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JOE Movie Review

Like the Kanye West of Hollywood, Nicolas Cage is a misunderstood genius whose work is redefining what can be considered great or visionary. The Cage is well aware of his legacy’s misgivings but this hasn’t stop...


NOAH Movie Review

After the ridiculously profitable BLACK SWAN ($330 million worldwide on a $13 million budget) doors opened for director Darren Aronofsky. He got the necessary clout to finally make a movie about NOAH, a man whose story he had b...


AMERICAN HUSTLE Movie Review

Given his propensity for on-set conflict, it’s with great surprise to find David O. Russell turned into a reliable hit-making director of the modern Hollywood era. He’s like a Ben Affleck but with a sense of humor. ...



THE WORLD’S END Movie Review

THE WORLD’S END is the long awaited, amongst film dorks at least, final installment in Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy (named such for the appearance of a different flavor in each of the three films – SHAUN OF...


THE COUNSELOR Movie Trailer

A trailer came out for a movie you didn’t even know you wanted to see. After you find out who’s behind and in front of the camera along with its plot you’ll be as excited for THE COUNSELOR as you are for any o...


ONLY GOD FORGIVES Movie Review

Unfortunately, this reflection on Nicholas Winding Refn’s new film ONLY GOD FORGIVES will have many pretentious-sounding film school words like “expressionism” and “mise en scene.” I apologize ahead of time but if you...



THE WOLF OF WALL STREET Movie Trailer

Marty “I was made to make movies” Scorsese has a new film (starring who else? but Leo DiCaprio) that comes out this Autumn. It’s called THE WOLF OF WALL STREET based on memoirs about this guy who in the 80R...


MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Movie Review

Warning: The following review was written by a man who is neither a Whedonite nor a Shakespearean nerd. He was merely intrigued by Joss Whedon’s foray into a black and white microbudget adaptation of Shakespeare’s ...


THE WORLD’S END Movie Trailer

Yo nerds! Are you excited to see the trailer from a movie made by the holy nerd trinity of Edgar Wright (SCOTT PILGRIM), Simon Pegg (HOT FUZZ) and Nick Frost (SHAUN OF THE DEAD)? If you answered “Yerp” then today is...



TRANCE Movie Review

Writing a review for a twisty-topsy-turvy film like TRANCE is a little like walking through a minefield (not really, that would be horrifying). One false move and boom you’ve spoiled the movie. Now people hate you. ItR...


ELYSIUM Movie Trailer

The year was 2009 when a modest Sci-Fi film directed by an unknown quantity grabbed the movie world in the throat by earning more than its budget back within the first three days. What followed was a total love affair between t...


ONLY GOD FORGIVES Redband Movie Trailer

Hey, Girl. The redband trailer for the new Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn (DRIVE) film has dropped out of genre-geek heaven. ONLY GOD FORGIVES is the name of their new crime drama that has the aforementioned Gosling (THE...



STOKER Movie Review

STOKER begins with an image of a young lady standing quietly in a field of wheat. In voiceover she pontificates that “just as a flower does not choose its color, we are not responsible for what we have come to be. Only on...


CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 Movie Trailer

A couple years back when it was announced that 21 JUMP STREET was going to get a 2012 repackaging in the form of a feature film many film fans were left scratching their heads. A lot of us wondered why anyone would revive a lon...


SIDE EFFECTS Movie Review

SIDE EFFECTS opens with a crane shot of the New York city skyline that slowly moves over to a large apartment building with dozens and dozens of windows. From the outside every window looks identically harmless. The building is...



TRANCE Movie Trailer

After taking some time off to direct the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics, Danny Boyle (28 DAYS LATER, SUNSHINE) is back with the mind-bending heist thriller TRANCE. The film is well cast with James McAvoy (X-MEN: F...


ZERO DARK THIRTY Movie Review

Why do we go the movies? Is it to disconnect from the little worlds we’ve created for ourselves? Is it in order to get lost in a make-believe narrative? Above all else, is it to be entertained? If so, where does a film li...


THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES Movie Trailer

Back in 2010 Ryan Gosling (DRIVE) burst into the mainstream eye with Oscar nominated BLUE VALENTINE directed by Derek Cianfrance. The film was recognized as an emotionally gut-wrenching family drama that chronicled one couple&#...



TO THE WONDER Gets a Beautiful Trailer

Terrence Malick, resident hermit of American filmmaking, has been busy at work with a new movie set for US release this coming Spring 2013. It’s called TO THE WONDER and stars Ben Affleck (ARGO), Rachel McAdams (WEDDING ...


PAIN AND GAIN Movie Trailer

After the immense TRANSFORMERS trilogy, Michael Bay had the urge to scale it down and make a smaller film. He teamed up with Mark Wahlberg (THE FIGHTER), Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (FAST FIVE) and Anthony Mackie (THE...