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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Fury’ Offers A Haunting and Thrilling Vision Of World War II

Film: Fury
Starring: Brad Pitt, Logan Lerman
Directed By: David Ayer

Fury is a violent film about bad men doing bad things in the heart of Nazi-occupied Germany at the tail end of World War II. It’s the complete opposite of a feel-good film, but it just might be one of the year’s best cinematic experiences.

The men who inhabit the tank known as Fury are not a group of people you would normally think to pair together. You have a fearless leader who’s seen it all, the war-worn young man clinging to the hope that God has good plans …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Stretch’ Is One Hollow Ride

Film: Stretch
Starring: Chris Pine, Patrick Wilson, Jessica Alba
Directed By: Joe Carnahan

In a scene from Joe Carnahan’s micro-budgeted Stretch that was dropped from Universal Pictures’ release schedule abruptly, David Hasselhoff questions the protagonist (who is his chauffeur) on if he is or is not a ‘punk-ass motherf****r.’ Yes that’s right, the main character then goes on to prove that he is not indeed a ‘punk-ass motherf****r’ for the rest of the runtime. Dealing with the basic thematic weight of any story about ‘becoming a man’ or ‘stepping up to the plate,’ Stretch tries to instigate laughs from depravity …

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UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween: ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors’

Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is more loved by the UTG staff than Halloween. With the arrival of the year’s best month, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a plethora of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day, including the one you’re about to read.

Now in its third year, 31 Days Of Halloweenis a recurring feature that will run throughout the month of October. The hope and goal of this column is to supply every UTG reader with a daily horror (or Halloween-themed) movie recommendation …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Guest’ Is A Fun, Throwback Thriller That You Need To See

Film: The Guest
Starring: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe
Directed by: Adam Wingard

The Guest. So modest a title for so boisterous a film. What sounds like it could be a locked room (or house) slasher from Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett (You’re Next, V/H/S) turns into a big, stylish thriller that throws back to classics both you and its creators love.

Dan Stevens dominates the film as our titular guest, a veteran who stops by the Peterson residence to visit the still-grieving family of a dead comrade. His beautiful, Bradley Cooper/Captain America visage captivates both the …

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UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween: ‘Street Trash’

Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is more loved by the UTG staff than Halloween. With the arrival of the year’s best month, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a plethora of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day, including the one you’re about to read.

Now in its third year, 31 Days Of Halloween is a recurring feature that will run throughout the month of October. The hope and goal of this column is to supply every UTG reader with a daily horror (or Halloween-themed) movie recommendation …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Nymphomaniac Uncut’ Is Lars Von Trier’s Best Work

Film: Nymphomaniac Uncut
Starring: Charlotte Gainsbourg
Directed By: Lars Von Trier

A year after releasing a distributor approved version of his finest work to date, filmmaker Lars Von Trier has finally shared the unflinching and completely uncut vision of Nymphomaniac with audiences worldwide.

There was never anything wrong with the version of Nymphomaniac that began to make its way through North America in winter 2013, but the two-part affair was not the film Lars Von Trier wanted audiences to experience. It was close, but not entirely complete. Nymphomaniac Uncut fills in the missing segments, offering more metaphors and gratuitous sex …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Automata’ Delivers A Familiar Story With Unforgettable Visuals

Film: Automata
Starring: Antonio Banderas
Directed By: Gabe Ibáñez

Robots have once again broke the protocols man set for them in the new film Automata.

Starring Antonio Banderas as Jacq Vaucan, Automata takes place in the not too distant future. Life on Earth has taken its typical dystopian turn, causing the worldwide population to dwindle to a mere 21 million. To aide us in our survival, mankind develops robots to build the machines needed to help sustain life on Earth and Jacq makes a living checking up on reports of faulty machines across his bustling city. These calls range …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Overnighters’ Is One Of The Year’s Best Films

Film: The Overnighters
Starring: Jay Reinke, Keegan Edward
Directed by: Jesse Moss

On the surface, The Overnighters looks like any other tale of someone doing whatever they can to help those whom the rest of a community forgot. In reality however, the latest film from Jesse Moss explores the reality of the North Dakota oil boom and the bad things that sometimes happen to people with only the best of intentions.

North Dakota has become a hot spot for job seeking Americans looking to get themselves out of money-related troubles. The age of fracking has brought the fastest growing economy …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Memphis’ Croons About The Search For Creativity

Film: Memphis
Starring: Willis Earl Beal
Directed by: Tim Sutton

Memphis is visual poetry, plain and simple.

With his second feature, filmmaker Tim Sutton has delivered a beautiful and enthralling portrait of a young musician struggling to find something to believe in. He’s a songwriter on the verge of achieving what should be his wildest dreams, but he’s lost in a search for meaning and purpose that ultimately leads him down a road he can only travel alone.…

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Harmontown’ Fails to Capture Dan Harmon’s Appeal

Film: Harmontown
Directed by: Neil Berkeley
Starring: Dan Harmon, Jeff B. Davis, Erin McGathy

I’ll be honest. Prior to receiving my screener for Harmontown, I had no idea who Dan Harmon was. I don’t watch Community. I don’t listen to his Harmontown podcast. That doesn’t mean I never will. It just means it hasn’t happened yet.

Does that make me a terrible candidate to review this film? Or the perfect one? The way you answer that question might depend on your own familiarity with Harmon’s work. If nothing else, my ignorance allows me to view this documentary as …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Gone Girl’ Disturbs, Compels and Astonishes

Film: Gone Girl
Starring: Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck
Directed by: David Fincher

Boy meets girl, they fall in love, get married and live happily ever after. That’s what we have been taught through cinema ofttimes. We are usually shown the couple overcoming the myriad of trials and tribulations that weigh on marriage like–forgive the pun–a ball and chain. In Gone Girl, based upon the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn, David Fincher (the auteur of darkness with films like Se7en and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) paints the popular union between two people like a rabid dog that

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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