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Notes on Streaming: CASTLEVANIA Animates the Right Buttons

As neither an anime buff nor a video game addict, Castlevania should be a perfect test case for the power of the algorithm. Supposedly, Netflix, the all-powerful and multinational streaming service, makes extensive use of algorithms to see what subscribers...

Los Cabos 2014 To Screen BOYHOOD, LIFE ITSELF, WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, And More

The third edition of the Los Cabos film festival looks really, really great. During five days (November 12-16), the festival will be premiering in Mexico Richard Linklater's 12-years-in-the-making-epic, the acclaimed documentary on the late film critic Roger Ebert, the latest...

Drafthouse Films Acquires Nick Cave Doc 20,000 DAYS ON EARTH

Drafthouse Films have purchased the North American rights for the documentary 20,000 Days On Earth, a film about a fictional day in the life of musician Nick Cave. The film was the feature debut of visual artists Iain Forsyth and Jane...

China Box Office: THOR: THE DARK WORLD Hammers The Competition

Marvel's latest superhero offering holds strong atop the Chinese charts for a second straight week, while the Stallone-Schwarenegger pair-up Escape Plan continues to show its box office muscle. Rank Title Origin 11/11 - 17/11 (US$M) Total (US$M) Screening days 1...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks ACT OF KILLING, ONLY GOD FORGIVES, RED 2, And More

Busy week, with lots of decent (and a few not-so-decent!) releases. One of the most important docs of the last decade, The Act Of Killing finally opens wide this week, after screening last September at the Toronto International Film Festival.Ryan Reynolds...

Review: RED 2 Remains Colourful Fun

There's almost something admirable in the brisk, breezy way that RED 2 plays out. The shtick about a series of retired cold warriors being drawn once again into another fracas should feel stale, yet in the capable hands of a...

China Beat: What did China See in IRON MAN 3?

Much has already been written, both on these pages and many others, about the landmark Hollywood-China co-production that is Marvel and DMG Entertainment's Iron Man 3. The film, directed by Shane Black, is the third solo outing for Robert Downey...

TTTT: Marvel's IRON MAN 3 Message to Comic Book Fans

One of the many old clich├ęs in superhero comic books is a big blurb on the cover promising some massive Earth-shaking event, with the qualifier, "Because you demanded it!!!" "Because you demanded it! The ultimate showdown with Thanos!" Or,...

Destroy All Monsters: Daddy Issues Are For Pussies, and Other Things I Learned From IRON MAN 3

"That's how Dad did it; that's how America does it; and it's worked out pretty well so far," Tony Stark / Robert Downey Jr. quipped in Iron Man, in a glib one-liner delivered to a hungry batch of arms-buyers,...

AnarchyVision: Talking IRON MAN 3 and More HOT DOCS!

With Hot Docs winding down this weekend, was time to highlight a couple more faves, from the Ross Brother's 3-hour-epic River, through Caucus, After Tiller, and 12 O'Clock Boys. Full reviews of these to come, so consider these a video...

Korean Box Office: IRON MAN 3 Has Gargantuan Debut

There was only one game in town this weekend as the blockbuster Iron Man 3 almost set a new opening weekend record (currently held by Transformers 2). It was slim pickings for everything else. Total business powered to 2.63 million (up from...

Review: IRON MAN 3 Has Wit But Lacks Brains

Shane Black adds humour and verve to Marvel's most successful screen superhero, ensuring Iron Man 3 sees Tony Stark more acerbic and witty than ever. But while Robert Downey Jr. brings the laughs and Black supplies the thrills, the film...

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...

Only China will see Fan Bing Bing in IRON MAN 3

Deadline has confirmed that top Chinese actress Fan Bing Bing's appearance in this summer's Marvel blockbuster Iron Man 3 will be limited to a single scene only included in the Chinese cut of the film. There has been a lingering reluctance...

New IRON MAN 3 TV Spot Faces Off

Just in case you'd missed who the villain was in Marvel's upcoming Iron Man 3 here comes a new TV spot to clear that up for you. It's Ben Kingsley and his many, many rings starring as The Mandarin in...

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...

Super Bowl Commercials Go Hollywood

I'm glad everyone had a good time, really I am. Another Super Bowl has come and gone. Baltimore is happy, San Francisco is hurting, the Superdome is recovering, and we're all a bit fatter. The Super Bowl is the most...

IRON MAN 3! STAR TREK 2! THE LONE RANGER! OZ! WORLD WAR Z! Watch The Big Game Spots!

The Football Game Which Must Not Be Named was played yesterday and with it came new TV ads for the biggest upcoming films. Miss 'em? Here they are: The Fast & Furious 6, Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger, Star...

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...

RED 2 Trailer Continues Bruce Willis' Jocular Destruction of Europe

Bruce Willis smashes up Moscow in next month's A Good Day to Die Hard, and it looks like he'll do the same in RED 2, if the new trailer is any guide to go by. "Good, breezy fun" is how...