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 20, 2004
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Yen? Hung? Yes.

— Posted by John Campea

Ah, now there’s a picture sure to warm the cockles of any kung fu fan’s heart. Why’s that? The man on the right is Donnie Yen, on the left Sammo…

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August 19, 2004
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Lion’s Gate to Release Ju-On DVD November 9th

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Fangoria is reporting that Lion’s Gate will be releasing Takashi Shimizu’s original Japanese Ju-On: The Grudge on DVD November 9th. I knew this was going to be coming along sometime…

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August 19, 2004
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Website For Jackie Chan’s New Police Story Online

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This is the first film Chan’s made back in his native Hong Kong in a while and it looks to be his best film in a good long time ……

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August 19, 2004
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Life Aquatic Trailer Now Available in Quicktime!

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Ah, new it was only a matter of time before this turned up … the trailer for Wes Anderson’s Life Aquatic is now available in glorious, high resolution Quicktime format…

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August 19, 2004
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Japanese 2046 Website Online

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The ever vigilant Hitman over on the KFC message boards has pointed out that the Japanese website for Wong Kar-Wai’s 2046 is now online. Sure, you won’t be able to…

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August 19, 2004
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gdface.com’s (“Face”) Self Identity Problem and How it Screws Up Wonderful Movies.

— Posted by John Campea

A whole lot of amazing things happened the other day: Most of them having to do with sharing a pint with the ‘Shaun of the Dead’ crowd and talking about…

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August 19, 2004
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The Star Wars Universe is Momentarily Silenced.

— Posted by John Campea

Shock waves blasted through the geeky realm of Star Wars hyper-fandom yesterday as, while standing in line for our Shaun of the Dead Screening, our very own Star Wars nut,…

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August 18, 2004
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Bubba Talks to Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost About Their Life Post-Shaun of the Dead …

— Posted by John Campea

As the observant among you will have picked up from our ramblings farther down the page – what? you don’t check for new content several times a day? – the…

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August 18, 2004
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Open Water Review

— Posted by John Campea

Our good friend Big Bald Dave just sent in a review he wrote of Open Water for his lovely Imagine ‘Dat website. Does he like it? You bet. Read on…

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August 18, 2004
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David Boreanaz is brought to you today by the Number 4.

— Posted by John Campea

David Boreanaz is drawing his line in the sand insisting that if he returns to the role of TV’s Angel, that it will have to be on the big screen….

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August 18, 2004
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Charlize Theron as Aeon Flux

— Posted by John Campea

This is a match up that might just fall under the Catwoman category if its not done right. Hot Actress + Sexy Revealing Costume = Bad movie. Lets hope there…

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August 18, 2004
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Okay, Here’s a Casting Combo I Didn’t See Coming …

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Okay, I have no idea what this is about or what it looks like other than the few stills on the front page, but Survive Style 5 is a new…

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August 18, 2004
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Edgar Wright’s Shaun of the Dead Press Tour Journal Online

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This is pretty sweet … Rogue Pictures has set up a message board / fan community for Shaun of the Dead online and director Edgar Wright – along with Simon…

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August 18, 2004
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But Will They star Jar Jar?

— Posted by John Campea

Why not … since I’m posting groundless rumors anyway I may as well just go ahead and post the big one that’s doing the rounds. TheForce.net just had some unidentified…

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August 18, 2004
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Bond Rumor of the Week …

— Posted by John Campea

Last week all the buzz said Eric Bana would be the next Bond, this week the favored one is Julian McMahon, best known for his work on Nip/Tuck and also…

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August 18, 2004
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A Bevy of Stars Sign on for Jarmusch’s Latest …

— Posted by John Campea

I’ve got to say that Jim Jarmusch is a very hit or miss director for me. His good stuff is undeniably the work of a genius – I’m still not…

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August 18, 2004
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Miike’s Young Thugs Coming From Artsmagic in October!

— Posted by John Campea

Given how insanely prolific Japanese director Takashi Miike is it’s very unlikely that we’re ever going to see a complete catalog of his films on DVD over here simply because…

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August 18, 2004
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Complete Visions and Discovery Programs Announced For Toronto Film Festival

— Posted by John Campea

The complete line ups for the Visions and Discovery Programs have been announced for this year’s edition of the Toronto Film Festival. There’s nothing that jumps out of the Discovery…

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