Review: MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, A Bright Light Shines On The Uneasy American Spirit

If there's one thing you've got to give to the American film and TV industry, it's that they're damn good at opening sequences, and Jeff Nichols' latest sci-fi thriller Midnight Special is no exception. Reuniting once again with frequent collaborator Michael Shannon, this... More »
By Thomas Humphrey   
  

Criterion in June: FANTASTIC PLANET, DR. STRANGELOVE, And More

Stanley Kubrick's dark comedy Dr. Strangelove and René Laloux's animated dazzler Fantastic Planet lead Criterion's pack of releases for June 2016. The former features Peter Sellers in multiple roles and is a stellar offering from the early 1960s. Released some... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

SCREAM: THE TV SERIES Season One Out On DVD May 10th

If you are looking to do a binge sesssion of season one of Scream: The TV Series before season two begins on May 31st then keep an eye out for the DVD boxset on May 10th. In “Scream: The TV Series” Season... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Destroy All Monsters: INDIANA JONES 5 Should Be About Short Round

Here's some weird timing: I was already working up this week's column when today's news broke. Harrison Ford and Steven Spielberg will reunite for the fifth Indiana Jones movie, currently scheduled for 2019. First of all, I'm perfectly thrilled with... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

SAUSAGE PARTY: Less Sex Than Expected, Much More Violence In Trailer For Seth Rogen's Animated Feature

Call the Seth Rogen and Evan Golberg originated Sausage Party the anti-Toy Story, if you will. Like the Pixar classic, the story here revolves around a collection of consumer goods whose only goal in life has been to be chosen... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

First Trailer For Burton's MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN

When Ransom Riggs first published the novel Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children it may have well have been subtitled, "Please Make This Into A Movie, Tim Burton". And having failed to particularly light the box office on fire with... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

SXSW 2016 Review: DON'T BREATHE, A Home Invasion With Wild Abandon

A muscular thriller, Don't Breathe manhandles a vaguely familiar premise into a fresh, frenzied experience. Directed by Fede Alvarez (2013's Evil Dead, pictured above), the setup is brisk. Three Detroit teenagers (Jane Levy, Dylan Minette, Daniel Zovatto) have made an... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo To Direct HAUNTED For DreamWorks

Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, director of Intacto, 28 Weeks Later, and Intruders, has been selected to helm Haunted, a new adaptation of Henry James' The Turn of the Screw, according to Deadline. This is apparently a passion project for Steven Spielberg,... More »
  

The Many Faces Of John Goodman

This week sees the premiere of Dan Trachtenberg's 10 Cloverfield Lane, the odd surprise add-on to 2008's Cloverfield. Is it a prequel, a sequel, a spin-off, an "equal"? Trying to figure that one out is actually one of the film's... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: HOUSE OF CARDS In American Upside-Down Land

Spoilers for the fourth season of House of Cards. Like many of you, I spent the weekend turning down the volume on the real-life political soap opera that has overtaken the United States and watched Netflix's House of Cards instead.... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

International GHOSTBUSTERS Trailer Offers A Bit More Hemsworth

If you were among those unconvinced by the first trailer for the Paul Feig directed reboot of Ghostbusters then I think it's safe to say that the new international trailer for the film will not convince you otherwise. Made up... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Clooney And Pitt Join In Bidding War For FBI Drama KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

The Tracking Board is calling it the biggest bidding war of 2016 and so far a lot of Hollywood's A-listers have put their name in the hat for rights to adapt upcoming book Killers of the Flower Moon.  The book,... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Leaves SANDMAN Day After New Writer Announced

One day after it was announced that Nightmare on Elm Street and The Thing writer Eric Heisserer was attached as the next writer of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and David Goyer's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's seminal graphic novel Sandman, JGL has left... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Sequel Already In The Works For Fassbender's ASSASSIN'S CREED

Though Justin Kurzel's adaptation of the popular video game franchise will not be in cinemas until December The Tracking Board is reporting that studio New Regency is already going ahead with a sequel for Assassin's Creed.  Director Justin Kurzel’s forthcoming... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

BIG BAD WOLVES Duo To Direct Bruce Willis In New DEATH WISH Movie

According to a report over at Deadline Paramount and MGM have given their new Death Wish movie to directers  Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado.    The Israeli duo burst onto the scene with their debut Rabies and cemented their reputation... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

The Many Faces Of Alfred Molina

This week sees the North American premiere of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, co-directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, and starring Tina Fey as a journalist in Afghanistan. In his review, Peter Martin says the film is "difficult to categorize yet... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: LONDON HAS FALLEN, Rocking The Free World With Dubious Politics And Sadistic Tendencies

Gerard Butler finds himself taking up arms to save Aaron Eckhart’s US President once again in this expanded sequel to Antoine Fuqua’s Olympus Has Fallen. Trading the claustrophobic confines of the White House for the deserted streets of Britain’s terrorised... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT Throws A Wrench Into Military Expectations

Like its title, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot doesn't make much sense at first. Employing a common narrative device, the movie begins during a rowdy dance party in Afghanistan in 2006. As bombs explode outside, the party-goers reveal themselves to be hard-working... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: ZOOTOPIA, An Arresting Buddy Comedy

Expectations in regard to Disney's latest animated feature, Zootopia, are likely rooted in two things:   1. The fact that it is a Disney animated feature about talking animals. 2. Hilariously effective trailer which tells a single, well-executed joke involving... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Kitano Joins Live Action GHOST IN THE SHELL

Well, now, this is some interesting news ... Japan's Cinema Today are reporting that Kitano Takeshi - the iconic director and performer - has joined the cast of the Rupert Sanders directed, live action adaptation of classic anime and manga... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
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