Bold movies beget sometimes obnoxiously bold responses; it would be hard to write a tepid review of Elizabeth Wood’s White Girl, which itself refuses to glance at any walk of life that isn’t twitchingly coked out or floppily coming down. As such, reactions from its screening at Sundance ran the gamut from disturbed yet impressed to, as one particularly […]
Dog With Blog Dog With Blog - The world as the dogs sees it. Even when you bask in the warm winter sun, aren’t you delving in the past – looking at the sun how it was eight minutes ago? And what about your body cells, most of which regenerate every 7 years. Show More Summary
“You’re no spring chicken,” says an American gambler to his Chinese friend midway through the East-West action extravaganza Skiptrace. It’s a put-down that’s meant less for the character than the guy playing him. Since Jackie Chan has...Show More Summary
John Krasinski has been busy promoting his new movie, The Hollars, and a perk of his press tour is that he's been more than willing to open up about his wife, Emily Blunt. Besides talking about how lucky he is to have kids with the actress, Krasinski has been talking effusively about what a fan he is of his wife's work. Show More Summary
Since Suicide Squad opened a few weeks ago to pretty lousy reviews, there hasn't been a whole lot of news regarding DC movies… But on Monday, Ben Affleck broke the silence! The 44-year-old actor is currently filming Justice League, the followup flick to his widely panned Batman v Superman, but decided to drop some MAJOR news regarding [...]
Despite bad reviews, Warner Bros./DC Comics’ Suicide Squad has done remarkably well in the summer box office and it was expected to win the top spot for 4th week in a row, but by Sunday, it the super-villain movie got bumped down to the #2 spot. Show More Summary
Sexism, racism, hackery and Meryl Streep drive a film reviewer to despair. It’s been a bad summer for big movies. This was acid-clear early on with an unending parade of sequels that nobody wanted, and nobody was much interested in.Show More Summary
It had a good run despite some negative reviews, but now Suicide Squad has finally met its match at the box office; a new movie is now on top.
Film critic Richard Roeper didn't mince words about the "Ghostbusters" reboot. He hated it. The former co-host of Ebert & Roeper also knows film criticism is subjective. So he’s not one to rail against those who don’t see movies exactly the same way he does. He did just that, though, during a recent appearance on The Adam Carolla Show podcast. And Carolla had his back.
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is what you’d get if you took two hours of JRPG cutscenes and edited them into a movie: It’s oddly paced, confusing, and full of corny dialogue. It’s also surprisingly fun to watch. Read more...
Hey, do you remember 2011's The Mechanic? It was a remake of an old Charles Bronson film, and starred Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland and Tony Goldwyn. Remember? No? Yeah, me neither, despite seeing it. Dustin saw it too,...
Has enough time yet passed for a new Jason Statham action thriller to qualify as a throwback? Even in their mid-’00s heyday, Statham’s movies felt like descendants of earlier eras, offering ’80s excess on ’70s budgets; it’s one reason he was so at home in Sylvester Stallone’s Expendables crew. Show More Summary
Kubo and the Two Strings is, hands down, the most visually stunning animated movie I have ever seen. I love many kinds of animation and it’s foolish to try to compare them, but this movie made me gasp out loud repeatedly. The animation is unusual, detailed, gorgeous, and dreamlike, and the imagery is simply amazing. Show More Summary
In adapting Daphne du Maurier’s dour novella The Birds for the movies, Alfred Hitchcock instructed his screenwriter to start the story with some screwball comedy in order to heighten the terror when it came. I think but cannot be sure that Leslye Headland is going for a similar effect in ... More »
Given that it was booed after screening at 2015’s Cannes Film Festival and is opening against a tide of poor advance reviews, Gus Van Sant’s “The Sea of Trees” proves a stronger movie experience than one might expect. It’s anchored by a fine, understated performance by Matthew McConaughey and a...
Video game movies are still a dicey proposition, as we saw when Warcraft tanked in the U.S. earlier this year. But one that did quite well for itself was The Angry Birds Movie. Sure, its reviews were mixed, but its box office performance was solid. Show More Summary
It’s too easy to note that small places are slow at addressing issues of gender and sexuality while not exploring why. This is the answer to the why (and it’s one that AWOL addresses exceptionally well): Because there are far bigger fish to fry. The post Movie Review: “AWOL” Tackles Rural Poverty in a Brillant Lesbian Love Story appeared first on Autostraddle.
Watching Pete’s Dragon is a very enjoyable experience. It’s a simple story, told well, with gorgeous cinematography, beautiful music, and strong performances. But if calling it “an enjoyable experience” makes you think there’s something off about the movie, well, then you’re absolutely right. More »
“Just because he’s blind, it doesn’t mean he’s a fucking saint, bro.” So says tattooed burglar Money (Daniel Zovatto) to his teenaged accomplices while casing the home of some lonely, sightless old man they’re planning to rip off. Money...Show More Summary
The screenplay for The Sea Of Trees, penned by Chris Sparling (Buried), is one of those narrative Rube Goldberg machines where everything falls into place in the unlikeliest, corniest, and worst possible way. Its protagonist is Arthur...Show More Summary