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Liam N33son Continu3s to Us3 His V3ry Particular S3t of Skillz in 'Tak3n'

Liam N33son Continu3s to Us3 His V3ry Particular S3t of Skillz in ‘Tak3n’

There’s a trailer for Tak3n (a.k.a. Taken 3: S3t of Skillz to Pay the Billz) and it seems like the most taken-est and most Liam Neeson-est of them all.
My First Experience With 'Pippin'

My First Experience With ‘Pippin’

I didn’t know anything about Pippin before it won four Tony Awards including the Best Musical Revival. Even then, I had no idea what this musical was about. All I knew was that it had something to do with a circus and it had a bunch of Fosse-esque dance moves....
Watch the New Trailer For 'Inherent Vice', the Paul Thomas Anderson Movie We All Deserve

Watch the New Trailer For ‘Inherent Vice’, the Paul Thomas Anderson Movie We All Deserve

I’m on board with this strictly for Joaquin Phoenix‘s mutton chops, Josh Brolin barking in Japanese, and whatever Martin Short is doing.
Movie Moment of the Week: Terry Crews on 'White Chicks'

Movie Moment of the Week: Terry Crews on ‘White Chicks’

White Chicks is the greatest movie of the Golden Age of Wayans Brothers cinema. The movie was randomly on cable yesterday and I caught it right in time for this particular scene: In addition to getting freaked the fuck out by Shawn and Marlan Wayans in white girl prosthetics, this...
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Chatting With Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, Directors of 'The Boxtrolls'

Chatting With Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi, Directors of ‘The Boxtrolls’

There’s a certain charm to stop-motion animation that will never be accomplished with any CG-generated animated feature. It’s just not possible. Stop-motion animation is like a hug for the eyes. It’s delightful and it just makes you smile. There’s something retro, yet timeless about it — and as of now, directors/master animators Graham Annable and...
Listen to Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, and Craig Johnson Sing the Praises of Kim Catrall

Listen to Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, and Craig Johnson Sing the Praises of Kim Catrall

In case you missed it, my interview with Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, and director Craig Johnson for Skeleton Twins went up on Paste Magazine and it was grand ol’ good time (read it in its entirety here). I’ve seen the movie twice in the theater already (yes, it’s that good and you should see it...
'Kingsman: The Secret Service' is Your New Favorite Movie to Get Excited About

‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ is Your New Favorite Movie to Get Excited About

Dapper suits! British accents! Spies! A villainess with prosthetic legs! Caine! Firth! Strong! Samuel L. Jackson saying “fuck”! All of it directed by Matthew Vaughn! I am on board.
Song of the Week: 'I'm Glad' by Jennifer Lopez

Song of the Week: ‘I’m Glad’ by Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez is making the most out of this booty trend with her collabo with Iggy Azalea appropriately called “Booty.” I was actually thinking about making that my song of the week, but then I realized that I didn’t like that malarkey much. Instead, it made me remember the simpler times of music videos and...
'The Interview' Red Band Trailer Makes the Best Use Out of En Vogue's 'Free Your Mind'

‘The Interview’ Red Band Trailer Makes the Best Use Out of En Vogue’s ‘Free Your Mind’

The Interview is going to be the best Christmas movie of 2014. God bless us one and all.
'The Maze Runner': A Lesson in Racially Diverse Casting

‘The Maze Runner’: A Lesson in Racially Diverse Casting

The Maze Runner is the latest to be cranked out of the Hollywood young adult novel-turned-movie franchise machine. Following in the footsteps of The Hunger Games and Divergent, The Maze Runner plays with the concept of killing young adults in a post apocalyptic world. The movie plops us in a world where a bunch of...
Trailer of the Week: 'Big Eyes'

Trailer of the Week: ‘Big Eyes’

The Tim Burton-directed Big Eyes tells the real-life story of artist Margaret Keane and her big-eyed paintings of the ’50s that her husband tried to claim credit for. Based on the trailer, the movie could make stars Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz Oscar bait. More than that, it actually looks like a good Tim Burton...
My Rambling, Unstructured Thoughts About 'Tusk'

My Rambling, Unstructured Thoughts About ‘Tusk’

It’s been a while since I have had a full movie-going experience that made me go “WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT?!” with utter appreciation. Kevin Smith‘s latest grotesque opus, Tusk made me do this and then some. Let’s face it. This movie is going to be known as “that movie where that old deranged dude...
'The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them' is Not Just a Movie About Stalking Your Ex, But A New Way to Tell a Story

‘The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them’ is Not Just a Movie About Stalking Your Ex, But A New Way to Tell a Story

You would think that The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is a thriller about a kidnapping. But alas, it is not. Instead, it is a movie about the complex relationship between Eleanor Rigby (Jessica Chastain) and Connor Ludlow (James McAvoy). In the beginning of the movie, we see them playfully in love, doing a dine and...
'This is Where I Leave You' Reimagined with an All Asian American Cast

‘This is Where I Leave You’ Reimagined with an All Asian American Cast

Based on the novel by Jonathan Tropper (who also wrote the screenplay) and directed by Shawn Levy, This is Where I Leave You follows the Altman family after their father passes away. At the request of their deceased father and their mother, the four grown siblings are forced to stay under one roof for a...
The New 'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Poster Gives Some WTF-ery Realness

The New ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Poster Gives Some WTF-ery Realness

Based on all the promos, I know that American Horror Story: Freak Show is about to bring us some freaky shit (hence the title): deformed hands, two-headed women, bearded ladies, and three tits — but Jesus Christ. The new poster is gloriously disgusting, fascinating, and fleshy. I kind of want to touch it just so...
Song of the Week: 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now' by Starship

Song of the Week: ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now’ by Starship

If you have seen or planning on seeing The Skeleton Twins soon, I dare you not to have this song in your head for days on end after leaving the theater. …but it is a good song to have stuck in your head. I mean, it is sung by one of the most legendary bands...