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UTG INTERVIEW: Patrick Brice Discusses His New Film, ‘The Overnight’

It’s hard to throw a stone in the world of modern indie movies without hitting some up and coming filmmaker who one or more publications has dubbed the latest ‘visionary’ storyteller. Everyone has someone they’re rooting for in the race to see who graduates from one-time genius to career-long writer/director who influences countless future storytellers, […]

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Lionsgate Officially Announces ‘John Wick 2’

“People keep asking if I’m back and I haven’t really had an answer, but yeah, I’m thinking I’m back.” John Wick said it best. Today, after weeks of rumors, Lionsgate officially announced plans to create John Wick 2. The new sequel will feature the return of Keanu Reeves in the title role, as well as […]

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Woody Allen Will Write and Direct His First TV Series For Amazon

After decades of consistently entertaining audiences through the world of film, Woody Allen has signed on to write and direct his very first television show. According to an announcement made by Amazon early Tuesday morning, January 12, iconic filmmaker Woody Allen will write and direct the first season of a new series made exclusively for […]

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Roberto Orci Will Not Direct ‘Star Trek 3,’ Studio May Want Edgar Wright

Amidst all the franchises trying to get your attention over the last month it would be easy to understand if you forgot another Star Trek was also coming our way in the years ahead. Star Trek 3, which will likely have a different name when it hits theaters, is scheduled for release in 2016. There […]

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Lars Von Trier Is Unsure Whether Or Not He Can Continue Making Films

Lars von Trier is one of the few creative people on this planet our entire staff loves, and we each have spent several long nights worshipping at the altar that is his incredible body of work. Now, according to the director’s first interview in years, it seems the golden age of LVT may be coming […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: Director Ned Benson Discusses ‘The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby’

To cast both Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy in your first feature film you’ve got to be a pretty special director, and after seeing The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby: Them, I can vouch for the fact that Ned Benson has some pretty special traits to him as a filmmaker. His first feature film, The Disappearance […]

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‘Dead Rising’ Movie Finds A Director

Capcom has announced plans to adapt the bestselling Dead Rising video game franchise into a major motion picture and earlier this week we learned who would be responsible for bringing the series to life. Leprechaun: Origins helmer Zach Lipovsky will be directing a Dead Rising movie based on the beloved game franchise. The film is […]

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‘Power Rangers’ Movie Gets a Release Date, Lionsgate Wants A Franchise

Go, Go, Power Rangers! Lionsgate has set a July 22, 2016 release date for the latest big screen adaptation of Power Rangers. The film, which is being written by X-Men: First Class scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, is being planned as the first installment in a potential franchise. No director or cast members have […]

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Feel Your Skin Crawl While Watching the Debut Trailer for ‘Nightcrawler’

I have to let you know this up front: I’m a huge fan of Jake Gyllenhaal’s. I think he is wildly under appreciated, and does a lot of really great character work in almost all of his films, that usually ends up going unnoticed. Today, we are pleased to share with you the undeniably creepy […]

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UTG INTERVIEW: David Cronenberg Talks Film Vs. Digital And The Future Of His Career

One of the cinematic gods still working today, David Cronenberg, sat down with UTG this past weekend for an interview at the gorgeous Lands End Inn in Provincetown, Massachusetts, overlooking Cape Cod Bay, as part of The 16th Annual Provincetown International Film Festival. Cronenberg’s directorial portfolio includes such seminal classics as The Fly, Videodrome, Eastern […]

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Members of Wilco and Cibo Matto to Score ‘Almost Sunrise’ Documentary

Award-winning director Michael Collins is working on a new documentary titled Almost Sunrise about the struggle to overcome the effects of war, and Nels Cline of Wilco and Yuka C. Honda of Cibo Matto are hopping on board to do the score. Almost Sunrise follows Tom and Anthony, two Iraq war veterans, Tom and Anthony, on their 2,700-mile […]

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Brad Pitt Officially Starring In ‘World War Z’ Sequel, Writer Revealed

Though it has been considered true by many in the media for essentially a year at this point, Variety has confirmed that Brad Pitt will star in the planned sequel to 2013’s World War Z. That film, which just so happens to be the highest grossing of Pitt’s entire career, raked in more than $540 […]