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Notes on Streaming: THE DEFENDERS, Marvel's Diminishing Returns

With its cinematic universe well established, Marvel looked to television to expand its screen presence. First came Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on the ABC broadcast network in 2013. Later that year, we heard about their ambitious plan for four interconnected...

Critical Distance: THE ASSIGNMENT, Man-Made Women

Impeccably made and persuasively acted, The Assignment is a thriller that's a throwback to director Walter Hill's prime period in the late 70s and 80s. It never throws off the stink of its odious premise, but it's so otherwise entertaining...

Interview: Director Walter Hill on THE ASSIGNMENT, Star Quality, and the Late Bill Paxton

With a career that started early as Steve McQueen’s screenwriter, Walter Hill has more than made his mark on American cinema.  The writer of The Getaway and Alien, and director of Hard Times, The Warriors, 48 Hours, Streets of Fire, Wild...

Black Nights 2016 Review: A MONSTER CALLS, Emotional Manipulation at its Finest

You might be able to argue that J.A. Bayona is not the most original filmmaker current working today, but there is no denying that he has a masterful understanding of how to direct a film that will grab (almost) all...

Boston TerrorThon Unleashes FOUND FOOTAGE 3D, THE WAILING, THE MASTER CLEANSE, Shorts & More

As we descend deeper into fall, the scares ramp up in theatres across the globe. For Boston-area filmgoers, that means an amazing amount of spooky films to choose from. From tomorrow, October through Sunday, October 16, the Somerville Theatre will...

New Trailer For A MONSTER CALLS Gives Us ... A Big Talking Tree

Juan Antonio Bayona's new film, A Monster Calls, has been slowly teasing its potential audience with cast announcements, photos, and one teaser released late last year. And now, still six months before the film's release, there is a new trailer....

A MONSTER CALLS In The Teaser To Bayona's Latest

How do you launch a film that is not a sequel or superhero property and doesn't come with a massive built in audience in the current day and age? You start early, apparently. At least that's what they're doing with...

The Many Faces Of Sigourney Weaver

This week sees the release of Neill Blomkamp's Chappie, starring an eclectic mix of actors, non-actors and special effects. Loïc saw the film and had mixed feelings. Among the cast members is Sigourney Weaver though, and that is always worth...

Destroy All Monsters: ALIENS And The Burden Of Canon

Having now - I hope! - been convinced that Neill Blomkamp's comments last week (re: removing Alien3 and Alien Resurrection from the Alien franchise's continuity for his forthcoming Alien 5 sequel) were taken out of context or otherwise misconstrued, a...

Neill Blomkamp Takes On ALIEN

Neill Blomkamp, director of District 9, Elysium, and the imminent Chappie, appears to not only have landed an Alien movie, but to have enticed Sigourney Weaver to return to the franchise.Next to nothing is known about the project other than it...

Fan Expo 2014 Exclusive Interview: Elijah Wood Talks Film, Fans, And More

Not surprisingly, Elijah Wood is a lovely guy. He's a film geek at heart, as passionate about the medium as anyone reading this site. He's made small budget indie films and some of the biggest productions ever made, but...

Rest In Peace, H. R. Giger

Earlier today, the famous artist H. R. Giger died in hospital. According to the Swiss press, the famous artist succumbed to injuries he received on Monday during a bad fall. He was 74 years old. H. R. Giger is famous...

The Kids Talk Film: ALIEN

Imagine the opportunity to go back and watch Ridley Scott's Alien, for the first time again. Willem (age 10) got his first exposure to the horrific piece of science fiction as he continues his tour through the genre with his father...

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...

Make sure to open ALIEN VAULT: The Definitive Story of the Making of the Film

A really good historical book on Alien (1979) has been long overdue. This fixes that in spades even in the face of the comprehensive quality of the massive BluRay box set released last year by Fox. Concentrated almost entirely on...

DRAGON TATTOO Star Noomi Rapace Taking The Lead In ALIEN Prequel?

Lisbeth Salander is going global. On the heels of the international success of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo star Noomi Rapace has quickly become Hollywood's go to girl when a female cinematic badass is called for. She's already...