SAFE HAVEN a Schmaltzy Tall Tale of Second Chances

SAFE HAVEN, the new movie from the King of Schmaltz, Nicholas Sparks, is assuredly going to get dumped on by the majority of movie critics (it’s holding at 12% fresh as of this writing, about five percent lower than its Valentine’s Day rival, A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD), but honestly, I’m not sure why. It’s not Oscar contender by any means, but it’s not trying to be anything more or less than a easy-to-swallow, pretty-to-look at movie chock full

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Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln Trailer Arrives and Smells of Oscar

By now most folks have seen the paparazzi pictures of a chinstrapped Daniel Day-Lewis (There Will Be Blood) relaxing in a café during the filming of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, and if you haven’t seen that snapshot, then you’ve definitely seen the poster for Lincoln, due for wide release in theaters on November 16, 2012. Despite Day-Lewis’ amazing resemblance to the 16th president of the United States and a surefire best actor Oscar nod, there hasn’t been a trailer or media

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Sinister Poster Warns of Massive Megaplex Butt Puckering on October 12!

Anyone who has tuned in to the KVNU For the People Movie Show (610 AM and 102.1 FM) or done any reading at Andy at The Movies.com, knows that I have a soft spot for found footage films and have found my butt cheeks at diamond clinching strength numerous times over the last several years with the Paranormal Activity franchise, as well as The Descent, The Strangers, The Fourth Kind and Insidious. In fact, I’m counting down the days until

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Who’s Who in The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo

After several months stalled at page 253, I recently finished Stieg Larsson’s first novel in his “Millennium Series,” The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and I am beyond happy I dug in my heels and finished this taut crime thriller. Larsson is impeccably deliberate and loves pacing the reader along methodically. My love of the book is making me super anxious to see David Fincher’s (The Social Network) movie of the same name, due in theaters on December 21, 2011.

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Now THIS is Podracing! Lucas’ Red Tails Trailer Hits the Web!

I’m struggling to describe how I’m feeling about Red Tails, the long-awaited, oft-mentioned, Tuskegee Airmen action film directed by George Lucas Anthony Hemingway. Part of me, the portion who loves World War II movies steeped in history, drama and action, is excited for a film about these valiant airmen who, in my opinion, don’t get near enough recognition for the sacrifices they made for their country despite their country not embracing them or giving them the inalienable rights every human being deserves. It’s

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Gosling’s Drive Looks Absolutely Phenomenal

I never thought in a million years I’d be looking forward to September and the autumn line-up of movies more than I was looking forward to this summer’s slate of popcorn, blockbuster goodness. Thanks to a big fat dose of meh, fall will bring more than a change of color to the leaves, but will also bring Drive, a new “action drama” starring Ryan Gosling (Crazy, Stupid, Love.), Carey Mulligan (An Education), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Albert Brooks (Finding Nemo),

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Haywire Trailer Actually Makes Me Excited for JANUARY! WTF?!

January in Utah is expressed best with two small words: pure crap. This hellish winter month is adorned with sub-zero temperatures, freak snowstorms that turn Utah drivers into Idaho drivers, and enough inversion and putrid air to give anyone stepping outside the black lung. Yeah. That’s right. I hate January in Utah. Thanks to Steven Soderbergh (Erin Brockovich, Traffic), this January might be a titch better. Not only is Mr. Soderbergh directing the butt cheek-clinching thriller, Contagion – due in theaters

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Soderbergh’s Contagion Puckers my Pruney

Bird flu. Swine flu. Pandemic. Chances are you’ve heard those words in the media over the last few years, and, if you’re like me, even though you scoffed somewhat at the chance of some violent outbreak, you’ll readily admit your buttcheeks were clinched at the prospect of the flu reaping havoc on life as we know it. Thanks to our Hollywood pal, Steven Soderbergh, the director behind such movies as Sex, Lies, and Videotape, Erin Brockovich, Traffic, Ocean’s Eleven (and

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The Amazing Spider-Man Teaser Trailer > The Dark Knight Rises Teaser Trailer

The Dark Knight Rises teaser trailer debuted in front of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 last Friday and popped up officially online a few days thereafter, and never in my wildest imagination did I think Spider-Man would beat out Batman for my love and attention this week, but boyhowdy, director Marc Webb, the man behind (500) Days of Summer, has fashioned a trailer that is stylistic, brooding, intriguing and makes his re-boot, The Amazing Spider-Man, easily

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