STAR WARS: THE LEGO MOVIE Duo To Direct Han Solo, The Early Years, Anthology Film

Christopher Miller and Phil Lord, the directing duo behind The Lego Movie and the Jump Street films will direct a Star Wars anthology film focused on the adventures and misadventures of the young Han Solo. Star Wars alumi Lawrence Kasdan and... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Have Your Say: Which Actor/Actress Would You Like To Hop Into The STAR WARS Universe?

(Oi! The article is down here!) Yesterday, the biggest news was probably the announcement that Donnie Yen might be joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode VIII (mentioned here). Before that, there was much rejoicing when Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: SELF/LESS Wants To Be Something More, Whatever That Means

No one in sound mind and body wants to die, and that includes Ben Kingsley in the new film by Tarsem Singh. The director made his feature debut with the visually-striking The Cell in 2000, which raised expectations for bizarre... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Donnie Yen Joining STAR WARS EPISODE VIII?

Following the massive success of Furious 7, Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Jurassic World at the Chinese box office this summer, Hollywood is really seeing the importance of the Chinese market. A number of key productions are now scrambling to... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  

The Many Faces Of Lee Byung-hun

This week sees the premiere of Terminator Genisys, and with it the honoring of a not-so-nice Hollywood tradition: that of taking one of the most charismatic Asian stars there is, and giving him/her just a few minutes of screentime (and... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

LONDON HAS FALLEN: The U.S. President Just Cannot Go Anywhere These Days In First Teaser

London Has Fallen, the sequel to the surprise action hit, Olympus Has Fallen, just dropped it's first teaser today. Only a minute long the first half reminds us of what happened in the first film then sets up the sequel... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Destroy All Monsters: It's All Fan Fiction Now

Next year will be the return of the Harry Potter universe in a big way: as if the kickoff of the new trilogy, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them (written by author J.K. Rowling herself, and directed by 4-time... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

STAR TREK 3 Will Go BEYOND, Director Justin Lin Reveals Title And Uniform Pic

Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin revealed the new title of the third film in the latest incarnation of the famed sci fi franchise. The Beyond part does hint in a way that the crew of the Enterprise finally pull out... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: TERMINATOR GENISYS, The Embodiment Of Fan Disservice

The fifth instalment of the troubled sci-fi time travel series reveals itself to be a frustrating reboot-sequel hybrid, cherry-picking iconic moments from throughout the franchise and reworking them into a confused and mostly absurd new narrative. The result is a... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: MAGIC MIKE XXL, Like A Classic Hong Kong Action Movie, Only With Strippers

As a delirious musical fantasy, Magic Mike XXL is spectacular. As a movie? Not so much. Writer/producer Reid Carolin, who also penned 2012's Magic Mike, constructs the sequel as pure fan service, dispensing with any possible distractions, such as characterizations... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Review: MINIONS Tickles Funnybone, But Scratches No Itch

(Nevertheless it will make.... MILLIONS!) In the increasingly vast catalog of computer-generated animated feature films, the two Despicable Me films aren't exactly considered to be top tier. Weak in story and painfully sentimental, what watchability they have is completely owned... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Hey, Toronto! Win Tickets To See John Carpenter's ESCAPE FROM NY On The Big Screen!

Yes, the Twitch curated Russellmania: The Legend Of Kurt Russell retrospective at the TIFF Bell Lightbox continues and while we will eventually get to films not directed by John Carpenter we've got one more of those yet to get out... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Destroy All Monsters: James Horner And The Music Of Inspiration And Change

Film composer James Horner died earlier this week, as we've previously reported. I'm scarcely qualified to eulogize him, and others have done so elsewhere with great depth and insight. Tuesday morning, for my part, was a terrible process of remembering... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Review: TED 2 Boasts Few Laughs In Awkward Mix Of Lewd Humor And Classic Drama

Seth MacFarlane and Mark Wahlberg team up once again for Ted 2, an outing that is just as bawdy as its hit predecessor, but more scattershot, even by the standards of the mind who brought us Family Guy. Ted 2... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Learning From The Masters Of Cinema: Samuel Fuller's FORTY GUNS

Known primarily for his war films and crime dramas, American director Samuel Fuller also directed a quartet of westerns, the last of which being 1957's Forty Guns. The film was part of a deal struck with 20th Century Fox after... More »
By James Marsh   
  

The Rock To Adapt 80s Video Game RAMPAGE, Because, Why Not!

Deadline is reporting that Dwayne Johnson is getting back together with the team behind the action disaster flick San Andreas to adapt the 80s video game Rampage to the big screen. Because, hell, why not! If The Rock can turn... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Tom Holland Is Your New SPIDER-MAN, COP CAR's Jon Watts Will Direct

The wait is over! Ladies and gentlemen, Tom Holland is your new Spider-Man! Holland will first appear in Marvel's Captain America Civil War then in two stand-alone films for Sony in 2017.Jon Watts, director of Sundance flick Cop Car, will... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Title For INDEPENDENCE DAY Sequel Revealed

Nearly two decades after Independence Day wowed audiences with its winning combination of X-Files fuelled UFO interest, grand scale disaster movie spectacle, Top Gun style aerial heroics and Big Willy Smith himself, Roland Emmerich has called action on a sequel, which... More »
By James Marsh   
  

TITANIC Composer James Horner Dies In Plane Crash

It has now been confirmed that James Horner, the 2-time Oscar winning composer of Titanic and countless other Hollywood blockbusters, was killed when the small plane he was piloting crashed Monday morning in a remote area north of Santa Barbara.... More »
By James Marsh   
  

NBC Kills HANNIBAL

In a move that surprised no one but saddened many, including myself, NBC has pulled the plug on Hannibal after three seasons of suspense, ghastly opulent deaths, thinly veiled homoerotic friendship, cannibalism, exquisite photography, and unparalleled art and sound design.... More »
  
 
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