Tag: jmichaelstraczynski

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...

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...

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...

Wachowski's Original Science Fiction Series Coming to Netflix

After successfully squeezing the mega-sized Cloud Atlas into a single sitting offering (which audiences more or less ignored), the Wachowski siblings are going to work in long form science fiction on a project called Sense8.  They are teaming up with Babylon...

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...

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...

NINJA ASSASSIN Review

Ninjas exist! They live in the mountains and are paid 100 pounds in gold by world governments to kill without mercy!  Look at one of them the wrong way, or make any attempt to expose their ninja conspiracy and...

FF 2009 Review. Ninja Assassin

I knew pretty much exactly what to expect when I walked in to the screening of Ninja Assasin tonight. A glossy, slick, maybe even a little homoerotic, action film with a wafer thin plot and lots of CGI enhanced action....

Fantastic Fest 2009: Ninja Assassin

I understand fully that the point of being critical about a Hollywood film about Ninjas could be considered by some to be an exercise in futility. Really. Did anyone expect this to be good? I just really want to take...