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This Cars 3 teaser trailer is short and awesome

Cars is overall the worst Pixar series to date, but maybe Pixar is pulling a Toy Story 3 with the third film? This teaser trailer for Cars 3 is short, but it hits quite harder than I'd expect. It's already better than the first two, but I'm...

 
 
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NYAFF Capsule Review: The Mermaid

It's always fascinating to me to see blockbusters from other countries. The Mermaid is the highest grossing Chinese film of all time; that's a big flipping deal. Apparently the lead actress was chosen out of literally 100,000 people who aud...

 
 
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Eighth Saw film is happening whether you're ready or not

So a few months ago, my roommates and I spent a week watching the seven Saw films. Little things we noticed? Each film was basically the same, each film began and ended with the same cheesy score and "big reveal," and you could basically ti...

 
 
 
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NYAFF Review: Tokyo Tribe

My favorite film to play at last year's New York Asian Film Festival was Sion Sono's cinematic love-letter/masterpiece Why Don't You Play in Hell?. It's a spectacular film, and now that it's seen a domestic release, y'all have no excuse not...

 
 
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AMC and Regal are having a 29 hour Marvel movie marathon

As someone who covers films like these every day, I wonder how hard these are to track for someone else. If someone were trying to jump into Marvel films now, would they be able to just watch Avengers: Age of Ultron and still fully understa...

 
 
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Neill Blomkamp will officially direct new Alien film

When you write your list of perfect directors for the Alien franchise, where does Neill Blomkamp (director of District 9, Elysium and the upcoming Chappie) fall in? Hope it's close to the top because after what seems like months, Fox and Bl...

 
 
 
 
 
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We're getting another Joe Dirt for some reason

You know when you come across some news and suddenly feel like you've stumbled across the worst idea ever? I'm sure I'm supposed to be feeling that right now, but I'm can't shake how stupidly happy I am this exists. Sony's Crackle, the same...

 
 
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Review: Interstellar

In SCREENWRITING 101, Film Crit Hulk devotes an entire chapter to plot holes. A subsection of that chapter specifically discusses the works of Christopher Nolan, using The Dark Knight as the primary example. Christopher Nolan has a reputati...

 
 
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Review: Why Don't You Play in Hell?

Last year, Japan Cuts played Sion Sono's Bad Film, a project filmed back in 1995 but not finished until 2012. In my non-review of the film, I unequivocally called it a masterpiece, and I stand by every word. It is a labor of love that ...

 
 
 
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Deadpool movie actually happening, gets release date

Folks, is this real? Is this truly, truly real? It seems 20th Century Fox is finally fulfilling the promise made long ago (which possibly is attributed to the test footage "leak" a while back) with an X-Men spin-off starring Deadpool. ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sony producing a live action/CG Sonic the Hedgehog movie

You know how Sega seems to think Sonic the Hedgehog is still cool? Branching into Nintendo games, that Sonic Boom cartoon, and now thanks to Sony, Sonic the Hedgehog is getting a film adaptation. According to THR, Sony (who has experience w...

 
 
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First official trailer for Sony's Ratchet and Clank movie

The internet may have ruined the word "ratchet" for me forever, but I still adore the Ratchet and Clank videogames. I just can't believe something like this exists. Much like Sony's Sly Cooper film, Ratchet and Clank is heading to theaters...

 
 
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Woman divorcing her husband over Frozen

If Elsa's journey in Frozen has taught anyone anything, it's to "let go" of the bad things. In Japan, a woman has done just that. A man says his wife has moved in with her parents and refuses to talk to him because he doesn't care for Froze...

 
 
 
 
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First image and cast for Jem and the Holograms movie

Since we never actually covered the initial announcement, there's quite a bit of ground cover. First of all, production of a live action Jem and the Holograms (the popular, and outrageous, 80s cartoon about women in a rock band) adapta...

 
 
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Mrs. Doubtfire sequel in the works, Robin Williams returning

Although it's been in development hell for years after the original Mrs. Doubtfire first made big money in theaters, it seems that Mrs. Doubtfire 2 is finally happening. Most likely fueled by Robin Williams' return to the public eye (with n...

 
 
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Japan now has Disney Princess lingerie

Thanks to Japan's Bellemaison boutique, now you too can bibitty boppity boo into some fancy undergarments! Bellemaison has plenty of Disney licensed products, but now they've finally jumped the shark and finally have created something that'...

 
 
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The Wolf of Wall Street has a lot of "F**k" in it

One of the more notable aspects of The Wolf of Wall Street is its explosive profanity. It's used so often, and in such great amounts, I eventually had to use the word in my review for the film. But in a brilliant way, the word (like every o...

 
 
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First teaser trailer for The Expendables 3

We've been completely in the dark with The Expendables 3. We've heard about all of that ugly stuff behind the scenes about Bruce Willis, the numerous additions to the cast, but no one really knows what's going on. There hasn't been a ...

 
 
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Spider-Man getting Sinister Six, Venom spin-off films

Did you enjoy the first trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Did anything jump out and grab you? For your sake, I hope it did because a looooooot of Spider-Man affiliated projects are currently in the works. First of all, the confirmed Spi...

 
 
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Lionsgate considering a Hunger Games theme park

The Hunger Games series is an odd duck. It's incredibly popular while managing to be one of the darker teen stories on the market. At base level it's a series in which children murder each other for the enjoyment of rich onlookers as they s...

 
 
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Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 could have been worse

Back when I reviewed The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, I admired the saga's balance of tones (I gave the film a 75, and still stand by it to this day) but I absolutely hated the film's cheap CG effects. For the first half of the fil...

 
 
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Tim Burton in talks for Beetlejuice 2, Keaton returning

KatzSmith Productions has been kicking around the rights and ideas for a Beetlejuice rebootquel for awhile now, so we all knew it was going to exist someday in some capacity. Most of us feared that a new Beetlejuice would somehow ruin our c...

 
 
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Review: Big Ass Spider!

When you approach a film titled Big Ass Spider, you know what you're in for. At worst you're getting cynical Syfy Channel type low grade schlock, at best, you're getting a film that reached too high but it's failures are completely astoundi...

 
 
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First trailer for I, Frankenstein and I, am bored

"I am unlike any other...as long as you ignore all of these guys I'm totally fighting right now" is the basic message of the first sad trailer for I, Frankenstein starring He, Aaron Eckhart. Produced by the Underworld folks, I, Franke...

 
 
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Samuel Jackson confirms Elizabeth Olsen as Scarlet Witch?

A few months ago Elizabeth Olsen was in talks to join the cast of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, but it was never confirmed as "in talks" could mean a lot of things. But in an interview with the Wall Street Journal (as he was talking up his i...

 
 
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Waterworld director working on family friendly Jesus film

Joining the likes of current Biblical adaptations like Ridley Scott's Exodus and Darren Aronofsky's Noah, is The Resurrection, a family friendly mystery directed by Kevin Reynolds (the same guy who directed Waterworld, or more recently, the...

 
 
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First trailer for Under the Skin is still pretty creepy

Under the Skin features Scarlett Johansson as a sexy alien who's sent to Earth to kill using her sexy sex to sex things sexily. And while she's sexing things, her "curiosity of the human body" forces her to fail her mission while sexy hiji...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Good Will Batman

Now that the "Ben Affleck is Batman" hooplah is mostly over, it's time to bring it up again. Here's a video that retroactively places Batman within one of Affleck's most famous roles in Good Will Hunting and the results are hilarious. The ...

 
 




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Preacher (Season 2)"Adapting the unadaptable"

 

Mother!"Mother of god this is pretentious"

 

American Assassin"American Ass"

 

It"Stephen King's scariest adaptation to date"

 

Good Time"Robert Pattinson: Vampire, no more"

 

Logan Lucky"No relation to Wolverine"

 

The Defenders (Season 1)"Masters of karate and friendship "

 

The Hitman's Bodyguard"I won't always love you"

 

Detroit"History, but not really"

 

The Dark Tower"The elevator pitch of an epic"

 

Atomic Blonde"Charlize Theron can fight"

 

The Emoji Movie"To live is to suffer"

 

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets"Such a well polished turd."

 

Dunkirk"Take a bow, Mr. Nolan, and cue the appla"

 

NYAFF Capsule Mrs. K"Who, What, When, Where, and Mostly Why?"

 

Endless Poetry"A portrait of Jodorowsky as a young poet"

 

Castlevania (Season1)"That's four! Four episodes! Ha-ha-ha! "

 

The Little Hours"I lost two of them."

 
 
 
 
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