Well, this is a damned shame: multiple sources are confirming that Fast and the Furious actor Paul Walker is dead at 40. While the details have been trickling in over the course of the evening here on the West Coast,... More »
Quentin Tarantino was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno earlier this week, 20 years after his first appearance. He recalled that early nineties visit and, more interestingly, revealed the first details of his possible next film. It... More »
The movie formerly known as Hercules 3D has been rechristened Hercules: The Legend Begins, though a brand new trailer does little to distinguish it. Kellan Lutz stars as the titular -- and taciturn, apparently -- character, the half-god, half-man whose... More »
Film Independent's Independent Spirit Award nominations have just been announced and the films that didn't make the Best Feature list are as big of a story as those that did. Really it's a testament to the strong year in... More »
Fecal matter! Ha, ha!! Asian person speaking Asian language! Ha, ha!! Right up front, Getting On, HBO's adaptation of the BBC series of the same name, establishes itself as something in which I have little to no interest. Poop humor... More »
Bruce Dern has been doing amazing character actor work since the 1960s where he started out as "third cowboy on the left" in a lot of television westerns, before joining up with Roger Corman's stable of regulars (Including Jack Nicholson,... More »
It is always an exciting day when Eureka Entertainment announces their upcoming titles for its Masters of Cinema series, and with today's announcement, they might have just outdone themselves. Sidney Lumet's seminal police thriller, Serpico, starring a top-of-his-game Al Pacino... More »
JRR Tolkien is coming to the big screen. The man himself, this time, rather than just his creations.The LA Times have broken word that producer Peter Chernin is working with writer David Gleeson to develop a feature film telling the... More »
In 1934 a 19-year-old Orson Welles created his first short film Hearts Of Age, mostly seen by audiences many years later on home video. In 1938, to accompany his stage adaptation of William Gillette's 1894 play Too Much Johnson,... More »
As DC Comics scrambles to keep up with Marvel in the comics to movies race they find themselves trying to fill in the time between the Bats and Supes films with almost anything at this point. And since their other... More »
Arnold Schwarzenegger straps on a carbine assault rifle and takes on a drug cartel in the upcoming action flick Sabotage. Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard and Olivia Williams also star. The first trailer is out and is pretty much what you... More »
There's a frog on the loose and it's not the one you think. Yup, The Muppets are back for more with the first trailer of Muppets Most Wanted and it's loaded up with lots of frog, a bit of pig,... More »
Ray Winstone does not appear to be happy about getting wet in Darren Aronofsky's Noah. And you know what else isn't? Pretty much everyone and everything other than those fortunate enough to get aboard the big boat at the core... More »
Marvel is reportedly in negotiations with key creative forces for two of their upcoming TV series that will be available via the Netflix streaming service starting in 2015. Daredevil, which revolves around a blind attorney who fights crime in New... More »
It was back in May that Twitch reported on stories that South African director Neill Blomkamp had tapped his nation's biggest musical export - Die Antwoord - to star in his upcoming third film Chappie. The news was widely met... More »
Even if you're not much of a soccer fan, chances are you've probably heard the name Pelé before. And if you don't know his name or the incredible story of this Brazilian legend who holds some of the most impressive... More »
Justin Lin, who guided four installments of the Fast and Furious franchise to worldwide success, will direct the next film in the Bourne series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Earlier this year, Lin stepped away from the speedy and ridiculous... More »
MPI Dark Sky Films and XYZ Films announced today a new joint venture, a horror anthology titled XX. What makes this particular anthology stand out from the rest of the crowd, for now, is that all the segments will be... More »
Variety is reporting that its sources claim Gal Gadot (Fast & Furious 6), Elodie Yung (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion) are all currently testing for a role in Warner Bros' upcoming Batman-Superman film, and the role is most... More »
Is it fair play to discuss Gal Gadot's casting as Wonder Woman (announced last week for a role in Zack Snyder's untitled Batman vs. Superman project) in terms of body type? On first blush the immediate conversation around the size of Gadot's breasts seemed both crass and ridiculous. It was...
Even as it was earning the Best Animated feature accolade from the Boston Film Critics Society over the weekend, The Wind Rises continued to be dogged by the same controversy which has trailed it since its release back in Japan. Specifically, what animator Miyazaki Hayao is calling his final film...
This week's entry of New To Netflix continues with more time travel. Cinema itself is kind of a time machine, so watch as I contort this notion. Transporting us back to a time and place, or at least an idea of such. Peter Chan's sumptuous Dragon (aka Wu Xia) uses time to...
We need celebrities like medieval peasants needed kings and queens. Not to rule over us or impose taxes; but to offer us a tantalizingly distant glimpse into a glittering world wholly not our own, but of a piece with our own. The version of the universe where we won and...
Whether you're new to Italian horror master Dario Argento (Suspiria) or a seasoned fan, this excellent montage/essay put together by Belgian directing team Bruno Forzani and Helene Cattet (Amer, The Strange Colour of Your Body's Tears) is essential viewing. Also in today's Euro Beat, Cahiers du Cinema highlights the best...