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The “Greenberg” DVD cover promises a cheery rom com that’s not, you know, misanthropic at all. (photo)

The “Greenberg” DVD cover promises a cheery rom com that’s not, you know, misanthropic at all.

Late last year, there was a kerfuffle over the “degaying” of the “Humpday” DVD cover. The theatrical poster featured a shirtless Mark Duplass and Joshua Leonard looking at each other in front of pink floral wallpaper. The DVD went instead for a blue backdrop and inserted Alycia Delmore between the two guys, apparently to convey […]

Eight movie characters who show off their video game skills. (photo)

Eight movie characters who show off their video game skills.

Recently, Roger Ebert re-entered the “can video games be art?” fray with a resounding “no!”: “Why aren’t gamers content to play their games and simply enjoy themselves? They have my blessing, not that they care.” He’s kicked off the usual counter-responses and angry passions. A less loaded question might be: can the act of playing […]

The Naughts: The Actor of the ’00s (photo)

The Naughts: The Actor of the ’00s

Quietly and unexpectedly, Matt Damon has become the premier Hollywood actor of the past decade. He’s lent his minutely constructed, surprisingly athletic performances to the films of directors Steven Soderbergh, Gus Van Sant, Paul Greengrass, Martin Scorsese and Clint Eastwood, a roster that’s not coincidentally produced some of the most vital and successful films of […]

No One Can Hear You Scream (photo)

No One Can Hear You Scream

“Nature never intended for you to survive here” warns the trailer for the new film “Whiteout,” about Kate Beckinsale tracking a killer in Antarctica. But the planet’s least hospitable continent isn’t the only place humans don’t belong — this week on the IFC News podcast, we list some of our favorite movie uses of hostile […]