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Meet the new lead for ‘Pacific Rim 2’

The sequel to Guillermo Del Toro’s monster versus machine film, Pacific Rim, will feature John Boyega as the leading man. Boyega, who is most likely known to the world as stormtrooper turned rebel Finn, is gaining traction after his breakout performance in last year’s incredibly anticipated film, The Force Awakens. Speaking on the casting, Del […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Popstar’ has at least a few hits

Film: Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Directed by: Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone Starring: Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, Akiva Schaffer From the makers of heralded comedic masterpieces such as “Dick in a Box” and “Motherlover” comes a 21st century satire on the extravagance and vapidness of modern pop idols. Sounds like a pretty good tagline, right? […]

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The first look at 2017’s live action ‘Beauty and the Beast’ is here

Earlier this year, Disney dipped into its acclaimed vault of animated movies and came up with the charming and gorgeous live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book. Today we got our first look at the next live-action remake of a Disney classic in the teaser for Beauty and the Beast. Operating under the assumption that pretty […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Nice Guys’ is a loopy, drunk masterpiece

Film: The Nice Guys Directed by: Shane Black Starring: Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Margaret Qualley Every Spring/Summer there seems to be a big studio movie that everyone exclaims is a masterpiece. Last year was Mad Max: Fury Road and that ended up being my favorite film of 2015. This year is The Nice Guys, a […]

IFFBoston 2016: ‘Little Men,’ ‘Don’t Think Twice,’ and ‘The Intervention’

Film: Little Men Directed by: Ira Sachs Starring: Theo Taplitz, Jennifer Ehle, Greg Kinnear Director/writer Ira Sachs is the kind of artist that cuts through convention to get to the everyday issues that keep us up at night. In a way, his films can be construed as psychologically horrifying. He has a deep understanding of […]

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WATCH: The first trailer for ‘Assassin’s Creed’ has arrived

Even if you’re not a gamer, you have probably heard of the Assassin’s Creed series of video games. The franchise launched in 2007 and has become immensely popular and finds characters using a device called the Animus to relive ancestral memories throughout history, all in the name of fighting a war between the Assassins and […]

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Watch teens battle tiny “Bratzis” in new trailer for Kevin Smith’s ‘Yoga Hosers’

If you’ve seen any of Kevin Smith‘s recent films, you know they’re a bit on the odd side. Some, like Red State (2011), cover more serious source material, where others, such as Tusk (2014), are a bit more on the dark comedy side. Yoga Hosers, will follow Tusk in what Mr. Smith calls his “True […]

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Lionsgate releases teaser for ‘The Woods’ and it looks terrifying

We may be months away from Halloween, but any time is a good time for a scary movie. To that end, Lionsgate has released a teaser for their upcoming horror film The Woods, and it looks like it’s going to deliver the scares and then some. The Woods is being directed by Adam Wingard, who […]

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ returns with intense Season 4 trailer

While Orange Is The New Black has always been funny, it’s never shied away from tackling important issues, either. The first three seasons of the show have covered mental illness, religion, drug addiction, sexual assault, and racism, just to name a few topics. Today, Netflix released the trailer for the fourth season of OITNB, and […]

IFFBoston 2016: ‘Folk Hero & Funny Guy,’ ‘The Alchemist Cookbook,’ and ‘Hunt for the Wilderpeople’

Film: Folk Hero & Funny Guy Directed by: Jeff Grace Starring: Wyatt Russell, Alex Karpovsky, Meredith Hagner I don’t know who created the road movie genre where two best friends work out their shit after nights of drinking and philandering, but people have been trying to create greatness out of that simple concept for years. […]

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ exceeds the hype

Film: Captain America: Civil War Directed by: Anthony and Joe Russo Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson It’s safe to say that we’re right where Marvel wants us. The release of each of their new projects feels like an event. We stay up and binge watch Daredevil and Jessica Jones when they’re released […]

IFFBoston 2016: ‘The Hollars,’ ‘The Peacemaker,’ and ‘The Eyes of My Mother’

I always get unreasonably excited when Independent Film Festival Boston rolls around every April. Executive Director Brian Tamm and Program Director Nancy Campbell bring their A-game every year, having scoured fest after fest for the cream of the crop to show to a rowdy Boston crowd. This year’s theme, “Make it yours,” couldn’t be any […]