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Review: The Happytime Murders

The term gimmick has a negative connotation, but it doesn't have to. Gimmicks can work. When a gimmick is implemented appropriately it turns into creativity and fresh ideas. The key to making a gimmick work, I would argue, is it can...

 
 
 
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James Gunn working to reboot Starsky and Hutch with Sony

Deadline is reporting that Sony and James Gunn are teaming up to bring Starsky and Hutch back into action as a new TV series. If you recall either the original show or the comedic movie based on the series, it's about two cops, who deal wit...

 
 
 
 
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Limitless Pilot Review: Limited in Scope

If you haven't been paying attention to the TV scene lately, it's been getting more and more impressive. Shows are getting better budgets, a higher class of actors, and their getting all sorts of social media attention. It's no longer passe...

 
 
 
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Review: Predestination

Predestination is one of those festival films that you have no idea exists but, when you finally see it, you wonder where it's been your entire life. I'm not the biggest time travel movie fan, nor do I really enjoy science fiction in genera...

 
 
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Review: Let's Be Cops

I love the Buddy Cop genre. Lethal Weapon, Beverly Hills Cop, 21 Jump Street (and its sequel), even Hollywood Homicide. I also love The New Girl. Imagine my surprise and delight when two of the leads from The New Girl were going to appear i...

 
 
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NYAFF Review: Firestorm 3D

I wish I’d seen Firestorm 3D a week and a half earlier. In my review of The White Storm, I talked extensively about expectations. The film had been sold as X and turned out to be Y, which was good but not really wh...

 
 
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NYAFF Review: Cold Eyes

Some of my favorite movies are ones that make me want to go and do something after the lights come up. Some films make me want to travel the world or shave my head or something. Others take professions and make them seem so much cooler than...

 
 
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Review: Deliver Us From Evil

In all my years seeing movies, I don’t think I’ve seen a collective shrug quite like the one my theater experienced upon leaving Deliver Us From Evil. A passive gesture of that magnitude could only have been triggered by a ...

 
 
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NYAFF Review: The White Storm

Before the screening of As the Light Goes Out, NYAFF co-founder/the world’s greatest salesman Grady Hendrix made a pitch for people to stay for The White Storm, the film that was playing immediately afterward. He described it thusly: ...

 
 
 
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International trailer for RoboCop answers a big question

While the other two trailers for RoboCop didn't exactly light the world on fire with their generic overtones, this international trailer for the film at least answers a big question I've had with the upcoming reboot. Is Murphy wearing a su...

 
 
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First full trailer and images for Ride Along

So I am firmly in the "Kevin Hart isn't funny" camp and this first full trailer for Ride Along (starring Hart and Ice Cube) didn't exactly change my mind. Whether or not you can handle the terrible videogame jokes about male diddlyparts, I...

 
 
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New RoboCop trailer expands on story

The original trailer for the reboot of RoboCop left us scratching our heads a bit. It looked promising, but it also left us with a lot of questions. This newer one answers plenty of them, and actually succeeds at getting me excited, m...

 
 
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First RoboCop poster looks Dredd-ful

Remember when the first trailer for the RoboCop remake came out and I thought it looked like Dredd? Well the first official poster for the film isn't really helping matters much. It's the "all black" look of the new RoboCop that gets to me....

 
 
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First trailer for RoboCop remake has cops and robots

Ever since the first set photos of the new RoboCop's armor leaked onto the Internet, Flixist has been in a state of somewhat worry. Max thought the armor looked okay, but most of us were a little taken aback by the sleeker look. Then fishy...

 
 
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Beverly Hills Cop 4 in the works, Eddie Murphy on board

Remember when Eddie Murphy was funny, irreverent and made good movies? Think back... way back. You either just thought of a red leather jump suit or Beverly Hills Cop. The former was pretty much tarnished the second it was created, the seco...

 
 
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Teaser Trailer: Ride Along

Ride Along is another entry in the buddy cop comedy genre of flicks. Featuring Kevin Hart as man trying to impress his girlfriend's brother, a cold police officer played by Ice Cube (so he's pretty much doing the same thing he was in ...

 
 
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Review: The Heat

The Heat is an odd movie. It's a buddy cop film with two women at the center. That alone should be a breath of fresh air thanks to the alarming lack of female led films this Summer (or at all), but unfortunately, The Heat tries to distance ...

 
 
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Trailer: R.I.P.D.

R.I.P.D. (which stands for Rest In Peace Department instead of Rest In Peace Death like I'd secretly hoped) is an adaptation of a graphic novel starring Ryan Reynolds as Nick (that's a cool name, bruh) who dies but joins the R.I.P.D. for 1...

 
 
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Super Troopers 2 may shoot this year meow

A sequel to 2001's Super Troopers looks like it's good to go. Kevin Heffernan (Car Ramrod!) revealed that Super Troopers 2 was ready to Guy Speed: There will be a Super Troopers sequel. We put it off for a while and then came back to it. W...

 
 
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Trailer: Kid's Police

(Oh, Japan.) Based on the TV show of the same name, Kid's Police is a badass 70s-style cop movie with child actors in the lead. And that's all you need to know. The sheer joy and absurdity of the concept puts a goofy smile on my face. Kid'...

 
 
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Film Comment Selects Review: Motorway

[For the next week we'll be looking at some of the movies playing at the Film Comment Selects series, featuring films hand selected by the editors of Film Comment magazine. For tickets and more information on the series, go here or visit Fi...

 
 
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Trailer: Wrong Cops

Quentin Dupieux is working on something confusing yet again. This new "trailer" for Wrong Cops (not to be confused with his upcoming Wrong) seems broken in the conventional sense, but it all boils down to the way it's being filmed.  W...

 
 
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Trailer: The Heat

Oh man, I can almost hear our own Nick Valdez crying with joy over this one. It looks like director Paul Feig's followup to his hilarious Bridesmaids is a buddy-cop flick starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, and that just may...

 
 
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Check out Schwarzenegger's tattoos in David Ayer's Ten

Man, Arnie sure is rockin' and rollin' now isn't he? He got an extended role in Expendables 2, starring in a film with Sly Stallone in which he gets a cool mustache, heading up his own hopefully cheesy movie, The Last Stand, and crushing hi...

 
 
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Review: The Sweeney

Ignoring such travesties as The Keith Lemon Movie (don't ask), British filmmaking has enjoyed something of a revival over the past two years. The Sweeney, a present-day adaptation of a popular '70s tv programme about 'ard as nails cockney c...

 
 
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Trailer: End of Watch

I have been all over David Ayer's End of Watch and every time I post something about it, I flip flop between liking and disliking what I see. First, I love what I see and eventually prattle on about it like some weirdo. Then I se...

 
 
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Trailer: End of Watch

Here's the red band trailer for End of Watch, David Ayer's new cop drama that looks like it takes cues from shows like COPS. There's a lot of shakycam, night vision, and F-bombs which makes me lose the confidence I had in this. It loo...

 
 
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End of Watch releases stateside September 21st

In order to avoid competition during its original release weekend of September 28th, End of Watch is getting bumped up a week to September 21st, 2012. Since I was going to see both Looper and End of Watch anyway, it's pretty great that...

 
 
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End Of Watch clip is very Spanish

Here's the first clip of David Ayer's End of Watch just released this week. It's a simple conversation -- where the word "quinceanera" gets thrown around like fifty times-- between Gyllenhaal and Pena that says quite a bit about the f...

 
 
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Eli Roth directing Russell Crowe as Dracula

Dracula is such a Hollywood whore. The guys been making movies in every genre since the dawn of film. From classic horror to screwball comedy, Dracula just won't say no to a movie. Next up is a cop film in the form of Harker, which tells th...

 
 
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Trailer: End of Watch

I hadn't actually paid much attention to David Ayer's next film End of Watch because his directorial efforts after writing Training Day haven't been all that fantastic. This trailer has may attention now, though, and since he wro...

 
 




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Loro"Sympathy for the Devil"

 

Rambo: Last Blood"Rambome Alone"

 

Hustlers"Hustle 'n bustle"

 

The Goldfinch"The real deal or fool's gold?"

 

Promare"BURN TO THE GROUND"

 

One Cut of the Dead"Heart-felt brain munching"

 

IT Chapter Two"But are there vomiting turtles?"

 

Satanic Panic"Always tip your drivers"

 

The Peanut Butter Falcon"Who doesn't like Mark Twain?"

 

Artik"The evils of murder and whiskey"

 

Clownado"Cyclownin' around"

 

Ready or Not"Let's play a game"

 

Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus"PHASE TWOOOOOOOOOOOOO"

 

The Amazing Johnathan Documentary"The man, the meth, the legerdemain"

 

Where'd You Go, Bernadette"Eh, she'll come back eventually"

 

Good Boys"Kissing party"

 

Driven"John DeLorean's shattered dream "

 

Long Gone By"Moral conundrum with ice cream "

 

Millennium Actress"A classic revived"

 

The Art of Racing in the Rain"No paws, all wheels"

 

The Kitchen"Half-cooked"

 

Dora and the Lost City of Gold"Can you say "mediocre?""

 

The Nightingale"Heed the black bird's call"