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Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street directed by Martin Scorsese

‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ might just be the best movie of the year

Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort in The Wolf of Wall Street

I always find it difficult to review a movie I love. It’s easy to tear a bad movie to shreds, but it’s much harder to praise a great movie without sounding like you’re gushing. That goes tenfold for a movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio, since he is arguably the most talented actor of his generation. I’m just going to go ahead and warn you now, this review will contain a lot of gushing about just how wonderful The Wolf of Wall Street is, because it’s one of the best movies of the year. Continue reading

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx in DJANGO UNCHAINED

Tarantino’s ‘Django Unchained’ bloody, brutal and brilliant

Christoph Waltz and Jamie Foxx in DJANGO UNCHAINED

Could any other director besides Quentin Tarantino bring us such a masterful spaghetti western/fairy tale/historical fiction period piece about slavery? Absolutely not! With Jamie Foxx in the titular role, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio in the mix, Django Unchained is one of the most unique films of the year and proves that Tarantino can combine genres and filmmaking techniques like they were musical instruments in a beautiful symphony. Continue reading

Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill star in Moneyball

Pitt and Hill score with ‘Moneyball’

Just like most sports movies, Moneyball is about underdogs, a ragtag group of guys no one ever thought would make but who end up impressing everyone in the final scene. Unlike most sports movies, Moneyball’s underdogs aren’t necessarily the players, and it’s this shift in perspective that makes the movie so unique and successful.

Brad Pitt is Billy Beane, General Manager of the Oakland A’s. Billy is in a tough spot when his star players are traded and he’s left with a team of less-than-stellar benchwarmers. He’s impressed when he meets Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), a young, nerdy assistant at another team, who tells him that instead of a lost season, what he really has is a stellar opportunity to create a great team from these MLB scraps. Continue reading

Chris Coffel's Top 10 of 2010

Chris Coffel’s Top 10 of 2010

Note: I write this top 10 list without seeing many of the films from 2010 that I would’ve liked to see it. So if you’re wondering why films like The Fighter or Black Swan aren’t on here, its because I haven’t seen them yet, unfortunately. Continue reading

Top 10 movies of 2010

Top 10 movies of 2010

It’s that time of year again! Time for every film blogger on the internet to put out a top 10 list. We’ve whipped up a list of our own with some of our favorite movies of 2010 from comedy to drama, indie to big budget Hollywood productions. Some of these are Oscar-caliber and some are… well, some are definitely not, but we still loved ‘em and they’re all worth checking out. So here it is, Trashwire.com’s top 10 of 2010.

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Megamind stars Will Ferrell

Mega stars master Megamind

Every animated film, no matter how well-written, can be made or broken by its cast. Back in the days of Disney animated classics like Beauty and the Beast, each part was played by a talented voice over actor who made a career out of over-the-top cartoon voices. These days, the fun of animated films is hearing the cast of well-known celebrities who lend their voices to the characters. Thankfully, Will Ferrell’s hilarious delivery, combined with a good script and stellar performances from the rest of the cast, makes Megamind an excellent animated film. Continue reading

The 10th Annual Phoenix Film Festival kicked off April 8th at the Harkins Theater

Phoenix Film Fest heats up in the desert

This past Thursday the Phoenix Film Festival kicked off their 10th Anniversary at the Harkins Scottsdale 101 in Phoenix, Arizona. Over the past ten years the Phoenix Film Festival has given many Phoenicians the chance to see great independent films such as (500) Days of Summer, Do It For Uncle Manny, Bronson, and American Teen to name a few. This year things will be no different as festival goers will get the opportunity to screen films like Cryus starring John C. Reilly and Jonah Hill as well as Middle Men with Luke Wilson and Giovanni Ribisi. Continue reading