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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August 29, 2004
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Godzilla: Final Wars Footage Online!

— Posted by John Campea

Whee! Monster Zero has posted links to some footage from the Ryuhei Kitamura directed Godzilla: Final Wars! They’re careful to point out that this is not an official trailer, but…

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August 29, 2004
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I’d Know That Bak Anywhere …

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Nothing really there yet but it makes me happy to see that the North American website for Ong Bak is now live … just a little more than two months…

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August 29, 2004
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Release Date For A Very Long Engagement

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Not sure when this was officially announced, but I stumbled across an article today that stated Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s A Very Long Engagement will hit North American theaters November 26th. I’m…

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August 29, 2004
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Miike’s One Missed Call Hits DVD Next Week

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Another find by the apparently all-seeing Logboy … Takashi Miike’s One Missed Call is being released as a two DVD set in Korea September 7th and, yes, the Korean release…

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August 29, 2004
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Starring in “Friends” equals No Movie Career for You

— Posted by John Campea

I’ll come right out and admit it. I’m a guy in his 30’s and I liked the show Friends. There… I said it. Coming out of the closet it very…

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August 28, 2004
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Toronto Film Fest Launches Online Forum

— Posted by John Campea

Clever folk that they are, the powers that be at the Toronto Film Festival have launched their very own online forum for the Festival. There are discussion areas set up…

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August 28, 2004
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Hero Rules the Box Office

— Posted by John Campea

According to the just-released figures over at Box Office Mojo Hero is leading this weekend’s box office race by a healthy margin. Despite playing on nearly a thousand fewer screens…

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August 28, 2004
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Infernal Affairs Is Back On Miramax’s Release Schedule

— Posted by John Campea

Right. Now that Miramax has finally gone ahead and released Hero and a butchered version of Shaolin Soccer – the uncut, Cantonese version on the North American DVD apparently has…

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August 28, 2004
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New Incredibles TV Spots Online.

— Posted by John Campea

No commentary necessary. Just go watch them. Here and here.

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August 28, 2004
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Jay and Silent Bob are on the Comeback Trail. The Passion of the Clerks to Begin Shooting in January.

— Posted by John Campea

Kevin Smith’s going back to the work that made him famous with a sequel to his classic Clerks set to begin filming next year with the original cast members on…

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August 28, 2004
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Whedon Confirmed for X Men 3?

— Posted by John Campea

The Hollywood North Report certainly seems to think so … they’re reporting that Whedon has signed on to write and direct with the start date pushed back to summer, 2005….

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August 28, 2004
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New Team America TV Spot Online

— Posted by John Campea

Yeah, I’m not actually that big a fan of South Park boys Parker and Stone’s work, but this just looks pants-wettingly funny. MTV has posted a new TV spot for…

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August 28, 2004
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Casting Announced on Aardman’s Flushed Away

— Posted by John Campea

Aardman Animation has announced the voice cast for Flushed Away, their new film about an upper class rat flushed into the sewers of London. According to the Hollywood Reporter Hugh…

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August 28, 2004
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Trying to Figure Out the Timeline in Those Ju-on Films? Go Here.

— Posted by John Campea

Part of the fun of the original Japanese Juon films is trying to maintain a grip on the very fractured timeline and piece together what happens when. If the mental…

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August 28, 2004
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Who’s Coming To Midnight Madness?

— Posted by John Campea

Okay, we already told you which films were coming to this year’s Midnight Madness but as of this afternoon we can also tell you which actors and directors will be…

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August 28, 2004
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You a Genre Film Fan in Toronto? Get Yourself Down to the Convention Center Pronto … Details on Appleseed’s Theatrical and DVD Releases and a Word With Chewbacca

— Posted by John Campea

Prior to tonight’s screening of Hero Nick and I made it down to the Convention Center aiming to spend a bit of time at Rue Morgue’s Festival of Fear, not…

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August 28, 2004
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Some Post-Hero Thoughts

— Posted by John Campea

Aaaah … I just got back from finally having seen Hero on the big screen and it was goooooooood. I went in a group of nine, three of whom had…

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August 27, 2004
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Professor Xavier Picard goes in for Heart Surgery

— Posted by John Campea

One of the best voices in entertainment, Patrick Stewart, went in for surgury. The Assoiated Press reported the following: Angioplasty involves the use of catheters to place a small balloon…

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