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A man goes on a hunting trip and stumbles upon a huge bundle of cash. Secretly, he takes the money for himself, only to find himself the target of a very dangerous criminal enterprise that wants its money back. No, it’s not No Country for Old Men, (although it certainly sounds like it), but rather A Single Shot, a new thriller starring Sam Rockwell and William H. Macy. The good people at ComingSoon got their hands on a trio of exclusive character posters, which you can check out below and up top. Like the storyline, these posters aren’t quite up to par. Putting the words “One Mistake” (or “Secret” or “Chance”) right smack in the middle of the poster, in the same font but a larger size than the title, makes it seem as though that phrase is the real name of the film. Then, upon glancing down and seeing the actual title, it’s not 100% clear whether the film is One Mistake, A Single Shot, or the perhaps the baffling yet unique One Mistake a Single Shot. They’re also a little hard to read, if only because that bright white text draws the eye far more than a dark photograph does (and having that same text obscuring large chunks of the stars’ faces is not helping). But posters are rarely an indication of film quality, as anyone who’s seen X-Men: First Class will tell you. And the cast is top-notch, with Rockwell as the luckless hunter, Macy as the lawyer covering his tracks, and Jason Isaacs as the criminal hellbent […]

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Sweetwater Movie

As we all know, whenever someone wants to get revenge in a Western, they have to first strip naked and stand poignantly beside a campfire on an otherwise pitch black night. Sweetwater continues that tradition when Sarah Ramirez (January Jones) starts killing a bunch of people that did her wrong. The Sundance movie also features Jason Isaacs as a murderous preacher and Ed Harris as a tap-dancing sheriff, and it currently doesn’t have a US release date (straight to DVD?). The trailer is a faulty kind of mash-up attempting to make it simultaneously seem like 3:10 to Yuma and Django Unchained. So, not great. You’ll also notice that they don’t showcase a ton of speaking from Jones (a bad sign), but with the possibility of Harris and Isaacs going over the top, there might be some gold in them hills.

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Fans of writer Matthew F. Jones have a lot to celebrate. His novel “A Single Shot” is about to be turned into a big screen thriller, and the names attached are enough to make even the most hardened film cynic squeal with glee. Deadline Charlottesville reports that production has now begun on the adaptation, which is under the direction of David M. Rosenthal (Janie Jones) and stars a cast that includes names like Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy, Jeffrey Wright, Joe Anderson, Jason Isaacs, Kelly Riley, Ophelia Lovibond, and Melissa Leo. Jeez, Mr. Rosenthal, you had me at Sam Rockwell. But for those not sold just at the sight of all those talented names listed together, take a look at the Amazon plot synopsis of Jones’s novel:

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This week, Fat Guy Kevin Carr decides he’s going to learn history from Hollywood. After all, why not when three out of the four major releases are based on or inspired by a true story. He learns about the true history of baseball with Moneyball (and was sorely disappointed it wasn’t called Monkeyball because a movie about monkeys playing baseball would have been awesome). Then he learns all he needs to know about marine mammals and depressed children in Dolphin Tale. Finally, he faces the cadres of screaming tweenage girls to see Taylor Lautner in ABduction. That’s based on a true story, right?

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Here’s a fun fact: Prior to 2001′s releases of Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s/Philosopher’s Stone, fantasy movies were frequently silly, low-budget shlockfests that actors only wanted to make so they could eat something other than whatever they scraped from under their fridge for another month. (For the record, I am told that this lifestyle — I like to call it Underfridging — is good for bolstering your immune system. On the other hand, high potential for scurvy. Your call.) And since the Harry Potter series has spanned eight films and employed every single actor in Britain at least once (twice in the case of Warwick Davis), you know there’s a treasure trove of painfully cheesy fantasy movies lurking in their collective resumes. Let’s take a look at some of them!

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Movies We Love

“It’s the size of Texas, Mr. President.” Does it get any better than that? Of course it doesn’t. Armageddon is without doubt one of the finest motion pictures ever created by humans. If that snippet of dialogue made audible by Mr. Billy Bob Thornton himself didn’t convince you, maybe this will. “You think we’ll get hazard pay for this?” I’m going to pretend you’ve been living under a rock since 1998 and summarize one of the greatest summer blockbuster films ever made for you. So Billy Bob Thorton is sort of the head honcho of NASA and one day he’s supervising a standard in-space satellite repair when all of a sudden a meteor shower rips his crew to pieces. We then cut to New York City, which seems to always be the city that gets destroyed in big budget disaster movies, and sure enough the meteors tear through the city demolishing Grand Central Station, decapitating the Chrysler Building [insert Unstoppable joke here] and finally, in a moment fraught with unintended significance, the camera slowly zooms out to show the twin towers of the World Trade Center on fire. Then we’re treated to quickly cut scenes of people yelling and running through hallways and trying to figure out why Keith David keeps calling. Essentially, a giant asteroid is on a collision course with Earth and no matter where it hits, it will wipe out all life as we know it. Jason Isaacs convinces the President that the best plan is to […]

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When the calendar page turns to October, we Rejects have only one thought: horror. To celebrate this grandest and darkest of months, we’ll cover one excellent horror film a day for the entirety of the month. That’s 31 Days of Horror and 31 Films perfect for viewing on a dark, chilly, October night. If you, like us, love horror and Halloween, give us a Hell Yeah and keep coming every day this month for a new dose of adrenaline. Synopsis: Before the bulk of the interwebs started a lynch mob for Paul W.S. Anderson, he directed this sci-fi horror flick about a space ship that goes to hell and back. In the year 2047, Earth receives a signal from the Event Horizon, a ship that uses an artificial black hole to travel to the farthest reaches of the universe. The veteran crew of the Lewis & Clark is sent on a rescue mission, with a new mystery member on board: Doctor William Weir (Sam Neill), the designer of the Event Horizon. When the crew of the Lewis & Clark find the Event Horizon and board it, they discover that it has brought something back. The crew starts to experience visions of their past horrors while evil forces within the ship literally turn them against each other.

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Skeletons

In Skeletons, we meet a company that comes into your home, and through a mysterious process involving a pair of rocks, a fire extinguisher and a team of regular guys in business attire, they will discover your deepest, darkest secrets and then report back to you what they find. Now, isn’t that a fascinating service…

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There’s a new brand of historical fiction emerging that fictionalizes what we’ve just seen in our 24-hour news cycle. The Green Zone stumbles in the genre’s early baby steps.

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Kevin Carr sits his chubbiness down weighs in on Green Zone, Remember Me and She’s Out of My League.

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A new trailer has emerged today for Good, a new film starring Viggo Mortensen and Jason Isaacs which based on a popular London play by C.P. Taylor that opened in 1999.

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