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A new indie ideal is born: ‘Clerks’ at 20

Many years ago, before the invention of digital cameras, editing software, and web-based funding and distribution, multi-Oscar winning filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola saw the inevitable writing on the wall. With the rise in technology, he said, there will come an entire generation of writers and directors who no longer need the Hollywood system to survive. more »

“Unbroken” has a new trailer

Angelina Jolie’s newest film, “Unbroken,” has a new trailer and from the looks of it, it looks absolutely amazing: For those of you unaware (and I wasn’t, until this movie was announced), “Unbroken,” tells the true story of Louis Zamperini. Born in 1917, he spent his youth getting into fights, then became a track star more »

Paul Schrader has distanced himself from his new movie, “Dying of the Light,” as has star Nicolas Cage

Paul Schrader is a loser, and he’s telling everyone who will listen. Do you believe him? Via Paul Schrader’s Facebook page: “We lost the battle. Dying of the Light, a film I wrote and directed, was taken away from me, redited, scored and mixed without my imput (sic). Yesterday Grindstone (a division of Lionsgate) released more »

Fin: Keep playing “Royals,” Scarlett O’Hara sucks and Banksy has not been arrested 

San Francisco radio stations pulling “Royals” from the air ahead of the World Series is, to use a local term, hella stupid. It looks nothing like a principled stand and everything like a publicity stunt. Yea, pulling a year-old song for one week is totally gonna make a huge difference- although I would be on more »

DVD Review: Blandings Series 2

It’s funny how British literature can produce not only some of the more exciting mysteries out there, but also some of the most laugh-inducing comedies as well. The British sense of humor gets a chance to strut its metaphorical stuff with the release of “Blandings Series 2,” a copy of which our friends out at more »

Hey bronies: Hasbro Studios prepping ‘My Little Pony’ movie

Hasbro has already seen big box office bucks from its Transformers and GI Joe franchises. Now it’s My Little Pony’s turn to prance into the spotlight. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic has been a smashing success, thanks to the work of Emmy Award winning creator Lauren Faust. She did this reboot targeting young girls more »

“Gone Girl” says goodbye to top spot; “Fury” takes over

Here’s your box office report for this past weekend, which saw “Fury” take the top spot away from “Gone Girl.” What will Ben Affleck and David Fincher do now? Rosamund Pike better hope there’s a “Jack Reacher 2″ in the works. “Fury” was one of three new releases in the top five, along with “The Book of more »

Movie Review: “Listen Up Philip” (Philadelphia Film Festival) 

Does literary success require the person having it to behave like a repellant, repugnant ass to everyone around them? That’s the question at the heart of “Listen Up Philip,” an outstanding film, written and directed by Alex Ross Perry, which played over the weekend at the Philadelphia Film Festival and is set for release later more »

Second-generation Chromecast appears on the way from Google 

I suppose it would make sense for Google to bring out another version of the Chromecast. There’s only ever been one, it was introduced in the summer of 2013, and while it’s added numerous channels in the time since, there’s been no hardware upgrade at all. Now, it sounds like one is on the way- more »

Key and Peele’s first joint film feature will be ‘Keanu’

The popular Comedy Central duo Key and Peele have worked separately on movie projects, but haven’t put their talents together in a feature yet. Deadline reports that they’ll team in the New Line Cinema offering “Keanu.” The pair will pretend to be drug dealers to rescue a pet cat who has been kidnapped by a more »

‘In the Heart of the Sea’ sees Chris Hemsworth tackle…Moby Dick?

Who knew? Who knew that ‘Moby Dick,’ often considered one of the greatest American novels in the history of the artform, was actually based on a real incident? For the number of times I have personally read Herman Melville’s confusing, frustrating novel (five, to be exact), I never knew. No teacher ever told me. No more »

Cast coming together for Coens’ “Hail Caesar!” 

Film critic Christopher Orr of The Atlantic recently put together a week-long project of watching every Coen Brothers movie and ranking them. We don’t know where the next Coen film, “Hail Caesar!,”will end up on the next edition of Orr’s list, but we do know it will have one of the best casts. The film more »