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 »

Fin: Kirk Cameron’s Halloween, everybody hates Buzzfeed and call Ben Bradlee and tell him…

Kirk Cameron wants to claim Halloween on behalf of Christians? Isn’t that the plot of “Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas,” only in reverse? (Politics USA) Major, major Renee Zellweger news: She’s agreed to appear in a new movie (The Dissolve) The other day I mentioned the Chevy Chase/Richard Pryor sketch. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at more »

‘Cabin Fever’ is being remade. No one cares.

Twelve years ago, unenlightened horror aficionados claimed Eli Roth as the Second Coming of the Creepshow and declared his otherwise mediocre ‘Cabin Fever’ a new macabre masterwork. Granted, it arrived in the middle of the also unexciting J-Horror boom, so his blood and guts gonzo goof-off was seen as a welcome slice of splatter. Thankfully, more »

Capcom’s ‘Dead Rising’ to become a direct to streaming service movie

Let’s face it – zombies remain big business. Even after four seasons, the fifth of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead‘ has garnered unheard of ratings among cable TV outlets, and fans are foaming for more, more, more. Syfy is trying a bit of counter-contiguous programming with their ‘Z Nation’ while Brad Pitt takes the lame adaptation more »

Blu-ray Review: The Vincent Price Collection II

For those out there who love Halloween, who crave the lengthening dark as a relief from summer’s powerful sun, our friends at Scream Factory have sent out the perfect package for you, and they sent out a copy our way to review. It’s “The Vincent Price Collection II,” and for those who like their horror more »

A new indie ideal is born: ‘Clerks’ at 20

Many years ago, before the invention of digital cameras, editing software, and web-based funding and distribution, multi-Oscar winning filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola saw the inevitable writing on the wall. With the rise in technology, he said, there will come an entire generation of writers and directors who no longer need the Hollywood system to survive. more »

“Unbroken” has a new trailer

Angelina Jolie’s newest film, “Unbroken,” has a new trailer and from the looks of it, it looks absolutely amazing: For those of you unaware (and I wasn’t, until this movie was announced), “Unbroken,” tells the true story of Louis Zamperini. Born in 1917, he spent his youth getting into fights, then became a track star more »

Paul Schrader has distanced himself from his new movie, “Dying of the Light,” as has star Nicolas Cage

Paul Schrader is a loser, and he’s telling everyone who will listen. Do you believe him? Via Paul Schrader’s Facebook page: “We lost the battle. Dying of the Light, a film I wrote and directed, was taken away from me, redited, scored and mixed without my imput (sic). Yesterday Grindstone (a division of Lionsgate) released more »

Fin: Keep playing “Royals,” Scarlett O’Hara sucks and Banksy has not been arrested 

San Francisco radio stations pulling “Royals” from the air ahead of the World Series is, to use a local term, hella stupid. It looks nothing like a principled stand and everything like a publicity stunt. Yea, pulling a year-old song for one week is totally gonna make a huge difference- although I would be on more »