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WATCH: New Official Trailer for ‘Sing’ with Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon

  Illumination Entertainment, the folks who created “Despicable Me” and “Minions,” have released the latest trailer to their upcoming animated musical film, “Sing.” The film, which boasts a very impressive cast, is directed by Garth Jennings (“Son of Rambow,” “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”). Stars such as Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett […]

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WATCH: New U.S. Official Trailer for “Tale of Tales” with Salma Hayek and John C. Reilly

The U.S. trailer to Matteo Garrone’s “Tale of Tales” bowed today, just shy of a year since its mixed debut at last year’s Cannes Film Festival. The fantasy film features an incredible star-studded cast, as well as stunning visuals and a fantastical story. Salma Hayek, John C. Reilly, Vincent Cassel, Shirley Henderson, Stacy Martin and […]

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Film Review: Entertainment (★★½)

You can’t deny that filmmaker Rick Alverson is setting out to make movies that no one else is making right now. After The Comedy a few years back, you’d expect nothing less, in fact. Well, Alverson has doubled down on his singular cinematic vision with Entertainment, another ironically named indie comedy that will make you fairly […]

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AFI Fest Film Review: The Lobster (★★★)

The general consensus about “The Lobster” seems to be that you either love it or hate it, but I find myself firmly in the middle. There’s a lot to like about this weird film from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos, but also a lot of frustration. Set in a dystopian world that looks vaguely like our time, […]

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NYFF Film Review: The Lobster (★★★★)

It took some time to let Yorgos Lanthimos‘ new film “The Lobster” settle into my mind.  On the surface is a dark comedy, full of rich images, and staggering performances from its principal cast.  Deeper lays one of the most original and heart wrenching stories on modern relationships, likely the best seen in film since […]

Snippet Reviews: ‘Flight’ and ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

For someone who has a tremendous fear of flying, I can say that the opening act of Robert Zemeckis’ Flight is one of the most terrifying film experiences I’ve had in years, as Denzel Washington flies a malfunctioning plane completely inverted in an attempt to save the lives on board his craft. From here, the film […]

‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Press Day Roundtables

A few weeks back, I was fortunate enough to attend the press junket for Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph. As I’m sure you’re aware, I absolutely love this nostalgia-driven feature, and it was an even greater joy sitting down and meeting with the talented cast and crew behind Disney’s latest animated treat. John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman […]

Weekend Openings: 11/2/2012

Forgive the obvious pun, but I’ve got my money on Ralph wrecking his competition at the box office this weekend to cap off a nice week of triumphs for Disney.  Robert Zemeckis is also back at it with the help of a non-animated Denzel Washington.  And perhaps a little stylized kung fu from a hip-hop […]

Wreck-It Ralph (***½)

In true topsy-turvy form, where this summer’s Brave is a Pixar film with Disney sensibilities, Wreck-It Ralph is a Disney film in name only. From its intimate characterizations, right on down to its all-ages accessibility, everything about this wholly unique video game adventure feels so wonderfully Pixar-esque! This is due in large part to the […]

The Dictator (**½)

I laughed at ‘The Dictator’ more than I’d care to admit. More a stretched out Saturday Night Live sketch or Adam Sandler high concept comedy than anything that star/co-writer Sacha Baron Cohen and director Larry Charles have tackled before, this is far from a good movie, but it does manage to be a reasonably entertaining […]

Awards Profile: ‘The Dictator’

Directed By: Larry Charles Written By: Sacha Baron Cohen, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, John C. Reilly Synopsis (From IMDB): The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed. Why It […]

The Staff Unveils their Final Oscar Predictions

The Academy Awards will be revealing their nominations on Tuesday morning and we here are gearing up for the big announcement. We will be LIVE Blogging the morning of beginning at 8:15am ET and going on until about 9:00am. The Staff of the Awards Circuit consisting of Anna Belickis, Joseph Braverman, John H. Foote, Robert […]