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Watch ‘Geostorm,’ Then Watch These Movies

Actually, just skip the new movie and dive into the old. Most weeks, my movies to watch list is tied to a new release that’s either worth seeing or is likely to be popular. This week, it’s tied to Geostorm, the feature directorial debut of  Independence Day writer/producer Dean Devlin. Unsurprisingly, it’s a disaster movie, and a disastrous […]

Tilda Swinton Calls Upcoming ‘Suspiria’ Remake A ‘Completely Different Movie’

Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria remake “goes in different directions.” There are beloved films, classic films, and legendary films. Anytime a filmmaker adapts a movie from one of these three categories they’re aware their work is subject to intensive scrutiny. But when tackling a picture that has achieved legendary status, the filmmaker is forced to justify why […]

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Trump World for ‘Mr. Robot’

Elliot catches a glimpse of 2017 and doesn’t like what he sees. By the rules of its own design, Mr. Robot shouldn’t be noticeably changed by the hellish developments of 2017. After all, it’s a show that thrives on chaos, disorder, and the nervous energy of an America on the brink of willful collapse. Plus, […]

Broken Projector: An October 31st Kind of Movie (w/ Evan Dickson)

Totem forces a teenage girl to battle an entity in her family’s fractured home. Evan Dickson’s Totem is the first feature-length screenplay he’s seen produced, and he’s brought three pages of the screenplay with him for us to analyze on the show. The horror film about a widower bringing a new girlfriend to live with him […]

Sean Penn Doesn’t Want Netflix To Stream ‘The Day I Met El Chapo’ Documentary

Kate del Castillo shares her side of the controversial El Chapo meeting. Today marks the launch of Netflix’s latest documentary, The Day I Met El Chapo: The Kate del Castillo Story. The documentary recounts the events leading to Mexican actress, Kate del Castillo and Hollywood actor Sean Penn’s headline-making interactions with the world’s most famous drug lord, […]

AMC’s VR App Brings New Immersive Content from ‘The Walking Dead’

AMC continues to gnaw away at virtual reality marketing. The Walking Dead is coming back this weekend in a big way. AMC has launched a virtual reality (VR) app which will house 360-degree immersive content from the hit TV show to complement its Sunday premiere. The AMC VR app will provide supplementary material for season 8, […]

Elizabeth Banks to Produce New Show in The CW’s DC Universe

We’re hoping it’ll be a pitch-perfect inclusion to the network’s superhero line-up. Elizabeth Banks has found her latest project with the DC Comics property, Project 13. The Pitch Perfect 2 director will be developing a series based on characters from the comics, Variety has learned. Project 13, to be written by Daegan Fryklind (Bitten), will focus […]

Why We Can’t Quit The Cinematic Universe

Marvel’s confirmed continuation of the MCU films is definitely exciting, but it’s more than a few years of box office success that they’re aiming for with this.  With the recent news that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 will kick start phase 4 of the MCU, it’s clear there is no shortage of stories which […]

Chiwetel Ejiofor Set to Star in his Directorial Debut

Between writing, acting and helming, it’s not likely that The Lion King‘s future Scar will get any sleep on the set of this based-on-a-true-story movie. He’s been gracing stages and screens since he was just 14, but now, Oscar-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor is moving behind the camera to take on the tricky task of directing himself in his feature […]

The Curious Case of the Biopic

For a genre known for winning awards, the biopic doesn’t seem to have many fans. Biopic season is upon us again. If you would like to a “Based on a True Story” big-screen experience today, starring actors playing people who actually lived or are in some cases even still alive, you have no less than […]