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Film Review: Last Christmas Hits Like a Hallmark Card

The Pitch: When Richard Curtis is busy, who ya gonna call? Paul Feig and Emma Thompson. Last Christmas is a winsome rom-com about Katarina (Emilia Clarke), a Yugoslavian émigré living in central London in 2017 among vibes of post-Brexit anxiety and soft-focus Christmas lighting. Ah, Christmas, that concealer (or perhaps purveyor) of dread. By day,

Fantastic Fest Film Review: In the Tall Grass Gets Lost In the Weeds

The Pitch: In Vincenzo Natali’s adaptation of one of Stephen King’s more bizarre properties (co-written with son Joe Hill), In the Tall Grass has a premise that feels disarmingly simple at first. A pregnant young woman named Becky Demuth (Laysla De Oliveira) is driving cross-country with her brother Cal (Avery Whitted) so she can figure out

Session 9 director Brad Anderson shares first trailer for new Netflix film Fractured: Watch

Session 9 director Brad Anderson has a new film. It’s called Fractured, and Netflix just dropped the first trailer today ahead of its October 11th release. According to a press release, the film is about a family vacation gone wrong. After getting into a car accident, the protagonist and his family are rushed to the

Film Review: Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell Is a Meandering Repeat

The Pitch: In 2005’s The Devil’s Rejects, the film ended with the three remaining members of the depraved Firefly clan speeding toward a police barricade guns ablaze and Lynyrd Skynyrd ablare. Somehow, against all odds and science, Baby Firefly (Sheri Moon Zombie), Otis Driftwood (Bill Moseley), and Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig) survived the hailstorm of

Film Review: Fred Durst’s The Fanatic Fails John Travolta

The Pitch: John Travolta is Moose. He’s a street performer in La La Land. He’s also a manic obsessive without a support system. (To be exact, the film never puts a diagnosis on his behavior, but he’s clearly unstable.) During the day, he puts on a cockney accent, a constable costume, and a twirled moustache

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross to score new Pixar film Soul

Get this: The guy who wrote “Closer” is now scoring a Pixar movie. Yes, Trent Reznor and his creative partner Atticus Ross have signed on to compose music for the upcoming feature Soul. Set to hit theaters in June 2020, Soul tells the story of a disillusioned middle-school band teacher named Joe (Jamie Foxx), who yearns

Film Review: Invader Zim: Enter the Florpus Proves A Successful Alien Invasion Into Nostalgia Culture

The Pitch: In 2019, the cult of strange bedfellows culminates in mainstream media’s lust after reboot culture and none other than Invader Zim. Of course, this tracks with the program’s history: In 2002, beloved kids network Nickelodeon sent Zim to Earth in hopes of tapping a pre-teen market. They did so by way of creator