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If you’re not a fan of Seth Rogen, of his comedies, or of the Judd Apatow Crew, then you can disregard this review. This movie is for those people, and it’s hilarious. It’s not high art (although James Franco might argue that it is), but it’s arguably the most fun experience I’ve had in a theater in a long time (certainly the most time I’ve laughed out loud since… Pineapple Express), and I don’t remember the last time I was so energetic and boisterous walking out of a theater. My friend (your fabled editor) and I kept running through our favorite parts on the car trip home, and quickly figured out that we were just quoting the entire movie. Yeah, we were those annoying guys.
Let’s get to the movie. This Is The End is an apocalypse comedy, tackling the bloating end-of-the-world »
- Andy Greene
By his own admission, Jay Baruchel is the least well-known of the six main stars in This Is The End. He’s been acting for decades, appearing in Oscar-winning films from Almost Famous to Million Dollar Baby and blockbusters like How To Train Your Dragon and Tropic Thunder. Yet, when compared to some of his co-stars, he simply isn’t [...] »
- Germain Lussier
Box-sets, much like anthologies, have somewhat of an unavoidable mixed-bag mentality about them. It’s difficult, near impossible even, to ensure that each film within is of equal merit and quality. Increase the number of films, and the odds of consistency decrease in equal proportion. Which brings us to WB’s latest (but doubtfully last) Clint Eastwood retrospective. Clint Eastwood: 20-Film Collection lives up to my theory above thanks in part to a heavy concentration on Eastwood’s most recent output (which few people would argue in favor of), but it does an otherwise fine job of looking across the years at the man’s output both as an actor and a director. WB has also released a 40-Film set onto DVD. The Movies Surveying the twenty films featured here brings an immediate realization. There is absolutely no rhyme or reason to these particular selections. The set doesn’t focus on Eastwood’s director efforts. It »
- Rob Hunter
Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will pick-up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C. Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” features an outstanding supporting cast that includes Sebastian Stan (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Black Swan”) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie (“The Hurt Locker,” “Million Dollar Baby”) as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Cobie Smulders (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “How I Met Your Mother”) as Agent Maria Hill, Frank Grillo (“Zero Dark Thirty”) as Brock Rumlow and Georges St-Pierre (“Death Warrior”) as Georges Batroc. Rounding out the talented cast are Hayley Atwell (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) as Peggy Carter, Toby Jones (“Captain America: The First Avenger, »
Geek icon Joss Whedon’s adaption of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing hits cinemas on 14 June, and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to the London premiere on 11 June with the director and cast in attendance! That’s right – you can get to see the film alongside Whedon himself, plus the two leads (and Buffy The Vampire Slayer-alumni) Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof!
You Must be free to attend the premiere on Tuesday 11th June to enter this competition.
In the late summer of 2011, Joss Whedon completed principal photography on Marvel’s Avengers Assemble. Upon his return to Los Angeles Joss was contractually obligated to take a week off before beginning his director’s cut of the film. Rather than travel to an exotic location, or disconnect from the world and unwind, Joss chose to make a completely different kind of film. A film »
Image Credit: Cleveland.com “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will pick-up where “Marvel’s The Avengers” left off, as Steve Rogers struggles to embrace his role in the modern world and teams up with Natasha Romanoff, aka Black Widow, to battle a powerful yet shadowy enemy in present-day Washington, D.C. Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1941, Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” features an outstanding supporting cast that includes Sebastian Stan (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “Black Swan”) as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie (“The Hurt Locker,” “Million Dollar Baby”) as Sam Wilson/Falcon, Cobie Smulders (“Marvel’s The Avengers,” “How I Met Your Mother”) as Agent Maria Hill, Frank Grillo (“Zero Dark Thirty”) as Brock Rumlow and Georges St-Pierre (“Death Warrior”) as Georges Batroc. Rounding out the talented cast are Hayley Atwell (“Captain America: The First Avenger”) as Peggy Carter, Toby Jones »
Chicago – “Clint Eastwood: 20 Film Collection” is a great Father’s Day gift that’s nonetheless a bit difficult to describe. It’s not exactly a greatest hits collection of its legendary star since it’s missing some of his most iconic films and includes some of his most notable failures. At the same time, every Eastwood fan would be happy to have at least half of these films in their collection and there’s no better way to do it then this set. It also may allow for some reevaluation and reappreciation of some of Eastwood’s less-beloved movies. I wish that Warner Bros. had taken the opportunity to upgrade a few Eastwood films that still need HD restoration but there’s enough brilliance in this box that it’s tough to complain.
Which ones are the classics in this impressively-packaged set? There are undeniable, iconic ones like “Dirty Harry, »
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In celebration of their 90th Anniversary, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment released the Clint Eastwood 20 Film Collection on Blu-Ray this week. Included here are, as the title says, 20 of the legend’s films as well as two excellent documentaries: Eastwood Factor and Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story. Additionally, the set also comes with a nice little hardcover book that looks at the filmmaker’s illustrious career.
With five Academy Awards under his belt and over $2 billion at the domestic box office, the man is no doubt a legend and with this new Blu-Ray box set, there’s no better time than now to celebrate Clint Eastwood and the impact that he has had on the film world.
Though not the greatest selection, here are the 20 films that you’ll receive. Now, remember, this is a Warner Bros. release, meaning it was released to honour the actor/director’s relationship with the studio. »
- Matt Joseph
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What's it about? Finally, all of Clint Eastwood's greatest hits are available in crystalline Blu-ray!
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- Natasha Young
After Earth box office: Will Smith / M. Night Shyamalan sci-fier to open at highly disappointment no. 3? (Photo: Will Smith and Jaden Smith in After Earth) Starring Will Smith and his son, Jaden Smith, M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth opened with a highly disappointing $9.8 million — including $1 million from Thursday evening and midnight screenings — at 3,401 North American theaters on Friday, according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. The Sony Pictures / Columbia release trailed not only last weekend’s top movie, Fast & Furious 6, but also Lionsgate Pictures / Summit Entertainment’s lower-budgeted "magical" heist thriller Now You See Me. Starring Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, and Vin Diesel, the Justin Lin-directed Fast & Furious 6 collected $10.5 million at 3,686 locations and could reach $33-35 million by Sunday evening and approximately $170 million cume. Directed by Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans, The Incredible Hulk), and featuring Jesse Eisenberg and Isla Fischer, the $75 million-budgeted Now You See Me »
- Zac Gille
As Sick Boy in Trainspotting says: “one time, you’ve got it, and then you lose it, and it’s gone forever.” This particularly seems the case in regards to film directors as once they enter a rut, they seemingly can’t get out no matter what they try. Sometimes they go back to their roots, sometimes they go independent and sometimes they try something completely new, but very few directors have ever been able to resurrect their careers once they’ve had a few flops.
‘Losing it’ happens to the best of them as this list illustrates, but they’re not the only ones. Directors who are no longer with us such as Billy Wilder, Alfred Hitchcock, Sergei Eisenstein, Elia Kazan and Howard Hawks all had middling conclusions to their careers. Eisenstein in particular completely regressed into conformity and his career ended so sadly considering his early work is »
- Sam Moore
Trouble with the Curve, is available to own on DVD with UltraViolet™ from 20th May, just in time to make it the perfect film for Father’s Day. To celebrate 3 lucky readers can be in with a chance of winning a copy of Trouble with the Curve on DVD.
Academy Award® winner Clint Eastwood (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Unforgiven”), Oscar® nominee Amy Adams (“The Fighter,” “Doubt,” “Junebug”), and Justin Timberlake (“The Social Network,” “Friends with Benefits”) star in “Trouble with the Curve,” which marks the feature film directorial debut of Eastwood’s longtime producing partner Robert Lorenz.
Trouble with the Curve offers a poignant look at a father and daughter coming together again after years of a troubled relationship, with Eastwood starring as ageing baseball scout, Gus Lobel. Gus’s daughter and hotshot lawyer Mickey (Adams) has never been close to her father, who was ill-equipped to be a single parent »
- Matt Holmes
Four talented magicians mesmerize an international audience with a series of bold and original heists, all the while pursuing a hidden agenda that has the FBI and Interpol scrambling to anticipate their next move in Now You See Me, a visually spectacular blend of astonishing illusions and exhilarating action from director Louis Leterrier (Clash of the Titans).
The Four Horsemen, a magic super‐group led by the charismatic J.Daniel Atlas (Jesse Eisenberg), perform a pair of hightech, high‐profile magic shows, first amazing audiences by remotely robbing a Paris bank while in Las Vegas, and then exposing a white‐collar criminal and funneling his millions into the audience members’ bank accounts, baffling the authorities with their intricately planned capers.
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Robert De Niro (Raging Bull, The Godfather: Part II), Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), Michael Douglas (Wall Street), and Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda) are out to prove that the fun doesn’t have to stop once you’re in your late 60s (and above) in the first teaser trailer for Last Vegas.
The senior crew heads to Vegas for that quintessential rite of passage: the bachelor party. They’re ready to party like it’s 1959 as they celebrate the last weekend of single freedom for Billy (Douglas). It’s a lot of white hair, laughing, dancing, and drinking. What happens in Vegas will probably stay in Vegas since these guys will likely just forget they were ever there.
Watch the party unfold »
- Rachel West
Oscar winners Olivia de Havilland and Luise Rainer among movie stars of the 1930s still alive With the passing of Deanna Durbin this past April, only a handful of movie stars of the 1930s remain on Planet Earth. Below is a (I believe) full list of surviving Hollywood "movie stars of the 1930s," in addition to a handful of secondary players, chiefly those who achieved stardom in the ensuing decade. Note: There’s only one male performer on the list — and curiously, four of the five child actresses listed below were born in April. (Please scroll down to check out the list of Oscar winners at the 75th Academy Awards, held on March 23, 2003, as seen in the picture above. Click on the photo to enlarge it. © A.M.P.A.S.) Two-time Oscar winner and London resident Luise Rainer (The Great Ziegfeld, The Good Earth, The Great Waltz), 103 last January »
- Andre Soares
We think that most of us can agree that moms are the best and they do a lot for us! Now it’s time to return the favor and celebrate this Mother’s Day by giving mom the movie night she deserves! Watching a classic flick together is the perfect opportunity to catch up and share stories with your family.
Thanks to Warner Bros., Sound On Sight is giving away the Best of WB 100 Film Collection valued at $597.92. This includes all 22 of Warner Bros. Library’s Best Picture™ winners on 55 discs presented in book style premium packaging. Plus two all-new documentaries: Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot and The Warner Bros. Lot Tour. The set is piled with hours of commentaries, behind-the-scenes featurettes and more on select films. It also includes a limited edition 27” x 40” poster, plus a postcard series of Warner Bros. movie posters designed by legendary Bill Gold. »
Los Angeles, April 29: At 82, actor-filmmaker Clint Eastwood, who rose to fame with TV series "Rawhide" and later won the best director Oscar for his movie "Unforgiven", dreams of making films for two more decades.
At the Tribeca Film Festival, he said that he admires the 104-year-old Portugese filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira.
Calling the thought as "the ultimate optimism", he said: "It would be great to be 105 and still making films."
- Anita Agarwal
At 82 years old, Clint Eastwood shows no signs of slowing down. The actor-turned-director's last movie was 2011's J. Edgar Hoover biopic "J. Edgar," starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the former head of the FBI. He then acted in 2012's "Trouble with the Curve," his first role in a movie he didn't direct since an uncredited cameo in 1995's "Casper."
Eastwood joined fellow director Darren Aronofsky for a talk at the Tribeca Film Festival Saturday (April 27). During the discussion, Fox News reports, Eastwood and Aronofsky talked about Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira. The filmmaker, 104 years old, is currently in pre-production on his next movie, "The Church of the Devil." Eastwood expressed an admiration for de Oliveira, saying, "It would be great to be 105 and still making films."
The two directors talked about a wide-range of film-related topics, including how Eastwood gets studios to pay for the movies he wants to direct, citing »
New York — Clint Eastwood may be 82 years old, but he dreams of making films for two more decades.
In a wide-ranging conversation Saturday about the art of film directing, Eastwood expressed admiration for the 104-year-old Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira.
"It would be great to be 105 and still making films," Eastwood said. Chuckling, he called such a hope "the ultimate optimism."
The "Million Dollar Baby" and "Unforgiven" director joined fellow filmmaker Darren Aronofsky for a staged talk at the Tribeca Film Festival following a screening of Richard Schickel's documentary "Eastwood Directs: The Untold Story." Eastwood regaled the Tribeca Performing Arts Center crowd with the accrued, pragmatic wisdom from his late career as an acclaimed filmmaker.
Some of »
Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson may be getting top billing and plenty of attention for their performances in "Pain & Gain," but Anthony Mackie is as much an integral part of the film as his more well-known counterparts. Playing real-life criminal Adrian Doorbal for Michael Bay's latest trip into excess (based on the true-life tale of a Miami crime spree brought to life by a series of Miami New Times articles back in 1999), Mackie has once again added another strong supporting performance to his already impressive resume of work ("Million Dollar Baby," "We Are Marshall," "The Hurt Locker"). Mackie has a busy slate ahead of him, with Bill Condon's "The Fifth Estate" and the crime thriller "Runner, Runner" (which stars Ben Affleck, Justin Timberlake, and Gemma Arterton) on the way later this year, and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" due out in 2014. But it's "Pain & Gain" that »
- Billy Donnelly
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