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‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Super Bowl Spot Has Arrived!

We told you earlier today that a number of Super Bowl ads were beginning to make their way online, and we’ve already found a second thrilling clip that demands to be shared.

This may seem hard to believe, but as of today (January 30) we are only 90 sleeps away from the release of Avengers: Age Of Ultron. The sequel to Marvel’s biggest film is without a doubt one of the most anticipated releases of the year, and so far the advertising campaign has teased a story far bigger than the first film. The latest ad focuses heavily on …

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‘Terminator Genisys’ Super Bowl Spot Teases Arnold Vs. Arnold

With the big game only a few days away, studios and corporations are making the most of their overpriced Super Bowl ads by sharing the clips online a little early. We won’t post them all, but there are a few movie clips we cannot resist the urge to share. Starting with this…

We have only seen one trailer for Terminator Genisys before now, and it left most viewers with more questions than answers. It’s clear time travel will once again play a major role in the plot, but also that the time lines we have come to accept as franchise …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Black Sea’ Is A Leaky Ship

Film: Black Sea
Directed By: Kevin Macdonald
Starring: Jude Law, Jodie Whittaker, Scoot McNairy

Submarine thrillers that emanate claustrophobia and heist thrillers with big risks are two subgenres that have been retreaded over and over. In director Kevin Macdonald’s newest, a world is envisioned where the two could work in tandem. Add a dash of grim humor, deep cockney accents, a crazed Ben Mendelsohn performance, and a murder plot and you get Black Sea. Things get a bit predictable and linger on for far too long, but a committed slew of great character actors help make the material rise …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Project Almanac’ Is Found Footage Fun

Film: Project Almanac
Directed By: Dean Israelite
Starring: Jonny Weston, Sofia Black D’Elia, Sam Lerner

Teenage hormones are abound in this Michael Bay-produced effort about a group of young’ns grappling with the dangers of time travel. Adopting the found footage aesthetic of many features, Project Almanac attempts and mostly succeeds at taking something weary in cinema and breathing an EDM-laden breath directly onto the screen. Sure, a large amount of the humor is generational and caters to people in their younger years, but this effective little film veers from a tired path in a thrilling (albeit a bit predictable) way.…

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The All-Female Cast For ‘Ghostbusters’ Has Been Revealed

Back in October we reported that director Paul Feig confirmed the new Ghostbusters movie will feature an all-female cast. At the time there were only some rumors as to whom those ladies would be, but now we have an official list.

In another revealing tweet, Feig has confirmed the four leading ladies will be Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Kristen Wiig. According to Deadline, Sony Pictures is still in negotiations over contracts but it sounds like the aforementioned actresses are who we will see on the big screen.

In addition to the cast, Sony Pictures has …

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The First ‘Fantastic Four’ Trailer Is Here!

20th Century Fox has unveiled the first trailer for their upcoming reboot of Marvel’s Fantastic Four.

There has been a lot of rumors surrounding the rebirth of the Fantastic Four, including the possibility of the team’s origin story being completely rewritten to fit a more modern, tech-heavy story. The first trailer keeps the exact cause of the group’s transformation a mystery, but otherwise looks to be the grittiest, perhaps most aggressive take on a superhero film in recent memory. It still carries that typical comic book feel, but there is also some influence from Christopher Nolan’s vision of …

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Netflix Inks Indie Darlings Jay And Mark Duplass To Adam Sandler-esque Deal

News has broken of yet another landmark deal for Netflix. Per Deadline, the streaming platform has inked brothers Jay and Mark Duplass to a four-film deal, reminiscent of the company’s recent four-film deal with maestro of schlock, Adam Sandler. The key difference here is that Sandler’s films are Netflix exclusives, while each feature of the Duplass quartet will see a brief theatrical run.

The news came out of Sundance, where Netflix numbers among the many buyers and the Duplass brothers have a hand in four different productions: The BronzeThe OvernightTangerine, and Animals

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Everly’ Will Kick Your Ass

Film: Everly
Starring: Selma Hayek
Directed by: Joe Lynch

With bullets and creative flare to spare, Everly ushers in a new age of cool for its lead, as well as its director.

Joe Lynch hasn’t made a feature-length film that made it to audiences with his vision in tact since Wrong Turn 2. In the time between, Joe has contributed to various film projects (Chillerama, for example), starred in a sitcom (Holliston), and even made a movie that was taken from him and cut to shreds by a third party who then completely mishandled the …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Wedding Ringer’ Runs On Fumes

Film: The Wedding Ringer
Starring: Kevin Hart, Josh Gad
Directed by: Jeremy Garelick

Another January, another hit-and-miss comedy from Kevin Hart that was largely ruined by an ad campaign that showed far too much.

Returning to theaters with his third starring role since last January’s Ride Along, Kevin Hart has blended buddy comedy staples with tired romcom antics to deliver The Wedding Ringer. It’s not bad, it’s not great, it simply is, and how much you enjoy it will depend heavily on how many times you were made to watch the film’s numerous trailers over the last six …

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A Complete List Of 2015 Academy Award Nominees

The nominees for the 2015 Academy Awards were revealed this morning during a live webcast from Los Angeles. Many of the nominees were fairly obvious, with Boyhood and Birdman commanding a large amount of nominations, but there were several good (and strange) surprises along the way. Whiplash, for instance, walked away with five nominations, including Best Picture. On the other hand, Robert Duvall-a true living icon-received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for his work in The Judge.

You can view a complete list of nominees below. The 87th annual Academy Awards will air February 22 at 8PM.…

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Go Stream ‘Bridge And Tunnel’ Now For FREE

Long Island based independent film Bridge and Tunnel is now available to stream for free online. If you may not have the extra dough to purchase the film on a whim, why don’t you give it a chance and stream it first? They’ve got a donation box next to it just in case.

Director Jason Michael Brescia felt it was important to make the film available to the public, especially considering the movie’s demographic.

“The reason we’re giving it away for free is because we don’t think it’s right that twentysomethings, or anyone for that matter, should have to …

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Watch ‘He Took His Skin Off For Me’ And Have Your Life Changed

We don’t feature nearly enough short films on UTG, but when we see one that really throws us for a loop we cannot help creating a post.

Ben Aston spent two years trying to make his latest short, He Took His Skin Off For Me, and along the way he recruited the help of over 250 backers through use of Kickstarter. The story he decided to tell is one that defies genre classification, though I think the description of a ‘fractured fairytale’ wouldn’t be too far off the mark. It’s a practical SFX filled, CGI-free tale of love and …