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Review: EUROVISION SONG CONTEST: THE STORY OF FIRE SAGA, Inconsistent, Sporadic Laughs

In the before times, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga, a comedy directed by David Dobkin (The Judge, The Change-Up, Wedding Crashers, Clay Pigeons) and co-written by and starring Will Ferrell, a comedian who’s made a virtual meal...

Review: SPOTLIGHT, A True Story Proves Both Enthralling And Appalling

Consistently gripping, Tom McCarthy's Spotlight tells the true story of an investigation by the Boston Globe newspaper that had far-ranging implications. The film serves as a tribute to the power of the press, as well as a warning sign for...

DOCTOR STRANGE: Rachel McAdams Says She Is Joining The Cast

Canadian actress Rachel McAdams has told The Wrap today that she will be joining the cast of Marvel's Doctor Strange. If this is true she joins Benedict Cumberbatch, Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor.Marvel would not comment on this news but...

Review: SOUTHPAW Fights Itself To A Draw

Movies about boxers enjoyed a revival in the 1970s, marked by the popularity of Rocky, a well-made tale about an underdog getting a shot at the title, and the artistry of Raging Bull, which depicted the savagery of the sport...

Review: ALOHA Is No Vacation

You say goodbye, I say hello.... Such was the case going into Cameron Crowe's latest romantic comedy Aloha, a promising package of Bradley Cooper falling in love with Emma Stone in Hawaii. While Crowe himself, a wide-eyed music enthusiast who can't...

TRUE DETECTIVE: Watch The Season 2 Teaser

It was just a little over a year ago that many of us were catching our breath after the close of HBO's first season of True Detective.And it wasn't too long after that when series creator Nic Pizzolatto dropped the...

TRUE DETECTIVE: Danish Director Janus Metz Pedersen Will Direct Episode Three

News from the Danish Film Institute is that Danish director Januz Metz Pedersen has been invited by True Detective series creator NIc Pizzolatto to direct the third episode for the upcoming second season. Though Metz's work has been primarily in documentaries,...

TRUE DETECTIVE: Colin Farrell And Vince Vaughan Confirmed For Season 2

With the unprecedented success of Season 1 of HBO's True Detective, it has become one of those shows on everyone's radar. It has also gone through a tremendous run of casting rumors since the second series was confirmed and yesterday Variety reported two...

Hooray For Hollywood! No, Hollywood STILL Did Not Steal Your Script

For the last few days, my various in-boxes have been overflowing with friends, associates and strangers alike wanting to know what I think about the latest apparent revelation courtesy of the interwebs. "Did you know Nic Pizzolatto was a plagiarist??"...

Review: A MOST WANTED MAN, All Cloak, No Dagger

The stakes are surprisingly low in Anton Corbijn's latest effort A Most Wanted Man; a skewed take of the war on terror and the complexities of institutions and stateless beings. The film, set in the wintry German city of Hamburg, purposely...

TRUE DETECTIVE: Season 2 Will Have Three Leads And A New Setting

Despite the unfounded rumor the other week that Jessica Chastain was the first lead cast in season two of HBO's True Detective -- a rumor that Chastain herself denied -- we relish any new details about the next season. What has been...

Destroy All Monsters: We Are Not True Detectives

I came to True Detective late. I batch-consumed episodes 1-5 while in the midst of my own existential crisis over the course of a weekend, a couple of weeks back - which, if you're going to do this show at...

New Teaser For HBO's TRUE DETECTIVE

HBO's Woody Harrelson and Matthw McConaughey starring drama True Detective premieres this coming Sunday riding a wave of hugely positive advance buzz and it's not hard at all to see why people are excited judging by the latest in a...

IS TRUE DETECTIVE Another Winner For HBO? The New Trailer Says 'Hell, Yes'.

The cast and crew of upcoming HBO effort True Detective were enough to attract attention. A cop show at the cable giant - which has had great success with crime but usually from the criminal perspective - directed by Cary...

The Stack: THE ART OF ELYSIUM, THE DAMNED, ERRORS OF THE HUMAN BODY, THE HOUSE OF SEVEN CORPSES, ISHTAR, And More

The August 13 edition features The Art of Elysium from Titan Books, the classic French post-war thriller The Damned from Cohen Media Group, winner of the 1933 Best Picture Academy Award, Calvacade, the Blu-ray debut of Ishtar from Sony, and...

Opening In Mexico: Terrence Malick's TO THE WONDER

The legendary Terrence Malick is currently working on two films - Knight of Cups and a still untitled effort - but in Mexico his Tree of Life follow-up film, To the Wonder, has been only exhibited in the Riviera Maya...

Review: TO THE WONDER Swirls With Grace

"Pourqoi pas Toujours?" (Why not always?) is the question on the mind of Terrence Malick in his latest emotive cinematic meditation -- it could have easily been the title. Here the elusive auteur is less overtly concerned with the connections...

70s Rewind: DEADHEAD MILES, A Trucker Comedy Written By Terrence Malick

Lately, Terrence Malick has been dividing audiences with To the Wonder, another visual exercise on which he is said to have tossed the script, or most of it. (Our own Kurt Halfyward weighed in on the film when it screened...

Review: Brian De Palma Gets Out A Mixed-Bag Of Old Tricks For PASSION

After the experimental political polemic Redacted and the gun-for-hire mess The Black Dahlia, Brian De Palma has returned to what should be his comfort zone; a violent, erotic thriller which he actually wrote himself. In fact, every scene of Passion...

Lots Of Wide Angle Ben Affleck, Must Be The TO THE WONDER Trailer

What has Terrence Malick wrought in his recent period of unprecedented productivity? While it seems like The Tree Of Life follow up To The Wonder was in progress ages ago the fact is that's only because Malick has been so...