Archive for January, 2010

Ice Castle’s Taylor Firth

Ice Castle’s Taylor Firth

| January 26, 2010

When Taylor Firth’s coach came across an e-mail about auditions for the remake of “Ice Castles” in their spam folder the 18-year-old competitive figure skater knew that it was an opportunity she could not pass up. The fact that Firth had zero acting experience did little to stifle her. “I sent out an audition tape,” […]

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I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell

| January 26, 2010

Thanks, Internet. If it weren’t for Tucker Max’s inexplicably popular blog, we never would have heard of him. And, in turn, thanks to that blog’s popularity, he never would have gotten a book deal to turn his blog into the New York Times Bestseller I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, a handy print version […]

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“Father’s Fraternity” – Men of a Certain Age, Jan. 25

“Father’s Fraternity” – Men of a Certain Age, Jan. 25

| January 25, 2010

The best thing I can say about Men of a Certain Age is that what separates it from other shows, is that it can be incredibly funny one moment, and be very warm the next. By warm I don’t mean sickeningly sweet, but warm. It all adds to creating the environment that it’s all very […]

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The Boys are Back On DVD Jan. 26

The Boys are Back On DVD Jan. 26

| January 25, 2010

What I couldn’t stop thinking about while watching the film The Boys are Back, out on DVD January 26, was the different roles kids take and how it affects kids to lose one over the other. While we see how it affects a child to lose one parent through part of the movie, through the […]

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According to Greta On DVD

According to Greta On DVD

| January 24, 2010

I started out thinking of one teen in particular that I thought could benefit from seeing According to Greta, and by the time the movie was finished, I thought maybe every teen … and parent of a teen … could benefit. They need to see that everyone has their different foibles. What separates us is […]

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Ice Dreams, Hallmark Original Movie Premiering Jan. 23

Ice Dreams, Hallmark Original Movie Premiering Jan. 23

| January 23, 2010

This Hallmark movie is taking advantage of interest being up for the upcoming Winter Olympics. With both skiing and skating championships airing on network TV today, the cable channel is airing Ice Dreams, a movie that while being a little saccharine, is also a good story. Tim (Brady Smith, husband of Tiffani Thiessen)  shows up […]

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Mystic River BluRay

Mystic River BluRay

| January 23, 2010

Clint Eastwood’s Mystic River won Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director in 2004. It is a tough adaptation of Dennis LeHane’s novel, told in the kind of vernacular we have come to recognize as pure Eastwood. In Mystic River, the director unfolds a suspenseful and emotionally tortuous journey that sticks with the viewer long […]

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SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL REVIEWS – WORLD PREMIERES

SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL REVIEWS – WORLD PREMIERES

| January 23, 2010

Please Give Director: Nicole Holofcener Screenwriter Nicole Holofcener Cast Catherine Keener, Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt, Rebecca Hall, Sarah Steele, Ann Guilbert Executive Producer Caroline Jaczko, Stefanie Azpiazu Producer Anthony Bregman Cinematographer Yaron Orbach Editor Robert Frazen Music Marcelo Zarvos Costume Designer Ane Crabtree The joy of watching a Nicole Holofcener film is that her films […]

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Law Abiding Citizen on BluRay

Law Abiding Citizen on BluRay

| January 23, 2010

Starring Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx, Law Abiding Citizen is the tale of a man wronged and pushed to the limit. The moral of the tale seems to be not what unspeakable things are done to you, but what you do with the leftover damage and how you react to it. Essentially, we are presented […]

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WINSTONE ON THE EDGE OF DARKNESS

WINSTONE ON THE EDGE OF DARKNESS

| January 23, 2010

Ray Winstone can play any character; ot seems, from the irreverent to the understated or even King Henry VIII. Currently appearing as a cuckolded gangster in the brilliantly subversive 44 Inch Chest, Winstone will next be seen opposite Mel Gibson in the US remake of the classic British miniseries Edge of Darkness. Here he plays […]

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