• Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    Off the Shelf…’Tomorrowland’

    Brad Bird has an affinity for telling heartfelt stories and infusing them with incredible amounts of whimsy and delight, charm and inventiveness. The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, and now Tomorrowland, Bird is proficient in spinning yarns that are as nostalgia-fueled as they are forward-thinking. Tomorrowland presents itself as a duality, which is to say Bird shows us the best we as a society might hope for in a distant future, but also offers a cautionary tale about not taking action while we have the chance. Now it’s not doom and gloom. In fact, it’s fun and fanciful and more so because of the characters, not just the inventions. We are thrown…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Sweet (Teaser) Trailer…Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland’

    With New York Comic-Con this weekend, Walt Disney Pictures has unleashed the first teaser trailer for Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland, a film that’s been shrouded in mystery for a while now – remember this suitcase photo from way back? But man oh man, this is exactly what a “teaser” trailer should be. It gives us just tiny hints of what to expect, yet somehow it’s just enough. Enough talk, enjoy this first glimpse at this amazing looking film from the man behind The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol. From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  The CineMagic 8-Ball

    “The CineMagic 8-Ball” – In Theaters 10/05/12

    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… ——————————————————————————————————————————————- FRANKENWEENIE After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life — with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but…

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    Hugh Laurie Cast In MGM/Sony Remake of 'RoboCop'

    TV’s one and only “shock Doc” Hugh Laurie has been officially cast in  and Jose Padilha’s remake of Paul Verhoeven’s 1987 classic RoboCop. Laurie, 53, now free from the enormously successful “House M.D.”, will be playing the villain/super-rich CEO of  Omni Corp. For those who missed out on the paragon of 80’s awesomeness that is Robocop (so awesome in fact that it’s in the Criterion Collection) O.C.P. is the company responsible for the inception of the program that turns Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) into RoboCop. No stranger to controversy and having people just hate him (well it’s a love/hate relationship) Laurie will be upping the ante to bring some true villainy to his role. Ronny Cox was Verhoeven’s go…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Reviews

    G-S-T Review…Arthur Christmas

    Christmas gets here earlier and earlier each year to the point that it’s finding a foothold on the calendar just days after Halloween and causes little children to ask “mommy, did we skip a holiday?“. This time however you won’t mind Christmas jumping the gun. Sony Pictures Animation and Aardman bring us a funny holiday film that is beyond delightful and simply gorgeous. I hate to throw myself into a review, but this time I just cannot resist; I whole heartily loved this movie!! It’s the kind of film that hits on all cylinders, appeals to all age groups and demographics and is a story that is not just fun but one worth…

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    Hugh Laurie and 'House M.D.' are the People's Choice!!

    Since I refused to watch the People’s Choice Awards, I happily came running in like a little kid when my fiance yelled, “House is up for an award!”.  I’ve  said it before, I love House, can’t get enough House, refuse to admit Season 4 of House actually happened, but I love love love love love House.  Anyway, now that I got that out of my system, I’d like to let you all know (if you didn’t watch last night) that Hugh Laurie won the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite TV Drama Actor”  Wow!!! If you want to see the build up and the other nominees (umm, nope), watch this clip from…

  • Movies/Entertainment

    Hugh Laurie and ‘House M.D.’ are the People’s Choice!!

    Since I refused to watch the People’s Choice Awards, I happily came running in like a little kid when my fiance yelled, “House is up for an award!”.  I’ve  said it before, I love House, can’t get enough House, refuse to admit Season 4 of House actually happened, but I love love love love love House.  Anyway, now that I got that out of my system, I’d like to let you all know (if you didn’t watch last night) that Hugh Laurie won the People’s Choice Award for “Favorite TV Drama Actor”  Wow!!! If you want to see the build up and the other nominees (umm, nope), watch this clip from…