Harold Ramis 1944-2014 In Memoriam

I want to send out love to the Ramis family, we all lost an immense talent today. He wasn't just funny, he was hard working and brilliant. Ramis wrote and directed many of the quintessential comedy films that would go on to influence and change Hollywood's understanding of the entire comedy movie genre and what potential it could have. The films he made would launch many careers and would inspire the next few generations of Hollywood's a-listers. The news of his passing is sure to devastate many in the film community. Take a look at a few of the films […]

House Of Cards Season 2 The Voices Review

Michel Gill. I walk away from watching the second season of the brilliant Netflix series "House Of Cards", and immediately I wanted to write about supporting actor Michel Gill. He did an amazing standout job playing the role of Garrett Walker, The President of the United States. There are some simply incredible performances throughout this series. The 2 leads, Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, are razor sharp here... Spacey is more at home this season, but he was on point the first season also....as was Wright. Here, they are now a combined force. They are Fierce, loyal to each other […]

Joy Division’s Transmission From Anton Corbijn's Control

I could go off here for a while about the beauty of Anton's eye, how he paints with images, how the black and white photography in this film shot by cinematographer Martin Ruhe is gorgeous and the entire film looked like silk to me, but I'm sitting in a parking lot banging this out on my iPad and I need to get back home. But listen. I didn't know much about Joy Division before watching this film. Then as it progressed, and because I have this crush on all things Great Britain (I'm going home to my British SwePea), I […]

Grease
Is The Word

Grease the film musical starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John was a blockbuster in the theaters in 1978, and is simply iconic 40 years later. A feat very few films an claim.

"The Music Man", 1962 - "Rock Island"

"YOU GOTTA KNOW THE TERRITORY" "LOOK! WHAT D'YA TALK, WHAT D'YA TALK, WHAT D'YA TALK, WHAT D'YA TALK!" What up yo. I used to watch this one with my Mom. I had forgotten the music, why I liked it, then I watched a few days ago...and watching the opening number "Rock Island" (they did a great job touching this BluRay up. Video & Sound) hurled me backwards in time to 1981, being a kid, sitting with Mom and watching this...memories I always appreciate. The opening number to me is gasoline. High octane. Listening to them perform this...watching them perform this...me […]

Phillip Seymour Hoffman By Cameron Crowe

This is from the almighty Cameron Crowes website, "The Uncool" on Phillip Seymour Hoffmans performance of the midnight phone call scene in his autobiographical film "Almost Famous". PSH "My original take on this scene was a loud, late night pronouncement from Lester Bangs. A call to arms. In Phil’s hands it became something different. A scene about quiet truths shared between two guys, both at the crossroads, both hurting, and both up too late. It became the soul of the movie. In between takes, Hoffman spoke to no one. He listened only to his headset, only to the words of […]

Philip Seymour Hoffman 1967 - 2014 In Memoriam

  Fuck. Goddamn it man.... what a talent I'm at a loss for words. He was a fine actor. I don't know what he had to do to get those performances out... I don't know how it happened. I just read some trade magazine post that he only had 7 days if filming left on Hunger Games To which I say Fuck off. Who cares about footage. About a film. They will deal with it. Just like the fast and furious movies when Paul Walker passed. I didn't want to hear about the future of those films. These are men. […]

Jean-Marc Vallée's "Dallas Buyers Club", 2013 | A VoicesFILM Review

Let me start off by saying that I didn't know Matthew McConaughey could act this well. I'll be honest, I didn't give him much credit. 2 things recently have changed my mind on that foolish generalization on my part: First, HBO's new series "True Detective" which is hypnotic and remarkable...and I've only seen the first 2 episodes... Second, his work in this film, which will stay with me forever. Now Leto I knew had acting chops. I saw his work as Mark David Chapman in "Chapter 27", "Fight Club", "American Psycho" and have always recognized his dedication, talent and ability […]

Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining" Minus Delbert Grady | Artwork, Stills & Video

Another video from Richard Trammell Rich has skills. He has offered up this scene from Kurbicks "The Shining"... where Delbert Grady suggests that Jack "correct" his wife and son from interfering with Jack performing his duties as new (The Only) caretaker of the Overlook Hotel...just as Grady has done in the past during his tenor as caretaker. (Grady chopped up his family with an axe when they interfered) If you haven't seen "The Shining" and call yourself a film buff, there is a massive gap in your education and film vocabulary. You also should avoid this scene. Otherwise, enjoy. ARTWORK […]

David Fincher's "Fight Club" Minus Tyler Durden | Video

Here's a scene from the almighty "Fight Club" with Tyler (Brad Fucking Pitt) Durden removed. You are not the car you drive. You are not how much money you have in the bank. I wanted to destroy something beautiful. Much credit goes to Richard Trammell for being awesome, slick and offering this up to us Space Monkeys out here, still patiently awaiting our next assignments from Project Mayhem HQ.   Bravo. Hope he does the whole film... Thanks Uncle Paul. From Mashable, With Love... Related articles How THAT Fight Club Scene Would Look Without Tyler Durden Cool Videos: Check out this […]

Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers" | Quote & Scene

"Once upon a time, a woman was picking up firewood. She came upon a poisonous snake frozen in the snow. She took the snake home and nursed it back to health. One day the snake bit her on the cheek. As she lay dying, she asked the snake, "Why have you done this to me?" And the snake answered, "Look, bitch, you knew I was a snake." Old Indian To Mickey & Mallory Knox - Oliver Stone's "Natural Born Killers", 1994 CLIP: ARTWORK:

Lone Survivor Review
By Dan Buffa

I'll be honest. Peter Berg's tribute to Marcus Luttrell, who was a part of a mission gone wrong in 2005 called Operation Red Wing, is as powerful as it gets and deserves every set of eyes this month as it gets released wide. I saw it in November and was knocked on my ass immediately. Here is my take and why it is the best thing I saw in 2013. Quick Setup-Mark Wahlberg stars as Marcus Luttrell, the author of the first-person memoir “Lone Survivor,” whose book has become a motivational resource for its lessons on how the power of […]

REVIEW: Spike Jonze "Her"

Spike Jonze "Her" | A VoicesFILM Review Dear God. I didn't see that ending coming. I have just seen Spike Jonze latest film, "Her". It floored me. This isn't what I expected at all. You watch the fluffy and attractive trailer and think: "Ahhhh. A new and interesting sweet love story." Listen. Spike Jonze wouldn't waste his time bringing you a nice little love story. This film is on par with the brilliant "Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind" from Michael Kondry & Charlie Kaufman. That film is still jacking me up and I saw it 10 years ago. Saying […]

Norman Jewison's "Moonstruck"

When I was young... "I never needed anyone... And making love was just for fun..." No. Seriously... When I was young, this film came out...1987, I was 13...and I wouldn't touch it man. I was allergic to it. I wanted nothing to do with a sappy, love story, Cher dancing with the moon movie. I was too busy watching Hitchcock's "Vertigo" and Scorsese's "Taxi Driver" at that point, building and developing my film vocabulary. I saw it. I ended up enjoying it. I forgot it. A few years later, my sister Fawn asks me one time... "Do you like "Moonstruck"? […]

George Miller's "The Witches Of Eastwick", 1987 | "Women" Scene | Video & Images

George Miller's "The Witches Of Eastwick", 1987 Jack - "Women" | Art, Trailer & Clip Writing my mondo The Dark Knight review the other day, I brought up... Happy New Year Again By The Way... I brought up Jack in Eastwick. Got me thinking of how on point he was in that film. My favorite scene, pure genius on his part, was when he...the Devil...is forced by the ladies...the witches...to take refuge from their wrath in a church as the ladies have him throwing up cherries and are attacking him with a wax voodoo doll because he has been abusing […]

The Era Of Madonna

Madonna is a queen. I couldn't stand her growing up, then I came to respect the hell out of her.
Article includes David Fincher directed videos and live MTV VMA versions of "Express Yourself" & "Vogue",
Along with some of Herb Ritts beautiful and iconic photographs of the most powerful woman in show business.