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Now Streaming: STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER Brings the Saga to Its Inevitable End

J.J. Abrams returns to direct Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega and Adam Driver in a sci-fi adventure, now streaming on Disney+.

First Image From Denis Villeneuve's DUNE

Denis Villeneuve's big budget Dune is one of the few 2020 blockbusters that has not adjusted its release date in light of the current global pandemic. This is because it is set for a december release of this year. That may...

STAR WARS THE RISE OF SKYWALKER: The Final Trailer is Here, That Charge of The Light Brigade Though

Some day we will find out who in Lucasfilm or Disney has an equestrian fetish. In the meantime the final trailer for Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker premired last night during halftime of Monday Night Football and swiftly followed...

Review: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Seeks a New Home in a New Age

The animated film features the voices of Oscar Isaac, Charlize Theron, Chloë Grace Moretz, Finn Wolfhard, Nick Kroll, with Bette Midler and Allison Janney; Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan directed.

Review: ANNIHILATION, a Rainbow Hell of Genre Splicing

About ten years ago, I found myself musing about speculative fiction novels ripe for adaptation to the big screen. The subject of The New Weird literary movement came up via Alastair Reynold's Chasm City and China Mieville's Perdido St. Station, arguably the pinnacle of...

STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Teaser Offers Space Opera at its Finest

Disney and Lucasfilm have dropped the teaser trailer for Rian Johnson's entry in the Star Wars series, The Last Jedi, which for us old school fans we'll fondly call Episode VIII. Of course, Star Wars is such a behemoth that...

STAR WARS VIII: Production Begins With Benicio Del Toro And Laura Dern Joining The Cast

Now that the fervor has quietened down for the moment the cast of The Force Awakens are back in front of the camera with new director Rian Johnson at the helm of Episode VIII. A short teaser trailer was released...

Destroy All Monsters: Gay Or Straight, Finn/Poe Matters

Like most fans of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I found the relationship between John Boyega's Finn and Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron to be one of the film's most charming aspects. As soon as they'd uttered their enthusiastically mutual "nice...

Blu-ray Review: Criterion's INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, The Full Ballad

"If it was never new and it never gets old, then it's a folk song."--Llewyn Davis.A great folk ballad has a powerfully worded chorus, then journeys through a descending series of verses to emote its hard-luck tale. By the time...

Criterion Starts 2016 Right: INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, LADY SNOWBLOOD, THE AMERICAN FRIEND, And More

The Criterion Collection will begin the new year by welcoming the Coen Brothers into the fold. Inside Llewyn Davis dove into the less glamorous side of the folk music scene, and showcased a sterling performance by Oscar Isaac. The Criterion...

STAR WARS VIII: Benicio Del Toro In Talks To Villainize Rian Johnson's Entry

The Wrap is reporting that Benicio Del Toro is in early talks to play the villain in Rian Johnson's entry in the upcoming Star  Wars trilogy. You know how things like this go. According to the report there are  'multiple sources'...

Hey, Canada! Win Alex Garland's Scifi Hit EX MACHINA On Blu-Ray!

Hey, Canada! Alex Garland's hugely acclaimed hit indie horror Ex Machina hits Blu-Ray, DVD, digital and on demand July 14th from Mongrel Media and they want you to have a copy of your very own!When a young programmer arrives at...

Have Your Say: Which Actor/Actress Would You Like To Hop Into The STAR WARS Universe?

(Oi! The article is down here!) Yesterday, the biggest news was probably the announcement that Donnie Yen might be joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode VIII (mentioned here). Before that, there was much rejoicing when Iko Uwais, Yayan Ruhian...

Donnie Yen Joining STAR WARS EPISODE VIII?

Following the massive success of Furious 7, Avengers: Age Of Ultron and Jurassic World at the Chinese box office this summer, Hollywood is really seeing the importance of the Chinese market. A number of key productions are now scrambling to...

Review: EX_MACHINA, How Men Perceive A Female Robot

Alex Garland has become known for some pretty great sci-fi screenplays, such as 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd. So it seems only natural that he would eventually direct one of his own works. Ex_Machina has some great elements, such...

STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE Set To Fly

Bob Iger, CEO and all around bossman of Disney, let the world know some official news today about the upcoming standalone Star Wars film, not least by unveiling its official title.As you'll recall, there's been plenty of chat about these...

Review: EX_MACHINA Starts Strong, But Falls Into Cliché

Alex Garland has become known for some pretty great sci-fi screenplays, such as 28 Days Later, Sunshine and Dredd. So it seems only natural that he would eventually direct one of his own works. Ex_Machina has some great elements, such as...

Review: A MOST VIOLENT YEAR Slow-Burns With Quality

Lurking modestly in the fringes of film awards season, we have this: an accomplished, dignified, slow-burn of a film. A Most Violent Year is a crime film, a crumbling family drama, an unexpected character study, and an art house pot-boiler....

A MOST VIOLENT YEAR: Watch Oscar Isaac And Jessica Chastain In First, Searing Clip

In this first clip from J.C. Chandor's drama A Most Violent Year, Jessica Chastain has something her youngest daughter found in the bushes outside her home. She wants her husband, played by Oscar Isaac, to have a look. It is...

Berlinale 2014 Review: THE TWO FACES OF JANUARY Proves Middlebrow Is Timeless

They've been making movies like The Two Faces of January since before they made movies. A graying man, his blonde haired bride, and the younger cad who comes between them. Crime and chase amidst sun dappled vistas. Cops and con...