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Our 2014 Thanksgiving Week Movie Guide - 'Rosewater' to 'Penguins'

Thanksgiving Week Movie Guide 2014

Continuing our annual tradition of posting Thanksgiving and Christmas Movie Guides every holiday season, our San Francisco contributor, Marco Cerritos, has once again put together a holiday movie guide for Thanksgiving 2014, giving a recap and rundown of what's playing and what's worth seeing (or skipping). Marco has seen everything playing, and while you may not always agree with his opinion, he provides the best reviews he can to make it a bit easier for everyone to choose. There are quite a few wonderful films now playing in theaters, so if you're still a bit unsure of what to watch or need extra tips, then look no further!

 Posted November 26 in Editorial, Feat, Review | Comments

Our 2013 Thanksgiving Week Movie Guide - '12 Years' to 'Philomena'

2013 Thanksgiving Week Movie Guide

Continuing our annual tradition of posting Thanksgiving and Christmas Movie Guides every holiday season, our San Francisco contributor, Marco Cerritos, has once again put together a holiday movie guide for Thanksgiving 2013, giving a recap and rundown of what's playing and what's worth seeing (or skipping). Marco has seen everything playing, and while you may not always agree with his opinion, he provides the best reviews he can to make it a bit easier for everyone to choose. There are quite a few wonderful films now playing in theaters, so if you're still a bit unsure of what to watch or need extra tips, then look no further!

 Posted November 27 in Editorial, Feat, Review | Comments

Our Complete 2012 Christmas Week Now Playing Movie Guide is Up

Christmas Week Movie Guide 2012

"You had my curiosity. But now, you have my attention." Continuing our tradition of posting Thanksgiving and Christmas Movie Guides every holiday season, our San Francisco-based contributor, Marco Cerritos, has once again put together another movie guide for Christmas 2012, providing a recap and rundown of what's playing and what's worth seeing. Marco has seen almost everything out there, and while you may not always agree with him, he provides the best reviews he can to make it a bit easier for everyone. There are some good movies now playing, so if you're still a bit unsure of what to watch this week, look no further!

 Posted December 24 in Editorial, Feat, Review | Comments

Our 2012 Thanksgiving Weekend Now Playing Movie Guide to Peruse

Thanksgiving Weekend Movie Guide 2012

Continuing our annual tradition of posting Thanksgiving and Christmas Movie Guides every holiday season, our San Francisco contributor, Marco Cerritos, has once again put together another movie guide for Thanksgiving 2012, giving a recap and rundown of what's playing and what's worth seeing (or skipping). Marco has seen everything playing, and while you may not always agree with his opinion, he provides the best reviews he can to make it a bit easier for everyone to choose. There are quite a few wonderful films now playing in theaters, so if you're still a bit unsure of what to watch or need extra tips, then look no further!

 Posted November 21 in Editorial, Feat, Review | Comments

Our 2011 Christmas Weekend Movies Guide + Reviews Unwrapped!

Christmas Weekend Movies Guide

Continuing our annual tradition of posting Thanksgiving and Christmas Movie Guides every holiday season, our resident San Fran contributor, Marco Cerritos, has again put together a movie guide for Christmas 2011, providing a recap and rundown of what's playing and what's truly worth seeing. Marco has seen almost everything out there, and while you may not always agree with him, he provides the best reviews he can to make it a bit easier for everyone to choose. There are some great films currently playing in theaters (average grade is a B+), so if you're still a bit unsure of what to watch this Holiday, then look no further!

 Posted December 24 in Editorial, Feat, Opinions, Review | Comments

Our Complete Thanksgiving Weekend Movie Guide 2011 Has Arrived

Thanksgiving Weekend Movie Guide 2011

Continuing our annual tradition of posting Thanksgiving and Christmas Movie Guides every holiday season, our resident San Fran contributor, Marco Cerritos, has once again put together another movie guide for Thanksgiving 2011, giving a recap and rundown of what's playing and what's worth seeing (or skipping). Marco has seen almost everything out there, and while you may not always agree with him, he provides the best reviews he can to make it a bit easier for everyone to choose. There are some fantastic films currently playing in theaters, so if you're still a bit unsure of what to watch or need a few tips, then look no further!

 Posted November 24 in Editorial, Feat, Opinions, Review | Comments

Looking Back: Marco's Picks for the Best & Worst Films of 2010

Marco's Best & Worst Films of 2010

It's always a good feeling to take a second look at movies that inspired you throughout the year since that's what going to the movies is all about in the first place. To provide a joyful escape under a darkened theatre for two hours while the outside world drifts away. This is what good movies bring out in me, but bad movies are another matter entirely. Those are the kinds of experiences where I truly love my job because why else would I willingly subject myself to celluloid torture on a regular basis. In other words, a good movie is never long enough and a bad film is never short enough. Check out my lists of the Best & Worst of 2010 below!

 Posted January 11 in Editorial, Feat, Opinions | Comments

Our Complete 2010 Christmas Weekend Movie Guide + Reviews

2010 Christmas Weekend Movie Guide

Following the success of our various Thanksgiving and Christmas Movie Guides, our resident San Francisco contributor, Marco Cerritos, has once again put together another movie guide for Christmas 2010, giving a quick recap and rundown of what's playing and what's worth seeing (or skipping). Marco has seen almost everything out there, and while you may not always agree with him, he provides the greatest reviews he can to make it just a bit easier for you to choose. This year in particular there is a very strong selection of films currently playing in theaters, so if you're still struggling to figure out what to watch then look no further!

 Posted December 24 in Editorial, Feat, Hype | Comments

Editorial: Was 'I Love You Phillip Morris' Too Gay for Hollywood?

I Love You Phillip Morris

Did you know there was a new Jim Carrey movie that finally hit theaters last weekend? If you're a regular reader of this site you probably have somewhat of an idea of what I Love You Phillip Morris is (you can watch the latest red band trailer here). But most people outside of film geek circles, or those who don't read movie blogs like this, have no clue what this film is about or even that it's coming out at all (it barely made over $110,000 at the box office last weekend). How does a Jim Carrey movie get buried after being finished for over two years? The answer isn't as complicated as you might think, but it's still very bizarre.

 Posted December 10 in Discuss, Editorial, Opinions | Comments

From the Delusional & Egotistical Mind of M. Night Shyamalan

M. Night Shyamalan

The supernatural thriller Devil opens in theaters today and the promotional push has been excessive. TV spots and trailers showcase what appears to be a B-movie good time. The flick is directed by brothers Drew and John Erick Dowdle but judging from the aforementioned promotional campaign you'd never know it. The only name front-and-center is that of the film's producer and master showman: M. Night Shyamalan.

To be fair, Shyamalan is a brand and the Dowdle Brothers are hardly household names - they're primarily known for the unnecessary horror remake Quarantine. But at a time when Shyamalan's reputation is more

 Posted September 17 in Discuss, Editorial, Opinions | Comments

Method of Madness: Why Do Actors Insist on Method Acting?

Joaquin Phoenix in I'm Still Here

In 1976, a young Dustin Hoffman was shooting one of the biggest movies of his career - Marathon Man. The role called for Hoffman to play a man at the end of his physical and psychological rope since most of the film involved double crosses and shady killers out to get him. To put himself in the mindset of a man losing control Hoffman didn't sleep for days at a time and let his body become disheveled and unhealthy. Finally, after all this work Hoffman notices his co-star Sir Lawrence Olivier sitting comfortably on a stage chair without a care in the world. Surprised that he is the only one on set who has gone to such rigorous lengths,

 Posted September 13 in Discuss, Editorial, Opinions | Comments

Quick Interview: Scott Pilgrim's Michael Cera & Anna Kendrick

Michael Cera & Anna Kendrick

In a crowded summer movie season several movies are putting their best foot forward to get your attention and have you part with your money. The last few months have seen many disappointments in what is one of the worst summers ever. But as the season winds down, one of this year's dark horses has finally emerged - Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Based on Brian Lee O'Malley's comics, Scott Pilgrim is a totally different kind of superhero movie, relying on wit and nostalgia instead of explosions and secret lairs. Our own Marco caught up with two of the stars of the movie - Michael Cera and Anna Kendrick - for a quick interview.

 Posted August 14 in Feat, Hype, Interview | Comments

Quick Interview: Scott Pilgrim's Edgar Wright & Brandon Routh

Edgar Wright & Brandon Routh

The second set of interviews for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World from San Francisco writer Marco Cerritos are with director Edgar Wright and actor Brandon Routh. This is Wright's third feature after the cult hits Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Despite the shift in style this time, he was up for the challenge. Routh, on the other hand, is used to working with lots of CGI and big sets, after all he starred in Superman Returns and is used to the grueling work. But for Scott Pilgrim, Routh left his red cape at home and decided to take a supporting role, playing a telekinetic evil-ex that our titular hero must defeat in order to win his true love.

 Posted August 14 in Feat, Hype, Interview | Comments

Our Complete Official 2009 Christmas Weekend Movie Guide

Christmas Weekend Movie Guide

Following the success of our Thanksgiving Movie Guide, Marco has put together another new movie guide for Christmas. So here it is, our very first Christmas Weekend Movie Guide. Marco has seen almost everything out there, and while you may not always agree with him, he provides the best review he can to make it just a little bit easier for you to choose a movie. We've included 10 films in this guide, and if there's one that's missing, it's probably in our Thanksgiving Guide, since some of those movies are still playing in theaters today. If you're struggling to figure out what to see this weekend, then look no further. Read on!

 Posted December 25 in Discuss, Feat, Opinions | Comments

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