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Review: ‘Preacher’ Goes To A Very Repetitive Hell

24 July 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Last Week’S Review: ‘Preacher’ Gets Gross As It Emulates The Alamo

In The Beginning

Time to check back in with The Cowboy, because the show’s got big plans for him. He returns to Ratwater seeking revenge, and lives up to his sterling murder reputation by killing every single person in a crowded bar in about 60 seconds. He even insists on musical accompaniment, and concludes his slaughter by decapitating the singer, proving he’s a one-of-a-kind homicide showman. “Preacher’s” at its best in its action sequences, and this one’s no exception. The goal was to show how dangerous The Cowboy can be when he chooses, and it delivered.

Send Me An Angel

Fiore and DeBlanc, meanwhile, are looking to go to Hell. With their heaven phone stolen (by Cassidy, it turns out) they’re forced to turn to an underground angel tourism service. The bit where they »

- Jeff Stone

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Review: ‘Preacher’ Goes To A Very Repetitive Hell

24 July 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Last Week’S Review: ‘Preacher’ Gets Gross As It Emulates The Alamo

In The Beginning

Time to check back in with The Cowboy, because the show’s got big plans for him. He returns to Ratwater seeking revenge, and lives up to his sterling murder reputation by killing every single person in a crowded bar in about 60 seconds. He even insists on musical accompaniment, and concludes his slaughter by decapitating the singer, proving he’s a one-of-a-kind homicide showman. “Preacher’s” at its best in its action sequences, and this one’s no exception. The goal was to show how dangerous The Cowboy can be when he chooses, and it delivered.

Send Me An Angel

Fiore and DeBlanc, meanwhile, are looking to go to Hell. With their heaven phone stolen (by Cassidy, it turns out) they’re forced to turn to an underground angel tourism service. The bit where they »

- Jeff Stone

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The Goonies Never Say Die This Weekend Midnights at The Tivoli!

24 July 2016 5:35 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“C’mon Mikey, give me a lickery kiss!”

The Goonies (1985) plays this weekend (July 29th and 30th) at The Tivoli at midnight as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli midnight series.

Four kids – Mikey (Sean Astin), Chunk (Jeff Cohen), Mouth (Corey Feldman) and Data (Ke Huy Quan) who call themselves “The Goonies” finds a map in the attic of Mikey’s house. Their beloved neighborhood is about to become a golf course, so they go out on an adventure to find lost buried treasure. Unfortunately, three crooks Mama Fratelli (Anne Ramsey) with her sons Jake (Robert Davi) and Francis (Joe Pantoliano) are also seeking the treasure.

One of the most beloved movies of the 80’s, The Goonies is a timeless adventure from director Richard Donner and producer Steven Spielberg that has stood the test of time.

The Goonies has youth, fun, and excitement by the truckload but also »

- Tom Stockman

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Great Job, Internet!: The Coen brothers sure do use green a whole heckuva lot, don’tcha know

20 July 2016 10:15 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

In his 1998 book The Big Lebowski: The Making Of A Coen Brothers Film, William Preston Robertson identified a few important motifs in the films of brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, including “howling fat men,” “blustery titans,” “peculiar haircuts,” and “lost hats.” But there may be at least one major theme Robertson missed: the color green. The Coens seemingly can’t get enough of that particular hue. There’s plenty of green in Lebowski itself, for instance, including Donny’s bowling shirt, Bunny’s bikini, and the nail polish on that telltale severed toe. Fortunately, filmmaker Jacob T. Swinney has devoted an entire, brilliant video essay to the topic. “The Coen Brothers: Green” highlights the many different ways the siblings have employed the color green in their films over the years, ranging from a ratty-looking bathmat in 1984’s Blood Simple to a shimmery swimsuit worn by Scarlett Johansson in »

- Joe Blevins

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Anime Classic Akira Midnights This Weekend at The Tivoli

19 July 2016 2:39 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

You got a bad attitude, pops. Lighten up before your arteries harden!”

Akira (1988), considered one the classics of not just anime, but animation in general, plays this weekend (July 22nd and 23rd) at The Tivoli at midnight as part of their Reel Late at the Tivoli midnight series.

Akira tells the tale of a secret military project that endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop. Got that? I confess I’ve never seen Akira. I’ve had plenty of opportunities, so I have no good excuse. Perhaps this weekend I’ll finally take it in.

I asked Brian Lan over at the St. Louis-based Anime fan group Fant-Asia St. Louis why Akira is such a classic and he said “Akira is certainly one of the anime that is most cited for bringing in new fans to anime. »

- Tom Stockman

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Great Job, Internet!: Meet the shaggy, shambolic Jeff Dowd, who inspired The Big Lebowski

15 July 2016 9:47 AM, PDT | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Though Joel and Ethan Coen jokingly claimed their 1996 film Fargo was based on a true story (it wasn’t), it was actually the brothers’ farcical follow-up, 1998’s The Big Lebowski, that drew heavily on real people and events. Lebowski superfans, or “Achievers” in the parlance of our times, are likely aware of the movie’s real-world antecedents, but more casual viewers may still be in the dark. Chief among the movie’s inspirations was Jeff “The Dude” Dowd, a 1960s radical protester turned indie-movie marketing guru. The Coens first met the colorful, eccentric Dowd in the early 1980s when they were in post-production on their debut film, Blood Simple. Years later, he became the model for Lebowski’s pot-addled protagonist, also called “The Dude” and brought to cinematic life by Jeff Bridges. As part of a week-long celebration of The Big Lebowski, Uproxx has created a seven-minute documentary »

- Joe Blevins

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Familiarize yourself with the real-life Dude, ‘Big Lebowski’ inspiration Jeff Dowd

13 July 2016 2:21 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Uproxx has declared the week of July 11 Lebowski Week. This is one in a series of Big Lebowski-themed pieces that Uproxx (a member of the Woven family alongside HitFix) will publish this week. Let’s think about what we know about The Dude from The Big Lebowski: He loves bowling, drinks white Russians, was a member of the Seattle Seven (…along with six other guys), authored the Port Huron statement (but not the compromised second draft), and isn’t much for the whole vanity “thing.” Now, imagine all those things were true of a real person, and you’d have Jeff Dowd (okay, except for the Port Huron Statement part, as far as we know). Dowd was an acquaintance of the Coen Brothers, an independent film producer they’d met when he was hired to market Blood Simple. Dowd apparently made enough of an impression on them that the »

- Vince Mancini, Uproxx

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The Tivoli Announces the ‘Reel Late’ Midnight Line-Up – Goonies, The Room, Miyazaki, and More!

12 July 2016 9:06 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

“You’re tearing me apart Lisa!”

Another brilliant lineup of midnight movies for the ‘Reel Late at The Tivoli’ for the remainder of Summer of 2016 season. It’s a typically good variety of titles that will draw the late night movie buff crowd with a couple of retro surprises. The Midnight Movie experience has always catered to a college-age crowd and that’s the way it should be. Looks like we have one Miyazaki (Princess Mononoke) which always draw good crowds. The oldest film this time is the Hitchcock classic from 1960 Psycho (if you didn’t get your Hitchcock fix with Rear Window this weekend) and the most recent appears to be The Room, the ineptly hilarious interactive crowd-pleaser starring Tommy Wiseau. We have not shown Enter The Dragon at midnight in many years and this will be the first time Event Horizon has ever played at the Tiv.

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- Tom Stockman

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Preacher, Episode 7: He Gone Review

12 July 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

  Towards the end of ‘He Gone’ there’s an awkward dinner scene with Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) discussing his favourite pet peeve; The Big Lebowski. It probably seemed very funny to Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg at the time of writing, watching our favourite Irish vampire rail against a popular film for lacking a coherent plot. […]

The post Preacher, Episode 7: He Gone Review appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

- Liam Macleod

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Review: 'Preacher' begins moving things forward with 'He Gone'

10 July 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's Preacher coming up just as soon as I think your favorite movie star is Ryan Phillippe... "I didn't mean to. I said the words, and he was gone." -Jesse Now that was more like it. Last week's episode, you may recall, left me frustrated with Jesse's stubborn refusal to move off his plan to save Annville, since the town and its people didn't seem worthy of the show's fuss. "He Gone," though, turned its gaze largely on Jesse himself, filling in a lot of his backstory (and showing how far back he and Tulip go), demonstrating how he's always struggled to balance his good and bad impulses, and also showing just how the combination of his new power, his upbringing, and his general arrogance has made him unable to get off the current path, even after he banished Eugene to Hell. It's a dark place to »

- Alan Sepinwall

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25-Minute Video Essay Examines The Coens’ Breakout Classics ‘Fargo’ & ‘The Big Lebowski’

8 July 2016 1:59 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Filmmaker Cameron Beyl has released the third part of his Director Series centering on the Coen Brothers’ films. The new installment of “The Directors Series” focuses on the Coens’ breakout classic films, “Fargo” and “The Big Lebowski.” Read More: The Best & The Rest: Every Coen Brothers Movie Ranked Using clips from the films, Beyl discusses the influences […]

The post 25-Minute Video Essay Examines The Coens’ Breakout Classics ‘Fargo’ & ‘The Big Lebowski’ appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Charles Dean

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Feel the burn: match the insult to the movie – quiz

5 July 2016 3:33 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In this week’s lurid horror The Neon Demon, Elle Fanning has a sharp-edged introduction to the fashion industry. But how well do you know other bitchy cinematic quips?

"You are physically repulsive, intellectually retarded, you're morally reprehensible, vulgar, insensitive, selfish, stupid, you have no taste, a lousy sense of humour and you smell"

A Fish Called Wanda

9 to 5

The Witches of Eastwick

The War of the Roses

"He's not ugly. He's completely unattractive"

Mean Girls

Young Adult

Margot at the Wedding

10 Things I Hate About You

"There are really only two things I dislike about you. Your face"

All About Eve

The Mirror Crack'd

The Devil Wears Prada

Drop Dead Gorgeous

"You're not worth the trouble it would take to hit you! You're not worth the powder it would take to blow you up"

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

The Hangover

Revolutionary Road

Blue Valentine

"Everything that comes out »

- Benjamin Lee

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The Real Reason Goonies 2 Probably Won't Happen | Exclusive

4 July 2016 10:04 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Like other classics before it, such as It's a Wonderful Life and The Big Lebowski, The Goonies was not heralded as a piece of iconic Americana right out of the gate. In fact, when it arrived in the summer of 1985, it received fare to middling reviews with some critics calling it a noisy, vulgar Indiana Jones rip-off for the prepubescent set. Times change, though, and what may have initially been written off as fun seasonal fodder is now considered one of the all-time cinematic greats, and has gone on to become the most popular family movie in Warner Bros.' long and storied catalogue history, even eclipsing The Wizard of Oz. Like other true classics of a bygone era, The Goonies didn't ever get a sequel. Upon its release, it looked like a 'one and done' deal. But low and behold, over thirty years later, people involved with the original »

- MovieWeb

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John Turturro Still Wants a Big Lebowski Jesus Spinoff

1 July 2016 4:43 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Coen Brothers' off-beat comedy The Big Lebowski didn't exactly set the box office on fire when it debuted in 1998, earning just $17.4 million. It did, however, go on to become a cult classic, even spawning a yearly event in Louisville, Kentucky, with the 15th annual Lebowski festival taking place next week. Two years ago, star John Turturro teased that he'd like to make a spinoff happen, featuring his beloved character Jesus, although we haven't heard anything official about the project moving forward. The actor recently teased in a new interview that it still may actually happen, although there are some legal issues to be ironed out first.

The Hollywood Reporter recently caught up with John Turturro, who was promoting his new HBO miniseries The Night Of, where he teased that the project may happen. Directors Joel Coen and Ethan Coen wouldn't direct the spinoff, but they would be involved in »

- MovieWeb

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‘Hell or High Water’ Trailer: Chris Pine and Ben Foster Risk It All To Save What’s Important

29 June 2016 2:49 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

A new trailer for the David Mackenzie-directed film “Hell or High Water” has just been released. The modern-day western premiered at the Un Certain Regrad section at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

The drama follows brothers Toby (Chris Pine), a recently divorced single father, and Tanner (Ben Foster), an ex-con, who create a scheme to save their family’s farm. Their first heist includes robbing a bank in order to get the money they need.

Read More: ‘Hell or High Water’ Trailer: Chris Pine and Jeff Bridges Are Rebels Without A Cause in Action Drama

The movie also features Jeff Bridges as an “almost retired” Texas ranger, Gil Birmingham and Katy Mixon. The script hails from “Sicario” scribe Taylor Sheridan.

In our IndieWire review, Eric Kohn described the duo as unstoppable and wrote that the film, “delivers a fantastic set of showdowns, from cars streaking down the highways »

- Liz Calvario

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The Toy Box: Star Trek, Christmas Vacation, Rocky IV, The Big Lebowski & More

17 June 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Toy Box is a weekly feature at /Film that will round up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves. This week, The Toy Box has a variety of new Star Trek and Star Wars goodies along with new figures celebrating the […]

The post The Toy Box: Star Trek, Christmas Vacation, Rocky IV, The Big Lebowski & More appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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NYC Weekend Watch: ‘Blow Out,’ ‘Chimes at Midnight,’ Hong Sang-soo & More

9 June 2016 8:13 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Since any New York cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Metrograph

It’s a very De Palma weekend, with Dressed to Kill showing this Friday, Scarface and Blow Out on Saturday, and The Fury this Sunday.

Looney Tunes: Back In Action screens on Saturday.

Underground New York filmmaker Beth B. is celebrated in a weekend-long retrospective.

A new 16mm print of Kapauku plays on Sunday.

BAMcinématek »

- Nick Newman

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8 powerfully effective voice-overs in modern movies

7 June 2016 6:31 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Sometimes funny, often poignant, narration can be hugely effective when deployed successfully. Ryan picks a few great examples...

“God help you if you use voice-over in your work my friends! God help you. That’s flaccid, sloppy writing. Any idiot can use narration to explain the thoughts of a character.”

So says screenwriting coach Robert McKee in Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman’s 2002 film, Adaptation. Well, not the real screenwriting coach Robert Mckee, but the one played in superbly aggressive style by actor Brian Cox, who stomps about on stage at a writing seminar like an angry bull. Brilliantly, McKee’s condemnation of voice-overs interrupts the interior thoughts, as narrated by Nicolas Cage’s fictionalised version of Charlie Kaufman - a terminally anxious screenwriter with an Everest-sized case of writer’s block.

It’s an example of the quirky, hall-of-mirrors kind of humour that courses through Adaptation, »

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Top Movies That Totally Flopped at the Box Office

6 June 2016 3:00 PM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Ah, youth. The days when you reveled in your dorm room and feasted on delicacies like hair dryer-warmed pizza or ramen gently braised over a light bulb. Your bank account might've been empty, but you still managed to feed your soul with the deepest of lessons: Money isn't everything.

And you weren't alone when enlightenment struck. Since Hollywood's golden age, plenty of movies that had hard-knock openings later blossomed into beloved cinematic staples or legit cult classics. Here are just a few, in all their flop-to-favorite glory.

'It's a Wonderful Life' (1946)

Unthinkable as it seems, "It's a Wonderful Life" was not having a very wonderful life at all in 1946. Though award season was kind to the movie, audiences just weren't feeling its darker themes, and Rko Pictures wasn't feeling the money -- "Life" lost about $525,000 at the box office.

Ultimately, this James Stewart-flavored slice of Americana owes »

- Dan Ketchum

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Review: 'Preacher' keeps piling on the crazy with 'See'

5 June 2016 7:05 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

A review of tonight's Preacher coming up just as soon as I'm a right-handed Sagitarius who's never seen the Pacific and thinks The Big Lebowski is overrated... "What if this is the me God wants?" -Eugene Two episodes in, and Team Preacher doesn't seem particularly worried about storytelling that explains itself to any large degree, trusting that the style of it all will be so undeniably fun that the audience will just go with it until answers (hopefully) begin to reveal themselves. And so far, stylishness has, indeed, carried the day. "See" opens with a lengthy 19th century vignette that won't make much sense to anyone who hasn't read the comic(*), with a former man of arms making a desperate ride to get medicine for his ailing daughter. There are no hints at all of how it connects to Jesse Custer's story (other than the town the gunslinger rides into has the same name, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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