After some creative turnover, including replacing JJ Abrams as director and Roberto Orci as writer, the prospect of another Trek film looked bleak, especially when the film was delayed and the first trailer didn’t inspire much confidence.
With his latest film, Anomalisa, Kaufman presents an incredibly realistic portrayal about the banality of life, with the twist that all his characters are puppets.
Even with all the technology and means to travel nowadays, most people still can get stuck living in their little bubble, unaware of ways of life outside their immediate vicinity. It’s bad enough inside our own country, where someone growing up in California can have a vastly different education, viewpoint or life experience than someone…
Those expecting a true musical may be a little disappointed, but anyone looking for a love letter to the artists that continue to try is in for a treat.
In today’s world where almost every studio movie is connected to some kind of extended universe, it’s only natural that one would long for the days when film franchises were simpler. A time when there were no multi-verses, spinoffs or reboots, just a popular film getting a sequel or two.
Marvel’s latest effort, Dr. Strange, while sticking to the formula, is still able to give audiences something a little different.
Here’s a look at some of the best movies to watch to get into the Halloween spirit.
“The Nice Guys” is well worth a look from fans and casual viewers alike.
With the arrival of Fall comes the inevitable “Netflix” period. It’s what happens when money’s tight and deadlines are approaching.
Are you looking for something that will distract you from thoughts of homework, auditions or exams? Watch some of the best film trilogies.
They Came Together may not change the way you look at romantic comedies, but it will at least give you a sense of appreciation when you watch a good one.
The film tries to do too much and ends up with a middling movie that doesn’t quite know what its message is.
This film gives audiences a fresh, filthy and most of all funny new spin on superhero movies.
It’s no surprise that the hype for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens was massive. To everyone’s relief, the film seems to be doing just fine.
Mississippi Grind lets you observe the highs and lows of the addiction, but, in the end, the film itself does not stand out in any special way.
Whether it’s your cup of tea or not, Bone Tomahawk will surprise you.
The Hateful Eight is a frustrating film, but one worthy of your time.
A movie like Major League goes beyond the traditional baseball story and delves into these little intricacies gives fans of the genre a little breath of fresh air, and makes you wonder why more sport films don’t follow its example.
For anyone who needs a reminder of how easy this generation has it, look no further than The Revenant.
During the past decade there has been an uptick in movies and television with anti-heroes in the lead role. A lead with questionable morals isn’t a new development. Watching characters struggle to live with their imperfections on screen helps us feel better about ourselves and our own problems. The question is, how far can a…
It’s funny to think about how many of the most heartfelt, touching films I have seen come from an animation studio. Movies such as Wall-E, Toy Story 3 and Up strongly affect me into my adult years. Pixar Animation Studios always knows how to touch an audience. Their newest movie, Inside Out, written and directed…
Chloe Sevigny and Kristen Stewart are both rumored to star in a new movie about Lizzie Borden, an axe murderer of the 1800s. The Hollywood Reporter announced that they will likely be playing Borden and her maid, Bridget Sullivan. So far there is no production start or potential release date. For more on this exciting…
It’s no wonder we are seeing an abundance of movies about the dangers of machinery crossing the boundary between robot and human with the constant expansion of technology. Alex Garland, writer and director of Ex Machina, is no stranger to the creation of sci-fi films. Although this movie is his debut as director, he has…
What Marvel Studios has done with its movies in the past couple of years is impressive. The first Avengers film served as a culmination of both Marvel Studios and Joss Whedon and was a commercially–and critically acclaimed–success. Expectations for the sequel, Avengers: Age of Ultron, were a little on the high side and, in the…
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, is the fifth installment of the Mission Impossible series starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt. Much like its star, this series is aging well, as this latest film may also be its greatest. Hunt is joined this time around by returning members William Brandt played by Jeremy Renner, Luther…