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The last time Chicago P.D.‘s Burgess almost died in the line of work, her boyfriend Ruzek dropped the L-word.
With the street cop — and her partner, Roman — getting kidnapped in this Wednesday’s episode (NBC, 10/9c), might her detective beau soon pop the question?
VideosChicago P.D. Sneak Peek: Burgess Fights for Her Life — Again!
That’s certainly one way the relationship could go, star Marina Squerciati tells TVLine. (The second road is far too upsetting to ponder.) But first, the officers will have to survive a dangerous, “heart-stoppingly frightening” situation in which their “lives are really on the line. »
Stars: Sterling Hayden, Coleen Gray, Vince Edwards, Jay C. Flippen, Ted de Corsia, Marie Windsor, Elisha Cook Jr., Joe Sawyer, Timothy Carey, Kola Kwariani, Dorothy Adams | Written and Directed by Stanley Kubrick
It goes without saying that film fans know that Stanley Kubrick was a master of his art. All masters though have a starting point where they were learning and in some respects were yet to evolve into the legends that they would become. With the Arrow Academy release of The Killing on Blu-ray, which also includes Killer’s Kiss we get to see a director who had a vision, but was yet to perfect his style.
The Killing is a heist movie that when it was first released didn’t make that much of an impact, but not surprisingly when it comes to Kubrick’s work has grown to be respected and revered as a true classic of the genre. »
- Paul Metcalf
A new parody trailer for Fifty Shades of Grey has emerged online with the actor as the film's male protagonist.
Scenes such as the one taken from Boardwalk Empire, where Buscemi is scratched by a woman in bed, give the trailer that slightly authentic feel.
Barbie takes control: The funniest 50 Shades of Grey spoofs
Fifty Shades of Grey is released in cinemas on February 13. Watch a trailer below: »
Okay, just because a famous director puts his or her name on a movie, doesn't necessarily give it a mark of quality. And Martin Scorsese himself is an example of that, as he put his stamp on the critically-slammed crime flick "The Revenge Of The Green Dragons" last year. That being said, it looks like he's course correcting in a big way. Scorsese will executive produced Ben Wheatley's "Free Fire." The ever-busy Wheatley — who is currently in post-production on "High Rise" — will lens the flick, starring Luke Evans, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, Olivia Wilde and Michael Smiley later this year. Set in Boston in 1978, and inspired by films like "The Killing," "The Big Combo, "The Driver," "Le Samourai," "The French Connection," "Goodfellas," "Casino," "Hard Boiled," "Reservoir Dogs," "The Getaway" and more, the story kicks off when "a meeting in a »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The doc “The Wolfpack” Image Courtesy of The Sundance Institute
Directed by Crystal Moselle
Crystal Moselle’s documentary The Wolfpack centers in on a group of brothers who grew up in isolation, locked away in a Manhattan apartment with nothing but films to familiarize them with the outside world. It’s a playful, albeit saddening coming-of-age story. Nicknamed “The Wolfpack,” you can see the pain in the boys’ faces as they face an existence with no social tools except the references provided to them in movies. The seclusion is somber, but the close-knit camaraderie between the Angulo brothers is uplifting.
The long-haired children exude innocence and fragility even as they murder each other in recreations of the bloodbath from Reservoir Dogs or the opening bank heist from The Dark Knight. Domestic violence and intimidation from their controlling father are hidden within every move they aren’t allowed to make in the world. »
- Lane Scarberry
We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting the recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a trailer for Never Let Go, new episode details from L.A. Macabre and How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse, the short film Knock Knock, a Q&A featuring The Walking Dead‘s Amber Dawn Fox, and much more:
Never Let Go Trailer and Premiere Details: “Here is a sneak preview of what’s up for grabs at the Berlin Film Festival later this week – Howard J Ford’s (Director/Producer Co-Writer of ‘The Dead 1&2″) latest epic Never Let Go. Shot in Morocco, Spain and the Us, the film tells the story of Lisa, a single mother (played by Angela Dixon) who takes the law into her own hands to get back her abducted child. The completed film will screen at Cannes Market in May.
Howard Ford said today: »
- Tamika Jones
Variety’s top film critics have selected their favorite movies of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, which screened over 123 features in its 17th edition. All three of them agree: grand prize and audience award winner “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” was one of this year’s finest achievements in Park City.
Justin Chang: Another Sundance has come to a close, and I think it’s safe to say that this year’s edition was a particularly fine one — distinguished, first and foremost, by a U.S. dramatic competition that offered the jury plenty of opportunity to spread the wealth. I had a bit of a hunch that “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” might sweep both the grand jury prize and the audience award, in the now de rigueur winner-takes-all manner of “Whiplash,” “Fruitvale Station” and “Precious” before it (or rather, “Fruitvale” and “Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire, »
- Justin Chang, Peter Debruge and Scott Foundas
Vimeo user Jacob T. Swinney has cut together a 90-second video "exploring" Quentin Tarantino's use of sound throughout his career including just about everything you can imagine from beer pouring out of a tap to an adrenaline shot to the chest. His entire feature length oeuvre so far is included, which means Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds and Django Unchained. It almost plays out as if it's Tarantino by way of Edgar Wright, utilizing that similar quick editing Wright has parodied in his films, chiefly Hot Fuzz. Perhaps Tarantino would even respect it as such given the fact he sat with Wright for a commentary on that very film. vimeo id="118431867" width="500" »
- Brad Brevet
Magnolia Pictures has acquired worldwide rights to Crystal Moselle’s documentary “The Wolfpack,” which follows a group of movie-loving brothers in New York City who live isolated from the rest of society, an individual with knowledge of the deal has told TheWrap.
Known as “the Wolfpack,” the mostly-teenage Angulo brothers learn about the outside world through Hollywood movies like “Reservoir Dogs” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” They transcribe a film’s dialogue and pare down the script to re-enact the movies in their apartment. Things change when one of the brothers escapes into the real world.
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- Jeff Sneider
The Angulo brothers spent their childhood locked away from the world, under the tyrannical rule of their father, unable to leave their New York City apartment. It sounds like something out of a fairy tale - or a horror film. But that is the true story told in a new documentary, The Wolfpack, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday. "Coming on the stage last night was extremely emotional," director Crystal Moselle told the audience after a screening of the film on Monday. "Afterward, they all cried and hugged. We all got very close through this process. How could you not be? »
- Patrick Gomez, @PatrickGomezLA
Recently, Ruth Graham at Slate took advantage of Netflix’s streaming access to Friends in order to revisit the beloved show that most TV series try to emulate. She assumed that Joey’s womanizing would feel the most obsolete and was surprised to realize that Chandler is the genuinely outdated character. He’s consistently morose, cruel to many people in his life, and — with his lack of masculinity — he’s used several times as a walking homophobia-based joke. She stops just short of suggesting Chandler would be repping GamerGate in 2015, but the characterization is there. The essay has launched a robust discussion online, including on The Daily Dish, where readers smartly point out the mild, myopic outrage of Graham’s take. Chandler’s inferiority complex yields a lot of humor (and can be read easily as commenting against homophobia); many shows, including current ones, use mistaken-for-gay-outrage for an easy laugh (see: Big Bang Theory); and Friends not »
- Scott Beggs
Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to attend the Sundance Film Festival? For over three decades the Sundance Film Festival has premiered some of the greatest independent films ever made, all from a tiny mountain town in Park City, Utah. Films like Clerks, Reservoir Dogs, The Blair Witch Project, Saw, Little Miss Sunshine, Napoleon Dynamite, 500 Days of Summer and Sex, Lies and Videotape were all born at Sundance, and this year has welcomed another crop of...
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Fans of Death Proof, Reservoir Dogs and Machete will be right on board with the road trip thriller VANish, a new action shocker that rides in the fast lane and never slows down which comes to Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD (in the Us) from Dark Sky Films on February 24th 2015.
Featuring standout performances from Maiara Walsh (Desperate Housewives, Disney Channel’s Cory in the House, The Starving Games) and genre favorites Tony Todd (Candyman, Final Destination, Hatchet II) and Danny Trejo (Machete, From Dusk Till Dawn); with a story that puts a bold new spin on the action thriller, VANish is a high-octane trip through a no man’s land where trouble lurks behind every turn of its twisting plot.
Hoping to score a hefty ransom, three thugs viciously kidnap a drug cartel boss’ only daughter from her home in broad daylight. The captors imprison the young woman in their van, »
- Phil Wheat
The appeal of upcoming mega-blockbusters like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avengers: Age Of Ultron is rather obvious. Is there ever a time when it’s not okay to turn your brain off and bask in nail-biting action, heroics, and costly special effects? Big-budget blockbusters will never grow old, since the range of audiences partial to those kinds of films is all-encompassing.
However, not everybody is impressed with CGI-filled action scenes and superhero cinematic universes. Some prefer their films smaller and more intimate. So, what’s a cinema buff to do? As always, seek out the nearest independent theater and/or VOD platform and drop cash on the latest no-budget films worthy of such concerted efforts.
Without that kind of open-mindedness, Diy moviemaking would cease to exist, robbing cinephiles of flicks that could potentially rival the likes of Reservoir Dogs, The Terminator, and Night Of The Living Dead. »
- Jesse Gumbarge
In the grand finale of our “Debut Films” series, Cargill and I don our black suits, gather at the Junkfood Diner, and discuss the cultural and cinematic impact of Quentin Tarantino‘s explosive first feature, Reservoir Dogs. Qt didn’t simply hit the ground running with a smart, engaging neo-noir, he also helped jump-start an indie film revolution. The episode also diverts temporarily into a discussion about jalapeno sausage crazy, which is both apropos to Tarantino dialogue and pursuant to the core values of this podcast. Alright ramblers, ramble on over and download this week’s show. And hey, if you’d like to nominate Junkfood Cinema for a Podcast Award, you can do so via this link. (Maybe the People’s Choice and/or Movies/Films categories why not?) You should follow Brian (@Briguysalisbury), Cargill (@Massawyrm), and the show (@Junkfoodcinema). Download Episode #41 Directly On This Week’s Show: Madonna’s Big Dick [0:00 – 2:43] The Aftermath [2:44 – 51:38] The Heist »
- Brian Salisbury
If Chance the Gardner, the TV-educated savant played by Peter Sellers in “Being There,” had lived together with his six siblings, it might have looked something like “The Wolfpack,” a truly stranger-than-fiction portrait of a New York family who’ve taken great pains to shelter their children from the outside world, but not from the world of Hollywood movies. Indeed, so weirdly fascinating is the tale of the Angulo clan that one wishes “The Wolfpack” were that much sharper, more searching and coherently organized. Still, there is much to enjoy in director Crystal Moselle’s debut documentary feature, which if nothing else begs a where-are-they-now sequel a few years down the road.
There’s a certain fated coincidence to the fact that “The Wolfpack” premiered in Sundance on the same day as Alex Gibney’s “Going Clear,” another documentary about a hermetic community started by a self-styled guru with entertainment-industry aspirations. »
- Scott Foundas
Park City. Serendipity always plays a major role in Sundance scheduling. Yes, we have an elaborate Excel doc with all of our screenings and interviews and naps and meals programmed, but the best Sundance moments are often when you have a two hour block and duck into the yet-to-premiere Ozarks mystery featuring the girl from "The Bill Engvall," or when you trust the buzz from the night before and trudge a mile through a blizzard to see an indescribable drama starring a little kid named "Quvenzhané." As the Yiddish proverb goes, Der mentsh trakht Sundance un got lakht or "Man plans Sundance, God laughs." [Anybody who attempts to correct my Yiddish gets blocked.] So on Sunday night, I went to the far-flung Temple Theater for an evening screening, only to discover a totally different movie was playing and there was no chance I could get to the correct theater in time to see the movie I intended to see. »
- Daniel Fienberg
Check out the trailer and let us know your thoughts!
From the Press Release:
Fans of Death Proof, Reservoir Dogs and Machete will be right on board with the road trip thriller VANish, a new action shocker that rides in the fast lane and never slows down. The adrenaline-fueled film comes to Digital Download, Blu-ray and DVD from Dark Sky Films on February 24, 2015.
Hoping to score a hefty ransom, three thugs viciously kidnap a drug cartel boss’ only daughter from her home in broad daylight. The captors imprison the young woman in their van, dictate terms to her notorious father, and then travel to the outskirts of the desert for the exchange.
What the amateurs don »
- Andy Triefenbach
Quentin Tarantino shouldn’t be able to make films this quickly. On paper, he’s one of the more productive modern auteur directors, having knocked out countless screenplays and done a load of script doctoring at the start of his career, kick starting his own directorial debut in superior crime drama Reservior Dogs. And he’s barely paused for breath since.
Considering how densely packed his films are, how complex, how stylistically daring, it’s impressive he manages to make any of these films, let alone in such rapid succession. That he also manages to shift gears so dramatically – going from the fairly straight thrillers of Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown to grindhouse/samurai revenge epic Kill Bill, war movie Inglourious Basterds and Western Django Unchained – is double so.
Speaking of which, a scant two years after Django he’s back with another Western, The Hateful Eight, which started shooting this weekend. »
- Tom Baker
Principal photography has gotten under way on director Quentin Tarantino's eighth feature film, The Hateful Eight, with production taking place in Telluride, Colorado. The revenge Western has also added a slew of new supporting cast members, many of whom have worked with the filmmaker in the past. Joining the cast are James Parks (Django Unchained, Kill Bill), Dana Michelle Gourrier (Django Unchained), Zoe Bell (Death Proof), Gene Jones (The Sacrament), Keith Jefferson (Django Unchained), Lee Horsley (Django Unchained), Craig Stark (Django Unchained) and Belinda Owino (Django Unchained).
The Hateful Eight are Academy Award nominee Samuel L. Jackson as Major Marquis Warren, Golden Globe nominee Kurt Russell as John "The Hangman" Ruth, Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Jason Leigh as Daisy Domergue, Emmy nominee Walton Goggins as Chris Mannix, Academy Award nominee Demián Bichir as Bob, Academy Award nominee Tim Roth as Oswaldo Mobray, Michael Madsen as Joe Gage and »
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