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April 20, 2017

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Reworked Movie of the Day: Nerdwriter’s latest video essay shows how rearranging the plot of Passengers makes it a better movie:   Movie Comparison of the Day: Couch Tomato shows us 24 reasons Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is like a remake of Inglourious Basterds:   Cosplay of the Day: Speaking of Rogue One, here’s an awesome cosplayer with a partially puppeteered K-2SO costume he made (via Fashionably Geek):   Trailer Reaction of the Day: Watch Batman and Superman discuss the trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi in the new Super Cafe cartoon:   Remade Trailer of the Day: Speaking of…Read More

A charming and blissful look at the joys and pains of a bravado-flecked reckless youth, director Max Winkler’s “Flower” is an earnest coming-of-age pic mixing cheeky sass will full-bodied teenage angst and beaming vitality. And it’s also an untamed dark comedy that veers off to unexpected places that reveal disturbing edges. If there’s a movie that can pull off the cool insouciance of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Clueless” and Diablo Cody, and successfully mix it with the seemingly incongruous realist sensibilities of “Fish Tank” or the films of Andrea Arnold in general, “Flower” is it. Continue reading Zoey Deutch Is A Force Of Nature In Max Winkler’s Unpredictable Dark Comedy ‘Flower’ [Tribeca Review] at The Playlist.

Holdover ‘The Fate of the Furious’ continues to rule the road as new offerings ‘Phoenix Forgotten’ and ‘Free Fire’ also sink; the only new film to hold its own is Disney nature doc ‘Born in China.’ read more Source: Hollywood Reporter Box Office

Jamie Meltzer’s doc ‘True Conviction’ is a portrait of a detective agency in Dallas that was started by three ex-convicts aiming to free innocent people behind bars. read more Source: HoolywoodReporter Movie Reviews

Long before the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Expendables and maybe even Planet Hollywood, Kurt Russell wanted to unite your favorite heroes. In a new interview promoting his role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the actor reveals that back in the day he pitched a movie where all the big action movie stars of the time — Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and others –would team up as their “one best,” i.e. their most iconic, action hero characters. “It was a little ahead of its time,” he tells Fox 5 DC entertainment reporter Kevin McCarthy. For his part, he would have reprised the role of Snake Plissken from Escape from New York. Even though that character probably wouldn’t be interested in working with any sort of…Read More

“A vision of pure magic.” How many of you have ever seen this film? If you haven’t, maybe now is a good time to get into Tarkovsky. The Film Society of Lincoln Center has debuted a brand new trailer for the digitally restored re-release of Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1979 sci-fi film Stalker. While this was first released in Russia in 1979, it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 1980, and didn’t hit US theaters until two years later. This 2k digitally restored version was commissioned by the Criterion Collection for a new release, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray. And if you live in NYC, you have the lucky chance to catch it on the big screen in early May. Many critics consider this Tarkovsky’s masterpiece, for good reason. Here’s the new re-release trailer (+ new poster) for Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker, direct from YouTube: In a small, unnamed country there is an area called the Zone. It is apparently inhabited by …