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Podcast Preview: This Week’s New Episodes

Plus: A news and article roundup and five perfect shots If it’s Monday, then it’s time for a new week of episodes from our One Perfect Podcast channel. Up first and dropping today, the latest installment of After the Credits, our new kind of review show with Columnist Matthew Monagle. This week Matthew is once again […]

The Surprise Movie Ending of 2017 (So Far)

The latest episode of After the Credits takes on the new Ryan Reynolds-led sci-fi thriller ‘Life.’ For this week’s One Perfect Pod review, Film School Rejects chief film critic Rob Hunter returns to chat with host Matthew Monagle about Life. Not the concept, the Ryan Reynolds/Jake Gyllenhaal movie that some people thought might be a Venom […]

The ‘Dreamworks Face’ Must Be Stopped

Animated arched eyebrows are a plague on creativity. “Do you feel the taunting power of my eyebrow?” Mastermind asks, turning the Dreamworks aesthetic hallmark/crutch into an in-house referential joke. As you may have seen in your daily rounds of the internet, there’ve been various image mashups of animated Dreamworks characters making the same face. Sometimes […]

Jungle Gyms in Movie Theaters Are Dumb

A little perspective from a parent. A couple weeks ago, Film Twitter was lit aflame anew, but not by the latest potentially overhyped festival release or the fallout from last month’s Oscars. No, what raised folks’ ire this time was an announcement of a new kind of innovation offered by a Mexico-based movie theater chain, Cinepolis. […]

What You Ought to Know About ‘Ghost in the Shell’

Get ready to hack the ghost. The groundbreaking anime that lead to countless imitators both live-action and in the realm of animation, Ghost in the Shell has long been thought of as a masterpiece. With the new live-action feature lifting sequences right from the pages of Masamune Shinrow’s manga, its the perfect time to ask why […]

Vestron Video’s ‘Wishmaster Collection’ Brings the Evil Djinn Into HD

Wishmaster An evil djinn (Andrew Divoff) arrives in modern-day America after being released from the statue and gem that have acted as a prison of sorts, and he has a single goal. He wants to unleash hell on earth, but to do so he needs the young woman (Tammy Lauren) who freed him to make […]

An Emergency Discussion About The ‘Justice League’ Trailer

A discussion of Zack Snyder’s first full trailer for Justice League cannot wait for a full episode — we need an Emergency Pod. This weekend, Warner Bros. dropped the first full trailer for Justice League, the next DC Expanded Universe film from Zack Snyder and the follow-up to Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. The trailer itself […]

11th Dallas International Film Festival Offers a Lineup Movies New and the Old

2017 Dallas International Film Festival Official Selections: OPENING NIGHT GALA BONNIE AND CLYDE (1967)Director: Arthur PennCountry: USA, Running Time: 101minBonnie Parker, a bored waitress falls in love with an ex-con named Clyde Barrow and together they start a violent crime spree through the country, robbing cars and banks.  CENTERPIECE GALAS THE HERODirector: Brett HaleyCountry: USA, Running Time: […]

‘Justice League’ Trailer Breakdown

There’s a SUPER sized hole in this one. If you haven’t heard Warner Bros and DC are moving ahead with their Justice League adaptation with director Zack Synder at the helm. This is despite dismal reviews of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. It wouldn’t be fair to Justice League to put those […]

‘Strange Beasts’ and the Pratfalls of Augmented Reality

Short of the Day How far would you go to play this game? AR, or augmented reality, is the next big thing. As opposed to VR, virtual reality, which completely conjures environments, AR enhances your environment, adding elements instead of fabricating the entire conceit. Think Pokemon GO. What’s just percolating to the surface now will be everywhere […]