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The UnPopular Opinion: The Thing (2011)

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! ****SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** This has been a very disappointing year for prequels,...
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High-concept fantasy series Three Dark Crowns is coming to Fox

We've still got some time until HBO's GAME OF THRONES draws to its inevitably bloody conclusion, but one has to wonder what will then scratch that entertainment itch for fans of swords, sorcery, and high-fantasy action? Well, it could very well be that Shawn Levy , his 21 Laps Entertainment label, and Fox's THREE DARK CROWNS will answer the call. Hot off of acquiring...
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Oscar 2017 Best Picture Trailer Compilation (video)

Unless you took an interest in the real-estate market for rocks, and have since moved-in under a boulder of your liking, you’d know the Oscars are this Sunday , and the star-studded ceremony could see well-earned trophies be given to movies like LA LA LAND, ZOOTOPIA, LA LA LAND, MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, MOONLIGHT, and LA LA LAND.  Most of the nominated films for best picture...
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Arrival is returning to theaters with bonus footage and commentary

Yesterday the Oscar nominations were announced, and though LA LA LAND continued to dominate with a record-tying 14 nominations, two movies came in second with an exceptional eight noms: MOONLIGHT and ARRIVAL. The latter has been lauded by critics and fans and stands as one of the few sci-fi films to break into the major awards. If you haven’t seen it you should count your lucky...
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La La Land, Arrival lead BAFTA nominations

The Golden Globes were this past weekend where LA LA LAND broke the record for most wins by a movie ever, but the show ain’t over yet. We still have all the guilds to be announced ( Writers have been announced , while Producers and Directors are still on the way), the SAG awards are coming close, and of course we still have the Oscar nominations coming January 24 . One more...
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Cool Videos: Check out the unnoticeable special effects from Arrival

Bad visual effects stick out like a sore thumb, and while it's easy to blame effects for giving movies a fake or phoney feel, odds are we don't notice most the effects that go into a film. That's what makes Making Of reels, like the following, so special. When it comes to Denis Villeneuve 's ARRIVAL, we all remember the giant ships (or shells) and the aliens who...
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Ah, the ol' yearly Top 10 lists. No doubt you've waded through many of them at this point and we certainly haven't made it easier as we've already shared the lists from our esteemed critics, Chris Bumbray , JimmyO , and Eric Walkuski . Taking those lists into consideration and sprinkling in some overall feelings about many of the films released this year, we've...
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Prepare for a different kind of arrival in the trailer for Attraction

There's a movie in theaters now, Denis Villeneuve 's ARRIVAL, and it's absolutely amazing - a real thinking man's sci-fi film, if you will. But sometimes you want to stimulate a little more than the intellectual itch, and that's where the Russian-made ATTRACTION comes into play. The following trailer is completely in its native tongue, so you can try your hand at YouTube's wonky...
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The JoBlo Movie Show Podcast: Arrival, X-Men reboot, Inhumans on ABC, & more

Select your listening preference below: *The following podcast is Rated F for Foul Language* *SPOILER WARNING for ARRIVAL* Welcome to the JoBlo Movie Show Podcast! Join hosts Paul Shirey (Editor-in-Chief,, Chris Bumbray ( film critic), and Sean Wist ( news/video editor) as they discuss all the latest and greatest (and not...
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Exclusive Interview: Johann Johannsson on Arrival, Blade Runner 2046 & more

One of my favorite films from this year’s Toronto International Film Festivals is making it to theaters this weekend, Denis Villenueve’s speculative sci-fi drama, ARRIVAL. A deeply emotional examination of mankind’s first contact with aliens, starring Amy Adams as a linguist tasked with finding a means to communicate with the beings, this is a highly atypical sci-fi outing,...
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Review: Arrival

PLOT : After a series of alien ships land in twelve different locations on Earth, a linguist is recruited to discover the secrets of their language and why they have come. REVIEW : The idea of the human race not being alone in the universe is one that has given filmmakers extraordinary worlds to explore. Yet sometimes, something truly gratifying and special transcends the average...
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JoBlo Movie Trivia Quiz: Alien Invasion!

Welcome to JoBlo's Galactic Movie Trivia Quizzes! According to Hollywood, aliens have been coming to Earth for decades; sometimes they want to f**k our shit up, either through large-scale destruction or stealthy takeovers, and other times they come in an attempt to save us from ourselves. Our latest alien visitation will occur in Denis Villeneuve 's upcoming ARRIVAL in...
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