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Review: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, How Can Something So Wrong Feel So Right?

As Hugh Jackman’s P.T. Barnum starts selling the idea that using exaggerations, myths, and tall-tales as thinly-disguised truths are admirable, truth be damned. I couldn’t help but think about the “meta-ness” of it all. It’s as if Barnum was directly...

Hugh Jackman in THE GREATEST SHOWMAN Trailer: It Doesn't Start Until the Bearded Lady Sings

Last seen as a grizzled, aging mutant in Logan, Hugh Jackman is reborn as P.T. Barnum -- yes, the circus guy -- in The Greatest Showman. Reportedly, it's a musical, though the first trailer hints around that, instead focusing on...

Destroy All Monsters: Myths Evolve Because We Need Them To, And Other Things I Learned From LOGAN

Spoilers for Logan. With Logan, the modern comic book movie finally enters its revisionist phase. The film is the conclusion of a cycle: not just of a phase of Hugh Jackman's career and of the X-Men movies in general, but...

Review: LOGAN, Superheroes Aren't Just for Kids Anymore

Tough, tense, thoughtful, and terrific, Logan is truly the first superhero movie for adults, not for kids or arrested adolescents. Granted, it's best for adults who have a tolerance for bloody, vicious violence. One of the characters claims the violence...

Review: PAN, Far From The Disaster You Might Want It To Be

Following his adaptations of Pride & Prejudice and Anna Karenina, Joe Wright next turns his attentions to J.M. Barrie's boy who never grew up. But instead of bringing the adventures of Peter, Wendy and Captain Hook to the big screen,...

Review: CHAPPIE, Thug Life Doesn't Pay Off

Neill Blomkamp is on everyone's radar now that he's been chosen to direct the new Alien movie. His latest effort, Chappie, might fuel the raging debate, as it shows a weird mixture of sci-fi within the gangsta universe of rap...

Destroy All Monsters: Superheroes Last All Summer Long

Note: Major spoilers for X-Men 7 follow. In the last scene of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Wolverine wanders through X-Men Heaven, distinguishable from the church at the end of LOST only by the absence of pan-theistic iconography in the...

Review: X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, Grim Yet Satisfactory

The makers of the latest installment of a superhero franchise based on comic book characters set themselves a tall order: a prequel that is also a sequel to more than one movie, as well as the middle installment of a...

Final X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST Trailer Rolls Out The Big Names

Director Bryan Singer plays school teacher calling out the morning attendance in the latest - and apparently final - trailer for the upcoming X-Men: Days Of Future Past and it would appear that everyone's in class. This one plays like...

Another Day, Another Uninspiring X-MEN Trailer

It's at the minute and fifty second mark of the latest trailer for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days Of Future Past that the trailer gods were kind enough to make explicit what had been bothering me about it until that point....

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST: Watch The Japanese Teaser

To put it mildly, I did not like the first trailer for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days Of Future Past. At all. Enough so that I was hesitant to click on the new Japanese teaser for the film. I don't like...

Blomkamp's CHAPPIE Underway And Those Die Antwoord Stories Were Very Much True

It was back in May that ScreenAnarchy reported on stories that South African director Neill Blomkamp had tapped his nation's biggest musical export - Die Antwoord - to star in his upcoming third film Chappie. The news was widely met...

X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST: Watch The Horrid First Trailer Now

Who's up for the glittery teen romance version of The X-Men? Because that appears to be what director Bryan Singer has in store for us with X-Men: Days Of Future Past. Sentinels? Nope. Clenched hands and wet eyes and pregnant...

TIFF 2013 Review: PRISONERS Is a Tense Thriller With a Few Nagging Problems

Call me contradictory, but I never quite understood the fuss made of Denis Villeneuve's 2011 Best Foreign Language Feature Oscar-nominated Incendies. While I was impressed by the filmmaking, I had some serious issues with the story that left me...

Review: THE WOLVERINE Aims High But Falls Just Short

I can't speak for everyone, but after a summer full of crumbling cities, robots, monsters, and the loudest sound effects I can remember, I felt the need to brace myself as I sat down to another big-budget action spectacle. Thankfully,...

Jackman And Gyllenhaal Drive The New Trailer For Villeneuve's PRISONERS

With mass attention wrapped up in Hugh Jackman's upcoming go around as everybody's favorite stabby mutant it's been easy to overlook the fact that the Australian actor has another movie coming likely to prove rather more substantial. Jackman takes the...

THE WOLVERINE Releases Three More Ink Posters, Check The Entire Series!

When it comes to the marketing for James Mangold's The Wolverine, it has been a tale of two poster campaigns. There are the main posters, which revel in everything that is horrible about photoshopped artwork and are utterly horrible. And...

New WOLVERINE Trailer Features More Jean Grey, More Swordplay

Logan is sad in the new trailer for James Mangold's The Wolverine. And when Logan gets sad he likes to stab things. That about sums it up, right?...

Less Talking, More Stabbing In THE WOLVERINE CinemaCon Trailer

Who needs all that talking stuff, we just want to see Logan stabbing people, right? Well, coming right up. There are a whole lot of blades and not very much else int he CinemaCon trailer for The Wolverine and that's...

Japanese Trailer For THE WOLVERINE Comes With Added Ninja Action

The James Mangold directed The Wolverine hits US screens in July with international rollouts to follow with observers curious to see if Mangold can shake the faint odor of failure attached to the generally hated X-Men: The Last Stand and...