In its attempt to get a reboot of "The Crow" off the ground in recent years, Hollywood has cycled through various would-be directors and actors to appear in the film, with none of them panning out thus … More »Tom Hiddleston in Talks for 'The Crow'
With "Captain America: The Winter Solider" going into production, there's only two more Marvel Phase Two films left to go: "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Avengers 2." Joss Whedon recently stated that … More »James Gunn Talks 'Guardians of the Galaxy'
For many people, it may sound satisfying knowing a "Star Wars" film in some shape or form will be released to theaters every year starting in 2015. And perhaps going that unprecedented route in sci-fi … More »The Dangers of the Yearly ‘Star Wars’ Movies Creating Overexposure: A New Era of Franchise Excess?
The biggest question surrounding the Justice League movie is its very existence at this point; ever since Warner Brothers discarded Will Beall's script, the project has been vaguely in the works. However, … More »WB Might Want David Goyer for Justice League
When The Motion Picture Association of America announced new detailed explanations on ratings for movies on April 16, the response was divided as it always is. The dichotomy among members of the MPAA and … More »MPAA’s New Detailed Movie Ratings Explanations: Should the Public Be the Co-Arbiter of Films?
Phase Two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is just about to get underway with the release of "Iron Man 3" in a couple of weeks, but Joss Whedon already knows where it will end. In fact, the writer/director … More »Joss Whedon Discusses 'Avengers 2'
The new full trailer for this June's "Man of Steel" must have been cobbled together meticulously in order to better what the teaser trailers offered months ago. There arguably couldn't be a more compelling … More »New 'Man of Steel' Trailer Connection to Original Film Franchise: The Value of Cast Chemistry
Tuesday was a big day for Universal's franchise films at CinemaCon, as the studio confirmed several sequels that will debut over the next couple of years. More »Universal Confirms More 'Bourne,' 'Pitch Perfect' 'Fast & Furious,' and 'Snow White & the Huntsman'
A column about movies always seems inappropriate after a terrorism event that shakes America to its core. With a similar painful juxtaposition yesterday while I published a review of the MTV Movie Awards … More »Freedom Running: Movies that Prove Marathon Running Can Clear the Mind of Harsh Reality
Universal is keen to get moving on the seventh "Fast and Furious" film, but it may be moving too quickly for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who recently revealed that scheduling conflicts could keep him from … More »Dwayne Johnson Discusses 'Fast and Furious 7'
When those who write about movies have to watch the MTV Movie Awards for review, it's already common knowledge to expect a multi-ring circus more than anything serious. This year, the shocks we're used … More »2013 MTV Movie Awards Review: Daniel Day-Lewis and Emma Watson as Emblems of a Divide
Everyone's favorite cinematic St. Bernard will once again chew up the big screen, and I'm not talking about Beethoven. Instead, his more rabid predecessor Cujo is due to appear in another adaptation of … More »'Cujo' Remake Announced
The triangle has always held mystery and wonder in the world of geometry, even though it's usually lauded as representing what's perfect in nature. Love triangles, as most people understand them, are the … More »'To the Wonder' as Love Triangle Variation: Terrence Malick’s Long Fascination with Love Triages
"Life of Pi" arrives on a two-disc set consisting of a Blu-ray disc and a DVD. The package contains the film's Blu-ray, DVD, and iTunes digital copies, as well as a handful of supplements. This 2012 opus … More »Blu-ray Review: ‘Life of Pi’
The next film that finds itself up on the Hollywood chopping block is "Point Break," as Alcon Entertainment has hired Ericson Core to update Kathryn Bigelow's adrenaline-fuelled cult classic. More »Ericson Core to Remake 'Point Break'
"Killing Them Softly" debuts on a two-disc set consisting of a Blu-ray disc and a DVD. The package contains this 2012 gritty heist movie's Blu-ray, DVD, UV digital, and iTunes digital copies, along with … More »Blu-ray Review: ‘Killing Them Softly’
Coming out on a single-disc Blu-ray package, the action-adventure drama "Day of the Falcon," originally titled Black Gold for the international market, features a soaring epic that centers on two rival … More »Blu-ray Review: ‘Day of the Falcon’
It was almost 50 years ago when "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World" released in theaters and demonstrated the late Jonathan Winters' comedic brilliance on the big screen. Not longer after, Winters was nominated … More »Jonathan Winters’ Movie Roles Prove How Comedic Acting Has Never Had Major Award Respect
With "Man of Steel" looming off in the horizon, one of the questions accompanying the Superman reboot centers on its place within the DC Cinematic Universe. Will the Christopher Nolan produced update pave … More »'Man of Steel' Might Open the Door for the DC Cinematic Universe
For those with only a passing interest in the number 42, it might go unnoticed that the meaning of it goes profoundly beyond the sci-fi of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and Jackie Robinson's jersey … More »The Larger Meaning Beyond '42': Let's See a Documentary on the Stunning Scope of This Number
James Cameron (yes, that one) has sprung back to life by bringing us either another major leap forward in moviemaking, or going stir crazy in taking death-defying risks to garner cinematic magic. When … More »Underwater Motion Capture Technology: How Potential Risks Could Foster an Oscar Category
Some of us who wrote disparagingly about older films being formatted into 3D have to eat our adjectives now that "Jurassic Park" has proven that a film at least 20 years old can still succeed with an added … More »The Success of 'Jurassic Park' in 3D: What Other Films of Spielberg’s Would Work in the Format?
The loss of Annette Funicello is an emotionally significant one for fans of the era when Walt Disney was the one running the company under his name. Of course, Funicello was always a solid product of television … More »Annette Funicello’s Film Legacy: Will Her Disney Films or the Beach Party Films Endure?
When Michael Crichton wrote "Jurassic Park" the novel, the character of John Hammond was intended to be the main focus as a mad scientist CEO who had no concern for anything but profit. It was already … More »Was John Hammond the Most Interesting 'Jurassic Park' Character? Loss of the Franchise’s Antagonist
There isn't one professional movie reviewer or film analyzer of the last several decades that doesn't owe a debt of gratitude to the late Roger Ebert for influence in writing style. While my job description … More »The Legacy of Roger Ebert: What is the Future of Quality in Movie Analysis for Print and the Web?