Coming Distractions: Hal Hartley completes his Henry Fool trilogy in this trailer for Ned Rifle

When Henry Fool was first released, it seemed like a perfect encapsulation of writer-director Hal Hartley’s career: An exemplar of a certain ‘90s indie aesthetic, expressed in layers of ironic detachment, but yearning for the poetic, with a killer of an ending shot. Almost 10 years later came the sequel Fay Grim, which felt like taking a time machine back […]

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Contest: Win a prize package from Federal Prism, the record label owned by TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek

TV On The Radio‘s Dave Sitek has made a name for himself outside his band as an accomplished producer, working with everyone from Santigold to Foals to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. In 2012 he co-founded his own indie record label, Federal Prism, that has quickly gained a reputation for its diverse slate of artists and innovative distribution. Federal Prism recently […]

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Coming Distractions: Persona 5’s new trailer is full of cats, cat burglary, and cool menus

Today, Atlus finally gave us a proper—albeit non-English—look at Persona 5, the next in its acclaimed series of stylish role-playing games/Japanese high-school simulators. It’s got just about everything you’d expect from another Persona: anime scenes, a cute animal mascot (this time it’s a cat instead of Persona 4‘s sentient teddy bear), high-school kids hanging out and planning their adventures in […]

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Movie Review: Witch-hunter Jeff Bridges is the most interesting part of the mostly dull Seventh Son

Seventh Son is brisk and unpretentious, though the fact that these two qualities can be considered remarkable probably says more about the state of modern genre filmmaking than it does about the movie itself. Directed by the reliably competent Sergei Bodrov (Prisoner Of The Mountains, Mongol: The Rise Of Genghis Khan) and set in a prefab medieval world of millwheels […]

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Newswire: The Guest’s Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett are prepping another horror movie

After a brief detour into Terminator-esque action with The Guest, writer/director team Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard are returning the the genre that made them famous. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the duo is currently prepping a horror film called The Woods. An official plot synopsis is not yet available, but The Hollywood Reporter says the film is about “a […]

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Newswire: HBO orders comedy pilot from Larry Wilmore and Awkward Black Girl’s Issa Rae

Way back in the bygone year of 2012, The A.V. Club first pointed out that you should be watching Issa Rae’s web series The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl, a comedy about a frustrated twentysomething with a vivid imagination and a penchant for breaking into profane raps. It looks like The Nightly Show host Larry Wilmore and HBO were watching, […]

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Coming Distractions: The Poltergeist remake trailer reinvents the franchise for a post-Speak & Spell world

The first trailer for the Poltergeist remake has arrived, and as expected it appears to be building an entirely new revenue stream on top of the dusty bones of the original series’ corpse. Some things have changed—the family’s name has been changed from the Freelings to the Bowens, for example, and Speak & Spells went the way of whoever’s buried […]

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