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Did You Know: Ian McKellen

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Fans know Ian McKellen as Magneto in the X-Men series or Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings films. To the moviegoers prior to the year 2000, McKellen covered the classics like Richard III and David Copperfield. Now, as the final Hobbit film prepares to make a hefty impression on box office stats, is a great time to look back and find some facts about Sir Ian McKellen that you might not have known.  Continue reading

What to Watch: The Hobbit Part 3

In 2001, a cinematic odyssey began. For the large mass of people who had already read the books, J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic journey is one that left a permanent mark in the genre of fantasy. Little did we know that the films would make the series more popular than ever before. Now, the final chapter is being released. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Kingdoms hits theaters this weekend and is expected to be one of the biggest releases of the year. With anticipation at its zenith, it should be expected that the film will deliver one last memorable romp before closing out the series. Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: The Gay Divorcee (1934)

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Few things in the 1930′s and 40′s made people smile more than a Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire whimsical romantic comedy. It all began in 1933 when both Rogers and Astaire danced their way through supporting roles in Flying Down to Rio. One year later the two would get their first chance to steal the spotlight in The Gay Divorcee. Not only did it charm audiences, but also proved to be a historic launching pad for what is now known as one of the greatest movie duos in history.  Continue reading

Did You Know: Bible Movie Edition

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Exodus: Gods and Kings ushers in the newest wave of Bible films this Friday. As a genre, religious inspired dramas have littered the history of Hollywood and even proven to be watershed moments in special effects, storytelling and presentation. Below are just a few things you may not have known about some of the more famous Bible movie adaptations.  Continue reading

What to Watch: The Captive

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The last group of blockbuster films will begin hitting theaters this weekend as Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings continues the trend of biblical entertainment sweeping Hollywood. While it will more than likely dominate cinematic headlines for a myriad of reasons, a smaller film is hoping to grab a few eyeballs less interested in religious grandeur. That movie is The CaptiveContinue reading

Throwback Thursday: Dr. No (1962)

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Today marks a momentous day for the James Bond franchise. The series’ popularity has grown to such an epic proportion that the slightest bit of news seems worthy of an event. A perfect example is today’s cast announcement for the next James Bond film titled Spectre. For that reason, today’s Throwback Thursday film takes us back to the franchise’s origins. It all began in 1962 with Dr. No. Continue reading

What to Watch: The Pyramid

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Start your December with a bone-chilling tale of the living dead. The Pyramid, directed by Gregory Levasseur, follows an archaeological team that uncovers the dark secrets of a lost pyramid. As you can imagine, they don’t find a bunch of old cute Christmas teddy bears. A good combination of science-fiction and horror look to strike gold in a week that has notoriously produced little as anything being released is sandwiched between massive productions.  Continue reading

Did You Know: DreamWorks Animation

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Pixar and Disney aside, no animation studio has produced more iconic children’s characters than DreamWorks Animation over the past twenty years. Originally founded in 1994 by Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg, DreamWorks was meant to be very similar to Pixar in the sense that they focused on computer-generated feature films. Here are some interesting things you may not have known about one of the most popular animation studios in the world. Continue reading

What to Watch: Comedy on the Thanksgiving Menu

Movie producers are looking to sweeten the menu this Thanksgiving weekend by providing a huge serving of comedy. This holiday weekend sees Horrible Bosses 2 drop on Black Friday and hopes to grab those people who are stuffed with food and football. With a combination of Hollywood star-power and TV comedy gold, Horrible Bosses 2 will be hunting for the number one spot on the charts and potentially push off The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1Continue reading

Throwback Thursday: The Hunt For Red October (1990)

Earlier this year, Chris Pine became the fourth actor to play the role of Jack Ryan, a fictional CIA agent made popular by author Tom Clancy during the 1980′s and 90′s. The series has slowly grown, adding its fifth installment dating all the way back to 1990. While each film can act as a stand alone story, true fans know where the timeline began. In the film universe it began in 1990 with The Hunt For Red OctoberContinue reading