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Review: Flavorless 'Journey 2: The Mysterious Island' Isn't Even An Admirable Folly

  • By Simon Abrams
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  • February 8, 2012 6:23 PM
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Had its filmmakers not hedged all over their creative bets, "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" might have at least been an admirable folly. Its creators' many attempts to pander to the lowest common denominator and attract as many potential viewers as possible has made 'Journey 2' look like it was assembled by a creatively challenged brain trust.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead To Star In Thriller 'The Darkness'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2012 5:33 PM
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While the buzz out of Sundance on Mary Elizabeth Winstead's performance in the alcoholism drama "Smashed" was overwhelmingly positive, it has yet to build into a enough of a groundswell where the actress will start getting parts for films outside the genre circuit. And thus, Winstead is headed back into the horror/thriller game.

Official Synopsis For 'Nymphomaniac' Arrives, Charlotte Gainsbourg Says Porn Actor Doubles Will Be Used

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2012 5:11 PM
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Women have never had it easy in Lars Von Trier's films, which is maybe why he's had such a hard time keeping a consistent leading lady. And despite slicing off her clitoris in "Antichrist" and losing her shit as the world ends in "Melancholia," the director has found a muse of sorts in Charlotte Gainsbourg who signed on for the lead in December in his most provocative film yet, "Nymphomanic."

Even Ridley Scott Doesn't Know If Harrison Ford Will Be In His New 'Blade Runner' Movie; 'Prometheus' Sequel Teased Again

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2012 4:45 PM
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First it was reported Harrison Ford was in talks for the brewing new "Blade Runner" movie, then that was shot down by the film's producer, but now, director Ridley Scott reveals he really has no idea at this point.

John Goodman Has 'Trouble With The Curve'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2012 4:12 PM
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John Goodman is no stranger to the baseball diamond. He famously put on the pinstripes to portray none other than Babe Ruth in "The Babe" nearly two decades ago. But this time, he's going to be off the field for his next baseball-themed film.

Review: Bela Tarr's Swan Song 'The Turin Horse' Is Despairing But Unforgettable

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • February 8, 2012 4:00 PM
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If the name Béla Tarr rings any sort of bell in your head, chances are you've already formed an unwavering opinion of his work. He hasn't exactly shaken up his approach since 1988's "Damnation" (that said, this writer -- probably like most -- isn't familiar with his crop of '90s short films), and if despairing (yet deeply moving) minimalist films composed of stark black-and-white single takes doesn't tickle your fancy, this film won't change your mind.

Arnold Schwarzenegger & Sylvester Stallone Will Get In 'The Tomb' With Director Mikael Håfström

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2012 3:49 PM
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Well, the rumors are true. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone are going to tag team on another movie, and no, it won't have the word 'Expendables' in it.

Posters For 'Damsels In Distress,' 'Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World' & 'Bel Ami'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2012 3:18 PM
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So, looking for something to put on your wall? Well there's something for every fan of cinema here from arthouse lovers, to high concept comedy fans and RPatz devotees.

'[REC] 3 Génesis,' 'Intruders,' Jessica Biel's 'The Tall Man,' 'V/H/S' & Secret Film Join SXSW Midnight Lineup

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 8, 2012 3:00 PM
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We can smell the hickory smoke already....The SXSW Film Festival is right around the corner and this afternoon, organizers have unveiled the lineup for what is arguably the most fun section of the event -- the Midnighters. The screenings can often be raucous and often serve as the ground where future genre hits break out (last year, that honor was bestowed on "Attack the Block") and this year, these films will be hoping to get a similar kind of boost.

Review: 'Safe House' Is An Intense, But All-Too Familiar Thriller That Doesn't Offer Much Of Anything New

  • By The Playlist
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  • February 8, 2012 2:30 PM
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Featuring a conventional, by-the-numbers dynamic and story, but a crackling, intense momentum and execution, the Denzel Washington-led CIA thriller "Safe House" splits the difference between comfortably traditional and genuinely thrilling, leaving for an entertaining, but frequently overly familiar experience.

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