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10:00 AM on 03.06.2015

AMC and Regal are having a 29 hour Marvel movie marathon

As someone who covers films like these every day, I wonder how hard these are to track for someone else. If someone were trying to jump into Marvel films now, would they be able to just watch Avengers: Age of Ultron and still...

Nick Valdez


8:00 AM on 03.06.2015

Review: Chappie

I really do adore Neill Blomkamp, and his first film, District 9, in particular. Although it doesn’t have as many fans as it did back in 2009, I still hold it up as one of the most spectacular debuts in recent years. Hi...

Per Morten Mjolkeraaen

5:00 PM on 03.05.2015

First trailer for Self/less is pretty much the entire movie

Self/less has the kind of awesome sci-fi premise that sounds unique, but also sounds like it's been done before. If you're interested in Self/less, it stars Ben Kingsley as a wealthy, but ill rich man who uses his fortune to...

Nick Valdez

3:00 PM on 03.05.2015

New Insurgent posters will teach you to spell the word 'insurgent'

If you're at all fuzzy on how to spell the title of the upcoming film Insurgent, the latest set of posters for the movie has got you covered (okay, technically the full title is The Divergent Series: Insurgent, but whatever)....

Matt Liparota

2:00 PM on 03.05.2015

FlixList: Ten NEW Cartoons that Deserve Movies

Did you hear the recent news? They’re going to make an Adventure Time movie, and honestly, that’s pretty darn rad. I love a good cartoon to movie adaption—and not just a live action adaption or remake, we ho...

John-Charles Holmes

12:00 PM on 03.05.2015

Academy might return to five Best Picture nominees

Once upon a time, The Dark Knight was released, and when it didn't get an Oscar nod for Best Picture, the people were upset. "We have failed you," said the Oscars, "from now on, there shall be not five, but ten nominatio...

Jackson Tyler

10:00 AM on 03.05.2015

Here's a bunch of neat posters for The Peanuts Movie

The more I see of The Peanuts Movie, the more I fall in love with it. Everything just feels right. It's got a cast of unknown kids, looks fabulous, and I'll probably buy a few of these posters. I just dig that stark yellow. Check all the posters in the gallery below, and one parody one aping The Grand Budapest Hotel. The Peanuts Movie opens November 6th. 

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 03.04.2015

First trailer for Mr. Holmes

Benedict Cumberbatch can take his tea and biscuit to go, because there's a new Sherlock Holmes in town. Ian McKellen is as charming as ever in the first trailer for Mr. Holmes.  I'm usually not one for these types of mo...

Per Morten Mjolkeraaen

12:30 PM on 03.04.2015

Latest Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer brings the noise

The third trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron has just hit the interwebs, and if you aren't excited enough for the film already, well, this will do it for you. (Though the too many cooks version of the Avengers poster was pr...

Hubert Vigilla

12:00 PM on 03.04.2015

Check out the first photo of JGL in Snowden

The corpse of the 2015 Oscar telecast is barely cold, but we're already getting our first look at what's sure to be a contender in next year's contest – the first image from Oliver Stone's upcoming biopic Snowden, starr...

Matt Liparota

10:00 AM on 03.04.2015

Jessie Usher to star in Independence Day 2

First things first: yes, there is still an Independence Day 2. That's a movie that is actually going to exist, not just one that will be talked about in rumours and hypotheticals. I know. I'm scared too. Will Smith's not goin...

Jackson Tyler





4:00 PM on 03.03.2015

First trailer for Dragonball Z: Fukkatsu no F features a golden Frieza

I don't think I've ever talked about it here, but Dragonball Z: Battle of Gods was one of the funnest animated films I saw last year. Didn't give it enough credit because it was essentially an hour of a dude punching a giant...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 03.03.2015

UPDATE 2: These Avengers: Age of Ultron character posters have less cooks

UPDATE 2: Here's good ole' Captain America. In better news, we'll be getting a new (most likely final) trailer for Age of Ultron this Thursday. We'll be letting you know as soon as it hits, of course. I'm sure we'll get more ...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 03.03.2015

Netflix to distribute Beasts of No Nation

Netflix's venture into original series production (House of Cards, Orange is the New Black) has been a huge success for the streaming service, and late last year they seemed intent on making a name for themselves with movie p...

Per Morten Mjolkeraaen

12:00 PM on 03.03.2015

Jennifer Lawrence joins Steven Spielberg's War Memoir movie

Word on the street is the movie rights to the memoir of Lynsey Addario, well known wartime photojournalist, now have a home. It's What I Do has been snapped up by Warner Brothers, directed by Stephen Spielberg, with...

Jackson Tyler

10:00 AM on 03.03.2015

Drew Goddard could direct Sony and Marvel's Spider-Man reboot

When Sony announced they were bringing Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I thought of many reasons it could be a bad or good idea. But one thing I had never thought of was what potential directors we'd get for th...

Nick Valdez

7:30 PM on 03.02.2015

Will Ferrell learns the finer points of fellatio in new NSFW Get Hard trailer

Warner Bros. hopes giving you an uncensored taste of the dick jokes and f-bombs in Get Hard will convince you to buy a ticket when it hits theaters later this month, so today the company dropped a new, NSFW trailer to whet y...

Matt Liparota

6:00 PM on 03.02.2015

Newest Jem and the Holograms movie image is truly, truly, truly outrageous

Coming out of absolutely nowhere comes my most anticipated project in some time. After Universal announced that Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe Retaliation/Step Up) is adapting the popular children's cartoon about a kickass girl band an...

Nick Valdez

1:00 PM on 03.02.2015

Kristen Stewart joins Kelly Reichardt's new project

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson should no longer be referred to as "Twilight stars", as they've both stolen the show in multiple movies since then (see Clouds of Sils Maria and The Rover). Now Stewart has been cast in Ke...

Per Morten Mjolkeraaen

12:00 PM on 03.02.2015

Warner Bros is working on an Adventure Time movie

This next bit of news is algebraic, slamacow, mathmathical, and all of the other phrases Adventure Time used in the early seasons and threw away later. When we usually get news of a successful kids property getting a full fil...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 03.02.2015

Box Office Numbers: Gettin' Focused Wit It

It's a shame that no matter how many films Will Smith is in, I'll always reference Gettin Jiggy Wit It. Seeing as Focus was alright, and secured the top spot at the box office with $19 million, maybe I'll let it go? Uhhhhh...na na na na na na na.  Hit the jump for the box office performances for the February 27-March 1 weekend. [via Rentrak]

Nick Valdez



Review: Focus photo
Review: Focus
by Jackson Tyler

I love a good con movie. From The Sting to Ocean’s Eleven to Catch Me If You Can, the genre is as formulaic as it is entertaining. The secret to its success is a combination of familiar warmth and detached unpredictability: everyone knows the general beats of a con movie pretty much up to the minute, and it is within that space of comfort that the filmmakers get to play with their twists. Con movies work because the audience knows every trick, and yet they still fall for them.

There also hasn't been a good one in a while. As somebody who hated American Hustle, I'd been feeling the burn waiting for another quality fix of one of my favourite genres since arguably Fast Five, so there was a lot riding on the shoulders of this latest Will Smith vehicle. Luckily, Focus is just good enough to put me back at ease for another year.

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