—— The Identical Sep 05
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67% Thunder and the House of Magic Sep 05
74% God Help the Girl Sep 05
—— The Remaining Sep 05

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $16.3M
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39% If I Stay $9.3M
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21% Let's Be Cops $8.2M
37% The November Man $7.7M
17% When The Game Stands Tall $5.6M
32% The Giver $5.3M
65% The Hundred-Foot Journey $4.6M
34% The Expendables 3 $3.5M

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New Episodes Tonight

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62% Under the Dome: Season 2

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—— Breathless: Season One
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97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
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87% The Strain: Season 1
—— Unforgettable: Season 2

The Day of the Locust Reviews

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Super Reviewer

April 18, 2010
Profoundly sad view of the lower rungs of Hollywood life in the 30's. Disturbing and unsettling. The climatic sequence is both horrifying and mesmerizing.

Super Reviewer

March 17, 2008
An often surreal but always intriguing morality tale. This film has it's sights set mostly on "Hollywood", with a few "pop shots" at organized religion (which if you think about it is not so different from Hollywood).

Sure the characters are "over the top" and "steretypical", a virtual cornucopia of Hollywood has beens and hopefuls. But that's kind of the point. It's meant to be a sort of snap-shot of 1930's-40's Hollywood and all that it entailed.

The acting is solid with the casting spot on. Especially Donald Sutherlands performance as Homer Simpson and the seemingly under appreciated William Atherton as Todd Hackett. The cinematography is brilliant, ranging from glorious to bleak but always captivating.

The last 15-20 minutes are genius!
Eric B

Super Reviewer

April 23, 2011
Wow, what an ugly film. Presumably, this cynical tale of Hollywood wannabes was green-lit following the success of "Chinatown." Not one likable character in the cast -- even the lead Tod (William Atherton), with his shallow love for Faye (Karen Black), is hard to embrace. Donald Sutherland gives a remarkable performance as repressed neurotic Homer Simpson (now why does that name sound familiar?), but should have entered the story much earlier. Burgess Meredith? Wonderful, but wasted in a minor part.

As if the other depravities weren't enough, there's even a repulsive cockfighting scene needlessly thrown into the mix. Meanwhile, the surreal climax is like an entirely different movie (shades of "The Wall"?) and goes way, way over the top.

Interesting to see the often villainous Atherton as an innocent, William Castle in a cameo as a fictional director and the pubescent Jackie Earle Haley as an insufferable child-star brat.
Ivan D

Super Reviewer

November 12, 2009
Allegorical film that depicts the moral decay of 1930's Hollywood. Donald Sutherland gave an unusual performance as Homer Simpson. The epic, horrifying climax is the true highlight of the picture, one of the best sequences of cinema ever filmed. Masterpiece.

Super Reviewer

December 12, 2007
Wu C

Super Reviewer

August 24, 2006
Fantastic film. I was really blown away the first time I saw this one.
November 3, 2009
This is a movie that builds slowly but surely, the intensity hidden below the surface finally erupting in a climax that has to rank as one of the most horrifying sequences in film history. Unpleasant, difficult, scathing, and ultimately shattering. On a side note, I heard René Clair get mentioned in a line of background dialogue. Pretty cool.
March 17, 2009
I'm sorry but I had no problems with the scene of Donny Sutherland stopping that little bitch to death Another surrealist/magic realism fav.
June 20, 2013
Hollywood as Dante's Inferno. A perfect double bill with "They Shoot Horse, Don't They?"...if you are feeling truly suicidal.
June 13, 2013
Unexpectedly weird and wonderful.
March 10, 2013
Pityless to its characters, some linking images act like daydreams and voice what the caracters are unable to voice themselve. And Karen Black nails it like she was born to play this role.
April 19, 2013
Laughable to see all these bad reviews of this brilliant film. I get the feeling that the people saying the film 'misses the point of the book' have never actually read it. A lost classic that deserves rediscovery. And don't be a twat about the cockfighting scenes; the film is almost 40 years old and the director is long dead. This film is larger than our PC squeamishness.
March 28, 2013
Good acting and good cinematography. A bit too disturbing for my taste, though. The ending is one of the traumatizing, terrifying things I have ever witnessed.
aaphilip S.
February 20, 2013
Seductive and profound. Time for a new generation to view it!
January 28, 2013
Schlesinger's film is a portrayal of a 1930's Hollywood that circles around the uncomfortable love affair between a struggling actress married to a simple minded rich man and a production designer for a film studio. His work carefully balances poetic madness and morbid glamour, tinted with the reputation and mystery of the scandals of the time and place it is set in. As well as that, anyone that has seen this film will count its ending among the most memorable and shocking ever experienced.
August 16, 2012
great movie with an awesome ending!
June 7, 2012
Unmistakable seedy movie highlighting the lower quaility of glamourous Hollywood and its citizens. truly well done, beautiful in its design and, costumes and sets, its feels like the depression of the 30's and is remarkable how it was made in the 1970's and portrays an uncanny resemblance to the current system today. Amazing cast of characters and empathy for the leads. Excellent film, fantstic score but truly not for everyone's taste. Today's movie going public sure as hell wouldn't get this movie today.
April 16, 2012
Seminal momentary bliss, even if it took half of my life..
March 19, 2012
Rambling and overlong, but sticks the landing
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