‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ has so much going on, ‘it gets everywhere’
As Anakin Skywalker’s infamously cringeworthy line from “Attack of the Clones” about sand goes, it’s also “coarse, rough and irritating,” but the metaphor to “The Rise of Skywalker” probably falls apart somewhere in there.Coming in at just under two-and-a-half hours, the ninth (and supposedly final) film in the series is the franchise’s... read more...
‘Queen & Slim’ serves as mirror to Black lives in America
The titular characters from the new film “Queen & Slim” are not the black Bonnie and Clyde. The pair doesn’t entirely fit into the “life of sin” trope by choice; the decision was forced upon them. They represent the oppression and racism Black people face in the United States. Written by Lena Waithe and directed by Melina Matsoukas, “Queen... read more...
Digging Up the Marrow
If you’re a sucker for found-footage horror like me, you’ve got to check out this trailer for Adam Green’s latest, Digging Up the Marrow.
It’s got all of the undeniably appealing genre tropes you can’t get
enough of, but then the promo takes it one step further by showing off
the elements that could make the movie a standout -- the wildly... read more...
Have any interest in getting a taste of some '90s nostalgia mixed with
blood, gore, BMX bikes and postapocalyptic mayhem? Of course you do! The
very first teaser trailer for the Sundance official selection Turbo Kid
is here and it’s absolutely brimming with stellar imagery, stunning
displays of violence and some especially effective background music.... read more...
Does The Rewrite look like the greatest movie ever? Not really,
but it certainly looks like a nice feel-good flick -- and every now and
then that’s exactly what you need. This trailer is definitely a bit on
the hokey side with the whole
hotshot-screenwriter-turned-unlikely-teacher scenario, but there’s
something sweet and uplifting about his... read more...
Ted is fantastic, but it still seemed like one heck of a
challenge to come up with a worthy scenario for a sequel. However, based
on this first trailer for Ted 2, it looks as though Seth
MacFarlane might have pulled it off. The idea of Ted and Tammy-Lynn
(Jessica Barth) trying to have a baby is pure genius, and whether the
jokes pertain to that core... read more...
Even Liam Neeson seems bored by the imbecilic, repetitive "Taken 3," an action movie no one was clamoring for and no one will enjoy.
Did anyone really wonder how Neeson's growly ex-CIA agent Bryan Mills would react when bad guys get too close to his family, yet again? No, but viewers will wonder what's happening in the action scenes, since director Olivier... read more...
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)
Release Date: December 18th, 2015
Starring: John Boyega John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill Mark Hamill
Director: J.J. Abrams
Writer: J.J. Abrams, Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas
Studio: Walt Disney Pictures
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, opens in theaters... read more...
Jupiter Ascending - 2015
Release Date: February 6, 2015
Starring: Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, James D'Arcy, Terry Gilliam, Douglas Booth, Vanessa Kirby,
Genres: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Directed By: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Studio: Warner Bros.
Website: Jupiter Ascending Official Website
MPAA Rating: R
From the directors of The Matrix trilogy comes... read more...
Seventh Son - 2015
Release Date: February 6, 2015
Starring: Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Djimon Hounsou, Olivia Williams, Ben Barnes, Kit Harington, Jason Scott Lee,
Genres: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Directed By: Sergey Bodrov
Studio: Universal Pictures
In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the... read more...
Assigning responsibility and oversight duties can lead to a virtual quagmire of red tape in the smallest of productions, much less something on the massive, epic scale of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
In 2012, news began to come out about animal handlers who left the set when their concerns about the improper conditions in which the animals were... read more...
Snuff films have long been the stuff of urban legends-we've even talked about them a few times, here and here. For a quick recap, snuff films don't rely on special effects and fake gore. They're supposed to be the real thing. The defining characteristic of the snuff film is that it's not an accidental death, it's a planned death for the sake of... read more...
The Guest (2014)
Genre: Mystery, ThrillerDirector: Adam WingardQuality: HDActor: Dan Stevens, Maika Monroe, Sheila KelleyIMDb: 7.4/10Length: 99 minRelease Date: 5 September 2014 (UK)Storyline: A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental... read more...
Director Yann DemangeStat Jack O'Connell, Sean Harris, Sam ReidArea UKDuration 01:40:00Category Hollywood Movies (2014)Shortstory: A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his
unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in... read more...
Electric Slide (2014)
Director: Tristan Patterson Release Date: 20 November 2014 (Thailand) Genre: Action | Biography | Crime Stars: Patricia Arquette, Jim Sturgess, Chloë SevignyShortstory: A chronicle of the life of furniture salesman turned bank robber Eddie Dodson.... read more...
The Drop (2014)
Director: Michaël R. Roskam Release Date: Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini Genre: Crime | Drama
Saginowski finds himself at the center of a robbery gone awry and
entwined in an investigation that digs deep into the neighborhood's past
where friends, families, and foes all work together to make a living -
no matter the... read more...
Goodbye to All That
Director: Angus MacLachlan Release Date: 17 December 2014 (USA) Genre: Comedy | Drama Stars: Paul Schneider, Melanie Lynskey, Anna CampShortstory: When his wife
unexpectedly informs him that she wants a divorce, well-meaning but
oblivious husband Otto Wall finds himself thrust back into bachelorhood,
where he searches for the real thing amidst a string... read more...