HBO Films critically acclaimed and Emmy nominated film Too Big To Fail presents a searing and explosive account of the events that led to the 2008 financial crisis and how the U.S. economy was brought back from the brink of collapse. Too Big To Fail is based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin and offers an [...]
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Based on the Broadway musical, a small town girl and a city boy meet on the Sunset Strip. Both have dreams of singing careers while paying their dues working at the most famous rock club in LA. But when the city boy gets his big break, it threatens their love. This movie boasts a fantastic [...]
What do you do with a successful off-Broadway musical from 2005? You take it to Broadway. What happens after it’s a hit there? Why, make it a movie, of course! In its live production form, Rock of Ages debuted 7 years ago in Los Angeles and after eventually transitioning to Broadway, the much-heralded concept hit the big screen this past [...]
Ambition seduces and power corrupts in this look at politics from Academy Award nominated director George Clooney (Good Night, and Good Luck). Idealistic campaign worker Stephen Myers (Ryan Gosling) has sworn to give all for Governor Mike Morris (Clooney), a wild card presidential candidate whose groundbreaking ideas could change the political landscape. However, a brutal Ohio [...]
Ambition seduces and power corrupts in a nerve-wracking thriller from Academy Award nominated director George Clooney (Good Night, and Good Luck). Idealistic campaign worker Stephen Myers (Ryan Gosling) has sworn to give all for Governor Mike Morris (Clooney), a wild card presidential candidate whose groundbreaking ideas could change the political landscape. However, a brutal Ohio primary [...]
In reviewing a film that would be described as a political thriller, the question of how that person leans versus how the film is deciding to lean can easily come up. This is the same as associating any personal view towards a film, come time for its evaluation. Being subjective while holding back personal views [...]
Win Win is the kind of movie I hope remains looked at as one of the early pleasures of 2011. I do not think it will necessarily be one of my favorites of the year (honorable mention, sure), but it has the kind of charm and humor that makes for a movie I want many [...]
Win Win is one of the films that entered into theaters, in limited release, during the early part of 2011. I was a big fan of the film (find my review HERE), and soon everyone will be able enjoy it in the comfort of their own home. On August 30, 2011, Win Win comes to [...]
Before I get to explaining (in more words than I have to) that if you laughed at the first film, then (minus the originality) you’ll probably enjoy this one, I want to list some of the alternate sequel titles that my friends and I came up with for The Hangover Part II: Hangovers, 2 Drunk [...]
Win Win is the kind of movie I will be championing for a while. I do not think it will necessarily be one of my favorites of the year (honorable mention, sure), but it has the kind of charm and humor that makes for a movie I want many people to see, especially given that [...]
Barney’s Version is a comedic drama, based on a very popular and prize winning Canadian novel, by Mordecai Richler. The film stars Paul Giamatti, in a fantastic performance, as a man who has led an interesting life, which we follow through several decades. The film boasts a solid supporting cast as well and manages to be a very entertaining picture throughout, as we see Giamatti’s character deal with the challenges he has faced, mainly involving his multiple marriages. While I could pick more of this film apart, based on what I have heard about the structure of the novel, the fact is that I really enjoyed watching this film, and it is on that merit that I would easily praise what it has to offer.
I’ve always loved movies about magic so I was looking forward to reviewing The Illusionist which I missed in the theaters. I remember this movie came out around the same time as The Prestige so there were dueling magician movies just like volcano, Wyatt Earp and asteroid movies, which usually ends with the first movie [...]
A forbidden romance and stunning mysteries unfold for the first time in High Definition as The Illusionist arrives on Blu-ray this June. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment brings us a world where nothing is as it seems when The Illusionist appears on Blu-ray June 8th at retailers everywhere. Check out the full details of the [...]
We here at Why So Blu are BIG Rob Zombie fans and do we ever have the Rob Zombie news to deliver today. Not only is Rob gearing up for his new studio album/tour this fall, Hellbilly Deluxe 2, but we also have a Rob Zombie Blu-ray release this week. Rob Zombie’s comic incarnation The [...]