Push

After the critical and commercial success of Precious, director Lee Daniels most likely had offers flooding into his office. Considering the way he describes the post-Precious period, that was indeed the case. There were plenty of movies Daniels could have made and for large sums of money as well. In the end, Daniels decided to followup Precious with The Paperboy, a movie many have called “pulpy.” Pulpy material usually doesn’t equal commercial success, but after making a hit, Daniels decided to stick with his gut even if his gut told him to turn down millions. The Paperboy, as ludicrous as it certainly is at times, remains a personal story for Daniels. Some may not see through the sweat and violence of the picture, but he saw this as another tale filled with people he knows well and who we don’t see on screen often enough: characters with a death wish. The world those characters inhabits is one you’ll either love or hate. Here’s what director Lee Daniels had to say about his artist side superseding commercialism, when the magic happens on set, and why he really shows Zac Efron in his underwear so much:

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This week in the world of Blu-ray, we go to the Moon for all mankind, to the end of the Earth with Nic Cage, to the 1980s with Spike Lee and all the way back to the 60s with a group of Mad Men.

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It is time for another awesome caption contest — this time we give you a chance to pick up copies of Push and Knowing on Blu-ray.

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DVDs I Bought This Week!

Rob Hunter loves movies. He also loves digging through dumpsters for cans and bottles to recycle. These two joys come together in the form of cash money payments that he receives every week and immediately uses to buy more DVDs.

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I know some box-office pundits will say in their copy “audiences just aren’t that into The Pink Panther 2.” Are you kidding me? Audiences were more than “just” not into this movie — they were really in no mood to see it.

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Flashy visuals and a semi-unique premise do not a great action movie make. No matter how cool your idea may be or how much money you sink into the visuals, you still need to invest in characters and story. That is the lesson to be learned from Paul McGuigan’s sci-fi thriller Push.

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Kevin Carr reviews the movies the studios didn’t allow him to see early this week: Pink Panther 2, Coraline and Push.

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Fat Guys at the Movies

Neil finally returns to the Magical Studio in the Sky with stories from the land of milk and honey, otherwise known as the Sundance Film Festival. Kevin celebrates the return by berating him for only seeing one movie this week, although Neil defends himself because he saw 143 movies at the festival.

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I dunno what to make of the lineup this weekend. To be honest, I’m just not that into the weekend’s movies. If you’re a fanboy, you probably won’t be too thrilled either.

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Columbus Rejects! Get a chance to see Push two days before it opens… for free!

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Paul McGuigan’s new film, Push, is one big question mark. The premise, about a group of individuals with special powers being hunted by government forces, has fantastic promise.

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The following clip — from the upcoming sci-fi flick Push from director Paul McGuigan — is being called the ‘telekinetic gun fight.’ In truth it is more of a telekinetic beat down scene…

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Sure, it may be suspending our disbelief (among other things), but the second theatrical poster for Paul McGuigan’s Push is pretty wicked, is it not? It features Chris Evans’ character Nick using his power to move objects with his mind.

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The chaps at Summit Entertainment and Wildstorm/DC Comics will be releasing a comic miniseries, written by Marc Bernardin and Adam Freeman; Art by Bruno Redondo. It should help us figure out what this Push movie is all about.

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Dakota Fanning and Chris Evans in Push

The first trailer for Lucky Number Slevin director Paul McGuigan’s upcoming sci-fi thriller Push has hit the web — and boy, does it look good.

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Chris Evans and Jessica Alba in Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four star Chris Evans talked to us this week about his upcoming project Push. But while he was at it, he also talked to us about the possibility of more Fantastic Four movies. Or lack of possibility, that is.

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The Cast of Push at Comic-Con 2008

Alright, so I know this doesn’t exactly work under the “Live from Hall H” banner, as it is something that happened yesterday, but it doesn’t hurt to mention it.

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