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Review: LAVENDER, Secrets Are Revealed in a Haunted House

Like many gothic ghost stories, Lavender centers around a woman with a vulnerable psyche and a shadowy past. In this case, the woman is Jane (Abbie Cornish), a young mother and wife who may have butchered her parents and sister...

Review: CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR, Seduction Of A Willing Teen Boy

A teenage boy's fantasy come to life, Careful What You Wish For also carries with it a wallop of moral judgment. Virginal high school student Doug (Nick Jonas) returns with his parents to their longtime summer home overlooking Lake Lure...

Review: INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3, Less Than What Came Before

As with the first two films in the series, Insidious: Chapter 3 delivers a very audience-friendly experience, which bolsters a tepid movie that is only occasionally effective. Writer Leigh Whannell, making his directorial debut, includes an abundance of moments intended...

First Teaser Trailer For INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 3 Suggests Sequel Scares

The first teaser trailer for horror movie Insidious: Chapter 3 paints a familiar prequel picture. Dermot Mulroney stars as a paternal figure with a lovely teenage daughter (Stefanie Scott). They've recently moved to Chicago, next door to a family with a...

David Fincher Eyeing Aaron Sorkin's STEVE JOBS

Now that Aaron Sorkin has completed his adaptation of Walter Isaacson's mammoth biography Steve Jobs for the big screen, the project needs a director, and producer Scott Rudin knows just the man: David Fincher. Fincher is in early talks to...

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...

Review: JOBS Resembles Genius, But It's Only Skin Deep

From a distance, Ashton Kutcher resembles Steve Jobs -- the slender frame, the distinctive gait, the hunched-over shoulders. Close up, however, Kutcher's lips curl his face into a bemused, smug appearance that he's developed as his trademark, and the memory...

Sundance 2013 Review: THE RAMBLER Wanders into Disorientation and Madness

If David Lynch and David Cronenberg teamed up with Werner Herzog early in their careers and made a movie together, it would have been Calvin Reeder's The Rambler. Wherever you stand with these three auteurs, that's either a big, big...

Sundance 2013 Review: STOKER Is A Triumph Of Beauty And Violence

Around these parts, a new Park Chan-wook film is an event to be highly anticipated. So I was quite excited to have the chance to see the maestro's latest film, Stoker, his first in English to boot, at Sundance last weekend. His uber-violent...

Calvin Reeder's Surreal Western THE RAMBLER Gets A Sundance Poster

Dermot Mulroney is a ramblin' man. At least that's the sense I get from the poster of Sundance entry The Rambler, described by the man himself as a "psychedelic mind-blowing Western style film". Directed by Calvin Reeder and produced by the...

Review: STRUCK BY LIGHTNING, a Subpar Dark Comedy Almost Saved by a Knockout Performance from Allison Janney

For a lot of people, high school was never fun - the bullies, the pimples, and the god awful cafeteria food. For Carson Phillips (Glee's Chris Colfer, who also wrote the film), high school became the death of him. His dad...