Movie Review: “The Lazarus Effect”

Wow. Now there are some bad movies out there, especially when it comes to the horror genre. However, you usually KNOW they’re going to be bad based on a number of reasons. A number of the horror flicks on the low-budget side of things feature no-name actors, a director that’s fresh out of the Art more »


The trailer for ‘Going Clear’ will get your Thetans in an uproar

It’s rare for a movie to make headlines long before it’s official release. In the case of ‘Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,’ the controversy began while the blistering documentary was being made. Based on Lawrence Wright’s 2013 book, the film had its premiere at Sundance this past January and caused quite a more »

Movie Review: “Hot Tub Time Machine 2″

“You’re a nerd… and no one likes you… and no one likes you…” And so and so on and so on. Such is the tune crooned by Lou – a drunken, drug-fueled jerk – and Nick – a song-stealing, but well-meaning lug – to Jacob -the bespectacled, drink-serving, video-gaming man servant of the crew, just more »

The trailer for ‘Crimson Peak’ has all the Del Toro trademarks – for good and for bad

Is it too soon in his creative canon to declare Guillermo Del Toro as the new Tim Burton? Not only because of his unusual choices when it comes to subject matter, but also in the outlandish, slightly surreal way he realizes his visions. Every one of his movies, from ‘Cronos’ to the near Oscar winner more »

Movie Review: “Kingsman: The Secret Service”

Move over, James Bond. Step aside, Austin Powers. Hang up your holsters, MI6. There’s a new British super spy in town. Actually, to be more specific, it’s a group of super spies who masquerade as average, everyday haberdashers. So, what’s a haberdasher, you ask? Well, it’s one who sells men’s clothing in a retail setting. more »

Guy Ritchie’s visual aplomb is all over the ‘Man from U.N.C.L.E.’ trailer

After the stunning success of his ‘Sherlock Holmes’ reboot, and the failure of his equally anticipated King Arthur reimagining, Guy Ritchie is finally back after a four year hiatus to take on the campy ’60s TV spy series ‘‘ The first trailer features the director’s dizzying vision in full blown over the top spectacle. Originally more »

Cooper and Stone take Hawaii in trailer for Crowe’s “Aloha”

What’s the biggest surprise of the first trailer for “Aloha,” Cameron Crowe’s upcoming new film? An Air Force commander played by Alec Baldwin knows who Flavor Flav is. The film, following the “Jerry Maguire”/”Vanilla Sky”/”Elizabethtown” formula of a guy trying to put together the pieces after some sort of personal/professional fall from grace, stars Bradley more »

N.W.A. get the respect they deserve in the ‘Straight Outta Compton’ biopic trailer

It seems hard to believe that we’re just now getting an N.W.A. biopic. Biggie Smalls had his moment in the cinematic sun with ‘Notorious’ while Eminen himself went back to ‘8 Mile’ to show us how hard his pre-fame life was. There’s even continuing talk of a John Singleton take on Tupac, and yet, for more »

Get Down: Baz Luhrmann will produce and direct a 70s hip hop drama for Netflix

Meticulous craftsman Baz Luhrmann has signed a deal with Netflix to produce and direct a series called The Get Down, about a crew of teens in the South Bronx crashing into the music industry circa the mid-1970s with all that entails from that era: the heat wave, the crime wave, the birth of rap, punk, more »

Movie Review: “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water”

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Okay, here’s the deal. If you have either a blank, confused look on your face… AND/OR… You answered the query with something like “This has gotta be a trick question. First off, pineapples don’t grow underwater and even if they did, it’s physically impossible for something to more »

The latest trailer for ‘Minions’ introduces the gang’s previous mistress

When last we left the spin-off of the ‘Despicable Me‘ franchise, we learned that Gru‘s faithful yellow zonkers, otherwise known as The Minions, have been around for eons. The original teaser trailer, released last year, offered up glimpses of their shenanigans throughout the ages (Jurassic, Renaissance, Napoleonic). We didn’t get any real plot, or any more »

Movie Review: “Seventh Son”

Back in 1997, Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski was introduced to an eccentric rich artist named Maude Lebowski (no relation) as she flew through the air on a harness-like contraption, flinging paint onto a giant canvas. Maude and The Dude would eventually hit it off famously while developing a sexual relationship in the former’s attempts to more »