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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

‘In the Heart of the Sea’ sees Chris Hemsworth tackle…Moby Dick?

Who knew? Who knew that ‘Moby Dick,’ often considered one of the greatest American novels in the history of the artform, was actually based on a real incident? For the number of times I have personally read Herman Melville’s confusing, frustrating novel (five, to be exact), I never knew. No teacher ever told me. No more »

Movie Review: “The Best of Me”

Now doubt about it, there are bad movies. In case you’re not too familiar with this particular brand of trashiness, these  slices of cinematic sunshine are affectionately referred to as “B-movies” and are the kind of films that might fall short on such trivial things like production value, storyline, competent actors, taste, etc. However, these more »

Movie Review: “St. Vincent”

During the first half of his long, storied career, I think it’s fair to say that Bill Murray, the acclaimed star of “St. Vincent,” has carved a nice niche for himself portraying characters that fit a certain comedic mold. Due to the fact that he wasn’t exactly blessed with the looks and muscles of… oh, more »

The final “Foxcatcher” trailer is here

Bennett Miller’s “Foxcatcher” has been building a head of steam and anticipation since premiering at Cannes back in May, where it snagged Miller the coveted Best Director award as well as a nomination for the prestigious Palme d’Or. Since then, Sony Pictures Classics has spent the summer releasing several intense, and creepy teasers in anticipation more »

The trailer for Will Smith’s new “comedy” ‘Focus’ is…not very funny

So the trailer for Will Smith’s next movie has just dropped…no, it’s not the NFL concussion film, or the strange sci-fi epic he’s (supposedly) been circling. No, this is called ‘Focus’ and it is directors Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s follow-up to their previous efforts behind the lens (‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’ and the absolutely brilliant more »

Movie Review: “Dracula Untold”

At this pivotal point in his young career, charismatic British actor Luke Evans can’t seem to make up his mind whether to carve out a career playing the role of the heroic savior, which he pulled off admirably in the “Hobbit” franchise and/or 2011 “The Three Musketeers” remake, OR if he wants to make a more »

Do you wanna go? Disney teases “Tomorrowland”

“Tomorrowland,” a movie set for release next May, is a project somewhat shrouded in mystery. We know it’s directed by Brad Bird, written by Lost’s Damon Lindelof, and stars George Clooney, along with a strong supporting cast that includes Judy Greer, Tim McGraw, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Hugh Laurie, along with young star Britt more »