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[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

“You understand, if we don’t find a stiff out here, we leave a fresh one?”

Miller’s Crossing was the Coen Brothers third feature length film, dating from 1990. While still in a fairly early stage in their careers, Miller’s Crossing shows off the confident flair that had been acquired from the critical hits of Blood Simple and Raising Arizona. It tells the story of Tom Reagan (Gabriel Byrne) as he flicks between to Prohibition-era gangsters and the crooked bookie, Bernie Bernbaum, played by the fantastic John Turturro. Miller’s Crossing is told at its own pace, and never struggles to do anything else apart from that. It floats along, doing the normal Coen genre-hybridisation along the way, and nearly always hitting the mark smack on. If you like most Coen Brothers films, this will be right up your street. (more…)

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Trailer Review:
[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

Director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later, Sunshine, Slumdog Millionaire) is a film genius. In fact, for my money, he is one of the top-5 Directors alive today. That is why it pains me so much to say this but, what the hell is this crap. This looks outrageously bad. This might be one of the worst trailers I’ve ever seen.  It’s literally all over the place.  All 3 stars were for them listing Danny Boyle‘s name at the beginning. I mean it’s the entire premise so I’m not ruining anything by saying that this is a minimalist film where a guy is all alone, gets his arm stuck and then at the end he cuts it off with a dull knife and goes home. I would have a really hard time stretching that idea into a feature-length movie. Plus everyone already knows what happens so what do they do? Obviously they invented some filler where he meets some girls at the beginning so let’s say that lasts 30 minutes. Let’s say him going home lasts 30 minutes. That’s at least an hour of watching this dude be stuck, considering all his options (when we know what he’s going to do anyway), and cutting his arm off. I’ve heard good things from people who’ve seen test-cuts of the film, but this trailer just made me a whole lot less excited to see the movie. The casting of James Franco the pothead from Pineapple Express, is only interesting in that it seems like such a bad choice. Hopefully he is a better actor than I think he is. I’m going to give them the benefit of the doubt and chalk this up to bad marketing…for now.

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Trailer Review:
[Author: Alex Miller]

We’ve got the brand new trailer for “Devil” today. This is the first of a supposed eventual trilogy in “The Night Chronicles” series. The official website refers to it as having “M. Night Shyamalan’s signature touch”. It can’t be that bad can it?! Click the jump for the complete first look! (more…)

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[Author: Alex Miller]

So your girlfriend has…well let’s just call it “girly”…taste in movies. Everytime you try to watch a good movie she gets bored. Everytime you watch one of her movies you want to kill yourself with a dull butter knife. WHAT TO DO?! Don’t worry! Dorkosphere has the hookup with a short look at 5 movies both of you should love! (We’ll save the scary date movies for another time) (more…)