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Brad Pitt Takes Command in New WAR MACHINE Trailer

Brad Pitt stars in War Machine, which follows the rise and fall of a military leader after he takes command of NATO forces in Agahanistan. A new trailer showcases Pitt's bold, brazen, real-life character, General Glen McMahon.  Here's the official...

The Many Faces Of Sir Ben Kingsley

This week, Tarsem's science fiction thriller Self/Less sees a wide release. Starring Ryan Reynolds as a guy trying to find out what's up with his newly grown younger body, the main character is actually a far older guy, played at...

Review: SELF/LESS Wants To Be Something More, Whatever That Means

No one in sound mind and body wants to die, and that includes Ben Kingsley in the new film by Tarsem Singh. The director made his feature debut with the visually-striking The Cell in 2000, which raised expectations for bizarre...

Neuch√Ętel 2015 Welcomes Chris Carter, DEATHGASM, EXCESS FLESH, STUNG, And More

Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files is heading to Switzerland. But it's no mystery why he's going. He will be a guest at the 2015 edition of the Neuch√Ętel International Fantastic Film Festival, which will be held from July 3-11....

Review: EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS Is Lost In The Wilderness

Meeting, but rarely exceeding, expectations, Ridley Scott's grand retelling of Moses and the Hebrews' flight from Egypt is strong on visuals and A-list presence, but slight on narrative and characterisation. Christian Bale and Joel Egerton both put in fine performances...

ROBOT OVERLORDS Drops The Bass In New Trailer

Grabbers director Jon Wright is bringing Robot Overloads to the UK this March (no North American date yet). Starring Gillian Anderson, Ben Kingsley, and teen hero/chosen one with lots of powers (yay) Callan McAuliffe, this new trailer drops the bass like the next great...

Review: STONEHEARST ASYLUM Offers Pleasant Darkness But Little Else

Despite a cast that includes Ben Kingsley, Michael Caine, and Kate Beckinsale, and a noteworthy director in Brad Anderson, Stonehearst Asylum feels like a high-class 1970s TV movie. Anderson remains in my mind as a director of independent genre movies...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks THE EQUALIZER, THE BOXTROLLS, PRIDE And THE SKELETON TWINS

This week sees Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington team up with the stylish but unrewarding The Equalizer, a strange and dark stop motion tale in The Boxtrolls, the Sundance film The Skeleton Twins, and Pride, a feel-good Brit dramedy that's...

Review: THE BOXTROLLS Is Corrugated Yet Impressive

You give a kid a flashy brand-name mechanical toy, but he'll have more fun playing with the box. As that old truism goes for kids, perhaps it'll prove just as true for filmgoers. In 2014, Transformers: Age of Extinction -...

Review: WAR STORY, A Devastating Study Of Conflict, From Within

Mark Jackson did not so much as burst forth onto the independent film scene in 2011 with his brilliant first feature Without. Rather he made a careful set of imprints and impressions, distinct and measured, over the entire year on...

Be Charmed By THE BOXTROLLS In Full Trailer

In a world where Pixar have stumbled somewhat in their last few outings and Aardman have never managed to replicate their small screen success on the big screen, is it fair to say that stop motion animation house Laika have...

THE BOXTROLLS Roll Out A Delightful New Trailer

If you've seen and loved ParaNorman and Coraline, then you know why The Boxtrolls has me so jazzed. All three are from LAIKA, the Oregon-based animation studio that prides itself on "handmade" films, and has produced very stylish, very distinctive,...

British Movie Villains Advertise British Auto Company In Big Game TV Spot

It's that time of year when giant corporations spend big bucks to advertise their wares on "The Big Game," aka the U.S. professional football championship whose official name dare not be spoken. No matter -- the advertisements are often the...

Sundance 2014 Review: WAR STORY, A Devastating Study Of Conflict, From Within

Mark Jackson did not so much as burst forth onto the independent film scene in 2011 with his brilliant first feature Without. Rather he made a careful set of imprints and impressions, distinct and measured, over the entire year on...

Review: ENDER'S GAME Is Not Worth Playing

I had some time during the generally tedious Ender's Game to let my mind drift, hearkening back to a time when I would have been genuinely excited to see this kind of film on screen. I'd have been a young teen,...

Tony Stark Calls Out The Mandarin In New IRON MAN 3 Clip

While I personally would be interested to witness Tony Stark calling out IN Mandarin that is not what is happening in the latest clip from the Shane Black directed Iron Man 3. No, what's happening is that Robert Downey's titular...

IRON MAN 3 Trailer Delivers What Has Been Promised

[UPDATED with correct new trailer, plus International Trailer featuring new footage.] After all the teasing, a full-blown trailer for Marvel's Iron Man 3 has finally arrived, and it fits exactly into the expectations that have been raised: a remorse-filled Tony...

Pegg, Frost, and Ayoade Among Voice Cast Of THE BOXTROLLS From PARANORMAN Creators

Laika and Focus Features, the studios that brought animated standouts Coraline and ParaNorman into being, are at it again. This time they are teaming up to adapt Here Be Monsters!, a young readers fantasy novel written and illustrated by Alan Snow,...

New IRON MAN 3 Poster And Super Brief Tease

Yes, it's football silly season, which means that every major film under the sun along with some that aren't but wish they were is currently pimping the TV ads they'll run on Sunday with super brief teaser clips online. It's...

Shutter Island: Where Nothing Is What It Seems... OR IS IT?

Martin Scorsese's SHUTTER ISLAND introduces us to Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio,) a U.S. Marshal in 1954, as he's ferried to an island off the coast of Massachussetts to solve a missing person's case. That person, Rachel Solando, we soon discover,...