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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Den’

Film: The Den
Directed by: Zachary Donohue
Starring: Melanie Papalia

A horror film that puts a weird twist on the found footage genre by using webcams? Ok, I feel a little wary here. Base the film on Elizabeth Benton (Melanie Paplia) who is studying human nature (with a murderous twist) through this webcam service called The Den? Okay, you have me interested. Start killing people off in the first 20 minutes and exhaust every horror cliché in the book by the end of the film? Damn, I had SOME faith.

The Den is unfortunately another missed opportunity amongst the …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Final Member’

Film: The Final Member
Directors: Jonah Bekhor, Zach Math

“More and more penises kept coming into the house,” Sigurour “Siggy” Hjartarson’s wife said of her husband’s growing habit. “Then it just got out of control.”

No, Siggy wasn’t turning his home into a brothel — he was merely gathering specimens for what would eventually become known as the Icelandic Phallological Museum. The Final Member is a documentary that focuses on Siggy, his museum, and his search for the one penis that has eluded him for nearly 40 years — that of a human being.…

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Movie Review: ‘Wolf Creek 2′

Film: Wolf Creek 2
Directed by: Greg McLean
Starring: John Jarratt

There was a not a lot left at the end of Wolf Creek to warrant the creation of a sequel, but filmmaker Greg McLean has pulled off something akin to a flawed miracle with Wolf Creek 2. It’s bigger, slicker, and far bloodier than the original, but it also expands the universe found in the first film in ways that are wacky and – for the most part – genuinely entertaining.…

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Authors Anonymous’

Film: Authors Anonymous
Directed by: Ellie Kanner
Starring: Kaley Cuoco, Chris Klein, Dennis Farina

Good or bad, Authors Anonymous would still be worth watching if for no other reason than it represents the final performance of Dennis Farina. The criminally underrated actor passed away in July, left behind more than 30 years of memorable film and television performances, and I still haven’t gotten over his egregious omission from the “In Memoriam” tribute at this year’s Academy Awards.

As much as I love complaining about the Oscars, I’m sure there will be another time for that. This is a film review, …

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‘Jersey Boys’ Trailer: Another Broadway Classic Attempts Big Screen Glory

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the upcoming big screen adaptation of the musical known as Jersey Boys.

I am not sure anyone knew what to think when Clint Eastwood announced his next project would be the adaptation of globally acclaimed musical about The Four Seasons, but witnessing the first footage this evening it’s clear the material is in good hands. The deep blacks and bright lights of the silver screen icon’s more recent directorial work is present here once again, and truth be told it works well to set the tone of a alternative reality where …

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Season 2 Trailer: Next Level Crazy

Netflix has released the first trailer for the second season of Orange Is The New Black, which debuts exclusively on the video streaming service June 6, 2014.

Featuring a cast of familiar faces, attitudes, and a handful of plot teases, the first look at season 2 of Orange Is The New Black looks to up the ante across the board. Viewers can expect more dry wit, more fighting, and more inmates with peculiar personalities that you’ll either love or hate (and tweet about the same). You can view the first trailer below:…

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UTG Interview: Marlon Wayans Talks ‘A Haunted House 2′

Few comedic voices have been as prominent or successful in the last two decades as that of Marlon Wayans. From Don’t Be A Menace, to White Chicks, Scary Movie, Little Man, and beyond, Wayans has a knack for bringing the outrageous to life in a way that attracts throngs of movie goers again and again. His latest, A Haunted House 2 (out this weekend), will likely be no different.

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to sit down with Wayans and a group of Boston film critics to discuss his latest work, as well as …

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Prepare To Cry During The First Trailer For ‘If I Stay’

Now that Kick Ass 2 has faded from the biggest disappointment of 2013 to being just another letdown from last year, Chloe Grace-Moretz is ready to return to the big screen with a story that is likely to stir emotions around the globe.

Directed by R.J. Cutler (Nashville) and based on the novel of the same name by Gayle Forman, If I Stay is an upcoming dramatic teen romance that puts Moretz front and center. She stars as a bright, talented teen in Portland who falls into a coma after a car accident kills the rest of her …

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Summer 2014 Release Set For Woody Allen’s ‘Magic In The Moonlight’

Sony Pictures Classics has revealed a July 25, 2014 release date for Woody Allen’s Magic In The Moonlight. It will be his fourth summertime release in as many years, following 2013′s award-winning Blue Jasmine.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly for a new feature, Allen shared some insight on Magic‘s origins by informing the writer “I had it on a piece of notepaper in my drawer for ages…I knew it was a good plot, but I kept seeing it as a contemporary thing and something about that just didn’t smell right to me. Then when it occurred to me …

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Final ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Trailer Will Kick Your Ass

As much as we love a good X-Men movie, we will be the first to admit the promotional efforts for Days Of Future Past have left us a little on the fence about the team’s upcoming adventure. That is, until we saw the film’s final trailer.

Clocking in at just under three minutes in length, which is more than enough time to make your eyes water with tears of pure joy, the third trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past focuses almost all its energy on the larger-than-life action sequences that have largely been kept in the shadows up to …

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‘Friday The 13th’ Gets Another Reboot

There are a few things pop culture won’t let go of – ironically “Let It Go,” the immortal Cher and apparently the Friday the 13th franchise. How many times can that masked murderer walk too slowly after teens? The answer…however many times movie studios want. Alas, Jason Vorhees will rise again as Paramount is looking to bring him back very soon.

Nothing is known about the next chapter in Vorhees’ adventures, but The Wrap was smart to mention Paramount may lean towards the whole “found footage” angle that’s all the rage in horror right now. It makes sense to go …

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‘Magic Mike XXL’ Will Hit Theaters In 2015, Original Cast Expected To Return

…And the award for best sequel title goes to…

Magic Mike 2, which is now officially called Magic Mike XXL, will arrive in theaters July 3, 2015. Exhibitor Relations broke the news today via Twitter, but very little additional information regarding the release is available at this time.

According to reports, Channing Tatum and Reid Carolin have been working on the sequel’s script for the last several months. Plot details are being kept tightly under wraps, but Tatum did confirm to MTV over the weekend that the film would be a road trip movie and that most, if …