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'Red Army' trailer captures the essence of hockey and politics

Posted September 18, 2014, 5:09 PM

If you were alive in 1980, there's a pretty good chance you remember Al Michaels famous call as the waning seconds of a simple hockey game expired.

Eleven seconds, you've got ten seconds, the countdown going on right now! Morrow, up to Silk. Five seconds left in the game. Do you believe in miracles?! YES!!!

The truth of the matter is that this wasn't just another hockey game. The testament to this fact is that I have a collectible from that game that sits on my desk that plays that iconic call when you push a button.

If ever there was a hockey game that transcended the sport and, even, the politics of the moment, the "Miracle on Ice" game was it. Heck, they even made a film about it. Of course, being from the United States, we mostly only got one side...

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The history of film censorship in 8 minutes or less

Posted September 17, 2014, 2:09 PM

If you're new to the site, it doesn't take you long to figure out how we feel about censorship. I mean, we pretty much advertise our feelings on the subject any chance that we get. The bottom line, we dislike it and we really don't understand the rationale behind it.

Look, as the new father of two toddlers, no, of course I don't want my kids to see extreme violence or sex until they are of an age to properly understand that a.) films/TV aren't real (even reality shows are fake) and b.) they won't get nightmares afterwards which will interrupt my joyful sleep. Of course, this comes from the guy who showed his daughter Fight Club at 6 months old.

Best Dad ever. Or worst, I think it's still pretty much open to debate.

Anyhow, we are a strong believer in rights...

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War breaks out in full-length 'Mockingjay' trailer

Posted September 15, 2014, 5:09 PM

Remember when you were sitting through The Hunger Games or Catching Fire bored out of your mind waiting for the explosions? Neither can I as I too loved those movies, but having read the books we knew that Mockingjay was the reward we were waiting for.

The first two films were merely coming attractions for the main event that this film appears to be. We knew that we'd finally get some Capitol-on-rebels action and this first full-length trailer does not disappoint. Sure, we might have to suspend a little disbelief when Katniss uses an arrow to blow up not one, but two flying ships, but no more suspension than we used when Peter Quill somehow survived in outer space without a space suit in Guardians of the Galaxy.

Did I mention that this trailer really got me going. I don't know if...

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Monday Mixer: This 'Deed' was 'Good' indeed

Posted September 15, 2014, 4:09 PM

You thought I forgot about ya, didn't you? Nope, I'm just moving a bit slow today. I'm shaking this nasty bug which I'm told comes with the territory of having two toddlers, so I'm just trying to make it through the day.

I apologize in advance for any and all typos or random, incomplete thoughts. I'm sure this one will be full of tangents. Sorry.

It was a rather interesting weekend too. So, I suppose I should just stop yammering and get to it, eh? Sounds good to me. And here we go.

Box Office 411

Raise your hand if you had No Good Deed opening in first place with over $20 million.

Liars! Not even Idris Elba's mother was that confident going into the weekend. And yet, here we are. No Good Deed did indeed open up in first place at the box office...

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For your consideration: Julianne Moore in 'Maps to the Stars'

Posted September 11, 2014, 4:09 PM

Julianne Moore has already won one Best Actress award for her performance in Maps to the Stars, so don't be shocked when she garners an Oscar nomination early next year. Moore was crowned Best Actress at this year's Cannes Film Festival for the David Cronenberg Hollywood exposé.

If you can win an Oscar in a trailer, then Julianne would have a pretty good chance with her turn in the international trailer down below. She plays the daughter of silver screen actress who died tragically in a fire who is now set to star in a remake of one of her mother's most iconic roles.

Naturally, this trip back to the past opens some doors that probably should have stayed shut. It's good to see John Cusack in a meaty role again. It's been quite some time since we've been able to say...

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Jennifer Lawrence sprouts wings in new 'Mockingjay' poster

Posted September 11, 2014, 4:09 PM

Lionsgate leaked two new pictures of Jennifer Lawrence this, but don't worry they weren't related at all to those other pictures. No, these were pictures in the form of two new posters for her upcoming film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1.

In the first poster, we get sort of a bizarre shot of JLaw's back and her most lethal assets, her bow and arrows. It's a pretty striking pose as we don't get even a hint of her world-famous face. Could it be that Lionsgate is merely having fun with the idea that this film is so easy to market that they don't need to show their star's face, or are they simply saying that Katniss is back and this time she's pretty pissed off.

I'm betting more on the latter.

The second poster is more along the lines of a traditional...

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Monday Mixer: Is anyone out there?

Posted September 8, 2014, 3:09 PM

Oh, what a wicked couple of weeks it has been. I do apologize to those of you who were expecting us to deliver our MM a day late last week like the garbage man, simply pushing our Monday into Tuesday.

It was a short week with a lot of stuff to do, so the MM got the short straw so to speak. Besides, all the happened two weeks ago is Guardians of the Galaxy continued to earn money, oh and everyone decided to secure their iPhones a little bit more.

This week, I'm afraid to say that not much has changed, other than a bunch of lawsuits and football finally being back in full swing. But, we are ever diligent and determined to get back on schedule, so we will trudge on.

I can't promise anything ground breaking will follow, but I can...

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