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Rome Film Festival Review: ‘Fritz Lang’

21 October 2016 2:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fortunately for film history, Fritz Lang was much better at inventing tall tales than Gordian Maugg’s cringe-worthy black-and-white misfire titled for the director, which purports to tell the “real” story of Lang’s personality quirks together with the genesis of his most famous work, “M.” Given that Lang was perhaps cinema’s greatest self-fabulist, piecing together the early part of his career is often a case of weighing probability against cloak-and-dagger implausibilities. Yet even taking into account Lang’s often contradictory inventions, this embarrassing pseudo biopic, profligately adorned with period clips for a futile attempt at authenticity, is a luridly fictionalized mess. No wonder the world outside Germany was largely unaware of the film’s existence following its unsuccessful local April release.

In the imaginings of Maugg and fellow scripter Alexander Häusser, Lang (Heino Ferch) is a cocaine-snorting, sexually domineering borderline psychopath traumatized at a young age by his »

- Jay Weissberg

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Inferno review – like being lectured on Dante at gunpoint

16 October 2016 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The third of Ron Howard’s Dan Brown capers adds nothing to a woeful franchise

Ron Howard and Tom Hanks reunite once more to follow the impossibly overwrought exploits of Harvard professor of symbology and art history, Robert Langdon. The third film to be based on Dan Brown’s series of thrillers is clumsily executed, preposterously plotted and powered by a score that appears to be in the grip of some kind of nervous breakdown. Which is to say, business as usual.

Related: Tom Hanks: political ignorance is the greatest threat to humanity

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- Wendy Ide

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Match the withering review to the movie – quiz

14 October 2016 1:55 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

This week saw critics pan the latest Dan Brown thriller, Inferno, the Guardian included. Can you match the following scathing critiques to the one-star films that received them?

”Napalms the screen with waves of pornographic consumerist vulgarity…dredged directly from Tinseltown’s festering scrotum.”

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back


The Intern

Ted 2

"The whole dreary business drags interminably on, with not a single amusing or ingenious idea in its echoing metal head: a cynical franchisebot, machine-tooled to clank into cinemas and gouge money out of people."

Avengers: Age of Ultron

Iron Man 3

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Terminator Genisys

"Could be one of those rare and terrifying serial killer cases where the psychotic culprit apparently intends to bore and embarrass everyone to death with bad acting."


Child 44



"Blanchett gives a toe-curlingly awful and Razzie-worthy turn in this tiresome aria of liberal self-pity and self-importance. »

- Aidan Mac Guill

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The Great British Bake Off 2016, episode eight – as it happened

12 October 2016 1:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

It’s Tudor week! With the bakers jousting for a place in the semis, who’ll end up in the stocks?

9.06pm BST

Yowzabungeroonie. Thanks everyone, that was a ride. Feeling a bit odd about Benjamina’s departure. But Selasi was more entertaining than ever tonight. I love him so much. I almost wish I didn’t.

Until next week, my dears. See you for Patisserie, despite the absence of Valerie.Come say hello on twitter or instagram or in the real world if you happen upon me by chance and it isn’t weird. Also if you see me eating out of a bin, not then either.

9.01pm BST

MrsVictoria I would chuck anyone under the bus for Selasi too, but am starting to feel guilty about that. Man is chancing his arm. He’s like an Raf pilot stuck behind enemy lines, relying on sheer ingenuity and his »

- Rhik Samadder

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Inferno review

6 October 2016 4:08 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Published Date  Monday, October 10, 2016 - 05:36

He’s the James Bond of problem solving: Robert Langdon, the renowned “symbologist”, scholar and unwitting man of action. The character’s previous silver screen adventures have taken in Vatican conspiracies (The Da Vinci Code) and stolen antimatter (Angels & Demons), with Tom Hanks bringing his affable everyman quality to the riddle-breaking professor.

In Langdon’s third movie adventure, again directed by Ron Howard and again adapted from a Dan Brown best-seller, a virus generated by a crazed billionaire (Ben Foster) threatens to wipe out half the world’s population - unless Langdon can solve a series of clues that will lead him to its hiding place. The problem is, Langdon’s just woken up in a Florentine hospital with a head injury and no idea how he got there. Fortunately for him, the doctor who wakes him up, Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones »

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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years documentary review: yeah yeah yeah

15 September 2016 4:44 AM, PDT | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

MaryAnn’s quick take…

There’s not a lot new here, but the vintage footage is fab, as is the much-needed reminder that the supposedly innocent past was hardly innocent at all. I’m “biast” (pro): love the Beatles’s music (who doesn’t?)

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

The band you know,” goes the tagline for The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years, “the story you don’t.” Can that really be true? The Beatles have not authorized a feature-length documentary like this one since they broke up in 1970, but surely everyone knows pretty much everything about the bestsellingest band of all time, the band that kickstarted the cultural revolution of the 1960s and helped create a truly global pop culture. Don’t they? Everyone’s seen A Hard Day’s Night, right? I mean, I »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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The Weekend Warrior 9/16/16: Blair Witch, Bridget Jones’s Baby, Snowden, Hillsong: Let Hope Rise

14 September 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Welcome back to the Weekend Warrior, your weekly look at the new movies hitting theaters this weekend, as well as other cool events and things to check out. 

This Past Weekend:

Tom Hanks and Clint Eastwood’s real-life drama about airline pilot Sully (Warner Bros.) far surpassed all expectations, making nearly $10 million more than my prediction with an opening weekend of $35 million in 3,525 theaters, also making it one of the biggest openings for a movie opening the weekend after Labor Day. The Screen Gems thriller When the Bough Breaks disappointed compared to some of their similar releases, taking second place with around where we predicted with around $14 million. The lower profile animated film The Wild Life (Summit/Lionsgate) did end up in fifth place behind Don’t Breathe and Suicide Squad, but with a measly $3.3 million in 2,493 theaters. As expected, Relativity’s theatrical return with its own horror/thriller The Disappointments Room »

- Edward Douglas

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From Harry Potter to Jason Bourne: our favorite movies from books

8 August 2016 2:21 PM, PDT | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

From Harry Potter to Jason Bourne: our favorite movies from booksFrom Harry Potter to Jason Bourne: our favorite movies from booksScott Goodyer8/8/2016 4:21:00 Pm

Book worms rise up - it’s National Book Lovers day!

What book are you currently reading? A few of us over here right now are enjoying Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One, Herman Koch’s Summer House with Swimming Pool and Emma Cline’s The Girls.

In honour of this glorious day, we wanted to celebrate by making a list of some great books that have made the jump over to the big screen.

If you have read these books but haven’t seen the movie, click on the titles to rent/buy them in our store!

1. The Green Mile

The Green Mile is a 1999 American fantasy crime drama film written and directed by Frank Darabont and adapted from the 1996 Stephen King novel of the same name. »

- Scott Goodyer

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Comic Book Reviews: Marvel Round-Up Week 07-20-2016

26 July 2016 6:13 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Comic Book Reviews: Marvel Round-Up Week 07-20-2016

After a nice vacation overseas, I’ve returned to see how much has Civil War II invaded the nice worlds of my favorite comic book series! In some cases it’s bad! And in others, not so bad. Regardless, I know a bunch of big changes are coming to the Marvel U, and Civil War II is just the tip of the iceberg. So sit back, read some reviews and see if anything strikes your fancy this week!

A-Force #7

Story: Kelly Thompson Art: Ben Caldwell, Scott Hanna Colors: Ian Herring

Review: We are finally getting the wrap up issue of the Countess Saga! Not an official name, just what I’m calling it. For the past several issues, we’ve seen the team completely fail to stop the Villainess and become powerless to the mind controlled Nico. Well no more! Kelly »

- Jeremy Scully

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Faith, Sex And Death In The Trailer For Mariusz Gawryś' Polish Thriller Servant Of God

18 July 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Poland has been the source of a surprising number of slickly produced, commercially minded crime thrillers in recent years and that string looks to continue with the imminent arrival of Mariusz Gawryś' Servant Of God (Sługi boże). Just the second directorial effort from the industry veteran Gawryś - his writing credits stretch back into the mid 90s - the film tracks the investigation of a young German woman thrown from the tower of the church in Wroclaw. Throw in some jurisdictional clashes and a secret investigation involving the Vatican Bank and you have the makings of something that feels like equal parts Nordic Noir and Dan Brown novel. The first teaser for this one has freshly arrived and while it doesn't include subtitles there are...

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Comic Book Reviews: Marvel Round Up

25 June 2016 10:13 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

This week I try to find some diamonds in the rough of Civil War Ii mania! Can Power Man Luke Cage Fly? What happened to Banner after Amadeus became the Hulk? Is Hank Pym really back? All these questions answered and more! Got a book you’ve been thinking about reading but want to know more before picking it up? Let me know and I’ll review a few issues for you!

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Captain America: Sam Wilson #10

Story: Nick Spencer Art: Angel Unzueta Colors: Cris Peter

Review: Nick Spencer has been writing a really fun series here staring Sam Wilson as Captain America and all the trials and tribulations he has to go through carrying that moniker. Sam is a very different Cap, whereas Steve Rogers would try to stay out of the politics unless needed Sam is very much calling people »

- Jeremy Scully

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Watch Tom Hanks, Felicity Jones Try to Stop Human Extinction in New ‘Inferno’ Trailer (Video)

23 June 2016 11:40 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In the new trailer for “Inferno,” Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones try to uncover a deadly plague that has the potential to wipe out half of the world’s population. The trailer reveals new footage showing professor Robert Langdon (Hanks) being briefed on a situation, analyzing the map of Dante’s Hell and traveling to Florence to find the death mask of Dante Alighieri. The problem is, it seems that someone stole the mask — and that someone is Langdon. Hanks and Jones star in the third movie based on Dan Brown‘s series of novels, following “The Da Vinci Code »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League Scores Four Rumored Titles

3 June 2016 2:53 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Cameras are rolling on Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman follow-up Justice League, which plans to spread its story out over two movies. Dividing massive studio films into two is becoming rather commonplace now, and has spawned a new dilemma for filmmakers; how to name those installments.

Thanks to a new report from Heroic Hollywood, we might have a clue about the direction Warner Bros. is headed in. It’s grain of salt time, folks, as the site’s scoopster has unearthed four rumored titles for Snyder’s first chapter. None of the suggested subtitles have been verified by Snyder or anyone at Warner Bros. Yet, but it’s nevertheless worth reading on if you enjoy a dip into speculation land.

According to Hh, the titles are as follows:

Justice League: United Justice League: Angels and Demons Justice League: Gods Among Us and Justice League: Gods »

- Gem Seddon

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Image and Skybound announce sinister new series Demonic, check out a preview here

18 May 2016 11:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Image Comics and Skybound Entertainment have announced the upcoming release of the sinister new series Demonic, which has been co-created by Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri and features a creative team that includes Eisner Award-nominated Christopher Sebela (High Crimes, Escape from New York), debut artist Niko Walter, colorist Dan Brown (Wolverine Max, Ghost Rider), and letterer Sal Cipriano.

In Demonic, Detective Scott Graves will do anything to protect his family… even bargain away his soul. Now, the only thing to fear isn’t New York’s worst criminals, but what’s already raging inside of him. After all, what’s the cost of your soul when it’s already damaged?

Check out a preview of the first issue here…

Demonic #1 is out on August 17th.


- Gary Collinson

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Robert Kirkman’s Demonic Revived in New Comic Book Series from Skybound

18 May 2016 10:39 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Robert Kirkman’s 2010 one-shot comic book, Demonic, is being expanded into a six-issue series from Skybound Entertainment. Written by Christopher Sebela this time around, the first issue of Demonic is teased in a new set of preview pages ahead of its August 26th release:

Press Release: Image/Skybound Entertainment is pleased to announce the sinister, all-new series Demonic co-created by Robert Kirkman and Marc Silvestri, written by Eisner Award-nominated Christopher Sebela (High Crimes, Escape from New York), and with debut artist Niko Walter, colorist Dan Brown (Wolverine Max, Ghost Rider), and letterer Sal Cipriano set to launch this August 2016.

In Demonic, Detective Scott Graves will do anything to protect his family… even bargain away his soul. Now, the only thing to fear isn’t New York’s worst criminals, but what’s already raging inside of him. After all, what’s the cost of your soul when it’s already damaged? »

- Derek Anderson

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Comic Book Review: The Ultimates #7

13 May 2016 12:29 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »


On the road to Civil War II! The Ultimates deal with the fallout from their journey Outside - and the return of the Anti-Man! Meanwhile, Project: Pegasus holds the key to humanity's survival... or destruction...and Thanos is coming for it!


A sort of “mission” statement from Al Ewing and Ken Rocafort from back in the first issue of The Ultimates was how they wanted to harken back to the Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch series. They wanted to create big cinematic set pieces and deal with large scale issues. That’s a very good idea, but the execution of that idea? Not so much. 

I enjoy my space cosmic drama. I like Guardians of the Galaxy and Nova.  I really enjoy Venom Spaceknight and Captain Marvel, but I just can’t get into this series. I’m not a fan of how Black Panther is written- he »

- Jeremy Scully

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Terrence Malick’s ‘Voyage of Time’ Set For IMAX Release This October

1 May 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

It didn’t show up in the Cannes line-up as some predicted, but we won’t have to wait too long for Terrence Malick’s long-gestating Voyage of Time. The Ennio Morricone-scored project — which is technically two films, one a more educational 40-minute IMAX version narrated by Brad Pitt and the other a feature-length cut narrated by Cate Blanchett — is described as “a celebration of the earth – from the birth of the universe to its final collapse.”

Finally, we have our first official confirmation on when it will arrive. Buried deep in an IMAX press release (via One Big Soul) about its first quarter 2016 earnings, they reveal that an October 7th, 2016 release is set for the IMAX version, which now makes a Tiff and/or Venice premiere likely. With only IMAX reporting now, there isn’t an update regarding the feature-length version, but hopefully distributor Broad Green Pictures will »

- Jordan Raup

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'Spider-Man' and 'Ghostbusters' Headline Sony CinemaCon 2016 Presentation

13 April 2016 8:20 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Sony kicked off its CinemaCon presentation with a 'silent sizzle reel' as technical 'difficulties' stole a bit of their thunder in the early moments of this epic event. Chairman Tom Rothman took the stage quickly after and quipped comfortably to reclaim his control of the audience, setting the pace for Sony's preview night. Among his one-liners was that he wished the 'voice of God' had told him not to make Speed 2: Cruise Control! Indeed! After this rather 'bumpy' start, Sony execs unveiled what could probably be described as the most diverse slate of any of the major studios, spanning remakes and re-toolings as well as new and unique fare in both live action and animation.

Rothman started with Ang Lee's new film, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, which he compared (to a degree) with Life of Pi, Lee's last movie (and Academy favorite). Rothman described the movie as "powerful »

- MovieWeb

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David Koepp to write Indiana Jones 5 for Disney

18 March 2016 1:22 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

After the big announcement this week that Indiana Jones will be returning in a fifth movie, we have more news on the project today as Disney has announced the screenwriter to take charge of the newest entry in the franchise.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, regular Steven Spielberg collaborator David Koepp has been tapped to write the new film, after previously co-writing Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. He has also worked with the director on Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park and War of the Worlds.

More recently, Koepp has worked on Inferno, the latest Dan Brown adaptation due for release this summer starring Tom Hanks and directed by Ron Howard, as well as Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and 2012’s Premium Rush, which he also directed.

Harrison Ford returns as Indiana Jones on July 19th, 2019.


- Scott J. Davis

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Zoolander 2 movie review: fashionably foolish

12 February 2016 12:09 PM, PST | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A tad dated and scattershot, but the messy package is inventively absurd… and unlike many Hollywood comedies, able to carry that absurdity to a silly end. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I barely remember Zoolander — it was 15 years ago, after all, and I haven’t seen it since — so I can’t exactly say if I’m surprised or not that I got a big kick out of Z2. It’s true that this overdue sequel feels a tad dated: its humor is at its best when it is snarking about how out of touch has-been 1990s supermodels Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller: While We’re Young) and Hansel (Owen Wilson: No Escape) are with 2016’s fads and fashions as they come out of reclusive retirement in a hoped-for comeback. One joke with massive potential to painfully backfire, »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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