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Check Out A Clip From Christopher Denham's Preservation

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Fresh from the world premiere of Christopher Denham's Preservation at Tribeca a new clip from the survival horror picture has arrived online. Here's how the festival describes the film:Actor Christopher Denham takes his second turn in the director's chair with this finely crafted horror-thriller starring Pablo Schreiber (The Wire, Orange is the New Black), Aaron Staton (Mad Men), and Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire). Brothers Sean and Mike Neary, along with Mike's wife Wit, head out on a hunting trip that doubles as a distraction from their troubles at home. But ignoring the "closed" sign and heading deep into an overgrown nature preserve, they soon find their troubles are only beginning. When all of their gear is stolen, they immediately turn on each other. But the...

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First Teaser For Alan Mak and Felix Chong's Overheard 3

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Directors Alan Mak and Felix Ching are headed back to Hong Kong screens with the third installment of their Overheard thriller series. True to form with the shift from the first film to the second - in which the cast remained consistent along with the audio surveillance element while all else changed - this once again stars Louis Koo, Daniel Wu and Lau Ching Wan but the story this time moves to the 1980s and shady land development.The first teaser has arrived online, showcasing the the surveillance aspect of the story. Check it out below....

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Vampire Lothario In Bushwick! Check The Poster And Trailer For Quirky Tribeca Selected Horror Comedy Summer Of Blood

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Something very odd is headed to Tribeca with Onur Tukel's Summer Of Blood. Imagine, if you will, Woody Allen as a child of the mumblecore movement making a vampire film. You are now in the correct neighborhood, at least, for what Tukel has in store though this is so distinctly his own that playing the compare and contrast game seems to be doing it a mild disservice.Erik Sparrow is one of the lucky ones. He's got a good job. He's in a stable relationship. He lives in one of the greatest cities in the world. Does he deserve it? Probably not. He's not too bright. He's not very attractive. He's not at all ambitious. He's chubby and he's always complaining. And when his girlfriend Jody...

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The Sand Storm, A New Sci-fi Short Starring Chinese Artist And Political Activist Ai Wei Wei

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Ai Wei Wei is China's most influential contemporary artist, active in numerous fields (sculpture, installation, architecture, photography, and more...), as well as a major political activist for democracy and human rights, making him one of the leading critical voices against the Chinese government. He is now making his debut as a film actor, as the lead in a new science fiction film, a short titled "Sandstorm", where he plays a smuggler in a world devoid of water. We all got to see Ai Wei Wei's work in the 2008 Olympics as he is the consulting artist for the then newly built Beijing National Stadium, "The Bird's Nest", which housed the Olympic Games for that year. Ai Wei Wei's work has been exhibited in countless museums...

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Review: Lav Diaz's Norte: The End Of History is a Masterpiece That Tackles Human Strife

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History is often written to objectify the past into a series of related events that lead to the present. As a result, it tends to glorify milestones to the point of neglecting the humanity that is the very soul of such a continuing story. The history that most of us acknowledge is nothing more than a collage of important dates, people, and places that shallowly define nations, ultimately trivializing them. History, however, is also a malleable thing. It can be shaped to favor interests and ideologies. The history that is taught in schools and read in most textbooks has been precisely molded to define the Filipino nation as a product of a variety of struggles of all those who resisted colonialism and those who...

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Tribeca Interview: Rory Culkin Shines Dark in Lou Howe's Gabriel

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Lou Howe's directorial debut follows Gabriel (Rory Culkin), a scared 20-something suffering from a non-specific mental illness slinging fault in every direction, including his own, after his father commits suicide prior to the film's start. To anyone who has experienced even the slightest bout of depression, this sometimes quiet, sometimes frantic observational story will surely hit home. And although the motivation for writing the film didn't come from Howe's home, it came from nearby."I'd had a friend who was diagnosed with a mental illness in his late teens," explains Howe as we sit with lunch-gone-cold in front of us at The Carlton in Manhattan during the first days of the Tribeca Film Festival. "That's when the seed [for the story] was planted. I started thinking...

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Tribeca 2014 Review: Ivan Kavanagh Dumps All of His Fears into The Canal

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Take one part Lynchian weirdness, one part Polanski paranoia, toss in a hefty dose of J-Horror, mix 'em and cook 'em in a pot like gumbo, as the noted American poet Ice Cube once said, add just a smidgen of Darby O'Gill and the Little People for flavor, and you have Ivan Kavanagh's Gaelic scare-fest, The Canal. Okay, so that might not be entirely accurate, but you get the idea. And if you don't, the idea is: that's a whole lot of shit crammed in there. To be fair, it tastes much better than it has any right to, but it still doesn't congeal to form a cohesive whole. In addition to the tonal palette, there are a lot of story ideas running around, fighting...

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Poster, Trailer And Images For Koike's Lupin The Third Anime

18 April 2014 1:00 PM, PDT

While Versus director Kitamura Ryuhei has been making headlines with his upcoming live action adaptation of hugely popular and long running manga and anime series Lupin The Third, his is not the only high profile new Lupin project in the works. No, there's a new anime feature based on the gentleman thief as well, this one coming from Redline director Koike Takeshi. And not to be outdone by the release of the first imagery for the live action version this new animated offering has gone one better with stills, a poster and the first trailer. Check them all out below.[via Catsuka]...

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Full Trailer For Hentai Kamen Director's Sentai Comedy Joshi Zu

18 April 2014 12:00 PM, PDT

After releasing three features on Japanese screens  in 2013 Kids Police and Hentai Kamen director Fukuda Yuichi is showing no signs of slowing down in 2014 with another two films already scheduled for release in the first half of the year. And coming first is his sentai comedy Joshi Zu. To battle a malicious monster, five women are gathered in front of Commander Charles against their will. The five women are selected because they each have a family name that represents a color. The five women are filled with doubts about what they are able to do collectively, but they go up against the monster using their lethal technique "Women Tornado". The five women can only use the "Women Tornado" when they are all gathered...

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Vanishing Waves Duo Receives Development Funding For Upcoming Emergence

18 April 2014 11:00 AM, PDT

What, exactly, is Kristina Buožytė and Bruno Samper's Emergence? Nobody is saying just yet but given the impact that the Lithuanian duo made with their previous effort, Vanishing Waves, expect something exceptional. All we have been able to garner thus far is that this latest effort reunites the duo with their producers at Tremora and will, once again, touch into science fiction territory. For a taste of what the duo is capable of and why you should be paying close attention, take a look at the Vanishing Waves trailer below....

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Review: The Amazing Spider-man 2 Is A Serviceable Sequel

18 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT

The sequel to the Spider-Man reboot sees Marc Webb returning to the director's chair and, ultimately, using the same tone and a very similar structure to that of the original, even though there are more subplots to deal with in this new installment. Kicking off with a couple of sequences driven by action and intensity, the movie eventually takes time to develop some of the character conflicts that emerged in the first one, as well as to add other dilemmas related to Oscorp and the investigation once led by Peter Parker's deceased father, Richard. The first movie made emphasis on the background of Peter's parents and, with a post-credits scene included, left a question unsolved: What's so dark about Richard's past that might hurt Peter?...

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The Many Faces Of Cillian Murphy

18 April 2014 9:00 AM, PDT

This week, Wally Pfister's Transcendence is out in cinemas, and rather than focusing on its famous lead, I thought this to be a splendid opportunity to highlight Cillian Murphy, who plays Agent Buchanan in the film. Cillian Murphy is an actor with unusual looks, slender and slightly feminine even, and this is often used to portray him as either sensitive or creepy. But, actually, he is such a good actor that he doesn't have to rely on his appearance. Good guy, bad guy, everyman, extrovert ... Cillian Murphy makes acting look easy. So once again here is a gallery quiz, consisting of eight close-ups of one of my favorite thespians. Click through the images and guess which eight movies they're from. No competition, no prizes,...

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Miike Takashi Going Back To His Roots With New Film Yakuza Apocalypse

18 April 2014 8:00 AM, PDT

Miike Takashi has started shooting his new film Yakuza Apocalypse: The Great War Of The Underworld, reports Screen Daily. While the announcement of any new project by the prolific director automatically brings a great deal of anticipation, what he promises to do with Yakuza Apocalypse makes it particularly exciting. "Take a hike, boring Japanese productions! Against everyone's wishes, I'm going back to my roots on this one, and plan to go on a real rampage with Yakuza Apocalypse," Miike said, "I hope my cast and crew, and even myself make it out alive." Kagayama is a feeble but loyal underling to legendary yakuza boss Kamiura, who turns out to be a vampire. When an assassin from an international syndicate arrives in Japan to deliver an ultimatum, Kamiura is...

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Review: Poseidon Rex Has Teeth But No Bite

18 April 2014 7:00 AM, PDT

Jackson Slate is in deep with some small time thugs. He owes them a lot of money and he thinks that there is Mayan treasure buried deep in a blue hole off the shore of a secluded island off the coast of Belize. What Slate does not know is that he disturbs the Poseidon Rex from its slumber when he sets of explosives at the bottom of this hole. Slate enlists the help of sexy marine biologist Sarah, local boat tour guide Henry, and a young couple on vacation to go find the gold but they end up facing off with P-Rex on the opens seas. P-Rex then goes on a murderous rampage sinking boat after boat eventually taking its all-teeth boat show to the shores...

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Indie Horror Delivery: The Beast Within Hits Theaters And VOD In May

17 April 2014 5:00 PM, PDT

Brian Netto's Pov horror film Delivery has received a fair bit of attention here at Twitch over the past couple years and curious horror fans will soon be able to see why with word that the film (with freshly extended title) will hit VOD platforms from The Collective on May 27th with a limited theatrical release following on May 30th. Los Angeles, CA (April 16, 2014) -   Los Angeles-based entertainment management and production company The Collective has acquired the U.S. rights to paranormal thriller Delivery: The Beast Within (aka Delivery), and will be releasing the feature in theaters and on VOD this May.  A limited theatrical run in NYC, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, and Indianapolis is set for May 30th, 2014 with the movie...

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Mpi And Spectrevision Team To Bring Swedish Indie SciFi Lfo To Us Audiences

17 April 2014 4:00 PM, PDT

For the past couple years at Fantastic Fest I have taken to getting international directors drunk and making them review their own films. One such director to succumb to my boozie entreaties at the 2013 edition of the festival was Sweden's Antonio Tublen who rambled on about (sort of about, anyway) his scifi effort Lfo here. Nope, it doesn't make sense to me, either, but we had a lot of fun doing it. And very soon audiences who want to try to decipher what exactly was going on in Tublen's brain as he wrote this will have the chance to do so with word that Spectrevision - the genre imprint owned and operated by Elijah Wood, Daniel Noah and Josh Waller - have come aboard...

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Cold In July: Watch The Gritty Us Trailer For Jim Mickle's Latest

17 April 2014 3:30 PM, PDT

Yeah, we've got a thing for Jim Mickle around these parts. That's because he's very, very good with a filmography that dives deep into the seedy underbelly of Americana. that Mickle hasn't really broken through to a mass audience yet is - in my opinion - very much an indictment of that audience and not at all of Mickle's work as he has yet to take anything even remotely approaching a mis-step. All of which is to say that his latest effort - the grimy revenge thriller Cold In July - is very, very good.In 1980s East Texas, two fathers pitted against each other in revenge must band together to uncover a darker truth. Michael C Hall, Don Johnson and Sam Shepard star in this...

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Review: Transcendence Tries Too Hard, Fails Utterly

17 April 2014 3:00 PM, PDT

Most of the ingredients are here for something special - a decent enough cast, the man behind the visuals of most of Christopher Nolan's works, and a high-concept sci-fi thriller that delves into such heady topics as "neo-ludites" and the metaphysical nature of the soul.Alas, Transcendence, Wally Pfister's directorial debut, is an absolute mess. From its opening shots, in which the camera focuses on a falling rain drop, we know we're in for something dreary and dull. It's as if the whole thing is trying too hard right from the outset, trying to be both populist and poetic, and failing on both fronts.Save for these overt, gimmicky flourishes, it's almost startling that the one thing one could count on about the film, that it would...

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Review: Killing Love Kills Off Comic Potential Way Too Quickly

17 April 2014 1:00 PM, PDT

Polish mainstream comedy has been in a state of stagnation for quite some time now. The many recent attempts at reviving its former glory, unfortunately, almost always ended in -- more or less comical -- disaster. It seems that the country's filmmakers have secretly agreed that what should constitute a hilarious and crowd-pleasing film are excessive vulgarity and nudity, banal acting (female roles are downplayed if not invisible), little to no narration, and jokes that rarely hit the mark. It may seem harsh, but it's drastically hard to name even ten comedies released in the last decade that would be worth recommending to someone who's not really into lowbrow entertainment.Jakub Niescierow hasn't directed a single feature in the last twelve years, focusing on writing scripts for...

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Imagine 2014 Review: Deadly Virtues: Love. Honour. Obey Is Lean, Mean, And Surprising

17 April 2014 12:00 PM, PDT

(An alternative title could be "Home Invasion: Rope. Torture. Show.") One of the titles world premiering at the Imagine film Festival Amsterdam this year is Ate de Jong's Deadly Virtues: Love. Honour. Obey., his first film since the costly flop The Bombardment two years ago. This new film is a lot leaner and meaner, though, a home invasion thriller with some surprises up its sleeve. In it, a young couple gets assaulted and bound by a vicious stranger on a Friday night, and he proceeds to torture them throughout an entire weekend. The audience is left wondering the same thing as the victims: What the hell is wrong with this guy? What does he want? And will he end up killing them? The plot thickens...

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