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  • New releases: 'Captain Phillips' puts you on the boat in a hijacking

    Captain Phillips Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $40.99 Available on VOD beginning Jan. 21 The true story of the hijacking of the freighter Maersk Alabama becomes a refreshingly original action movie in "Captain Phillips," a Paul Greengrass-directed, Billy...
  • Sundance Film Festival: 10 Park City picks for sci-fi and horror fans

     
    Thursday evening sees the kickoff to the 2014 edition of the Sundance Film Festival, the annual indie confab that is […]...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'The Raid 2: Berandal'

    With its blissfully crude setup and ferociously inventive fight sequences, Gareth Evans' "The Raid: Redemption" (2011) was an exhilarating, exhausting treat for those who like to take their genre poison straight. If "The Raid 2: Berandal" disappoints...
  • Sundance 2014: 'The Raid 2' hits festival hard; trailer released

    Sundance 2014: 'The Raid 2' hits festival hard; trailer released
    PARK CITY, Utah -- Many who came to Sundance for the jam-packed first weekend had already departed Park City by Tuesday night, which left a difficult decision for those who remained: the world premiere of "The Raid 2" or a secret screening, which turned...
  • Slamdance Film Review: 'Elliot'

    "Elliot" won the jury award for best documentary feature at Slamdance, although frankly much of its content appears so perfectly boobish, in a low-budget Christopher Guest-imitating mode, that at times you might suspect you're watching a mockumentary --...
  • Berlin: Altitude Adds Sundance Winner 'Fishing Without Nets' to EFM Slate

    LONDON -- Altitude Film Sales has added three titles to its sales slate at the European Film Market in Berlin: "Fishing Without Nets," "Bolshoi Babylon" and Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer "Blood Mountain," as revealed by Variety yesterday. "Fishing...
  • Film Review: 'The Monuments Men'

    It's not only the great works of European art that have gone missing in "The Monuments Men"; the spark of writer-director-star George Clooney's filmmaking is absent, too. In adapting writer Robert M. Edsel's account of the men charged with protecting...
  • XYZ Films Boards 'Party Animal' from Cult Norwegian Helmer Patrik Syversen (EXCLUSIVE)

    GOTEBORG - Doing one of the things it does best - tapping into original genre talent from the four corners of the globe - L.A-based XYZ Films has boarded "Party Animal," a werewolf pic from cult Norwegian genre scribe-helmer Patrik Syversen ("Hellfjord"),...
  • 2014 Oscars: Good films, in small packages

    2014 Oscars: Good films, in small packages
    For too long moviegoers have had little exposure to the short films nominated each year for an Oscar, certainly not in the weeks prior to the ceremony. The awards for shorts — defined as shorter than 40 minutes and divided into three categories:...
  • Film Review: 'The Monkey King'

    More than three years in the making, and easily the most ambitious cinematic rendition yet of the adventures of Buddhist monk Xuanzang and his three demigoblin disciples, "The Monkey King" nonetheless can't match the technical refinement or storytelling...
  • Sundance 2014: Festival an immersion in inventive genre storytelling

     Sundance 2014: Festival an immersion in inventive genre storytelling
    The stereotypical Sundance movie is thought of as something capital-Q quirky, typically a story of family dysfunction or coming-of-age. This year's festival, across its numerous sections, featured a newfound immersion in genre storytelling that pushed the...
  • For Hoffman, acting didn't come easy, but it did come true

    For Hoffman, acting didn't come easy, but it did come true
    Philip Seymour Hoffman didn't really steal scenes. He tugged them, slyly, like a man doing a slow-motion rug trick, to his own corner of the action. He did it time after time, across 50-odd feature films and with a consistent presence on the New York...