Oscars broadens Best Picture list to 10

Perhaps in attempt to get the early buzz out for next year's Oscar, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences just announced they're adding an extra FIVE flix to the Best Picture list. Or perhaps an attempt to make amends to excluding the immensely popular (and critically-lauded) The Dark Knight from a list of …

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Bale – always the second banana?

I read this article on Yahoo yesterday on why Johnny Depp is the only one on the poster of Public Enemies, but not Bale. The funny thing is, I've been wondering about that ever since I saw the first trailer. Sure, Depp is undoubtedly a very bankable star, but Bale just came out of the …

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Good bye Jacko!

No musical artist captured the attention of the world quite like Michael. His incredible talent is unmatchable, much like his knack for sensationalism. Though not much of a fan myself, I do enjoy his music and his uber imaginative videos. May he finally rest in peace after all he's been through. We mourn the King …

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Flixchatter’s Must-See Flix for the rest of ’09

The Must-See list in the order of release date: Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Who could resist that pathetic squirrel still on the hunt for his beloved acorn? I couldn't stop laughing from the moment that thing came on the screen. There's possible romance for this little guy as well – hilarious mayhem can't …

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Flixchatter Review: The Taking of Pelham 123

Ok now, The Taking of Pelham 123 is yet another remake (clearly Hollywood's long been out of original ideas!) of a subway train being hijacked. It's a simple premise really, but director Tony Scott managed to inject enough tension and sharp dialogue to keep audience engaged. This is a story of an ordinary man forced into …

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Hollywood’s love affair with ‘swords & sandals’ flix

Clash of the Titans Remake – thrusting into theaters March 2010 I came across a pic of Gladiator-like Perseus wielding his sword the other day, and it piqued my interest. My hubby Ivan's a big fan of the original movie with Harry Hamlin, which basically tells the classic Greek mythology of the hero Perseus who …

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Return to Me – The beautiful, poignant chickflix nobody’s ever seen!

RETURN TO ME I can't remember exactly how I stumbled upon this one years ago, but I sure glad I did. Now I'm not a huge fan of chickflix in general, especially those with the quintessential formula of ‘boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, boy loses girl, boy gets girl back and …

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The Time Traveler’s Wife – coming in August

I noticed this movie quite a while ago when I read it in EMPIRE magazine, but sort of forgot about it. Based on a book by Audrey Niffenegger,  it's about an adverturesome librarian, Henry (Eric Bana) and his relationship with beautiful art student Clare (Rachel McAdams). Henry has a rare genetic anomaly that causes him …

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FlixChatter Review: Wolverine

I realize I should've put a spoiler disclaimer on this from the start. Sorry to all of you readers who haven't seen the movie, this 'review' is meant as a post-viewing discussion/observation. I'll make sure to be clear on that in the future, and enhance my flix reviewing skills! Marvel and DC ought to thank …

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Update on Burns

Just when I thought the project is smooth sailing, I learned that it's back on the back-burner, again! According to The Scotsman, budget is still an issue. Even so, the future of the £5 million film, first mooted a decade ago, is unclear. Although Mob Films, the production company behind Burns: The Movie, has held …

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