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Review: Keanu

I think everyone can agree that Key and Peele was a great show, and I think all of us were at least a little bit sad when it ended. Though it didn't hit with every sketch or every episode, the team's consistent creativity has created some t...

 
 
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Scarface remake in the works, Tony is now Mexican

Growing up, my dad brought me to quite a few Lowrider car shows. They're different from your average car show because they're certainly skewed toward a certain demographic. And that demographic loved themselves some Scarface. It was painted...

 
 
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Review: Rob the Mob

The mob, a subject that has been covered almost every way you can think of. Glorified, glamorized, famous and infamous. We forget sometimes that the mob is a real thing, with real people, and real reasons for their perspective involvement...

 
 
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David Yates is close to directing a Scarface reboot

Scarface is a double classic already with Howard Hawks' original being a sterling example of pre-code gangster films and Brian DePalma's version perfectly capturing the grandeur of its updated setting. Why the studios want to roll the ...

 
 
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Featurette: Gangster Squad

I feel like I've been waiting for this movie since I saw Drive last year and now it's almost finally here! This brief featurette for Gangster Squad features short clips of some of the main actors describing what it was like to make this Lo...

 
 
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See Gangster Squad early and free

Good gangster movies are few and far between, but Gangster Squad looks like it's going to nail it. After a plethora of delays thanks to a scene involving a movie theater shooting we're finally getting the chance to see James Brolin, Se...

 
 
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More Gangster Squad content than you really need

After the whole delay and reshoot thing Gangster Squad kind of fell off the radar, but now it's clawing its way back into our minds. Kind of.  We've got a new TV spot here and a behind the scenes look at the movie along with some...

 
 
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Trailer: Gangster Squad

Now that I've got a better look a Sean Penn's nose thing, I'm thinking I'm going to love Gangster Squad. It's got attractive people doing attractive things (Did you see how hot Josh Brolin is? MY GOD), and it looks like it's going to be th...

 
 
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Gangster Squad schedules reshoots later this month

After the tragic shooting in Aurora last month, a rumor began to circulate that a key moment in Gangster Squad would be reshot. The moment in question: people shooting into the audience through the screen at Grauman's Chinese Theater. It ma...

 
 
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Once Upon a Time in America screenings delayed

How did I miss this? At Cannes this year, a new cut of Sergio Leone's final film Once Upon a Time in America was screened, featuring 25 minutes of previously deleted footage. However, the print is going out of circulation, forcing canc...

 
 
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Trailer: Killing Them Softly

The trailer for Andrew Dominik's (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) latest film, Killing Them Softly, has come out. Premiering at this year's Cannes, the film adaptation of George V. Higgins' Cogan's Trade st...

 
 
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Warner Bros. delays Gangster Squad to reshoot gun scene

Remember the original teaser trailer for Spider-Man? It was a cool mini-movie, but because of 9/11, Sony decided to pull it because of the prominent appearance of the World Trade Center. Thanks to the shooting in Aurora at a screening of Th...

 
 
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Rumor: Gangster Squad recut after Dark Knight shooting?

Having already pulled the trailer, Sony are reportedly considering recutting their tentpole picture Gangster Squad in wake of the tragic shooting at a Dark Knight Rises screening in Colorado last week. The focus of the recut will be a cruci...

 
 
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NYAFF Review: Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time

[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 coverage, head...

 
 
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Trailer: Lawless

You may remember Lawless under its original title, The Wettest County in the World. It's John Hillcoat of The Proposition and The Road paying homage to the Wild West-ish world of country liquor bootlegging. Booze runners Tom...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Umshini Wam (NSFW)

Umshini Wam is a short film by oddball American director Harmony Korine, and staring sarcasrap Youtube stars Ninja and Yo Landi of Die Antwoord. I first saw this a few days ago, and have since become a bit obsessed. The characters are so, ...

 
 




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Inhumans (Season 1)"How did this happen?"

 

Murder on the Orient Express"Starring Kenneth Branagh, directed by Kenneth Branagh, produced by..."

 

Stranger Things 2 "Less of a killer thriller"

 

Thor: Ragnarok"♫ On we sweep with threshing oar / Our only goal will be the western shore / Ah-ah, ah! ♫"

 

Last Flag Flying"Richard Linklater standing at attention, but not at ease or at rest"

 

A Bad Moms Christmas"Moms are trouble"

 

Lady Bird"Fly, birdy, fly"

 

Blade of the Immortal"If you came here for Wesley Snipes, look elsewhere"

 

Suburbicon"Suburbicant get it right"

 

Jigsaw"Gettin' jiggy wit it"

 

The Square"The square is the ideal, the world is rectangles and trapezoids"

 

The Snowman"When you try your best but you don't succeed"

 

Wonderstruck"When the might of artifice meets the disappointing limitations of realism"

 

The Foreigner"Jackie Chan has a certain set of skills, too"

 

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)"Damaged people, decent people, dysfunctional families"

 

The Mountain Between Us"Why didn't they eat the dog?"

 

My Little Pony: The Movie"Straight to the glue factory"

 

Blade Runner 2049"Does Hollywood dream of electric reboots?"

 

Cult of Chucky"Don't cults require followers?"

 

NYFF Zama"Strange and without category, Lucrecia Martel's return to filmmaking is the best and most idiosyncratic movie of 2017"

 

Jeepers Creepers 3"Where does he get those wonderful toys?"

 

Battle of the Sexes"A back and forth volley never settling on a tone"

 

NYFF Thelma"Everything you need and more"