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Watch: First Trailer For 'The Purge: Anarchy' Rocks The Neighborhood

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 12, 2014 12:12 PM
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The Purge: Anarchy The Purge 2
Oh hey, remember "The Purge"? It's that cheapie horror/thriller thing from last summer that opened at number one, and then disappeared from the top ten three weeks later. Remember how badly you wanted a sequel, featuring none of the original stars, but made by the same director? Good news, it's here.

Frank Grillo Leads 'The Purge 2,' Zac Efron Catches 'Fire,' Imogen Poots Visits 'A Country Called Home' & More

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • December 12, 2013 1:36 PM
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One of the surprise hits of the year was this summer’s cheap Ethan Hawke-starring horror movie “The Purge,” and with the $3 million-budgeted film making nearly $90 million worldwide, you better believe Universal wants a re-up.

Review: 'Homefront' Starring Jason Statham, James Franco, Kate Bosworth And Winona Ryder

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 26, 2013 10:07 AM
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The craft of the B-picture has been lost. It’s been lost in a sea of audiences trained by awards shows and armchair critics to thumb their nose at straight action films, the kind of entertainment that used to be the audience’s bread-and-butter. It used to mean that you threw cash at the screen to make an action film in order to simulate larger-than-life actors going at each other in exotic locales. Computers changed all that, and altered audience’s expectations: the old magic just wouldn’t stand anymore, and action films needed to be buoyed by ridiculous computer effects (the ones that turned Tobey Maguire and Matt Damon into Schwarzenegger and Stallone) in order to create that enhanced un-reality. Simply kicking a guy in the head was no longer enough, despite the wonderful talent and inventiveness of some of the kickers, like Wesley Snipes, Jackie Chan or any of the slew of analog action heroes who have suffered in the digital age.

Guillermo Del Toro's 'The Strain' Gets Series Order, Will Start Airing July 2014 & More TV Dial News

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 19, 2013 6:00 PM
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It may have taken Guillermo Del Toro five years between "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" and this summer's "Pacific Rim," but the filmmaker isn't wasting a hot second as he heads in 2014. He'll kick off the year shooting "Crimson Peak" and by time the summer arrives he'll be on the small screen too.

Dane DeHaan Feeling 'Tulip Fever,' Melisandre Feels 'Incarnate,' Alan Arkin & Amanda Seyfried Have A ‘Wonderful Time’ & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 1, 2013 9:46 AM
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Developing for nearly a decade, the adaptation of Deborah Moggach's "Tulip Fever"has seen all kinds of names — John Madden, Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Peter Chelsom, Tom Hooper — kick the tires, but nothing coalesced. But earlier this year the wheels started spinning again with Alicia Vikander became attached, and now she may be joined by Dane DeHaan.

Kate Mara & David Oyelowo Are 'Captive'; Jim Sturgess & Anthony Hopkins Drink Up 'Heineken' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 16, 2013 10:36 AM
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wo rising young stars are getting the chance to shine in lead roles, by starring in a true life thriller. Kate Mara ("House Of Cards") and David Oyelowo ("Lee Daniels' The Butler," "Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes") will feature in "Captive," for helmer Jerry Jameson.

Review: 'Mary And Martha' Starring Hilary Swank Plays Like A Dramatized Charity Infomercial

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 20, 2013 11:56 AM
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"Did you know, that if you take every single person killed in a terrorist act around the world in the last twenty years, and you add to that all the lives lost in the Middle East since 1967 -- the 6 Day War -- and you add to that every single American life lost in Vietnam, in Korea, and in every single American engagement since then -- Iraq, Afghanistan... If you take all those lives and you multiply by two, that's the number of children that die of malaria every single year," James Woods gravely intones in "Mary and Martha." That this audience educating factoid comes during one of the climactic moments of the movie should tell you everything you need to know about the intentions and storytelling choices in this sentimental, misjudged, one-note clunker, that's yet another wide misstep by two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank.

Review: ‘Disconnect’ Is ‘Crash’ For The Web Era, And Even More Dismal Than That Sounds

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • April 12, 2013 2:39 PM
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Many writers say they prefer not to start the writing process with a theme in mind – they simply let it emerge organically from their plot or characters. But then, plenty of films have gone the other way. The multi-strand, interconnected drama revolving around a particular subject or theme, like Steven Soderbergh’s take on the war on drugs in “Traffic,” or Paul Thomas Anderson’s examination of coincidence and happenstance in “Magnolia,” have proved particularly popular in recent years. And given that they garlanded financial and critical success, it makes sense that others have set out to follow in their footsteps.

Watch: The Internet Will Ruin Your Life In Trailer For 'Disconnect' With Jason Bateman, Alexander Skarsgård & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 1, 2013 1:54 PM
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Ah, the internet/hacker/computer movie. "The Net," "Hackers," "Firewall," "Swimfan," "FearDotCom"...for every "The Social Network" there are about five of those kinds of movies that leadenly and obviously point out the perils of going online. And thus, "Disconnect."

Frank Grillo & Maria Bello Sign On For "James Wan Presents" Supernatural Thriller

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • January 24, 2013 1:18 PM
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James Wan briefly looked like he could be a one-hit wonder after his phenomenal franchise-launching success with “Saw.” His directorial follow-ups to the horror sensation failed to connect like his first big hit had…but then he went and made “Insidious.” Now with two big hits on his resume, the future looks a heck of a lot brighter for Wan, with 2013 set to see the release of two more anticipated horror flicks in the form of “Insidious Chapter 2” (which has the original cast returning and picks up where the first movie left off) and “The Conjuring” (also starring Patrick Wilson, this time accompanied by Vera Farmiga).

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