Two stale Vegas magicians meet their match in the form of a performance artist who steals their audience. Old school and new collide in a battle to be Vegas’ top act.
Featuring a couple of egomaniacal jerks (played by Steve Carell and Jim Carrey) who do battle via magic acts, “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” is certainly a movie that will give you a laugh or two along the way, but might not be anything to rush right out and see.
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YES! We made it through the Winter Movie Season, where Hollywood unloads their junk on us, and now we’re headed into the Spring!
Spring is a time for mini-blockbusters, and movies that Hollywood hopes will have decent runs. Last year, “The Hunger Games” was released in March, for example, and we all saw how well that did!
Click through to see all the movies that this Spring Season has to offer!
Tags: 42, Aaron Eckhart, Abigail Breslin, Abigail Spencer, Admission, Adrianne Palicki, Alan Arkin, Alan Tudyk, Amanda Seyfried, Andrea Riseborough, Andrew Niccol, Anthony Mackie, Antoine Fuqua, Ashley Bell, Ashley Benson, Ashley Judd, Ashley Tisdale, Ashton Kutcher, Audrina Patridge, Ben Barnes, Ben Mendelsohn, Bill Cobbs, Bill Nighy, Brad Anderson, Brad Beyer, Bradley Cooper, Brandy Norwood, Brian Helgeland, Bruce Campbell, Bruce Greenwood, Bruce Willis, Bryan Singer Nicholas Hoult, Byung-hun Lee, Catherine Keener, Chadwick Boseman, Channing Tatum, Charlie Sheen, Chris Sanders, Christine Ebersole, Christopher Meloni, Clark Duke, Cloris Leachman, Colin Farrell, Dane DeHaan, Daniel Booko, Darius Marder (screenplay); Ryan Gosling, David Duchovny, David Otunga, Derek Cianfrance (director/screenplay); Ben Coccio, Dermot Mulroney, Diane Keaton, Diane Kruger, Dominic Cooper, Don Scardino, Dustin Ybarra, Dwayne Johnson, Dylan McDermott, Ed Gass-Donnelly, Ed Harris, Eleanor Tomlinson, Elizabeth Blackmore, Ella Joyce, Emma Stone, Erica Ash, Eva Mendes, Evil Dead, Ewan McGregor, Fede Alvarez, François Chau, Frances Fisher, G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Gerard Butler, Gillian Jacobs, Gloria Reuben, Halle Berry, Hamish Linklater, Harmony Korine, Harrison Ford, Heather Locklear, Ian McShane, J.K. Simmons, Jack the Giant Slayer, Jacki Weaver, Jake Abel, James Franco, James Gandolfini, James Woods, Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Jim Carrey, jOBS, Joey King, Jon Chu, Jon Lucas, Jonathan Keltz, Jonathan Pryce, Joseph Kosinski, Josh Gad, Joshua Michael Stern, Jurnee Smollett, Justin Chon, Justin Zackham, Kate Walsh, Katherine Heigl, Ken Jeong, Kendra Wilkinson, Kim Kardashian, Kirk DeMicco, Lance Gross, Lily Tomlin, Lindsay Lohan, Lou Taylor Pucci, Lukas Haas, Malcolm D. Lee, Mark Wahlberg, Matthew Goode, Matthew Modine, Max Irons, Melissa Leo, Mia Wasikowska, Michael Bay, Michael Eklund, Michael Imperioli, Michael Sheen, Michelle Williams, Mike Tyson, Mila Kunis, Miles Teller, Molly Shannon, Morgan Freeman, Morris Chestnut, Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Niels Arden Oplev, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Noomi Rapace, Oblivion, Olga Kurylenko, Olivia Wilde, Olympus Has Fallen, Oz the Great and Powerful, Pain & Gain, Park Chan-wook, Paul Rudd, Paul Weitz, Phantom, Rachel Korine, Rachel Weisz, Radha Mitchell, Ray Liotta, Ray Park, Ray Stevenson, Rebel Wilson, Rob Corddry, Robbie Jones, Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Rose Byrne, Ryan Merriman, Ryan Reynolds, RZA, Sam Raimi, Saoirse Ronan, Sarah Wright, Scary Movie 5, Scott Moore, Sean Patrick Flanery, Selena Gomez, Shiloh Fernandez, Skylar Astin, Spring, Spring Breakers, Spring Movies, Stanley Tucci, Steve Buscemi, Steve Carell, Stoker, Susan Sarandon, T. R. Knight, Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor, Terrence Howard, Terry Crews, The Big Wedding, The Call, The Croods, The Host, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The Last Exorcism Part II, The Place Beyond the Pines, Tina Fey, Toby Huss, Todd Robinson, Tom Cruise, Tony Cox, Tony Shalhoub, Topher Grace, Tyler Perry, Vanessa Hudgens, Vanessa Williams, Wade Barret, Wallace Shawn, Walton Goggins, William Fichtner, William Hurt, Zach Braff
When Valentine (Al Pacino) is freed from prison after 28 years, he finds his best friend Doc (Christopher Walken) there to pick him up. What he doesn’t realize is that Doc has also been charged with killing him, as payback for a wrong incurred during the hold-up that got Val sent away all those years ago.
Once he’s out however, Val turns his last day into a real hurrah, and drags Doc along with him. Now Doc is left with a choice to make. Should he kill his best friend? Or embrace this new carpe diem sentiment and get back into the game of life?
Tags: Al Pacino, Alan Arkin, Christopher Walken, Entertainment, Movie, Movie Review, Movie Reviews, Movies, Review, Reviews, Stand Up Guys
Ok, boys and girls. The Holiday Season is over… and the Spring Season, full of mini Blockbusters, is still months away.
Between now and then lies Hollywood’s dumping ground. The Hollywood fields lie fallow in the winter, bearing little quality product. It’s the two months of the year we need to “Get through”. While January typically offers some limited releases from the prior year going wide, there’s typically little else to get excited over.
Will this year be different? Are there any movies to get excited about these next two months? Let’s take a look at the release slate and see what we’ve got!
Tags: 2013 Winter Movie Preview, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, A Good Day to Die Hard, A Haunted House, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Al Pacino, Alan Arkin, Alanna Ubach, Alden Ehrenreich, Alexandra Daddario, Alice Englert, Amanda Peet, Amaury Nolasco, Analeigh Tipton, Anna Faris, Anne Vyalitsyna, Anthony Mackie, Aubrey Plaza, Barry Pepper, Beautiful Creatures, Benjamin Bratt, Bill Burr, Bill Murray, Bobby Cannavale, Brendan Fraser, Brian Van Holt, Broken City, Bruce Willis, Bullet to the Head, Cal Brunker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Cedric the Entertainer, Channing Tatum, Charlie Sheen, Chloe Grace Moretz, Chris Pratt, Christian Slater, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Christopher Walken, Clark Duke, Clifton Collins, Cobie Smulders, Cole Hauser, Cory Hardrict, Craig Robinson, Dakota Goyo, Dan Yeager, Dark Skies, Dave Franco, David Costabile, David Koechner, David Lyons, Dwayne Johnson, Elizabeth Banks, Emma Stone, Emma Thompson, Emmy Rossum, Escape from Planet Earth, Essence Atkins, Fisher Stevens, Gangster Squad, Genesis Rodriguez, George Lopez, Gerald Butler, Giovanni Ribisi, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Identity Thief, J.B. Smoove, J.K. Simmons, Jack McBrayer, Jai Courtney, Jamie Noel, Jane Lynch, Jason Bateman, Jason Mamoa, Jason Schwartzman, Jason Statham, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Lopez, Jeremy Irons, Jessica Alba, Jessica Chastain, John Cho, John Malkovich, John Moore, Jon Favreau, Jon Seda, Josh Brolin, Josh Duhamel, Josh Hamilton, Jr., Jude Law, Julianna Margulies, Julianne Hough, Justin Long, Kate Bosworth, Kate Winslet, Katheryn Winnick, Keri Russell, Kieran Culkin, Kristen Bell, Kyle Chandler, Kyle Gallner, Lasse Hallström, Leslie Bibb, Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Mama, Mark Margolis, Mark Wahlberg, Marlon Wayans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Mary-Charles Jones, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Melissa McCarthy, Michael Chiklis, Michael Peña, Michael Tiddes, Mike Pniewski, Mimi Kirkland, Mireille Enos, Naomi Watts, Nicholas Hoult, Nick Nolte, Nick Swardson, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Noah Lomax, Parker, Patricia Arquette, Patrick Warburton, Paul Reubens, Ric Roman Waugh, Richard Gere, Richard LaGravenese, Rob Corddry, Robert Patrick, Roman Coppola, Rooney Mara, Ruben Fleischer, Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Safe Haven, Sala Baker, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sarah Shahi, Scott Eastwood, Scott Stewart, Sean Penn, Seann William Scott, Sebastian Koch, Seth Gordon, Side Effects, Snitch, Sofía Vergara, Stand Up Guys, Steven Soderbergh, Sung Kang, Susan Sarandon, Sylvester Stallone, Tania Raymonde, Taylor Hackford, Teresa Palmer, Terrence Howard, Texas Chainsaw 3D, Thomas Mann, Tony Shalhoub, Trey Songz, Uma Thurman, Vinessa Shaw, Viola Davis, Wade Williams, Walter Hill, Warm Bodies, Wendell Pierce, William Shatner, Yuliya Snigir
The promotional materials have done a great job of spelling out the framework of Ben Affleck’s “Argo”.
It’s a historical thriller, set during the Iran Hostage Crisis. Six individuals managed to escape the US Embassy as it was being stormed by Iranians (during the hostage crisis of 1979), and now need help to get out of the country.
What the marketing can’t convey though, is the pervasive atmosphere of tension that director Ben Affleck manages to create. “Argo” is an intense and occasionally humorous docudrama that adds to Affleck’s burgeoning streak of excellent projects.
Tags: Alan Arkin, Argo, Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman, Movie, Movie Review, Movie Reviews, Movies, Review, Reviews, Victor Garber
Ok folks, here we go. Part II of the 2012 Fall Movie Preview. Today we’ll break down all the major releases on tap for the month of October, and the first week of November!
As you might imagine, it’s a diverse bunch. There are some ahead that look intriguing, and some that might as well be announcing that they’re garbage already, LOL. Let’s have a look and see if we can’t sort out what’s what!!
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In light of the most recent effort from Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, and the fact that today is Mother’s Day and the movie features a sweet Mother looking after a misunderstood son who’s always getting into trouble through
absolutely no fault of his own (LOL!!!), my choice for this week’s MTESS column was an easy one.
1990′s nouveau classic, “Edward Scissorhands”.
Category: Movies That Everyone Should See
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I couldn’t be happier to bring you this news.
“The Muppets” isn’t just good, it’s great. For fans from the “Old Days” it will be a joyous reunion. A thorough reminder of why you loved them to begin with. For children and young people who are new to the Muppets, you’ll love meeting them. They’re going to be characters you’ll love for the rest of your life.
It’s a song and dance comedy spectacular that’s full of laughs, feel good story moments and wonderful, colorful, comical characters. It literally gave me chills at several points, and I sat watching it with a grin ear to ear from beginning to end.
Muppets fans? Raise your expectations 100%. I
guarantee you leave saying “That was SO awesome”.
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This year, the start of the Holiday Movie season is November 18
th. That’s NEXT weekend already folks!! That’s when Hollywood releases “Happy Feet Two” and “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1”, two movies with valid expectations of large takes at the gate. The start of the second blockbuster season of the year!
Here are the movies coming up this Holiday Season that I’m most excited for. Check out Wednesday, December 21
st! “The Adventures of Tintin”, “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”, and “Mission Impossible, Ghost Protocol”! That’s going to be a busy day!
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