• Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Trailer…Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel'

    Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. Look! Up in the sky! Who is it?…you know full well who I’m talking about right? But this isn’t your father’s Superman. Earlier this year two brief teasers for Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel were released and they got started quite a buzz. Starring an impressive cast let by Henry Cavill as the titular MoS, Snyder looks to take us up up and away to a Superman story right for the times and to please scores of comics fans. This looks like it’s gonna rock…enjoy! Zack Snyder is at…

  • The CineMagic 8-Ball

    “The CineMagic 8-Ball” – In Theaters 11/02/12

    When so many movies are released each weekend and trailers often seem better than the movie itself, what should one do? In this precarious situation, we consult the The CineMagic 8-Ball (TM) to help us see through the nebulous marketing haze. Doing so just might save us all a disheartening trip to the cinema and spare us unnecessarily springing for $7 popcorn. See what the 8-Ball says about this week’s releases… ——————————————————————————————————————————————- FLIGHT Whip Whitaker, a seasoned airline pilot, miraculously crash lands his plane after a mid-air catastrophe, saving nearly every soul on board. After the crash, Whip is hailed as a hero, but as more is learned, more questions…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Ohhh, Look…Extended First Look At Les Misérables

    I know many of us were prepared to accept that Lincoln would dominate come awards time, but we made an oversight: we didn’t let Tom Hooper speak his piece. And now he has. Today, Universal Pictures has released a four minute clip of behind the scenes footage from Hooper’s upcoming adaptation of legendary musical Les Misérables (via Regal Cinemas’ Youtube channel). Put simply, the production looks and sounds spectacular, but watch the clip below yourself and see what you think: The foremost element of the clip is the heavy focus on the live singing, which makes sense. Eschewing prerecorded tracks in favor of letting the cast belt out their own…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Teaser Trailers…Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel'

    With The Dark Knight Rises now in theaters, Warner Bros. and DC Comics have reached the end of Christopher Nolan’s fantastic and hugely successful Batman trilogy. As is the norm these days, just because the credits roll it doesn’t mean the story is over. Case in point. Depending on what theater you were in when you saw the epic finale to Nolan’s Gotham City based story arc, you were party to one of two teaser trailers for the studios’ next highly anticipated release. Next year we will see the reboot of the big blue boy scout but in this re-imagining, like Nolan’s Batman actually, we’re going to get a version…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    To All You ‘Gladiator’ Blu Ray Owners…

    Hello World Marc Here: While I’m not much on A/V tech news this is movie related (and regarding one of my all time favorite films) so it behooves me to tell you all as no doubt it affects some of you cinephiles out there. Anyone who rushed out in 2009 and snatched up Paramount’s Sapphire Series Blu Ray edition of Gladiator may not have been at all happy with the transfer. Not only did the edge enhancement and digital video noise reduction create a sub-par transfer, the disc itself features tons of technical glitches. Bad day for those first in line huh? So while Paramount finally released a fixed copy…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    To All You 'Gladiator' Blu Ray Owners…

    Hello World Marc Here: While I’m not much on A/V tech news this is movie related (and regarding one of my all time favorite films) so it behooves me to tell you all as no doubt it affects some of you cinephiles out there. Anyone who rushed out in 2009 and snatched up Paramount’s Sapphire Series Blu Ray edition of Gladiator may not have been at all happy with the transfer. Not only did the edge enhancement and digital video noise reduction create a sub-par transfer, the disc itself features tons of technical glitches. Bad day for those first in line huh? So while Paramount finally released a fixed copy…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Zack Snyder’s ‘Man of Steel’ Adds Russell Crowe As Jor-El

    Crikey!! While the Supes front has been quiet since the last A-list addition, out of left field comes the casting news of the millennium!! OK maybe not that great but certainly an eye opener for sure. And why not?? Russel Crowe, if you’ll excuse my French, is the effen man!! Variety has just released info that puts General Maximus in the role of Jor-El, Superman’s biological father. Variety does say he’s “in negotiations” but so far all signs point to it being locked up. So while the film world is still trying to get the taste of the poorly received Sucker Punch out of its mouth, this casting tidbit is one entirely…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel' Adds Russell Crowe As Jor-El

    Crikey!! While the Supes front has been quiet since the last A-list addition, out of left field comes the casting news of the millennium!! OK maybe not that great but certainly an eye opener for sure. And why not?? Russel Crowe, if you’ll excuse my French, is the effen man!! Variety has just released info that puts General Maximus in the role of Jor-El, Superman’s biological father. Variety does say he’s “in negotiations” but so far all signs point to it being locked up. So while the film world is still trying to get the taste of the poorly received Sucker Punch out of its mouth, this casting tidbit is one entirely…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    Off the Shelf…’Master and Commander: Far Side of the World’

    In light of the other more commercially successful film about swashbuckling, this Russell Crowe vehicle, I think, stands up to all three Jack Sparrow adventures and still comes out ahead. Further I think this is vastly under appreciated and although not as marketable or appealing to children as Depp’s Sparrow, it is still a solid and(at times) equally exciting film. In short, it is slow but still paced well and is a rousing, seemingly accurate and impressive sea-faring adventure.

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Trailer…'The Next Three Days'

    I read something about this a few months ago and while it sounded intriguing, I just forgot about it. So time went by and here we have the a trailer for the latest from Russell Crowe and Oscar Winning writer/director Paul Haggis (Crash). American Gangster and State of Play didn’t do much for me but it doesn’t mean Crowe has lost it, they just didn’t work for me. That said, I like the look of the trailer and am eager to see more. Crowe plays a husband who’s wife has been arrested for murder and he’s planning to break her out. What better way than a post A-Team Liam Neeson…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet Trailer…’The Next Three Days’

    I read something about this a few months ago and while it sounded intriguing, I just forgot about it. So time went by and here we have the a trailer for the latest from Russell Crowe and Oscar Winning writer/director Paul Haggis (Crash). American Gangster and State of Play didn’t do much for me but it doesn’t mean Crowe has lost it, they just didn’t work for me. That said, I like the look of the trailer and am eager to see more. Crowe plays a husband who’s wife has been arrested for murder and he’s planning to break her out. What better way than a post A-Team Liam Neeson…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…Robin Hood

    In Hollywood circles, there’s been some constant actor director tag teams in the past, Johnny Depp,/Tim Burton, Nic Cage/Jerry Bruckheimer, DeNiro(and DiCaprio)/Scorsese to name a few. But if there’s one team that continues to impress, it’s the one, two punch of Ridley Scott and Russell Crowe. Well those two were at it again, this time to tell the story of Robin Hood. Despite years of saturation from the famous man in green tights, this was a different tale all together that is not the tale you think you’ve seen. But where shall I start? Maybe I’ll take a cue from the movie and start…at the beginning. Now as per a recent trend in Hollywood, prequels…