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2017 Paramount Pictures Preview

Paramount Pictures still remains a vital studio in Hollywood. Pulling just under 8% of the 2016 box office, Paramount was helped to $876 million in grosses thanks to the performances of films STAR TREK BEYOND and awards contender ARRIVAL. In the coming year, Paramount will try their hand at horror, comedy, action, and some new potential franchises in BAYWATCH and GHOST IN THE SHELL along with...
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01.25.2017
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Face-Off: Cloverfield vs. Monsters

In our previous Face-Off , ZOOLANDER took on ANCHORMAN: THE LEGEND OF RON BURGUNDY . While I gave ANCHORMAN the edge, and some of you were with me, it looks like more of you lean toward ZOOLANDER . Both films are definitely an acquired taste and require a certain tolerance for the idiotic, so I certainly won't fault anyone for preferring one over the other. This weekend, we have 10...
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03.08.2016
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Top 10 Greatest Movie Teasers of All Time

With almost every trailer released, we lament the mystery and magic of a well made teaser. In fact, most studios these days are content to release teasers for trailers to build anticipation rather than give us a true tease of the movie to come. But, even in recent years, we have had some excellent teasers that have had us question and theorize about what the movie will be to come. Here is our...
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01.07.2016
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net:Cloverfield, Dick Tracy, The Thing,Up

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the kick-ass...
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03.28.2015
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Sony acquires mysterious Cloverfield-esque project from producer J.J. Abrams

Do you remember the first time you watched the teaser for CLOVERFIELD? The found footage of that farewell party followed by the sudden and shocking image of the decapitated head of the Statue of Liberty lying in the street? It was scary, surreal, and definitely worked to build anticipation for Matt Reeves ' monster movie. J.J. Abrams ' trademark brand of mysterious marketing worked...
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12.09.2014
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Cool Videos: What video stabilization does to shaky cam movie footage

We all complain about the amount of shaky cam footage that pervades movies these days. Whether it be found footage flicks or the work of directors like Paul Greengrass , unstable cinematography is meant to convey a sense of realism and immediacy in the scene being shown. But, when overused, it just makes you want to throw up. Advances in technology have allowed for newer cameras to...
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06.02.2014
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Top 10 Found Footage Movies of All Time (Video Edition)

The fifth entry in the PARANORMAL ACTIVITY franchise opens today marking another movie in the popular found footage sub-genre of films. What used to be a novelty has since grown into a full-fledged way of making films. Studios love them because they are cheap to make while amateur filmmakers can tell stories with limited film-making skills. The results are not always great, but there are ten...
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01.03.2014
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Face-Off: J.J. Abrams vs. Joss Whedon

For last weeks Face-Off , we geared up for the release of The Great Gatsby by pitting Leonardo DiCaprio's villainous turn as Calvin Candie in Quentin's Django Unchained against another brainchild of Tarantino's in Hans Landa as portrayed by Christoph Waltz. The articles verdict and the general consensus from our readers is that while DiCaprio portrayed a great villain with Candie, Hans...
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05.16.2013
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The Ten Spot: Best January movie releases of all time

Despite the upcoming release of the rescheduled GANGSTER SQUAD, January is often consider the dumping ground for studio pictures that turned out poorly or no one know show to market. Usually this leads to a lot of Nicolas Cage movies, horror flicks, and really bad comedies. But, there have been quite a few surprising movies released in the coldest month of the year. Here are 10 of the best...
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01.11.2013
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Face-Off: Super 8 vs. Cloverfield

In last weeks Face Off , we saluted early Tim Burton with a match between Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands. In opposition to where I stood on the matter, our readers rallied and let me know the entertainment value of Beetlejuice could not be matched. Can't say I'm upset with that verdict as I loved the shit out of both films. This week, its all about monsters from the mind of JJ...
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10.25.2012
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