The Many Faces Of Helen Mirren

This week, Lasse Hallström's The Hundred-Foot Journey premieres in the US, a story about two restaurants making each other's existence miserable, until mutual respect and romance get the upper hand. But what caught my eye here was the actress playing... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Can You Make A Movie About The Han Solo Character, Or Not?

In Guardians of the Galaxy, five Han Solos walk into a bar. (Or a prison. And one of them is a tree, and quite a sweet one at that - not Han Solo-ish at all.) By the end of the... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks GUARDIANS, GET ON UP, And More

Another huge Marvel summer blockbuster has exploded at the box office, this one directed by Super's James Gunn. I never thought Guardians of the Galaxy would hit it off with audiences, but I'm pleased to see it doing as well as... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Brendan Gleeson

This week sees the North American release of John Michael McDonagh's Calvary, starring the fantastic Brendan Gleeson. While never the handsomest man on screen, Brendan's rough exterior lends him a great authenticity, and believable physical strength. Whether he plays a... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: All The World Is Waiting For You, Wonder Woman

What a difference a year makes. At last year's Comic Con, Wonder Woman was "tricky." At the 2014 event, she was the belle of the ball. Admittedly, it was a slow news year. Zack Snyder's reveal of Gal Gadot's costume... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Destroy All Monsters: BOYHOOD And The Experience Of Now

"Suppose your life a folded telescope Durationless, collapsed in just a flash As from your mother's womb you, bawling, drop Into a nursing home. Suppose you crash Your car, your marriage - toddler laying waste A field of daisies, schoolkid,... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks BOYHOOD And Fantasia 2014

On location in Montreal, home to the 18th Fantasia Film Festival. Three weeks of genre debauchery, this year has been my first taste of this remarkable fest, and it's already been loads of fun.Also another look at Richard Linklater's Boyhood,... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Ed Harris

This week, Planes: Fire & Rescue is released by I-Can't-Believe-It's-Not-Pixar, and Ed Harris is attached as voice-actor. Therefore, this week's installment of our quiz is all about Ed. It's ironic to see, whoops, hear him as a voice actor, even... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Darkness Before The DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

Spoilers! There's the going theory that depressives are more clear-headed in a crisis, because we spend so much time mentally rehearsing the worst-case scenarios. When such scenarios ultimately arise, all the prep work has been done. If so, this summer's... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Hooray For Hollywood! Running Out Of Options

As it's been a while both since I both (a) subjected you all to my Tinsel  Town insights; and (b) talked about some of the building-blocks of Hollywood business practices, I figured now was a good time to kill two... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Andy Serkis

This week, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes premieres, starring Andy Serkis in, if the accounts are to be believed, yet another brilliant example of performance capture. By now, he can rightfully be called the world champion of this... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: HARRY POTTER Between This World And The Next

J.K. Rowling wrote a new short story set in the Harry Potter universe and posted it to Pottermore this week, which must have spiked password reminder requests for Pottermore by something like 10,000%. The story was an instance of my... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

The Many Faces Of Tom Cruise

The subject of this week's quiz is Tom Cruise. Born on the third of July, Oscar-nominated for Born on the Fourth of July, he turned 52 this week. That doesn't stop him from appearing in action movies, though: he is... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: 25 Years Later, Dr. Elsa Schneider and INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE

"I didn't trust her. Why did you?" Twenty-five years ago, in 1989, we had the first "summer of the sequels," which gave rise to the summer movie marketplace as we know it today -- the tentpole system, whereby every few... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Tony Scott

Every month on Full Disclosure, we select a filmmaker who is or would be celebrating their birthday, and use that as an excellent excuse to throw the spotlight on them and their career. Members of Team Twitch seek out a... More »
  

The Many Faces Of John Hurt

With Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer finally, FINALLY, in theaters on US soil, let's pick one of its many fine actors for this week's quiz. And as Song Kang-ho and Tilda Swinton were already covered in the past, we quickly turn to... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Dance, Clones! It's All Television Now

Movies are imagery, and the best of them supply the images by which we contextualize our lives; and if this is so, 2014 is fast becoming the year those images came more from the small screen than from the big.... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks JERSEY BOYS, OBVIOUS CHILD, THE ROVER And... Brangelina?

Talk this week of a couple festival flicks, as well as Clint Eastwood's latet. Jersey Boys is a bit of a mess, but Sundance dramedy Obvious Child and Cannes' bleak apoca-Western The Rover make up for it this week.Also for... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Christopher Walken

This week, Clint Eastwood's movie adaptation of Jersey Boys arrived in theaters, and Christopher Walken is in the cast as an old gangster. And that is all the encouragement we need to make him the object of this week's mugshot... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: How To Train Your Alpha

Spoilers for How To Train Your Dragon 2. One of the reasons The LEGO Movie got my back so completely up was simply by dint of its intended audience. I'm perfectly willing to deal with a Hollywood whose issues of... More »
By Matt Brown   
  
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