Trailer Spotlight: Man of Steel – the S stands for smashing – now the countdown begins!

I knew I would be inside of a movie theater watching Disconnect when this trailer hits ... so I was super excited when I got home to see it on my big screen TV! Well, all that waiting is not for naught. I have a bunch of superlatives I could use for this trailer... but …

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Classic Actor Spotlight: Walter Matthau – Finding What Works

Greeting once again! Given the positive response to the early works of one of great ensemble character and lead actors of the latter part of the 20th century. I've decided to expound a bit upon the arena and offerings in which he is so fondly recognized, empathized with and remembered. Putting those roles and films …

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Weekend Viewing Roundup – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (2005)review

Happy Monday all! It's going to be quite a busy week for me with three screenings Tuesday - Thursday, starting with Disconnect tomorrow. I've got my MSPIFF press pass kit yesterday and all the tickets for the films I've mentioned here, well except for Kon-Tiki as it was sold out and the second screening conflicts with …

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My interview with The Angels’ Share’s Screenwriter Paul Laverty – on Ken Loach, inhabiting the characters of his films, Eric Cantona, and more!

The Scottish indie The Angels' Share kicked off the MSPIFF last Thursday, the latest from acclaimed British director, Ken Loach. Loach's award-winning long-time screenwriting partner, Paul Laverty, was in attendance for the film festival's opening night. I was fortunate enough to get a sit down interview with Mr. Laverty the afternoon before the film premiere. Bummer that …

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Friday Special: Five Movies. In Five Words.

HAPPY FRIDAY all! For this Friday, I'm inspired by my friend Josh's newest idea of doing a minimalist but thought-provoking post... Five Movies. In Five Words. I've sort of have a thing with the number five so hey, why not try this out. I know Fassy, er Magneto would agree 😀 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy …

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Minneapolis St Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF) – April 11-28

I'm so glad to live in a city where arts & culture thrive and are celebrated year round. Well, the biggest film event of the state, The Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival today or MSPIFF for short, opens today! I'll be picking up my Press Pass later this afternoon. Thanks to the Festival Coordinator (Eric) …

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Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi thriller ELYSIUM’s Poster & Trailer Spotlight

Boy oh boy! I've been looking forward to this film for quite some time now. In case you didn't know already, I'm a huge fan of District 9 which was a surprise to me as I didn't even know much about it when I saw it on the big screen. Well, it's been over three …

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Weekend Roundup: The Secret of Kells and Gladiator re-watch

The calendar says it's April. Spring? What Spring?? Hope it's much sunnier where you are as it's quite wet and gloomy here. In fact, looking at the 10-days forecast is quite depressing, full of rain/snow mix with temps barely making it out of 50 degrees! 😦 In any case, I didn't make it to the …

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Russell Crowe Birthday Tribute: Top 10 Favorite Roles of the Aussie Thespian

I almost missed Russell Crowe's birthday today. On April 7, the Aussie thespian turns 49. In case you didn't know, before Gerry Butler, I was quite obsessed with the New Zealand-born actor after seeing his performance in Gladiator back in 2000. The following year, I tried to watch as many of his older films as …

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Five for the Fifth: April 2013 Edition

Hello folks, welcome to the 4th Five for the Fifth of the year! As is customary for this monthly feature, I get to post five random news item/observation/poster, etc. and then turn it over to you to share your take on that given topic. You can see the previous five-for-the-fifth posts here. 1. I had …

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