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Bad Santa 2 gets first images featuring Billy Bob Thorton

 There's a long list of movie sequels coming out that I just don't think we need, but somewhere at the top of it is Bad Santa 2. The original was such a unique, dark and interesting comedy that came out of nowhere that I just can't see...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: Nerdland

Nerdland was the first film to stand out to me when I first signed on to cover the Tribeca Film Festival this year. Everything about it appealed to me. It's the first full length feature from Titmouse, an animated company most associated wi...

 
 
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Scream Queens Series Premiere Recap: "Pilot/Hell Week"

You folks don't know this, because we'd only recently begun covering television in earnest, but I was a huge fan of Glee. I bought the soundtracks, I bought the seasons on DVD (this was before Netflix took over and ruined EVERYTHING), I bou...

 
 
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Bojack Horseman is the Spec Ops: The Line of TV Shows

The first season of Bojack Horseman sort of came out of nowhere, at least as far as I was concerned. Back then, I was underemployed and watched pretty much anything that seemed vaguely interesting. I generally trusted (and continu...

 
 
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First Red Band trailer for Deadpool is glorious

We've been anticipating this first bit of footage for some time. After all of the talk, all of the images, all of those years stuck in development, and all of the advertising, Deadpool is actually film that exists. The trailer is well cut (...

 
 
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Trailer for Joe Dante's Burying the Ex buries itself deep

Joe Dante has had a string of mediocre films lately. A formerly quirky name in the horror genre, with films like Gremlins and Small Soldiers, but after directing a bunch of television and whatever exactly The Hole was, his directing hasn't...

 
 
 
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The Voices trailer delivers more than it appears

In the realm of talking animal movies there's pretty much one genre and that genre is children's comedies. The Voices is not that. Yes, it has talking animals, but it's also a dark comedy with slasher instincts. Plus, it has Ryan Reyno...

 
 
 
 
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First trailer for Horns, starring Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe's career has been in a bit of a flux in his post-Potter days. In what seemingly seems like Radcliffe searching for that one role that'll truly showcase his talents, he's been in several offbeat projects that don't always w...

 
 
 
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Trailer for Frank starring Michael Fassbender is goofy fun

Frank tells the story of a young musician named Jon who joins a group of eccentric musicians, lead by the enigmatic Frank, a man who makes music purely for the joy of creating ... and who wears a giant fake head all the time. Frank looks p...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Johnny Express

The year is 2150. Johnny is a great delivery man. He is however, incredibly lazy. All Johnny wants is to sleep in his automated space delivery ship. All he has to do is deliver the packages he's sent. However, his deliveries never seem to ...

 
 
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Reviews: Whitewash and Big Bad Wolves

I like film festivals for a lot of reasons, but one of the best is the way films are forced into context with a number of other, entirely unrelated films. The act of watching multiple films in a day alone creates all sorts of weird unintent...

 
 
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First trailer for Obvious Child, starring Jenny Slate

Obvious Child is one of the films I regret missing out on during SXSW. It stars Jenny Slate, in her first starring role (though she's played numerous, fabulous supporting roles), as a comedienne who's life takes an unexpected turn when she...

 
 
 
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Watch: BaneCat - a villainous cat that torments his owner

The Dark Knight Rises' evil Batman antagonist Bane has one of the most recognizable and most fun to parody voices ever. Enter: BaneCat, a short video about a villainous cat who torments his owner. It's a pretty funny little short, and the ...

 
 
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NSFW: Red band trailer for Filth sure is filthy

James McAvoy stars in Filth as Scottish Detective Sergeant Bruce Robertson, a man with a lot of vices who'll do anything to get his way. This red band trailer for Filth is very NSFW, so you can check it out below, along with a poster featur...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Space Station 76

Space Station 76 is a bit of an odd duck. It's outward appearance of a riff on 1970s science fiction makes it appear to be an oddball comedy full of visual puns and hilarious jokes at the expense of dated future technology. The truth of the...

 
 
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Review: Cheap Thrills

Any movie synopsis that includes "black comedy" and "David Koechner" is an instant sell for me. Toss in Empire Records' Ethan Embry and the two leads from Ti West's The Innkeepers and my expectations will be through the roof. Chea...

 
 
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New Wolf of Wall Street featurettes look awesome

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo Dicaprio's latest collaboration, Wolf of Wall Street, is the fast paced, R-rated Christmas release we've all been waiting for. Scorsese's latest dark comedy follows the drug-fueled exploits of 80's wunder...

 
 
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Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

Sitting down to write this review, I had trouble figuring out the sub header you see above. I normally like to put a joke or pop culture reference there, but I simply can't seem to. The more and more I think about The Wolf of Wall Street, t...

 
 
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Review: Don Jon

Our rabid consumption of media informs our lives and habits as much as our upbringing. For Jon, that media obsession is porn. When he isn't debating what number to rate a girl at the club, he is masturbating three times a day. Or five. Or e...

 
 
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All Is Bright brings the (dark) Christmas spirit

Christmas movies with cheery people and overwrought emotions are a dime a dozen. Christmas movies that are dark comedies? Not so much. That's what All Is Bright looks like it's shaping up to be. Well, that and another fantastic turn f...

 
 
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Review: Kick-Ass 2

Kick-Ass was one of the bigger surprises for me when I first saw it. Having not read the comic the film's dark overtones, commentary on violence in media and perturbing escalation of said violence left me coming out of the theater thin...

 
 
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Trailer: The Family

In Luc Besson's The Family, Robert DeNiro returns to one of his best forms - a mobster trying to stay out of trouble, and failing. The movie centers around DeNiro's character and his tough-as-nails family; his wife played by Michelle Pfeif...

 
 
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Check out the Birdman costume and disheveled Keaton

A little while ago, we reported that Michael Keaton was confirmed to be starring in director Alejando González Iñárritu’s (Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel) Birdman. It is a dark comedy that follows Keaton as a form...

 
 
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Review: Sightseers

In a year where Great Britain has been celebrated by its Queen's jubilee, a successful Olympics and the fiftieth anniversary of its greatest cinematic icon, there's something gleefully appropriate about the year's final show of national ...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: Fresh Meat

Before interviewing director Danny Mulheron and actress Kate Elliott about Fresh Meat, I was talking to another film blogger/journalist about the movie. She  brought up the idea of brew and views with her friends: double features invol...

 
 
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Review: All American Zombie Drugs

What should you expect with a film titled All American Zombie Drugs? It can go one of two ways. Either the film is going for B-movie style horror or the title is a reference to the pulpy nature of its art house take on drugs. So which direc...

 
 
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Flix for Short: Everything I Can See From Here

Everything I Can See From Here is a beautiful little film by artists Sam Taylor and Bjorn Aschim. The dark comedy features two guys and their dog minding their own business, playing some football in a dystopian, industrial landscape, when a...

 
 
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Tribeca Review: V/H/S/2

In the original V/H/S, numerous tapes littered the apartment of the film's depraved gang of psychos, leaving the viewer to wonder what else those cassettes contained and whether the viewer can stomach to watch any more. S-VHS is a frivolous...

 
 
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Review: It's a Disaster

There seems to be more and more movies about the end of the world these days. Maybe it's a reflection of how vulnerable people feel given the notable events of the 21st century: terrorist attacks, natural disasters, man-made ecological trag...

 
 
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Trailer: This is the End (Red Band)

This new Red Band trailer for This is the End has enough new content and hints of plot (it seems to be a biblical apocalypse) to help you figure out what kind of movie it's going to be. It's filled to the brim with comedians like Seth Roge...

 
 
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RFC Review: The Suicide Shop

[Over the next few days we'll be looking at some of the films from Rendez Vous with French Cinema 2013, an annual showcase of contemporary and classic French films running from February 28th to March 10th. The screenings will take place at ...

 
 
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Review: 21 and Over

In case you didn't know what you were in for with a film like 21 and Over, let me ask you one thing. How comfortable are you with man butt? If you're uncomfortable, 21 and Over is going to challenge you with its hefty amount of man butt. Ho...

 
 
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Trailer: The Brass Teapot

The Brass Teapot stars Juno Temple and Michael Angarano as a young husband a wife, in love and broke. One day Alice (Temple) finds a brass teapot at an antique shop, but the star-crossed lovers quickly realize that this is no ordinary teap...

 
 
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ABCs of Death directors answer YOUR questions on Reddit

Did you see The ABCs of Death? Do you have burning questions that you'd like answers? Do you go on Reddit? Well, then do I have news for you! Starting today at 11:00 PST - 2:00 PST, fifteen of the twenty-six directors and two of the pr...

 
 
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John Leguizamo is Fugly in new autobiographical comedy

I'm a huge fan of John Leguizamo's comedy. Unfortunately, not everyone seems to think the same way. He's always typecast as the "zany Mexican guy who makes faces" and has to keep the same accent in each film. Thankfully, he's finally gettin...

 
 




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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"

 

The VelociPastor"Not to be confused with The TriceraCops"

 

Nekrotronic"Pokemon GHOST"

 

She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (Season 3)"Space is warped and time is bendable"

 
 
 
 
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