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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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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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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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Trevan and Trey welcome new contributing writer and first-time podcaster Adam Brumback as the three discuss Will Smith’s newest offering Men In Black 3 before moving on to something completely different. How different? How about a psycho-drama centered on the possibility of time travel? Subscribe to The Scene-Stealers Podcast on iTunes or our RSS.

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Much like The Raid Redemption, Lockout, the newest offering from EuroCorp, purveyor of medium budget action fare, is a stupid Sci-Fi movie that can’t see past its own cliches far enough to contribute anything to the genre. There is nothing in the film that hasn’t been seen before and better elsewhere. Current advertisements liken it [...]

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In this week’s podcast Eric Melin, Trevan McGee and Trey Hock talk about Seann William Scott and the rest of the gang in American Reunion and the non-stop action import The Raid Redemption. And if you’re a fan of the awesomely underrated Scott Pilgrim Vs The World, check out our upcoming Evening Of 8-bit Featuring Scott Pilgrim Vs The [...]

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Fresh off of seeing Wrath Of The Titans, Trevan and Eric unleash a Kraken of rage on this unnecessary and unwarranted sequel. Meanwhile Trey struggles to come up with a single memorable thing about Salmon Fishing In The Yemen and comes away with a pretty hilarious homage to 24. Lastly, and on a much sadder note, Trevan reads racist [...]

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This week’s podcast is dedicated entirely to Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games, starring Jennifer Lawrence and directed by Gary Ross. Today, Eric and Trevan review the film before moving on to discuss movies with similar themes and plot lines, including Battle Royale, which just happens to be playing at the Screenland Crossroads this weekend. We know [...]

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It’s a light-weight week for new releases as Trey and Eric tackle Jason Segel and Ed Helms in Jeff Who Lives At Home and Trevan and Trey talk about Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill‘s surprisingly awesome 21 Jump Street reboot. This week’s podcast is spoiler-free unless you count some botched retelling of jokes from both movies and [...]

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George Hickman’s list of the 10 most badass movies that played at 2011′s Fantastic Fest in Austin, TX proves that some great movies can be found underground.

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Top 10 Fantastic Fest Titles Available to Stream on Netflix

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While about 30 percent of the films that have played Fantastic Fest (which starts Thursday Sept. 22 and which I’ll be covering for Scene-Stealers) are available to stream online, and about 50 percent otherwise have a U.S. DVD release, the remaining 20 percent have not been released in the United States at all. Aside from [...]

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Jason Cheung is the self-described half-Chinese prodigious eater of the air band Airpocalypse, who gained much fame and notoriety last year on “America’s Got Talent.” When I finally met him in person at this year’s US Air Guitar competition in Chicago, Jason talked up his love for kung fu, Asian cinema, and all things Hong [...]

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This weekend, J.J. Abrams channels his inner Steven Spielberg (who actually produced the film) in “Super 8.” The film is equal parts “E.T.” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” and it takes place in 1979. It revolves around a group of young kids who discover something extraordinary while filming a Super 8mm movie. We [...]

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Joe Wright, director of the highly acclaimed “Atonement,” jumps aboard the girls-kicking-ass train with his most recent offering, “Hanna.” Wright taps into the same well-mined landscape of such films as “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” trilogy, the “Bourne” offerings, even a touch of “Let the Right One In,” but where as those films often [...]

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