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The UnPopular Opinion: Moonrise Kingdom

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** This pains me to write as a Wes Anderson fan but I...

Review: Fading Gigolo

PLOT : Fioravante is a down-on-his luck, part-time florist and recently laid off clerk at a closed bookstore. With a little nudge from his ex-boss Murray, the middle-aged man finds himself entertaining wealthy women for money. REVIEW : There are a handful of relationships that are explored in the new film FADING GIGOLO yet not all of them work. Written, directed and starring John...

Review: The Monuments Men

PLOT: At the height of the Second World War, an Allied unit composed of museum directors, art historians, and curators is sent behind enemy lines to recover priceless works of art, stolen by the Nazis, and destined for Germany. As the war starts to wind down, their mission becomes even more urgent, with Adolf Hitler imposing the “Nero decree” which orders the destruction of all art...

Exclusive 1:1 Interview: The Monuments Men author Robert M. Edsel!

During the junket for the new film THE MONUMENTS MEN, we had the rare treat to speak to the author of the book on which the film is based. Robert M. Edsel has written a number of fascinating non-fiction books including “Rescuing Da Vinci”, “Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History” and of course “The Monuments Men.” During our...

Awfully Good: My Boyfriend's Back

I wanted to honor the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman, but the man was such a damn good actor that he never really made any bad movies. This will have to do… My Boyfriend's Back (1993) Director: Bob Balaban Stars: Andrew Lowery, Traci Lind, Phillip Seymour Hoffman A lovesick teen continues to stalk his wannabe girlfriend from the grave....

Exclusive 1:1 Interview: The Monuments Men John Goodman and Bob Balaban!

There is no denying the cast of THE MONUMENTS MEN is an impressive one. With George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jean Dujardin, Bill Murray, Hugh Bonneville and Cate Blanchett, it’s hard not to be excited. Add to that the incredibly talented John Goodman and Bob Balaban and you have yourself one hell of a great cast for this story of a ragtag team trying to protect great art from the...

Exclusive 1:1 Interview: The Monuments Men Star Matt Damon!

It’s always a pleasure to talk with Matt Damon. Not only is there an energy to him on-screen, he is also a very charismatic and down-to-earth fellow to sit and chat with. This time of course we spoke about his latest film THE MONUMENTS MEN. In the George Clooney directed feature he stars opposite John Goodman, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, Cate Blanchett and...

The Good, the bad and the badass: Bill Murray

Having taken a week off for Sundance, this week we're back with an entry focusing on the brilliant career of a man who I'm pretty sure is impossible to hate, and a legend among legends. Of course, that man could only be... Bill Murray Bill Murray is God. No really, he is. Ok, well, maybe not “the God” but certainly “a God” right? Unlike many other...

Academy Award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dead at 46 (1967 - 2014)

Tragic news today as Academy Award winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has died at the age of 46. The actor was found dead in his New York apartment today. No official cause of death has been announced, but according to NYPD sources, "there was evidence of injectable drugs found at the scene." Hoffman had carved a path of respect and dignity as an actor, taking on a diverse amount...

New featurette for George Clooney's The Monuments Men focuses on the cast

George Clooney 's next directorial effort is THE MONUMENTS MEN, which features a diverse cast of actors, including Matt Damon , Cate Blanchett , Bob Balaba n , John Goodman , Jean Dujardin , Hugh Bonneville , and Bill Murray , who are all seen in this new featurette for Clooney's "company" of actors. It's no shock that Clooney would assemble a great team of...

Woody Allen pimps out John Turturro to Sharon Stone and Sofia Vergara in the trailer for Fading Gigolo

John Turturro may not be the prettiest guy around but apparently he delivers. I mean, really delivers . You may already know the tale: an older man pimps out his friend in order to make some extra cash. What they didn't expect was that the gigolo would be scoring beautiful women, and might be unexpectedly falling for one of them. Kind of like DEUCE BIGALOW but classy. I'm only...

Newsreel trailer for George Clooney's The Monuments Men wants you to report stolen art

A new "newsreel" trailer has been released for George Clooney 's THE MONUMENTS MEN, which plays like the old WWII ads that were common during that era and features some new snippets of footage from the upcoming release. Directed by Clooney, the film takes the WWII genre in a new direction as a ragtag group of art experts are thrust into the U.S. Army with the goal of...
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