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Watch: Scotty Hangs On In Clip From 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Plus New Posters

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 1, 2013 5:18 PM
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Reviews are starting to roll in from overseas, and the verdict so far on J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek Into Darkness"? Well, it's a success. Sure, there are quibbles here and there but by and large, if you're looking for a good popcorn flick that will appeal both to die hard Trekkers or the average guy looking for a Chris Pine sci-fi action movie, this one delivers. So all Paramount can do at this point is make sure as may people as possible see it.

Tribeca Review: Neil LaBute Goes Back To Basics In Spartan, Scintillating 'Some Velvet Morning'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 22, 2013 10:01 AM
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When filmmakers find themselves in a rough place, they tend to dial back their productions, usually by necessity, but also as a refresher course in refueling the creative spirit. Playwright Neil LaBute has had a rough go of it in his last few big-screen adventures: "Lakeview Terrace" was a half-baked contemporary thriller clearly made to fill the personal coffers, though one could argue it reflected an intriguing take on contemporary race relations in suburban communities. And remaking "Death At A Funeral" nearly shot-for-shot was always going to be a thankless task. The fact that these two films followed the misunderstood-but-still-questionable "Wicker Man" remake seems to point to a creative force in decline, at least onscreen -- LaBute remains active in the world of shorts and stage, where his reputation has yet to be sullied.

First Look: Alice Eve In Neil LaBute's 'Some Velvet Morning' & Zoe Kazan And Jake Johnson In 'The Pretty One'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 8, 2013 5:32 PM
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Two Tribeca Film Festival first-looks for you this afternoon. First up is one of two Neil LaBute films landing within the span of two months: "Some Velvet Morning," which is debuting at Tribeca in mid-April. It stars Alice Eve ("Star Trek Into Darkness") and Stanley Tucci, and it's a relationship drama making its world premiere in the Narrative section.

Watch: Benedict Cumberbatch Brings It In 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Super Bowl Spot

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2013 5:40 PM
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Let it begin! With kickoff on the Super Bowl now just an hour away, the advertising will be coming at a full throttle, and getting out of the gate on game day is "Star Trek Into Darkness." So what do we get?

Bryan Cranston Breaks Bad In 'Eye of Winter' With Alice Eve & Logan Marshall-Green

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • November 21, 2012 9:45 AM
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Elevated into critical acclaim with the modest yet affecting short “Windowbreaker,” which in turn led to his 2009 Sundance feature “Children of Invention,” writer/director Tze Chun's career has grown more promising with every new development. The filmmaker's next effort looks to be his most accomplished yet in terms of genre and the caliber of talent involved.

Review: Dim-Witted Edgar Allan Poe Thriller 'The Raven' Is Too Boring To Be A Guilty Pleasure

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 26, 2012 5:20 PM
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About ten minutes into James McTeigue's "The Raven," a large, hairy man -- a writer and a critic, as it turns out -- is strapped to a table by a mysterious figure. A mighty blade, inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's "The Pit And The Pendulum," hangs forbodingly above him. And to his unseen captor, he screams "I'm just a critic! Why? Why would you do this to me?" After sitting through a further hundred minutes of McTeigue's inept, idiotic period thriller, we knew exactly how he felt.

New Pics From 'Total Recall,' 'Premium Rush' & 'Men In Black 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 9, 2012 8:57 AM
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As you come down from your chocolate bunny high from Easter this weekend, here are some images from some upcoming films to distract your sugar fueled eyeballs.

Review: 'ATM' Is An Impossibly Implausible, Hilariously Bad B-Movie

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • April 4, 2012 5:16 PM
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Cheap, slapped-together run-of-the-mill B-movie thrillers are a dime a dozen. And their egregiousness is often not worthy of outrage or scorn because frequently the films are made on the cheap with a knowing eye towards making a buck with direct-to-DVD sales or foreign markets that don’t care about quality. Everyone is professional and yet (very) aware they’re not making art.

Watch: Alice Eve, Brian Geraghty & Josh Peck Get Stuck In First Trailer For 'ATM'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 6, 2012 9:42 AM
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If you're looking to make your first film, a single-location thriller seems to be a pretty good way of doing it; a small cast, a manageable shoot, and a simple canvas on which to show off your direction (indeed, not so long ago, we ran a list of some of the best of the genre). That's the approach David Brooks has taken with his debut "ATM," which comes from the pen of Chris Sparling, a man who knows a thing or two about single-locations, having written the Ryan Reynolds vehicle "Buried," which was set, entirely, in a coffin.

Alice Eve Joins 'Star Trek 2' As A New Character To The Franchise

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 30, 2011 4:04 PM
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Not be rude or crude, but the biggest thing about Alice Eve's Hollywood movie career so far has been her considerable assets. They pretty much did half of the heavy lifting in her role as the braless babysitter in "Sex & the City 2" and the entire plot of "She's Out of My League" revolved around how hot she was. But Eve showed she can play smart and beautiful with her stint on the fucking terrible final season of "Entourage," which also displayed she could rise above brutal material. She was also charming in the underseen Brit flick "Starter For Ten" many years back, which brings us to "Star Trek 2," because guess what fanboys, she's joining the Enterprise.

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