SXSW 2015 Interview: Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart Teach Us How To GET HARD

Getting hard is not an easy process. There are many painstaking steps one must go through to achieve this deity-like way of life. Luckily for me and whoever reads this article, Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart tell us the... More »
By Chase Whale   
  

Destroy All Monsters: CINDERELLA And The Fairy Tale As Comfort Food

I was rather hoping for a bit more from Cinderella, I admit. It was not to be. Kenneth Branagh's live-action staging of the Disney cartoon of the Grimm fairy tale is perfectly competent, and marvelously dull. For those following the... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

PIXELS: Pac-Man's A Bad Guy In First Trailer?

Here you go. It is the first trailer for Christopher Columbus' big screen adaptation of Patrick Jean's 2010 short film, Pixels. All your favorites are in it. Donkey Kong. Pac-Man. Peter Dinklage for like a split second. And it also has... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

LET THE RIGHT ONE IN: A&E Makes Plans For Drama Adaptation

This will draw the ire of fans around the World. According to a report over at THR's The Live Feed, U.S. television network A&E is planning a drama, adapted from the Swedish vampire coming of age film Let The Right... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

SXSW 2015: George Miller Introduces THE ROAD WARRIOR And Previews MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Seeing George Miller walk out on stage to introduce The Road Warrior made all my pains go away. A medical doctor turned filmmaker, Miller may not have magical healing powers, but his movies have the capacity to make audiences forget... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

SXSW 2015 Review: UNFRIENDED May Spell The End Of Social Media

Yikes. "HEY u guyz!!!" "Whazzz happening?!" "Nothing much." "O yuck!" "Hey, I think there's a mean and NASTY serial killer in the video chat room with us." "Get outta here!!!!!!!" "No, I'm serious!" "I am TOO, DUDE!" The above quotations... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

The Many Faces Of Li Bingbing

Last week saw the premiere of Zhong Kui: Snow Girl and the Dark Crystal in China. Our editor of Asian Affairs James Marsh saw it, and had plenty of good to say about it, especially concerning lead actress Li Bingbing.... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: Branagh's CINDERELLA Has Grace But Lacks Charm

Kindness doesn't cost... Love doesn't cost... Such are the paraphrased pronouncements at a key point of Kenneth Branagh's tempered and well measured take on the oft-told tale of "Cinderella". Perhaps more to the point, grace doesn't cost. And if the many... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE Set To Fly

Bob Iger, CEO and all around bossman of Disney, let the world know some official news today about the upcoming standalone Star Wars film, not least by unveiling its official title.As you'll recall, there's been plenty of chat about these... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Matt Damon And Andy Lau Will Save The World In Zhang Yimou's THE GREAT WALL

Chinese blockbuster director Zhang Yimou is no stranger to casting Hollywood A-listers in his projects since wooing Christian Bale for his 2011 epic The Flowers of War. While that film made huge bank in China, it failed to make the... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Shut Down Marvel's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

To a real extent, I love Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I love all of the people involved, creatively. I love the cast (and I suspect my fondness, in particular, for Chloe Bennett's Agent Skye has carried my interest in the... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

SPECTRE: Meet The Latest Bond Girl, Stephanie Sigman

007 is going to get his first taste of Latin spice with the addition of Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman to the cast of Spectre. She will be the first Mexican Bond girl in the franchises 50 year history. She joins the... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

SAN ANDREAS: New Trailer Shows The Rock Rocked, As Seen By The Rock

After having directed several Disney sequels like Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, director Brad Peyton cracks California in his earthquake-disaster thriller San Andreas. And he is reunited with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who he previously directed... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Have Your Say: FIFTY SHADES OF... Why?!

Some success stories surprise more than others, but in the past year, few successes were as surprising as what happened to the Fifty Shades... trilogy of erotic novels. What started life as amateur SM-tinged Twilight fan-fiction turned into a worldwide... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Now Streaming: UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT, Do Sit-Coms Dream Of Binge-Watching?

Situation comedies have been a mainstay of broadcast networks in the U.S. since the early 1950s, so it makes perfect sense that streaming services would want to feature such tried-and-true fare in their own programming schemes, such as Unbreakable Kimmy... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE: Emile Hirsch And Brian Cox Join New Film From TROLLHUNTER Director

Yesterday we announced that Trollhunter director Andre Øvredal receieved a grant from the Nordic Genre Boost to help make his next Norwegian genre film, Bright Skies. And Deadline announced yesterday that Emile Hirsch and Brian Cox have signed on to lead... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

The Many Faces Of Sigourney Weaver

This week sees the release of Neill Blomkamp's Chappie, starring an eclectic mix of actors, non-actors and special effects. Loïc saw the film and had mixed feelings. Among the cast members is Sigourney Weaver though, and that is always worth... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: UNFINISHED BUSINESS, Tepid Fun, Fun, Fun On The Autobahn

I can't imagine that the world has been longing for yet another Vince Vaughn comedy, but apparently Hollywood considered the niche unfinished business. Unfinished Business, the title of this very forgettable if also not unpleasant corporate travel shenanigans movie, might also... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON: Our Heroes Will Stand And Fight In New Trailer

It is from Marvel Entertainment. It is the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. Do we really need to say anything else? Yeah. What is with the shaky borders? Does anyone else see this? I'm not having a seizure right? The... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Destroy All Monsters: ALIENS And The Burden Of Canon

Having now - I hope! - been convinced that Neill Blomkamp's comments last week (re: removing Alien3 and Alien Resurrection from the Alien franchise's continuity for his forthcoming Alien 5 sequel) were taken out of context or otherwise misconstrued, a... More »
By Matt Brown   
  
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