Weekend Movie Guide: March 26-28

What do you want to watch movie-wise this weekend without leaving the comfort of your warm and snuggly home? Here’s a short list of movies On Demand and others you can watch free online. ON DEMAND FROM COMCAST: Watch Sandy’s Finest Hour: The Blind Side Sandra Bullock’s going through some personal turmoil right now, but […]

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New on DVD and On Demand: Frost/Nixon

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/FrostNixon/140109/930770729/FrostNixon%3A-Clip-3/embed 420 355] . Frost/Nixon Ron Howard’s Best Picture nominee details the battle of wits and wills that occurred in 1977, three years after Richard Milhous Nixon resigned the presidency of the United States, between the disgraced statesman and the fluffy British TV personality David Frost in a series of in-depth interviews. Nixon (Frank […]

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Mickey Rourke’s Triumphant Indie Spirit Tops Award Festivities

Holding his mantleware, Mickey Rourke flashed the grin of a fighter on a dazzling comeback as he celebrated at the 24th annual Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica. His acceptance speech for Best Male Actor was a fittingly free-spirited, profanity-filled highlight of the festivities. He thanked his deceased dog, Loki, mentioned speaking with the local […]

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Oscar Spitballing: Best Supporting Actress 2009

This Oscar season is promising a telecast with surprises that the awards themselves might not necessarily deliver. Slumdog Millionaire is the odds-on favorite to take Best Director and Best Picture, the ghost of Heath Ledger has Best Supporting Actor sewn up, and it’s Kate Winslet’s turn at Best Actress. Best Supporting Actress, however, is still […]

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“Slumdog Millionaire” Takes Home 7 BAFTA Awards

Danny Boyle’s much-beloved surprise of the season Slumdog Millionaire continued its love-fest with award-giver-outers by nabbing 7 of the 11 British Academy of Film and Television Awards for which it was nominated, relegating The Curious Case of Benjamin Button to the technical awards. The BAFTAs, the DAGs, the WGAs, the PGAs, the SAGs and the […]

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Opening Wide This Weekend: Taken, The Uninvited, New in Town

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Taken/141653/986068882/Taken/embed 420 355] **** Taken Buy tickets at Fandango! Liam Neeson doesn’t know who they are, and he doesn’t know what they want. He can tell them he doesn’t have money, but what he does have are a very particular set of skills; skills he has acquired over a very long career; skills that […]

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Reversal: Mickey Rourke Counts Out “Wrestlemania”

Apparently, portraying The Wrestler might win Mickey Rourke an Oscar, but hanging out with real wrestlers would likely torpedo his chances, so after claiming he was going to fight Chris Jericho at Wrestlemania 25, and then plugging it like crazy on Larry King, he’s done an about-face and his publicist has told everyone that Rourke […]

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Randy “The Ram” Goes To Wrestlemania

It would seem that either the earlier report that Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler angered World Wrestling Entertainment kingpin Vince McMahon was wrong, or maybe he just got over what bugged him enough to try to cash in on the Oscar train. Either way, it looks like water under the bridge, because Mickey Rourke, whose role […]

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