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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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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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PB&J has taken a little time off to meditate, reflect, prioritize, capitulate, regress, expedite, and conciliate. Phindo, at least, actually has a great excuse for not blogging – the power went out in all of Maine for the last two weeks and no one noticed. Anyway, we know you’ve all been dying for new and extreme content, so I thought I would honor my recent trip to Vegas with a top seven (important craps number) list of movies set in that wonderful desert town.

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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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We had a request from one of our many, many loyal readers (don’t laugh) recently – Holley from http://holleyunedited.wordpress.com/ – Rotten Tomatoes recently ranked the top 11 movies based on Saturday Night Live sketches and here is their list:

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