In all of my years of Cinephillia, it boggles my mind as to how 1941's " Citizen Kane" eluded my viewing. Of course I had read about it, so many essay's and reviews about Orson Wells' masterpiece that it felt like I had seen it multiple times. I have taken three or four film classes between high school and college, but those classes always revolved around a particular director's films (Hitchcock for… Continue
Added by Spartan on May 19, 2010 at 8:00pm —
Its the first day of The Great Movie Quest and while my intention was to start off with Citizen Kane, It did not get here from netflix in time, so I settled for my second choice, Vertigo. Settled however, is the wrong word to describe this movie however, mainly because its a brilliant film.
Jimmy Stewart plays a detective named Scottie Ferguson who after watching a man fall to… Continue
Added by Spartan on May 15, 2010 at 10:49am —
Here it comes, the long hot days of summer and I have thought carefully about what I could try to accomplish in the days, weeks, and months to come. I think I have come up with an idea that will most likely take up my time for the rest of the year. However, if I complete this task, I will have expanded my knowledge of cinema and my love for the art for then I could ever imagine. Im writing this because, Dear Film Lover, I want you to join me, and together, maybe we can learn something. So I… Continue
Added by Spartan on May 14, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Hey there kids,
With the rising temperatures comes the end of the tv seasons for many shows. Sure there are some great summer shows like Burn Notice or Wipeout but unless you are a reality tv fan, the summer months are a barren wasteland, much like Lady Gaga's talent. So what to do is this time of limited entertainment? Think of this as a chance to get caught up on some shows that may have eluded you in the past. Every Summer I pick a few shows to watch in their entirety.… Continue
Added by Spartan on May 8, 2010 at 7:33pm —
So there is this little movie called Iron Man 2 coming out... ever heard of it? No? Just me then. Ok.
The much hyped and (perhaps) overly so sequel has been out for 24 hours now. What was right with it? Alot. What was wrong with it? A little more then I expected. But I'm jumping ahead of myself.
Once again Robert Downey Jr shows us that he was born to play the role of Tony Stark. Lets face it the guy is flat… Continue
Added by Spartan on May 8, 2010 at 8:49am —
It's been almost 15 years since a little animation studio called Pixar brought us a movie called Toy Story, and if anyone ever told me that in 15 years, over 10 movies, along with countless short films, that Pixar would never make a bad movie, I would have scoffed. Every Pixar film that has been released has been met with the same critical and audience acclaim ( some less then others, but still popular). The trend continues with " Up", Pixar's most mature movie to… Continue
Added by Spartan on May 31, 2009 at 11:30am —
Author Dan Brown is no stranger to controversy. The Author of "The DaVinci Code", "The Digital Fortress", the upcoming " The Solomon Key" and " Angels and Demons" has been shown his fair share of disdain by not only the devout, but by his fellow authors, for taking his books too seriously.
Director Ron Howard seemingly dived head first into that same pool of controversy while tackling the movie version of " The Da Vinci Code" in 2006, and upon it's release, was… Continue
Added by Spartan on May 17, 2009 at 10:30am —
In the next few weeks, all the major TV networks will have their " Upfront" Presentations. " Upfonts" are a chance for advertisers to get a look at the new shows coming out this fall, and which ones will be renewed and is also a chance for the public to get a peek as well. NBC's presentation was yesterday, May 4th, Fox will debut their schedule on May 18th, with ABC on the 19th, and CBS and The CW on the 20th and 21 respectively. Lets take a look at, by Network, the shows that those networks… Continue
Added by Spartan on May 5, 2009 at 11:36am —
By Garth Franklin
"Planet of the Dead", the first of four hour-long "Doctor Who" specials, aired in the UK yesterday and pulled in 8.7 million viewers - coming in second for the night to the season premiere of "Britain's Got Talent".
In the process, a lot of press about the remaining three specials has arisen in recent days with show runner Russell T. Davies and star David Tennant briefly giving away some details about what to expect for… Continue
Added by Spartan on April 12, 2009 at 4:46pm —
Oh say it ain't so!!!
for the second day in a row WB has done something extremely stupid... Yesterday it qwas RocknRolla, today its Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, which has been pushed back to July 17th 2009.... check the WB response from head cheese Alan Horn here:
"Our reasons for shifting 'Half-Blood Prince' to summer are twofold: we know the summer season is an ideal window for a family tent pole release, as proven by the success of our last Harry Potter film, which… Continue
Added by Spartan on August 14, 2008 at 5:18pm —
Hey there All,
Word is spreading like Wildfire, thanks to the LA times, that Guy Ritchie's Rocknrolla that the WB considers Rocknrolla " too British" for American Audiences and will therefore put the film on only 800 screens in the middle of an already overcrowded October. I Love British Gangster Movies and RocknRolla looks like a blast, but this is the same exact fate that another fun movie Called Kiss Kiss Bang Bang suffered a few years back. Take a look at the trailer and tell me this… Continue
Added by Spartan on August 13, 2008 at 4:14pm —
Entertain Weekly reports today that Seth Green ( Robot Chicken, Buffy) is very close to inking a deal to play a comic book geek along with Breckin Meyer. Interesting casting choices...but if Seth Green is a perfect choice for Heroes!
Added by Spartan on August 11, 2008 at 9:24pm —
CNN.com has just reported the following
Comic actor Bernie Mac died early Saturday of complications from pneumonia, according to a family member and his publicist. He was 50 .
He had been hospitalized in Chicago, Illinois, for more than a week with the lung infection.
Danica Smith, the comedian's publicist, had said Thursday that Mac's condition was "stable," The Associated Press reported.
"When I got the call this morning, it was just devastating… Continue
Added by Spartan on August 9, 2008 at 8:53am —
Aint it cool News has Just reported the following!!-
"You were worried when Leonardo Dicaprio went away, weren't you? Well, fret not. Brad Pitt is signed, sealed and delivered as Lt. Aldo Raine, the badass hillbilly "from the mountains of Tennessee" who leads his Nazi-killin' "Basterds" into enemy territory to... do some really nasty shit to some incredibly deserving bad guys. Pitt joins Eli Roth, who was announced the other day as Sgt. Donnie Donowitz aka "The Bear Jew", and B.J.… Continue
Added by Spartan on August 7, 2008 at 7:39pm —
Taken from IMDB.com
Latest: Transformers star Shia Labeouf is in trouble with the law again after he was arrested early on Sunday and charged with drink driving.
Police questioned the young star after he was involved in a car accident in Los Angeles, and quickly realised he had been drinking.
The Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of The Crystal Skull star's truck flipped across a road after colliding with another vehicle.
Labeouf, 22, and his passenger… Continue
Added by Spartan on July 27, 2008 at 8:05pm —
Taken from Comingsoon.net
Disney surprised Con-goers in San Diego on Thursday with debut footage of its highly anticipated sequel to 1982's Tron. The footage began with an update of the popular lightcycle duel from the original film.
A blue figure – obviously on the run – is being tracked down by a yellow figure on a cycle. The blue figure dives forward with a bar in hand. Around the bar – and figure – a super sleek blue lightcycle forms and the chase in on.
Added by Spartan on July 24, 2008 at 6:53pm —
LOS ANGELES (AP) A Warner Bros. executive says the Batman sequel "The Dark Knight" has taken in $155.34 million to top "Spider-Man 3" for best opening weekend ever at the box office.
The figures released Sunday show "The Dark Knight" more than $4 million ahead of the $151.1 million first weekend for "Spider-Man 3" in May 2007.
Studio distribution chief Dan Fellman says "The Dark Knight" also broke the "Spider-Man 3" record for best debut in IMAX large-screen theaters with… Continue
Added by Spartan on July 20, 2008 at 11:25am —
"The Dark Knight" reportedly has earned an estimated $63-$65 million in its first day of business to be the single biggest opening day in history - easily beating Sony's "Spider-Man 3" with $59.8 million.
The film opened at midnight and that single session pulled in $18.2 million, Easily beatin "Star Wars, Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith" midnight screenings (which hauled in $16.9 million in 2005. The Dark Knight is now on pace with the three-day opening weekend record which… Continue
Added by Spartan on July 19, 2008 at 7:30am —
When the Finale of Doctor Who aired last night in the U.K. it was the end in many ways. First and foremost, the series is taking a year off, leaving 4 specials and 2 Christmas specials in it's wake until 2010. Secondly, at the start of the 1010 series long-time Who writer Steven Moffat will take over for showrunner and main writer Russel T Davies. Moffat is regarded as an excellent choice for show runner as he has written some of the nest Who episodes from the revived… Continue
Added by Spartan on July 6, 2008 at 10:30am —
It's A Saturday night, 8:20 pm. Instead of getting ready to go out to a bar, i am sitting here patiently waiting for the finale of Doctor Who to be posted online from friends across the pond. Above my computer sits a Doctor Zoidberg action figure and a Mr. Eko LOST Figure. Moby is on the stereo and i have hash browns in the oven. Some people would see this as a waste of time. I wouldn't have it any other way.
Don't get me wrong, i have friends, i do go out, I just know how to… Continue
Added by Spartan on July 5, 2008 at 7:30pm —