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Director John Lee Hancock speaks out about Michael Keaton's Oscar snub

A list of great performers are up for the Oscar for Best Actor, but Michael Keaton , for his performance in THE FOUNDER, isn't one of them. The film, telling the story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world, is out in theaters now . . . but you'd be hard-pressed to find one....
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02.03.2017
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Review: The Founder

PLOT: The story of Ray Kroc ( Michael Keaton ), a middle-aged travelling salesman who turns a small-time hamburger joint named McDonalds into a worldwide behemoth. REVIEW: Full disclosure: my first job ever was at McDonald’s. As a pimple-faced seventeen year old, recently slimmed down from somewhere near 250 pounds to a leaner 190, I remember vividly working as a lobby...
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12.08.2016
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Michael Keaton takes McDonalds for himself in the trailer for The Founder

THE FOUNDER aims to tell the true story of how an Illinois salesman in the 1950s, Ray Kroc ( Michael Keaton ), meets brothers Mac (John Carroll Lynch) and Dick McDonald ( Nick Offerman ) operating a hamburger restaurant in southern California. Kroc subtly maneuvers himself into a position to take control of the company, which of course grows into one of the world's most well-known...
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04.21.2016
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The Good, The Bad & the Badass: Mickey Rourke

Last week , we took a look at the career of the late, great Mike Nichols . This week, we turn our gaze to an actor who's hard his share of ups and downs, but it still capable of great work when the opportunity presents itself. Mickey Rourke   After a low-key couple of years, Mickey Rourke has found himself back in the news, although certainly...
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11.30.2014
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The UnPopular Opinion: The Wrestler

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**** After watching the new trailer for NOAH , I was...
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11.20.2013
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Review: Turbo

PLOT : Theo is a snail that wants bigger and better things with his confined garden snail life. With ambitions of being a racecar snail, he escapes from the doldrums by watching his heroes on the television. After a freak accident however he is blessed with the power to speed faster than any snail before him. Will his sudden powers lead to realizing his dreams, or will he crash and burn...
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07.15.2013
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New trailer for Dreamworks' Turbo with Ryan Reynolds zooms online!

Dreamworks has unleashed a new trailer for their animated pic, TURBO, starring Ryan Reynolds , which tells the story of an ordinary garden snail (that talks-natch!) who is suddenly given the speed he's always dreamed of having and pushing him towards his lifelong goal of racing in the Indy 500. I wasn't sure what to make of this early on, but it actually looks like a fun flick...
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07.01.2013
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DreamWorks announces deal to bring 300 hours of classic and original content to Netflix

As the battle for movie rentals wages on, Netflix has struck a huge blow against their competition. In a deal with Dreamworks, Netflix will begin streaming a huge catalog of titles and create new original animated series based on various franchises like TURBO. Currently, Netflix licenses these shows from the network that airs them (Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network) but will...
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06.17.2013
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Full trailer for Dreamworks animation's Turbo starring Ryan Reynolds zooms online

Dreamworks animation must have a lot of faith in TURBO, the new animated feature starring Ryan Reynolds , Paul Giamatti , Maya Rudolph , Bill Hader , Samuel L. Jackson , Ken Jeong , Richard Jenkins , and Snoop Dog.  Not only is it their big summer release, but it's also set to debut an original animated series on Netflix by Christmas. Now, that's having faith in your brand...or just...
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03.20.2013
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Dreamworks' Turbo animated feature to become animated series exclusively on Netflix

The Ryan-Reynolds led Dreamworks animation feature TURBO, set for release this summer, is now gearing up for an animated series called Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team), set to debut in December, five months after its theatrical premiere.  It will be the first original animated kid's series to debut on Netflix, which has already seen great success with its recently debuted House of...
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02.12.2013
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First teaser trailer for Dreamworks' Turbo starring Ryan Reynolds

Dreamworks' Animation is gearing up for its next summer release, which is coming in the form of TURBO, starring Ryan Reynolds, about a snail who miraculously gains the gift of super-speed.  Today, we have a teaser trailer and poster for the pic, which lives up to the tease aspect.  It's too soon to call, but the premise has promise.  Reynolds does comedy well and I think his work in both...
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12.20.2012
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