Cinecast Episode 148 – Top 10 Actresses of 2009; Avatar

Episode 148: SPOILERS ALERT! Anticipated for many months now, James Cameron’s Avatar is finally upon us and all we can muster up is a lot of bitching. Maybe not fair to a guy we have grown up with and loved over the years or to a movie that is not based on a video game, remake or previous existing property, perhaps. The criticism is as valid as the heap...

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Cinecast Episode 141 – Something to Toy With

Episode 141: Super thanks to Rian Johnson (Brick/Brothers Bloom) for dropping by and magically rolling with Gamble’s proverbial punches. Making up for Andrew’s illness, Rian throws his four cents into the pool of fantasy that is Where the Wild Things Are and also dropping some Coen Brothers love in a more detailed examination of A Serious Man. With...

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Brothers Bloom Audio Commentary

There are plenty of fan made commentaries available on the web for hundreds of films; even current theatrical releases. And I know Kevin Smith toyed with the idea of a director commentary for Clerks II, but I don’t remember if that ever came to fruition or not. But today I got word that Rian Johnson has recorded a special audio commentary for The Brothers...

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Review: The Brothers Bloom

[After debuting at the Toronto International Film Festival back in September, this film has been bumped a couple times, more likely than not because nobody know how to sell these type of character and dialogue driven world hopping romps anymore. But finally it arrives as a bit of summer blockbuster counter-programming from the same studio that put out Twilight....

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Finite Focus: Tender Confidence (The Brothers Bloom)

Jim Emerson over at Scanners blog has often written that many a film can be summed up by its opening scene. And Rian Johnson‘s follow-up to the much lauded Brick, a grifter flick by the name of The Brothers Bloom, certainly makes no bones about laying what the film is about in a wonderful pre-credits sequence. While Rachel Weisz commands the screen as...

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