Leave Sauron To Saruman In The Final Trailer For THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES

The stage and stakes are set. The characters and conflicts established. All that remains is for the complex climax of competing wills - and armies - to play themselves out. Word is that the final installment in Peter Jackson's cinematic Middle-Earth... More »
  

Jackson, Russell, Roth, Madsen, Dern And Tatum Among Tarantino's HATEFUL EIGHT

Polish up your six shooters and get your tongue all warmed up for lots and lots and lots of dialogue for Tarantino's Hateful Eight is officially a go and the full cast list boasts a collection of familiar (and welcome)... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Gets Titled: THE FORCE AWAKENS

If we needed another indication that we're building up to another rise/fall/rise story arc for the third of the Star Wars trilogies, this latest title certainly fits the bill.Announced today on the official site, the forthcoming film from Director J.J.... More »
  

Interview: Director Dan Gilroy Talks NIGHTCRAWLER

Dan Gilroy's Nightcrawler is intense and impeccable, showcasing a peak performance by Jake Gyllenhaal as he trolls the streets of Los Angeles looking to capture the latest salacious images for an insatiable media audience. A long time screenwriter, including... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: Masculinity Is Mythology

There's a great unraveling in Force Majeure, the Swedish film tagged to move ahead to the foreign language Oscar nomination. It is the unraveling of a male ego. The film arrives at an unintentionally sharp moment: this has been a... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks NIGHTCRAWLER, FORCE MAJEURE, Stanley Kubrick, And More

A double bill this week, where we talk about new openings like Nightcrawler, Force Majeure and Maps to the Stars, as well as the new Kubrick exhibit at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.As a bonus, there's also the coverage from the... More »
  

Jamie Foxx Enters Harmony Korine's THE TRAP

There are few things that can get us film fans more pumped up than particular actor-director pairings. A few recent ones that got tongues wagging were Nicolas Cage and Werner Herzog for Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, Daniel... More »
  

First Poster For Blomkamp's CHAPPIE

He's carved out a reputation as arguably the leading purveyor of high octane science fiction laced with heady ideas in the world today, more or less occupying the space that Steven Spielberg filled in his earlier days. And now it... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

A Celebration of Kubrick: Exceptional Exhibit Hits Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox

2001: A Space Odyssey, Paths of Glory, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, A Clockwork Orange - if only for these works of cinematic genius Stanley Kubrick would be forever remembered in the history of the medium. If you add in... More »
  

This First FURIOUS 7 Trailer Makes You Wish Your Family Was Like This

So. The first trailer for the seventh film in the Fast and the Furious franchise dropped like an atomic bomb today! If there were any concerns that the departure of Justin Lin, who, let's be honest here, turned this franchise... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Lance Henriksen

Last week in Japan, legendary director Oshii Mamoru's new live-action film Garm Wars: The Last Druid was shown to the public, and rest assured we will chime in soon about it. Reviews have been wildly divided, to say the least,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Stack: Canfield Talks Vintage William Castle And Much More

The Stack is back with a last look at what's truly "out there" for Halloween. First up is some vintage Blu-ray goodness from Kino, The Death Kiss starring Bela Lugosi and a late career entry from Boris Karloff, Cauldron of Blood... More »
  

A24 Boards Alex Garland's EX MACHINA; Watch The Trailer Now

[UPDATED with trailer, which looks great!]  Alex Garland, writer of 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd, has just directed his debut feature, Ex Machina. The folks at A24 have stepped up to distribute the film in the US, with the... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: Film Critics In Deep Space

Two weeks before Gone Girl was released in theatres, the embargo lifted on its reviews and every online publication that had the clout to enlist a reviewer to see the film ahead of time posted their fully-digested thoughts on the... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Who Is Worthy To Lift Mjolnir? Check Out This Clip From AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON

With all the excitement of yesterday's unveiling of the Phase 3 slate, Marvel seems keen not to let anyone forget that they have a brand new film pretty much in the can and ready to wow global audiences once more... More »
  

Book Review: APPROACHING THE END Brings Us To A New Understanding Of Apocalyptic Cinema

We are living in a cinematic world. It seems that every day that passes it becomes more and more apparent that our experience of the world, how we see it and build our opinions based on it, is being strongly... More »
  

Marvel Announces Full Phase 3 Lineup, Including CAPTAIN MARVEL & BLACK PANTHER

Ladies and gentlemen... let the classic DC/Marvel rivalry officially commence on the big screen. Not to be outdone by the recent announcement from DC/WB about their post-Batman v. Superman slate, The House Of Ideas and The House Of Mouse unveiled... More »
  

Review: INTERSTELLAR Is a Breathtaking Marriage of Ambition and Heart

While spectacle is easy to come by on the marquees these days, as blockbuster sequels and redoes each try to one up each other, we are seldom treated to something that is new and truly special. With imagination, ambition, heart... More »
  

Benedict Cumberbatch Is DOCTOR STRANGE. What Say You?

So, the news is short and sweet: According to Deadline, Benedict Cumberbatch has emerged victorious from the Doctor Strange sweepstakes and will take the title role in the Scott Derrickson directed film for Marvel Studios. Having never picked up one... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Directors Andrew Lau And Andrew Loo Talk REVENGE OF THE GREEN DRAGONS

Based on actual crimes committed by the Chinatown gangs of late 1980s, Revenge of the Green Dragons is a gritty, real-life nightmare.  I chatted with co-directors Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs, Young and Dangerous) and Andrew Loo about partnering with executive... More »
  
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