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Now and Then: On Film, America's Culture of Violence

The most terrifying 80 minutes I've spent in my career as a film critic were those spent watching "Elephant," in which even the rhythmic click-click-click of photographic negatives being shaken in chemicals brought me the edge of what I can bear.
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • May 1, 2012 6:14 AM
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Review: Cusack and McTeigue's 'The Raven' Does Not Live Up to Literary Promise

Since his ‘90s heyday, John Cusack has seemed plagued by a never-ending struggle to find roles that fit his watchable talents with anything resembling snugness. Where he once made funky-weird blockbusters like "Con Air," bringing his patented brand of wry, whip-smart detachment to the outlandishness unfolding before his eyes,..
  • By Matt Mueller
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  • April 26, 2012 9:15 PM
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Roadside Acquires Sci-Fi Thriller 'Branded' for September Release

Forget SKYNET or The Matrix. The real villain in our world is marketing, says Ignition Creative's Jamie Bradshaw, who co-wrote, directed and produced Roadside Attraction's upcoming sci-fi dystopian thriller "Branded" with Alexander Doulerain of Russia's Networks TNT.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 23, 2012 6:10 AM
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'The Double Hour' on iTunes & DVD: A Twisting, Noirish Italian Delight

Italian thriller "The Double Hour" from first time director Giuseppe Capotondi lands on iTunes and DVD Tuesday. The film debuted at Venice in 2009, where the film's star Ksenia Rappoport won the Best Actress prize. The film went on to earn a warm reception on the global fest circuit by its limited theatrical release in April 2011.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • April 3, 2012 1:39 PM
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First Watch: 'Cabin in the Woods' Covers Its Cliches in Horror Film Send-Up

"Cabin in the Woods" has a telling first clip: hilariously, the movie takes on horror cliches. See below.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 23, 2012 5:24 PM
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First Look: Jennifer Lawrence in 'House at the End of the Street' and the Next Four Steps for 'Hunger Games' Star

Relativity is just one of several distributors looking to capitalize on the new stardom of "Hunger Games" it-girl Jennifer Lawrence.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 23, 2012 5:01 PM
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Trailer for Oren Peli's 'Chernobyl Diaries' Lands, Spews Nuclear Horror; Inspired by Elena's Wild Ride?

Check out the trailer for the "Chernobyl Diaries" below. The film, from an original story by Oren Peli ("Paranormal Activity") and director Bradley Parker, follows a group of six tourists who hire an "extreme tour" guide to take them to Pripyat, the city where workers at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor once lived...
  • By Anne Thompson & Sophia Savage
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  • March 19, 2012 5:06 PM
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'Hunger Games' Early Reviews Gush Over Lawrence (Latest Trailer and Clips)

The first installment of Suzanne Collins' young adult trilogy hits theaters March 23, 2012, but early reviews are in. The wildly anticipated post-apocalyptic thriller has yielded reviews that just border on gushing.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • March 16, 2012 3:08 PM
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Drunken Irish Alien Flick 'Grabbers' Goes to IFC Midnight

IFC Midnight is taking Jon Wright's "Grabbers" for North and Latin American distribution. The film, which debuted at Sundance, stars Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey, Lalor Roddy, David Pearse, and Bronagh Gallagher. IFC Films/Sundance Selects' Jonathan Sehring calls the film "a great time at the movies and an ingenious update of the classic monster movie." Variety says it is "polished, watchable genre entertainment" and it currently has a B- on CriticWire. Check out the synopsis below:
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 5, 2012 1:26 PM
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Trailer Watch: 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,' with Tim Burton Video Intro; Kinberg Talks

"Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" now boasts an intro from exec producer Tim Burton, who's in production on his own vampire flick, "Dark Shadows." Burton sent this video along to accompany Fox's unveiling of the "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" trailer at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, Illinois.
  • By Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange
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  • February 15, 2012 1:50 PM
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