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(Review) 'Edge Of Tomorrow' - Reliving A The Same Day Has Never Been So Thrilling

6/6/2014 4:00am EDT
(Review) 'Edge Of Tomorrow' - Reliving A The Same Day Has Never
'Edge Of Tomorrow' starring Tom Cruise, is a sci-fi thriller that takes place in the near future. When the film opens, we find out that an alien race known as Mimics have invaded the Earth, wiping out millions. So far, they are unbeatable.

Cruise plays Major William Cage, a slick public relations officer in the U. S. army, a post he took up after his advertising company went belly up. An alien invasion could do that.

He's never seen a day of combat. His job is to put a 'good spin' on our war with the space invaders and get people to join the military and fight. Because he's done such...

Blu-ray Review: 'Safe House'

6/5/2012 12:40pm EDT
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A former CIA man targeted for assassination. A rookie agent out to prove himself. And everyone is gunning for a piece of them both. Hit the house and then the streets with the new to Blu-ray release of "Safe House," out June 5 from Universal Home Entertainment. The review below has been check and deemed safe for the movie fan!

Title: "Safe House"

Grade: 3

Cast: Denzel Washington, Ryan Reynolds, Vera Farmiga

Director: Daniel Espinosa

Rating: R

Runtime: 115 minutes

Release Company: Universal Home Entertainment


The Flick: "Safe House" i...

Two Jews' Review 'Safe House' Both Have Seen It All Before (Video)

2/10/2012 12:30pm EST
Safe House
Two Jews on Film - Joan Alperin Schwartz: Rogue agent Tobin Frost (Denzel Washington) has been off the grid for the past ten years and he's been on the CIA'S most wanted list for the last decade.

CIA agent, Matt Weston (Ryan Reynolds) has been posted to a remote, empty Safe House in Cape Town, South Africa for over a year. He's job is to make sure the safe house is always ready for 'visitors'. Weston is bored and longs for action.

Out of the blue, Tobin turns himself in, he's transported to Weston's safe house and the novice operative gets his wish... and then some.


'Drive' And 'War Horse' Lead 2011 Satellite Awards Nominations

12/2/2011 9:18am EST
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Action thriller Drive and Steven Spielberg's latest epic War Horse lead the International Press Academy's nominations for the 2011 Satellite Awards with eight nods apiece.

Both movies are up for Best Film, alongside The Artist, The Descendants, The Help, Hugo, Moneyball, Midnight in Paris, Shame and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy while Drive's Ryan Gosling and Albert Brooks are among the nominees for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively.

Competing with Gosling for the Best Actor trophy will be George Clooney (The Descendants), Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar), Michael Fassbender (Sh...

Is John Cusack Believable As Edgar Allen Poe? Watch 'The Raven' Trailer & Find Out

10/7/2011 9:03am EDT
The Raven
Upon discovering that a psychotic serial killer has been using his writings as inspiration, legendary author Edgar Allan Poe (John Cusack) joins forces with a bright, young Baltimore detective to catch the maniac and end his reign of terror in "The Raven."

Detective Emmett Fields (Luke Evans) was investigating a vicious murder when he realized the crime scene bore a striking resemblance to a mystery story that was just published in the local newspaper. The author of that ominous tale was Edgar Allan Poe, a brilliant young writer whose status as a social outcast catches the attention of the...

Don Cheadle And Brendan Gleeson Honored By Friars Club

7/26/2011 12:54pm EDT
Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle and Brendan Gleeson were the toast of New York's comedy circuit on Monday after they were inducted into the legendary Friars Club.

The pair was presented with the Best New Buddy Comedy Duo Award for their performances in new black comedy The Guard.

They were also given a lifetime membership to the private club, which boasts Barry Manilow, Frank Sinatra, Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg in its ranks.

Veteran funnyman Jerry Lewis, abbot of the Friars Club, congratulated the pair on their achievements in a message read aloud at the bash.

Referring to his own partnership wi...

LA Film Fest 2011 - Best Of Fest 'Wrap Up!'

6/29/2011 11:02am EDT
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Well, the LA Film Fest 2011 is officially over. (Okay, it was over a few days ago, but there was an overabundance of content, man!) You know what that means film geeks – "Wrap Up" time! So to go out with a bang we present our cool closing look at what was great at the fest this year that includes everything from the films to the festive fun and everything in between! (The amount of talent that was on hand to talk up their films this year was unbelievably awesome!) Here’s the official…


Best Film: This one is a flat out tie – the deliciously sinful Fre...

LA Film Fest 2011 Review - Gleeson, Cheadle And A Good Script Make 'The Guard' A Winner

6/28/2011 10:15am EDT
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Proving that they have a sense of humor, the folks at LA Film Fest 2011 programmed the very smart, sharp and sassy new Sony Pictures Classics flick "The Guard" starring Brendan Gleeson and Don Cheadle in their Summer Showcase and a fun time was indeed had by all. Not only did filmgoers get a chance to catch the flick early, but were then also treated to a little Q&A fun afterwards via writer/director John Michael McDonagh and lead actor Brendan Gleeson. Check out my review of the film below!

Title: "The Guard"

Stars: 4

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Action

Cast: Brendan Gleeson, Don Ch...

'Up In The Air,' 'Nine' Lead Golden Globe Nominations

12/15/2009 9:19am EST
Up in the Air
The 67th annual Golden Globe nominations were just announced in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

"Up in the Air" leads the pack with six mentions, including best picture, drama. The musical "Nine" ran second with five nominations, including best musical or comedy and acting slots for Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz and Marion Cotillard.

The Golden Globes, Hollywood's second-biggest film honors after the Oscars, will be presented Jan. 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, televised live by NBC and hosted by comic actor Ricky Gervais.


2009 Primetime Emmy Awards Mega Diary

9/21/2009 9:55am EDT
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Ah, the Emmys. The one Awards show on TV that has a nonchalant attitude toward its honorees and the medium it seeks to honor. A ceremony that seeks to put on a funny show, not blow smoke up the behinds of the many winners mostly seem like they'd rather not be there.

Sure, the last couple years were awful, but this year we have the inimitable Neil Patrick Harris at the helm, and with the possibility that this may be Emmy's final year on broadcast television, they're certain to pull out all the stops and ratchet up the funny.

And with that stellar introduction, here is the 2009 Primet...

2009 Early Oscar Nomination Predictions

12/23/2008 12:10pm EST
The Dark Knight
The first major precursor award nominations were handed out this morning as the Screen Actors Guild revealed their 15th set of nominations.

This marks the end point of the first phase of the Oscar race as many of the critics awards have been handed out and the more reliable industry awards are starting to trickle in.

This is a perfect time to take a look at the locks, likely nominees, longshots and losers of the Oscar season thus far.

Best Picture

The Locks:

Slumdog Millionaire is the most certain nominee in this category after sweeping through the critics awards, p...

The 'That Guy' Encyclopedia, Letters A Through K

5/7/2008 8:30am EDT
Chris Cooper
Hey, isn’t that...? You know, that guy. The guy that always plays someone in the military. He was in, uh, Syriana, The Kingdom... Oh yeah! He was the father of the emo kid in American Beauty!

Throughout cinematic history, there has been a plethora of actors that, for some reason or another, never become a household name. So here is a cheat sheet of sorts, a brief encyclopedia on "That Guy."

After reading this you can impress your friends! Win the movie game (the one where you name an actor, someone names a film he or she was in, next player names another actor in that film, etc....

'In Bruges:' A Dark Comedy Full Of Twists

2/4/2008 12:39pm EST
In Bruges
"In Bruges" is a movie that is good but not great. That might be the most vague and un-insightful explanation for a film, but trust me it fits and I'll explain why.

The movie works around a main dilemma: two big city hit men are sent to hide out from a hit gone wrong in the boring tourist trap that is Bruges, Belgium. Colin Farrell plays Ray, a young troublemaker who hates the city, tourists and pretty much everything about what is going on in his life. Brendan Gleeson plays Ken, the older, wiser, calmer hit man who is enjoying the city and in the process makes the trip worse for Ra...

Check Out 'Beowulf,' In Theaters Nov. 16

11/10/2007 8:32am EST
Inspired by the epic Old English poem of the same name, director Robert Zemeckis's digitally rendered film follows the Scandinavian hero Beowulf (Ray Winstone) as he fights to protect the Danes from a ferocious beast named Grendel (Crispin Glover).

Though at first Grendel seems invincible, Beowulf eventually manages to defeat him in a desperate battle to the death. Devastated by her son's violent demise at the hands of Beowulf, Grendel's mother (Angelina Jolie) sets out in search of revenge. Later, Beowulf faces the biggest challenge of his life when he attempts to slay a powerful dra...

Ralph Fiennes Caught In Second Sex Scandal

3/6/2007 9:43am EST
Ralph Fiennes
English actor Ralph Fiennes incurred the wrath of a Belgium hotel boss after he reportedly frolicked naked in a swimming pool with four women. British newspaper The Sun reports The English Patient star, 44, and his female companions disturbed guests at the Hotel Tuilerieen in Bruges.

Hotel manageress Patricia Homble says, "I wasn't happy about it."

Fiennes is currently in the stunning Belgium city filming comedy In Bruges, which also stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson.

Last month, Qantas flight attendant Lisa Robertson was fired from the airline after she admitted she h...

Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson & Ralph Fiennes To Begin Filming 'In Bruges'

1/11/2007 11:14am EST
Colin Farrell
With casting for the principal roles in Academy Award-winning writer/director Martin McDonagh's suspense thriller "In Bruges" confirmed, the project is gearing up for a February start date and shoot on location in Bruges, Belgium.

Part of Focus' expanded international film production slate, "In Bruges" will topline actors Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. Rounding out the cast are European rising stars Clémence Poésy and Jérémie Renier. In addition, two-time Academy Award nominee Ralph Fiennes will play a key supporting role.

"In Bruges" is the darkly comedic tale of the fates of...
READ MORE's Movies To Look For In 2007

1/1/2007 12:00pm EST
Spider-Man 3
Now that the book on 2006 has been officially closed, it’s time to set our eyes on the horizon ahead of us. 2007 will be a year full of superhero movies, long-awaited CD releases and over-hyped video game shipments – and just about everything coming our way this year in the entertainment field is a sequel. Here are the movies to look for in 2007:

The Buzz Favorites

Jump In! – Corbin Bleu returns from the runaway success of High School Musical to star in this movie about a Double Dutch tournament. Expect no one over the age of 25 to know anything about the movie, other than the ri...