Review: 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE Is A Servicable Sequel

It seems apt for a film of this nature to provide a bit of historical context. Back in 2006 a young man who had previously helmed the surprisingly not shitty redux of Dawn of the Dead was tasked with bringing... More »
  

THE BOXTROLLS Roll Out A Delightful New Trailer

If you've seen and loved ParaNorman and Coraline, then you know why The Boxtrolls has me so jazzed. All three are from LAIKA, the Oregon-based animation studio that prides itself on "handmade" films, and has produced very stylish, very distinctive,... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: Pageantry's Responsibility To Morality At The Oscars

There are no two forces more fundamentally incompatible than lightweight moral outrage and Hollywood. In a way, we're already very well aware of this, eager to jump on Jared Leto for daring to besmirch his lion-tressed, doe-eyed acceptance speech with... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

It's Official! EXPENDABLES 3's Patrick Hughes To Direct Screen Gem's Remake Of THE RAID: REDEMPTION

It has been running around the rumor mill for a while now. Today Sony/Screen Gems crossed the T's and dotted the I's and Patrick Hughes, director of the upcoming The Expendables 3 and the terrific Red Hill, is officially signed... More »
  

Hooray For Hollywood! New Red Carpets and Old White People

The SWAT snipers are climbing down from the Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum roof, traffic is resuming its normal sluggish flow at Hollywood and Highland (the 25-foot anti-blast wall now deconstructed) and soft sobbing and the repeated mantra... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks OSCARS 2014!

Lots of Oscar talk for 2014, with several live hits recording during the ceremony, including my predictions about eventual winners (not too shabby) and a summation of the night's entertainment.2013 was a hell of a year, and as I say... More »
  

New To Netflix: Iceland, Oscars, Palme d'Or Winners, Cronenberg, And Cannibals

Have you finished binge-viewing House of Cards yet? This week's entry of New To Netflix is the usual grab-bag of independent and foreign fare, speckled award winners, some cult Canadian stuff, and a couple of remakes. We start at the 2013 Cannes... More »
  

Oscars 2014: List Of Winners, Including 12 YEARS A SLAVE And GRAVITY

Another year, another Academy Awards, and this time there were almost no surprises regarding the winners. As expected, Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave won the biggest prize of the night, Best Picture, but overall it was Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity... More »
  

Twitch Picks the 2014 Oscars

Love them -- for honoring the ostensible best-made movies -- or hate them -- for reducing an art form to an insufferably smug horse race -- the Academy Awards can inspire and provoke discussion about movies like nothing else. And... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Liam Neeson

At 61 years of age, you'd expect Liam Neeson to earn his money in serious acting dramas, picking up some extra cash with an action-y cameo or two in the next Expendables film. However, his output of the last few... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: COMMUNITY S5EP07, "Bondage And Beta Male Sexuality" Brings The Substance

Before we get to the review proper... yes, to the two people who read these, I missed reviewing the last two episodes on account of some serious Sundance fatigue (In such a state I became selfish and also just wanted... More »
  

Review: SON OF GOD Preaches To The Choir

The Bible tells us, "In the beginning was the Word." (John 1:1) "The Word," in this case, is understood to be Jesus Christ himself, who became "The Word made flesh" (John 1:14) for his time on Earth. If that's the... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Watch LIFE AFTER PI, The Chronicle Of An Oscar-Winning VFX Studio's Downfall

Where would many a Hollywood blockbuster be without the use of visual effects to help tell its spectacle laden stories? It's hard to imagine. Most would say its a major contributing factor in attracting the audience, thus generating millions for... More »
By Al Young   
  

First, Revealing Images From SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

Nine years after Sin City, the first images from Frank Miller's sequel Sin City: A Dame to Kill For have been revealed, and they look, well, about like one might expect. Miller again teamed with Robert Rodriguez to direct, with... More »
  

ABERDEEN And THE MIDNIGHT AFTER To Open 38th Hong Kong Int'l Film Festival

The lineup has been announced, and two films we be officially opening this year's Hong Kong International Film Festival, which runs from 24th March to 7th April. The World Premiere of Pang Ho Cheung's Aberdeen, starring Miriam Yeung, Gigi Leung,... More »
  

Adam Driver: A STAR WARS Villain For A New Generation

With production on Star Wars: Episode VII scheduled to begin in April, it seems inevitable that official casting announcements will begin any moment now. Jumping the gun, Variety says that Adam Driver is "close" to signing a deal to become... More »
  

David Fincher Eyeing Aaron Sorkin's STEVE JOBS

Now that Aaron Sorkin has completed his adaptation of Walter Isaacson's mammoth biography Steve Jobs for the big screen, the project needs a director, and producer Scott Rudin knows just the man: David Fincher. Fincher is in early talks to... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: Paramount, Netflix And The End of the Physical World

It took me till the second- or third-last episode of the second season of Netflix's House of Cards to really look at the series' opening credits again. They show a Washington devoid of people, a faded mausoleum of formerly tangible... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

70s Rewind: AIRPORT, The Movie That Made Me Afraid to Fly

Look, not every flight can promise Liam Neeson will be on board as your personal air marshal, ready to kick ass as he foils an extortion plot, as in this week's Non-Stop. Without that assurance, anyone might be afraid to... More »
  

Trailer: GODZILLA Is Pure Gravitas

Woah. And... woah...The new trailer for Gareth Edwards' take on Godzilla arrived today and it sure knows how to instill a bit of fear in the hearts of us measly mammals. Over some starkly terrifying shots of destroyed cities we've... More »
  
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