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Body of Lies Movie Posters

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Body of Lies
Release date: October 10th, 2008
Genre: Thriller/ Drama
Running time: 128 min.
Director: Ridley Scott
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Donald DeLine, Ridley Scott
Screenplay: Ridley Scott, William Monahan, Steve Zaillian
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani, Oscar Isaac, Simon McBurney
Official Site: bodyoflies.warnerbros.com
Rating: R for strong violence including some torture, and for language throughout
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Synopsis
Based on Washington Post columnist David Ignatius’ 2007 novel about a CIA operative, Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio), who uncovers a lead on a major terrorist leader suspected to be operating out of Jordan. When Ferris devises a plan to infiltrate his network, he must first win the backing of cunning CIA veteran Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) and the collegial, but perhaps suspect, head of Jordanian intelligence. Although ostensibly his allies, Ferris questions how far he can really trust these men without putting his entire operation – and his life – on the line.


The Incredible Hulk Blu-ray Review

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Incredible Hulk

The Incredible Hulk looks great in Blu-ray.

“Hulk smash!” It’s incredibly (pardon the pun) important to remember that when going in to see the Marvel Studios requel of The Incredible Hulk. Sure, there’s angst — the story’s hero is cursed with a monstrous alter ego that only appears when he gets “excited” (in both good and bad ways). Sure, there’s tension — the story’s hero is constantly on the run from “Big Brother-like” forces looking to capture and exploit his beast within. But ultimately the film, much like the comic book from which it’s based, is about destruction.

Think a smaller scale Cloverfield and you’re in the right ballpark. To further hammer the point home: An introspective tale focusing on father-son issues this is not (sorry, Ang Lee).

Video and Presentation

Presented in its original theatrical 2.35:1 widescreen aspect ratio, Incredible Hulk looks, in a word, incredible on Blu-ray. The pristine transfer captures every vivid color and sharp detail of the print with precision. There’s a nice range in contrast, and the black levels vary from subtle shadow to inky pitch and everything in between. Leterrier’s camera is always on the move, but the disc doesn’t have a problem keeping up with the rapid-fire action scenes and quick cuts. When it comes to the CGI, the Hulk himself doesn’t stand out as a computer graphic, although other effects like helicopter crashes, rain and fire don’t fare quite as well. It’s a small flaw, but the only one that was particularly evident.

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Cheadle Replaces Howard in Iron Man 2

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Terrence Howard Cheadle
Don Cheadle will replace Terrence Howard in Iron Man 2

Howard is out and Cheadle in Iron Man 2.

Back when Iron Man came out, Terrence Howard was very excited about the direction his character – Tony Stark sidekick Jim Rhodes – would take in the sequel, telling us he was already thinking about how he would play the character in Iron Man 2.

Well it seems all that talk was in vain, with the actor now dropping out of the movie due, according to The Hollywood Reporter, to “financial differences, among other reasons.”

Marvel has quickly stepped in, hiring Don Cheadle to replace the departing actor. He’s probably most famous for his awful attempts at a cockney accent in the Ocean films, but has serious acting credentials having nabbed an Oscar nomination for Hotel Rwanda.

The role is set to be greatly expanded in Iron Man 2, with all the sequel buzz suggesting [possible spoiler ahead] that Rhodes will become War Machine next time around.

Filming on the sequel will get under way next year.

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Movie Review: Body of Lies

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Body of Lies

Scott, Crowe and Dicaprio delivers the goods this weekend:

If Timecop taught us anything at all, it’s that two things can’t occupy the same space at the same time. Of course, that film was referring to the convergence of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s devastating roundhouse kick and eventually, Ron Silver’s malevolent late-’90s beard; but in his new film, Ridley Scott proves that even if “things” can’t coexist peacefully, then at least ideas can. Body of Lies, adapted by William Monahan (The Departed) from the novel by David Ignatius, expresses the provocative and profound notion that cynicism and hope can survive alongside one another, and occasionally, merge into a singular expression of both. It’s also this complexity and sophistication that makes body of lies not only one of the best films ever made about the Middle Eastern conflict, but an ambitious piece of entertainment that features terrific performances and a thoughtful, dazzling story.

Leonardo DiCaprio (The Departed) plays Roger Ferris, a CIA operative who is neck-deep in double-crosses and conspiracies as he negotiates in earnest with defected terrorists for information in the Middle East. His superior, Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe), hands down orders and advice via telephone but is comfortably stationed thousands of miles away in a life of routine and domesticity. With one proviso – namely, that he always tells the truth – Roger brokers a tenuous deal with a Jordanian security officer named Hani (Mark Strong) in order to pursue an up-and-coming terrorist who is poised to become the next Osama Bin Laden. But when Ed decides to press another team into service to accelerate the pursuit, Roger finds himself caught between his superior and Hani, who is as feared as he is respected. Soon, Roger discovers that it’s not only his enemies that he must fear, but also his allies, as Hoffman and Hani’s race to apprehend the same criminal not only escalates tensions between America and Jordan, but endangers his life and that of a young nurse named Aisha (Golshifteh Farahani) with whom he has grown close.

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New Twilight Trailer

Friday, October 10th, 2008

New Twilight One Sheet

This is the latest poster for the upcoming Twilight movie. Twilight arrives in theaters, November 21, 2008. Also check out the full new trailer from Summit Entertainment.

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New Movie Releases – Friday October 10, 2008

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Rocknrolla Quarantine City of Ember The Express Body of Lies

Here are the movies opening this weekend. Enjoy!

  • Rocknrolla (Action) – Cast: Gerard Butler, Gemma Arterton, Thandie Newton, Jeremy Piven, Tom Wilkinson, Ludacris; Directed by: Guy Ritchie

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    When a Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal, millions of dollars are up for grabs and all of London’s criminal underworld wants in on the action. Everyone from a dangerous crime lord to a sexy accountant, a corrupt politician and down-on-their-luck petty thieves conspire, collude and collide with one another in an effort to get rich quick.

  • Quarantine (Horror) – Cast: Jennifer Carpenter, Jay Hernandez, Columbus Short, Greg Germann, Steve Harris, Dania Ramirez, Rade Sherbedgia, Johnathon Schaech Director: John Dowdle

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    Read the synopsis and view the movie trailer here

  • City of Ember (Family/Drama/ Fantasy/Sci-fi) – Cast: Bill Murray, Tim Robbins, Martin Landau, Mary Kay Place; Directed by: Gil Kenan>p>Buy City of Ember movie posters here

    For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights – underground. Built as a refuge for humanity and powered by a massive generator – this city will only sustain for 200 years. Now Ember is falling into darkness as the generator fails, and the dazzling lights begin to flicker and fade.

  • The Express (Drama) – Cast: Dennis Quaid, Rob Brown, Nelsan Ellis; Directed by: John Davis

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  • Body of Lies (Thriller) – Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong, Carice van Houten; Directed by: Ridley Scott

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    Based on Washington Post columnist David Ignatius’ 2007 novel about a CIA operative, Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio), who uncovers a lead on a major terrorist leader suspected to be operating out of Jordan. When Ferris devises a plan to infiltrate his network, he must first win the backing of cunning CIA veteran Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) and the collegial, but perhaps suspect, head of Jordanian intelligence. Although ostensibly his allies, Ferris questions how far he can really trust these men without putting his entire operation – and his life – on the line.


  • Video Interview: Quarantine

    Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

    Quarantine

    Quarantine video interview.

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    Video Interview: Body of Lies

    Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

    Body of Lies

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    Rumors Concerning Pirates 4

    Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

    Pirates-Boxart

    Johnny Depp is set to reprise his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates 4:

    Disney recently announced that they are indeed developing a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean film and that series star Johnny Depp was set to reprise his role as daffy pirate Captain Jack Sparrow. As has long been suggested, Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) and Elizabeth Swann (Keira Knightley) will not be in the next film so how might the Pirates franchise go on without them?

    Cinema Blend reports a rumor, which they stress is merely chatter from a reliable source about very early developments that could still change, the next Pirates might introduce the character of Jack Sparrow’s brother. They claim this role might be portrayed by one of two British comic actors: Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat, Sweeney Todd) or Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall).

    The site adds that Geoffrey Rush is expected to reprise his role as Sparrow’s pirate rival Barbossa and that Gore Verbinski is expected to return to direct. However, Cinema Blend’s scooper claims that should Verbinski not return then Depp’s longtime collaborator Tim Burton (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Edward Scissorhands) might helm it instead. Depp and Burton are currently re-teaming for their seventh film together, a hybrid live-action/performance-capture retelling of Alice in Wonderland.

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    Video Review: Beverly Hills Chihuahua

    Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

    Beverly Hills Chihuahua

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