No Escape Is The Most Terrifying Movie Of The Year

 
Synopsis: In their new overseas home, an American family soon finds themselves caught in the middle of a coup, and they frantically look for a safe escape in an environment where foreigners are being immediately executed. (Imdb)
 

 

It took till the end of August for the scariest movie of the year to arrive. No Esca…

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Swanberg's Sweet and Satisfying "Digging for Fire" + a Q&A with the Director

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Tim, a high school teacher who is feeling his age, and and his wife, Lee, a yoga teacher and young mother, decide to hide away in a house in the woods and take a vacation from life. Their duplex, their lack of money, and some building resentments towards each other (like doing the taxes and choosing a pre-K for their son), weigh…

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Rupert Friend Plays an Elite Assassin in 'Hitman: Agent 47' Co-Starring Zachary Quinto

“Hitman: Agent 47,” based on the popular video game, centers on an elite assassin, played by Rupert Friend (“Homeland), engineered to be the perfect killing machine. He’s emotionless, consistent, deadly. He’s known by the two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck, which means he’s a prototype and numbers higher than this presumably…

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Review: "Mistress America" is Not Quite The Mistress of America

 
Synopsis: In MISTRESS AMERICA, Tracy (Lola Kirke) is a lonely college freshman in New York, having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke (Greta Gerwig) – a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town – …

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Review: "Fort Tilden" Could've been "Great" but settles for "Good Enough"

 

 
Synopsis: A comedy about Allie and Harper and their needlessly difficult journey to the beach.

 
Bridey Elliott and Clare McNulty are relatively new to the scene, but their work as a comedy duo feels well practiced. They have a Joan Rivers quality with Broad City chemistry. Elliott and McNulty don’t give off a whi…

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"Tom at the Farm" Adds to the Mystique of the Prolific Xavier Dolan

 

 
Synopsis: A grieving man meets his lover’s family, who were not aware of their son’s sexual orientation.
 

Xavier Dolan adapted a play for his sixth feature film. I’m guessing the reason why is to lighten his load of work. Though Dolan’s Tom at the Farm is successful as a film, it’s lousy as an adaptation. I haven…

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Straight Outta Oscars: Why the Academy Won't, But Should Consider Compton

 

Catching the Hollywood ‘powers that be’ off-guard, “Straight Outta Compton” became the not-so-surprise sleeper summer hit, grossing $60 million over the weekend. I wasn’t expecting that high of an opening weekend, but the initial projections seemed too low. Universal Studios’ hip-hop “Compton” out-performed its predicted gross and sur…

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Review: 'Straight Outta Compton' is the best Hip Hop film since '8 Mile'

 

 
The group NWA emerges from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.
 

Straight Outta Compton is a love letter to all west coast hip hop fans of the later 80’s and early 90’s, (Everyone), and is actually a pretty fine f…

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Director Rustam Branaman Talks His Latest Film Any Day

Recently I had a chance to speak to film director Rustam Branaman about his film Any Day starring Sean Bean, Eva Longoria, Kate Walsh, and Tom Arnold. In the audio below, Rustam talks about working with Sean’s dedication, working with a talented cast, the meaning behind the film, and a lot more.

 

 

Any Day is available on DV…

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E Impresses

 

 
Synopsis: In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo and KGB operative Illya Kuryakin participate in a joint mission against a mysterious criminal organization, which is working to proliferate nuclear weapons. Henry Cavill (“Man of Steel”) stars as Napoleon Solo opposite Armie Hammer (“The Social Network”) as Illya Kuryakin i…

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February 16, 2005
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Spielberg pushing forward with 1972 Munich Olympics movie

— Posted by John Campea

Now this could be an interesting project. The documentary I saw on the 1972 Munich Olympics hostage crisis was gripping and totally eye opening, for many reasons, none of which…

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February 16, 2005
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Daniel Day-Lewis returns in The Ballad of Jack and Rose

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You sometimes wonder what happens to great talent when they disappear for long periods, and why someone who is blessed with wads of genuine acting ability should choose not to…

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February 16, 2005
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Nefertiti movie starring Halle Berry

— Posted by John Campea

I loved the old Historical and Biblical epics you see on Sunday afternoon, such movies as The Robe, Cleopatra, you know where I’m coming from. When I read in MovieWeb…

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February 16, 2005
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Poseidon Adventure remake gets a Director

— Posted by John Campea

I can hardly believe this, but the daddy of all disaster movies is going to be remade. MovieWeb are reporting that The Poseidon Adventure is going through the dull, lifeless…

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February 16, 2005
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Hollywood to remake Takashi Miike’s One Missed Call

— Posted by John Campea

A while ago I watched a Korean movie called Phone, in which a reporter has her mobile phone number changed in order to hide from a gang who she has…

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February 16, 2005
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Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

The new trailer for The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy is now online and I’ve gotta admit it looks pretty darn sweet. I’ve been pretty pessimistic about this who project…

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February 16, 2005
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Brosnan Wanted How Much To Play Bond Again?!?

— Posted by Rodney

In previous posts over the last year or so I’ve mentioned that I was disappointed about the studios decision not to bring Pierce Brosnan back as James Bond again for…

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February 16, 2005
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Blusescreen Creator Honored With Oscar

— Posted by Rodney

It’s difficult to imagine where visual effects in movies would be today without Bluescreen (or Greenscreen in many cases) technology. There would be no Lord of the Rings… heck… there…

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February 15, 2005
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Can a movie deserve Best Film without any other awards?

— Posted by John Campea

The BAFTA’s are passed, and I’m being asked what I was going to comment on, what wasn’t said in the post of the winners. Well, I have a problem with…

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February 15, 2005
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Chris Rock attacks the Oscars…and the Academy…and the audience.

— Posted by John Campea

I have to say I wasn’t really feeling for or against the whole Chris Rock debate that was going on, and the discussion…and more of discussion and debate…and then sheer…

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February 15, 2005
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Paul W.S. Anderson assigned terrorist movie

— Posted by John Campea

Paul W.S. Anderson who Coming Soon quote as being: the director behind the successful “Resident Evil” franchise Has signed up for a thriller called Man with the Football, no it’s…

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February 14, 2005
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V for Vendetta gets a budget and Portman confirmed

— Posted by John Campea

This movie looks like it’s moving fast, well in comparison to others currently in production anyway. Perhaps it’s trying to keep momentum going, and the fans of this Graphic Novel…

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February 14, 2005
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George Clooney buys another Rat Pack movie

— Posted by John Campea

I love the Rat Pack and I love Dean Martin. I have albums galore of his music and it’s brilliant to listen to for relaxing or driving along with the…

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February 14, 2005
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Snippets galore – Indy 4, Talisman, Transformers, Iron Man…

— Posted by John Campea

There’s a whole heap of information in this on set update from War of the Worlds, so excuse the non-all-encompassing-headline. According to Freeze Dried Movies through Coming Soon who visited…

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February 14, 2005
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Sean Connery not retiring nor wanting out of Indy 4

— Posted by John Campea

In contradiction to a couple of stories many of us have run about Sean Connery, both on his retirement and on not appearing in Indiana Jones 4, his publicist has…

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February 14, 2005
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Silent Hill storyline is revealed

— Posted by John Campea

The storyline is out for Silent Hill, via Coming Soon from the official website of the Producer Don Carmody. A woman desperate to save her dying child finds herself trapped…

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February 14, 2005
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BAFTA winners.

— Posted by John Campea

In case you didn’t know, because it wasn’t hailed as a big event anywhere much but the UK this year, but the BAFTA’s were held over the weekend. That’s the…

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February 11, 2005
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Tom-Yung-Goong Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

Well, I know most of you are getting ready to go the see the spectacle that is Ong Bak, so I thought I’d throw this your way. The trailer for…

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