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Join The Digital Revolution: Sell Your Old Movies, Music and More Today

Join The Digital Revolution: Sell Your Old Movies, Music and More Today

Join The Digital Revolution: Sell Your Old Movies, Music & More Now

As fans of this site, we know how much you love movies. Of course, we do too! But at some point, you may want to move on from some of the movies you own in order to obtain the almighty dollar. We’ve all had the experience of buying a DVD, Blu-ray of a favorite film and needing a chunk of change. Though we may never think to sell off some of our favorite movies, perhaps you received some as gifts or bought some on a whim and they simply aren’t worth re-watching. Fortunately there are services that can help you out in those scenarios and more.

I know in my own collection, I have several movies that I have either wanted to sell or wanted to upgrade, from DVD to Blu-ray for instance. But how to go about this? You need money in order to get the new version of your favorite films, right? I have done this on over 80 movies, from Pulp Fiction to Trainspotting to The Royal Tennenbaums to Amelie. All of them I have owned on DVD and eventually upgraded to the Blu-ray. If I had the opportunity, like you do now, to use a service that would have helped get me cash for my movies, it would have been a strong consideration.

Yes, films grow old, sometimes we make mistakes on buying something we didn’t feel that strongly about, or maybe even we are simply ready to clean out our physical collection since streaming and Internet site storing is all the rage. If you aren’t heavily invested in all the “extra features” that come with a DVD, why not simply stream your movies and save your house the clutter? The time is now to jump on this before it’s too late. The digital revolution is not coming, it’s here!

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David Fincher Directs Rooney Mara in “Downtown” Calvin Klein Commercial

David Fincher Directs Rooney Mara in “Downtown” Calvin Klein Commercial

Visionary David Fincher Leads Rooney Mara For Calvin Klein

Director David Fincher directs his The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star, Rooney Mara, in a new Calvin Klein commercial titled “Downtown”. Here is the one minute video for your viewing pleasure.

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Who should be the next Batman?

Who should be the next Batman?

Who should be the next Batman?

As modern superhero films go, nothing seems to live up to either The Dark Knight or sequel The Dark Knight Rises. The Iron Man trilogy was fun, while Avengers Assemble provided enough entertainment, but the two most recent Batman movies stand out as classics of the genre. Could there be another reboot in the pipeline?

If there is, there’ll be intense speculation about who will be next to take on the challenging role of playing the Caped Crusader. While another Batman film might taint our memory of The Dark Knight, there’ll be some names mentioned that might seem just right for the part. In a recent survey conducted by Ladbrokes Games, 15.9% said they wanted Ryan Gosling over any other actor.

Flavour of the month?

Gosling’s been all over cinema screens lately. He’s appeared in so many box office blockbusters lately that it could seem inevitable that we all become a little tired of seeing him. However, he does seem suited to action films, and would seem like a realistic successor to Christian Bale – buff, but not too brawny. Whether he’ll still be a box office draw in the next few years is open to question though.

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The next two choices in the survey were Michael Fassbender and Jake Gyllenhaal, who like Gosling, are famous but not too famous. This is where the casting for the largely dreadful Batman films of the early 90’s went wrong – George Clooney as Batman didn’t really work for most fans, while someone like Bale was a perfect fit.

Cape-worthy?

Fassbender was all over cinema screens until recently. Perhaps he’s taking a little break right now, but a stint as the new Batman would be just the thing to catapult him to further stardom. He probably wouldn’t make a believable superhero though – his physique might not be right for the role.

As for Gyllenhaal, he would be a slightly unusual choice, but that’s what people said about Christian Bale! He’s won awards before, and he’s underrated as an actor, especially when considering his performance in Brokeback Mountain, so he might be a worthy successor to Bale.

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‘Upstream Color’ Review: Shane Carruth’s Sci-Fi Effort Disappoints

‘Upstream Color’ Review: Shane Carruth’s Sci-Fi Effort Disappoints

‘Upstream Color’ Review: Shane Carruth’s Sci-Fi Film Disappoints

Shane Carruth struck a chord with viewers his debut Primer in 2004. His  long-awaited sophomore effort Upstream Color, a tripped out sci-fi film, is a muddled mess that fails to hit the mark.. Carruth succeeds in bringing an excellent look to the proceedings, but the story is an incomprehensible wreck that fails to completely engage the viewer, which is ultimately too bad.

Color stars Amy Seimetz as Kris, a woman who – at least by appearances – is drugged, abducted and implanted with an exotic plant worm. The abductor then fleeces her of all her cash while she’s under hypnosis. The abductor will not resurface throughout the film nor be explained in any manner. That is a recurring theme in this film. There is a pig that becomes involved, a strange man who records sounds and shows up in numerous scenes, as well as some sort of karmic exploration and notions, but good luck successfully explaining any of it.

The fallout of Kris’ abduction makes her wary of men. She reluctantly forms a relationship with Jeff (Carruth). The lack of palpable compatibility between these two greatly foils that storyline. In truth, he’s not a very strong actor, but that would be forgivable if other things worked themselves out. 

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Wooing through lies in “Upstream Color.”

Carruth can get away with a lot. He made this film practically all by himself, from directing to writing to acting to scoring to the distribution of the film. Still, that doesn’t excuse a storyline that lacks any sort of clarity or sense of purpose. The nature of well-done science fiction forces us to explore something about ourselves and human nature. In this instance, the message, if there is a specific one, is so muddled that there is no point in trying to figure it all out.

I cannot recommend this film on any level. It’s too bad because it is shot well and some of the plot elements are exciting. It’s almost a companion piece of sorts to Terence Malick’s To The Wonder in spirit and look. Unlike that film, but in a similar vein, the execution is too indecisive to make things matter in the end though. Shame.

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Sponsored Video: Cornetto Films Presents ‘Cupidity’ Short Stories

Sponsored Video: Cornetto Films Presents ‘Cupidity’ Short Stories

Sponsored Video: Cornetto Films Presents ‘Cupidity’ Short Stories

Cornetto is one completely unique ice cream brand. The brand has developed ‘Cupidity’ under the moniker of Cornetto Films. ‘Cupidity’ is a series of four short films featuring eight lovers and “some very wise cupids.” Teenagers created these four films as part of Cornetto’s redesigned ongoing brand strategy, which focuses on online content more. These cleverly concocted films feature high production value as part of Cornetto’s “Enjoy The Ride, Love The Ending” productions.

The short titled “Margot” is below. The film features a star-crossed gal (Margot) who pines for a man photographed in magazines. When a thief enters her shop at closing time, he steals Margot’s most prized possession – her collection of photographs of the man she desires. The thief splits into a taxi, but ends up disappointed with his haul. Only then can fate intervene. I’ll let you inspect the rest of the tale for yourself, but there is a fun lesson for us all involved.

Additional films in the series are “Kismet Diner” (with a diner as a backdrop, naturally), “Beauty and The Geek” (self-explanatory? Maybe.), and “X Phobia” (a longer tale set in Los Angeles). All of these shorts can be accessed below. For more information on Cornetto, take a look at their Facebook page (where you can “Like” it, of course) or if you prefer, you can follow them on twitter. Feeling daring? Do both.

This post is sponsored by Cornetto, but all thoughts are The Film Nest’s.

Have a look at the video below. Enjoy!

 

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Tom Hanks in Paul Greengrass’ ‘Captain Phillips’ Trailer & Synopsis

Tom Hanks in Paul Greengrass’ ‘Captain Phillips’ Trailer & Synopsis

Somali Pirates to Hi-Jack Tom Hanks’ Ship in ‘Captain Phillips’ Trailer with Movie Synopsis

Tom Hanks is in need of a hit in my eyes. Paul Greengrass, director of two of the Bourne films may be just the man to deliver. Captain Phillips, based on book of true events, sees the peaceful Captain hijacked unarmed. One minute he’s eating a Denver omelette, the next someone is sticking a gun in his face. The rest you can see for yourself. The official synopsis is below:

The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the US-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.

Enjoy the trailer, looks pretty good.

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Three “Girls Night In” Films You May Have Missed

Three “Girls Night In” Films You May Have Missed

Three Girls Night In Films You May Have Missed…

You may think you’re the resident film buff in your group of friends: always the first to catch the latest flick at the cinema, and you always pre-order your Blu-rays months before they are even released. You may have, however, let a few brilliant films slip under the radar…

Since a recent survey by Ladbrokes Bingo revealed that 59% of women preferred a girls night in to a night on the town, we thought we’d let you know about three of the best films which are sinfully over looked during girly movie nights.

Put your phone onto silent, crack open the bottle of wine and get your favourite girly friends over for a movie night you’ll never forget!

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012)

Ewan McGregor takes a break from gritty, dramatic characters to give audiences a delightful, charming performance in a film with a lot of heart.

Brilliantly British with a warm love story at the centre, the bizarre premise of introducing rivers for fly fishing into the desert takes a back seat to the love story between McGregor and co-star Emily Blunt.

While the film can occasionally feel a little off balance as it struggles to capture the magical essence of the hugely popular source material, it is the off-beat performances of the stars which persuade you to stay.

Sure, it’s very sentimental and very aware that it’s a sentimental film. However, this is not a problem as you will end the film feeling warm and fuzzy inside, which can be no bad thing.

Critics may have been divided by this film, but it’s perfect for an easy-to-watch addition to any girly movie night.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

This adaptation from a book of the same name, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is perfect for anyone looking for a film with a little more depth.

Based in an American high school, the film follows the life and times of 15-year-old Charlie who finds it hard to fit in. He becomes friends with two seniors, one of which is played by Harry Potter star Emma Watson, who show him the possibilities life holds and what it means to be “infinite”. With dark twists and shocking revelations, this is a coming-of-age film which doesn’t hold back and takes great joy on taking you on the ride along with the characters.

Letters to Juliet (2010)

Playing with plenty of conventional love story stereotypes, Letters to Juliet could feel a little cheesy was it not for the fantastic performances from the A-list cast.

Amanda Seyfried is the ultimate chick-flick heroine as she is continuously believable, and can make even the hardest of cynics believe in true love.

This is a fairy-tale story which is sure to make you swoon, with amazing shots of Italy and Verona. If you’re a fan of Romeo and Juliet, this will be a real treat as we are shown the inspiration for the romance, and the story is given a little twist.

 

 

 

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Sponsored Video: Coors Light and Jean Claude Van Damme Make A Hilarious Team

Sponsored Video: Coors Light and Jean Claude Van Damme Make A Hilarious Team

Sponsored Video: Coors Light and Jean Claude Van Damme Make A Hilarious Team

Jean Claude Van Damme. His name is synonymous with several things, chief among them would include: Hollywood action star, martial arts (kickboxing, at least), decade of the 80’s and 90’s icon, and…now you can add comedic genius to this distinguished list. After his autobiographical JCVD documentary hit from a few years ago, Jean Claude seemingly has seen his career become resurrected. He’s done voice work in the Kung-Fu Panda animated films and has obtained a role in Sylvester Stallone’s genre-destroying The Expendables 2. Yes, the Bloodsport king is even showing new sides to his personality with his recent string of Coors Light commercials.

Van Damme can be seen drinking the classic beverage that I once nicknamed my car, “The Silver Bullet,” after (true story). Coors Light has a history of interesting branding to say the least, which spans commercial attempts from the “Love Train” songs to rapper-slash-actor pitchman Ice Cube’s “You think you colder than me?” efforts. JCVD adds another wrinkle to their brand marketing strategy with often-hilarious spots that talk about how cold Coors Light is, with Van Damme quipping away. Think, him making snow angels or ripping his frozen hair out in one piece. Good stuff.

The video below is yet another example of this growing, dynamic relationship. You’ll instantly recognize the epic 80’s pop tune and enjoy his winter companion in this piece. Have a look and feel free to go grab a cold Coors Light or three this weekend. Hopefully, you’ve earned it.

This post is sponsored by Coors Light, but all thoughts are The Film Nest’s.

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