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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’ Has Thrills, Laughs, Cruise

Film: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation
Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner
Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie

As you may have seen in the trailers, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation sports the most dangerous stunt yet: Tom Cruise hanging from the side of a cargo plane as it takes off. No matter how silly that sounds, the new entry into the espionage franchise steeps these death-defying acts in an admirable amount of reality. Rogue Nation is the thrilling cross-section between screwball comedy and cloak-and-dagger noir; all adding up to the most fun you will have this summer in a theater. …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Vacation’ Isn’t Worth The Trip Down Holiday Road

Film: Vacation
Starring: Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Chris Hemsworth
Directed by: Jonathan M. Goldstein, John Francis Daley

Vacation–the successor to the last entry in the National Lampoon comedy series–opens on a series of pictures depicting seemingly idyllic families enjoying their vacations. In ye olde National Lampoon fashion, there are also a few visual gags centered on puking and erections (luckily, not in the same frame). From the get-go, this spiritual sequel (reboot? who cares?) is already trying to bring back the kind of humor that made the original quadrilogy so famous. Instead of relying on sight gags and absurdist …

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‘Age Of Ultron’ Grabs Second Biggest Opening Weekend Ever

The first domestic box office numbers are in for Avengers: Age Of Ultron, and just as suspected it appears Marvel has another hit film on their hands.

According to Deadline, the latest film from Marvel Studios brought in an estimated $187.7 million during its first three days of release. That is just under $20 million shy of the $207 million opening weekend set by the first Avengers film, but it was still enough to secure the second largest domestic opening weekend of all time.

Disney Marvel films now own the top three openings at the all-time domestic box …

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Independent Film Festival Boston 2015 – Day 2: ‘Results’ And ‘Eden’

The 13th Annual Independent Film Festival Boston 2015 is officially in full swing after last night. Slow West, one of UTG’s most anticipated at the fest, played at Somerville Theater at 7:15pm to a sold-out crowd. Luckily, there’s another showing of the film at 7:30pm tomorrow at Somerville Theater (also, only rush line ticketing now).

The historic Brattle Theater held showings for both of the films that UTG saw last night. First up, Andrew Bujalski’s fitness rom-com/drama, Results. To close up the night (the film got out at 12:15am, I think I’m getting old), Mia Hansen-Løve’s Eden made …

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Prepare For More Hype: Latest ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Trailer Emerges

A brand new, incredibly ominous trailer has arrived for Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron.

It’s been several months since we got our first look at the upcoming summer blockbuster, and now fans can have just a little more to digest before the movie’s May 1 premiere.

The new trailer is once again narrated by James Spader’s Ultron and features more scenes of The Avengers appearing to lose control and fall to inner conflicts. You can watch the official second trailer now, below the jump. In the meantime, we’ll wait patiently to be toyed with once again by a third, …

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Marvel Reveals Release Date for Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ Series

After a long production phase, Netflix‘s Daredevil has finally been given a release date. Matt Murdock and company will be hitting your streaming service menus on April 10, 2015. All 13 episodes will be available at that time, so plan to take work/school off accordingly.

The series will star Boardwalk Empire‘s Charlie Cox as the titular character, Daredevil, or better known by his friends and family as Matt Murdock. Deborah Ann Woll will play Daredevil’s love interest, Karen Page, and Vincent D’Onofrio will play the villainous Kingpin.

Based off of The Man Without Fear comic-arc, Netflix and the …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Foxcatcher’ Is Unsettling, Bleak, And Powerful

Film: Foxcatcher
Starring: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo
Directed By: Bennett Miller

Foxcatcher is a film about dynasties; the kind that people build through money or sports accomplishments. The people that lead them are put on or put themselves upon pedestals, furthering themselves away from society and becoming disconnected. John du Pont (Steve Carell) is one of those people. Besides having serious mommy issues, John is looking for the next way to expand his influence. Olympic wrestler and simpleton, Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum), is the perfect vessel for John’s views about how to achieve success and the American dream. …

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Leaked ‘Age Of Ultron’ Clip Teases Tension Between Captain America and Iron Man

Marvel has dominated movie headlines for a solid week at this point. Between the leaked Age Of Ultron trailer, the official trailer release, and Marvel’s epic phase three event, the last several days have been flooded with Marvel news, think pieces, and editorials that all translate to massive potential revenue. Today, nothing new was released, but something most missed earlier this week did find its way online.

Thanks to some anonymous person with a cell phone and a YouTube account, the Age Of Ultron clip shown during Marvel’s phase three event has found its way online. The footage shows …

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‘The Avengers: Infinity War’ Announcement Trailer Puts All Eyes On Thanos

The biggest announcement of Marvel‘s massive phase three event yesterday afternoon was the announcement that a two-part Avengers film would be arriving in the years to come. The Avengers: Infinity War will be spread across 2018 and 2019, but you can begin getting excited today because a cell phone video featuring the film’s announcement trailer has found its way online.

We are nearly half a decade away from the release of The Avengers: Infinity War, so it should come as no surprise that the trailer you are about to see contains no footage from the upcoming film. Instead, …

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WATCH: Teaser Trailer For Ron Howard’s Intense ‘In The Heart Of The Sea’

Ron Howard, director of phenomenal true story adaptations like Apollo 13 and Frost/Nixon, has turned his immense talent towards an adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea. For those of you unfamiliar with the story, Philbrick’s lauded novel is the basis for Moby Dick, telling the story of the crew on the Whaleship Essex. This vessel from Nantucket was attacked in November of 1820 by a sperm whale over the Pacific Ocean. Forced to utilize their most vital instincts, the crew had to fight back against the whale. What happens next is spoiler territory.

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Official ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Plot Synopsis Released

Marvel has released the official plot synopsis for its upcoming blockbuster Avengers: Age Of Ultron, sequel to the highly praised The Avengers.

It appears that crazed robotic entity Ultron will be a side-effect of a Tony Stark project gone wrong, and he will be voiced by none other than the enigmatic James Spader. Along with Spader, Earth’s mightiest heroes will include Evans’ Captain America, Downey’s Iron Man, Ruffalo’s Hulk, Hemsworth’s Thor, Renner’s Hawkeye and Johansson’s Black Widow with additional support from (ex?) S.H.I.E.L.D operatives. Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch will also be seen onscreen, in the form of illusive …

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Robert Downey Jr. Claims There Are No Plans for ‘Iron Man 4′

‘Iron Man’ star Robert Downey Jr. claims there are no plans to continue the popular comic franchise that launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe