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Rumor not? 'Star Wars' spoiler discussion in our podcast

Posted October 10, 2014, 3:10 PM

Did you say podcast? I did say podcast. You may not know this, but we have a podcast on the site and we talk about (what else) movies.

I don't blame you if you're scratching your head. The podcast went dormant for over two years, but we recently brought it back from the dead and re-tooled it a bit to make it more conversational and less stringent.

It's a fun podcast. Tim and I like to talk about movies and we talk (or IM) back-and-forth each day about stuff that we later laugh about and decided that we needed to share this with our readers. I don't know if we're funny or even entertaining, but that's where you come in.

Give us a listen and let us know what you really think. Have a suggestion? Fire away. Are your ears bleeding? Get medical...

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First look at Disney's mysterious Tomorrowland

Posted October 9, 2014, 2:10 PM

It's funny. Tim and I are alike in so many ways and yet we have our little differences that are both interesting and odd. Case in point, he's a huge Brad Bird fan and I could barely tell you what films he has done. Likewise, I've been a Damon Lindelof devotee since the first episode of Lost aired and Tim's never seen a single episode of that great TV series.

Enter Tomorrowland which is sort of our Reese's Peanut Butter Cup moment where Bird and Lindelof are joining forces for a new and mysterious film. This film has been so shrouded in secrecy that until today, we really didn't have a firm grasp on what to expect. Now, thanks to the teaser trailer below, the film is coming into focus.

This is also only the second trailer for a Summer 2015 film...

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Review: 'Rick and Morty' Season 1 is (belch) a must-see on DVD/Blu-ray

Posted October 9, 2014, 1:10 PM

'Rick and Morty' Season 1 is (belch) must-see on DVD/Blu-ray

I'll admit it. Most reviews are pointless. Unless you are a knowledgeable critic like the late Roger Ebert, your opinion on movies and TV shows means diddly. I am most certainly included in that diddly assessment. It's the collection of opinions that matters most.

It doesn't really matter that I think Rick and Morty is the funniest animated comedy on TV today. I do believe that. It's better than Family Guy, The Simpsons, or South Park. But that's just my opinion.

Let's see what others have to say. Rick and Morty currently has a 9.2 rating (out of 10) on IMDb. Critical aggregator Metacritic scores it an 85 out of 100. Wired.com recently said "You Need to Be Watching Rick and Morty. Seriously." Pretty good consensus there, I'd say.

So what the heck is...

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Paul Feig calling for female Ghostbusters

Posted October 8, 2014, 5:10 PM

It's only been 25 years since Ghostbusters 2 hit theaters, but don't count out the long-gestating sequel Ghostbusters 3. Well, actually you can put a fork in it in terms of it being a true sequel with the original Ghostbusters.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the news this afternoon that Sony has given the green light to Ghostbusters 3 with Paul Feig in the director's chair. Furthermore, the sequel is no longer a sequel, but a reboot with female ghostbusters.

Feig is best known for directing Bridesmaids and The Heat, but he was also the brainchild (along with Judd Apatow behind the incredibly underrated TV series Freaks and Geeks. So, two things are a given, he will cast strong, funny women in the film and one of those women will be Melissa McCarthy. Feig later confirmed the news via Twitter.

It's official. I'm making...

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Five date movies worse than 'Gone Girl'

Posted October 7, 2014, 5:10 PM

This weekend I saw Gone Girl and I absolutely loved every delectable twist and turn. Somehow my man crush on David Fincher increased which shouldn't have been possible as I'm pretty sure I maxed that out long ago. And yet, it did.

As is often the case these days, my viewing partner in crime was my wife. Given that we had both read the book, we knew what we were getting into, but it did cross my mind on more than one occasion that this is probably not a great date movie.

Who are we kidding? With two kids under the age of three any time spent alone by ourselves constitutes grade A date material. But still, I wasn't surprised when I read this Vulture piece that asked if Gone Girl was the worst first date movie of all time.

For the record...

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Monday Mixer: 'Gone Girl' wins by a cleft chin

Posted October 6, 2014, 4:10 PM

Do you feel it? That nip in the air and the rush of leaves falling to the ground?

That's right, Fall is finally here and with it comes the inevitable onslaught of award-contending and family-friendly films that marks the season. This weekend, we saw a little of the former and none of the latter.

October is a month in transition. It's really trying to find its identity. For many decades it was fertile ground for the latest and greatest horror films. The Saw franchise made a killing (pun intended) over the course of many Octobers and before that we saw similar October success stories for Halloween, A Nightmare on Elm Street and countless other horror franchises.

So, I suppose it's only fitting that in the first week of this ominous month, we have a photo finish between an awards contender and a horror...

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'Guardians of the Galaxy' comes to Blu-ray/DVD on Dec. 9

Posted October 3, 2014, 9:10 AM

Put on those headphones. Press play on your Sony Walkman. Dance to the sweet sounds of your favorite pop music mixtape. Guardians of the Galaxy is set to own on Dec. 9.

It's the biggest movie of the year (so far). Marvel's sci-fi/action/comedy blockbuster has captivated millions of movie-goers across our solar system. You can bring it home in one of three ways: DVD, Blu-ray, or 3D Blu-ray + Digital HD.

In case you've been on some remote planet this summer, the film stars Chris Pratt as Peter Quill, a wise-talking adventurer who is taken from Earth at a young age. He teams up with a motley crew of losers in order to stop an ambitious villain from owning an orb with the power to rule the galaxy.

Both Blu-ray versions have some really cool bonus features:

Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes Making-of Featurettes Exclusive Look at Marvel's...

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