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News: Wall Street 2 / Futurama Back on TV /Danny Boyle Heading Back to Mumbai / Hathaway and Gyllenhaal on Screen Again / Peter Jackson Confirmed for Comic Con with the Possibility of Cameron’s Avatar

Javier Bardem has quite a slate of films ahead of him. He is set to star as the villain in Oliver Stone’s Wall Street 2 (yes, that is actually happening) alongside Shia Labeouf and Michael Douglas. And in a crazy twist, Bardem will be playing the principle villain in the sequel, not Douglas’ Gekko (but …

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Away We Go

Away We Go Directed by Sam Mendes Give Sam Mendes credit – at least he’s finding new ways to make less-than-satisfying films. From the leaden, humorless graphic novel adaptation Road to Perdition, to last year’s hopelessly shrill Revolutionary Road, to this year’s comparatively light road movie Away We Go, Mendes’ troubles at least variate. Away …

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The Third Man

The Third Man is a testament to the power of moving images. Often enough in the minds of the public, the writing or the acting of a film are considered the only true artistic aspects, while the cinematography is pushed aside as merely a technical detail, only the paint and brush needed to create the …

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The Company of Wolves

It is by complete surprise that I ended up with a copy of this movie. There I was, walking the aisles of my virtual movie store, looking for ‘The Empire of the Wolves’ when my clumsy fingers stumbled and clicked on Neil Jordan’s (The Crying Game, In Dreams, Breakfast on Pluto) film instead. The result? …

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News: Hangover impresses, Bruno in legal trouble, Ghostbusters 3

The Hangover Impresses Audiences: On Opening Day, Todd Phillips very funny “The Hangover” (I saw it yesterday, and I highly recommend it for good slapstick laughs) made 16.5 million dollars in one day alone.  “…The production budget was rumored to have hovered around only $30 million…”   which makes this a very impressive first day and …

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Top 5 Vegas Films

Swingers (1996) Directed by Doug Liman It really isn’t hard to see why this film has acquired a cult following. The atmosphere is laid back, the dialogue is some of the best in any 90’s comedy, the characters are appealing and well-drawn, the casting is perfect, the soundtrack is great, and the situations are honest …

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Pixar`s Lucky Charm

Back in 1995 John Ratzenberger became a part of history as one of the voices in the first animated feature done entirely by computer. That film was Pixar’s Toy Story and ever since, Ratzenberger has made a small cameo in every single one of Pixar’s 13 feature films. Abominable Snowman – Monsters Inc. Toy Story …

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Up

Up Directed by Pete Docter Co-directed by Bob Peterson Those waiting for animation powerhouse Pixar to slip up are going to have to wait a little longer, as their third straight unmitigated success comes courtesy of Up, the latest effort to be directed by Pete Docter, who previously helmed Monsters, Inc. Up may not be …

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Baraka

It’s very hard to categorize a film like Baraka. Because of its particular characteristics – a complete lack of a verbal component, a non-linear ‘plot’ and a broadened coverage of our planet – it doesn’t fit it with any existing genre. With that being said, I wouldn’t want to have to put a label on …

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Heavy Metal Horror

Body Count: Volume 10 . I’m not sure how the heavy metal and horror movie connection started but it’s a match made in hell. The two go together like chocolate and peanut butter. It’s a natural pairing. Alice Cooper had been combining Grand Guignol stage theatrics with live music since the 70’s. Blue Oyster Cult …

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News: “Alien” the Prequel, Blockbuster Video shows their desperation and more…

“Alien” the Prequel: An “Alien” prequel has been verified by  director Tony Scott.  He is the brother of Ridley Scott, the director of “Alien.”  The prequel will be directed by Carl Rinsch, director of 1994’s “The Quiz.”  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0727754/ Tony Scott guesses that production will begin “Hopefully (at) the end of the year.”  http://www.collider.com/2009/05/29/exclusive-tony-scott-confirms-carl-rinsch-is-directing-alien-and-its-a-prequel/ I am …

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News: “Twilight” is the Big Winner at the MTV Movie Awards / Woody Allen Finds a New Hooker / Portman Joins the Cast of “Your Highness” / New “Public Enemies” Featurette now online.

Twilight was the toast of the MTV Movie Awards winning five major prizes. But who gives a shit. Sacha Baron Cohen just tea bagged Eminem. Now that’s what I want more of at my awards shows. Yes, the bit is ripped off from a similar stunt by Howard Stern pulled at the VMA’s some while …

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News: Concept Art for Avatar, Tom Cruise confirmed to star in Action comedy Wichita, Dream Works Reveals its Slate Through 2012.

Concept art for James Cameron’s Avatar is in and it’s further upping the anticipation factor.  The art was released by the website Market Saw.  They are a part of their forthcoming book “The Art of Avatar James Cameron’s Epic Adventure.” And what can I say they look “EPIC.”  These pictures have been confirmed by Fox …

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Sam Raimi’s star Vehicle

When thinking of stars who appear in a Sam Raimi film, Bruce Campbell is the first name to come to mind. What people don’t realize is that Sam Raimi’s star vehicle is a 1973 Delta 88 Oldsmobile. The car was first seen way back in Evil Dead driven by Ash. In fact the car in …

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News: Pegg and Frost Comedy Boasts Impressive Cast, Pacino to Play Dr. Death, Anchorman 2?

Hot off the heels of a big critical success with Adventureland, Greg Mattola’s upcoming Simon Pegg and Nick Frost sci-fi comedy Paul has gotten a lot more interesting.  Variety reports that a ridiculous quantity of talent has now been added to the project: Seth Rogen, Jason Bateman, Jane Lynch, Bill Hader, and the glorious Kristen …

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News: Eli Roth almost killed by Tarantino / Bazooka Joe film / New Kevin Smith film

Eli Roth almost killed by Tarantino: During the production of “Inglorious Basterds,” co-stars Eli Roth “and Omar Doom were supposed to do a stunt in which they would be engulfed in flames as Tarantino would hover high above them behind the camera in a flame-retardant suit…they (Royh and Doom) were slathered with protective gel and …

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Drag Me To Hell

Drag Me to Hell Directed by Sam Raimi Where other horror pioneers’ attempts to return to the cinematic styles that earned them their reputations have generally ranged from middling (George Romero’s Land and Diary of the Dead) to embarrassing (Dario Argento’s Mother of Tears), Sam Raimi effortlessly slips back into “spook-a-blast” mode with the outrageously …

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