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4:00 PM on 12.22.2014

Will Ferrell gets hard in the first trailer for Get Hard

So folks still like Kevin Hart? I'm not going to fault him for making money off a bunch of cheap comedies, but there's something particularly troublesome about his latest project with Will Ferrell, Get Hard. This first trail...

Nick Valdez


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2:00 PM on 12.22.2014

First look at Tom Hanks in Stephen Spielberg's Cold War film

Stephen Spielberg and Tom Hanks back together? That sounds about as awesome as we can hope for. They kind of make fantastic movies together. This time they're tackling the Cold War in a not-yet-named film that involves the re...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 12.22.2014

The Ten Best Christmas Movies on Netflix Instant (2014 Edition)

In December of 2013, I wrote about a Christmas movie a day for twenty five days. It was both the best and worst project I had ever attempted. I tested the limit of how many words I could actually come up with for each one. I ...

Nick Valdez

10:00 AM on 12.22.2014

Box Office Numbers: Hobbitual

As expected, The (please let this really be the last one) Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies took over the box office raking in $56 million with its lead in from Wednesday. Since I have very little interest in Lord of the Ring...

Nick Valdez

8:00 PM on 12.19.2014

Netflix Now: Year End, Rear End Edition

As the last Netflix Now before the end of the year, I'd like to say it's been a good run. Although 2014 could've been a better year, I've had a lot of fun myself. Met a bunch of cool people, went to some cool places, ate some...

Nick Valdez

2:00 PM on 12.19.2014

Newest trailer for American Sniper is American

I'm not usually one for these "America" films, but Clint Eastwood has proven time and time again he's good at deconstructing the jingoistic nature of the country. I've been gripped by American Sniper ever since its first tra...

Nick Valdez

11:00 AM on 12.19.2014

First trailer for Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

After missing my chance to see it during SXSW earlier this year, Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter has been on my most anticipated list for quite some time. Based on the urban legend of a girl who mistook the movie Fargo for a tru...

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 12.19.2014

Review: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

I don't think anyone thought we'd be seeing a franchise born when Night at the Museum first hit. The movie was plenty fun and surprisingly creative with a solid message that really didn't need to be revisited. Then it was, an...

Matthew Razak

8:00 AM on 12.19.2014

Review: Annie

Remakes are always at a disadvantage. Regardless of the final product's quality, it will always be compared to the film it's adapting. Remakes usually are stuck with two options: Either pay homage to the original and make fan...

Nick Valdez

4:00 PM on 12.18.2014

First trailer for True Story starring James Franco and Jonah Hill

When you hear James Franco and Jonah Hill are starring in a movie together chances are some cheap comedy comes to mind. But beside their comedic talents, they're terrific actors capable of leading any drama (see Palo Alto or...

Nick Valdez

1:41 PM on 12.18.2014

Paramount bans screenings of Team America: World Police

After yesterday's news that The Interview (why?) would no longer be releasing on December 25 (if ever) many smaller theaters announced that they would instead be screening Team America: World Police, which, as we all rem...

Matthew Razak





1:00 PM on 12.18.2014

See Selma early and free

I didn't think anything was going to topple my best movie pick of Boyhood this year, but Selma comes dangerously close. Our review isn't up yet as it hasn't opened yet, but you will want to see this one early. Get these ...

Matthew Razak

12:00 PM on 12.18.2014

Review: After the Fall

Every now and then, I opt to review a movie I know next to nothing about. Pretty much all I knew about After the Fall was that it had Wes Bentley of American Beauty, The Hunger Games, and most recently, American Horror S...

Sean Walsh

12:00 PM on 12.18.2014

The last couple of days have been crazy, so here's Chris Pratt with a dinosaur

I don't know how good Jurassic World is going to be, but thank Jebus it exists.  [via Twitter]

Nick Valdez

9:00 AM on 12.18.2014

Gore Verbinski's Pyongyang canceled after Sony hack

There are certain times in your life that you just sit down, hunch over, and bury your face in your hands. This is one of those times. Fresh in the wake of the Sony/North Korea debacle over The Interview, New Regency has...

Jonathan Wray

5:20 PM on 12.17.2014

Why did it have to be The Interview?

The Interview is the most important film of 2014.  Does that sentence depress anyone else? It really should, because it's undoubtedly true. The film that will have the greatest impact on the world at large is not Boyhood...

Alec Kubas-Meyer



UPDATE: The Interview basically dead as major chains yank it photo
UPDATE: The Interview basically dead as major chains yank it
by Matthew Razak

[UPDATE: In response to the mass cancelations by theaters, Sony has officially halted the film's release. The language of the statement implies that it will come out eventually, but there's no indication of when that might be.]

Well, I guess the lesson today is to threaten people's lives and you'll get your way. Reports are coming in that the four big boys of cinema, Regal, AMC, Cinemark and Cineplex, will not be showing The Interview at all on its December 25 release date after threats against theaters that do show it were made by the hacker group who has been causing Sony so much trouble. Evidently the chains are planning to ask Sony to delay the release.

It's probably the right decision, but it sure as hell doesn't feel like it. If anything did happen the theaters would be in serious trouble, but, man, if it doesn't feel like the bad guys are winning here. Press screenings for the film have also been cancelled in multiple cities, though mine in DC has not as far as I know. 

We'll keep you updated as the story continues. 

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12:00 PM on 12.17.2014

This 12 Days of Christmas-themed Taken 3 trailer actually exists

The original Taken was probably one of the biggest Pleasant Surprises in recent memory. The slightly offensive but completely badass film saw the birth of Liam Neeson as an aged action star, and I'm so freaking okay wit...

Alec Kubas-Meyer

10:00 AM on 12.17.2014

International trailer for Cinderella works them shoes

I'm caught in a pickle, folks. While I want Disney's live action version of Cinderella to be different from its animated counterpart (so it has a reason to exist other than money), I don't like the changes. Thus the latest t...

Nick Valdez



Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies photo
Review: The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies
by Matthew Razak

When Peter Jackson announced that he'd be stretching The Hobbit into three movies I was a bit wary, but excited. While the book itself could have easily been put into one, maybe two, films there's enough lore in the world to fluff our three movies. Still, it seemed like a stretch. However, after I enjoyed both the first and second films -- fully acknowledging that they were not as good as the original LotR films -- I was all set to watch an over two hour action sequence take place in the third.

Really that's all that's left. What amounts to a pretty minor part of the book after (spoilers) the death of Smaug is now stretched out into a full film. Two hours of Middle Earth action sounds pretty good to me, especially after enjoying the first two. I should have known that it isn't action that makes Middle Earth awesome.

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UPDATE: Sony hackers threaten attack, Sony allowing theaters to pull The Interview photo
UPDATE: Sony hackers threaten attack, Sony allowing theaters to pull The Interview
by Matthew Razak

UPDATE: We've passed the point of beating around the bush. This has gone from hacking some emails to threatening full out violence against people who would consider seeing some damn movie. Sony has taken the next step and is allowing theaters to pull The Interview, if they so choose. I won't blame theaters that do, nor will I fault Sony for making this decision. It just kind of sucks that we're in an age where Hollywood can't even churn out a damn parody. But, barring any tragedy, we'll still be here to watch the film for ourselves and present our opinions for you all. Original story below. - Nick]

While we took a hard line on not covering any movie news leaking from the Sony hack it's still a major story in the film industry and the hack has gone too far to ignore. This is especially true when they're threatening actual violence on theaters that play the film. In the latest release, which reportedly also included more hacked files, the hackers stated:

Warning

We will clearly show it to you at the very time and places “The Interview” be shown, including the premiere, how bitter fate those who seek fun in terror should be doomed to.
Soon all the world will see what an awful movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has made.
The world will be full of fear.
Remember the 11th of September 2001.
We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time.
(If your house is nearby, you’d better leave.)
Whatever comes in the coming days is called by the greed of Sony Pictures Entertainment.
All the world will denounce the SONY.

First, Sony should start calling themselves The SONY from here on out. Second, it hasn't been confirmed that this email came from the same people, but it is probable. Third, fuck them. This just went from an embarrassing and financially troublesome issue for a single company to a disturbing and disgusting over reaction. Even if they're simply trying to rile things up this has gone beyond acceptable. God, I hope this movie is actually funny.

[via Variety]

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12:00 PM on 12.16.2014

This fan recut Terminator: Genisys trailer is the best thing

The Auralnauts folks (the ones behind the Bane Outtakes and Schwarzenegger kill count video) have hit it out of the park again.  "I know you can do it, because you already did it." Awesome. 

Nick Valdez