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Check Out Captain America's Different Cultural Catch-Up Lists Plus Lindsay Lohan Says She Was Almost In 'Avengers' & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 1, 2014 9:25 AM
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Captain America US Checklist
In a few days Steve Rogers is back in theatres in the U.S. with "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," and with that comes a variety of interesting tidbits not only about the film, but about what's coming down the line too.

Bruce Willis Will 'Rock The Kasbah,' Lindsay Lohan Plans 'Inconceivable' Project & Much More

  • By Ben Brock
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  • January 21, 2014 2:44 PM
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New year, new news! (How will I introduce these news posts come February? I'd better start thinking of something now...) Let's kick it off with a double bit of casting news about Vincent Cassel, everyone's favourite menacing Frenchman, who has boarded two European flicks.

Lindsay Lohan, Johnny Depp, Will Smith & More "Honored" With Razzie Nominations For Year's Worst Films

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 15, 2014 11:57 AM
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With Hollywood set to unveil the Oscar nominations tomorrow morning—the same day as the Sundance Film Festival kicks off—the folks at the Razzies are doing their annual thing of thumbing their nose at the industry by unveiling their nominations of the year's worst. And big shock here is really how tame most of their targets are this year.

Watch: Cameo Appearances By Lindsay Lohan & Alexander Skarsgard In 'Eastbound & Down' Series Finale

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Last night, Kenny Powers took the mound one last time (so to speak) as "Eastbound & Down" delivered its very last episode, right down the middle of the plate. And as Kenny Powers dreamed of the future for himself and his kids, he had some guests to help him imagine where life might take him. Read More »

Watch: Anton Yelchin & Kate Mara Team Up For Broken Bells; Jared Leto Tapes Kanye West, James Franco For Short & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 30, 2013 10:24 AM
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Indie bands doing short films is kinda so hot right now. As it becomes increasingly challenging to get noticed above the fray, bands have taken to the medium to give fans and newcomers alike a different way of entry for their music. Of course, Arcade Fire teamed with Spike Jonze for "The Suburbs," while Beach House took the more DIY route and made "Forever Still" themselves. And now a couple more bands are stepping towards cinema with interesting results.

Lindsay Lohan Gets In The Dugout For A Role On 'Eastbound & Down'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2013 9:16 AM
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Are we witnessing the actual career (and personal) rehabilitation of Lindsay Lohan? Fresh off "The Canyons" earlier this month, Lohan (and her people) are working it pretty hard. She's already guest hosted "Chelsea Lately," she'll make headlines this weekend when her interview on "Oprah's Next Chapter" airs and she's also got a reality show in the works to air on OWN. And for her next move? She's going to pal around with Kenny Fucking Powers.

Stream This: 'The Canyons,' Brian De Palma's 'Passion,' 'On The Road' & More On VOD This Week

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • August 2, 2013 11:05 AM
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Hey-o cinephiles, and welcome to the deluxe edition of Stream This. There was a lot to cover this week, with so many films being released on VOD concurrently or in advance of their theatrical debuts, and we didn't want to leave anything out, including those nifty themed picks. Thus, the result at hand: an extra-long version of the column, where we give you eight suggestions instead of six. (Don't worry, you won't have to buy special sheets or anything.) There's work from Brian De Palma, Paul Schrader, and Lynn Shelton to name a few, and all of it is either playing or will be playing shortly on a silver screen near you. In related news, James Ponsoldt's third film, "The Spectacular Now," opens this weekend to much critical praise from Sundance on down, so if you're looking to brush up on his canon, an earlier work is available to stream. Plus there's a largely forgotten Mark Wahlberg picture from the early 2000s to honor the "2 Guns" star while reminding us why we like artist formerly known as Marky Mark so damn much. And now, for our streaming picks of the week.

Review: Paul Schrader's 'The Canyons' Starring Lindsay Lohan & James Deen

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • July 30, 2013 2:00 PM
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Director Paul Schrader’s “The Canyons” opens up with images of what appears to be a post-apocalyptic world for cinema. Cameras glide over ghost towns of dilapidated, dying and dead movie theaters, backed by a haunted and menacing electro score. The suggestion implied is that cinema is coming to an end. Though what that has to do with vapid Angelinos in a sexual jealousy drama that transforms into an erotic thriller is anyone’s guess, apart from the filmmaker’s overt nod at his own attempts to subvert the production and distribution paradigm of movies (“The Canyons” was financed by crowdsourcing instead of traditional studio funding means). While the film is about decaying, deadened people who peripherally work in the world of movies, the connections still seem rather tenuous. What does the death of cinema have to do with these characters? Not a whole lot in the end (or in the beginning or middle), and that’s perhaps the first sign that “The Canyons” is on uneven territory from the start.

Lindsay Lohan Reportedly Circling Role In Ben Affleck's 'Live By Night'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 30, 2013 9:04 AM
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Fresh out of rehab with a movie arriving this week ("The Canyons") and gigs lined up, including an eight-episode docu-series on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network and a guest-hosting slot on "Chelsea Lately," it seems everyone is invested in Lindsay Lohan finally rising above her checkered, troubled past. But is a major studio ready to take a gamble on her staying healthy by casting her in a lead role in an upcoming film?

Watch: New Trailer For Paul Schrader's 'The Canyons' Starring Lindsay Lohan & James Deen

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2013 5:44 PM
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"I felt that another storyline was developing," director Paul Schrader recently told us about the chatter surrounding "The Canyons," "which was people confusing a troubled production with a troubled film -- people do this all the time. Whereas in fact, there's very little in common [with the two]. Some of the smoothest shoots in the world make terrible movies, and vice versa." And in short, Schrader overcame whatever difficulties landed in his path. He's very proud of the end result, even if the journey was challenging. He is now getting ready to show it off to the world, and a brand new trailer is here to finally unveil what "The Canyons" truly looks like.

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