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Movie Review: “I Am Big Bird”

I love Big Bird. You love Big Bird. But how much do you know about Big Bird? “I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story” tells us all of that and much more: In less than 90 minutes, it’s a reasonably complete history of the big Bird character and the man in it. Spinney, now more »

Ed Zwick in talks to direct ‘Jack Reacher’ sequel

How long can Tom Cruise keep headlining action movies? As long as they keep pulling in more than $200 million worldwide. “Jack Reacher” did just that in 2012, and Deadline reports that Paramount wants Ed Zwick to direct the sequel, working with Marshall Herskovitz to rewrite an existing script. This would reunite the team behind more »

The Davies’ sibling rivalry will be front and center of the new Kinks biopic

Music fans, especially those versed in the original British Invasion of the ’60s, know two things about The Kinks. First, their main songwriter, Ray Davies, is right up there with Lennon and McCartney in crafting some of the era’s most endearing and creative pop of all time, and second, he can’t stand his brother Dave. more »

David Simon returns to HBO in August with ‘Show Me a Hero’

If you’re a lot more interested in seeing a David Simon-created TV show than reading Simon’s blog post, I have some good news: Simon’s new miniseries project is coming to HBO in August. Simon, the creator of The Wire and Treme, will present Show Me a Hero, a mini-series about a true-life fight over low-income more »

Watch Zac Efron keep the party going in “We Are Your Friends”

There’s a great movie to made about the culture behind EDM parties. Zac Efron is in need of that movie that makes people take him seriously as an actor. Can these two things happen at the same time? “We Are Your Friends” features Efron as Cole, a would-be producer whose claim to fame is spinning more »

Amy Winehouse doc “Amy” gets July US release date, new trailer

Asif Kapadia’s doc about Amy Winehouse will be released July 3rd in the US and in the UK, likely due to the positive response from audiences at Cannes. Deadline reports that Amy screened at an Out of Competition Midnight Screening and is “receiving the most praise” of all the official selections at Cannes, though it’s more »

The latest ‘Pixels’ trailer offers less Sandler, more spectacle

Here’s the thing about the upcoming Adam Sandler movie ‘Pixels‘ – it has one of the cleverest, most eye candy capable concepts of all the Summer blockbusters. Indeed, the premise has alien life imitating the arcade games of the past – Donkey Kong, Centipede, Pac Man – as a means of invading Earth. It’s a more »

Fin: In défense of cool Anna Kendrick, the case against generations and the Rathergate movie gets even worse

My thoughts on this great Buzzfeed piece about Anna Kendrick’s public persona: It just seems like “Cool Girl” has been added to the long, long list of things that women aren’t supposed to be. Why can’t Kendrick just be herself? Why does everyone assume it’s just an act? (Buzzfeed) Amen to this: Why judging people more »

Gobi Rahimi seeks Indiegogo funding for “7Dayz” Tupac film

The director on two of Tupac’s music videos is among the many trying to do some form of bio on the rapper. Gobi Rahimi has launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for “7Dayz,” which will recount Tupac’s final days in the hospital. Rahimi said it will not be a documentary, but a narrative feature including footage of more »

Jay Baruchel is directing a sequel to “Goon”

Lovable Canadian comic Jay Baruchel will make his directorial debut with “Goon: Last of the Enforcers,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Goon will be a sequel to the 2011 ice hockey comedy starring Seann William Scott as Doug “the Thug” Glatt, a hapless minor-leaguer who finds his team suddenly flooded with fresh(er) meat during a more »

Kaleidescape has licensing deal with Disney

Kaleidescape announced that it has reached a licensing agreement with Disney to make movies from Disney’s various properties available to owners of the Kaleidescape Alto. The deal includes titles from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and various other Disney-owned companies. Listed titles include “Finding Nemo,” “Frozen,” all movies from the “Toy Story” and more »

DVD Review: Perry Mason Double Feature 6

One of the biggest figures in television, who subsequently went on to do some television movies besides, is Perry Mason. Our friends out at CBS Home Entertainment sent out a copy of “Perry Mason Double Feature 6″ for us to review, and Mason is still in fine legal form. “Perry Mason Double Feature 6″ brings more »