U.S. Theatre Chains React To Netflix/IMAX CROUCHING TIGER Release Plans

Netflix, IMAX and The Weinstein Company announced their plans for a day-and-date release of the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The plan is to release the sequel on Netflix and on IMAX screens simultaneously on August 28th, 2015. This news... More »
  

Opening: Jason Reitman's MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN

Jason Reitman is having an identity crisis. As one of the most prolific voices in his generation of filmmakers, Reitman has been a model of consistency, pumping out smart and snarky dramedies every two years from Thank You For Smoking... More »
  

Vancouver 2014 Review: WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD, Gregg Araki's Nostalgic, Seductive Puzzle

Gregg Araki's latest offering, White Bird In A Blizzard, is set during the time period when Araki first began making films (1988-1991). Because of this, the sets and costumes are rendered with a loving nostalgia that never feels overly novel.... More »
  

New York 2014 Review: GONE GIRL, Meticulously Crafted And Unabashedly Trashy

Gone Girl, David Fincher's latest, and New York Film Festival opener, based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn, begins with a close-up of its central married couple, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) and Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike). Nick is gently... More »
  

Watch The Trailer For P.T. Anderson's INHERENT VICE

With just under a week before its bow at the New York Film Festival, Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's adaption of the Thomas Pynchon novel Inherent Vice. And it is glorious... gloriously colorful, weird... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Repertory Screenings: THE ASTROLOGER And DEATH WISH 3 Rock With Old-School Insanity

As I mentioned in our Fantastic Fest preview article, my heart belongs to the repertory screenings, the forgotten flicks that deserve a fresh look, presented by extremely knowledgeable and passionate curators. That was certainly the case this year. I only... More »
  

Watch The Trailer For Michael Mann's Cybercrime Thriller BLACKHAT

Does the idea of a Norse god tapping away on a keyboard get you all hot and bothered to give away your money? Well, then, you're in luck! The first trailer for Michael Mann cybercrime thriller Blackhat - starring Thor's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Many Faces Of Denzel Washington

This week, The Equalizer premieres all over the world, confidently starring Denzel Washington as the friendly protagonist who kicks ass like no other (when called for). Confidence can be a seductive thing, and Denzel Washington exudes it so easily that... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: THE BOXTROLLS Is Corrugated Yet Impressive

You give a kid a flashy brand-name mechanical toy, but he'll have more fun playing with the box. As that old truism goes for kids, perhaps it'll prove just as true for filmgoers. In 2014, Transformers: Age of Extinction -... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: EVERLY Deserves Better

Joe Lynch's latest, Everly, is a fairly standard shoot-em-up action movie. Think Die Hard. Both take place at Christmas (a seasonal assault in its own right), but instead of resourceful Officer John McClane fighting off a swarm of bad guys... More »
By Rachel Fox   
  

Destroy All Monsters: GOTHAM And The Cult Of "Before"

"Before there was Batman, there was Gotham," the posters for Fox's new series bark. This is a molecular deconstruction of the Batman mythos taken at its most mundane. Coming up: an origin story for the Batarang (its horrible secrets laid... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

TRUE DETECTIVE: Colin Farrell And Vince Vaughan Confirmed For Season 2

With the unprecedented success of Season 1 of HBO's True Detective, it has become one of those shows on everyone's radar. It has also gone through a tremendous run of casting rumors since the second series was confirmed and yesterday Variety reported two... More »
  

Peter Dinklage To Star In Adaptation Of Joe R Lansdale's THE THICKET

Peter Dinklage will star in an adaptation of Joe R Lansdale's 2013 novel The Thicket, according to Variety. Gianni Nunnari's production company Hollywood Gang (300: Rise of an Empire and Immortals) will handle production with Shannon Gaulding. Dinklage will also produce with... More »
  

Drew Struzan To Receive The Saul Bass Award At Key Art Awards

If you do not know the name Drew Struzan one look at his posters will remind you how long he has been a part of your cinematic life. You very likely have had one of his posters adorn your wall... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks ALTMAN, LOVE IS STRANGE, And A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES

In this week's video, I discuss Liam Neeson doing his usual shtick in A Walk Among The Tombstones, a lovely film about an aging couple (Love Is Strange), and Ron Mann's helpful take on the work of Altman.Please watch the... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY'S ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU Proves Far More Successful

One of the more notorious production debacles in recent memories, the maelstrom behind the scenes of New Line's The island of Dr. Moreau (1996) is the subject of this candid and entertaining documentary from David Gregory.Following the relative success of... More »
  

Watch This Animation Test From Genndy Tartakovsky's Animated POPEYE

Genndy Tartakovsky's name is synonymous with quality animation. Just the mere mention of his name should make animation fans salivate. Samurai Jack. The Clone Wars and Titan A.D. are all great animated shows. So any word of his involvement in any... More »
  

The Many Faces of Toni Collette

This week, Hector and the Search for Happiness gets its wide release, and that is as good a reason as any to turn the spotlight on one of its stars: Toni Collette. While she has played plenty of pretty (or... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Fox And Marvel Set Early 2016 Release Date For DEADPOOL Film

Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Studios have set a date for the too-long coming Deadpool film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. And it is just in time for Valentine's Day, kids! Mark February 12, 2016 off on your calendars and start striking... More »
  

Review: A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES

You know that film starring Liam Neeson where there's a kidnapping, and a series of phone calls and negotiations take place, and there are gun fights and stuff? While this broad description easily describes a slew of his films... More »
  
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