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The nine-year wait is over, and on this week's Cinema Royale we will return to the sleazy streets of Basin City for Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For! Was the wait worth it? And how does the sequel to 2005's groundbreaking film fit into the current comic book movie landscape? Plus, Cinema Royale will be joined by Life of Crime director Dan Schechter to talk about his adaptation of the Elmore Leonard novel (and Jackie Brown prequel) starring Jennifer Aniston, John Hawkes, Mos Def, Tim Robbins, and Isla Fisher!
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Cinema Royale's Travis Hopson reviews The Angriest Man in Brooklyn starring Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, and Melissa Leo. PLOT: A curmudgeonly man is mistakenly told that he has 90 minutes to live by his doctor and promptly sets... more

Dan Fogler joins Cinema Royale to talk about his psychedelic new stoner comedy, Don Peyote, which co-stars Anne Hathaway, Jay Baruchel, Josh Duhamel, and more!

It's GODZILLA!!!! The King of All Monster deserves the biggest of summer movies, and on this week's show we'll see if Godzilla lives up to all of the incredible anticipation! Plus, Godzilla director Gareth Edwards joins the show to... more

A review of the indie drama, God's Pocket, directed by John Slattery (Mad Men) and featuring one of Philip Seymour Hoffman's final performances. The film also stars Christina Hendricks, John Turturro, Eddie Marsan, and Richard Jenkins.... more

A review of the psychedelic stoner comedy, Don Peyote, written, directed, and starring Dan Fogler. PLOT: A midlife crisis over his upcoming wedding sends 32-year-old unemployed stoner Warren Allman on the drug trip of a lifetime in... more

On this week's Cinema Royale, college hazing is taken to disturbing levels in Seth Rogen and Zac Efron's R-rated comedy, Neighbors! Plus, we'll take a look at the historical drama, Belle, which some have compared to 12 Years A Slave! Mae... more

Steven Knight, writer of Eastern Promises and Dirty Pretty Things, talks directing Tom Hardy in the acclaimed real-time thriller, Locke!

The summer blockbuster season kicks into gear with one of the year's most anticipated films, The Amazing Spider-Man 2! Will it quiet the critics who less than impressed with the first film? Does it set up the Sinister Six and Venom for their... more

On this week's Cinema Royale, Leslie "The Cinema Siren" Combemale joins us to take a look at Brick Mansions, the final completed film by the late Paul Walker. Plus, we'll review revenge comedy The Other Woman, starring Cameron... more

She kicks butt every week as Black Canary on CW's Arrow, but now Caity Lotz sits down with Cinema Royale to talk about her new sci-fi film, The Machine!