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Rocky road to Rum Diary as told by Hunter S. Thompson

With early reviews divided on The Rum Diary, Johnny Depp's second trip through the mind of writer Hunter S. Thompson, now is a better time than any to drag out old rivalries which kept the novel from its motion picture treatment. Hunter ch...

 
 
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Not sure if I want the American B13

Failing to make a box office ripple stateside, the Luc Besson produced flicks District B13 and D13-U are to be forgiven for their absurd letter and numbering systems. They're of a precious few spectacles putting emphasis on action rather th...

 
 
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Washington confirmed for Django, I shrug

In Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, the part of Broomhilda is one of a tormented slave who's rescue becomes the catalyst for, well I'm not sure without a script, but I'll wager Jamie Foxx will shoot people.Long rumored for the part, Ke...

 
 
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The second coming of Jim Morrison

A long time ago in the basement of a bookstore, I met Ray Manzarek, keyboardist for The Doors. This was one of the perks from my childhood best friend being the son of Jo Jo Laine, notorious "band aid" for those of you who've seen Almost Fa...

 
 
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Trailer: The Avengers

The full length Avengers trailer is here, and by my account it's underwhelming. While my heart was aflutter during the Captain America after-credits teaser video, this is more like a packaged product of movie stars struggling to find the k...

 
 
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Von Trier silenced, may face charges over Nazi joke

If there's anything I've learned sitting across a table from Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn, it's that people from Denmark have a dry sense of humor. I tried to convey it with a screeencap of his best troll face, but the experience rem...

 
 
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Flixclusive Interview: Nicolas Winding Refn, Drive

Following our interview with Drive star Ryan Gosling, we're excited to bring you another with the film's director Nicolas Winding Refn. Thankfully this didn't take place with both of them in the same room, because if the video I've included...

 
 
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Review: Drive

Drive releases at the disadvantage of unfair expectations. It somehow remained off the grid even with Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, and two of AMC’s most celebrated television talents on card… that is, until Cannes, where the r...

 
 
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Review: Contagion

I had a really awful experience one time. A few of my buddies got together and I joined them at the movies. We saw Traffic. I guess there was an upside because we earned a new catchphrase. Years to come, whenever we passed under the neon...

 
 
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Ryan Gosling said to be working with Terry Malick

Ryan Gosling is at the top of his game this year. He seems to have put himself out there as a potential comedian and potential action star following a career marked by straight drama, and succeeded with both. When looking to his future proj...

 
 
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Review: Colombiana

Anne Parillaud, Natalie Portman, Milla Jovovich. All of these women exploded onto the scene, giving their finest performances under the guidance of director Luc Besson, each becoming a muse for the Action auteur. Where they would be without...

 
 
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International Trailer: Drive (NSFW)

[Spoiler warning: a death implied in the original trailer is flat out shown this time around.]We're getting closer to the September release of Drive, directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, the Pusher trilogy). There's a tremendous amou...

 
 
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See the Gremlins videogame that never was

One need not exercise the imagination too strenuously in guessing why Gremlins: The Videogame was canceled ten years ago. At the top of the list of reasons why this was a bad idea to begin with, it’s criminal to use computer graphi...

 
 
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A new Terrence Malick film with Christian Bale

Terrence Malick has the strangest pattern of movie making magic coursing through his essence. The guy makes two films, then disappears for two decades. He comes back with three more, each taking years just to edit, but now suddenly decides ...

 
 
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Flixclusive Interview: Evan Glodell, Bellflower

As anyone who read our review knows, Bellflower is a pretty big deal, quite possibly the best movie of 2011. When you think of a $17,000 indie flick, all sorts of images come to mind of a sleepy drama that gets love like the little engine t...

 
 
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Flixclusive: Bellflower follow-up similar to 'Malkovich'

I'll soon be posting an interview that I conducted with Evan Glodell, the writer/director/producer/star of Bellflower. Everyone on our staff who's seen the film has applauded it, despite the $17,000 budget and not as a handicap to that, as ...

 
 
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Lebowski cast reunion video

[Update: Well it happened, and it was amazing. Moderating an actual Q&A with the cast of The Big Lebowski proved nearly impossible for the guy charged with it. The actors could barely even hear each other, let alone the interviewer, wh...

 
 
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Vampires are the new Vampires

It's nice to dream, but Fairies are the new Vampires? Not a chance. If anyone's thinking Spies are the new Vampires instead, that guy's just as delusional. No, if anything is set to replace the massive influx of vampire fiction dominating...

 
 
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Trailer: Puncture

This unusual trailer for Puncture shares very little in common with the tone and subject matter of the film, which I saw at this year's Tribeca Film Festival. If you were to read the interview we posted with the film's directors, female st...

 
 
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Gary Oldman is a great actor and a horrible liar

Sometimes in life, you have to compromise. You have to do what's done to make a dollar. Wear a polo shirt, be on call, respect the irredeemable. There are just too many shades of grey to stay true to yourself one hundred percent of the tim...

 
 
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Mission Icefly marketing continues, but what is it?

After six hours being tested on my visual and audio skills in a browser game dedicated to Mission Icefly, I unlocked a bunch of pictures and videos related to the upcoming... something. If you missed my previous post, blinking lights were ...

 
 
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Spies are the new Vampires

Whoever said Fairies are the new Vampires obviously missed the bigger picture. Yes, there's four Snow White projects on deck, but will they be any good under the guidance of commercial directors often criticized for taking style over sub...

 
 
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Trailer: Coriolanus

One of the lesser known flavors of Willy Shakes, Coriolanus is about a dude who hates democracy and stuff. Military commanders are often the central preoccupation of Shakespeare plays, but this might be a tough part to make redeemable, if ...

 
 
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Rose Byrne joins Gosling in The Place Beyond the Pines

The second film directed by Derek Cianfrance is The Place Beyond the Pines, a film we've kind of neglected in our news coverage. I guess there just aren't that many Blue Valentine fans on staff. It has been on our minds after the success of...

 
 
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Review: Bellflower

Hollywood can roll out all the bloodsucking barons, charming princes, and experts at espionage it wants to, but the war for 2011 is already being conquered one city at a time. I projected this year to be a creativity wasteland on the roa...

 
 
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Fairies are the new Vampires

Remember when Zombies were the new Vampires? Still supernatural, but not of the Universal Studios monster variety. Now The Walking Dead has lost Frank Darabont as its showrunner. Downloadable content for videogames add the undead to histori...

 
 
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Cameron Crowe's 'Zoo' being scored by Sigur Ros frontman

Director Cameron Crowe's been pretty quiet lately and I've been impatient for his next, mostly because Vanilla Sky was unfairly abused by film critics and I worried he might be hesitant. When I think back to Vanilla Sky, and why I appreciat...

 
 
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Is Kirsten Dunst doing porn?

Hey, remember when Lars von Trier told that joke about his next film being an epic hardcore porno? Well not only was he not joking, but the director wasn't even exaggerating. The film is called Nymphomaniac, and will depict the sexual growt...

 
 
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Review: Crazy Stupid Love

One look at the television spots for Crazy, Stupid, Love or, let's face it, just reading the title, and your justifiable cynicism towards the romantic comedy will be triggered, assuming you're attached to a pair of testicles. Either way, yo...

 
 
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How To Do It: Captain America 2

(How to Do It's primary objective is to create serious discussion on how to adapt various properties to the silver screen. It is not about my dream cast for a Great Lakes Avengers television show.) Now firmly established along the Marvel mo...

 
 
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Dark Knight Returns to be animated

[UPDATE: A San Diego Comic-Con panel has confirmed that The Dark Knight Returns is set for a 2012 release date as two separate movies because why not, everyone's gonna buy them regardless. Also announced was Justice League: Doom based on th...

 
 
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Hugh Jackman reveals the Wolverine 2 villain

We've certainly waited long enough on this one. After The Wolverine, if that's what it's still called, made several false starts, first as star Hugh Jackman pursued other projects and then, painfully, when Darren Aronofsky left the project,...

 
 
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Harrison Ford steals Costner's entire career in one day

Ok, so nobody will accuse Harrison Ford of lifting Indiana Jones or Han Solo from Kevin Costner, but a bizarre announcement begs us to compare their careers. The former will play two roles previously assumed by the latter, and will do this ...

 
 
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Trailer: Drive

Drive will be the Yojimbo of all wheelman movies. At least, that's what I'm hoping after an overwhelmingly positive response at the Cannes film festival. A high octane thriller probably gets an edge after the audience has spent an entire w...

 
 
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Review: Captain America: The First Avenger

[My fourth Captain America movie review in four days. Think I'm finished? Look out for How To Do It: Captain America II next week.] Just for the sake of argument, let’s assume director Joe Johnston is a talented man. If this is the ca...

 
 
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Review: Captain America (1990)

After not one trip, but two through Captain America's motion picture memory insane, there's one last live-action blotch on the property before Joe Johnston brings his to the big screen tomorrow. I'm writing, of course, of the 1990 Captai...

 
 
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Snake is freed, option on 'Escape from NY' reboot expires

Lately, there's been a whole lot of talk on movies being made just to retain the rights to make more. Even our comment box for The Amazing Spiderman's trailer has spawned a bit of a conspiracy theory to that effect and I can't say I doub...

 
 
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Review: Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979)

I love it when a film buff showers praise on the 70's. It seems to be the go-to for whining on about what's awful about the modern motion picture. Taking risks! Social Issues! Respectable porn! We seem to forget that for each raw, exper...

 
 
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Review: Captain America (1979)

The history of live action Captain America begins with a television serial where district attorney Grant Gardener and his tubby tummy is wrapped in star spangled black & white for no reason and shoots just about everyone he sees regardl...

 
 
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For the sinners, a 'Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts' promo

Recently touted as "Probably the only film that features an Oscar winner, an Emmy winner, a Tony nominee, a Grammy nominee and an Adult Video News Award winner,” the documentary Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts will be previewed at Comic...

 
 


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