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Cinema Blend: Film News

Cinema Blend: Movie Previews

  • The Art of Self Defense
    Casey is a young man who after a rough encounter on the street, decides to take up martial arts in order to better protect himself, falling more and more in his paranoia in the process.
    - 7 days ago, 13 Mar 19, 11:26am -
  • Good Boys
    After being invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max (Room’s Jacob Tremblay) is panicking because he doesn’t know how to kiss. Eager for some pointers, Max and his best friends Thor (Brady Noon, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) and Lucas (Kei…
    - 12 days ago, 8 Mar 19, 1:31pm -
  • The Best of Enemies
    THE BEST OF ENEMIES is a timely drama starring Academy Award® nominee Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures) and Academy Award® winner Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri). Based on a true story, THE BEST OF ENEMIES centers on the…
    - 13 days ago, 7 Mar 19, 2:37pm -
  • Morbius
    Michael Morbius, a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist, attempts to cure his blood disease with a treatment involving vampire bat DNA and electroshock therapy. The treatment succeeds in curing Michael of his disorder, but it also turns him into a pseudo-v…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Mar 19, 10:57am -
  • Midsommar
    The newest film from 'Hereditary" director Art Aster.
    - 20 days ago, 28 Feb 19, 1:41pm -
  • The Kid
    A young fugitive is drawn into the world of Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid as he makes his way across theAmerican Southwest in a desperate attempt to save his sister’s life.
    - 23 days ago, 25 Feb 19, 1:05pm -
  • Dragged Across Concrete
    DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE follows two police detectives who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics is leaked to the media. With little money and no options, the embittered policemen descend into the criminal underworld and f…
    - 23 days ago, 25 Feb 19, 12:55pm -
  • The Highwaymen
    The outlaws made headlines. The lawmen made history. From director John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), THE HIGHWAYMEN follows the untold true story of the legendary detectives who brought down Bonnie and Clyde. When the full force of the FBI and the l…
    - 28 days ago, 20 Feb 19, 10:18am -
  • THE DIRT
    Based on the bestselling autobiography from Mötley Crüe, the film is an unflinching tale of success and excess as four misfits rise from the streets of Hollywood to the heights of international fame.
    - 29 days ago, 19 Feb 19, 1:24pm -
  • Ma
    Everybody’s welcome at Ma’s. But good luck getting home safe.Oscar winner Octavia Spencer stars as Sue Ann, a loner who keeps to herself in her quiet Ohio town. One day, she is asked by Maggie, a new teenager in town, to buy some booze for her…
    - 35 days ago, 13 Feb 19, 11:06am -

Cinema Blend: Movie Reviews

  • Gloria Bell Review
    Gloria Bell is a breath of fresh air, with a stellar performance in a role you rarely get a chance to see.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 11:10am -
  • The Mustang Review
    Based on what’s presented here, Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre has a striking amount of promise and potential to become a tremendous filmmaker, and whatever comes next will have my attention.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 10:28am -
  • Wonder Park Review
    Wonder Park certainly tries to mix emotionally mature beats into its story centered on whimsy and imagination, it ultimately falls short, due to a story that has an idea, but doesn't know how to properly tell it.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Mar 19, 10:17am -
  • The Aftermath Review
    For all that it has going on, including strong performances from its leads, the whole thing feels completely inert, and with an intensely deliberate pace is primarily just dull.
    - 3 days ago, 17 Mar 19, 2:16pm -
  • Triple Frontier Review
    As an action film, as well as a dramatic character study, Triple Frontier works as an extremely cohesive combination of two types of stories that usually don’t mesh together well.
    - 14 days ago, 6 Mar 19, 12:31pm -
  • Captain Marvel Review
    A fantastic hero debut within a spectacular and twist-filled, 1990s-set adventure.
    - 15 days ago, 5 Mar 19, 9:00am -
  • A Madea Family Funeral Review
    A Madea Family Funeral is the last time Tyler Perry will play the title character. It's too bad she didn't get a better sendoff.
    - 19 days ago, 1 Mar 19, 1:54pm -
  • Greta Review
    A fun thriller -- with a couple of engaging performances and legitimately shocking moments -- that doesn’t blow you away.
    - 20 days ago, 28 Feb 19, 3:49pm -
  • Fighting With My Family Review
    Fighting With My Family is a smackdown between humor and heart, telling a story that inspires and entertains with a unique blend of tones.
    - 27 days ago, 21 Feb 19, 3:23pm -
  • Isn't It Romantic Review
    While Isn't it Romantic doesn't quite succeed at being more than just another romantic comedy, it's a perfectly acceptable version of one.
    - 34 days ago, 14 Feb 19, 9:55am -

CNN.com: The Screening Room

  • "In a Dream"

    "In a Dream"

    LONDON, England -- Sheffield Doc/Fest is a film festival, industry session programme and market place making for five intense days in November.This is the festival’s 15th year and our first day was on Thursday, the 6th. We took a red-eye flight fro…
    - 10 Nov 08, 10:33am -
  • A meeting with Mr Bond

    A meeting with Mr Bond

    LONDON,England -- As I enter the room I realise I have Bond at a disadvantage. His trigger-finger and indeed his right arm is trapped in a sling -- a reminder of recent skirmishes on behalf of Her Majesty's Secret Service. I raise my right hand and m…
    - 30 Oct 08, 11:46am -
  • Return to form for Woody Allen

    Return to form for Woody Allen

    LONDON, England -- Lust, passion, laughter, art, a beautiful city and a ménage a trois with two of the world’s most beautiful actresses -- you couldn’t ask for more perfect ingredients for a great Woody Allen tragic-comedy.What some are calling…
    - 27 Oct 08, 12:01pm -
  • Fact and fiction meet in "W"

    Fact and fiction meet in "W"

    (LONDON, England) -- Could it be more timely? As America prepares to go to the polls, “W,” Oliver Stone’s biopic of the still incumbent president, George “Dubya” Bush tells the story as that of a heavy-drinking frat boy who found God and ma…
    - 24 Oct 08, 7:42am -
  • Is 'Frost/Nixon' the thinking man's 'Rocky?'

    Is 'Frost/Nixon' the thinking man's 'Rocky?'

    LONDON, England -- I've just watched the stunning "Frost/Nixon," a feature that boasts exceptional acting performances, with Frank Langella’s portrayal of disgraced U.S President Richard Nixon a standout.Director Ron Howard should also be praised f…
    - 15 Oct 08, 11:07am -
  • Why you should thunder along to 'Tropic'

    Why you should thunder along to 'Tropic'

    LONDON, England -- A movie directed, co-produced, co-written and co-starred by Ben Stiller was never going to be an artistic chef-d’oeuvre. Never mind, cause “ain’t nothing but a thang,” as one of the lead actors would say.The moguls behind "…
    - 15 Oct 08, 6:05am -
  • Artfully done

    Artfully done

    LONDON, England -- Damien Hirst's formaldehyde shark and gilded calf are sold for millions while banks crumble, but art has always delighted in courting paradox and eluding definition.The same can be said for the documentary "Beautiful Losers." Openi…
    - 9 Oct 08, 11:22am -
  • Sherlock, stock and two smoking barrels?

    Sherlock, stock and two smoking barrels?

    Film buffs were baffled earlier this year when Warner Brothers announced that Guy Ritchie, the British master of the gritty gangster flick, is to direct the studio's screen adaptation of Sherlock Holmes.Would Ritchie turn the legendary inspector into…
    - 2 Oct 08, 8:19am -
  • Raindance Film Festival starts today

    Raindance Film Festival starts today

    (LONDON, England) -- The likes of Guy Ritchie and Christopher Nolan are alumni of Raindance, the UK-based indie film champions who are launching their 16th film festival today.It runs from 1-12 October in London's West End and is a great place to cat…
    - 1 Oct 08, 5:41am -
  • Music and murder in Paolo Sorrentino's 'Il Divo'

    Music and murder in Paolo Sorrentino's 'Il Divo'

    (LONDON, England) -- Murder to music is rarely done as artfully as in the opening sequence of "Il Divo," Sorrentino's biopic of seven-time Italian Prime Minister, Giulio Andreotti. The subject matter may be highly political but, this is no stodgy, hi…
    - 30 Sep 08, 11:54am -

Entertainment Weekly: Movie Coverage

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Hollywood Reporter: Movies

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    Over the past few years, several low-cost carriers have stepped up to offer competition and cheapest prices to customers looking to cut down their monthly bills.Tags: 2gmhass90
    - 28 Jul 18, 9:21am -

L.A. Times: Movie Reviews

MTV: Movies

Newsarama: Film

npr: Movie

NYMag: Movies

  • Museum Piece

    Museum Piece

    The stiff, stuffy The Monuments Men.
    - 2 Feb 14, 9:21pm -
  • To Siri With Love

    To Siri With Love

    Spike Jonze's Her fixes Joaquin Phoenix up with an operating system.
    - 15 Dec 13, 8:09pm -
  • Man of Constant Sorrow

    Man of Constant Sorrow

    Oscar Isaac catches a bad break (or ten) in Inside Llewyn Davis.
    - 1 Dec 13, 9:13pm -
  • Quixote in Flyover Country

    Quixote in Flyover Country

    Bruce Dern road-trips to claim bogus prize money in Nebraska.
    - 10 Nov 13, 8:03pm -
  • Bike Shorts on Fire

    Bike Shorts on Fire

    Alex Gibney confronts cycling’s top cheat in The Armstrong Lie.
    - 3 Nov 13, 7:46pm -
  • Outlaw Pharmacology

    Outlaw Pharmacology

    Matthew McConaughey plays a drug-smuggling AIDS patient in Dallas Buyers Club.
    - 27 Oct 13, 9:08pm -
  • Paris Is Burning

    Paris Is Burning

    You’ve never seen a love story like Blue Is the Warmest Color.
    - 20 Oct 13, 8:04pm -
  • Fright Fests

    Fright Fests

    Six horror-film festivals that provide all the shock and terror you need.
    - 15 Oct 13, 3:53pm -
  • Found at Sea

    Found at Sea

    Robert Redford gives a career-best performance in All Is Lost.
    - 14 Oct 13, 4:51pm -
  • Solo Voyage

    Solo Voyage

    All Is Lost’s Robert Redford doesn’t need co-stars, but he could use a towel.
    - 13 Oct 13, 9:05pm -

Rolling Stones: Movie Reviews

  • Zero Days
    The intelligence community called it "Operation Olympic Games." Antivirus experts called it Stuxnet, an amalgamation of several keywords found in its code. The Iranian government called it a blatant act of sabotage. A piece of malware software with a…
    - 8 Jul 16, 4:01pm -
  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
    Forget what Mike and Dave need. If you need a blast of mad-raunchy summer fun then this baby comes damn close to filling the bill. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates has the jumpy exuberance of a puppy that won't stop humping your leg. It's a bummer th…
    - 8 Jul 16, 9:30am -
  • Our Little Sister
    Sachi (Haruka Ayase) is a nurse at a hospital just outside of Tokyo; Yoshino (Masami Magasawa) is a bank clerk; Chika (fashion model Kaho), just out of high school, works at a Foot Locker-ish shoe store. All three sisters have been on their own since…
    - 8 Jul 16, 8:47am -
  • The Secret Life of Pets
    "Another Sucker Found" — that was the sign on the take-home box that held the first pet I ever adopted, a kitty named Fitzie. The same principle applies to all of you who see The Secret Life of Pets, an animated fluffball that does everything to dr…
    - 6 Jul 16, 1:21pm -
  • Captain Fantastic
    Viggo Mortensen is at the top of his game in this family dramedy, shot through with humor and heart. Written and directed with scrappy grace by Matt Ross (an actor best known for playing vengeful CEO Gavin Belson of HBO's Silicon Valley), Captain Fan…
    - 6 Jul 16, 12:41pm -
  • The Purge: Election Year
    Let us now praise creepy masks and class warfare! Over the course of two movies, producer Jason Blum's future-shlock horror franchise about a government-sponsored holiday of lawlessness has gone from yuppie siege thriller with an intriguing premise t…
    - 29 Jun 16, 3:39pm -
  • The Legend of Tarzan
    Whatever you think of the new screen version of Tarzan, and reaction will likely be polarizing,  you have to admit that Alexander Skarsgard brings his A-game — mind, heart and body beautiful. He vine-swings across the jungle, mostly minus a loincl…
    - 29 Jun 16, 12:29pm -
  • Our Kind of Traitor
    If you've been watching Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie bring the literary espionage of John le Carré to vibrantly suspenseful life on AMC's The Night Manager, then you should already be panting for Our Kind of Traitor. Sadly, it's not quite as tasty…
    - 29 Jun 16, 10:43am -
  • Life, Animated
    Get away from that TV! Stop watching movies to escape! Go outside and live! Kids everywhere are used to hearing their parents hammer advice like that. This is not the case in Life, Animated — a funny, touching and vital documentary from Roger Ross…
    - 28 Jun 16, 4:32pm -
  • The BFG
    Even Steven Spielberg feels pressure sometimes. On The BFG, the famed director must serve two masters: Roald Dahl's beloved 1982 novel about a little girl who gets kidnapped by a BFG (big friendly giant), her savior in a land of unfriendly cannibal g…
    - 28 Jun 16, 9:53am -

San Francisco Chronicle: Movie

  • Movie review capsules for week of Aug. 26
    A.X.L. A sci-fi adventure about a robotic dog, created by the military, and the friendship he develops with a teenage boy (Alex Neustaedter). Not reviewed. Rated PG. 100 minutes. Alpha A slightl…
    - 23 Aug 18, 12:36pm -
  • Capsule movie reviews for Aug. 5
    American Animals Writer-director Bart Layton has made an interesting movie, a narrative feature with documentary elements, about an inept group of would-be thieves who join forces to steal a rare book from a college library. The movie is funny, but w…
    - 1 Aug 18, 2:39pm -
  • Movie review capsules for July 29
    American Animals Writer-director Bart Layton has made an interesting movie, a narrative feature with documentary elements, about an inept group of would-be thieves, who join forces to steal a rare book from a college library. The movie is funny, but…
    - 26 Jul 18, 1:40pm -
  • 'Falbalas,' a Jacques Becker favorite, to screen at BAMPFA
    I’m going to come clean right from the start and break the first rule of film criticism — that is, by reviewing a movie I haven’t seen. Here’s the reason for making an exception this time: This is a hard movie to see.…
    - 19 Jul 18, 3:30pm -
  • Capsule movie reviews for week of July 15
    American Animals Writer-director Bart Layton has made an interesting movie, a narrative feature with documentary elements, about an inept group of would-be thieves, who join forces to steal a rare book from a college library. The movie is funny, but…
    - 12 Jul 18, 12:00pm -
  • Movie capsule reviews for July 8
    American Animals Writer-director Bart Layton has made an interesting movie, a narrative feature with documentary elements, about an inept group of would-be thieves, who join forces to steal a rare book from a college library. The movie is funny, but…
    - 5 Jul 18, 12:23pm -
  • ‘Eating Animals’ review: Thoughtful, provocative documentary on factory farming
    Look, I was heading in this direction anyway, but it says something that I’m polishing off this review of “Eating Animals” at a delicious vegetarian restaurant in San Francisco. But I would think it would be hard to walk away f…
    - 2 Jul 18, 5:28pm -
  • Capsule movie reviews for July 1
    American Animals Writer-director Bart Layton has made an interesting movie, a narrative feature with documentary elements, about an inept group of would-be thieves, who join forces to steal a rare book from a college library. The movie is funny, but…
    - 28 Jun 18, 12:18pm -
  • Capsule movie reviews for June 24
    Adrift Shailene Woodley plays a woman adrift in the middle of the Pacific in this dull survival story, interspersed with scenes of the woman’s lackluster romance with a fellow adventurer (Sam Claflin). Rated PG-13. 105 minutes.—M.LaSalle…
    - 22 Jun 18, 11:46am -
  • Capsule movie reviews for June 17
    Action Point Comedy starring Johnny Knoxville about a daredevil who runs a theme park with unsafe rides. Not reviewed. Rated R. 85 minutes. Adrift Shailene Woodley plays a woman adrift in the mi…
    - 14 Jun 18, 12:26pm -

The A.V. Club: Film

The Guardian: Film + Interviews

  • Rose McGowan: ‘Being sexually assaulted threw a wrench in my thinking'
    The actor and activist, 45, on freeing herself from her family, growing up in a cult and the nature of celebrityThe world tried to tell me I was worthless, but I always knew I was worth quite a lot and that I was destined for a really big life. My da…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Mar 19, 10:00am -
  • Noel Clarke: ‘Anger gets in the way of getting things done’
    The actor on his Notting Hill childhood, his role in Fisherman’s Friends – and the best advice he’s ever been givenNoel Clarke has grown up at Uli in Notting Hill. The actor first came to Michael Lim’s restaurant 20 years ago, along with his…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Mar 19, 8:30am -
  • 'Americans have a fascination with fraudsters': Alex Gibney on the fall of Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes
    The Oscar-winning director presents a sympathetic portrait of the Silicon Valley CEO who fooled the world into believing she had built a better blood testWe can’t get enough of Elizabeth Holmes. The founder and CEO of Theranos once captivated the i…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Mar 19, 6:00am -
  • Simon Amstell: ‘I have ridiculous thoughts’
    The comedian is neurotic, searingly honest and very funny. But has he finally learned to love himself? He talks to Eva Wiseman about his new film, tricky fathers and being a big catSimon Amstell was in a car on the way to the premiere of his first fe…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Mar 19, 4:00am -
  • 'I wish I had her cheeks': Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges on their family affair
    She’s Hollywood royalty – he’s a rapidly rising star. In Ben Is Back, they play mother and drug-addicted son – and here talk Pretty Woman, Meghan Markle and sexual fluidityJulia Roberts and Lucas Hedges are just pretending to play a mother an…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Mar 19, 2:00am -
  • Daniel Mays: 'You're not getting a Liam Neeson soundbite out of me'
    The Essex-born actor, who stars in new film Fisherman’s Friends, says he is firmly in the non-racist camp, and doesn’t want to kill anyone. What else does he have to say?I’m going in soft with Daniel Mays and starting with an easy question. Has…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Mar 19, 1:14pm -
  • 'I have the right to tell this story': Lukas Dhont defends his trans film Girl
    His film about a transitioning dancer was set for the big time – until it was called ‘the most dangerous movie about a trans character in years’. Does the director have any regrets?Lukas Dhont slept through the Oscars. He was in bed with his bo…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 1:00pm -
  • Alexis Michalik: golden boy of French theatre with a nose for a hit
    The actor turned playwright is taking his work to the UK for the first time. He talks about his Shakespeare in Love-style comedy riffing on Cyrano de BergeracAlexis Michalik has much in common with Edmond Rostand, the 19th-century dramatist who inspi…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Mar 19, 11:26am -
  • Nick Frost: ‘I have a beautiful life at the moment’
    Nick Frost has come a long way since the cult TV series Spaced, but despite a string of hit movies, the comedian feels he’s never far away from flipping burgers. Here, he talks about ghost busting, male bonding with Simon Pegg and wrestling – not…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Mar 19, 6:00am -
  • Patricia Clarkson: ‘I’m a free spirit… this is the life I want’
    The Golden Globe-winning star of HBO hit Sharp Objects on defying convention, her new film, Out of Blue, and why the industry’s future looks brightPatricia Clarkson tells me that she’s feeling rather more famous than she used to, which makes sens…
    - 10 days ago, 10 Mar 19, 5:00am -

The New Yorker: Movies

The Village Voice: Film

  • Romance Becomes Unsettling Terror in the Polanski-Inspired Hungry Hearts
    Saverio Costanzo unfolds Hungry Hearts as a series of vignettes that veer from romantic comedy to horror. Jude (Adam Driver) and Mina (Alba Rohrwacher) meet-cute while trapped in a Chinese restaurant's basement restroom. What initially seems like a…
    - 3 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Ten Promising Movies for Summer 2015
    In the decadent 21st century, the summer movie season now sprawls from March through December. (Star Wars: Episode VII is due to awaken the Force December 18; every prior Star Wars picture has come out Memorial Day weekend.) But I’ll stick to tradi…
    - 3 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Robert Duvall Rides Again With Wild Horses, Which Actually Needs More of Him
    The archetypal film cowboy is a man with rawhide skin, an unshakable moral code, and a firearm to enforce it. Wild Horses' Scott Briggs is no different; to him, gays are evil, his land is sacred, and if you trespass he will shoot your legs out from u…
    - 3 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Dribbling Nonsense: FIFA Plays to Distract in the Risible United Passions
    Update: On June 2, 2015, news broke that Sepp Blatter would resign as president of FIFA, as he became the target of a federal investigation. He said in a speech, "Although the members of FIFA have given me the new mandate, this mandate does not seem…
    - 3 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Skate Bros Face Murder Drama in Dawn Patrol
    In a laughable scene in Dawn Patrol, John (Scott Eastwood) passes a joint to his brother (Chris Brochu) while riding a skateboard, and director Daniel Petrie Jr. stages the moment in drawn-out slow motion, as if he expected it to appear as a SportsCe…
    - 3 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • The Entourage Movie May Be a Branded Romp But It's Easy Fun
    The first line in Entourage is a good indication of what the next 104 minutes will bring. Peering through a pair of binoculars while a speedboat carries him toward a yacht in the dazzling waters of Ibiza, Johnny Drama (Kevin Dillon), the big brother…
    - 3 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Underground Railroad Drama Freedom Is More Interested in Jesus Than Slavery
    Using a slavery narrative to advance an unrelated agenda is pretty tasteless, bordering on offensive. The product of an "inspirational" production house, a white director, and an Asian-American screenwriter who once wrote a film that was actually cal…
    - 3 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • 'Artists Get Put in a Box,' Says Love & Mercy Star John Cusack
    When John Cusack was launching his career in the Eighties, Brian Wilson had gone from rock star to living lore — a brilliant Bigfoot. “People would have Brian Wilson encounters,” says Cusack, who plays Wilson in the new biopic Love & Mercy. “…
    - 3 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • Indie Fantasy Patch Town Is Almost Fascinatingly Bad
    It’s one thing for a fantasy film to make no sense, but Patch Town’s problem is that its premise isn’t just unintelligible — it’s downright dumb. Based on his short film, director Craig Goodwill’s feature concerns a magical factory (ost…
    - 3 Jun 15, 12:00am -
  • In Spy, Melissa McCarthy Triumphs for the Susans Everywhere
    The Melissa McCarthy of Spy is different from the one who rose to prominence by shitting in a sink. Bridesmaids scored her an Oscar nomination, and for the ceremony McCarthy donned a glamorous rose gown with a diamond collar and belt. But in the year…
    - 3 Jun 15, 12:00am -

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