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Review: THE WITCHES Brews Up a Deep, Surprising Potion

Octavia Spencer, Stanley Tucci and Anne Hathaway star in a new version of Roald Dahl's fantasy for children, directed by Robert Zemeckis and now streaming on HBO Max.

Review: THE DAYTRIPPERS Steers Into the Criterion Collection

Ultra-low budget indie comedy/drama stars Hope Davis, Liev Schreiber and Parker Posey.

Review: FEUD: BETTE AND JOAN, A Tale of Melancholy

A cloud of melancholy hangs over the eight episodes that comprise Feud: Bette and Joan, a limited series that has completed its run on U.S. cable network FX. Nostalgia creeps in at the edges and occasionally threatens to overwhelm the...

Critical Distance: Michael Bay's Military Might Is Not So Strong After All

Sooner or later, Michael Bay will die. How will he be remembered? The filmmaker, soon to turn 51 years of age, will undoubtedly be honored as one of the greatest moneymakers in modern Hollywood history. The 12 movies he has...

Review: TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Is The Film Michael Bay Was Born To Make

Like the film I'm talking about, this is going to take a bit to get through. My advice for both film and review: Sit back, and enjoy the ride.Transformers: Age of Extinction is, if one wants to rank such things, the...

Optimus Ride Grimlock! TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION Big Game Spot

Oh. Dear. Me.Have you ever had one of those days when you wake up and say to yourself, "Man. What I need today is to see a Transformer, riding on top of a Dinobot, wielding a sword". Well, consider your...

SOME VELVET MORNING: Watch An Exclusive Clip From Neil LaBute's Latest

Death At A Funeral director Neil LaBute won much love at Tribeca for his latest offering - the Stanley Tucci and Alice Eve starring Some Velvet Morning - and with the film hitting iTunes and VOD today prior to a...

Review: THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Kicks It Up A Notch, Sets the Stage For A Grand Finale

Suzanne Collins' Hunger Games trilogy is a great read if you're into that sort of thing (reading), and it's shrewdly constructed. The first book, memorably adapted last year into a star-making vehicle for Jennifer Lawrence, focuses on the Hunger Games...

The Gender War Wages On in the Trailer for SOME VELVET MORNING

It has been a while Neil Labute stormed onto the arthouse film scene with the one-two punch of In The Company of Men and Your Friends and Neighbors in the mid 1990s. After those two exceptional films, it felt that...

Review: PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS Lacks Personality

Having missed 2010's Percy Jackson & the Lightning Thief because of reasons, and then never catching up with it due to factors, I was at a disadvantage when it came time for Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. But I was...

Review: JACK THE GIANT SLAYER Boldly Slashes Forth, Free Of Irony

Color me surprised, because if Jack the Giant Slayer isn't quite the best movie of the year so far, it's at least a damn good one.It's fair to say the movie had a stink about it. It was meant...

Holding Out for a Hero: Katniss and the New (Female) Role Model

It's not easy to be a hero. Just ask Katniss, the main character in the new film The Hunger Games, based on the book of the same name (the first in a trilogy by Suzanne Collins.) Living a life of...

Lionsgate Backpedals After HUNGER GAMES Charity Threat

Lionsgate is already backpedaling after a cease-and-desist letter they sent to a charitable organization became public on Thursday morning and immediately caused a stir. ThinkProgress broke the story and provided context on Imagine Better, the charity-minded group, and their partnership...

THE HUNGER GAMES Review

Hitting the scene as perhaps the world's current and foremost-presold film franchise, "The Hunger Games" has zero aspirations about succeeding as a stand-alone work. We're clearly looking at Film One of a Multi-Part Saga, and it has the non-resolution...

Review: THE HUNGER GAMES Fails to Satiate

I admit up front that I'm not the demographic that The Hunger Games aims to enthrall. While I grew up reading plenty of Tolkien, and plodded my way through the Harry Potter tomes, the Hunger Games series is too contemporary,...

Call Them Off: Never Mind THE HUNGER GAMES, Try These Instead

Let's be honest, okay? Ultimately, no-one who controls the money at Lionsgate approved The Hunger Games being made into a film (or films) because the original novels are great works of literature. They're doing it because they're a safe bet....

Lionsgate UK Cuts THE HUNGER GAMES For Lower Rating

UK audiences will be getting a slightly abbreviated version of Gary Ross' The Hunger Games when it arrives on local screens. Rated PG-13 in the USA the original cut was given a 15 rating by the BBFC, a rating that...

Watch A Sharp Shooting Clip From THE HUNGER GAMES

With some advance tracking numbers suggesting that The Hunger Games could be looking at a $100 million plus opening weekend a new clip has just arrived online showcasing one of the key moments that fans of the book series will...

Was The New HUNGER GAMES Trailer Meant To Look Like The Teen Version Of THE RUNNING MAN?

If so, success!Here's the thing about the Hunger Games movie: Everything about it so far looks cheap and poorly designed. Here's the other thing: It may not matter.While I consider it increasingly unlikely that the promotional campaign for The Hunger...

Watch The Full HUNGER GAMES Trailer Now

Lionsgate are counting on Gary Ross to turn The Hunger Games into a major franchise for the financially troubled studio and today we get our first significant look at whether or not he may succeed in doing that. After an...