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Trailer for 1BR puts the cat in the oven

Finding a good place to live can be hell, there's no doubt about that. Worse yet are the night noises, the strange neighbors. As someone who relocated to a city all on his lonesome and started life in a cheap bedroom of a townhouse shared ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Quibi to launch with 50 series lineup

The upcoming streaming platform, Quibi has confounded me for some time. Selling itself on short-form content that it bills as being like chapters from a Dan Brown novel, the service will operate only through cell phones and tablets and will...

 
 
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Chilling trailer for The Other Lamb is cult horror done right

IFC Midnight is giving A24 a run for its money with this downright chilling trailer for The Other Lamb. It pushes a feminist cultist tone similar to Midsommar with cinematography and costuming evocative of The Nightingale. The trailer alon...

 
 
 
 
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Review: The Dark Red

Sybil Warren (April Billingsley) is a young woman with issues. She's a schizophrenic in a mental ward trying to explain to a no-nonsense doctor that she actually can read minds, and her baby was kidnapped by a cult so they could steal its s...

 
 
 
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Butt Boy trailer has me pooping myself with anticipation

Sometimes you hear about a movie so riveting, so high concept, so beyond reality that it knocks the air out of you. The thought of seeing it on a screen makes you salivate. You feel like the movie is a dream of your own come to life. You l...

 
 
 
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Escape Room 2 gets shoved to end of December

Escape Room was not a very good movie and doesn't deserve to be a franchise. It was a banal and by-the-numbers slog of predictable peril that didn't even give us the basic escape room fun of trying to solve the puzzle with the characters. A...

 
 
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Shudder drops ultra-violent trailer for Blood Quantum

Bleary-eyed but wired on caffeine at a 12-hour horror movie marathon last October, around two in the morning I saw a film that wasn't playing anywhere else in the state. We were just a few hours following its world premier. It was called B...

 
 
 
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Review: Disappearance at Clifton Hill

Plenty of indie films aim to be something Lynchian--a mix often combining surreal horror, melodrama, noir, and dashes of absurd comedy--by striking an odd mood or by adding splashes of the unexplainable to their own works. Often these attem...

 
 
 
 
 
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Review: Blood on Her Name

Blood on Her Name is a film of backroads, barns, trailers, and barrooms. It's dark, grimy, and bruised from the offset. The world it inhabits is depressed and desperate, the kind of world where everyone is a victim of their own circumstance...

 
 
 
 
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Megan Fox to be handcuffed to dead husband in Till Death

Jennifer's Body was an all right movie. It got a lot of hate when it first landed, probably because horror/comedies are usually written off as dumb by people who just wanted a straight horror flick. Others have since tried to rehabilitate i...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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The 2019 Golden Cages: Best Screenplay

Another year of cinema has passed, which means it's time for our second annual Golden Cages awards, the only end-of-the-year awards program featuring everyone's favorite actor as a screaming statuette! Over the next two weeks leading...

 
 
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Review: Come to Daddy

As the credits roll for Come to Daddy the first thing that comes on screen is a "Based on an idea" credit for director Ant Timpson. Those usually roll by when a screenplay is developed by a writer based on some story idea that came up ...

 
 
 
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Blood on Her Name trailer offers some tense backcountry noir

Here we have a sweaty, low-income slice of noir with a trailer for Blood on Her Name. There's something about Southern Gothic imagery that always gets me. The tarnished look of the world, the beaten trucks and more beaten people, it remind...

 
 
 
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The Golden Cages: Most Underrated Movie

Another year of cinema has passed, which means it's time for our second annual Golden Cages awards, the only end-of-the-year awards program featuring everyone's favorite actor as a screaming statuette! Over the next two weeks leading u...

 
 
 
 




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SXSW Critical Thinking"What's your next move?"

 

Bloodshot"A bloody mess (not the good kind)"

 

SXSW Drunk Bus"Going round in circles"

 

The Hunt"Not even the third most talked about movie of the year"

 

Never Rarely Sometimes Always"Necessary for our time"

 

Jurassic Thunder"Somehow worse than it looks"

 

Castlevania (Season 3)"WHERE'S GRANT???"

 

The Booksellers"The moment he croaks I'm on the phone with Sotheby's"

 

The Wild Goose Lake"Goose on the loose."

 

The Way Back"Can't find its way"

 

The Dark Red"Kidnapping babies and wasting time"

 

The Invisible Man"Nothing to see here"

 

Burden"Love conquers all...except boredom"

 

Verotika"'Your teets are looking at me!'"

 

Blood on Her Name"'That don't put the skin back on the cat'"

 

Dragon Quest: Your Story"Butchering a beloved classic"

 

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising"Yet I'm falling asleep"

 

Beanpole"Plant a seed and hope for the best"

 

Ride Your Wave"Love and water"

 

We"A deadly serious sex comedy"

 

Sonic the Hedgehog"Super Sonic"

 

The Assistant"The unsung heroes"

 
 
 
 
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