Magnolia Pictures to distribute Terrence Malick’s next film To the Wonder

The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have a nabbed U.S. distribution deal for Terrence Malick’s To the Wonder, which bowed at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month. Starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem, To the Wonder reunites the acclaimed filmmaker with producers Sarah Green and Nicolas Gonda, …
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Stephen King’s The Stand adaptation gets new writer

Ben Affleck is moving forward on the viral adaptation, Stephen King’s The Stand, about survivors of a chemically weaponized super-flu, according to New York Magazine. Executive Producer Affleck has tapped screenwriter David Kajganich to pen the script after Kajganich apparently knocked Warner Bros. off their feet with another recent King adaptation – for the 1986 …
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Armageddon Blu-ray review

I have to grade Armageddon on a curve. The reason is that no matter how limited or contrived the story is, one can not escape the sheer entertainment value of this implausible action adventure science farce. Released in 1998, Armageddon became a watershed moment in the moviemaking careers of both its producer Jerry Bruckheimer (Pearl …
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Extract Blu-ray review

Just in time for the holidays, I’ve prepared a few new reviews of some films that might be on your list to enjoy with some eggnog. First up is Mike Judge’s comedy Extract, which I had extremely high hopes for, Office Space fanatic that I am. Unfortunately, Judge doesn’t get anywhere near his Office Space …
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Kevin Smith 3 Movie Blu-ray Collection review

On November 17th, Miramax released a trio of Kevin Smith’s best cult classics, including Clerks, Chasing Amy and Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back. It was a pleasure revisiting these three gems in the Blu-ray format, and the hefty serving of extras for each, should keep fans of the Jersey-born cult favorite writer/director. In Clerks …
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Changing Lanes Blu-ray review

Samuel L. Jackson lights up the screen as a rehabilitated alcoholic named Doyle Gipson, who’s trying to put the pieces of his life back together. The largest part of his struggle involves his two children, and on this particular day, he’s trying to get to family court in an attempt to win their custody. He’s …
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Paycheck Blu-ray review

Paycheck is based on the short story by noted science fiction author Phillip K. Dick, and revolves around Jennings (Ben Affleck), an engineer who works for a company that uses his unique gifts to reverse engineer their rivals’ technology, alter it slightly, and then wipes his memory after he completes every project. When he is …
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