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Nicolas Cage Is In Talks To Star In An Extremely Meta Movie Where He Plays… Nicolas Cage

These are the headlines for the last four articles we wrote about Nicolas Cage: 1. “The Grand Isle Trailer Features Nicolas Cage, Kelsey Grammer, Murder, And A Hurricane” 2. “The Color Out Of Space Trailer Sees Nicolas Cage Go Head-To-Head With H.P. Lovecraft’s Alien Invasion 3. “Nic Cage Is Trapped On A Boat With A […]

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‘The Report’ Is An Explosive Political Thriller About Exposing The CIA’s Torture Program

Sundance Film Festival (Editor’s note: This review originally ran in January, but we’re republishing it since the movie is finally opening in theaters on November 15.) The Report is a political thriller about uncovering the CIA’s torture program that plays out like a national security version of Spotlight or The Insider, a taut barnburner that’s […]

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Errol Morris Tells Us Why He Titled His Steve Bannon Documentary ‘American Dharma’ Instead Of ‘The Fog Of Bullshit’

Errol Morris had secured his place in the documentary hall of fame long before The Fog Of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara. That film was rightly acclaimed for the way it dissected its subject — one of the architects of the Vietnam War — using the subject’s own words. It […]

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The Time Has Come To Talk About The Powerfully Weird 1971 Disney Film, ‘Million Dollar Duck’

The 1971 film Million Dollar Duck is all of the following things: A movie about a duck who begins laying eggs with solid gold yolks after a mishap at a research facility A movie marketed to children that also requires a somewhat advanced knowledge of the international financial markets A movie in which a fictional […]

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Frotcast 419: Trapped In ‘The Lighthouse’ With Brendan

http://media.blubrry.com/frotcast/s/content.blubrry.com/frotcast/Frotcast_419_Trapped_In_The_Lighthouse_with_Brendan.mp3 Click to download here. Keepin’ secrets, are ye?? That’s right, this week on the Frotcast we’ve reunited with our old pal Brendan to discuss a film that’s firmly in the Frotcast wheelhouse. I’m talking about The Lighthouse, starring Willem Dafoe, who Brendan once imagined had a “gnarled penis” and has long been one of […]

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Weekend Box Office: Stephen King’s ‘Doctor Sleep’ Did Not Have A Shining Debut

There’s no other way to put this, other than it was a lousy weekend at the box office on this Veteran’s Day Weekend, which is not a bad weekend to release a film. There’s been a number of hits released on Veteran’s Day weekend, including two massively successful James Bond movies (Skyfall and Quantum Solace), […]

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‘Honey Boy’ Is Shia LaBeouf’s Intense And Mesmerizing Movie Memoir

For the most part, actors playing public figures, the kind of acting the Academy tends to reward, is neither as difficult nor as interesting as it’s cracked up to be. At least, that’s what I thought before I saw Lucas Hedges play Shia Labeouf in Honey Boy. Maybe it’s because we’ve been exposed to so […]

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The ‘Grand Isle’ Trailer Features Nicolas Cage, Kelsey Grammer, Murder, And A Hurricane

Nicolas Cage is a busy guy. According to IMDb, his 2019 features six movies that have been or will be released, including Primal, a film where he plays a big game hunter who is trapped on a Greek shipping freighter with a terrorist and an albino CGI jaguar. Next year, in 2020, he has another […]

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Nic Cage Is Trapped On A Boat With A Terrorist And An Albino CGI Jaguar In His Latest Movie, ‘Primal’

At some point we’re going to have a talk about how gimmicky camera tricks are ruining B-movies. Nothing drove this home like watching some Dolemite movies on Amazon Prime this week (inspired by Netflix’s delightful Dolemite Is My Name) and then watching Primal, Nic Cage’s new simultaneous theatrical and VOD release from Lionsgate. On paper, […]

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We Cooked Air Force One’s Jack O’Lantern Pepper To Terrify You On Halloween And Heal America

The most striking thing about Donald Trump is that his personality is so monolithic. Everything he says and does, every story about him is a supporting paragraph to the main thesis of his childish vulgar stupidity. If there’s any justice to his presidency it’s the poetic kind, where Americans are finally represented to the world […]

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Robert Evans In His Own Words: The Most Iconic, Evans-y Lines From ‘The Kid Stays In The Picture’

Robert Evans, who died this week at age 89, was so larger than life that our two most iconic Robert Evans impressions — Patton Oswalt’s and Bob Odenkirk’s on Mr. Show — compared him to Satan and God, respectively. Both impressions draw heavily on The Kid Stays In The Picture, Evans’ 1994 autobiography, the audiobook […]

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‘Dolemite Is My Name’ Might Be The Perfect Netflix Movie, And The Ideal Eddie Murphy Comeback Vehicle

After years in some kind of movie purgatory, bumbling between bad kid flicks and the occasional prestige picture, Eddie Murphy seems to have found his sweet spot playing Rudy Ray Moore in the new biopic, Dolemite Is My Name. It’s the perfect “grown up comedian” role, a lá Jim Carrey in Truman Show, where Murphy […]

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Weekend Box Office: The Real Mistress of Evil For ‘Maleficent 2’ Is Its Opening Weekend Receipts

In 2014, Disney came up with a fairly novel idea of centering blockbuster family film on a female villain played by Angelina Jolie. It was a huge hit, opening with almost $70 million on its way to a $241 million domestic haul and over $750 million worldwide. That movie opened right after Memorial Day in […]

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Quentin Tarantino Has Reportedly Refused To Recut ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ To Appease China

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood may have been a hit, both for Quentin Tarantino and for non-franchise blockbusters, but it’s not been without controversy. One of the points of contention: A scene involving martial arts legend Bruce Lee (played by Mike Moh). On Friday it was announced China was banning the film entirely, purportedly […]

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Frotcast Bonus: Matt And Vince Talk ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ About A Little Boy’s Imaginary Hitler

http://media.blubrry.com/frotcast/s/content.blubrry.com/frotcast/Frotcast_Bonus_Jojo_Rabbit_TEASER_.mp3 This bonus episode of the FilmDrunk Frotcast is available exclusively to our Patreon subscribers. You can add our premium content to your regular podcast feed! Jojo has an imaginary friend, and get this: it’s ADOLF HITLER. That’s right, on this week’s bonus Frotcast, Matt and I are discussing Jojo Rabbit, from one of our […]

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‘Zombieland: Double Tap’ Is A Largely Joyless Collection Of Pop Culture Tropes

One of the few remaining interesting things about zombies these days is their continued popularity among gun nuts, doomsday preppers, and survivalists. If every era gets the zombie movies they deserve — representing fear of nuclear annihilation in the 60s, commercialism in 80s, etc. — 2010s-era zombies seem to be our kitschy way of defanging […]

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Joker’ Crushes Both Old Will Smith And Young Will Smith

Despite the presence of three new wide releases this weekend, Warner Brothers’ Joker had no problem holding off the competition. In fact, Joker‘s $55 million take is the best second weekend in October ever, besting the $43 million Gravity earned in its second weekend. The $55 million weekend would also place it as the fourth […]

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Frotcast 418: Eh, I’m Joakin’ Here, With Joey Avery

http://media.blubrry.com/frotcast/s/content.blubrry.com/frotcast/Frotcast_418_Eh_I_m_Joakin_Here_With_Joey_Avery.mp3 Click to download here. This week, the San Diego Hammer, Joey Avery returns to the Frotcast to help Vince and Matt sort through our Joker feelings and ask how we managed to avoid getting shot in a spree-killing by some Joker-inspired incel. So this Joker movie… we kinda liked it? That topic takes up […]

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Three Food Writers Try To Impress Eggslut’s Alvin Cailan With Breakfast Sandwiches

If ever there was a cooking battle that needs no introduction, it’s this one. Breakfast sandwiches are such a delicious no-brainer that it’s a marvel we haven’t featured them already. Egg. Cheese. Some sort of pork. This should be easy, right? Right? Turns out, not so much. For as straightforward as this meal sounds, it’s […]

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