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(500) Days of Summer (2009) - Movie Review

(500) DAYS OF SUMMER is so absolutely adorable that, as the ending credits were rolling, I had the overwhelming urge to wrap my arms around the movie and never let it go.  It was so precious and utterly enjoyable that I wish its fast 96 minutes had been 500.  I could never get enough of this delightful tale.  When the DVD comes out, I hope it's chock full of deleted scenes.  Although I usually never watch them on DVDs, I want to see every minute possible of this wonderful film.

It's hard to know where to begin in describing one of the best -- and quite possible the best -- film of the year.  From the very beginning you know the movie will be something special, as it opens with one of the funniest textual introductions I can remember.  After that, the frequent narrator carefully sets the stage for us, by explaining, "This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know up front that it isn't a love story."

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The Thirty Best Films of the Twenty First Century (So Far)

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Not sure I understand the timeliness of this subject, but others have attempted it - see below - quite badly. "Thank you movie buffers for all your suggestions to my last topic, they were very helpful and I used them to help compile this list. In my opinion these are the thirty best films of the Decade so far. While I can appreciate how well loved The Lord of the Rings trilogy is I never found it engaging and therefore none of those films make the list." "There are also some noticeable exceptions, and perhaps an unexpected choice of which Almodovar film to include. All of my...

UTA Job List (08-10-2010)

EXECUTIVE & MANAGEMENT POSITIONS HOLLYWIRE.COM is seeking an Advertising Coordinator/ Manager for an LA-based entertainment news website covering the latest in all things pop culture! Requirements include: 2-4 yrs experience in advertising industry, Strong leadership and management abilities. Multi-tasker, superb writing skills, self-starter, business minded, motivated & positive attitude, team player, excellent communication skills—knowledge in how to communicate in regards to ad deals, contract reviews, content support, affiliate programs & web placement. Must have a passion...

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PUBLIC ENEMIES (2009) Weekly Pick + Review

Public Enemies (2009) "What is it exactly you do for a living?" We've all heard it, but can any actor say "I'm John Dillinger. I rob banks." and really pull it off? Maybe. Depp is wild card in his own right, if movie star was not on his resume, he'd probably be robbing banks about now. In France. With Vanessa "Bonnie" Paradis in tow, even though Dillinger is no "Clyde," he does channel Clyde within his explosive personality. "What else you need to know?"

UTA Job List (09-02-2010)

More entertainment jobs at FLiXER's Job Board. NOTE: Unless specific permission is given within the listing, DO NOT CALL about positions or to follow up. EXECUTIVE & MANAGEMENT POSITIONS Matthew Baer Films is seeking a development executive. Looking for a smart, focused individual with a strong development background and a passion for movies. Agency experience a plus. Job includes light administrative duties but will primarily focus on finding and creating new feature projects. Email resume and cover letter to: bhdevexec [at] gmail [dot] com 8/27 ASSISTANT LEVEL United Talent...

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How to Check If Your iPhone 3GS is New Bootrom / Old Bootrom

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I must have been asked this question a zillion times by now via email, twitter and on facebook on “how to check whether or not I have the new bootrom on my iPhone 3GS?”. Since it is very difficult, if not impossible for me to reply to each and everyone individually, I thought posting about it for everyone is the only option. First up, what is bootrom? iBoot or bootrom basically fires up when you are restoring your iPhone via iTunes. This makes sure that you are flashing a firmware which is greater or equal to the current version on the phone, and that it is genuine and legit (not custom...

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ZOMBIELAND (2009) Weekly Pick + Review

Zombieland (2009) View now and get a zombiebat for free as a thank you for your time, and effort, completing this movie. After which you will need a double tap of strong beer to kill the broad comedic nuggets rattling around in your zombie loving noggin.

UTA Job List (11-19-2010)

One of the things UTA is famous for is the elusive "UTA Job List". The list includes many assistant position job listings for agent/publicist/manager hopefuls. UTA will not confirm the existence of such a list, but it does indeed exist and is only available to those with connections to people within Hollywood to be able to obtain it. More entertainment jobs at FLiXER's Job Board. NOTE: Unless specific permission is given within the listing, DO NOT CALL about positions or to follow up.

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Sandra Bullock, Tim McGraw and Kathy Bates star in Alcon Entertainment and Warner Bros. Pictures’ “The Blind Side,” which depicts the remarkable true story of All-American football star Michael Oher. Teenager Michael Oher (Quinton Aaron) is surviving on his own, virtually homeless, when he is spotted on the street by Leigh Anne Tuohy (Sandra Bullock). Learning that the young man is one of her daughter’s classmates, Leigh Anne insists that Michael—wearing shorts and a t-shirt in the dead of winter—come out of the cold. Without a moment’s hesitation, she invites him to stay at the Tuohy home...

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Apple Thinks Differently About Black Friday

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Apple's always been one to think differently, and never miss a chance to make a buck along the way. So this year, it looks like they're offering the best Black Friday deal yet...if you're an Apple stockholder. "A magical and revolutionary device at an unbelievable price." Indeed.

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West Side Filmmakers - August 20th, 2010

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UPDATE: WSF has a Facebook page! See the pics and news HERE. Are you into making Indie films? Are you an actor, voice-over artist, film-maker, director, screen writer, production company, casting director, studio, or are you involved in any other aspect of film making or showing films? Then we want you! This group is for folks who are into making Indie (or not so indie) films/documentaries/television shows/podcasts or any other form of visual entertainment. This is more than just a networking group - we're a working group! We help each other make our Indie film dreams come true!

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THE PROPOSAL (2009) Weekly Pick + Review

The Proposal (2009) Sandra. Sandra Sandra Sandra. Rom-com? Again? Well, she's back with a slightly formulaic outing this time that...works. And no small part to Sandra's appeal and comic timing. Ryan is no comedic slouch either. The two of them have to surprise, and connect, in a predictable romp where first-time screenwriter, former producer Pete Chairelli (Eagle Eye, The Other End of the Line, The Mysteries of Pittsburgh) never met a cliche he didn't like..and use.