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Can I interest you in a little show called Boardwalk Empire, pilot directed by Martin Scorsese, created by Terence Winter (of The Sopranos), and starring Steve Buscemi? I thought so. PB&J is roaring back with BE talk after the premiere tomorrow. Here are a few links to whet your appetite:

Alan Sepinwall’s review: http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/review-hbos-boardwalk-empire

Time Magazine: http://tunedin.blogs.time.com/2010/09/17/dead-tree-alert-boardwalk-empire-review/

LA Times: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/09/boardwalk-empire-executive-producer-terence-winter-talks-going-back-to-the-20s.html

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If you haven’t already heard, Michael Lewis’s fascinating non-fiction book, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, is being turned into a semi-fictitious film starring Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill. There’s a new article at MLB Fanhouse that talks a little about the difficulty in making the film as well as the amount of detail the filmmakers seem to be putting in the movie. If anyone has read Moneyball, they can understand why the making of this movie is so interesting – it’s a great book but there’s not a lot of dramatic ammo for a feature film. Are they going to focus on the field more than the office? Is the film going to acknowledge that Billy Beane and the A’s have been pretty terrible the last 7 years? Is Jonah Hill going to actually do something different and make us believe he is a Harvard stats genius? Unfortunately, we’ll need to wait until next summer to find out.

Here is the Moneyball page on IMDB for more information.

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I have a confession to make: I have seen only two movies in the theaters this year, Hot Tub Time Machine and Iron Man 2, and the latter was a free screening. I’ve watched a few other 2010 movies but it’s safe to say that nothing has blown my mind thoughts in any way. My Oscar ballot so far includes Kick-Ass and Hot Tub Time Machine for Best Picture, Nic Cage in Kick-Ass for Best Supporting Actor, and Scarlett Johanssen in Iron Man 2 for best spandex. The second half of 2010 better be special. It’s getting clichéd to mention the superiority of television series versus movies, but the finale of Lost, the emergence of shows like Breaking Bad and Sons of Anarchy, plus the introduction of new series like Justified and Modern Family prove that it really is a golden age for tv.

Which brings me to Christopher Nolan’s secretive and heavily anticipated Inception.

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I finished reading the popular summer novel, The Passage by Justin Cronin, and of course, I tried to imagine how the movie will look. And this is a movie blog (although lately it’s been kind of a forgotten blog – sorry to the thousands of PB&Jers who refresh the site every few seconds for new content, things will pick up soon).

The Passage is the first part of a planned vampire trilogy with real vampires – no hair gel or teen hormones in sight. They’re more akin to Danny Boyle’s zombies in 28 Days Later if the zombies were on steroids. Here is a quick description from Amazon:

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I was never a huge Mortal Kombat fan and I haven’t played many video games since Tecmo Super Bowl in the 90’s, but this short film is pretty interesting. Obviously, this guy has some money and connections to get recognizable actors, but it’s a pretty ingenious way to audition to direct a movie. Why does this look better than almost every movie that’s been released this year? Here is the story on the film/trailer: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/09/mortal-kombat-rebirth-tra_n_605812.html.

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Remember when Memorial Day Weekend was the start of the summer movie season? Iron Man 2 has been out for weeks – plus we’ve already gotten about a dozen 3D movies this year which requires a completely separate post – and I’m already pining for the super-serious fall/winter awards-hungry films. But this weekend we get Sex and the City 2 and Prince of Persia: Gyllenhaal on PEDs – are you kidding me? Quick round-up of some stellar Sex and the City 2 reviews, which is currently rocking a 16% rating on Rotten Tomatoes:

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If you haven’t already heard, Joss Whedon is set to direct “The Avengers” movie due sometime in the next 50 years. Whedon is the mastermind/teen angst lover behind “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, “Angel”, “Firefly” (Netflix it!), and the mostly-awful-but-for-some-reason-I-watched-the-whole-show “Dollhouse.”

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