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SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “That Awkward Moment”

Posted January 31, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  THAT AWKWARD MOMENT:  Watch It At Home – Low-Impact Rom-Com If you heard that a new indie movie featured the stars of the past 2 years’ back-to-back Sundance sensations, Michael B. Jordan from 2013’s Fruitvale Station and Miles Teller from this year’s Whiplash, would you be intrigued? What if Zac Efron was the other […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”

Posted January 16, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT:  Watch It At Home – Tom Clancy’s Hero Is Plugged Into A Routine Action Movie The fourth movie incarnation of Tom Clancy’s emblematic hero Jack Ryan (in 5 films) finds him much diminished.  Ryan was introduced in Clancy’s first novel, The Hunt For Red October, in 1984, which was filmed […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “Grudge Match”

Posted December 25, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  GRUDGE MATCH:  Watch It At Home – Far From A Knock-Out 1976 was the year of both Taxi Driver and Rocky.  Sylvester Stallone would go on to make innumerable millions, but he’d never be taken as seriously again as he was that year, as writer and star of the Cinderella movie he rode all the […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “47 Ronin”

Posted December 25, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  47 RONIN:  Not Even For Free – Another Big-Budget Hollywood Folly, Gift-Wrapped For Christmas 47 RONIN blows into town on unusually fetid winds of bad buzz.  It began filming something like 2 1/2 years ago under the direction of first-timer Carl Rinsch, who hails from commercials (naturally), and then had to be significantly reshot, […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Worst Movies of 2013 and More

Posted December 20, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  It would be easy enough to fill a Worst 10 list with low-budget “found footage” horror movies, and sadly not that much more difficult to fill one with earnest, badly-executed indies, but where’s the fun in that?  No, if we’re going to throw stones, let’s throw them through some expensive windows. WORST BIG BUDGET […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 10 Films of 2013 and More

Posted December 19, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  As a movie year, 2013 was awfully slow in getting started.  Hardly anything worth remembering opened all winter and spring–only 1 movie in the Top 10 below opened in theatres before late May.  Summer brought some relief, and then the film festival season that began at the end of August opened the doors wide […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “The Wolf of Wall Street”

Posted December 18, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  THE WOLF OF WALL STREET:  Buy A Ticket – Scorsese’s Boisterous Epic of Bottomless Greed The key sequence in Martin Scorsese’s THE WOLF OF WALL STREET arrives about 2 hours into its 3-hour length.  (No meaningful spoilers here.)  The resoundingly crooked financier Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his equally bent sidekick Donnie Azoff (Jonah […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”

Posted December 18, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES:  Watch It At Home – Fun But Overextended Silliness ANCHORMAN 2:  THE LEGEND CONTINUES runs 119 minutes, which is rather too much of a not-bad thing (the original Anchorman, in 2004, was a brisk 94 minutes), but it pales in comparison to the accumulated length of the marketing campaign […]

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