Tag: movies

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Who you gonna call?

According to the Hollywood trade journal, Variety, it sounds like Ghostbusters III is all but a sure thing.  In the words of Dr. Egon Spengler, “This is big, Peter, this is very big. There is definitely something here.”
This highly anticipated long-awaited for third chapter will supposedly reunite the original ‘busters – Harold Ramis, Bill …




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There and Back Again, is back

After the incredible success (both cinematographically and commercially) of the Lord of the Rings trilogy, many fans became concerned that Peter Jackson’s legal scuffles with New Line Cinema would all but have precluded him from working on the highly anticipated screen adaption of Tolkien’s other children’s masterpiece, The Hobbit.
As of yesterday, Jackson (and his team) …




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Gotham City, Illinois

The Chicago Tribune has posted a cool PDF map of Chicago illustrating its transformation into Gotham City for the recent smash-hit, The Dark Knight.
(via Chicago Tribune)




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The night is darkest just before the dawn

Christopher Nolan is the best thing to happen to Batman since the 1989 original.  Having successfully revived the ailing franchise (after it hit rock bottom – see Batman & Robin) with (2005′s) Batman Begins, expectations were extraordinarily high for Nolan’s latest attempt – The Dark Knight.
Fortunately for fans, The Dark Knight is fantastic!  Heath Ledger …




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Quantum of Solace trailer

Daniel Craig has got to be second only to Sean Connery in terms of mastering 007 – can’t wait til November!
(via CrunchGear)




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Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class

(Disney) Pixar’s WALL-E is another success in what has become quite a long line of winning animated feature films.
WALL-E is both visually (can’t go wrong with Pixar animation) and mentally (humans v. humans; humans v. robots; robots v. robots) stimulating.
This timely (see global warming) movie combines robots, space travel, human indulgence, and environmental disaster – …




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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of LETDOWNS

Just got back from seeing the latest (and definitely not the greatest) Indiana Jones flick. Wow…I didn’t think it was even possible for such a storied and beloved franchise to make this wrong a turn…
Gone are the days of Indiana Jones playfully and successfully blending action and slapstick. This felt like a bad …




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Iron Man? That’s kinda catchy.

Iron Man is a respectable addition to the ever-growing Marvel Movieverse.
Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, and The Dude all deliver believable portrayals of (obviously) unbelievable characters. The writing isn’t stellar, but generally the special effects and action sequences make up the difference.
At the end of the day, Iron Man is both entertaining and visually …




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It’s not the years, honey, it’s the mileage.

With the fourth installation of Indiana Jones opening in a fortnight, now is the time to order that official Indiana Jones Wool Felt Fedora Hat that you’ve always wanted.
“I’m like a bad penny, I always turn up.” – Indy in The Last Crusade




Thursday video pick-me-up

Looks like a winning equation: Pixar + robots + 700 yrs into the future = WALL•E