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While neither the new WW II story, The Monuments Men (directed by, co-written by, and co-starring George Clooney) nor Tim’s Vermeer (directed by Teller—one name will do as far as ...

Posted by Ken Burke On February - 16 - 2014 0 Comment
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"Dead or alive, you're coming with me" Robocop, the robot cop, finds himself in a unique predicament. It's been decades since a decent movie has carried his name, and now that ...

Posted by Zak Wojnar On February - 11 - 2014 1 Comment
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The survivors of the zombie apocalypse are back after the mid season break.  They have lost the prison as there safe haven, and to make it worse, they have all ...

Posted by Mark Bridge On February - 10 - 2014 0 Comment
112575_gal

When you watch filmmakers discuss their work at press conferences (such as the one from last fall’s Toronto International Film Festival for Labor Day) you hear all of these sincere ...

Posted by Ken Burke On February - 6 - 2014 0 Comment
captain

One of things that is exciting about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or rather a shared universe between different franchises, is seeing how each installment correlates with each other.  For example, Black ...

Posted by Mark Bridge On February - 6 - 2014 0 Comment
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Bryan Singer will make his triumphant return to the X-Men franchise this summer with the fifth installment, X-Men: Days of Future Past.  He directed the first two X-Men, then left ...

Posted by Mark Bridge On February - 3 - 2014 0 Comment
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Michael Bay returns for his final installment (we'll see) of The Transformers saga which actually kicks off a brand new trilogy.  Transformers: Age of Extinction features an all new cast ...

Posted by Mark Bridge On February - 2 - 2014 0 Comment
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After The Amazing Spider-Man hit theaters I had mixed feelings walking out after my viewing.  On one hand it did improve on some of things from Sam Raimi's trilogy, most ...

Posted by Mark Bridge On February - 2 - 2014 0 Comment
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My latest report on Marvel's Phase 2 looks like this: Iron Man 3 was a disappointment and Thor: The Dark World was a nice little glimpse into Marvel's cosmic universe.  ...

Posted by Mark Bridge On February - 2 - 2014 0 Comment
maleficent

This summer Angelina Jolie takes on the role of Sleeping Beauty's arch nemesis,  Maleficent in the film of the same name.  A new trailer for the film has hit the ...

Posted by Mark Bridge On January - 27 - 2014 0 Comment
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I’m going to make some opening comments on a couple of movies that essentially have nothing to do with each other but in a way they connect a bit, because ...

Posted by Ken Burke On January - 26 - 2014 0 Comment
12 Years

I realize that we’re getting quite far into 2014 for me to finally be offering a Top 10 list for 2013, but given that I have little opportunity to see ...

Posted by Ken Burke On January - 26 - 2014 0 Comment
112285_gal

I’m posting this shortly before the Academy Award nominations for 2013 films are announced as a means of giving a bit of recognition to three that likely won’t be represented ...

Posted by Ken Burke On January - 16 - 2014 0 Comment
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Marvel's absolutely does not shy away from hiring top notch talented and legendary actors to appear in their films.  This summer we will see Robert Redford in Captain America: The ...

Posted by Mark Bridge On January - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
Bill-Paxton

Agents of SHIELD is a show that fanboys seem to love to hate.  But that hasn't stop Disney/Marvel from pulling out the stops to win fans over.  Previously it was ...

Posted by Mark Bridge On January - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
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It's a new year which means it's time for a new season of Game of Thrones.  Based on the popular series of novels, Game of Thrones season 4 will cover ...

Posted by Mark Bridge On January - 13 - 2014 0 Comment
her

There’s a mini-cluster of films in current release that all deal with the difficulties of love being realized in its intended state of stability either because of social conditions in ...

Posted by Ken Burke On January - 10 - 2014 0 Comment
107485_gal

How you use clandestine information for your own personal gain, how you reinvent yourself to attempt to alter your past, and how difficult it is to maintain privacy or respect ...

Posted by Ken Burke On January - 4 - 2014 0 Comment
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We are two films down so far in Marvel's Phase 2 with two more films before Avengers: Age of Ultron.  One of those two films arriving in 2014 is Captain ...

Posted by Mark Bridge On December - 31 - 2013 0 Comment
108359_gal

I’ve just posted a review of three films—all by outstanding writer-directors—with connections to the broad concept of “the past” either because they take place in earlier eras (Inside Llewyn Davis ...

Posted by Ken Burke On December - 27 - 2013 0 Comment
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Yeah, I know that my title here was stolen from Ray Bradbury’s dark fantasy novel about an evil traveling carnival, but you can’t copyright a title (so check carefully what ...

Posted by Ken Burke On December - 20 - 2013 0 Comment
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Don't yell at Brick. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, the endlessly quotable 2004 comedy classic, was getting ripe for a sequel, and, nine years later, here we are. Ron Burgundy ...

Posted by Zak Wojnar On December - 18 - 2013 1 Comment
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While the Italian contender for a nomination to Oscar’s 2013 Best Foreign Language Film category, The Great Beauty, has been making the rounds for a while now (picking up wins ...

Posted by Ken Burke On December - 13 - 2013 0 Comment
venom

Marvel Studios has set a new precedent on expanding a shared cinematic universe through multiple franchises.  Not only is their direct competitor WB/DC attempting to replicate their success, but Marvel's ...

Posted by Mark Bridge On December - 13 - 2013 0 Comment
rhodey

As amazing as Marvel's The Avengers was, one question came to mind.  Where was Rhodey (Don Cheadle) AKA War Machine during the battle of New York?  Thanks to the Iron ...

Posted by Mark Bridge On December - 13 - 2013 0 Comment