Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks MUPPETS, DIVERGENT And Von Trier's NYMPHOMANIAC

Strange mix this week of YA heroines, puppeteered sequels, and the long awaited work from Lars Von Trier.Video embedded below... More »
  

The Kids Talk Film: ALIEN

Imagine the opportunity to go back and watch Ridley Scott's Alien, for the first time again. Willem (age 10) got his first exposure to the horrific piece of science fiction as he continues his tour through the genre with his father... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: Fighting and Fucking in 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE

On International Women's Day, my girlfriend took me to see 300: Rise of an Empire. She liked the original 300 movie a lot more than I did (I didn't), but she's my girlfriend and I love her, and naturally I... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks NEED FOR SPEED, GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL and ENEMY

Aaron Paul makes his big budget big screen debut with Need For Speed, Wes Anderson's got another of his beautiful confections with Grand Budapest Hotel, and Denis Villeneuve takes a dark take on being endoubled in Toronto with Enemy.Video embedded... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Michael Fassbender

This week, 12 Years a Slave has been released on the home-viewing platforms, hot on the heels of it winning the Best Picture Oscar. So in this week's installment of "Many Faces", I'd like to focus on the actor playing... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: We Are Not True Detectives

I came to True Detective late. I batch-consumed episodes 1-5 while in the midst of my own existential crisis over the course of a weekend, a couple of weeks back - which, if you're going to do this show at... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

70s Rewind: 15 Favorite Vehicular Mayhem Movies

With The Need for Speed racing into theaters this coming Friday, March 14, it's time to revisit my favorite movies with car chases from the 1970s, a particularly rich decade for vehicular mayhem.... More »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE and STALINGRAD

After last week's Oscar festivities, we're back with talk of the sequel to 300, Rise of an Empire. Silly, half naked fun, but worth seeing on the big screen if you're ever going to want to.Also a brief look at... More »
  

On Remakes And Profiteering

It is an entirely predictable response, one that has played out so many times at this point that it has almost entirely lost its meaning in some quarters while in others it is accepted blindly as fact because, hell, if... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

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   
  

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 »
  

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   
  

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 »
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks POMPEII, 3 DAYS TO KILL, TIM'S VERMEER And THE WIND RISES

Kind of a dreary week, with the Pompeii failing to erupt and 3 Days To Kill a different kind of disaster. The Wind Rises hits theatres more widely, and while some adore this (last?) film by Myazaki I found it... More »
  

Hooray For Hollywood! For Those About To Strike, We Salute You

Well, boys and girls, get ready for another writers' strike. The WGA and the AMPTP (The Alliance of Mot... uh, the studios and the networks, basically) just wrapped up two weeks of negotiations on the replacement of their existing agreement,... More »
  

TV Beat: HOUSE OF CARDS, Season 2 Brings The Pain And The Power

Collateral damage continues to pile up in Season 2 of House of Cards, which continues the story that began in Season 1 with nary a breath between. The series revolves around Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and his wife Claire Underwood... More »
  
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