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Tarun Shanker

After tragically losing his childhood innocence by watching Steven Seagal kick a man under a train in Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, Tarun emerged from the shadows to graduate from NYU with a degree in Film & English and become a mild-mannered New York City assistant by day and a vigilante writer of everything from Victorian-era fiction to Asian film criticism by night. You can find more of his work at tarunshanker.com.

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As if we didn’t need further proof of an eternal feud between Gerard Butler and his agent, the trailer for the inspirational surfing drama Chasing Mavericks has hit the web today, showcasing the agent’s latest retort to the devastation Gerard Butler presumably wrought upon the agent’s family. It’s the latest

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When this faithful remake owes most of its success to the original though, it’s hard to justify its existence beyond financial gain. Miike’s divergences are a mixed bag–his first and third acts are more efficient, while the second act flashbacks become overlong and tedious. This version feels a bit bleaker and more polished, but it lacks some of Kobayashi’s punch…

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After being cruelly ripped from the breast of the 7 minutes of footage showcased at Cannes, then subjected to endless cutting and torture at the hands of vicious editors and Entertainment Tonight and finally being attached to a chain-gang of other trailers for the benefit of Prometheus, Django Unchained’s first

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Between the teasing Cannes reports about the 7 minutes of screened Django Unchained footage and the promise of the first official trailer playing before Prometheus upon its June 8th release, things are looking pretty grim for all of us who are too lazy to go to France or the movie

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Continuing where they left off with 1996’s Romeo + Juliet, Baz Luhrmann and Leonardo DiCaprio have taken the next step in their incredibly elaborate and expensive effort to get high schoolers to complete their English requirements: the first official trailer for their upcoming adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s great American

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After playing the carefree, dandy, Oscar Wilde analogue twice (1999’s An Ideal Husband and 2002’s The Importance of Being Earnest) and waiting for more than a decade for some discerning writer and/or director to understand his strong hints, Rupert Everett has just decided to say screw it. He’s written his

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Because the Jewish people haven’t suffered enough unspeakable horrors over the past few millennia, someone has decided to unleash a new Judaism-rooted supernatural horror to inhabit the public’s consciousness with the upcoming horror-thriller film The Possesssion and the claim that it’s “based on a true story.”  In the vernacular of the horror

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Because movies need dramatic showdowns and one can only squeeze so many dramatic showdowns into a movie, the trend of dueling Hollywood studio projects exists in order to create meta-dramatic showdowns and Sony has now figuratively cocked its Channing Tatum gun. The Hollywood Reporter reports with far less suggestive imagery

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After being saddled with an NC-17 rating back in March, Killer Joe has decided to just let it all hang out like last year’s Shame and push forward with its first trailer in anticipation of a July 27, 2012 release date. The self-proclaimed “totally twisted deep-fried Texas redneck trailer park

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The trailer for Judd Apatow’s “sort-of spinoff” This is 40 has just been released and is ready to catch us up with the lives of Knocked Up’s memorable supporting couple, Pete (Paul Rudd) and Debbie (Leslie Mann), even though no one really asked Apatow for this and it’s one of

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Following the recent poster reveal, Django Unchained continues to prove that it isn’t just an awesome idea in Quentin Tarantino’s head. It does, in fact, exist and is on track for a Christmas 2012 release, as EW has offered an exclusive look at the film’s first two images. The first

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