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Friday One Sheet: GREED Is Good

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the tagline of the year, "The Devil Is In The Retail."  Michael Winterbottom's stylized take-down of the fashion retail industry (by way of planning and throwing a megalomaniac-vanity party) may have had some woes...

Fantastic Fest 2016 First Wave: New PHANTASM! VR Horror! Tim Burton! Spotlight on India!

Hold on to your proverbial (or literal) hats, film fans. The legendary Fantastic Fest has just dropped its first announcement of films and events, and is it ever incredible. From Andrea Arnold to Tim Burton to the latest in VR...

First Trailer For Burton's MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN

When Ransom Riggs first published the novel Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children it may have well have been subtitled, "Please Make This Into A Movie, Tim Burton". And having failed to particularly light the box office on fire with...

Anne Hathaway, Keanu Reeves To Star In Shane Carruth's THE MODERN OCEAN

The American Film Market (AFM) began today in Santa Monica, California, and one of the first announcements out of the gate was casting for Shane Carruth's upcoming feature The Modern Ocean. Fans of Carruth (such as myself) have loved his...

China Box Office: Minions Storm The Mainland As DESPICABLE ME 2 Opens Top

After a lengthy delay, Dreamworks' animated hit Despicable Me 2 finally opens in mainland China and goes straight into the top spot. Rank Title Origin 6/1-12/1 (US$M) Total (US$M) Screening days 1 Despicable Me 2 USA $15.37 $15.37 3 2...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks ENDER'S GAME, LAST VEGAS and MAN OF TAI CHI!

Not exactly a mighty weekend, save for a slew of Oscar contenders that opened weeks ago that are are slowly rolling out. Meanwhile, tonight's slate had us talking Ender's Game, the banal Last Vegas, and the forgettable Man Of Tai...

Review: ENDER'S GAME Is Not Worth Playing

I had some time during the generally tedious Ender's Game to let my mind drift, hearkening back to a time when I would have been genuinely excited to see this kind of film on screen. I'd have been a young teen,...

ENDER'S GAME Belongs To Harrison Ford, According To New Trailer

As much as I enjoyed Orson Scott Card's novel when I read it sometime in the 1990s, I can't help feeling that the movie version looks completely generic so far. And the newest trailer doesn't change that feeling. What the...

ENDER'S GAME Trailer Offers Nothing New in Blockbuster Landscape

I understand that there is some Hollywood rule out there that all Hero-Journey Blockbuster (tm) trailers have to look alike.  I understand that if you have Harrison Ford in your movie that you might as well use his voice to...

First Look at Harrison Ford Sci-Fi Flick ENDER'S GAME

The first footage has arrived online for Gavin Hood's upcoming science-fiction thriller, Ender's Game. Based on the popular novel by Orson Scott Card, it tells the story of a gifted young lad who is recruited into a hi-tech military academy...

ENDER'S GAME Begins Production

Orson Scott Card's science fiction classic novel Ender's Game has been something of an enigma in film circles for decades now. Film types have been fascinated by the cinematic qualities of the story pretty much from the day it was...