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Exclusive: Poster For 'Nobody Walks' Starring Olivia Thirlby & John Krasinski

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 2, 2012 10:05 AM
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With a script co-written by the quickly rising Lena Dunham, directed by Ry Russo-Young ("You Won’t Miss Me") and featuring a pretty great cast including Olivia Thirlby, John Krasinski, Rosemarie DeWitt and Justin Kirk, there are a lot of reasons for the low key indie "Nobody Walks" to land on your radar.

'Dredd' Delivers Justice In New Batch Of Pics Featuring Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby & Lena Headey

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2012 10:35 AM
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It was a roll of the dice to be sure, but it mostly turned out well for Lionsgate, who kicked off Comic-Con last week by screening "Dredd" for enthusiastic geeks. And while we thought the film was mostly empty spectacle, many other folks disagreed, with much of the initial wariness of the film lifting as a result of the screening (though perhaps replaced after that ridiculous slow motion clip landed online).

Zack Snyder Boners: New Slo-Mo Action Heavy Clip For 'Dredd' Does Violence As Porn

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 13, 2012 9:40 AM
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The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One -- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge -- a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of "Slo-Mo" experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.

Comic-Con '12 Review: 'Dredd' A Visually Strong, Engaging But Ultimately Empty Cinematic Experience

  • By Todd Gilchrist
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  • July 12, 2012 8:27 AM
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Remakes and reboots always seem to demand comparisons to their predecessors, but “Dredd” evokes a slightly different relationship: What Zack Snyder’s “Dawn of the Dead” is to George Romero’s original, Pete Travis’ film is to, no, not Danny Cannon’s 1995 film “Judge Dredd,” but Paul Verhoeven’s “Robocop.” In both cases, gifted visual stylists took fertile, socially-conscious subject matter, pared out the cultural commentary, and left behind an engaging, if empty, cinematic experience.

Judgement Is Coming: So Is A New Motion-Poster For 'Dredd,' Which Debuts At Comic-Con This Summer

  • By Edward Davis
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  • July 3, 2012 4:19 PM
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Judgement is indeed coming for "Dredd" and that judgement may not be all good. The upcoming dystopian thriller has not been handled well from minute one outside of hiring Alex Garland ("28 Days Later," "Sunshine") to pen the screenplay and even that may not have helped. Some ask why anyone bothered to make a remake of the Sylvester Stallone’s movie "Judge Dredd," and producers countered that they were going back to the source material and making things -- wait for it -- darker, more violent and more humorous like the comic book.

Watch: First Full Trailer For 'Dredd' Reveals It's Basically A Futuristic Version Of 'The Raid'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 21, 2012 7:59 AM
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In the future, drugs are still a problem, everything looks like "Blade Runner," and dudes in helmets with consta-growl voices are the only measure of justice. Welcome to the world of "Dredd," the remake of the "The Raid" you didn't know you wanted.

New Photos & Poster From The 'Dredd' Reboot Starring Karl Urban

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2012 12:42 PM
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So...a trailer soon? With the film said to be hitting theaters in three months, there was been dead silence around the somewhat-troubled comic reboot "Dredd." No trailers and only a smattering of images, a few more which have now landed online.

Gemma Arterton, Olivia Thirlby & Harry Treadaway To Cross Paths In Jeff Buckley Biopic 'Mystery White Boy'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 24, 2012 10:17 PM
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Even though the rival project "Greetings From Tim Buckley" is in the can and if not finished, then pretty much nearly there, the filmmakers behind the Jeff Buckley biopic "Mystery White Boy" are choosing to make it right intead of fast. With the rights locked up to use Buckley's music, the blessing of his estate who are also involved with the film, and with rehearsals with already under way with lead Reeve Carney, this one is aiming to be the only Buckley movie you'll need to see, and they're adding a trio of strong talent.

Review: 'Being Flynn' With Paul Dano & Robert De Niro Is A Checklist Of Narrative Shortcuts

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • March 1, 2012 5:58 PM
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What's in a title? There's something both extremely specific and entirely universal about the one for "Another Bullshit Night In Suck City," an autobiographical book from Nick Flynn, suggesting everyday life becoming a Moebius strip of inevitability in the futile search for truth. In its film form, however, 'Suck City' has instead become "Being Flynn," which, aside from commercial suicide, means next to nothing after watching the film either. Most of this has to do with the fact that Nick Flynn, the casual junkie and sometimes poet layabout who somewhat accidentally finds his voice as a writer, is a fairly unremarkable, uninteresting guy.

New Images Of Paul Dano, Robert De Niro & Olivia Thirlby In 'Being Flynn'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 3, 2012 1:56 PM
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While it's a drag that the title of the novel it's based off of -- "Another Bullshit Night In Suck City" -- couldn't stick for the big screen adaptation, things are looking good for "Being Flynn." The first trailer that dropped last fall was a pleasant surprise, promising a solid dramatic diversion this spring from the various tentpoles that will be hurled our way at the multiplex.

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