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BIRDMAN Movie Review

BIRDMAN is a thrilling and exhilarating step for director González Iñárritu (BÍUTIFUL, 21 GRAMS). The flowing camera work, the raw, organic acting, the lighting and sets all come together to create a fast, smart, funny, ...


THE GIVER Movie Review

Given the recent flood of young-adult-novel-adaptations, The Giver certainly isn’t a surprise. I (and I assume most others) was excited to see it mainly because of nostalgia. It was, after all, a not insignificant novel...


E3 2014: UBISOFT Press Conference Round-Up

“Starts big, then goes pffffft” Like most of the big press conferences, Ubisoft didn’t reveal any huge surprises this year at its “media briefing”. Most of that stuff happened at last year’s...



GRAVITY Movie Review

When I was twelve years old I had my greatest movie going experience watching Ron Howard’s APOLLO 13. I became so sucked in that during the entire segment where Tom Hanks and his crew are offline and drifting around the f...


A SINGLE SHOT Movie Review

If you know Sam Rockwell’s work and career, you know he’s not given the driver’s seat all that often (not often enough if you ask this writer). Although he’s turned in some utterly incredible performance...


Jonze’s HER Movie Trailer: Promises Charm, Not Risk

This just in: I have watched the new trailer for Spike Jonze’s upcoming HER maybe a dozen times, and I have some thoughts. Featuring my new Hollywood crush Joaquin Phoenix (THE MASTER) as Theodore, HER looks set to captiv...



TO THE WONDER Movie Review

Though you’d really hope a movie with a trailer as astounding as TO THE WONDER would be incredible, it isn’t so. Obviously full of gorgeous shots and unreal places, Terrence Malick’s TO THE WONDER suffers huge...


Finally a GRAVITY Movie Trailer

It’s here! Finally, after an obscure, probably fake teaser in 2011 followed by a long stretch of absolutely nothing, Alfonso Cuarón’s (CHILDREN OF MEN) GRAVITY has been trailered. Feast your eyes: [youtube]http://...


THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES Movie Review

Writer-director Derek Cianfrance is fascinated by how relationships evolve over time. In BLUE VALENTINE he traced the life of a romantic relationship from beginning to end; in THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES he turns the camera on t...



LOOPER Movie Review

Time travel can be dangerous territory for a movie. The huge network of cause and effect, normally so… linear… gets thrown to the wind, and it can become near impossible to keep track of the when and where. People’s n...


007 SKYFALL Movie Trailer

Besides the expected glimpses of Daniel Craig (COWBOYS & ALIENS) in beautiful locales, the heartstopping stunts, and the gunplay, the surprising star of the brand new, first teaser trailer for SKYFALL is the air of mystery....


Latest viral video for Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS introduces us to "David 8"

Weyland Industries continues their viral marketing campaign leading up to the film PROMETHEUS with an unsettling and eerie advertisement for the new line of android, named “David 8”. David, portrayed by Michael Fass...



Full PROMETHEUS Trailer Is Here!

In case you haven’t heard, Fox Searchlight has released the first official trailer for PROMETHEUS, Ridley Scott’s highly anticipated return to science fiction filmmaking. The trailer premiered at WonderCon with Sir ...


Hidden Gems: DEAR ESTHER for PC

DEAR ESTHER has come a long way since its days as a HλLF-LIFE2 mod. The quiet, unassuming game—now a standalone that masterfully utilizes Valve’s Source engine—started its life under the constraints of a game whose m...


A taste of Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS

A couple days ago, Twentieth Century Fox released a three-minute clip as a sort of mini-prologue to Ridley Scott’s PROMETHEUS. No word yet if this is a clip from the movie itself, or just a standalone short — though...



HBO’s LUCK premiere promises more than a day at the races

Last week HBO premiered their new series LUCK, and it looks like they might have found a new flagship series. Being set in the world of horse racing, LUCK explores all the aspects of the sport. From the pure thrill of the high-...