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 »
  

Our First Look At Jessica Chastain In Del Toro's CRIMSON PEAK

Why, hello there Jessica Chastain. What a lovely and dark dress you have on. It complements the creepy stairwell you are standing in wonderfully. According to a report over at Indiewire this is our first look at Chastain as Lady Lucille... More »
  

Review: THE INTERVIEW Deserves To Be More Than A Footnote

In 1940, just months after Wermacht tanks rolled over their borders in lightning strikes, a film came out that made the elected leader of Germany look like the fatuous lunatic that he was. Playing both the Jewish Barber and... More »
  

Sony Scraps THE INTERVIEW Release

4:50 PST UPDATE: Sony Has 'no further release plans for The Interview', including VOD or DVD/Blu. It started with the infamous hack into Sony servers last month. Then vague threats towards attacks on theaters that would show it. And despite... More »
  

Pacman, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders And More In First PIXELS Posters

Full marks to the marketing team behind Chris Columbus' upcoming feature length expansion of Patrick Jean's short film Pixels. They clearly know exactly what they've got in the retro video game themed story and are putting the focus on its... 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 »
  

Tragedy On Set Of Jackie Chan's SKIPTRACE As Cameraman Drowns

Tragedy has struck the production of Jackie Chan star vehicle Skiptrace with reports from the South China Morning Post stating that a boat carrying the crew of the Renny Harlin directed picture has capsized off the coast of Lantau Island... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

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   
  

Liam Neeson Will Smash Your Face With "12 Skills Of Christmas" In New TAK3N Trailer

I've covered Liam Neeson's wily antics before, but now I'm really excited. Just in time for Hanukkah and Christmas malaise, Fox has gifted us with the "12 Skills of Christmas." It's Bryan Mills in full glory breaking necks, hacking phones,... More »
  

Dallas Critics Fly With BIRDMAN

The Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association, of which I am a proud member, has selected backstage comedy-drama Birdman as the best film of 2014. Michael Keaton was named Best Actor for his performance as an actor on the comeback trail... More »
  

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Tops Online Film Critics Awards

Wes Anderson's rip-roaring love letter to Lubitsch and Hitchcock, The Grand Budapest Hotel, topped this year's Online Film Critics Society Awards, which counts a number of Twitch contributors amongst its global membership. The film won awards for Best Picture, Best... 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 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 »
  

Sean Penn As Action Star (?!) In THE GUNMAN Trailer

Let's not pretend. In 2014, it's very strange to see Jeff Spicoli as an action star. Sean Penn, now 54 years of age, stars in The Gunman as a spy who "must clear his name in order to save himself from... More »
  

Review: TOP FIVE, Chris Rock's Very Funny And Most Personal Film Yet

Rude, crude, and lewd as it is, Top Five is still a big step forward for Chris Rock as a filmmaker. In essence, that's because it more closely resembles his brilliant stand-up shows, where he gets on a roll and... More »
  

Opening: EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, A Barrage Of Biblical Bombast

Meeting, but rarely exceeding, expectations, Ridley Scott's grand retelling of Moses and the Hebrews' flight from Egypt is strong on visuals and A-list presence, but slight on narrative and characterisation. Christian Bale and Joel Egerton both put in fine performances... More »
  

INSIDE OUT: Watch The Full Trailer For Pixar's Latest

How do you make a movie that plays out largely inside the main characters' heads? That's been the big question since word first began to circulate about Pixar's upcoming Inside Out but despite showing how each of the major emotions... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD Unleashes A Furious New Trailer

We all have good reason to be wary about Mad Max: Fury Road -- the distance from the original trilogy, the production delays, the rumors -- but take a look at the new trailer anyway, just because it's likely to... More »
  
 
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