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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 …

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UTG INTERVIEW: Rob Reiner Talks ‘And So It Goes,’ Aging In Hollywood, And More

Rob Reiner is one of those rare living legends that almost everyone you meet loves in one way or another. You may hate some of his work, sure, but that is bound to happen when you have had a career in entertainment that spans several decades. The important thing is that you remain as consistent as possible, and for the better part of the last thirty years Rob Reiner has continually raised the bar for simple, romantic storytelling. He can take any two characters, regardless of age or personality, and make audiences not only connect with them, but relate to …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘And So It Goes’

Film: And So It Goes
Starring: Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton
Directed by: Rob Reiner

Rob Reiner has made an art out of telling simple stories with relatable characters. In a time where every film tries to be bigger and more extravagant than the one that came before, Reiner’s work exists to remind cinemagoers that the only thing a movie needs to be a hit is a good story with a few solid laughs. Big name stars help, too, of course, but they’re not a prerequisite for success.

And So It Goes is the latest work from Reiner, and like many …

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Guillermo del Toro Shooting Small, Black and White Film Before ‘Pacific Rim 2′

Cinephile-favorite filmmaker Guillermo del Toro  just recently announced that Pacific Rim 2 is set for a 2017 release, and he’s in post-production for Crimson Peak, but that doesn’t mean that’s all he has on his plate. In a conversation with Collider, del Toro revealed he’s planning a new piece that will be filmed before the massive Pacific Rim sequel.

The film will be a very bizarre, small, black and white production. Considering he does a remarkable job doing just that in his large, colorful films like Pan’s Labyrinth and Hellboy, this new one should be something else. Summarizing …

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Wayne Coyne and Miley Cyrus Filmed a Weird NSFW Video With Moby

At this point, it’s amazing if there’s a person out there who doesn’t feel uncomfortable about the friendship between Miley Cyrus and The Flaming Lips’ frontman Wayne Coyne. They draw each other’s blood! They sing together in a hailstorm of bras! They get matching chest tattoos of her dead dog! And now, in their latest installment of “uhhh…” worthiness, the unstoppable duo have now teamed up with Moby to make a short film called Blonde SuperFreak Steals The Magic Brain.

The NSFW movie is one of those trippy, all-knowingly bits that looks like a rich kid’s application to …

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Alex Turner and Miles Kane Writing 1960s Film Inspired by ‘X-Men’

If you’ve ever been watching X-Men and thought, “Boy, I would love to hear Alex Turner’s voice singing over this scene,” today is your lucky day.

According to NME, Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner and Miles Kane, aka The Last Shadow Puppets, are writing an X-Men-inspired film that’s set in the 1960s. “It’s gonna have a sort of X-Men kind of vibe and sort of set in the ’60s, but I can’t give any more away than that,” said Kane. Neither of the two will star in the movie, he added, “but we may have a little cameo.”…