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Any Bill Murray fan will appreciate this next choice in the 12 Days of Christmas Countdown. Scrooged stars Murray as a TV executive planning a live performance of A Christmas Carol yet he himself has no Christmas spirit. He is visited by three ghosts, Christmas past, present and future to

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Karl Marx once said that history repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce.  He wasn’t speaking specifically about Hyde Park on Hudson, but he’d probably come to the same conclusion about a film that traces the origins of a strategic alliance between Great Britain and the United States back

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One of the first scenes in Roger Michell’s Hyde Park on Hudson features Laura Linney’s Daisy giving Bill Murray’s Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s a hand-job in the seat of his modified car, away from the prying eyes of security and, perhaps more importantly, his wife Eleanor. Its awkward and humorous, yet

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This weeks biggest release is definitely Moonrise Kingdom. Many moviegoers and critics loved this film and it is probably in the running for some serious awards this season! Here’s a clip from the film: [springboard type=”youtube” id=”2OOenYz6tfc?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ player=”scin001″ width=”560″ height=”315″ ] And as usual, please don’t hesitate to share

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One of the most critically acclaimed movies all year, Moonrise Kingdom, is out on Blu-Ray/DVD today. Wes Anderson‘s detail-rich tale of young love looks absolutely beautiful in this Blu-Ray release. It’s just a shame that the extra features don’t quite live up to the film’s caliber. READ || Wes Anderson’s Outsiders Wes

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Hyde Park On Hudson is My Week With The King’s Speech, an achingly obvious (and poorly executed) attempt to cash in on two common trends in popular movie culture: Biographies that explore a small part of an iconic figure’s life and upper-class dramas about the woes of high society. It

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Ed Wood is out now on Blu-ray for the first time, and it has been digitally restored. This is one of my favorite Tim Burton/Johnny Depp film, and one that shows why they have had such a long working relationship. Burton and Depp seem to just get each other artistically, and it shows in this film more than ever.

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Marion Cotillard in De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone)
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The Venice Film Festival is currently underway, but most of the Oscar news this week comes from the Telluride Film Festival, which wrapped just a few days ago. With that in mind, we’re skipping the Oscar prospects of this weekend’s new releases because the film festival news is far more

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The Venice Film Festival, which we discussed last week, might give way to some Oscar contenders, but the Toronto International Film Festival is where the awards season really begins. After all, the last five Picture winners played at the fest. If that trend continues, one hoping to find this year’s eventual

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Wes Anderson’s fascination with child psychology isn’t exactly a secret – see the various parental hang-ups on display in The Royal Tenenbaums and The Darjeeling Limited – but he’s never tackled the subject as boldly as he does in Moonrise Kingdom, a charmingly arch tale of preteen lovers who cause

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Hyde Park on Hudson released its first trailer this weekend, giving viewers a taste of Bill Murray’s sophisticated portrayal of FDR in a historical film set in June 1939. The plot focuses on a weekend when the Roosevelt’s host the King and Queen of England for their first trip to

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Here is a new behind the scenes feature for  Wes Anderson’s seventh feature film, Moonrise Kingdom. The video has some cool new footage from the film, and  interviews with the cast and crew. I have been a fan of Anderson’s work since Bottle Rocket, but did not care too much for The

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Wes Anderson’s newest film, MOONRISE KINGDOM, received its’ first trailer and what an absolutely beautiful trailer it is. If you don’t know who Wes Anderson is, you should. He wrote and directed such fantastic films as RUSHMORE, THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS, and FANTASTIC MR. FOX. Ring any bells? Good. This first

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