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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Possession Of Michael King’ Is Thoroughly Unsettling

Film: The Possession Of Michael King
Starring: Shane Johnson, Ella Anderson
Directed by: David Jung

If you have seen one movie with a title that begins with The Possession Of… then you have seen them all, right?

If you had asked me that very question a week ago I might have agreed without a second thought, but living in a world where I have witnessed The Possession Of Michael King I no longer know what to think. Blending POV filmmaking with a documentary-like twist on found footage, the film manages to find thrilling new ground in a sub-genre riddled with …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘When The Game Stands Tall’ Falls Short

Film: When The Game Stands
Starring: Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis
Directed by: Thomas Carter

When The Game Stands Tall hopes to sell audiences on religion by leveraging the intensity of high school sports, but fumbles every good idea it has along the way.

I am not the type of person who spends their year waiting for the start of football season, but for as long as I can remember I have been a sucker for films about high school sports. I think everyone is, at least to an extent, but when audiences pay to see movies they expect to feature …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Step Up: All In’

Film: Step Up: All In
Starring: Ryan Guzman, Briana Evigan
Directed by: Trish Sie

There is a moment roughly twenty minutes into Step Up: All In when a character known as Moose asks, “Does everything have to end in a giant dance battle?” This is the first moment of irony and self-awareness that the franchise has shown in its entire existence, and it stands as the first of many indications that growth is possible for any series – even those about dance crews.…

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Two More ‘Lego Movie’ Films Are On The Way

Animation fans, rejoice. Warner Bros. have unveiled a schedule for all of their DC movies through 2020, and in the process they have shared two more dates reserved for future Lego Movie films. According to the list, those dates are 2018 and 2019.

We already know that the next Lego film, Ninjago, will open on September 23, 2016 and The Lego Movie 2 sometime in 2017, but The Hollywood Reporter reports that those additional two dates are for different Lego movies. It’s unclear if they’re sequels or spinoffs, especially given the dates are so far away, but Warner Bros. is …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

Film: Guardians Of The Galaxy
Directed by: James Gunn
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana,

We need to get some things out of the way before we start this review. The current cinema is completely oversaturated with superhero/comic book films. Most of them are the same; every hero is getting their own movie, all of which have relatively the same aesthetics. The worst part about this is, Marvel shows no sign of stopping, with even just recently announcing they have films planned through 2019, which is nothing short of ridiculous. These superhero and comic book adaptations have become so prevalent in …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Lucy’

Film: Lucy
Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman
Directed by: Luc Besson

Luc Besson has to be messing with us. Either that, or he’s laughing all the way to the bank.

The man behind Léon: The Professional, The Fifth Element and The Transporter series is back in theaters this summer with a new film by the name of Lucy. At first glance, the film offers a slick, thought-provoking look at what might happen if a woman scorned was unable to unlock 100% of her mental capacity. The actual feature, however, offers something far more silly.

Lucy tells the story …

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Watch the Trailer for a Documentary About the Unfinished Nic Cage as Superman Movie and Cry ‘Cause It Never Happened

It’s both with a happy and heavy heart that we share with you the trailer for The Death of Superman Lives; What Happened?, which tells the story of the unfinished Superman film that will burden the UTG family’s imagination forever. This documentary tells the story of the 1998 Superman film that never went into production. Directed by Tim Burton, and starring site-favorite Nicolas Cage, the film went through tireless amounts of rewrites, until it eventually went into production purgatory, then died. The Death of Superman Lives tells the story of why the film had such trouble in the production …

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Watch J.K. Simmons Conduct Miles Teller to the Brink in the Explosive New Trailer for ‘Whiplash’

While everyone today was too busy talking about the snore-worthy trailer for the adaptation of the grocery store romance novel adaptation 50 Shades of Grey, a sneak peek into an incredibly interesting looking film, Whiplash, hit the web today.

Whiplash tells the story of Andrew (played by Miles Teller of The Spectacular Now and Divergent), a young jazz drumming prodigy who starts his first year playing with the best jazz orchestra in the country. However, as Andrew’s ego gets slapped right in the face both metaphorically and literally by his hard-nosed conductor Fletcher (J.K. Simmons), the tension …

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Watch The Retro Trailer For ‘Out of Print’

If romance for dying technology is in vogue, then Julia Marchese’s upcoming film Out of Print will be the big talk of the festival circuit for film historians and movie buffs alike. The film’s tag on its Kickstarter page calls it “a film about a weird and wonderful double feature revival theater dedicated to 35mm & cinema since 1978–and why it still matters.”

Based on the film’s wonderfully retro trailer it will prove to be so much more. The film focuses on the legendary New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles and the undying love of its fans and filmmaker …

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Feel Your Skin Crawl While Watching the Debut Trailer for ‘Nightcrawler’

I have to let you know this up front: I’m a huge fan of Jake Gyllenhaal’s. I think he is wildly under appreciated, and does a lot of really great character work in almost all of his films, that usually ends up going unnoticed. Today, we are pleased to share with you the undeniably creepy trailer for Gyllenhaal’s new film, Nightcrawler.

The directorial debut of writer Dan Gilroy (The Fall, Real Steel, Bourne Legacy), Nightcrawler tells the story of Lou Bloom, a strangely driven man who in his attempt to find a job, discovers the dark world …

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Get a Sneak Peek of Paul Dano as Brian Wilson in Biopic

A new biopic about The Beach Boys‘ Brian Wilson will be hitting screens later this fall. The film, titled Love and Mercy, stars actor Paul Dano (Little Miss Sunshine, There Will Be Blood, Looper) as Wilson, and today we get our first look at Dano as the iconic musician, courtesy of The Playlist.

Directed by longtime documentary producer Bill Pohlad, Love and Mercy hopes to paint “an unconventional portrait of the artist by interweaving seminal moments in his life, from his artistic genius to his profound struggles, and the love that keeps him alive.” Wilson is …

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‘SVDDXNLY’ Trailer: A$AP Rocky Gets His Own Feature Length Documentary

The team at Noisey have done some pretty crazy things over the last year, but their latest endeavor may be their most impressive to date.

SVDDXNLY is a feature length documentary presented by Noisey on the rise and sudden stardom of none other than A$AP Rocky. The film premiered at SXSW back in the spring of 2014 and is now gearing up for its official worldwide release. No date has been set yet, but this morning the team at Noisey shared the film’s first official trailer. The clip includes concert footage, behind-the-scenes sequences, and appearances from a plethora of today’s …