When I first learned about “Downsizing”, I was surprised that Alexander Payne was attached to direct. His two previous films, “The Descendants” and “Nebraska”, were so grounded in real life events. A sci-fi fantasy about a guy who becomes really, really small seemed like a major departure for Payne.
Justice League review
Justice League tries so hard to distance itself narratively and tonally from the earlier films in the DC cinematic universe, save for Wonder Woman. You could say it largely succeeds, but to who’s benefit? I will argue no one. There are no winners when you serve the campiest Bruce Wayne/Batman since George Clooney and his nipples. I took it personal. I found this version of Batman a pure anathema. Ben Affleck didn’t seem engaged and I don’t blame him. You sign up to play the cold, cynical, calculating and tortured Dark Knight but instead, you end up playing a damaged bumbling man playing dress up because he is rich.
There’s at least one movie a year that comes out of nowhere and just speaks to me. Last year it was “Sing Street” – a joyous, deep look at growing-up and finding yourself. This year that honor belongs to “Wonder” – a family dramedy whose subtle power is nothing short of remarkable.
Incredibles Teaser Trailer
'The Star' Review
The Nativity Story has been told so many times and in so many different ways, in both live-action and animated forms – but never from the point of view of the animals involved… until now. Timothy Reckart, the director of “The Star” (he previously created the Oscar-nominated animated short film “Head Over Heels”) shared with me in an interview that this concept was originally developed in the 90s and intended for live-action, similar to “Babe”.
Justice League (2017) - Movie Review
Justice is served! Did America's most iconic superheroes come to play? Let's break it down with my take on JUSTICE LEAGUE! — Justice League is directed by Zack Snyder and is the fifth film in the DCEU, followed by past features like Wonder Woman and Batman v Superman.
'Justice League' Review
DC finally delivered a post – “Dark Knight” winner earlier this year with “Wonder Woman”. But not even the presence of Gal Gadot’s Diana, along with the Caped Crusader and a few new and old friends, make “Justice League” worth getting excited about. This is a superhero film where nothing is super – and no one is exceptionally heroic.
Watch Kristen Stewart's Surreal Short Film 'Come Swim'
Stewart, who was recently seen in Olivier Assayas’ haunting drama Personal Shopper and Ang Lee's post-war adaptation of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, most recently added her third directorial credit with a beautiful short titled Come Swim
Come Swim - Shatterbox Anthology Refinery 29
Exploring Michael Haneke: 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance
How do we live, and why? Certain words take on incredible depth when they are strung together. Those same words have been the focus of Michael Haneke's career since his debut film and continue through his 1994 film, 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance.
'Titanic' is returning to theaters for its 20th anniversary!
Dolby Laboratories in partnership with Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox announced James Cameron's 1997 Best Picture winner TITANIC will be rereleased in select AMC Dolby Theaters for an exclusive one-week run beginning December 1 (US Theaters).
'Deadpool 2' Teaser is a portrait of goodness
From our family to yours, keep your pants dry, your dreams wet and remember, hugs not drugs. — The teaser for 20th Century Fox Deadpool 2 is finally here! After gracing the cover of Good Housekeeping, our favorite Marvel antihero exchanges Thanksgiving tips and recipes for acrylics and canvas paintings in this latest teaser!
Deadpool 2 “Wet on Wet” Teaser
Hulu developing a 'Hitman' series from John Wick creator Derek Kolstad
Deadline reports streaming giant Hulu has greenlit a television series based on the global best-selling video game "Hitman" and the series will be written by John Wick creator Derek Kolstad
'Wonder Woman 2' - New Release Date and Gadot’s Alleged Ultimatum
Excellent news if you are eager to see Princess Diana back in theaters sooner than later! — On Monday, Warner Bros. announced the sequel to Patty Jenkins $821 million dollar international phenomenon will move its release date from December 13, 2019 up six weeks to November 1. The move comes after Disney and Lucasfilm slated Star Wars: Episode IX for Dec. 20, 2019, giving “Wonder Woman 2” just one week to ‘rule’ the box office. Although the new date also gives Princess Diana one week until MGM’s “Bond 25” hits theaters, it’s hard to imagine “25” exceeding Skyfall’s record-breaking $88 million franchise opening and “Woman Woman 2” not projecting around $50-$60 million (40% drop) in its second weekend of release. And it’s entirely conceivable “Woman Woman 2” will have a five week path to rake in the dough until Disney’s ‘Frozen 2’ debuts on November 27.
The Second Trailer for 'The Greatest Showman' Promises a Musical Spectacle
The P.T. Barnum-inspired musical looks and feels like a dazzling performer set for a grand Christmas Day release. — Twentieth Century Fox dropped the second awe-inspiring trailer for Hugh Jackman's holiday bonanza - The Greatest Showman- which follows the legendary singing and dancing ringmaster P.T. Barnum who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became the famous traveling Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus.
'The Greatest Showman' Trailer 2 - 20th Century Fox
'Murder on the Orient Express' Review
“Murder on the Orient Express” is based on the iconic Agatha Christie novel, which was turned into a film in 1974 that earned 6 Oscar nominations and a Best Supporting Supporting Actress win for Ingrid Bergman. The best chance this new adaptation has for an Oscar nom may be for Makeup and Hairstyling – simply for the incredible mustache worn by Kenneth Branagh’s Detective Poirot.
Murder on the Orient Express - Movie Review
The trailer may have made some a believer in the Orient Express, but how does the movie itself fair? Let's find out and break down 2017's MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS.
Z Nation is better than The Walking Dead
Both The Walking Dead and Z Nation are part way through their respective seasons. With viewing figures for the ambling TWD dropping week by week, and Z Nation continuing to offer more stable viewing figures, are there any lessons for The Walking Dead to learn from that ‘other zombie show’?
Trailer: Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams Unravel a Murder Mystery in 'Game Night'
You might want to think twice about attending game night at Kyle Chandler's home. — The first look at Warner Bros. latest dark comedy features a gathering among friends whose weekly game night takes a dark twist when the game's host is kidnapped and the group must determine if it’s part of the game, or real life.
'Daddy's Home 2' Review
2015’s “Daddy’s Home” was a pleasant surprise: some great one-liners, hilarious gags (Will Ferrell’s half court shot is a classic), and he and Mark Wahlberg were terrific together. Since sequels often underwhelm or completely fail in comparison to the original. I went into “Daddy’s Home 2” with rather low expectations. I’d already sat through four or five different trailers over the past six months, showing (what I thought would be) practically the entire movie and the material wasn’t strong.
Disney CEO Bob Iger Announces New Series For Streaming Service
Disney CEO Bob Iger dropped some big news on Disney's quarterly earnings call. — Disney is developing a new Star Wars series for their streaming service. Despite previous rumors about a Star Wars show heading to ABC. No details on the series have been announced. It's incredible that we are getting a Star Wars TV show or technically a streaming show.
Rian Johnson to create new 'Star Wars' trilogy for Disney
Absolutely huge news coming out of the Mouse House on this Thursday. — Disney has closed a deal with director Rian Johnson to develop a new Star Wars trilogy without a Skywalker centric focus. Johnson was the director on the upcoming The Last Jedi. Johnson will direct another trio of Star Wars films.