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    Contest: “Dracula Untold” Screening Passes

    Tuesday, September 30, 2014

    Dracula Untold looks like a bad-ass remake of Nosferatu. Unlike that black and white boring classic, Dracula Untold is full of action, badassery, and more action. If you’d like to see this movie EARLY and for FREE!!! then email us at the info below for a chance to win screening passes in Philadelphia. Where: UA […]

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    Trailer: Inherent Vice

    Monday, September 29, 2014

    The hotly anticipated new film from Paul Thomas Anderson has finally released its first trailer and it’s dazzling. Like the director’s breakout film Boogie Nights, his new project Inherent Vice recreates 1970s Los Angeles for its take on the Thomas Pynchon detective novel of the same name. With a star studded cast featuring Joaquin Phoenix, […]

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    Review: The Skeleton Twins

    Friday, September 26, 2014

    Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, playing estranged twins with depression issues, discordantly slip into Saturday Night Live mode once too often during The Skeleton Twins. At the film’s outset Maggie (Wiig) shows up in the hospital room of Milo (Hader) after he unsuccessfully tried to kill himself. The call to inform her of this event, […]

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    Review: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them is a distillation of two separate movies subtitled “Him” and “Her.” Viewers will get a chance to see the original two films in October. After watching “Them” a disturbing paradox presents itself. Admittedly, what seems like a half-baked, occasionally dull synthesis might have been caused by too harsh a […]

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    Review: A Walk Among the Tombstones

    Saturday, September 20, 2014

    Veteran screenwriter Scott Frank (Get Shorty, the underrated Out of Sight) directs revenge movie honcho Liam Neeson in this at once ugly and grim suspense-cum-horror tale. Based on the novel by Lawrence Block, Neeson portrays Matthew Scudder, an unlicensed private investigator and former NYPD cop. The film contains plenty of familiar crime movie fodder: Scudder’s […]

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INTERVIEW: Francisco Lorite on his new film ‘Mediation’

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Contest: Screening Passes “The Legend of Hercules”

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4

One Guy’s Best Films, Performances, and Scenes of 2013

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