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We talk Full Metal Jacket for its 30th anniversary with D'Onofrio & Modine!

Very few movies have the undeniable impact that the Stanley Kubrick masterwork FULL METAL JACKET has. Even on the classics 30th anniversary, the haunting power of this tale of war and the loss of innocence still resonates. Watching this incredible feature again, it’s hard not to stand in awe of such amazing performances from Vincent D’Onofrio and R. Lee Ermey. The two...
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Why It Works: Seven

Why It Works is an ongoing column which breaks down some of the most acclaimed films in history and explores what makes them so iconic, groundbreaking, and memorable. ****SPOILERS AHEAD**** A young, white, wisecracking cop with a short temper. An older, sophisticated, black detective seven days from retirement. A diabolical killer on the loose. Anyway, enough about...
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Cool Videos: Pixar's nods to other classic films

Watch any Pixar movie and you're sure to find a number of Easter eggs calling back to other classic films that the filmmakers and storytellers wanted to pay tribute to. They slip their own clever nods in that die-hard movie lovers are sure to grin at all over the place, but how many of them do you really notice? Oh, sure... There are plenty that are pretty overt, but there are a...
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Concept art shows Toy Story 3 was almost a very different movie

TOY STORY 3 reigns as one of the most perfect sequels ever made. People tend to discredit animated films as not being equal to live action, but Pixar has perfected a way of making movies that rivals almost anything else out there. Most of their sequels have not lived up to the originals, but the TOY STORY films are one of the best trilogies out there. With a fourth film announced, TOY...
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The Good, the Bad & the Badass: Stanley Kubrick

Last week , we took a look at the career of director Christopher Nolan , whose latest film, INTERSTELLAR , clearly was inspired by one of this week's subject's most famous films... Stanley Kubrick Stanley Kubrick . Fifteen years after his death, the man has pretty much become a deity among movie makers and fans. His films only increase in popularity...
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Update: Disney/Pixar announce Toy Story 4 for 2017; Rashida Jones to write

UPDATE: The  D23 website is reporting that Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation) and Will McCormack be writing TOY STORY 4 , and that the story was created by the Pixar dream team of Lasseter, Andrew Stanton , Pete Docter , and Lee Unkrich . Here’s a quote from the Lasseter: "We love these characters so much; they are like family to us,”...
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The Best Movie You Never Saw: The Frighteners

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 its time and/or has aged like a fine wine. This week well be examining THE FRIGHTENERS from writer/director Peter Jackson . THE STORY:...
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UPDATE: Star Wars: Episode VII has found its writer in Toy Story 3's Michael Arndt

UPDATE: According to StarWars.com , Michael Arndt is now officially the screenwriter for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. Here is the full statement: As pre-production of Star Wars: Episode VII begins, Lucasfilm has confirmed that award-winning writer Michael Arndt will write the screenplay for the new Star Wars film. As revealed in the ongoing video series posted here on StarWars.com, Kathleen...
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Pixar to bring you TV special Toy Story of Terror in 2013

The titular characters of TOY STORY 3 have already been seen in several shorts since their last cinematic adventure back in 2010, a trend that looks to continue with Pixar's announced Halloween special titled TOY STORY OF TERROR.  While it would be incredible if this was airing in just a few short weeks, were going to have to somehow muster the patience to wait until 2013. ...
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