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  • Remaking Cabin Fever, Eli Roth's uneven 2002 douchebags-with-a-flesh-eating-virus zombie film, isn't necessarily a bad idea. Reworking Roth and co-writer Randy Pearlstein's 2002 screenplay, neophyte director Travis Zariwny tries to stick...

  • 10 days ago | Film and TV

    Patrick Warburton is that rare voice actor who looks like he sounds. His imposing, muscular physique complements his deep basso voice, but his warm tone gives a touch of soul to his many memorable performances as lunkheaded alpha males. Quite like...

  • Stone-faced martial-arts star Donnie Yen does a lot with a little in wuxia weepy Ip Man 3, the rare kung fu film whose stripped-down action sequences are just as good as its sentimental dialogue scenes. The title character -- a...

  • Character-actor god Ron Perlman carries unimaginative drug-comedy Moonwalkers whenever its creators fail to follow through on their admirably brazen, Babel-high concept: What if the CIA really did try to pay Stanley Kubrick to fake the...

  • Normally, devoting 80 minutes of a two-hour runtime to setting up a straightforward, ripped-from-tabloids hostage drama might suggest creative indecision. Thankfully, Singaporean writer/director Ken Kwek defies expectations with the pulpy...

  • 2 months ago | Film and TV

    One of our most enduring cinematic genres, horror is also among the most difficult to do right. This may sound obvious — countless attempts are made to scare moviegoers every year, whether in theaters or, increasingly, streaming online — but it's ...

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