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Review: HONEST THIEF, Liam in Love, Still an Action Star

Liam Neeson, Kate Welsh, Jeffrey Donovan and Jai Courtney star in a ludicrous yet lovable action picture, directed by Mark Williams, and opening in U.S. theaters.

Have Your Say: Do You Like Time Travel To Be Self-Consistent, Or Do You Prefer Paradoxes?

Earlier this month Terminator: Genisys started to terrorize cinemas worldwide, and it pushed the beloved science-fiction franchise's central concepts of time travels and paradoxes into rather extreme corners. Matt Brown had a thing or two to say about that last...

Destroy All Monsters: Nihilism And Time Travel As Franchise Filmmaking In TERMINATOR GENISYS

If you've long nursed a suspicion that Hollywood sequel-making is actually a shell game concealing a vast nothingness at the core of blockbuster franchises and, perhaps, all of life itself, have I got a movie for you: it's called Terminator...

The Many Faces Of Lee Byung-hun

This week sees the premiere of Terminator Genisys, and with it the honoring of a not-so-nice Hollywood tradition: that of taking one of the most charismatic Asian stars there is, and giving him/her just a few minutes of screentime (and...

Review: TERMINATOR GENISYS, The Embodiment Of Fan Disservice

The fifth instalment of the troubled sci-fi time travel series reveals itself to be a frustrating reboot-sequel hybrid, cherry-picking iconic moments from throughout the franchise and reworking them into a confused and mostly absurd new narrative. The result is a...

SUICIDE SQUAD: Here Is The First Pic Of The Cast In Costume

Here you go. The first pic of the cast of Suicide Squad in costume. Director David Ayer tweeted the pic around an hour ago with the caption, "Task Force X assembled and ready."LtoR: Adam Beech as Slipknot, Jai Courtney as Capt. Boomerang,...

New TERMINATOR GENISYS Induces A Different Kind Of Dread

As much as I try to be a positive person, especially about movies that have not yet been released, everything I've seen about Terminator Genisys has induced a sense of dread that it will be truly terrible. Now, maybe I am...

The Many Faces Of Ray Stevenson

Currently number one in US cinemas, Divergent: Insurgent shows there can still be some financial life in young-adult franchises. A look at its cast list reveals an impressive list of supporting actors, including Ray Stevenson, so let's make him the...

TERMINATOR GENISYS Living Poster Makes Schwarzenegger's Head Explode

Speaking frankly, Terminator Genisys is struggling to arouse any genuine interest in me right now. Obviously I loved the first two, thought the end of Rise of the Machines excused everything that came before it, and - hey! - actually...

Review: INSURGENT Is Dystop-less

Part two of the big screen adaptation of Veronica Roth's bestselling series of YA sci-fi novels boasts a larger budget and sharper hairstyles than its predecessor, but remains incapable of stepping out from the long shadow cast by rival franchise...

TERMINATOR GENISYS: Big Game Spot

As the Big Game approaches on Sunday studios continue to build up for some big trailer releases and game spots. Paramount and Skydance are apparently planning something big for Terminator: Genisys on Sunday so they have released their Big Game...

SUICIDE SQUAD Just Got Less Purdy. Tom Hardy Drops Out. (UPDATED. Sort of)

Huh. Well this is a shame. THR's Heat Vision blog is reporting that British actor, future Mad Max, and off-and-on nemesis to the Peaky Blinders, Tom Hardy, has left the adaptation of The Suicide Squad scheduled to begin shooting here...

Review: UNBROKEN Takes The Human Spirit To War, Prison

With Unbroken, Angelina Jolie has once again thwarted many expectations of her own career. She's stepped behind the camera to direct what is not just the most un-ironic "triumph of the human spirit" God/country/apple pie film in a long time,...

First TERMINATOR GENISYS Trailer Goes Back To The Future Past

The first trailer for Terminator Genisys follows on the heels of last week's marketing material debuts for Jurassic World (trailer) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens (teaser). What all three have in common is nostalgia. Set to arrive in theaters on...

Joel Edgerton Starring Thriller FELONY Gets A Bad Poster, Great Trailer

Mixed marks to the marketing department at Australia's Roadshow Films for their work on the Joel Edgerton written and starring dramatic thriller Felony. The poster released last week? Really not good. The freshly arrived trailer? That's a whole other matter.Here's...

Destroy All Monsters: DIVERGENT Adaptations

Adaptation fascinates me. Sometimes it perfectly achieves its objectives: I couldn't have cared less about the entire Dorne storyline in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels before two weeks ago; but now that Pedro Pascal is...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks MUPPETS, DIVERGENT And Von Trier's NYMPHOMANIAC

Strange mix this week of YA heroines, puppeteered sequels, and the long awaited work from Lars Von Trier.Video embedded below...

Review: DIVERGENT Is Not So Special

"I like training sequences to run no longer than the length of the song 'Eye of the Tiger.' This one runs ninety minutes." That was my friend's reaction to the bloated, flat, and spark-less Divergent, in which an unlikely...

TIFF 2013 Review: FELONY Cops Out In The End

In the course of a day, detective Malcolm Toohey goes from participating in a major sting operation that gets him shot to celebrating and singing Bon Jovi with his officers in the cop bar, to hitting a child with his...

Edgerton Impresses In First Clip From FELONY

He may not be the flashiest actor out there but Australia's Joel Edgerton is quietly going about the business of demonstrating that he's one of the most talented of his generation. Riding off the successes of Warrior, Zero Dark Thirty...