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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘I Origins’

Film: I Origins
Directed by: Mike Cahill
Starring: Michael Pitt, Steven Yeun, Brit Marling

What if you experienced something in your life that would result in shattering your preconceptions about it? That’s what Mike Cahill, director of 2011’s mystifying Another Earth, is asking with his new film I Origins. Luckily, that overlying theme is just a backdrop to an intimate story about obsession as a scientist is challenged to believe that there might be a higher power than scientific logic. I Origins paints an achingly beautiful portrait about love, loss, redemption, and the struggle to believe in the …

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Watch the Trailer for a Documentary About the Unfinished Nic Cage as Superman Movie and Cry ‘Cause It Never Happened

It’s both with a happy and heavy heart that we share with you the trailer for The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened?, which tells the story of the unfinished Superman film that will burden the UTG family’s imagination forever. This documentary tells the story of the 1998 Superman film that never went into production. Directed by Tim Burton, and starring site-favorite Nicolas Cage, the film went through tireless amounts of rewrites, until it eventually went into production purgatory, then died. The Death of Superman Lives tells the story of why the film had such trouble in the production …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Michael Pitt And Mike Cahill Talk ‘I Origins’ and Sci-Fi

Mike Cahill, the director of Another Earth, has returned with another high-concept story in I Origins. His new film, on the surface, is about the blurring lines between faith and science, but deep down, it’s a film about obsession.

Check out the synopsis (per FOX Searchlight) here: I Origins, the second feature film from writer and director Mike Cahill, tells the story of Dr. Ian Gray (Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Pitt), a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the eye. He finds his work permeating his life after a brief encounter with an exotic young woman (Astrid Bergès-Frisbey) …

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‘Expendables 3′ Leaks 3 Weeks Early, Pirated Copy Downloaded 189,000 Times in 24 Hours

Somewhere in the world right now Sylvester Stallone is pissed. Somewhere else, a recently fired Lionsgate employee is crying into a pillow about making a mistake that may have cost the iconic studio tens of millions in lost profits.

Wednesday night, a DVD-quality copy of the upcoming movie Expendables 3 leaked online more than three weeks ahead of the film’s official release date. According to Variety, the pirated film has been downloaded via piracy sites more than 189,000 times over a 24-hour period.

The leak began to spread like wildfire Thursday afternoon, which is around the time many of …

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First Image Of A Fully CG Spongebob Squarepants Is Kind Of Terrifying

Continuing what is sure to be several days worth of headlines coming out of San Diego Comic-Con International, the world has just received its first official look at the new Spongebob Squarepants.

I don’t know how many of you follow UTG on Twitter and Facebook, but you should know we often use those channels to share headlines and other information that does not necessarily fit our criteria for front page content. This includes, but is not limited to movie posters, album art, and every so often a handful of release dates.

Anyway, a couple weeks back we told our …

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‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′ Red Band Trailer: Here’s To The Future!

Comic-Con International is currently taking place in San Diego, California. We are not on site, but thanks to the mysterious powers of the internet we’re able to bring you all the biggest news and reveals from the convention floor without having to take a single step outside our apartment / headquarters. For example, this…

Paramount Pictures was one of the first studios to hold a panel during this year’s SDCC, and they made it a point to pull out all stops to ensure their films received coverage. One of the biggest surprises of the night came when Clark Duke made …

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Watch J.K. Simmons Conduct Miles Teller to the Brink in the Explosive New Trailer for ‘Whiplash’

While everyone today was too busy talking about the snore-worthy trailer for the adaptation of the grocery store romance novel adaptation 50 Shades of Grey, a sneak peek into an incredibly interesting looking film, Whiplash, hit the web today.

Whiplash tells the story of Andrew (played by Miles Teller of The Spectacular Now and Divergent), a young jazz drumming prodigy who starts his first year playing with the best jazz orchestra in the country. However, as Andrew’s ego gets slapped right in the face both metaphorically and literally by his hard-nosed conductor Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), the tension …

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Watch The ‘Dear White People’ Trailer

That’s it. Just watch it. Dear White People was a hit at Sundance, and the reasons are quite apparent. From the title down, the film looks to be a witty, satirical, and long overdue modern take on racism and race relations in America today.

Even as it causes you to cringe with some of the racist lines coming out of actors’ mouths, the trailer attacks undaunted. Dear White People‘s edges look to be sharpened for greatest effect, not dulled for wider appeal. This movie is here to say something, and it’s coming through loud and clear. From a humor …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Maybeshewill – “In Amber”

We last heard from UK post-rock outfit Maybeshewill in 2011 when they debuted a quintessential record in the form of I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone. After three years of patiently waiting for even a glimpse of new material to follow up the monumental release, the band have finally unveiled “In Amber,” the first cut from their forthcoming full-length, Fair Youth. After listening through the track multiple times, it quickly becomes apparent it was more than well worth the wait as it just might be the most mature piece of music Maybeshewill have written to …

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Watch The Retro Trailer For ‘Out of Print’

If romance for dying technology is in vogue, then Julia Marchese’s upcoming film Out of Print will be the big talk of the festival circuit for film historians and movie buffs alike. The film’s tag on its Kickstarter page calls it “a film about a weird and wonderful double feature revival theater dedicated to 35mm & cinema since 1978–and why it still matters.”

Based on the film’s wonderfully retro trailer it will prove to be so much more. The film focuses on the legendary New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles and the undying love of its fans and filmmaker …

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’50 Shades Of Grey’ Trailer: Needs More Bondage

The first trailer for the upcoming 50 Shades Of Grey adaptation has found its way online ahead of the film’s February 2015 release.

Keeping the majority of the story’s exploration into S&M at bay, the first true look at 50 Shades Of Gray attempts to build tension out of thin air. You see the leads meet, and you even learn a little bit about their relationship, but all the quote/unquote ‘good stuff’ is kept in the background. That is, until the clip’s final moments. You can view the film’s first trailer below:…

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Feel Your Skin Crawl While Watching the Debut Trailer for ‘Nightcrawler’

I have to let you know this up front: I’m a huge fan of Jake Gyllenhaal’s. I think he is wildly under appreciated, and does a lot of really great character work in almost all of his films, that usually ends up going unnoticed. Today, we are pleased to share with you the undeniably creepy trailer for Gyllenhaal’s new film, Nightcrawler.

The directorial debut of writer Dan Gilroy (The Fall, Real Steel, Bourne Legacy), Nightcrawler tells the story of Lou Bloom, a strangely driven man who in his attempt to find a job, discovers the dark world …