Month: January 2018

A Paul Rudd Kind of Day: Ant-Man and the Wasp & Mute Trailers

Who doesn’t love Paul Rudd? Well, apparently this Facebook group doesn’t, but I’m assuming they’re doing a parody because, really, how can you hate Paul Rudd? So, why not start off your day with a […]

Cult Classic Horror Film Review: Fade to Black

Dr. Moriarty: [Using his calm voice and trying to be the good cop] You’re Eric Binford. We can help you, Eric. Eric: Who? Dr. Moriarty: [Well, that didn’t work. Time for bad cop] Binford, you’re […]

Netflix Review: A Futile and Stupid Gesture

Netflix’s new original film A Futile and Stupid Gesture joins the recent mini-trend of ultimately redundant feature film dramatizations of events already chronicled in superior documentaries. For example, who needs The Walk when the world […]

Film Review: It’s a Minor Miracle That Maze Runner: The Death Cure Exists at All

Part of the triumph of Maze Runner: The Death Cure is that it exists at all. The final installment in a YA dystopia franchise which launched four years ago in the wake of Hunger Games, […]

Film Review: Hostiles Might As Well Be Called White Guilt: The Western

Halfway through Scott Cooper’s new western Hostiles, a bushy-bearded, half-naked, melancholic U.S. Cavalry officer stumbles through the pouring rain in a haze, nonchalantly pulls out what appears to be a revolver, and makes his way […]

The Slowest Sundance Film Festival Ever, Explained

The same pattern keeps repeating itself throughout film history: as one revenue source dries up another emerges like some great savior from above. Hollywood has proven especially adept at chasing these endless sources of new […]

First Impression: Paramount’s Waco Is Promising, If a Little Too On the Nose

Ever since the success of FX’s The People Vs. O.J., Hollywood has fallen in love with more or less adapting 90s tabloid stories into prestige dramas/Oscar contenders. In the span of just two years, The […]

Mary J. Blige, Mudbound & Netflix’s Ongoing Courtship of the Ever-Reluctant Oscars

Streaming’s ongoing disruption of the traditional theatrical model and TV broadcasting norms has now reached the point where we barely even notice it anymore. Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won Best Comedy at the Golden […]

Why Is Paramount About to Give Its Next Cloverfield Movie to Netflix?

Netflix has been quiet on the acquisitions front at Netflix, and Deadline thinks it knows why – the streaming giant is working on a deal to acquire a franchise sequel from a major studio. The […]

2018 Oscars: The Nominees, Snubs & Shoulda Been Contenders

The circle of life in Hollywood is playing out before us at this very moment. The Academy just announced its Oscar nominations, delivering the usual helping of surprises (Phantom Thread for Best Picture!) and “yeah, […]