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  • The indie horror trope of "socially awkward guy gets rejected by woman, turns psychotic" remains a perennial -- not just because so many filmmakers feel insecure and crazy themselves, but also because it's relatively easy to pull off. So long as...

  • Given a couple more drafts and a bigger budget, "Die Hard in an Eastern European hotel during a Russian-backed coup" wouldn't be such a bad idea for a movie -- especially as we're likely to see similar international situations become commonplace...

  • 2 months ago | Film and TV

    It's rare for a franchise, especially in the horror genre, to actually get better as it progresses — doubly so if the final part of said progression is a TV series. Yet in six-part miniseries form, currently airing on the you-didn't-know-you-had-i...

  • Any movie about one of the best friends of the prophet Muhammad -- Bilal ibn Rabah, a Mecca-born slave who became the first muezzin (call-to-prayer leader) -- runs into a problem: How do you make it without including a depiction of Muhammad, and...

  • Those hoping for a movie about Hulk Hogan's late-'90s bad-guy faction in wrestling may leave New World Order disappointed, as will anybody who expects the relative nuance and subtlety of Mr. Hogan's acting. Writers-directors Fabio and...

  • To all the people upset by a lack of headphone jacks in their phones today, a debate over attaching a handle on a computer carry case will seem quaint, and possibly hilarious. That's OK; director Jason Cohen (Oscar-nominated short "Facing Fear")...

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