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[Posted by: Martin Keller]

Profile: When I first started writing this column, I did so knowing that I would have to watch many films. I had a head start with the first three (Schwarzeneggar, Willis and Stallone), but with Jason Statham and now Milla Jovovich, and other profiles in the future, I have created a task bigger than I expected. A process consisting of sifting through films, choosing the ones that were must-sees and ones that would be good supplements, queue-ing them up, and waiting impatiently at the mailbox. Then to strengthen the blow, I sat through films that no one should ever have to watch, films with little to no redeeming qualities. This is an action star column, and I am aware of the odious amounts of cinematic fluff that would come my way, but I always expected decent action at the very least. Something that provoked me on at least a visceral level, that made whoop and holler, and instilled me with the confidence to crush my enemies under my boot heel. Alas, I have been thwarted, and after doing my research on Milla Jovovich, I have come away with very few positive things to say. (more…)

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[Written by: Kelly Alyse]

Today’s guest writer is our friend Kelly Alyse! A film student at the University of Sussex in England, she currently runs her own film site called The Film Obsession.

In 1984, something was created that from then on would cause an overwhelming feeling of excitement in each and every person when they went to see a Disney Pixar film. That something was “The Adventures of André and Wally B” – Pixar’s first short (well sort of). John Lasseter made groundbreaking work involving the short tale of the cute characters of André and Wally B, using incredibly emotion and charm from a computer at the time. From then on, Lasseter played a huge focus to Pixar’s success and with now around 20 shorts, each evolving into something greater, more entertaining and completely original each time, they’re a big part to our cinema-going experience every time we set out to see a new Pixar film. “Day and Night”, the latest of the little features has an immense amount of work gone into every detail making it possibly the most memorable and most appealing to audiences. Taking this out, I have explored the different shorts and come up with a top five which you must watch in order to gain the real satisfaction of the artwork these films use. (more…)

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[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

David Fincher is a personal favourite of mine. Fight Club is, in my opinion, one of the most important film of the 90s…and in cinema history (and thus, was fairly ignored at time of release), which automatically makes every project he does of a fair amount of interest to me. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was loved by the Oscars, and has pretty much completed Fincher moving from having his first film in the limelight (Aliens 3), to moving away from it (Se7en, The Game, Fight Club), and then back to the mainstream (Benjamin Button). Very little in the year 2010 is more mainstream than Facebook, and that is exactly what Fincher is tackling in his latest movie, The Social Network. The trailer itself does not tell anything new about the story, which itself is a fairly interesting story about a company that everyone in the Western world knows. The subject matter should secure it as a box office success, but will it get the same love that Benjamin Button got from the award givers…? I doubt it, but it does not seem to be too bad, I certainly hope that Fincher can make something with a bit more depth than maybe another director may have done. Hopefully Fincher can make it something more than just a story about Facebook, but we will just have to wait and see. To be fair to Fincher, he has given himself an uphill battle here, at least from cinema-snobs. Social Networks are bound to be a matter of hate for them, and having Justin Timberlake in an important role is just asking for a backlash! But, I am sure Fincher can do something pretty interesting with The Social Network.