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A Remake-able Idea?

I’m very much against Americans remaking foreign films because of the horrible results that come about; major tanks that deserve mentioning include ‘The Departed’...

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Bryan Cranston Reportedly Cast as Lex Luthor in ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel?

I don’t think Bryan Cranston will drum up the same reaction that Ben Affleck did last week about his casting.  Cosmic Book News is reporting the Emmy-winning star...

Critics’ Choice Movie Awards Preview

Tomorrow morning, the Critics Choice Awards will bestow their nominees for the world to see.  While it might sound biased, I very much respect the organization’s...

Lore (***½)

Unlike the one-sided views of the tormented Holocaust victims and their suffering during Hitler’s terrifying reign, ‘Lore’ brings the audiences into...

Oscar Question of the Day – Comedy is No Laughing Matter

On the Awards Circuit Power Hour this week, one of our esteemed readers asked why David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook was not being considered the one to...

Oscar Question of the Day – The Movie Musical

With Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables about to seen by the first set of eyes this coming Friday, many pundits predict this could be the first musical nominated for Best...

Box Office (11.18.12)

What an extravagant change in the charts! For most of the week, Skyfall (Sony) placed #1 daily and over all in American box offices, grossing over $117 million. Wreck-It...

This is 40 (***)

Something has happened to Judd Apatow since he busted onto the scene with The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005).  Apatow has never had a real problem with entertaining and his...

Two Lead Contenders on Lionsgate Awards Plate

When the Lionsgate Awards site went LIVE today and listed their slate of contenders involving Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Fisher Stevens’...

Samsara (***½)

A cinematographically brilliant documentary film meant to be a guided meditation filled with breathtaking landscapes and beautiful performances over the span of 58...

New Look and Looking Forward To ‘Iron Man 3′

A great poster for a story that needs no introduction. Well designed, giving nothing away, this poster is clear and to the point, without anything frivolous to distract...

Andy Serkis to Make Directorial Debut in Animal Farm Adaptation

Having mastered the ground-breaking art of motion capture acting in iconic character roles, Andy Serkis now turns his focus to directing.  The actor, whose memorable...

The Four (****)

Action packed, thrilling, and very beautifully shot, “The Four” takes the audience into the corrupt world of those who seek power attempting to overthrow those in...

Women in Horror: Janet Leigh

Psycho is by far one of the best horror films ever made. Scream queen of the week, Janet Leigh, is one of the most memorable scream queens in the horror genre. Earning...

The Flat (Multiple Reviews)

Joseph Braverman (***) Director Arnon Goldfinger’s intensely personal documentary, The Flat, is recognizably manipulative in parts yet successfully rides on a wave of...

31 Days of Horror: Terrible Tuesday Way to Die (Final Destination Franchise)

It seems that the franchise route is the one that’s most popular for this weekly part of 31 Days of Horror, so far be it from me to deviate from a well liked plan....

The Chaneys and the Horror Legacy

Born to deaf-mute parents Lon Chaney’s gifts for communicating without sound made him a natural for the silent screen. Though there were bigger stars than Chaney...

Argo (****)

In the mid-2000’s Ben Affleck was the last person I would have thought would change the course of his career and become one of the finest new directors in American...

31 Days of Horror: Quote of the Week

From the 10th best film of all time The Strangers: Kristen: Why are you doing this to us?  Dollface: Because you were home. 

Oscar Question of the Day – Can you reward the voice?

With Seth MacFarlane recently awarded the prestigious gig of hosting the Oscars in February 2013, he becomes one of, if not, the first person to host the Oscars that got...

Top 100 Horror Films: #100-51

What makes a good scary movie? Some might think it’s all in how many times the jump or scream during a viewing, how many times they contemplate running to the...

The Sun Has Set in the Eastwood

After seeing Trouble with the Curve, at best a two star movie, with the Amy Adams performance the finest in the film, I think it is safe to say that there will be no...

What’s Anna Watching?

Since my article two weeks ago, I’ve been quite busy watching Dexter. So busy I’m already on season six. My husband, who is ridiculously selfish, asked me to stop...

NYFF: Uneven “Passion,” Solid “Bay,” and “Roman” Documentary

Greetings again from the New York Film Festival! Today brought a trio of very interesting films (2 Main Slate selections and a Midnight Movies sidebar), and even if they...

10 Years (***)

Seeking a home somewhere between ‘The Big Chill’ and ‘American Reunion’ (though far superior to its most structurally similar film ‘Since...