Any time Joel and Ethan Coen make a movie, it’s going to be an event that captures my attention, and such is case with Hail, Caesar!. A bouncy, energetic dalliance into the Hollywood studio system of the 1950s, this is a well-meaning romp full of whip-cracking dialogue that only the Coens can pull off, homages to the classic genres of yesteryear, and quirky characters that would become stilted in the hands of any other filmmakers.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Anytime Park Chan-wook makes a movie, I will be the one at the front of the line jumping, clapping, possibly squealing, and burbling and drooling like an idiot. The Vengeance Trilogy (Sympathy For Mr. Vengeance, Oldboy, and Sympathy For Lady Vengeance) is damn near perfect, Thirst is one hell of a spin on the vampire tale, and his English-language debut, Stoker, was my favorite movie of 2013. He’s not the most prolific filmmaker, but he’s a damn hit factory, and he’s got one in the works that sounds phenomenal.
It debuted and Cannes last year, and we’ve been waiting for Jeremy Saulnier’s Green Room ever since. Truth be told, we’ve been fiending for whatever he did next after Blue Ruin, and this looks like one hell of a follow-up. It just played at Sundance and opens for the rest of us in April, and ahead of that A24 just dropped a vicious new red band trailer.
Monday, February 1, 2016
This may shock you, but I’m rather goddamn pumped up for The Witch. Not only has the buzz that has built up over the last year hit all of the right pitch points to get me salivating, everything we’ve seen for the film, including this new trailer, is creepy as fuck in the best possible way. Take a look below.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
'Boyka: Undisputed': Scott Adkins Looks For Redemption And People To Kick In The Face In Full Trailer
Thursday, January 28, 2016
When The Finest Hours, a movie about the true life heroism of a rag tag group of Coast Guard members battling a fierce New England storm in the early 1950s to save the stranded crew of a wrecked tanker, is actually about that, it’s not bad. Giant waves flinging various vessels around willy-nilly, a crew racing to the rescue, another struggling to stay afloat long enough for them to arrive; all of this works. The problem is whenever the movie does anything else.
Monday, January 25, 2016
You’re going to want to stop whatever your doing, because whatever you’re currently involved in, with very few exceptions, is not as awesome as a new short film from Gareth Evans. The director of TheRaid and The Raid 2 dropped a badass five-minute video, and if that’s enough to get you to check it out, what are you even doing here?