George Clooney goes on epic rant tearing into hedge fudge founder.

A few days ago, Daniel Loeb, the founder of hedge fund Third Point, a major investor in Sony, sent a letter to his investors stating how fed up his was with Sony and their recent box offices failures (e.g. White House Down, After Earth). In a recent interview with Deadline, George Clooney, had a few things to say about Mr. Loeb. Here is the rant in its entirety...

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Listen: Sound City – Real to Reel

If you haven’t heard of the Sound City documentary, directed by Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana fame, turn Ke$ha off on your iPod and buy it now. If you have heard of it, you probably read our reviews by Marina (click here) and Carlos (click here). Simply put, the film is awesome and for anyone who loves rock and who loves people who ooze with...

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Newman’s Own: 30 years, 350 million dollars

As legendary of an actor as Paul Newman was, he always hoped he’d be remembered for a little more than Cool Hand Luke or his big blue eyes. He was many things: a director, a racecar driver, a businessman, a husband, and a father. He was also an incredible food enthusiast and philanthropist. He decided to combine those two passions in 1982. After years of...

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Movies We Watched

Sometimes we watch stuff that we want to talk just a little bit about, not a full review worth. These are those films. If any of the films reviewed are available on Netflix Instant Watch (US or Canada) or HuluPlus (US only), we’ll note that by putting a direct link below the capsule. The Raid: Redemption 2012 indonesia. Director: Gareth Evans. Starring:...

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“American Graffiti’s” Budget was Exactly $777,777.77 [Universal Turns 100]

In 1912, Universal Film Manufacturing Company was incorporated in New York. Founder Carl Laemmle said he got the name for the studio after noticing “Universal Pipe Fittings” written on a passing delivery wagon. In honor of the studio’s 100th anniversary on Monday, the studio released 100 interesting trivia facts about some of its many many films...

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Question of the Day: Teasers for Trailers

  While it seems to be a sci-fi only thing at the moment, I have no doubt that it will soon be the new normal in terms of online film advertising. Prometheus, Total Recall and now Looper all have teasers leading up to the debut of only the films trailer. Arguably, the Stephanie Meyer non-Twilight property, The Host, had a power-point level...

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Sorry Weinsteins. Rules are Rules.

Just wanted to weigh in quickly on this latest controversy between the Weinstein Company and the MPAA. If you’re not aware, the short of it is that the MPAA slapped the Weinstein’s documentary Bully with an “R” rating. Really wanting to show the film in schools and have kids come to screenings as much as possible, the studio appealed the...

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Fighting for 35mm…and Our Cinematic Heritage

There’s no doubt that the future of cinema is going to be digital rather than film (as a physical format). Theatres are converting to digital projection right and left, with fewer and fewer 35mm film prints struck all the time, and the major camera manufacturers are ceasing production of film cameras to focus solely on digital cameras instead. It’s...

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The Year’s Just Getting Started: Most Anticipated Movies Still To Come

Summer is no more. Gone are 2011′s big summer blockbusters and as much as I enjoyed them (the likes of Super 8, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the last Harry Potter flick really impressed) now is the time when the heavy hitter, Oscar-ish films start to hit screens. The serious films we can all really sink our teeth into. Since there’s a lot of...

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What’s In A Movie Title?

As I was walking in to see Rupert Wyatt’s wonderful Rise of the Planet of the Apes a couple of weeks ago I started to think about titles and their effect, if any, on my preconceptions of a movie. In the case of the latest Apes flick I have to say it bothered me a little. Regardless of the quality of the film itself, the title doesn’t exactly role...

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