The NSFW RoboCop Remake We Never Asked For But All Deserve

February 12, 2014
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The NSFW RoboCop Remake We Never Asked For But All Deserve

The RoboCop remake, which you can watch in all its great NSFW glory below, was a crowdsourced project pulling together 50 filmmakers to, in their words, make a “not necessarily a shot-for-shot remake, but a scene-for-scene retelling. As big fans of the original RoboCop, and as filmmakers and film fans admittedly rolling our eyes at the Hollywood...
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Video: Mitt Romney Starts Writing His Concession Speech

January 21, 2014
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Video: Mitt Romney Starts Writing His Concession Speech

    Netflix will debut MITT the documentary on Friday, January 24. There are already a couple of video excerpts out there teasing the in-depth, behind-the-scenes flick that followed the Detroit native around during his presidential run, and Netflix dropped another one. Here’s when Mitt starts asking what should be included in a concession...
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Movies For A Polar Vortex

January 7, 2014
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The Shining

Oh, the weather outside is frightful. But Netflix and Amazon Prime streaming is so delightful. Trapped inside as the cold winter winds whistle by your window? Why not watch some movies where well-coiffed Hollywood stars are nearly as cold as you are… and in a lot worse circumstances. After all, doesn’t it warm your...
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TIFF MOVIE REVIEWS: DAY ONE

September 6, 2013
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BORGMAN B- Nothing like kicking the festival off with a droll Danish home-invasion flick. Woo-hoo, good times. To be honest, even that description doesn’t adequately describe Alex van Warmerdam’s creepy, quirky kinda -sorta thriller. Like an ironic take on Michael Haneke’s FUNNY GAMES, Borgman is the titular satan-like leader of a macabre band of...
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Sundance Film Festival Diary – Day One

January 27, 2013
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Sundance Film Festival Diary – Day One

The advance word on Sundance was that Park City temperatures hovered somewhere between McMurdo Station, Antarctica and Third Circle of Hell. Dire warnings were issued by friends and colleagues that anything less than Swedish military winter gear would result in the loss of toes, fingers or, perhaps, worse. Tales of wayward film critics wandering...
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The Detroit Film Critic’s Society Has Spoken… Almost

December 11, 2012
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The Detroit Film Critic’s Society Has Spoken… Almost

So, as The Metro Times’ intrepid film critics Corey and I are part of the illustrious DFCS (Detroit Film Critic’s Society), which, like film critic societies across the country is far too male and far too white for my tastes. Nevertheless, as one of those said white males, I am loathe to give up...
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The 2012 Toronto Film Festival: Day Five

September 19, 2012
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The 2012 Toronto Film Festival: Day Five

Attending a film festival as a critic, journalist, or member of the industry can be a bit like swimming in a fishbowl. Over the course of the fest you start seeing familiar faces at various screenings and events and, inevitably, engage in conversation. (Wayward coughing can also bring on suspicions that it’s all a...
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The 2012 Toronto Film Festival: Day Three and Four

September 18, 2012
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DAY THREE I’ve got miles to go and my energy is already lagging. I decided to keep the day light in order to ready myself for tomorrow’s marathon screening of six films (and an interview). I really wanted to start the day with the 8AM showing of The Place Beyond The Pines but couldn’t...
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Day Seven and Eight of the Toronto Film Festival

September 16, 2011
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Day 7 – Wednesday Morgan Spurlock’s “Comic-Con: Episode IV – A Fan’s Hope,” turns out to be better than I expected. Far from a snarky smackdown on the geeks and freaks who descend on this San Diego festival every year, Spurlock offers an affectionate look at those who attend. From a young geek who...
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Day Five & Six of the Toronto Film Festival

September 13, 2011
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Day Five & Six of the Toronto Film Festival

Despite my plan to post summaries of every film every day I am now beginning to realize that sleep and the need to eat precludes my ability to deliver a daily report. So, I’ve decided to instead mention the highlights of my last four days at the festival. Day 5 – Monday Kicked things...
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