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A film fan since he first saw that Rebel Blockade Runner fleeing the massive Imperial Star Destroyer at the tender age of 8 and a veteran freelance journalist with twenty years experience writing about film and pop culture.

Not Starring In…

March 18, 2007

Last month I told you about how Howard Stern almost starred in Barry Levinson’s film Man Of The Year. But it’s no secret that actors are linked to films that they never actually appear in. [click for more]

Trailer Park: Opening This Weekend

March 15, 2007

Daydreams of infidelity and impending disaster dominate the two major studio realeases this weekend while the indie studios give us tales of love in London and tribal conquest in 18th-century Kazakhstan. I Think I Love [click for more]

MPAA Clarifies R Rating, World Shrugs

March 15, 2007

The Hollywood Reporter has posted a story today where the Motion Picture Association of America’s Classification And Ratings Admission has announced a change of wording that will accompany the “R” rating certificate on future movies [click for more]

The Spoils of 300

March 13, 2007

This past weekend’s $70 million box office gross for the historical action/drama 300 surprised and surpassed nearly everyone’s expectations*, making its director, Zack Snyder, Hollywood’s Golden Boy of the moment. And that’s good news for [click for more]

DVD’s Vanishing Variety

March 6, 2007

Recent walks through various local chain stores have led me to wonder if I wasn’t seeing quite the variety of DVD titles that I’ve been used to seeing. More and more shelf space seemed to [click for more]

Censoring Cartoons: 1930s Edition

March 6, 2007

Over at the fantastic Cartoon Brew, animation historian Jerry Beck has posted scans of a Look magazine article from Januray 1937 which illustrates, through stills and art work provided producer Leon Schlesinger’s artists at Warner’s [click for more]

First Look: Eli Roth Talks HOSTEL II

March 1, 2007

While some filmmakers try to make sequels that build on a previous film’s without alienating any potential audience who hasn’t seen the the original film, writer/director Eli Roth has crafted the follow up to his [click for more]

Trailer Park: This weekend’s releases

March 1, 2007

In a quandry what to see at your local cineplex this weekend? Take a gander at these trailers to see what your choices are- Black Snake Moan Wild Hogs Zodiac

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