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Review: Brimstone

PLOT: A young, mute woman ( Dakota Fanning ) and her adopted children are forced to flee for their lives when a mad preacher ( Guy Pearce ) arrives in town. REVIEW: How on earth did BRIMSTONE ever get made? I don’t mean that as a negative. BRIMSTONE, for all of its problems (rather than faults), is an impeccably made film. But, it’s also a raw, uncompromising...
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The Good, The Bad & The Badass: Curtis Hanson

After a couple of weeks off to cover the Toronto International Film Festival, we’re back with The Good, The Bad & The Badass, covering the passing of a great director... Curtis Hanson For much of his career, Curtis Hanson was a journeyman director. He was about as good or as bad as his material, capable of putting-out crowd-pleasing thrillers like THE...
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Curtis Hanson, director of 8 Mile and Wonder Boys, has passed away

Curtis Hanson , the Oscar-winning writer/director of L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, 8 MILE, IN HER SHOES and WONDER BOYS has died. TMZ reports that he passed away due to “natural causes. He was 71. The filmmaker suffered for many years with Alzheimer's, and since retired from the film community in 2011. The last film he worked on was the surfing drama CHASING MAVERICKS, which Hanson...
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Review: Genius

PLOT: The story of famed literary editor Maxwell Perkins ( Colin Firth ) and his relationship with the brilliant, tortured Thomas Wolfe ( Jude Law ). REVIEW: For those not in the know, Maxwell Perkins was arguably the most important literary editor of the twentieth century, having discovered Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald among others. Famous for his tact in helping...
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Shane Black explains how Iron Man 3's villain was once very different

As much love as the Marvel Cinematic Universe gets these days and has over the years, there is one area of their operation that has been severely lacking for sometime now - the presentation of their female characters. We know The Wasp will finally be introduced as a co-headliner with Ant-Man, and Captain Marvel will be getting her due... but their track record hasn't been very good...
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Robert Downey Jr. "could do one more" solo Iron Man movie

Is Robert Downey Jr. starting to feel left out of some of Marvel's fun lately?  Downey's version of Tony Stark/Iron Man has never been too far away from any creative direction the Marvel Cinematic Universe has taken. Even with Iron Man's individual story trilogy coming to an end, RDJ has been right in the middle of AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, in addition to fronting...
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Awesome Art We've Found Around The Net: Almost Famous, Memento, Punisher

Some cliche somewhere said that 'a picture is worth a thousand words.' This has proven to be the case for me and especially when it comes to fan art. I have always sought out great fan art and have wanted to share it with as many people as possible. "Awesome Artwork We've Found Around The Net" is the outlet for that passion. In this column I will showcase the...
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Emotions run low with Nicholas Hoult & Kristen Stewart in the Equals trailer

EQUALS is a futuristic love story set in a world where emotions have been eradicated. Sounds familiar, but director Drake Doremus (LIKE CRAZY) looks to add his own visual aesthetics to the classic "forbidden love" story. Question: if you hire Kristen Stewart in a role where emotions are outlawed, are you typecasting? I jest, but you can check out the trailer below!...
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The Best Movie You Never Saw: Australian western The Proposition

Welcome to The Best Movie You NEVER Saw, a column dedicated to examining films that have flown under the radar or gained traction throughout the years, earning them a place as a cult classic or underrated gem that was either before it’s time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week we’ll be looking at THE PROPOSITION. THE STORY:  After his capture,...
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The UnPopular Opinion: The Hurt Locker

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**** I have always appreciated war films. Growing up, my...
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Even Christopher Nolan's Memento can be remade apparently

Even Christopher Nolan 's movies aren't safe from the remake bug that continues to infect Hollywood. MEMENTO is up on the block, with AMBI Pictures announcing that it will finance and produce a "new" version of the forward-and-backwards told story of Leonard, a man unable to store recent memories trying to overcome his condition to solve the mystery of his...
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Ridley Scott may have changed the name of his Prometheus sequel yet again

Ridley Scott certainly enjoys talking about his upcoming sequel to PROMETHEUS, and the director's latest soundbite on the subject includes yet another title change for the film. Per The Playlist , Scott sat down at the AFI Film Festival to discuss his career and naturally, the discussion soon turned to his involvement in the ALIEN franchise. The PROMETHEUS sequel has most...
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