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SO YOU WANT TO IMPROVE OSCAR NIGHT…

This is a refrain heard every year, it seems, just after The Academy Awards broadcast. People sharpen their swords to slice through everything that was wrong with that year's ceremony. More »

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MOVIE REVIEW – FOCUS

The exploits of con men crossing and double-crossing each other are told through the filter of beautiful people in “Focus” More »

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THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “STONEY THE STALWART” (w/Stoney Westmoreland & Mark Elias) – “Focus” & “The Lazarus Effect”

Showcast Episode 89: Frequent co-host and Movie Guys LIVE! alumni Stoney Westmoreland sits in the whole show to talk Oscars and preview "Focus" and "The Lazarus Effect". Then writer Mark Elias joins him to talk about their film project "Beachwood Drive". Plus, The Movie Guys try to revive actor careers, Frankenstein-style and play a rousing More »

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

2015 OSCAR TELECAST RECAP

After watching the Oscar telecast for so many years, one cannot help but wonder this year, what the hell happened? More »

Birdman w/Emma Stone

BIRDMAN, OR LET’S TALK ABOUT THAT ENDING

SPOILERS AHEAD: If you have not seen "Birdman", and do not wish the ending to be ruined, then do not keep reading (that being said, most people didn’t understand the ending, so even if you read this, it’s probably not that big of a deal). More »

Top Ten of 2014

THE TOP TEN FILMS OF 2014…A SECOND (AND THIRD) OPINION

It's Oscar Sunday, and with The Oscar Rant out there, more opinions have popped up about the ten best films of 2014. More »

American Sniper

OSCAR NOMINEE MOVIE REVIEW – AMERICAN SNIPER

If it’s Oscar season, it must be time for mock controversy! More »

Oscars

OSCAR RANT 2015

Paul Preston's annual, exhaustive, no-stone-left-unturned once over of all the nominees. All of them. More »

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THE MOVIE SHOWCAST LIVE FROM THE OSCARS RED CARPET…FOUR DAYS BEFORE THE OSCARS (w/Ayman Samman) – “The Duff”, “Hot Tub Time Machine 2″ & “McFarland USA”

Showcast Episode 88: The Oscars are February 22nd and The Movie Guys are live from the red carpet on Hollywood Blvd...on February 18th. Despite Oscar-fever, the studios are releasing "Hot Tub Time Machine 2", "The Duff" and "McFarland USA", which all get the preview treatment. Also, Paul, Karen, Bart & Adam give up their Top More »

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FIFTY SHADES OF THE MOVIE SHOWCAST (w/Becca Battoe) – “Kingsman: The Secret Service” & “Fifty Shades of Grey”

Showcast Episode 87: After six weeks of January movies, the 2015 film season really kicks off with "Kingsman: The Secret Service" and "Fifty Shades of Grey", both of which get thoroughly previewed by The Movie Guys. Then, guest Becca Battoe talks about her experience as the audiobook narrator for "Fifty Shades" and gets coaxed to More »

Whiplash

OSCAR NOMINEE MOVIE REVIEW – WHIPLASH

WHIPLASH is a story about the pursuit of excellence. To me, it was the best picture I saw all of last year. More »

The Theory of Everything

OSCAR NOMINEE MOVIE REVIEW – THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

Is it manipulating? At times, it attempts to be. Does it accomplish everything it set out to do? Perhaps. Do we end up caring? Depends on the audience. More »

birdman

OSCAR NOMINEE MOVIE REVIEW – BIRDMAN, OR THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE

The title suggests that the creative minds responsible for this fascinating film don’t mind if you refer to it by either of the titles listed above. There really are two stories happening at the same time, though it does appear to be just one. More »

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THE MOVIE SHOWCAST ASCENDING (w/Mark Povinelli) – “Seventh Son”, “Jupiter Ascending” & “SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water”

Showcast Episode 86: The February movies are here, and they look a lot like the January movies, as two calendar-displaced sci-fi fantasy films finally come out - "Seventh Son" and "Jupiter Ascending". The Movie Guys give 'em both the preview treatment along with "SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water". Also, The Oscar Doctors try to spruce More »

THE IMITATION GAME

OSCAR NOMINEE MOVIE REVIEW – THE IMITATION GAME

Historical Spoilers Ahead! If you do NOT KNOW WORLD HISTORY, or do NOT WANT TO KNOW ABOUT WORLD HISTORY, then DO NOT KEEP READING! More »

Selma movie

OSCAR NOMINEE MOVIE REVIEW – SELMA

For all who are uninitiated, “Selma” is not just about Martin Luther King Jr, although he is a key player in its history. Just as fascinating are all the supporting players that were integral to the historical events that took place in Selma, Alabama. More »

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WHAT IS IT WITH THE FOURTH ONE?

Sometimes a story will continue on into a fourth installment (and beyond). That’s where it gets interesting. More »

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THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “TOUCHDOWN JESUS” (w/Jeremy Carter) – “Black or White”, “The Loft” & “Project Almanac”

Showcast Episode 85: Disdain for January movies is definitely on display, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel as the FINAL films of Jan. 2015 get previewed - "Project Almanac", "Black or White" and "The Loft". Plus, The Movie Guys try a little time travel of their own, as well as Oscar More »

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THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “LIVINGSTON DELL, I PRESUME?” (w/Eddie Jemison) – “The Boy Next Door”, “Mortdecai”, “Black Sea” & “Strange Magic”

Showcast Episode 84: This week's Showcast episode celebrates the V.O.D. release of Eddie Jemison's feature debut as writer/director, "King of Herrings"! (now on iTunes, Google Play and more)! Eddie joins The Movie Guys in studio with great stories from the "Ocean's Eleven" franchise and he sits in to preview "Strange Magic", "The Boy Next Door", More »

SO YOU WANT TO IMPROVE OSCAR NIGHT…

NPH - featured

This is a refrain heard every year, it seems, just after The Academy Awards broadcast. People sharpen their swords to slice through everything that was wrong with that year’s ceremony.

MOVIE REVIEW – FOCUS

focus

The exploits of con men crossing and double-crossing each other are told through the filter of beautiful people in “Focus”

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “STONEY THE STALWART” (w/Stoney Westmoreland & Mark Elias) – “Focus” & “The Lazarus Effect”

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST STONEY THE STALWART - featured

Showcast Episode 89: Frequent co-host and Movie Guys LIVE! alumni Stoney Westmoreland sits in the whole show to talk Oscars and preview “Focus” and “The Lazarus Effect”. Then writer Mark Elias joins him to talk about their film project “Beachwood Drive”. Plus, The Movie Guys try to revive actor careers, Frankenstein-style and play a rousing round of “What You Talkin’ ‘Bout Wallace?”.

2015 OSCAR TELECAST RECAP

The 85th Academy Awards® will air live on Oscar® Sunday, February 24, 2013.

After watching the Oscar telecast for so many years, one cannot help but wonder this year, what the hell happened?

BIRDMAN, OR LET’S TALK ABOUT THAT ENDING

Birdman w/Emma Stone

SPOILERS AHEAD: If you have not seen “Birdman”, and do not wish the ending to be ruined, then do not keep reading (that being said, most people didn’t understand the ending, so even if you read this, it’s probably not that big of a deal).

THE TOP TEN FILMS OF 2014…A SECOND (AND THIRD) OPINION

Top Ten of 2014

It’s Oscar Sunday, and with The Oscar Rant out there, more opinions have popped up about the ten best films of 2014.

OSCAR NOMINEE MOVIE REVIEW – AMERICAN SNIPER

American Sniper

If it’s Oscar season, it must be time for mock controversy!

OSCAR RANT 2015

Oscars

Paul Preston’s annual, exhaustive, no-stone-left-unturned once over of all the nominees. All of them.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST LIVE FROM THE OSCARS RED CARPET…FOUR DAYS BEFORE THE OSCARS (w/Ayman Samman) – “The Duff”, “Hot Tub Time Machine 2″ & “McFarland USA”

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Showcast Episode 88: The Oscars are February 22nd and The Movie Guys are live from the red carpet on Hollywood Blvd…on February 18th. Despite Oscar-fever, the studios are releasing “Hot Tub Time Machine 2″, “The Duff” and “McFarland USA”, which all get the preview treatment. Also, Paul, Karen, Bart & Adam give up their Top Five films of 2014 and special guest actor Ayman Samman talks about working on Oscar nominee “American Sniper”.

FIFTY SHADES OF THE MOVIE SHOWCAST (w/Becca Battoe) – “Kingsman: The Secret Service” & “Fifty Shades of Grey”

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Showcast Episode 87: After six weeks of January movies, the 2015 film season really kicks off with “Kingsman: The Secret Service” and “Fifty Shades of Grey”, both of which get thoroughly previewed by The Movie Guys. Then, guest Becca Battoe talks about her experience as the audiobook narrator for “Fifty Shades” and gets coaxed to sex up other books in the process.

OSCAR NOMINEE MOVIE REVIEW – WHIPLASH

Whiplash

WHIPLASH is a story about the pursuit of excellence. To me, it was the best picture I saw all of last year.

OSCAR NOMINEE MOVIE REVIEW – THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

The Theory of Everything

Is it manipulating? At times, it attempts to be. Does it accomplish everything it set out to do? Perhaps. Do we end up caring? Depends on the audience.

THE LATEST – JURASSIC WORLD, THE COEN BROTHERS & SNAPE – 2/10/15

THE LATEST - 021015Movie news from The Movie Guys includes a wealth of “Alien” behind-the-scenes stuff, your introduction to Masrani Global, movie mashups and the Oscar race heating up.

OSCAR NOMINEE MOVIE REVIEW – BIRDMAN, OR THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE

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The title suggests that the creative minds responsible for this fascinating film don’t mind if you refer to it by either of the titles listed above. There really are two stories happening at the same time, though it does appear to be just one.

NEW MOVIE TRAILERS – 2/6/15

Magic Mike XXlNew movie trailers include “Ant-Man”, “Dragon Blade”, “Entourage”, “Fantastic Four”, “Furious 7″, “In the Heart of the Sea”, “Insurgent”, “Jurassic World”, “Magic Mike XXL”, “Marvel’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron”, “Minions”, “Pitch Perfect 2″, “Poltergeist”, “San Andreas”, “Spy”, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, “Ted 2″, “Terminator Genisys”, “Tomorrowland” and “True Story”

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST ASCENDING (w/Mark Povinelli) – “Seventh Son”, “Jupiter Ascending” & “SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water”

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Showcast Episode 86: The February movies are here, and they look a lot like the January movies, as two calendar-displaced sci-fi fantasy films finally come out – “Seventh Son” and “Jupiter Ascending”. The Movie Guys give ‘em both the preview treatment along with “SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water”. Also, The Oscar Doctors try to spruce up these films’ awards chances and there’s a rousing round of “Name That Jeff Bridges Movie”. All this with special guest Mark Povinelli!

OSCAR NOMINEE MOVIE REVIEW – THE IMITATION GAME

THE IMITATION GAME

Historical Spoilers Ahead! If you do NOT KNOW WORLD HISTORY, or do NOT WANT TO KNOW ABOUT WORLD HISTORY, then DO NOT KEEP READING!

OSCAR NOMINEE MOVIE REVIEW – SELMA

Selma movie

For all who are uninitiated, “Selma” is not just about Martin Luther King Jr, although he is a key player in its history. Just as fascinating are all the supporting players that were integral to the historical events that took place in Selma, Alabama.

WHAT IS IT WITH THE FOURTH ONE?

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Sometimes a story will continue on into a fourth installment (and beyond). That’s where it gets interesting.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “TOUCHDOWN JESUS” (w/Jeremy Carter) – “Black or White”, “The Loft” & “Project Almanac”

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST TOUCHDOWN JESUS - featured

Showcast Episode 85: Disdain for January movies is definitely on display, but there’s a light at the end of the tunnel as the FINAL films of Jan. 2015 get previewed – “Project Almanac”, “Black or White” and “The Loft”. Plus, The Movie Guys try a little time travel of their own, as well as Oscar talk, “Ghostbusters” talk and all sorts of madness with special guest and Superego co-founder Jeremy Carter!

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “LIVINGSTON DELL, I PRESUME?” (w/Eddie Jemison) – “The Boy Next Door”, “Mortdecai”, “Black Sea” & “Strange Magic”

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Showcast Episode 84: This week’s Showcast episode celebrates the V.O.D. release of Eddie Jemison’s feature debut as writer/director, “King of Herrings”! (now on iTunes, Google Play and more)! Eddie joins The Movie Guys in studio with great stories from the “Ocean’s Eleven” franchise and he sits in to preview “Strange Magic”, “The Boy Next Door”, “Black Sea” and “Mortdecai”.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST LIVE FROM COCKFOSTERS (w/David Pompeii) – “Paddington”, “Blackhat”, “The Wedding Ringer” & “American Sniper”

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Showcast Episode 83: Stand-up comic and all-round hilarious guy David Pompeii joins The Movie Guys for a big 4-movie weekend’s worth of previews, including “The Wedding Ringer”, “Paddington”, “Blackhat” and the wide release of “American Sniper”. Also, angry Kevin Hart tweets, great stories about Key & Peele and “The Godfather” and a rousing version of Karen’s Birthdays.

GOLDEN GLOBES RECAP – HOLLYWOOD CLOSE-UP – 1/12/15

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Movie Guy Paul Preston sits in on a whole episode of “Hollywood Close-Up” with Wayne Frazier to talk Golden Globe Awards and to chime in while co-host Natalie Lipka is on the east coast.

TH3 MOVI3 SHOWCAST (w/J.P. Manoux) – “Inherent Vice”, “Tak3n” & “Selma”

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Showcast Episode 82: The Movie Guys’ first guest of the new year is a good one as J.P. Manoux sits in the whole show, telling on-the-set stories and helping preview “Inherent Vice” and “Selma”, which go into wide release this weekend, and new movie “Tak3n”. Also hear from The Showcast’s new sponsor, The Bryan Mills Particular Set of Skills Vocational School and Learning Annex.

MOVIE REVIEW – UNBROKEN

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Zamperini’s life story is worthy of a five star HBO mini-series rather being crammed into a two hour movie

MOVIE REVIEW – INTO THE WOODS

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And now, the story of “Into the Woods”, the re-imagining of famous fairy tales by James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim, directed by Rob Marshall.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST 2014 GUEST HIGHLIGHTS

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Showcast Episode 81: The Movie Guys look back on the great guests of 2014 with some highlights that include:
– Jill Benjamin, Ike Barinholtz, Tony Sam, Ron Babcock & MC of The Hater Nation
– Pete Gardner, Heath Corson, Matt Craig & Lew Temple with great industry stories
– Mick Foley breaks down the most dickish Santa of all
– John DiDomenico & Ross Marquand pull out some classic impersonations
– Maribeth Monroe, Andy Cobb & Alex Albrecht dig into some comedy sketches
and more!

THE MOVIE GUYS’ FIFTH ANNUAL HOLIDAY SPECIAL!

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Showcast Episode 80: Jokes, nog and special guests overflow as The Movie Guys celebrate release-a-ton-of-movies-at-the-end-of-the-year season! The new releases of the last two weeks of 2014 get the business with movie previews, a gift exchange, storytime, Name That Tune, a holiday recipe and a visit from The Christmas Hobbit, all while counting down to learning the True Meaning of Christmas.
Films covered: “The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies”, “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb”, “Annie”, “Into the Woods”, “The Gambler”, “Unbroken”, “The Interview”, “Big Eyes”, “A Most Violent Year” and “Mr. Turner”.

WORTH REVIVING – “THE GREAT RACE”

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May I present a film near and dear to my childhood heart that still holds up…

DVD, BLU-RAY & STREAMING – I AM SANTA CLAUS

I Am Santa Claus

In the case of “I Am Santa Claus”, a doc following a year in the life of real-beard Santa Clauses, the diversity and eccentricities of the men profiled make the film a winner.

THE HATER NATION – 12/15/14

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Movie Guy Paul Preston checks in with The Hater Nation during the holidays for movie talk including the SONY hack, Mick Foley, plus the top three films of 2014 (so far) and some movies to look forward to in early 2015.

MOVIE REVIEW – THE BABADOOK

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Kent’s film, as with so many films of this genre, does have noticeable influences, but in no way shape or form does it ever become a pale imitation.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST: GODS AND KINGS (w/Jake Greene) – “Exodus: Gods and Kings” & “Top Five”

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Showcast Episode 79: Bible-based films are still the rage, and hot on the heels of “Noah”, The Movie Guys talk about “Exodus: Gods and Kings” and take pitches from David Fincher, Paul Feig and Kevin Feige about other Bible stories to turn into films. Plus, “Top Five” with Chris Rock and top five lists of our own with special guest Jake Greene, writer/producer of the web series “Millenial Parents”.

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST CLOSE-UP (w/Natalie Lipka & Wayne Frazier) – “Wild” & “The Pyramid”

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Showcast Episode 78: Movie Talk meets Actor Talk as “Hollywood Close-Up” co-hosts Natalie Lipka and Wayne Frazier join The Movie Guys for industry chat. Plus, previews of “Wild”, which you’ve probably heard of, “The Pyramid”, which you probably haven’t, and a focus group is brought in to see if they’ve EVER heard of the new Nicolas Cage film “Dying of the Light”.

THE MOVIE GUYS LIVE – “LIFE INSIDE OUT” PREMIERE, PASADENA

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The Movie Guys crash the Los Angeles-area premiere of “Life Inside Out” at the Laemmle Playhouse Theaters in Pasadena, CA, with lobby interviews, giveaways and a cast & crew Q&A.

THE GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME, PART THREE – SUPERHERO FILMS

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The title says it all. Part three of The Movie Guys “Best of All Time” series looks at the greatest superhero films per year for the last forty or so years.

THE LATEST – INTERSTELLAR, JOE DIRT & FREE SCREENPLAYS – 11/28/14

The Latest - movie news from The Movie GuysMovie news from The Movie Guys includes free Hollywood screenplays, the return of Joe Dirt, another new James Franco fringe project and “Birdman Returns”

THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – “HERE COMES SANTA MICK” (w/Mick Foley) – “The Penguins of Madagascar” & “Horrible Bosses 2″

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Showcast Episode 77: The Hardcore legend Mick Foley joins The Movie Guys in The Admiral’s Club to talk about all things Christmas and Mick’s new film “I Am Santa Claus”! Plus, previews of “The Penguins of Madagascar” & “Horrible Bosses 2″ and a peek inside The Movie Guys Time Capsule. Featuring special co-hosts David Beach and John Rocha.

RANDOM MOVIE REVIEW – SIN CITY

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The first review in a new column where Brendan Fleming arbitrarily looks at a film on DVD & Blu-Ray: “Life in the world of Sin City is not like life anywhere else. At least I hope not. It seems that all the inhabitants here lost their moral compass some time ago, and have no interest in finding it.”

THE MOVIE GUYS: THE MOVIE SHOWCAST – PART 1 (w/Tim Fox) – “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″

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Showcast Episode 76: Celebrate the first ever Y.A.-lympics as young future teens from “The Hunger Games”, “The Maze Runner”, “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”, “Divergent”, “The Giver” and even “Beautiful Creatures” run for their lives and kill each other. Sketch comedy group Scotch Moses co-founder Tim Fox joins The Movie Guys for this special show. Also, movie news and talk of the latest “Hunger Games” movie, “Mockingjay – Part 1″.