August 2012

Evil is the theme of two movies new out on DVD. One is a thriller starring two well-known actors (‘Meeting Evil’) and the other tells the final chapter of a real-life horror story (‘Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory’).

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Thursday, August 16, via Fathom Live, RiffTrax will tackle what is widely considered to be one of the worst movies ever made: ‘Manos – The Hands of Fate.’ The movie perpetually ranks as one of the top MST3K episodes of all time, so we were curious as to why the RiffTrax crew would want to tackle it again.

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Ferrell plays another in a long line of his familiar type, the over-confident buffoon—this one owing a lot to his famous George W. Bush impression—while Galifianakis plays another effeminate weirdo with a fanny pack, so neither actor is really stretching.

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Zoe Kazan (also playing Ruby) wrote ‘Ruby Sparks’ straying away from being a strictly formulated cutesie romantic comedy. When one thinks about it, being able to control a person by conveying their actions into a typewriter is rather dark. It is with this darkness that Kazan weaves the story into something that sucks the viewer in.

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It’s the dog days of summer as we talk about three movies that round out the summer movie season.

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One of the great things about having an Alamo Drafthouse in your town is that they do all kinds of screenings of movies that aren’t your typical, awards-worthy fare, and they do them up right — with unbridled campy, enthusiasm.

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Japan’s most famous swordsman gets the Criterion treatment, but it’s more ‘Gone with the Wind’ than ‘Seven Samurai.’

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With the recent popularity of ‘The Artist’ and ‘Hugo,’ the time may be right for a list of silent films that can get relative film novices into silent films. Here’s Trey’s Top 10 Silent Films for Silent Newcomers.

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‘Get the Gringo’ and ‘Detention’ didn’t get wide theatrical releases, but these two over-the-top movies prove that just because a film didn’t hit theaters doesn’t mean it’s not worth checking out.

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With the release of BFI’s 2012 Sight & Sound Critics’ list of the Top 50 Greatest Films of All Time, and their 2012 Sight & Sound Directors’ Top Ten, everyone has gone list crazy. What are your faves of all time?

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Even though Total Recall is full of imaginative sets and design, its futuristic world is never anything but a nifty-looking backdrop for its action sequences, which are admittedly better than average. But the world never really informs the characters – whose dialogue is also pretty bland – and the result is a little underwhelming.

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In a dystopian future, the world is only inhabitable in two places — Great Britain and Australia. The countries are connected through an underground tunnel that goes through the planet’s core and it serves as a handy dividing line between the rich and the poor. All of this is explained before the first scene of […]

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This week, Eric and Trevan talk about Total Recall, the latest remake/reinterpretation/rehash/idea repurposing. The original wasn’t high art by any means, but does the Colin Farrell vehicle offer anything past the one-two punch of Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel? Listen on to find out! And once you have, stick around because the guys discuss the bizarre, […]

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Based on the hugely popular series ‘Klovn’ that ran for six seasons on TV stations across Scandinavia, ‘Klown’ is written by its two stars Hvam and Christensen. Their fictional counterparts bear similarities to their real lives (like Curb Your Enthusiasm or Louie here in America) but in the movie, Frank and Casper get themselves into socially awkward situations that even David Brent might find offensive.

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Saturday night Kansas City excitedly waited for the very first Mondo event at the new Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet, a sold-out screening of ‘The Goonies.’

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