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Spectre

Daniel Craig Returns As James Bond In New ‘Spectre’ Teaser Trailer

The James Bond series has been going strong since the 1960s, and Spectre will become the 24th film in the series when it hits theaters later this year.

We don’t know much about Spectre yet, but we do know that Daniel Craig returns once again to take on the role of Bond. The movie dives into Bond’s past, and we may learn more about the agent’s mysterious background. The first teaser trailer has just been released, and it hints at an adventure that turns out to be the conclusion of his story. You can check out the trailer below.

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Monsters: Dark Continent’ Has Little To Do With Monsters

Film: Monsters: Dark Continent
Starring: Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley
Directed by: Tom Green

Taking place ten years after the events in Gareth Edwards’ Monsters and featuring an entirely different cast of characters in a completely different environment, Monsters: Dark Continent showcases another, far less thrilling side of cinematic universe expansion.

It opens with a soldier standing under a blazing sun while his narration tells us how the world has changed since the monsters arrived. Being a low class kid from Detroit, our hero was left with the option to either fight for his life or make the most of the …

Insurgent-Review

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Insurgent’ Is A Complete Disaster

Film: Insurgent
Starring: Shailene Woodley, Theo James
Directed by: Robert Schwentke

Coming off a film that seemed to exist solely for the purpose of setting up its sequel(s), Insurgent offers more of the same mediocrity the Divergent series has become synonymous with over the last year. It’s neither better nor worse than its predecessor. It simply is, and that is far from enough to hold viewer’s interest.

Picking up sometime after the events of the first film, Insurgent opens to find Tris, Four, and the others who fled the city taking shelter in the quiet community of Amity. It’s a …

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‘Southpaw’ Trailer: Jake Gyllenhaal + Boxing = Box Office Gold

All great boxing movies have to start with the protagonist being or becoming an underdog. In the case of the Jake Gyllenhaal-led film Southpaw, it’s the latter.

Billy “The Great” Hope (Gyllenhaal) is the reigning Junior Middleweight Champion whose unorthodox stance, the so-called “Southpaw,” consists of an ineloquent, though brutal, display of offensive fighting. With a beautiful family, home and financial security, Billy is on top both in and out of the ring until a tragic accident leaves his wife dead and sends him into a downward spiral. This leads Billy to dabble in drugs and alcohol, which later …

Paper Towns

‘Paper Towns’ Trailer Sets Stage For Summer Blockbuster

Based on the first official trailer, Paper Towns is destined to be this summer’s biggest teen blockbuster. The movie, adapted from John Green’s wildly popular YA novel of the same name, stars Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne respectively as Quentin and Margo, two childhood friends who reunite during their senior year of high school. Paper Towns is a much more lighthearted book-to-movie adaptation than 2014’s The Fault In Our Stars, which brought Green’s tale of two cancer-stricken teens to life.

Paper Towns could easily fall into the typical boy-likes-girl category of teen movies, but the film explores much more …

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SXSW MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Welcome To Leith’ Finds White Supremacy In North Dakota

Film: Welcome To Leith
Directed by: Michael Beach Nichols, Christopher K. Walker

Craig Cobb is part of a dying breed. In 2012 he made headlines after moving to a town with a population of 24 (including children) in rural North Dakota for the sole purpose of building a community of people sharing his white nationalist ideology and gaining the electoral majority. He bought twelve plots of land, all in various states of decay, and soon ignited a media frenzy that brought the community of Leith into the national spotlight.

Welcome To Leith tells of Craig Cobb’s arrival in Leith, the …

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SXSW MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Hangman’ Is An Effectively Creepy Twist On Found Footage

Film: Hangman
Starring: Jeremy Sisto, Kate Ashfield
Directed by: Adam Mason

Following a family vacation to parts unknown, The Miller family returns home to find someone has burglarized their house. Nothing seems to be missing, but even after they clean up the family cannot help feeling like something is not quite right.

What audiences know that The Millers do not is that the person who invaded their home is still living within its walls. He’s also set up hidden cameras in essentially every room so he can spy on the family while they’re home and take advantage of their amenities …

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SXSW MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Corpse Of Anna Fritz’ Is A New Cult Classic

Film: The Corpse Of Anna Fritz
Starring: Albert Carbó, Alba Ribas
Director: Hèctor Hernández Vicens

Anna Fritz is dead. A tabloid favorite, the young film icon who has worked with seemingly everyone in Hollywood has passed away from causes not yet known and her remains are currently being kept in a discreet location. One hospital worker cannot help snapping a quick photo of the deceased star for his two closest friends, and soon those same friends show up at his work. They both want to see Anna in person. One even wants to touch her. She’s dead after all, so …

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SXSW MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Montage Of Heck’ Is One Of The Best Music Documentaries Ever Made

Film: Montage Of Heck
Starring: Courtney Love, Krist Novoselic
Directed by: Brett Morgen

Built atop a wealth of never-before-seen video, recently unearthed audio, and journal entries stretching the entirety of Kurt Cobain’s life, Montage Of Heck is the quintessential documentary about Nirvana’s often misunderstood frontman.

We begin with Kurt’s childhood, which is expressed through home video footage and stories from people who watched the young icon develop. We learn of Kurt’s happy early years, which often never get mentioned, and we even see a toddler version of Cobain enjoying numerous birthdays surrounded by his closest family members. His parents, now …

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SXSW MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Turbo Kid’ Offers Silly, Gore-Filled Goodness

Film: Turbo Kid
Starring: Munro Chambers
Directed by: François Simard, Anouk Whissell, Yoann-Karl Whissell

Combining elements of Mad Max, direct-to-VHS science fiction sequels, and enough tongue-in-cheek humor to keep everyone snickering throughout, Turbo Kid is an original adventure you won’t soon forget.

The year is 1997, and as you undoubtedly remember the world has been destroyed from years of war and pollution. Those who remain are scattered across what is now known as the wasteland, and they largely depend on bicycles for transportation. Resources are scarce, as are friendly faces, and everyone seems to be looking out solely for …

Out-To-Win-Film-Review

SXSW MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Out To Win’ Falls Short Of Glory

Film: Out To Win
Starring: Billie Jean King, Jason Collins
Directed by: Malcolm Ingram

Hoping to make the most of the increased media attention given to athletes who identify as belonging to the LGBTQA community, Out To Win brings together all-star athletes and asks them to share their stories. Most have already been heard, but when combined they serve as a timeline for acceptance (or lack thereof) in a culture that still has a lot of growing up to do.

Comprised almost entirely of archive footage and interviews, Out To Win is more or less a collection of stories from …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Cobbler’ Will Soon Be Forgotten

Film: The Cobbler
Starring: Adam Sandler
Director: Thomas McCarthy

While watching The Cobbler I encountered a problem that I have rarely, if ever, found in a film before. Instead of starting strong and later letting me down, the film’s biggest fault occurred in the opening moments and lasted almost the entirety of the first act. It was such a colossal misstep that anyone choosing to skip the remainder of the film would be understood, though they would also be missing out.…