In the beginning there was Shaun of the Dead which single handedly reignited the zombie flick and introduced audiences not already familiar with the UK’s Spaced to Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright. Then came Hot Fuzz which presented a hyperactive take on the buddy cop genre. Now the boys from across the pond tackle aliens, addiction, and social politics?!?! It’s true! Pegg, Frost, and Wright reunite for the explosive finale to what has been dubbed “Three Flavours Cornetto [...]
Fruitvale Station comes out wide on Friday, July 26. We saw it in San Francisco, not too far from where Grant was before he met his demise.
John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins, and Helen Mirren as action heroes? Yes! (Bruce Willis, too, natch.) Check out our review of “RED 2.”
Monsters beating up robots? Godzilla made by Guillermo del Toro? A glorious mash-up of every summer movie ever made? Bah, humbug!
As perhaps the world’s most preeminent writer of horror fiction, Stephen King’s works are adapted almost compulsively. With 60-odd novels and hundreds of short stories to his credit, there’s no shortage of material to pull from. It doesn’t hurt that his books hinge on ideas and rich characterization, aspects that make his yarns eminently adaptable; they also hinge a lot on expository dialogue and reams of internal monologue, things that don’t translate as easily to film. Three weeks into CBS’s [...]
Cool yourself off with our review of “The Way, Way Back,” the latest in a long line of summertime coming-of-age movies.
Hi ho, Silver! Does Johnny Depp make “The Lone Ranger” a must-see summer blockbuster? Check out our review.
You know their voices, but probably not their names. Check out our review of the new documentary “20 Feet from Stardom.”
It takes almost exactly a half hour for the first explosion to go off in White House Down . And from there, none of us are safe. Washington, D.C., is under attack — the White House, to be exact — and it’s up to a down-on-his-luck wannabe Secret Service agent in a tank top to save the day and restore order to the People’s House. Wait a second, didn’t we just see this movie? Indeed we did. March’s Olympus Has Fallen told a similar story. But [...]
Last year, the horror community found itself quite taken by a ramshackle little anthology of found-footage creep-outs, V/H/S; an exciting, high-concept parade of ghastliness, the gleefully nasty little collection found up-and-coming genre directors like Ti West, Adam Wingard, and Radio Silence helming a series of POV horror shorts tied together by a framing story about — I dunno, some douches finding some old VHS tapes or something. Either way, it was a good thing for horror fans, a delicious melange [...]
In 2007, Emma Thompson — bless her heart — thought she’d found a cure for cancer. (Or, at least, the character she was playing in I Am Legend did.) It didn’t work. Instead, it turned most of the world’s population into rabid zombies — the kind that only come out at night and are out for blood. Will Smith did everything he could to survive. Brad Pitt’s dealing with a similar problem in his new movie, World War Z . He plays United Nations employee Gerry [...]
Paris Hilton has a lot of stuff. From all those designer dresses and shoes, to her perfumes, to the sparkly jewelry, to multiple pieces of artwork and accessories created with her likeness, to bags, to dogs, to a ton of money, Ms. Hilton lives a life of fabulous excess. We know this because, of course, Paris has never tried to hide her wealth. And we know it because between October 2008 and August 2009, a group of California teenagers broke [...]