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For Future Reference: THANATOS, DRUNK

Thanatos, Drunk  is a fairly straightforward narrative, a slice of life excursion through the nightclubs and narrow back-alleys of Taiwan. Underneath the fairly mundane day-to-day activities that comprise the surface level plotline lays an elaborate tapestry of emotional entanglements as guilt, pain, love and indifference wrestle within everyone day and night. All matter of existential struggles present themselves throughout the languid days, every new development or occurrence is yet another thread added to the complexities of the interconnected web being woven until everything, inevitably, comes to a head, unraveling all around those involved.

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Cannes 2015: Full List of Award Winners

The full list of this year’s Cannes Film Festival award winners have been announced, with Jacques Audiard‘s Dheepan winning the coveted Palme d’Or. Other winners include László Nemes’ Son Of Saul nabbing the Grand Prix, and a tie for Best Actress between Rooney Mara for Carol,

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Kickstart Sunday: NANCY

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from director Christina Choe and her feature-length film Nancy. The film is about a woman named Nancy who lives her life as an imposter looking for love by lying

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POLTERGEIST (2015) Review

The restless souls of 2015’s version of Poltergeist have upgraded their method of communication to HDTV, but the film as a whole does little to repackage or freshen-up the 1982 original. This update is a half-hearted and half-baked retread that coasts on straight mimicry rather than tweaking the now well-worn formula for supernatural intrusions into suburbia.

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Freestyle Releasing to Release Adult Animated Comedy HELL & BACK

Freestyle Releasing announced today that they will be releasing the animated comedy Hell & Back in theaters nationwide beginning September 25th. The film is directed by Tom Gianas and Ross Shuman and features the voice talents of Nick Swardson, Mila Kunis, Danny McBride, Susan Sarandon,

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Found Footage Horror Film THE GALLOWS Gets a New Trailer

A new trailer for the upcoming Blumhouse-produced horror film The Gallows has been released, and although it looks to follow the same found footage formula as countless others, this one appears to at least provide a decent amount of scares. The film revolves

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DOPE Gets a New Red Band Trailer

Yet another trailer has been released for Rick Famuyiwa‘s Dope, starring Shameik Moore, Kiersey Clemons, and Tony Revolori, this one being of the red band variety. 

Dope originally screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and Open Road is releasing it in theaters June 19th.

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THE HUMAN CENTIPEDE III (FINAL SEQUENCE) Review

In 2009, a little horror film – The Human Centipede (First Sequence) – broke onto the scene and became a notorious sensation. In the film, a mad scientist creates the first “medically accurate” human centipede, where three individuals’ digestive systems are fused together into one gruesome tract.

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Horror-Comedy COOTIES Gets a New Trailer

A new trailer has been released for the upcoming horror-comedy Cooties, starring Elijah Wood, Alison Pill, Rainn Wilson, Jorge Garcia, Leigh Whanell, Jack McBrayer and Nasim Pedrad as teachers attempting to survive after their students eat some bad chicken nuggets and become infected with

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Amy Winehouse Doc AMY Gets a New Trailer

A24 has released the official trailer for the upcoming documentary Amy, looking at the life of singer Amy Winehouse. The film is directed by Asif Kapadia (SENNA) and features extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks from Winehouse.

Amy opens in theaters in

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PITCH PERFECT 2 Review

You don’t need to have seen the first Pitch Perfect film to appreciate Pitch Perfect 2, which easily stands alone as a great comedy that appeals to a broad audience. Elizabeth Banks' first feature-length film is a serviceable companion to the franchise’s 2012 original, bringing back the outstanding musical numbers that were injected with plenty of humor that made the first one so appealing.