm
    Review Don Kaye 12/19/2014 at 7:10PM The beloved Stephen Sondheim musical comes to the screen at last. Read our review. I find it informative at the start to write about Into the Woods, Disney’s new film adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim fairy tale mash-up musical, in the context of comparing it to Annie, another big screen version of a musical (albeit less acclaimed than Sondheim’s) that has just arrived in theaters as well. Both can be viewed in the larger context of the movie musical genre itself, which was all but left for dead for nearly 30 years but has shown intermittent signs of…
  • The Underused Characters of The Marvel Cinematic Universe

    James Hunt
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:44 pm
    The Lists James Hunt 12/19/2014 at 6:44PM The expanding Marvel cinematic universe has brought loads of beloved characters to life, but some just don't get enough screentime Like its comic book counterpart, the Marvel cinematic universe is stuffed full of characters, all of whom might be someone's favorite. From the biggest superstar leads to the smallest cameo appearances, Marvel puts great care into getting its characters right - not least because it ended up building an entire TV show around a guy who started life making cameo appearances one level above Stan Lee's. Of course, there…
  • Bates Motel Promo Harks Back to Psycho Roots

    Chris Longo
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:47 pm
    News Chris Longo 12/19/2014 at 4:47PM It's a peep show in the newest promo for season three of Bates Motel. Watch it here! This season on American Horror Story: Peep Show …. oh wait, we’re talking about season three of Bates Motel. Right, well, A&E’s haunting drama returns in 2015 and in the first promo for the new season, Norman (played by Freddie Highmore) throws it back to the series’ inspiration, the 1960 classic Alfred Hitchcock classic Psycho, by peeping a new tenant (played Tracy Spiridakos).  Bates Motel has been a breakout critical hit for A&E. Female lead Vera…
  • President Obama Says Sony 'Made A Mistake' In Pulling The Interview

    Chris Longo
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:26 pm
    News Chris Longo 12/19/2014 at 3:26PM The fallout from the Sony hack continues as President Obama made remarks on the controversy surrounding The Interview. The fallout from the Sony hack has reached the White House. On Friday, President Obama, speaking to the press during his end of year news conference, took a hardline stance on what the FBI has deemed as a cyberattack from North Korea. The president said the United States would respond “proportionally" to the attack by a group called the “Guardians of Peace," after it leaked private e-mails and documents from Sony in retaliation for…
  • Robert Rodriguez to Direct Live-Action Fire and Ice

    Michael Cecchini
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    News Mike Cecchini 12/19/2014 at 3:00PM Adult animation "classic" Fire and Ice is getting a live-action adaptation, courtesy of Robert Rodriguez. In the early '80s, it seemed that the realm of "animation for adults" was about to become a thing in the US. Japan had already caught on. The US wasn't ready. Hence we had the well-known Heavy Metal, and the far less well-known barbarian fantasy Fire and Ice. Now, Sony Pictures, perhaps looking for films with antagonists that aren't tin-shit dictators with an army of hacker trolls at their disposal, have tapped Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk…
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  • Top 10 Reasons Tipping Should Be Banned

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    19 Dec 2014 | 9:15 am
    The post Top 10 Reasons Tipping Should Be Banned appeared first on Top 10 Lists | ListLand.com. Top 10 Reasons Tipping Has Got to Go Unlike in other countries, particularly in Europe, where servers are paid a better base salary, servers in the U.S. are paid so little that they depend on gratuities to make a living. The federal rate for servers in the U.S. is $2.13 per hour. Although the Congress […] The post Top 10 Reasons Tipping Should Be Banned appeared first on Top 10 Lists | ListLand.com.
  • 10 Truths About the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

    listland
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:03 am
    The post 10 Truths About the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster appeared first on Top 10 Lists | ListLand.com. Looking to lose your religion?  Well I’ve got the shiniest, newest, most beer-drinking gospel for you.  If you like pirates, critical thinking, beer, sarcasm, and the moral and social acceptance of all people equally you might just be Pastafarian material.  Here are the top 10 things you should know about the Church of the Flying Spaghetti […] The post 10 Truths About the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster appeared first on Top 10 Lists | ListLand.com.
  • 10 Neat Things You Just Might Not Know About Christmas

    listland
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:15 am
    The post 10 Neat Things You Just Might Not Know About Christmas appeared first on Top 10 Lists | ListLand.com.   With the Christmas fast approaching, I’m sure that you’re still busy looking for special gifts to give to your loved ones. And I’m certain that you’re also busy preparing on what to do on that special day, particularly buying ingredients for your Christmas spread. Indeed, Christmas is the most prepared and celebrated event of […] The post 10 Neat Things You Just Might Not Know About Christmas appeared first on Top 10 Lists | ListLand.com.
  • Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jesus Christ

    listland
    11 Dec 2014 | 3:23 am
    The post Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jesus Christ appeared first on Top 10 Lists | ListLand.com. Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jesus Christ Without a doubt, Jesus is the most recognized figure in human history. No one has ever been more frequently mentioned, painted, written about, and sung to than him. Even our calendar is based upon his birth and death. But despite being the most famous, many people today […] The post Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Jesus Christ appeared first on Top 10 Lists | ListLand.com.
  • Top 10 Things ListLand.com Got Wrong About the Fat Acceptance Movement

    Shannon Russell
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:12 am
    The post Top 10 Things ListLand.com Got Wrong About the Fat Acceptance Movement appeared first on Top 10 Lists | ListLand.com. [Editor’s note:  The following top 10 is a rebuttal to the  “Top 10 Reasons Why the Fat Acceptance Movement Should Be Ashamed of Itself.” I contacted the author after reading an article on his blog, and he was kind enough to write the following, exhaustive post on how the author of ListLand.com’s prior article got the fat […] The post Top 10 Things ListLand.com Got Wrong About the Fat Acceptance Movement appeared first on Top 10 Lists…
 
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  • The Movie Sleuth Investigation: Internet Piracy

    Christopher George
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:53 am
    This week we're discussing stealing content, The Interview, The Expendables 3, and piracy as a whole.
  • Cinematic Releases: Annie

    Alysia George
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:22 am
    Just in time for Christmas, Annie comes back to theaters in this modernized version."It's so strange. I just can'tstop smiling."Over 30 years later, little girls are still dressing up like the little red-haired orphan from the 1982 musical, Annie, and singing along to its hallmark tunes  "Tomorrow" and "It's the Hard-Knock Life".  That's some pretty serious staying power. Re-make a widely loved movie like this one, that (I have to believe) just about everyone in America has seen at least a few times, and be prepared for some intense scrutiny. The public's first reaction is…
  • Cinematic Releases: Night At The Museum - Secret of the Tomb

    Christopher George
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:24 pm
    Ben Stiller and his crew of museum displays make a return to theaters just in time for Christmas."I thought this flashlight would help mefind my career. Nope. No luck."The Night At The Museum franchise gets a third disastrous entry this week with a dire and joyless ninety minutes that makes the last two seem like Citizen Kane. Secret of the Tomb is a painful watch that throws gas and a match on Stiller's already flailing comic career. It's hard to picture a time when Stiller would make great artistic films like Permanent Midnight in lieu of generic cash soaking movies like these. But that's…
  • TV: Ascension

    Christopher George
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:46 pm
    SyFy premiered Ascension this week. Here are our thoughts on this three part series. The middle children of history are out there in deep space, 51 years into a 100 year journey to Proxima Centauri. Project Orion, the cold war era research program into nuclear powered interstellar starships was a secret success and hundreds of America's best and brightest left Earth in 1963 on a mission their grandchildren would be destine to complete. This is the premise of Ascension, Syfy Channel's latest mini-series that aims to capture some of the magic of its most successful space-opera Battlestar…
  • Images: Disney Releases First Strange Magic Poster

    Christopher George
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:21 pm
    The first poster from the George Lucas movie, Strange Magic has magically appeared. Check it out.click to enlargeWhat do you think? Will George Lucas get it right this time?
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  • Loitering with Intent (2014) 720p WEB-DL 550MB

    19 Dec 2014 | 1:21 pm
    aka Why Now?! Info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2390994/ Release Date: 18 April 2014 (USA) Genre: Comedy | Drama Language: English Director: Adam Rapp Cast: Ivan Martin, Michael Godere, Marisa... Visit us and download all movies for free, get your favorit movies and enjoy at full speed download link
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  • Laura Marling announces new album Short Movie – listen to the title track here.

    Bizarre Culture
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:58 am
    Laura Marling has unveiled the first track from her next album. ‘Short Movie’ will be released on 23 March, 2014.  It is the follow-up to 2013’s ‘Once I Was an Eagle’ and will be her fifth album in her seven years music career. In addition to announcing the LP, Marling has unveiled its title track in the form of an animated music video directed by Art & Graft. The tracklisting for Short Movie is: 1. Warrior 2. False Hope 3. I Feel Your Love 4. Walk Alone 5. Strange  6. Don’t Let Me Bring You Down 7. Easy 8. Gurdjieffs’s Daughter  9. Divine 10.
  • Caribou – “Your Love Will Set You Free (C2′s Set U Free RMX)”

    Bizarre Culture
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:26 am
    Detroit electronic music veteran Carl Craig has remixed Caribou’s “Your Love Will Set You Free” the closing tracks from Our Love, which is one of the best albums of 2014 The remix is set to be available to purchase digitally tomorrow from 10th December, physically on 12” shortly after.  Dan Snaith says, “Carl Craig is a peerless remixer. I’ve dreamed of having him remix one of my tracks for ages. He was one of the first people to publicly mention how much he liked ‘Swim’ when it was released and we’ve been in touch since then. Before I’d…
  • Escape by Danila Tkachenko

    Bizarre Culture
    30 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
     “Man does not need society at all, it’s the society that needs man. Society is a forced measure of protection and survival. Unlike a gregarious animal, man must live alone – in nature among animals, plants and in contact with them.” – Andrey Tarkovsky. Young photographer Danila Tkachenko uses the above quote to start his book ‘Escape’, which documents the life of people who have decided to escape from the social world and live alone in nature, far away from civilization. Danila calls them ‘Escapers,’ or men who have turned their backs on society to live alone as…
  • How to make hummus. Really good hummus

    Alex Durham
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:40 am
    Many of us fail to make hummus, which passes as edible, never mind enjoyable – and in my household we have struggled with numerous awful, bland and bizarre batches for years. This is the golden recipe right here, and I hope you enjoy it too. These quantities are enough for a family of four and make a good bowl full, so if you’re the only one interested in eating it I would suggest halving the ingredients. I am also a garlic fiend, and like what many would consider to be an unseasonable amount in most things. If you’re not so keen, knock off two cloves. Stuff to get 2 cans…
  • Film Review: Interstellar

    Jordan Dean
    15 Nov 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Director: Christopher Nolan Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Mackenzie Foy, Wes Bentley, Topher Grace, Casey Affleck, John Lithgow, Ellen Burstyn, Bill Irwin, Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain. Plot: Planet Earth is dying and resources are quickly running out. NASA calls upon ex-astronaut Cooper (McConaughey) to pilot a ship through a wormhole in space to search for a new home for the human race. Review: Christopher Nolan has been arguably the most influential and original director in Hollywood over the last decade. He has continuously produced smart, thought…
 
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  • Trailer: KILL ME THREE TIMES

    Duff
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Duff here… I heard Simon Pegg…guns…assassination…black comedy…I’m in. Ok, I was in at Simon Pegg. Haven’t rubbed eyeballs with anything he’s done that I haven’t liked honestly. KILL ME THREE TIMES, casts him as an assassin payed to kill a guys wife, only to unearth he isn’t the only enforcer hired to neutralize the target. Havoc ensues! The trailer exudes Pegg’s charm, and boasts a strong cast; including Bryan Brown, Sullivan Stapleton, Alice Braga, Teresa Palmer,and Luke Hemsworth. Kriv Stenders directs, he’s coming off…
  • Interview: Horror Master, Steve Niles

    Duff
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:03 am
    Duff here… Mr. Steve Niles is a name familiar to most comic book readers, especially those who enjoy a bit of the strange. He has been credited with reviving the horror comic with series like 30 Days of Night (based off the movie from his screenplay), Dark Days, Criminal Macabre, The Ghoul, Monster and Madman, and his current series The October Fraction. He’s also worked on many other titles, such as: Spawn: The Dark Ages, X-Files, and few DC titles. Outside of comics, Niles as written for the silver screen, including the above mentioned 30 Days of Night, as well as a big screen…
  • MOVIE REVIEW: The Hobbit: The Battle Of Five Armies

    Bub Smith
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:11 pm
    At this point reviewing The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies is pointless. Much like reviewing an ICP record or even Kurt Cameron’s latest cinematic abortion ( That joke burns twice cause he hates abortions!) those that are going to spend money and partake in the entertainment they offer are doing so no matter what is written about them on the internet. I could report that Peter Jackson’s last entry in The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings series is nothing but a 2 and 1/2 hour pro-NAMBLA documentary and it would not stop one person from seeing the film. Having seen the film I can report…
  • Comics R Kewel Ep2: Sony Hacker (Featuring Otis Frampton)

    Iron Squid
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:52 pm
    Comics R Kewel has survived it’s first episode! Rejoin Chad (Iron Squid) and Todd(I am Groot) as they don’t acknowledge that Bob isn’t there for the day, a look inside the terrible Aunt May movie idea and many more topics! With somewhat live recorded interview with Otis Frampton! That’s right the guy who is the art monkey for “How it should have ended” and the new hit comic book series “Oddly Normal” gets to be harassed by these two… The post Comics R Kewel Ep2: Sony Hacker (Featuring Otis Frampton) appeared first on Slack Jaw Punks.
  • Comic Preview: The Ghoul Treasury Edition

    Duff
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Duff here… The Ghoul is one cool comic book. (cheese). Honestly, there a few cooler characters roaming the comic plane as the immortal, demon slaying, agent of the law giant. Writer Steve Niles has crafted, along with long time conspirator Bernie Wrightson, a captivating paranormal crime noir with colorful characters. In this Treasury Edition, Wrightson’s sharp inks really pop and the story takes on new life. If you’re new to The Ghoul this is the way read it. Out now! Check out the preview below. The Ghoul Treasury Edition Steve Niles (w) • Bernie Wrightson (a & c)…
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  • J2EE Interview Questions and Answers

    Saura Sen Gupta
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:10 am
    I am trying to create some ground for my future plans to attain J2EE interviews. Someone I had to make up my mind and started preparing. But in the first instance thinking about it actually makes me sick as there are lots of rounds that I have to overcome to come out with flying colors. It’s totally confusing what to study and what to let it go selecting from this huge syllabus and the new evolving Java technologies. This is a situation not only caters to this single out student, but in fact reflects the position of most students that they have to counter. The students are practically…
  • PK Movie Review and Rating– ‘A Charming and Innocent Smile’

    Iyer
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:59 pm
    PK is the most awaited film and heart beat raiser of Mr. Perfectionist Amir Khan. The film is directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by director Hirani, Siddharth Roy Kapur and Vidhu Vinod Chopra. The lead roles are played by Amir Khan as PK and Anushka Sharma, Boman Irani, Snajay Dutt and many more. The film is planned to be released on December 19 as a Christmas and New Year treat. The film is a comedy filled picture and those unique jesting ideas are created by a common man. He asks them in an innocent and childish manner that make the people to reappraise the world as those questions…
  • The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies {Must Watch Film}

    Iyer
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:14 am
    The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies is directed by Peter Jackson and written by Jackson, Guillermo del toro , Philippa Boyens, and Fran Walsh it is one of the Hollywood’s epic fantasy adventure film. The predecessors of the movie are An Unexpected Journey in 2012 and The Desolation of Smaug in 2013 and The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies will be the final part of the chain. The film is decided to be released on December 12 in U.K and on December 17 in U.S under Warner Brother’s distribution. The major roles are played by the actors Benedict Cumberbatch, Christopher Lee, Evangeline…
  • ‘Rudrama Devi’ historic 3D movie Release Date 25th december

    Iyer
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Rudramadevi is one of the most awaited movies of Telugu and also in Tamil film industry. It is historic 3D movie and is directed by Gunashekar with ensemble cast like Anushka Shetty, Krishnam Raju, Rana Daggubati and Prakash Raj. The lead role played by the famous Telugu actor Allu Arjun. The name of the movie Rudramadevi is about the 13th century Telugu queen of Kakatiya Dynasty and it is played by glamorous Anushka Shetty. Music was composed by the legendary Illaiyaraja. The feircing warrior look of the Gona Ganna Raddy the name of the hero Allu Arjun in the movie is extremely daring. The…
  • Badlapur Boys – New boys but with old styles

    Iyer
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:09 am
    This film is about the Kabaddi games played by the village people of UP. They are ready to sacrifice their lives for the game. The faces in the movie are new and if directed well the film would have been in the list of blockbusters movie such as ‘Lagaan’ and ‘Kabaddi’. The story in the game depicts about the same innocent villagers, threatening villager and the combat between the two where win of the villagers will surely be a matter of pride and honour for their people and village. The actor Nishan is the son of a father who gives up his life for not able to provide sufficient water…
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  • Dichotomy Between British And American English

    Snigdha
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:01 am
    The post Dichotomy Between British And American English appeared first on WiseFreaks. Perpetual conflicts have staked their claims in the rivalry between Great Britain and the U.S.A. There exists a barrage of differences in their midst, albeit it is a known fact that they do share common ancestors, and they are indeed, the progeny of common forefathers. The English language is one of the common traits amongst them, but the method of using it, the spellings, diction as well as pronunciation varies vastly. ‘Queen’s English’, as the British generally term the language,…
  • What Banks Do?

    Nishant Sahai
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:28 am
    The post What Banks Do? appeared first on WiseFreaks. Banks are another avenue one can invest. Banks are financial intermediaries that converts saving into investment. Banks take savings or money from individuals, corporate or businesses or organization and invests in financial instruments to generate returns and this return is passed on to individuals, corporate or businesses or organization in the form of interests. Banks primary function is to accept deposits and grant loans and advances. Banks mainly accepts two types of deposits/accounts, i.e., deposits on demand and time deposits. Under…
  • Festivals are fun

    Snigdha
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:02 am
    The post Festivals are fun appeared first on WiseFreaks. From “the more the merrier”, looks like things have gradually moved towards “my party was better than yours”. Festivals are fun. It’s true, the emotional values that truly mattered back in the old hay days have been replaced by material items. In the race to make the festivities grand and ostentatious, as possible, the true spirit embedded in them, has disappeared. Considering Indian festivals like Diwali, Holi or Durga Puja, its pretty apparent that human beings will always be attracted towards the…
  • Shares

    Nishant Sahai
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:11 am
    The post Shares appeared first on WiseFreaks. Shares are that part of a company’s capital that is subscribed by outsiders. A shares represent ownership interest in a company or a financial asset. Owning shares of a company do not give its owner control of day to day business operations of a company, but entitles the owner for a share in the distribution of profits. These profits are distributed in the form of dividend. Shares are called equity in financial language. There are mainly two types of shares one is known as common stock/shares and the second one is known as preferred…
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula: An insight into the Gothic Tale of Terror

    Snigdha
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:04 am
    The post Bram Stoker’s Dracula: An insight into the Gothic Tale of Terror appeared first on WiseFreaks. Penned down in a literary style that was prevalent in mid eighteenth century England, Bram Stoker’s Dracula carries sheer mystery, intimidating and most importantly, provides a hypnotic and fascinating read. It delivers such a profuse impression upon the reader, that he/she is blanketed in an exhilarating feeling even while reading the novel for the umpteenth time. There exist moments of bated anticipation incidents, occurring at critical junctures, that cause that same old ice…
 
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  • Robert Rodriguez to Helm Live-Action Version of Fire And Ice for Sony

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:29 am
    Sony Pictures may be going through a pretty tough time at the moment, but business must continue. The studio has acquired a potential franchise, with Robert Rodriguez (Sin City) set to direct a live-action version of the 1983 animated film Fire and Ice. Deadline broke the news, reporting that Rodriguez is spearheading the project as an homage to his friend, the late animator Frank Frazetta. Fire and Ice‘s animation was based on Frazetta’s artwork. The original film tells the story of a young warrior named Larn, who vows revenge when his village is destroyed by a glacier serving as…
  • Jessica Chastain in First Image from Guillermo del Toro’s Crimson Peak

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:43 am
    The first image has been released from Crimson Peak, the upcoming horror film from director Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim). Starring Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam, Crimson Peak tells the story of an aspiring author (Wasikowska) who is torn between the love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Del Toro describes Crimson Peak as a “ghost story and gothic romance,” which sounds just like the type of film we want from this director. Del Toro has penned the screenplay alongside…
  • Mark Wahlberg “Committed” for More Transformers

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:08 am
    Transformers: Age of Extinction may not rate very highly in general opinions (the film’s Rotten Tomatoes score currently stands at 18%), but it sure made a hell of a lot of cash. Michael Bay’s fourth Transformers film brought in over $1 BILLION on a budget of $210 million. It’s no wonder they’re not planning on stopping the franchise anytime soon. Transformers 5 and 6 will most likely be made and while it still isn’t known whether or not Michael Bay will continue as director, Mark Wahlberg says that he’ll be returning. “I committed to doing a couple…
  • True Story Trailer: Jonah Hill and James Franco in Dark Drama

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:33 pm
    The first True Story trailer has dropped, providing us with the first look at the upcoming drama starring Jonah Hill and James Franco. Yep, a drama. When you get Hill and Franco together in a movie, most people would be expecting a comedy. True Story is far from one. Based on real events, the film tells the story of disgraced reporter Michael Finkel (Hill) as he gets to know accused killer Christian Longo (Franco), who took on Finkel’s identity when he was arrested. It’s a bizzare and fascinating story, and we’re quite intrigued to see Hill and Franco bouncing of each other…
  • David Fincher and James Ellroy Team Up for HBO Drama Series

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:18 pm
    HBO has officially given Shakedown, a project from director David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club, Gone Girl) and writer James Ellroy (L.A. Confidential), the green light. Deadline is reporting that the drama series, which is now in development, will be set in the tabloid world and underbelly of ‘50s L.A. and will be inspired by real-life Hollywood private eye Fred Otash. The project won’t be an adaptation of Ellroy’s novel of the same name, which featured a fictional version of Otash. For trivia’s sake: Jack Nicholson’s J.J. Gittes in Roman Polanski’s Chinatown was partly…
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  • Why did Marvel just debut the INHUMANS four years before the film?

    SCB
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    (spoilers for Agents of SHIELD s2 e10) After weeks of teasing, hinting & allusions, Agents of SHIELD has finally made explicit what we've suspected for a long time: the Inhumans are here, and they're the next great wave of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The mid-season finale dropped two major bombshells about Skye, Agents of SHIELD's female lead: she is an Inhuman, and she is the MCU version of Daisy Johnson. In the comics, Daisy Johnson is a SHIELD agent named Quake. Due to genetic experimention from her father, she gains the ability to generate tremors throughout the Earth. Making Daisy…
  • Podcast - It's All Connected - AOS - What They Become

    Chris Nelson
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:52 am
    Russ triumphantly returns to the show to berate Ken and John for their lack of preparation and excessive drinking! After a good can of ass whooping is opened on them, the guys discuss the super awesome mid season finale of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., entitled What They Become! Will anyone ever be the same?? Head on over to HHWLOD for more episodes.
  • Meet the Sorcerer Supreme

    perplext
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:33 am
    Phase 3 will welcome Marvel's entry into the mystical world when it introduces Doctor Strange into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Doctor Strange is the Sorceror Supreme, or primary protector of Earth against magical and mystical threats. He's worked with both the Avengers and the Defenders and could likely serve as a bridge between the two teams. In some of the biggest Marvel events, Strange plays some role in helping to save the world, so it seems fitting that we will see him introduced prior to the Infinity Wars. On the introduction note, Benedict Cumberbatch is officially confirmed as…
  • Podcast - It's All Connected - AOS - Ye Who Enter Here

    Chris Nelson
    5 Dec 2014 | 4:20 pm
    Ken and John talk lots of big Marvel casting news before delving into the last Agents Of SHIELD episode before the winter finale! It's called Ye Who Enter Here and Ken took notes, so you're not going to want to miss it! Head on over to HHWLOD for more episodes
  • How AGENTS OF SHIELD Has Quietly Become One of Marvel's Most Vital Voices

    SCB
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:39 am
    Spoilers for Agents of SHIELD episode 2.8. Agents of SHIELD has become an easy show to discount, and for fair reasons. The first season was plagued by cheap production values, lackluster characterization, and multiple episodes spent twiddling its thumbs waiting for the villains to arrive. Yet perhaps SHIELD's most damning problem was initially touted as its greatest strength. Here's one of the very first shots of the show. Right from the bat, they’re establishing a connection to The Avengers (cynically, through a toy line). This is a decent place to start, but SHIELD'S first season never…
 
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  • History Made Between the USA and Cuba

    Kellan DeSilva
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:04 pm
    The Cold War was one of the most complicated and confusing diplomatic conflicts to take place in the twentieth century. It had no official start, and it had no official end, as certain nations’ friendships had seemingly been irrevocably ruined during the latter half of the century’s events. The events on Tuesday, however, now look … Continue reading History Made Between the USA and Cuba →
  • Nightcrawler: Crime is Just Another Commodity, Really

    Kooka Kicha
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    featured picture from independant.co.uk Overshadowed as it stands by other big titles (Ben Affleck’s Gone Girl or Nolan’s Interstellar), one discovers Nightcrawler almost by accident. Crammed in between Horrible Bosses 2 and yet another Hunger Games title, what one sees on the poster pretty much epitomizes the movie. Jake Gyllenhaal is quite literally the driving … Continue reading Nightcrawler: Crime is Just Another Commodity, Really →
  • Top 10 Movies of 2014

    Alyssa Milani
    17 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    featured image from screenrant There have been a lot of movies that have come out over the year. Some good, some bad, some that’ll make you laugh, keep you entertained, some that’ll even make you cry. The following is a list of the top ten movies of 2014 for the epic movie buff. 10. Interstellar … Continue reading Top 10 Movies of 2014 →
  • Can You Hear the Siren Call?

    Debra Heather
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:54 pm
    featured photo from Dean Opper Vienna, Austria’s Siren Call, pull inspiration from American legends, No Doubt and Nirvana, including a mixture and pizzazz of sultry vocalist/bassist Yvonne Lace. I spoke to Yvonne and guitarist Jason de Cordoba about their North American inspired style and the importance of rock embraced with feminine flair. Here is our … Continue reading Can You Hear the Siren Call? →
  • Brand vs. Farage: A Proper British Duel

    Kellan DeSilva
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:57 am
    featured image from cdnimages Comedian-turned-political activist Russell Brand took on the leader of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage, on Friday in a political debate featured on BBC1’s Question Time. The theme of this debate was simple: it was the people versus corporations. Brand would have had Karl Marx smiling should he have bore witness … Continue reading Brand vs. Farage: A Proper British Duel →
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  • The Fan (1981): Now out on DVD from Warner Archive

    stacia
    14 Dec 2014 | 9:16 am
      Poster for The Fan (1981). Be ye warned, gentle readers: there are spoilers ahead!   “What is this ‘bliss’ shit?” shouts Belle Goldman, beleaguered assistant to Broadway star Sally Ross. A series of disturbing letters have been arriving for the aging star, but Belle can’t get Sally to understand how concerning they are. Sally, always dependent on the kindness of her fan club members, thinks Belle is too mean, and lectures her about her allegedly poor attitude, accusing Belle of always wanting a life full of “bliss.” Unfortunately for them…
  • We Are the Giant (2014)

    stacia
    12 Dec 2014 | 10:16 am
    We Are the Giant ★★★½ / ★★★★★ Director: Greg Barker Music Box Films (Official Site) 90 Minutes In Theaters Beginning December 12, 2014 (Limited) Many in Western culture consider political protest to be romantic; others consider it tantamount to treason. This is particularly true in the United States, where protests held by minority groups demanding equal rights are treated to everything from ridicule to violence. Meanwhile, the grade school tales of brave white men during the time of the American Revolution stick with us into adulthood, leading to the kind of naïve notions…
  • Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends: Season Three Now on DVD

    stacia
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:11 am
    Thank you all for your patience during this unintentional hiatus, brought to you by seasonal colds, internet outages and unpleasant traveling for even more unpleasant business. But enough holiday cheer! Things are back and hoppin’ here on SBBN, so let’s get to it. Like all good GenXers, I spent all of my 20s and most of my 30s watching cartoons. Craig McCracken and other cartoonists helped pave the way for the animation renaissance we’re enjoying today — it’s almost impossible to overstate McCracken’s influence, starting with Cartoon Network shorts and…
  • Wicked, Wicked (1973)

    stacia
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:47 am
    Troubled hotel handyman Jason (Randolph Roberts) dons a creepy mask and dispatches beautiful blonde women in the 1973 slasher flick Wicked, Wicked. Filmed in a split-screen format called Duo-Vision used for most, but not all, of the film’s runtime, the audience is ostensibly treated to both the killer’s and the victims’ point of view simultaneously. Fortunately for us, though unfortunate for Wicked, Wicked’s Oscar chances, this split screen turns what would be a relatively tepid slasher film into a camp classic, one that became one of the biggest hits on TCM’s…
  • Beside Still Waters (2014)

    stacia
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Beside Still Waters ★★☆☆☆ Director: Chris Lowell Tribeca Film (Official Site) 96 Minutes In Theaters November 14, 2014 (Limited) It’s The Big Chill for a new generation in Beside Still Waters, the inaugural directorial outing for actor Chris Lowell. Daniel (Ryan Eggold) gets the old gang together at his family’s lake house before it’s foreclosed upon, and soon tensions, loves and rivalries bubble to the surface, especially after it’s revealed none of them bothered to show up for his parents’ funeral just a few months prior. The friends are the usual…
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  • Penny Pincher's Guide to Collecting DVDs and Blurays

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:18 pm
    (Yes I am a fine artist)If you are an avid movie fan or a film buff but working with a limited budget, here are some tips that may become handy. Many of these tips can also be applied to collecting books, music or whatsoever. Cycling these tips you can get more bang for the buck and build a nice library without having to spend an arm and a leg. In this way you can also save money for limited editions or never-on-discount titles. But remember that sometimes it is also preferable to buy some full price DVDs to support your favourite artists and merchants! Sale Bins of Supermarkets and…
  • Movie Review: Christmas Story (2007)

    15 Dec 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Christmas Story (Joulutarina) Starring: Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Otto Gustavsson, Kari Väänänen, Minna Haapkylä, Mikko Leppilampi, Mikko Kouki, Laura Birn, Antti Tuisku, Matti Ristinen, Ville Virtanen, Matti Rasilainen, Mauri Heikkilä, Oskari Heimonen, Pirjo Leppänen, Saara Pakkasvirta, Jonas Rinne, Mikko Rokka, Roi Ron, Nella Siilasmaa, Alpo Sipilä, Lisa Sjöholm, Eeva Soivio Director: Juha Wuolijoki Scarpe Diem Productions, Snapper Films Oy, Finland, 2007. A boy named Nikolas (Jonas Rinne) lives in Lapland, Finland hundreds of years ago. He makes Christmas presents for…
  • Movie Review: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    14 Dec 2014 | 12:38 pm
    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki, John Randolph, Diane Ladd, E.G. Marshall, Doris Roberts, Randy Quaid, Miriam Flynn, Cody Burger, Ellen Hamilton Latzen, William Hickey, Mae Questel, Sam McMurray, Nicholas Guest, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nicolette Scorsese Director: Jeremiah Chechik Warner Bros., Hughes Entertainment, USA, 1989.Griswold family are heading into the country to get a Christmas tree. After daddy Clark (Chevy Chase) races with some locals and nearly crashes their car, the family goes to forest for the…
  • Movie Review: Santa Buddies

    13 Dec 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Santa Buddies Starring: George Wendt, Christopher Lloyd, Danny Woodburn, Quinn Lord, Ryan Grantham, Andrew Astor, Sophia Ludwig, Gig Morton, Craig Anton, Michael Teigen with voice cast: Zachary Gordon, Tom Bosley, Tim Conway, Josh Flitter, Liliana Mumy, Ty Panitz, Field Cate, Skyler Gisondo, Richard Kind, Kaitlyn Maher, Chris Coppola Director:  Robert Vince Walt Disney Home Entertainment, Keystone Entertainment, Key Pix Productions, Santa Buddies Productions, USA, Canada 2009. Christmas icicle is melting and magic is disappearing because the kids are getting selfish.
  • Movie Review: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

    12 Dec 2014 | 2:21 pm
    Santa Claus Conquers the Martians Starring: John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck, Bill McCutcheon, Victor Stiles, Donna Conforti, Chris Month, Pia Zadora, Leila Martin, Charles Renn, James Cahill, Ned Wertimer, Doris Rich, Carl Don, Ivor Bodin, Al Nesor, Josip Elic, Jim Bishop, Lin Thurmond, Don Blair Director: Nicholas Webster Jalor Productions, USA, 1964. This movie can be found in Sci-Fi Classics 50 Movies (Anniversary Edition) DVD box by Mill Creek Entertainment. Kids from Mars watch Santa Claus (John Call) getting interviewed in the television by Andy Henderson…
 
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  • You Can Now VOTE for Your Favorite Twilight Story Screenplay Outline!

    Autumn Indie
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Surprise, surprise, Twilighters! All the winners of the Twilight Stories screenplay outline competition have been posted to Tongal and you can go and vote for the one you want to see made into a short movie! We are fan-peopling like crazy right now because some of the outlines are really good! We have to be honest, though (sorry, honesty first) — some of them are basically just retellings of the Twilight Companion and offer nothing new to the world of Twilight, and a couple were even riddled with errors. Keep in mind that the winners will now have to go on to The post You Can Now VOTE for…
  • Tris Prior is at Gunpoint in NEW ‘Insurgent’ Still!

    Autumn Indie
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Insurgent makes its way to theaters on March 20, which means marketing of the film is in full swing . . . which means new stills and trailer and TV spots will be popping up shortly. Below we have a brand new still of Tris Prior at gunpoint as society heads to war while Tris and Four (Theo James) continue to lead the resistance against their corrupt government. Insurgent is the second book in the bestselling young adult Divergent series, which was written by Veronica Roth. Photo: EW.com The post Tris Prior is at Gunpoint in NEW ‘Insurgent’ Still! appeared first on .
  • Sequel to Young Adult Gothic Romance “Fallen” in Development at Aspire

    Autumn Indie
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:34 pm
    Fallen fans! Awesome news. The first “Fallen” movie hasn’t even been released in theaters yet, but Aspire Entertainment is already currently developing the sequel, Variety reports. Looks like they’re predicting good things for this series because starting work on a sequel without releasing the first adaptation is quite the ballsy move. Especially with Vampire Academy and The Mortal Instruments—both supernatural love stories—bombing at the box office in previous years. Could the world of supernatural creatures and gothic romance be making a comeback? Is the world…
  • Book Review for ‘Divergent’ by Veronica Roth

    Autumn Indie
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:33 pm
    “One choice can transform you.” Divergent is the first book in Veronica Roth’s dystopian trilogy, which is followed by Insurgent and Allegiant. This book was all kinds of incredible. I knew Divergent was going to be special as soon as I read the synopsis. And I was right. I love this unique world that Veronica Roth has created. The idea of having five factions, and dividing people up into each faction based on where their strengths lie, is brilliant. I loved reading about each faction and trying to decide which one I’d fit into. (By the end, I decided that The post…
  • J.K. Rowling Crushes Severus Snape Vampire Rumor

    Autumn Indie
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:02 pm
    J.K Rowling has been in a festive mood this season, treating her fans to new Harry Potter writings—which have given us tiny revelations. Like recently when she revealed which character she regrets killing off the most, and a small blurb about the town of Cokeworth, which is where Severus Snape, Lily Evans (Harry Potter’s mom), and Petunia Dursley grew up. All you have to do is solve a riddle on her Pottermore.com website and you’re free to access the new writings. (Account required.) The riddle for the new material is: With vampires and authors and a gatecrashing Malfoy,…
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  • The Possibilities Are Endless (2014)

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:48 am
    The Possibilities Are Endless tells the incredible story of Edwyn Collins, the Scottish songwriter who suffered a stroke, an explosion in the brain so severe that it effectively deleted the contents of his mind. After a career as an internationally acclaimed lyricist, he lost all language and was only able to say two phrases: "The Possibilities are Endless" and "Grace Maxwell". The film is narrated by Edwyn, trapped inside his devastated mind and his wife Grace, the woman who pulled him back to life. More than just a story of determination against all odds; it is an intimate and…
  • Beyond (III) (2014)

    18 Dec 2014 | 3:42 am
    Beyond is a suspenseful sci-fi journey tracking the turbulent relationship of Cole and Maya as they struggle to survive in a world where the human population has been left decimated after an extra-terrestrial attack.No Subtitle Available
  • The Lost Legion (2014)

    17 Dec 2014 | 12:16 am
    After years of decline, the Roman Empire is desperate to recapture its past. Amidst war and political confusion, Urbina Prima schemes to make her son, Cassius, the next emperor. The only thing standing in their way is Maximus, a once great Roman commander with his own dreams of nobility. Can Rome reclaim its glory, or will the chaos lead to civil war? Written by Grindstone Entertainment Group, LLC. Subtitle Unavailable
  • Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno (2014)

    16 Dec 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Samurai X movies. Makoto, an assassin who once was contracted by the government, has since become obsessed with tearing it down. Formerly, Kenshin was mainly concerned with protecting Kaoru, but the stakes are now higher as he struggles to protect the nation itself. Written by Carl Lepeltier
  • The Equalizer (2014)

    14 Dec 2014 | 2:57 am
    In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they…
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  • 10 Great Horror Movies to Watch on Christmas

    vinculumblogs
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:42 am
    In our Gothic time that is roaming in the state when it is Christmas time, instead of viewing the recommendations from the past reviews on movie reviews, we have decided to overlook the darker festive film making, into the world of killer snowmen, psychotic, and slayer Santa’s. Here are the 10 great horror movies to view on Christmas that you can include in your cinematic naughty list. Tales from the Crypt, 1972 It’s the releasing movie of the third and the best film of Freddie Francis anthology movies. It all begins with the total psycho-Santa subtype, though it may not be the top…
  • The Babadook (2014)

    vinculumblogs
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    The movie The Babadook is an Australian horror movie directed by Jennifer Kent and produced by Causeway films, casted by Essie Davis played as Amelia, Daniel Henshall, Tiffany Lyndall-Knight and Noah Wiseman played as Samuel. The movie is showed at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival last January 17, 2014 for critically acclaim but release last March 22, 2014 in the public cinema. The movie has his original character and storyline but has some same plot, another boogeyman want to abduct a child, showing in his dream and the parents did not believe then showing to them and loves conquers all. The…
  • Devil’ Due 2014

    vinculumblogs
    16 Aug 2014 | 11:52 pm
    The movie Devil’s Due is a horror movie like “Paranormal Activity” but different story line. The movie is similar to “Rosemary’s Baby” but different script and scenes. It was directed by Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin starring Sam Anderson, Zach Gilford  and Allison Miller. The film was release last January 17, 2014. The movie Devil’s Due certainly a horror movie but by reading some reviews and comment negative thought are said. It depends on how you look at it. They say it’s like A copy of “Rosemay’s Baby” 2014 a Latin horror miniseries, depending on what…
  • I, Frankenstein

    vinculumblogs
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    Frankenstein is a fantasy action movie starring Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Miranda Otto, Yvonne Strahovski and many more and directed by Stuart Beattie. We all know Frankenstein, as a child we know him as a monster, a villain and a nightmare. Many Frankenstein movies were made and remake all same stories, but different plot. A patched up and stitch up copies revive and name after his creator, accused of being a monster. I, Frankenstein start in 1795 when a madman Dr. Victor Frankenstein (played by Aden Young “Rake TV Series”) create a patch up corpse monster (played by Aaron Eckhart…
  • Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

    vinculumblogs
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:57 pm
    It’s not just a horror movie; it’s a suspense, crime, thriller, supernatural, mystery, horror movie in one. It gives me goose bumps after watching the movie. This is what we expect from Scott Derrickson, a real horror movie magician. Creepy sounds, flicking light, horrifying screams are likely to use in every horror movies but  how and when to use it is the point and this is one movie they use it well it makes my heart pounding non-stop. At first you’ll see it as an individual gone insane, but sooner or later the twist comes out like a disease spreading, demons possessing people…
 
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