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First Trailer For Blade Runner 2049 Shows Off Old Faces And New

Warner Bros. has released the very first trailer for Blade Runner 2049 and it teases a familiar face along with a new one.

The familiar face? Harrison Ford, naturally, looking as splendidly craggy as he did playing one of his other iconic characters in The Force Awakens. In Blade Runner 2049, he’s facing off with Ryan Gosling, who seems to be giving a good impression of a young Harrison Ford. I’m sure that the resemblance is intentional, as everything in this teaser trailer recalls the aesthetic of the original film. Dark streets full of cyberpunk machines, contrasted against bright and even gaudy interiors, with our hero – in this case, Gosling’s character K – stalking through them and looking just a little out of place.

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It’s impossible to judge the quality of a film just based on a single teaser trailer, but we
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Central American International Film Festival (Caiff) Announces Winners

Central American International Film Festival (Caiff), the West Coast’s first festival to showcase works from the movement emerging among isthmus-based and emigré Central American filmmakers, announced the winners of its first edition.

The festival presented 25 of the best cutting-edge and modern Central American films at the University of South California (USC) during its three days run. Among the highlighted events, they presented a retrospective of Salvadorian-Canadian filmmaker and spokesperson Patricia Chica ("Serpent’s Lullaby," "A Tricky Treat") and a Q & A with actor Erick Chavarria ("The Funhouse Massacre," "Borderline"), a Guatemalan working in Hollywood.

The Caiff was founded by Oscar Dominguez of the Salvadorian Corridor, screenwriter Juan Carlos Bojorquez is the festival co-founder and director, head of programming is Academy Award-winner André Guttfreund, head of technical support is Adonai Interiano, head of hospitality is Patricia C. Ovando, and the general planner is Mario Anaya assisted by Erick Chavarria.

Here is the list of winners:

Best Feature

"Ambiguity: Crónica de un sueño Americano," directed by Grisel Wilson (Guatemala)

Best Short

"Dark Streets," directed by Miguel Pu (USA)

Best Documentary

"Lencas Roots," directed by Saul Leon Dubón & Ronald Medrano (El Salvador)

Best Director

Grisel Wilson for "Ambiguity: Crónica de un sueño Americano" (Guatemala)

Best Screenplay

Arturo Menendez for "Malacrianza" (El Salvador)

Best Actor

Hans Calderón for "Ambiguity: Crónica de un sueño Americano" (Guatemala)

Best Actress

Karla Valencia for "Malacrianza" (El Salvador)

Outstanding Contribution Towards the Cinematic Heritage of Central America

"Cuatro Puntos Cardinales," directed by Javier Kafie (El Salvador)

Best Film by the Guest Country (Mexico)

"Alguien," directed by Roberto Valdez
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It Girl & the Atomics gets second paperback collection treatment

Originally appearing in the late 1990s comic series The Atomics by Michael Allred, It Girl graduated to her own solo project. “I’m extremely proud of the work we did on these comics,” stated writer James S. Rich. “The series garnered what are so far the best reviews of my career, and it’s become the first thing people want to talk to me about when I’m at conventions. Having the whole thing together in two complete books is extremely gratifying. It’s a great way to end the project, and we want to reward our readers by giving them a special package.”

It Girl and the Atomics, Round Two: The World is Flat collects issues #7 to #12 which features the artistic contributions of Mike Norton (Revival) and Natalie Nourigat (The Thrilling Adventure Hour). Bonus content about the girl with the ability to “touch any object and adopt its attributes
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Comic Book Release List – Week of March 27, 2013

The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and specialty items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

3 Finger Prints

Zombies Vs Cheerleaders Volume 2 #1 (Cover A Mike Debalfo), $3.99

Zombies Vs Cheerleaders Volume 2 #1 (Cover B Jamie Tyndall), $3.99

Zombies Vs Cheerleaders Volume 2 #1 (Cover C Adriano Carreon), $3.99

Abrams

Did I Do That The Best And Worst Of The ’90s Sc, $19.95

Abstract Studios

Rachel Rising #15, $3.99

Antarctic Press

Honey Badger Vs The World, $3.99

Last Zombie Before The After #5 (Of 5), $3.99

Ape Entertainment

Drew Hayes’ Poison Elves #1 (Cover C Terry Moore), $2.99

Arcana Studio

Gene Simmons Comics Anthology Volume 1 Sc, $19.95

Archaia Entertainment

Hawken Genesis Hc, $19.95

Archie Comics

Betty And Veronica Double Digest #211, $3.99

Life With Archie #28 (Fernando Ruiz Regular Cover), $3.99

Life With Archie #28 (Ramon Perez Variant Cover), $3.99

Ardden Entertainment

Shadow Falls #1, $3.99

Avatar Press

Crossed Badlands #25 (Jacen Burrows Leather Cover), $14.99

Crossed Badlands #26 (Jacen Burrows Torture Cover
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Down 3 Dark Streets

Slowly recovering from hard fiscal times, MGM has taken to releasing old and almost lost films onto real basic, cheap-to-make DVDs. Even the opening title card warns that the film is assembled from the best material available, and the film is not without its blemishes. That said, thank you MGM for recovering a real gem that takes the audience Down 3 Dark Streets, filled with suspense, excitement, and the glory of early noir.

An unfortunate run-in with an armed criminal leaves one of the valiant officers of the FBI dead. Agent John “Rip” Ripley (Broderick Crawford) is charged with finding his murderer, by wrapping up his three open cases.

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Now Hear This (Interview): Time To Celebrate Imelda May Day

Touring America for the first time, Irish rockabilly/blues singer Imelda May sounds like a giddy schoolgirl. Except she prefers to go back to old school. There's a lot of U.S. history behind the music May loves, which she is eager to study. That's why, during a brief visit in September with her band to promote her latest album, Love Tattoo, May planned some sightseeing excursions to places like Chess Recording Office and Studio in Chicago, then former punk nightclub Cbgb in New York before opening up for Chuck Berry at B.B. King's Blues Club & Grill. She previously visited New Orleans, where she played in the House of Blues with Dr. John and recorded vocals for Dark Streets, a gangster movie set in 1930s New York starring Bijou Phillips. Now she hopes to teach Americans a thing or two about herself. May...
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This Week on DVD: Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, Eastbound & Down, Tokyo!

In stores this week, most of the major DVD releases are pretty terrible... but we're here to help you weed through the crap to find a few gems. For the masochists, there's a serious helping of movies that are "so bad they're good" out today, including Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, 12 Rounds, Transmorphers: Fall of Man, and Uwe Boll's Tunnel Rats. Look beyond that though and you've got Fred Durst's critically-acclaimed The Education of Charlie Banks, the Michel Gondry/Joon-ho Bong/Leos Carax triptych Tokyo!, and a new 20th Anniversary Edition of Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing, not to mention Eastbound & Down: The Complete First Season and the long-awaited first season of 1990 comedy Parker Lewis Can't Lose! My life is officially complete. Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li [1] (DVD, Blu-ray [2]) 12 Rounds [3] (DVD, Blu-ray [4]) The Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience [5] (DVD, Blu-ray [6]) Two Lovers [7] (DVD,
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Sing a Song of Oscars

now, a post with music

As you may have heard there are 49 eligible songs in play for Oscar nominations in the Academy's most dubious award: Best Original Song. You may have heard that... but have you heard them? Now in theory the Best Original Song category can give the audience really wonderful entertainment breaks from all of the canned banter, orchestra drowned speeches and annual "we have no time management skills!" confessionals (some people refer to those as 'film montages'). But it's only a theory as sometimes we have to worry about the Academy's taste level in this category.

I thought I'd share some audio with y'all re: this category. If you're not interested and you'd rather just sleep, here's a minute of Clint Eastwood singing "Gran Torino" to use as lullaby.

If all it takes to win an Oscar is some raspy whispering @ the piano, can I have one?
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49 Best Song Oscar hopefuls announced

49 songs have proven to eligible for inclusion in the 'best original song' category for this year's Academy Awards. The list was made available today from the folks at the Academy. So, who's your favourite to nab the golden statue?

These will soon be whittled down to just five (which make up the nominations). Those five will then be performed at the ceremony in La in February.

The official release:

On Tuesday, January 6, the Academy will screen clips featuring each song, in random order, for voting members of the Music Branch in Los Angeles. Following the screenings, members will vote to determine which three, four or five songs become nominees in the category.

A DVD copy of the song clips will be made available to those branch members who are unable to attend the screening and who request it for home viewing. A mail-in ballot will be provided.

A maximum of
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49 Songs Compete for Oscar Original Song Category

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today the 49 songs that will be competing for the five Original Song nominations at the 2009 Oscars. Of the bunch I have placed in bold lettering the five songs nominated by the Hfpa for the Golden Globes. I have no personal favorite and am not even a big fan of Springsteen's "The Wrestler". I will say I saw Gran Torino last night and Eastwood's song is awfully rough both literally and figuratively. However, since he's The Boss, I am going to have to say I am assuming Springsteen will be taking home some golden hardware this year. On Tuesday, January 6, the Academy will screen clips featuring each song, in random order, for voting members of the Music Branch in Los Angeles. Following the screenings, members will vote to determine which three, four or five songs become nominees in the category. Just so you know,
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Indie Spotlight: New Releases for Dec. 12

Not that it's any of my business, but are your halls decked? Is your gay apparel donned? Good! Then you have time to go to the movies, and the Indie Spotlight is here to tell you what's playing beyond the multiplexes!

'Tis the season for limited-release pictures that are sort of indie films and sort of studio productions. For example, this weekend there's Doubt (in NY, La, Chicago, Boston, and San Francisco), The Reader (NY and La), and Che (NY and La) -- but you've heard plenty about those films elsewhere. There's also Delgo, which is a truly independent animated film -- but it's opening on 1,800 screens, so you don't need me to tell you about it here.

Our focus is the stuff that might be under the radar, which this week includes: Adam Resurrected, Dark Streets, Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Timecrimes, What Doesn't Kill You, Where God Left His Shoes,
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Dark Streets

The noirish musical "Dark Streets" is supposed to take place in the 1930s, but its self-conscious details reminded me more of that weirdly nostalgic period in the mid-1970s when every third restaurant in America was named "Gatsby's."

The blues and jazz numbers aren't bad, but they're awkwardly shot and poorly integrated with a storyline that director Rachel Samuels ("The Suicide Club") presents in such an obfuscating manner that 86 minutes fly by like three hours.

The storyline? Club owner Chaz (Gabriel Mann) is trying to unravel the mystery surrounding the death of his father,
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Movie Review: Dark Streets

Dec 12, 2008  

This year's Idlewild or Romance and Cigarettes is finally here in Dark Streets, another musically ambitious film that mistakes flair for soul and fancy costumes for style. A unique but ultimately disastrous semi-noir, semi-musical, semi-comedy, and semi-mystery, Dark Streets is a semi-film, a movie that never comes together into anything coherent or worth caring about. A few scene-stealing actors save it from complete disaster, although a lackluster lead keeps trying to drag it away from them and back down the alley of cinematic shame. ...Read more at MovieRetriever.com
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Dark Streets

The main pitfall of modern noirs is that filmmakers get so caught up in the chiaroscuro lighting schemes and florid twists of dialogue and voiceover that they forget noir was about expressing more than just attitude and style. Rachel Samuels' thin, affected jazz-age noir Dark Streets is worse than most, grafting an indifferent series of twists and double-crosses onto a blues-nightclub backdrop that overwhelms the foreground. Featuring songs by Etta James, Aaron Neville, Chaka Khan, and Natalie Cole, and an original score with an assist by B.B. King, the film so lavishly fetishizes the period's glittering costumes and leggy chanteuses that it can barely work up the interest to tend to its junior-league Chinatown plotting. The imbalance proves distracting on both ends: Working from a screenplay by Wallace King (based on a play by Glenn Stewart), Samuels treats the overwritten dialogue as another layer of set-dressing, while leaning on blurry.
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Review | Blues Clueless: Rachel Samuels's "Dark Streets"

by Eric Hynes (December 10, 2008) [An indieWIRE review from Reverse Shot.]

What do noir, Busby Berkeley, the blues, and funhouse fantasy have in common? As "Dark Streets" ultimately proves, not much. Aiming for the inspired style warp of Terry Gilliam's "Brazil" but landing somewhere in the territory of Cirque du Soleil or Disney's House of Blues, director Rachel Samuels mashes up genre and chronology while showing little understanding or interest in the integrity of any of her sources. What motivated noir's high contrast, its cynicism and misanthropy? What motivated the blues' lament, its horny, smoky suicidal heartbreak? "Dark Streets" couldn't care less, grafting together tropes despite cultural and aesthetic incompatibility, proud to wear them as layers of shabby chic fashion.
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indieWIRE Interview | Film Noir as Bad Dream: "Dark Streets" Director Rachel Samuels

by indieWIRE (December 9, 2008) Rachel Samuels' third feature, "Dark Streets," is a film noir set against a 1930s story of booze, blues and jazz. Based on the play by Glenn Stewart, "Streets" follows nightclub owner Chaz Davenport (Gabriel Mann), whose life becomes complicated when he find a note sent by his recently deceased father to a female acquaintance. The film won a special jury prize at the 2008 CineVegas International Film Festival. Samuel Goldwyn is releasing the film theatrically this Friday, December 12.
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Opening This Week: Soderbergh's four-hour biopic, Eastwood's other movie

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By Neil Pedley

Things really shift into high gear this week when a bumper crop of award season heavy-hitters and indies stream into theaters, as well as a cadre of movie stars doing what they do best - whether that's Keanu Reeves acting alien, Clint Eastwood brandishing his trademark scowl, or Benicio Del Toro doing his own brand of mumblecore while waging war against fascists.

"Adam Resurrected"

It's been a long, strange directorial career for Paul Schrader, who followed his work as

the unsung hero of some of Martin Scorsese's most celebrated masterpieces with successes like "American Gigolo" and oddities like "Dominion: The Prequel to the Exorcist." Yet the always daring Schrader is taking on the Holocaust in his latest film, an adaptation of Yoram Kaniuk's story about Adam Stein (Jeff Goldblum), a former circus entertainer who grudgingly succumbs to the role of grim court jester to a
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This Week in Trailers: 'Harry Potter,' 'Angels & Demons,' 'Benjamin Button,' and 'Valkyrie'

On an almost daily basis, there are new movie trailers surfacing that we feel are worth are worth two or three minutes of your time. But we also realize that if you check out this site at work or something, you may not have a chance to watch the Angels & Demons trailer there at your desk, so we're giving you a weekend recap of all the big trailers from the past seven day.

Some of these are enormous blockbusters, some are potential Oscar contenders, and some are just a hell of a lot of fun.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The thriller While She Was Out with Kim Basinger

The supremely twisted Timecrimes

Disney's Bedtime Stories with Adam Sandler

The Da Vinci Code prequel, Angels & Demons

Another fantastic trailer for Valkyrie

Ong Bak 2 with martial arts star Tony Jaa

Oscar possibilities about for The Reader,
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Dark Streets Trailer And Poster

2008 has been a little short on decent musicals (and no HSM 3 is nto a decent musical), but this fall that may be rectified by the release of a little under the radar flick called Dark Streets. It's a blues musical. Not just a blues musical, but the trailer makes it look like a mixture of blues, burlesque, and noir murder mystery. Dark Streets oozes cool and it could very well be the first musical in history that guys don't have to feel ashamed to show up to without a date. Below we've got the movie's first trailer and poster for your eyes to feast on. Take a look and watch for Dark Streets in theaters some time this December:
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Dark Streets Official Poster

Here is the official poster for Samuel’s Goldwyn Films film Dark Streets. The movie opens in theaters December 2008 When a naïve playboy investigates the shadowy death of his wealthy father, his charmed life as the eligible owner of the city’s hottest nightclub begins to spiral out of control. A noir fever dream of music, seduction and murder, Dark Streets features stunningly choreographed dance numbers and an original soundtrack performed by legendary blues, jazz and R&B artists including Etta James, Natalie Cole, Dr. John, Aaron Neville, Solomon Burke, Chaka Khan, Richie Sambora and Marc Broussard. Dark Streets features twelve original songs [...]
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