Guest Post: Comparing five Hollywood original films to their remakes

Hollywood is crazy about doing remakes, just recently Ridley Scott signed on to direct a remake/reboot/redo/prequel/sequel his own original film Blade Runner. Then his brother Tony Scott announced he was in talks to do a remake of Sam Peckinpah’s great western, The Wild Bunch, I hope to god that this will never ever happen. The …

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Guest Commentary: A thing or two the movie industry can learn from Steve Jobs

Thanks to my beloved hubby Ivan M. (a.k.a. Pixelcrave) for this special contribution. I love Pixar movies! I have watched every one of them (except for the last one, Cars 2) and can honestly say each one is very much enjoyable to watch. Even the weakest one in my book (Cars) was still a fun …

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Weekend Roundup and The Company Men review

Happy Monday, folks. My friends in the East Coast, I hope y'all stay safe. I was glued to the TV screen Saturday night watching all the coverage and reading people's tweets about Hurricane Irene, wow, I definitely don't take this beautiful weather in Minnesota for granted. We are very blessed indeed. Well, looks like even …

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THIS JUST IN! The Rum Diary Trailer

Wow, seems like it's been ages ago since I posted the Rum Diary on-set photos ... yep, that was back in Summer 2009! I actually put this movie in my list of most-anticipated-movies of 2010, I had no idea it would take over two years for it to finally get a distributor! Well, we finally …

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FC Poll – What should Christian Bale do next after Batman 3?

Happy Friday all! I thought I'd do a poll as we all love to cast votes, right? 🙂 Well, I saw various tweets about Christian Bale's possible next projects post The Dark Knight Rises a few days ago but haven't got a chance to actually read any of them closely until last night. Wow, even …

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Upcoming Flix Spotlight: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

I haven't done a new flick spotlight in a while, and the last time I did it was on Cloud Atlas, which had quite an ensemble cast. Well, the fantastic British cast is what initially grabbed my attention about Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy. If you've read this blog long enough, you know I love all …

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Rental Pick: Kenneth Branagh’s HAMLET (1996)

It took me 3 days but I finally finished the 4-hour long Shakespeare adaptation by Kenneth Branagh. I'd even use the term 'masterpiece' as it really was quite an undertaking to bring the Bard's most famous play to life in such a grand and passionate fashion. Please keep in mind that before seeing this, my …

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Guest Post: Five Favorite Movies with a Twist Ending

With the recent release of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a prequel to Planet of the Apes, it got me thinking of films with twist/surprise/shocking ending. Since the original 1968’s 'Apes' movie was the godfather of twist ending, I figure I should list my favorite films that has a surprise ending. Don’t worry, …

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Random Question: Which movie did you watch most often in the theater?

Sometimes an idea of a post just presents itself when you least expect it. I was just chattin' with one of the web programmers at work via email about a project, and somehow our conversation turned to movies. He candidly shared to me that he had seen James Cameron's ALIENS 12 times! Yep, you read …

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THIS JUST IN – Machine Gun Preacher first trailer is here!

It's raining Gerry! I wonder if the studios are planning this, but for some reason, both of Gerard Butler's upcoming movies are gearing up their marketing campaign in quick succession. Just a few days ago I posted the poster for this movie, but now we've got a trailer. It's about time! I've blogged about this …

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