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Stop the Presses!!! Now this is a summer movie trailer!!!

8 Jul

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July 8th, 2009–

Wow. This is probably the third time I’ve written about this flick, but it just keeps getting better and better. Neil Blonkamp’s District 9 landed at the top of my most anticipated sci-fi films of the summer list, and this new trailer just solidifies what I suspected; this is going to be seriously awesome. Alien refugees, shadowy government conspiracies, humans infected with alien powers, advanced technology, a brewing interspecies throw-down. If you are any kind of science fiction fan at all, you owe it to yourself to check out this trailer. I also enjoy that they have taken the time to school Michael Bay on how to design a good robot.  Click over HERE to enter District 9. This one lands in August.

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Movie Review: Mann Alive! ‘Public Enemies’ Is An Old-School Epic With New Tricks

29 Jun

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Public Enemies (2009) R. 140  min. Directed by: Michael Mann. Written by: Ronan Bennett, Michael Mann, & Ann Biderman. Starring: Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard, Billy Crudup.Cinematography:Dante Spinotti. Original music by: Elliot Goldenthal.

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Now this is how you do summer movie escapism. One of our best and brightest movie stars paired with one of the most consistently interesting directors available in the larger than life story of  America’s canniest career criminal, John Dillinger. For all of those shaking under the tromping robotic boots of Bay’s blustering summer monstrosity, take heart, that other Mike has come to town and he’s brought Johnny Depp, Marion Cotillard and  Christian Bale along for a thrilling ride that recreates Depression era cop and robber games with all the precision of a master storyteller. Continue reading