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‘Ghostbusters’ Trailer Featuring ‘Inception’s’ Score (The Internet is Finally Complete)

Posted by Jon Wiener January 6, 2011
Ghostbusters / Inception

YouTuber, Rothejfunk, has brilliantly created a new trailer for the 1984 Action-Comedy hit Ghostbusters using “Mind Heist”, a Hans Zimmer track off the amazing Inception soundtrack.  Zimmer’s score has become a sensation; it has been nominated for a Golden Globe, Grammy and Satellite Award.  The verdict is still out, but I would be shocked if [...]

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Batman: The All Over is *the* time-skipping anti-romp!

Posted by Rob Noble January 4, 2011
Batman

Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-5 set the bar pretty high for time-jumping heroes.  In it, Billy Pilgrim lives his vaguely sci-fi life as a WW2 vet in non-consecutive chronological order: 80 years, chopped into bits of a few weeks or months, then shuffled like a deck of cards.  Since its publication in 1969, tons of tv shows [...]

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‘Blue Valentine’: Grittier than ‘True Grit’

Posted by Jon Wiener January 2, 2011
Blue Valentine

Before I knew what Blue Valentine was, I knew of its controversy.  For those who are unaware, Blue Valentine includes a scene in which Ryan Gosling’s character, Dean, performs oral sex on Michelle Williams’ character, Cindy.  Although the scene is not graphic and includes zero nudity, the MPAA (whose rating system is diminishing in importance) [...]

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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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Bruce Wayne, Amnesiac P.I.

Posted by Rob Noble December 28, 2010
Batman

Now where’d I set that fifth issue of Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne?  The one where he continues his race through time (and remember folks, time’s arrow only flies in one direction!)  Ah yes, right here under this giant pile of ratty moleskines and out-of-package JLU action figures. So, where were we? Right, Bruce [...]

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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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Incognito’s back! All hail Brubaker!

Posted by Rob Noble December 27, 2010
Incognito

Ed Brubaker doesn’t need any more fans or kudos, but attention should really be paid to the latest issue of his ongoing supervillain-turned (sorta) good guy saga Incognito. Volume one was an excellent melding of Brubaker’s strengths as a writer of both crime comics and regular superhero stories. Sure, nowadays superheroes almost *have* to come [...]

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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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