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Review: With 'Maps To The Stars' Cronenberg Is Back In Fine Form

February 26th, 2015 12:20pm EST
Review: With 'Maps To The Stars' Cronenberg Is Back In Fine Form
After what seemed like a slew of disappointing flicks either going for Oscar grabs (see, or rather don’t see, the unwatchable "A Dangerous Method!") or filled with no meaning (don’t know which was more drab "Cosmopolis" or its star Robert Pattinson!) it’s nice to finally have the true David Cronenberg back in fine form. His old school morbid style matched with writer Bruce Wagner’s biting screenplay and featuring some arresting performances makes his latest outing "Maps To The Stars" a wonderfully wacky piece of wild abandon cinema – welcome back David.

The film is about two worlds in mod...
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Kelly Clarkson 'Cried For A Solid Hour' Over This Project

February 26th, 2015 11:06am EST
Kelly Clarkson Cried And Pleaded To Get Out Of Making 'From Just
Kelly Clarkson revealed a few personal tidbits about herself in a recent feature with Us Weekly, including how she felt about making the 2003 film "From Justin To Kelly."

Hint: she wasn't thrilled about the project.

"I cried for a solid hour on the phone with the creator of American Idol and pleaded to be let out of the contract that said I had to film From Justin to Kelly," she confessed to the magazine in which she lists 25 things you may not know about her.

Clarkson made the film after winning the first season of "American Idol," and runner-up Justin Guarini was her co-star. The film ...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Homesman'

February 26th, 2015 11:00am EST
Blu-ray Review: 'The Homesman'
Ready to head out on the open plains with Tommy Lee Jones? Then follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray flick "The Homesman" out now from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. We see if home is indeed where the heart is below/

Title: "The Homesman"

Grade: 4

Cast: Tommy Lee Jones, Hilary Swank, Meryl Streep

Director: Tommy Lee Jones

Rating: R

Runtime: 123 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Website: www.lionsgateshop.com

The Flick: Steeped in mood and rich landscapes, "The Homesman" marks a real accomplishment for Director Tommy Lee Jones. With a firm underst...
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DVD Review: 'Altar'

February 26th, 2015 10:00am EST
DVD Review: 'Altar'
Ready to get possessed? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD chiller "Altar" out now from Cinedigm Home Entertainment. We review who is left unscathed below!

Title: "Altar"

Grade: 1

Cast: Olivia Williams, Matthew Modine, Steve Oram

Director: Nick Willing

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 94 minutes

Release Company: Cinedigm Home Entertainment

Website: www.cinedigmentertainment.com

The Flick: A blatant rip off of "The Shining" masked as a haunted house meets demon possession flick, "Altar" isn’t scary or entertaining even by accident. Director Nick Willing even goes so far ...
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Jamie Dornan's Future In The 'Fifty Shades' Franchise Is Uncertain

February 25th, 2015 3:19pm EST
Is Jamie Dornan Quitting 'Fifty Shades Of Grey'?
The future of the "Fifty Shades Of Grey" series is in flux as director Sam Taylor-Johnson pulled out of future sequels and lead actor Jamie Dornan reportedly said he's walking away from the franchise.

Reports surfaced earlier this week that Dornan was quitting the series because his wife was not happy with the BDSM-centered material. Quick to dismiss the rumors, his rep told E! News: "All press reports are pure conjecture as the studio has not committed to a sequel as yet."

His PR firm London's PublicEye firm then followed up with a statement that read: "Jamie is delighted that the film i...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Lookalike'

February 25th, 2015 12:00pm EST
Lookalike
Ready to step in for someone who looks like you? The follow us as we check out the new to Blu-ray thriller "The Lookalike" out now from Well Go USA Home Entertainment. We examine the similarities and differences below!

Title: "The Lookalike"

Grade: 2

Cast: Jerry O’Connell, Gillian Jacobs, Scottie Thompson

Director: Richard Grey

Rating: Not Rated

Runtime: 101 minutes

Release Company: Well Go USA Home Entertainment

Website: www.wellgousa.com

The Flick: The biggest crime of "The Lookalike" isn’t the fact that the majority of the actors are either wasted or miscast (what the he...
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DVD Review: 'Robin Williams Double Feature'

February 25th, 2015 11:00am EST
DVD Review: 'Robin Williams Double Feature'
Ready to enjoy a little Robin times two? Then follow us as we check out the new to DVD "Robin Williams Double Feature" with the films "Moscow On the Hudson" and "Jakob The Liar." We examine the wonder of Williams below.

Title: "Robin Williams Double Feature"

Grade: 3

Cast: Robin Williams, Alan Arkin, Liev Schreiber

Director: Peter Kassovitz / Paul Mazursky

Rating: PG-13 / R

Runtime: 120 / 117 minutes

Release Company: Mill Creek Home Entertainment

Website: www.millcreekent.com

"Moscow On the Hudson"

A t times a simply real and decent dramatic comedy from Paul Mazursky has ...
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'VANish' Star Tony 'Candyman' Todd Gives Insight On His Amazing Career!

February 24th, 2015 12:20pm EST
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Sometimes the hardest job for an actor immediately associated with a single standout character is to move past such a notorious notable and keep working. Fortunately for character actor Tony Todd, who is of course most recognized for his arresting work as former slave Daniel Robitaille turned hook wielding legend "Candyman," it’s truly been a success story. Having done some seriously stellar work both before (see "Platoon," "Lean On Me" and the Tom Savini version of "Night of the Living Dead" to name a few) and after ("The Crow," "The Rock" and of course the "Final Destination" films!) th...
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Why Did Alejandro G. Iñárritu Deserve To Win Best Director?

February 23rd, 2015 8:30pm EST
Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu
In his second career Oscar nomination for Best Director, Alejandro G. Iñárritu took home the gold for “Birdman” (as well as two more wins, for Best Picture and Original Screenplay). Here is how he pulled it off:

1. The “One Shot” Trick
Coverage of “Birdman” has already discussed this feature to death, but it bears repeating: the entire film was shot and edited in such a way that it appeared to be one long continuous take. There actually were several cuts throughout, but most of the shots lasted about ten minutes, which is still an intensely long duration, considering that a one-minute sh...
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Top 5 Game Changing Movie Bad Guys

February 23rd, 2015 6:10pm EST
Top 5 Game Changing Movie Bad Guys
Throughout the vast history of hero flicks one thing remains a key ingredient to being a success – the champion of the film is only as good as his bad guy movie counterpart. And while throughout cinema there have been a lot of truly tasty twisted dudes, only a very few have actually carved groundbreaking new territory in the role of ying to a hero’s yang. It’s these roles that we salute here – five sinister, calculated and conniving characters who dared to slip on the mask of malevolence and lovingly gave the movie world a whole new definition of bad guy. Listed by year, beginning way ba...
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