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Toronto 2017 Dispatch: Dark Comedies from Clooney/Coens, Payne, and Iannucci Scoring Well

In trying times, sometimes laughter really is the best medicine. It would seem that some of the leading filmmakers of today have taken that to heart and have also embraced the idea that a certain form of laughter laced with...

Venice 2017 Review: SUBURBICON Floats Between Brilliant and Underbaked

The opening sequences of George Clooney's Suburbicon unfold in front of us like an animated book straight from a Cold War infomercial. Set in late 1940s America, these scenes are accompanied by a narrator who cooingly tells us the benefits...

Now on Blu-ray: RAY HARRYHAUSEN: SPECIAL EFFECTS TITAN, RETURN OF THE KILLER TOMATOES, THE SWINGING CHEERLEADERS, SUTURE

Let's take a look at four of Arrow Video USA's latest Blu-ray releases. First up is the US Blu-ray debut of Gilles Penso's Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan, next up we have sci-fi spoof Return of the Killer Tomatoes, then...

Review: MONEY MONSTER Takes A Hostage With A Sense Of Humor

Pleasantly surprising, Jodie Foster's Money Monster is better than expected, in large part because it's not as straightforward as it initially appears. The setup, in fact, leads one to believe that the movie will be a deadly serious hostage thriller....

Clooney And Pitt Join In Bidding War For FBI Drama KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON

The Tracking Board is calling it the biggest bidding war of 2016 and so far a lot of Hollywood's A-listers have put their name in the hat for rights to adapt upcoming book Killers of the Flower Moon.  The book,...

Review: All Hail HAIL, CAESAR!

Hail, Caesar!, the latest film from les frères Coens, is many things all at once. First, it's likely their least commercial film in decades. The audience greeted the closing credits with the kind of stunned silence that usually precipitates...

HAIL, CAESAR! Trailer: The Coens Are Back With Movie Studio Shenanigans

"We have your movie star. Gather $100,000 and await instructions. Who are we? The Future."While the Coen Brothers actually have a film dropping in the cinema this month, as they have writing credit on Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies, it...

Review: TOMORROWLAND, Yearning For The Past, Dripping With Disney Spirit

Four years after the greatly entertaining Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Brad Bird tackles the live action dimension for a second time with Tomorrowland, a massive sci-fi production intended for the whole family. Despite a rather enjoyable first part and Bird's...

TOMORROWLAND: Big Game Spot, With A Bit More Clooney And A Dash Of Laurie

So far we have not been given a whole lot to go on with Disney's Tomorrowland. They are still holding back the goods. Tonight's big game spot is no exception. We get a bit more George Clooney and a quick...

Trung Rwo's Top 10 Worst Movies of 2014

Is it too late for a list like this? Even if so, I still decided to make a list of some films that I never want to see again. Similar to last year, these films may not necessarily bad, but they're...

Brad Bird Takes Us To TOMORROWLAND In First Teaser

Long in development at Disney is Brad Bird's second live-action effort as director, Tomorrowland. Bird and screenwriter Damon Lindleof take the theme land inside Disney parks that focuses on science, technology and the future, and turn it into an adventure...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks THE LEGO MOVIE and THE MONUMENTS MEN

Sure, it's a film about building blocks, but The LEGO Movie proves to have all the right pieces. It's a tonne of fun, and easily one of the best films of 2014.Also chatted about the disappointing The Monuments Men, a...

Review: THE MONUMENTS MEN, Wartime Patriotism Done Right (Or Left)

"That belongs in a museum!!" "So do you!" That, of course, is an early stretch of dialogue from 1989's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. In it, Dr. Jones is battling a posh and jerky villain who's apparently pretty quick with...

The Many Faces Of George Clooney

Believe it or not, when From Dusk Till Dawn hit cinemas I did not know who George Clooney was. Worse: friends of mine refused to go see the film because they knew him from television and he was a "pretty...

The Kids Talk Film: GRAVITY

You have read a lot of positive things about Alfonso Cuarón's immersive action picture Gravity in these parts, but how, you ask, would young children react to the prospect of two handsome astronauts problem solving their way out of a tight...

Opening: GRAVITY Astounds And Thrills And Chills And Astounds Again

So you want to be an astronaut? Alfonso Cuarón's gripping, often spectacular thriller Gravity sends George Clooney and Sandra Bullock flying into space, where they encounter every explorer's worst nightmare, the deadly kind you can't hope to control, but can...

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...

First Trailer For George Clooney's THE MONUMENTS MEN Blows The Dust Off History

Looking like a cross between Ocean's Eleven and Kelly's Heroes, the first trailer for The Monuments Men is a breezy, jazzy history lesson, refashioned into a thriller.Reuniting George Clooney and Matt Damon, chemistry intact, along with Bill Murray (a silent...

Oops! GRAVITY Trailer Detaches From Reality

Raise your hand if you've ever been in space. Anyone? Anyone? Neither have I. And therefore I submit that the newest trailer / clip for Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity is firmly detached from any reality that I have ever known. So,...

Cuaron's GRAVITY To Open Venice

Alfonso Cuaron's long awaited scifi picture Gravity has been selected as the opening night film at the 2013 Venice Film Festival. The 3D effort stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts spun out into deep space following an accident...