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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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[Posted by: Justin Wagner]

Our Toronto International Film Festival Preview series features the best films that will be shown at the prestigious film event to be held Sept 9-19th. Our first edition highlighted the Japanese film Norwegian Wood. Today Justin Wagner takes a look at the highly anticipated new Woody Allen film, “You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger”.

Four decades strong and 40 films deep, Woody Allen has one of the most immense and impressive filmographies of any director.  To add more to his résumé, Allen has the most screenwriting nominations at the Academy Awards (all of which are “Best Original Screenplay”), his screenplay for Hannah and Her Sisters was the first ever screenplay to be considered for a Pulitzer Prize nomination, and he is one of the three directors to ever receive the Palme des Palmes.  In recent years,though, Woody Allen has been making some of his least interesting work.  Known for taking the best bits from classic films, condensing them, and making them just as good, if not better, than what he is taking from, Woody has for the last ten years or so just been making rehashes of his old New York inspired films.  On Allen’s 41st film, he retreats back to his recent muse, Europe, but with a script that seems to be “classic” Woody Allen. (more…)

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[Posted by: Alex Miller]

If you’ve been following our site at all, you know that I am a huge fan of Director Duncan Jones and his first film “Moon”.  I first wrote about him in my piece Directors You Should Know About: Duncan Jones. Then he was nice enough to write us A Private Twitter Message. Well now the blog Man Made Movies, which is essentially a Duncan Jones-only blog, has an exclusive interview with him, in which he says:

“Well, I think it is safe to say that the film (Source Code) will be out early next year. My edit is complete, and we are working hard on visual effects, choosing a composer and trying the film out on a few people just to see how it goes over. Lots to do really, but everything is coming together, and I am in the capable hands of Paul “Mount Rushmore” Hirsch!”

“I would have loved to do the Judge Dredd movie that is underway. I was in fact sent the script to look at. Its a great script, and I hope I will not rue the decision of passing on it. Thing was, I had such a strong idea of what I wanted to do with a Dredd movie, I could not bring myself to take it on and not do it my way! … and its not like I could do it as a sequel either; my Dredd would have been really weird, and dark and funny, but not your traditional introduction to a hero character. I dont even know if I could have made my version of the film pitch-able. It was maybe too off the wall.”

Head over to Man Made Movies for the full interview!
Found via: /Film

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[Author: Alex Miller]

Bus Driver: This Source Code Cut is one piece of ace, I know from experience dude. If you know what I mean.
Billy Madison: No, you don’t.
Bus Driver: Well, not me personally but a guy I know. He got in and *watched it on*. Wooo-eee!
Billy Madison: No, he didn’t.
Bus Driver: No, no, no he didn’t. But you could imagine what it’d be like if he did, right…?

Everybody on?! Good, great, grand, wonderful.
NO YELLING ON THE BUS!

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[Author: Alex Miller]

Awhile back we wrote up a story called “Directors You Should Know About — Duncan Jones (Moon)”. Well Duncan Jones himself was nice enough to send us the twitter message seen above. Looks like he’s already done filming “Source Code” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and it will indeed be released in 2011! I can’t wait! Be sure to subscribe to our new Facebook/Twitter pages to automatically get all the latest updates on the film!

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Duncan Jones

[Author: Alex Miller]

You may or may not have heard of Duncan Jones yet, but soon everyone will know his name. He is one of the hottest new writer/directors around because of his film “Moon”. (more…)