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10:00 AM on 08.29.2014

First trailer for Rosewater, directed by Jon Stewart

Jon Stewart, most known as the guy who got stabbed in the eye in The Faculty and the guy weird bangs in Death to Smoochy (also for hosting The Daily Show, I guess), is ready to showcase his directorial debut, Rosewater, base...

Nick Valdez


5:00 PM on 08.28.2014

Trailer: Foxcatcher

Yay, a new Foxcatcher trailer! Is anybody as excited for this film as I am? Between my love of Channing Tatum, Steve Carrell, and Mark Ruffalo, the dreary atmosphere, and incredibly intense subject matter, I am ecstatic for ...

Sean Walsh



Review: The November Man photo
Review: The November Man
by Matthew Razak

The fact that Pierce Brosnan was returning to spy movies pretty much made me one of the most excited people around. The November Man would be a harder, R-rated James Bond with some good action and maybe a little throwback feel to the spy films of the 90s. I'd be quite happy with even the most mediocre of old-school thrillers with that set up.

It says a lot that I am not happy with this movie at all, not even with Pierce Brosnan.

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4:00 PM on 08.27.2014

Trailer for Whiplash starring Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons

Whoa, why hasn't anyone told me about Whiplash? Starring J.K. Simmons and Miles Teller, as a jazz student and incredibly harsh teacher, Whiplash looks like it's going to be one of my favorites this year if the rest of it is ...

Nick Valdez

12:00 PM on 08.26.2014

Red Band Trailer for As Above, So Below is above and also below

Opening later this week, I'm pretty interested in As Above, So Below. Although I don't like the title, I've always wanted someone to utilize that giant grave site under the streets of France for some kind of horror thriller. It may look a bit more generic than I initially thought, but I'm hoping the setting helps alleviate some of that feeling.  As Above So Below releases August 29th. 

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 08.25.2014

First teaser for The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

I've never seen 2012's The Woman in Black for myself, but I've heard good things. Not particularly about the film's plot, but hey, whatever works. Anyway, here's the first super brief teaser for its sequel, The Woman in Blac...

Nick Valdez



Review: Cam2Cam photo
Review: Cam2Cam
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

In past reviews, I've written about the problems with poor subtitles on foreign films. Improper use of language serves as a distraction from the comedy or drama and makes the experience worse. I love the English language. It's my lifeblood and my livelihood. So when I see it mangled, I get angry. When it comes to foreign films, I can at least forgive the fundamental language barrier. It's the reality of a love of foreign films, and I am willing to cut some slack.

But though Cam2Cam takes place in Bangkok, the film is in English and was ostensibly written by someone whose first language was English. I say ostensibly because I have trouble believing that's true.

Then again, what was I supposed to expect from a movie called "Cam2Cam"?

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1:00 PM on 08.22.2014

Katie Holmes in Miss Meadows trailer

Wait, I'm actually interested in something Katie Holmes is doing? This is... an odd feeling. Yet Miss Meadows actually looks pretty interesting and Holmes playing off her sweet to death persona so she can kill bad guys ...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 08.22.2014

This trailer for Nightcrawler makes me want it more

I had no idea Nightcrawler even existed before that awesome teaser released a few weeks back, and now I can't get it off my mind. And thanks to the newest trailer for it, looks like I'm not going to stop thinking about it an...

Nick Valdez

5:00 PM on 08.20.2014

Trailer for Open Windows features windows, they're possibly open

Open Windows is a film that probably could've been much better. It's got a lot of promise with a talented cast (Sasha Grey and Elijah Wood) and director (Nacho Vigalondo), but it falls apart toward the finale. It was the fir...

Nick Valdez



NYAFF Review: Cold Eyes photo
NYAFF Review: Cold Eyes
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Some of my favorite movies are ones that make me want to go and do something after the lights come up. Some films make me want to travel the world or shave my head or something. Others take professions and make them seem so much cooler than whatever it is I’m doing.

Cold Eyes, for example, made me want to become a spy. Which is sort of weird, because it’s not about spies. It’s about cops.

[For the next month, we will be covering the 2014 New York Asian Film Festival and the Japan-centric Japan Cuts. Click here for more information, and check back here and here for all of the Asian film coverage you can shake a stick at.]

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Review: Beneath photo
Review: Beneath
by Nick Valdez

Coal mining is a scarily dangerous profession. Our need for crude energies leads thousands of people to risk their lives every day mining for energy. It's a wonder that with such harsh conditions, it's taken this long for a film to capitalize on that setting's natural creepiness. Now we finally have one in Beneath, a film inspired by a true story of several miners getting trapped in a mine. 

Eschewing traditional horror and instead developing a surprising psychological thriller, Beneath is a unique take on paranoia, isolation, and suffocation. It's just too bad you don't really care what happens to any of these people. 

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11:00 AM on 06.25.2014

WarGames does the director and writer thing for almost real this time

WarGames never really stood out to me when I originally saw it back in the day, but its a considered a classic and any 80s classic that exists must get a remake. Thus we've had a new one on the dock for a few years now. ...

Matthew Razak

7:00 PM on 06.20.2014

New trailer for Norwegian adventure movie Ragnarok

Ragnarok is the story of archeologist Sigurd Svenden, a man who has always been enthralled with the Oseberg Viking ship, which contains a mysterious engraving in runes that says "Man knows little." When one of his archeology...

Liz Rugg



Review: Coherence photo
Review: Coherence
by Alec Kubas-Meyer

Coherence is part of a genre that will be heretofore referred to as "subtle sci-fi." Mention sci-fi to anyone and they'll think of Star Wars or Star Trek first. And they'll think of those films because that's what we've been bred to believe sci-fi is. These are worlds unlike our own, whether they're far in the future or a way in the past. They may feature people who look like us, but their characters don't really live like us. They're surrounded by robots and aliens and guns that shoot lasers. They're the things we imagine our technology will be capable of.

What people won't think of is Coherence, even though it's firmly entrenched in that genre. They won't think about it because the world of Coherence is the same one you and I am writing in and the same one you are reading in. There's no special technology, nothing that distinguishes their world from ours. Everything feels real not just on a dramatic level but on a visceral level. You believe that these people are in this position, and you wonder if maybejust maybeit could happen to you.

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11:00 AM on 06.16.2014

Idris Elba breaks into a nice lady's home in 'No Good Deed' trailer

You know the classic story: convict charms woman into letting him into her home, woman is terrorized, convict plays lovingly with woman's daughter while woman screams in fear. It's a tale as old as time! And what happens in ...

Isabelle Magliari

4:00 PM on 06.07.2014

Trailer for horror flick Beneath feels claustrophobic

In Beneath, a long-time coal miner played by Jaff Fahey decides to take his environmentalist lawyer daughter, played by Kelly Noonan with him for a trip into the mines for his last day on the job. Of course, things soon go a...

Liz Rugg

4:00 PM on 06.03.2014

First trailer for A Walk Among the Tombstones, starring Liam Neeson

Based on Lawrence Block's series of novels, A Walk Among the Tombstones stars Liam Neeson as an ex-cop who...wait, do I even need to finish this? Liam Neeson plays an ex-cop in this movie and that's more than enough to keep me interested. I mean, it's Liam Neesons! A Walk Among the Tombstones hits theaters September 19th.   

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 05.27.2014

First trailer for The Equalizer, starring Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington has been on a string of misses lately. I'm not sure if it's because he's past his prime, or can't seem to hone in on the right material anymore, but I've been waiting for something that can bring the big ma...

Nick Valdez

8:00 AM on 05.20.2014

Alfonso Cuarón's Forsaken is a prequel of sorts to Gravity

Want to get your new movie attention at Cannes outside of the fact that it's being made by Alfonso Cuarón and his son Jonas? Do everything you can to connect it to last year's smash hit Gravity including calling a preq...

Matthew Razak

3:00 PM on 05.09.2014

James Franco and Kate Hudson star in trailer for Good People

In Good People, James Franco and Kate Hudson play an American couple who move to England with dreams of having a home and starting a family. When they fall on hard times financially, the sudden death of a neighbor and subseq...

Liz Rugg

12:00 PM on 05.07.2014

Paul Verhoeven looking to direct Oh...

We haven't heard much out of Paul Verhoeven in a long time. The boundary pushing director hasn't made a full film since Black Book in 2006 and his short film Tricked barely got any play outside of his Dutch homeland...

Matthew Razak