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‘Colossal’ Review: A Movie of Big Monsters and Little Pleasures

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by Matt Singer April 6, 2017 @ 7:00 AM
Voltage Pictures
There’s a rich history of monster movies that use giant rampaging creatures as instruments of allegory as well as destruction. The first King Kong explored humanity’s contradictory desires to admire and destroy the natural world. The original Godzilla reshaped Japan’s World War II nuclear trauma into a terrifying vision of destruction. Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal does the same; envisioning a monster as an expression of addicts’ uncontrollable inner demons. That idea is just about perfect; the execution of that idea, sadly, falls short.

‘Colossal’ Trailer: Anne Hathaway Is a Monster

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by Britt Hayes February 16, 2017 @ 12:01 PM
Voltage Pictures
If Colossal isn’t on your radar, it should be. The new film from Nacho Vigalondo (Timecrimes, Open Windows) is his best yet — and the first full trailer hardly does it justice. Featuring an absolutely phenomenal performance from Anne Hathaway, Colossal offers a hilarious, thoughtful and strangely poignant twist on the classic kaiju movie, and is easily one of the most surprising films of 2017.

‘Colossal’ Trailer: Anne Hathaway Controls a Korean Kaiju With Her Mind

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by Emma Stefansky January 19, 2017 @ 5:51 PM
Neon
When it comes to ambitious, imaginative sci-fi, Nacho Vigalondo is one of those names people tend to mention. The Spanish director known best for time-travel head scratcher Timecrimes is back with a new movie, this time about a giant monster and the woman who can control it with her mind. Kinda.

‘Masterminds’ Review: A Painfully Dense Comedy That Squanders a Talented Cast

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by Erin Whitney September 30, 2016 @ 8:57 AM
Relativity Media
‘Masterminds’ stars some of the funniest names in comedy, like Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, and Leslie Jones. Too bad ‘Masterminds’ isn’t funny.

Bobby Cannavale Returns to HBO for John Oliver’s ‘Spotlight’ Parody

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 8, 2016 @ 9:54 AM
HBO
Last Week Tonight host John Oliver rails often enough against the HBO series being mistaken for journalism; it was only a matter of time the series itself would put the Spotlight on actual press. And so, to cap off a piece highlighting the plight of print journalists, Oliver recruited Vinyl star Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne and more for their very own Spotlight parody, Stoplight.

SNL: Fred Armisen and Some Very Special Guests Start a ’70s Southern Jam Band

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by Britt Hayes May 22, 2016 @ 8:49 AM
There were plenty of fantastic moments in SNL’s Season 41 finale, and while the last sketch of the night might not have been the most laugh-out-loud funny among them, it was definitely the most wonderful. Host Fred Armisen brought a few of his fellow SNL vets together along with a couple of special guests to form the perfect, subtly quirky ’70s southern jam band, complete with 20-something members and a tambourine or two.

‘Mother’s Day’ Review: Garry Marshall Will Not Rest Until He’s Ruined Every Holiday

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by Matt Singer April 28, 2016 @ 11:00 AM
Open Road
There’s no silence quieter than the one in a movie theater during an bad comedy. At times during Mother’s Day, director Garry Marshall’s newest debasement of a beloved holiday, a hush fell over the theater to rival the quietude at a Benedictine monastery. When the laughter finally came, it’s always at the movie’s expense. This disaster is less deliberately funny than the last movie titled Mother’s Day, and that was a violent horror film.

The New ‘Mother’s Day’ Trailer Loves You, Just Wishes You’d Call Sometimes

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by Charles Bramesco February 12, 2016 @ 12:46 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQkCNxIM5yk&feature=youtu.be
Having already planted his flag of squeaky-clean ethnically homogeneous courtship on New Year’s Eve with New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day with Valentine’s Day, and America’s most tragic hour...

The New ‘Angry Birds’ Trailer Is Urine-Drinking Fun For the Whole Family

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by Charles Bramesco January 27, 2016 @ 8:39 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRmKa7vvct4
Even as video games go, the mobile app Angry Birds is pretty conceptually thin. There are birds. They are angry, ostensibly because green pigs have constructed elaborate castles all over their bird-world...