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Update on the “Gangster Squad”/Aurora Shooting Controversy

I previously wrote a piece about the possible edits/changes to the upcoming Sean Penn film Gangster Squad. Since that post there has been a small update on the status of the film and its controversial theater shooting scene (which can be seen in the trailer below… until the studio pulls it down). The Hollywood Reporter is saying that a possible January 2013 release date for the film is now in mind in order to write and shoot new footage. The picture was previously set to release on September 7th, which would put the movie in a position to make an awards season push. Warner Bros. has not verified this information yet, but if the film is moved into the beginning of next year in order to accommodate script changes and Read more…

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Films for the Post-St. Paddy’s Day Hangover

March 17, 2012 1 comment

One of the all-time great movie posters.

St. Patrick’s Day has arrived and there are probably a few things you haven’t considered in order to make your March 18th hangover more manageable:

  • How do I get green vomit stains out of my carpet?
  • Was my casual, alcohol induced racism the reason I have a black eye?
  • What movies should I watch while I eat dry toast and chew aspirin?

Well, to answer the first two questions– Oxiclean and yes. More complicated, however, is what Irish-related movies you should indulge in while you grip your couch for dear life as your head begins to split open. I’ve come up with a list of just a few of my favorite films full of Irish characters. I started to dangerously slip into an all-IRA/crime theme, so I made sure to include some humor and romance as well for those of you who resent the bomb setting, alcoholic, murderous stereotype. There’s no doubt I’ve left out some real gems inspired by the Old Country, but a couple of these oughta get you through the day just fine, provided you can get someone Read more…