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Brittany Murphy is dead at 32

20 Dec

Another young performer gone far too early.

Brittany Murphy, who may be best known for films like Uptown Girls, 8 Mile, and Just Married, died earlier this morning of cardiac arrest. There are few other details at the moment, but a call went out to 911 from her L.A. home sometime around 8 a.m. Although paramedics attempted to revive her, she was pronounced dead at Cedar Sinai Hospital upon arrival.

I’m not sure what will follow this information, but I’m sad to hear of her death and my prayers go out to her family.

Murphy had not yet found a role she could totally shine in, but she was starting to do some darn decent work in smaller films that were flying under the radar. In fact, I’ve got a finished review for her DTV thriller Deadline sitting in my review queue and the thing I liked most about the film was her performance. Continue reading

‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ trailer knows where I’ll be on August 14th

13 Jun

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June 13th, 2009-

Chick flick fans and sci-fi fans find their paths converging again with the upcoming release of The Time Traveler’s Wife, the new drama starring Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams, based off the book by Audrey Niffenegger. A few weeks ago, in an article about the top anticipated sci-fi films of the summer, I said this about the film:

Based off a captivating novel about a man whose own genetic make-up causes him to time travel involuntarily, this film has the opportunity to improve upon that original work. Hopefully excising some of the creepier and ill-advised segments from the book, including a sexual encounter between the protagonist and his younger self, The Time Traveler’s Wifecould potentially become a summer movie romantic sleeper. Eric Bana and Rachel McAdams look to be appealing as the couple at the core of the story who struggle to weather the personal devestation that Bana’s time traveling jaunts can cause. Playing with alot of unique time travel concepts(Bana’s character shows up without any clothing or protection when he jumps), and telling a heart-wrenching tale about human love and devotion, Time Traveler’s Wife might be the one flick that offers something for a wider audience beyond the typical sci-fi geek. Continue reading