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By Bernie Sandwiches: What's the name of the piece of music used here? I know it's in the grave escape sequence in "Kill Bill, Vol. 2" but I can't figure…

Watch: 3-Minute Video Makes Side-By-Side Comparison Of ‘Yojimbo’ And ‘A Fistful Of Dollars’

Feb 13th, 2016 10:05am

By Jack: I make this guy's words mine. Fassbender was totally miscast and people really exaggerate when they praise him. He's not brilliant in Jobs,…

'The Big Short' Co-Writer Thinks Casting Of Michael Fassbender In 'Steve Jobs' Was "Problematic"

Feb 13th, 2016 10:05am

By Patrick: Fassbender is brilliant in this role . I doubt you'd find a more commited actor in Hollywood . It took balls to take on such a famous person…

'The Big Short' Co-Writer Thinks Casting Of Michael Fassbender In 'Steve Jobs' Was "Problematic"

Feb 13th, 2016 9:32am

By Dear Terry: The director said it would hit theaters first which these deals do sometimes do. Don't lose sleep over it.

Watch: Kristen Stewart & Nicholas Hoult Fall In Love In New Trailer For Drake Doremus’ ‘Equals’

Feb 13th, 2016 7:35am

By Vince: Upstream Color doesn't deserve to be on that list, or any other list. unwatchable by 90% of the public.

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Films Of The 21st Century So Far

Feb 13th, 2016 6:28am

By James Rodriguez: Nice piece. I don't know Ozu but I do know it just autocorrected to Zissou so clearly there is a connection :)

Watch: 10-Minute Video Essay Explores The Parallels Between The Films Of Wes Anderson And Yasujiro Ozu

Feb 13th, 2016 4:44am

By Rahma Sferi: He does not think he is the character? In what way? I thought Fassbender was breath taking in the role. He made the movie what it was, whic…

'The Big Short' Co-Writer Thinks Casting Of Michael Fassbender In 'Steve Jobs' Was "Problematic"

Feb 13th, 2016 3:30am

By rameez: Hmmm

20 Great Movie Sex Scenes For Valentine's Day

Feb 13th, 2016 2:04am

By J: I'm sorry, did you just negatively view something for staying close to the original story? You, sir, are what's wrong with the entertainment…

Review: 'Deadpool' Starring Ryan Reynolds, T.J. Miller, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, And Gina Carano

Feb 13th, 2016 1:28am

By Jill: How does that make any sense on the ending and why would u ruin it? I don't get from the trailer how it can be present day when I saw the…

Sundance Review: The Exquisite Holy Terror Of ‘The Witch’ Will Chill Your Bones & Haunt Your Soul

Feb 13th, 2016 12:28am

By Shannon: I get what this writer is feeling, but I think he's dead wrong. Michael Fassbender was one of the most memorable things about Steve Jobs. He…

'The Big Short' Co-Writer Thinks Casting Of Michael Fassbender In 'Steve Jobs' Was "Problematic"

Feb 12th, 2016 11:59pm

By Cynthia: But Fassbender as brilliant in the role. I can't think of another actor who could have handled all 200 pages of Sorkin dialogue with such…

'The Big Short' Co-Writer Thinks Casting Of Michael Fassbender In 'Steve Jobs' Was "Problematic"

Feb 12th, 2016 11:30pm

By JH: Jessica, it's always a delight reading your thoughtful and thought-provoking reviews, and this was no exception. Thank you!

Berlin Review: Jeff Nichols' 'Midnight Special' With Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst & Adam Driver

Feb 12th, 2016 11:08pm

By swell: RIP sweet prince

Terry Gilliam Now Says 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' Will Start Shooting In September

Feb 12th, 2016 10:43pm

By swell: So, Gilliam's gonna die in August then?

Terry Gilliam Now Says 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' Will Start Shooting In September

Feb 12th, 2016 10:43pm

By Curt: Totally agree about In Treatment getting its just placement on this list. Also glad that The Walking Dead did not make this list as its trul…

The 25 Best TV Dramas Since 'The Sopranos'

Feb 12th, 2016 10:25pm

By Nicole: Steve Jobs was completely overrated and Fassbender was miscast. He only got nominated because his peers like him and campaign for this baity…

'The Big Short' Co-Writer Thinks Casting Of Michael Fassbender In 'Steve Jobs' Was "Problematic"

Feb 12th, 2016 10:07pm

By DG: This sounds a lot like De Palma's The Fury to me.

Berlin Review: Jeff Nichols' 'Midnight Special' With Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst & Adam Driver

Feb 12th, 2016 9:58pm

By Daryl Choatt: Who genuinely gives a flying f**k?

'The Big Short' Co-Writer Thinks Casting Of Michael Fassbender In 'Steve Jobs' Was "Problematic"

Feb 12th, 2016 8:55pm

By DougW: Interested to hear that he moved the nuclear plant back, as for me it seemed the film had no bigger attack to follow it. It was like startin…

Breaking Down Michael Mann's Sharper Director's Cut Of ‘Blackhat’

Feb 12th, 2016 8:29pm