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    “JUG FACE” (Slamdance Movie Review)

    There’s a weirdness to the circumstances of JUG FACE’s plot that doesn’t quite take hold of the entire film. That is to say, a bit disappointingly, that a movie about prophetic pottery, incestuous pregnancy and a pit that demands sacrifice is a lot more of a straightforward horror picture than it sounds.

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    “WRONG COPS” (Sundance Movie Review)

    by: Olivia Saperstein on: 2013-01-23 22:18:49

    Let’s make this clear: WRONG COPS is a party. Oh, and don’t worry,
    it’s appropriately blood-infused. While writer/director Quentin Dupieux (STEAK,
    RUBBER, WRONG) may deny the “experimental” classification, he is certainly
    known for his authentic filmmaking choices, so expect WRONG COPS to exceed all
    levels of dissidence.

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    “A THOUSAND CUTS” (DVD/Blu-ray Review)

    by: Ken Hanley on: 2013-01-23 21:26:11

    As a reviewer, there is a level of professional integrity one must consider when reviewing a film whose quality beckons for a complete analytical annihilation. However, my responsibility is to you, the reader and potential customer, who may be drawn in by the DVD or Blu-ray cover that egregiously misuses such phrases as “all star cast,” “unrated director’s cut” and “edge-of-your-seat,” and shows off bound hands and bloody knives.

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    Gemma Arterton: Life’s a “WITCH” for “HANSEL & GRETEL”

    British actress Gemma Arterton’s career has seen her literally running the gamut, from big-ticket actioners like the 007 film QUANTUM OF SOLACE, CLASH OF THE TITANS and PRINCE OF PERSIA to the intense, confined thrills of THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ALICE CREED. Now she’s kicking butt again as one-half of the heavily armed sibling team in HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS (opening Friday from Paramount). Arterton spoke to Fango about her most adventurous role yet, as well as her upcoming vampire drama BYZANTIUM and a reunion with her DISAPPEARANCE director.

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    “WE ARE WHAT WE ARE” (Sundance Movie Review)

    Popular opinion on genre remakes tends to be that they’re soulless product, meant to capitalize on a mildly recognizable title and often hampered by studio notes. Audiences, rightfully so, often ask that if they remain a constant, filmmakers could at least be granted the space to be creative and make it their own. In an age that sees more rehashes than ever, Jim Mickle’s American interpretation of Jorge Michel Grau’s Mexican horror film, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE could be a standard going forward.

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    London! See “XTRO” and celebrate Barbie Wilde’s “THE VENUS COMPLEX”

    by: Chris Alexander on: 2013-01-23 15:44:51

    British fright fans have the unique chance to see the legendary 1982 sci-fi horror exploitation classic XTRO on the big screen as part of an evening of creepy culture supporting the release of actress/author Barbie Wilde’s psychosexual new novel THE VENUS COMPLEX.

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    EXCL: Eduardo Sanchez and Gregg Hale talk Bigfoot film, “EXISTS”

    by: Samuel Zimmerman on: 2013-01-22 22:40:12

    Midst celebrating the warm, warm reception of S-VHS’
    Sundance world premiere (Fango’s review), and especially their segment in particular, Eduardo
    Sanchez and longtime producer/now co-director Gregg Hale (THE BLAIR WITCH
    PROJECT) are still actively finishing up their next foray into found footage,
    EXISTS. “We are mixing the sound right now. Then, we’ll be doing color
    correction. Basically, by the end of January, first week of February, we’ll be
    done and then we have a whole sales strategy,” Sanchez tells Fango.

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