February 2012

‘Jeff, Who Lives at Home’, stars Jason Segel, Ed Helms, Judy Greer and Susan Sarandon. Penned by the writer/director team of brothers Jay and Mark Duplass (Cyrus), this is the story of one man searching for the meaning of life while running to the store to buy wood glue.

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Directed by filmmaking duo Chris Kentis and Laura Lau, SILENT HOUSE uses meticulous camera choreography to take the audience on a tension-filled, real time journey, experienced in a single uninterrupted shot.

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‘Hell on Earth’ focuses on a group of young folks defending their home from an invasion. In Bohus’ previous ‘The Deadly Spawn,’ it was toothy leeches from outer space; Hell On Earth summons demons and zombies from hell.

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We had a fantastic time and Alex Lamb, Dustin Schirer, and Sarah Cunnick got 17 correct on their Oscar ballot, beating out everybody else as the first-place winners! Nick Colby and Josh Dubois got 0 and 1 correct respectively to win the coveted Jack and Jill t-shirts and movie posters for Toby Keith’s Beer for my Horses.

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It’s not a party until a fight breaks out, the cops come, the venue gets trashed, and/or at least one person makes a complete ass of themselves. Today’s list honors the motion pictures that have embraced this philosophy.

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Longtime contributor Warren Cantrell stops by to talk with Eric, Trey and Trevan about the Oscar Party 2012. Trevan discusses Act Of Valor and Eric praises Paul Rudd in Wanderlust. Then in a new, possibly recurring segment called What’s the Big Deal About…?, the guys each share an outsider movie — one that they hate, [...]

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There are essentially three ways to look at Act Of Valor, but no matter which way you choose to view the movie, you’re likely to be disappointed. The movie, which is co-directed by first-time motion picture directors Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh, has a couple of claims to fame that the advertisements have promoted heavily: [...]

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All of the laughs—and there are plenty in ‘Wanderlust’—come from these two urbanites not just being challenged by things like lack of privacy, no possessions, and free love … but actually trying really hard to accept them.

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In the action-comedy ’21 Jump Street,’ Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) are more than ready to leave their adolescent problems behind. Joining the police force and the secret Jump Street unit, they use their youthful appearances to go undercover in a local high school. As they trade in their guns and badges for backpacks, Schmidt and Jenko risk their lives to investigate a violent and dangerous drug ring. But they find that high school is nothing like they left it just a few years earlier – and neither expects that they will have to confront the terror and anxiety of being a teenager again and all the issues they thought they had left behind.

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Lilly Scourtis Ayers’ film ‘Last Fast Ride: The Life, Love, and Death of a Punk Goddess,’ premiered at the 2011 Slamdance Festival and is out now on DVD, but it’s difficult to see who the interested parties might be.

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Read the Top 10 Reasons the 2011 Oscars Sucked now, if only to lower your expectations to a point where there’s no way the 2012 Oscars could be any worse — even if The Help wins Best Picture!

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Will there be a split this year like there was in 2005 when Ang Lee won for Brokeback Mountain and Crash won Best Picture? Or 2002 when Roman Polanski won for The Pianist and Chicago won Best Picture? Or how about 2000 when Steven Soderbergh won for Traffic but Gladiator won Best Picture? Watch the video to find out!

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Film Noir Classics III, from Turner Classic Movies and Martin Scorsese’s The Film Foundation, is an impressive DVD box set of forgotten and overlooked film noirs.

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With the commercial Blu-ray release of ‘La Jetée’ and Chris Marker’s philosophical documentary ‘Sans Soleil’ by The Criterion Collection, appreciation of this intriguing and mysterious artist may reach a new level.

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We pick the winners in the Best Actor category. This is one category that is pretty up in air at this point, even though one man has a distinct edge from earlier guild wins and the BAFTAs (if the BAFTAs even mean anything). What we’re trying to say is that this category is the most fun to pick. Who’s going to win the Oscar? Watch the video to find out!

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