Archive for January, 2011

Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

| January 14, 2011

Who Do You Think You Are? is a fantastic documentary series that chronicles the genealogical history of seven celebrities: Sarah Jessica Parker, Emmitt Smith, Lisa Kudrow, Matthew Broderick, Brooke Shields, Susan Sarandon and Spike Lee. We get to watch each of them discover stories about their family’s past, as they all travel across the country […]

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Jef Burnham’s Picks for 2010

Jef Burnham’s Picks for 2010

| January 13, 2011

Top 10 1. Summer Wars (Sama wozu) 2. The Social Network 3. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 4. Winter’s Bone 5. Life During Wartime 6. True Grit 7. The Ghost Writer 8. Frozen 9. Youth in Revolt 10. The Town Honorable Mentions Cemetery Junction Greenberg Harry Brown Iron Man 2 [REC] 2 Shutter Island Splice […]

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Soul Kittens Cabaret

Soul Kittens Cabaret

| January 11, 2011

Soul Kittens Cabaret is what I think is a lame stage musical about fame, self-discovery, temptation and music that is available on DVD. But everyone has to make a buck. And Soul Kittens Cabaret makes its money off of advertising that Fantasia Barrino and Faith Evans are in this production. The movie was well into […]

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Film As Seen By Wayne Case 2010

Film As Seen By Wayne Case 2010

| January 11, 2011

Best Films (Alphabetical) ANIMAL KINGDOM BLACK SWAN BLUE VALENTINE THE FIGHTER THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO THE GHOST WRITER HEREAFTER INCEPTION THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT NEVER LET ME GO SHUTTER ISLAND THE SOCIAL NETWORK THE TOWN Runners-Up (Alphabetical) FAIR GAME THE GIRL WHO KICKED THE HORNET’S NEST THE GIRL WHO PLAYED WITH FIRE […]

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Jessica Machen’s Best Films of 2010

Jessica Machen’s Best Films of 2010

| January 11, 2011

Envelope pushing. Visually stunning. Psychologically entertaining. Just a few descriptions for the cream of the crop in 2010’s filmmaking experience. The year seemed to have some dry spouts, but nonetheless, these few managed to shine above the rest. The Book of Eli directed by Albert and Allen Hughes is a gritty film that exemplifies the […]

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How to Get Ahead in Advertising

How to Get Ahead in Advertising

| January 11, 2011

How to Get Ahead in Advertising in a funny but sometimes corny exploration of the insane world of advertising, as seen through the eyes of a British ad man named Dennis Bagley, played by Richard E. Grant. It is a cult classis from Handmade Films that “skewers the advertising industry with and without pity.” Bagley […]

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Shameless – Showtime’s Newest Gulity Pleasure

Shameless – Showtime’s Newest Gulity Pleasure

| January 8, 2011

ShamelessPremieres Sunday, January 9, 2011 Showtime – 10pmET My Take: One more reason to subscribe to Showtime Shameless, Showtime’s latest guilty pleasure, is an adaptation of the BAFTA award-winning British drama television from Paul Abbott, with the same name. Producer John Wells (ER, The West Wing, Southland, Third Watch, Far From Heaven and Showtime’s American […]

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Vampire Circus

Vampire Circus

| January 5, 2011

Vampire Circus came about as Hammer Studios was making a change to try and update their image in the film world. It marked a changing of the guard for the producers, as well as the crew of filmmakers. Gone were the regular faces, like Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, and in were the new, younger […]

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Fright Flick

Fright Flick

| January 5, 2011

Writer/director Israel Luna hit an indie/exploitation home run in 2010 with Ticked-Off Trannies with Knives, a decidedly unique twist on the rape-revenge subgenre. Luckily for fans of Luna’s wildly entertaining style of low-budget fun, he already has a follow-up on the way in the form of Fright Flick. While not quite as original (or as […]

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Sean Lechowicz’s Top 10

Sean Lechowicz’s Top 10

| January 5, 2011

2010 will go down as the year that Hollywood got their act together and finally provided more than just explosions or Matthew McConaughey bickering with Kate Hudson. Big budget event films were slapped with a heart and brain. The spoof film became funny and original again. Sure, there are some indie darlings that made a […]

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