Based on the graphic novel by Dan Shaffer, The Scribbler is the type of adaptation that just doesn’t work, despite being a faithful transfer of the source material, save for a few items. It tries to be weird and outlandish, bringing surreal imagery into what ultimately amounts to a superhero movie, but the weak script and low-budget feel prevent this from being anything more than a decent try.

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French Thriller THE BLUE ROOM Gets a New Trailer

IFC has released a new subtitled trailer for the upcoming thriller The Blue Room, which is written, directed, and starring Mathieu Amalric (The Grand Budapest Hotel). Based on a novel by Georges Simenon, the film tells the story of a man who falls


Tim Burton’s BIG EYES Trailer

The first trailer for Tim Burton‘s latest, Big Eyes, has been released. The film tells the true story of husband and wife artists Margaret (Amy Adams) and Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz) who were made famous back in the ’50s for their creepy

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THE BATTERY Blu-ray Review

It’s movies like The Battery that make me want to stop writing about movies and start making them myself. To see what a small crew with no budget can do is nothing short of astounding, and re-watching this film on the newly released Blu-ray reinforces the fact that indie horror is not the stagnant pool of mediocrity most may think.

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Jack Plotnick’s Space Station 76 is a science fiction comedy that takes place in the future as it was imagined back in the ‘70s. This goofy idea lends itself to a bevy of funny gags that poke fun at the time period and how the future was represented. While it mostly acts as a straight comedy, there is a serious undercurrent flowing beneath the mustaches and feathered hairdos. This slightly dark edge makes the film much more rewarding than a straight-up spoof. Basically, Space Station 76 is like the ‘70s sci-fi version of Wet Hot American Summer, which means it’s hilarious, smart and super fun.

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In his latest feature-length effort, Don’t Look Back, director William Dickerson sets out to create a De Palma-esque psychological thriller that aims to keep the viewer guessing while exploring the lasting effects of a childhood trauma. While some aspects of the film do work well, mostly the cinematography, the end result is a tired and formulaic retread of things we’ve seen before.


V/H/S: VIRAL Red Band Trailer

Magnet has released a brand new red band trailer for the upcoming release of V/H/S: Viral, which marks the third entry in the popular found footage anthology series.  Directors for this one include Justin Benson, Gregg Bishop, Aaron Moorhead, Marcel Sarmiento, and

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TUSK Review

Often times a writer/director can surprise you by making something they are not known for. It can be refreshing, or cringe inducing, to see artists broaden their horizons. Roland Joffe directed Captivity. Barry Levinson directed The Bay. The Coen brothers had True Grit. Renny Harlin made Die Hard 2.