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NERD FOREVER Review

Mario Caroni’s Nerd Forever plays out like every nerdy kid’s dream – or possible nightmare, depending on how you look at it – of being thrust into a video game. With copious game references, and some very fun moments, this is a short film every gamer should see.

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THE PEANUTS MOVIE Gets a New Poster

A new poster has been revealed for The Peanuts Movie, which is every bit as adorable as the rest of the material we’ve seen promoting this film. This CG animated feature brings the iconic Peanuts characters from Charles Schulz to life for

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CAKE Trailer Starring Jennifer Aniston

The trailer for the upcoming drama Cake has been released, which  stars Jennifer Aniston in an a-typical role as a woman with chronic pain, both mental and physical, who must cope with the sudden suicide of a member of a support group,

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JURASSIC WORLD Trailer

The first trailer for Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World has been released, which stars Chris Pratt,Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins, Nick Robinson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy and Judy Greer. The film revolves around a new and improved dinosaur-themed park opening up, but as

2015 Independent Spirit Award Nominees Announced

2015 Independent Spirit Award Nominees Announced

The full list of nominees for this year’s Independent Spirit Awards have been announced, with Alejandro G. Iñárritu‘s Birdman gaining the most noms including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Male Lead (Michael Keaton), Best Supporting Female (Emma Stone), Best Supporting Male (Edward Norton),

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Oscar Isaac Cast as Villain in X-MEN: APOCALYPSE

Variety broke the news today that Fox has found its villain for Bryan Singer‘s X-Men: Apocalypse with Oscar Isaac announced as the titular baddie, Apocalypse. Isaac joins Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Evan Peters, and Nicholas Hoult, who are reprising their roles. Hugh

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THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 1 Review

I must say I was underwhelmed by the latest chapter in The Hunger Games film saga, Mockingjay Part 1, which catches back up with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) after a major event occurs in the narrative's last installment, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

A fan of the books, I eagerly awaited the all three movie versions and was flush with joy and relief upon seeing the visual treatment of the film adaptations for books one and two. Whereas my mind’s eye could imagine only so much of the eerie juxtaposition between the subjugated districts and the ruthless Capitol, the films stepped in (and stepped up) to satisfy. Seeing the bleak conditions of Katniss’ coal-covered world of District 12 next to the Capitol’s over-the-top, opulent monuments filled with its apathy-ridden, ridiculously dressed residents was just what this reader needed.

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Lucasfilm’s STRANGE MAGIC Trailer

The debut trailer for Strange Magic has been released, which is based on a story by George Lucas. Oddly, the film comes out January 23rd, and this is the first anyone’s even heard of this project. Unfortunately, this trailer isn’t doing it

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LATE PHASES Review

Late Phases shows its cards early, establishing a sketch of a main character and the monster he’s pitted against. The setup shows promise with a no-nonsense, bloodthirsty, practical effects werewolf stalking a retirement community, but instead of using the unique setting for metaphor and/or mayhem, the film grinds in its transitions between tame terror and flaccid drama. The man-in-suit is amusing for all the wrong reasons, while the dime-store theater is stretched well beyond its depths. It all makes for an experience that taxes one’s patience instead of their nerves. There’s little that elicits a reaction other than boredom, save a few unintentionally laughable dialogue selections and perplexing story choices.