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Announcing: Saturdays with Spielberg, A New Marathon Devoted to the Films...

Steven Spielberg is one of the most popular and celebrated filmmakers ever.  His films run the gambit from blockbuster popcorn films, to dramatic Oscar bait, and everything in between.  In his 40 year career, Spielberg has enchanted the minds of people across the entire world, and brought about a whole new generation of talented filmmakers.  It's only appropriate that we begin our Marathon Series with one of the best directors to ever grace the silver screen.

TMP Reviews: Water for Elephants

Amidst a sea of summer sequels, do not miss this underrated yet superbly crafted film.

TMP Reviews: Something Borrowed

Have you ever had that one friend that just seems to win at everything?  No, I am not addressing the friends of Charlie Sheen.  However, I am speaking of those studious individuals constantly finding themselves being out shined by the pretty, outspoken “fun girl”. Something Borrowed answers a simple question:  What do you do when your best friend steals that guy you have a mad crush on without giving you a second thought, and you find out he feels the same way about you?  You steal him back, of course!

TMP Reviews: Sucker Punch

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Sometimes in life you really do have to take the sweet with the sour. Watching Sucker Punch was kind of like that, it was good, it was bad, and it was also big on the ugly.

A firestorm of controversy has erupted since the release of Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch. Objectification, exploitation, spellbinding, revolutionary, these are the words being bandied about and Zack Snyder’s visionary status is under heavy fire and intense scrutiny.

TMP Reviews: The Beaver – Mel Gibson Making a Comeback Through...

After a very long hiatus Jodie Foster steps back behind the camera for 'The Beaver', and delivers a solid film that utilizes a wildly comedic premise to deliver a heartfelt story that's easy to relate to and enjoy.

TMP Reviews: Red Riding Hood

This isn’t a fairy tale for children, even if it feels and seems vaguely familiar. This is delectable fodder for anyone who likes angsty and complicated young adult love stories with an ever appealing supernatural element. It’s Catherine Hardwicke in her comfort zone giving us a dark and edgy fantasy with sexy stars and a rocking soundtrack, a mystical creature of myth in the neighborhood, and an adolescent love triangle.

The film’s origins are based upon the near ancient legend of a wolf and a little girl dressed in red, a tale that has been told since medieval times and has gone through more than one incarnation and varying adaptations. This is a 700 year old fable revisited and given a few clever twists that proves the lure of the werewolf is as tantalizing as ever.

TMP Reviews: Tom and Jerry Fur Flying Adventures Volume 1 on...

Warner Bros.  was kind enough to send me a copy of the new DVD release for Tom and Jerry.  These are the cartoons I grew up with as a kid, so when they offered it to me, I jumped at the chance to do the review.

TMP Reviews: Rango

I like Johnny Depp.  Well its true that his schtick can get old pretty fast, its hard to deny that he's a good actor.  I mean, this guy's given us Captain Jack Sparrow, Edward Scissorhands, and Hunter S. Thompson.  Three very different roles unified by one very special actor.  But like most, I'm getting tired of Depp.  Blame Tim Burton or blame Jack Sparrow, the point remains; Johnny Depp has become hopelessly repetetive.  But is Rango, the CGI film the reunites him with Pirates director Gore Vebrinski, a return to form for Johnny Depp?

TMP Liveblogs: The 2011 Academy Awards

The Academy Awards have been called the biggest night in Hollywood for 86 years.  But honestly, it's not because of the awards; it's because of the celebrities.  Seeing Christopher Nolan in the same room as David Fincher is always a treat, even without the alcohol of the Golden Globes.  A bunch of celebrities giving awards to each other well simultaneously trying to outdo each other is always worth a little entertainment.  And some people get little prizes to.  I've made it a tradition for the last two years to watch the Oscars and, at the same time, deliver a bunch of non sensical tweets about everything going on.  This is an act called "livetweeting."  But this year, I decided to force this opon all you TMP readers.  This is called a "liveblog."  You're welcome.  Anyways, join me Sunday night at 6 PM EST/4 PM PST for the beginning of the festivities (a.k.a the crappy Red Carpet ceremony).  See you then!

TMP Reviews – Swat Kats: The Radical Squadron Complete Series DVD

Let me start this review by telling you exactly how hard it was to be non-biased on this DVD set.  Swat Kats was one of my favorite all time TV shows when I was a kid.  I came home from school and watched it everyday.  Then when I was older, and it was running on Boomerang, you can bet I had that recorded on my DVR.  So when Warner Bros. gave me a chance to review the DVD boxset of the entire series that just became available...I jumped at the chance.

Skywalker A Family at War (Book Review)

The galaxy’s most influential family gets a historical account in the latest Star Wars book. Chronicling the Skywalker journey from Shmi to Rey, it’s...