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    Sordid Cinema #90: ‘Tusk,’ ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ and ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night’

    This week we sit down to discuss three of the most talked about genre offerings this year including A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, an accomplished debut feature from U.S.-based writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour. But first we review Kevin Smith’s Tusk and What We Do in the Shadows, easily one of the most clever and […] More

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    Kevin Smith earns financing for ‘Clerks III’ thanks to ‘Tusk’

    Kevin Smith is about as retired as Steven Soderbergh. Though he’s been comfortably hosting a podcast for sometime, his latest endeavor Tusk, a horror pastiche on The Human Centipede and Smith’s own films, has supposedly netted him enough money to finance Clerks III. Smith announced the news on the podcast, “Hollywood Babble-On“, saying, “A year and […] More

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    TIFF 2014: ‘Tusk”s production more interesting than the final product

    Kevin Smith’s early work, guerilla-style films about disenfranchised geeks and losers, helped gain him a strong and dedicated audience. While many of his most dedicated fans seem to find the best in even his weakest films, Smith has never found the same success in critical circles. The negative critiques of his films has only been exasperated by Smith himself, who seems to struggle with dissenting takes on his work, leading him to withdraw into podcasting. Though this was not a strategic choice on Smith’s part, it seemed to pay off as his audience only grew and he is now among the most influential people in the ‘Twittersphere’. This allowed Smith to distribute his 2011 film Red State himself. He described the entire process as “Indie Film 2.0.”; it was no longer about just making the film yourself but distributing it as well. More

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    Kevin Smith’s ‘Tusk’ looks really sick

    What else can you say other than this looks messed up? Well, it looks messed up in all the right ways. A not retiring anytime soon Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy, and many podcasts) gives us our first real good look at his upcoming horror film, Tusk. Based on a prank craigslist ad that Smith […] More

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    Hey You Geeks!! Podcast# 27: The Summer Blockbuster Enigma

    The big question of the week is; Why do overstuffed, critically panned films like Transformers: Age of Extinction continually break box-office records while great films like Snowpiercer are left to struggle with a limited release? Luckily, it turns out that Snowpiercer is about to break into a wider release, but will it bring financial success? […] More

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    The Definitive Religious Movies: 40-31

    Part 2 of this list gets a bit more foreign. In fact, this may be the first full list that has more foreign-language films than English-language ones. Maybe English-speaking audiences aren’t as willing to watch religious films. Maybe films associated with religion come off as preachy or accusatory. Or maybe (most of) the films on […] More

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    Ricky D’s 20 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2014

    10. Poltergeist Directed by Gil Kenan Written by David Lindsay-Abaire USA Release Date: November 14th Production recently wrapped on the Poltergeist remake with Gil Kenan (Monster House) in the director’s chair and Sam Raimi (Evil Dead) producing. Little is known as they continue to put the movie together in post-production, but we do have a few details, beginning […] More

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    Ricky D’s 20 Most Anticipated Horror Films of 2014

    In case it isn’t obvious, I’m a pretty big fan of the horror genre, and so I wanted to spotlight some of my most anticipated horror films of 2014. Between the big studio releases and the crop of independent features from some of our favourite directors, 2014 looks to be a great year. Note: I […] More

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