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First making his mark in our collective consciousness’ opposite Bill Murray in the cult classic Groundhog Day, over the past few years the supremely talented Michael Shannon is securing roles that showcase his range earning him much deserved recognition. He’s been nominated for Academy Awards, SAG Awards, Golden Globes, and his intense brooding style has gained him serious critical plaudits.
Speaking of the Oscars, with the AMPAS polls closing on Tuesday 21st, this is a great time to remind any voters out there why Michael Shannon is amazing. His powerful characters with mysterious, potentially dark depths, has served him very well in the last 12 months, with huge critical acclaim for Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, he now stars in Frank & Lola, a modern film noir that looks at the nature of romantic obsession, violence, and all consuming passion..
As you can see from the trailer below, it’s going to be an intense one, »
- Amie Cranswick
Matt Edwards Feb 24, 2017
We check out every Steven Seagal film released last year. There were quite a few of them...
2016 was an eventful year for Steven Seagal. The action movie star really took to Twitter, got political, wore some lovely coats and was granted Russian citizenship. But we aren’t here to dissect Steven Seagal’s off-screen life because, well, fuck. What we can do is try to make some sense of his cinematic output. This article will tell you a bit about the Seagal films released in 2016 (it’s full on with spoilers) to let you know how he got on.
With films getting different releases in different territories, I’ve covered every Seagal film with a home video release in 2016 that I might reasonably be expected to have access to. »
BadLand Games have announced that they have secured the rights to publish a physical release of the adventure game, The Sexy Brutale which will be out on 11th April for the PlayStation 4. Originally developed by Tequila Works and Cavalier Game Studios The Sexy Brutale: Full House Edition will take players on an adventure to prevent a series of murders. Watch the new trailer below…
The Sexy Brutale: Full House Edition is set in The Sexy Brutale, a grand casino mansion where grizzly and horrifying murders take place during a masked ball. Players will take on the role of an elderly priest called Lafcadio Boone who must spy on guests and staff in order to prevent each murder before it happens.
Using a unique ‘Groundhog Day’ gameplay mechanic, players can spend hours of in-game time exploring the day from a different perspectives and locations and it’s important to ensure you »
- Andrew Newton
Yep, yet another fleet of giant alien spaceships has Earth surrounded, but Denis Villeneuve’s movie is not your garden variety invasion fantasy. Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner have a limited time to figure out how to communcate with alien creatures whose intentions are a complete unknown. It’s a rare sci-fi thriller that succeeds on a personal and emotional level — while teaching us how to converse in coffee stain hieroglyphics.
Blu-ray + Digital HD
2016 / Color / 2:35 widescreen / 118 min. / Street Date February 14, 2017 / 39.99
Cinematography: Bradford Young
Film Editor: Joe Walker
Production Design: Patrice Vermette
Original Music: Jóhann Jóhannsson
Directed by Denis Villeneuve
A few science fiction entertainments in the last twenty-odd years »
- Glenn Erickson
MaryAnn’s quick take… Thank god this insult of a movie doesn’t try to fool us into believing that the controlling Christian Grey is appealing. That would be even more horrific… I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): appalled by the popularity of this series
I have read the source material (and I loathe it)
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
Happy Valentine’s Day! Feels more like Groundhog Day, though, what with demure idiot Ana Steele jumping right back onto the horrific merry-go-round of her “relationship” with Seattle billionaire Christian Grey. It’s more of the same in Fifty Shades Darker that we saw in the first movie, Fifty Shades of Grey: He does something utterly inappropriate to violate her boundaries as a person, she bites her lip and unconvincingly murmurs “Go away,” he gets even more unpleasantly aggressive, and she gives in to him. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
“On the Road,” which opens the Berlinale’s youth-film section Generation 14plus on Friday, is a documentary-fiction feature hybrid about a rock band on a tour of Britain. Variety has been given an exclusive clip from the film (below). Director Michael Winterbottom explains why he chose the hybrid format.
Winterbottom had been mulling making a movie based around a rock-tour bus ever since meeting the band Ash at the U.S. premiere of his 2002 film “24 Hour Party People,” and spoke to them about life on the road, but the idea remained dormant for more than a decade.
When he finally resolved to shoot such a movie in 2015, and having chosen North London guitar band Wolf Alice as its subject, he looked for a format that would deliver a fresh perspective on the tour-bus experience.
Winterbottom thought that an orthodox fly-on-the wall approach would only reveal the surface of the story, »
- Leo Barraclough
Since the dawn of the 21st century, action cinema has undergone a bigger change than perhaps any other genre. As the tools with which filmmakers craft their works have continually advanced, a sort of renaissance has begun wherein action films stepped firmly into their own. Often put in the same category as horror — not taken seriously as a form of artistic expression outside of its core fanbase — action has had to boldly announce itself as a viable medium through which big set pieces, but also big ideas, can be presented and explored.
With the highly anticipated John Wick: Chapter 2 arriving in theaters this Friday, we’ve set out to reflect on the millennium’s action films that have most excelled. To pick our top 50, we’ve reached out to all corners of the globe, choosing an array of films ranging from grand to gritty, brutal to beautiful. The result »
- The Film Stage
Dan Cooper Feb 20, 2017
Batman's wheels are almost as iconic as he is. But which of his Batmobiles is the finest?
Robin: “I want a car. Chicks dig the car.”
Man, how we marvelled at the Dark Knight as he responded to Robin’s whinging about wanting wheels of his own in 1997’s Batman & Robin. Yes it was the opening scene of the movie and true, we’d already experienced a higher latex-clad buttocks to screen time ratio than in your average imported specialist German exotica but still, that line… it hinted at the beginnings of a shared universe where Batman and Superman might one day occupy the same screen, sending us into geeky raptures of possibility-flavoured wonderment.
Looking back at the garish daftness that followed, that first minute of the film was probably the best bit. We’d wait another 19years, »
Region B Blu-ray
Vlm Media (Finland)
1952 / B&W / 1:37 flat / 68 74 min. / Street Date November 25, 2016 / Available from Cdon.Com / €19.95
Cinematography, Editing: Erik Blomberg
Costume, Wardrobe, Makeup: Mirjami Kuosmanen
Original Music: Einar Englund
Produced by: Aame Tarkas
Directed by Erik Blomberg
A few years back the pioneering disc boutique Mondo Macabro imported a number of exotic Eastern horror films, such as Purana Mandir from India. The movies seemed a real cultural curiosity, an imitation of our genre filmmaking with local touches added. Phil Hardy’s Encyclopedia of Horror reference book whetted my appetite for scores of amazing-sounding foreign horror pictures, that I thought I’d never see. Many have been made available in the digital age, although not always in this Region. A friend loaned me this exotic picture, »
- Glenn Erickson
Harold Ramis and Bill Murray’s 1993 comedy Groundhog Day has by this point transcended mere cinema, having been embraced by spiritual types for its moral absolution and even folded into the lexicon—to say something feels like “Groundhog Day” is to imply you’re caught in an endless cycle. It makes sense, as its story of Phil—a Philadelphia weatherman who, while covering the fabled Punxsutawney groundhog, relives the same day over and over again until he achieves his own personal zen—still feels resonant 25 years after its release.
To celebrate, editor Neil Fennell, in his words, “wanted to see what it would be like if the events of the movie Groundhog Day all took place simultaneously.” Fan theories clock Phil’s journey at anywhere from eight to 34 years, but Fennell limited his focus to the 37 separate days shown in the film. Then he synced up ...
- Randall Colburn
Some readers might have been reminded that today is Groundhog Day because their morning news had a live broadcast from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. That’s where the groundhog Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter. For me, I was reminded because my Twitter feed has been nothing but a live blog of quotes from […]
- Germain Lussier
Today marks Groundhog Day, a tradition in the United States where we see the result of whether a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil will come out of his home in the ground, or see his shadow and go back underground. Groundhog Day Result As today is a sunny day, Phil did indeed see his shadow, thus […]
The post Groundhog Day Result: Punxsutawney Phil Sees Shadow, 6 More Weeks Of Winter appeared first on uInterview. »
- Hillary Luehring-Jones
Groundhog Day and 10 more films about time, dreams, and perceptionGroundhog Day and 10 more films about time, dreams, and perceptionAdriana Floridia2/2/2017 10:30:00 Am
Today is Groundhog Day, where the myth lives on that a groundhog who sees his shadow will doom us to a longer winter than we deserve. Then there is Harold Ramis’ Groundhog Day, the film in which Bill Murray’s weatherman, Phil Connors mysteriously finds himself living the same day over and over again. On a traditional level the movie is a comedy, but it actually touches upon some really dark philosophical themes. It’s estimated by the filmmakers that Phil lives the same day for 10 years.
In honour of Groundhog Day, we’re taking a look back at ten other films that deal with time, memory, dreams, and repeated experiences. While there may be no film that tackles the topic as precisely as Groundhog Day, these »
- Adriana Floridia
Fifty Shades Darker, Get Out, John Wick: Chapter 2 and all of the movies you must watch in FebruaryFifty Shades Darker, Get Out, John Wick: Chapter 2 and all of the movies you must watch in FebruaryAdriana Floridia2/2/2017 9:39:00 Am
We're into the dead cold of winter, and there's no better place to escape than at a Cineplex theatre.
Luckily, there's tons of great new films to watch in theatres this month. It's a wide variety too, from erotic romances just in time for Valentine's day, action thrillers if that's more your style, and even satirical horror films. What a time to be alive!
We also are still catching up with Oscar contenders, which will be a big part of our watch list leading up to the big ceremony on February 26th. If you're feeling a bit nostalgic, you can also check out our Flashback Film Festival that has »
- Adriana Floridia
Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s cooooold out there today. It’s coooold out there every day. What is this, Miami Beach? No matter if Punxsutawney Phil tells us we’re getting six more weeks of winter or an early spring, we still get to enjoy the magic of Groundhog Day. […]
The post Bing! Watch Every Day in ‘Groundhog Day’ Played Simultaneously [Votd] appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
As many of you know, today is Groundhog Day. While it’s not really in my interest to find out what little Phil sees today, it does give me an excuse to post a clip of the movie that shares the same name as today’s “holiday.” Groundhog Day is a classic. As one of the acknowledged classics of American comedy, “Groundhog Day” concerns TV weatherman Phil Connors, who is forced to live the same Feb. 2 over and over again until he gains some karmic and comic insight into his life. At first the movie is kind of slow. Phil realizes
A Compilation of Great Scenes from the Movie Groundhog Day »
- Nat Berman
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. That's precisely what today's celebs are thinking when they choose to recreate some of fashion's most iconic looks of the past. Can you blame 'em? It's Groundhog Day all over again! One look at Kate Moss' (and Naomi Campbell's) mini metallic number(s), and the image is sketched in your brain forever. It's really no surprise Kendall Jenner chose to channel her inner Moss while celebrating her 21st birthday. Although the look is incredibly sultry, it does have a timeless appeal—slip dresses were a stand-out '90s trend after all. Keep scrolling for more legendary copycat moments—and their shoppable counterparts »
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Movie Scenes Comparison of the Day: Groundhog Day is tomorrow, so here's all the repeated scenes in Groundhog Day played side by side: Cast Reunion of the Day: Actors from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, including Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom and Elijah Wood not only recently reunited for the film's 15th anniversary but they also reenacted the cave troll battle scene (via Geek Tyrant): Lotr Reunion??????????????????#orlandobloom #viggomortensen #dominicmonaghan #elijahwood #billyboyd #fellowshipofthering #lordoftherings A video posted by OrlandoBloomCN (@orlandobloomcn) on Jan 30, 2017 at 9:56pm...
- Christopher Campbell
“Put your little hand in mine. There ain’t no hill or mountain we can’t climb …” Admit it, just hearing the lyrics to “I’ve Got You Babe” in your head provoked the involuntary fear that you’re reliving in the same day over and over again. That, of course, was the fate of cynical TV weatherman Phil Connors in “Groundhog Day,” the 1993 comedy classic starring Bill Murray and directed by Harold Ramis that forever turned the quaint holiday about a rodent predicting the weather into a shibboleth for being eternally fixed in the present moment. Connors remained stuck »
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Alternate Ending of the Day: What if Stephen Strange hadn't gotten in an accident? What if he would have saved the Ancient One? Those and other ways Doctor Strange should have ended are animated here: Mashup of the Day: Deadpool and Wolverine team up in an '80s buddy cop style movie in this fake retro trailer that you'll wish was real: Reworked Movie of the Day: With Groundhog Day being this week, CineFix has recut Edge of Tomorrow so it's even more like the Bill Murray classic: Movie Comparison of the Day: Speaking of movies that are similar, One Perfect Shot shows the symmetry between Roman...
- Christopher Campbell
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