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48th Annual New Directors/New Films Lineup Announced

The Museum of Modern Art and The Film Society of Lincoln Center have announced the full lineup for this year’s New Directors/New Films, marking the 48th year for the festival celebrating new talent in cinema.

The program will run from

GHOST IN THE SHELL Gets Another Stylish Trailer

Paramount has released a new trailer for its upcoming Ghost in the Shell adaptation starring Scarlett Johansson. Directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman), Johansson plays a cyborg named Major who leads a special ops team taking down the most dangerous

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Kickstart Sunday: BIOPUNK

This week’s Kickstart Sunday pick comes to us from Dresden Pictures and their upcoming film Biopunk. Directed by Liam Garvo, the film aims to be a cyberpunk thriller taking place in a dystopian future where humans have been transformed into a new breed

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THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE Review

My apprehension toward spin-offs and my love of (nearly) everything Batman proved to be at odds with one another going into the kinetic The Lego Batman Movie, resulting in cautious optimism about an entire film based on the brick version of one of DC’s most popular heroes and one of The Lego Movie’s most humorous characters.

Short Film: YOU ARE AWAKE

For two years the people who lived in the village of Kalachi, Kazakhstan have been mysteriously fainting with their eyes open only to awaken two to five days later with no recollection of what happened. This crazy true event is the basis of

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JOHN WICK: CHAPTER 2 Review

After a sequel to the hit 2014 actioner John Wick was announced shortly after the first film’s release, I was cautiously optimistic for its success. Aside from the top-notch action, one of the most intriguing aspects of the first film was its world building showcasing a shadowy, yet suave, underworld where sophisticated killers spend gold coins as currency and follow a series of meticulous rules. It begged for a sequel, however I was concerned that diving too deep into this world and these characters might dilute the mystery and sheer coolness of the first.

Cyber Thriller THE GIRCLE Gets a New Trailer

STX Entertainment has released a new trailer for the upcoming sci-fi thriller The Circle, starring Emma Watson as a young woman who lands a job at the world’s most powerful tech company only to find there may be something nefarious afoot.

DreamWorks Animation’s THE BOSS BABY Gets a New Clip

DreamWorks has released a new clip for its upcoming animated film The Boss Baby, featuring the voice of Alec Baldwin as a suit-wearing baby whose arrival disrupts the life of his 7 year-old brother. In this clip celebrating Valentine’s Day, the two

Alice Lowe’s Horror-Comedy PREVENGE Picked Up By Shudder

Alice Lowe’s Horror-Comedy PREVENGE Picked Up By Shudder

After generating a decent amount of buzz on the festival circuit, Alice Lowe‘s horror-comedy Prevenge has been acquired for distribution in North America by horror streaming service Shudder. The film will be released theatrically in New York and Los Angeles on March

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Podcast: Episode 242 – I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, DARK NIGHT

This week on the show, Adam and Kevin take a look at the newly released documentary I Am Not Your Negro alongside the thriller Dark Night. Other films discussed include The Dreamed Path, Sadako vs. Kayako, Tectonic Plate, The Founder, Death Race 2050, and Moana.

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THE CURE FOR WELLNESS and BAYWATCH Super Bowl Spots

New TV spots for the upcoming Gore Verbinski thriller The Cure for Wellness and the comedic adaptation of Baywatch have been released during this year’s Super Bowl and now are available online. 

Wellness stars Dane DeHaan, Jason Isaacs, and Mia Goth and opens February

LOGAN Gets a Foreboding Super Bowl Spot

The Super Bowl teaser for Logan has been released online, which contains most of the footage we’ve already seen recut to a haunting rendition of Amazing Grace, alluding to the dark tone the R-rated film will carry. The film is directed by James

TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT Super Bowl Spot

The Super Bowl trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight has been released, showing off a bit more footage from the franchises fifth outing. The film is directed by Michael Bay and stars Mark Wahlberg, Josh Duhamel, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Laura Haddock, Jerrod Carmichael,

Short Film: MUCK

I love it when I watch a short film and it feels like I just finished a fully formed three act feature and such is the case with Bruce Smolanoff‘s Muck, a drama about a young woman struggling to be a standup comic