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 […]

The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (½ Star)

The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) (½ Star)

It somehow got worse. A franchise that began as a mediocre horror title given undeserved controversy in The Human Centipede (First Sequence) has progressed to a carnival freak show aiming to shock in The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) and now something even poorer. Yes, The Human Centipede III (Final Sequence) might not be quite […]

‘Clerks III’ now has financing

‘Clerks III’ now has financing

Despite a less than stellar beginning at the box office, Kevin Smith‘s latest cinematic effort Tusk (which I enjoyed a whole lot and reviewed here) is going to have a lasting impact, notably in terms of what Smith does next as a filmmaker. Not only is it the start of his “True North” trilogy of […]

Franchise co-writer Roberto Orci is in talks to direct the next Star Trek?

Franchise co-writer Roberto Orci is in talks to direct the next Star Trek?

In case any of you didn’t know, notable screenwriting team Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci recently announced that they were splitting up and ending their writing partnership in order for each of them to individually focus on directing (considering that some of their credits include the Transformers franchise, a bit of rejoicing might be on […]

The Russo Brothers will return to direct ‘Captain America 3’

The Russo Brothers will return to direct ‘Captain America 3’

I think it’s safe to say that Marvel must be pretty happy with their new Captain America film, right? After going outside the box with the choice of Anthony Russo and Joe Russo to direct Captain America: The Winter Soldier, they’re now locking in the brothers to step behind the camera again for another Steve […]

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (★★½)

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (★★½)

If there’s one thing that seems to bother folks most about my taste in film, it’s the fact that I just don’t care for any movies set in Middle Earth. None of the three Lord of the Rings films did anything from me (yes, even The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, […]

Riddick (★★½)

Riddick (★★½)

Up until it becomes a shameless yet enjoyable ripoff of Aliens, I was worried that Riddick was shaping up to be a real bore. You see, for the first half hour or so of this movie, it’s just Vin Diesel wandering a sandy planet dodging CGI and traditional creature effects monsters. Yup, it’s like a […]

‘The Hangover Part III’ gets a New Trailer!

It’s no secret that I’m not wild about “The Hangover” films. The first one was an amusing but overrated diversion to me, and I really disliked the sequel intensely. Chief among my issues with that one was that it simply rehashed every moment of the first flick, to diminishing returns. This time around though for […]

SUNDANCE: Before Midnight (***½)

It’s hard for lightning to strike twice, let alone three times, but somehow the team of Julie Delpy, Ethan Hawke, and Richard Linklater have done just that with Before Midnight. Almost two decades since they first charmed audiences in Before Sunrise (1995) and nearly a full decade since they returned with the equally impressive sequel […]

Richard Linklater has shot ‘Before Midnight’ with Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke!

Over the last few months or so, there was a juicy rumor floating around that the planned second sequel to the indie favorite ‘Before Sunrise’ was already being shot by filmmaker Richard Linklater. Of course it was starring Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke again, with the trio co-writing the script once more, but lots of […]

[REC]³ Génesis (**½)

Most of the time when you’re dealing with the third film in a franchise, the easiest way to enjoy it is to have been a fan of the previous installments. In the unique case of ‘[REC]³ Génesis’ however, fans of the prior movies may not have nearly as good a time as others. The reason […]

The Dark Knight Rises (****)

Against almost impossible hype, anticipation, and expectations, Christopher Nolan has managed to deliver not just the best Batman film to date, but also the best superhero film of all time with ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ (while also once again elevating the playing field for what the genre can be at its pinnacle). In fact, I’d […]

The first reviews for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ are in!

I’ll be seeing ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ tomorrow, but late last night (3AM here on the East Coast, though it was midnight over in Hollywood when the embargo came down) the first critical response to Christopher Nolan’s conclusion to the Batman trilogy came in, and they’re about as enthusiastic as you’d expect. There are some […]

Etan Cohen is now trying to write the script for ‘Ghostbusters 3’?

I love both of the ‘Ghostbusters’ films (obviously the first one more than the sequel), but the more I hear about Dan Aykroyd’s almost desperate attempts to make a third movie happen, the more I just want to use the Power Hour to hell him to “Stop Making It Happen”. It doesn’t seem to interest […]

Want to see the Production Notes for ‘The Dark Knight Rises’?

One of the cooler things about going to press screenings is that you get your hands on Production Notes. Sometimes it’s only a dozen pages or so, but sometimes it’s a big packet of information and goodies about the flick you’re about to see. Lucky for you guys, Warner Brothers is taking a more democratic […]