The Stack: Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Warner Home Entertainment Part 1

Last Tuesday I kicked off the 2014 Gift Guide with the beginning of my look at Scream Factory's output for the year. But before we launch into episode two of that, I also wanted to highlight that we'll be covering... More »
  

Watch STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Trailer Now

Wow. Talk about a teaser ...... More »
  

Review: THE HOMESMAN Takes Tommy Lee Jones Out To Pasture

Hollywood's most high-falutin' varmint must be Tommy Lee Jones. As difficult and humorless as he's perceived to be (and sometimes said to actually be), he's gone and built a career on imbuing a certain curmudgeonly ease into whatever films he... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Feratum In Mexico City: Lineup Revealed, Includes MEXICO BARBARO

Cinépolis Diana, a movie theater located in downtown Mexico City, will screen in December some of the films that were part of Feratum Film Fest 2014 (celebrated back in October). The selection includes Alejandro Alegre's Paciente 27 and the Chilean zombie... More »
  

Meeting The Criterion: It's A Criterion Christmas And You Get ALL THAT HEAVEN ALLOWS

Welcome back to our Criterion Christmas! I'll be using Meeting the Criterion as a convenient way of reminding you of many of the Criterion Collections great releases from the last year. Whether your Criterion Collection is organized by spine number,... More »
  

Review: WOMEN WHO FLIRT Sees Pang Score North Of The Border

After dipping his toe into China with his 2012 sequel Love In The Buff, Hong Kong auteur Pang Ho Cheung embraces the inevitable and presents his first full-blown mainland production, Women Who Flirt. Zhou Xun and Huang Xiaoming play the... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Zhou Xun

This week, Pang Ho Cheung's Chinese film Women Who Flirt will be released in the US. James saw the film and liked it a lot, as you can read in his review (this is a link). It is a modern... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

SHOAH, GANJA & HESS, THE OFFENCE And More Joining Masters Of Cinema And Eureka! Classics In 2015

Eureka! Entertainment let fly with a volley of announcements earlier today, unveiling their slate for the first quarter of 2015 on both their Masters of Cinema and Eureka! Classics labels.New to Masters of Cinema will be Stanley Donen's Two For... More »
  

Review: THE BABADOOK Plays Havoc With The Ideals Of Family Life

Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent makes a promising debut with The Babadook, a dramatic horror film that plays havoc with the ideals of family life and the love of a mother for her child. Amelia has not had it easy. Once... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: THE IMITATION GAME Cannot Live Up To Its Inherent Drama

From a British nation that has had its fair share of scientific geniuses, it's perhaps no surprise that the life and work of Alan Turing has spawned its fair share of dramatic works. There have been TV versions, drama/docs, and... More »
  

Check These Insane Studio Ghibli Releases From Madman

(OK, that title was meant as a pun of sorts, as these are some of the sanest editions I've ever seen...) Is there any film studio in the world who can match Studio Ghibli's stellar track record? Maybe not,... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE: Anchor Bay Investigates Demonic Possession

Anchor Bay Entertainment will be releasing Chris Sparling's directorial debut The Atticus Institute on DVD and Blu-ray on January 20th, 2015. Sparling wrote the Ryan-Reynolds-in-a-box horror film Buried. Dubiously billed as 'The Only Case of Demonic Possession Recognized by the U.S... More »
  

Five Flavours 2014 Review: SHADOW DAYS, A Bold Critique Of China's Notorious One-Child Policy

Zhao Dayong's meaningful and compelling drama Shadow Days offers an unflinching commentary on pressing social and cultural issues pertinent to contemporary China. The documentary maker's second foray into fiction, it revolves around an ordinary young couple who move into an... More »
  

Roddy Piper Must Defeat Cthulhu And Close The PORTAL TO HELL!!!

What's this? Wrestling icon and star of John Carpenter's They Live, Rowdy Roddy Piper set to do battle with The Great Old One himself? Yes, that's right, Piper will face off with Cthulhu in the upcoming short film Portal To... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Rules The Animated Comedy Roost

I don't know whether to call this a TV spin-off or a bigger franchise's "side project." Whatever it is, The Penguins of Madagascar is something fresh to me. I went in, kids in tow, knowing nothing. I haven't laughed this hard... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Wonder Women Can't All Be Mockingjays

Please refrain from adding book spoilers in the comments for this piece, for the benefit of those who wish to see next year's Mockingjay conclusion fresh. One of the things I enjoy about The Hunger Games movies are their ability... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Mayhem Film Festival Presents THE CREATED WOMAN Program In December!

If you happen to find yourself in Nottingham, England during the weekend of December 5th through 7th then you should take some time out to attend the Mayhem Film Festival's program The Created Woman. Presented in partnership with Film Hub Central East... More »
  

Watch: Men In Funny Clothes In IT'S A DISASTER Director Todd Berger's World Premiere Music Video For Maxie Dean's Tornado

Nope it's not Kansas. It ain't Oz either. Instead it's LA's trendy Echo Park neighborhood that plays home for this brand new music video for the band Maxie Dean's hit song Tornado. The world premiere of this stylized vid comes... More »
  

Five Flavours 2014 Review: IN THE DARK, A Ridiculous Mess Of A Horror Film

If there's one thing that may help the viewers at least partially understand why In The Dark is such a poorly executed and totally un-scary horror (or rather an accidental comedy masquerading as a supernatural horror), it's the following story:... More »
  

Iranian Martial Arts Star Ramin Sohrab Kicks His Way Through The MALEK Promo

What's that? An Iranian martial arts star seems like an unlikely sort of thing to you? Well, I'd wager very few people were wondering where the next Iranian vampire story would come from before A Girl Walks Home Alone At... More »
By Todd Brown   
  
 
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