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Festival standout Mudbound gets a gripping new trailer

Some movies are lucky enough to be in the discussion for even a week, while giant blockbusters dominate the conversation all year long. But every year there a few select dramas that debut early in the year, and as the months go on continue to stay in people’s minds. Dee Rees ' MUDBOUND is one of those movies, and it was the toast of Sundance earlier this year, being...
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10.26.2017
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Kong: Skull Island director criticizes his own movie on Honest Trailers

So after going on a Twitter rant about the CinemaSins episode of KONG: SKULL ISLAND , director Jordan Vogt-Roberts has decided to go on CinemaSins' main competitor Honest Trailers to riff on his own movie. And boy is he harsh (especially the acknowledgment that Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson had nothing to do and had no arc to speak of). It's actually a pretty fun watch...
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09.05.2017
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Kong: Skull Island VFX featurette shows how ILM brought Kong to life

Bringing King Kong back to the big-screen should never be treated as a trivial matter, and thankfully the fine folks at Industrial Light & Magic brought their A-game when it came to realizing the Eighth Wonder of the World for KONG: SKULL ISLAND. As the giant ape received quite the size upgrade for the recent Jordan Vogt-Roberts film, a great amount of attention to detail was...
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08.25.2017
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Godzilla vs. Kong will feature an older, grizzled King Kong

I can't wait for Adam Wingard 's upcoming GODZILLA VS. KONG film! Not only am I a fan of his (at least YOU'RE NEXT and THE GUEST were awesome, jury's still out on DEATH NOTE), but I just love the concept. Hell, as a kid, I remember getting giddy just watching the shitty Japanese version from the '60s. No matter that the costumes were shoddy and the fighting slow and...
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08.23.2017
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Jordan Vogt-Roberts takes on CinemaSins' criticisms of Kong: Skull Island

This morning, CinemaSins posted their take-down of KONG: SKULL ISLAND, and, whether you enjoy them or not, it's hard to deny that CinemaSins often gets overly nitpicky with the movies they take on, and one person who isn't overly pleased with their latest video is KONG: SKULL ISLAND director Jordan Vogt-Roberts , who wasn't about to sit idly by as they tore into his film....
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08.15.2017
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The UnPopular Opinion: Straight Outta Compton

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** A couple of weeks ago, HBO debuted a four part...
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08.10.2017
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Exclusive: We talk to John Boyega for Detroit and The Last Jedi!

DETROIT is a movie that exposes the underbelly of police brutality, institutional racism, and law enforcement practices that value blind devotion to policies over civilians’ rights.  These might sound like topics torn from headlines today or from fifty years ago …and that’s exactly the parallel that director Kathryn Bigelow and writer/producer Mark Boal want...
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08.08.2017
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Final Detroit trailer showcases the glowing reception

DETROIT is shaping up to be an intense, jarring and enlightening recreation of a dark moment in American history. The movie is already garnering high praise, with critics touting it as one of the best movies of the year, and one that reaffirms Kathryn Bigelow as one of the best directors of our generation. A final trailer has dropped for the film, and the ferocity and suspense have...
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07.27.2017
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Review: Detroit

PLOT:  During the 1967 12th Street riot in Detroit, an investigation by a riot task force into gunfire at the Algiers Motel left three black civilians dead and several witnesses badly injured. Kathryn Bigelow 's DETROIT attempts to recreate the events of the Algiers Motel incident based on existing evidence and witness testimony. REVIEW:  If you've seen...
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07.23.2017
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John Boyega is under fire in tense new Detroit trailer

DETROIT brings Oscar-winner Kathryn Bigelow back to the big screen after a five-year absence, and based on the early footage we can only surmise it’s going to be a wallop of a return. Starring John Boyega , A new trailer has dropped for the upcoming film which takes place during the Detroit riots of 1967, and needless to say Bigleow’s penchant for mood and atmosphere...
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06.15.2017
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Jordan Vogt-Roberts will not return to the MonsterVerse anytime soon

KONG: SKULL ISLAND debuted in March to a smaller opening weekend than 2014’s GODZILLA, but the fan response was far more positive, hailing the movie’s gorgeous visuals, odd humor, and constant ape-driven excitement. Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts made the film is own, an incredible task considering the legacy of the character. But despite fans wishes, SKULL ISLAND was most...
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04.25.2017
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First trailer for Kathryn Bigelow's Detroit is electrifying

Kathryn Bigelow has made a name for herself by crafting intense and complex action films and thrillers, with her recent efforts, THE HURT LOCKER and ZERO DARK THIRTY, earning her massive acclaim. She will bring that talent to the story of a police raid in that sparked a massive citizen uprising in 1967 Detroit in the aptly named movie, DETROIT. You can watch the first electrifying...
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04.12.2017
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