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Mateo Gil’s Sci-Fi ‘Realive’ Can’t Rise Above Genre Tropes To Engage With Bigger Ideas [Review]

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Montreal — The Fantasia Film Festival fulfills many purposes over its three-week span. The event provides international and Canadian debuts for many genre hits from festivals like Sundance and SXSW, as well as serving as a showcase for the best of recent cult cinema from Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea. among others. Despite competition from […]

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- Bradley Warren

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Disney Reportedly Aiming For Trilogy Of Han Solo Movies Starring Alden Ehrenreich

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With Alden Ehrenreich trotted out earlier this month at Star Wars Celebration, before a frame of him in action has been shown, the actor has received the thumbs up to take on the Herculean task of playing young Han Solo in a “Star Wars” spinoff movie. Expectations are already high on the film slated to […]

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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7-Minute Video Essay Explains How ‘Batman: The Animated Series’ Changed The Future of The Dark Knight Forever

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Between “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” the upcoming “Justice League” films, Ben Affleck’s impending solo movie and next year’s “The Lego Batman Movie,” the Caped Crusader is everywhere these days. But that has seemed like the case since for the past 60 years. Batman is practically synonymous with superheroes in the eyes of many, […]

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- Will Ashton

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A Trio Of Outsiders Step Into A Cycle Of Prejudice In ‘Some Freaks’ [Review]

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Montreal — We are introduced to Lily Mae Harrington’s overweight and therefore unpopular Jill in Biology class after she and Thomas Mann’s Matt — similarly ridiculed for his eyepatch — are paired up for a dissection by elimination, the two undesirables in the class left without lab partners. She attempts to tell a joke and […]

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- Jason Ooi

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8-Minute Video Essay Weighs the Differences Between ‘The Bourne Identity’ Book & Film

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It’s been nearly a decade since audiences last saw Jason Bourne run across the big screen, but that’ll change with this week’s Paul Greengrass’ fittingly-titled “Jason Bourne.” And while most know the film series began with Doug Liman’s “The Bourne Identity” in 2002, not as many likely read the source material that inspired it, Robert […]

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- Will Ashton

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Contest: Win Karyn Kusama’s Thriller ‘The Invitation’ On Blu-ray

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This summer has been a pretty good one for fans of things that go bump in the night. Netflix has raised hairs with “Stranger Things,” while the multiplex has seen “The Conjuring 2,” “The Purge: Election Year,” and “Lights Out” hit the big screen. And while Karyn Kusama‘s terrific “The Invitation” may not have any […]

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- Edward Davis

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Charlie Hunnam Won’t Be Battling Kaiju In ‘Pacific Rim 2’

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Pacific Rim 2” or “Pacific Rim: Maelstrom,” whatever you want to call it, is slowly gearing up. Even though it’s not out until 2018, the picture has lined up “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star John Boyega in a lead role, leaving many to wonder if any of the original cast members would be returning. […]

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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The 50 Best Action Movies Of The 21st Century So Far

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One of the most iconic stars of action cinema this century returns to the big screen this week, as Matt Damon gets back in his old shoes as Jason Bourne in, well, “Jason Bourne,” his fourth time playing the forgetful super-spy since 2002’s “The Bourne Identity.” And few action stars are as important to the […]

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- Oliver Lyttelton

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More Bloody Mayhem Is Unleashed In First Trailer For ‘ABC’s Of Death 2 ½’

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Cheap, bloody, and easy to turn a buck, horror has been a boon to studios over the past few years. It’s been surprising to see what has been turned into a franchise (“The Purge,” for example) and while the anthology style horror movies that were hot for one moment seem to have cooled, there’s still […]

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Shawn Levy Hoping For “Several More Seasons” Of ‘Stranger Things’ On Netflix

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Believe the hype. You’ve likely heard by now one or more of your friends praising Netflix‘s “Stranger Things,” or perhaps come across any number of the strong critical notices, but yes, the show is that good. While the first season only runs eight episodes, it’s the perfect length, with the supernatural series refreshingly not spending countless […]

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Recap: ‘Preacher’ Season 1 Episode 9 ‘Finish The Song’ Brings Us Closer To Hell And To The End

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It’s good that this is the ninth episode and “Preacher” has had time to build up to this level of blood and horror. It hasn’t just amped up levels of gore, beginning with its first scene in Ratwater that culminates in a beheading. Instead, it’s the inherently disturbing nature of what we’re seeing that manages […]

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- Kimber Myers

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‘Ben-Hur’ Rides Into Battle In New Trailer

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“Ben-Hur” may be based on one of the greatest stories ever told, but man, does anyone actually want to see this movie? Sure, there’s a faith based crowd that will probably show up, but for mainstream audiences, I can’t imagine a movie that’s as least anticipated as this. Read More: Why Hollywood Needs to Question […]

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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First Look: Jake Gyllenhaal & Amy Adams in Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals’

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This week will see Toronto and Venice unveil their first slate of festival programming, and you can bet one (or both) will feature Tom Ford‘s “Nocturnal Animals.” The hotly anticipated awards season release is the long awaited new film from the director of “A Single Man,” and the first taste of the film has landed. […]

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Find Your Courage In The New Trailer For Baz Luhrmann’s Netflix Series ‘The Get Down’

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I won’t mention that other network show about the music scene in New York City that was canceled this year, but needless to say, Netflix now has the opportunity to beat their competition in a major way with the upcoming “The Get Down.” It’s their own auteur-guided look at the rough and tumble world of […]

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Ray Wise Says David Lynch Directing All 18 New Episodes Of ‘Twin Peaks,’ Will Arrive Summer 2017

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The folks behind David Lynch’s upcoming new season of “Twin Peaks” have been selective about what official information is being shared. While the massive and kinda bonkers official cast list has been revealed, beyond that, the exact number of episodes, and even when it will debut has been a bit up in the air. But […]

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Rihanna Joins ‘Bates Motel’ As Marion Crane

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If you had told someone in 2008 that the singer of “Just Dance” was going to be a Golden Globe winner, they would’ve said you were crazy. But lo and behold, eight years later and Lady Gaga does indeed have a trophy on her shelf for “American Horror Story” (plus a couple of Emmy nominations […]

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Oliver Stone Says ‘Snowden’ Was “Turned Down By Every Major Studio” Because Of “Self-Censorship”

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Among the plethora of trailers to drop at San Diego Comic Con, was the new look at Oliver Stone’s “Snowden.” And in fitting with a movie about privacy, there was a secret screening of the film, followed by a Q&A with Edward Snowden himself, beamed in on a stream from Russia. But it was during […]

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Kevin Smith Says The ‘Mallrats’ TV Series Is A “Soap Opera With A Lot Of Dick Jokes In It”

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While he might not be at James Franco levels of superproductivity, Kevin Smith always tends to have a few dozen balls up in the air at any given moment, and right now, he’s certainly got more than a few things on his plate. His latest movie “Yoga Hosers” is opening this fall, he’s directing another […]

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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James Cameron Explains Why ‘Alien 3’ Is “Dumb,” Says Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Alien’ Movie Is “Gangbusters” Plus Full 1-Hour Comic-Con Talk

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You kinda had to feel for 20th Century Fox and their 30th anniversary celebration of “Aliens” at San Diego Comic Con this weekend. On the same afternoon as Warner Bros. unleashed a tornado of trailers, with Marvel not far behind with their own goodies, no one had much time for reflection. However, the panel for […]

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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Joss Whedon Talks The “Devolving” Nature Of Current Blockbusters, Would Direct Black Widow Movie, More

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Joss Whedon seems to be part of the furniture at Comic-Con, and while he didn’t have a movie to promote, he was in San Diego nonetheless this weekend, sitting down for an hour-long Q&A in Hall H. And the writer/director didn’t disappoint. Whedon mostly fielded softballs from the crowd, except for one query in particular […]

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- Kevin Jagernauth

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