Destroy All Monsters: Do You Rate Films From The Bottom Up, Or The Top Down?

For a long time, I didn't believe in star ratings for movies. To an extent, I still don't - there's no calculation for how much I enjoyed a thing, let alone one that can capture that enjoyment in a permanent... More »
By Matt Brown   

Review: CRIMSON PEAK, A Gothic Romance For The Ages

Delving into a Guillermo del Toro movie is like visiting a great museum. Superficially there's all this pretty stuff going on, with images that often startle as much as they entertain. Dig a bit deeper and there's meaning to... More »
By Jason Gorber   

Aruba 2015 Wrap-Up: More Reviews, Awards Announced, And Final Impressions From One Happy Island

Sunday, October 11, 2015 -- Just beyond the surf and the sand, the lights dim inside a movie theater. Then comes the digital coo of a projector and one final round of images thrust upon the screen for the audience... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Have Your Say: Let's Talk About Gratuitous Nudity

Yesterday, the New York Times contained an unusual scoop, an historical announcement even: after more than sixty years of building an empire upon it, Playboy magazine will stop publishing pictures of nude women. The magazine gets a redesign in March... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Interview: Wrestling Superstars Diamond Dallas Page And Scott Hall Talk Addiction And Recovery In THE RESURRECTION OF JAKE THE SNAKE

The Resurrection Of Jake The Snake focuses on one of professional wrestling's greatest stars, Jake "The Snake" Roberts and his fight for recovery from addiction.  Another wrestling legend, Diamond Dallas Page is the catalyst for Roberts' rehabilitation, seeing his old... More »
By Diva Vélez   

HAIL, CAESAR! Trailer: The Coens Are Back With Movie Studio Shenanigans

"We have your movie star. Gather $100,000 and await instructions. Who are we? The Future."While the Coen Brothers actually have a film dropping in the cinema this month, as they have writing credit on Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, it... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

The Many Faces Of Kate Winslet

There is another Steve Jobs film in theaters, this time with another team of famous people attached. The baffling popularity of its subject within three movie studios provoked the ire of Dustin Chang, as voiced in his review, but one... More »
By Ard Vijn   

Aruba 2015 Festival Diary: An Opening Night Filled With Metaphysics And R&B

If one thing is clear at 1:37AM in the morning it is that the notion "we're all in this together" really applies on a small island off the coast of South America. That island in question is Aruba. And that's... More »
By Ben Umstead   

Review: PAN, Far From The Disaster You Might Want It To Be

Following his adaptations of Pride & Prejudice and Anna Karenina, Joe Wright next turns his attentions to J.M. Barrie's boy who never grew up. But instead of bringing the adventures of Peter, Wendy and Captain Hook to the big screen,... More »
By James Marsh   

Destroy All Monsters: Five Years Since THE SOCIAL NETWORK

David Fincher's The Social Network turned five last Thursday, and I watched the film again to mark the occasion. I've seen it several times, but each viewing seems to give me something new. It's 2015 and already I am seeing... More »
By Matt Brown   

Trailer For TRIPLE 9 Has Lots Of Nasty Cops And Robbers

This little slice of nastiness from John Hillcoat (The Proposition, The Road), a director who knows his way around balancing bleak and heart, looks to be pushing the police action boundaries of Sicario and Training Day as far as it... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   

Bong Joon-ho Nabs Jake Gyllenhaal And More For New Monster Feature

Returning to the creature feature well after 2006's The Host, ace Korean director Bong Joon-ho's next film Okja (no English title as of yet) is gearing up for production early next year and a cast of big names is starting... More »
By Pierce Conran   

FAST AND FURIOUS 8: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON's F. Gary Grey Enters Exclusive Talks To Take Over Franchise

After, what, a day of speculation on which director would take over the franchise, THR is reporting that Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray has entered into exclusive talks with Universal to take over the 'we can print our... More »
By Andrew Mack   

Review: GOOSEBUMPS, A Fleet-Footed Easy Read

A frightfully fun fright flick for families, Goosebumps is witty and dark, never descending into terribly distressing territory, but neither thumbing its nose entirely at the idea that nothing scary ever happens in the real world. Jack Black stars as... More »
By Peter Martin   

The Trailer For VINYL Spins Out Of Control

The brainchild of Martin Scorsese, Terrence Winter and Mick Jagger, the show Vinyl is coming to HBO this January. Today, we've got a whopper of a trailer.Charting the days of proto-punk and early hip-hop in 1970s New York City, Vinyl... More »
By Ben Umstead   

RICK AND MORTY And The Multiplicity Of Loneliness

Let me tell you something: Rick And Morty just may be the most poignant show on Television.

Big words, right? Okay, let's hold on a moment and back up a bit. For those not in the know, Rick and Morty is... More »
By Ben Umstead   

MACBETH Duo Adapting THE AXEMAN'S JAZZ Novel For TV Event Series

Deadline reported this morning that See-Saw Films, the producer, and Michael Lesslie, writer of Justin Kurzel's Macbeth (and his Assassin's Creed video game adaptation), will be working together again, adapting Ray Celestin's debut novel The Axeman's Jazz into a television event series. Celestin's... More »
By Andrew Mack   

New York 2015 Review: STEVE JOBS Is A Dud

The first question is: do we really need another Steve Jobs movie? Then, what merits does the life of the billionaire co-founder of Apple have, to prompt three movies (Jobs, Steve Jobs: the Man in the Machine, and now Steve... More »
By Dustin Chang   

Taika Waititi Says It's "Hammer Time," Eyes THOR: RAGNAROK

Yep. You read every single one of those words correctly.New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi, the man behind such sweetly awkward, often hilarious movies Eagle vs. Shark, Boy, and the masterful mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows, is, according to... More »
By Ben Umstead   

This Is Arrow Video's Happening, Man, And It Freaks Me Out! BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS Coming To Blu-ray

Arrow Video continues to bring the thunder with the astonishing announcement of a UK only Blu-ray release of Russ Meyer's big studio opus, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls!The UK distributor announced their January releases this morning, and while the... More »
By J Hurtado   
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