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Sick, Twisted, Sexy: Watch The New Red Band Trailer For James McAvoy's 'Filth'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 21, 2014 2:32 PM
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Filth
Booze, pills, sex, alcohol....it's just another die in the life of an Irvine Welsh character, with the "Trainspotting" writer seeing another one of his works hit the big screen in "Filth." And yes, in case the red band nature of the trailer didn't tip you off, this is as dirty as you might expect.

SXSW Review: Jimi Hendrix Biopic 'All Is By My Side' Starring Andre 3000, Imogen Poots & Hayley Atwell

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2014 11:01 AM
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All Is By My Side
The story goes that before Jimi Hendrix electrified audiences with his game-changing approach to rock 'n roll and blues, coupled with this flamboyant, jaw-dropping guitar technique, he was just another musician trying to pay the bills on the R&B circuit. Until one day, he was spotted by Linda Keith—girlfriend of someone you might have heard of named Keith Richards—at the Cheetah Club in New York, and putting Hendrix in touch with the right people, he was quickly launched to superstardom. And it's a good story, with a rise-to-fame narrative, famous faces and presumably, memorable songs. Yet, somehow, in Oscar winning "12 Years Slave" scribe John Ridley's film "All Is By My Side," which he wrote and directed, we get very little understanding of the artistry and ambition that would see one among a number of guitarists hustling for a dollar, become one of the most influential rock 'n roll musicians of all time.

Review: ‘Need For Speed’ Starring Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots & Dominic Cooper

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 12, 2014 10:05 AM
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Engineered for maximum velocity, super-torqued hairpin turns and high-octane thrills (obviously), thanks to the likes of the “Fast & Furious,” you should know exactly what to expect from the upcoming junior series, “Need For Speed” aka “Hot Wheels: The Movie.” But if the ‘F&F’ series is often absurdly entertaining with riotous cinematic maximalism in the pole position, “Need For Speed” is comparatively humorless, arguably dumber and doesn’t boast the same visual horsepower.

'Need For Speed' Soundtrack Features Kid Cudi, Aloe Blacc & More Plus New Clip & Featurette

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 7, 2014 12:05 PM
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Need For Speed
Coming around the bend and heading into cinemas is "Need For Speed," and the question is whether or not the millions and millions of console fans who have spent hours tinkering with their cars and driving them on tracks around the world will get off the couch to see this. It's an eternal question that movie studios face when adapting video games, and DreamWorks is really trying hard to lure in the core.

Watch: Andre 3000 Is Jimi Hendrix & Flirts With Imogen Poots In Clip From 'All Is By My Side'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 5, 2014 5:39 PM
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All Is By My Side Andre 3000
For a movie about rock 'n roll royalty, there hasn't been much noise about the Jimi Hendrix biopic "All Is By My Side." Not only does the movie feature Andre 3000 (aka Andre Benjamin) playing the legendary axeman, it was written by Oscar-winning "12 Years A Slave" scribe John Ridley, who directs as well (it's his sophomore feature effort; his first is the little-seen 1997 film "Cold Around The Heart"). And yet, despite all that and a TIFF premiere last fall, we haven't heard much about it. But perhaps a showing at SXSW will change that.

Watch: 2 New Clips From 'Need For Speed' Shift Into The Fast Lane

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 28, 2014 12:36 PM
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Need For Speed
We’re still a couple of weeks away from “Need For Speed,” which means we’re not yet past Disney’s marketing blitzkrieg. Clips and featurettes have rained down like so much shrapnel from exploded cars. So here are two more clips featuring leather jackets and expensive vehicles.

Watch: 2 More Clips & 2 Featurettes For 'Need For Speed' Shift Gears

  • By Ben Brock
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  • February 25, 2014 10:43 AM
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Need For Speed
“Need for Speed” is on its way, and on the (w)heels of a Super Bowl spot and a slew of featurettes and clips comes... more featurettes and clips, setting up the premise (uh, driving expensive cars really fast, while a guy in a helicopter tells you where to go) and talking up the film's roots in the massive “Need for Speed” videogame franchise.

Watch: 2 Clips & 2 Featurettes Hit The Road For 'Need For Speed'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 21, 2014 12:32 PM
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Need For Speed
As of 2009, 140 million copies of the "Need For Speed" video game had been sold, and who knows how many countless more million units have been shifted since, but will that audience show up to see the big-screen version of their favorite pedal pushing console time waster? That's the riddle Hollywood eternally tries to solve with each video game adaptation though they're hoping they got it right here.

Berlin Review: ‘A Long Way Down’ Starring Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots & Aaron Paul

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • February 12, 2014 2:01 PM
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A Long Way Down
Oh dear. [D]. Sort of tempted to leave the review at that, to be honest, but what would the internet do with all of that white space? So here is a bunch more words about it, and no matter how haphazardly they’re arranged we can take some comfort in the fact that it’s with seemingly more care than went into a certain screenplay.

Watch: 'Need For Speed' Revs Up Super Bowl Spot, Extended Look & 5 Featurettes For The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 2, 2014 7:08 PM
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Need For Speed
Aaron Paul is going from breaking bad to breaking speed limits (sorry), and trying on his franchise wings with "Need For Speed," which is using a Super Bowl ad slot to get you in the racing mood.

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