Eight Clips From Tarantino's THE HATEFUL EIGHT

With Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight arriving on screens for Christmas much of the conversation has been dominated thus far by matters of format and Tarantino's push into 70mm projection - a conversation not at all helped by the utter... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Blu-ray Review: DOWNHILL RACER Snaps Into Sharp Focus On Criterion

Here's what the Criterion Collection is good for: equal parts enshrining of significant milestones in the art of film (see last week's review of Ikiru), and the championing of striking works of filmcraft that have somehow slipped from the narrative... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Review: KRAMPUS, Elevating From Bad Holiday Cheer To Genuine Horror

Slowly ramping up to a full-blown, charged-up holiday horror movie, Krampus proves that filmmaker Michael Dougherty is more than a one-trick pony. More contained and more serious than Trick 'r' Treat, Dougherty's feature directorial debut, Krampus is rocky at first... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

POINT BREAK: Get Behind The Scenes Of The Incredible Stunts

Sometimes in the movies - as in life, really - you've just got to throw a guy out of a plane. Or off a cliff. And how do you do that if you would also prefer not to kill them... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Blu-ray Review: Akira Kurosawa's IKIRU To Live Again On Criterion

In the early '50s, Akira Kurosawa had the kind of career-high back-to-back film projects that few filmmakers could even approach, much less compete with. With Ikiru (1952) followed by Seven Samurai (1954), Kurosawa made his two best works. The latter... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Vincent Price on Blu-ray: THE OBLONG BOX And HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS From Kino Classics

Vincent Price is among my very favorite actors. His incredible charm on screen, even in the most hideous of performances, is undeniable and rarely lets me down. This time around I'm taking a brief look at two of the more... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

GAME OF THRONES Season 6 Trailer Teases More Jon Snow

Earlier today, Variety posted the new teaser for HBO's sixth season of Game of Thrones. Knowing author George R.R. Martin's penchant for killing off everyone's favorite characters, this season of the massively popular series could be very, very interesting. As Variety also mentioned... More »
  

New BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Trailer Puts It All On Show

Normally these big budget franchise movies show us only a taste of what is to come in their trailers, but this latest look at Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice wheels out all the major players. Clark Kent and... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Steven Spielberg Says He Will Never Replace Harrison Ford As Indiana Jones

You'll have to pry the role of Indiana Jones from the cold, dead hands of Harrison Ford, according to Steven Spielberg. "I don't think anyone could replace Harrison as Indy, I don't think that's ever going to happen," Spielberg told... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: IN THE HEART OF THE SEA, Old-Fashioned In The Best Possible Way

Billed as the story that inspired Moby Dick, Ron Howard's adaptation of Nathaniel Philbrick's National Book Award winner is a shamelessly old-fashioned sea-faring yarn recounting the true story of the Essex, a Nantucket whaleship that sank after being attacked by... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Destroy All Monsters: DOCTOR WHO Is A Hell Of A Bird

Spoilers for series 9 of Doctor Who. Tension has been building between stories and truth throughout Steven Moffat's tenure as showrunner on Doctor Who. A nod here, a theme there; I've previously confessed my fondness for the Eleventh Doctor story... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Have Your Say: On The 16th Of December, I Will...

So, yeah. New Star Wars is coming, in 3D and 3D IMAX even. Will you be making an extra effort to see it on opening day, if possible? Finish this sentence: "On the 16th of December, I will..." Possible answers... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Well Go Claims US Rights To Jamie M. Dagg's RIVER

Those good folks over at Well Go USA Entertainment have announced their acquisition of Jamie M. Dagg's River, the Canadian thriller set and shot in the Lao People's Democratic Republic, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Consent And The Superhero In MARVEL'S JESSICA JONES

If the Marvel Netflix properties this year have demonstrated anything, it's that the movie series' perceived lack of bench-strength in the villain department might not be a matter of character, but rather of format. People like to pick on Lee... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Review: THE GOOD DINOSAUR Narrowly Dodges Critical Extinction

One can scarcely fault the latest Pixar film for merely being good and not great. After all, it's right there in the title. The Good Dinosaur is the celebrated animation studio's 16th feature length film, and, following this past summer's Inside... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Cap's "Perfect Teeth" A Threat In First CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR Trailer

One of the most popular Marvel storylines in recent years, Civil War, inevitably works its way into the MCU under the Captain America banner, as the superheroes split off and take sides against each other when forced to declare their... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: CREED (AKA ROCKY VII) Goes The Distance

"Which do you think will do better, this or Rocky?" That was the box office question posed to me by a fellow critic immediately following the advance screening of Pixar's The Good Dinosaur, which will open the same day as Creed.... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Tom Cruise In Talks To Lead Universal's THE MUMMY Franchise Revival

Variety is reporting that Tom Cruise is in talks to take the lead in Universal's reboot of their The Mummy franchise. Jon Spaihts (Prometheus, Doctor Strange and Passengers) is penning the script. Alex Kurtzman (Stark Trek and Into Darkness, Aliens and... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

The Dude Designs Does It Again With This YOUNG/VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN Mash Up

With Paul McGuigan's Victor Frankenstein hitting theaters Wednesday, November 25 in the US, we thought it would be cool to check a little what-might-have-been with this mash up poster from one of our favorite artists, Tom "The Dude Designs" Hodge.... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Review: VICTOR FRANKENSTEIN, Watch This Before Creating A Monster

Daniel Radcliffe and James McAvoy make for an unlikely yet extremely likable pairing in Victor Frankenstein, which transforms Mary Shelley's dark novel into a cheeky action-adventure picture. On the face of it, the idea of making Igor the hero is... More »
By Peter Martin   
  
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