The Stack: Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Scream Factory Part 4

Welcome back to The Stack. We are finishing up our look at Scream Factory 2014 releases in yet another episode of what has been a mammoth gift giving guide. Lake Placid (1999) is one of those films that reminds me... More »
  

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK at Jason Reitman's Live Read

George Lucas' refusal to let sleeping dogs lie has confused the essence of Star Wars since the film's 20th anniversary in 1997, when Lucas re-released the trilogy with his first installment of effects revisionism. Now, one can't even watch... More »
By Zach Gayne   
  

The Stack Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Episode 7: Scream Factory Part 3

Welcome Back to The Stack Holiday Gift Guide. We are approaching the end of our look at the magnificent 2014 output of Scream Factory with only one more episode to go after this one. Legend of Hell House (1973) has long... More »
  

The Stack Holiday Gift Guide 2014, Scary Movies: Episode 6 Includes SHOCK WAVES, PROM NIGHT, And More

Welcome back to The Stack! While I'm doing gift guide episodes, I also need to do one or two regular episodes covering the other stuff that pours into ye olde office. But the truth is that all of this stuff... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Robin Williams

With all the hullabaloo surrounding the releases of The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies and especially The Interview, you'd almost forget there are more films opening wide in the West. This week, A Night at the Museum: Secret of... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Meeting The Criterion: Criterion Christmas #6 IT'S A MAD, MAD, MAD MAD WORLD

It's a Criterion Christmas! I'll be using Meeting the Criterion as a convenient way of reminding you of many of the Criterion Collection's great releases from the past year. Whether your Criterion Collection is organized by spine number, title or... More »
  

Dear Everyone Piling On Sony For Cancelling THE INTERVIEW: The Problem Is Us

Right, this will be short and sweet:In the past day there has been much hand wringing and wailing over free speech being dictated to and curtailed by hackers and terrorists. How could Sony be so weak and cowardly, etc etc... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks BNAT16, Scott's EXODUS and Rock's TOP FIVE

Special on-location report from Austin's famed Drafthouse movie theatre, home once again to the lunacy that is Butt-Numb-a-Thon. Almost 30 hours in that place, watching 13 features and other flicks, it made for a hell of a day, and a... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: The Lessons Of THE HOBBIT

As an exercise in Hollywood franchise-making in the 21st century, Peter Jackson's The Hobbit is fantastically instructive. The final film in the cycle emerges today -- I've yet to see it; you can read Jason Gorber's review here-- but long... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Meeting The Criterion: Criterion Christmas #5 RIFIFI

It's a Criterion Christmas! I'll be using Meeting The Criterion as a convenient way of reminding you of many of the Criterion Collection's great releases from the past year. Whether your Criterion Collection is organized by spine number, title or... More »
  

Hobbitty Twitches: Our Favorite Film Dragons

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is now in cinemas all over half the world, an will soon arrive in the other half as well. And for those who saw the end of The Hobbit: The Desolation of... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Stack: Holiday Gift Guide 2014 - Drafthouse Films, Part 1

Welcome back to The Stack. While I was looking at all the Scream Factory releases for 2014, I thought I would do the same for Drafthouse Films. In fact I'm just going to cover everything Drafthouse Films has EVER released... More »
  

The Many Faces Of Sir Ian McKellen (+Prize!)

I'll be stepping in for my colleague Ard Vijn this week, in an effort to get a fix for my Hobbit habit. Brace for bombastics!Smaug was believed to be the last great fire-drake of the North. If others remain they... More »
  

Director Mipo O. Speaks On Academy Awards Submission THE LIGHT SHINES ONLY THERE

With an April release here in Japan, director Mipo O's The Light Shines Only There had been and gone from cinema screens when a Best Director Award from the Montreal World Film Festival kick started a new wave of recognition. Now... More »
  

The Stack Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Scream Factory Part Two

Did you know we aren't even halfway through our 2014 Gift Guide? Part of that is the special attention I'm paying to Scream Factory. This is part two of the multi-part series showcasing all their titles for the year.  As... More »
  

Destroy All Monsters: I Don't Want To See A Movie Called SUICIDE SQUAD

It's the title of an existing comic book, and I understand that; and given DC's track record, at least since Watchmen, it's likely to be a hit-and-fade barrage of generic marketing bolstering a bafflingly undercooked Guardians of the Galaxy knockoff... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Meeting The Criterion: Criterion Christmas #4 ALL THAT JAZZ

It's a 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, title or... More »
  

Latin Beat: Trailer For Peruvian Horror LA ENTITAD, Plus Top 10 Highest-Grossing Mexican Movies

This week we hear from our correspondents in Mexico and Peru. First, Ernesto Zelaya Miñano follows up on a previous report on Peruvian horror movie La Entitad with a trailer that gives a much better idea of what the filmmakers... More »
  

Pretty Packaging: PULP FICTION UK 20th Anniversary Deluxe Box

(Jules: "Vincent! We happy?" Vincent: "Yeah, we happy.") My, my, how does time fly... It seems like yesterday that I walked into a Dutch theater and watched Pulp Fiction for the first time, the audience literally rolling over with laughter... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Twitchvision: Jason Gorber Talks WILD, GEMMA BOVARY, And TIFF's Canada Top 10

A bunch of TIFF-themed releases are making their way to theatres this week. Wild shows Reese Witherspoon wandering in the wilderness, while Gemma Bovary is a cute, if slight, redux of the Flaubert classic. I also take a look at this... More »
  
 
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