Two teen girls forge a dark friendship in the tense, blackly comic Thoroughbreds

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Given that it begins, essentially, with two teenage girls studying vocabulary in preparation for the SATs, maybe it’s not such an unfair nitpick to complain that Thoroughbreds should have stuck with its original title. When the film premiered at Sundance some 14 months ago, it went by just Thoroughbred, singular—an…

Peter Dinklage elevates a dour murder-mystery with a sci-fi conceit and a terrible title

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It’s often hard to see the moment where aspirations of seriousness cross the line into pretension. Part of the problem with Rememory, an entertaining film bearing a title so awful it deserves some sort of special recognition in the Portmanteau Hall Of Shame, is that it often misses the enjoyably preposterous pulp of…

J.J. Abrams says there’s no replacing or recasting Anton Yelchin in Star Trek 4

Paramount recently announced it’s moving forward with Star Trek 4, but producer J.J. Abrams has already spoken up to let fans know that the franchise will not recast the late Anton Yelchin, who died last month. Postmedia Network recently interviewed Abrams, and asked the Star Trek director about Yelchin and the…

Anton Yelchin and the Star Trek Beyond cast: Dubsmash-loving goofballs

Have you heard about this Dubsmash thing? (It’s an app that lets you film short, Vine-like videos of yourself, and then dub popular music over them for easy lip-synching.) If your answer is no, you’re probably not a cast member on Star Trek Beyond, because those kids are apparently crazy for that shit. Chris Pine,…

The new Star Trek Beyond trailer boldly debuts a new Rihanna song

In the new trailer for Star Trek Beyond, The Beastie Boys are out and Rihanna is in. The first trailer for the franchise film really leaned into James T. Kirk’s love of “Sabotage” by The Beastie Boys, while the second calmed things down a bit with a more somber, more dramatic, less-“Sabotage” vibe. The third official…

Read This: Making the fake punk band in Green Room look as real as possible

Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room, a well-reviewed survival/horror film that pits a punk-rock band against a group of violent racists, is entirely fictional. Patrick Stewart is not a white supremacist in reality, and the movie’s heroes, The Ain’t Rights, are not a real band. But Saulnier didn’t want them to look blatantly…

It’s punks versus Nazis in Green Room’s grisly, terrifying battle of the bands

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Green Room is a rare gift from the genre gods: a nasty, punk-as-fuck midnight movie made by a genuine artist, a filmmaker with a great eye and a true understanding of the people and places he’s splattering in viscera. His name is Jeremy Saulnier, and his last film, the similarly color-coded Blue Ruin, was an eccentric…