2014’s Kingsman: The Secret Service is a film that will forever stand as the biggest surprise of its year. Upon checking out the trailers for the movie, it came across to me as some cheesy YA flick, and despite Matthew Vaughn being at the helm, I didn’t foresee myself digging it all too much. I […]
In 2015 director Matthew Vaughn with the help of longtime screenwriting partner Jane Goldman turned the movie spy conceit on its head with the twisty and welcomely frenetic Kingsman: The Secret Service. It became an instant smash, grossing more than $400 million worldwide and creating a star in the making with Taron Egerton. Show More Summary
Space Jam is a classic sports movie. Sure, IMDB only gives it a 6.3. But if they only let people born between 1982 and 1990 review the film, it would probably be in the 8.7 range. If you were born roughly in that range, even if you’re not a sports fan today, there’s a good […]
(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Darren Aronofsky’s mother!) Darren Aronofsky’s talents extend beyond his gripping filmmaking, inspiring intense debate among those who watch the finished product. Show More Summary
“When did this movie start?” asks a modern-day Jim Carrey to director Chris Smith. It’s the start of what we know as Jim and Andy: The Great Beyond – With a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton. It’s also probably...Show More Summary
A novel is a novel, and a movie is a movie. A novel can be turned into a movie, but to do so successfully, it must surrender certain properties of the page to better suit the screen. This seems obvious, but it bears repeating because...Show More Summary
Among people who keep an eye on movie news, Tulip Fever has been a bit of a folk tale. It was announced in 2013, and screened at the 2015 Venice film festival, but then its release dates kept getting pushed back and back and back. When...Show More Summary
Richard Brody reviews Rob Tregenza’s film “Gavagai” and questions why it is facing limited distribution.
Jennifer Lawrence‘s new movie mother! is in theaters now and audiences are not responding to it in the way the filmmakers might have hoped. Critics gave the film favorable reviews and it currently has a 69% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but CinemaScore, which tracks audience reactions on opening night, has given the movie a [...]
The latest Stephen King horror adaptation plays like a big summer blockbuster
In its out-of-town tryout, the stage adaptation of the highest-grossing animated movie of all time offers delights and difficulties.
I’ll be honest, I have no idea what mother! is about. I watched a trailer, I’ve read reviews, and it all looks like Darren Aronofsky will dose every audience member with ayahuasca before conducting Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem in a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Esperanto. Show More Summary
Spoilers ahead… Read the full review on Film Companion, here: http://www.filmcompanion.in/article/thupparivalan-movie-review The last time Mysskin made a movie with a big-name hero (Jeeva), we got the underwhelming Mugamoodi. Will the...Show More Summary
First Battle of the Sexes about Billie Jean King, and now I, Tonya: What a time to be alive. And reviews are generally positive. Bring on The Owls of Jeff Gillooly! Back when it came out, I called that Owls of Ga'Hoole movie The Owls of Jeff Gillooly and it just stuck. To…
No point in burying the lede: Louis C.K.'s new movie I Love You, Daddy is about his relationship with Woody Allen. It's not exactly subtle -- the character of Leslie Goodwin (John Malkovich) is a neurotic, hypochondriac filmmaker, well past...
“American Assassin" starts slow but picks up speed and just outruns its own clichés to make for a gripping two-hour ride.
The question is not “Are we getting an It sequel?” The question is “When will Warner Bros. and New Line get around to actually greenlighting the sequel now that the first movie made $123 in its opening weekend, earned rave reviews, and...Show More Summary
Darren Aronofsky’s latest psychodrama earns its exclamation point 10 times over, but great art is something it never lays a finger on.
IT Movie Review I have been waiting to see this film ever since it was announced. So much so that I actually purchased tickets two weeks before it premiered in theaters. I saw the 1990 made for television 2-part version when it aired and it terrified me. I was 13... [Read More] The post IT Movie Review: Chapter One appeared first on The Movie Blog.
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