Captain America Deals with Civil War

April 12, 2016

Just a few years ago, super-hero movies were pretty simple. You had a superhero, and the movie was about the superhero and the superhero's enemy, who was also the enemy of the people. Now, superhero movies are rarely about just one superhero and one villain. These days, super-heroes form little superhero gangs and fight other superhero gangs. The idea is that if one superhero is good, then 10 must be better, which isn't always the case. However, it does seem to be the case with movies, so if it works, meaning if it sells tickets, then you can bet your boots there will be more bigger superhero movies with more superheroes in them--and more super-villains too. Continue Reading...

The Huntsman: Winter's War Provides Backstory for Snow White

April 8, 2016

If you've seen the new trailer for the upcoming prequel to Snow White and the Huntsman entitled The Huntsman: Winter’s War, you know there's an abundance of action. The film is set several years before the first film, and stars Emily Blunt and Charlize Theron as Freya and Ravenna, the wicked sisters at war. The trailer also reveals a few more plot lines that explain what is happening in this film and exactly why war has broken out. Continue Reading...

Hints Regarding Game of Thrones Season 6 Are Coming Out

April 7, 2016

While the Game of Thrones has always been somewhat predictable because, well, after all, it IS based on the series of books written by George R.R. Martin, this season is different. It seems that Martin was taking too long writing the next installment, so HBO went ahead and began production anyway. It would be pointless to try to guess what is in the works for the next season, but we can make some assumptions based on what the stars have had to say on the various media platforms. Continue Reading...

Zoolander Trailer Breaks Records

January 25, 2016

Movie fans are obviously starved for comedies. That has to be the reason that the trailer for Zoolander 2 smashed all the records for views of a comedy trailer. Now only that, but it broke the record in just two weeks. It was first posted on the web on November 18, and the response has been enormous. The previous record-holder was the trailer for Dumb and Dumber To, which was another sequel to a very popular film that was far back in the movie world's rear-view mirror.Movie trailers have a life of their own, apart from the films they advertise. In the case of a long-awaited film, the release of the trailer gets people anxiously anticipating the release of the film. If the trailer is good, fans are bursting at the seams waiting for the release. Another recent trailer that crushed records wa... Continue Reading...

Zoolander Tries to Stop the Killings of Beautiful People

December 22, 2015

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the fashion runways again, here comes Zoolander 2. Of course, neither Derek Zoolander nor his model buddy Hansel, played by Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson respectively, could have foretold what was coming their way.  Years after their successes as untouchable supermodels, they are suddenly old and lame, or as Derek would say it, "lamé." There's nothing worse in the world of fashion than being called dated or tired, and the two friends realize their fame is being usurped by All, the newest, hottest gender-fluidest “biggest supermodel in the whole world,” played with deft certainty by Benedict Cumberbatch, complete with full, red lips and long, brown hair. Perhaps it was he who inspired Love and Rockets when they sang, "I d... Continue Reading...

Point Break Remake Is Action Packed!

November 26, 2015

Some people might say that the action classic Point Break did not need to be remade. In fact, a lot of people would say that in their loudest voice using their most offended language. The original was, and still is, perfect. Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves were extraordinarily popular macho stars with tremendous box-office appeal. Their chemistry tied the whole film together. Gary Busey was perfect as the sidekick, and even The Red Hot Chili Pepper's Anthony Kiedis had a great bit part on the beach. Lori Petty had a break-out performance and four years later, she starred in the film Tank Girl, based on the popular British comic book. So why was the film remade, anyway?   Well, like lots of remakes of popular films, the producers felt that they could do it better the second time around... Continue Reading...

U.S. Premiere of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Coming Soon

October 30, 2015

If it seems like it's been a long time since the last installment of The Hunger Games, you're absolutely right. And if you've been a loyal fan of the books and the films, you might like to know that the final film of the four part series is set to drop on November 16 in the United States, after premiering in Berlin on November 4, in the U.K. on Nov. 5, and in Paris on November 9.  Katniss final battle for freedom is sure to cause a stir. Fans have been waiting years to see President Snow get what's coming to him, and if you've seen the photos on the stars' Facebook pages, then you know they mean business. Jennifer Lawrence posted a photo that is positively decimating of her with her bow and arrow looking quite ready to cause a little mayhem or maybe a lot. Josh Hutcherson adorned his ... Continue Reading...

Dystopian Societies Are Not for Sissies

October 30, 2015

Someone once said that growing old isn't for sissies. Let me tell you, dystopian societies aren't either. Think about it. There are really mean villains who also just happen to be members of the ruling politburo who get their jollies by making teens and tweens perform very dangerous feats. Nobody likes a bully, except another bully, and the sequel to Maze Runners has hate-worthy bullies all over the place. Fortunately, dystopian societies seem to be populated by attractive young men and women who manage to find love amidst the turmoil of such tortures as the Scorch Trials.  The other nice thing is that you can attend the upcoming September 15th world debut of maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. Not only that, you can also go to the after-party, where luckily, you won't have to run through... Continue Reading...

Walking Dead Fans Can't Wait for Season 6 and the Red Carpet Premiere

October 30, 2015

"The Walking Dead" is undoubtedly one of the best shows on TV. In fact, it's so good that it probably shouldn't exist. Whether you're a diehard fan of the comic books or a new devotee who's been binging on the backlog of episodes, you know that nothing could possibly be as awesome as the premiere of the show's sixth sensational season.  Since you are a bona fide fan, you probably think that we're referring to the October 11th event when you'll be sitting on your couch at 8:59 p.m. waiting for the 90-minute premiere to kick off. Actually, you'll probably have a lot of couch time that week as you power through the 75-episode marathon. But, getting back to our original point, that's not the only premiere. The real deal takes place on October 1st, 2015, in beautiful, sunny, warm Los Angel... Continue Reading...

Crimson Peak and the Haunted Mansion

October 30, 2015

It's rare that a director grants an interview to a journalist during an on-set visit. They're usually just too busy. Sometimes they're too involved in their project to come down to earth. Other times they're wary of being misquoted. Most often, the producers will run interference for the directors to make sure the interview stays on point. When they do grant an interview, it's a rare treat, just like attending a Hollywood premiere.  Director Guillermo del Toro recently gave it up for journalists on the Toronto set of his upcoming horror film Crimson Peak. He was more than willing to play tour guide through the Victorian mansion that he says he wanted to seem like "a living organism."  For all you organisms who are film fans, the world premiere of Crimson Peak will be held October... Continue Reading...

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