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[Posted by: Alex Miller]

If you don’t know what Rifftrax is, it’s basically a bunch of the guys from Mystery Science Theater 3000 who make riffs that you can download and play on top of movies. It’s like listening to an audio commentary that makes fun of the movie you are watching and it’s hilarious. It works best when the movie you are watching is really bad (Case in point watch a sample of them riffing Twilight: New Moon). That “really bad” title definitely applies to Reefer Madness which they will be riffing live and broadcasting it to movie theaters around the country Thursday, August 19 at 8:00pmET / 7:00pmCT / 6:00pmMT and 8:00pmPT (tape delay). It will also be re-aired by recording on Tuesday, August 24th. To check if it’s playing at a theater near you go here.

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[Posted by: Alex Miller]

If you’ve been reading this site for a while you know we are big fans of the Criterion Collection. We even do a special “Criterion Review” series here. Not only do they have great taste in selecting their films, but they also give them the treatment they deserve. Which is why it is so cool that they are now offering many great films/documentaries for free via Hulu! They are even offering 18 “Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman” films up. Quentin Tarantino makes tons of references to them in his films, so now you can actually watch them and know what the hell he is talking about. Documentaries that are offered include: “For All Mankind”, “Burden of Dreams”, “Grey Gardens”, and “The Beales of Grey Gardens”

Just go ahead and take my word for it those are some damn good films, and the price couldn’t be better. Click here and start watching!

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Trailer Review: 
[Reviewed by: Alex Miller]

The first trailer for the relatively low-budget Sci-Fi flick “Skyline” was released today.  Not much is known about it, and this trailer doesn’t really show us anymore than we already knew.  It’s about an alien invasion just like “War of the Worlds”, “V”, “Independence Day” etc etc.  What makes this different? Well it follows the survivors after the alien invasion…well wait no that’s not different.  It DOES feature large spaceships hovering over important parts of the globe…wait that’s the same.  It uses television news stories to make it seem more real….actually that’s the same too.  The answer is, there’s nothing new about this.  It seems to have computer-generated people which isn’t really original either.  How good this trailer is, really depends on your imagination.  Since they don’t show you anything at all,  I feel like they have something to hide.  If it really is about a bunch of people having a party who survive an alien attack, which is what IMDB says, this could be really lame.  I like the name, I like Sci-Fi movies, but I don’t like un-original garbage.  I mean the effects don’t even look that great and that’s all they show us!.  The directors are the brothers behind “Alien vs Predator: Requiem” so that’s another strike against it. I like the Sci-Fi genre enough to give it a shot though, but I’m not expecting much.  We’ll keep you updated and hopefully the next trailer they release is a lot better.

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[Posted by: Alex Miller]

Disney has been slowly releasing a collection of video interviews with the Director/Cast of Tron Legacy that they shot at Comic-Con. This is one they did with Olivia Wilde. You can view the rest of the interviews that they have released so far by going here.

Also don’t forget to check out our look back at the original Tron.

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[Posted by: Alex Miller]

Hey everyone, we’re very excited to announce that one of the most popular film websites on the net, Flixster.com (the same people behind RottenTomatoes.com), have chosen to feature our review of Tron on their main page.  They definitely don’t do this for just anyone and it really means a lot to us! Here is a sincere thank you to Flixster and to everyone who has supported us so far!

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[Posted by: Martin Keller]

Just a heads up to readers in the NYC metropolitan area: there are multiple festivals showing at Symphony Space on the upper west side.  For those unfamiliar with Symphony Space, it hosts artistic events in the music, literature, dance, theater and film fields.  Their programs cater to all kinds of people, be you high art connoisseur or layman there is something for you.  Also they run programs designed for the whole family including flicks that are youth appropriate, kid-oriented bands and conversations with authors of children’s literature.  I highly recommend this place to everyone. (more…)

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[Posted by: Alex Miller]

"Go and get a camera, point it and shoot."--Jamie Heinrich

When I created this site, one of my main goals was to create exposure for films/filmmakers, people might not have otherwise heard of.  When I watched the trailer for the new film “I Like You” I thought here is a good opportunity to do that.  Having made an independent short film myself, I know that just making a 5-minute film with no studio backing is a difficult undertaking.  These guys made a full-length feature film, without millions of dollars to spend, and the cinematography looks better than in plenty of studio films I’ve seen recently.  I decided to email Jamie Heinrich, the Director and Editor of the film, and ask him if he could answer a couple of questions for an exclusive interview and he agreed! We have the full interview, more screenshots, and a link to the trailer after the jump! (more…)