2 Jun

Boy George Biopic on the Way from ‘Anvil: The Story of Anvil’ Director

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After Bohemian Rhapsody became such a huge hit for Universal Pictures at the box office, studios have been far more interested in rock star biopics. This past weekend Elton John’s fantastical life story Rocketman debuted in second place at the box office this past weekend. That appears to have made studios even more eager to […]

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2 Jun

‘Vivarium’ Review: Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg Are Forced to Be Parents in a Clever Yet Frustrating Conceit [Cannes]

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I always figured there was no better case for birth control than being on a long flight with someone else’s screaming child. Vivarium ups the ante, finding domestic bliss even more harrowing in this clever yet frustrating Cannes Film Festival selection by Irish director Lorcan Finnegan. The first shots of the film show some writhing, […]

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2 Jun

The Overlook Film Festival Day Three: Fessenden Returns With ‘Depraved’, ‘The Lodge’ Chills and ‘Paperbacks from Hell II’ Rules Supreme

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There’s another day of repeat viewings left at the Overlook Film Festival as I type this up, but I’m rolling out of NOLA today and leaving it all behind. So long to the murderous humidity, blasting air conditioners, high calorie foods, and a vast sea of alcohol. My last day of the fest was day […]

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1 Jun

‘Aladdin’ Clip: Princess Jasmine Won’t Go Speechless in Breakout Musical Moment

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There’s a good chance you’ve already heard the new original song written for Naomi Scott to sing as Princess Jasmine in Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin. That’s because the song and music video were released before the movie even hit theaters. But now that the movie has been around for a week, Disney wanted to […]

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1 Jun

‘A Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ Review: A Highly Evocative Story of Love, Lust and Longing [Cannes]

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A Portrait of a Lady on Fire is, as the title evokes, an artistically rich and provocative film out of Cannes, one where the passions and obsessions of two women ignite in ways rarely seen on screen. A tour-de-force film by director Céline Sciamma, the film is both evocative and enervating, casting a spell on […]

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1 Jun

The Overlook Film Festival Day Two: ‘Daniel Isn’t Real’ Warns of Imaginary Friends, While ‘Satanic Panic’ Raises Hell

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Day two of the Overlook Film Festival unleashed, perhaps, the most humidity I have ever felt in my life, accompanied by a torrential downpour that did little to alleviate the heat. I kicked the day-off with a fest-sponsored ghost tour through the French Quarter, which introduced the perspiring crowd to several of NOLA’s famous haunts, […]

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1 Jun

This Week In Trailers: The Good, The Bad, The Hungry, Animals, Mike Wallace Is Here, Sea of Shadows, Shangri-La

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week, […]

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1 Jun

Superhero Bits: Matthew Vaughn Talks Original ‘X-Men’ Trilogy, Superman Movie Plans & More

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How far away is Avengers: Endgame from being at the top of the global box office? When did Stan Lee first say “‘Nuff said” in the comics? What is Captain Marvel doing on Vormir in Avengers: Endgame set photos? What did Matthew Vaughn have planned for his X-Men: First Class trilogy and unmade Superman trilogy […]

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1 Jun

‘Tammy and the T-Rex’ Trailer Reveals the Never-Before-Seen “Gore Cut” of This Insane 90s Movie

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After Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park hit theaters in 1993, the dinosaur craze began. Hollywood responded with the likes of Prehysteria, Super Mario Bros., We’re Back: A Dinosaur’s Story, and Theodore Rex. But one dinosaur movie tops them all. Tammy and the T-Rex is a cult classic released in 1994 about a high school girl named […]

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1 Jun

‘The Dark Tower’ Movie Was Also Disappointing for Producer Ron Howard

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Plenty of Stephen King fans are still waiting to see an epic big screen adaptation of the book series The Dark Tower. That’s because the meager attempt to bring the books to life back in 2017 was a total disaster. Clocking in at only 95 minutes, the adaptation didn’t deliver the kind of epic fantasy […]

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