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NYFF Review: Saturday Fiction

World War II and its surrounding years have seen all sorts of filmic representation on the big screen, from blood-and-guts, boots-on-the-ground soldiering to the devastation of Nazi genocide. The most traumatic event in 20th century Western...

 
 
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Midway gets its first action-oriented trailer

There was a time in the early 2000s that the war movie turned into an action movie. Films like Valkyrie and Pearl Harbor delivered epic heroism. It wasn't good or bad, it was just what was working at the time. That time passed, th...

 
 
 
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Taika Waititi's satire Jojo Rabbit skewers the Nazis

Taika Waititi has really taken the cinematic world by storm these past few years. What We Do in the Shadows was a breakout hit (that spawned a TV series--also a hit), followed by the Sam Neilltastic Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Then it's off...

 
 
 
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Operation Mincemeat will launch with Colin Firth starring

The number of spy stories that have come out after World War II is incredible. You can find any number of books and stories where deception played a critical role in achieving victory for the Allies. Most of the schemes they cooked up are j...

 
 
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Insanity is contagious in new trailer for Hulu's Catch-22

With the 1970 Mike Nichols film far in the rearview at this point, Hulu is now taking a stab at adapting Joseph Heller's landmark novel, with Christopher Abbott stepping in for Alan Arkin's original role as Yossarian, the WWII bombardier w...

 
 
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Joe Wright to return to WWII with In the Garden of Beasts

Joe Wright and WWII are very good for each other. His two best films, Atonement and Darkest Hour, involved the war and the rest of his movies just aren't as good. This is good news for the adaptation of In the Garden of Beasts as ...

 
 
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Here's the trailer for Overlord, the real Nazi Zombies movie

Now here's a movie that'll make you feel like you're in the 1970s exploitation era yet again. Producer J.J. Abrams and his company Bad Robot are bringing you Overlord, an intense horror-thriller about World War II American paratrooper...

 
 
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First trailer for Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge

Mel Gibson isn't a good guy. He's also a really talented director. This kind of sucks because it's hard to watch his stuff without being sick with yourself for watching his stuff. I'm running into that problem after watching the trailer for...

 
 
 
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Review: Unbroken

Unbroken is the first film directed by Angelina Jolie. That alone has given it a lot of hype, but it's easy to understand why it would be pushing at Oscars anyway. It's base on the true story of a WWII hero and Oscar just eats up histo...

 
 
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Review: Fury

I've been anticipating Fury for quite some time. Writer/Director David Ayer is one of my favorite folks in the industry, and I'm always eager to find out what he's churning out next. From Training Day to The Fast and The Furious, ...

 
 
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See Fury early and free

Looking for a World War II movie with tanks starring Brad Pitt? That's an oddly specific thing to be looking for, but you've come to the right place as we've got passes to Fury. The film looks to at least be like a spot of fun even if it is...

 
 
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International trailer for Fury has a few kinks

I've been all for David Ayer's Fury since its inception. Ayer's track record is great, it's got a great cast (highlighted by Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf), and I like tanks on tanks on tanks. But with this newest international trailer, I'm n...

 
 
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First official trailer for Fury, starring Brad Pitt

David Ayer is one of my favorite writer/directors. From Training Day, The Fast and Furious, to End of Watch, he's always impressed me with his smaller dialogue moments around hefty action scenes. Looks like we'll be getting that in spades ...

 
 
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New images of David Ayer's Fury look pretty cool

David Ayer's Schwarzenegger starring Sabotage may have been a well intentioned misfire, but I still have faith in his upcoming WWII tank project, Fury. It's filled to the brim with talented folks (Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Michael Pena)...

 
 
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Review: The Monuments Men

When monuments men was delayed from award season to a early February release it didn't cause too much concern. The line that the film wasn't quite ready seemed plausible, since there's no way a film with this cast, taking place in WWII and ...

 
 
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See Monuments Men early and free

I think we've all been waiting very patiently for The Monuments Men to come out ever since it was delayed back in December. The cast is awesome, the story is true and it's a WWII movie to boot. There's a reason everyone is dying t...

 
 
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Review: The Book Thief

It's a dead week for the movies. The biggest thing coming out is Best Man Holiday, and we didn't see that. Instead, since it's opening wide today, we've got a review for The Book Thief, which has the dubious title of "Movie With the Worst T...

 
 
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See The Book Thief early and free

Sick and tired of World War II movies? Then we don't have just the ticket for you. However, if you want to see the film that produced the cheesiest trailer of the entire year then we do! The Book Thief is screening tomorrow and we've g...

 
 
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The Monuments Men delayed to 2014

The extremely charming The Monuments Men, directed by George Clooney, is unfortunately going to be pushed from its December 18th release date to sometime in 2014 (missing out on Oscar season). According to The LA Times, George Clooney state...

 
 
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First image from WWII tank film Fury rolls in

David Ayer's Fury is a WWII movie about a group of soldiers who take their tank Fury behind enemy lines in a deadly mission. In other words it sounds like it could be awesome, and judging from the first official photo, Tweeted last night by...

 
 
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The Wind Rises delivers new trailer and controversy

With Studio Ghibli's The Wind Rises sitting at number one for four weeks running in Japan, and what's sure to be a successful festival tour picking up with the Venice Film Festival one would believe that everything was going fine for ...

 
 
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Interview: Richard Raaphorst (Frankenstein's Army)

Even though I had issues with the found-footage aspect of Frankenstein's Army, there's a great anarchic imagination in the film, and it belongs to director Richard Raaphorst. I had a chance to sit down and talk with Raaphorst the other week...

 
 
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Coen Brothers to rewrite Angelina Jolie's Unbroken

Angelina Jolie has enlisted Joel and Ethan Coen to rewrite her WWII drama Unbroken. The film is adapted from Laura Hillenbrand's 2010 book of the same name that chronicles the life of WWII POW Lou Zamperini. According to The Hollywood Repor...

 
 
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Interview: Terrance Howard, David Oyelowo, Roscoe Brown

Earlier today I brought you the first part of our interview with a large chunk of the people involved in Red Tails. Now I return bearing more talks of WWII, heroism, planes. This time, however, we have a new set of character with actors Ter...

 
 
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Interview pt. 1: Red Tails: director and Cuba Gooding Jr.

This past weekend I got the chance to sit down and talk with not only members of the cast of the upcoming WWII film Red Tails, but also its director and one of the famous Tuskegee airmen that the film is based on. Below you'll see the conve...

 
 
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NYCC: Two new Red Tails clips

If I wasn't excited for Red Tails before (I was) I am now. At NYCC the producers, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen and two of the film's cast walked us through making the film. They laid down some pretty interesting stuff, especially about t...

 
 




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Zombieland: Double Tap"New zombies, same jokes"

 

Carmen Sandiego (Season Two)"Sins of the father"

 

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil"EEEEEEEEVIIIIIIIIIIIIL"

 

Trick"Give me something good to stab (and stab and stab)"

 

Metallica: S&M²"Fight Fire With Fire"

 

LFF Harriet"Be free or die"

 

Gemini Man"Does whatever a gemini can"

 

LFF The Aeronauts"Reach for the sky"

 

NYFF Saturday Fiction"Life during wartime"

 

The Addams Family"Just be yourself (but not too much!)"

 

Parasite"Class mobility is a lie"

 

Lucky Day"Luck's run out"

 

LFF Knives Out"Whodounut"

 

LFF Bad Education"Ain't misbehavin"

 

NYFF The Whistlers"Whistling away the jail days"

 

LFF Marriage Story"Romcom in reverse"

 

LFF The Report"Democracy under scrutiny"

 

Preacher (Season 4)"The Messiah will dance!"

 

LFF The King"High drama"

 

LFF Jojo Rabbit"Ja Hitler!"

 

LFF Hope Gap"Deficient"

 

LFF Lucky Grandma"You'll never look at your grandma in the same way again"