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Interview: Ondi Timoner Digs Into MAPPLETHORPE

I was looking a little more than unkempt the day I met Mapplethorpe director, Ondi Timoner, at a coffee shop near Pasadena, California. My Los Angeles trip had just been extended a few days, which, while inconvenient as far as...

Review: In PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES, The P&P Is Fine, But The Z Is ZZZ

Neither as bad as it might have been nor as good as it needs to be, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies lands in that yawning chasm between promising premises and satisfying screen experiences. The movie smacks of shrewd marketing calculations,...

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...

The Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, Joins PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES

Matt Smith, who rose to fame as the eleventh Doctor in Doctor Who, is joining the cast of Burr Steers' adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, according to  The Hollywood Reporter. He joins a cast already filled with Lily James (Downtown Abby),...

Cannes 2014 Review: LOST RIVER, Or Ryan Gosling's Memorably Weird Thesis Film

The answer to the question can Ryan Gosling direct is a resounding 'Sort of.' Lost River is an unwieldy mess of a film, all over the place, scatterbrained, entropic. You could even go so far as to call it an...

Review: DOCTOR WHO, THE TIME OF THE DOCTOR (Or, Farewell To Matt Smith As The Christmas Special Welcomes Peter Capaldi To The Title Role)

Opinions appear to be divided when it comes to "The Time of the Doctor", something that is bound to make discussing the episode rather lively. Personally, I liked it in parts but don't think it adds up to a complete...

Destroy All Monsters: Unique In The Universe

The reason "The Time of the Doctor" hit me (hard) was not the exit of my Doctor, Matt Smith, from his place in the series; nor the (generally quite excellent) Christmas tale spun for the Doctor by Doctor Who showrunner...

DOCTOR WHO: THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR Aims For Fun And Excitement As The Show Gets Cinematic For Its 50th

I don't think I've ever had a moviegoing experience quite like watching the 50th anniversary special of Doctor Who in the cinema. That's not to say it's the greatest thing ever, just that the atmosphere in the screening was really something...

DOCTOR WHO: 40 Seconds Of Actual Footage From The 50th Anniversary Excites

With the 50th anniversary special of everyone's favorite time lord broadcasting worldwide November 23rd, it's damn well about time we actually got a look at the actual extended episode. And while showrunner Steven Moffat and his gang, along with the...

"Save The Day": DOCTOR WHO 50th Anniversary Teaser Hits

The 50th anniversary of BBC's seminal sci-fi series is fast approaching, with the special episode celebrating half a century of the mad man with a box broadcasting in most corners of the globe, November 23. So with that, a very...

It's Official! Ben Wheatley To Direct Two Episodes Of DOCTOR WHO!

Our love for British director Ben Wheatley knows no bounds. We have been massive fans of his since Down Terrace and have followed him diligently through Kill List, Sightseers and A Field In England. And now the director has given...

The BBC Offers DOCTOR WHO To ...

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Rory Kinnear. You may have noticed him playing Tanner in Skyfall and Quantum Of Solace and you'll soon see him with Chris O'Dowd and Nick Frost in Cuban Fury, but you're about to hear his name...

Who Should Be The New DOCTOR WHO?

So, it became official over the weekend that Matt Smith's tenure as the 11th Doctor Who is coming to an end following the upcoming Christmas special and 50th Anniversary show. Which, of course, raises the obvious question of "Who's next?"The...

Review: DOCTOR WHO S7E14, THE NAME OF THE DOCTOR (Or, Things Get Dark And Interesting In An Excellent Finale)

Steven Moffat has made a great number of promises throughout the seventh series of Doctor Who. I was unsure whether he'd really be able to write a satisfying answer to the mystery of Clara but "The Name of the Doctor"...

Review: DOCTOR WHO S7E13, NIGHTMARE IN SILVER (Or, An Underwhelming Episode Sees The Doctor Battle Cybermen While Irritating Kids Tag Along)

Neil Gaiman's previous scripting effort, "The Doctor's Wife," is acknowledged as one of the strongest episodes of recent Doctor Who, effortlessly feeling like something that fits very naturally into the show's past while giving us a fresh spin on something...

Review: DOCTOR WHO S7E11, JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE TARDIS (Or, Mysteries And Secrets Fuel An Exploration Of The Doctor's Time Machine)

The notion of discovering more about the Tardis will always be enticing. It's essentially a big box full of secrets and there's so much about it that I'd love to discover or at least have explained in more depth. To...

Review: DOCTOR WHO S7E10, HIDE (Or, The Doctor And Clara Go Ghost Hunting)

"Hide" certainly has similarities with the other episode of Doctor Who written by Neil Cross, "The Rings of Akhaten," in that they both manage to sell the emotion of the story without constructing a coherent narrative throughout. When it begins, it...

Review: DOCTOR WHO S7E09, COLD WAR (Or, An Ice Warrior Causes Havoc In A Sinking Russian Submarine)

While last week's episode devoted some of its focus to having Clara witness the scale of the danger that she'll face as the Doctor's companion, "Cold War" is more about the immediacy of the danger. This is the first episode that...

Review: DOCTOR WHO S7E08, THE RINGS OF AKHATEN (Or, Real Development Allows Clara To Believably Help Save The Day)

While I still have problems with last week's messy return taking too long to introduce Clara for the third time, there's little to fault as this episode opens, with it providing real backstory for the Doctor's latest companion. It's a...

Review: DOCTOR WHO S7E07, THE BELLS OF SAINT JOHN (Or, Yet Another Introduction To Clara Oswald)

It's difficult to pretend that being introduced to the Doctor's new companion on three different occasions isn't overkill on Steven Moffat's part. The first time was a genuine surprise, the second was magical and fun, but at this point it's...