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First 'Yoga Hosers' trailer and exclusive images

Posted June 6, 2016, 12:06 PM

I have to admit that this was a story that I had a really tough time keeping a lid on. Thanks to our friends over at Invincible Pictures, we were lucky enough to get an advance look at some film stills from Kevin Smith's upcoming film Yoga Hosers. Everybody knows how much we appreciate friend of the site Kevin Smith's films, so having to stay mum on anything related to one of his upcoming works is, well, like trying to convert Jay into Silent Bob - it just doesn't work.

Thankfully, with iTunes' debut of the U.S. trailer earlier today, we can finally start to let the cat out of the bag, a little bit. We all know that Kevin is out promoting the film with screenings across the country, but a wider audience will finally be able to see the...

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Monday Mixer: Is Thor a 'Guardian of the Galaxy'?

Posted June 6, 2016, 11:06 AM

I know that I have mentioned it before, but when you have two young children, you have to be very selective when it comes to seeing movies at the theater. Before kids, I would probably see two to four films a month at the movie theater. Now, it's much closer to one or two quarter.

I'm not complaining and I wouldn't change my life for anything in the world, but when about half of the films you see in theaters each year is decided by a four-year-old, you learn to be very selective when you get a chance to see an more adult-oriented film. Not and adult film per se, although the moniker sort of fits for the film that the wife and I saw this weekend, The Nice Guys.

Out of the 42 films that I've seen so far in 2016...

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June the 4th: 'Rogue One' reshoots? Uh-oh?

Posted June 3, 2016, 5:06 PM

OK, I get it. June the Fourth doesn't quite roll off the tongue as nicely as May the Fourth does, but I think it gets the point across. Besides, who cares what the headline says? You're just here for the last month's worth of Star Wars news. I don't blame you, it's been a crazy month.

The fun thing with having a new Star Wars movie come out each year is that there is always news popping up from a variety of sources. So, let's not waste any more time and get to it, shall we?

The biggest news to hit the Star Wars universe this month just leaked this week. We all know that Star Wars: Rogue One is due out later this year and is the first stand-alone anthology film that Disney hopes will fill the Star Wars lust in...

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Review: 'Gods of Egypt' is reborn on 4K UHD

Posted May 31, 2016, 4:05 PM

Reviewing films is never an easy task. Sure, it sounds easy. Watch a film and then write about it, what could be easier, right? Wrong. Much like eating ice cream for every meal, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing.

And what if, instead of ice cream, every meal was liver and onions? Sure, there are people that love liver and onions, but it's hardly everyone's favorite cup of tea. Have I mixed enough metaphors yet?

That sort of confusion is precisely what I was feeling as I was watching Gods of Egypt. It's not a bad movie per se, and there are interesting threads here and there, but ultimately, it seems to suffer from too much collaboration. Lionsgate was so sure of its success that they were already making plans for Gods of Egypt to be...

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Monday (Tuesday) Mixer: 'X' marks the spot?

Posted May 31, 2016, 12:05 PM

Oh boy. Summer is unofficially under way and it's shaping up to be an interesting one for sure.

Usually, it takes a few weeks to get a real feel for a Summer's box office, but I think this weekend's performance and the last month or so is painting a clear picture for Hollywood: enough with the crappy sequels. It's not like audiences are rejecting sequels out of hand (see Captain America: Civil War), it's more like they are becoming more picky.

It's simply no longer good enough to just slap a number at the end or Marvel or DC at the front, audiences are seemingly looking for more. This doesn't bode well for Independence Day Resurgence, which was hoping to ride nostalgia to a break out performance this Summer. It also means that (hopefully) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows...

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Review: 'The Finest Hours' celebrates courage and bravery

Posted May 24, 2016, 5:05 PM

Army. Air Force. Navy. Marines.

The forgotten fifth armed force of the United States of America is the Coast Guard and unless we are fighting a war in Vietnam, they tend to fly under the radar, but the reality is that we would not be able to function as a country without them. If 9/11 taught us only one thing, it's that terrorism is bringing the war on democracy to our own shores.

The Coast Guard is the first and final line of defense for this country and with the exception of The Guardian, it's a branch of the armed forces whose stories of heroism have gotten short shift when it comes to the big-screen treatment.

Enter The Finest Hours, which tells the true story of the greatest small-boat rescue in the history of the Coast Guard. The tale takes place on February...

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Review: 'The Witch' haunts you long after it's over

Posted May 24, 2016, 4:05 PM

If there's one thing that I have come to learn after nearly two decades in this industry, it's that few films ever live up to their hype. Usually, when a film looks amazing and my anticipation levels go skyward, the execution is such a letdown that I end up despising the film that I was once so eager to experience.

Thankfully, there are exceptions to this rule and I'm happy to say that The Witch is one of them. As this is a review, perhaps I should have been coy to encourage you to continue reading, but you can't accuse me of burying the lede.

Besides, who doesn't want to read a think piece/review about the history of witches in film and our national obsession with them?

It feels like every corner of the globe has their particular idea of horror. If you...

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