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The Imitation Game Benedict Cumberbatch is Quirky British Hero (Review)

The Imitation Game Benedict Cumberbatch is Quirky British Hero (Review)

The Imitation Game with Benedict Cumberbatch as the quirky British war hero Alan Turing is a fascinating film, it strives to be somewhat autobiographical in nature, while it gives a truncated version of Turing’s contribution to the mastering of the Nazi code machine Enigma. The movie also tells of the horrid injustice done to the […]

The Gambler: Mark Wahlberg Leaves Audience Dumbfounded and Depressed

The Gambler: Mark Wahlberg Leaves Audience Dumbfounded and Depressed

Mark Wahlberg is Jim Bennett in this remake of the 1974 James Caan film The Gambler and as directed by Rupert Wyatt (The Escapist, Rise of the Planet of the Apes) this version leaves the audience dumbfounded, depressed and not a little confused. Like the original film, Wahlberg’s gambler is a academic figure, a professor […]

Into the Woods: Disney Does Broadway Beautifully (Review and Trailer)

Into the Woods: Disney Does Broadway Beautifully (Review and Trailer)

Having never seen any stage version of this Stephen Sondheim musical it is much easier to take this big screen adaptation of Into the Woods at face value and while Disney does do Broadway beautifully, the film, for all its hype and fan excitement, does not overwhelm or overly impress. Certainly the movie looks gorgeous, […]

‘Big Eyes’ Amy Adams Paints In Secret (Review and Trailer)

‘Big Eyes’ Amy Adams Paints In Secret (Review and Trailer)

In Tim Burton’s latest effort, Big Eyes, there is no sign of Johnny Depp and instead Amy Adams paints in secret as Margaret Keane while Christoph Waltz as Walter Keane takes credit for the the big eyed children in his wife’s paintings. This true tale is based upon the 1980s court case where the artistic […]

Unbroken: Angelina Jolie Tribute to Olympic POW (Review and Trailer)

Unbroken: Angelina Jolie Tribute to Olympic POW (Review and Trailer)

The Angelina Jolie tribute to an Olympic WWII POW in her film Unbroken, can either be seen as a patriotic salute to one man’s incredible spirit and refusal to give in under the most extreme of pressures. Or it could be an overlong attempt to ride the long wave of popularity caused by Laura Hillenbrand’s […]

‘The Interview’ Coming to a Theatre Near You…Maybe

‘The Interview’ Coming to a Theatre Near You…Maybe

The latest news in the world of cyber terrorism is that Sony, with the aid of a few non chain type theatres, are thumbing their noses at North Korea and airing The Interview, which should be coming to a cinema near you…maybe. It should not be forgotten that Sony Entertainment held out till the very […]

Justin Lin to Make Star Trek Three Fast & Furious?

Justin Lin to Make Star Trek Three Fast & Furious?

Following the somewhat disturbing news that Paramount want the next installment of Star Trek, number three to be exact, to be more like Guardians of the Galaxy the latest development has Fast & Furious helmsman Justin Lin now sitting in the driver’s seat. There appears to be a story that J.J. Abrams replacement Roberto Orci […]

Joe Cocker English Blues Singer Dead at 70

Joe Cocker English Blues Singer Dead at 70

Joe Cocker, the English blues singer who rasped out his version of the Beatles song With a Little Help From My Friends and made the Lennon McCartney tune a hit for a whole new generation of fans, is dead at the age of 70. While Cocker reached the number one slot with his take on […]

The Librarians: And Santa’s Midnight Run (Recap and Review)

The Librarians: And Santa’s Midnight Run (Recap and Review)

The Librarians, in their Christmas episode, have the brilliant Bruce Campbell as Father Christmas in the segment titled And Santa’s Midnight Run. In this week’s show Santa is kidnapped in a soup kitchen in London and Gretchen Claus, aka Mrs. Santa calls Jenkins to see if her missing husband is in the library. Since Saint […]

Saturday Night Live Christmas Show Amy Adams and Dr Evil (Recap/Review)

Saturday Night Live Christmas Show Amy Adams and Dr Evil (Recap/Review)

Saturday Night Live and its Christmas show featured Amy Adams and opened with surprise guest Dr. Evil, aka Mike Myers, yet another SNL alumni stepping in for the show’s 40th. Although this cold open was reminiscent of the good old days when this “out of the box” comedy series really was funny and did not […]

Sony Only Fell After Cinema Chains Chickened Out

Sony Only Fell After Cinema Chains Chickened Out

Sony Entertainment have gone through the wringer recently with the “North Korean” hack and the corporation only fell after cinema chains chickened out leaving them no real avenue of showing The Interview except in the odd theater. AMC, Regal, Cinemark and others all pulled out after Sony rather rashly allowed them the option to do […]

Santa Con: Lifetime and Melissa Joan Hart a Winning Combo

Santa Con: Lifetime and Melissa Joan Hart a Winning Combo

Directed by Melissa Joan Hart, who also co-stars, and written by David Breckman (Saturday Night Live, Monk) and starring Barry Watson (Boogeyman, Hart of Dixie), Melissa Sagemiller (Soul Survivors, Get Over It) and Scott Grimes (American Dad!, Robin Hood) the Lifetime film Santa Con features the winning combo of con man with a heart and […]

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