Joshua Chaplinsky's Favorite Films of 2014

It's that time of year again. When everyone and their mother's nephew's cousin foists their unenlightened opinions on the equally unenlightened masses. Consume, regurgitate, repeat. Why do we do it? You'd be better off asking Why is the sky purple?--because... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Terence Stamp

This week saw the release of the new Tim Burton film Big Eyes, and instead of his usual dark fairy-tale-ish fare, it is a retelling of a famous art scandal. Jim saw it and described a few issues he had... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: THE INTERVIEW Shows We're Happiest Under Attack

Recently a friend of mine intimated that North Korea's entire persona on the worldwide stage - the "don't go near them, they're crazy!" caricature of a wino with a broken bottle and a hearing problem - of which The Interview... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Hooray For Hollywood! Happy Holidays - Pt. 1: Hot Cocoa & Humble Pie

So the holiday season is thick upon us and I have to be honest with you all -- it is my favorite time of the year, especially now that I live in New England. When I lived in Los Angeles,... More »
By Todd Harrington   
  

Jason Gorber's Cineruminations: THE HOBBIT And HFR, Part 3 - One Last Time

With the close of Peter Jackson's latest foray to Middle Earth, the final film in The Hobbit trilogy also marks another time of reflection upon one of its more interesting and controversial aspects. Jackson's decision to capture and present the... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks HOBBIT and THE INTERVIEW

Peter Jackson finally brings his Middle Earth saga close with the missing piece, that keystone film that both closes the Hobbit tale and ties directly into Lord Of The Rings.Plus, extensive discussion of Rogen/Goldberg's The Interview, including talk of the... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Twitch's Top 10 Movies Of 2014

And that's the end of that chapter. 2014 is running on fumes and all eyes are already looking to awards season and the behemoths of next year that threaten to decimate the box office. The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star... More »
By James Marsh   
  

The Stack: Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Scream Factory Part 4

Welcome back to The Stack. We are finishing up our look at Scream Factory 2014 releases in yet another episode of what has been a mammoth gift giving guide. Lake Placid (1999) is one of those films that reminds me... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK at Jason Reitman's Live Read

George Lucas' refusal to let sleeping dogs lie has confused the essence of Star Wars since the film's 20th anniversary in 1997, when Lucas re-released the trilogy with his first installment of effects revisionism. Now, one can't even watch... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

The Stack Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Episode 7: Scream Factory Part 3

Welcome Back to The Stack Holiday Gift Guide. We are approaching the end of our look at the magnificent 2014 output of Scream Factory with only one more episode to go after this one. Legend of Hell House (1973) has long... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

The Stack Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Scary Movies: Episode 6 Includes SHOCK WAVES, PROM NIGHT, And More

Welcome back to The Stack! While I'm doing gift guide episodes, I also need to do one or two regular episodes covering the other stuff that pours into ye olde office. But the truth is that all of this stuff... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

The Many Faces Of Robin Williams

With all the hullabaloo surrounding the releases of The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies and especially The Interview, you'd almost forget there are more films opening wide in the West. This week, A Night at the Museum: Secret of... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Meeting The Criterion: Criterion Christmas #6 IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD MAD WORLD

It's a Criterion Christmas! I'll be using Meeting the Criterion as a convenient way of reminding you of many of the Criterion Collection's great releases from the past year. Whether your Criterion Collection is organized by spine number, title or... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks BNAT16, Scott's EXODUS and Rock's TOP FIVE

Special on-location report from Austin's famed Drafthouse movie theatre, home once again to the lunacy that is Butt-Numb-a-Thon. Almost 30 hours in that place, watching 13 features and other flicks, it made for a hell of a day, and a... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Destroy All Monsters: The Lessons Of THE HOBBIT

As an exercise in Hollywood franchise-making in the 21st century, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit is fantastically instructive. The final film in the cycle emerges today -- I've yet to see it; you can read Jason Gorber's review here-- but long... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Hobbitty Twitches: Our Favorite Film Dragons

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is now in cinemas all over half the world, an will soon arrive in the other half as well. And for those who saw the end of The Hobbit: The Desolation of... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Many Faces Of Sir Ian McKellen (+Prize!)

I'll be stepping in for my colleague Ard Vijn this week, in an effort to get a fix for my Hobbit habit. Brace for bombastics!Smaug was believed to be the last great fire-drake of the North. If others remain they... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

The Stack Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Scream Factory Part Two

Did you know we aren't even halfway through our 2014 Gift Guide? Part of that is the special attention I'm paying to Scream Factory. This is part two of the multi-part series showcasing all their titles for the year.  As... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

Destroy All Monsters: I Don't Want To See A Movie Called SUICIDE SQUAD

It's the title of an existing comic book, and I understand that; and given DC's track record, at least since Watchmen, it's likely to be a hit-and-fade barrage of generic marketing bolstering a bafflingly undercooked Guardians of the Galaxy knockoff... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Meeting The Criterion: Criterion Christmas #4 ALL THAT JAZZ

It's a Criterion Christmas! I'll be using Meeting the Criterion as a convenient way of reminding you of many of the Criterion Collections great releases from the last year. Whether your Criterion Collection is organized by spine number, title or... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  
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