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[Reviewed by: Eric Raymer]

Don’t listen to the marketing campaign – Catfish isn’t the movie they want you to think it is. The posters ominously warn you to not “let anyone tell you what it is,” and seem to suggest some sort of thriller or horror flick. It’s unfortunate that they resort to making you play guessing games in order to see this film. With a story that’s driven primarily by events occurring on the internet, and a plot that constantly has you questioning the truth from those in front of and behind the camera, Catfish captures life in 2010 in a way that few other movies do. I’ll try to avoid giving away any of the specifics in this review, but it’s impossible to discuss this film without changing the way you’ll perceive it. If you want to go in with no preconceptions at all, stop reading now. Otherwise, read on. (more…)

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[Posted by: Eric Raymer]

In an interview with the New York Times, actor/director Casey Affleck admitted that his new film, I’m Still Here, which chronicles actor Joaquin Phoenix‘s pursuit of a rap career and descent into depravity, was almost entirely staged. In other news, grass is green and water is wet. This whole thing reeked of being a stunt since Phoenix’s first bizarre appearance on the David Letterman show, and I have a hard time believing that Affleck “never intended to trick anybody.” The only truly remarkable thing is that Phoenix was willing to keep up the act for so long. This definitely takes away some of the appeal of the film for me, but in all fairness, it looks like Phoenix does a great job pulling off the role. While I never wanted Phoenix’s life to actually fall apart, knowing that it’s all a hoax makes it significantly less interesting.

UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that David Letterman was in on it too.

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[Reviewed by: Danny Moltrasi]

“If you believe in God, then you must believe in the Devil.

The Last Exorcism in many ways exceeded my expectations. It is simply too easy to dismiss this film after hearing the initial premise, but most of the time it works. It is scary a lot of the time, and often atmospheric. However, this went to waste with one of the worst, most rushed endings to a film I have ever seen. I’ve rarely come out of a cinema so frustrated. (more…)

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Trailer Review:
[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

I don’t remember the last time I laughed this hard at a trailer. Oh wait yes I do. It was when I saw the first trailer for Hobo With A Shotgun. That fake trailer was so good it won the Grindhouse fake trailer contest and they decided to make a real movie out of it. So here is the first real trailer for the real movie made because of a fake trailer. Still with me? So yeah, if the title alone didn’t make you go straight to Fandango and buy your ticket, that “I am tired. Need $ for Lawnmower.” sign should have. I’m the kind of guy who loves watching the kind of movies this is paying homage to. The “So bad it’s good.” element here is just too good to be true. I’m 10x more excited to see this than Machete. In fact, I thought that was probably the weakest of the faux trailers, although the actual movie is getting pretty decent reviews. It is odd to say I feel more comfortable in the hands of first-time director Jason Eisener than Robert Rodriguez but I do. Rodriguez has been hit or miss for me. Eisener has gone to great lengths to keep the look/feel of this movie true. He even set up a library of old 70’s/80’s cult movies for the cast/crew to study while filming. I can’t wait to see this.

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[Posted by: Justin Wagner]

With Machete coming out next weekend, and Eli Roth’s Thanksgiving in the beginning stages of screenwriting, it only feels right to take a look back at ALL of the faux trailers from the Grindhouse double feature. (more…)

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[Posted by: Alex Miller] [Via: Ain’tItCool]

lol I love this.

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