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‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Sequel in Development

Fox is staying in the Agatha Christie business. The Hollywood Reporter has announced that Death on the Nile is the next Agatha Christie adaptation in the pipeline at 20th Century Fox. Following up on Kenneth Branagh‘s immensely successful adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express is a case for famed fictional detective Hercule Poirot at sea. In […]

Why ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Proves There’s Hope for Marvel’s Forgettable Score Problem

Thor: Ragnarok’s score is an 80s-tinged cosmic funk fest and Marvel should be taking notes. Something remarkable happened during Thor Ragnarok. Well, a lot of remarkable things happened. Anthony Hopkins flaunted his criminally under-utilized comedy chops. Taika Waititi folded a postcolonial perspective into a superhero blockbuster. We all learned what “get help” is. Also, this happened. […]

Channing Tatum’s ‘Gambit’ Has A New Ace with Lizzy Caplan

The ‘Masters of Sex’ star has joined one of the most anticipated superhero projects. A project that has long seemed dead in the water is finally gaining some traction: according to Variety, Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan will be joining X-Men offshoot Gambit. While there aren’t many details about Caplan’s character yet, it is confirmed that she will […]

News from Earth-2: The Never-Seen Zack Snyder Cut of ‘Batman v Superman’

You’ve heard of alternative facts. This is facts from an alternate universe. We’ve vibed to Earth-2 to check on their version of the DCEU. It’s November, so that means that as summer approaches here, we’re getting all the hot new Blu-ray releases. On the heels of the record-breaking release of Justice League, Warner Home Video […]

What We Know About Quentin Tarantino’s Ninth Feature

Quentin Tarantino is working with a new studio for the first time and his new project sounds epic. After working with Harvey Weinstein for all eight of his previous films, Quentin Tarantino had to find a new home for his ninth feature. It will be the first time he has worked outside of Miramax/The Weinstein […]

CGI’s Manifest Destiny: Leaving the Uncanny Valley

We can’t blur out Superman’s mustache, but we can do a lot of other things. It’s 2017 and computer graphics have gotten so close to what we see every day that the term photorealistic is now aptly applied to animation of all kinds. Leaps and strides towards this strange goal have been taken since animation’s […]

M As In Mirror: The Self-Examination of ‘M’

Fritz Lang’s first talkie concerned how we deal with evil. In 1931, evil and how to solve it in practical terms was the realm of philosophy and the “high” art forms like literature. But director Fritz Lang tackled the subject with guns blazing and sound design whistling in his thriller M. Peter Lorre’s serial child killer […]

Noah Baumbach Casts Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson and Laura Dern in His Next Film

For now, star power is all that’s driving this film forward, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing with these big names on board. Last week, the Tracking Board announced that some extremely notable actors have joined Noah Baumbach‘s latest feature. Adam Driver, Scarlett Johansson, and Laura Dern are slated to star in Baumbach’s untitled […]

Classic Flix Brings Two Crime Films from the 40s to Special Edition Blu-ray

The two latest releases from the classic-focused label are ‘T-Men’ and ‘He Walked By Night.’ Classic Flix is a relatively new Blu-ray label focusing on restoring “long neglected classics” for releases packed with special features. Previous titles have included films starring Shirley Temple, Henry Fonda, Bette Davis, and more, and we’re taking a look at […]

‘Coco’ Review: A Sweet Family Tale That Joins the Ranks of Pixar’s Best

Pixar’s latest charts a beautiful, emotional journey through the generations of a Mexican family. Some of Pixar’s finest animations honor the frequented storytelling tradition of a generational gap: a young underdog stands his/her ground against an unsympathetic family and comes of age. From Finding Nemo to La Luna and Brave, several films from the studio’s […]