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Review: Time Out Of Mind (TIFF 2014) PLOT: A man (Richard Gere) tries to come to terms with his homelessness during a cruel New York winter. REVIEW: While no one would ever call THE MESSSENGER or RAMPART conventional films, thereÂ's no doubt that Oren MovermanÂ's TIME OUT OF MIND is his most daring film to date. A veritĂ© style exploration of urban homelessness, TIME OUT OF MIND is often a very difficult film to watch. Assuming a hazy vibe...
 
Machinima launches Justice League: Gods & Monsters animated series Just in case you thought that JUSTICE LEAGUE wasn’t getting enough attention due to the release of BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, have no fear, an animated series to hold you over is here! The Zack Snyder directed JUSTICE LEAGUE is set for a release after BATMAN V SUPERMAN hits in 2016, a considerable amount of time to wait some might say. So perhaps in an effort to bring attention to the brand,...
 
New design featurette and poster for Kevin Smith's Tusk Kevin Smith’s latest grown-up feature TUSK is set to hit theaters on Friday, and as I’ve mentioned a few times on here, I couldn’t be more excited. It looks like a great horror-filled drama that should have a few good laughs in there too. For those wondering how the movie stood with critics (Kevin Smith’s favorite people), early responses to the film at the Toronto...
 
Matthew McConaughey won't be back for the very different Magic Mike XXL Sorry ladies and gentlemen, you read that right, Matthew McConaughey will not be returning for the sequel to director Steven Soderbergh’s MAGIC MIKE appropriately titled MAGIC MIKE XXL. We haven’t heard much regarding the films casting so it doesn’t come as much of a surprise; the whole idea of a sequel isn’t surprising either considering the original had a budget of $7 million and...
 
The war is here in new images for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 On Monday we showed you the great new trailer for THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY – PART 1; there’s definitely going to be war folks! Although it might take two moves to see an end to this war, there’s no denying that it’s going to be a great journey to the end of this thing. It looks like it has a more militaristic feel this time around, which you can also see from the...
 
Forget 4DX. The Maze Runner to debut on Barco Escape 270 degree screens We brought you the news of the latest theater gimmick known as 4DX that includes moving seats and other sensory enhancements to make the film-going experience more interactive. Well, now there is another gimmick coming to theaters this weekend with THE MAZE RUNNER. Barco Escape screens will add to the immersive theater experience by adding two additional side screens to create a 270 degree viewing range. There...
 
Review: The Last Five Years (TIFF 2014) PLOT: A young actress (Anna Kendrick) and her novelist husband (Jeremy Jordan) try to make sense of their five year relationship. REVIEW: There are some movies that – despite a level of respect for everyone involved and the audaciousness of the project – just play out like nails on chalkboard when projected to the big screen. This was the miserable experience I had with THE LAST FIVE YEARS. Within about...
 
Paranormal Activity 5 gets a new subtitle and release date Much like the SAW franchise and countless other horror series that have ruined themselves with too many sequels, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY is struggling for relevance after five films. The last entry, THE MARKED ONES, was a spin-off from the main franchise designed to appeal to the Latin American audience, but the next film will continue the main plotline of the first four films. Possibly to downplay how long...
 
New video and images of the batmobile in action on Batman v Superman set Despite being stolen and recovered from the Detroit set of BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, Zach Snyder has not stopped filming scenes involving the latest incarnation of the Batmobile for his new film. As production continues, we have a new image and video of the Dark Knight's vehicle in action. First up is a new image that captures our brightest look at the Batmobile to date. Either under camera......
 
Interstellar cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema to lens Bond 24 Despite sadness at the great Roger Deakins not returning to reprise his role as cinematographer for Sam Mendes' BOND 24, we will be getting a very talented person behind the lens for 007's next adventure. Reports have Hoyte Van Hoytema taking over director of photography duties on the follow-up to SKYFALL. Most may not recognize the name Hoyte Van Hoytema, but you likely will know his work. The Swiss-born...
 
Neil Patrick Harris delivers a choose your own adventure video and book I'll be upfront and say that I haven't read a lot of autobiographies in my day (does Kevin Smith's blog count?) but this is definitely something outside of the norm. Neil Patrick Harris is releasing an autobiography that's a Choose Your Own Adventure story. That's right. Those awesome books you read as a kid where you kept your thumb in place in case you didn't like...
 
Cool Videos: Bryan Cranston takes baseball to a new level Bryan Cranston can tear the screen up like it's nobody's business, and I'm pretty sure he could carry a one-man show dealing with any topic. It seems that TBS felt the same way as they enlisted the Cranstonater to advertise their postseason show in an advertisement that's all Cranston. If anyone could pull of a dramatic reading of 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame', it's him. I'm honestly surprised no one has...
 
Exclusive featurette on the costume design of Exodus: Gods and Kings! One thing that always stands out in a Ridley Scott film is his meticulous attention to detail. I've often marveled at the large and small minutiae of his films, from BLADE RUNNER to GLADIATOR to BLACKHAWK DOWN to KINGDOM OF HEAVEN and beyond. It's got to be a technical nightmare getting all those moving pieces together, particularly in the costume department. Today, we have an exclusive featurette...
 
Dan Aykroyd looks to Star Wars & Marvel in crafting Ghostbusters sequels Despite the 30th anniversary screenings of GHOSTBUSTERS in theaters, it doesn't feel like we are any closer to a GHOSTBUSTERS 3 than before. Getting a great script together that's worthy of the name has taken some time and Dan Aykroyd recently revealed why that might be the case. It appears as if the creative team is looking to established franchises in helping to not only assemble...
 
Review: A Walk Among The Tombstones PLOT: Retired detective Matthew Scudder, working as an unlicensed P.I., is confronted with true evil when he takes on the case of discovering who kidnapped and killed a drug dealer's wife. REVIEW: There's just something about Liam Neeson calmly laying down the law to someone on the other end of a phone that is enthralling to watch, isn't there? Though A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES...
 
Marvel's Doctor Strange to hit theaters in July 2016! A release date has been set for Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE, and as most of us expected, it will be in theaters on July 8, 2016. According to Screen Daily, the plan is for production to start this fall at Pinewood Studios, and filming will begin in May of next year. Scott Derrickson (DELIVER US FROM EVIL, SINISTER) will direct the Marvel flick from a script by PROMETHEUS and THE DARKEST HOUR screenwriter Jon......
 
David Fincher talks 20,000 Leagues, "dull" superhero movies, The Game & more In a lengthy conversation with Playboy, David Fincher talked about his past and future projects, and revealed his plans for the 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA remake. Fincher also explains why he's not interested in doing a superhero film, and says he probably shouldn't have directed THE GAME. Yesterday we learned why David Fincher won't be directing 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA for...
 
Jack Reacher author says Christopher McQuarrie won't be back for next movie Paramount is moving forward with another JACK REACHER movie, but author Lee Child recently told Empire they'll be doing NEVER GO BACK without director Christopher McQuarrie. McQuarrie is going to be in post-production on Mission: Impossible 5. He just physically can’t do it. It’s going to be a new backroom crew, which I think is good. I thought the McQuarrie movie was fantastic,...
 
Review: Hector and the Search for Happiness This was orginally reviewed as part of our TIFF 2014 coverage. PLOT: Hector (Simon Pegg) – an unhappy psychiatrist – leaves his adoring girlfriend (Rosamund Pike) behind on a globe-trotting adventure to discover the secret of happiness. REVIEW: HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS is the second film in a year to feature a bored, middle-aged man yearn to escape his humdrum existence and travel the globe in......
 
Exclusive Interview: Simon Pegg & Rosamund Pike Being based in Montreal, not exactly a mecca for film junkets, it’s rare that I get to sit down 1:1, or in this case 1:2 with big stars like Simon Pegg and Rosamund Pike. Lucky for me, attending the Toronto International Film Festival has been the exception to this rule, and with HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS being part of the fest, I had the chance to have a quick chat with Pegg and Pike, who...