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Sundance Review: ‘Come Sunday’ is an Admirable, but Hollow Crisis of Faith Drama

Sundance 2018 ReviewNetflix; 106 minutes Director: Joshua Marston Written by Daniel Schindel on January 23, 2018  It’s rare that mainstream filmmakers attempt to take seriously matters of faith – a subject personal to a majority of people but which movies have historically handled clumsily. This perhaps exposes the gap in the competencies between the greats […]

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Valkyrie Played By Tessa Thompson Is Making Her Marvel Comics Debut

In a movie jam-packed with scene-stealing characters (Korg!) and moments (Thor imitating Loki turning into a snake!), Tessa Thompson‘s Valkyrie threatened to steal the entirety of Thor: Ragnarok. Her beer-guzzling, tortured mercenary swaggered into Thor’s life and into the pop culture pantheon, becoming far and away the fan favorite character of the movie. And now she’s […]

The Crazy (and Stupid) Ways Weather Tries to Kill Humankind In the Movies

As you undoubtedly already know by now (because you have been counting down the days!), today is the day Gerard Butler’s Geostorm finally hits theaters. The blockbuster-to-be is about weather satellites – not ones to measure weather, but ones that control it – that are turned against us and used to create massive storms that wreak […]

‘I Love You, Daddy’ Trailer: Louis C.K. Does His Best Woody Allen Impression

In FX’s Louie and the digitally distributed Horace and Pete, stand-up comic Louis C.K. revealed himself to be one of the most inventive, malleable, and downright unpredictable filmmakers working at the moment. Not bad for a guy whose last feature film as a director was 2001’s Pootie Tang. His new movie, I Love You, Daddy, […]

‘Room 104’ Review: ‘My Love’ Closes Out an Uneven First Season

(Each week, we’ll kick off discussion about Room 104 by answering one simple question: what’s the strangest thing in Room 104?) Room 104 finishes its first season with a sentimental love story starring a long-married elderly couple. Charlie and Lorraine have a long history with Room 104, dating back to their wedding night a half […]

NBC Buys ‘Like Family’ Comedy From Suzanne Martin & Hazy Mills

Comedy writer-producer Suzanne Martin and Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner’s Hazy Mills are reteaming for another half-hour series project, Like Family, which has been set up at NBC. Universal TV, where Hazy Mills is based, is the studio. Written by Martin, Like Family centers on two twentysomething friends who met as foster children and now try to figure out what they want […]

Seeing Double: ‘DeepStar Six’ vs. ‘Leviathan’ in a Battle of the 1989 Sea Monster Movies

(Welcome to Seeing Double, a series where two strangely similar films released around the same time are put head-to-head. This time: we flash back to 1989, when undersea creatures attacked in both DeepStar Six and Leviathan!) This month’s face-off comes with a creature feature theme in honor of Halloween and we’re pitting two underwater monster movies against each […]

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Trailer Breakdown: Going Through the New Footage Frame-by-Frame

The Pacific Rim Uprising trailer dropped at New York Comic-Con this weekend to mixed reactions from fans of Guillermo del Toro‘s 2013 original. With a brand new cast led by John Boyega, a brand new director in Steven S. DeKnight, and shiny brand new robots to fight a bigger apocalypse than the last time around, it certainly feels […]

‘The Deuce’ Review: Episode 5 Asks ‘What Kind of Bad?’

(We’re going to kickstart our weekly discussion of HBO’s The Deuce by answering one simple question: who or what is the “best bet” in this week’s episode?) A lot of this week’s episode of The Deuce is set-up for what’s to come later on. Luckily, The Deuce isn’t the kind of show for which that’s […]

Harvey Weinstein Fired After Reports of Sexual Harassment

Harvey Weinstein has been fired from his position at The Weinstein Company after allegations of sexual harassment stretching back decades have surfaced. In a scathing New York Times report published last week, the Weinstein Company co-founder and movie producer was accused by multiple women of exposing himself, inappropriately touching them, and paying off accusers who came forward. […]