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Stream This: 'Tapeheads,' 'Bad Milo!,' 'Boy A' & More On VOD This Week

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • August 30, 2013 1:56 PM
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Happy Labor Day weekend, stream fans! Summer may be drawing to an official close, but there's nothing withering about the content we're highlighting for you this week. With "Passion" out in theaters today, we'd like to give Brian De Palma a high five: over forty years of filmmaking, and the director remains as polarizing as ever, continuing to delight and disappoint audiences with his unique style and scandalous content. Check out one of his earlier films below, followed by an homage to "Closed Circuit" director John Crowley with the inclusion of his feature debut. Also, a pre-theatrical release of a horror-comedy with the most disgustingly awesome villain we've ever heard of, a long-forgotten comedy with Tim Robbins and John Cusack, and a straight-to-DVD release of The Rock and Liam Hemsworth's latest vehicle. Okay, so maybe that last pick is a little withering. But the leaves have to fall sometime, right? And, of course, we have another treasured title from the bastion of goodness that is The Criterion Collection. Enjoy!

This Is What A Straight-To-DVD Dwayne Johnson Movie Looks Like: Trailer For 'Empire State'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2013 3:30 PM
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First, some background: back in 2011, director Dito Montiel hit Sundance with his Al Pacino and Channing Tatum starring cop flick "The Son Of No One," that depending on who you ask, was so bad it prompted a sea of walkouts or had a botched screening thanks to a projectionist error. Either way, the movie was not well received at Park City or otherwise, and so Montiel dusted himself off, and made another cop movie with Dwayne Johnson and Liam Hemsworth. No brainer to work right? Um, not so fast...

First Pics From Dito Montiel's Heist Flick 'Empire State' Starring Liam Hemsworth & Dwayne Johnson

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 28, 2012 9:01 AM
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Well, if Dito Montiel is an example of anything, it's of that famous old saying: when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. It was about a year and a half ago that the director endured savage reviews at Sundance for "The Son Of No One," his procedural starring a promising cast of Channing Tatum, Al Pacino, Juliette Binoche and more that ultimately wound up getting a cursory release before disappearing onto home video. But he's dusted himself off and gotten another film on the way, "Empire State," and the first two images of the film's stars, Liam Hemsworth and Dwayne Johnson, have emerged.

Emma Roberts Joins Heist Flick 'Empire State' With Dwayne Johnson & Liam Hemsworth

  • By Joe Cunningham
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  • March 12, 2012 10:58 AM
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After casting one of the new Expendables, Liam Hemsworth, and everybody's favourite thumb-with-a-face, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Dito Montiel's heist flick "Empire State" had easily filled up it's beefcake quota, and now the balance is being redressed somewhat by adding a bit of much needed femininity into the mix.

Dwayne Johnson & Liam Hemsworth Looking To Star In Dito Montiel's Heist Flick 'Empire State'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 5, 2012 9:39 AM
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For someone as naturally, winningly charismatic as he is, and considering he's generally been the best thing in the generally terrible movies he's starred in, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson hasn't had the easy road to A-list stardom that you might imagine;

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