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Watch: Find Out Who's Watching Who In New Trailer For Atom Egoyan's 'The Captive' With Ryan Reynolds & Mireille Enos

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 10, 2014 4:06 PM
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The Captive, Ryan Reynolds
Atom Egoyan went to the Cannes Film Festival this spring with this latest effort, "The Captive," and the results were not good. Not even close. Our own Jessica Kiang noted that were boos scattered at her screening, and her savage reviewed called the film a "lurid, credulity-stretching" dud, and something of a "Prisoners"-lite as it also tackles a missing child, and the consequences that fall out on her parents and those around them.

Watch: Moody First Trailer For Final Season Of 'The Killing'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 2, 2014 9:15 AM
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The Killing
In the age of streaming services saving cable shows, "The Killing" has had nine lives. Canceled by AMC after the second season, revived for season three, only to be canceled again, Netflix swooped in and brought back the show for one final run around the block. And as you'd probably guess, it's going to be moody as hell.

First Look: Final Season Of ‘The Killing’ On Netflix; Plus Video Recap Of Seasons 1-3

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 26, 2014 12:01 PM
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The Killing
“The Killing” is a curious show with almost nine lives. A major hit out of the gate for AMC that looked like it could replicate some of the success of “Breaking Bad” or other flagship shows on the network. Like we wrote at the beginning of season 2, “the pilot episode of the show -- an eerie mix of David Fincher “Se7en” rain/gloom aesthetics and the “Twin Peaks”-like ominousness found in the Pacific Northwest -- received near universal acclaim from critics.” But the show quickly went south, dragged everything out and went a little nuts with red herrings that lead into cul de sac after cul del sac. Ratings dropped and by the end of season two the show was canceled. AMC then unkilled it, brought it back for season 3 and then canceled it again.

Watch: Chloe Grace Moretz Runs The Show In Prologue Trailer For ‘If I Stay’

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 6, 2014 9:17 AM
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If I Stay, Chloe Moretz
Geez Hollywood, give our tear ducts a break won't you? This weekend finds Shailene Woodley in love and battling cancer with "The Fault In Our Stars," and later this summer, teenagers, love and death will collide again in "If I Stay." Now might be a good time to hit Costco and stock up on Kleenex.

Cannes Review: Atom Egoyan's 'The Captive' Starring Ryan Reynolds, Mireille Enos, Rosario Dawson & More

  • By Jessica Kiang
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  • May 16, 2014 8:33 AM
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Have you ever Xeroxed a picture repeatedly until the image became so degraded that only the highest-contrast elements of the original remained? Imagine doing that with Denis Villeneuve’s “Prisoners,” the other Canadian-directed child abduction movie, and you’d get something like Atom Egoyan’s “The Captive.”

Watch: First Clip From Atom Egoyan's Cannes Thriller 'The Captive' Starring Ryan Reynolds Plus New Pics & Poster

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 12, 2014 8:19 AM
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The Captive
Can Atom Egoyan get his groove back? It has been a while since the director showcased the skill he brought to films like "The Sweet Hereafter" or "Felicia's Journey," and last weekend's "Devil's Knot" was another in a string of recent pictures that were tepidly received by both critics and the public. But "The Captive" finds him in Competition at the Cannes Film Festival and the first clip is here highlighting the drama to come.

Review: Atom Egoyan's 'Devil's Knot' Lacks Insight Into Case Of West Memphis Three

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2014 7:07 PM
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Devil's Knot
It has been twenty years since the horrifically mutilated, murdered bodies of children Steve Branch, Michael Moore, and Christopher Byers were found in a creek in the middle of Robin Hood Hills in Arkansas. And thus started a saga that spanned nearly two decades, with the trials of the accused Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley Jr. and Jason Baldwin gaining national attention, which eventually turned to outrage. Chronicled in great detail via the 'Paradise Lost' trilogy of documentaries as well as Amy Berg's "West Of Memphis," the case of the West Memphis Three soon became one of justice denied, not only to the three young men, but also the victims whose real killer or killers is still unidentified. A controversial Alford Plea agreed to by the trio of boys in 2011 has effectively closed the case, and nearly every angle of the investigation from paths taken to those unexplored has been scrutinized. So is there anything new to say about the West Memphis Three? Can there be any additional texture or drama found in taking a dramatized approach to this still jaw-dropping true story? Unfortunately, according to Atom Egoyan's "Devil's Knot," the answer is no.

Watch: First Trailer For Atom Egoyan's 'The Captive' Starring Ryan Reynolds Headed To Cannes

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2014 7:24 AM
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Are we possibly looking at a career rebound for Ryan Reynolds? Kicking off the year with good notices for the Sundance oddball comedy "The Voices," the actor will be packing his bags shortly for Cannes where Atom Egoyan's "The Captive" will premiere. And now the first trailer has arrived.

Review: David Ayer's 'Sabotage' Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Olivia Williams, Mireille Enos & More

  • By Mark Zhuravsky
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  • March 27, 2014 3:31 PM
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Sabotage
With nary an Ahnold quip, "Sabotage," David Ayer's fetishistically violent action thriller, often feels like a misguided detour, a waste of goodwill amassed by the superior "End of Watch." Doing away with the concept that guided the 2012 cop drama but retaining and supercharging it's once-relatable hyper masculinity, "Sabotage" is wholly unpleasant, unfocused and downright ugly. Ayer's filmography has often cast an unflinching eye on battered, perforated bodies, but here the attention feels invasive and even a bit gleeful. Every wound is flaunted and a series of gruesome autopsies feature a hungry, roving camera, floating over the torn skin, the bloated flesh, stripping away the humanity. One character is literally reduced to ground meat and Ayer holds on the remains with an intent that is lost on us.

Watch: Another Blood Spattered Red Band Trailer For 'Sabotage' Plus New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 13, 2014 9:38 AM
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Sabotage
It's been a while since we've been able to go see an Arnold Schwarzenegger movie without having to drape ourselves in irony and wear our boots of nostalgia. But thankfully, "Sabotage" looks straight up legit—a pulpy B-movie that is firmly wearing its R-rating, and a new trailer is here to prove to you that Arnie has still got it.

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