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Oscar "Best Picture" Retrospective - 2007 (video)

In this recurring series we take a look at the Oscar nominations of years past, examining the flicks that were nominated, as well as the pic we feel got snubbed among all the other candidates. Love 'em or hate 'em, the Oscars usually highlight the best films from each year (although there are plenty that get overlooked) and it's always fun to look back and see what was...
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The Departed is getting re-adapted for television at Amazon

Get ready to smell another rat, this time across a longer-form story and on Amazon's streaming platform. THE DEPARTED, the Best Picture winner at the 79th Academy Awards which starred Leonardo DiCaprio , Jack Nicholson , Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg , is being re-adapted, this time as a series for Amazon, with Vertigo Entertainment, Initial Entertainment Group...
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Where it was Made: The Departed (video)

Welcome to another episode of our web-series, Where It Was Made, in which we revisit the actual filming locations for some of the most popular films ever made and see how they're holding up today, all while examining just how these locations were used in the finished film. Our latest episode heads to Bean Town USA, aka Boston, Massachusetts to revisit the locales from Martin Scorsese...
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Review: Mojave

  PLOT: An acclaimed Hollywood auteur ( Garrett Hedlund ) retreats to the Mojave desert, but finds himself in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with a homicidal drifter ( Oscar Isaac ). REVIEW: MOJAVE is a William Monahan movie through-and-through. His second directorial effort after the so-so LONDON BOULEVARD, MOJAVE feels like a kind of spiritual sequel to the recent...
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Martin Scorsese could reunite with William Monahan for Evel Knievel biopic

There have been several attempts at getting a film centering around famed daredevil Evel Knievel off the ground and, per Deadline , it looks as though we've got another to add to the list. The outlet reports that Paramount Pictures is in the early stages of putting together a feature film chronicling the daredevil's life and have secured William Monahan (THE DEPARTED) to pen...
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Review: The Gambler

PLOT: A literature professor ( Mark Wahlberg ) finds himself in debt to various underworld figures for $240,000 as a result of his hardcore gambling addiction. REVIEW: Itís always a shame when a film youíve been looking forward to underwhelms. Rupert Wyatt ís THE GAMBLER looked, on the outset, to be exactly the kind of gritty crime drama thatís like catnip to me. I...
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Mark Wahlberg doesn't know when to fold 'em in the new The Gambler trailer

The first red band trailer for THE GAMBLER gave us very little from Mark Wahlberg and a lot from John Goodman and Jessica Lange . This new trailer puts a lot more of the plot into perspective while also showcasing Michael Kenneth Williams, Brie Larson , and Wahlberg himself. THE GAMBLER, a remake of the James Caan film, looks to be a nice thriller but also a deep performance...
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Mark Wahlberg enters level f-bomb in this red-band trailer for The Gambler

Director Rupert Wyatt surprised audiences by delivering a very character-driven prequel in RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, and it's that kind of characterization that's really going to lend his newest flick, THE GAMBLER, some serious weight. Speaking of, actor Mark Wahlberg slimmed down to take on the role of Jim Bennett, a literature professor who borrows from everyone and his...
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See the first images of a transformed Mark Wahlberg in The Gambler

The first images from Paramount Picturesí remake of THE GAMBLER have landed online. Director Rupert Wyatt ís (RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES) upcoming drama follows star Mark Wahlberg as a literature professor whose gambling spirals out of control. Looking at the images below you will likely notice how much weight Wahlberg dropped for the role; just a few months ago he took us to a...
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Exclusive Cool Video: Fun F*cking Facts - Sin City

We're back with another Fun F*cking Facts (with less f*cking and more facts!), this time looking at Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez's original SIN CITY. There's plenty of interesting tidbits in here, some of which may send you to google to do some more digging (Jessica Alba was once kidnapped??), some may leave you cringing, and some may leave you laughing, but overall...
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Exclusive Video: Dinner & A Movie - Sin City Signature Blood Splatter!

One of the key ingredients to having a kick ass movie night with friends is the chow (and the booze, of course). There's nothing quite like having a movie theme night with fellow movie geeks and finding the right food to match can be a bit tricky. Enter: Dinner and a Movie, where we give you a fun, easy, and awesome recipe to whip up for your next movie night, whether you're doing a...
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Top 10 Noir Films of the 21st Century (Video Edition)

SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR opens in theaters today and harkens back to the classic noir films of the 1940s and 1950s, but even in recent history we have a ton of movies that evoke the mood, style, and plots that made those movies great. While the term neo-noir is typically assigned to these films, these movies are just like their predecessors, full of violence, mystery, and femme fatales....
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