‘Rocky spin-off has a green light

To me (and most of you), the, “Rocky,” series ended with the emotional Italian Stallion exclaiming to the Soviet crowd that had turned on one of their own, “If Eye cahn change, and yoose can change…MAYBE WE ALL CAHN CHANGE!!!!!!!” Chill moment indeed, Mr. Simmons. Heck, even Gorby gave Rocky the Brubaker. That was it. more »

U.S movie theaters are now a Google Glass-free zone 

Movie theater chains have spent years battling the problem of ringing and light-emitting cell phones. They’ve cracked down hard, cracked down softly, ignored them, and even flirted with signal-jamming technology. If there’s a solution, it hasn’t been reached yet. When it comes to Google Glass though? The whole industry’s on the same page: No Glass allowed. more »

And Seth Rogen as Woz: Actor cast opposite Bale in Jobs biopic 

Now that Christian Bale has been cast as Steve Jobs in the now-awaited biopic “Jobs”, the rest of the cast is starting to fill out, and up first is Woz. Seth Rogen will be playing Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak in the film, Variety reported Thursday. The casting makes sense, even if Rogen is eight years more »

“Terminator: Genisys” plot details have emerged

If you think about it, “Terminator Genisys” was doomed from the start. Look at that title. “Genisys.” Apparently the traditional spelling of the word “Genesis” wasn’t interesting enough for the upcoming reboot of James Cameron’s Terminator franchise, and the studios felt it necessary to create the kind of spelling that makes audiences actively dumber every more »

Orson Welles’s final film might finally see the light of day

After frightening the living s–t out of idiots who didn’t know any better, Orson Welles came to Hollywood in 1939 on the invitation of RKO studios (remember them?). A committed leftist, he managed to piss off everybody in the business with his dream project; one big middle finger to his nemesis, a powerful, tyrannical newspaper mogul who did more »

It’s Michael Bay’s Benghazi: Director eyes a different kind of terror

I’m trying to rack my brain for a worse possible film project than Michael Bay directing the story of the attack on Benghazi, but after over an hour of imagining, I’m coming up empty. The Hollywood Reporter revealed Wednesday night that the “Transformers” director is in talks to make his next film the story of more »

Fin: The best of Satan, a Nat X suggestion and more sanctioning of buffoonery

Just in time for Halloween: An overview of pop culture’s best Satans. Unforgivably omitted: Pacino in “The Devil’s Advocate” and Jon Lovitz’s “Mr. Mephistopheles,” although the nice-guy gay Satan from South Park is in fact included (iO9) When Chris Rock hosts ‘Saturday Night Live‘ this weekend, all I ask is that two things: That there more »

Marvel announces new films, including debut of Black Panther and Captain Marvel

Marvel and Disney proved they could dig deep into the catalog with the success of “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The movies they announced Tuesday will take us to some of the Marvel universe’s hidden corners, introducing diverse new characters along the way. Let’s dive into this exciting slate: Chadwick Boseman will tackle the role of more »

The James Franco “Room” movie is real, as writers are hired 

It’s looking like we’re going to get not one, but two future movies about “The Room”- both of which will likely expend considerably more professionalism and effort than the production of the actual “The Room.” We already told you about the “Where Are They Now” mockumentary being put together by several of the cult favorite bad more »

DVD Review: Yu-Gi-Oh The Complete Set

If you’ve ever seen an episode of “Yu-Gi-Oh”, then you’ve probably been pretty confused. But when you get behind the whole set–as is done with “Yu-Gi-Oh The Complete Set”, a copy of which our friends out at Cinedigm sent out for review–the whole thing makes much more sense. Sometimes. And provides a fairly exciting experience more »

Much demand seen for Captain Marvel Halloween costumes

There was a lot of rejoicing Tuesday when Marvel announced its roadmap of upcoming movies, which will include a “Captain Marvel” film in July of 2018. At last, there’s going to be a  major, female-focused Marvel film. Also, this being Halloween week, a lot of people came up with the same idea. Especially comic book more »

Blu-ray Review: ‘The Squad’

It’s hard to be original in the horror genre. Between the standard monsters and madmen (or women), the psycho killers and the haunted houses/objects, death can come in only so many memorable ways. Instead, trends are telegraphed and them mimicked ad nauseum, each go-round given a name (“J-Horror,” “Torture Porn,” “Splatter/Slasher,” etc.) that offers scary more »