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Watch: All 2,899,270 Things Wrong with 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

3 hours ago

While I didn't think The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was a great film, I also think it was a film that endured the wrath of Internet hatred far more than it should have. At the very least it was better than a movie about a guy that wanted to turn everyone into lizards... rightc Anywho... So the boys at ScreenJunkies and CinemaSins have pulled a role reversal this week and traded off their "Everything Wrong With..." and "Honest Trailer" duties to one another and while I typically don't enjoy the "Everything Wrong With..." videos the ScreenJunkies crew has essentially turned it into a longform Honest Trailer, which I can get behind. From Aunt May's all-lettuce breakfast sandwich to discount morgues and 2,899,268 other "sins" they've got you covered. Enjoy. yt id="H53183mVc2o" width="500" Oh, and here's the honest trailer, which I had to stop because I couldn't stand the guy's voice, »

- Brad Brevet

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Hard 'R' Rating for Paul Thomas Anderson's 'Inherent Vice' In Today's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

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Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice will be playing the New York Film Festival coming up at the end of this month and Warner Bros. has already got the film its MPAA rating and it's a hard "R" for the latest from PTA and R-ratings seemed to be the trend today. Sony Classics got a pair of their foreign language acquisitions rated and both Leviathan and Wild Tales come away with R ratings to no surprise, plus we get an R for the upcoming September release Pride. Then the latest from Studio Ghibli, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, gets a PG-rating to round things out. I have included the complete bulletin, ratings and reasons directly below. Dying of the Light Rated R For violence and language. Inherent Vice Rated R For drug use throughout, sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some violence. Release Date: December 12, 2014 Jimmy's Hall Rated PG- »

- Brad Brevet

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Trailer and Clip from 'Cymbeline' Starring Ethan Hawke, Ed Harris and Milla Jovovich

4 hours ago

A quick search on the site and outside of the Venice Film Festival announcement I hadn't mentioned director Michael Almereyda's Cymbeline in the past and didn't even notice it at the time of the announcement. The film, as it turns out, is Almereyda's latest attempt at tweaking the work of Shakespeare and he's back with Ethan Hawke who starred in his 2000 adaptation Hamlet along with several other notable actors including Ed Harris, Milla Jovovich, John Leguizamo, Penn Badgley, Dakota Johnson and Anton Yelchin. The film, which Almereyda adapted from Shakespeare's text depicts an epic battle between dirty cops and a drug dealing biker gang set in a corruption-riddled America and as the movie is set to have its premiere in Venice this week before Lionsgate brings it to theaters in 2015 we get the first trailer and clip. I've included everything you need below along with the film's official synopsis. »

- Brad Brevet

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First Clip from James Franco's 'Sound and the Fury'

4 hours ago

I was originally going to see James Franco's William Faulkner adaptation The Sound and Fury in Toronto on Friday, but I think I'm opting to see the Viggo Mortensen starrer Far from Men instead. After all, I doubt it will be long before this one is streaming or at least available domestically while Far from Men may take a little longer to find itself a domestic distributor. That said, the first clip from Franco's new movie has arrived as it will be having its world premiere this Friday at the Venice Film Festival, followed by a North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday. I caught Franco's previous Faulkner adaptation As I Lay Dying at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival (read the review here) and it was an intriguing experimental piece, but the pace at which he churns these things out makes me wonder just how much »

- Brad Brevet

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Box Office Actuals: 'Guardians' Enjoys $22.9 Million Labor Day Weekend

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Predictions for the RopeofSilicon Box Office Challenge were only for the three-day weekend, but with how boring the weekend was on a whole I figured I'd just go with the four-day total for Guardians of the Galaxy in the headline. The Marvel title ended with just over $17 million for the three-day weekend and added another $5.8 million on Monday as it is now the highest grossing domestic release of the year so far, topping out at $281.2 million. When it comes to the weekend's newcomers, As Above, So Below finished with $8.6 million and the Pierce Brosnan-led actioner The November Man added $7.9 million after opening on Wednesday. When it comes to the Box Office Challenge, I've listed the current top ten from the points and accuracy leaderboards directly below and you can find the full leaderboard here. For the complete box office top ten and points awarded for this weekend specifically click here. »

- Brad Brevet

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'ABCs of Death 2' Red Band Trailer Gets Brutal and Bloody

9 hours ago

I don't know what to say, but this red band trailer for ABCs of Death 2 is doing nothing for me, it just looks cheap and uninspired, but perhaps I'm just in a bad mood because I think that's sort of the film's intention. The trailer is certainly gory and beyond what we most often get from a red band trailer, which is probably why it was labeled "extreme" in the email I received, but I guess I just don't see the humor in it, at least not as it's presented here in this trailer. The film brings together 26 directors for 26 different segments, all representing a letter of the alphabet and each director was given free reign as long as their segment was inspired by a word beginning with their respective letter and a story involving death. Said directors are Alejandro Brugues, Bill Plympton, Chris Nash, Dennison Ramalho, Erik Matti, »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch: New Trailer for 'Monsters: Dark Continent'

10 hours ago

A new trailer for Monsters: Dark Continent has premiered, giving a second look at the sequel to Godzilla remake director, Gareth Edwards's break-out, low budget film from 2010. Dark Continent is set seven years after the events of Monsters, and the 'Infected Zones' have spread worldwide. Humans have been knocked off the top of the food chain, with disparate communities struggling for survival. Amidst the turmoil, two soldiers embark on a life-altering mission through the dark heart of monster territory in the deserts. By the time they reach their goal, they will have been forced to confront the fear that fighting the monsters is just the beginning of their war. Tom Green has taken over the directing chair from Edwards and while the film doesn't yet have a domestic release, it will hit UK theaters on November 28. Check out the new trailer below. sb id="983541" height="360" width="640" »

- Brad Brevet

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Podcast: Race in Ridley Scott's 'Exodus', Celebrity Phones Hacked and Games

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We are taking a couple episodes off as Brad will be heading to the Toronto Film Festival for a week so we hope we've done well, though Brad will try to deliver a couple of Toronto reports while he's gone. That said, today we answer your questions, have a couple stories from our weekend to share, plenty of games to be played and more. We discuss violence against women in video games, the race issue in Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings and much more. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. »

- Brad Brevet

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Universal's Classic Monsters, 'Draft Day' and 'Night Moves' This Week On DVD & Blu-ray

11 hours ago

Draft Day I guess the discussion before releasing Draft Day was whether or not to take advantage of the start of the NFL season with the theatrical release or the DVD and Blu-ray release and the home video marketing team won because clearly that's the reason for bringing it out today, but does anyone care at this pointc The movie is no good, especially for anyone with a passing understanding of, or interest in, the NFL.

Universal Classic Monsters: Complete 30-Film Collection I'm not sure what I think about this one. While it would be awesome to own all of these titles, why Universal decided to go DVD-only is beyond me. If someone is a big enough fan of Universal's Classic Monsters franchise aren't they going to want them all and be willing to pay for them all on Blu-rayc Is it the cost involved in restoring them all and »

- Brad Brevet

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Will Cronenberg's 'Maps to the Stars' Skip the Oscar Racec

12 hours ago

Focus World announced yesterday they'd picked up David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars for domestic distribution with the intention of releasing it in 2015. The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival to somewhat mixed reviews, though specific attention was garnered for Julianne Moore who took home the fest's Best Actress award. It will next screen at the Toronto Film Festival followed by a New York Film Festival presentation. Naturally, when I first heard the news Focus World would give it a 2015 release I assumed that would come with a limited awards run in late 2014 along with a campaign for, at the very least, Moore, an actress long-thought overdue for an Oscar win, but it seems that might not be the case. Variety spoke with an individual that says an awards run "could" happen, but perhaps the buzz surrounding what is said to be a bit of a non-Academy character is scaring Focus off. »

- Brad Brevet

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'Magic Mike 2' Underway with Steven Soderbergh Lensing

22 hours ago

Steven Soderbergh isn't directing Magic Mike Xxl (aka Magic Mike 2), but he is serving as cinematographer and on this Labor Day weekend he's just tweeted the first picture from the set. It's only a clapperboard, but it is an interesting career move for Soderbergh who has served as cinematographer (as well as editor) on most of his films under the pseudonym Peter Andrews, but this is the first time he's done it for a film he isn't directing. At the helm for the sequel is Soderbergh's longtime second unit director, Gregory Jacobs (Wind Chill) with a story described as an "on-the-road adventure", expected to find Mike (Channing Tatum) and his stipper co-horts driving a U-Haul to a stripper convention. For more on that click here. The tweet from Soderbergh is below, Magic Mike Xxl is currently slated for a July 3, 2015 release. https://twitter.com/Bitchuation/statuses/506169958687326208 »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch: Every Gunshot from Quentin Tarantino's Movies

1 September 2014 10:35 AM, PDT

Well, it's yet another Quentin Tarantino video compilation, this time about eleven minutes worth of gunfire as someone has taken the time to stitch together every gunshot from Tarantino's movies into one complete video accompanied by the likes of Depeche Mode, Jay-z, Nancy Sinatra and others. The first six minutes are damn near entirely made up of clips from Django Unchained with only a couple of exceptions, but if you're in for a good dose of blood, guts and plenty of gun fire this might interest you for a few minutes, though I wonder if anyone can make it through the entire thing. I didn't. »

- Brad Brevet

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Watch: Willem Dafoe in First Trailer for Abel Ferrara's 'Pasolini'

1 September 2014 10:19 AM, PDT

Set to have its international premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, the first trailer for Abel Ferrara's Pasolini, starring Willem Dafoe as the Italian filmmaker, poet and novelist Pier Paolo Pasolini, has premiered ahead of its upcoming Venice Film Festival premiere. The film takes a look at the final days of Pasolini's life and the confusion surrounding his death in 1975 as he struggles with the censors as he is about to finish Sal?, or the 120 Days of Sodom, pausing for an interview with a journalist that allows him to reflect on ideas of sex and politics, having lunch with his beloved mother with whom he shared a house, welcoming friends and former lovers and his obsessive predilection for cruising the nocturnal streets of Rome in search of furtive sex via. Depending on how things shape out when it comes to my Tiff schedule, I might be seeing this one on Sunday, »

- Brad Brevet

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Charlie Hunnam Set for 'King Arthur', Rumored for 'Escape from New York' Remake

1 September 2014 9:30 AM, PDT

Charlie Hunnam is about to be seen in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy" on FX and after that it will likely be a long stream of movies and the schedule is starting to fill up. He was recently named the title star of Guy Ritchie's Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur, he will almost certainly be back for Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim sequel and now he's rumored to be the top contender to play Snake Plissken in the remake of John Carpenter's Escape from New York alongside a couple others still in the mix. Hunnam as well as Dan Stevens ("Downton Abbey", The Guest) and Jon Bernthal (Fury, "The Walking Dead") are reported to be the top three choices for the lead role, looking to pick up after Kurt Russell as Plissken, a convicted bank robber in a crime-riddled New York City-turned-maximum security prison, coerced »


- Brad Brevet

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Tiff 2014: Top Ten Most Anticipated Movies at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival

1 September 2014 8:40 AM, PDT

The line-up at this year's Toronto Film Festival has a much different feel than year's past and coming up with a list of most anticipated films isn't nearly as easy as previous years. Not because there's any lack of possible greatness, but in fact perhaps because the possibility is even greater, though in corners we may not expect. This year's fest is without what I would call a "big" film. David Dobkin's The Judge is opening the festival but at 141 minutes and with a trailer that does very little to convince me of its quality I have a hard time expecting much from it. Reese Witherspoon's Wild from director Jean-Marc Vallee is certainly one I will be seeing, but the anticipation level isn't entirely there and the somewhat muted Telluride response of respect with caveats has lessened my anticipation ever so slightly, the same could be said for Jon Stewart's Rosewater, »

- Brad Brevet

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