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Exclusive Clip: Passion ignites and gets 'Lost in the White City'

Posted April 15, 2016, 4:04 PM

Relationships are tricky. I am a 41-year-old man that has been married three times, so I'm the last person qualified to give relationship advice. Thankfully, we have movies to give us the best, unsolicited advice we could ever ask for.

Lost in the White City is perhaps the movie equivalent to my experience in love as it proves that relationships are difficult, messy and not always as clear as black and white. There are plenty of gray areas when matters of the heart are concerned and these gray areas provide the playing field upon which Lost in the White City plays out.

The film centers on a young couple Eva and Kyle who experience the ups and downs of their relationship over the course of one Summer in Tel Aviv. The hostile and unpredictable city provides the perfect backdrop to the volatile...

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Marvel gets trippy in first 'Doctor Strange' trailer

Posted April 14, 2016, 5:04 PM

While Captain America: Civil War continues to rack up rave reviews ahead of its theatrical debut next month, the Marvel film that intrigues me the most is one coming out a little bit later this year. Phase three of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) promises to be more mystical in nature and it doesn't get much more mystical than Doctor Strange.

The story of a neurosurgeon who discovers a world of magic and alternate dimensions following an accident, Doctor Strange looks more like the sequel to Inception than the next hit film in the MCU. And you know what? I'm more than OK with that.

To be honest, the MCU needs to push the envelope and introduce new characters and more exotic storylines or it risks becoming repetitive and irrelevant. If there's one thing that Marvel prides itself on when it comes...

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New 'Suicide Squad' trailer unleashes the Blitz attack

Posted April 12, 2016, 11:04 AM

Warner Bros. is on a roll today. First, they debuted a great trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and now they give us the latest look at Suicide Squad.

It seems that Warner Bros. is sticking with its classic music motif (really? These songs are now considered classics? Man, I'm getting old) by scoring this trailer to Sweet song "Ballroom Blitz." Previously, they used "Bohemian Rhapsody" in a trailer and both songs have that fun, irreverent feel to them that I hope carries over into the film.

It seems that Warner Bros. is committed to the whole dark realism in their main DCU films ala Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but it would be a great counter-punch if they could develop a few more fanciful films like Suicide Squad. They don't need to get bogged down in realism...

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'Fantastic Beasts' trailer captures that old 'Harry Potter' magic

Posted April 12, 2016, 11:04 AM

Officially, the Harry Potter story is confined to seven books and eight movies, but Warner Bros. is hoping that with a little sleight of hand, they can extend that universe a bit. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the first spin-off from the successful franchise and follows legendary Magizoologist Newt Scamander as his travels take him to America shortly after the turn of the last century.

So, the once very British story is getting an Amerian makeover and, predictably, everything will be bigger. The question is will it be better, or even maintain the high quality of the original franchise? Obviously, Warner Bros. has a lot riding on the success of Fantastic Beasts as it is positioned as the opening tome of a brand new Harry Potter trilogy, but did they capture the magic of the original?

From the first...

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Monday Mixer: MTV Movie Awards pimp out Summer blockbusters

Posted April 11, 2016, 3:04 PM

What exactly are the MTV Movie Awards? It seems that no one has any clue and yet, they still give them out.

They are basically a glorified marketing gimmick aimed at promoting Summer blockbusters under the guise of giving out awards for such dubious honors as "Best Kiss" and "Best Villain." At least they didn't give the award for "Best True Story" to Jurassic World.

So, what did we learn from this they are. As I mentioned, the event is basically an excuse for the studios to trot out the stars of their biggest films this Summer. With that in mind, Central Intelligence's Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart teamed for an unforgettable rap about last year's films.

Get More: 2016 MTV Movie Awards, Latest Movie News, Kevin Hart and Dwayne Johnson Debut Their New Hit Single 'Leo Got F***ed By A Bear...

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The giants arrive in first full-length 'BFG' trailer

Posted April 7, 2016, 4:04 PM

It's been a long, long time since I last read Roald Dahl's The BFG. My own kids are a few years short of being the prime demographic of this film and I'm too old to remember all of the little details of that story of a big, friendly giant.

For instance, I don't remember if there were evil giants in the story, but it makes sense that there would be in the film adaptation because without them, there isn't much of a story to tell, now is there? What I can tell you is that Steven Spielberg is uniquely qualified to bring this story to life on the big screen.

I'm glad that my kids will have this film be as much a part of the playlist of their childhood as The Neverending Story was of mine. This film has all the...

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'Rogue One' trailer proves that 'Star Wars' is back

Posted April 7, 2016, 9:04 AM

I get it. Some people actually argued that The Force Awakens' record-breaking box office performance (currently at $935 million) was a fluke. They argued that it was only due to fanboy anticipation or the involvement of the ultimate fanboy J.J. Abrams.

The Force Awakens couldn't possibly live up to the hype. Its enjoyment will get tarnished as time goes by, much like the prequels. Disney can't keep it up. They will dilute the franchise with their plan to release anthology films in the off years between main franchise films.

And on and on.

Well, this morning we got the first look at the first anthology film and I'm happy to report that the haters are going to be disappointed again. The best thing that The Force Awakens did was to restore the franchise back to its roots. It FELT like a Star Wars...

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