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Whether you love it or hate it, ‘Tag’ makes an impression

23 October 2015 9:07 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »


Written by Yûsuke Yamada, Sion Sono

Directed by Sion Sono

Japan, 2015

Tag is a thought provoking film — or it isn’t; what a viewer takes away from “experiencing” Tag is going to drastically vary from person to person. Sion Sono’s cinematic assault on the senses, Tag, is a rare filmmaking feat that acts as a Rorschach test projected upon the silver screen: Tag is so wildly open to interpretation that its message will reflect the audience’s state of mind going in. Tag offers enough cryptic symbolism to fuel countless hours of discussion among cinephiles (be it in coffee shops or on reddit), while the movie’s violence ensures that gorehounds can turn off their brains and enjoy the film’s numerous well-choreographed blood baths.

Tag is a difficult film to discuss without spoiling, and at the same time, a detailed synopsis of the plot would be so »

- Victor Stiff

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*Updated* Daily Dead’s 2015 Halloween Horrors TV Calendar

20 October 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

*Updated with new film and TV show listings.* Happy October, everyone! Our favorite month is finally upon us, which means everyone is getting into the Halloween spirit, especially when it comes to upcoming TV programming over the next 31 days. Trying to keep track of everything that’s playing throughout October can be a hellish affair, so once again Daily Dead is here to help make sure you know about everything Halloween-related hitting cable and network airwaves over the coming weeks.

* All Updated & Additional Listings Are In Bold (all times listed are Et/Pt)*

Thursday, October 1st

9:00am – Halloween Crazier (Travel Channel)

10:00am – Halloween Craziest (Travel Channel)

4:00pm – Firestarter (AMC)

6:00pm – The Last Exorcism (Syfy)

6:30pm – Pet Sematary (AMC)

8:00pm – My Babysitter’s a Vampire (Disney)

8:30pm – Stephen King’s Thinner (AMC)

10:00pm – Dominion Season 3 Finale (Syfy)

10:30 pm – Cujo (AMC)

Friday, »

- Heather Wixson

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10 years ago today: Browncoats rejoiced when ‘Serenity’ opened in theaters

30 September 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In 2005, fans of Joss Whedon’s shiny space western “Firefly” had spent a couple years deploring the show’s cancelation on Fox, and the sci-fi series had only just begun to garner its cult following thanks to the power of the DVD. With support from its growing fanbase and with some persistence from Joss the Boss, the canceled series finally got a conclusion to the tale of the ragtag crew of the Firefly-class ship Serenity with the release of a feature film. That film — named for the crew’s beloved spaceship — was released in theaters 10 years ago today, on Sept. 30, 2005. The film featured all nine regular cast members of “Firefly,” along with Chiwetel Ejiofor in the antagonist role, years before his Oscar nomination, and a brief appearance from Sarah Paulson, before TV viewers would come to know her for “American Horror Story.” “Serenity” ultimately under-performed at the box office, »

- Emily Rome

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'Mythbusters' Looks at 'Star Wars' Science

6 September 2015 5:49 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Before Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage starred in their hit Discovery Channel series MythBusters, they worked in special effects on movies like The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. While their MythBusters episodes often tackle general tropes shown in movies and TV, they also tackle specific franchises and shows, such as Jaws, The Simpsons and Breaking Bad, just to name a few. Last night's episode delved into the Star Wars franchise, and today we have a few clips from the episode.

The episode comes at the perfect time for Star Wars fans, following the global release of new Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys and merchandise during Force Friday this weekend. While Saturday's MythBusters episode doesn't specifically tackle anything from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, since there is still little we know about the story, but these clips below will surely be of interest to any Star Wars fan. »

- MovieWeb

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Remembering Aaliyah: Watch This 2001 Interview With the Late Singer, 14 Years After Her Death

25 August 2015 4:29 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Today marks the 14th anniversary of Aaliyah's tragic passing. As we mourn the loss of the talented singer and actress, we're looking back at one of E! News' interviews with her from 2001—a conversation that shows her as the modest, down-to-earth and grateful person she always was. During this time, she had recently been picked to play Zee in The Matrix Reloaded—a role she never got to fulfill which was later given to Nona Gaye—and opened up about her path and the people that helped lead her to that big step in her career. "I was very blessed to meet Lorenzo di Bonaventura at Warner Brothers and become a Warner's baby," she gushed about the producer. "I'm very »

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Interview: Jada Pinkett Smith Plays Host in ‘Magic Mike Xxl’

30 June 2015 8:23 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – Jada Pinkett Smith was doing it her way long before she became half of one of Hollywood’s biggest power couples. From modest beginnings, she worked her way up through the entertainment ranks on television, movies and in a metal band (more on that below). She portrays Rome in the sequel “Magic Mike Xxl.”

Jada Pinkett Smith was born in Baltimore, and was raised by her mother and grandmother. After graduating from the Baltimore School for the Arts – where she majored in dance and theatre – she moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. After some minor TV parts, she appeared as a regular on the series “A Different World.” She recently came back to TV, portraying the mysterious Fish Mooney on the dark comic book series called “Gotham.”

Jada Pinkett Smith as Rome in ‘Magic Mike Xxl

Photo credit: Warner Bros.

Pinkett Smith broke into film with »

- (Adam Fendelman)

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‘Age of Apocalypse': An Event Comic of Biblical Proportion

12 June 2015 7:22 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Imagine a world where Hank McCoy is a sadistic geneticist, or where Cyclops is the right hand man of Mr. Sinister, or where Mystique is not nearly as neglectful of a mother, or where Magneto leads the X-Men.  This reality was presented in The Age of Apocalypse, the most ambitious and sprawling of any X-Over, where Charles Xavier is dead, Magneto is the planet’s last hope, and Apocalypse has reshaped half the world to suit his own hellish designs.  As far as crossovers and event comics go, The Age of Apocalypse is the summer blockbuster of all crossovers.  Whereas Onslaught was like The Matrix Reloaded, a complete and utter failure that did its best to murder a franchise, The Age of Apocalypse was akin to Jurassic Park, a mile-a-minute thrill ride laced with breathtaking visuals and an intriguing central concept.

Essentially a gargantuan “What If…”, the X-Over event of »

- Andrew Doscas

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In Defense of ‘Tomorrowland’

7 June 2015 7:43 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Warning: The following contains major thematic spoilers for a movie nobody has seen.

It hadn’t been 2 weeks since its release when Brad Bird’s new film Tomorrowland had been dubbed a “failure” by the very studio that released it. In those two weeks the film was beaten at the box office by the sequel to a movie where glee club girls slid around in vomit, was projected unable to make back its reported 190 million dollar budget and became Disney’s convenient scapegoat for scrapping production on “Tron 3” – which caused internet trolls to take a break from complaining about Tron: Legacy and the abundance of sequels and remakes to complain that they won’t get to see “Tron 3”.

As with all news that goes viral, the reaction was swift and disproportionate, allowing box office performance to tarnish the film’s image and shut down discussion of the movie itself. A »

- Charlie Sanford

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100 Essential Action Scenes: One vs. Many Fights

21 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.    

You know an action hero is the baddest of badasses when he or she walks in and the room goes silent. The drug lord’s bodyguards, the mastermind’s henchmen, or even the foolhardy pack of drunkards outside a roadside bar stand at attention, ready for a challenge. It’s just one person. This shouldn’t be too hard. Seconds later, they’re on the ground nursing bruises, or worse, stumps where their arms and legs used to be. The One vs. Many Fight is the chance for the hero to prove »

- Shane Ramirez

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Directors' Trademarks: The Wachowskis

19 May 2015 4:05 PM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

At least once a month, Cinelinx will chose a director for an in-depth examination of the “signatures” that they leave behind in their work. This month we’re examining the trademark style and calling signs of Andy and Lana Wachowski working collectively as the directing team known as "The Wachowskis".

The Wachowskis originally were comic book writers before they began writing film scripts. They were offered an opportunity to write and direct a feature film, which became 1996’s Bound. That film received good critical reviews and showcased the Wachowskis as an innovative directing team. Their next film was The Matrix, which became a critical and commercial hit in 1999. That success lead to two sequels, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, both released in 2003. Next, they took their love for comic books and graphic novels and wrote V For Vendetta (2006), which became another commercial and critical hit. Although they did not direct this film, »

- (G.S. Perno)

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Watch Cannes’ opening ceremony and clips from Official Selection films, including Love, Sicario and The Lobster

14 May 2015 10:23 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Further to our earlier posts with the first clips from Todd HaynesCarol and Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth, the opening ceremony and jury presentation at the Cannes Film Festival is now available to watch online, as well as many clips from those films featured in the Official Competition from the Opening Ceremony.

Presented by French actor Lambert Wilson (The Matrix Reloaded), the jury which includes Joel & Ethan Coen, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sienna Miller and Guillermo del Toro, was presented to the audience at the ceremony, before showing teaser clips from many of the films, including first look’s at Gaspar Noe’s Love, Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario, Yorgos LanthimosThe Lobster, Woody Allen’s Irrational Man and the aforementioned films.

The teaser trailers for the films begin around the 22-minute mark is the video, which you can view here.


- Scott J. Davis

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100 Essential Action Scenes: Car Chases

7 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sound on Sight undertook a massive project, compiling ranked lists of the most influential, unforgettable, and exciting action scenes in all of cinema. There were hundreds of nominees spread across ten different categories and a multi-week voting process from 11 of our writers. The results: 100 essential set pieces, sequences, and scenes from blockbusters to cult classics to arthouse obscurities.

Part 2 of 10: A good car chase works for completely different reasons than its bipedal counterpart. Where a foot chase is more intimate, desperate, and rough, car chases are cool, exciting, almost romantic. Here the journey overwhelms destination: tough guys (and girls) driving sleek machines at impossible speeds. And unlike foot chases, there are no real limitations on where they can go or what they can do—sometimes cars can even fly.


10. Death Proof (2007) – Girl power vs. horse power

The obvious reference points of Death Proof are such movies as Vanishing Point, »

- Shane Ramirez

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The Most Disappointing – Avengers: Age of Ultron

1 May 2015 3:11 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras shares his disappointment over Avengers: Age of Ultron

Even the thought of this column feels like a slaughter waiting to happen. I feel like Sonny Corleone in The Godfather as he exits the car at the toll booth…

I get it. People love movies like Avengers: Age of Ultron. Any negative sentiments are generally greeted with a thousand blasts from every corner of the internet. You’re branded as a hater or a troll. You’re a joyless cynic who couldn’t manage to find an ounce of fun in a pool full of whiskey.

The goal here is to try, in great detail, to explain why Age of Ultron was ultimately disappointing. In fact, one of the most disappointing movies I’ve seen so far this year.

1. It’s a Copy/Paste of the original

Avengers: Age of Ultron suffers the same fate as so many other sequels. »

- Anghus Houvouras

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'Furious 7,' more movies that pulled off insane practical stunts and effects

3 April 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

So much of movie magic these days is green screen and CGI — the work of animators and special effects artists. Given the fakery we’ve come to expect, when a movie comes along that pulls off some spectacular visuals on-set without a lot of post-production tweaking, that kind of movie magic makes us take notice. The latest wowing practical stunt: “Furious 7.” The “Fast and Furious” franchise has always made its mark with impressive action sequences done practically. If the seventh installment was trying to top the previous six in that department, it succeeded. This time featuring Dominic Toretto and his team drive skydiving cars out of a plane. To shoot the critical scene, the “Furious 7” stunt team actually dropped real live cars out of an airplane. Aerial cameramen followed the jump, doving with their own parachutes. The cars dropped first from an altitude of 12,000 feet in Colorado mountains, »

- Emily Rome

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Keanu Classic: The Matrix

3 April 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We at Thn collectively love Keanu Reeves and have been immensely excited about his return this year in John Wick. Although not released in UK cinemas until April, Thn have been lucky enough to have already seen it and we can tell you that it is all kinds of awesome.

John Wick was so brilliant that it has awoken my long-forgotten admiration for Mr Reeves and compelled me to revisit his extensive back catalogue immediately. Having spent my evening post screening ordering an alarming amount of Keanu Reeves films, both good and bad – Henry’S Crime anyone? I realised that my schoolgirl crush was far from over. Reeves is exceptionally handsome yes, but he also seems like such a nice, genuine guy. Recent interview appearances for John Wick revealed that he has a very down-to-Earth nature and that he doesn’t take himself, or life to seriously. He has also »

- Kat Smith

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Watch: 'The Matrix' Lobby Fight Sequence Recreated in Lego Form

23 March 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

It's been 16 years since The Matrix changed action films forever by introducing the bullet time craze, making way for tons more slow-motion in the genre. Sadly, the sequels didn't have as big of an impact (though I'll defend The Matrix Reloaded to the death), but that doesn't stop the original from being one of the most iconic action films of the past 20 years. And that's because of incredible sequences like the iconic lobby fight in which Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) attempt to save Morpheus (Laurence Fisburne) from the building where he's being held by Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving) and his cronies. Now one of the film's fans and a Lego enthusiast has recreated the scene in block form. Watch! Here's Snooperking's Lego recreation of The Matrix lobby fight scene from Reddit (via Vulture): The original post on Reddit says this little recreation took about 160 hours of »

- Ethan Anderton

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Lambert Wilson – mine host at Cannes by Richard Mowe - 2015-03-11 19:29:40

11 March 2015 12:29 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Lambert Wilson - returning to the Croisette as master of ceremonies

That most elegant and refined of French actors, Lambert Wilson, will be back at the Cannes Film Festival in May to host both the opening and closing ceremonies in the presence of jury presidents Joel and Ethan Coen.

The organisers of the Festival made no apologies for inviting him back for duty on the 13 May and for the closing awards on 24 May.

Lambert Wilson left a distinct mark on the 67th Festival de Cannes ceremonies with his elegance, poise and lyrical eloquence while evoking his love of cinema,” organisers said.

Outside of France the versatile Wilson is best known for his roles in The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions. Currently he is to be seen in Suite Française with Kristin Scott Thomas and Michelle Williams.

He first came to the Croisette in 1985 when he appeared alongside Juliette Binoche »

- Richard Mowe

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Film Nerd 2.0 digs into the notion of 'what is appropriate' between the PG and R

2 March 2015 9:45 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It's been a strange couple of weeks of films with the boys. First, we had a period of almost three weeks where I didn't get to see them because of all sorts of different scheduling issues. The hardest part of adjusting to life as a divided family is making my peace with the very different way the kids and I spend time together now. I've gone from having hours with them every day to having a handful of hours every couple of weeks. It makes time feel much more precious, but it can add a layer of stress, as well, because I'm constantly aware of the ticking clock. I know the boys feel it, too. We talk when I don't see them, but it's not the same. You try having a serious conversation on the phone with a seven-year-old. It's just not satisfying, no matter what. Kids today don't really »

- Drew McWeeny

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50 Shades of Grey wins Us box office for second week

22 February 2015 10:58 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Fifty Shades of Grey has claimed the Us box office for a second week after taking $23,246,000.

The erotic adaptation - starring Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele - became the highest-grossing Presidents' Day opener and second-highest February opening of all time after taking $81.6 million last week.

Upon its release, Fifty Shades ranked among the biggest R-rated movie debuts, with only The Matrix Reloaded, The Hangover Part II and The Passion of the Christ earning more.

Colin Firth's Kingsman: The Secret Service holds onto the second spot with $17.5 million while last week's number one The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water stays three with $15.5 million.

Kevin Costner's McFarland, USA is new at four with $11.3 million, just beating teen comedy The Duff which rounds out the top five.

American Sniper occupies the number six spot, as comedy sequel Hot Tub Time Machine 2 enters at seven with $5.8 million. »

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Teens mob mall after being denied entry to see 50 Shades of Grey

18 February 2015 8:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

100 teenagers mobbed a mall in Florida after being refused tickets to see Fifty Shades of Grey.

West Oak Mall in the Orlando suburb of Ocoee has now ruled that all teenagers must be accompanied by an adult when visiting the mall after 9pm, according to The AP.

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Fifty Shades of Grey is rated R in the Us, meaning that those under the age of 17 must be accompanied by an adult.

A further group of teens objected to the movie theatre's decision by rushing the mall's food court. Nobody was injured and there was no damage reported by mall officials.

Fifty Shades of Grey made history at the Us box office by taking $81,670,000 in its first weekend in cinemas, which establishes it as the highest-grossing Presidents' Day opener and second-highest February opening ever. »

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