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New Genre on VOD: MISS BALA Rises Above, A VENGEANCE Strikes Back

Plus: 'The Wind' terrifies with loneliness in the West. Oh, and demons too.

Review: THE LAZARUS EFFECT Flatlines

If this review is nothing special, that's because it's in keeping with the film it's about. This being a resurrection horror flick, reviewers would ordinarily be bending over backwards looking for new ways to cleverly utilize back-from-the-dead wordplay, but in...

Martin Scorsese To Exec Produce Ben Wheatley's FREE FIRE

Martin Scorsese has come aboard British director Ben Wheatley's next project, Free Fire, as an executive producer, Screen Daily has revealed. Set in late-70s Boston, the film is the story of two rival gangs, whose rendezvous in a deserted warehouse...

Ben Wheatley Enters The Action Arena With FREE FIRE

What next for Ben Wheatley? With production wrapped on his adaptation of JG Ballard's High Rise the prolific UK auteur will be moving next into the action arena with Free Fire.An original script revolving around a 1978 arms deal gone...

Review: THIRD PERSON, Awful People In An Awful World

As amply evidenced by his latest film, Third Person, Paul Haggis is a purveyor of pain, which isn't something I would ever expect from someone who wrote for the 1980s TV sitcom The Facts of Life and created small-screen shows...

Review: BETTER LIVING THROUGH CHEMISTRY Triggers Gag Reflex

For such an obviously small and grass-rootsy kinda dark comedy, Better Living Through Chemistry has a surprising lot going for it. Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan. That's a lot of solid talent rounding out the three leading parts, all...

Review: DRINKING BUDDIES Brings Joe Swanberg To The Big Time

Joe Swanberg's career as a filmmaker has gone through several phases, all without his name being known to more than a tiny fraction of the movie-going public. The inadvertent and unwilling godfather of the "Mumblecore" sub-genre (in which listless twentysomethings...

First Astounding Trailer for Spike Jonze's HER

We learned the first real insight into Spike Jonze's much-anticipated follow-up to Where the Wild Things Are when the director sat down with David O. Russell to discuss Her at LA Film Fest earlier this year. Now we are finally...

SXSW Review: DRINKING BUDDIES Brings Joe Swanberg to the Big Time

Joe Swanberg's career as a filmmaker has gone through several phases, all without his name being known to more than a tiny fraction of the movie-going public. The inadvertent and unwilling godfather of the "Mumblecore" sub-genre (in which listless twentysomethings...

AnarchyVision: Talking THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE, Magic Movies, and more!

Continuing the magician theme this week, with talk of the disappointing Burt Wonderstone, along with that magical year of 2006 where competing magician movies tried to impress at the cinema....

SXSW 2013 Review: THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE Pits Magic Against Stunts

Jim Carrey easily steals the spotlight in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone away from leading man Steve Carell, but it doesn't take a magician to understand why. As the titular character, Carell is the straight man, a wildly successful Las Vegas...

SXSW 2013 First Impression: THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE Brings Big Laughs in Spurts

The SXSW Film Festival kicked things off today with the world premiere of Don Scardino's The Incredible Burt Wonderstone starring Steve Carrell, Steve Buscemi, Jim Carrey, Olvia Wilde, James Gandolfini, and Alan Arkin. The film is about a magical friendship...

THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE Trailer. Is It? Is It Incredible?

We're a tad late on this one but a lot of the ScreenAnarchy staff are traveling this weekend or spending time with their families in preparation for the holidays. Except me it seems. I'm the one with all the spare...

Blu-Ray Review: The Shabby, Hastily-Constructed Future and Ideas of IN TIME

This isn't precisely a review of writer/director/producer Andrew Niccol's sci-fi misfire In Time but I will be discussing my opinion of this terrible movie and how a poorly-envisioned and articulated concept of the future can completely derail any potential the...

Contest: Three Copies of IN TIME Up For Grabs

Fox has passed along three copies of the sci-fi thriller In Time--one on Blu-ray and two on DVD in conjunction with the feature below about past movies centered on time. Read on and find the details at the bottom about...

IN TIME Review

Andrew Niccol has built a career around conceiving smart ideas which are then realized to wildly varying degrees onscreen. He arrived in Hollywood with a splash, receiving an Oscar nomination first time out for his screenplay for THE TRUMAN SHOW....

Hollywood Grind: IN TIME and the Quest for "Originality"

Right around the time I started reading less science fiction, I found myself watching more science fiction movies. It was post-Star Wars, post-Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and the studios were becoming friendly toward science fiction again, making it...

First Footage, Posters and Images From Andrew Niccol's IN TIME

Andrew Niccol, writer/director of such films as Gattaca, S1m0ne and Lord of War, has a new film coming out in a few months by the name of In Time (previously titled "I'm.mortal"). It's a sci-fi/thriller starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried...