It's possible that the late, masterful writer-screenwriter Ruth Prawer Jhabvala was the last truly literary writer left in Hollywood. And it has to be argued that had she not teamed with the production … More »With Passing of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, Will There Ever Be a Merchant-Ivory Production Successor?
A movie character with some form of amnesia used to be a very popular plot idea in the earlier days of films. During the 1940s, especially, there were numerous movies made where retrograde amnesia wreaked … More »'Finding Dory' as Exploration of Amnesia in Movies: What Type of Amnesia Will Dory Have?
No matter what your stance is on the gore and violence of the original "The Evil Dead" franchise and the new remake, producer Sam Raimi has to be given credit for bringing back old school filmmaking. With … More »'Evil Dead' Remake Uses No CGI: Will Other Films Go Back to Using Practical Special Effects?
Releasing on a single-disc Blu-ray package, the 2012 action movie "Bangkok Revenge" revolves around the story of a vengeful man trained to become a killing machine. This film directed by Jean-Marc Mineo … More »Blu-ray Review: ‘Bangkok Revenge’
"Stand Off," also known as "Whole Lotta Sole" during its theatrical release, arrives on a two-disc set consisting of a Blu-ray disc and a DVD. The package features an artwork that suggests a hard-edged … More »Blu-ray Review: ‘Stand Off’
"Fast and Furious 6" is still about two months from release, but Vin Diesel is already eager to talk about the franchise's next installment, which he says could start filming as early as this summer. More »Vin Diesel Says 'Fast & Furious 7' Will Film This Summer
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" arrives on a single-disc Blu-ray package featuring the much-anticipated finale to the "Twilight" blockbuster franchise. The set includes the film's Blu-ray, … More »Blu-ray Review: ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2’
Remember last year during the Super Bowl when some of the top film trailers had plots celebrating the military? It's back then when we first saw the trailer for "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" before its release … More »'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' as Military Recruitment Tool: Military Movies like the 1980s May Be Back
With the impending release of the "Evil Dead" remake, producers Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell have each had their fun with teasing the possibility of a fourth film in the franchise. Most recently, … More »Bruce Campbell Discusses 'Army of Darkness 2'
With Hollywood scrambling to keep up with TV and provide epic biblical epics on the big screen, it's hard to imagine that the word "sequel" could be applied to the life and death of Jesus. But it's nearly … More »What Took so Long for Movies to Be Made Depicting the Details of the Resurrection of Christ?
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" comes out on an extended edition release featuring two cuts of the movie: its theatrical and extended versions. It also provides disc owners with a UV digital … More »Blu-ray Review: ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1’ Extended Edition
"Men in Black 3" comes out on a two-disc set consisting of a Blu-ray disc and a DVD. This home video release contains the film's HD, SD, and UV digital copies, as well as a handful of supplements. This … More »Blu-ray Review: ‘Men in Black 3’
As interesting as the new brilliant indie documentary "Room 237" may be about the profound symbolism in Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining", it has potential to do damage to how some audiences perceive film. … More »Will 'Room 237' Alter Perceptions of Symbolism in Film or Will Audiences Dismiss Hidden Meanings?
Matt Reeves has already assembled an impressive cast of humans for "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," and he's now turned his attention towards the apes. Andy Serkis has been confirmed to return as Caesar, … More »Judy Greer Joins 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'
Movie sequels almost always fall under a few genre categories: Sci-fi, horror, and comedy. Seldom do you see sequels to relationship dramas that don't contain horror elements, epic sci-fi plots, or elements … More »Richard Linklater’s ‘Before Midnight’ Should Inspire Fictional Sequels in Vein of the ‘Up’ Series
Now that the "Tomb Raider" video game franchise has been rebooted to wild success (the recent effort sold more than a million copies within 48 hours of its release), it's time for Hollywood to do the same … More »'Tomb Raider' Reboot in the Works
Plenty can be said about the value of silence in both a movie trailer and a full feature. Regardless, we're not really a culture that's conducive to accepting silence, particularly when nearly every movie … More »Is the 'White House Down' Teaser Trailer a New Template for How a Movie Trailer Should Be Done?
Sony has had a Venom spin-off in the works since the character debuted in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3." During that time, the project has passed through several hands, including Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick's, … More »Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick Discuss Their Venom Solo Film
Now that his latest film, "White House Down," has officially revealed itself in the form of a poster and a trailer, Roland Emmerich has been eager to discuss upcoming projects. One of those projects is … More »Roland Emmerich Discusses 'Independence Day' Sequels
Hollywood comedian Robin Williams is interested in selling his massive Napa Valley estate, Villa Sorriso. The villa is on 653 acres and includes a 20,000-square-foot main house; solar farm; and 18 acres … More »Villa Sorriso: Robin Williams' Napa Valley Estate
Now that we know that the Oscars will air a little later next year, the Academy may have to pick a bold choice for host before audiences become too impatient. And with the rumors of Justin Timberlake perhaps … More »Would Justin Timberlake Hosting the 2014 Oscars Be an Improvement or Equivalent to Seth MacFarlane?
The 2012 animated film "Paranorman" releases on a two-disc set consisting of a Blu-ray disc and a DVD. The package houses the film's HD, SD, and UV digital copies, as well as a host of special features. … More »Blu-ray Review: ‘Paranorman’
When Stevan Mena's "Malevolence" bowed back in 2005, it may have looked like any other slasher to arrive on store shelves, but its writer/director had something bigger in mind: an entire trilogy that would … More »Stevan Mena Launchches Kickstarter for 'Malevolence 3'
It's easy to see that after all the production trouble and bad buzz about the film adaptation of "World War Z", great care has been taken by distributor Paramount to polish things. With a compelling new … More »When Movie Posters Help Bad Films: Will New Stylish 'World War Z' Poster Sell the Zombie Thriller?
Good news, Godzilla fans: after several years of pre-production and development, Legendary Pictures has officially started shooting its franchise reboot, and director Gareth Edwards has provided visual … More »'Godzilla' Reboot Finally Goes into Production