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    Review: 'Total Recall' A Derivative, Dim & Substance-Free Remake

    A pastiche of almost too many movies to count as a remake of just one, “Total Recall” is mindless, middling fare that fails to utilize – much less expand – the provocative concepts at the core of its iconic 1990 predecessor. Len Wiseman, whose “Die Hard” sequel effectively betrayed every one of the ...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: BEAVER'S LODGE: THE RAZOR'S EDGE (1946)

    It’s not for everyone, I’m sure, and it may have faults as drama, but I found "The Razor's Edge" a richly rewarding experience.

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    Watch: Nicolas Winding Refn Directed Gucci Premiere Ad Starring Blake Lively

    Okay, this isn't the full short film that will be unspooled at the Venice Film Festival in a few weeks, but it's a good taste of what's to come. Yes, Nicolas Winding Refn has directed an ad for the fragrance Gucci Premiere and yes, it stars Blake Lively.

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    Keira Knightley Frontrunner For Female Lead In Jack Ryan Reboot; Felicity Jones & Evangeline Lilly Also In The Mix

    Quick! Name the female leads of the Jack Ryan movies! Yeah, that's what we thought, but those previous efforts are generally such testosterone-driven sausage parties, you can be forgiven for forgetting if any actresses were involved. But in rebooting the character for a whole new generation, Par...

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    Christopher Eccleston Is Villain Malekith The Accursed In 'Thor: The Dark World'

    With Mads Mikkelsen not being able to step into the villain role in "Thor: The Dark World" due to scheduling issues with the upcoming NBC show "Hannibal," the part remained open, and surprisingly there wasn't the usual run of rumored names and wishlists. Instead, Marvel has j...

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    More Than A Few Words About Post-War German Cinema, Race and 'Toxi'

    For anyone interested in foreign films, one of the most interesting periods of German filmmaking was the post war period between 1946 to the mid 1960’s.

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    'The Girl,' Ethel Kennedy Dominate HBO at TCA: Hedren Calls Hitchcock 'evil and deviant,' Sorkin Answers 'Newsroom' Critics

    HBO may be making fewer movies, but it appears that “The Girl” will be as provocative as any it has ever mounted. It presents a distinctly unsavory vision of revered helmer Alfred Hitchcock (whose "Vertigo" tops Sight & Sound's new poll) through the prism of his u...

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    Bryan Singer Confirms 'First Class' Sequel Title Is 'Days Of Future Past,' Hints At "Connectivity" Between X-Men Films

    Okay, so this isn't exactly new, but it is confirmation of rumors that have been making their way around the interwebs for a couple of months now. Yes, the "X-Men: First Class" sequel has a title and it's exactly what you thought it would be if you've been paying attention.

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    Ernest Dickerson ('The Walking Dead') In Talks To Direct AMC Drama Pilot 'Low Winter Sun'

    Ernest Dickerson ('The Walking Dead') In Talks To Direct AMC Drama Pilot 'Low Winter Sun'

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    Watch: First Trailer For Andrew Dominik's 'Killing Them Softly' Starring Brad Pitt

    After making the beautiful and ethereal anti-western "The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford," Andrew Dominik took a bit of time away, and now five years later he returns with a wholly different film, the angry, caustic, funny and riveting "Killing Them Softly.&quo...

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