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Movie Review: “Unfriended”

Finally, the horror movie NOBODY wanted to see… but EVERYBODY knew was coming. Eventually. It was inevitable. Horror flicks always seem to prey on our most primal fears and make us afraid to venture into seemingly safe places. I guess you could say it’s a “calling card” of sorts. Seriously though, let’s do a quick more »

Strange shenanigans with “Hateful Eight” trailer

So on Thursday, we got the news of a new “teaser,” possibly “leaked,” for Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming Western, “Hateful Eight.” Appearing on various websites, the trailer looked something like this: The teaser appears to be an updated version of one that leaked all the way back in August, before the film had even started production, more »

Movie Review: “Clouds of Sils Maria”

If you ever wondered what “Birdman” might have been like if you subtracted its creativity, dynamic style and flair for the unique and simply left it with a bare-bones structure and its core thematic elements — basically taking away its soul — then you needn’t look any further. “Clouds of Sils Maria” has provided THAT more »

Together again: Han and Chewey reunite in new “Force Awakens” trailer

The second trailer for this year’s upcoming “Star Wars” sequel, “The Force Awakens,” debuted Thursday at the Star Wars Celebration event, and it gave fans of the old movies much to love. Such as hints of Darth Vader, and the old storm troopers, and the familiar John Williams score, and a narration that sounds like more »

Bad Mullet Alert! Crackle prepares ‘Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser’

In the battle of the streaming services, Netflix has ‘Orange in the New Black,’ ‘House of Cards,‘ and the latest incarnation of the character Daredevil from Marvel. Over at Hulu, there’s big doings as it prepares to unleash its James Franco lead adaptation of Stephen King’s time travel take on the Kennedy Assassination, ’11/23/63.’ And more »

The latest ‘Terminator: Genisys’ trailer is a spoiler fest

Sometimes, a potential summer blockbuster doesn’t need a lot of advanced hard sell PR to succeed. Even with its multiple trailers and constant TV spots, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ will blow up at the box office. It has current contemporary brand recognition and an overall profile that guarantees a major international profit margin. Other films, more »

Movie Review: “Backcountry”

There’s nothing scarier than being lost in the woods. Strike that. There’s nothing worse than being lost in the woods while being stalked by a hungry, territorial, severely agitated black bear. This is the premise behind “Backcountry,” a thriller/drama/horror hybrid about a pair of hipster, wannabe hikers who find themselves in the aforementioned situation. Apparently, it’s more »

Trailer for new documentary about Amy Winehouse is eerie

Quick, what’s more depressing: knowing a young person has infinitely more talent in their little finger than you do in your whole body, or, when a young person with tons of talent dies before ever realizing their full potential? The latter is always more sad. While Amy Winehouse did realize much of her potential, and more »

New trailer for ‘Straight Outta Compton’ has hit

N.W.A didn’t just change rap music, they changed pop culture forever. They’re still doing it, as Ice Cube is a movie star and producer on the group’s biopic “Straight Outta Compton.” Dr. Dre’s on his way to becoming a billionaire. But before they became mainstream, they were part of the most dangerous group in America. F. more »

SPECTRE trailer takes a turn for the morose

Do you like your James Bond films dark, morose, set mainly in darkly lit rooms, and without much action? Do you enjoy seeing Agent 007 contemplate his backstory, his secrets, his demons and other aspects of his past? If so, the first trailer of the next Bond film, “SPECTRE,” is for you. Here’s the trailer, more »

Movie Review: “It Follows”

Shhhh… it’s around the corner. Okay, now that I’ve gotten that old, lame joke out of my system, let’s get down to business. Plus, there’s nothing remotely humorous about “It Follows.” In fact, it’s seriously one of the creepiest, most innovative films to hit the horror genre in years. Yes, ladies and gentleman, the hype more »

A zombie plague hits close to home in the trailer for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘Maggie’

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the name “Arnold Schwarzenegger” in reference to the horror trope “zombies,” my mind automatically races back to the time when Ridley Scott was developing his take on Richard Mattheson’s ‘I Am Legend’ (pre-Will Smith). Using a dystopian LA as his backdrop, the director had seen the more »