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Top casino-themed films

Film directors often receive accolades for the manner in which they portray various film genres. Given the increased popularity of casino gambling due to online casinos such as gamblinginsider.ca, many films incorporate this theme into their plots. These are some of the top casino-themed films. R[...]

New Blade movie won’t happen any time soon

It’s pretty much an accepted fact that the Marvel Cinematic Universe basically prints money. With a whopping 13 wildly successful films under its belt and another nine on the way (that we know of), it’s safe to say that the MCU is one of the most successful film franchises of all time. A[...]

Rocky Sequels: Which is your favourite?

The Rocky franchise is loved by millions, and its many installments and commercial success are very much testament to this. Its popularity is reflected in the Rocky-themed merchandise that is available to buy. From US flag shorts, to sweatshirts adorned with famous images, to Rocky slots on www.slot[...]

2014 PIFF Results

— by BEV QUESTAD — The 2014 Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) Alaska Airlines Audience Awards have been announced. This year PIFF screened 104 features and 24 shorts from countries around the world. A few were nominees for the 2014 Oscars, but most you’ve never heard of. Do I[...]

86th Annual Academy Awards: Predictions

— by ADAM POYNTER — Well, it’s that time of year once again and the 86th Academy Awards are here! It’s time for the biggest awards ceremony and celebration of the past year’s best films, according to Academy voters, and a declaration of the best performances in movies b[...]

Opinion on Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars

— by BEV QUESTAD with MICHAEL FUNG — Robert Greenwald’s investigative documentary, “Unmanned: America’s Drone Wars,” has been released for free viewing (you can view it in its entirety by clicking here). The film documents the case of Tariq Aziz, who was killed by[...]

Review: Forbidden Voices

— by BEV QUESTAD with ARDELLE ANDERSON — Michelle Obama opens this film saying “These women received deaththreats. They have been beaten, kidnapped, imprisoned, and time and again these women have discovered a very simple truth. That courage can actually be contagious.” Screened in N[...]

The best and worst of 2013 so far …

— by JAMES SHAW — I have been fortunate enough to attend advanced screenings of 100 movies from January through August, and as always, there were several movies that were remarkable, and others that were easily forgettable. As a new writer for It’s Just Movies, I though my list of [...]

Review: Out of the Clear Blue Sky

— by BEV QUESTAD and RON WILKINSON — Note to the reader: This review is written by two IJM authors, exchanging decidedly different points of view. Although the format probably is different than you are used to, we hope you enjoy it. Is this a sentimental documentary erring on the side of[...]

Classic Magicians Reappear in Ricky Jay Film

— by RON WILKINSON — In the performing arts world today, there are two kinds of magic. The best known kind is the arena magic of Penn & Teller and the other big Las Vegas and Atlantic City acts. These acts are massive productions with massive attendance and, yes, they make massive m[...]

85th Annual Academy Awards Results

— by ADAM POYNTER — Last night, the most prestigious awards of the year were presented to the leaders in the entertainment industry at the 85th Annual Academy Awards. Oscar host Seth MacFarlane presided over the festivities as emcee, and while he did an OK job, the entire night was prett[...]

85th Annual Academy Awards: Predictions

— by ADAM POYNTER — Well, another year has passed and we some amazing movies were released in 2012. We have already had the Golden Globes, the SAG Awards and now it is finally time for the biggest and most prestigious award show of the year — the Academy Awards. This year marks the[...]

The Oscar Snubs for 2013

— by ADAM POYNTER — The past year has been filled with many memorable performances and movies that just amazed. Awards season is upon us and the announcements for nominees to the 85th Annual Academy Awards were announced by Oscar host Seth MacFarlane and actress Emma Stone. There are so [...]

Kevin Costner’s Big Return

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Kevin Costner is making a fantastic comeback. He has been doing movies and small projects here and there, but he hasn’t been in the spotlight for quite some time. I personally have been a fan of his for decades, and yet, I think the last movie of his[...]