Woody Allen Retrospective: Annie Hall
Annie Hall was the first film of Woody Allen's that I was ever exposed to. About seven years ago, I began to make my way through the Academy Award Best Picture winners. When I arrived at 1977, I had almost no prior knowledge of Woody Allen, as I had not started the deep dive into the pool of cinema I now swim in, so I came into the film with few expectations. I was absolutely blown away by Annie Hall, the artistry achieved in such a heartbreaking film completely floored me. I knew someday I would make a point to see everything else Woody Allen had made because that's how fast a project "happens" for me. It took longer than I would have liked, but I finally embarked on that retrospective project in July of this year. I had seen 11 of Woody Allen's films at the beginning of the project and discovered so many new favorites. Annie Hall was the only one of the 11 I rewatched, curious to see if it would remain at the top of my throne of Woody Allen's filmography. Annie Hall is still my favorite Woody Allen film, and one of my best-loved films of all time. It remains a rewatchable favorite, a film filled with personal touches and experimentation, a film that I am eternally grateful for.
WB and DC are working on a JOKER origin story with The Hangover Director and MARTIN SCORSESE
Someone tell me Deadline's latest exclusive is not a joke... — According to Deadline, Warner Bros. and DC are in the early planning stages of another spinoff telling the origin story of the signature villain The Joker. But that's not even the punch line folks, the studio has pegged The Hangover‘s Todd Phillips to co-write a script (and Direct) along with 8 Mile scribe Scott Silver and none other than Martin Scorsese will serve as producer with Phillips.
Often, while I'm watching a film that isn't going so well, I can't help but root for things to get better. I felt that way during most of "Leap!", the French-Canadian animated film originally released last year under the title "Ballerina". The Weinstein Co. is distributing the English-language version in the U.S. which includes, not only the new title and a new voice cast, but a modern soundtrack.
New 'Blade Runner: 2049' International Trailer
Deckard: What's the plan? Officer K: We don't run. — Warner Bros. Pictures and Sony Pictures UK released a new extended international TV spot for Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049. The trailer highlights a bit of old and new but culminates into an intense montage of sublime action beats.
Blade Runner: 2049 International Trailer
Here's Your First Look At Jon Bernthal's 'The Punisher'
Skull body armor is a slight upgrade from Jane's and Stevenson's skull vests — "All the things that I'd done, Memories, they never hurt me. But the past is more than memories. It's the Devil you sold your soul to. He's coming. He's coming to collect."
Dolph Lundgren is training for 'Creed 2'
Do not underestimate old man strength. — Back in July, Stallone kicked off a series of Instagram posts teasing plans for "Creed 2". Yet it wasn't news of the sequel that came as the tease, but rather plans for Stallone's desire to see Rocky IV nemesis, Ivan Drago's return to the series.
M. Night Shyamalan's 'Glass' synopsis revealed
Universal Pictures have released the official synopsis for M. Night Shyamalan's anticipated follow up to 2000's Unbreakable and sequel to 2017's thriller Split - warning spoilers, if you have not seen Split -
GoT: Se. 7 Ep. 6: Beyond The Wall; Review
The penultimate episode of the season, in my view, is one the greatest episode of television ever and should be put down in the history books. It is up there with Breaking Bad's 'Granite State' in terms of quality and everything else. It was utterly, utterly, utterly, utterly sublime.
How much hate should we harbour for the paedophile Una presents to us? That’s the only feeling that needs calibrating as we contextualize the vice hovering above the two central characters in this film by first-time director Benedict Andrews. The strong performances on show may have you dithering for a minute – second chances right. But by the time the resolution comes around, questions and suspicions arise to drown out what the uncomfortable empathy surfaces.
Comedian Jerry Lewis dead at age 91
Jerry Lewis, the comedian and filmmaker died on Sunday morning at his home in Las Vegas. He was 91. — His death was confirmed by John Katsilometes, a columnist for The Las Vegas Review Journal, who spoke to family members and confirmed the news on Twitter:
Game of Thrones: Season 7 Episode 6 Preview "Beyond the Wall
The newest trailer for Noah Baumbach's family dramedy 'The M…
"Logan Lucky" Review
Normally I wouldn't start a review with a line from the very end of a movie. But this line is actually a line of text - a few sentences - from the last screen of the final credits of “Logan Lucky”, which read as follows:
Annabelle: Creation; Review
A strong, scary, unnerving and exceptional step up from the first 'Annabelle' inspired spin-off. — The first spin-off from the Conjuring movies was Annabelle, and it was not that good; dumb characters, too many obvious scares approaching and an overall lack of real fear in my opinion. There were some good scenes, but far too few of them. This prequel of that prequel is a vast improvement. Likely due to the director, who also did 'Lights Out' and a strong cast of child actors, one of whom was from the equally good improvement over its previous, Ouija: Origin of Evil, and elder actors also.
The Punisher is coming to collect. Check out the teaser!
Frank Castle can break cement with the best of them...John Wick. — Spoiler - Netflix dropped the teaser for Jon Bernthal's The Punisher during a post-credit sequence for the season finale of The Defenders - which just debuted today.
"Ingrid Goes West" Review
In "Ingrid Goes West" Aubrey Plaza plays the title character, a twenty-something whose mom has recently passed away. Now alone, and without any friends, Ingrid relies on social media (specifically Instagram), for everything - companionship, entertainment, love. She lives through the people she follows and "friends" online.
Logan Lucky - Movie Review
After a four year hiatus, Steven Soderbergh has returned to the big screen to direct a heist comedy. Sounds like a match made in heaven, but is there any "ring rust" to be found? Here's my take on LOGAN LUCKY.