Annapurna Pictures to get in the videogame...game with Annapurna Interactive

Annapurna Pictures is known for quality, bankrolling passion projects for top talents like Paul Thomas Anderson's THE MASTER, Spike Jonze 's HER, Kathryn Bigelow's ZERO DARK THIRTY, Harmony Korine 's SPRINGBREAKERS, and more (with Alexander Payne 's DOWNSIZING coming out next year). And Megan Ellison, CEO and founder of Annapurna,...
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Cool Videos: A Short Late Show Film by Spike Jonze

It's been about three years since Spike Jonze has stepped behind the camera to make a film - the well-received HER which starred Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johannson 's voice on its way to five Oscar nominations (it won for Best Original Screenplay). Since then, I've been wondering when Jonze's unique storytelling might surface again and present us with another opportunity to...
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Exclusive Cool Videos: A Celebration of Robots in Cinema

Robots have long been a staple in film, from heroic ones like The Iron Giant, to less-than-friendly mechanical artificial agents (I'm looking at you, T-1000), and Christopher Chang rounded up some of his favorite 'bots, cyborgs and androids for this exclusive celebratory mashup video. Maybe a few of them don't technically fall under the definition of a robot, but it's...
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This Week in Blu-ray / DVD Releases: Her, Orange is the New Black ...

This week: The weird loveliness of 'Her,' the addictive jailbirds of 'Orange is the New Black,' and the last stand of Kenny Powers. ► Spike Jonze’s HER is a triumph of craft over gimmick. What sounds like a dreary rom-com – guy falls in love with his computer’s...
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And the 2013 Golden Schmoes winners are...!!

The results are in! A nice mix of wins for The Golden Schmoes this year as no one film really dominated, which is always refreshing (unless a film earned the right to dominate, of course). Although GRAVITY had the most wins (6 total), it was THE WOLF OF WALL STREET that took "Favorite Movie of the Year." The only other films with more than one win were AMERICAN...
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Cool Videos: Very funny trailer for Her with Philip Seymour Hoffman as the voice of the OS

I hate myself for not seeing HER yet. Reviews have been outstanding (you can check out our review here ), and I've been dying to see Spike Jonze 's new movie. I've heard Scarlett Johansson is excellent as the voice of the operating system, but what would HER be like if a different actor voiced the OS? Like say, Philip Seymour Hoffman ? Richard Trammell has...
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: Dick Tracy, Her, Robocop, Salems Lot

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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Cool Videos Exclusive: Snubbed 2014- An Oscar Tribute

Overall, the picks for the 86th Academy Awards were fair. One of the most puzzling in my own opinion was not a nomination that was missing but one that no one had even heard of. In the category for "Best Original Song" there are picks from DESPICABLE ME 2, FROZEN, HER, MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, and ALONE YET NOT ALONE…wait, what? ALONE YET NOT ALONE ? What about Lana Del Rey's...
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Face Off: Joaquin Phoenix vs. Ryan Gosling

In last week's Face-Off , the movies of 2013 were put up against the releases of 2012, and you were overwhelmingly in agreement with the verdict that 2012 provided the bigger bang, in no small part due to blockbusters like THE AVENGERS. Good luck, 2014! This week's showdown features Joaquin Phoenix (star of HER , in wide release this week) and Ryan Gosling, a pair of versatile actors...
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Review: Her

PLOT : Theodore Twombly lives his life through the passion and joy of others. He writes letters from one stranger to another bringing connection to their life. Yet far from the hopeful words he transcribes, he is still aching for a marriage which he is watching fall apart. That is until he purchases an unusual operating system on his computer. Soon, he finds an unexpected connection to...
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Exclusive: Our Top 10 Movie Trailers of 2013 Video Edition!

Another year of movies is down the pipe and while we already provided a nice look back with our Top Ten Trailers of 2013 write-up , we decided to go it one further and do a neat and tidy video wrap up to share the love we had for our favorite trailers of the year. Shit, you could argue that that trailers are more anticipated than the actual movies (and oftentimes are better than the...
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Top 10 Movies of 2013 (JimmyO)

With 2013 coming to an end, I am once again reminded that there is good out there when it comes to cinema. Early in the year it certainly may have seemed as if we were in for some serious trouble. And once summer came around many were disappointed in the big popcorn flick choices. Yet there was fun to be had even if not one single superhero flick made my best of the year list. MAN OF STEEL,...
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