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Interview with The East star and co-writer Brit Marling

(Review and showtimes are here. Opening interview with Marling's director and co-writer Zal Batmanglij is here.) Matthew Lickona: Tell me ...

Interview with The East director and co-writer Zal Batmanglij

The East tells the story of Sarah (co-writer Brit Marling, interviewed here), a rising star at a private espionage agency ...

Man of Steel, Man of God

Sigh.

"Have fun with this!" read the email from my Jewish fellow critic. Good fellow that he is, he was leaving ...

Hi, Brad!

Scott broke the news that Mr. Pitt may decide to grace those present at the fair with his fair presence ...

New releases opening this week: The Internship, Wish You Were Here and more

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/jun/07/47031/ Let's start with the good stuff that is going, going...Scott really really really liked Julien Temple's historical documentary London: ...

What is The Internship about?

Art can mean different things to different people.

Okay, so the people at The Verge didn't like The Internship much. Neither did the people at The Onion. Both ...

Oh, come on

I make a pledge to turn movies into Durex condom ads, and you send me a trailer about a girl setting out to lose her virginity? Seriously?

Yes, yes they did - here is the ever so naughty red-band trailer for The To-Do List. Aw, Aubrey Plaza. ...

True story

A little early in the morning, maybe, but I brought this on myself.

So I'm sitting here in a Toyota showroom while my car is getting an oil change down below in Service, ...

What's in a role?

Heath Ledger's Joker diary gives a few clues

I am sort of taken with the notion that Heath Ledger holed up in a hotel room and made a ...

Product placement is so yesterday

"Let's just slap the film into a commercial and be done with it."

Remember that Star Trek-based Esurance ad? It was cute, right? A little Trek riffing right before the real Trek? That ...

OPENING TONIGHT UPDATE: American Mary

Um, my sincerest apologies for not mentioning this sooner, but American Mary is also opening Friday the 31st at the ...

New releases opening this week: Before Midnight, The Matchmaker, and more

Let's get the drunken stumbles out of the way: we have not yet seen the magician caper flick Now You ...

Alice Eve speaks out on Star Trek underwear scene!

Dept. of No, Not Really

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Steven Soderbergh reads The Big Screen!

Well, maybe not.

But it's hard to look at this lineup of obscure movie references on his new T-shirt line and not think ...

New releases opening this week: Fast & Furious 6, Deceptive Practice and much more!

Friday movie meltdown can be fun!

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/may/24/46227/ So: one last time. Something is wrong with the showtime machine here at the Reader. So here's a roundup ...

Trailer Park: The World's End

Now that's structure.

Okay, it's not out until tomorrow, but I really really like the device in Frances Ha of having addresses serve ...

Trailer Park: Last Vegas

Brilliant. Mean, but brilliant.

Okay, so that was awful. That's understood. But there's a special evil to the awfulness. Because even though the trailer ...

Sloppy seconds? Ken Scott gets another shot at his high concept

Perhaps the ultimate example of making an indie film in order to break into Hollywood

Hey, did you see the sperm-donor comedy Starbuck? Probably not - it made just $335,000 in the States, and received ...

U R Old

The Box Office Mojo report on Star Trek Into Darkness's middling $70 million opening weekend included this fun little detail: ...

Chopard Jewelers express concern over Bling Ring brand-building partnership

Dept. of No, Not Really

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/may/17/45772/ "This is not the buzz we had in mind. No one can even see our product now!" Chopard statement ...

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