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Toronto 2019 Interview: SYNCHRONIC Directors Moorhead & Benson's Favorite Cinematic Representations of Altered States

Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson have wowed audiences with their mind-bending (and genre-bending) films Resolution, Spring, and The Endless. All of these films share the similarity of slyly tackling complex philosophical and/or metaphysical subject matter in an entertaining package. The...

Notes on Streaming: POINT BLANK Shoots Straight

Frank Grillo, Anthony Mackie and Marcia Gay Harden star in Joe Lynch's terrific adaptation.

Review: IO, A Philosophy of Existence and Connection

It is not easy to know when to have the courage to change something, and when to have the wisdom to accept what can’t be changed. Or even if something can be changed, when it might be too late to...

Review: TRIPLE 9, An Accomplished Potboiler

"The monster has gone digital," warns Woody Harrelson in a fashion that only Mr. Harrelson can. As a bedraggled detective cleaning up the mess of a bank manager whose vault was just not only breached in a daylight heist, but...

John Hillcoat Packs A Ton Of Names And Even More Firepower Into The Trailer For TRIPLE 9

We've been enormous fans of The Proposition and The Road director John Hillcoat and judging by the sheer volume of high end talent starring in his upcoming heist thriller Triple 9, we're not the only ones. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck,...

Review: OUR BRAND IS CRISIS, Politics In A Familiar Nutshell

What an odd little beast! Neither fish nor fowl, the highly-fictionalized Our Brand Is Crisis acknowledges that it was "suggested" by Rachel Boynton's same-titled 2005 documentary. That film, which I have not seen, revolved around two male political strategists --...

Review: Kevin Costner's BLACK OR WHITE Is Anything But

Dances with Wolves. Field of Dreams. JFK. And now, Black or White. That's how Kevin Costner, who not only stars in, but financed this highly approachable light drama about contemporary race relations, is pitching the film. In his varied and overall...

Review: RUNNER RUNNER, Flush With Hollywood Contrivances

Oh, Hollywood. Just as festival season wraps up for us here in Toronto, you give us this false sense that things are all good in the cinematic world. Last week gave us Rush, this week Gravity, two extraordinary films, among...

With Michael Bay's PAIN AND GAIN Getting Back To Basics Means Muscles, Bikinis And Perhaps A Bit Of Gunfire

Much has been made of Michael Bay's move away from the big budget, CGI driven spectacle of the Transformers movies for something smaller and more intimate with the Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson starring Pain And Gain. But what many...

Review: ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER - Bloody But Toothless

Four Score and one hundred and seventy million dollars ago, our studio moguls brought forth on this pop culture a new movie, conceived in literature, and dedicated to the preposterousness that Abe Lincoln be re-created to kill. Kill vampires,...

Watch An Extended Clip From ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER

As anyone who has been following the materials for the Timur Bekmambetov directed / Tim Burton produced adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter can tell you, the revisionist action-horror involves a very large fight on a train. And...

Watch The Trailer For Timur Bekmambetov's DIRECTOR'S CUT: THE ART OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER

Director Timur Bekmambetov has a little treat for fans. With his Tim Burton produced adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter hitting screens on June 22nd Bekmambetov is releasing a book of concept and storyboard art. On it's own...

New, Historically Accurate ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER Trailer

Abe's got himself an axe and a gift for oration.When last we heard from Timur Bekmambetov's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter it was with a wildly over the top red band trailer designed to show off the blood and violence. And...

Wildly Over The Top Red Band ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER Trailer

What? You expected restraint from a movie titled Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter? Give director Timur Bekmambetov a man with an axe and, by god, he's going to make use of it. And he does that and more in the brand...

Extended Russian Trailer For ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER Is Packing Heat

Don't you go messing with Abraham Lincoln. He's got himself an axe and he knows how to use it.The US trailers for the Timur Bekmambetov directed / Tim Burton produced adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter have been...

Director Timur Bekmambetov And Producer Tim Burton Talk About Their Film ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER In New Featurette

Here is a new featurette on ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER with Timur Bekmambetov (NIGHT WATCH, DAY WATCH, WANTED), Tim Burton and a few other cast and crew members talking about the film. It is short but interesting, plus you will...

Want To See More Of ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER? Here's The International Trailer!

A 3D vampire film from Russian director Timur Bekmambetov who brought us NIGHT WATCH, DAY WATCH and WANTED? Yes, please! Based on the novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith, this should be a fun and visually spectacular...

That's one kick-ass President: ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER Trailer

Russian director Timur Bekmambetov impressed a lot of people with his fantastic vampire films, Night Watch and Day Watch, and again with his first english-language film Wanted, based on the Mark Millar/JG. Jones graphic novel. Now, backed by producer Tim Burton and writer Seth...

Honest Abe Gets To Work In New ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER Still

Abe's looking to chop something other than wood in this new image from Wanted director Timur Bekmambetov's adaptation of Seth Grahame-Smith's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.The ultra-stylish director made his mark in Russia with big budget blockbusters Night Watch and Day...

Benjamin Walker Is ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER

Bekmambetov and Burton have their Abe Lincoln. After considering and testing a number of high profile names for the lead of the film version of Seth Grahame-Smith's Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter the role has gone to relative unknown Benjamin Walker....