Why I Think Ghostbusters Is 2016’s Most Important Film Jul26

Why I Think Ghostbusters Is 2016’s Most Impo...

Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters finally hit theaters, and the reaction has been, well, mixed… to say the least. A wave of criticism of the all female reboot has clouded discussion in the months leading up to the film’s release, allowing a slew of sexist insults targeted at the cast and creators, the most racist and vile of which temporarily chased Leslie Jones off Twitter last week after the movie’s debut. Although Ghostbusters has been faced with an uphill battle for inane reasons, we can’t afford to allow the hate to have a louder voice than the love for the release of a film that showcases that women are finally...

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is an Enjoyably Deceptive Fantasy Jul26

Mike and Dave Need W...

Overview: Two hard-partying bros are forced to get their act together for their younger sister’s upcoming wedding and take dates, but the two women who agree to go aren’t as clean-cut as they seem. 20th Century Fox; 2016; Rated R; 98 Minutes.  A Prickly Myth: What kind of studio...

Train To Busan is a Delightfully Pessimistic Ride Jul26

Train To Busan is a ...

Overview: When a zombie virus takes over Korea, a recently divorced father has to learn the meaning of moral propriety if he wants to keep his daughter safe. Next Entertainment World; 2016; Not Rated; 118 minutes. Survival of the Jerkiest: At the core of every zombie text, there lies a...

SDCC 2016 Roundup Jul25

SDCC 2016 Roundup

Another year, another Comic Con. The Woods kicked off the excitement at SDCC when, to everyone’s surprise, the Adam Wingard directed film revealed itself to be a sequel to The Blair Witch Project. Early buzz is, as the kids say, fire. I’m going to link the trailer but be warned:...

Weekly Clickables: Movies for Kids & Donald T...

Welcome back to another installment of our Weekly Clickables! This week we’ve got a number of movies for younger viewers (and their content-minded parents), and a couple of other choice options. If you’re a young parent and need to know which movies are not only suitable but must be seen by children of all ages, then look no further than the top five movies that your kid has to see. If you were wondering what directing Donald Trump might entail, look no further than this personal recounting by director Oliver Stone on his brief encounter on the set of Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, courtesy of Wired. Not all teen-dystopias are...

Lights Out Reignites Our Fear of the Dark Jul25

Lights Out Reignites...

Overview: A mother’s mental state conjures up a violent entity which only exists in the dark, and her two children struggle to overcome it. Warner Bros.; 2016; Rated R; 81 minutes. On: David Sandberg’s Lights Out, based on the 2013 viral short of the same name, is quite an ingenious horror...

Roseanne for President! Delivers Topical Frustration Jul25

Roseanne for Preside...

Overview: Comedian Roseanne Barr campaigns to win the 2012 United States Presidential election. IFC Films; 2015; Not Rated; 96 minutes. What’s Right?: It’s hardly a spoiler to point out that Roseanne Barr did not win the win the office of the U.S. President in 2012. And it’s...

Truth In Brian De Palma’s Blow Out 35 Years ...

A common topic for artists when speaking of their work is this amorphous and kind of indefinable idea of truth. The unspoken tenets of art seem to call for this truth, or verisimilitude, that transcends a work from just something someone made, to a divine object of a cultural significance few people have ever seen. What a strange notion, this idea of truth? There are few things more elaborately and deliberately untruthful than art. Film, especially, is a particularly deceptive and sneaky art form. It is so carefully put together, each of its elements picked and chosen to fit a theme and idea. It is all rehearsed, all theatre. It would seem...

Marvel Studios Unveils the Future of Logos and Casting Announcements at SDCC 2016 Jul23

Marvel Studios Unvei...

When it comes to Marvel Studios we never know what to expect when it comes to SDCC. Some years they come with a bevy of casting announcements, schedules, and info and others they just come to talk about their more immediate releases. This year they blessed us non-SDCC attendees with…....

Brie Larson is Your Captain Marvel Jul23

Brie Larson is Your Captain Marvel

Brie Larson took to the Hall H stage at SDCC to confirm that she will in fact be playing Carol Danvers in the upcoming MCU film. One of the most celebrated characters in the Marvel Universe, Captain Marvel will be the studios first female-led superhero movie. The film is scheduled for a March 8th, 2019 release. In the coming months we’ll have the latest on the film’s production and a Comics-to-Film Primer detailing everything you need to know about the character and the movie! Featured Image: Warner Bros. Richard NewbyRichard is a film lover, comic book geek, and science-fiction writer. He has a great appreciation for hand-drawn...

Marvel Conjures Up a New Doctor Strange Trailer Jul23

Marvel Conjures Up a New Doctor Strange Trailer

Marvel released a full trailer for Doctor Strange at their SDCC panel! Scott Derrikson’s film looks decidedly darker and more serious-minded that what we’ve become accustomed to with recent Marvel films. It seems like Doctor Strange is definitely catering towards the older age group that the comics originally attracted, but that mighty Marvel sense of wonder and heroism is still on display. With it’s kaleidoscopic visuals, Doctor Strange easily looks like Marvel’s most visually interesting film and it could do wonders for setting it apart from the rest of fantasy-oriented pop culture. It’s been a long road...