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The Purge: Anarchy Review

James DeMonaco’s The Purge (2013) failed to live up to the intriguing premise of its trailer by penning cast and audience inside an exec home for the duration of the action. With Anarchy he has exercised his right to reply to critics and flung the drama into the wider world, with limited success. This Purge Night sees a brooding antihero and a straggling band of survivors stand in the empathetic corner ready to tug our heartstrings. While braying members of society’s upper echelons, a man with a very deadly van and a masked pack of biking wolves proffer opportunities to boo, hiss and ride out roller-coaster whooshes of adrenalin. Scatter shot with thrill kills.

Expanding upon a theory posited in the first film – that The Purge is simply a tool to eliminate the poor – The Purge: Anarchy takes place at the palpitating heart of an angry city. Downtown there
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Win Tickets To The Advance Screening Of The Purge: Anarchy In St. Louis

In 2013, the country responded to the provocative concept that on one night every year, any and all crime is made legal. Audiences turned The Purge into a surprise summer hit as the film debuted at No. 1 with an astonishing $34.1 million weekend at the domestic box office.

After witnessing the response to the film and listening to the conversations that it provoked, James DeMonaco (writer/director of The Purge and writer of The Negotiator, Assault on Precinct 13) quickly returned to the explosive universe that he created with an even more arresting idea for a sequel: placing the audience outside on the streets during the annual Purge.

A speculative thriller that shows us what occurs during The Purge outside of the confines of a suburban neighborhood, The Purge: Anarchy returns us to a dystopic future. Our government, now re-engineered by the New Founders of America (Nfa), has sanctioned its annual 12-hour
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Inception Tops Wins, The Social Network Tops Prestige: Florida Film Critics Awards

Melissa Leo, The Fighter Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending sci-fi/thriller Inception won more awards from the Florida Film Critics Circle than any other 2010 release, but David Fincher's Facebook drama The Social Network was the actual (unsurprising) leader in terms of prestige, bagging trophies for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin). [List of Florida Film Critics' award winners.] In the acting categories, Natalie Portman was once again Best Actress for Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan. Colin Firth won another Best Actor award for Tom Hooper's The King's Speech, while Melissa Leo and Christian Bale topped one more time the supporting categories for their roles in David O. Russell's The Fighter. Leo and Bale each won "by comfortable margins," according to the Florida critics' press release. Inception's awards were for Best Original Screenplay (Christopher Nolan), Best Cinematography (Wally Pfister), Best Art Direction/Production Design (Brad Ricker and Guy Hendrix Dyas, respectively
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Take that! Twice. Scott Pilgrim Vs the World wins two Satellite awards

Edgar Wright's comic book movie is best motion picture comedy or musical and Michael Cera is best comedy actor

With its video game imagery, slacker geek protagonist and sardonic 20-something humour, it is not the type of fare which generally tends to capture the imagination of Hollywood awards body members. Yet the comic book movie Scott Pilgrim Vs the World began a late run for awards-season recognition at the weekend after it picked up a gong for best film of the year at the Satellite awards.

British director Edgar Wright's film took the best motion picture comedy or musical gong at the awards, which are handed out by the International Press Academy and mimic the Golden Globes by splitting awards into drama and comedy categories. Star Michael Cera also carried off the best comedy actor award for his turn as the lovelorn yet pugilistic Pilgrim.

The award comes
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Noomi Rapace Best Natalie Portman at 2010 Satellite Awards

Noomi Rapace has come triumphant over Natalie Portman at 2010 Satellite Awards. The 30-year-old didn't get nominated at 2011 Golden Globes and SAG Awards like the "Black Swan" beauty, but managed to walk away with the Best Drama Actress in a Motion Picture title from the awards presented by the International Press Academy on Sunday, December 19.

The Swedish actress, who stars opposite Robert Downey Jr. in "Sherlock Holmes 2", won the awards thanks to her role as Lisbeth Salander in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". Aside from Natalie, she also beat two other Golden Globes and SAG Awards contenders, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Lawrence.

While Noomi took home Best Actress for Drama, "Love and Other Drugs" beauty Anne Hathaway nailed the Comedy or Musical category. The male counterparts saw "The King's Speech" star Colin Firth grabbing Best Drama Actor and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" lead Michael Cera securing Best Comedy or Musical Actor.
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Full Movie Winners List of 2010 Satellite Awards

Less than a month after announcing the nominees of the 15th Annual Satellite Awards, the International Press Academy has unveiled the winners on December 19. Dominating the list in movie were "The Social Network" and "Inception" with three gongs each.

Continuing its glorious moment at awards shows this year, "Social Network" took the coveted best drama kudo. The film once again landed honors to David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin, for directing and adapting the story into a script respectively.

"Inception", which dominated the nominations list with eleven, took home best cinematography title. The sci-fi by Christopher Nolan was additionally honored for its Original Score as well as its Art Direction & Production Design.

"Alice in Wonderland" also got multiple prizes, one for costume design and the other for visual effects. "Toy Story 3", in the meantime, was picked as the Best Animated or Mixed Media by the International Press Academy.

Some stars
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'Social Network' and 'Scott Pilgrim' Top 2010 Satellite Awards

This evening the International Press Academy announced the winners of the 15th Satellite Awards and The Social Network took home six wins including Best Picture (Drama), Director (David Fincher) and Adapted Screenplay (Aaron Sorkin). Additionally, Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World took home the award for Best Picture (Comedy or Musical) and star Michael Cera won for Best Actor (Comedy or Musical), which makes for two awards giving the awards circuit a bit of a different flavor.

Anne Hathaway taking Best Actress in Comedy/Musical is a bit of a surprise over the ladies of The Kids are All Right and Noomi Rapace besting Natalie Portman, Jennifer Lawrence and Nicole Kidman in the Drama category is also a shift from the norm. It's almost as if they couldn't decide on any of the better performances and settled with the lesser ones. Rapace's performance, especially, is by no means Best Actress material.
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