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By James: "If people go in thinking it's a bad film they will be pleasantly surprised" - wow, a ringing endorsement if ever I heard one. They…

'Serena' Distributor Says "Susanne Bier Did A Good Job Directorially On The Film"

Sep 19th, 2014 12:24am

By Lilly Prince: @Dryer Since when can people not broaden their horizons and try something different. You clearly don't know his style as much as you think…

Watch: First Trailer For Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' Starring Amy Adams And Christoph Waltz

Sep 19th, 2014 12:08am

By Marko: Honestly, this looks like it could be a decent film, but with a really terrible trailer.

Watch: First Trailer For Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' Starring Amy Adams And Christoph Waltz

Sep 19th, 2014 12:05am

By the quality of writing on this blog has dropped big time: Seriously Kevin, take co tell man.

Review: 'A Walk Among The Tombstones' Starring Liam Neeson And Dan Stevens

Sep 18th, 2014 11:39pm

By Skeptical: Funny Carl, you seem to be the only one who's heard a rumor about Selena. Her dance card seems pretty full for Jan./Feb., so I doubt she will…

Title Revealed For Harmony Korine's Southern Crime Family Movie

Sep 18th, 2014 11:30pm

By carl: there's a rumor going on that Selena Gomez might be part of the cast too...

Title Revealed For Harmony Korine's Southern Crime Family Movie

Sep 18th, 2014 10:02pm

By vva: This looks amazing. You both are on crack.

Watch: First Trailer For Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' Starring Amy Adams And Christoph Waltz

Sep 18th, 2014 9:58pm

By Erik McClanahan: CAD - iTunes will happen, it's been a ridiculously long and convoluted process to make a simple thing like that work for our podcast, but it…

Podcast: The Playlist Talks Telluride, TIFF, Venice And Reductive Oscar Narratives

Sep 18th, 2014 9:25pm

By YANNICK: Yikes, looks like a Lifetime movie. Tim really is done

Watch: First Trailer For Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' Starring Amy Adams And Christoph Waltz

Sep 18th, 2014 8:58pm

By Bonnie Hunt: Thank goodness he denounces The Game. By far the weakest of his films. The whole time I'm just wondering "Is this seriously what this…

David Fincher Says He Shouldn't Have Directed 'The Game,' Dislikes Superhero Movies & Talks "Crazy" '20,000 Leagues'

Sep 18th, 2014 8:43pm

By Dryer: Sad that Burton has homogenized his work and become such a shill to the corporate culture that he doesn't even a signature style to present…

Watch: First Trailer For Tim Burton's 'Big Eyes' Starring Amy Adams And Christoph Waltz

Sep 18th, 2014 8:33pm

By Ben: I liked Margin Call more than All is Lost. So glad he's finally cast a woman in a film.

Watch: Oscar Isaac And Jessica Chastain Are At War In First Trailer For 'A Most Violent Year'

Sep 18th, 2014 8:03pm

By oogle monster: Issue here is Ryan Reynolds. Hollywood keeps trying to make him happen, much like his wife Blake Lively. They are about as bland as bland can…

'Deadpool’ Spin-Off With Ryan Reynolds Is Finally Green Lit, Set For A Winter 2016 Release Date

Sep 18th, 2014 8:02pm

By EB: So........intense. Let's go see it together ! (kidding, it seems so scattered with conventions and various formulas you know we've all…

Review: Bland, Forgettable, 'This Is Where I Leave You' Starring Jason Bateman, Adam Driver, Tina Fey, Rose Byrne & More

Sep 18th, 2014 7:59pm

By jawsnnn: "...subtle socio-political commentary of "The Hunger Games"..." Y'all need a dictionary in your lives.

Review: 'The Maze Runner' Starring Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Patricia Clarkson, Will Poulter And More

Sep 18th, 2014 7:50pm

By fatalreview: dark horse for possible nomination??? what is that??? code for if she pays the right people enough they will toss down a nom but no chance at…

TIFF Review: 'Cake' Starring Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington & More

Sep 18th, 2014 7:21pm

By EB: I completely agree with Maguire. Don't laught at me....but my acting resume is like my child, and I refuse to feed it any junk food while…

Tobey Maguire: "Movies Now Have More To Do With An Aesthetic, Than They Do With A Performance"

Sep 18th, 2014 7:13pm

By Natale: Absolutely love this movie! It's way under estimated. I tear up everytime. We need an Iron Giant 2

5 Things You Might Not Know About Brad Bird's 'The Iron Giant'

Sep 18th, 2014 7:00pm

By cirkusfolk: Also, I'm going to stick by my initial prediction that Fury won't do anything at the Oscars. Think Defiance all over again. And one more…

10 Films We Haven’t Yet Seen That May Be Serious Oscar Contenders

Sep 18th, 2014 6:54pm

By cirkusfolk: Let me preface this by saying I am a huge fan of David Fincher as he's, one of, if not the best director working today. His films rank as…

10 Films We Haven’t Yet Seen That May Be Serious Oscar Contenders

Sep 18th, 2014 6:49pm