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  • American Psycho (Christian Bale)

    ‘American Psycho’ brilliantly ambiguous & inappropriately funny

    American Psycho Directed by Mary Harron Written by Mary Harron & Guinevere Turner (original novel by Bret Easton Ellis) US, 2000 Upon release in 1991 and in the intervening years, many words have been spoken of Bret Easton Ellis’ bestselling novel American Psycho; gruesome, disgusting, misogynistic, ultimately un-filmable. Mainly because of its stream of consciousness […] More

  • ReignOFFire

    ‘Reign of Fire’ and the Bipolar Express

    Reign of Fire Written by Gregg Chabot & Kevin Peterka Directed by Rob Bowman UK, Ireland, USA; 2002 Batman, The Man With No Shirt, and a bunch of dragons walk into a post-apocalyptic bar. If not a decent joke, that should at least make for a solid movie, right? In the not-so-distant future, a British […] More

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    ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

    The most anticipated movie of the summer season arrived this past weekend, and we’re taking it on in a supersized format. Regular hosts Ricky D, Simon Howell and Julian Carrington are joined by new SOSer Ty Landis for a two-part (spoiler free / spoiler-ful) take on Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises, the nearly three-hour […] More

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    ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is entertaining, compelling, intense, and incredibly ambitious

    The Dark Knight Rises Directed by Christopher Nolan Written by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan USA, 2012 Christopher Nolan doesn’t half-ass things. Unlike a lot of summer-movie directors, he knows how to deliver a true spectacle. His dedication to telling a complete story about one of pop culture’s most beloved superheroes is remarkable. This determination […] More

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    Extended Thoughts on ‘Newsies’

    Newsies Directed by Kenny Ortega Written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White Starring Christian Bale, David Moscow, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall, Ann-Margret Why do we like the things we like? Sure, this may be a almost hilariously simplistic and loaded question, but one that can be fascinating to consider depending on the topic. Think of […] More

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    Mousterpiece Cinema, Episode 54: ‘Newsies’

    Carry the banner! Do it for Crutchie! Dare to dream to go to Santa Fe! Some of you will recognize these as references to the 1992 flop-turned-Broadway smash hit Newsies, a cult favorite from Walt Disney Pictures. Some of you have fond memories of Christian Bale, Bill Pullman, and a cast of lovable imps and […] More

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    ‘Velvet Goldmine’ – A mishmash of ‘Citizen Kane’, Ziggy Stardust, Oscar Wilde and ‘The Wall’

    Velvet Goldmine Directed by Todd Haynes Screenplay by James Lyons & Todd Haynes USA, 1998 A mishmash of Citizen Kane, Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie, Oscar Wilde and with a little bit of The Wall thrown in for good measure, Velvet Goldmine is science-fiction, fantasy, biopic and time capsule wrapped into one. Taking its non-chronological structure […] More

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    17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award Winners

    We just reported on this year’s Directors Guild Award winners, with The King’s Speech taking the top honor. Now the Screen Actors Guild have handed out their awards for the 17th time tonight, and it is no surprise that the The King’s Speech and The Fighter each took home two wins. The Screen Actors Guild […] More

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