Columbine-themed indie film April Showers sets download records

April Showers, the semi-autobiographical Columbine High School-themed independent feature film, written and directed by Columbine survivor Andrew Robinson, has set records via its unique distribution model on both iTunes and Indieflix. On Tuesday, May 5th, the film became the #1 most downloaded independent film in the country on iTunes, and #65 overall – on the …
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The Blind Side begins shooting in Atlanta

Principal photography has begun on Alcon Entertainment’s The Blind Side, starring Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw, Kathy Bates and newcomer Quinton Aaron. Filming started on April 17 on location in Atlanta, Georgia, under the direction of John Lee Hancock (The Rookie). Hancock also adapted the screenplay from the best-selling book by Michael Lewis, The Blind Side: …
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The Soloist film review

Here’s a review of the new Jamie Foxx/Robert Downey Jr. film The Soloist, by long-time contributor Sir Charles Maye. Ok, so this is pretty tricky. This review is kinda like Lindsay Lohan – it goes both ways, so bear with me. The Soloist is about homeless, Julliard-trained cellist/violinist Nathaniel Ayers (Jamie Foxx) who’s suffering from …
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A Mighty Heart Blu-ray review

A MIghty Heart is based on Mariane Pearl’s account of the riveting and unforgettable story of her husband, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl’s life and death. Director Michael Winterbottom crafts a film that captivates, intrigues, saddens and angers us, even though we know the outcome of events before watching.

Anne Hathaway to play Judy Garland in biopic

Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway is attached to star as iconic performer Judy Garland in the film and stage adaptations of Gerald Clarke’s biography Get Happy: The Life of Judy Garland, which The Weinstein Company has optioned the film and stage rights. The announcement was made today by TWC co-chief Harvey Weinstein. Get Happy is …
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New trailer for Steve McQueen-directed Hunger

Steve McQueen directs Michael Fassbender, Stuart Graham, Helena Bereen, Larry Cowan, Liam Cunningham, Dennis McCambridge, Liam McMahon, Laine Megaw, Brian Milligan, Rory Mullen and Lalor Roddy, in the U.K. drama Hunger. Hunger revolves around the last six weeks of the life of Irish Republican activist Bobby Sands, who held a prison hunger strike, in an …
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Steve McQueen biopic on the way

Producers Michael Cerenzie and Christine Peters are developing a Steve McQueen biopic, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The team have acquired rights to the Marshall Terrill’s biography Steve McQueen: Portrait of an American Rebel. The new film will primarily focus on McQueen’s Hollywood career, which began in 1956 when the Indiana native got his break …
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Into The Wild Blu-ray review

Who is Alexander Supertramp? He is a mythological figure who brought enlightenment to all he touched. Who is Alexander Supertramp? He walked among us and synthesized his pain into energy. Who is Alexander Supertramp? Christopher McCandless asked himself that same question everyday. The film Into the Wild is so amazingly brilliant, I was left asking …
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Gus Van Sant’s Milk trailer

Below is the trailer for the new Gus Van Sant film, Milk, which looks like a moving biography of the life of California’s first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk (played by Sean Penn), who was assassinated, along with Mayor George Moscone, by San Francisco Supervisor Dan White (played by Josh Brolin). Milk will be …
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The Assassination of Richard Nixon film review

Year: 2004 A down-on-his-luck salesman formulates a plan to kill Richard Nixon by hijacking a plane and flying it into the White House. Sean Penn stars in this character drama inspired by a true-life incident. We all know that Nixon was not assassinated, but resigned in disgrace over Watergate. What many do not remember or …
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Frida film review

Year: 2002 The Life of Mexican Painter Frida Khalo Selma Hayek turns in an unforgettable performance as the Mexican bisexual feminist/painter plagued throughout her life by poor health and unrequited love. In concert with Frida’s paintings, director Julie Taymor conceives her life as a sensuous collage, with Frida forever adrift, driven in her quest for …
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The Soloist film details

Executive Producers: Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Jeff Skoll and Patricia Whitcher Producer: Gary Foster and Russ Krasnoff Based on the Book by Steve Lopez Screenplay: Susannah Grant Director: Joe Wright Cast: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander and Lisa Gay Hamilton In The Soloist, an emotionally soaring drama about the redemptive power …
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Tom Cruise biography

TOM CRUISE has achieved unprecedented success as an actor and producer in a career spanning two decades. He is a three-time Academy Award nominee whose films have earned in excess of six billion dollars worldwide. In addition, while continuing to explore new artistic challenges, Cruise has utilized his professional success as a vehicle for positive …
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Catch A Fire Trailer

Shot on location in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Mozambique, the political thriller Catch A Fire is based on the real-life story of Patrick Chamusso. The film takes place in South Africa, spanning from the country’s turbulent and divided years in the 1980s to the present day. Patrick (played by Derek Luke) is an oil refinery employee and soccer player who is …
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The Last King Of Scotland Trailer

In an incredible twist of fate, a Scottish doctor (played by James McAvoy) on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world’s most barbaric figures: Idi Amin (played by Forest Whitaker). Impressed by Dr. Garrigan’s brazen attitude in a moment of crisis, the newly self-appointed Ugandan President Amin hand picks him as his physician. Whitaker is getting …
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