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Judge Dredd 2012

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Some sites want to flood your screen with lame images, re-swizzled press releases and info you simply do not need in your life. We just want to give you one post, bang and you’re done. Short and sweet so you can get on with your lives. Enjoy.

  • In some excellent news, everything I’ve seen thus far on Dredd leads me to believe there is a snowball’s chance that it might not suck. Hollywood Reporter has the poster.
  • Primarily, you 24 fans need to be aware that the Complete Series is Amazon’s deal of the day today. List Price is $349.98. They’re selling it today for 67% off–or a reduction of $234.99 from the list price–which means you get the whole shebang for $114.99. (We tend not to bug you unless something is at least 50% off. So.) Here’s your link. Enjoy.
  • Oh hell yes. As part of Universal’s 100th Anniversary rollout of stuff, September 4th will see Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein hit Blu-Ray. You can pre-order it here. And you should. Because that film is solid gold.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:31:24+00:00 June 12th, 2012|Stuff You Need to Know|2 Comments

    Stuff: Andrew Garfield Spidey-Suits Up

    Amazing Spider-Man

    The Pareto Principle states that 80% of the worthwhile pop culture news can be snagged by only taking in 20% of the volume of regular pop culture news coverage. (Or something like that.) This post is designed for anyone who wants pop culture news in digestible bits, all in one shot, so that person can take a few minutes to get up to speed and then get on with their lives. Enjoy.

  • Amazing Spider-Man has a release date: July 3, 2012. And while a previous picture showed a slightly battered Andrew Garfield in most of the Spidey suit, the official site now has a pic that’s supposed to be Garfield in full gear. I dunno…works for me. Click through to the official site to embiggen it.
  • Dominic Cooper has signed on to play Henry, the friendly neighborhood vampire, in Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. Source.
  • Atlas Shrugged Part 1 has a trailer and a release date of April 15th. It looks, however, frighteningly good. Whatever it turns out to be, I imagine it has a screenwriter that didn’t blatantly misread the original novel. I won’t mention any names, because that would be indiscreet. Randall Wallace. Trailer comes after the break.

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    Win Righteous Kill on DVD!

    Righteous Kill DVD cover art

    Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino sport badges and guns in Righteous Kill. I’m not sure what else you need to know, but I’ll tell you more anyway: John Leguizamo, Brian Dennehy, Carla Gugino and Donnie Wahlberg are also along for the ride. The DVD, out from Anchor Bay on the 6th, comes with two featurettes and a director’s commentary. We’ve got a spare copy here that you can win if you wanna win it. Well, you have to do more than want it–you need to enter with the entry form below. But you can do that once a day, so that helps. You can enter all of our contests once a day, in fact. And if we draw your name from the entries–you win. Good luck!

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:07:46+00:00 January 1st, 2009|Contests|0 Comments

    Please Go See “Righteous Kill” This Weekend

    DeNiro and Pacino in Righteous Kill

    Because if you don’t, then Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino would have made this incredibly unfunny/nearly embarrassing appearance on Letterman in vain. And really, they’ve given us so much good cinema over the years, a sympathy ticket purchase seems in order–even if you don’t want to see the movie at all. I’m just saying.

    Direct link for the feedreaders.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:13:06+00:00 September 12th, 2008|Stimuli|0 Comments

    Win Righteous Kill Swag!

    Righteous Kill poster

    Righteous Kill is coming, and for once we’ve got Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro appearing on screen together and on the same side of the law. It sounds good to me: Pacino, DeNiro, badges and guns vs. a vigilante. And it should sound good to you too, since we’ve been handed a prize pack based around the movie and its cast.

    You can win the theatrical poster. Plus–you can win three DVDs all featuring the stars of the film: The Godfather, Heat and Scarface.

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    The Godfather, Part III (1990) – DVD Review

    Godfather Part III DVD

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by Francis Ford Coppola & Mario Puzo
    Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
    Starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy Garcia, Eli Wallach

    Features:

    • Running audio commentary by director Coppola
    • Theatrical trailer

    Released by: Paramount.
    Rating: R.
    Region: 1
    Anamorphic: Yes.

    My Advice: This movie never actually happened.

    Michael Corleone (Pacino) has almost–almost–gotten out of the illicit businesses that his family used to rely on and gone instead down the path of the straight and narrow. Of course, it’s only cost him his marriage to Kay (Keaton) and quite possibly his soul. Other criminals (Wallach and Joe Mantegna) are after his ass and a young turk of a relative (Garcia) will either be the family’s salvation or another cog in the machine that will destroy it. Some choice, huh?

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:56:49+00:00 July 10th, 2005|DVD Reviews|0 Comments

    The Godfather, Part II (1974) – DVD Review

    The Godfather Part II DVD

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by Francis Ford Coppola & Mario Puzo, based on the novel by Puzo
    Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
    Starring Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, John Cazale

    Features:

    • Running audio commentary by director Coppola
    • Theatrical trailer

    Released by: Paramount.
    Rating: R.
    Region: 1
    Anamorphic: Yes.

    My Advice: Nice, but just buy the bigass boxed set instead.

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    By | 2017-09-24T23:57:18+00:00 July 3rd, 2005|Reviews|0 Comments

    Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) – DVD Review

    Glengarry Glen Ross DVD cover art

    Film:
    DVD:

    Written by: David Mamet, based on his play
    Directed by: James Foley
    Starring: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, Alec Baldwin

    Features:

    • Individual scene specific commentaries by director Foley, actors Baldwin and Arkin, cinematographer Juan Ruiz Anchia, and production designer Jane Musky
    • Magic Time: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon
    • ABC: Always Be Closing featurette
    • J. Roy: New and Used Furniture documentary
    • Jack Lemmon clip from The Charlie Rose Show
    • Kevin Spacey clip from Inside the Actor’s Studio
    • Cast and crew biographies
    • Production notes

    Released by: Artisan
    Region: 1
    Rating: R
    Anamorphic: Yes

    My Advice: Own it.

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    By | 2009-01-19T17:27:28+00:00 November 17th, 2002|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments

    The Insider (1999) – Movie Review

    The Insider movie poster

    Written by: Michael Mann & Eric Roth, based on the Vanity Fair article “The Man Who Knew Too Much”
    Directed by: Michael Mann
    Starring: Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora, Philip Baker Hall

    My Advice: Don’t miss it.

    Dr. Jeffrey Wigand (Crowe) has information that the tobacco companies don’t want shared. Lowell Bergman (Pacino) is a 60 Minutes producer who runs across Wigand almost by accident when trying to get some scientific cigarette jargon translated into English. But Wigand is itching to tell somebody what he knows. And Bergman wants it on 60 Minutes. And the tobacco companies want Wigand to shut the hell up. Conflict ensues? You betcha.

    It’s refreshing to see a film that shows as heroes people who don’t have noserings, don’t have children with seventeen women, and don’t blow things up. Those things have their place in the cinematic spectrum, but they’re workaday now. It’s just nice to see a movie about real people. And “heroes” is perhaps too strong a word, when you consider that it carries with it connotations of being better than others. The two protagonists of this film aren’t necessarily better than anyone else; they just try to do what they think is the right thing. Even the character of Mike Wallace (a fantastic Christopher Plummer), who some thought would be portrayed in a bad light, is simply portrayed in a realistic light. The flaws are all there, for everyone involved, and to see all of their motivations running rampant over one another makes for an extremely engaging film.

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    By | 2009-07-25T06:09:39+00:00 November 6th, 1999|Movies, Reviews|0 Comments