‘Wonder Woman’ Officially Becomes Top Grossing Female Directed Live Action Film

The huge success that is DC and Warner Brother’s “Wonder Woman” added another feather in its cap yesterday. Yes, now the superhero movie is officially the highest grossing live action film directed by a woman. While it’s a shame that we still have these gender specifications needed, it’s a step in the right direction. Hopefully […]

Running Time for Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’ Revealed

Here’s a bit of news that you might not have seen coming. We’re just about a month away from Christopher Nolan unveiling his World War II epic “Dunkirk” on the world. Though as highly anticipated as anything from the auteur, the publicity machine has been a little quieter than usual. That’s perhaps to be expected, […]

The ‘Jurassic World’ Sequel Has a Title

We’re now a year out from the sequel to “Jurassic World” being released into theaters. Up until now, it was presumed that “Jurassic World 2” could wind up being the eventual official title. However, we now know that it won’t be that at all. In fact, it will instead be called “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom“. […]

‘Cars 3’ Races to a Box Office Victory

“Cars 3” lapped the field to take the top spot at the box office this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. The Pixar sequel “Cars 3” opened to an estimated $53.5 million at the box office, marking a successful yet low cume for the company. This is the lowest summer opening for Pixar outside of […]

Kevin Smith Has Turned His Aborted Krampus Film into ‘KillRoy Was Here’

After a small self imposed retirement from filmmaking, Kevin Smith has found himself in perhaps the most productive period of his career. Currently on an experimental horror movie kick with “Tusk” and “Yoga Hosers,” Smith was set to return to his View Askew cinematic universe. Then, “Clerks 3” didn’t happen. Following that, a “Mallrats” sequel […]

Richard Linklater’s ‘Last Flag Flying’ Will Open the 55th New York Film Festival

It may be the start of the summer, but the fall festival season has gotten its first tease. Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced the Opening Night Selection for the 55th annual New York Film Festival. It will be Richard Linklater‘s latest, the road trip movie “Last Flag Flying“. This immediately launches the flick […]

‘Wonder Woman’ Fights Off ‘The Mummy’ at the Box Office

“Wonder Woman” thoroughly fought off “The Mummy” to hold on to the top spot at the box office this weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. The hit superhero film “Wonder Woman,” directed by Patty Jenkins and of course starring Gal Gadot, took in another $57.1 million, bringing the total so far to a staggering $205 […]

Tony Awards: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Has a Memorable Night

Last night, the 2017 Tony Awards were handed out, with “Dear Evan Hansen” taking home a field leading six statues. That play was awarded Best Musical, while “Oslo” took Best Play, along with “August Wilson’s Jitney” being named Best Revival of a Play. Those were some of the highlights of a night that shone bright […]

Film Review: Tom Cruise Runs From ‘The Mummy’

It’s rather puzzling what Tom Cruise saw in this project. Frankly, it’s just as confusing what the powers that be at Universal saw in casting Cruise to lead this start to their Dark Universe. “The Mummy” is an anonymous and bland misfire that misuses Cruise and barely qualifies as a Mummy flick. The film is […]

Top 10: Best Johnny Depp Performances

When you bring up the name Johnny Depp, a number of things spring to mind. There’s his personality, of course, but more so, there’s his acting. Over the course of over three decades, he has been a consistent presence on the big screen. With this week’s release of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell […]

Ridley Scott

Top 10: Best Ridley Scott Films

You can’t argue with the dedication to the craft that director Ridley Scott exhibits. He is a filmmaker who never seems to rest. In honor of this week’s release of “Alien: Covenant” (review found here) and as a tribute to Scott in general, we’re looking at his best work to date. A solid handful of […]

Film Review: ‘Snatched’ Will Cause Embarrassing Laughter

There’s always an internal debate to be had with a comedy like “Snatched.” On the one hand, if a film seeks to make you laugh and actually makes you laugh, it’s successful. On the other hand, however, what if you’re often laughing in spite of your better judgement? With “Snatched,” both occur in equal measure. […]

Alien: Covenant

Film Review: ‘Alien: Covenant’ Forgets the Fear

More often than not, advancements in cinematic technology are a very good thing. CGI can show us literally anything, with the only limits being those of the imagination of the people crafting the film. The art form has an openness that almost boggles the mind. Sometimes, however, the old, simpler, way is best. In the case […]

Tribeca Film Festival Review: ‘Take Me’ Offers Low-Key Giggles

2017 Tribeca Film Festival: A low-key comedy/thriller hybrid that marks actor Pat Healy‘s directorial debut, “Take Me” is very much a first feature. There are moments of real amusement, a lack of directorial polish, and a vague sense that this should have been better than it is. A festival film through and through, “Take Me” […]

Tribeca Film Festival Review: ‘Blame’ Announces Quinn Shephard’s Arrival

2017 Tribeca Film Festival: It goes without saying that Quinn Shephard is an impatient actress. That’s a compliment, too. Unwilling to wait years before making her filmmaking debut, the 22-year-old actress has written, directed, edited and starred in “Blame,” an ambitious high school-set drama. A quadruple threat, any work that Shephard managed here would be […]

The Clapper

Tribeca Film Festival Review: ‘The Clapper’ Isn’t Worth Applauding

2017 Tribeca Film Festival: There’s no denying that Dito Montiel is a talented filmmaker. There’s also no denying that comedy is not his forte. That much is clear after seeing the deeply misguided effort “The Clapper” at the Tribeca Film Festival. Aside from a charming soundtrack, nothing works here. It looks for humor in all […]