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Happy Birthday, Dracula!

Posted by Rob Noble January 1, 2011
Dracula

No, it’s not Bela Lugosi or Bram Stoker’s birthday (those would be October 20th and November 8th, respectively), but the birthday of one Mr. Frank Langella.  And nobody better not say ‘Who?”  Frank Langella has been the white Samuel L. Jackson, the president, the editor of the Daily Planet, a consummate character actor and a [...]

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Listen up Statham, Charles Bronson was a friend of mine

Posted by Rob Noble December 30, 2010
The Mechanic

Last night I spent an amazing 100 minutes with the 1972 Charles Bronson classic, The Mechanic.  I can’t say what made me choose it on the Roku, but I’ve always liked Bronson, and I’ve always loved his co-star Keenan Wynn.  The synopsis, “A hit man takes an apprentice,” didn’t give away too much and I [...]

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A great new idea for DC crossovers at the movies!

Posted by Rob Noble December 30, 2010
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I’d love to give credit where credit’s due, but the truth is, I canNOT remember where I first heard this idea (who knows?  Maybe I dreamt it!):  The Christopher Nolan-supervised The Dark Knight Rises and Superman: The Man of Steel movies aren’t going to be connected (ala World’s Finest) with a big spandex meet-n-greet, but [...]

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‘Short’ Film review: ‘Long Story Short’

Posted by Jon Wiener December 28, 2010
Long Story Short

Several months ago, I raised the question: “What if Judd Apatow remade Police Academy?“.  Most of my casting choices were not surprising, though they did spark some debate over facebook.  The role of Sweetchuck, however had the biggest “who?”-factor.  Whit Hertford has been around for quite a while.  You’ve seen him in Jurassic Park and [...]

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Got that new Inception Blu-Ray for Xmas? Now read this book!

Posted by Rob Noble December 26, 2010
Amnesia

When the Blu-Ray of Inception hit shelves almost two weeks ago, nerds and cinephiles alike either bought a copy for themselves or made sure their loved ones knew what fits best in this year’s stocking.  I dug the movie a lot, but as original as its execution was, the themes of Inception are pretty familiar [...]

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Somewhere, somehow…

Posted by Jon Wiener December 26, 2010
somewhere

Have you ever seen Lawrence of Arabia?  It’s 216 minutes.  The first 3 minutes is a scene in which Lawrence (Peter O’Toole) sits on his motorcycle and enjoys a seemingly peaceful drive through the English countryside.  He looks great – you know instantly that this is somebody of importance.  He exudes cool to the point [...]

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True Grit: Not Just an Amazing Trailer

Posted by Jon Wiener December 25, 2010
True Grit!

If you’re anything like me, you’re a huge Coen Brothers fan.  They have an amazing track record: Barton Fink, The Big Lebowski, O Brother Where Art Thou?, A Serious Man, Fargo, No Country for Old Men, The Hudsucker Proxy, Raising Arizona, etc. When you catch wind of a new Coen Bros. movie, you know that [...]

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Wain’s World!

Posted by Jon Wiener November 30, 2010
David Wain interview!

Since the 90s, Director/Producer/Actor, David Wain has been churning out some of the freshest, most absurd comedy since it was invented by the Greeks (and then perfected by the late Leslie Nielsen).  I managed to get Wain on the phone for a few minutes during one of his last days filming Wanderlust in Atlanta. Who [...]

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Holy Shit! Harry Potter!

Posted by Jon Wiener November 19, 2010
Harry Potter!!!

It seems like a lifetime ago when the last Harry Potter movie came out (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), so there was quite a bit of excitement when I lined up with a bunch of teen-aged nerds, anxiously awaiting to moment that the theater doors would open for our 12:01 am show.  As I [...]

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Zack Snyder chosen to direct Superman reboot!

Posted by Jon Wiener October 4, 2010
Superman!

Zack Snyder, the man who brought us 300 and Watchmen is supposedly signed on to direct the Superman reboot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  News and rumors regarding the new Superman film have been flying around for many months, especially considering Christopher Nolan’s commitment to produce.  After breathing an entirely new life to the Batman [...]

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