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    2011: The year’s best movie moments (part 1)

    Most moviegoers can agree on one thing: there were way too many movies this year. If you’re (un)fortunate enough to live in New York, you had the opportunity to see around 600 new features come and go; the rest of us didn’t get that many fewer. That means that anyone who’s been put in a […] More

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    Director James Gunn’s ‘Super’ and ‘Slither’

    James Gunn began his career in filmmaking with Troma Entertainment, for whom he wrote and co-directed Tromeo and Juliet. After contributing to several other films for Troma, he wrote, produced and performed in his own superhero comedy, The Specials, directed by Craig Mazin. In 2010, Gunn returned to the world of non-comic-book-superheroes with Super. The […] More

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    10 Reasons to love . . . non-comic book superhero movies

      Comic Book adaptations are the bread and butter for Hollywood at the moment. Every year sees an increase in comic flicks in development and without question the most secure genre to invest in is the superhero one. In fact, it’s hard nowadays to remember a day when the superhero blockbuster was merely a rare […] More

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    Are We Tired of Superheroes?

    This has been the summer of the superheroes. With Thor, X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern, and Captain America: The First Avenger all coming out within the past few months, they’ve certainly shown that they’re a force to be reckoned with. Or are they? Though most of these releases haven’t fared badly (let’s not speak of […] More

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    Tuesday Poster Round Up

    1. Making The Boys: Grade B- It’s obvious what makes this poster good, great use of color, but I also like the tagline a lot. It’s provocative without being too melodramatic, or maybe it’s melodramatic in just the right way. 2. Life Just Is: Grade C It’s kind of an ugly brown, but the off […] More

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    Trailer: James Gunn’s ‘Super’

    The trailer for James Gunn‘s average-Joe turned super hero movie Super has been released. The film premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival and received some positive reviews from our end. Super will be screening at this year’s SXSW film festival, where James Gunn and his cast will be doing a panel presentation. Official […] More

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    Tuesday Poster Round-Up

    1. Insidious: Grade F After seeing the trailer for this film, it looks like it could be a promising ghost story. However, the whole ‘creepy kid’ trend is dead and buried. It really doesn’t seem like a good idea to play on that niche, especially if the trailer for the film seems to shy away […] More

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    James Gunn’s ‘Super’ Gets a Cool New Poster

    James Gunn’s love for the comedy and horror genres coalesced in his humorous and brilliant debut Slither, released by Universal in 2006.  The film, which he wrote and directed, was critically hailed as one of the best horror films of the aughts.  Last year’s Toronto International Film Festival premiered his sophomoric effort Super, a dark […] More

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    ‘Super’ – A twisted, semi-schizophrenic cult classic in the making…

    “Super is a twisted, semi-schizophrenic cult classic in the making…” Super Directed by James Gunn Written by James Gunn 2010, USA Super embraces pretty much all the bearings of the “everyman turned superhero” concept; its tropes include the obligatory costumed hero (minus an obligatory tragic origin story), the attractive damsel in distress, a heartless villain, […] More

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    Video Of The Day: Clip from ‘Super’ by Director James Gunn

    Don’t But In Line Super by director James Gunn (slither) was one of my favorite films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (read my review here). IFC picked up the film during the Festival and will release it next year and although they haven’t yet released a trailer, a clip was released online this […] More

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