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12:00 PM on 09.30.2014

First Tak3n trailer lacks anything getting taken

After Taken 2 was easily the most disappointing thing to hit movie screens in years (Sean's review is far too kind) and Liam Neeson came out saying he probably wouldn't do another I was pretty happy that we wouldn't be ...

Matthew Razak


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Terra Battle launches on October 9th

Terra Battle, the highly anticipated RPG from Hironobu Sakaguchi, launches worldwide on October 9th. Find out more




11:00 AM on 09.30.2014

Tetris is really getting a movie

Never, ever underestimate Hollywood's love of a brand. They'll take even the most plotless thing in the world and make a movie out of it. Well, now they've found an even more plotless thing. Tetris is getting a movie. No...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 09.30.2014

First trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice

Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's novel Inherent Vice might just be the craziest, and best thing to come out this year. Just by looking at this trailer with its unique style, stupidly talented ca...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 09.29.2014

Latest Jupiter Ascending trailer has the plot details

Jupiter Ascending may be the most unique science fantasy coming our way. Too bad the trailers don't really paint it in a good light. As the latest film from the Wachowskis, we should expect all kinds of craziness. The visual...

Nick Valdez

1:14 PM on 09.29.2014

See Men, Women and Children early and free

Been wanting to moan about love in the modern age, but haven't found the focal point for your angst? Here comes Men, Women and Children from that guy who brought us Juno and Up In the Air. Festival buzz has been hit or m...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 09.29.2014

Box Office Numbers: Equals Zero

Surpassing all of my predictions, and despite a terribly slow start, Slumptember fished strong with the top box office performer, The Equalizer, raking in $35 million dollars. That may not seem as impressive as films during t...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 09.28.2014

NYFF Review: Gone Girl

Gone Girl is the book of the moment. Much as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo was The Big Thing when David Fincher adapted it for US screens, Gillian Flynn's novel seems to be ubiquitous. Everyone is reading it and t...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

5:00 PM on 09.26.2014

Flix for Short: Space Cat Hob

In Space Cat Hob, we meet Hob, an anthropomorphic cat with a fancy space suit who has crash landed on a dangerous planet. Despite just wanting to do the right thing, Hob finds himself in trouble after trouble as he navigates...

Liz Rugg

4:00 PM on 09.26.2014

Trailer for romcom Elsa & Fred starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer

You're never too old for a Manic Pixie Dream Girl. That's seriously all this movie is. The same old MPDG song and dance; a grumpy man finds pseudo-salvation in the romance of a quirky, happy-go-lucky possibly mentally unstab...

Liz Rugg

3:00 PM on 09.26.2014

Trailer for The Wedding Ringer features a guy with three balls

If you're a fan of Kevin Hart for some reason, you're bound to enjoy The Wedding Ringer. Starring Josh Gad as a lonely guy who hires some other guy (Kevin Hart) to be his best man at his wedding, this trailer for Ringer look...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 09.26.2014

Mondo to release some exclusive Mondocon prints online

This past week was the first ever Mondocon in Austin, Texas. It was one of the many facets of this year's Fantastic Fest, which included the Fantastic Fest Film Festival, Fantastic Arcade and Mondocon. Obviously not all of us...

Liz Rugg





1:00 PM on 09.26.2014

Trailer for Xavier Dolan's Mommy teases sweeping family drama

Director Xavier Dolan's film Mommy examines the tumultuous lives of a mother and son as they go through the challenge of growing up. Unable to do everything alone, the sassy widowed mother finds balance when their neighbor o...

Liz Rugg

12:00 PM on 09.26.2014

Review: Two Night Stand

Is there nothing in this world more tiresome than movies about supposedly wise beyond their years, quirky, white, directionless youth philosophizing about the nature of sex/life/interpersonal relationships? I sure as hell c...

Mike Cosimano

10:00 AM on 09.26.2014

The 52nd New York Film Festival is upon us

Hello everyone. It's festival time again! The 52nd New York Film Festival kicks off tonight with the world premiere of David Fincher's Gone Girl, and continues through October 12th, closing with Alejandro González I&nt...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

8:00 AM on 09.26.2014

Review: The Equalizer

I've been looking forward to The Equalizer for some time. The first trailer I sat down and watched featured a cool new Eminem song, Denzel Washington acting like a vengeful badass again, and couldn't stop boasting how it's fr...

Nick Valdez

6:00 PM on 09.25.2014

Interstellar to be Christopher Nolan's longest film yet

I don't really like saying Interstellar is Nolan's "longest film yet," because it might be a trap for his future films to come. What if he just gradually makes his films longer and longer with each entry? Will each film be hi...

Nick Valdez

5:07 PM on 09.25.2014

Listen to the entire Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross Gone Girl score

OK, we're all excited for Gone Girl, but how do we hold ourselves over for the next week before it comes out? The score. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross teamed back up with director David Fincher (they previous did The Social N...

Matthew Razak

4:00 PM on 09.25.2014

Newest trailer for Big Hero 6 continues to be adorable

With how each Big Hero 6 trailer focuses on how adorable the main fluffy robot Baymax is, I'm a little worried about the overall film. I'm hoping for a Frozen-esque switcheroo that's mainly to get kid butts in those sea...

Nick Valdez



How I did Kickstarter: Deciding on the rewards photo
How I did Kickstarter: Deciding on the rewards
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Each of these posts have made reference to how important any given aspect of the Kickstarter project is. The pitch text is the most important, but so is the video! And also the goal. And while all of that is true, none of it matters if you don't have good rewards. The rewards are the things that will really define just how much money you get. Some people don't care about rewards, and they will give you a certain amount of money whether they get something out of it or not, but many will define their contributions based on what they're getting out of it. 

I couldn't count on two hands the numbers of times I've considered backing a Kickstarter but never did so because I wasn't interested in the rewards. Kickstarter may not be a store, but it is a marketplace. And everyone in that marketplace needs to have something worth selling at a price worth paying.

[Alec is doing a Kickstarter. You can (and should) back it here. Through the project's duration, he will be writing a series of articles about the process. More about that here. Check out the other entries here.]

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12:20 PM on 09.25.2014

The Babadook's trailer is going to creep you out

The Babadook has been getting great buzz since Sundance and judging from this trailer there's a reason why. Stark and taught the film looks damn scary as it relies on tension and style to scare over blood and gore. I'm ...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 09.24.2014

Bryan Singer returning to direct X-Men Apocalypse

In the best superhero movie news I've heard all day (it's still early), Bryan Singer's returning to the X-Men franchise once again to direct X-Men: Apocalypse. This will be the fourth X-Men film that he's directed (the o...

Jonathan Wray

1:00 PM on 09.24.2014

Flix for Short: The Shift

The Shift, written and directed by Francesco Calabrese, is a short film set in the 60s with a neat twist on science fiction films like The Stepford Wives and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. As a husband comes home from work ...

Nick Valdez