POSEIDON

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The Boat, The Wave, The Snake. One scene in POSEIDON will live with you long after you’ve dried off and found your land legs: Kurt Russell actually drowning. Literally. In a move that is half-Method/half-Madness, Russell lets his lungs purposely fill with water to achieve what looks like someone actually drowning. And actually drowns! It was arranged that lifeguards retrieve … Read More

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THE DEATHS OF IAN STONE

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Dying is Easy, Scriptwriting is Hard. Ian Stone (Mike Vogel) keeps dying. Stalked by Stan Winston demon-thingy creations, he is killed at the same time every day, and then keeps waking in different lives with different professions. THE DEATHS OF IAN STONE is an original premise, the first act, dynamite, as Vogel gets his Ewan McGregor on and tries to … Read More

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CLOVERFIELD

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Blair Witch meets Godzilla meets YouTube. Big secret: what is Cloverfield? They kept the secret pretty well when this movie was in theaters. Not much of a secret. It’s a monster. Okay? A big monster that does the Godzilla through Manhattan. The good thing about this banal ripoff is that it is never explained. If you’re waiting for the obligatory … Read More

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