The Many Faces Of James Gandolfini

This week sees the release of Michaël Roskam's The Drop, known once upon a time as Animal Rescue. However, it will in all probability also be known as "The Last Movie With James Gandolfini In It", as the late beloved... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: More Niche Than Niche, And Other Lessons From Kevin Smith's TUSK

Spoilers for Tusk in the article below! In Tusk, a dipshit podcast host with the world's most ridiculous moustache (Justin Long) gets abducted by a madman, surgically altered, and sewn into a fleshy walrus suit. His captor, who goes... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks Toronto 2014 - NIGHTCRAWLER, TUSK, THE LAST 5 YEARS

It's Toronto International Film Festival time, with a street level look at a few gems from this year's crop. Nightcrawler is dark and disturbing, Kevin Smith's Tusk is a strange and wild midnight tale, and The Last Five Years is a... More »
  

Hooray For Hollywood! Come For The Weather, Stay For The Contacts

During my travels, I often get asked by people (both in and outside the Industry): what do I think are some of the keys to a "Hollywood-level" career? There are various things that I offer as examples (being born to... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: Celebrity Boobs! Boobs! Boobs!

So: this week, some sexual predators on the internet released private photos of various female celebrities, including fan-favourite Jennifer Lawrence. They did this, I imagine, because the actions of various terrorists in the gamer community last week weren't quite enough... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks Toronto 2014 And THE NOVEMBER MAN

The November Man tries to inject a bit of an older James Bond style into the contemporary spy game, and despite some good intentions it all falters.Also, talked about a couple of much anticipated films from the upcoming Toronto International... More »
  

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Alfred Hitchcock

This month, the Master of Suspense himself, Alfred Hitchcock would have been celebrating his 115th birthday. But while he shuffled off his mortal coil back in 1980, his legacy remains as healthy as ever thanks to a hugely innovative, influential,... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: My Television Cost Money; Kindly Fill All Of It

We return this week to a time where the purveyors of multimedia, en masse, evidently require some form of re-education on the concept of frame sizes. I lived through Frame War I, when every movie in existence was rapidly ported... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks Richard Attenborough, SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR, And THE CONGRESS

The latest edition of my video report is dedicated to memories of the late Lord Richard Attenborough, star of numerous classics and a world class director.Also, a look at Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, as well as the... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Stacy Keach

Looking at this week's releases, one actor pops up in the two biggest films: Stacy Keach! He plays Chloë Grace Moretz' avuncular grandfather in If I Stay, and the pinnacle of human corruption in Sin City: A Dame To Kill... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: The Human Race Can't Handle Its Imminent Demise, And Other Things I Learned From The Summer of 2014

Spoiler warning for several 2014 summer movies. Grosses were down, year-over-year, in the summer of 2014 at the domestic box office. Even the solid hits of the frame -- Maleficent with a sleeper breakaway; Guardians of the Galaxy, at the... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks TMNT, THE GIVER, EXPENDABLES 3 And More!

Loads of end-of-season flicks to talk about, including the truly egregious TMNT, the barely-better-than-the-last-one Expendables 3, YA dystopian romp The Giver, and a brief shout-out to Frank and Calvary.Video embedded below... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Jeff Bridges

This week, the film adaptation of young-adult novel The Giver appears in cinemas, and the two elder people in it are played by Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. They've both had plenty of awesome moments in their careers and could... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Come Back, Damon Lindelof

On the day of the Great Departure, Damon Lindelof cancelled his Twitter account in mid-sentence, as befits the content of his new series, The Leftovers. None of us even got a chance to say goodbye. Nor were any of us,... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Remembering Robin Williams

Mork & Mindy, The Fisher King, Deconstructing Harry, Toys, Aladdin, The World According To Garp, Good Will Hunting: A small smattering of films and shows for which Robin Williams will be forever remembered. A Julliard-trained actor with a wild comedic... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks Shark Week - JAWS And DEEP BLUE SEA

A minor diversion this week away from talk of turtles or tornadoes, in favour of talking about two of my favourite requisite caetusian creature features.Jaws needs little introduction, perhaps, but it's still well worth pointing out that this accidental masterpiece... More »
  

Hooray For Hollywood! No, Hollywood STILL Did Not Steal Your Script

For the last few days, my various in-boxes have been overflowing with friends, associates and strangers alike wanting to know what I think about the latest apparent revelation courtesy of the interwebs. "Did you know Nic Pizzolatto was a plagiarist??"... More »
  

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 »
  
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