David and Adam chat with director Joseph Kahn about the state of film criticism, the racial diversity of genre movies, and building the world of Detention. Detention is out in theaters today!

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This week, Dave, Devindra, and Adam take on the MPAA and wonder about the fate of Gary Ross’s work in the Hunger Games film series. Also, can enthusiasm only take you so far? Or is it the key to unlocking your dreams? Special guest Joseph Kahn joins us to discuss. Kahn’s newest film, Detention, opens in limited release this Friday.

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The /Filmcast: After Dark is a recording of what happens right after The /Filmcast is over, when the kids have gone to bed and the guys feel free to speak whatever is on their minds. In other words, it’s the leftover and disorganized ramblings, mindfarts, and brain diarrhea from The /Filmcast, all in one convenient audio file. In this episode, David Chen, Devindra Hardawar, and Adam Quigley discuss whether or not the action from The Dark Knight actually makes sense and debate whether/how our history of racist cartoons should be released. Special guest Tasha Robinson joins us from AV Club. Click here to watch Jim Emerson’s Dark Knight dissection and also be sure to check out Joseph Kahn’s response.

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Sony Buys Joseph Kahn’s ‘Detention’

At first glance, Joseph Kahn‘s Detention looks, as  I’ve said before, like it might be just a “post-Scream meta-slasher movie.” But the trailer we saw for the film suggested that it is a lot more than that, or at least a lot more crazy than that. Reviews out of SXSW, where the film premiered, were slightly mixed, but the enthusiastic ones were very enthusiastic. In short, I’m hoping that Detention will be a movie that can satiate my hunger for a wild genre movie in the same way that Attack the Block satisfies as a teen-oriented summer sci-fi thriller.

We’ll all get to see Detention sometime in the coming months thanks to Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions, which has picked up all rights to distribute the film. Read More »

Torque director Joseph Kahn has made a very strange-looking teen slasher movie called Detention. The film will soon premiere at SXSW, and the trailer has arrived today. While the opening of the trailer might make you think this is a routine post-Scream meta-slasher movie, be sure to watch all the way through. Because this one goes to some unexpected places by the end. If nothing else, the trailer sells Detention‘s very high ‘WTF?’ factor, and that’s pretty great. Read More »

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What is Page 2? Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 24 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. If you have any interesting items that we might’ve missed that you think should go in /Film’s Page 2 – email us!

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First Look: Joseph Kahn’s ‘Detention’

The last time we reported on Detention, Torque director Joseph Kahn‘s high school horror comedy with a sci-fi twist, there really wasn’t much to report. We knew the director, the title, the basic idea, and that Josh Hutcherson and Dane Cook were among the cast.

By following Joseph Kahn on Twitter (an entertaining read) we’ve known he’s got the film in the can now and is heading into post-production. Now the first images are out, along with a tiny bit of more substantive information about the film. And it sounds like the only high school horror comedy that could possibly stand up to the insanity of Torque. Read More »

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Josh Hutcherson didn’t get the role of Peter Parker in Sony’s new version of Spider-Man, but he’s already had one consolation prize lined up: the second Journey to the Center of the Earth film. Now he’s got a second project that sounds like third prize in the race for a meaty starring role like Peter Parker. He’ll co-star with Dane Cook in a horror comedy called Detention. If the title makes you think ‘horror high school,’ you’re on the right track. Read More »

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