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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September 21, 2004
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Abominable Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

Ever since the Blair Witch Project, I’ve developed a small fascination with movies produced on a relatively small budget. Ginger Snaps is one that jumps out at me as well…

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September 21, 2004
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Star Wars DVD editions Reviewed

— Posted by Rodney

Almost as a reiteration of John’s “stop whining” post, I encourage you to simply enjoy the new DVD sets as the wonders of science fiction that they are. I am…

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September 20, 2004
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John Rhys-Davies to do Voice Work in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith?

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As I mentioned in a previous post, Gary Oldman backed out of doing the voice for General Grievous in the upcoming Star Wars – Revenge of the Sith. However, it…

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September 20, 2004
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John Reviews Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

— Posted by Rodney

I used to work at a Visual Effects Studio. About a year and a half ago some footage came into the company to bid on the effects work for a…

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September 20, 2004
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John Reviews Wimbledon

— Posted by Rodney

After seeing A Knight’s Tale a few years ago I made the bold prediction that Paul Bettany was going to be a major star. Then came his fantastic performance in…

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September 17, 2004
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Tekken The Movie In Development

— Posted by Rodney

The man who brought us Drumline and the freshly released Mr. 3000, Charles Stone III, is developing yet another √جø¬Ωvideo game to movie√جø¬Ω adaptation√جø¬Ω this time it√جø¬Ωs Tekken. I know…

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September 17, 2004
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The Movie Blog Proudly Presents: PORN NEWS!

— Posted by Rodney

Ok, I just had to post about this because it just made me howl. According to CNN, a couple of porn companies in California have been fined by the State…

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September 17, 2004
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Oh Damn! Sigourney Weaver was going to be in X-Men 3!

— Posted by Rodney

Sigourney Weaver is the kind of woman that can still carry herself like very few actresses in the same age range can. I‚Äôve always though this lady was dynamite. Now…

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September 17, 2004
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The Muppets take on The Wizard of Oz

— Posted by Rodney

I don‚Äôt know why, but I‚Äôve always enjoyed the Muppets take on classic stories. The movies are never AMAZING‚Ķ but they always seem to carry a charm with them that…

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September 17, 2004
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Blade Trinity Trailer

— Posted by Rodney

Oh that neck biting goodness is back, and the new trailer for Blade: Trinity is up and running. Oh the punching and kicking and biting and kneeing and elbowing and…

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September 16, 2004
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Star Wars DVD Changes – Can We All Stop Whining Now?

— Posted by Rodney

I proudly say that I am a Star Wars fanatic. I would go so far as to dub myself a Geek. First film I ever saw in the theater and…

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September 16, 2004
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Christian Bale talks a Little Batman

— Posted by Rodney

I’ve been thrilled about the casting of Christian Bale for the new Batman ever since the day his selection was announced (don’t believe me? see this post from over a…

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September 16, 2004
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Official Incredibles Poster

— Posted by Rodney

Here it is folks. Behold and be in wonder. Man I can’t wait for this one! (Special note to my friends: Be prepared to see it 5 times with me).

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September 15, 2004
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Eomer and The Rock are Doomed

— Posted by Rodney

Alrighty, my enthusiasim for this new Doom project is building up. I know a lot of people don√جø¬Ωt like the fact that Dwayne Johnson (AKA The Rock) was cast for…

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September 15, 2004
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Revenge of the Nerds Remake – Get your glasses

— Posted by Rodney
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September 15, 2004
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Mr. 3000 Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

I don‚Äôt like Bernie Mac‚Ķ not even a little bit. He was slightly tolerable in Ocean‚Äôs 11, but other than that I‚Äôve never liked him in anything. I thought for…

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September 15, 2004
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Wimbledon Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

Ouch! I‚Äôve been saying for a little while now that I believed that Wimbledon was going to be a great flick. Well, the early reviews are here and they seem…

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September 15, 2004
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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow Reviews

— Posted by Rodney

I‚Äôve been excited about this film for over a year and a half since a studio I worked in was sent some initial footage with the actors in front of…

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“Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So, I figured that if the entire world was one big machine, I couldn't be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason."

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