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15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Departed

Catch The Departed on Thurs, May 28 at 6:45p.


10 Reasons Mark Wahlberg Is Secretly a Comic Genius

Most audiences probably know Mark Walhberg more for his dramatic roles than his comedy efforts. But that's just because the strangely versatile actor often works on both levels at the same time.


5 Things to Do with Your TV This Week

March 24 – March 30.

Keanu Reeves in The Matrix

Top 10 bullet scenes in movies

With this week’s premiere of IFC’s crime-ridden, ultra-violent two-night event “Bullet in the Face” (kicking off Thursday 10/9c), let’s lock, load and take aim at some of the most memorable bullet scenes in cinema. “The Matrix” (1999) – “Bullet time” One simply cannot even fathom doing a bullet-themed feature without including the film that introduced […]

“The Departed” screenwriter enlisted for “Sin City 2” (photo)

“The Departed” screenwriter enlisted for “Sin City 2”

At this point, it’s become hard to believe we’ll ever see a sequel to “Sin City,” Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s 2005 film based on Miller’s gritty comic book series. However, some recent news about the project could mean there are still signs of life from “Sin City 2.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rodriguez […]

The Island of Lost Souls (photo)

The Island of Lost Souls

It’s a good week for fans of movies about paranoid loners who stumble on enormous conspiracies while investigating seemingly innocuous crimes on remote, stormy islands filled with figurative ghosts. Funny how two movies that fit that basic description might be released in the same week. Funnier still that the films are from two master directors […]

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

The Naughts: The Critics of the ’00s

Film criticism as we know it tends to fall into a handful of time-worn categories: an expression of one’s personality, politics and taste, with traces of social critique and memoir (Pauline Kael, James Agee); or a kind of performance art on the page, using individual films, actors or filmmakers as springboards for sustained riffs on […]

Our Oscar Picks (photo)

Our Oscar Picks

As the Oscars are fast approaching, this week, we indulge in the always satisfying act of Oscar prognostication. Using the most convoluted of logic and the power of our combined film knowledge, we discuss a few of the less talked-about categories as well as the big ones, and go on record with our picks of […]

Our Oscar Guesses (photo)

Our Oscar Guesses

Oscar nominations are announced on January 23rd — we go on the record with our predictions for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress, and discuss why you should or shouldn’t care about the Academy Awards race. Download: MP3, 20:30 minutes, 18.8 MB Subscribe to the podcast: [XML] [iTunes]