30 Jan

‘Mother Schmuckers’ Review: This Deranged, Belgian Beavis and Butt-Head Flounders in Frenetic Filth [Sundance 2021]

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Mother Schmuckers marks the first time a Belgian film is playing in the Midnight section of the Sundance Film Festival. Normally, this section is a great place to find unsettling horror and/or twisted dark comedy, and while the debut film from directing duo Harpo & Lenny Guit delivers both, the problem is that the comedy is, […]

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30 Jan

This Week In Trailers: Jumbo, Test Pattern, Honeydew, The Pond, Body Brokers

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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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30 Jan

‘Knocking’ Review: Strange Sounds and Even Stranger Neighbors Haunt This Brief, Effective Horror-Thriller [Sundance 2021]

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Molly (Cecilia Milocco) has just left a mental institution and is ready to start over. Her new life takes her to an apartment complex, but as a heatwave sets in, this place of potential new beginnings turns ominous. There’s a strange, inexplicable knocking sound coming from the apartment above – or so Molly thinks. No […]

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30 Jan

‘In the Earth’ Review: Ben Wheatley Gets Wild in the Woods With a Pandemic Horror Film That Assaults Your Senses [Sundance 2021]

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“People get a bit funny in the woods,” a character says early on in Ben Wheatley‘s In the Earth, and that line could double as the movie’s mantra. Like the filmmaker’s A Field in England, it follows characters lost in nature, slowly going out of their minds as they talk about alchemy and magic and other things […]

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30 Jan

The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming to HBO Max in February 2021

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January is ending, and not a moment too soon. As we headed into February, new titles are headed to HBO Max, and a lot of them are definitely worth checking out. Here are the best TV shows and movies coming to HBO Max in February 2021. Judas and the Black Messiah A film that’s already […]

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30 Jan

Joel Kinnaman Signs Up for ‘In Treatment’ Reboot at HBO

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Joel Kinnaman is signing up for In Treatment. The For All Mankind actor has boarded the In Treatment reboot cast at HBO, as the on-again, off-again boyfriend of Uzo Aduba‘s Dr. Brooke Taylor. Variety reports that Joel Kinnaman has joined the cast of the upcoming In Treatment reboot at HBO, playing the role of Adam, the long-time on-again, off-again […]

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30 Jan

The Best Movies Leaving HBO Max in February 2021

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We’re about to head into February, which means another vicious cycle of titles will soon be exiting streaming services. Here’s a look at the best movies leaving HBO Max in February 2021 – and some of these disappear in less than a month, so if you want to catch them while they’re still available, you […]

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30 Jan

‘The Pink Cloud’ Review: A One-Night Stand Turns Into a Years-Long Quarantine [Sundance 2021]

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Welcome to a world where people are stuck inside, quarantined against something deadly lurking beyond their doors and windows. No, it’s not the story of COVID-19 – it’s The Pink Cloud, a film shot in 2019, before many of us had any idea what the coronavirus even was; before the idea of self-quarantining for a long […]

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29 Jan

‘1Up’: Ruby Rose Replaces Elliot Page in eSports Drama

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Fanboys director Kyle Newman‘s upcoming eSports drama has experienced a late-stage roster change. Elliot Page (Juno, The Umbrella Academy) was previously cast to play a professor and mentor figure in the movie, but Page has since stepped away from the project and the producers have hired Ruby Rose (John Wick: Chapter 2, xXx: The Return of […]

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29 Jan

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Movie Will Open in Theaters This Year

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Here’s something slightly unexpected: Universal plans to open their Dear Evan Hansen movie in theaters this year. The movie adapted from the hit Broadway musical started shooting last September and supposedly wrapped in December. That itself isn’t news, per se, but movie release dates are in a weird place right now as everyone waits to see […]

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