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‘Breeder’ Review: Murky Mad-Scientist Mayhem From Denmark

‘Breeder’ Review: Murky Mad-Scientist Mayhem From Denmark
A Frankensteinian mashup of sci-fi and torture-porn horror tropes, . While there are vague pretensions toward seriousness in Sissel Dalsgaard Thomsen’s screenplay and Jens Dahl’s direction, this thriller ends up discomfitingly most reminiscent of 1970s Wip (women in prison) and Nazisploitation grindhouse fare, as well as gamy mainstream serial-killer potboilers like “Kiss the Girls.” Well-made but more than a bit ick, it’s being released to stateside digital formats by Uncork’d Entertainment on Jan. 11.

Mia (Sara Hjort Ditlevsen) is an equestrian training for the Olympics. She seems more comfortable in the company of her horse than husband Thomas (Anders Heinrichsen), though the complexities of their relationship (including apparent separate sexual peccadilloes) never get more than hinted at. In any case, such nuances soon prove irrelevant when circumstances fatefully entangle his home and work life.

He’s employed as financial chief for a shadowy project by one Dr. Isabel Ruben
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Moon Knight Trailer: Embrace The Chaos

Moon Knight Trailer: Embrace The Chaos
Hold onto your britches folks, because Disney+ is about to get dark: The trailer for "Moon Knight," the latest Disney+ Marvel series, is here. 

The six-episode first season will star Oscar Isaac as Marc Spector, a boxer-turned-Marine-turned-CIA agent who starts hearing voices after he almost dies and is resurrected by the moon god Khonshu. Spector also shifts personalities, either as part of his dissociative identity disorder or his connection to Khonshu, who tasks him with protecting the innocent in order to atone for his life of violence. 

It sounds a little heavy for Disney+, but they've already shown us that they're willing to get wild with the Marvel shows. "Hawkeye" had a...

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’New York Ninja’ Review: Nirvana for Fans of Retro Action Trash

’New York Ninja’ Review: Nirvana for Fans of Retro Action Trash
There are relatively few famous unfinished films, ranging from von Sternberg’s “I, Claudius” to Jerry Lewis’ “The Day the Clown Cried” to various Orson Welles joints that continue to be patched together by former collaborators long after his death. But most such projects, usually abandoned due to financial and/or legal woes, languish in an obscurity compounded by the fact no one cries for the resuscitation of something they don’t know exists.

But somebody did notice the plight of “New York Ninja,” , a moderately successful figure in Taiwanese action cinema. An already marginal, guerrilla-shot endeavor whose plug got pulled when the planned distributor went under, it has now been meticulously if none-too-seriously reconstructed by Vinegar Syndrome’s Kurtis M. Spieler, who “re-directed” the extant footage sans any surviving original script or sound components.

Its newly dubbed dialogue performed by a host of fan-fave exploitation veterans including Cynthia Rothrock,
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‘The Power of the Dog’ Wins Its 21st Best Picture Prize, Surpassing ‘Roma’ for New Netflix Record

‘The Power of the Dog’ Wins Its 21st Best Picture Prize, Surpassing ‘Roma’ for New Netflix Record
Netflix has been looking for its first best picture Oscar for the past few years. With the winners now announced for the North Dakota Film Critics, “The Power of the Dog” takes home its 21st awards season prize for best picture. The streamer has now surpassed its best awards season record, set by the 20 best picture prizes won by Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma” (2018).

The last three awards seasons have seen the streaming giant fall short in favor of another film that benefits from a preferential ballot system. As a result, we’ve witnessed “Green Book” over “Roma,” “Parasite” over “The Irishman” and “Nomadland” over “Mank.”

Netflix’s win over the weekend from the Kansas City Film Critics, the second-oldest professional film critics association in the United States, tied their season-best. Looking forward, will that bring them their long-sought-after best picture trophy from the Academy Awards?

We’re 11 days from the opening of Oscar nomination voting.
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Steve Schapiro, Photojournalist and Film Industry Photographer, Dies at 87

Steve Schapiro, Photojournalist and Film Industry Photographer, Dies at 87
Steve Schapiro, a famed photojournalist whose work covering the entertainment industry spawned enduring images of films like “The Godfather” and “Taxi Driver,” died from pancreatic cancer at his home in Chicago on Sunday evening. He was 87 years old.

Schapiro began his pursuit of photography at the age of nine, beginning by capturing New York City. He went on to live with and study under photojournalist W. Eugene Smith. During the 1960’s, Schapiro’s photographs began to appear in publications like Life, Look, Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and others.

He also produced photo-essays with a sociological emphasis, reporting on subjects like narcotics addiction, Easter in Harlem, the presidential campaign of Robert Kennedy, migrant workers and Haight-Ashbury. Schapiro also considered himself an activist, covering stories related to the Civil Rights movement, including the March on Washington and the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.

In the 1970’s, Schapiro
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Joss Whedon Says Justice League's Cyborg Storyline 'Made No Sense,' Calls Ray Fisher 'A Bad Actor'

Joss Whedon Says Justice League's Cyborg Storyline 'Made No Sense,' Calls Ray Fisher 'A Bad Actor'
It's hard to believe that the Snyderverse controversy first began almost five years ago. Zack Snyder departed the set of his "Justice League" film in 2017, but it wasn't until 2020 that allegations from the cast would derail the career of Joss Whedon, who'd been tapped to reshape the film in his own image. 

Whedon's fall from grace seemed intrinsically linked to comments from Ray Fisher, who was one of the first to address the director's "gross, abusive, unprofessional, and completely unacceptable" behavior during the "Justice League" reshoots. From there, more allegations poured in, with stories of Whedon's...

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Peaky Blinders' Story Will Continue Into World War II And Beyond

Peaky Blinders' Story Will Continue Into World War II And Beyond
If you thought you had a handle on where exactly in history that the Birmingham-set gangster series "Peaky Blinders" would finally call it quits, think again. This comes directly by order of the Peaky Blinders themselves -- or, rather, series creator Steven Knight. The "Locke" and "Spencer" writer has previously made his intentions known for the Cillian Murphy-led crime drama to come to an end upon the outset of World War II. 

So far, the series has documented Tommy Shelby's (Murphy) rise to the top of London's violent family of gangs while also balancing his struggles with Ptsd, stemming from his brutal experiences in World...

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The Daily Stream: Your Name Is A Love Story For The Ages

The Daily Stream: Your Name Is A Love Story For The Ages
(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)

The Film: "Your Name"

Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime (both the Japanese and English dubbed versions)

The Pitch: A romance from anime legend Makoto Shinkai, "Your Name" is the story of a high school girl named Mitsuha Miyamizu who lives in rural Japan. Her life isn't very interesting to her, and she dreams of being a boy in Tokyo in her next life. Wishes sometimes come true in strange ways, and she begins to switch...

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Edgar Wright Recreates Decadent London In Last Night In Soho Featurette [Exclusive]

Edgar Wright Recreates Decadent London In Last Night In Soho Featurette [Exclusive]
Many were hoping to get a chance to catch "Last Night in Soho" in theaters, if only for the sake of seeing the latest stylish bit of cinematic razzle-dazzle from filmmaker Edgar Wright. Unfortunately, like so many other non-superhero movies from visionary directors like Guillermo del Toro ("Nightmare Alley") or Wes Anderson ("The French Dispatch"), "Last Night in Soho" fizzled at the box office despite opening in a large number of theaters (over 3000), capping out at just under $23 million worldwide on a $43 million budget. 

Every time a bold, original film from an...

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Easter Eggs You May Have Missed In Peacemaker Episode 1

Easter Eggs You May Have Missed In Peacemaker Episode 1
(This article contains Spoilers for "Peacemaker" episode 1. Proceed with caution.)

We still have a few months to go until we thaw out for spring, but it's never too early for an Easter egg hunt. Luckily, there's a new HBO Max original series based on an obscure DC Comics character to carefully comb through, courtesy of a filmmaker known for throwing references into his work left and right. So without further ado, let's take a fairly deep dive into the Easter eggs contained in the first episode of James Gunn's "Peacemaker."

Since this show is a direct sequel to the epic 2021 super-powered team up "The Suicide...

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Die Young And Save Yourselves, Yellowjackets, In Sic Transit Gloria Mundi

Die Young And Save Yourselves, Yellowjackets, In Sic Transit Gloria Mundi
This week we say goodbye to our favorite fine young cannibals with one hell of a "Yellowjackets" season finale. I laughed, I screamed, I covered my eyes like a small child sneaking into a horror movie, and man oh man did I openly sob. 

After last week's shroom soup- and pruno-fueled "Doomcoming," everyone is waking up and coming to terms with what they were really, really close to doing. Show creators Ashley Lyle and Bart Nickerson penned our finale, and Eduardo Sánchez of "The Blair Witch Project" fame directed the absolute crap out of it. The episode title, "Sic Transit Gloria Mundi," translates...

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Why Does The Actor Who Plays Vigilante On Peacemaker Look Familiar?

Why Does The Actor Who Plays Vigilante On Peacemaker Look Familiar?
Last week brought the first three episodes of "Peacemaker" to HBO Max. The DC Comics series is a spin-off of "The Suicide Squad," picking up where we last saw John Cena's morally questionable character. Though the "superhero" isn't dealing with anything as big as a giant starfish, there's a whole new alien threat keeping Peacemaker and his Task Force X teammates busy. 

Joining the team in "Peacemaker" is Vigilante, whom showrunner James Gunn thinks might actually be a bigger sociopath than his titular best friend. If you watched the show's premiere, then you might have found yourself wondering why the actor who plays Vigilante looked so...

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Human Resources Trailer: Hormone Monsters And Shame Wizards Assemble For The Big Mouth Spin-Off

Human Resources Trailer: Hormone Monsters And Shame Wizards Assemble For The Big Mouth Spin-Off
The world of "Big Mouth" is about to get bigger. Netflix's Emmy-winning adult animated sitcom, which features the voices of Nick Kroll and John Mulaney, is going five seasons strong and already has a long-standing order for a sixth season. It's also got a spin-off, "Human Resources," on the way in March, and the first teaser has arrived.

Last summer brought details on the voice cast for "Human Resources," which includes Randall Park ("WandaVision"), Keke Palmer ("Hustlers"), "Saturday Night Live" cast member Aidy Bryant, and "Big Mouth" season 4 writer Brandon Kyle Goodman. Kroll and some other "Big Mouth" names will also lend their...

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The Proud Family: Louder And Prouder Trailer: The Disney Channel Original Animated Series Gets A Streaming Revival

The Proud Family: Louder And Prouder Trailer: The Disney Channel Original Animated Series Gets A Streaming Revival
It's been over 20 years since "The Proud Family" kicked off its initial run as the first Disney Channel original animated series. With a theme song by Solange Knowles and Destiny's Child, the show first aired from 2001 to 2005, crossing over with "Lilo & Stitch" at one point and culminating in "The Proud Family Movie," which acted as the series finale. Now it's back in a Disney+ revival series, "The Proud Family: Louder and Prouder," which is set to begin streaming in February.

The original voice cast, including Kyla Pratt, Tommy Davidson, Jo Marie Payton, Soleil Moon Frye,...

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New RoboCop: The Series Box Set Will Let You Serve The Public Trust At Home

New RoboCop: The Series Box Set Will Let You Serve The Public Trust At Home
The "RoboCop" franchise has spawned more than one television series, but the Canadian cult favorite that aired in 1994 after the original film trilogy wrapped up is coming to Blu-ray and DVD in North America for the very first time in a new box set. Over 17 hours of entertainment centered on "the future of law enforcement, part man, part machine," await you in the "RoboCop: The Series" set.

The official product description from Liberation Hall indicates that the set includes the feature-length series pilot, all 21 episodes, and numerous bonus features. There's a behind-the-scenes featurette, a toy commercial and photo gallery, and...

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South Park Season 25 Release Date Set At Comedy Central

South Park Season 25 Release Date Set At Comedy Central
Another year, another season of "South Park." The Comedy Central series will celebrate its silver anniversary this August, which means that it's been going for almost a full quarter-century now. At this point, the only things guaranteed to survive the nuclear apocalypse are cockroaches and long-running animated sitcoms like "The Simpsons" and "South Park."

What makes season 25 of "South Park" special is that it is a true season, as opposed to just a couple of standalone specials, which is what season 24 was. Viewers haven't seen a full new 10-episode season of "South Park" since season 23 concluded in December 2019.

In 2020, Trey Parker wrote and directed a...

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The Man Who Fell To Earth Teaser: Chiwetel Ejiofor Is Here To Change The Future

The Man Who Fell To Earth Teaser: Chiwetel Ejiofor Is Here To Change The Future
After moving from Hulu to CBS All Access (before that service was rebranded as Paramount+) and then to Showtime, the TV series version of "The Man Who Fell to Earth" is finally ready to invade homes this year. The show is loosely based on the 1963 sci-fi novel of the same name by "The Queen's Gambit" author Walter Tevis, which itself was famously turned into a film starring David Bowie in 1976. But where Bowie played Thomas Jerome Newton, a human-like alien who crash-landed on Earth in search of water to aid his drought-stricken home planet, Chiwetel Ejiofor is starring...

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Joss Whedon Breaks Silence on Misconduct Allegations, Calls Ray Fisher ‘A Bad Actor in Both Senses’

Joss Whedon Breaks Silence on Misconduct Allegations, Calls Ray Fisher ‘A Bad Actor in Both Senses’
Filmmaker Joss Whedon has broken his silence on the multiple allegations of misconduct against him from productions he oversaw, including the 2017 film “Justice League” and his influential TV series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.”

In a lengthy interview with New York magazine that published on Monday, Whedon denied Gal Gadot’s allegation that he “threatened” her career while working on “Justice League,” which Whedon took over after original director Zack Snyder withdrew from the film following a family tragedy.

“I don’t threaten people. Who does that?” Whedon told New York. “English is not her first language, and I tend to be annoyingly flowery in my speech.” Whedon said he told Gadot that she would have to tie his body to a railroad track before he would cut a scene she wanted removed and that Gadot misunderstood as Whedon threatening to tie her to a track instead. Gadot’s response in the story: “I understood perfectly.
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Anne Frank Documentary, Book Reveal New Suspect in Betrayal That Sent Teenager to Death Camp

Anne Frank Documentary, Book Reveal New Suspect in Betrayal That Sent Teenager to Death Camp
A forthcoming “cold case” documentary investigating who betrayed Anne Frank’s hiding place has uncovered a new suspect.

Investigators, including a former FBI agent, believe Arnold van den Bergh, a one-time member of Amsterdam’s Jewish Council, may have been responsible for revealing Frank’s hiding place in the secret attic above her father’s office.

The documentary’s investigators suggest Arnold van den Bergh betrayed the Franks in order to save himself, although some have said the evidence for this is “weak.”

What remains undisputed is that after receiving a tip-off from an unknown individual, the Nazi SS discovered Frank, her parents Otto and Edith, her older sister Margot, a dentist called Fritz Pfeffer and another family, the Van Pels, hiding in the attic. All eight occupants were sent to Auschwitz.

Frank was able to pack only a handful of possessions and was forced to leave behind her diary,
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Cool Stuff: The Simpsons Super7 Action Figure Line Brings In Bartman, Duffman, Krusty And Hank Scorpio

Cool Stuff: The Simpsons Super7 Action Figure Line Brings In Bartman, Duffman, Krusty And Hank Scorpio
Super7 launched an amazing new line of "The Simpsons" action figures as part of the Ultimates collection. The first round includes Homer Simpsons in space, "Moe" Szyslak, the robot versions of Itchy & Scratchy, and the reviled Poochie. The second wave brings us another collection of fan favorites, including Bart Simpson's superhero alter ego Bartman, the beer mascot Duffman, the depressing TV star Krusty the Clown, and Hank Scorpio, the evil genius and owner of Globex Corporation. They all come with an incredible array of accessories that make them a must-have for any die-hard fans of "The Simpsons," including some lovable...

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