Day: June 4, 2015

Film Review: ‘Don’t Tell Me the Boy Was Mad’

June 4, 2015

Courtesy of Cannes Film Festival Premiering out of competition — and by extension, out of the spotlight — at the same edition of the Cannes Film Festival that begat “Son of Saul,” polemical French director Robert Guediguian’s “Don’t Tell Me the Boy Was Mad” grapples with many of the same questions of irreparable damage and historical representation […]

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Film Review: ‘Insidious: Chapter 3’

June 4, 2015

Chief among things that go bump in the night in “Insidious: Chapter 3” is the movie itself — a thuddingly dull prequel to James Wan’s very enjoyable (and highly profitable) demonic-possession horror franchise. Like last year’s subpar “The Conjuring” spinoff “Annabelle,” this direly routine ghost story marks a huge comedown in production values and performance quality […]

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James Wan to direct Aquaman

June 4, 2015

James Wan, the director of Furious Seven and The Conjuring, will helm Aquaman for Warner Bros. The superhero movie, with Jason Momoa starring as DC Comics’ King of the Seven Seas—and stalwart member of the Justice League—is scheduled for a 2018 release. “The Aquaman film will be a major tentpole picture for us and James’s […]

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What the hell is Kung Fury and who on earth made it? Some answers …

June 4, 2015

Kung Fury appeared much like its hero: bathed in mystery and accompanied by lots of synthesizer music. What exactly is it? That’s kind of hard to answer. But the easiest way to wrap your head around this viral short film is by thinking of it as a 1980s-infused mystical martial arts movie that escaped from an insane asylum […]

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Hungry Hearts—The AllMovie Review

June 4, 2015

★ ★ ★ Saverio Costanzo’s Hungry Hearts is a slick, propulsive thriller that grips you for the entirety of its runtime; much more tightly plotted than the usual art-house fare, it’s the sort of film that will keep you on edge while you’re watching it and leave you feeling wrung out afterward. But it will […]

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Entourage—The AllMovie Review

June 4, 2015

★ ★ ½ The last time we saw movie star Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), he was jetting off to Paris to marry a Vanity Fair writer after a whirlwind courtship. That was in 2011, when the HBO series bid farewell after eight moderately successful seasons, but when this film opens in 2015, somehow only six […]

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