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Month: September 2012

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Theatrical Releases: Looper & Won’t Back Down

HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA || Adam Sandler’s dumb humor transfers over to an animated feature, with his whole crew doing the voices. However, that same dumb humor probably works much better for children, as “Jack and Jill” seemed to. We grew up loving “Happy Gilmore” and “Billy Madison”, so I can see that maybe Sandler wants to corner the market of parents willing to take their … Read More Theatrical Releases: Looper & Won’t Back Down

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Tuesday Releases: Marvel’s The Avengers

SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2012 Who would dare compete with “The Avengers” release this week, the action comic book adventure, directed by Joss Whedon and bringing all the Marvel universe films together?

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Theatrical Releases: Dredd, End Of Watch, & House at the End of the Street

DREDD || “Dredd 3D” is what it is; a violent, vicious action film that packs a punch. With slightly too much gore and slow motion for its own good, Karl Urban is brilliantly cast as the lead, taking the over-amped character of Judge Dredd to a level that isn’t hokey, delivering lines that, if spoken by any other actor, would be taken as a … Read More Theatrical Releases: Dredd, End Of Watch, & House at the End of the Street

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Tuesday Releases: The Cabin In The Woods

SEPTEMBER 18TH, 2012 Several worthwhile releases this week, as well as one major one we’ve been waiting for all summer, Joss Whedon’s “The Cabin In The Woods”. Who knew this would be Joss Whedon’s year to shine, with a completely original horror story and one of the biggest blockbuster franchises under his belt in the same year. Watching “Firefly”, I never would have guessed … Read More Tuesday Releases: The Cabin In The Woods

New Trailer: Lincoln – Official Trailer #1

LINCOLN // Steven Spielberg has gone from “Jaws” and “Jurassic Park” to “War Horse” and “Lincoln”; who would have thought? Daniel Day-Lewis is the man to pull off the prestigious role, however, and you can expect tons of awards coming out of this film come Oscar season, especially with John Williams at the score. Along with Tommy Lee Jones, Jackie Earle Haley, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, … Read More New Trailer: Lincoln – Official Trailer #1

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Proof Review: The Words (2012)

Release Date September 7, 2012 Director Brian Klugman Screenplay Brian Klugman Lee Sternthal Distributed By CBS Films Budget $6 million Drama, Thriller Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking 97 minutes The Words As much as “The Words” is a rehashing of films and stories that came before it, this literature drama still poses a set of important and thought-provoking questions about morality. … Read More Proof Review: The Words (2012)

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Theatrical Releases: Resident Evil: Retribution & The Master

FINDING NEMO 3D || “Finding Nemo” is a fantastic Disney-Pixar film, and probably one that makes complete sense in 3D, but do not expect me to shell out those kinds of ticket prices to see it. I do enjoy them converting all of these films to 3D tho, especially “The Lion King” and “Beauty and the Beast”, so that younger generations can enjoy them … Read More Theatrical Releases: Resident Evil: Retribution & The Master

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Spotlight: Summer Through The Cracks

As far as seeing films, I had an epic summer. From May to August, I probably went to more films than I have in any other summer combined. But even racking up an impressive list of summer viewings, there were still a view films that fell through the cracks. Most of them were independent films that didn’t get a very long release or films … Read More Spotlight: Summer Through The Cracks

New Trailer: Another Guillermo del Toro Produced Horror Flick – Mama: Official Trailer

The last great horror film that Guillermo del Toro executive produced was “The Orphanage”, which is such a fantastic film in general even without the attachment. Since then I have held out for the next subtle horror film to carry del Toro’s name. “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” came close, but no cigar, even though he garnered a writing credit as well. Upon … Read More New Trailer: Another Guillermo del Toro Produced Horror Flick – Mama: Official Trailer

Oscars Watch: Ebert Picks Argo to Win Best Picture at 85th Academy Awards

“The winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture will be Ben Affleck’s tense new thriller “Argo.” How do I know this? Because it is the audience favorite coming out of the top-loaded opening weekend of the Toronto Film Festival. Success at Toronto has an uncanny way of predicting Academy winners; I point you to the Best Pictures of the last five years in … Read More Oscars Watch: Ebert Picks Argo to Win Best Picture at 85th Academy Awards

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Tuesday Releases: Snow White and the Huntsman

SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2012 “Snow White and the Huntsman” is the biggest release this week, starring Charlize Theron as the witch, Kristen Stewart as Snow White, and Chris Hemsworth as the huntsman. One of my favorite films of the summer, this visually stunning fantasy film was superior in every way to the “Mirror Mirror” take on the Snow White tale. With most of the news … Read More Tuesday Releases: Snow White and the Huntsman

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Spotlight: September 11th’s “Never Forget” List

On September 11th, 2001, I was in eighth grade, just a little less than a month after my 14th birthday. I had gotten to school late that day and had barely sat down at my desk in Social Studies class when the English teacher from next door barged in and turned on the television. At 14, you can mildly understand what was happening but … Read More Spotlight: September 11th’s “Never Forget” List