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NYFF Review: 10 Things You Should Know About 'Gone Girl'

Posted By Drew Taylor on Sep 29th 2014 9:56PM
A couple of nights ago, the New York Film Festival kicked off at Lincoln Center, with a starry, splashy premiere – "Gone Girl," the long-awaited adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling mystery (there were more than 3.5 million copies in print in the first year the book was published). Everyone was there, including stars Ben Affleck (who took some good-natured ribbing about his upcoming... read more

'The Maze Runner' Family Review: 5 Things Every Parent Should Know

Posted By Sandie Angulo Chen on September 09, 2014
"The Maze Runner" is the latest young adult dystopian adaptation to entice audiences with promises of thrills and brave teens overcoming impossible odds. Based on James Dashner's 2009 page-turner, the story is like "Lord of the Flies" meets "The Hunger Games": Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) wakes up in an elevator that takes him to a strange world of captivity called the Glade. None of the guys who...

'The Equalizer' Review: 10 Things You Need to Know About the Denzel Washington Thriller

Posted By Drew Taylor on September 09, 2014
When you think of the Toronto International Film Festival, you probably thing of highbrow arty fare, impenetrable foreign movies, and the kind of creatively functional, feel-good crowd-pleasers that transcend the festival circuit and go on to make lots of money and win lots of Oscars. And then there's "The Equalizer," Sony's big-screen, Denzel Washington-led adaptation of the '80s crime show,...

Facebook Owns Neal Brennan's Face in This 'The Congress' Trailer Review (VIDEO)

Posted By Moviefone Staff on August 08, 2014
It's the weekend, and you're looking forward to going to the movies, but you don't know which one you're going to see. Luckily for you, Neal Brennan, comedian and host of SundanceTV's "The Approval Matrix" (inspired by the New York magazine feature of the same name), is here to help alleviate your indecisive agony. Here, he evens the playing field and reviews the trailer for the sci-fi drama...

Neal Brennan Will Not Go Spelunking With You After This 'As Above, So Below' Trailer Review (VIDEO)

Posted By Moviefone Staff on August 08, 2014
It's the weekend, and you're looking forward to going to the movies, but you don't know which one you're going to see. Luckily for you, Neal Brennan, comedian and host of SundanceTV's "The Approval Matrix" (inspired by the New York magazine feature of the same name), is here to help alleviate your indecisive agony. Here, he evens the playing field and reviews the trailer for the subterranean...

Neal Brennan Gets Frank in His 'Frank' Trailer Review (VIDEO)

Posted By Moviefone Staff on August 08, 2014
It's the weekend, and you're looking forward to going to the movies, but you don't know which one you're going to see. Luckily for you, Neal Brennan, comedian and host of SundanceTV's "The Approval Matrix" (inspired by the New York magazine feature of the same name), is here to help alleviate your indecisive agony. Here, he evens the playing field and reviews the trailer for eccentric indie...

'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Review: Ranking All the Reasons to Kill

Posted By Rick Mele on August 08, 2014
Once again co-directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," the visually striking follow-up to the 2005 hit, gets even more eyeball-popping the second time around -- literally, sure, but also because this time it's in 3D. Acting as both a sequel or prequel depending on the story, the second "Sin City" follows a handful of storylines (some old, some created for...

The 7 Greatest HBO Shows of All Time (PHOTOS)

Posted By Corey Teich on August 08, 2014
It's difficult for millennials to remember a time when HBO wasn't the king of Sunday night television programming. Over the years we have dutifully devoured everything that the channel has had to offer: from despicable villains to likable anti-heroes, from medieval kings to 1920s mobsters. In a few short days we say goodbye to one of our most beloved HBO shows: "True Blood." For the past...

'If I Stay' Review: 10 Things You Need to Know About the Weepy Romance

Posted By Sandie Angulo Chen on August 08, 2014
Yes, "If I Stay" is yet another teen romance based on a young adult book. I will disclose that I read and loved Gayle Forman's best-selling book about a brilliant young cellist faced with the ultimate life-and-death decision after her entire family is involved in a devastating car accident. Mia Hall (Chloe Moretz in her first romantic lead role) is an invisible spirit watching over her...

Neal Brennan Discusses Cup Size in His 'When the Game Stands Tall' Trailer Review (VIDEO)

Posted By Jonny Black on August 08, 2014
It's the weekend, and you're looking forward to going to the movies, but you don't know which one you're going to see. Luckily for you, Neal Brennan, comedian and host of SundanceTV's "The Approval Matrix" (inspired by the New York magazine feature of the same name), is here to help alleviate your indecisive agony. Here, he evens the playing field and reviews the trailer for the docudrama "When...

'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' Review: 10 Things You Need to Know About the Comic-Book Sequel

Posted By Drew Taylor on September 09, 2014
If you have forgotten a little bit about "Sin City," we can't blame you. The original film came out way back in 2005, before the onslaught of comic book adaptations, when a time of 1:1 approximations and largely computer-generated backgrounds were something to behold. Since then, we take these things for granted. Not that there's been anything like "Sin City" in the 10 years since it's been...

Neal Brennan Won't Eat the Mystery Meat in His 'The One I Love' Trailer Review (VIDEO)

Posted By Moviefone Staff on August 08, 2014
It's almost the weekend, and you're looking forward to going to the movies, but you don't know which one you're going to see. Luckily for you, Neal Brennan, comedian and host of SundanceTV's "The Approval Matrix" (inspired by the New York magazine feature of the same name), is here to help alleviate your indecisive agony. Here, he evens the playing field and reviews the trailer for the R-rated...

'The Expendables 3' Review: 10 Things You Should Know About the Macho Sequel

Posted By Drew Taylor on August 08, 2014
Ah, "The Expendables" franchise. Much like the actors who star in the movie -- it just won't die. Every couple of years we're #blessed with one of these movies, which feature a bunch of past-their-prime action stars, many of whom were vastly more popular 30 years ago, embroiled in some kind of scenario where they have to fire round after round of high powered weapon while cracking wise and...

'The Giver' Review: 10 Things You Need to Know About the Dystopian Thriller

Posted By Sandie Angulo Chen on August 08, 2014
"The Giver" is the latest dystopian thriller to follow an attractive teen who must fight against the totalitarian authority of misguided adults. And if that sounds like every other post-apocalyptic young adult film ever, keep in mind that at least "The Giver" came out a decade or two before such recent YA offerings as "The Hunger Games" and "Divergent." Directed by Phillip Noyce (his first feature...

Neal Brennan Shares a Bad Idea in His 'Let's Be Cops' Trailer Review (VIDEO)

Posted By Moviefone Staff on August 08, 2014
It's the weekend, and you're looking forward to going to the movies, but you don't know which one you're going to see. Luckily for you, Neal Brennan, comedian and host of SundanceTV's "The Approval Matrix" (inspired by the New York magazine feature of the same name), is here to help alleviate your indecisive agony. Here, he evens the playing field and reviews the trailer for the R-rated comedy...

Neal Brennan Feels Bad for Jean-Claude Van Damme in This 'Expendables 3' Trailer Review (VIDEO)

Posted By Moviefone Staff on August 08, 2014
It's the weekend, and you're looking forward to going to the movies, but you don't know which one you're going to see. Luckily for you, Neal Brennan, comedian and host of SundanceTV's "The Approval Matrix" (inspired by the New York magazine feature of the same name), is here to help alleviate your indecisive agony. Here, he evens the playing field and reviews the trailer for the high-voltage...

Neal Brennan Reviews the 'Step Up: All In' Trailer (VIDEO)

Posted By Moviefone Staff on August 08, 2014
It's the weekend, and you're looking forward to going to the movies, but you don't know which one you're going to see. Luckily for you, Neal Brennan, comedian and host of SundanceTV's "The Approval Matrix" (inspired by the New York magazine feature of the same name), is here to help alleviate your indecisive agony. Here, he evens the playing field and reviews the trailer for high-intensity dance...

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Review: Ranking the Ridiculousness

Posted By Rick Mele on August 08, 2014
Mutant turtles living in New York City sewers and fighting crime isn't exactly what you'd call a "realistic" premise, and really, the inherent goofiness has always been part of the charm for a property that's spawned three animated series, multiple movies, and countless toy lines. But for some reason, the new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie, produced by Michael Bay and directed by Jonathan...

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' Family Review: 5 Things Every Parent Should Know

Posted By Sandie Angulo Chen on August 08, 2014
The heroes in a half shell are back, and this time they are the most realistic looking Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ever, thanks to Industrial Light & Magic's performance-capture technology. Directed by Jonathan Liebesman (but produced by Michael Bay and Nickelodeon), the newest reboot distinctly targets younger viewers but still has a PG-13 rating, mostly due to sci-fi violence and a...

Neal Brennan Reviews the Trailer for 'Into the Storm' (VIDEO)

Posted By Moviefone Staff on August 08, 2014
It's Friday, and you're looking forward to the weekend. You want to see a movie, but you don't know which one. Luckily for you, Neal Brennan, comedian and host of SundanceTV's "The Approval Matrix" (inspired by the New York magazine feature of the same name), is here to help alleviate your indecisive agony. Here, he reviews the trailer for disaster flick "Into the Storm," an effects-laden romp...

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Review: Is It Too Weird for You?

Posted By Rick Mele on August 08, 2014
Chances are you probably never heard of the Guardians of the Galaxy before the Marvel/Disney movie promotion started drumming up. Now, you can't say people don't know who Marvel's newest superhero team is anymore, since their faces have been plastered pretty much everywhere for months now. Even so, there's still the prevailing thought that Marvel leaving the known universe for a little-known...

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