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Review: IRRESISTIBLE Fails, Both as Political Satire and as Straightforward Comedy

Steve Carrell and Rose Byrne star in Jon Stewart's political comedy.

Blu-ray Review: MATEWAN Sticks Up For The Little Guy

The Criterion Collection rounds the corner on its final three-digit spine number (#999) this week with John Sayles' 1987 union drama, Matewan, before busting our collective eyeballs (and wallets) with spine #1000 -- the Godzilla boxed set -- which hits...

The Many Faces Of Chris Cooper

Among the fine films opening wide this week in North America is Jean-Marc Vallée's Demolition, which knocked out Jason Gorber (his words). It sure has a stellar cast, including Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts and Chris Cooper. We could have picked...

Review: DEMOLITION, Grief, From A Different Perspective

It's fair to say I've become enamoured of one Jake Gyllenhaal of late. Sure, the man has piercing eyes and lovely, bushy eyebrows, but more to the point is the power and poignance he's been bringing to the screen. From...

New 11.22.63 Trailer Promises Nostalgia And Chaos

While his name is synonymous with modern horror, Stephen King doesn't focus solely on that genre. Arguably, one may find quite a bit of horror in his crime stories --- and even in his book On Writing, wherein he described...

DEMOLITION Trailer: Watch Jake Gyllenhaal Break Stuff

The customer satisfaction letter everyone wants to write to a vending machine company, what...wait?  Jake Gyllenhaal, very much in his movie-star prime, offers a sharp and funny narration which smoothly transitions to pathos and sentiment before an escalating desire to...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, LONE SURVIVOR And Woody

Talking this week about John Wells' August: Osage County, a film with a tour-de-force cast but a (slightly) watered down take on the usual Tracey Letts madness. The box office winner this week was Peter "Battleship" Berg's Lone Survivor, a...

Review: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Not Exactly a Family Destination

If you like attending your own dysfunctional extended family gatherings, you'll just love paying to attend someone else's! That must be the prevailing assumption behind the decision to release this film this time of year. Having been through multiple mandated...

Chris Cooper Is Norman Osborn In THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

Say what you will about Marc Webb's retooled Spider-Man effort from last summer, the movie was cast extremely well with stars Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone giving some genuine spark to the muddy origin redo. Now the sequel ain't no...