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Dowdle Brothers Talk Supernatural Paris Catacombs of 'As Above, So Below' at Comic-Con (TRAILER)

The found-footage sub-genre has really come of age, and the Dowdle Brothers ("Quarantine") give it their own supernatural spin with "As Above, So Below" (Aug. 29). But although they were playing with an Indiana Jones-like archaeological bit of horror, John Erick and Drew told me after the Legendary panel in Hall H that the project didn't coalesce until Legendary producer Thomas Tull pitched them the Paris catacombs concept.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • July 29, 2014 4:54 PM
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Guillermo Del Toro Talks the Horror and Romance of 'Crimson Peak' at Comic-Con

Guillermo del Toro, who's become quite the Comic-Con fixture, hugging fanboys and journos alike, admits that his gothic horror-romance, "Crimson Peak" (Oct. 16, 2015), is the biggest movie he's ever made. "Not only the scope is bigger, but I'm going to use a word that I don't normally touch, and that's ambition. This is an ambitious movie from the thematic point of view and from the visual point of view."
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • July 29, 2014 12:01 PM
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Best of the Week: TIFF & Venice Stir Fall Fest Circuit, Comic-Con, How 'Snowpiercer' Became a Gamechanger & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • July 26, 2014 10:30 AM
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Not Into 'Hercules'? Here Are 6 Alternatives to Fill Your Movie Weekend

Unimpressed by the gleaming musculature of Dwayne Johnson as a mythic warrior in Paramount's comic book adaptation "Hercules"? Then take solace in the art house, and at home, with these six quieter films in theaters and on demand.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 24, 2014 10:30 AM
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Career Watch: TV Boosts Movie Stars Jon Voight, Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey

With Emmy Award season in full swing (the show airs Aug. 25), we look at three Emmy nominees who came up in Hollywood and are enjoying a career boost from their work in television. These days it's possible to move more fluidly than ever before between movies and TV (the late great James Garner was a rare example of a star who could swing both ways). The Third Golden Age of Television --easily viewed on multi-platforms by a wide range of viewers--has proved a boon for these movie actors.
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • July 21, 2014 11:56 AM
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Best of the Week: Peter Biskind's New Hollywood, The Beatles, Marquez & Kurosawa & More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • July 19, 2014 2:44 PM
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9 Films to See in Theaters or Stream at Home This Weekend, From 'I Origins' to 'The Immigrant' (TRAILERS)

What will you be watching this weekend? Here are nine ideas.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 18, 2014 6:46 PM
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Gabriel García Márquez and Akira Kurosawa Talk Film, Writing and 'Rhapsody in August' in 1991

Originally published in The Los Angeles Times, read this scintillating conversation between two late, great masters from 1991.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 16, 2014 4:35 PM
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Why The Beatles Matter to the Future of Repertory Film

Currently kicking around repertory theaters and on Blu-ray is a new 4K restoration of "A Hard Day's Night" from The Criterion Collection and distributor Janus Films. What does it mean for the future of classic films on the big screen?
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 15, 2014 8:07 PM
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Nathan Rabin Is Sorry He Coined the Phrase "Manic Pixie Dream Girl"

In a new editorial for Salon.com, Dissolve critic, former AV Club staffer and pro pop culture writer Nathan Rabin takes an "opportunity to apologize to pop culture."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • July 15, 2014 3:57 PM
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