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Robin Williams is cranky! And director Phil Aiden Robinson's (Field of Dreams) made him that way. In Robinson's upcoming film The Angriest Man in Brooklyn, Williams plays delightful curmudgeon Henry Altmann, a man whose...


The Dark Knight Rises' evil Batman antagonist Bane has one of the most recognizable and most fun to parody voices ever. Enter: BaneCat, a short video about a villainous cat who torments his owner. It's a pretty funny little ...


James McAvoy stars in Filth as Scottish Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson, a man with a lot of vices who'll do anything to get his way. This red band trailer for Filth is very NSFW, so you can check it out below, along with ...


Space Station 76 is a bit of an odd duck. It's outward appearance of a riff on 1970s science fiction makes it appear to be an oddball comedy full of visual puns and hilarious jokes at the expense of dated future technology. T...


Any movie synopsis that includes "black comedy" and "David Koechner" is an instant sell for me. Toss in Empire Records' Ethan Embry and the two leads from Ti West's The Innkeepers and my expectations will be through...


Martin Scorsese and Leonardo Dicaprio's latest collaboration, Wolf of Wall Street, is the fast paced, R-rated Christmas release we've all been waiting for. Scorsese's latest dark comedy follows the drug-fueled exploits...


Sitting down to write this review, I had trouble figuring out the sub header you see above. I normally like to put a joke or pop culture reference there, but I simply can't seem to. The more and more I think about The Wolf of...


Our rabid consumption of media informs our lives and habits as much as our upbringing. For Jon, that media obsession is porn. When he isn't debating what number to rate a girl at the club, he is masturbating three times a day...


Christmas movies with cheery people and overwrought emotions are a dime a dozen. Christmas movies that are dark comedies? Not so much. That's what All Is Bright looks like it's shaping up to be. Well, that and another f...


Kick-Ass was one of the bigger surprises for me when I first saw it. Having not read the comic the film's dark overtones, commentary on violence in media and perturbing escalation of said violence left me coming out of t...


In Luc Besson's The Family, Robert DeNiro returns to one of his best forms - a mobster trying to stay out of trouble, and failing. The movie centers around DeNiro's character and his tough-as-nails family; his wife played by...


A little while ago, we reported that Michael Keaton was confirmed to be starring in director Alejando González Iñárritu’s (Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel) Birdman. It is a dark comedy that follows K...


In a year where Great Britain has been celebrated by its Queen's jubilee, a successful Olympics and the fiftieth anniversary of its greatest cinematic icon, there's something gleefully appropriate about the year's final sho...


Before interviewing director Danny Mulheron and actress Kate Elliott about Fresh Meat, I was talking to another film blogger/journalist about the movie. She  brought up the idea of brew and views with her friends: double...


What should you expect with a film titled All American Zombie Drugs? It can go one of two ways. Either the film is going for B-movie style horror or the title is a reference to the pulpy nature of its art house take on drugs....


Everything I Can See From Here is a beautiful little film by artists Sam Taylor and Bjorn Aschim. The dark comedy features two guys and their dog minding their own business, playing some football in a dystopian, industrial la...


In the original V/H/S, numerous tapes littered the apartment of the film's depraved gang of psychos, leaving the viewer to wonder what else those cassettes contained and whether the viewer can stomach to watch any more. S-VHS...


There seems to be more and more movies about the end of the world these days. Maybe it's a reflection of how vulnerable people feel given the notable events of the 21st century: terrorist attacks, natural disasters, man-made ...


This new Red Band trailer for This is the End has enough new content and hints of plot (it seems to be a biblical apocalypse) to help you figure out what kind of movie it's going to be. It's filled to the brim with comedians...


[Over the next few days we'll be looking at some of the films from Rendez Vous with French Cinema 2013, an annual showcase of contemporary and classic French films running from February 28th to March 10th. The screenings will...


In case you didn't know what you were in for with a film like 21 and Over, let me ask you one thing. How comfortable are you with man butt? If you're uncomfortable, 21 and Over is going to challenge you with its hefty amount ...


The Brass Teapot stars Juno Temple and Michael Angarano as a young husband a wife, in love and broke. One day Alice (Temple) finds a brass teapot at an antique shop, but the star-crossed lovers quickly realize that this is n...


Did you see The ABCs of Death? Do you have burning questions that you'd like answers? Do you go on Reddit? Well, then do I have news for you! Starting today at 11:00 PST - 2:00 PST, fifteen of the twenty-six directors and two of the producers of The ABCs of Death will be doing an AMA on Reddit! Check out the list of directors and producers below!


I'm a huge fan of John Leguizamo's comedy. Unfortunately, not everyone seems to think the same way. He's always typecast as the "zany Mexican guy who makes faces" and has to keep the same accent in each film. Thankfully, he's...


Throughout the entirety of Sundance, Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes was the only movie I didn't take any notes on. I guess this is what is implied by "noteworthy," and Emanuel is not. For the life of me, I couldn't pick up my pencil and write anything of note, because something of note would have to exist in the first place.


The more I see of Pain & Gain, the more I think that Michael Bay have been grossly misleading his career up until this point. I've never really been a fan of Bay's films or his style, but I seriously believe that this ma...


There was once a time when videogame enthusiasts were happy to see the presence of games represented on the big screen, anyway they could have it. Yes, the Super Mario Bros. film is terrible but -- shit man, it`s Mario! Maybe in those halcyon years there would be some small sect of people that would embrace Virtually Heroes' crass and obvious parodies of videogame tropes.


I had some former knowledge of the book John Dies at the End by David Wong, and I knew that it was essentially batsh*t insane, but this is the first trailer I've seen for the film adaptation, and woo boy is it ever wack...


Bad Kids Go to Hell is an adaptation of a graphic novel of the same name. Six spoiled kids from Crestview Academy sit in detention one weekend (like The Breakfast Club, even more so since Judd Nelson is in this) when each of...


After looking at death row conditions and fighting Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher, Werner Herzog has lined up a new project: an adaptation of DBC Pierre's novel Vernon God Little, which won the Booker Prize in 2003. Here's a syno...


Earlier in the year, a wonderful little home invasion film called Replicas won the Best Feature Film Award from the Tribeca Film Festival. Fast forward to now, and the film has a fresh coat of paint (rebranding it as In ...


Let me save you the trouble. This is pretty much that first trailer I posted with three extra curse words and some mary-jew-ana smoking. The plot gets a little more fleshed out (daughter comes home, dates her fath...


Heathers is a weird flick. When I first saw the thing, I couldn't help but notice how it seemed like a more murderous version of Mean Girls. But over time, I realized that it was much better for it. Mean Girls seems really ta...


The new red band trailer for Seven Psychopaths is very similar to the one we showed you less than a month ago, but it's red band so you know what that means...LOADS OF CUSSIN'. There's also the weird omission of Abbie C...


Ben Wheatley's Kill List was battling it out with Pedro Almodovar's The Skin I Live In to be my favourite movie of 2011, and the director returns for another shot at the title this year. Sightseers is a pitch black comedy ba...


Many of you remember Jason Dohring from the cult TV-show Veronica Mars. As the lovable bad-boy Logan, Dohring showcased and honed his talents to a great degree. Now that the show is off the air, Dohring has bee...


It's been awhile since the first trailer for The Perks of Being a Wallflower was released. Since then, I basically read the novel cover to cover and found myself highly anticipating the film's release. 15 new images were rece...


In Bruges was one of my absolute favorite movies from 2008. Hilarious, dark, poignant, and hilarious, the movie not only put Martin McDonagh in my mind, but made me remember that Colin Ferrel can be a great actor. Oh, a...


[For the month of July, we will be covering the New York Asian Film Festival and the (also New York-based) Japan Cuts Film Festival, which together form one of the largest showcases of Asian cinema in the world. For our NYAFF...


Into limit pushing dark comedies with crazy ensemble casts that are based on plays and you live in the Washington, D.C. area? Do I have just the thing for you. We've got 30 admit one passes to give out to the upcoming film Ki...






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