M. Night Shyamalan has made some questionable decisions over the last decade, turning the once cinematic prodigy into an exiled filmmaker. One thing that cannot be denied is the quality and success of his early work, particularly his 2000 superhero drama starring Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson, Unbreakable. I really love that movie. It emits so much authenticity and the story is told is such compelling fashion; I believe it to be M. Night’s best film. So does, apparently, Patton Oswalt, who was a special guest on Screen Junkies’ recurring fan segment “dream sequels,” where people pitch their ultimate fantasy for movie sequels. Needless to say, Oswalt’s ideas are amazing.
Dredd Producer Adi Shankar said he was a massive Mighty Morphing Power Rangers fan as a kid, as many of us were. So why make a really dark, gritty and bloody short film about the Rangers set in the future? Because it’s morphing time, that’s why. Check out this crazy short from Adi Shankar and Joeseph Kahn (Torque) titled Power/Rangers starring James Van Der Beek below.
So while Marvel is laying out its timeline for phase 3 comprising the next couple decades, including a surprising and game-changing new partnership with Sony to bring Spider-Man into the MCU, it has been crickets and tumbleweeds on the Warner Bros. lot regarding any exciting developments with the product of Batman v. Superman and the DCU. So finally yesterday I tweeted at BvS director Zack Sndyer asking what the deal was. He didn’t respond to me individually, but perhaps he heard my plea, because last night he released the first official image of Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Hit the link to check it out.
Ryan Gosling’s writing/directing debut feature Lost River was first unveiled at Cannes last May to some mixed reactions. Many applauded Gosling’s desire to assemble compelling images, but were apparently put off by the disorganized narrative. The film is finally hitting US theaters soon and a new international trailer has hit the web. In the trailer, you’ll definitely feel some Malick-y vibes, which I dig. Hit the jump for more.
As someone who has read the book (and lets be real, likes a good sex scandal just like the rest of you 20-something-buzzfeed-crazed women out there) I was obviously excited when I was asked to guest blog for the release of Fifty Shades of Grey. This review might be a little different than your standard movie masher but I hope you enjoy…I like to look at this review as an entire experience, and – as being known to being hyper-critical about even the best of movies out there (cough, Gravity, cough) I tend to land on the unimpressed side.
If you are even a little bit of a superhero fan, you’ve probably already heard the incredibly exciting news that Spider-Man is finally going to make his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe after Marvel Studios made a deal with Sony Pictures Monday night. While this is something comic book fans have been anticipating for a long time, and understandably so, I’m a little wary about the implications. Let me explain why.
We finally have our first look at the new (and hopefully improved) Fantastic Four film from Marvel. The trailer show very little action, but set’s up the new story and direction very well. Even if your not a fan of the franchise, you’ll find much to appreciate about this trailer. Check it out below.
It seems pretty common to have a list of snubs every year when the Oscars nominations are announced. That being said, this year’s list has some EXTREMELY massive snubs. Almost to the point where you question that sanity and lack of vision of the voters. While the list of snubs is pretty big this year, I’m going to give you my top 5 snubs this year. Check them out below. Read More→
Since Friends has been released on Netflix, much rejoicing has sounded off across the internet. A lot of that rejoicing has involved nostalgic individuals compiling lists of their favorite episodes of the series. I have decided to partake, but with a bit of a twist. Instead of selecting my personal favorite episodes overall, I have decided to select what I think is the best episode of a particular season. This adds a layer of difficulty in the selection process as there are some seasons where there are multiple episodes I’d include in my “best of” list, while other seasons it may be a struggle to find one. Hopefully I’ve managed to assemble the highlights from the series for those who don’t feel like binging all 236 episodes.
American Sniper is without a doubt the “it” movie of right now — whether that be because of Bradley Cooper, the film’s content or great marketing by Warner Bros., everyone and their mother is buzzing about this Oscar contender. Count me as one of those in the excited bunch, as this was one of my most anticipated films of the entire Best Picture group. The teaming up of Cooper and Director Clint Eastwood is a powerful combination as they give plenty of weight to the epic tale of “The Legend,” Navy Seal Chris Kyle.