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  • NOFF Wrap Up
    2014 New Orleans Film Festival Wrap-Up
    After 8 days, 237 films, over 100 filmmakers in attendance, and dozens of parties, panels, and events, the 2014 New Orleans Film Festival has come to a close. The New Orleans Film Society pulled out all the stops for this year’s 25th...
  • Truly frightening: The Taking of Deborah Logan
    Truly frightening: The Taking of Deborah Logan
    I love a good a horror flick, but I must confess I haven’t seen one that messed with my head since Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer went head to head in What Lies Beneath, so imagine my surprise when a small budget, independent film...
  • ‘John Wick’ one man vengeance squad
    ‘John Wick’ one man vengeance squad
    After former Hitman John Wick, Keanu Reeves, loses his wife to a terminal illness, she sends him a dog as a reminder of her love. He is wallowing in sadness when thugs from the Russian mafia try to buy his car. (A 69 Mustang). Wick turns them down...
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    'Saturday night live - Halloween' (2003) is frighteningly funny
    If you’re more into treats than tricks, or a pleasant combination of the two, consider checking out “Saturday Night Live - Halloween.” Featuring a compilation of festive skits, there’s a varied selection from different eras...
  • Fury
    Review: 'Fury' may leave you slightly furious
    “Fury” is a recent American war film based upon a tank-led fight within the heart of Germany during World War II. The film stars Brad Pitt as Staff Sergeant Don “Wardaddy” Collier who leads his five man crew in a tank,Fury,...
  • New on Netflix: "Django Unchained" and "Sons of Anarchy" highlight the week
    New on Netflix: "Django Unchained" and "Sons of Anarchy" highlight the week
    A packed week of Netflix releases begins today with Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 spaghetti Western epic “Django Unchained,” starring Jamie Foxx as a freed slave out for revenge. Christoph Waltz won his second Oscar as Foxx’s...
  • Jack Bruce
    Cream bassist Jack Bruce dead at 71
    Jack Bruce, the bass player, songwriter, and frequent lead singer for the 60s rock group Cream has died at the age of 71. Bruce, along with guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker, formed the blues-based rock group Cream, whose hits...
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    Jake Gyllenhaal is Persisently Frightening in 'Nightcrawler' Red Band Trailer
    So who do you have down as Best Actor for the Oscars? It's going to come down to the wire with a number of performances seeming like obvious choices: Steve Carell for Foxcatcher, Eddie Redmayne for The Theory of Everything, Michael Keaton for...
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show
    Landmark Theatres Celebrates Halloween with Special Film Events
    Here are the seasonal films that are scary, creepy, supernatural, shocking, or even costume-inspiring,– both special events and regular engagements.BIRDMAN or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), at Embarcadero – opening day for...
  • 'Fury' review:  A solid war film not for weak stomachs
    'Fury' review: A solid war film not for weak stomachs
    Writer/director David Ayer has made a name for himself by making very modern movies depicting violence in crime/cop stories (“End of Watch,” “Harsh Times,” and the screenplay for “Training Day”), but his latest...
  • St. Vincent
    'St. Vincent' Movie Review
    “Pretty much everything I write is pulled from something in my life,” says Theodore Melfi about the story behind his first feature ‘St. Vincent.’ Melfi has plugged away for years as a director of commercials but there was...
  • Vincent Price
    On this Day in Movie History, October 25, 1993: Vincent Price dies
    It was on this day, October 25, 1993. American actor, writer, and gourmet, Vincent Leonard Price, Jr. died. Born in St Louis, Missouri, he traveled through Europe, studied at Yale and became an actor. He made his screen debut in 1938, and after...
  • Olivia Cooke in "Ouija"
    ‘Ouija’ plays like a bored game
    The new horror movie “Ouija”, that just opened Friday, October 24, has a strong premise and delivers some choice scares, but ultimately it’s a lazy movie that barely bothers to develop its characters or invest in the tragedy...
  • Keanu Reeves returns to the action game
    Keanu Reeves returns to the action game
    Losing a loved one is rough under any circumstances. How each person grieves varies. Some sink into a deep and dark depression. Some struggle to find a new life to fill the impossible hole in their heart. In the instance of the new film &ldquo...
  • 'The Birds' is very exciting
    'The Birds' is very exciting
    In anticipation of Halloween, many of the films recently reviewed by this column are intended to be scary. With menacing costumes and horrific make-up, all manner of creature terrorizes the audience. However, in some of the scariest movies of all,...