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 »
  

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   
  

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 »
  

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 »
  

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 »
  

SyFy And MAN OF STEEL's David Goyer Developing KRYPTON Series

SyFy is looking to get a piece of the super-hero television series pie and has enlisted David Goyer to help do it. THR is reporting that the cable network and the writer of the Dark Knight trilogy and Man of Steel will develop... More »
  

Blu-Ray Review: KINGDOM OF HEAVEN Ultimate Edition - A Primer for EXODUS

A decade before Ridley Scott brought Exodus: Gods and Kings to the big screen, he tackled another epic about religion, faith and pragmatism. Kingdom of Heaven was Scott's film about the Crusades, a rousing, rambunctious film that tried to... More »
  

STAR TREK III: Robert Orci Is Out. Is Edgar Wright On The Short List?

According to a report over at Deadline Robert Orci will no longer direct the third Star Trek film. He will remain on board as a producer along with J.J. Abrams. This news likely comes as a relief to fans of the... More »
  

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   
  

Apes, Robots And Not Men In Suits Part Of Oscar's Short List For Best VFX

Visual effects play a large part in a lot of films that we have loved and hated this year. From Andy Serkis' mo-cap ape in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes to the clutter, clank and do-you-have-any-friggin-idea-what-is-going-on robots in... More »
  

A MOST VIOLENT YEAR: Watch Oscar Isaac And Jessica Chastain In First, Searing Clip

In this first clip from J.C. Chandor's drama A Most Violent Year, Jessica Chastain has something her youngest daughter found in the bushes outside her home. She wants her husband, played by Oscar Isaac, to have a look. It is... More »
  

It's Official! Benedict Cumberbatch Joins Marvel's DOCTOR STRANGE

Always considered one of the front runners for the project, Marvel has now made it official: Benedict Cumberbatch will headline one of Marvel's phase three films, Doctor Strange, according to a report in Variety. "Stephen Strange's story requires an actor capable of... More »
  

Review: THE HOBBIT: THE BATTLE OF THE FIVE ARMIES, An Epic Poem

Rarely in cinema history has the notion of a journey there and back again been more aptly applied. Yes, the culmination of Peter Jackson & co.'s vast epic comes in an episode titled The Battle of the Five Armies,... More »
  

First TERMINATOR GENISYS Trailer Goes Back To The Future Past

The first trailer for Terminator Genisys follows on the heels of last week's marketing material debuts for Jurassic World (trailer) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (teaser). What all three have in common is nostalgia. Set to arrive in theaters on... More »
  

Review: EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS Is Lost In The Wilderness

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 »
  

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   
  

SUICIDE SQUAD: Will Smith, Jared Leto, Tom Hardy And Margot Robbie Officially Cast

Warner Bros and DC Entertainment have lined up some serious star power for its villains-forced-to-be-heroes film Suicide Squad, according to a report from THR. Though rumors were whirling around prior to today's official announcement, no one knew who landed what role. Tom... More »
  

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 »
  
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