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‘Divergent’ will grab your attention

‘Divergent’ will grab your attention

Synopsis: In a future where the population is divided by personality types, one young woman classified as “divergent” uncovers a conspiracy to eliminate all who bear her misfit label, and attempts to find out what makes the powers-that-be so frightened of them before time runs out. Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) and Theo James (Underworld: Awakening) star in this action thriller adapted from the novel by Veronica Roth, and directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless). … Read entire article »

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P.M. trailer showcases Colorado filmmakers

P.M. trailer showcases Colorado filmmakers

Chances are, most of you know I’m kind of a film nerd. In my nerdy travels, I worked at the Colorado Film Commission, where I met Ben Martinez. Now he and friends Dave Franco and Kris Simms have made a movie—and based on this trailer it looks like a good one! Check out the trailer for P.M. here on Trashwire and support these great local filmmakers. … Read entire article »

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Imaginative sci-fi bogged down by teen romance in ‘The Host’

Imaginative sci-fi bogged down by teen romance in ‘The Host’

We all know Stephenie Meyer from Twilight, the franchise that set teen hearts aflutter with sparkly vampires and bland high school love interests. She’s back with something of the non-blood-sucking variety with The Host, adapted from her sci-fi novel of the same name. The film takes an classic sci-fi concept (aliens taking over the human race) and mixes in the teeny romance Meyer is known for, creating a sort of Star Trek meets The Notebook … Read entire article »

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‘Total Recall’ remake doesn’t stack up against Schwarzenegger original

‘Total Recall’ remake doesn’t stack up against Schwarzenegger original

Let’s face it, Hollywood loves a remake. In a world seemingly out of ideas, films from the days of old are revamped with CGI and sold to a new generation who might not be familiar with the source material. The 2012 version of Total Recall is one of those films, remade from the 1990 Paul Verhoeven film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. This time Colin Farrell stars as Doug Quaid, a simple factory worker who gets his … Read entire article »

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Scott stumbles with ‘Prometheus’

Scott stumbles with ‘Prometheus’

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is billed as smart sci-fi, the unofficial prequel to his 1979 classic, Alien. With a slick trailer that mirrors the original Alien trailer, this film had fans of the franchise excited to see it resurrected to respectability after the Alien vs Predator films. Unfortunately, Prometheus lacks the groundbreaking nature of Alien and ends up a muddled sci-fi mess. … Read entire article »

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Fast pace keeps ‘In Time’ entertaining

Fast pace keeps ‘In Time’ entertaining

Time is money in In Time, starring Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried. In this future society, everyone stops aging at 25 (when they’re at the height of hotness, coincidentally) and gets one year of time to “spend” trying to extend their lifespan. The super rich can live forever while the poor end up dying in the streets–yep, they’re dropping metaphors here–and someone’s got to shake up the entire system. … Read entire article »

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‘In Time’ surprisingly entertaining

‘In Time’ surprisingly entertaining

Every morning Will Salas (Justin Timberlake) wakes up he has less than a day to live. So he gets up early and looks for work to buy more time. The movie In Time is a futuristic world where time has replaced money. When you want to buy things you purchase them in units of minutes, hours, days, weeks or years. You track this time on a digital clock that runs on your arm; if you … Read entire article »

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Trashwire talks to Joe Cornish and John Boyega about ‘Attack the Block’

Trashwire talks to Joe Cornish and John Boyega about ‘Attack the Block’

Attack The Block thrilled crowds at Comic Con, and it’s not hard to see why. A film produced by Edgar Wright, who directed Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, about aliens attacking a council estate in the hood in South London is an instant draw for geeks looking for a witty turn to alien invasion movies. But it’s not just for geeks. ATB also boasts an impressive cast of young actors on the level … Read entire article »

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District 9 an alien original

It’s no surprise that District 9 kicked off the weekend with a strong 100% “fresh” rating on RottenTomatoes. The hype has been off the charts! Nearly everyone I know has been talking about it for weeks and Twitter was all a’buzz with early reviews from people who attended midnight screenings. I finally got the chance to see the film and I definitely was not disappointed. … Read entire article »

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Was ‘Cloverfield’ shot with Britney-cam?

Was ‘Cloverfield’ shot with Britney-cam?

It seems like a great idea: a post-9/11 disaster flick with aliens. After watching the emotional footage from Ground Zero, much of it shot by average people, it’s easy to see how that could inspire a new style of cinematography for narrative film. Combine that with America’s love for action movies (as evidenced by Transformers) and you should have the formula for an amazing film. Unfortunately, Matt Reeves‘ Cloverfield begins like an episode of The Hills … Read entire article »

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