“Angry Birds” movie will launch Hader, Dinklage and Sudeikis at the pigs 

In 2010, everyone in America became obsessed with a weird little Finnish cell phone game called “Angry Birds.” In 2012, an “Angry Birds” movie was greenlit. By 2014, “Angry Birds” had largely fallen out of favor. In 2016, that “Angry Birds” movie is set for release. So what will make people see a movie based more »

Chances “not so good” for Rob Zombie Bullies movie anytime soon

You may have heard at one point a couple of years ago that rock star-turned-horror filmmaker Rob Zombie was looking to make a big screen movie about the “Broad Street Bullies,” the long-haired, brawl-happy, teeth-missing, double-Stanley Cup-winning Philadelphia Flyers hockey team of the mid-’70s. Zombie first announced his intentions for the project more than two years ago, more »

Y: The Last Man movie is back to not happening

Alas, poor Yorick. It looks as if only comic book readers will ever know you well. New Line Cinema had optioned Brian K. Vaughan’s acclaimed book Y: The Last Man. But the rights have lapsed and today the movie is no closer to happening then it was 10 years ago. Dan Trachtenberg, who exploded onto more »

Today in “Interstellar” news: 70mm tickets on sale and a new trailer

There’s big news Wednesday for those eagerly awaiting the arrival of Christopher Nolan’s new film “Interstellar.” First, Paramount announced that the film will arrive two days early for those seeing it in on film. The versions in 70mm, 70mm IMAX and 35mm film will come out on Wednesday, Nov. 5, two days prior to the more »

Zombieland 2 continues shambling toward release

According to Deadline, there is significant movement on the “Zombieland” sequel front. The 2009 horror comedy raked in more than $100 million, yet hasn’t seen a second installment. Amazon tried it as a 2013 TV pilot that didn’t get picked up. The original cast of Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone and Abigail Breslin all more »

“That’s What I’m Talking About”: Linklater’s “spiritual sequel” is going forward

Richard Linklater’s next film, titled “That’s What I’m Talking About,” has been described at various times as both a “spiritual sequel to ‘Dazed and Confused’” and a baseball film. So presumably it’s a whole movie in the spirit of Wiley Wiggins trying to finish pitching before getting paddled by Ben Affleck. The film is now more »

DVD Review: The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill

I have to hand it to “The Paranormal Diaries: Clophill” for a smart marketing move; when it says right on the box something like “From the Makers of ‘The Zombie Diaries’,” that’s enough to get my attention. Our friends at Image Entertainment sent out a copy of this one for us to review, but would more »

Fin: In defense of the Clinton baby, Coen rankings and Satan, film critic

The baby daughter of Chelsea Clinton- who is currently exactly four days old- has already been called “another liberal crybaby” by the New York Post – the same paper that published that odious “open letter to Chelsea’s fetus” a few months ago- and “the poster child of intermarriage” by Kveller. Guys! She’s just a baby! more »

Can you take it? “Taken 3″ trailer is here

For the third time, someone is screwing with the most badass 60-year-old in the world. When will the world’s creepy crime bosses and sex criminals learn? Yes, “Taken 3″- also known as “Tak3n”- has its first full-length trailer, ahead of its customary January release. This time, it appears the enemies are domestic, led by cop more »

New trailer for ‘Dumb and Dumber To’ offers more of the (lame) same

Sometimes, a fad has to give up. The culture moves on, and so should the craze du jour. Thus we come to the gross out comedy. Sure, some in the last linger bits of the School of Apatow can still make it work (see James Franco and Seth Rogen in the trailers for the North more »

Anderson’s “Inherent Vice” has a great, great trailer

It can be hard to judge the quality of a film from its trailer alone, especially the first one. But I have to say- the initial clip for “Inherent Vice,” the Paul Thomas Anderson-directed adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel- looks pretty damned exciting. We have everything a great trailer needs: A great cast, in silly, more »

New trailer for ‘Jupiter Ascending’ showcases F/X, spoonfeeds storyline

Something is seriously wrong with the way The Wachowskis have been treated as of late. First, their collaboration with Tom Tykwer, the brilliant ‘,’ gets buried in a bungled attempt by the marketing minds of the studio to treat it as some manner of sci-fi epic when it was really a very telling overview of more »