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Director Arnaud Desplechin and lead actor Mathieu Amalric received their share of acclaim for My Golden Days, and now the pair have joined forces once again with Ismael’s Ghosts. This time out they have international stars Marion Cotillard and Charlotte Gainsbourg on their team, and this foreign film should receive its share [...]


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One midseason program that is gaining its share of hype is the drama Rise, a collaboration between Friday Night Lights producer Jason Katims and Hamilton producer Jeffrey Seller. The project centers on Lou Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor), a teacher who attempts to inject new life into the school’s struggling theater department.

Co-star Damon J. Gillespie [...]


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Please Stand By, an overlooked drama headlined by Dakota Fanning, hits Blu-ray and DVD May 1. If you’re a fan of Star Trek and also appreciate Fanning as an actress, this picture should be up your alley.

The story centers on Wendy (Fanning), a woman with autism who lives in a group home and works [...]


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Oscar Isaac’s first collaboration with Alex Garland was the sublime futuristic thriller Ex Machina, a project which turned Alicia Vikander into a star. Now he’s back with Garland with Annihilation, and he says that “95%” of his scenes are with fellow Star Wars vet Natalie Portman.

The picture, based on [...]


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It was a resounding success for Black Panther, as this Marvel Studios feature earned over $192 million at the box office. The figure was astronomical for the film (in comparison, The Avengers’ three day opening weekend was $207.4 million domestically). Coming in a distant second was Peter Rabbit with $17.2 million. Here’s this weekend’s top [...]


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Jennifer Lawrence stars in the action thriller Red Sparrow, playing Dominika, a former ballerina at the Bolshoi whose career ends after a debilitating injury. Recruited by the Russian government (specifically by her manipulative uncle, played by Mathias Schoenaerts) to become part of their intelligent service, Dominika needs to succeed in her latest venture to [...]


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If you’re in the mood for a gripping trailer that will leave you wanting for more, check out 10×10, a flick that has already a few things going for it.

The number one reason I’m checking out this flick is that a two-hander thriller, running at just 88 minutes, with Luke Evans (Beauty and the Beast) [...]


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Faces Places, which received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature, hits Blu-ray and DVD March 6 via Cohen Media Group.

Revered filmmaker Agnès Varda (Cleo from 5 to 7), one of the pioneers of the French New Wave, hit the road with French photographer/muralist JR to meet various people on their trek. Traveling [...]


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One of cinema’s most successful collaborations is between filmmaker Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan. Their previous films Fruitvale Station and Creed were critical successes, and now the duo are receiving tons of praises for their work in Black Panther. It’s a partnership that is akin to Martin Scorsese’s early collaborations with Robert De [...]


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Q.U.B.E. 2, the highly anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed first person puzzler Q.U.B.E., hits PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on March 13. The sequel, which features new characters, has gamers playing archaeologist Amelia Cross as she attempts to escape an alien world with fellow stranded scientist Emma Sutcliffe.

“We’re very proud of [...]


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