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Watch: The Sheriff Stops By In Clip From 'Stoker' Plus Meet The Cast & Characters In New Featurette

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • February 21, 2013 11:34 AM
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When “Stoker” premiered at Sundance last month, reactions to the film were mixed, to say the least. Our own man on the ground was certainly not very fond of the Park Chan-wook film, calling it “a brutally empty, deeply unfortunate movie.” Of course, those who have been really looking forward to the film will get to see for themselves with its theatrical release being just one week away. Until then, a new clip and featurette has just been posted online to tide you over.

Watch: Matthew Goode Wants To Be Friends With Mia Wasikowska In New Clip From 'Stoker'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 19, 2013 5:01 PM
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To be certain, there is nothing reserved about Park Chan-Wook's upcoming "Stoker." One of the most talked about movies at the Sundance Film Festival, the Hitchcock-ian thriller is making its way to cinemas very soon, and a new clip from the film highlights both its distinctive aesthetics and mood all in one scene.

Kyle Chandler To Star In Ridley Scott-Directed Showtime Pilot 'The Vatican'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • February 18, 2013 10:13 AM
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Though he spent the most of his early career bouncing around from bit part to bit part, Kyle Chandler finally caught people’s attention for his starring turn as Coach Taylor in the small-screen adaptation of “Friday Night Lights.” Since the series ended, Chandler has worked with directors like J.J. Abrams, Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow and Martin Scorsese, with another auteur now lined up.

Mia Wasikowska Has A Lot Of Shoes In New Images From Park Chan-Wook's 'Stoker'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 4, 2013 3:10 PM
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With Park City now left to the ski bunnies hitting the slopes before it all melts away, the Sundance Film Festival is fading into memory. But one movie that continues to generate chatter is Park Chan-Wook's "Stoker." The bottom line is, you're either with the highly stylized and somewhat over-the-top melodrama....or you're not, and there doesn't seem to be much middleground. Indeed, our own man at the fest was decidedly not a fan, calling the whole endeavor "a garish misfire." But the rest of us will be able to make our own assessment in just a few weeks.

5 New Images Of Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska & Matthew Goode In 'Stoker'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 22, 2013 6:05 PM
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Judging by the reactions to our review of Park Chan-Wook's "Stoker" out of the Sudance Film Festival, it seems that some of you only want to hear that this movie is the greatest. And admittedly, we were looking forward to it (certainly this writer was), and while commenters love to point to the other sites that have given the movie positive notices, that's a pretty tepid rebuttal all around. But as always, it's worth judging for yourself and you'll have your chance very soon, but until then are some new pics.

Watch: Twitchy New Trailer For Park Chan-Wook's 'Stoker'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 21, 2013 8:59 AM
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Last night, Park Chan-wook's highly anticipated English-language debut "Stoker" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and reaction was mixed to say the least. While the film earned praise, some didn't take to the Hitchcockian thriller, and certainly our man on the ground in Park City didn't like it. At all.

Sundance Review: Silly & Cartoonish 'Stoker' Is A Garish Misfire For Park Chan-Wook

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • January 21, 2013 5:05 AM
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One could argue there's nothing subtle about the movies made by South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook, the director behind "Oldboy," including the celebrated Vengeance Trilogy and the loopy vampire movie, "Thirst." Violence reigns in his films, cameras pirouette like self-conscious characters in his ensemble, and style is king. But in the past, especially in "Oldboy" and "Sympathy For Lady Vengeance," his penchant for the outrageous and over-the-top always included sublime, comically brutal and sometimes even emotionally devastating conclusions that could leave the jaw agape. Style was always in service of a story and characters.

All The Songs In 'Stoker' Plus New Images Of Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska & Matthew Goode

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 18, 2013 9:01 AM
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Although it’s set for limited release later this spring, we’re going to start to see the first reactions to Park Chan-Wook’s English-language debut “Stoker” when it premieres this weekend at the Sundance Film Festival. But if you can't be there, in advance of its world premiere, Hitfix has some exclusive new images from the film.

Listen: Clint Mansell's "In Full Bloom" From The 'Stoker' Soundtrack Plus New Image From The Film

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • January 14, 2013 10:45 AM
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With its premiere set for this weekend at Sundance, an excerpt from Clint Mansell’s score for Park Chan-Wook’s English-language directorial debut, “Stoker,” has been released online along with a new image.

Paul Bettany & Matthew Goode Lead Falklands War Flick 'Destroyer,' Michael Pitt Will 'Rob The Mob'

  • By Cain Rodriguez
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  • October 29, 2012 12:40 PM
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Paul Bettany & Matthew Goode: two talented British actors and veterans of both rom-com ("Wimbledon," "Leap Year") and terrible comic book movies ("Priest," "Watchmen"), in search of a boost to the next level. Things are already looking up for both; Bettany impresses in new cop thriller "Blood," and Goode looks to have a juicy role in Park Chan-Wook's "Stoker" early next year. And now the pair are teaming up for the Falklands War-era thriller "Destroyer." Based on the sinking of the HMS Coventry at the end of the 1980s conflict between the UK and Argentina, it's directed by Tom Shankland ("The Children," "The Fades"), and shooting gets underway early next year.

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