Trailer Released for The Babushkas of Chernobyl

In advance of its screening at the Las Angeles Film Festival the trailer for the new documentary The Babushkas of Chernobyl has been released and it looks to be a look at a very interesting group of women. If you are familiar with Chernobyl at all then you should have some idea of why they would be interesting but follow after the jump for the trailer and more on this film!

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Reel Review: The Connection

It has been a while since I’ve reviewed a foreign language movie, probably since last Fantastic Fest actually, and I think part of why is because its a harder sell for many people. But when The Connection was finally up for release I knew I had to since its a companion to a classic I loved since I was a kid, The French Connection, and has a great case. So does that plus a hefty does of 70’s style make for a great movie? Well dear friends follow after the jump to find out more.

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Reel Review: The Voices

“I have to tell you about this script. It’s hilarious, it’s original, it’s twisted and it’ll never, ever, get made.”my friend three years ago

There’s nothing quite like a movie recommendation from a friend. They’re the ‘critics’ who know what you like. When a friend shares something with you, you appreciate that something all the more because it’s based on a foundation of understanding and common interest.  Or, at the very least, a friend’s endorsement carries an enthusiasm, that can be so contagious, that even if that something is not so great, you can’t help but grade that something on a curve.

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Reel Review: Ex Machina

Ex Machina is a brain twisting bladder buster of a film. What I mean by that is that I was so intellectually enthralled by the story that I forced myself to endure the discomfort of my overflowing bladder for fear of missing a single moment this amazing film. And what’s even more remarkable is that, for a summer sci-fi extravaganza, Ex Machina didn’t have a single explosion, car chase, fist-fight or climax with world-ending stakes. It is, in essence, the most intense, suspenseful and fascinating film consisting of nothing but 2 people having conversations I’ve ever seen. It’s like the hybrid consciousness of Alfred Hitchcock and Stanley Kubrick directed My Dinner With Andre based on a script by Isaac Asimov after he traveled to his future and watched Silence of the Lambs. It’s awesome.

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Felt Gets National Release Date and Teaser Poster

Felt showed at Fantastic Fest last year, and I regrettably missed it, but it was one of the films that were talked about non-stop during the festival. The film by director Jason Banker is an interesting look into the effects of sexual trauma through the lens of revenge and its psychological impact on a creative individual. As the evocative teaser poster will tell you, its a bit odd and beautiful and you can follow us after the jump for more info!

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Reel Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max Poster

Welcome to the world of Mad Max, where he who controls water is king and warlords can be found seething throughout the rest of this barren, post-apocalyptic wasteland. When a dictator’s prized possessions flee, terror, mayhem, and debauchery ensue. George Miller’s, Mad Max: Fury Road opens with the capture of road warrior, Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy). We are quickly introduced to the war boys, a pasty, rabid group of men who are brainwashed to serve their gruesome leader, Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne). Joe’s power lies in the restriction of water and food and the war boys want nothing more than to prove their worth to Joe through their own death during combat. Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) creates the war by aiding in the escape of Joe’s treasured breeders (5 women also known as, The Wives). Max becomes the blood bag for Nux (Nicholas Hoult), a war boy who leads the pursuit until Furiosa exhibits her strength. Determined to reach her homeland deemed “The Green Place”, Furiosa, the breeders and eventually Max barrel through their own path towards humanity.

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Reel Review: Avengers Age of Ultron

7 years ago Iron Man came out and was more than anyone hoped we could’ve gotten from super hero movies and made it so that we all felt comics could be made to movies. But even then with the rumors of an Avengers movie many smart people still felt like that was a hell of a pipe dream. That’s the part quite a few people forget though I’m sure you guys know the rest that Marvel succeeded with Avengers too and has steam rolled the summer box office ever since leading us to now. So I guess for most people the question isn’t really an “if” the Avengers Age of Ultron is truly good but more likely just how good it is and I’m happy to do just that for you now!

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Daniel Brühl to Play Baron Zemo in Captain America: Civil War

This was at least rumored a while ago but we finally have some confirmation on it as Captain America: Civil War enters into production. Baron Zemo is one of Captain America’s longest running villains and one that will be interesting to see on the big screen and Brühl is a well established actor most well known in America for his role in Inglorious Bastards. Follow us after the jump for more on the story and the character!

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Reel Review: True Story

When you hear about a movie starring Jonah Hill and James Franco comedy is the first thing that comes to mind, and secondly you’d at least think its gonna be good as their films together generally are. That certainly was my thoughts when I heard about True Story originally a few months ago, and despite the fact that this one was a drama I did have high hopes. So the big question is whether or not that actually paid off as their pairings usually do, and of course I have your answer after the jump.

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