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Review: Pokemon Detective Pikachu

I'll be honest, I have no faith when it comes to adaptations and spin-offs of established media. So walking into Pokemon Detective Pikachu for review, I was ready for cliches, tropes, and lazy slapdash world building. I can't believe how mu...

 
 
 
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Review: Under the Silver Lake

The fixation with Los Angeles in a lot of films shouldn’t really come as much of a shock. In a city that manufactures dreams and drama, there’s got to be some stories worth telling, right? Hell of an understatement there, van de...

 
 
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First trailer for Among the Shadows looks like an FMV game

I know people have problems with the Resident Evil movies. They go too far. They're not true enough to the games that inspired them. I get it, and I agree. If only there was a movie out there that looked to have the budget and costuming of...

 
 
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Review: Monster Party

Monster Party is a well-named film. Meaning it has a catchy title. It caught my interest. Especially when the film is described to be about a group of would-be thieves pretending to be caterers robbing a Malibu mansion, only they get m...

 
 
 
 
 
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Mindhunter Season 2 has a slew of great directors behind it

Last year's Mindhunter was a thrilling and stylish look into the life of serial killers and the people who hunt them. David Fincher's involvement was large part of that, giving each monologue and each scene appropriate weight through his st...

 
 
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Jessica Jones renewed for a third Season

Netflix has renewed Jessica Jones for a third season only a month after the release of the second. Yes, that's right. Everyone's favorite PI/vigilante/alcoholic will be back for more in the near future. Jessica Jones Season 2 released last ...

 
 
 
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Steven Soderbergh's Unsane gets new images and not much else

What kind of director would you say Steven Soderbergh is? I have no clue. The man seems to do whatever the hell he wants and be really good it no matter what. His next "whatever the hell he wants" is a horror film called Unsane, which was s...

 
 
 
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Review: Murder on the Orient Express

Adaptions are tricky. Any work that is remade will inevitably draw comparison from versions that came before, whether positive or negative. Differences in direction, photography, acting, theming and execution are felt immediately by anyone ...

 
 
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Review: The Snowman

Star-power isn’t what it once was. It used to be, if you were a big celebrity, and you face was front-and-center on a films marketing, it was a guaranteed success. Nowadays, that strategy isn’t effective, and studios that still ...

 
 
 
 
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Review: The Nice Guys

There's something a little off about The Nice Guys. It should work really well. Two great actors who play off each other fantastically with director/writer Shane Black bringing his talents back to the neo-noir genre. Plus, it's all set in t...

 
 
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Sherlock Holmes 3 gets screenwriter

The two Robert Downey Jr. Led Sherlock Holmes movies made a crap ton of money and, in all fairness, were a descent amount of fun. You'd think in this sequel hungry world that means we'd see another one as quick as possible, but it's been fi...

 
 
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Mr. Holmes detects new teaser trailer

The great thing about Sherlock Holmes, and one of the reasons that he is so popular, is that you can take his logical deduction crime solving and place it in almost any scenario with great success. What often gets lost in that is the man, ...

 
 
 
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Why is Interstellar one minute shorter in 70mm?

Today the critics in DC got information on the upcoming screenings of Interstellar and for some reason it turns out that Christopher Nolan's space film is one minute longer in its non-70mm format. As you hopefully know the movie is bei...

 
 
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First look at Ian McKellen as Sherlock Holmes in Mr. Holmes

It isn't too often that casting is more perfect than anything could possibly be, but in the case of Ian McKellen as an older Sherlock Holmes I'm pretty sure it is. Can't you just see Benedict Cumberbatch growing up to look just like the guy...

 
 
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See Veronica Mars early and free

If you're a fan of Veronica Mars you've probably already got your ticket to the movie, but you probably also want to see it even sooner than this Friday. You should, it's awesome. That's why we've got these passes for you to a screenin...

 
 
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SXSW Review: Veronica Mars

I'm going to open this with one thing: the Veronica Mars movie was a triumph before it debuted today at SXSW. A historic film that showed that crowdfunding can launch a movie and that film distribution can be done in a different way. I...

 
 
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SDCC: First look at the Veronica Mars movie

Hall H at San Diego Comic Con has been jam packed with awesome stuff, but we're sadly not there to see it yet. Thankfully the folks behind the Veronica Mars movie did a bit of sharing on their own and sent out a video to all the Kickstarte...

 
 
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NYAFF Review: The Bullet Vanishes

There's an observation in This Is Spinal Tap that sums up the dilemma of many detective stories: there's a fine line between clever and stupid. Successful detective stories provide satisfying solutions to mysteries, no matter how improbable...

 
 
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Review: Now You See Me

I love magic. I always have. If you suspend your disbelief that magic's not real (kind of like wrestling), it can take you to a wonderful place, a place where that rabbit really did get pulled from some pocket dimension inside a top hat or ...

 
 
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Review: In the House

There's a great short story in Richard Yates's Eleven Kinds of Loneliness called "Builders." In it, one of the characters naively but sincerely thinks of writing in terms of building houses, and the windows are places where light can shine ...

 
 
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Review: Upstream Color

Part of me wants to wait until I fully understand every facet of Upstream Color before I review it, but a larger part of me suspects I never will. Might as well strike while the iron is hot. Upstream Color is mind-altering, like the hypno...

 
 
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Update: Veronica Mars movie Kickstarter a dream come true

Update: And it's been funded. The goal of $2 million was reached in just 10 hours and as of this writing has been surpassed by $542,221. The Kickstarter broke a record by reaching $1 million in under four-and-a-half hours. Of course you ca...

 
 
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Interview: Jason Dohring (Searching for Sonny)

Many of you remember Jason Dohring from the cult TV-show Veronica Mars. As the lovable bad-boy Logan, Dohring showcased and honed his talents to a great degree. Now that the show is off the air, Dohring has been taking more a...

 
 
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The Girl That Played With Fire not happening in 2013

Good things come to those who wait, they say, so hopefully that means the wait for a sequel to The Girl With The Dragoon Tattoo will be worth it, because we won't be seeing one until sometime after next year. A source has said that eve...

 
 
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Brad Bird boarding Damon Lindelof's mysterious 1952

Having stated he is unlikely to return to the Mission: Impossible franchise, director Brad Bird has found his next gig in the shape of mysterious Disney project, 1952, written by Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof. As expected from anything Lin...

 
 
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Book: Sherlock Holmes On Screen (Updated Edition)

Sherlock Holmes turns 125 this year. He will likely endure much, much longer, especially given the success of Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes movies and Steven Moffat's show Sherlock. Indeed, if Arthur Conan Doyle's master of deduction can su...

 
 
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Sony pushing forward with Dragon Tat-two

See what I did there? Anyway, despite David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo struggling both critically (although all of Flixist's reviewers adored it) and financially, so far grossing 'only' $60m on a $90m budget, Sony are confide...

 
 
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Review: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

I've gone on record stating that American remakes of foreign movies are about as stupid an idea as mixing scotch with vodka. Look at how awful Let Me In was in comparison to the masterful Let the Right One In for a good example. B...

 
 
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Review: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

When the first Sherlock Holmes film hit I was pleasantly surprised by both its quality and its take on the character. While it wasn't perfect and it hardly constituted a mystery I thought Downey was perfectly cast as a neurotic, s...

 
 
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Trailer: The Raven

The Raven is one of those alternate history-ish kinds of movies you see every so often, where a famous historical figure is put in a bizarre situation. Edgar Allen Poe (John Cusack) finds his life turned upside down when a mysterious ...

 
 
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Mondo Mystery Movies coming to Los Angeles

Just when you thought that there couldn't possibly be another reason to be insanely jealous of the West Coast, Mondo, a division of the revered Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, announced this morning that it is going to begin putting on Mondo Myste...

 
 




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Stuber"The Lyft of buddy cop Uber movies "

 

Crawl"Small spaces"

 

The Farewell"Sad, funny, but most importantly honest"

 

The Lion King"Play it again, Simba"

 

Darlin'"Feral and tender"

 

Midsommar"Sumer is Icumen in"

 

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 6 Episode 7 - "Toldja""Everyone is here (and lacking common sense)!"

 

Ophelia"Hamlet 2.0"

 

Maiden"Girls to the front, go rock the boat"

 

Yesterday"Nowhere man"

 

Spider-Man: Far from Home"EuroTrip except with superhero violence instead of sex"

 

The Third Wife"Fate has the upper hand."

 

Toy Story 4"An existential nightmare (for kids!)"

 

Jessica Jones Season 3"What is your truth?"

 

Men in Black: "Oh, they have crap overseas too!"

 

The Dead Don't Die"Shambling wreck or full of brains?"

 

Shaft"Shut cho mouth!"

 

Diamantino"Ignorance is bliss"

 

The Fall of the American Empire"Big ideas, bad ideas, muddled ideas"

 

The Secret Life of Pets 2"A move with the attention spa... SQUIRREL!"

 
 
 
 
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