First ‘Taken 3′ Trailer Has Very Little To Do With Kidnapping

Taken 3 is a reality, and for whatever reason the plot has nothing to do with someone kidnapping Liam Neeson.

Today, the first trailer for Taken 3 found its way online. The footage sets up a story that involves bad guys framing Liam Neeson’s character for the murder of his wife. When cops arrive on seen, Liam runs, and in doing so kicks off a chain of events that will put the lives of everyone he loves in danger. He fights back, but the police may catch up to him before he can figure out exactly who is responsible for …


COMING SOON: UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween Starts Tomorrow!

It’s that time of year again!

For the third year in a row the entire month of October is dedicated to UTG’s love of scary movies. We have a slew of features planned, including interviews and ‘best of’ lists that are sure to whet your appetite for all things macabre, but the highlight of the site in the coming weeks will no doubt be our annual 31 Days Of Halloween feature. This year’s list is 100% different from the films used in previous years, and if we’re being completely honest we think the movies chosen this time around offer a …


‘Crouching Tiger’ Sequel to Hit Netflix and IMAX On The Same Day

This is what we call a ‘game changer’ in the entertainment industry. Netflix has been eyeing first-run films for a very long time, and in the near future they will make that dream a reality.

Netflix and The Weinstein Co. have signed a deal to release the sequel to Ang Lee’s beloved Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon simultaneously on Netflix and in select IMAX theaters around the world. The film, which is titled Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, will be released on August 28, 2015.

“The moviegoing experience is evolving quickly and profoundly, and Netflix is unquestionably …


‘Clerks III’ Moving Forward As Financing Is Secured

Kevin Smith has been teasing and talking about planning to make Clerks III for over a year at this point, but it was not until this week that the man behind the View Askew universe offered any hard evidence (outside his own tweets) that the film was moving forward.

Speaking to a packed house during a recent recording of his Hollywood Babble-On podcast, Kevin Smith revealed that he was finally able to secure the financing needed to make Clerks III a reality. It seems the film was only made possible by the fact Smith chose to first make his latest …


First ‘Inherent Vice’ Trailer Showcases A Surefire Oscar Contender With An All-Star Cast

The first trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice has found its way online ahead of the film’s winter release.

Opening with a bit of narration from Joanna Newsom that helps set up the plot of the film, as well as the tone of the story, the first trailer for Inherent Vice in briefly enticing before becoming borderline crazy. Once the basic premise has been revealed, viewers are given dozens of brief glimpses at the film, including shots of the A-list cast that helps bring it to life. You will probably walk away a little confused, …


Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix in October 2014

October is right around the corner, which means before long the temperature will begin to drop like leaves from every tree on your block. The ‘anything is possible’ feel of summer will exit and be replaced by the ‘everything could go wrong’ dread of an impending winter, leaving you with next to no desire to go outside. You’ll light a fire, begin researching chili recipes, and – every night – scan Netflix in hopes of something new.

This October, the new releases headed to Netflix are as varied as they have ever been. From the original Annie, to Team

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Denzel Washington Takes Box Office With ‘The Equalizer’

Denzel Washington’s been on a roll with his recent work, and The Equalizer‘s commercial success serves as a testament to that. According to estimates from Sony-Columbia pictures, the action-thriller is set to make $35 million dollars by the end of its debut weekend.

The Boxtrolls came into theaters as well, and opened with around $17 million. Coming from a small studio like Laika, who have only managed to squeeze out smaller weekend debuts with Coraline ($16.8 million) and ParaNorman ($14.1 million), that’s quite the achievement.

Curious about our opinion on The Equalizer? Our review can be found right


MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Equalizer’ Blends Hammers, Explosions, And A Whole Lot Of Meh

Film: The Equalizer
Starring: Denzel Washington
Directed By: Antonio Fuqua

Denzel Washington is a lot like Liam Neeson these days. Nine times out of ten, if either one appears in a movie it’s likely they will soon begin killing people. Neeson prefers tales of revenge, but Washington tends to lean more towards stories about doing the right thing (even if it means being a very bad soul). The Equalizer continues a trend in the star’s filmography that started with Man On Fire, and it’s as thrilling as anything he’s delivered in recent memory.

Whether or not you remember The

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10 Years of Blood and Beers: Celebrating a Decade of ‘Shaun Of The Dead’

To this day, I remember exactly where I was the first time I saw Shaun of the Dead in 2004, and why I was watching it. My roommate and I caught a preview for it before another movie we were watching on DVD and immediately ventured over to our local movie place to rent a copy. At the time, I admittedly hadn’t experienced much British humor, or parodies in film, but Shaun of the Dead wasn’t necessarily a parody of the zombie films as the trailer and title had led us to believe. It was in fact “A romantic comedy. …


Steven Soderbergh Rescored ‘Raiders Of The Lost Ark,’ And It’s In Black And White

Why? Because staging.

The “retired” (from film, in that word’s very strictest definiton) Steven Soderbergh has been hard at work on another singular, Soderbergh-y project. He’s put the result, Raiders as you’ve never seen it, up on his website “for educational purposes only.”

As a means of studying staging, Soderbergh has taken the Steven Spielberg classic (“this filmmaker forgot more about staging by the time he made his first feature than I know to this day”) and taken away all color and sound. His purpose is to invite us to examine staging as he did.

So I want you to


Listen To Four New Songs Off Trent Reznor And Atticus Ross’ ‘Gone Girl’ Soundtrack

The trio of David Fincher, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross is a collaborative group that has had a fair amount of success already this decade – they netted the Oscar for Best Original Score for 2010′s The Social Network. Not much has changed with their third time working together, as all three are primed for even more accolades. Reznor and Ross have soundtracked Fincher’s upcoming adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s hit novel Gone Girl, and the pair have released four new songs from that score.

We’ve been treated to “The Way He Looks At Me,” “Sugar Storm,” “Background Noise,” …

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Watch the Cast of ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Discuss Reunion

We can all agree that one of the most intriguing moments in the history of the X-Men film series was when X-Men: First Class went into production, and brought a primarily new cast in tow. Although it was a prequel, many fans were let down at seeing so many unfamiliar faces replace the characters that they came to love over the course of the six years that spanned the releases of the first three films. But then X-Men: Days of Future Past came around and silenced critics, thanks to its time traveling plot.

In a feature premiered by IGN