Queued Up: ‘Cries And Whispers,’ ‘The Drownsman,’ ‘Battlestar Galactica’ and More

CRIES AND WHISPERS (1972)

The buildup: In Ingmar Bergman’s intense character drama, two distraught, distant sisters (Liv Ullman and Ingrid Thulin) and their empathetic maid (Kari Swylan) watch over their sibling (Harriet Andersson) who is painfully dying of uteran cancer. Shuttered in a large house, the sisters cope with repressed …

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Queued Up: Interstellar, The Babadook, Odd Man Out and More

It’s hard to believe that I’ve already cranked out 50 columns. Here’s to 50 more!

 

INTERSTELLAR (2014)

The buildup: Our future Earth is beset by famine, dying crops, and malevolent dust storms. Brilliant pilot turned farmer Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) stumbles into a secret NASA program to visit other worlds …

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Queued Up: Birdman, Whiplash, Mark Of The Devil and More

BIRDMAN (or THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) (2014)

The buildup: Former superhero movie star Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) desperately seeks to stage an artistic comeback on Broadway with a show he is directing and adapting from a Raymond Carver novel. But he must overcome conflicts with many people: his producer …

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Queued Up: ‘Boyhood,’ ‘White Bird In A Blizzard,’ ‘Ouija’ and More New Releases

BOYHOOD (2014)

The buildup: This quietly turbulent coming of age saga spans 12 years (ages 6 to 18) in the life of Mason (Ellar Coltrane), a Texas boy who must endure the difficulties of a broken home, his mother’s attempts to create a new family, a bratty older sister, and …

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Queued Up: ‘Lucy,’ ‘The Boxtrolls,’ ‘Game Of Thrones’ and More!

LUCY (2014)

The buildup: After an unwilling drug mule (Scarlett Johansson) to a Taiwanese kingpin accidentally absorbs the powerful drugs sewn into her belly, she begins accessing parts of her brain other people cannot. Utilizing her burgeoning psychokinetic abilities, knowing her lifespan is now limited, and aware that the crime …

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New York Comic Con @ Javits Center

MANHATTAN, NY—From recent reports, New York Comic Con has actually eclipsed San Diego in terms of attendance figures, making it the biggest comic book convention in America. That’s good news for East Coast fans who can look forward to the yearly event for years and years to come. Rather surprisingly, …

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Queued Up: ‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Time Bandits,’ ‘Stanley Kubrick’ and More

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG Extended Edition (2013)

Whether you want to revisit this second film in The Hobbit trilogy or catch up on what you missed prior to seeing the climactic final chapter, The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies, in theaters now, this reissue features …

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Queued Up: Holiday Gift Guide – Part 2

FRIGHT DELIGHTS

This has been a crazy year for the folks at Scream Factory. They have unearthed and reissued a treasure trove of classic and cult horror movies that is hard to top in terms of restoration, packaging, and extra features. They take their fear fare seriously, and they embrace …

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An Interview with HIM: Archival Revival

Most rock bands today are experiencing downsized sales, which has transformed touring into an essential revenue generator. Dark rockers HIM are no strangers to globetrotting, although their recent tour for last year’s hard rocking Tears On Tape album has been pretty epic, spanning a year and a half across Europe, …

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Queued Up: Holiday Gift Guide Part I

WKRP IN CINCINNATI: THE COMPLETE SERIES (1978-1982)

This zany sitcom about the misadventures of an easy listening station that turned rock ‘n’ roll overnight previously received only a first season release that included practically none of the original music due to rights issue, and this enraged fans. Luckily the head …

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