Archive for November, 2008

Joost Offers Free Streaming Movies, TV Shows

Joost Offers Free Streaming Movies, TV Shows

| November 14, 2008

Joost recently launched its new Flash-based video service and now offers more than 46,000 professionally-produced videos for a total of more than 8,000 hours of video entertainment. Some of Joost’s partners include CBS (Entertainment, News and Sports, and classic library content), Showtime, Last.fm, Wallstrip, Moblogic; Viacom, including Atom, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, LOGO, MTV, The […]

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Quantum of Solace

Quantum of Solace

| November 14, 2008

The highly anticipated sequel to the 2006 re-boot of this long-running franchise is finally here. That’s the good news; the wait is over. The bad news is a little more complicated. And therein lies the problem. We like our anti-heroes to be dark and complex, but not too complex. And even that isn’t truly the […]

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Repo! The Genetic Opera

Repo! The Genetic Opera

| November 13, 2008

The true cult film, the one that truly finds its own audience spontaneously and grows into something more than what its filmmakers intended, is an increasingly rare beast. The simple fact is that as film has developed over the years, genres, subgenres, and niches have all become part of the business. Things are a lot […]

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What’s Hot at the Movies This Week – 11/13/08

What’s Hot at the Movies This Week – 11/13/08

| November 13, 2008

These days it seems that any animated feature worth its salt always ends up on the top of the charts, and usually for several weeks. They just seem to do a great job these days of using top talent for the voices and combining it with writing that will appeal to all ages. I wouldn’t […]

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Charles Band’s Halloween Horror Road Show

Charles Band’s Halloween Horror Road Show

| November 12, 2008

If you’ve ever had a “Bad Movie Night” with friends where you get a case of beer, order a pizza, and pick up that one movie with the hilarious title or funny looking cover you’ve seen a million times, but were afraid to touch, then you’ve probably seen a Charles Band film. His cheesy horror […]

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Chronic Town

Chronic Town

| November 12, 2008

As an official selection of the 2008 New Hampshire Film Festival (and others including Sundance) Chronic Town proved to a perfect storm of elements comprising an authentic independent flick: conflicted characters; sharp and believable dialogue; and the reveal of major plot twists and turns. At the onset of the film, when the central character Truman […]

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Cha$e

Cha$e

| November 12, 2008

Reality TV shows may finally be getting recognition for their merits, but they’ll continue to be at war with each other. One battle continuing to be fought is over the use of dramatic license. Sci-Fi Channel’s last great reality game show, Who Wants to Be a Superhero?, frequently used scripted scenes in order to strengthen […]

Stephenie Meyer from Book to Screen

Stephenie Meyer from Book to Screen

| November 12, 2008

Not even novelist Stephenie Meyer could have predicted the impact her series of vampire novels would have on a new generation of adolescent girls. America’s answer to the Harry Potter franchise in literary circles, her books have redefined a genre. Her first novel, Twilight, has been adapted into a highly anticipated film, and the author, […]

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Brolin Continues to Take Risks in New ‘Milk’ Role

Brolin Continues to Take Risks in New ‘Milk’ Role

| November 12, 2008

Fresh from his critically acclaimed role in W, Josh Brolin is having the time of his lifge these days, both personally and professionally. Now taking on the tough role of Dan White in Gus van Sant’s Milk, Brolin continues to receive acclaim for playing roles that are complex, controversial and fascinating. Paul Fischer caught up […]

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Emile Hirsch ‘Milks’ His Latest Role

Emile Hirsch ‘Milks’ His Latest Role

| November 12, 2008

Emile Hirsch is one of those actors difficult to define. Never playing the same character twice, the actor goes from the likes of Speed Racer to playing real-life gay activist Cleve Jones in director Gus van Sant’s touching and powerful biopic of the late San Francisco gay icon Harvey Milk. Hirsch talked about the film […]

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