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A pair of romantic comedies highlight the home entertainment releases this week. At one end of the spectrum is the low-key but thoroughly entertaining indie ‘Beginners,’ a funny and sad tale of a commitment-phobic young man whose father comes out of the closet in his 70s just before being diagnosed with terminal cancer. At the other end is the lackluster ‘Larry Crowne,’ a star-studded studio production about a middle-aged man… Continue reading New on DVD and Blu-ray, Week of Nov. 15: 'Beginners,' 'Larry Crowne,' 'My Fair Lady' and 'West Side Story'

When you’re laying out the tracks for an intercontinental railroad, it helps to know where you’re going. Ditto for a television series. AMC’s Hell on Wheels embarked on its debut journey tonight, and while the scenery is pretty, we still don’t have a strong sense of where we’ll end up because the pilot only touched the surface. That can be a good thing, or it can be a bad thing… Continue reading Hell on Wheels: Not So Wild West
















Peter Jackson didn’t just help fund the cause of the West Memphis Three, he’s now hosting Damien Echols of the now-freed trio at his home in New Zealand. “We’re doing investigative work, we’re doing forensic work,” Jackson said Friday at a press conference. He and partner Fran Walsh have been funding legal efforts for the three Americans, who were convicted as teens. During… Continue reading Peter Jackson Hosting West Memphis 3's Damien Echols (And 'The Hobbit' Premiere) in New Zealand

Ti WestWe recently sat down with writer-director-editor Ti West, best known for his masterful The House of the Devil, to talk about his latest film, The Innkeepers (out December 30th on VOD), and it ended up being an in-depth, hour-plus discussion about the unique and borderline obsessive way West approaches filmmaking, how his films are marketed, what really happened with Cabin Fever 2, what the current state of indie filmmaking is… Continue reading Dialogue: Ti West on the Difference of Shooting Film, Current Horror Trends, 'You're Next' and Joe Swanberg

Ti WestWe recently sat down with writer-director-editor Ti West, best known for his masterful The House of the Devil, to talk about his latest film, The Innkeepers (out December 30th on VOD), and it ended up being an in-depth, hour-plus discussion about the unique and borderline obsessive way West approaches filmmaking, how his films are marketed, what really happened with Cabin Fever 2, what the current state of indie filmmaking is… Continue reading Dialogue: Ti West on Movie Marketing, Poster Designs and Obsessing Over the Little Details