Puss in Boots Trailer: Stay Furry My Friends…

When people pet him, they purr.

He takes his milk… whole.

His hair balls are made from fine Italian’s lamb wool.

Who is he? Only The Most Interesting Cat in the World. Check out the following hilarious trailer, which gets us excited for the November 4 release of Puss in Boots. It doesn’t appear as if this feline will need the help of any large green ogres in order to be a hit at the box office…

Puss in Boots Trailer

Warrior Movie Review: Families Who Fight

Warrior is accurately portraying itself as a family drama versus an intense sports film. The movie delves into the relationship of two brothers and their father and how that dynamic has influenced all their lives.

Joel Edgerton in Warrior

The heart and soul of the film are Tom Edgerton and Tom Hardy as Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighters who are on a career collision course under the watchful eye of their father, played by Nick Nolte.

Warrior’s power truly emanates from its leads. Edgerton and Hardy put on an acting clinic. The duo are simply astounding in their commitment to not only their roles, but the realism that was required of them to physically portray their characters beyond the personal intensity of capturing a character. Ask any fan of MMA and they would tell you witnessing Hardy as Brendan Conlon and Edgerton as Tommy Conlon, it is impossible not to believe they couldn’t jump into a real ring.

Then, there’s Nolte as their father, Paddy. His gruff persona bleeds through his performance. No, he is not playing himself by any means. But it speaks to the actor’s talent that he is able to channel aspects of himself that mirrors his character while still bringing the fatherly nature of his role to life without reservations.

Early buzz on the film had some calling it this generation’s Rocky. Warrior works as a film all on its own merit. We can see Rocky comparisons, but Warrior is a completely different beast. There is the triumph of spirit element that it shares with the Sylvester Stallone classic. But, in our mind, that is where the comparison ends — that and it is about fighters in a ring.

Warrior possesses a completely different dynamic and that takes us to the point of how the film is more about family than it is about MMA fighting. The key to Warrior’s success lies in its ability to mine the vibrancy of family and how those relationships are more complex and at times more volatile than any nail-biting fighting scene.

As The Fighter successfully also made its film about the dysfunctional family at the heart of its story, so too does Warrior. Sure, the fight scenes are powerful, compelling and terse. But the moments between brothers Edgerton and Hardy coupled with their different relationship with their father, as embodied by Nolte, are almost more intense and volatile.

In the end, Warrior — in our opinion — is not a sports movie as much as it follows in the legacy of films such as Legends of the Fall in its ability to take the audience inside the world of brothers and their relationship with their father.

New Breaking Dawn Posters: A Warm Embrace, An Icy Stare

An embrace by Edward and Bella. An intense-looking Jacob Black, flanked by his wolfpack. The core trio of The Twilight Saga.

Indeed, Summit Entertainment has given fans pretty much everything they could want via the latest two posters for Breaking Dawn. In the first, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson cozy up in front of a honeymoon sunset. In the second, Taylor Lautner stares down the camera, while his pals stalk around behind him…

Bella and Edward PosterJacob Black Poster

Remember to bookmark our Breaking Dawn movie section for the latest scoop on this November release. Case in point: click around NINE new photos from the movie now. Enjoy!

Bucky Larson Born to be a Star Movie Review: Swardson is Sweet

Nick Swardson is Bucky Larson in Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star, and to our surprise, he has helped to craft a film that is not crass as much as it is creatively sweet. Swardson is clearly one of our most talented comedians and that stellar ability is on full display in Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star.

Christina Ricci and Nick Swardson in Bucky Larson
Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star is definitely produced by Adam Sandler and his production company, Happy Madison. It has that feel and some of the actor’s favorite players including Swardson (Just Go With It) and Kevin Nealon. There are two other performers are prove they are game for the madness of Happy Madison movies, Don Johnson and Christina Ricci. Both shine in their roles as the two people, other than Bucky’s parents, who are integral to Larson’s growth as a character as well as the parties responsible for moving the plot along through Bucky’s eyes.

The film is not the most outstanding comedy we’ve seen all year, but audiences should be completely surprised by how insanely funny it is, and large part of that credit has to go to Swardson — the actor is truly coming into his own.

Matching how Sandler grew from SNL player to controller of his own movie destiny, Swardson is a co-writer, producer in addition to starring in Bucky Larson: Born to be a Star. It is, in fact, Swardson who proves with this film that it is he that is born to be a star.

Although the film follows a young man from Iowa who when he learns his parents were huge porn stars in the 1970s, heads to Hollywood to follow in their footsteps, it is not a porn parody film. I would argue that the porn industry in many ways is a minor player in what makes Bucky Larson work.

Once he arrives in Hollywood, he meets a sugary sweet Christina Ricci. She is more than a love interest. The actress provides a heart to the film that gives Larson his moral compass beyond what he inherently knew prior to his arrival in Los Angeles. She sees something in Bucky Larson that is exactly what audiences will see in Swardson’s character. He may look funky with his bowl haircut and seriously buck teeth, yet Larson is a dreamer and who cannot identify with his passion for pursuing a destiny?

Bucky Larson is the surprise comedy hit for the fall. If you are a fan of Happy Madison movies, Swardson, Nealon or even Johnson, run, don’t walk to the cinemas for a little living the Larson life. It is equally sweet as it is innocently inane. And we mean that in the most adoring of ways.

Russell Crowe to Sing, Seek Justice in Les Miserables Remake

He can fight off fellow Gladiators, he can solve difficult math equations and, in 2013, he’ll prove that he can give birth to iconic superheroes.

But can Russell Crowe really sing? Movie goers are about to find out.

Russell Crowe Red Carpet Pic

The Oscar winner, who fronts the band 30 Odd Foot of Grunts, has signed on to star as Inspector Javert in Tom Hooper’s big screen adaption of Les Miserables. Crowe will be chasing down Hugh Jackman’s Jean Valjean – prisoner 24601, of course – in the big screen version of the beloved musical.

The film will be released on December 7, 2012 and penned by William Nicholson, the writer behind the the long-running play, which itself is based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel.

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