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Have Your Say: Out Of Wes Craven's Many Films, Which Is Your Favorite?

As you have undoubtedly heard by now, the famous director Wes Craven died this weekend. Originally I had planned a funnier "Have Your Say" for today, as last week's was basically an in-memoriam-edition as well, but this news is just... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

The Many Faces Of Michael Ironside

This week, Turbo Kid arrives in cinemas, and it's a blast. A fun and gory throwback to the VHS-video hay-days of the eighties, it is the BMX-based low budget indie companion to Mad Max: Fury Road earlier this year, and... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Universal's Monster Movies Ate The Summer Of 2015

Earlier this month Universal took the record for the fastest studio to the $2 billion mark (domestically) in any given year. This isn't particularly surprising - Universal has ruled the roost since Furious 7 came out in April, with an... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Only What You Take With You

The most important scene in the Star Wars canon is the cave scene on Dagobah. It takes place at almost the precise chronological midpoint of the trilogy, at the heart of the second film. Luke's vision of his own face... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

The Many Faces Of Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck has been in the news a lot lately, and while his private shenanigans are none of my concern, film-wise the waves he's making seem to bode well for the future. Word from the set of the upcoming Superman... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

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   
  

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   
  

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   
  

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   
  

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   
  

The Many Faces Of Simon Pegg

Last week brought a new installment in the Mission: Impossible series, and with it a supporting appearance by Simon Pegg. For some time, just after his international breakthrough, it seemed Simon was some kind of superman. Whether you were checking... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Scrubbing The C-Word From My Vocabulary

This weekend's New York Magazine cover story was such a substantial piece of reportage and witnessing that, of course, the internet immediately conspired to take it down; once the DOS wonks are in play, I think we can consider the... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Destroy All Monsters: The Marvel Cinematic Universe Scorecard

Each year offers its selective crop of new Marvel properties, and for the last couple I've been keeping a mental tally of how the MCU seems to be faring, creatively. We're still owed a third season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Twitchvision: Fantasia Edition - Jason Gorber Talks ANT-MAN, TRAINWRECK, DEATHGASM, More

This week's segment comes from Montreal, Canada, thanks to the fantastic Fantasia Film Festival. We chat about Ant-Man, Amy Schummer's breakout film Trainwreck, the Ian McKellen show Mr. Holmes, and fun NZ rocker romp Deathgasm.Video embedded below... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

The Many Faces Of Michael Douglas

This week sees the premiere of Ant-Man, quite probably Marvel Comics's tiniest superhero. The inventor of Ant-man's technology is Dr. Hank Pym, who is played by the legendary Michael Douglas. And yes, I do not use the word "legendary" lightly.... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Sadness Scares The Shit Out Of Me

I'm not one of the adults who wept openly during Pixar's Inside Out, though I enjoyed the movie quite a lot; it's a terribly (almost terrifyingly) clever take on visualizing the connection between moods, memories, and personality. I loved some... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

Have Your Say: Do You Like Time Travel To Be Self-Consistent, Or Do You Prefer Paradoxes?

Earlier this month Terminator: Genisys started to terrorize cinemas worldwide, and it pushed the beloved science-fiction franchise's central concepts of time travels and paradoxes into rather extreme corners. Matt Brown had a thing or two to say about that last... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

Destroy All Monsters: Nihilism And Time Travel As Franchise Filmmaking In TERMINATOR GENISYS

If you've long nursed a suspicion that Hollywood sequel-making is actually a shell game concealing a vast nothingness at the core of blockbuster franchises and, perhaps, all of life itself, have I got a movie for you: it's called Terminator... More »
By Matt Brown   
  

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   
  

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   
  
 
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