Idris Elba And Matthew McConaughey To Star In THE DARK TOWER

Finally, after months of waiting, The Dark Tower director and co-writer Nikolaj Arcel has announced the main cast for the adaptation of the beloved Stephen King book. Idris Elba will play Roland Deschain, the gunslinger, and Matthew McConaughey will play... More »
  

Have Your Say: What's Your Favorite Gloriously Ridiculous Film?

Yesterday, Peter Martin wrote a great, great article about why Gods of Egypt is utterly ridiculous, yet why he had a shitload of fun with it regardlessly. And why shouldn't he? Most films require us to shut off part of... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

We Skipped The Oscars. Did Anything Interesting Happen?

So ... I opted to go away for the weekend and sleep in sub-zero temperatures rather than covering the Oscars and I feel pretty good about that decision. But still, because I've been conditioned to belive that the Oscars are... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Critical Distance: In Praise Of The Ridiculous

The Academy Awards do not have a category for ' best achievement in ridiculousness,' but if they did, Gods of Egypt would be a shoo-in next year. I don't mean the description "ridiculous" like Adam Sandler probably intends it in... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Hey NYC! Here's How To Attend 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE Premiere

UPDATED 2/29: The opportunity is now closed. Thanks to all who entered! Did the debut of the first teaser for 10 Cloverfield Lane catch you by surprise? Frankly, I was shocked that producer J.J. Abrams and company were able to... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

The Many Faces Of Chiwetel Ejiofor

This week, John Hillcoat's dirty cop thriller Triple 9 premieres, and according to Kurt Halfyard's review it is definitely worth your time. And one of the many fine cast members happens to be British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor, who for the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: GODS OF EGYPT, Unworthy Of Praise

More video game than movie, the primary positive takeaway from the new digitally-driven mythology-based Gods of Egypt would have to be, as the uneducated gamers often refer to cinematic visual effects, “good graphics.” This is irritating sand in the eye... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Destroy All Monsters: What I've Learned From Completely Failing At #52FilmsByWomen

As bootstrapping initiatives go, the 52 Films By Women project - hashtagged #52FilmsByWomen - seems easier than most. The ask is simple: watch one movie by a female director per calendar week in 2016. Hey! That's right in my wheelhouse!... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Review: TRIPLE 9, An Accomplished Potboiler

"The monster has gone digital," warns Woody Harrelson in a fashion that only Mr. Harrelson can. As a bedraggled detective cleaning up the mess of a bank manager whose vault was just not only breached in a daylight heist, but... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

Melbourne Cinémathèque, And The Season Of Barbara Stanwyck

The Melbourne Cinémathèque kicked off last week in Melbourne, Australia, and as usual contains cinematic delicacies and sublime screenings of classic and contemporary cinema covering the key master auteurs. Screening every Wednesday evening at the Australian Centre for Moving Images... More »
  

Tarantino's THE HATEFUL EIGHT Rides Onto Home Video (3/29) & Digital HD (3/15)

Quentin Tarantino's controversial western, The Hateful Eight, lands on Blu-ray& DVD March 29th and VOD on March 15th. According to The Weinstein Company, we'll be getting the shorter release version at about 168 minutes, rather than the longer road show... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

The Many Faces Of Jeremy Irons

This year sees quite a number of titles with Jeremy Irons in them. Premiering this week is Stephen Hopkins' biopic Race, about Jesse Owen's historic Olympic win in Nazi Germany, while Ben Wheatley's High-rise (reviewed here) is currently doing the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Bret Ratner Wants To Remake Shaw Brothers Kung Fu Classic KING BOXER

Get our your pitch forks and torches Kung Fu aficionados! The Tracking Board is reporting tonight that Rush Hour director Bret Ratner is going to produce and remake the Shaw Brothers Kung Fu classic King Boxer. Ratner and partner James Packer... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Hey Australia! Win Double Passes To Special Preview Screenings Of TRIPLE 9!

Thanks to Roadshow Films, we have 20 double passes to give away for each of the special preview screenings of Triple 9, which will be held in Sydney and Melbourne, ahead of its national release date of March 3. Triple 9 is... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

Criterion In May: EASY RIDER, IN A LONELY PLACE, Wim Wenders Trilogy And More

Get your motor running! In May, the Criterion Collection will blast out a key title in the American New Wave, as well as one of my favorite movies of all time and a trilogy of early films that formed an... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Destroy All Monsters: A Negasonic Teenage Warhead Is About To Go Off

All right, I don't know what "negasonic" means. Or if it's even a word. It's been a long time since I've read my Grant Morrison (or listened to Monster Magnet), and Google is no help to us in situations like... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Blu-ray Review: THE KID Is Born Again On Criterion Blu-ray

In 1921, The Kid marked a huge milestone in the career of the cinema's greatest clown, Charlie Chaplin. It was his coming out party, his graduation from two reel short films to full length features, and its success would decide the... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

STAR WARS VIII: Production Begins With Benicio Del Toro And Laura Dern Joining The Cast

Now that the fervor has quietened down for the moment the cast of The Force Awakens are back in front of the camera with new director Rian Johnson at the helm of Episode VIII. A short teaser trailer was released... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

HumanSide Podcast: Director Robert Eggers Talks THE WITCH

Welcome to HumanSide. This time around I'll be letting you in on some amazing Chicago-based movie happenings, including the Music Box Theatre 70 MM Film Festival, the Roger Ebert Film Festival and a pair of great screenings from the Chicago... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

THE REVENANT And MAD MAX Win Big At BAFTAs

The Revenant continued its run of award-winning form last night, bagging five awards at the BAFTAs in London. In addition to being named Best Film, director Alejandro Inarritu and star Leonardo DiCaprio were also honoured. The film, which also collected... More »
By James Marsh   
  
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