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Only Lovers Left Alive Blu-Ray Review

16 hours ago | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

I’m not sure what’s worse, sparkling vampires or hipster vampires. Alright, totally kidding, because there’s not a single Twilight comparison throughout Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive, and dammit if Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston aren’t the coolest vampires this side of Brooklyn. I mean, Hiddleston’s character Adam wears sunglasses at night, writes music he never wants heard, and collects vintage guitars no one will ever see – he’s about one patch of ill-advised facial hair and a fedora away from being the King of all who couldn’t care less.

Honestly, what did you expect from a Jarmusch film about vampires? Every horrific aspect is so underplayed, akin to an indie rock band who appear to have begrudgingly taken the stage, but just like how lethargic rockers amass monster crowds by seemingly ignoring them, that’s how Swinton and Hiddleston charm their way into our hearts. »

- Matt Donato

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Snowpiercer Is The First Oscars Screener Sent To Academy Members

27 August 2014 5:15 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Boasting a 95% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer has become one of the most critically heralded films of the year. And now it's the first to be sent to the Academy of Arts and Sciences for consideration for awards season. Deadline dropped the news that a DVD of Snowpiercer has been sent out to Academy members, who could receive the sci-fi drama as early as today. It's a bold move by RADiUS, a distribution division of The Weinstein Company that's been shaking up the standard release model, and is now kicking off the push for Oscar season. Starring an international cast that includes Chris Evans, Song Kang-ho, Ed Harris, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Octavia Spencer, Ewen Bremmer, and Ko Ah-Sung, Snowpiercer found inspiration in the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige. Its story centers on a titular train that houses the last dregs of humanity following a »

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Awesome Mix Tape Volume 4: Best Soundtracks & Scores of 2014 (Part One)

27 August 2014 12:30 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

I’m back with another mix tape, only this time the compilation consists solely of the best music from movies released in 2014 (January to the end of August). As per usual, I’ve also included some fun movie clips. Here are tracks from the best soundtracks and scores of the year so far. Be sure to check back in December for part two.


Phase 1

Guardians of the Galaxy Clip

The Band – “The Weight” (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Clip

Superhuman – “Where It Ends” (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes)

Alexandre Desplat – “Godzilla Main Theme”

Marco Beltrami – “We Go Forward” (Snowpiercer)

Snowpiercer Clip

Hot Blood – “Soul Dracula” (Only Lovers Left Alive)

Only Lovers Left Alive Clip

James Brown – “Papas Got A Brand New Bag” (Get On Up: The James Brown Story)

Get On Up Movie Clip

Elvis Presley – “You’re »

- Sound On Sight Podcast

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Radius-twc Surprises With ‘The One I Love,’ Providing Theatrical, VOD Box Office

24 August 2014 1:32 PM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

If this was a typical Sunday morning, I’d report that The One I Love, the latest quirky quasi-comedy exec-produced by the Duplass Brothers, had a solid but not scintillating debut weekend at the specialty box office. But this has not been a typical Sunday morning. When I opened my email from RADiUS-twc, I found not only their theatrical box office results for The One I Love but also the film’s VOD numbers. Wow!

The combined numbers arrived with no fanfare, just honest transparency. RADiUS deserves kudos for being a trailblazer here, and I at least want to make sure this moment is duly noted, and with enthusiasm. The company has given me non-theatrical metrics before, but to give it alongside theatrical is a first, and something unique that I hope quickly becomes common.

Last fall, Radius gave Deadline VOD numbers for its action pic Man Of Tai Chi, »

- Brian Brooks

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‘Fantastic Four’: First Look at The Thing? [Updated]

24 August 2014 7:27 AM, PDT | | See recent Screen Rant news »

[Update: The source of all this - a supposed Josh Trank Twitter account - might be fake. Scroll for details.]

Fox’s reboot of the Fantastic Four movie franchise is without a doubt the most hated-on superhero movie currently in development. The casting of Michael B. Jordan as a black Johnny Storm/Human Torch caused… well, a storm of controversy – and having Miles Teller (Project X), Kate Mara (House of Cards) and Jamie Bell (Snowpiercer) as the new Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Girl and The Thing (respectively) hasn’t been met with overwhelming fan approval, either.

In fact, having Chronicle director Josh Trank in the director’s chair has been the only element of the film that hardcore fans ...

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- Kofi Outlaw

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Let's Fan-Cast the Gritty Power Rangers Reboot Coming in 2016

16 August 2014 2:30 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Children and grown-ups alike flocked to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in its first weekend of release, and now Hollywood is betting the the '90s nostalgia wave will last least two more years - on Wenesday, Lionsgate announced that its Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reboot will hit theaters on Jully 22, 2016. The studio has signed the the writers of Thor, to produce a script off a story by Star Trek's Robert Orci. There are no plot details yet, but knowing that Lionsgate was the studio behind Ender's Game, The Hunger Games and I, Frankenstein, it's likely the Power Rangers movie »

- Nate Jones, @kn8

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‘Snowpiercer’ and The Risk of Revolution

15 August 2014 7:11 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »




Directed by Bong joon-ho

Written by Bong joon-ho & Kelly Masterson

South Korea, 2013

Warning: The following piece has significant Spoilers in regards to the plot of the film Snowpiercer. If you haven’t seen the film, go watch it, it’s absolutely fascinating, and come back and read.

The premise to Bong Joon-ho’s Snowpiercer (2013) is one of emancipation from a class system specifically designed for a superficial idea of balance – if there is no poor then there can be no elite. The elite in Snowpiercer enjoy showers and sushi, bright clothes and music; the poor freeloaders enjoy jelly protein bars and a ball that doesn’t bounce. This class system is deemed necessary for the insurance of humanity’s survival, perhaps because it is society’s longest lasting trait – the division of power, the subjugated and the subjugator. To lose this in 2034 is to lose humanity, at least that »

- Jae K. Renfrow

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Abbie Cornish and Jim Sturgess Circle 'Geostorm'

15 August 2014 2:00 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris and Andy Garcia are in negotiations to join Gerard Butler in the sci-fi adventure Geostorm for Warner Bros. and Skydance.

Gerard Butler stars as a satellite engineer who learns that the world's climate-control satellites are malfunctioning, forcing him to team up with his estranged brother (Jim Sturgess) to stop a man-made storm from destroying the Earth. While the engineer travels into space to fix the satellites, his brother discovers a plot to assassinate the President of the United States (Andy Garcia). Abbie Cornish will play a Secret Service agent who is also the brother's girlfriend, while Ed Harris is portraying the Secretary of State.

Dean Devlin is directing Geostorm from a script he originally wrote, which is now being worked on by Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows). Skydance's David Ellison and Dana Goldberg are producing alongside Dean Devlin »

- MovieWeb

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The Giver | Review

15 August 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Tis Better to Give: Noyce’s Adaptation Too Little Too Late in Ya Dystopic Cinema

In today’s onslaught of dystopic film franchises dominated by adaptations of young adult novels, the announcement that Philip Noyce would be resurrecting Lois Lowry’s Newberry Medal winning 1993 title The Giver seemed to make perfect sense. But in today’s cluttered market of similar scenarios, the powerful allegory that initially made Lowry’s text such a lasting achievement seems cheapened by the glossy, over baked screen version that seems more medicated than the anesthetized minds of its characters.

After some kind of unexplained happening that nearly resulted in the end of civilization, a band of elders of the surviving peoples have managed to erase all memory and start from scratch, creating a rather rigid yet positively inclined utopia. All citizens live in units, are assigned to jobs and families based on talents and needs, »

- Nicholas Bell

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Chris Evans on 'Snowpiercer,' VOD and Harvey Weinstein's edit

6 August 2014 10:58 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) "Snowpiercer" star Chris Evans and producer Dooho Choi spoke with a select group of press during Comic-Con International This year at Comic-Con International in San Diego, "Snowpiercer" star Chris Evans and producer Dooho Choi took time to speak to the press about their post-apocalyptic tale of literal class warfare aboard the last train on Earth. Assembled by visionary Korean director Bong Joon-Ho, "Snowpiercer" is currently in a limited Us theatrical run while also being available in homes through VOD (Video On Demand). Evans portrays Curtis, the film's protagonist and leader of the tail section of refuges who begin a bloody uprising against the tyrannical front section of the train. Evans began by saying that although "Snowpiercer" was based on a 1982 French graphic novel by Jacques Lob and Jean-Marc Rochette, there's much more to the film than that. "I wouldn't have done the movie if I didn't have confidence in »

- Karl Keily, Comic Book Resources

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5 Things to Know About Snowpiercer, the Best Sci-Fi Movie You Haven't Seen

3 August 2014 3:05 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Have you seen Snowpiercer yet this summer? No? You're probably not alone. While the stark, dystopian thriller about the remnants of humanity battling it out on a train was critically acclaimed, it was pretty overlooked earlier in the season. The film's marketing budget was probably equivalent to a day's worth of catering on the new Transformers or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. Despite that, Snowpiercer is a thrilling sci-fi/action jaunt garnering more attention through Video On Demand, which has lead to more audiences finding it in theaters as well. With a great cast that includes Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, »

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5 Things to Know About Snowpiercer, the Best Sci-Fi Movie You Haven't Seen

3 August 2014 3:05 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Have you seen Snowpiercer yet this summer? No? You're probably not alone. While the stark, dystopian thriller about the remnants of humanity battling it out on a train was critically acclaimed, it was pretty overlooked earlier in the season. The film's marketing budget was probably equivalent to a day's worth of catering on the new Transformers or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies. Despite that, Snowpiercer is a thrilling sci-fi/action jaunt garnering more attention through Video On Demand, which has lead to more audiences finding it in theaters as well. With a great cast that includes Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, »

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The Fantastic Four Reboot Has Wrapped Production

3 August 2014 1:16 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

20th Century Fox has been fighting an uphill battle with its upcoming Fantastic Four reboot ever since the project was announced. Chronicle director Josh Trank took the helm after several false starts on the property, and ever since it’s been one of the most controversial and maligned comic book films in recent memory.

First came the backlash against race-swapping Johnny Storm a.k.a. The Human Torch, who’s being played by African American actor Michael B. Jordan, followed by negative reactions to the rest of the young cast, which includes The Spectacular Now‘s Miles TellerSnowpiercer‘s Jamie BellHouse of Cards actress Kate Mara, and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes star Toby Kebbell.

Fox hasn’t done much to help the situation, which took a turn for the worst when Mara herself sparked confusion over whether or not the movie would adapt anything from the source material. »

- James Garcia

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Top 5: Guardians Of The Galaxy, Interstellar, First Trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, Atari: Game Over, Comic-Con 2014

2 August 2014 2:18 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Available now on VOD is director Bong Joon ho's blistering sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer. I caught the film earlier today and it's an absolute tour de force brimming with action and incisive commentary. Set aboard a perpetually moving train that protects Earth's remaining population from a second Ice Age, the pic sees Chris Evans lead a revolt that seeks to move the have nots from the squeamish conditions of the train's tail to the lavish amenities of its head. What ensues is a premium visceral experience that may lack subtlety but never fails to excite and impress. Similar to how each floor presents its own unique set of challenges and incredible action opportunities in Gareth Evans' The Raid, each station on Bong Joon ho's Snowpiercer contains its own form of beautifully orchestrated chaos that is a sight to behold albeit not for the weak of stomach. If any of the »

- Jason Barr

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Snowpiercer: Q&A with Costume Designer Catherine George

1 August 2014 8:16 AM, PDT | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

Chances are you have not seen Snowpiercer yet due to its limited availability and release fiasco. If so, skip this interview and watch the film first. Go in clean, because Snowpiercer really is as good as everyone’s telling you. Based on the French graphic novel Le Transperceneige, it is essentially a dark (often literally) sci-fi thriller about a perpetual motion train carrying the last remnants of society after a global ice age. Themes of cruelty, disparity and sacrifice abound, and strong, sometimes horrific visual references bombard the screen. The exceptional costume design by Catherine George ties all this together in a way that is readable and indicative, yet never threatens to take over the film.

Catherine George, however unintentionally, seems to specialise in this form of costume design; you only need to watch We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) to gather this. This is not to say her work is showy in any way. »

- Lord Christopher Laverty

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Comic-Con 2014: Chris Evans Talking About ‘Snowpiercer’

31 July 2014 2:44 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

The future looks bleak in the sci-fi “Snowpiercer.”

Already out on VOD, Blu-ray and DVD, the sci-fi film has garnered plenty of publicity on its beautiful shots and complex storyline.

It is set in the future, in which a failed climate change experiment killed off nearly the whole planet except for the lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer train that travels around the globe. And after years, a complex class system emerges and culture on the train.

Leading actor Chris Evans and co-producer Dooho Choi were attending San Diego Comic-Con International last week to promote “Snowpiercer.” In a small roundtable full of reporters, they discussed a lot about Joon-ho Bong’s direction and skills on the production.

Latino-Review’s special convention correspondent Randy Fuchs contributed to this report.

Read the full transcript below.

Question: I had several passionate discussions about the movie last night. How much of the movie is »

- Gig Patta

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Comic-Con: Chris Evans and Co-Producer Dooho Choi Talk Snowpiercer, Elaborate Fight Scenes, the Distribution Model, and More

30 July 2014 7:43 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Even in a year full of excellent science-fiction fare, Joon-ho Bong’s Snowpiercer stands out.  The film tells the story of a post-apocalyptic world where all life on Earth is contained to a single luxury train that circles the frozen planet once yearly.  Within the train, a tightly controlled caste system has developed.  When members of the train’s underclass attempt a rebellion, all hell breaks loose and long held secrets of this world come to light.  The movie stars Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, The Host’s Kang-ho Song and Ah-sung Ko, Ed Harris, John Hurt,, Jamie Belle, Octavia Spencer and Alison Pill is available in theaters and most every VOD marketplace now.  But it really, really should be seen on the big screen. Last weekend at Comic-Con, Collider sat down with Evans and Co-Producer Dooho Choi for an intimate press conference to discuss the film.  During the small group chat, »

- Hunter Daniels

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Chris Evans: 5 Things You Don't Know About 'Snowpiercer'

29 July 2014 2:20 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Snowpiercer" is an action film for people who thought they were sick of action films. It's bracing, gritty, dystopian, and filled with actors who give commanding performances within ceaselessly stunning visuals. At Comic-Con, we caught up with star Chris Evans, who plays the reluctant ringleader against an ice-age survival train's elite class, to discuss the movie, which filmed in Austria and ended up earning enough acclaim to outperform its small arthouse release and spread to 150 U.S. theaters. 1. Director Bong Joon-ho shot "Snowpiercer" the way Alfred Hitchcock shot most of his movies -- with no extra footage necessary.  "If [you and I] were having a scene, we would shoot a master, then get us together on a two-shot, then do the whole scene on your single and then on my single. We'd have a lot of options to cut the scene together as you so choose," said Evans. "Bong will shoot the edit in his mind. »

- Louis Virtel

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‘Snowpiercer’ Hits $3.8 Million on VOD as Weinstein Co. Shakes Up Distribution

29 July 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The indie movie market needed a kick in the pants this summer.

Other than “Chef” and the still-expanding “Boyhood,” arthouse films have struggled in theaters. But amid the doldrums, the Weinstein Co. has taken some radical steps, playing around with platforms even more than usual.

The studio’s Radius-twc label unveiled “Snowpiercer” on-demand, with Bong Joon-ho’s film still in theaters. The picture has racked up an impressive $3.8 over its first three weeks on VOD, while pulling in a respectable $3.9 million over five weeks of in theaters. It’s expected to become the company’s highest-grossing VOD release.

And while there are questions as to whether it could have minted more coin with a bigger theatrical play, the quirky sci-fi pic might have been tough to market to a mass audience.

“Some people used to view VOD and multiplatform releasing as a dumping ground for movies a studio doesn’t believe in theatrically, »

- Brent Lang

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The Hey U Guys Instant Watching Guide – July 28th 2014

29 July 2014 5:16 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

The Killing was an American remake from AMC based on the nordic noir show popularised over here by showings on BBC 4. The Us version moved things to Seattle where it rained constantly and revolved around the murder of Rosie Larson. Unfairly compared to Twin Peaks when it debuted, it was nonetheless something of a hit on Channel 4 for at least two seasons. I lost track of it around the mid-point of season two, not because I didn’t like it, I enjoyed it lots despite its grimness but it became impossible to keep up with the weekly scheduled showings and 4Od was, and still is not very good. From what I hear season two wrapped up the murder of Larson and season three moved on to a new mystery which was just as gripping.

The reason I mention this anyway is that like Arrested Development, Netflix has picked up »

- Chris Holt

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