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Nsfw Trailer for Comic Book Adaptation 'The Scribbler'

10 hours ago

I hadn't heard of The Scribbler until I received an email announcing its October 21 DVD and Blu-ray release date and saw it's a comic book adaptation that stars Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg, Eliza Dushku, Gina Gershon, Sasha Grey, Garret Dillahunt, Michael Imperioli and Billy Campbell, which is to say director John Suits has compiled an ensemble filled of "been there, done that" names, but they are recognizable names at least. amz asin="B00M1CFWGC" size="small"The film follows Suki (Cassidy), a young woman confronting her destructive mental illness using "The Siamese Burn," an experimental machine designed to eliminate multiple personalities. The closer Suki comes to being "cured," she's haunted by a thought... what if the last unwanted identity turns out to be herc Pretty deep rightc I mean, don't want to go eliminating your last personality because then what happensc Yeah, that's like trying to figure out 911 times »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch: Trailer for Cannes Palme d'Or Winner 'Winter Sleep'

17 hours ago

Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Winter Sleep won this year's Cannes Film Festival top prize and will play the Toronto Film Festival, but I'm not sure I'll be taking it in unless it fits a time slot where the three hour and 16 minute running time doesn't force me to miss two to three films I could otherwise see. After all, Adopt Films has already picked this one up for release later this year so it isn't like I won't ever have a chance to see it. That said, I really can't wait to see what all the fuss is about. The story centers on Aydin (Haluk Bilginer), a former actor, who runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal (Melisa Sozen) with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla (Demet Akbag) who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall, »

- Brad Brevet

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An Entertaining and Brief 'Detour' Down a Dark Highway

18 hours ago

After watching (and writing about) Out of the Past earlier this week, I had an itch to watch a little more film noir. So, last night, before bed, I started doing a little searching and decided on Edgar G. Ulmer's 67-minute feature Detour starring Tom Neal and Ann Savage. It should be said, before Ulmer started directing films he worked in the art department as set designer on Fritz Lang's Metroplis and M as well as assistant art director on F.W. Murnau's silent classic Sunrise. We've also featured a previous film of his here on this site when Matt Risnes wrote about his 1934 classic Black Cat (read that here) a spectacularly dark and eerie feature featuring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi, each of them chewing up the big screen, attempting to outdo one another. That aside, when it comes to Detour, like Out of the Past we're talking about another femme fatale, »

- Brad Brevet

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First Look at Nicole Kidman in 'Paddington', Plus a New Poster

19 hours ago

The Weinstein Co. just sent over the above first look at Nicole Kidman in the upcoming live-action/CG-hybrid feature Paddington, the new movie based on the beloved fictional character from children's literature created by Michael Bond in 1958, along with a new teaser poster for the film at the bottom of this post. Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a young Peruvian bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw) with a passion for all things British who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realize that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kindly Brown family who read the label around his neck -- "Please look after this bear. Thank you." -- and offer him a temporary haven. It looks as though his luck has changed until this rarest of bears catches the eye of »


- Brad Brevet

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New Pictures from Pixar's 'Inside Out' and Short Film 'Lava'

19 hours ago

Above is your first official look at Riley, the main character in Pixar's upcoming 2015 release Inside Out. The film centers on the 11-year-old, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco and in this picture we'll be taken inside this little girl's mind where we'll find five key characters in her emotional "Headquarters" -- Joy (voiced by Amy Poehler), Fear (voiced by Bill Hader), Anger (voiced by Lewis Black), Disgust (voiced by Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (voiced by Phyllis Smith) -- all of which are featured directly below. This first look comes via Disney's Anywhere app where director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera take us through the film's production. In addition to this, premiering in front of Inside Out will be a new Pixar short film Lava, the love story between two rather unique characters, those being a pair of volcanoes named Uku and Lele. »

- Brad Brevet

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New 'Foxcatcher' Teaser Trailer Premieres

20 hours ago

On the heels of this morning's announcement that Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher will play Telluride before it moves north to Toronto, Sony Classics has premiered a new teaser trailer for the upcoming drama starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo. Here's the lengthy plot synopsis: Based on true events, Foxcatcher tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric multi-millionaire and two champion wrestlers. When Olympic Gold Medal winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) is invited by wealthy heir John du Pont (Steve Carell) to move on to the du Pont estate and help form a team to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics at his new state-of-the-art training facility, Schultz jumps at the opportunity, hoping to focus on his training and finally step out of the shadow of his revered brother, Dave (Mark Ruffalo). Driven by hidden needs, du Pont sees backing »

- Brad Brevet

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New Poster for '71', Another Acclaimed, New Jack O'Connell Movie

20 hours ago

This morning I posted my loving review of Starred Up, which available On Demand right now and, in my opinion, is an absolute must see (read the review here). Now, after playing the Berlin Film Festival and winning over critics there, another new film starring Jack O'Connell (soon-to-be star of Angelina Jolie's Unbroken) is making waves as it will play Telluride this week and Toronto after that. The film is '71 and Empire has just unveiled the first international poster, which you see directly above. Directed by Yann Demange, '71 takes place over the course of a single night in the life of a young British soldier (O'Connell), following his plight as he's accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, he must survive the night alone and find his »

- Brad Brevet

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Remember 'Seventh Son'c A New Trailer for the Long Delayed Film Arrives

21 hours ago

Warner Bros. was originally going to release Seventh Son from director Sergei Bodrov in January 2014, but after Legendary bounced from WB to Universal the film was in limbo until finally re-emerging on the release calendar on February 6, 2015 and now with Universal distributing. Today the first trailer for the film since the distributor switch has arrived, hoping to reignite what little interest there was for this picture in the first place outside of some passing interest in the cast. Based on Joseph Delaney's young-adult novel series, the story centers on Thomas Ward (Ben Barnes), the seventh son of a seventh son, who becomes the apprentice to an exorcist named Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges). Together the two combat ghosts and witches in the 1700s, but they must soon battle with Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), the queen of evil, as Tom falls for a young witch named Alice (Alicia Vikander). You can »

- Brad Brevet

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'Rosewater' Trailer & Poster Premieres as First Reviews are Somewhat Muted

21 hours ago

It was announced this morning, Jon Stewart's Rosewater will have its premiere at the Telluride Film Festival followed shortly by a Toronto Film Festival appearance and now the first trailer and poster for the film has been release along with the first wave of reviews. First off, Scott Foundas at Variety says it's "an alternately somber and darkly funny drama" that will likely be compared to Argo. Foundas adds, "Largely a two-hander between Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal) and the interrogator who puts him through a gauntlet of soul-crushing mindgames, Stewart's confident, superbly acted debut feature works as both a stirring account of human endurance and a topical reminder of the risks faced by journalists in pursuit of the truth, minus the caper antics and flag waving of Ben Affleck's populist Oscar winner." Over at The Hollywood Reporter, Todd McCarthy says it's "an emotionally accessible but very modest tale »

- Brad Brevet

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'Starred Up' (2014) Movie Review

22 hours ago

The title Starred Up refers to the premature transferal of a juvenile to adult prison. In the case of this film, directed by David Mackenzie, said juvenile is 19-year-old inmate Eric Love played with utter ferocity by Jack O'Connell. The overall awe I felt in watching O'Connell here is like the first time I saw Tom Hardy in Nicolas Winding Refn's Bronson, though, while both films focus on unstable prison inmates, you have to strip away all the dark humor and absurdity of Bronson before you can get to the harsh, real world, brutal intensity of Starred Up and it doesn't let up for a second. Eric Love's transfer comes as a result of his violent nature and Mackenzie introduces the audience to Eric's new environment right along with the young man -- strip off your clothes, raise your arms, squat, put your clothes on. He's ushered down the »

- Brad Brevet

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Box Office Predictions: 'If I Stay' Predicted #1 Over 'As Above, So Below' and 'November Man'

22 hours ago

If I Stay might win. Of course, you could say that about five or six films this weekend, it's not going to take much. Last year, over the three-day weekend, it only took $15.8 million (One Direction: This is Us). This year it will take even less, though keep in mind we're not predicting Monday around here. If you're looking at your spreadsheet at home, yes, this is indeed a five percent drop I'm predicting for If I Stay from last weekend, which is basically unheard of, but for context know that four films over last Labor Day Weekend pulled off the single-digit feat. The Chloe Grace Moretz starrer was also made for a slim $11 million, meaning my $14.9 million call is icing on the teenage girl cake. Not many films lose their first weekend and then come back to claim the crown, but the conditions are just right this weekend. I »

- Laremy Legel

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2014 Telluride Film Festival Line-Up Includes Plenty of Cannes, Toronto and Venice Crossover

23 hours ago

There are a lot of familiar faces in the just announced 2014 Telluride Film Festival line-up, but as much as this fest is about what's officially announced, it's also about what's not mentioned as secret screenings are pretty much what makes Telluride such a buzzy fest, though this year a little bit of snow may also be part of the conversation. As for the titles announced so far you have Venice early standout Birdman, Jon Stewart's Rosewater, The Imitation Game and Jean-Marc Vallee's Wild along with a Ton of Cannes crossover pics including Foxcatcher, The Homesman, Leviathan, Mommy, Mr. Turner, Red Army, Wild Tales and Two Days, One Night. There is plenty of Toronto crossover with many of this pics as well, which also includes Ramin Bahrani's 99 Homes, the new Martin Scorsese documentary The 50 Year Argument, Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look of Silence and Ethan Hawke's Seymour among others. »

- Brad Brevet

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Putting Christ Back in Christmas: Watch the Trailer for Kirk Cameron's 'Saving Christmas'

27 August 2014 7:20 PM, PDT

Do you ever feel like Christmas has been hijackedc There's all that commercialism and people that want to replace "Merry Christmas" with "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings"... whatever that means... This is the start of what you are about to witness. I saw the poster for Kirk Cameron's new movie Saving Christmas earlier today, but held off on posting it, but now that the trailer has been released there is no sense in holding back any longer. The tagline alone - "Putting Christ Back in Christmas" - is ridiculous enough, but to know the film follows Cmaeron's attempt to convince his friend, who just so happens to be named Christian, the real spirit of Christmas has not disappeared is a bit too much for me to handle. Then you watch the trailer and, well, see for yourself. By the way, Mr. Cameron, "Happy Holidays" and "Season's Greetings" mean exactly what they sound like. »

- Brad Brevet

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John Hillcoat's Corrupt Cop Drama, 'Triple Nine' Set for September 2015 Release

27 August 2014 4:37 PM, PDT

Open Road has set a September 11, 2015 release date for John Hillcoat's new film Triple Nine and I'm largely mentioning this because this is a film with a stacked cast from a director whose work I highly anticipate. Matt Cook penned the script and the ensemble cast includes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Anthony Mackie, Woody Harrelson, Aaron Paul, Kate Winslet, Gal Gadot, Norman Reedus, Teresa Palmer and Clifton Collins, Jr. As for the plot, it centers on a crew of dirty cops is blackmailed by the Russian mob to execute a virtually impossible heist and the only way to pull it off is to manufacture a 999, police code for "officer down." Their plan is turned upside down when the unsuspecting rookie they set up to die foils the attack, triggering a breakneck action-packed finale tangled with double-crosses, greed and revenge. This is a release date to remember and a movie »

- Brad Brevet

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So Now We're Moving into the Age of the 'Looney Tunes' Cinematic Universe

27 August 2014 12:46 PM, PDT

There's a story in The Hollywood Reporter that says Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz (X-Men: Days of Future Past) are writing a screenplay for an Acme movie, inspired by the fictional company seen in "Looney Tunes" cartoons featuring the likes of Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner and Daffy Duck with Steve Carell attached to star. Additionally, Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, who directed Carell in Crazy Stupid Love, are being courted to director for Warner Bros. But this isn't what's interesting to me. The site reports the film, which will be a CG/live-action hybrid won't actually center on "Looney Tunes" characters and it's being looked at as an event movie that will also launch a franchise. Without any actual plot details it simply sounds to me like they are going to try and find ways of introducing a variety of "Looney Tunes" characters so as to not »

- Brad Brevet

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Hanks and Howard Back Together for Dan Brown's 'Inferno'

27 August 2014 11:58 AM, PDT

It was confirmed last night by Deadline that Tom Hanks and Ron Howard are bringing back Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon for a third time after The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons as Inferno, based on the Dan Brown novel, will head into production in April 2015. Worldwide the first two films brought in $1.24 billion worldwide with only 28% of that total coming from the domestic box office, which is to say this has a big overseas following despite the fact reviews for the first two movies were never stellar. As for this next installment, which skips over The Lost Symbol when it comes to the chronological release of the books' publication dates, here's the synopsis: In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon (Hanks), is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history's most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces... Dante's Inferno. Against this backdrop, Langdon battles »

- Brad Brevet

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New 'Avengers 2' Pictures, Hawkeye in 'Captain America 3' Rumors and 'Winter Soldier' Easter Eggs Revealed

27 August 2014 10:34 AM, PDT

Empire has released the above new picture from behind-the-scenes of Avengers: Age of Ultron featuring Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye and director Joss Whedon showing him how to properly shoot his bow. Meanwhile, Renner recently spoke with Collider and gave hints we may be seeing more of Hawkeye sooner rather than later. "There are rumblings of Captain America 3," he said. "I don't know what's going to happen there. I've got to find the time, man. Laughs I'm trying to stay home and I can't." At the same time, Captain America 3 co-director Joe Russo talked about what other Avengers may be showing up in the new film similar to Black Widow's (Scarlett Johansson) role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier saying they've already got someone set... could it be Hawkeyec "That's such a hard question because we've kind of already done that. Do they have to be under contract »

- Brad Brevet

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Gale Gets His Own Poster In New 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Rebel Warriors Posters

27 August 2014 10:17 AM, PDT

Lionsgate has premiered six new posters for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 featuring the "rebel warriors" which includes character posters for Cressida (Natalie Dormer), Messalla (Evan Ross), Boggs (Mahershala Ali), Castor (Wes Chatham), Pollux (Elden Henson) and Gale (Liam Hemsworth). These folks help comprise the Distinct 13 rebels that will be featured in the new film due out November 21 as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and her band of warriors must take on The Capitol, which itself is out for revenge and beyond Katniss and her friends, no one is safe. Check out the posters below and stay tuned as I'm sure the marketing might of Lionsgate is only starting with this one. »

- Brad Brevet

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New 'Horns' International Poster and Trailer

27 August 2014 9:33 AM, PDT

Yesterday we learned Alexandre Aja's new thriller Horns carries a rather strong "R" rating for sexual content, some graphic nudity, disturbing violence including a sexual assault, language and drug use. Today we get a new international trailer and poster for the film which stars Daniel Radcliffe, Max Minghella, Juno Temple, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner and James Remar. Based on the novel by Joe Hill, Horns centers on Ig Perrish (Radcliffe), the number one suspect for the violent rape and murder of his girlfriend, Merrin (Temple). Hungover from a night of hard drinking, Ig awakens one morning to find horns starting to grow from his own head and soon realizes their power drives people to confess their sins and give in to their most selfish and unspeakable impulses - an effective tool in his quest to discover the true circumstances of his late girlfriend's tragedy and for exacting revenge on her killer. »

- Brad Brevet

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Tyler Perry Goes from Not Knowing Who David Fincher is to Praising Him and 'Gone Girl'

27 August 2014 9:03 AM, PDT

On Monday we learned from an interview with New York Magazine (via Yahoo) that before signing on to star in Gone Girl for director David Fincher (Se7en, Fight Club, The Social Network), Academy member, director, actor, screenwriter and producer Tyler Perry had never heard of Fincher, wasn't familiar with his work and had no idea about the popularity of Gillian Flynn's novel from which the film is based. Perry has now said pretty much the same thing in a new interview with Vulture, though this time with a little bit of praise added to the quote. "I had no sense of how big the book was," Perry said. "If I had, I probably would have walked away from it. If I had known ... This is the honest-to-God's truth. If I had known who David Fincher was, and his body of work ... If I had known that the book was so popular, »

- Brad Brevet

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