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Reviewing Ebert's 'Greatest Films': Barry Lyndon (1975)

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Barry Lyndon is natural social climber, his every move a calculated step to gain status and wealth.  We're not supposed to like someone like this, but he somehow captivates our attention.  Barry Lyndon is not so much driven by plot or character.  Mostly, it is guided by an omniscient storytelling voice that Kubrick masterfully employs to provide us with a glimpse...

News Roundup: 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Trailers And Photos, 'Sherlock'...

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With the premiere date of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. getting closer and closer, ABC took the liberty of releasing a huge gallery of photos, plus three new trailers. See those below. Also, the first trailer for the third season of Sherlock has hit the web. We also have a few neat posters for Ender's Game and Thor: The Dark World. All that and more below....

Top Ten Best Comedy Sequels (That Aren't Sequels)

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THE HANGOVER PART III
The biggest problem with a sequel to a successful comedy is that it's hard not to either disappoint, or basically remake the first film. Such is why The Hangover sequels have been so disappointing. Often, the best solution is to get the gang back together, but do something completely different. Here's out top ten list of films that brought back a lot of the same...

'Interstellar': Christopher Nolan Discusses Sci-Fi Infuences

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Seeing as how Interstellar is a Christopher Nolan project, and is locked into a November 7, 2014 release date, you can look forward to about another year and a half of vague semi-updates, in which we desperately try to parse meaning from the tiny, tiny crumbs of hints that the hyper-secretive Nolan allows to dribble from the project.  Today’s semi-news crumbs?  The influence of...

'Napoleon': Steven Spielberg To Turn Stanley Kubrick's Unmade Film Into A...

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Stanley Kubrick's Napoleon
One of the sad facts pertaining to any artist’s passing (aside from the tragic passing itself) is the knowledge that no more works of art or brilliance will ever come from their singular minds.   Such is the case with Stanley Kubrick, who, in the 1970s wrote an unfilmed script for a film about Napoleon,  which he asserted would be “the best movie ever made.”  The...

'Indiana Jones 4' Is The Most Disappointing Movie Ever

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It’s still a bit of a touchy subject for some, but do you remember how you felt about Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace? How about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull? The Godfather Part III? Well, you may not be surprised to know these and many more have been ranked in the Top 50 most disappointing movies...

'The Shining' Prequel Is Under Development, Wholly Unnecessary

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Part of what made Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of Stephen King’s The Shining such a chilly and chilling horror film was its since of dreamlike ambiguity—was the winter caretaker of the Overlook Hotel (Jack Nicholson) attempting to murder his wife and son because ghosts in the Overlook were driving him mad, or was Jack simply an unbalanced man...

The Top 10 Most Berserk Computers In Film

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Computers.  As is the case with sentient robots, cinema has warned us repeatedly that the instant we give our Macs, iPads, X-Boxes and missile defense systems the ability to think on their own, that’s pretty much the end of humanity as we know it.  Film after film, from sci-fi warnings to horror fantasias to action adventures, self-aware computers have been portrayed as instantly godlike...