Avengers Age of Ultron uses recycled but effective material

 

Synopsis: When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans.

 

Avengers: Age of Ultron has been everywhere and now it’s finally here. While it’s lost its “first time” appeal being the second film…

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Kristen Stewart Delivers An Impressive Performance in Clouds of Sils Maria

 

Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is an actress at the peak of her international career who is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years earlier. Back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young woman who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step …

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The Nightmare Could Be 2015's Scariest Documentary

 

Simple synopsis: A look at a frightening condition that plagues thousands; sleep paralysis.

 

Very few movies have stuck with me beyond the SXSW Film Festival like the documentary The Nightmare has. Though not for everyone, Room 237 director Rodney Ascher crafts an effectively unsettling and extremely creepy documentary on …

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DVD Review of Big Eyes: Even Creepier Than Kid Paintings Is A Creepy Husband

 
Synopsis: A real-life story of painter Margaret Keane and her world famous paintings that were credited to her husband.
 

 

It seems like it’s been a long time since Tim Burton has made a movie that isn’t weird and that actually has some meaning to it. Big Eyes is the story of Margaret Keane and her manipulative hus…

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Vincent D'Onofrio on Dardevil and Jurassic World

 

Recently I got a chance to speak with Vincent D’Onofrio about the slew on work he’s been a part of. Here is what he said:

 

Jim: Hey Vincent, so how did you get involved with the film Broken Horses?

 
Vincent: I met Vidhu in New York. I rode my bicycle to where he was staying and we met in the lobby. We had a great…

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Why Film Geeks Should See Ex Machina Before Avengers: Age of Ultron

 

Earning fantastic reviews and sensational word-of-mouth during its limited release, Ex Machina plans to expand during these next few weekends in additional cities. The latest science fiction movie has a numerous amount of potential to connect with audiences including an original premise, an emerging filmmaker, a sleek look, effective …

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Ex Machina explores the suspenseful morality of A.I.

 
Synopsis: A young programmer is selected to participate in a breakthrough experiment in artificial intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of a breathtaking female A.I.

 

 

The concept of Artificial Intelligence has been done so many times in film. Whether it be a destructive force like Terminator or a so…

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Director Sara Colangelo on what inspired her to make Little Accidents

 

 

Jim: Hi Sara.

 
Sara: Hey, how are you?
 

Jim: I’m great. So, I saw that you wrote and directed the movie, how did you come up with the idea for this film?

 
Sara: I had made a short film of the same title, it was at Sundance in 2010. It was set in a completely different world, it was set in my…

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Batman V Superman Official Teaser

I’m torn about this teaser. On one hand, I know this is just a teaser and the movie is a year away. They can only reveal, but so much, at this point and time. However, the fan boy inside of me hates this teaser WITH a passion. I wasn’t excited at all. To be completely truthful, I was mostly bored. What I despise most is the tone of the teaser. It’s…

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A Buddy Comedy that's Relevant and Fun

 

 
Synopsis: Four longtime friends set out on a journey throughout New York City attempting to regain control of their lives. 
 

Darren Grodsky and Danny Jacobs know what being friends is all about. Not only did they write and direct Growing Up and Other Lies together, but the latter stars in the film. Joining Jacobs…

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August 11, 2004
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Hey Look! There Goes Ben Kingsley’s Credibility!

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Ben Kingsley must be really hard up for cash. First there was his part in that by all accounts horrible Thunderbirds film and now comes word that the man has…

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August 11, 2004
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Whoopsie! Has Night Been a Naughty Boy?

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Already embroiled in a lawsuit accusing him of stealing plot elements in Signs, M. Night Shyamalan may have some more trouble brewing … I first heard about the accusations that…

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August 11, 2004
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Lucas Wants Originals Preserved!!! — Oh, wait.. Just not the Star Wars Originals. Silly me.

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That’s right, at least somewhere, George’s brain is wired correctly about what should be done about old-style movies. Lucas, along with many other purists, directors and movie-industry-legend types, wants Black…

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August 11, 2004
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Details on Michael Mann’s Next Film …

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Variety is reporting that Michael Mann’s next film will be a depression era crime film based on Bryan Burrough’s Barbarians At The Gate. Leonardo DiCaprio is slated to star ……

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August 11, 2004
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Great Article On Chan-Wook Park’s Contribution To Three: Monster

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Okay, if you think my fixation with Japanese films is something to behold you’ve obviously never talked to KungFuGuy about the film scene in Korea. The guy can quote Korean…

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August 10, 2004
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Holy Crap! I Stopped Paying Attention For A Couple Months And Palm Pictures Went and Bought a Pant Load of Killer Asian Films!

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Golly. Palm Pictures first demonstrated that they had a clue about Asian film last year when they picked up the rights to the Pang Brothers stellar horror flick The Eye…

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August 10, 2004
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Who Will Win? Alien Vs Predator

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A while ago we posted about this weekend’s sure win for #1 at the boxoffice. Aliens Vs Predator. People responded passionately about who would win, offering their theories as to…

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August 10, 2004
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Little black book works despite Murphy

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Right up front I should let you know that I’m not a huge fan of romantic comedies. Above all other genres they carry a high rate of formulaic and overdone…

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August 9, 2004
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See The New Batmobile in Action!

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Some guys with a video camera spotted the new Batmobile during filming in Chicago … it’s not gonna convince people who don’t like the new design direction but as far…

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August 9, 2004
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Hey, Look! More Confusion About Superman!

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Another day, another conflicting Superman rumor … on one hand CHUD is reporting that director Bryan Singer is in hot pursuit of Smallville actor Tom Welling, supposedly offering him a…

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August 9, 2004
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Open Water Does Massive Business

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Just taking a look at Box Office Mojo, probably the best box office tracking site out there, and spotted som interesting numbers. Sure, everybody knew that Collateral would top the…

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August 9, 2004
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Lion’s Gate Buys Tobe Hooper’s The Toolbox Murders

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According to Fangoria Lions Gate Films has just bought rights to horror legend Tobe Hooper’s The Toolbox Murders. Lions Gate is planning a fall 2005 DVD release and is mulling…

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August 9, 2004
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Info on the Hellboy Extended DVD Release

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Okay, I’m feeling pretty smug about holding off on the theatrical release DVD of Hellboy right now. I knew there was an extended version coming out, but specs hadn’t been…

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August 9, 2004
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In Toronto? Want to See Sets From the New Ron Howard Film?

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Okay, if I didn’t suck so bad – actually, if my digital camera didn’t suck so bad – I’d have pictures to put up here but it does, so you’ll…

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August 9, 2004
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Images From Blue Sky’s Robots

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While I’m not convinced their story department or character designers are as good as the ones over at Pixar – the number of abandoned pieces of animation on the Ice…

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August 9, 2004
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Because There Isn’t Already Enough Incredible Anime Releasing This Year …

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Okay, I’ve got to throw a little disclaimer in here and say that, much to my chagrin, I have not yet seen Makoto Shinkai’s Voices of a Distant Star. I…

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August 9, 2004
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Ewan McGregor and Michael Bay do Sci-Fi?

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Well, it’s certainly not a predictable match but it looks to be the case … Ewan McGregor has signed on to star in sci-fi flick The Island, to be directed…

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August 9, 2004
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Shinya Tsukamoto’s Vital Reviewed At Midnight Eye

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I really need to see this film. Japan’s Shinya Tsukamoto is still best known on this side of the ocean for his techno-nightmare freakout Tetsuo The Iron Man but as…

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