Musings on the first trailer of the new Ben-Hur (2016)

Most of you who've read my blog for a while knows I'm a huge fan of the 1959 Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. I've listed it as one of the films that have defined me and one of my three favorite Oscar-winning films of all time. That epic masterpiece that won the most awards in its …

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Week in Review: Shaun the Sheep Movie & London Has Fallen

Happy Monday folks! Boy, in terms of weather, this is gonna be a darn near perfect week for us here in the Twin Cities! Highs in the 50s and 60s every day and it's only the beginning of March! Well, I ain't complaining, in fact I'm wearing short sleeves already today. Well, usually I do …

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FlixChatter Review: LUCY (2014)

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. Luc Besson is a hit and miss director for me. Of his recent works, The Family was abhorrent, but The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec has its charm, so I proceeded this one with caution. The …

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Question of the week: Which casting news are you excited about from the past few weeks?

Hello everyone! I'm planning of launching a Casting News Roundup series in the coming weeks, something I'd update a couple times a month. I even made the banner already 😉 Casting can make or break a film and to me, casting is a big part of whether I want to see a certain film or not. Of course …

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FlixChatter Review: The LEGO Movie

We've seen a plethora of movie tie-in with the LEGO company for a long time. From the Lord of the Rings to Star Wars, there's pretty much a LEGO version of pretty much any franchise. So it's really a matter of time that these colorful interlocking plastic bricks have a movie of their own, I'm …

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Upcoming Flix Spotlight: The LEGO® Movie Fun Featurettes

Oh who doesn't love LEGO®. The colorful interlocking plastic bricks and an accompanying array of gears are perhaps one of the most universally-loved toys in the world. I actually saw a documentary of LEGO on the inception of that company in Billund, Denmark in 1949. I doubt inventor Ole Kirk Christiansen would ever imagine that …

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FlixChatter Review: Last Vegas

Hollywood seems to love making movies about bachelor party and here we have another one. Instead of having a bunch of young actors going to Vegas and behaving badly, this time we have a bunch of older actors going to Vegas and behaving like their younger selves. Four men in their late 60s who've been …

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[Directorial] Debuts Blogathon: Ben Affleck’s Gone Baby Gone (2007)

This post is my contribution to the DEBUTS blogathon spearheaded by Chris (Terry Malloy Pigeon Coop) and Mark (Three Rows Back). ‘Debuts’ will focus on directors’ first features (shorts not included), whether that be some little known feature no-one’s heard of or a breakthrough piece that catapulted them to stardom. We (well, Mark originally) thought …

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Weekend Roundup Reviews: Now You See Me & The Kid With a Bike

First weekend of June and apparently the box office came crashing down after a strong Memorial weekend. According to Box Office Mojo, Fast & Furious 6 fell 65% to about $34 mil, but yet it still took the top spot with Now You See Me ($28 mil) and After Earth ($27 mil) rounding up the …

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Weekend Viewing Roundup – OBLIVION Review

The weekend is coming to a close as I'm writing this, hope y'all had a nice one... especially in the weather department. It's really the kind of "Spring" that does NOT add an extra spring in your step, unless you want to slip on ice and fall over into a puddle :(I mean, just look …

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