In 1988, after years of making sexually adventurous provocations that didn’t travel very far beyond Spain, Pedro Almodóvar scored a major international hit with his hyperactive farce Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown. It wasShow More Summary
Hallucinatory haziness gives way to symbolic opaqueness in Winter In The Blood, an adaptation of James Welch’s seminal Native American novel about a twentysomething named Virgil First Raise (Chaske Spencer), who stumbles about his Montana...Show More Summary
Like probably a great many of you, I watched a Robin Williams movie over the weekend. Now, in fairness, I didn't pick the movie; it was at a birthday party, and Hook was projected to keep us bus...
I appreciate what the new movie (and 20-year-old book upon which it is based) "The Giver" was trying to say enough to feel bad about giving the film a tepid review, but I've got to call 'em like I see 'em. For counterpoints, John Nolte...Show More Summary
Review is like app or game coverage but for movie series, television shows, comic books, and pop culture. It's great stuff you can watch and enjoy on your iPhone, iPad, or Apple TV! On this week's episode The TV Show has merged withShow More Summary
When I first saw a trailer for "The Giver" earlier this summer, I thought it looked like "Equilibrium" for the "Hunger Games" set. That 2002 Christian Bale film has long been a guilty pleasure of mine. As it turns out, the book uponShow More Summary
Here at Film School Rejects, we love the Alamo Drafthouse. We’re not sorry about it, either. When it comes to reviewing movies, we generally don’t play favorites. Objectivity usually wins the day and movies are judged on their own merits. Show More Summary
The conceit behind The Expendables series is actually rather brilliant. Resurrect a series of action stars of the past, mix them in with some of the present, and create a massively destructive ode to the action movies of days gone.....
The movie is as bad as its timing.
Yet another installment in what has become the Royal Rumble of action movie franchises: Like its franchise predecessors, "The Expendables 3" is a kind of dream team action film, built from the thrill of seeing a veritable army of top-shelf...Show More Summary
Two years ago, Cathy Horyn and Oscar de la Renta got into a delicious dustup. Horyn used the term "hot dog" in her review of the designer's show, but she meant it in the "'40s movie exclamation" way, and was not referring to an actual ballpark refreshment. De la Renta,... More »
Frank is a strange and wonderful new movie drawn from an even stranger and not quite so wonderful real-life story. It's a way-offbeat indie exercise, and the fact hat Michael Fassbender, of all people, was drawn to star in it, with his famous face hidden inside a big fake head, is strangely wonderful in itself, writes Kurt Loder. Show More Summary
“The Giver” was ahead of its time as a book. But as a movie, it’s too late.
With its third entry, the Sylvester Stallone-led Expendables franchise finally becomes the live-action Saturday morning cartoon it was always destined to be. Constrained by a PG-13 rating (the previous two films were R-rated), the series’...Show More Summary
Ask just about any of its interview subjects, and Dinosaur 13 is a story of clear-cut injustice—a case of the U.S. government trampling on the rights and historic accomplishments of an intrepid group of scientists. The film begins in 1990, with the discovery of an almost completely intact Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton in the Badlands of South Dakota. Show More Summary
A slow-burn approach to horror can be a wonderful thing, but Septic Man takes the technique to an extreme more brutal than its many shock effects. Because the events of its plot would take up as little as 15 minutes in a more conventional...Show More Summary
It’s not always easy to find the right traveling partners. You should share the same interests, be able to entertain each other and actually appreciate spending time together. By now, fans will know whether they’re compatible with comic actors Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Show More Summary
It may be time to put the zombie trend to rest. At least that’s what writer-director Jeff Baena’s initially promising, and ultimately disappointing, directorial debut suggests.
Though “Frank” was embraced by audiences at Sundance, it’s not the sort of festival favorite that will change an industry, make hundreds of millions or earn Oscars.
Why did it take two decades for someone to make The Giver into a movie? Lois Lowry’s new classic of young-adult literature has been a staple of middle-school classrooms almost as long as it’s been in bookstores; like training wheelsShow More Summary