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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: ‘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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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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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Taken 3′ Is A Complete Waste Of Time

Film: Taken 3
Starring: Liam Neeson
Directed by: Olivier Megaton

Seven years after first saving his daughter from an underground prostitution ring, Bryan Mills is back once more with a story that lacks the heart, grit, and fun that previously set the Taken franchise apart.

The setting is Los Angeles, and for the first time since he and his wife were abducted abroad in Taken 2 Bryan Mills is finally living the life he always wanted. He’s close with his daughter, Kim, and he’s managed to remain close with his ex-wife, Lenore. It’s clear the horrors of previous years no …

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‘Hits’ Trailer Features Michael Cera And More; Directorial Debut By David Cross

When David Cross isn’t busy making special appearances on IFC’s Maron as a marijuana inspired family counselor, apparently he’s been out directing his first film.

Hits stars Michael Cera, Wyatt Cenac, David Koechner, Jason Ritter, and more, and claims to be “based on a true story…that hasn’t happened yet.”

An official selection for the Sundance Film Festival, the film follows the story of a small-town cigarette wielding blonde from Upstate New York who aspires to make it big through viral fame. The only problem is, her father unknowingly beats her to it.

Check below the jump and let us know …

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Hear N.E.R.D. Reunite on “Squeeze Me”

Funk hip-hop band N.E.R.D., the moniker for trio Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley, got back together to put out their first new song in four years, a recorded follow-up to their onstage appearance at Odd Future’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles last month. The song, titled “Squeeze Me,” is from the new upcoming SpongeBob SquarePants movie and is their first new material since 2010′s Nothing.

“Squeeze Me” is an appropriately bright, fun, tropical song to fit the film. When Variety sat down with Hugo to discuss the song in more depth, he explained …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife’ Delivers Big, Inconsistent Laughs

Film: Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife
Starring: Donald Faison, Patrick Wilson
Directed By: Scott Foley

Following a long tradition of comedic films about murder that never find the right groove, Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife is an inconsistent romp that works more often than not.

Ward is a full-grown man with a decent job, a beautiful new child, lifelong best friends whom he sees regularly, and a wife he – as well as everyone else – cannot stand. She is a mean, snobbish, and overly-protective woman who seems to only find pleasure in making others miserable. Everyone wishes she were dead, including …

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Watch Nicki Minaj’s Short Film ‘The Pinkprint Movie’

Rap got a handful when Nicki Minaj entered the scene, and she hasn’t slowed down in the slightest since first making a roar. After dropping her newest LP, The Pinkprintthis week (that’s well worth giving a full listen through), Minaj is back with a brand new short film to accompany many of the album’s sodden numbers. The film, The Pinkprint Movie, is currently streaming on YouTube in its entirety.

The visual companion piece to her album clocks in at 16 minutes. Directed by Taylor Cohen and Francesco Carrozzini, it follows Minaj through a series of heartbreaks and …

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Tim Burton Directing ‘Beetlejuice 2,’ Winona Ryder to Star

For Beetlejuice fans, there is hope. While Tim Burton and Michael Keaton are keeping themselves busy with ambitious films like Big Eyes and Birdman, the two have never really stopped thinking about a follow-up for their cult hit. Today, as MTV News digs up, we find there’s more set in stone than we realized.

Back in October, Keaton said he and Burton were waiting for a script, but their new video interview revealed Beetlejuice 2 is moving along just fine. When asked if Winona Ryder would return for the sequel, Burton gave an enthusiastic response. “Oh yeah, yeah yeah …

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Kanye West Pitches “Immersive” Feature Film to Sony

Over the last few days, Sony Pictures Entertainment has been scrambling. After the company was hacked and had a huge slew of information and emails leaked to the public, dozens of surprises have been revealed too early. A Destiny’s Child biopic may be on the way. A brand new Spiderman reboot could pop up. Best of all, Kanye West is pretty eager to get his hands dirty with film work.

The Chicago rapper is working on a feature length film involving “both cinematic and technological innovation,” and it’s yet to be confirmed if it’s the same Yeezus concert film …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Homesman’ Offers First-Rate Storytelling

Film: The Homesman
Starring: Hillary Swank, Tommy Lee Jones
Directed by: Tommy Lee Jones

In a world overrun with over-the-top CGI epics, The Homesman serves as a reminder that sometimes the simplest stories are also the most compelling.

Directed and co-written by Tommy Lee Jones, The Homesman tells the story of an unlikely adventure that takes place in 1850s North America. It’s based on the 1988 novel of the same name by Glendon Swarthout, which I have never read or even heard of prior to researching this film. I’m all for recognizing the works that films are based upon, but …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Interstellar’ Visits Deep Space With Familiar Twists

Film: Interstellar
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway
Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan might’ve bitten off more than he could chew with Interstellar. Still, despite several genre clichés and a third act that sometimes leaves a lot to be desired in comparison to everything that occurs prior, the latest epic adventure from the man behind The Dark Knight provides nearly three hours of dramatic entertainment. It’s a spectacle ripe with human emotion, but it’s hard to shake the notion that something is missing. How much you notice or how much that fact bothers you will vary from person to …