July 2012

Trey Hock interviews Margo Martindale, an actress known for her roles on FX’s Justified, and the movies Million Dollar Baby and Win Win. Martindale talks with Trey about her new movie ‘Scalene.’

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Scalene, the feature debut for director Zack Parker, is a genre bending film that is part psychological mystery, part character drama and stars Hannah Hall and Margo Martindale.

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If you’re looking to rent a new action movie or a romantic comedy this weekend, you might want to watch/read this first.

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Two comedies that may appeal to very different crowds (‘The Three Stooges’ and ‘Footnote’) are new out on Blu-ray and DVD.

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Trevan, Eric and Trey do the podcast by phone this week to talk about ‘Beasts Of The Southern Wild’ and fight each other during a spoiler-heavy takedown of ‘The Dark Knight Rises.’

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Can the film help but force us to recall the Trayvon Martin case, and if it can’t, does that keep us from being able to laugh? No. The Watch doesn’t have that problem, but that doesn’t mean it’s loaded to the gills with gold-star jokes to begin with.

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A long-delayed dramatic movie with some big stars (‘Margaret’) and a not-needed sequel with some actors who probably needed the work (‘American Reunion’) are available on Blu-ray and DVD now.

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Trey talks to Matt Harfield and Wyatt Garfield about what it’s like to work with a committed crew that is responsible for one of the best films so far in 2012.

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Yes, the film is wonderfully shot, with something like a dozen songs from the final show to give its viewers a very intimate, exclusive look at a truly amazing performance, yet if not already a fan of the band’s music, or possessed of a deeper understanding of Murphy’s impact on the indie rock and dance music scenes, it all feels somewhat hollow.

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The mixture of talents that went into ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild’ create a stunning and poetic work.

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Once the engine is cranked into high gear, Nolan plays takes scary real-world issues—the gap between classes, fear-mongering tactics, and absolutism—to their terrifying physical realization in The Dark Knight Rises.

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A note on spoilers: While this review is written spoiler-free, certain elements of the plot are discussed or touched on briefly and carefully. Elements of the film that are revealed explicitly in trailers are mentioned for context, but should you wish to stay in the dark about the film entirely, proceed with caution. The last […]

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Whit Stillman’s witty, talky films ‘Metropolitan’ and ‘The Last Days of Disco’ are subject to an inordinate amount of critical dismissal, but on Criterion Blu-ray, they look like low-key classics.

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The superhero movie genre is still a pretty new one, and there haven’t been too many perfect movies yet, but at the rate they are being produced, this list could look very different in just a couple of years. Here’s my list of Top 10 Superhero Movies. What would you add? What should have been left off? What are you looking forward to?

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Directed by Tarsem Singh, Mirror, Mirror is like a children’s storybook come to life. Project X is meant to look like its shot on home video cameras and contains perhaps the single most annoying character ever put on film.

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