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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Page Turner'

February 27th, 2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'The Page Turner'
With the large amount of crass, crude and lewd selections recently (not really - but it sounds good!), it felt time to class things up around here and give the highbrow folks some movie due – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection puts the refined back in revenge and features a tale of poignant piano payback told with a distinctive air of elegance. Who says getting even can’t be classy? We’re taking on…"The Page Turner."

As a little girl, Melanie Prouvost has a passion for piano, so much so that her modest blue-collar parents give their blessing when she decides to s...
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Movie Reviews: 'The Salvation' / 'My Life Directed By Nicholas Winding Refn'

February 27th, 2015 11:10am EST
Movie Reviews: 'The Salvation' / 'My Life Directed By Nicholas W
Some interesting flicks coming out this week for sure. (And we’re not talking "Focus" here folks!) But we would like you to focus as we check out an old school revenge western and a doc on one of the most interesting directors working today. Go below to read the reviews of "The Salvation" and "My Life Directed By Nicolas Winding Refn" and enjoy!

Title: "The Salvation"

Stars: 2 1/2

Genre: Western / Action

Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Dean Morgan

Director: Kristian Levring

Rating: Not Rated

Running Time: 100 Minutes

Release Company: IFC Films

Website: www.ifc...
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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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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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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Trespass'

February 20th, 2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Trespass'
Since this is such a ho-hum week for theatrical releases, it felt like time to have a little fun and spice things up with a good old fashioned treasure hunt – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection mixes things like adventure, buried treasure and a siege with modern day gangsters and hustlers all out to get their piece of the pie. It features stylish direction, intense acting and memorable music that all set the tone for trouble. Follow the clues on the map because it’s all about gold in 1991’s…Trespass!

Vince and Don are two hardworking Arkansas firemen who risk the...
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Review: Five-Star 'Wild Tales' Is 'Creepshow' For The Payback Crowd

February 18th, 2015 12:20pm EST
Wild Tales
Fans of anthology style flicks will sometimes settle for a film that isn’t up to snuff simply out of love for the genre. Meaning the great ones (see "Trick 'r Treat" and "Burning Palms!") can seemingly co-exist with the mediocre ("Creepshow 3" anyone?!) and still make the multi-story geek in all of us somewhat satisfied. Thankfully the Argentina import "Wild Tales" is totally the former – a brilliantly bleak, fun, poignant and highly unpredictable five-star ride into some of the strangest yarns since "Tales From The Crypt." Though not specifically horror laden, the still disturbing coll...
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Top 5 Surprising Female Nude Scenes

February 16th, 2015 7:00pm EST
Nudes
I know what you’re thinking – another unoriginal list involving female film nakedness. But even though I’m most assuredly a red-blooded male (sorry, I was born that way!) and am not against cinematic reveals by the opposite sex, this is distinctively a different kind of list. There have been hundreds of actresses that bare it all for film and thus linger in our movie subconscious, but this Top Five is much more discerning. We’re looking at some truly great film roles by talented actresses where nudity needed not even be on the table to have the work be fondly remembered. Though for some...
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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Enemy Mine'

February 13th, 2015 12:20pm EST
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Enemy Mine'
Nothing says savory cine-space story like a yarn about aliens, brotherhood and tolerance – welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! This week we’re aiming high by taking to the skies for a little hidden outer space gem well worth checking out. On the surface it may seem like yet another intergalactic yarn, but upon closer examination there’s some real style, depth and thought within the fantastical framework. We go deep into the realm of new worlds to check out…"Enemy Mine!"

It’s the late 21st Century and there’s an interstellar war between humans and an alien reptilian race known as ...
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Movie Reviews: 'The Rewrite' / 'Wyrmwood' / 'Crazy Bitches'

February 11th, 2015 12:40pm EST
Movie Reviews: 'The Rewrite' / 'Wyrmwood' / 'Crazy Bitches'
Flicks are coming fast and furious for February so let’s get started! Coming up this very weekend besides as S&M heavy flick (you know the one!) there’s a vast span of other cinematic treats to snack on. From funny dramas to haunting horror and even some catty chicks, we’re keeping it real eclectic! So check out the reviews of "The Rewrite," "Wyrmwood: Road of the Dead" and "Crazy Bitches" below!

Title: "The Rewrite"

Stars: 3 1/2

Genre: Comedy / Drama

Cast: Hugh Grant, Marisa Tomei, J. K. Simmons

Director: Marc Lawrence

Rating: Not Rated

Running Time: 107 Minutes

Rele...
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Top Five 80s Movie Cougars

February 9th, 2015 8:00pm EST
Top Five 80s Movie Cougars
Long before the term 'cougar' even existed, there were already plenty of films dealing with the subject of relationships between inexperienced younger men and passionate older women. During the 80’s it became almost a cinematic virgin’s right of passage to be taught the ways of love by a patient and caring older woman. So we’re heading back to that headband and breakdancing decade to reveal some of the best film cougars that era had to offer. From sensual call girls to sassy singers, foreign spies to sensitive sexy French teachers, we’re digging up the best of the best in older hottie ac...
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