THE ROCKETEER to Become THE ROCKETEERS, With Big Changes in Store

Disney is developing a reboot of The Rocketeer, to be headlined by a young African-American woman. Based on the graphic novel by Dave Stevens, the 1991 film version starred Bill Campbell as Cliff Secord, a pilot who comes into possession...

M. Night Gets SPLIT: Ridiculous First Trailer

M. Night Shyamalan gives good trailer. The first trailer for Split, his next movie, is out and starts with the kidnapping of three girls -- including Anya Taylor-Joy, from The Witch -- by a man who looks suspiciously like James...

Exclusive Clip: HELIO, A Different Kind of Hell

Recently debuting at the Comic Con Independent Film Festival in San Diego, California, where it won the prize for best sci-fi/fantasy film, Helio peers under the ground and discovers a different kind of hell. We have an exclusive clip to...

KONG: SKULL ISLAND First Trailer: Stomp On This

The first trailer for Kong: Skull Island has stomped online and it does a good job of establishing a foreboding mood that is strikingly different from its predecessors. This is a teaser -- more than likely, future trailers will come...

THE PSYCHIC Series On Its Way From HBO Asia

Released in 2013, Chen Ho-Yu's short film The Busy Young Psychic toured the festival circuit and won two awards. Now it's heading to television. Production has already begun on the series, according to Variety. Six parts are planned for the...

Melbourne 2016: ScreenAnarchy Does MIFF

Celebrating its 65th edition, the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) has revealed its full program. With the festival now less than a week away, let's take a look at the highlights, some personal recommendations, and ScreenAnarchy reviewed gems from festivals...

Review: LIGHTS OUT, When Darkness Rules

Modesty is an underappreciated virtue, especially in horror movies. Lights Out revolves around a frightening idea: turn out the lights and something sinister appears. Turn on the lights and the something disappears. A few years ago, filmmaker David F. Sandberg...

Exclusive: Deleted KILL ZONE 2 Clip, Just Say No to Drugs, Or You Will Get Kicked in the Face

Easily placing among my top 10 list for the year so far, Kill Zone 2 (aka SPL 2: A Time of Consequences) is a delirious Hong Kong action movie that is fiercely kinetic and features jaw-dropping, jaw-breaking fight scenes that...

Criterion in October 2016: A Feast of Guillermo del Toro, Euro Classics, BOYHOOD and SHORT CUTS

Debuting ten years ago, Pan's Labyrinth remains a gorgeous, haunting masterpiece, the best film Guillermo del Toro has directed so far. In October, it will be added to the Criterion Collection with a newly graded 2K digital master and new...

Review: THE INFILTRATOR, A Decent Hero in a Decent Movie

Robert Mazur seems so normal. As played by Bryan Cranston, Mazur is an all-American good guy, an exceedingly decent man who is also a top-notch U.S. Customs official, an honest and dedicated employee, a loyal and loving husband and father....

Jeff Nichols' LOVING: First Trailer Pits Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga Against Racism

Filmmaker Jeff Nichols has distinguished himself with finely-wrought, outstanding dramas (Shotgun Stories, Take Shelter, Mud, Midnight Special) that develop in unexpected ways. His newest film, Loving, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May and is heading for theatrical release...

70s Rewind: THE TAKING OF PELHAM ONE TWO THREE Remains a Highly Charged, Terrific Thriller

Newly available on Blu-ray, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three remains a great, charged, gritty thriller, shot through with sardonic humor. Growing up in Los Angeles, I couldn't help but take my hometown for granted and wish that I...

Corey Yuen Teaming Up to Bring Martial Arts Movies to HBO Asia and China Movie Channel

Veteran filmmaker Corey Yuen will serve as executive producer for two Chinese-language martial arts movies to be broadcast on HBO Asia and China Movie Channel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Master of the Drunken Fist: Beggar So and Master of...

Review: COLD WAR 2 Raises the Stakes Dramatically, Keeps the Action Pumping

Leung Ka Fai (aka Tony Leung, aka Big Tony) is the force of nature that propels Cold War 2 through nearly every tight spot it encounters. Returning as M.B. Lee, a granite-faced police official who graciously retired and ceded his...

ScreenAnarchy's Top Movies Of The First Half Of 2016

One year ago, we arrived at the mid-year point in high spirits. We all marveled at the new Mad Max, got turned Inside Out by Pixar, and were seduced by Ex Machina. So we published our favorites as a nice...

Review: THE PURGE: ELECTION YEAR Sharpens Its Claws

Filled with vim and vigor, The Purge: Election Year works hard to steady its focus as an anti-something thriller. The first film in the series, The Purge, played on white suburban fears by taking seriously the ridiculous concept that the...

Exclusive SOLE PROPRIETOR Red Band Trailer: A Sex Worker Meets a Man Without an Identity

"You're in America now, not some Eastern European wild West s-------." The first red band trailer for Sole Proprietor does not glory in its red banded (Not Safe For Work) nature, aside from some profanity and blood, but it clearly...

Hey NYC! Win CARNAGE PARK Advance Screening Tickets!

Would you like to win tickets to an advance screening of Carnage Park? Written and directed by Mickey Keating (Darling, Pod), the film debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January and is preparing to open in New York City....

New STAR TREK BEYOND Trailer Goes Where No One Has Gone Before

I have no idea what to expect from Star Trek Beyond. Oh, I've been keeping up with the marketing and, especially, the trailers. The first one, released back in December, appeared to promise a "goofy adventure," as our own Todd...

MORGAN Trailer: Familiar Thriller Territory, And Yet...

Every fiber of my being wants to resist Morgan. It looks so familiar: an isolated facility, a scientific experiment that goes wrong, man tampering with things he ought not. But then the actors show up: Kate Mara, Toby Jones, Jennifer...