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   
  

The Many Faces Of Monica Bellucci

It was quite the week for movie news: new Star Wars, new Terminator, new Jurassic Park... and since last Thursday finally some news about the next Bond, which will be called Spectre. And news outlets were falling over each other... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: You Can't Make A Sequel To An Experience

Ball Droids and Gyrospheres have dominated my twitter feed for about a week - everything is very round right now. We got trailers for Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens last week, the first real looks at both,... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

The Stack: Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Universal Home Entertainment Box Sets

And the deluge continues. Universal Home Entertainment sent a few box sets. The Office The Complete Series offers all nine seasons of the show in one handy relatively small box, each side of which offers a different cast portrait. It's... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks FOXCATCHER, THEORY OF EVERYTHING and THE FORCE UNLEASHED

Some more TIFF films seeing wider release - Bennett Miller's Foxcatcher serves up some mighty performances by Tatum, Carell and Ruffalo, The Theory of Everything gives audiences a look at the more romantic side of Stephen Hawking, and, of course,... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

Full Disclosure 2014 The Directors Cut: Kathryn Bigelow

The only woman to win a Best Director Oscar, Kathryn Bigelow has built a formidable reputation for directing tough films about no-nonsense individuals in circumstances of incredible stress and danger. Winning her plaudits for The Hurt Locker - beating ex-husband... More »
By James Marsh   
  

The Stack: Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Warner Home Entertainment Part 1

Last Tuesday I kicked off the 2014 Gift Guide with the beginning of my look at Scream Factory's output for the year. But before we launch into episode two of that, I also wanted to highlight that we'll be covering... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

Meeting The Criterion: It's A Criterion Christmas And You Get ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS

Welcome back to our 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,... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Wonder Women Can't All Be Mockingjays

Please refrain from adding book spoilers in the comments for this piece, for the benefit of those who wish to see next year's Mockingjay conclusion fresh. One of the things I enjoy about The Hunger Games movies are their ability... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

The Stack: Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Episode One - Canfield Talks SQUIRM, Vincent Price, Werner Herzog, And More

Happy Holidays from The Stack! I'm kicking off this year's massive holiday gift guide with a look at every single Scream Factory 2014 release. But do not worry I've got a ton of fun box sets and SE's to make the... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

Meeting The Criterion: It's A Criterion Christmas And You Get RIOT IN CELL BLOCK 11

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 director... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks HUNGER GAMES, HOMESMAN, Mike Nichols and Much More!

There was another lag in getting video feeds for the last couple weeks, so here for your viewing pleasure are three Twitchvisions to gorge on!This week we look back at the career of EGOT winner Mike Nichols, as well as... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

The Many Faces Of Philip Seymour Hoffman

This week, the third film in the Hunger Games franchise is released in cinemas, subtitled Mockingjay Part 1. Pierce has seen it and had some issues with it, as shared in his review (link). Good or bad, The Hunger Games... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Stack: Canfield Talks SPACE STATION 76, Animated RICK AND MORTY, Vintage William Castle, And More

Welcome back to The Stack. This is the final episode before I kick off our Holiday Gift Guide this Tuesday November 25. This is also the beginning of a new, shorter format. But The Stack is still packed with home entertainment... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Trumbullvision

Earlier this month, as part of the Stanley Kubrick exhibit and retrospective at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, visual effects wizard Douglas Trumbull was in town to demo his proof-of-concept film for his next generation high-frame-rate presentation format, MAGI. Sort of... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

The Stack: Canfield Talks OBVIOUS CHILD, 70s Horror JENNIFER And Dark, Daffy LFO

Welcome back to The Stack! Dave Canfield here comin' at ya with more home entertainment goodness. First up from the good folks at Kino Lorber is the nearly forgotten Carrie (1976) knock-off Jennifer (1978), which even used the tag line, "...makes... More »
By Dave Canfield   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Raoul Walsh's THE THIEF OF BAGDAD

Douglas Fairbanks, "the first King of Hollywood", is today remembered as the star of numerous silent swashbuckling epics, including The Mark of Zorro, The Three Musketeers and Robin Hood. However, he attained the popularity and industry clout to get such... More »
By James Marsh   
  

The Many Faces Of Michael Caine

Last week, Interstellar was released in many parts of the world, a film with a fine cast indeed, among them the instantly recognizable Michael Caine. At 81 years of age, Michael Caine has more than five decades of golden classics... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Team Twitch: On INTERSTELLAR

(All In Good Time, or: just how stellar was Interstellar?) By now Christopher Nolan's Interstellar has been orbiting most of the world in wide release for a week, and it sure has left its mark. It's raking in money, although... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  
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