It's Time To Stop Blaming The Studios And Start Blaming Exhibitors For Hollywood's Failure To Adapt

Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to suggest that perhaps we've been beating on the wrong whipping boy and that perhaps it's time to cast eyes elsewhere when it comes to assigning blame for Hollywood's remarkable failure to adapt to changing... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Many Faces Of Rosamund Pike

A new movie by David Fincher is always worth rejoicing, especially when the word of mouth is as good as with Gone Girl. That the titular girl is being played by Rosamund Pike doesn't hurt either, and gives us a... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Hooray For Hollywood! Free Labor Is Super-Awesome

So the Twitter-verse erupted the other day with the news that Lena Dunham -- she of the healthy self-image and three-million dollar book advance -- had dared to offer a bunch of volunteer artisans the opportunity to "open" for her... More »
  

Never Come Between A Hitman And His Dog. Watch The Kinetic Second Trailer For Keanu Reeves' Starrer JOHN WICK

"Yeah, I think I'm back," Keanu Reeves' mutters in this second trailer for John Wick. And while I'm not sure he's been gone, exactly, but the general sentiment about John Wick when it screened to an overwhelmingly positive response at... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Expendable Equalizers Walk Among Tombstones

Is Hollywood's fascination with the older male asskicker a new thing? Its resurgence certainly seems to be. I know there were Death Wish sequels in the '80s; and before that, I know John Wayne kept shooting at people long past... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks THE EQUALIZER, THE BOXTROLLS, PRIDE And THE SKELETON TWINS

This week sees Antoine Fuqua and Denzel Washington team up with the stylish but unrewarding The Equalizer, a strange and dark stop motion tale in The Boxtrolls, the Sundance film The Skeleton Twins, and Pride, a feel-good Brit dramedy that's... More »
  

Review: ANNABELLE Is Worse Than Being Given An Antique Doll As A Gift

It is understandable that Warner Brothers and New Line would want to continue the success of last year's The Conjuring. The period haunted house flick proved a surprise summer smash last year, grossing over $300 million worldwide. Annabelle focuses on... More »
  

Liam Neeson Will Kill Everyone In The Explosive TAK3N Trailer

Because Liam Neeson is the new Charles Bronson, he doesn't need a wife. Her only use is being disposed of, so he can exact his unique form of justice with his special set of skills avenging her death... At least... More »
  

U.S. Theatre Chains React To Netflix/IMAX CROUCHING TIGER Release Plans

Netflix, IMAX and The Weinstein Company announced their plans for a day-and-date release of the sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The plan is to release the sequel on Netflix and on IMAX screens simultaneously on August 28th, 2015. This news... More »
  

Opening: Jason Reitman's MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN

Jason Reitman is having an identity crisis. As one of the most prolific voices in his generation of filmmakers, Reitman has been a model of consistency, pumping out smart and snarky dramedies every two years from Thank You For Smoking... More »
  

Vancouver 2014 Review: WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD, Gregg Araki's Nostalgic, Seductive Puzzle

Gregg Araki's latest offering, White Bird In A Blizzard, is set during the time period when Araki first began making films (1988-1991). Because of this, the sets and costumes are rendered with a loving nostalgia that never feels overly novel.... More »
  

New York 2014 Review: GONE GIRL, Meticulously Crafted And Unabashedly Trashy

Gone Girl, David Fincher's latest, and New York Film Festival opener, based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn, begins with a close-up of its central married couple, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) and Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike). Nick is gently... More »
  

Watch The Trailer For P.T. Anderson's INHERENT VICE

With just under a week before its bow at the New York Film Festival, Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson's adaption of the Thomas Pynchon novel Inherent Vice. And it is glorious... gloriously colorful, weird... More »
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Repertory Screenings: THE ASTROLOGER And DEATH WISH 3 Rock With Old-School Insanity

As I mentioned in our Fantastic Fest preview article, my heart belongs to the repertory screenings, the forgotten flicks that deserve a fresh look, presented by extremely knowledgeable and passionate curators. That was certainly the case this year. I only... More »
  

Watch The Trailer For Michael Mann's Cybercrime Thriller BLACKHAT

Does the idea of a Norse god tapping away on a keyboard get you all hot and bothered to give away your money? Well, then, you're in luck! The first trailer for Michael Mann cybercrime thriller Blackhat - starring Thor's... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Many Faces Of Denzel Washington

This week, The Equalizer premieres all over the world, confidently starring Denzel Washington as the friendly protagonist who kicks ass like no other (when called for). Confidence can be a seductive thing, and Denzel Washington exudes it so easily that... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: THE BOXTROLLS Is Corrugated Yet Impressive

You give a kid a flashy brand-name mechanical toy, but he'll have more fun playing with the box. As that old truism goes for kids, perhaps it'll prove just as true for filmgoers. In 2014, Transformers: Age of Extinction -... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Fantastic Fest 2014 Review: EVERLY Deserves Better

Joe Lynch's latest, Everly, is a fairly standard shoot-em-up action movie. Think Die Hard. Both take place at Christmas (a seasonal assault in its own right), but instead of resourceful Officer John McClane fighting off a swarm of bad guys... More »
By Rachel Fox   
  

Destroy All Monsters: GOTHAM And The Cult Of "Before"

"Before there was Batman, there was Gotham," the posters for Fox's new series bark. This is a molecular deconstruction of the Batman mythos taken at its most mundane. Coming up: an origin story for the Batarang (its horrible secrets laid... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

TRUE DETECTIVE: Colin Farrell And Vince Vaughan Confirmed For Season 2

With the unprecedented success of Season 1 of HBO's True Detective, it has become one of those shows on everyone's radar. It has also gone through a tremendous run of casting rumors since the second series was confirmed and yesterday Variety reported two... More »
  
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