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the oh-no! DVD of the week: ‘Nazis – UFO Conspiracy’

This totally proves what that one guy was saying about Stanley Kubrick faking the moon landings! Was Hitler trying to build a secret weapon that would move like a flying saucer and decimate Allied bombing fleets over Germany? We know that Nazi scientists were experimenting with flying wings as well as building the first ballistic … more…

trailer break: ‘Sherlock Holmes’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… In case you got confused and thought this was the Guy Ritchie movie, it isn’t. This is the Sherlock Holmes movie with dinosaurs. And robots. And steampunk battle armor. And sea monsters. And girls with guns. Well, that other Sherlock Holmes had girls with guns, too. Gee, … more…

because it actually *didn’t* make Baby Jesus cry

The Da Vinci Code is the second most important work of the past decade, according to the Toronto Star. Now, the Star means the book, not the movie, but the movie is part of the importantness: But none of those other books sold upwards of 80 million copies, while being translated into more than 40 … more…

question of the day: Will ‘Angels & Demons’ beat ‘Star Trek’ at the box office this weekend?

Box office prognosticating is not something I want to become a regular thing here at FlickFilosopher.com, but I’m intrigued by the situation this weekend, with Star Trek returning for its second weekend as Angels & Demons opens. Trek has had an extraordinary midweek this week, earning almost $20 million from Monday through Wednesday. (Thursday’s numbers … more…

question of the day: What can the Vatican hope to accomplish with a boycott of ‘Angels and Demons’?

Rumor has it the Vatican may be planning to announce a Catholic boycott of the upcoming film Angels and Demons, opening worldwide in May: Avvenire, the Vatican’s official newspaper, ran a story in Friday’s edition noting that the church “cannot approve” of such a problematic film. The Turin daily La Stampa, meanwhile, said the Vatican … more…

trailer break: ‘The Stone of Destiny’

Take a break from work: watch a movie trailer… Oh, look, it’s The Da Vinci Code with a Scottish accent! It’ll be better than that silly flick, though, because everything’s better with a Scottish accent. And also because this appears to be actually be intended as a comedy, instead of not intended as one — … more…