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Review: Nightcrawler (TIFF 2014)

PLOT: A young man ( Jake Gyllenhaal ) who ekes out a living as a petty thief, stumbles upon the cutthroat, dangerous, lucrative world of crime-scene videography for the evening news. REVIEW: Having already seen a half-dozen movies at this year's edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, I can say without a doubt that NIGHTCRAWLER is the first truly...

New trailer for Nightcrawler showcases the dark side of television news

The first full trailer for Dan Gilroy 's NIGHTCRAWLER dropped a month ago , it looked like a dark glimpse into the world of amateur news reporting. There looked to be a satirical bend to Jake Gyllenhaal 's over the top performance, something like NETWORK for the 21st century. But, now a second trailer has arrived and makes NIGHTCRAWLER look a lot darker than I first thought. The...

Official teaser trailer and poster for Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal

A few days ago we caught wind a brilliant piece of viral marketing in the form of Jake Gyllenhaal taking job interviews way too seriously. The video was in promotion of Dan Gilroy 's NIGHTCRAWLER, which tells the tale of a troubled young man who stumbles upon the world of freelance crime journalism. Now the official teaser trailer is here, giving you an idea of where the story is...

I Want That: Giant 15 inch tall Xenomorph Queen figure from NECA

NECA has revealed images and details for their latest badass figure: an enormous Xenomorph Queen that is over 15 inches tall and over 30 inches long. The figure was created in honor of the 35th anniversary of the Alien franchise, and is based on the creature's appearance in James Cameron 's ALIENS. In my opinion the figure is absolutely gorgeous, as well as a little...

Exclusive Cool Video: Soundtrack tribute to James Horner's score to Aliens!

All right, score fans, we've got yet another soundtrack tribute for you, this time for James Horner's score to James Cameron's classic ALIENS!  The sci-fi actioner found the return of Sigourney Weaver's Ripley teaming up with a group of Colonial Marines to return to the planet where she first met the infamous xenomorph and investigate their resurgence. Featuring some of the most colorful...

The JoBlo Sunday Night Movie Chat: True Lies

We have been experiencing some small technical problems with the chatroom. You can still access it easily by clicking the picture below and typing in the comment bar this command. /join #moviefancentral With no big release coming out this week, I thought it would be a great time to revisit one of my all time favorite action movies. It also happens to be celebrating it's...

Review: Million Dollar Arm

PLOT: The true account of how two Indian teenagers were signed by a Major League Baseball team with the help of a sports agent and pitching contest called "Million Dollar Arm." REVIEW: MILLION DOLLAR ARM may be based on a true story, but it completely feels as if it’s been written by the Script-O-Matic 2000, that hard-working but predictable machine patented by Disney years...

The Good, the Bad & the Badass: Kurt Russell

Last week, we took a look at the career of the late Bob Hoskins , an actor many of us grew up with through his celebrated turn in WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT. This week's actor is another icon of the era, and a guy who's just as much of a badass now as he way decades ago. Kurt Russell Obviously I had to do a “Good, Bad, Badass” piece of...

Bill Paxton to join Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for four-episode arc

Well drop your linen and start your grinnin'! Looks like the legendary Bill Paxton will be lending his "swagger" to Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for a four-episode arc as Agent John Garrett, a former colleague of Agent Coulson's who will assist the team in their mission endeavors. "We wanted to bring in a rough-and-tumble former cohort of Agent Coulson with a little bit of...

Trailer for Million Dollar Arm with Jon Hamm is like Slumdog Millionaire Baseball

The true story of a sports agent who creates a reality show in India to recruit cricket players to become baseball pitchers has all the feel-good underdog story beats that populate most sports-themed films as well as the TV-show-in-India aspect, making this a unique, if not obvious, sports tale mash-up. Starring Mad Men's Jon Hamm as the sports agent and Suraj Sharma (LIFE OF...

Face-Off: The Right Stuff vs. Apollo 13

On the occasion of BREAKING BAD’s series finale, last week's face-off featured a fight between legendary TV crimes bosses Tony Soprano and Walter White. It was a photo finish but in the end you all decided that “T” was just a little better than Heisenberg. With the opening of Alfonso Cuarón’s astronaut thriller GRAVITY this weekend, I decided to revisit the two greatest astronaut...

The Good, The Bad and the Badass: Sigourney Weaver

Last week, we took a look at the career of a downright icon when it comes to being a badass- Denzel Washington . But, as good as he is, I think he just might be beat in that department by this week’s subject. Sigourney Weaver Chalk Sigourney Weaver up as one of our true modern legends. During the eighties, Weaver did it all. Not only was she one of...
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