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Notes on Streaming: I AM THE NIGHT Goes Retro LA for a Classic Mystery

Plus: Star Trek: Discovery returns, A Discovery of Witches takes flight.

Review: WONDER WOMAN Is The Superhero Movie We All Need Right Now

At a time when men in certain circles feel compelled and emboldened to weaponise their fragility in the face of advancing feminism, the world needs a hero like Wonder Woman more than ever. Created more than 75 years ago, and...

Trieste 2016 Review: FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK, A Fascinating Portrait

More than any other character or image from the 50-year culture phenomenon that is Star Trek, arguably nothing is more instantly recognizable than Spock, and his gesture of greeting. When Leonard Nimoy died last year, the outpouring of affection was...

Review: HELL OR HIGH WATER Freshens Up the Tried and True Western

Bank robbers. Texas Rangers. A sun-drenched landscape. Oil derricks. Tumbleweeds. A loose cannon ex-con. A brother just trying to do the right thing. An aging lawman on the doorstep of retirement. Throw it all in a blender and you're bound...

Fantasia 2016 Interview: Adam Nimoy Remembers Leonard in FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK

The name Nimoy is very well-known in the worlds of celebrity, pop culture, and sci-fi fandom; Leonard Nimoy was a titan of all of these worlds, and is one of the most recognizable --- and beloved --- figures of them...

Destroy All Monsters: FIRST CONTACT Is When STAR TREK Sold Out

Look at them guns! That's Patrick Stewart in 1996's Star Trek: First Contact, a movie which had a lot of actual guns in it, too, arming the crew of the Starship Enterprise with their own skinny version of the pulse...

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...

Cannes 2016 Review: HELL OR HIGH WATER Does Outlaw Justice Darn Right

Bank robbers. Texas Rangers. A sun-drenched landscape. Oil derricks. Tumbleweeds. A loose cannon ex-con. A brother just trying to do the right thing. An aging lawman on the doorstep of retirement. Throw it all in a blender and you're bound...

First STAR TREK BEYOND Trailer Is An Odd - But Fun - Blend Of Influences

Right. I think it's safe to say that where Star Trek is concerned the time has come to pretty much throw expectations aside as far as how the Trek universe is supposed to behave and just kind of roll with...

STAR TREK: Stream Me Up, Scotty

A new Star Trek series is on its way to the streaming universe. The series will debut in January 2017, according to Deadline, and will be available to watch exclusively on CBS All Access, a streaming service available on a...

Review: Z FOR ZACHARIAH, A Gem Of A Film

The premise is beautiful in its elegant simplicity - a woman is left alone in a world that has befallen a catastrophe. Her solitude is interrupted when a man appears, unsettling her life and making radical changes to her situation....

STAR TREK 3 Will Go BEYOND, Director Justin Lin Reveals Title And Uniform Pic

Star Trek Beyond director Justin Lin revealed the new title of the third film in the latest incarnation of the famed sci fi franchise. The Beyond part does hint in a way that the crew of the Enterprise finally pull out...

Sundance 2015 Review: Z FOR ZACHARIAH, A Deeply Affecting Near-Future Parable

The premise is beautiful in its elegant simplicity - a woman is left alone in a world that has befallen a catastrophe. Her solitude is interrupted when a man appears, unsettling her life and making radical changes to her...

Review: INTO THE WOODS Ventures Into A Musically Dark Thicket

"Beware the tale you tell Children will listen"  Just what is Disney up to with Into the Woods? Widely cited as "nobody's favorite Sondheim", this Tim Burton-esque adaptation of the 1987 Broadway stage musical is sing-songy, yes, but it's also intensely...

Review: JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT Starts Strong Before Becoming A Preposterous Mess

There's something to be said for the throwback spy genre flick. Throw in a bit of black-ops mischief, some clever subterfuge, and a bunch of nifty maneuvering and you occasionally get quite a fun cinematic experience. Naturally, the collapse of...

The Stack: FRIDAY THE 13TH THE COMPLETE COLLECTION Blu-ray Tin, WAR WITCH, AN AMERICAN HIPPIE IN ISRAEL, And More

It's fitting that I have 13 items to cover this week since Friday the 13th: The Complete Collection hits Blu-ray in a beautiful tin. Does this set kill the possibility of other purchases? No way! Blandings: Series One is anything but...

David Hasselhoff Joins Joe Carnahan's STRETCH. Reveals Costume.

David Hasselhoff, Shaun Toub and Ray Liotta have joined the cast of Joe Carnahan's upcoming action comedy Stretch with Hasselhoff and Liotta reportedly set to cameo as themselves. Is it too much to hope that the duo will engage in...

Destroy All Monsters: Retire Superman

While the internet is tearing itself apart in its efforts to empirically determine whether Man of Steel "sucks" or "is awesome" - because such things are now apparently possible, given Superman Returns' near-unilateral, and intellectually disturbing, dismissal - I'd like...

China Box Office: SWITCH Primed To Send STAR TREK Packing

Star Trek Into Darkness holds on to the top spot at the China Box Office for a second week, but Jay Sun's action-packed spy thriller Switch arrives late in the week and already looks like a huge success. Rank Title...

Destroy All Monsters: I Think We've Been This Way Before, Mr. Spock

They can remember it for you wholesale, and they do. At some point, we licensed our pop cultural nostalgia to a handful of multinational conglomerates (well, to be fair, they always owned the licenses) and now they're selling them back...