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Review: Spike Lee's Kickstarter Exploitation B-Movie 'Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus'

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • June 23, 2014 2:28 PM
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Da Sweet Blood Of Jesus
The hashtag meme #teamInsertPerson’sNameHere—to convey firm endorsement—is perhaps like everything on Twitter, utterly reductive and destructive to any kind of nuanced discourse. It’s a black and white, you’re either for or against, with no other options and it's often used in the favor of auteurs or anyone receiving a critical bashing (“I don’t care what anyone thinks, I’m #teamPaulW.S.Anderson”). That said, despite an uneven career trajectory in recent years (including an ill-conceived attack on A.O. Scott recently), if forced to choose, I would avow myself as member of team Spike Lee.

Review: ‘Need For Speed’ Starring Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots & Dominic Cooper

  • By Rodrigo Perez
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  • March 12, 2014 10:05 AM
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Engineered for maximum velocity, super-torqued hairpin turns and high-octane thrills (obviously), thanks to the likes of the “Fast & Furious,” you should know exactly what to expect from the upcoming junior series, “Need For Speed” aka “Hot Wheels: The Movie.” But if the ‘F&F’ series is often absurdly entertaining with riotous cinematic maximalism in the pole position, “Need For Speed” is comparatively humorless, arguably dumber and doesn’t boast the same visual horsepower.

Watch: 2 More Clips & 2 Featurettes For 'Need For Speed' Shift Gears

  • By Ben Brock
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  • February 25, 2014 10:43 AM
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Need For Speed
“Need for Speed” is on its way, and on the (w)heels of a Super Bowl spot and a slew of featurettes and clips comes... more featurettes and clips, setting up the premise (uh, driving expensive cars really fast, while a guy in a helicopter tells you where to go) and talking up the film's roots in the massive “Need for Speed” videogame franchise.

SXSW Review: 'Short Term 12' A Heartrending, Heartwarming & Authentic Portrait of Life At A Foster Care Facility

  • By Katie Walsh
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  • March 10, 2013 5:00 PM
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It’s Nate’s (Rami Malek) first day at the adolescent foster care facility Short Term 12, and his new coworker Mason (John Gallagher Jr., scruffy and soulful) is regaling the staff with a silly monologue about an unfortunate sharting incident he suffered in the line of duty. It's a funny tale, but it also lays out exactly what kind of people these workers are, willing to forego all bodily comfort in order to make sure these kids are okay. They’re a no nonsense bunch who’ve seen it all and remain unflappable, particularly supervisor Grace (Brie Larson), a steely and impenetrable young woman.

Benjamin From 'Breaking Dawn' aka Rami Malek Joins Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 3, 2011 9:09 AM
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What is this, "The Hunger Games"? We kid, we kid. Frankly, if there is any movie we're happy to see moving forward with more casting it's Paul Thomas Anderson's upcoming untitled Scientology flick, aka "The Master." So let's get to it shall we?

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