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Dear Everyone Piling On Sony For Cancelling THE INTERVIEW: The Problem Is Us

Right, this will be short and sweet:In the past day there has been much hand wringing and wailing over free speech being dictated to and curtailed by hackers and terrorists. How could Sony be so weak and cowardly, etc etc... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: THE INTERVIEW Deserves To Be More Than A Footnote

In 1940, just months after Wermacht tanks rolled over their borders in lightning strikes, a film came out that made the elected leader of Germany look like the fatuous lunatic that he was. Playing both the Jewish Barber and... More »
  

Sony Scraps THE INTERVIEW Release

4:50 PST UPDATE: Sony Has 'no further release plans for The Interview', including VOD or DVD/Blu. It started with the infamous hack into Sony servers last month. Then vague threats towards attacks on theaters that would show it. And despite... More »
  

James Franco Is All Set To RANT

If there are two names that get people flapping and flaming their lips more than most, that'd be renaissance man extraordinaire James Franco and mostly author Chuck Palahniuk. And now since Franco has optioned the rights to Palahniuk's novel Rant,... More »
  

Review: James Franco's CHILD OF GOD Is A Revelation

Love him or hate him, James Franco has one of the more interesting Hollywood careers going these days. My own relationship with the man was born of indifference and suckled at the teat of hatred, thanks in no small part to... More »
  

Review: THIRD PERSON, Awful People In An Awful World

As amply evidenced by his latest film, Third Person, Paul Haggis is a purveyor of pain, which isn't something I would ever expect from someone who wrote for the 1980s TV sitcom The Facts of Life and created small-screen shows... More »
  

Joshua Chaplinsky's Favorite Films of 2013 Are Better Than Yours

I mean, that's gotta be what he thinks, right? Or else why would he be putting them on the internet for all to see? (And by "all" we mean obligated friends and family members, and those precious few window shoppers... More »
  

Review: HOMEFRONT, Jason Statham Squares Off Against Meth Dealers

Some higher profile names than you might expect grace Jason Statham's latest outing as a lead. Produced and written (some time ago) by none other than Expendables stablemate Sylvester Stallone, Homefront is bolstered by an eclectic supporting cast that... More »
  

DOC NYC 2013: Award Winners and More Reviews

DOC NYC wrapped this past Thursday, and the jury awards have been announced. In the Viewfinders Competition, "chosen for their distinct directorial visions," according to the festival, the Grand Jury Prize winner was Mahdi Fleifel's A World Not Ours, a... More »
  

James Franco Will Happily Pour Gasoline Down Your Throat Unless You Watch This Red Band Trailer For HOMEFRONT

I'm sorry Jason Statham, but when your gravely-voiced tough guy type is put up against villains played by James Franco and Winona Ryder, well, buddy, you're automatically sent to second-tier status in your movie.And the movie in question is Homefront.... More »
  

New York Film Fest 2013 Review: Praise the Lord! James Franco's CHILD OF GOD Is A Revelation

Love him or hate him, James Franco has one of the more interesting Hollywood careers going these days. My own relationship with the man was born of indifference and suckled at the teat of hatred, thanks in no small part... More »
  

TIFF 2013 Review: PALO ALTO Ushers In A New Generation Of Angst

It's difficult to imagine what kind of pressure having the last name Coppola brings to a young girl interested in becoming a filmmaker. With an aunt who has continually churned out interesting (if divisive) hits, a well-respected filmmaker uncle,... More »
  

Euro Beat: New Films From Werner Herzog, Wim Wenders and... Orson Welles!?

In the latest installment of Euro Beat, I'll be taking a look at several brand new (at least,new to the public), very significant projects  originating from unlikely places. As always, click through the gallery below for additional European news briefs... More »
  

Venice 2013: Full Lineup Includes Sono Sion & Miyazaki Hayao

The Venice Film Festival's complete lineup is here! Competing for the Leone D'Oro are such veteran auteurs like American documentarian Errol Morris (The Unknown Known), ex Monty Python-er Terry Gilliam (The Zero Theorum), Japanese sensei Miyazaki Hayao (The Wind Rises)... More »
  

James Franco To Adapt William Faulkner's THE SOUND AND THE FURY

William Faulkner has remained one of my favourite writers since I started reading his work when I was probably too young to grasp his genius. One of the cornerstones of literary modernism, his elegaic and experimental prose was ahead of... More »
  

Review: THIS IS THE END, Celebrity Friends Laughing At Themselves And The Apocalypse

If you can't trust your best friend(s) when the world ends, who can you trust? Making their directorial debut, Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen have built a vehicle that is customized to fit the talents of their friends. Loosely constructed,... More »
  

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Talk THIS IS THE END

I sat down last week as part of a round table discussion with directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, discussing what I hope will be one of the great film successes of the summer. This is the End is... More »
  

James Franco To Star In Wim Wenders' EVERY THING WILL BE FINE

The peculiar career path of James Franco takes another interesting turn with word that the star has taken on the lead role in Wim Wenders' 3D drama Every Thing Will Be Fine and while it's been quite some time since... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

TTTT: On Eating New Orleans (and OZ)

Tudor's Twitchin' Travel Tours has always had a travel motif. If one were to go back and look at all my "TTTT" column banner graphics (and you know you want to!), the one consistent element would be that they... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Review: OZ THE GREAT AND THE POWERFUL Deflates on Arrival

The most magical part of Sam Raimi's Oz the Great and the Powerful ironically doesn't even take place in the titular fantasy-land, but rather in the dreary, black-and-white real world. Like The Wizard of Oz, to which this film is... More »
  
 
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