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Now Streaming: THE TWO POPES Jockey For Position

Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce star in the papal drama; Fernando Meirelles directs.

Now on Home Video: Recent Kino Studio Classics

A spate of recent releases from Kino Studio Classics has left me feeling that continuing to collect physical media is still a good decision. The reason? Besides the extras featuring crew, cast and noted scholars and historians these discs have...

70s Rewind: JUGGERNAUT, British Time Bombs Tick, Tick, Tick Away at Sea

An old-fashioned, ticking time-bomb suspense thriller, Richard Lester's Juggernaut (aka Terror on the Britannic) (1974) satisfies on the most elemental level: it made me increasingly tense and nervous as I watched. Lester made his directorial debut with the very charming...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Kills With THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS

Some 27 years ago, on Valentine's Day in 1991, The Silence of the Lambs was unleashed in theatres. Romantic, eh? In any case, the film wasn't expected to have the impact that it did, being released in February. However, Jonathan Demme's...

Review: NOAH, Good Vs. Evil Is Not As Simple As It Sounds

With a length of little more than two hours, Darren Aronofsky's Noah is many things. It is an exploration of some of the themes the director already touched on in The Fountain, but it also functions as new territory for Aronofsky,...

NOAH: Watch Two Trailers For Aronofsky's Biblical Epic

Ray Winstone does not appear to be happy about getting wet in Darren Aronofsky's Noah. And you know what else isn't? Pretty much everyone and everything other than those fortunate enough to get aboard the big boat at the core...

Review: THOR: THE DARK WORLD Is A Balanced, Loki Success

Thor's second solo outing strikes a far better balance between the Earth-bound action and the dramas on his home world of Asgard, but beyond the strong set pieces and knowing humour, the plot and central romance fail to hit home.Marvel...

Review: RED 2 Remains Colourful Fun

There's almost something admirable in the brisk, breezy way that RED 2 plays out. The shtick about a series of retired cold warriors being drawn once again into another fracas should feel stale, yet in the capable hands of a...

Fresh Shots Of Crowe, Hopkins, Winstone And Watson In Aronofsky's NOAH

Due for release in March of 2014, a handful of new character images have arrived from Darren Aronofsky's dark fantasy retelling of the story of Noah. This was never likely to be the version of the story anyone grew up...

Giveaway: Win a Copy of HITCHCOCK on Blu-ray

Director Sacha Gervasi's biopic about the greatest filmmaker of all time (what, you wanna argue it--come at me), is hitting home video this week from Fox and we've got one copy to give away to a lucky winner. To win...

Review: HITCHCOCK and Helen Mirren Make Alma Reville a Star

Shamelessly shallow, Sacha Gervasi's brisk romantic trifle Hitchcock starts with a kernel of truth and blows it up into a bucketful of popcorn entertainment, albeit of the arthouse variety. Featuring a sterling inhabitation by Helen Mirren and a suggestive portrayal...

Hopkins And Mirren Chew The Scenery (And Toast) In New HITCHCOCK Clip

Here's the thing with Sacha Gervasi's upcoming Hitchcock. No matter what else may happen we're going to be treated to a whole lot of Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren doing their respective things. And those two do their things very...

Now on Blu-ray: Spending Time With the Master With Universal's ALFRED HITCHCOCK: THE MASTERPIECE COLLECTION

I'm ashamed to admit that until maybe a year or two ago, I'd seen more films by Hitchcock acolyte Brian De Palma than I had by old Hitch himself. That's right--I saw Femme Fatale well before I had a chance...

AFI Fest 2012 First Impression: HITCHCOCK Does The Legend Justice

AFI Fest 2012 got off to a rousing start last night with the packed world premiere of Hitchcock. Set amidst the director's filming of Psycho, the movie focuses on both his personal and professional challenges, painting an intimate portrait of...

"I'm Just A Man Hiding In The Corner With A Camera": Here's The Trailer For HITCHCOCK

In the works for quite some time, Hitchcock is director Sasha Gervasi's behind the scenes chronicle of seminal Hollywood horror flick Psycho. Our first real good look at what we can expect from the film comes to us today in...

Anthony Hopkins Is Alfred Hitchcock

Take a look at that photo to the left. Now take a look again. That's Anthony Hopkins in full makeup as Alfred Hitchcock for Sacha Gervasi's Hitchcock.Now in production with the director of Anvil switching gears to narrative features, Hitchcock...