Movie Review: “Ouija”

The calender is inching closer and closer to October 31st, which can only signify one thing — Halloween is almost here. And with this pseudo-holiday comes all of the annual traditions that make it so much fun for you and your whole family. Pumpkin carving, corny decorations, trick-or-treaters with pillowcases full of candy, hot cider, more »

Fin: Taylor Swift, accused murderer, King David: The Movie and losing Felicia Day 

This headline- “Taylor Swift is Terrified of Being Framed For Murder”- made me laugh really hard for some reason. But I don’t think we’ll be laughing so hard when we’re reminded of it, during the Taylor Swift murder trial of 2024 (Page Six) Speaking of which, a semi-convincing explanation of why every character on Modern more »

The trailer for ‘Insidious Chapter III’ is confusing, prequel-wise

Okay – color me officially confused. Back when it was announced (about ten seconds after the sequel to James Wan‘s  dominated the box office on its opening weekend), it was made clear that ‘Insidious III’ (or as it is now called, ‘Insidious Chapter III’) would be a “prequel,” explaining how the events in Part 1 more »

The Steven Spielberg Cold War movie is called “St. James Place” 

We now know a little bit more about Steven Spielberg’s next film, which focuses on the Cold War and stars Tom Hanks, with a script that originated with, of all people, the Coen Brothers. Namely, it’s called “St. James Place,” with filming to start next month in Poland. Here’s the scoop, according to Variety: The more »

DVD Review: Panic Room

It’s hard to imagine how much suspense can be generated by just one comparatively small amount of space, but with a movie like “Panic Room”–a copy of which our friends out at Mill Creek Entertainment sent out for review–that’s what will happen thanks to a series of exciting events and occasional contrivances. “” follows Meg more »

Kim Basinger joins the “Nice Guys” 

Kim Basinger is one of those actresses who, thanks to Hollywood’s very-much-in-the-news standards when it comes to female beauty, just sort of disappeared from movie screens and public consciousness, once she hit a certain age. I mean, Basinger won an Oscar in 1997 for “L.A. Confidential,” wasn’t in a single movie for three years after more »

Movie Review: “John Wick”

Revenge… I have to say. If you absolutely, positively have to kill every [person] in the room, except no substitutes. Seriously though. Is there a BETTER reason than revenge to perpetrate a major killing spree? Well, IT IS the most popular reason. At least when it comes to movies anyway. The filmmakers behind “John Wick” more »

Oh, hai, Kickstarter: “The Room” actors plan mockumentary 

“The Room,” famous as one of the best worst movies of all time, has had quite an afterlife: It led to a highly entertaining memoir by actor Greg Sestero, a possible adaptation of that memoir to be directed by James Franco, and hundreds and hundreds of midnight screenings. I myself may or may not own more »

Enter the ‘Age of Ultron’ in this Avengers 2 trailer

Before “” released, the idea of getting one of comics’ all-star super teams on the screen was but a dream. Disney and Marvel got it done, but what could they do for an encore? There are a handful of threats big enough to warrant calling Earth’s Mightiest Heroes together. One of the greatest, Ultron, was more »

Disney heads to the islands for 2016′s ‘Moana’

It’s been a banner year for the House of Mouse. Currently, they are sitting on one of the biggest surprise sleeper hits of 2014 (‘Guardians of the Galaxy’), have watched Marvel make even more bank on their cinematic product (‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’) and scored both an Oscar and a billion dollar plus payday more »

Movie Review: “Whiplash” 

“Whiplash” is described by Wikipedia as a “jazz music dramatic thriller,” probably the first ever made of that subgenre. But specific as its world is, the questions it raises have application all over our culture. The film, this past January’s Sunday winner, was directed by Damien Chazelle and adapted from an earlier short. The film more »

Movie Review: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

Style vs. substance… This argument has been made by thousands upon thousands of critics, cinephiles and casual moviegoers alike throughout the years. Basically, it all boils down to which side viewers believe to be more important regarding the success of a particular film. Should a film’s accolades rely on a director’s visual style and/or its technical more »