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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.

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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. …

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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

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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

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New ‘Kingsman’ Trailer Reveals New Iggy Azalea Track and More Lisp-Filled Dialogue From Samuel L Jackson

With its release date pushed back to Valentine’s Day weekend, thus forcing some hot and heavy competition against Fifty Shades of Grey, Kingsman: The Secret Service has had to pull out the big guns by bringing out a new trailer to maintain the hype its fought hard to gain this summer.

What better way is there to do that than including snippets of a new and untitled Iggy Azalea track which features Ellie Goulding? In the new trailer that can be found following the jump, we can hear the song paired with some action-loaded visuals and plot hints …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Space Station 76’ Is A Scattershot But Charming Throwback To Retro Sci-Fi

Film: Space Station 76
Starring: Patrick Wilson, Matt Bomer
Directed by: Jack Plotnick

Picture the old episodes of Star Trek where the Starship Enterprise members carried around communicators that looked like flip phones and had bulky flashy lights on them. That kind of fake-ness that made you laugh at how dated future technology looked is the best part about Space Station 76. Jack Plotnick (actor from Quentin Dupieux’s absurdist films Rubber and Wrong) makes his feature directorial debut in a film that is equal parts Boogie Nights and Spaceballs but without the dramatic gravity from the former and …

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Today In WTF News: Will ‘Deadpool’ Be PG-13?

Coming hot off the heels of the recent announcement that the film adaptation of the popular comic book character, Deadpool, is becoming a reality; some disappointing news has come. On a recent episode of the popular podcast, Schmoes Know, host Mark Reilly has come out about the chance that director Tim Miller’s new movie about the merc with a mouth could be PG-13. Here’s what Reilly said about the matter:

I heard from the director that they finally figured out the script, and it was right before this was announced, that they figured out, and you guys are

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Watch The Trailer For Tim Burton’s Upcoming Film, ‘Big Eyes’

Tim Burton is known for movies that are over the top and larger than life. Beetlejuice, The Nightmare Before Christmas and Edward Scissorhands are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to his directing career. While those are some of the first movies you might think of when considering his works, they do not define his entire repertoire. In fact, he has taken part in an upcoming movie that may shake up your expectations of what he has to offer. His latest directorial effort is Big Eyes – a biographical drama based on Walter and Margaret Keane’s …

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‘V/H/S Viral’ Red-Band Trailer: Third Time May Be The Bloody Charm

Following suit from its predecessors, V/H/S Viral compiles short horror films from a myriad of up and coming directors. Tied together loosely by a main story about teenagers stumbling upon some horrific videotapes, the third entry in the V/H/S series seems to amp up the insanity, gore, violence, and body horror. Releasing on October 23 via VOD and with a limited theatrical run on November 21, this venture into the horror compilation includes entries from directors such as Justin Benson (Resolution), Gregg Bishop (Dance of the Dead), Todd Lincoln (The Apparition), Aaron Moorhead (…

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tusk’ Will Stay With You Long After The Credits Roll

Film: Tusk
Starring: Justin Long, Michael Parks
Directed by: Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith has gone full walrus with his latest feature, and the world of horror may never be the same.

Wallace (Justin Long) is a grown man-child who makes his living hosting a podcast with his best friend called the ‘Not-See Party.’ Their show’s premise is never explained, but suffice to say they spend a lot of time watching and commenting on ridiculous videos they find online. One clip, which features a young man accidentally harming himself in an incredibly embarrassing way, inspires Wallace to travel from his home …