Captain America and Superhero movies – No End in Sight

Of Course Captain America took the box office this weekend even though the weekend isn’t over. All that’s left is the final total where we’re all meant to stagger backwards – shock and awe at the size and hardness of that GIANT MEMBER — I mean...
Posted On 06 Apr 2014

Oscar Podcast Preview – Return of the King Clean Sweeps

2003 was the year Peter Jackson, and his collaborators, finally collected gold on their Middle Earth trilogy. Return of the King was the grand slam, filling the bases and bring it all home. It won all of the 11 Oscars it was nominated for. The bigger fan you were of the films the...
Posted On 04 Apr 2014

Live Reading of Tarantino’s Hateful Eight at LACMA April 24

Quentin Tarantino will introduce Los Angeles to his new screenplay, Hateful Eight, which was leaked online and a lawsuit with Gawker ensued. Now, he’s turning proceeds for the reading to Film Independent and LACMA. Press release: Film Independent, the nonprofit arts...
Posted On 03 Apr 2014

New Poster for Tracks

One of the few films with a central female character …full poster after the jump.
Posted On 03 Apr 2014

Cannes 2014: Two Posters Side by Side

The Cannes twitter just released the two posters so far: Directors Fortnight and Critics Week. Their posters always put artfulness first. Therein lies the difference between Cannes and The Oscars. It comes down to the posters. The Oscar poster must draw in eyeballs for their...
Posted On 03 Apr 2014

EW Lays Off the Best Reason to Read Their Magazine: Owen Gleiberman

It really must be a sign of the times that Entertainment Weekly has laid off its second great film critic, after Lisa Schwarzbaum took a buy off earlier this year. This one hurts worse than many others because Gleiberman has been writing film reviews for EW as long as I’ve...
Posted On 02 Apr 2014

ScarJo Becomes Super Human in New Lucy Trailer

What is it about Scarlett Johansson that inspires her to be cast in these otherworldly parts? Is it that no one can really handle what she brings? Intelligence and sexiness? She is almost too good to be believed, perhaps that’s why Under the Skin, Her and now Lucy launch...
Posted On 02 Apr 2014

Help Raise Funds for Acts of Congress

To contribute funds small and large, head over to Indiegogo. I chatted with Jon Scheide about his upcoming documentary, Acts of Congress, which has just begun raising funds on Indiegogo. Q: How did you get involved in the project? I created it. It’s the evolution or...
Posted On 02 Apr 2014

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes TV Spot

Of all of the terrible movies coming at you this summer this is the one I am personally most excited about. Where Planet of the Apes are concerned, the more the better. I can’t wait.
Posted On 01 Apr 2014

The Two Things Noah Does Right

Ryan promises to write a longer piece about his own reaction to Darren Aronofsky’s Noah but I thought I’d put it out there what I did like about the movie. For the most part, I sit on way on the opposite side of any kind of religious thought being taken literally...
Posted On 01 Apr 2014