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Ranking Gary Oldman's Top 50 Roles, By Excellence

By Joe Robberson on
He transforms into every character, but which is his greatest?Read Full Story

5 Movies Coming This Month You Need to See

By Joe Robberson on
Forget about 'Furious 7' and see something bold and new.Read Full Story

20 Things You May Not Know About 'Léon: The Professional'

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Natalie Portman's breakthrough movie turns 20 years old this week.Read Full Story

Zimbio Flash Film Review: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

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Me saw 'Apes'. Me like 'Apes'.Read Full Story

The True Tin Man, 'RoboCop' Looks Sleek, Has No Heart

By Joe Robberson on
Joel Kinnaman in RoboCop. (Photo by MGM | Columbia) Long story short: RoboCop has neither the horror nor the fun of the original. It's another edition of safe sci-fi, a troubling trend.RoboCop will remind you of: RoboCop, Total Recall (2012), Elysium, Ender's Game, Dredd, District 9Review: RoboCop is the latest modern sci-fi remake that is, frustratingly, effects-driven, zero heartbeat film making. It's a safe movie that looks amazing but will not move you, a problem indicative of most film...Read Full Story

WATCH: Liam Hemsworth Gets a Corporate Makeover in 'Paranoia'

By Lani Conway on
Liam Hemsworth starts out as a normal, blue-collar guy from Brooklyn who's been raised by his loving security guard father. Armed with his special "skills," Hemsworth plans to rise to the top in order to gain financial security to support his aging father — sounds like the American Dream, right? On his journey Hemsworth gets mixed up with the wrong kind of crowd, a pair of savvy, rival CEOs (Harrison Ford and Gary Oldman) who make loads of promises and deal in really shady business (sharing...Read Full Story

David Bowie's 'The Next Day' Video Gets Temporarily Banned From YouTube Over Disturbing Religious Imagery

By Alicia Dennis on
The Floria Sigismondi-directed clip for David Bowie's "The Next Day" was unceremoniously yanked from YouTube within hours of its posting on Wednesday, presumably amid complaints of its juxtaposition of sexual and religious imagery. It was later reposted with an age restriction, so now you're free to watch Gary Oldman and Marion Cotillard play out some heavy-handed Catholic criticism while Bowie rocks out in the background — if you're over 18, that is.Read Full Story

Zimbio Review - 'Lawless' Fails to Impress Despite Its Cast

By Joe Robberson on
(The Weinstein Co. | Getty Images) The Bottom Line Should you see it? No. Why? There's nothing to care about and the villains are the only characters worth watching here. Lawless plods along to a meager finish. The similarities between director John Hillcoat and writer Nick Cave's last collaboration, The Proposition, and their latest, Lawless, are legion. It's a wonder why they bothered making Lawless at all. Both films are westerns about groups of brothers whose lives are doomed by the...Read Full Story

Zimbio Review: 'Dark Knight Rises' Is the Best Batman Yet

By Joe Robberson on
(Photos by: Warner Brothers | Getty Images) The Bottom Line Should you see it? Yes. Why? Even for those with little interest in these types of films, The Dark Knight Rises is worth a look. It's thrilling to see how a master creates a legend. Seven years ago Batman Begins proved a comic book movie could be stark and authentic. Four years ago The Dark Knight proved one could be Oscar-worthy. Now with nothing left to prove, Christopher Nolan's final entry in the Batman trilogy is flat out...Read Full Story

2012 Oscar Predictions

By Joe Robberson on
(iMDB)The 2012 Academy Award nominations were announced this morning at 5:30am PST. It's been an exceptional year for film, which made the 2012 nominations harder than usual to predict. Let's take a look at the nominations in the main categories and my predictions for each winner.Best PictureThe Artist The Descendants Hugo Midnight in Paris Moneyball The Tree of Life  The Help War Horse Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close I did not have Extremely Loud on my ballot, opting instead for Tinker...Read Full Story