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‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Dominate the Weekend

Who needs a marketing budget when you have nostalgia?

This weekend saw the return of Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels from a twenty year absence of working together to reprise the roles of Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne in Dumb and Dumber To. Though the film might be the subject of some lofty jabs in terms of ratings and reviews (e.g. Rotten Tomatoes), it’s bringing home a hefty chunk of change thanks to its $38 million dollar haul. Beyond the Lights made its debut as well and made an estimated $6.5 million dollars in the process.

Our review of …

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First ‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2′ Trailer Heads To Vegas

Before I begin I want people reading this at home to know that we caused this film to exist. If you bought a ticket for Paul Blart: Mall Cop, rented the DVD, or even tweeted about how funny you thought Kevin James was in the original, you caused this sequel to become a reality. You only have yourselves to blame.

The first trailer for Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 has been released, and like every other franchise unsure of what to do with its second chapter the film takes place in gorgeous and horribly overused Las Vegas. Blart is …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Dumb And Dumber To’ Is Worse Than It Looks

Film: Dumb And Dumber To
Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels
Directed by: The Farrelly Brothers
Genre: Comedy

Twenty years have passed since Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) taught audiences about their lives of idiocy, and in that time almost nothing has changed. That’s both the beauty and problem with their latest adventure, which to put it simply falls far short of everyone’s expectations.…

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Rosewater’ Tells A Harrowing Story Shakily

Film: Rosewater
Starring: Gael García Bernal
Directed By: Jon Stewart

Reporters in volatile countries like Iran spend their days bringing you the most objective form of the news whilst risking the lives of themselves and their families. In Rosewater, Jon Stewart’s writing and directing narrative feature debut, he tries to make that exact case resonate with an audience with varying degrees of success. Splicing actual news footage and archival footage from the riots that broke out in 2009’s Iranian elections, Stewart immerses himself in the culture that he is studying, something that is unbeknownst to plenty of directors today. …

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Adam Sandler Has A Magic Sewing Machine In First ‘Cobbler’ Trailer

…Here we go again.

I don’t know about you, but I have just about given up on Adam Sandler and his ability to turn my insides to mush with his once signature blend of humor and heart. His last several features have been awful, and regardless of what the box office receipts may claim I am willing to wager you agree with me. How could you not? Blended was shit, Grown Ups 2 somehow letdown people who actually enjoyed Grown Ups, and his recent return to drama with Jason Reitman was panned by essentially everyone who saw it. The …

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Anne Hathaway Falls For A Musician In First ‘Song One’ Trailer

If there are two things people love to see Anne Hathaway do onscreen, it’s fall in love and ball her eyes out. Song One, which hits VOD in early 2015, offers both with a bit of a musical twist.

Don’t worry, this post isn’t about a music. Song One finds Hathaway portraying an archaeologist who is called home from Morocco to visit her hospitalized brother following an accident. When she arrives, she meets and begins to fall for a musician that is a favorite of her ailing brother. It seem for a moment as if fate had another reason …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Iranian Journalist / Writer Maziar Bahari Talks ‘Rosewater,’ Jon Stewart, And Risky Journalism

Rosewater, the new film directed by The Daily Show‘s Jon Stewart, is based upon a real man’s incarceration and torturing for reporting objectively during a dark time in Iran in June of 2009. Maziar Bahari is that man and UTG got to sit down with him to talk about the film, its production, and his relationship with Stewart among other things. Maziar is portrayed by Gael García Bernal in the new film. Rosewater is also based upon Bahari’s book, Then They Came For Me.

For a bit of background, Maziar Bahari is an Iranian journalist who was …

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Extended ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Trailer Released

“I’m going to show you something beautiful…”

It has been three weeks since we were gifted with the viewing of the first Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer, and I am still swooning over it. But, it has been a long three weeks, though we may rest at ease for a new version of the trailer has been released that features some exciting new footage.

Still, to this day to finally see Ultron in his full, collected form as he shall appear in the film only solidifies my anticipation for his screen debut, and if James Spader’s voice work shown …

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‘The Conjuring 2′ Set To Scare in June 2016

A couple months ago, we reported that The Conjuring 2 was moving to an undisclosed time in 2016 from an Oct. 25, 2015 release date. The reasoning behind that shift was a lawsuit holding up the production and director James Wan remaining one of the busiest people working in Hollywood. After finishing up on Furious 7, Wan seems to be shifting his focus directly back to the sequel to his 2013 horror mega-hit. Now, we’re getting news from Deadline that The Conjuring 2 has officially moved to June 10, 2016. No official casting news has been released but Patrick …

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Doctor Doom’s Origin Story In The Upcoming ‘Fantastic Four’ Film May Disappoint

Toby Kebbell, character actor from England who has starred in films like RocknRolla and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, has finally revealed some details about his version of Marvel villain Doctor Doom in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot releasing on August 7 of 2015. Here’s what Kebbell had to say about his character in an interview with Collider:

“He’s Victor Domashev, not Victor Von Doom in our story. And I’m sure I’ll be sent to jail for telling you that. The Doom in ours—I’m a programmer. Very anti-social programmer. And on blogging sites I’m ‘Doom.’”

Yes, you …

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Quentin Tarantino May Retire After His Tenth Film

Director Quentin Tarantino‘s films have cemented themselves into popular culture since his 1992 release Reservoir Dogs. His upcoming film, The Hateful Eight, will be released next year. Getting ramped up and ready for production, Tarantino spoke frankly to the American Film Market about his plans for retirement. He mentions the premise of retiring at the top of his game, a strategy used by many celebrities and athletes.

Deadline scooped the story up originally and here is what the famous director had to say:

“I don’t believe you should stay onstage until people are begging you to get

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Margot Robbie To Play Harley Quinn in ‘Suicide Squad’ Film

After long-standing rumors that the character of Harley Quinn would not be included in the upcoming Suicide Squad film, our friends at Collider are reporting that the famed Joker sidekick will indeed be present in DC Comics’ cinematic universe.

According to a story that broke over the weekend, Margot Robbie has been tapped to portray Harley Quinn – sometimes known as Harley Quinzel – in the upcoming Suicide Squad film. For those who don’t know the character, she was introduced in Batman: The Animated Series as the Joker’s girlfriend/henchwoman/shrink, and has gone on to become a popular rogue/anti-hero in her …