Tag: damonlindelof

Destroy All Monsters: The Problem With The TOMORROWLAND Thesis

I enjoyed Tomorrowland. There was a joy about the way Brad Bird shot the film that reminded me of early Spielberg, and if the whole thing ends up turning on the audience's willingness to believe that George Clooney has harboured...

Destroy All Monsters: Come Back, Damon Lindelof

On the day of the Great Departure, Damon Lindelof cancelled his Twitter account in mid-sentence, as befits the content of his new series, The Leftovers. None of us even got a chance to say goodbye. Nor were any of us,...

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...

Destroy All Monsters: World War C (Critics vs. Celebrities)

I'll be the first to go to the mat saying that The Lone Ranger didn't get a fair shake in a lot of circles. I can do that because I'm in one of those circles, and not standing in the...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks THE HEAT, WHITE HOUSE DOWN, MONSTERS U and WORLD WAR Z

After being bumped last week due to flooding in Alberta, we're back with a Canada Day chat about Paul Feig's buddy cop movie, The Heat, the lesser of the two Die Hard-in-the-Capital films White House Down, and last week's big...

TTTT: WORLD WAR Z As A Taut Thriller; THE BLING RING As The Right Movie At The Right Time

It's the end of the world as we know it, and Brad Pitt does not feel fine. He's separated from his idyllic family, mindless automatons are quickly devouring the known world, and he's sporting his worst haircut yet. But worse...

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...

Review: WORLD WAR Z aka Zombies With Brad Shuffles, Stumbles, Drops Dead

I had little hope for this 'adaptation' when the first trailer popped up. Abandoning almost everything from the gripping and terrifying novel by Max Brooks, director Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace) instead funnels the story into a singular narrative that...

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...

AnarchyVision: Talking STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS, MUD and THE ICEMAN

Another Twitchvision chat with Scott Laurie, this time me gushing about J.J.'s latest Star Trek film, which I unabashedly loved.Also talked about he fabbo Mud, and the less fabbo The Iceman, both with Michael Shannon doing his thing.Video embedded below.Update:...

70s Rewind: STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE Still Goes Slowly Where No One Wants to Go

In December 1979, Star Trek: The Motion Picture was a major letdown. Earlier in the decade, a handful of my school friends banded together to form the Science Fiction Club. Initially, we discussed Isaac Asimov's Foundation trilogy, Ray Bradbury's stories,...

WORLD WAR Z Preempts Censors, Moves Outbreak Source Out of China

Will the problems never end for World War Z? The Wrap is reporting that they have been told exclusively by a Paramount Executive that they will be re-cutting their $175 million Brad Pitt vehicle to avoid offending Chinese audiences.In Marc...

Zombies On A Plane! - New WORLD WAR Z Trailer

It's been a long, long time coming, but a movie adaptation of Max Brooks' best-selling book World War Z (unsurprisingly with little resemblance to the tome other than its title) is in fact coming. With a June 21st release date...

Hugh Laurie Could Be The Villain Of TOMORROWLAND

British actor Hugh Laurie is in talks to take the role of villain in Disney's super top-secret sci-fi flick Tomorrowland, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The project stars George Clooney and will be directed by Brad Bird. The script was...

IRON MAN 3! STAR TREK 2! THE LONE RANGER! OZ! WORLD WAR Z! Watch The Big Game Spots!

The Football Game Which Must Not Be Named was played yesterday and with it came new TV ads for the biggest upcoming films. Miss 'em? Here they are: The Fast & Furious 6, Iron Man 3, The Lone Ranger, Star...

There And Back Again: ScreenAnarchy Survives The 14th Butt-Numb-A-Thon

For my second year in a row, I made my way down to Austin, Texas, home of the infamous celebration of Movie Geekery known as Butt-Numb-a-Thon. This was the fourteenth iteration of this mad festival, what amounts to an...

That's A Big Tower O' Zombies! Here's The Trailer For WORLD WAR Z

For a moment, let's forget all the pre-production, production and post-production woes we've heard about on Marc Forster's adaption of Max Brooks' zombie apocalypse novel, and take a gander at the first real look we have of the Brad Pitt...

WORLD WAR Z In A World Of Trouble: Major Reshoots And A Damon Lindelof Rewrite In The Works

Marc Forster's World War Z is in a world of trouble. After a lengthy struggle to get the project off the ground at Paramount, Forster shot the film with a cast anchored by Brad Pitt in 2011. Principal photography has...