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Hot Links! for July 23, 2014

Hot Links! for July 23, 2014

Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Gets Release Date via Bleeding Cool

You’ll have to wait an extra year to see Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow again. Disney, who was originally eyeing a summer 2016 release, has slotted the fifth installment of their Pirates of the Caribbean franchise in for July 7, 2017.

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Directed by:  Jack Plotnick
Starring:  Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler

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Film Review: The Signal

Film Review: The Signal

poster modThere are some exciting young voices working in the sci-fi genre these days. Neill Blomkamp leaps immediately to mind, but The Signal announces that writer-director, William Eubank, is a new player in the game. This is an assured film that effortlessly mixes visual styles and tones to keep us guessing throughout. It’s often exhilarating, sometimes frustrating and more than a little creepy. In…

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Album Review: Hoth - Oathbreaker

Album Review: Hoth – Oathbreaker

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Washington’s Hoth are a black metal band named after the frozen planet on which Luke Skywalker and co. find themselves on in Episode V of Star Wars. Their 2012 debut featured such song titles as Torn Asunder by a Wampa, The Rancor and Interstellar Gargantuan Space Slug, and their new album Oathbreakeris a concept album about Darth Vader. Don’t get up though, come back and sit down. This isn’t…

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EP Review: Tempest – Distance

Opening with a djent-driven opener, it’s clear what Tempest are here to do with this 4 track EP: make a lasting impression on the hardcore scene and when the next track 

Hot Links! for July 21, 2014

Hot Links! for July 21, 2014

A round-up to today’s noteworthy links, news and trailers.

Exclusive: STAR WARS EPISODE VII Plot Details Revealed! via Badass Digest

I’m going to keep this vague. I have no interest in spoiling Star Wars Episode VII, although I’m sure some people will find any information about the film’s plot to be spoilery. If you’re a spoilerphobe or want to go into Star Wars Episode VII totally, completely…

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Film Review: They Came Together

Film Review: They Came Together

poster modSpoofing romantic comedies seems like such a bankable idea. That the genre is well-defined and takes itself so seriously makes it an easy target. Just grab two adorable co-stars—like Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler—and push those rom-com clichés into overdrive! Simple. So how did They Came Togethergo so horribly wrong? Sure, there are a few laughs sprinkled throughout, when the filmmakers push the…

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Album Review: Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales

Album Review: Celtic Frost – Morbid Tales

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Dissolving a band and forming a new one straight afterwards which retains two thirds of the original line-up might seem strange and a little pointless, but in 1980’s Switzerland Tom G. Warrior and Martin Ain had their reasons for closing the Hellhammer book and striking out into a bold new chapter entitled Celtic Frost. Hellhammer’s pounding adrenaline-fuelled intensity wouldn’t be left behind,…

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Film News: Marvel Studios Announces Release Dates

True, there is nothing specific here—no titles, just release dates—but it allows speculation on what the titles might be.

Film Review: The Purge: Anarchy

Film Review: The Purge: Anarchy

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Capitalizing on the surprising success of 2013’s The Purge, 2014 finds The Purge: Anarchy taking it to the streets for a little more ‘cleansing.’ Writer-director, James DeMonaco, makes this a less-intimate affair, expanding the terrain and body count to citywide proportions. Part Escape from New York, part The Hunger Games, Anarchykeeps things moving fast, with just enough class-baiting satire…

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Film Review: Tammy

tammy modTammy starts so slowly that it has to become a road trip movie just to reach boredom faster. It’s baffling that a talented comedienne like Melissa McCarthy produced, co-wrote and starred in something so stridently unfunny. This movie can’t commit to anything resembling a plot, as it throws together a tired collection of episodic gags that never pay off. Tammywill surely be one of the most…

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