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Kickstart Sunday: PUTNEY

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick is the upcoming horror film, Putney, from writer/director Stewart Thorndike.  Thorndike just recently released her last film, Lyle, for free via their website at lylemovie.com.  I’m always a big supporter of

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Andrey Zvyaginstev’s LEVIATHAN Trailer

The trailer for Andrey Zvyaginstev‘s latest, Leviathan, has been released, and it looks intense to say the least.  The film is a modern retelling of the Book of Job, focusing on a land dispute between a mechanic and the local authorities.

It originally

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Tiff 2014: BANG BANG BABY Trailer

Although I’m not big on musicals, the newly released trailer for Jeffrey St. JulesBang Bang Baby has me sold with its quirky ’60s sci-fi aesthetic. Premiering at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, the film stars Jane Levy as an aspiring

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THE CALLING Review

Jason Stone’s feature debut, The Calling, boasts an impressive cast with some fantastic performances, however the dreary plot prevents it from being anything more than a slightly above-average procedural. The film hits the ground running, but slowly loses steam as it progresses into what will become a bland murder mystery.

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STARRED UP Review

The title of the film refers to the premature transfer of a criminal from juvenile detention to adult prison which is where Starred Up begins its story - the fresh arrival of Eric Love (Jack O'Connell), an aggressive teenager willing to survive by any means necessary. Those means consist, almost exclusively, of violence and obscenity-laden verbal attacks meant to intimidate until a ray of hope presents itself through a therapy group led by Oliver (Rupert Friend). The film is based on first-time screenwriter Jonathan Asser's twelve years of experience as a prison therapist, twelve years brilliantly condensed into one taut, brutal prison drama.

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Telluride 2014: Full Lineup Announced


The lineup for this year’s Telluride Film Festival has been announced, with a number of Oscar contenders on display including Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman, Bennett Miller’s Foxcatcher, and Jon Stewart’s Rosewater.

Like most other years, expect to see a lot of

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THE ART OF JOHN ALVIN Book Review

Although poster artist John Alvin may not be a household name, his iconic imagery will be instantly recognizable to most anyone who’s seen a movie poster within the last several decades. From Alien and Bladerunner to nearly all of Spielberg’s Amblin films, John Alvin has brought a consistently unique and wonderful vision to the posters he creates. In the newly released coffee-table book, The Art of John Alvin, not only are all his beautiful pieces on display, but we also get to see and learn about the fascinating backstories behind each one.

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Fantastic Fest 2014: Second Wave of Films Announced

The second wave of films has been revealed for this year’s Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX, with another great batch of films added to the lineup.  Among them is Jake Gyllenhaal‘s Nightcrawler and the Keanu Reeves starring action flick John Wick.  I’m also

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Mike Epps Cast as Richard Pryor in Upcoming Biopic

Late this afternoon it was announced that Mike Epps is officially on board to play comic legend Richard Pryor in an upcoming biopic directed by Lee Daniels (Precious, The Butler).

It was also reported that Oprah Winfrey has been cast

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Serbian Horror Film NIGHT GUARDS Trailer

A new trailer for the upcoming Serbian horror short film Night Guards has been released, which revolves around two ghosts that live out their nightly routine over and over as if they were still alive.  Although the film has a decidedly low-budget