Conspicuous Trailers of the Week: Waking Sleeping Beauty Doc & Toy Story 3

Happy Friday, folks! I happened to stumble upon the Waking Sleeping Beauty documentary last night and I just had to share. I've always been a fan of all the Disney's animated features ever since I was little. Say what you will about the company, but one can't deny their place in animation history. To this …

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Upcoming Projects Spotlight: BBC’s Aurelio Zen & War of the Gods

I'm excited to hear about these two projects involving two talented but underrated British actors. Rufus Sewell is set to play Aurelio Zen in BBC's new detective series Special thanks to Prairiegirl for the tip. Based on the best-selling novel by the late Michael Dibdin, Rufus will play the fictitious Italian detective that's set in …

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Random Thoughts: What critical darlings you can’t sing praises of?

Happy Tuesday, readers! Critics everywhere seem to fall all over themselves in declaring The Hurt Locker a landmark movie-making achievement, giving director Kathryn Bigelow one major award after another, which in and of itself is a record as she's the first female director who've won some of these awards. I finally saw it this past …

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FlixChatter Review: Inglourious Basterds

Ok, 2 down, 10 more to go. As I mentioned in my Oscar nom musings, I've got twelve movies to catch up on by Oscar time (both nominated for Best Picture and those that feature Oscar-nominated performances). In the past 2 weeks, I finally caught this one and The Hurt Locker, here's what I generally think …

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Happy Birthday Alan Rickman!

Mr. Rickman turns 64 today. Thought I'd give a short tribute to him as he's one of my favorite British actors. I first saw him as the captivating villain Hans Grubber in Die Hard, stealing scenes from action hero Bruce Willis. He also plays another memorable villainous role as the tyrannical Sheriff of Nottingham in …

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Friday Guilty Pleasure Flix: The Man in the Iron Mask

Happy Friday, everybody! It's a short week since I got Monday off but boy has it been a hectic one. Back in November, I revealed one of many guilty pleasure flix, and since Shutter Island opens today in theaters after being delayed for four months, I thought it'd be fun to feature one of Leonardo …

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Conspicuous Trailer of the Week: CENTURION

I'm all for swords & sandals flicks, so naturally I'm intrigued by this Roman empire feature Centurion when I first read about it in Empire a couple of months ago. The fact that it stars one of my top ten actors to watch Michael Fassbender doesn't hurt, either. I first noticed the rising German/Irish star …

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Casting & Misc. News: Superhero Edition

With the way Hollywood's been at it these days, every news might as well be a Superhero edition. Here's what's been circulating so far, and let's start with the biggest shocker of the bunch (and because I've always had a soft spot for the Man of Steel for as long as I can remember): Christopher …

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Five Memorable American Movie Presidents

Happy President's Day, folks! In celebration of American presidents in the past 234 years, here are five actors who've played the role of U.S. Commander in Chief in the past couple of decades: Michael Douglas – Andrew Shepherd in The American President (1995) This movie is full of great scenes between Douglas and his love …

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Favorite Unconventionally-Romantic Films

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, readers! Whether or not you're spending it with a special someone — be it spending time with friends/family or simply doing something you love — I hope your day's filled with things that bring you joy. As I've mentioned in my Friday post, below are some of my favorites that don't exactly …

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