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Review: CONTRABAND

January 13th, 2012 in Featured by 0 Comments

We’ve seen a number of heist hybrids in the past few years. Inception fused the heist thriller with brainy sci-fantasy. Fast Five attempted to graft the heist model on a physics-free race car. Tower Heist blended comedy with a logic-free heist...

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Another new International Trailer for CONTRABAND

November 8th, 2011 in Trailers by 0 Comments

Here’s a new trailer for director Baltasar Kormakur’ Contraband. Mark Wahlberg stars as a former criminal forced to return to take on a job smuggling a large amount of currency in order to protect his family.  Giovanni Ribisi, Kate Beckinsale...

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Review: THE RUM DIARY

October 28th, 2011 in Reviews by 0 Comments

The Rum Diary is based on the novel of the same name, by Hunter S. Thompson, and is considered a prequel of sorts to Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), also written by Thompson. I haven’t read the book, and thus have no basis for...

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Trailer: CONTRABAND

September 30th, 2011 in Trailers by 0 Comments

Here’s the trailer for director Baltasar Kormakur’ Contraband. Mark Wahlberg stars as a former criminal forced to return to take on a job smuggling a large amount of currency in order to protect his family.  Giovanni Ribisi, Kate...

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Poster: THE RUM DIARY

September 9th, 2011 in Photos & Art by 0 Comments

Here’s a new poster for Johnny Depp’s latest foray into the persona of Hunter S. Thompson The Rum Diary. Bruce Robinson directs a cast that also includes Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Rispoli, Richard Jenkins, Giovanni Ribisi and...

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Trailer: THE RUM DIARY

August 29th, 2011 in Trailers by 0 Comments

Here’s the first trailer for The Rum Diary.  Bruce Robinson directs Johnny Depp in this adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s novel.  Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart, Giovanni Ribisi and Richard Jenkins also star. FilmDistrict has the movie in...

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Briefs: GANGSTER SQUAD, OZ, CHAINSAW

July 7th, 2011 in Movies by 0 Comments

Jonathan Levine is set to direct Jamaica for Mandate Pictures. Will Reiser wrote the script based on a true story of his vacation to the island nation when he was 14 years old. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are producing. All teamed previously for...

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Briefs: GANGSTER SQUAD, SAVAGES, JUMP STREET

April 22nd, 2011 in Movies by 0 Comments

Blake Lively, John Travolta and Uma Thurman are the latest to join the cast of director Oliver Stone’s adaptation of Don Winslow’s novel Savages. Lively plays the female lead of O, opposite dueling love interests Taylor Kitsch and Aaron...

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Casting Briefs: Biel, Thruman, Ribisi

February 23rd, 2011 in Movies by 0 Comments

Uma Thurman and Jessica Biel have joined the cast of Nu Image/Millennium Films’ soccer comedy “Playing the Field.” Gabriele Muccino is directing from a script by Robbie Fox. Gerard Butler also stars. [Variety] Giovanni Ribisi is...

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