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 23, 2004
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Puppet Sex? Wouldn’t The Strings Get In The Way?

— Posted by John Campea

Variety is reporting that Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Team America: World Police is in danger of receiving an NC-17 rating due to scenes of “graphic puppet sex”. Puppet sex?…

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August 23, 2004
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Life Aquatic Website Online

— Posted by John Campea

The website for Wes Anderson’s Life Aquatic is now online here. It’s pretty much just the trailer for the time being but I’m sure more will turn up as time…

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August 23, 2004
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Pictures From Danny Boyle’s Millions

— Posted by John Campea

Danny Boyle is a strangely compelling director. His good films – Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, 28 Days Later – are simply incredible, and when his films fail – A Life Less…

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August 22, 2004
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Logboy Just Cost Me A Lot of Money … HK DVDs for Throwdown, Windstruck, Bird People of China and a Bunch More Now Available …

— Posted by John Campea

Man. Problem with running a site like this is that well-informed people point out when things I’ve been waiting to see and it ends up costing me a lot of…

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August 22, 2004
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Whee! New Angry Kid Shorts Online!

— Posted by John Campea

Though not technically a movie, per se, I feel it is my duty, my honor and my priviledge to inform you that Atom Films has posted what looks to be…

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August 22, 2004
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Bubba Reviews Takashi Miike’s Black Society Trilogy

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Ah, the wonders of small children with germs. My son was kind enough to pass along a wee bit of the flu which kept me from heading to work, thus…

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August 22, 2004
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Elektra Clips Online

— Posted by John Campea

Wow. I’m surprised I beat John-boy, Jennifer Garner fetishist that he is, to this one. Comics 2 Film have linked to some footage from the upcoming Elektra – in glorious…

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August 22, 2004
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Brothers Grimm Delayed. Again.

— Posted by John Campea

Good Lord. What does it take for a Terry Gilliam film to get released? Come on, people! The man’s a genius! Let him make his films! And then let us…

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August 22, 2004
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Taegukgi aka Brotherhood DVD Available For Pre-order

— Posted by John Campea

Hmm … surprised the Japanese have beaten the Koreans getting a DVD edition of Taegukgi ready for market but here we go … the day after I post an article…

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August 22, 2004
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New Film From Director of The Twilight Samurai!

— Posted by John Campea

When I first came across the website for Kakushiken I immediately thought to myself, “Hmm. This looks a lot like The Twilight Samurai.” As it turns out there’s a perfectly…

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August 22, 2004
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Poster For Shinya Tsukamoto’s Vital

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I’ve been going on about this film for a little while, so I was more than a little excited to come across this poster for Vital, the new film from…

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August 22, 2004
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Spider-Man 2 DVD Cover

— Posted by John Campea

The good folks over at Comics 2 Film are reporting that the image you see here on the left is the chosen cover art for the upcoming Spider-Man 2 DVD…

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August 21, 2004
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Old Boy Ultimate Edition

— Posted by John Campea

Okay. If you’ve been reading the site for a while you’ve undoubtedly come across me rambling about how well the Koreans tend to package their DVDs. And you’ve probably just…

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August 21, 2004
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Spider-Man 2 DVD coming November 30th

— Posted by John Campea

As I mentioned in my review, Spider-Man 2 ended up exceeding all my expectations, and surpassed the original in just about every way. It’s just a solid solid film. Reuters…

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August 20, 2004
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Kevin Smith Wants Your Films. No Really, He Does.

— Posted by John Campea

You know, I’m not really sure how to describe Kevin Smith’s new Movies Askew website beyond saying that you can send him your films, so I’m just gonna let him…

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August 20, 2004
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Last Shot Trailer

— Posted by John Campea

Is Jeff Nathanson the new David Mamet? Could be. If nothing else he’s certainly fond of a few of Mamet’s regular actors and the basic plot of The Last Shot…

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August 20, 2004
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North American Website For Taegukgi Now Online

— Posted by John Campea

Sony Pictures Classics has launched their web site for the Korean War epic Taegukgi in preperation for their September 3rd release of the film here in North America. This film…

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August 20, 2004
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Three: Monster Review

— Posted by John Campea

The Korea Times has just run an english language review of Three: Monster – being released as Three: Extreme in Hong Kong – and it sounds good. For those not…

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