Mark Dacascos To Join Casper Van Dien In RELENTLESS

Crying Freeman star Mark Dacascos is in talks to join John Milton Branton's new Asian-based action thriller, Relentless, which stars Starship Troopers' Casper Van Dien as a former US Army Ranger caught in a deadly war between Russian mobsters and... More »
  

PARTNERS IN CRIME: Watch The Trailer For Dark Teen Thriller

Taiwanese helmer Chang Jung-Chi puts a distinct spin on the teen thriller with the upcoming Partners In Crime, a coming of age tale about high school friends bonded by the shared experience of a horrible crime.On the way to school,... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: Superstar Rajini's LINGAA, For Super Fans Only

At this point in his career, Rajnikanth is more than simply a performer, he is an icon. The highest paid actor in South Asia, Rajini films draw fanatical crowds not only in Tamil Nadu, but around the world. So much... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

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 »
  

THE BOY AND THE BEAST: Check Out The Teaser For Hosoda's Latest Already

Yesterday, anime director Hosoda Mamoru announced that he is working on a new film, and later that evening he already released a teaser for it. And though it only shows a few snippets here and there, it sure looks like... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Blu-ray Review: KILL LA KILL Kicks Ass And Has A UK Boxset

(For those with a sailor-suit fetish and/or a certain sense of humor, Christmas sure has arrived early...) Confession time: when the first trailer and images of the anime series Kill La Kill appeared on the Internet last year, I thought... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

R100: If You Think This Poster Is Risque, Check Out The Trailer

Hands up: Who wants to see the movie that made Twitch founder Todd Brown eat his own shirt in Austin back in September of 2013? Of course. We all do. But alI the Japanese dominatrices dolled up in all sorts... More »
  

[REC] 4: APOCALYPSE: Choose The Green Or Red Band U.S. Trailer

How do you like your horror franchise trailers? Safe and sound? Or bloody and gory? Because we have them both ways tonight. You can choose which way you want to watch the new trailer for the U.S. release of [REC] 4:... More »
  

Director Mipo O. Speaks On Academy Awards Submission THE LIGHT SHINES ONLY THERE

With an April release here in Japan, director Mipo O's The Light Shines Only There had been and gone from cinema screens when a Best Director Award from the Montreal World Film Festival kick started a new wave of recognition. Now... More »
  

Sean Penn As Action Star (?!) In THE GUNMAN Trailer

Let's not pretend. In 2014, it's very strange to see Jeff Spicoli as an action star. Sean Penn, now 54 years of age, stars in The Gunman as a spy who "must clear his name in order to save himself from... More »
  

Review: MAGICIAN, A Massive Collage Tribute To Orson Welles

In Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles, documentarian Chuck Workman, best known for his assembled clips for the Oscar ceremonies, including In Memoriam segments, doesn't have to do much to enhance the drama in Welles' life because... More »
  

THE BOY AND THE BEAST: Next From SUMMER WARS Director Hosoda Mamoru

We are big fans of Hosoda Mamoru's previous films The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars and Wolf Children. At a news conference in Japan today the director announced his next feature, The Boy and the Beast (Bakemono no... More »
  

Review: TOP FIVE, Chris Rock's Very Funny And Most Personal Film Yet

Rude, crude, and lewd as it is, Top Five is still a big step forward for Chris Rock as a filmmaker. In essence, that's because it more closely resembles his brilliant stand-up shows, where he gets on a roll and... More »
  

Review: INHERENT VICE, Say Hello To The American Psyche, Circa 1970

Paul Thomas Anderson faithfully adapts Thomas Pynchon's most accessible novel, the zaniest surf noir, Inherent Vice. It is also the first time he's worked with a large ensemble cast since Magnolia. The result is often hilarious, a laborious snapshot of... More »
  

Opening: EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, A Barrage Of Biblical Bombast

Meeting, but rarely exceeding, expectations, Ridley Scott's grand retelling of Moses and the Hebrews' flight from Egypt is strong on visuals and A-list presence, but slight on narrative and characterisation. Christian Bale and Joel Egerton both put in fine performances... More »
  

INSIDE OUT: Watch The Full Trailer For Pixar's Latest

How do you make a movie that plays out largely inside the main characters' heads? That's been the big question since word first began to circulate about Pixar's upcoming Inside Out but despite showing how each of the major emotions... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Mórbido Mérida 2014 Review: JIRON, How A Movie By A Major Filmmaker Disappeared

Full disclosure: I was completely ignorant of Mexican filmmaker Carlos Enrique Taboada before watching this movie. Thus, Jirón (Shred), a new documentary by Christian Cueva, proved to be educational, fascinating, and compelling, not only because it explores the disappearance of... More »
  

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Unleashes A Furious New Trailer

We all have good reason to be wary about Mad Max: Fury Road -- the distance from the original trilogy, the production delays, the rumors -- but take a look at the new trailer anyway, just because it's likely to... More »
  

Tokyo FILMeX 2014 - Tsukamoto Shinya Talks FIRES ON THE PLAIN

Director Tsukamoto Shinya garnered a cult following in 1989 following the release of his cyberpunk classic, Tetsuo the Iron Man. The filmmaker has subsequently released two sequels to his breakthrough hit while expressing considerable talent in a range of... More »
  

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 »
  
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