Review: BIG EYES Goes Bleary In Spite Of Itself

You think you know a guy... For the whole of his directorial career, former animator Tim Burton has drawn an image of himself as Hollywood's foremost misunderstood weirdo. In a supposedly creative business and culture dominated by more-of-the-same, he was... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Review: SELMA Is Far More Than Just A Martin Luther King Movie

Ava DuVernay's Selma packs a powerful punch, yet its impact is delivered with such finesse and grace that it might seem at first less impressive than it really is, its affects felt much later after you walk away from... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

THE INTERVIEW Will Screen After All!

In a bit of breaking news, some independent theatres are being allowed by Sony to screen the Evan Goldberg/Seth Rogen comedy The Interview (our review here) on Christmas day.Tim League (found of Drafthouse cinemas, friend of the site) announced on... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Hooray For Hollywood! Happy Holidays - Pt. 1: Hot Cocoa & Humble Pie

So the holiday season is thick upon us and I have to be honest with you all -- it is my favorite time of the year, especially now that I live in New England. When I lived in Los Angeles,... More »
By Todd Harrington   
  

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: THE HOBBIT And HFR, Part 3 - One Last Time

With the close of Peter Jackson's latest foray to Middle Earth, the final film in The Hobbit trilogy also marks another time of reflection upon one of its more interesting and controversial aspects. Jackson's decision to capture and present the... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Justin Lin Takes The Helm Of Third STAR TREK Film

THR is reporting that Justin Lin, the director that took the Fast & Furious franchise to a new level, will be taking the captain's chair of the USS Enterprise in the third Star Trek film. He takes over the directing gig... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: SEVENTH SON, Generic And Self-Serious Fantasy Fare

A bad spell seems to have been cast on Seventh Son. Sergei Bodrov's first American feature - to whom we owe the impressive 2007's Mongol - saw its release indefinitely delayed. Originally slated to hit US theaters on February 2013,... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks HOBBIT and THE INTERVIEW

Peter Jackson finally brings his Middle Earth saga close with the missing piece, that keystone film that both closes the Hobbit tale and ties directly into Lord Of The Rings.Plus, extensive discussion of Rogen/Goldberg's The Interview, including talk of the... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Twitch's Top 10 Movies Of 2014

And that's the end of that chapter. 2014 is running on fumes and all eyes are already looking to awards season and the behemoths of next year that threaten to decimate the box office. The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star... More »
By James Marsh   
  

The Stack: Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Scream Factory Part 4

Welcome back to The Stack. We are finishing up our look at Scream Factory 2014 releases in yet another episode of what has been a mammoth gift giving guide. Lake Placid (1999) is one of those films that reminds me... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK at Jason Reitman's Live Read

George Lucas' refusal to let sleeping dogs lie has confused the essence of Star Wars since the film's 20th anniversary in 1997, when Lucas re-released the trilogy with his first installment of effects revisionism. Now, one can't even watch... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

The Stack Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Episode 7: Scream Factory Part 3

Welcome Back to The Stack Holiday Gift Guide. We are approaching the end of our look at the magnificent 2014 output of Scream Factory with only one more episode to go after this one. Legend of Hell House (1973) has long... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

Is Secret Cinema Planning Protest Screenings Of THE INTERVIEW This Sunday?

UK-based Secret Cinema, who organise and host elaborate "event screenings" of classic films in conjunction with live performances, have announced a special charity screening to be held in London tomorrow, Sunday 21 December, in protest of the Sony hack attacks... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Oscar Foreign Film Shortlist Includes IDA, LEVIATHAN, FORCE MAJEURE And A Few Surprises

The Academy has released its shortlist of nine candidates still eligible for this year's Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, which includes surprise inclusions from Estonia, Georgia and Venezuela, as well as more widely praised offerings from Argentina, Poland, Russia and... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Daniel Wu To Star In AMC's BADLANDS

Deadline is reporting that American-born Chinese superstar Daniel Wu (Overheard, That Demon Within, Don't Go Breaking My Heart) has signed on to star in and serve as executive producer on AMC's new drama series Badlands. Based loosely on the classic... More »
By James Marsh   
  

The Stack Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Scary Movies: Episode 6 Includes SHOCK WAVES, PROM NIGHT, And More

Welcome back to The Stack! While I'm doing gift guide episodes, I also need to do one or two regular episodes covering the other stuff that pours into ye olde office. But the truth is that all of this stuff... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

The Many Faces Of Robin Williams

With all the hullabaloo surrounding the releases of The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies and especially The Interview, you'd almost forget there are more films opening wide in the West. This week, A Night at the Museum: Secret of... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Meeting The Criterion: Criterion Christmas #6 IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD MAD WORLD

It's a Criterion Christmas! I'll be using Meeting the Criterion as a convenient way of reminding you of many of the Criterion Collection's great releases from the past year. Whether your Criterion Collection is organized by spine number, title or... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

Our First Look At Jessica Chastain In Del Toro's CRIMSON PEAK

Why, hello there Jessica Chastain. What a lovely and dark dress you have on. It complements the creepy stairwell you are standing in wonderfully. According to a report over at Indiewire this is our first look at Chastain as Lady Lucille... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: THE INTERVIEW Deserves To Be More Than A Footnote

In 1940, just months after Wermacht tanks rolled over their borders in lightning strikes, a film came out that made the elected leader of Germany look like the fatuous lunatic that he was. Playing both the Jewish Barber and... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  
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