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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October 14, 2004
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The A-Team gets a writer

— Posted by John Campea

Oh I’m so pleased to make this my opening post. Deep breaths, calm fingers… Details are sketchy just now, but according to Empire it does look like the premise of…

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October 14, 2004
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Movie Food: So Good, and yet so Very Bad

— Posted by Rodney

Have you ever heard the phrase “Ignorance is bliss”? Yeah, well that term really applies here. I like to consider myself a pretty healthy guy. I go to the gym…

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October 14, 2004
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New Superman Plot Slightly Revealed

— Posted by Rodney

It almost doesn’t feel right talking about the new Superman project this close to the far too early death of Christopher Reeve, but I don’t think he’d mind that we’re…

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October 14, 2004
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The Ring 2 is Coming and the trailer is here to prove it

— Posted by Rodney

There’s no denying that The Ring was a pretty scary flick, but I’m still amazed by how many people don’t realize that it’s a re-make of a much better Japanese…

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October 14, 2004
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Pierce Brosnan Still Wanted To Be Bond

— Posted by Rodney

This one caught me a little by surprise. For some reason I have always been under the impression that Pierce Brosnan walked away from the James Bond franchise. But his…

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October 14, 2004
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Mark Wahlberg Signs On For Four Brothers

— Posted by Rodney

I know a lot of people will disagree with me on this, but I’ve gotta tell ya… I don’t think Mark Wahlberg is a half bad actor at times. Recently…

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October 13, 2004
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Rambo 4 – The Hunt for Lost Fame

— Posted by Rodney

Oh sweet heavens. Please let this be a joke. Someone please tell me that Sylvester Stallone hasn’t become so desperate for 2 minutes of fame that he’d actually make Rambo…

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October 13, 2004
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Shall We Dance? Shall we Care?

— Posted by Rodney

I was once a huge Richard Gere fan. He has given us some amazing performances in some great (and not so great) films over the years. In 1999 he appeared…

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October 13, 2004
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No Connery For Indiana Jones 4

— Posted by Rodney

The word has been going around that Sean Connery is getting ready to announce his retirement from acting. If this is indeed true, the biggest immediate impact would be felt…

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October 12, 2004
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King Conan: Crown of Iron Almost Ready to Roll

— Posted by Rodney

The intention has always been for there to be a third Conan movie, but along the way one thing after another prevented it from getting into gear. Now it looks…

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October 12, 2004
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Revenge of the Sith Trailer Description Online

— Posted by Rodney

The ultimate Star Wars fan site, TheForce.Net, has posted up a description of the upcoming Revenge of the Sith trailer which is rumoured to play ahead of The Incrediables in…

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October 12, 2004
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Sean Penn Blasts Team America Creators

— Posted by Rodney

As we’re getting closer to the release of the largely anti-Bush film “Team America: World Police” (which personally I’m still not sure looks all that funny), creators Trey Parker and…

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October 12, 2004
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Nintendo Getting Into The Movie Business

— Posted by Rodney

No, we’re not just talking about another Pokemon movie (which is coming out next year by the way) or Mario Brothers flick. Nintendo is heading towards forming it’s own Computer…

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October 11, 2004
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Christopher Reeve Dies at 52

— Posted by Rodney

There isn’t much for me to say that isn’t being said elsewhere. You will be missed Mr. Reeve. Go rent Noises Off, my favorite Reeve movie of all time.

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October 10, 2004
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The Grudge: It’s Make or Break Time For Sarah Michelle Gellar

— Posted by Rodney

In re-making the unbelievably horrifying Japanese terror flick The Grudge, Sam Rami made a surprising casting choice for his lead female role: Sarah Michelle Gellar. I was really surprised when…

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October 10, 2004
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Bubba Ho-Tep Sequel!!!!

— Posted by Rodney

This is probably some of the best movie news I’ve heard all week. Bubba Ho-Tep director Don Coscarelli was recently interviewed and mentioned that it looks like a sequel will…

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October 10, 2004
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Spider-Man 3 could be the Last

— Posted by Rodney

Apparently Sam Raimi recently told reporters that Columbia Pictures may direct Raimi to make Spider-Man 3 the final chapter in the series. This absolutely SHOCKS me for a couple of…

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October 10, 2004
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Eminem to Develop a Spy Movie, Hell is reporting cooler temperatures

— Posted by Rodney

Someone shoot me. This is so stupid it almost defies imagination. The good folks over at Digital Spy report the following: Eminem is planning to play a suave spy in…

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“For just one night let’s not be co-workers. Let's be co-people.”

— Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy from Anchorman, 2004

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