Archive for December, 2009

RITCHIE OFFERS AUDACIOUS TAKE ON CLASSIC DETECTIVE

RITCHIE OFFERS AUDACIOUS TAKE ON CLASSIC DETECTIVE

| December 21, 2009

Maverick and original British director Guy Ritchie has made films that’ve always defined him as a director who works outside the box. So it was something of a surprise when he agreed to take on Sherlock Holmes, an iconic cinematic character for over five decades. Ambitious and tonally distinct from many of the director’s previous […]

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PLUMMER SHOWS NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN

PLUMMER SHOWS NO SIGNS OF SLOWING DOWN

| December 21, 2009

Four decades since Christopher Plummer became an international movie star with his iconic star turn in Robert Wise’s Oscar winning classic The Sound of Music, Christopher Plummer continues to dazzle audiences on stage and screen with a variety of fascinating and eclectic characters, including both Tolstoy and Dr Parnassus. Arguably the greatest survivor of the […]

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Dead Man’s Hand, Season Finale of The Closer, Airing December 21

Dead Man’s Hand, Season Finale of The Closer, Airing December 21

| December 21, 2009

I was so excited to have The Closer back on their air, yet now the season is coming to an end, after just three quick episodes. I must admit they’ve been worth it though. We’ve had great storylines and a great guest star in Beau Bridges. And now we have one of the better recurring […]

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Ghost Machine- Worth the 90 Minutes

Ghost Machine- Worth the 90 Minutes

| December 21, 2009

If you can get past the cheesy title and lose the expectation of a B- rated horror flick, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Ghost Machine is a great melding of horror and sci-fi. Think The Ring meets Strange Days. The creepy factor is high, combined with riveting cinematography, gorgeous opening shots, and decent effects. The ambience […]

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NEUFELD: A HOLLYWOOD SURVIVOR

NEUFELD: A HOLLYWOOD SURVIVOR

| December 18, 2009

Mace Neufield has been an established part of the Hollywood community now for some 30 years, having been involved in some of the industry’s most prolific successes, from 1976’s original horror classic The Omen, to No Way Out, The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games and Phillip Noyce’s The Saint. His latest project is Clint […]

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JACKSON GOES BEYOND THE NORM AND THE GRAVE

JACKSON GOES BEYOND THE NORM AND THE GRAVE

| December 18, 2009

He is an Oscar winner, refuses to leave his native New Zealand and went from low-budget splatter comedies to the Oscar winning director of the one of the most acclaimed film trilogies of all time. Peter Jackson has emerged as one of the world’s most revered filmmakers and his latest film, The Lovely Bones, from […]

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ROCKWELL REMAINS A QUIET ACHIEVER

ROCKWELL REMAINS A QUIET ACHIEVER

| December 18, 2009

Sam Rockwell may be one of the busiest actors in Hollywood but he is also its quietest achiever. Unassuming and genuinely modest, even with all the possible Oscar talk over his performance in the recent indie hit Moon, Rockwell remains focused on his acting. He currently appears opposite Robert DeNiro in the comedy/drama Everything’s Fine, […]

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THE LUCK OF THE IRISH – SHERIDAN TAKES ON VERY AMERICAN TALE

THE LUCK OF THE IRISH – SHERIDAN TAKES ON VERY AMERICAN TALE

| December 18, 2009

Irish director Jim Sheridan has crafted some of the most powerful films of the last two decades, som e exploring facets of his own Irish heritage, others that continue to define him as a broad filmmaker who can also tap into the American consciousness. His latest film, Brothers, is already garnering some early Oscar buzz […]

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DANNY MCBRIDE’S CAREER HARDLY UP IN THE AIR.

DANNY MCBRIDE’S CAREER HARDLY UP IN THE AIR.

| December 18, 2009

One of the new voices of movie comedy these days, Danny McBride proves himself to be both an innovative comic actor and a dramatic actor as he proves with his subtle performance in the critically acclaimed Up in the Air. A busy man on the big and small screen, McBride talked to PAUL FISCHER in […]

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THE QUIXOTIC IDEALISM OF TERRY GILLIAM

THE QUIXOTIC IDEALISM OF TERRY GILLIAM

| December 18, 2009

Terry Gilliam remains one of the most original and vibrant cinematic voices of all time, a rare cinematic iconoclast, who bucks narrative convention refusing to abide by the conventions of traditional storytelling. Perhaps this is due to his beginnings as the animator during the Monty Python era and his feature directorial debut as co-director of […]

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