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Archive for August, 2012

Movie Review: Neil Young Journeys

Neil Young Journeys

“With a music and songwriting career spanning 40 years and 34 studio albums, Neil Young has – as Eddie Vedder once said – ‘consistently demonstrated the unbridled passion of an artist who understands that self-renewal is the only way to avoid burning out.’  This self-renewal is a creative driving force that has produced two Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions for Mr. Young, and his passion underscores his performance at Massey Hall, providing the framework for Neil Young Journeys.

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Movie Mark Original: Tres-Pastor


“Sinnis Turr (Gary Busey) arrives in a small Southern town, presenting himself as a pastor with the intention of winning souls to his flock.  Believing his assertion that he is not of this world, the town soon learns just how accurate that statement is – he’s a demon sent to earth to gather recruits for an upcoming battle between good and evil – a showdown of Biblical proportions!”

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Movie Review: Premium Rush

Premium Rush

“I’ll be honest – when I first saw the trailer for Premium Rush I was a bit skeptical.  I scoffed at the idea of a thriller built around the premise of a bike messenger delivering an important envelope on time.  But you know what?  This is one of those rare late summer releases that comes out of nowhere and entertains you way more than you could have expected.”

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Movie Mark Original: Chalupacabra


“Camino Esperanzo (Trejo) has been a fast food employee his entire life, never reaching for greater heights.  After a string of gruesome deaths puts the entire community in a state of unease, Camino becomes suspicious when it’s discovered that one thing all of the victims have in common is that each one had eaten at his place of employment – Grande Taco – just prior to death.”

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Movie Mark Original: Twombstone AKA 2wombstone


I must say, this is one of my most inspired Movie Mark Originals.  Act mortified if you must, Tombstone fans, but you know that if you saw this at Redbox you wouldn’t be able to resist getting it.

If you thought The Return of Josey Wales WITHOUT Clint Eastwood was the worst idea for a Western sequel ever…”

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Movie Mark Original: Panda-Monium


“With fewer than 1000 left living in the wild, the Giant Panda is one of the most critically endangered species in the world.  Approximately 140 pandas live in zoos and breeding centers around the world, but most of them are in China.

In what is seen as a goodwill effort, the Chinese government authorizes a massive breeding plan to help get pandas off the endangered list, and furthermore, they are willing to donate their pandas to zoos across the entire United States.

Everything seems great until one day a small-town zookeeper (C. Thomas Howell) notices something is strange with the two pandas that his zoo received…”

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CBS FilmsFall Release Preview

CBS Films will kick off the fall movie season on Friday, September 7th with the Bradley Cooper/Zoe Saldana-starrer THE WORDS, followed by the release of Academy Award-winning writer/director Martin McDonagh’s  (“In Bruges”) dark comedy SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS, starring Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell and Woody Harrelson on Friday, October 12th. Already generating award-season buzz, SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS will make its debut in one of the coveted ‘Midnight Madness’ slots at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival.

Check out the CBS FILMS Fall Preview for plot synopses and a few publicity photos.

Seven Psychopaths

Ringtone Etiquette


“Ringtones.  Everybody loves ‘em. Do you have a favorite tune or TV theme song?  Then chances are it has served as your ringtone at some point.  Yes, everybody in your vicinity wants to punch you straight in the face due to the fact that they’re forced to listen to Avril Lavigne’s Girlfriend every time you receive a call from your sweetie, but hey, don’t worry about it; as long as you think it’s absolutely adorable.”

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The Star Wars That I Used to Know

This is awesome.  It helps if you’re familiar with Gotye’s song Somebody that I Used to Know.  Star Wars fans should especially appreciate this.

Movie Review: Total Recall

Total Recall

“Considering that much of my youth was invested in films starring Sylvester Stallone, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Steven Seagal, and Arnold Schwarzeneggar, I’m surprised at myself that I’ve never seen Arnie’s original Total Recall, nor have I read the Philip K. Dick short story (We Can Remember it for You Wholesale) that both films are based on.  Therefore, I have no frame of reference other than this film itself.  That’s good for the sake of this review because you’re getting a completely unbiased perspective.  However, if you’re a fan of the original and you want to know how this stacks up then I can’t help you.”

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