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Cool Videos: Supercut of William H. Macy's loser performances

When it comes to playing pathetic, down-on-their-luck, and losers at life characters, no one can do it quite like William H. Macy . From his Jerry Lundegaard from FARGO to his Little Bill in BOOGIE NIGHTS, the actor has made a career out of playing the saddest of sacks, and Huffington Post has created a fantastic tribute to the actor's "failure" roles in the form of a...
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: American Sniper, Avengers, John Wick

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...
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Cool Videos: Excellent 6 minute tribute to Paul Thomas Anderson's films

Paul Thomas Anderson has only directed six feature films, however they are six very impressive movies. His outstanding track record is sure to continue (or at least I'm hopeful it will) with his upcoming INHERENT VICE starring Joaquin Phoenix , Owen Wilson and Reese Witherspoon , but until the Thomas Pynchon adaptation hits theaters this winter , we're going to have to make...
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The First Poster and Trailer for V/H/S: Viral Go Full Crazy

V/H/S: VIRAL is the upcoming third film in the horror anthology series with a debut trailer for you to check out. It puts a recap on the series so far and then goes all out with shots from the latest chapter. The movie features segments from directors Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes, Extraterrestrial), Marcel Sarmiento (ABCs of Death segment “D is for Dogfight”), Gregg...
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Why I Love Movies - Chapter V

Why do I love movies? Well, that is a loaded question. How much time do you have? I could go into a long-winded diatribe about the art of film-making or the magic of the movies, but all of that has been said countless times before. Not every movie is a masterpiece, but every film has touched me in one way or another. Every other week, we will look at a handful of reasons why movies...
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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Philip Seymour Hoffman

Shortly after I completed last week’s column on Bill Murray , the sad news of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman ’s passing started to make the news. In the talk-back section of the Murray column, a reader wrote that it was unfortunate Hoffman never got featured in this column, as he was more than worthy. This week we decided to give Hoffman the entry that he was long overdue....
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Top 10 Long Take Scenes of All Time (Video Edition)

As directors move away from celluloid to digital filmmaking, some of the greatest camera tricks of all time are easily accomplished via technology. Back in the day, if you wanted a long tracking shot, you actually needed to build track to make it happen. When you see one of these shots, it takes your brain some time to register just how intricate the creation of it would be. Sometimes you...
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The Good, The Bad, and the Badass: Paul Thomas Anderson

In a new on-going series on, we’re going to examine and dissect the work of some of the most exciting people working in films today. Actors, writers, directors, composers, you name it, we’ll take a look at their work. In future weeks, we’re going to take suggestions from our readers, but to kick things off we decided to look at a director who- while certainly divisive- is...
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The Ten Spot: Our Favorite Tom Cruise Performances

This weekend sees the release of Tom Cruise’s latest extravaganza, OBLIVION, a film many of us have been looking forward to ever since that awesome trailer came out in December. Just a few short months ago, Cruise’s JACK REACHER- which for my money was just an OK Cruise pic- did so-so business in North America, but was a huge hit overseas (to the tune of 200 million). What does this prove? Only...
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Cool Videos: Every one of Paul Thomas Anderson's signature shots in these two supercuts

Every great director has a signature visual style that sets them apart from the cookie cutter filmmakers out there. Paul Thomas Anderson has kept a pair of distinct tricks up his sleeve for each and every one of his movies. Regardless of genre or subject matter, Anderson has consistently used both the whip pan and symmetrical shots through HARD EIGHT, BOOGIE NIGHTS, MAGNOLIA,...
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