September 2008

Top 10 Paul Newman Movies

by Eric Melin on September 30, 2008

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Much has been written about Paul Newman since his passing this past weekend. Many of the newspaper biographies I’ve read focused on his love of racing, his charity work, and his compassion. Some even suggested that he loved those other things more than acting. Well, this Top 10 list is about his enormous contribution to […]

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Eagle Eye

by Eric Melin on September 26, 2008

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Rehashed, warmed-over bullshit masquerading as modern political commentray for the sake of action. Starring Shia LaBeouf.

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I’m not one to get hung up on silly plot devices—as long as there is a very good reason for them. In Christopher Nolan’s remarkable backwards-time thriller “Memento,” you have to accept that Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce) has a short-term memory and loses everything every ten minutes or so. That makes it pretty difficult to […]

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It’s only the second book from “Fight Club” author Chuck Palahniuk to be adapted into a movie, but beyond sharing a couple themes with the Brad Pitt-Edward Norton film, it has little in common with it. Eric Melin and guest co-host Trevan McGee (from inkkc.com) review “Choke,” starring Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, and Kelly MacDonald […]

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Choke

by Eric Melin on September 25, 2008

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Director Clark Gregg has a hard time with a wildly varying tone, but this Chuck Palahniuk adaptation starring Sam Rockwell doesn’t completely choke.

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Apparently, there’s an English-language remake of Akira Kurosawa‘s masterpiece “Rashomon” in the works. Hmm, that’s kind of weird since the central conceit of that movie (that every different person can have a different perspective about the exact same event) has been ripped off a billion times since 1950. Hell, just this year, there was “Vantage Point.” […]

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See more funny videos at Funny or Die As any Martin Scorsese movie should be, this video is NOT safe for work.

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That’s right, a 90-minute, full-length feature film directed by Michael Moore, legal and free. Watch the entire thing right now, courtesy Blip.tv. I know what I’m doing on my lunch break today. Also available at Lycos. Wanna download it and burn a DVD? Or, attend a free screening in your town. Or, buy a DVD for $9.95 […]

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Well, the user-submitted Top 10 Lists just keep right on coming! Today’s sequel-tastic Top 10 comes from sitegoer Andrew Reed, lately of Buenos Aires, and a blogger at Fighting the Youth. If you’ve got a Top 10 Tuesday idea that you’d like to get published on the site, just email me at info@scene-stealers.com. I’ll let Andrew […]

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“Ghost Town” is the kind of movie that can sink or swim on its casting alone. I mean, it’s not like we haven’t seen this film before: A cranky loner has to step outside of his comfort zone and learn to connect with people again, due to some crazy supernatural coincidence! More specifically, as you […]

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Ghost Town

by Eric Melin on September 18, 2008

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Ricky Gervais sees dead people and is annoyed. He also makes a surprisingly good leading man in this fun and formulaic romantic comedy.

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Questions about the “Iron Man” sequels? The DVD release? Upcoming storylines? “The Avengers” and future Marvel tie-ins? An IMAX release? This long interview at SuperheroHype with director Jon Favreau (finally hired on by Marvel) ought to answer any of those. If that’s not enough, here’s more. And more. Films number 4 and 5 in the […]

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It had been reported that Michael Moore was going to make a sequel to the biggest-grossing documentary of all-time, “Fahrenheit 9/11,” before the presidential election in November. That doesn’t give him much time, I thought. Well, it turns out, it’s done and … he’s giving it away. Read on in this letter from Moore himself […]

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The collapse of Lehman Brothers helped yesterday become the worst day in the stock market in seven years. It may not be too long before the dealings of the financial industry start to invade the movies again. If you are like me, the ups and down of the stock market are about as real to you […]

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[youtube j63oVpbAjsY nolink] Our old touring buddies from the Ultimate Fakebook days have just invited my new band, The Dead Girls, to play two shows at the last minute on their current U.S. tour. Motion City Soundtrack are on tour and we’ll be lucky enough to rock the socks off of their audiences in at The […]

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