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Fact: It’s impossible to hate Ron Perlman.

Okay, so maybe we don’t have any actual, statistical evidence on hand to back that up as fact, but we’re still pretty sure it’s true. There’s just something about him that’s inherently likeable. Maybe it’s that he looks like a battle-hardened teddy bear. Maybe it’s because he’s great at nailing deadpan comedy. Whatever the case, it’s really, really hard to… Continue reading Ron Perlman on the Thriller 'Crave' and His Increasingly Big Career in Independent Films


Today and throughout the week at Moviefone, we’re celebrating the unsung, hard-won, I’ve-maxed-out-my-credit-cards-to-finance-this world of independent filmmaking. We’ll publish features that explore, expose, and explain today’s independent movies. We call it “Independents Day.” Get it? It’s clever, right? We thought so. Read on.

What’s the state of independent film today? The answer is a matter of perspective; there’s a lot of bad news out there, and a lot… Continue reading The State of Independent Film: 2013

  • ‘Frances Ha’

    <strong>Release Date:</strong> May 17 <strong>Who’s In It:</strong> Greta Gerwig, Adam Driver, Mickey Sumner <strong>What It’s About:</strong> An aimless young woman in Brooklyn (Gerwig) loses some of the joy in her life when her BFF roommate (Sumner) decides to move out. No, it’s not an episode of “Girls.” Never mind that Driver co-stars. <strong>Why We’re Excited:</strong> Noah Baumbach, director of “The Squid and the Whale” and sometime writing partner

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  • 26. ‘Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted’

    <strong>What’s It About? </strong> The crew of animals — lions, penguins, lemurs, oh my! — want to go back to their home in the Central Park Zoo, but they’re trapped halfway around the world and on the run from animal control. Their only hope is hiding out in a traveling circus, touring the European countryside. <strong>Why We Love It:</strong&gt

  • Beyond the Black Rainbow

    In Theaters

    Beyond the Black RainbowWhere: New York and Los Angeles; expanding soon.What: A troubled woman is confined at an institute founded to help people achieve happiness and contentment through unusual, drug-fueled treatment.Why Go: One of my top picks from last year’s Fantastic Fest, the debut from director Panos Cosmatos is filled with eye-popping delights. As I wrote in my review… Continue reading Indie Film Guide: What's in Theaters, on DVD and Coming Soon in the World of Independent Film