Destroy All Monsters: What Did Josh Trank Do?

Hollywood has become fond of up-jumping single-credit indie filmmakers (Gareth Edwards, Josh Trank, Marc Webb, Jon Watts) into gargantuan projects (Godzilla, Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man, Whatever The Next Spider-Man Reboot Will Be Called). Like everything else Hollywood-related in the... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

John Logan & Patti Smith Bring JUST KIDS To Showtime

Patti Smith's 2010 memoir Just Kids is one of those books that is just full of magic. Charting the protopunk's bohemian New York Days with artist Robert Mapplethorpe, Smith's work nabbed the National Book Award for nonfiction for damn good... More »
By Ben Umstead   
  

Have Your Say: How Fantastic Are Your FANTASTIC FOUR?

Currently there is a new Fantastic Four film in theaters worldwide, and the word is... I wouldn't even call it mixed. I'm wondering if it could possibly be more hated if Freddy Prinze Jr. and Matthew Lillard were in the... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. Targets Style Over Spying

For its big screen reboot of the classic 60s spy series, Warner Brothers is hoping Guy Ritchie can replicate the success of their earlier Sherlock Holmes adaptations, again favouring witty banter and period detail over the material's more action-oriented elements.... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Review: STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, An Artful And Entertaining Musical Biopic

"You are now about to witness the strength of street knowledge." So begins the title track of NWA's seminal 1988 album Straight Outta Compton, a hip-hop landmark that almost single-handedly changed the direction of the art form. The making of... More »
  

VINYL: Watch The Teaser For Scorsese And Jagger's HBO Series

How's this for a dream team for HBO? Martin Scorsese, Terrence Winter - exec producer of Boardwalk Empire and The Sopranos - and Mick Jagger putting together what basically boils down to the Madmen of the 70's recording industry starring... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

WESTWORLD: Watch The Teaser For The HBO Scifi Series

HBO handed the keys to their series re-imagining of classic cult film Westworld to Jonathan Nolan some time back and while - true to typical Nolan form - information has been relatively scarce since the network has just released a... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Bill Murray Cameos In New GHOSTBUSTERS

Bill Murray clearly had no interest whatsoever in appearing in the Dan Aykroyd scripted Ghostbusters 3 - or any subsequent incarnations featuring the original characters - but the Paul Feig new team restart? For Feig he'll do it, apparently.The Hollywood... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS International Teaser Features New Footage

What's that? You're looking for a bit of new footage from JJ Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Okay, then. A new thirty second TV spot for the film has arrived in Korea and while thirty seconds may not... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

The Many Faces Of Kevin Bacon

This week sees the general release of John Watts' thriller Cop Car, starring a terrifically creepy Kevin Bacon. And that immediately settled the issue of who to feature in this week's quiz. The man, the meme, the heartthrob, the villain...... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Review: FANTASTIC FOUR Reboot Made From Unstable Molecules

Sigh. I guess it's clobberin' time... Not to spoil anything, but at the end of 20th Century Fox's latest reboot of the Fantastic Four, we're left with a giant crater. In more ways than one. The pop culture desolation remaining in... More »
By Jim Tudor   
  

Charlie Kaufman To Exec Produce TV Adaptation Of Grady Hendrix's HORRORSTOR

Regular readers of this space are well familiar by now with the manic genius of one Mr Grady Hendrix. The former Variety writer, and pink-suited dervish behind (and often in front of) the scenes at the New York Asian Film... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Stephen King's THE DARK TOWER Movie Adaptation Sets Release Date

"The man in Black fled across the Desert, and the Gunslinger followed."  So begins Stephen King's Dark Tower saga -- his seven-book, 30-year magnum opus -- which is actually, finally! miraculously?... inevitably, coming to film. And TV. Sony has announced that... More »
By Stuart Muller   
  

Fantasia 2015: And The Awards Go To...

The 19th edition of the Fantasia International Film Festival concludes tonight with sold out repeat screenings of festival favorites Cop Car, Attack on Titan and Deathgasm. There are also screenings of Assassination Classroom and a repeat screening of A Christmas Horror Story. Team Twitch... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: RICKI AND THE FLASH, Even Meryl Streep Can't Do Everything

As an actress, Meryl Streep can do just about anything. Too bad she can't rescue a movie that doesn't know whether it's a routine dysfunctional family comedy-drama or a portrait of a musician coming to terms with the failure of... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Destroy All Monsters: The "It's Not CGI" Lie

Bless Tom Cruise for clambering up the outside of an escaping cargo plane in the breathless opening minutes of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation. Bless him, too, for taking to the internet a week or two ago to assure us that... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

DEADPOOL Red-Band Trailer: Dirty Talk And Bloody Bullet Holes

The first official red-band trailer for Deadpool delivers on its promise of an R-rated superhero. Ryan Reynolds stars as Wade Wilson, who gets a terminal diagnosis and receives comfort from the love of his life (Morena Baccarin) before Something Happens and... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Have Your Say: What Is Your Favorite Ray Harryhausen Film (And/Or Monster)?

Ah, Ray Harryhausen, the ultimate matinee pleasure... I was ten years old when I saw my first Sinbad film of the legendary stop-motion artist, and I was totally hooked. Though obviously fake, his monsters seemed alive, worthy opponents and/or allies... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

SECRET AGENT: Warner Bros. Backs Kim Jee-Woon's Period Drama

Warner Bros. has officially entered the movie making business in Korea becoming the second major U.S. studio to do so. According to the report at Variety Warner Bros. will finance and distribute its first ever Korean-language movie, Kim Jee-woon's Secret... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Blu-ray Review: THE FANTASTIC FILMS OF RAY HARRYHAUSEN

Visual special effects have evolved enormously over the years. In this day and age, it would seem that nothing is impossible in the movies. Animals, aliens, robots, machines and monsters could all be made to interact seamlessly with humans and... More »
By Hugo Ozman   
  
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