2016 Awards Profile: ‘Jason Bourne’ from Paul Greengrass

2016 Awards Profile: ‘Jason Bourne’ from Paul Greengrass

Welcome to the 2016 Awards Profiles series, where we talk about high and low-profile films coming to a theater near you at some point this year.  We will analyze the potential for these films to be players for the Academy Awards, and while many of these have the potential to be recognized, many will not […]

Film Review: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (★)

Film Review: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (★)

Let me begin with a bold statement folks. This film made me wish ancient Sparta had tried just a little bit harder, way back when in their battles with Greece. Yes, we would miss out on tons of potential advancements and inventions, but we also wouldn’t be subjected to My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. […]

Film Review: Creed (★★★½)

Film Review: Creed (★★★½)

This is what you hope for whenever you go to a screening…a film you have middle of the road expectations for absolutely knocking your socks off. In the same way that the original Rocky captured magic in just the right way, winning the Academy Award for Best Picture in the process, so too has filmmaker […]

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (★★★)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (★★★)

The franchise has finally come to an end. What began in The Hunger Games and begun wrapping up with the unnecessarily bifurcated The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is now over. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 suffers from being only part of a whole, but it’s the superior part, heavy on tension […]

Film Review: Spectre (★★★)

Film Review: Spectre (★★★)

In many ways, the modern incarnation of the James Bond character has finally collided with the classic 007 in Spectre. The result isn’t nearly the success that Casino Royale or Skyfall was, though this Bond flick is not without its charms (and much better than Quantum of Solace). Daniel Craig is more at ease with […]

Danny Boyle is planning to make his next film a ‘Trainspotting’ sequel

Danny Boyle is planning to make his next film a ‘Trainspotting’ sequel

Hot off the heels of Danny Boyle‘s upcoming film Steve Jobs premiering to excellent reviews at the Telluride Film Festival as a “work in progress” (ahead of an actual debut soon at the New York Film Festival), news has potentially broken on his next project. Reports have Boyle actually planning to finally make a sequel […]

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ will have an IMAX monopoly for a month

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ will have an IMAX monopoly for a month

I can’t say that this news is surprising at all, but it’s still interesting to me. When the much anticipated seventh episode in the Star Wars saga opens, it’s going to have quite the run on the IMAX format. Yes, reports have stated that Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be given essentially a four […]

George Miller might direct ‘Man of Steel 2’

George Miller might direct ‘Man of Steel 2’

If ever there was a juice rumor to marinate on for the weekend, it’s this one. Apparently, not only is George Miller potentially staying with Warner Brothers for his follow up to Mad Max: Fury Road, he might even be getting a chance to finally play with Superman. Yes, reports have floated the possibility that […]

Colin Trevorrow officially will direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

Colin Trevorrow officially will direct ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

After some speculation that just this announcement was headed our way, Lucasfilm has confirmed in a Press Release from D23 that a director has been chosen for Star Wars: Episode IX. The choice? Well, it’s the rumored pick who was initially up for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, none other than Colin Trevorrow. As I’ve […]

Film Review: The Look of Silence (★★★)

Film Review: The Look of Silence (★★★)

Though it might not be of particularly strong interest to anyone who hasn’t seen director Joshua Oppenheimer‘s award winning and Academy Award nominated prior documentary The Act of Killing, that shouldn’t be an excuse not to go out and see The Look of Silence. This is a compelling companion piece and pseudo sequel that looks […]

Colin Trevorrow might be the director of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

Colin Trevorrow might be the director of ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’

Back when the search was on for someone to direct Star Wars: Episode VII (before J.J. Abrams came on board and the name changed to Star Wars: The Force Awakens), an early rumor had Colin Trevorrow as a likely choice. It turns out that he signed on for Jurassic World instead, but I always thought […]

Ben Affleck will direct and co-write his own ‘Batman’ film

Ben Affleck will direct and co-write his own ‘Batman’ film

I suppose this was basically an assumption that’s just been confirmed, but we now know one reason why Ben Affleck accepted the gig of playing Bruce Wayne/Batman in the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (as well as in Justice League and Suicide Squad, for that matter). Reports have him officially being named as […]

Watch the First Trailer for ‘Creed’ starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone

Watch the First Trailer for ‘Creed’ starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone

Nothing helps the buzz of a potentially questionable film more than a great Trailer. Up until now, you could be forgiven for shrugging off the pseudo Rocky sequel/spinoff Creed, since that franchise was not in any way in need of another installment. Despite the presence of Ryan Coogler as the filmmaker and Michael B. Jordan in […]

Film Review: Terminator Genysis (★★)

Film Review: Terminator Genysis (★★)

In some ways, Terminator Genysis is the counterpoint to the recently released Jurassic World. Both traffic in nostalgia but while the latter stuck to almost all of the original’s rules, this one here seeks to rewrite the franchise as it sees fit. Unfortunately, Terminator Genysis is a bland and generic blockbuster that doesn’t even manage […]

Film Review: Magic Mike XXL (★★★½)

Film Review: Magic Mike XXL (★★★½)

Just like Magic Mike turned out to be a surprisingly deep and satisfying film about the quest for the American Dream through the art of male stripping, Magic Mike XXL comes like a bolt from the blue to be one of the most purely enjoyable times at the movies so far in 2015. Despite not having […]

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