Fin: Happy Thanksgiving Edition

On this Thanksgiving, we acknowledge, and are thankful for: – The best bird-related pro wrestlers ever- NOT including the Fabulous Freebirds (Uproxx) – The Racket, and what could have been (Romenesko) – The return of the MST3k Turkey Day Marathon (Shout Factory) – The potential return of Blofeld, with Christoph Waltz rumored to play that more »

In the spirit of “Big Hero 6″ — A cinematic tribute to “gentle giants” (Part Two)

As Baymax and “Big Hero 6″ slowly inches toward the $200 million mark (hey, it could happen) with a $137 million domestic box office take to date, here is, as promised, the continuation of my cinematic tribute to all those who are large and in charge and have hearts that are equally large as well. The more »

Inside Apocalypse: Oscar Isaac to play latest X-Men villain

Oscar Isaac made his name starring in indie fare such as “Inside Llewyn Davis,” but he has joined two of the biggest film franchises going. The Hollywood Reporter says he’ll play Apocalypse in the 2016 X-Men film that introduces the powerful mutant. Isaac just wrapped a role in “Star Wars Episode VII.” Oscar fare is more »

 Ridley Scott, “Mohammed So and So” and a great Twitter comeback 

Ridley Scott, director of the upcoming “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” set off some controversy this week when he gave an interview seeking to defend the casting of the film- which puts white actors (Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton) in the parts of Middle Eastern characters. Scott, in an interview with Variety, seemed to chalk the whole more »

Michelle MacLaren to helm Wonder Woman movie project

Wonder Woman’s movie was already going to make history as a solo movie starring comics’ most iconic female hero. In addition to breaking that barrier, it will boast a female director as well. Michelle MacLaren, best known for her work on Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead, will bring the Amazon princess more »

Blu-ray Review: Monkey Shines

While most associate the name “George Romero” with zombies–and not without reason, being that his most famous work involved the shambling dead–but what’s less often considered is Romero’s other work. Indeed, Romero has been involved in viruses, vampires…and perhaps strangest of all, monkeys. Our friends out at Scream Factory sent out a copy of that more »

Matthew McConaughey may star in the adaptation of “The Stand”

After an Oscar win for “Dallas Buyers Club,” holding everyone’s fascination as the most inscrutable cop ever in True Detective, and being completely convincing as a strip club impresario in Magic Mike, how does Matthew McConaughey follow through with a grand slam? Star in Interstellar, you say? Sure, but more like, star in a new more »

Movie Review: “Horrible Bosses 2″

If there’s one thing the world will NEVER run out of it’s awful, awful, soul-sucking, horrible bosses. Hence the concept behind “Horrible Bosses,” the surprisingly successful 2011 comedy starring Jason Bateman, then-Saturday Night Live star Jason Sudeikis and one-third of the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia “gang” Charlie Day. In that film, which made close to $120 more »

Pre-Thanksgiving movie review roundup: “Horrible Bosses 2,” “Joe,” “Whitey” and “Penguins of Madagascar” 

Thoughts on some movies I saw (or in one case,  didn’t see) in the days prior to Thanksgiving:  – “Horrible Bosses 2.” I have something of a soft spot for the first one, but yikes. The dropdown is roughly comparable to that of the first “Hangover” to the second. It’s not especially funny, the cameos from more »

Movie Review: “The Babadook”

Jennifer Kent’s “The Babadook” is true rarity: it’s a genuinely great debut film from a first time director that also manages to be an affecting, deeply scary horror film that preys on genuine fears and anxieties instead of butchering horny teens or having J-horror dead girls crawling around on the walls. The Aussie horror film more »

Movie Review: “The Imitation Game” 

Prestige biopics don’t get much better than “The Imitation Game.” The film tells a fascinating real-life story that’s been historically undersold, its honest in telling its story, and it’s an honest-to-God great movie. It never, at any point, feels like homework. The film, directed by little-known Norwegian filmmaker Morten Tyldum, tells the story of Alan more »

Lifetime airing En Vogue “reunion” movie with 50 percent of En Vogue

With its disastrous Aaliyah biopic barely in the rearview mirror, Lifetime is taking on more 1990s music stories. On Nov. 22 it aired An En Vogue Christmas, a movie that will surely be in rotation for the next month. The movie’s plot centers on the Funky Divas reuniting to save the concert house where they more »