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Review: I.T., A High Tech Throwback

Since nowadays we can’t go two seconds without checking our cell phones and everyone seems to be spending enormous amounts of time online, cautionary tales about our overdependence on technology have suddenly become all the rage. I.T. is the latest,...

Review: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Shoots for Remake Glory

When you put the word “magnificent” in the title of your movie, you’d really better be able to live up to it. Except, in the case of director Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven, the very title's been done before. For...

The Many Faces Of Hugo Weaving

This week, Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificent Seven has its premier, and with a cast that strong, I had no doubt that one in that group would end up being the focus of this week's quiz. But guess what? I was...

GHOST IN THE SHELL: Watch The Five Short Clips Here

Paramount created a wee bit of a stir last night when they dropped five ten-second teasers for their live action Ghost in the Shell movie during the broadcast of the Mr. Robot finale last night.      They are our...

JOHN WICK CHAPTER TWO: Being Back, Again, Never Looked This Good

Boy howdy does Keanu Reeves clean up good. Here is our first look at Reeves as the titular hitman brought out of retirement, John Wick. EW had the drop on everyone and they also spoke with director Chad Stahelski about...

SURPRISE! Fantastic Fest 2016 Drops Last Wave With SHIN GODZILLA, BUSTER'S MAL HEART, Debates & More

We certainly didn't see this one coming, but if anything, Fantastic Fest is known for sucker punches of awesomeness. Debates include fisticuffs over Tremors, Zack Synder, Rocky 4, and on whether superhero movies are ruining the industry. The new films...

BMW Films' THE HIRE Gets A New Chapter With Clive Owen

Back in 2001, automaker BMW spent a fair bit of money to hire A-list directors to write, produce and shoot a series of short films that had only one stipulation: Clive Owen had to drive a BMW in them at...

Toronto 2016 Review: NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Rends With Savage Grace

If you are an honorable cinephile, right from the opening credit sequence of Nocturnal Animals, you will know you are in good hands. Hyper-glossy and daringly uncommercial in the same breath, it puts some fine Lynchian bonafides on the table...

PASSENGERS Trailer: Sony's Sci-Fi Bet Looks Promising

Passengers, Sony's new science fiction epic and their big Christmas bet, has had something of a long legacy. Starting life as a Blacklist script by Jon Spaihts (Prometheus), the film was originally set to star Keanu Reeves and Reese Witherspoon before...

WILD OATS: MacLaine And Lange in Golden Years Road Trip Comedy, Out on October 4th

A quick service announcement to all you fans of Hollywood royalty the likes of Shirley MacLaine and Jessica Lange. Their latest film, Wild Oats, will be released on DVD, Digital HD and on Demand by Anchor Bay Entertainment on October...

Now on Blu-ray: VALLEY OF THE DOLLS and BEYOND, The American Dream Melts Into Psychedelic Mush On Criterion Blu

Brand new from the Criterion Collection this month is a pair of whacked out features that chronicle the decay of the American Dream in glorious high definition. Mark Robson's Valley of the Dolls is an adaptation of Jaqueline Suzanne's best...

Next up on Your Remake Roster, 1952 Western HIGH NOON

THR has reported that Relativity Studio's has obtained the rights for the classic 1952 Western High Noon. The remake will be a modernized version and will be set in the present day along the cartel-controlled U.S.-Mexico border. This will, at...

The Many Faces Of Jessica Lange

This week sees the premiere of Andy Tennant's comedy Wild Oats, about naughty older women living it up on an accidentally acquired five million dollar cheque. And one of these 'scoundrettes' is played by Jessica Lange. A model bursting into...

Blu-ray Review: CAT PEOPLE, Subtle and Stunning, All Over Again

Shadows, shadows, and more shadows. Shadows are everywhere in Cat People (1942), and the first time I saw it, I thought it was an imaginative way to disguise its low-budget production. So it is, but it's also far more than...

Criterion in December 2016: THE EXTERMINATING ANGEL, THE ASPHALT JUNGLE, ROMA and HEART OF A DOG

What do cinephiles dream about during the holiday season? According to the Criteiron Collection, it's all about classic films, such as John Huston's galvanic The Asphalt Jungle and Luis Buñuel's eye-raising comedy The Exterminating Angel. And contemporary titles, like Heart...

Gamera Obscura: We Love DON'T BREATHE and HELL OR HIGH WATER for the Same Reason

I’ll try to keep it brief this time out. That’s because what follows is stunningly obvious -- although maybe only to you and me. Therefore, please feel free to forward this week’s column to the TPTB at the Hollywood majors....

Toronto 2016 Review: LA LA LAND Gives Our Senses a Feast

La La Land is a series of dichotomies, existing as both a delightful flight of fancy and a broad relationship drama. It’s a film oozing with both nostalgia and contemporary energy, feeling both classic and of the moment in the...

Review: SNOWDEN Means Well

Sturdy and sincere, Oliver Stone's Snowden is an admirable ox, intent on delivering a warning message about the dangers of the U.S. government and its surveillance program upon its own citizens. Simultaneously, the film diligently and respectfully canonizes Edward Snowden,...

Destroy All Monsters: In the Blind Land of Nostalgia, STRANGER THINGS Is King

As I've mentioned before, the best movie of the summer wasn't a movie; it was an 8-part Netflix serial about kids hanging out in the '80s, caught (unbeknownst to them) in the plot of a Steven Spielberg movie. In a...

WINCHESTER: Jason Clarke Joins Helen Mirren in Spierig Brothers' Haunter

Variety is reporting that Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty and Dawn of the Plant of the Apes) is in talks to join Helen Mirren in Winchester, the next from The Spierig Brothers.    The film follows firearm heiress Sarah Winchester...