There’s only Sin City in red band ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ trailer

Guess we had to wait for Comic-Con and the first extended, red band trailer of long-in-the-works neo-noir sequel “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” to really be convinced the messy crime thriller isn’t a year… or ten too late. Sure, there’s no changing the fact a big chunk of the original movie’s fanbase got more »

‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’ trailer is terrific!

Fifteen years ago, halfway around the world, a defining film dynasty was born. A young filmmaker with a few cult efforts, some critical faves, and a lot of fan goodwill stepped behind one of the most ambitious and expensive projects ever conceived, spending over a year creating a single seamless trilogy out of a fantasy more »

‘Atari: Game Over’ trailer focuses on E.T. and the death of an industry

For those of us who grew up with the Atari 2600 Video Computer System (yes – that’s what it was called), the release of any new game was a reason to celebrate. From Activision’s boundary pushing entries to lesser known oddball labels, we couldn’t get enough of those mysterious, circuit board laden cartridges. Even when more »

The trailer for ‘Tusk’ is real savage-like

We’ve been hearing a lot about Kevin Smith‘s new film ‘Tusk‘ ever since the supposedly “retiring” indie icon announced it as part of one of his delightfully demented Smodcasts months back. We didn’t know much before except that it was based on a bizarre story about a man seeking someone to be his pet “animal” more »

Movie Review: “Hercules”

It’s one thing for a film to borrow from or pay homage to another particular film. However, it’s a whole different matter altogether to completely steal from or rip off other movies… after movie… after movie… after movie… after… well, you get the point. Not only is “Hercules” remarkably (and disappointingly) similar to this year’s more »

Crowdfunded “Superman” doc goes back for one more round

Remember that weird period of collective delusion in the late ’90s when Nicolas Cage was going to play Superman, in a project that involved both Tim Burton and Kevin Smith? Early last year, a Kickstarter launched for a documentary about the failed “Superman Lives” project, called “The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?,” complete with more »

‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′ going back…to the future?

Talk about your “high” concepts. Just when you though the rude, crude, frat boy comedy couldn’t get any more bizarre, along came something called ‘Hot Tub Time Machine.’ Featuring the unlikely cast of John Cusack, Chevy Chase, Craig Robinson, Rob Corddry and Clarke Duke, the premise had a bunch of unhappy modern day men heading more »

Miles Teller stoically endures J.K. Simmons’ abuse in ‘Whiplash’ trailer

They say appearances can be deceiving, and Miles Teller’s Andrew Neyman alter ego in the upcoming indie drama “Whiplash” learns that particular lesson the hard way. A young, aspiring, fairly talented but far from flawless instrumentalist, Andrew is at first encouraged by his music school teacher to “relax”, not worry about “the numbers” or what more »

Movie Review: “Lucy”

If you were to judge Luc Besson’s latest film “Lucy” on its opening alone, you’d have a perfectly-crafted, unique thriller that plays like a darkly comic joke, teasing us with the possibility of a particularly wicked punchline to come. It goes like this… What would happen if a sweet, yet irresponsible, young women was forced more »

Movie Review: “I Origins”

Undoubtedly,  “I Origins”  raises some interesting questions. For instance.. Is there an afterlife? If so, what does this afterlife consist of? Also, can our souls be reincarnated? Do human beings have souls in the first place? Most importantly, does Michael Pitt actually age the same rate as the rest of us? Although these questions (especially the more »

The many shades of ’50 Shades’ trailer reactions

The long-awaited trailer for next February’s “50 Shades of Grey” movie adaptation finally arrived Thursday, with a two-minute-25-second preview scored to a slowed-down version of Beyonce’s “Crazy in Love.” The trailer, based on E.L. James’ popular “Twilight” fan fiction piece-turned-mega-bestseller, comes seven months before the film’s “Valentine’s Day” release. The setup- young gal (Dakota Johnson), more »

New “Dear White People” trailer is strong, hot, and black

The official trailer for Dear White People has been released, and it is as welcoming as a cup of morning coffee; strong, hot, black, and it might burn if you handle it the wrong way. This movie is about being black on a mostly-white Ivy League college campus, and what happens when a student starts more »