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Despite its rampaging monster approach to the holiday season and the imposing, sort-of terrifying giant horned goat-man who provides its title, Krampus isn’t, at heart, an anti-Christmas picture-- it has at least one bloodshot eye pitched toward seasonal classic status. The movie’s story is centered on a family at war with itself—semi-sophisticated suburbanites Adam Scott and Toni Collette and their kids hosting a clan of boorish, right-wing Walmart-warrior relatives headed up by David Koechner and Alison Tolman— who finds itself besieged by the impish and deadly forces of Krampus, the flip-side of holiday cheer, Darth Vader to Santa’s Obi-wan. When the only child left in the family who still clings to his belief in Santa Claus has the last vestiges of Christmas spirit (here so defined as the will to make sacrifices for the good of others) derided out of him, he tears up his last »
- Dennis Cozzalio
Some films are bad. In fact some films are so bad, even the actors promoting them can't deny just how bad they are, as these cinematic turncoats prove...
1. George Clooney: "I think we might have killed the franchise."
Film: Batman & Robin (1997)
Box office: $238.2 million
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 11%
"My phone rang, and the head of Warner Bros said, 'Come into my office, you are going to play Batman in a Batman film' and I said, 'Yeah!' I called my friends and they screamed and I screamed and we couldn't believe it!
"I just thought the last one had been successful so I thought I was just going to be in a big successful franchise movie. I think we might have killed the franchise."
2. Arnold Schwarzenegger: "It's the worst film I have ever made."
Film: Red Sonja (1985)
Box office: $6.9 million
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 15%
"It's the worst film I have ever made. »
So far, we don't know a huge amount about Gotham season 2. We've been told that Cameron Monaghan's Jerome might be back, and that Nicholas D'Agosto's Harvey Dent will have a larger role to play this time around. Beyond that, not much has been revealed.
Today, though, another tiny piece of the jigsaw has slotted into place, in the form of a new character.
James Frain - who played Leet Brannis with creepy aplomb in Agent Carter - has jumped ships to Gotham in order to play Theo Galavan. Deadline's report has described Theo as "the savior the city has been waiting for — he is sexy, heroic, and lovingly devoted to his sister Tabitha."
Speaking of Tabitha Galavan, Theo's sister will go on to become the villainous Tigress (a »
Ahead of its two part season finale, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. wraps up its Age Of Ultron connections and reshuffles the deck…
This review contains spoilers for this episode and Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
If there’s one truth that Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. has proved in recent weeks, it’s that at some stage, we’ll have to stop referring to its stronger episodes as rare highlights and instead admit that Marvel flagship show has actually become an all-round entertaining show in its own right.
This revelation occurred to me while watching Scars, the sort-of penultimate season 2 episode before next week’s two-part finale. As with any show, there are a few niggles in the episode (Ward’s reappearance seemed a little shoehorned-in during an episode that had stronger focuses elsewhere) but there was so much to like, which indicates that season 2 as a whole could well go down as »
In the early 2000s, comic book movies were riding high on a wave of popularity. After seemingly being killed off by the likes of Batman & Robin and Steel, comic book movies made a huge comeback with critically-praised and fan-adored movies like Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man and Bryan Singer’s X-Men. When X-Men hit it big at the box office in 2000 and Spider-Man followed suit in 2002, movie studios started to snap up as many titles as they possibly could to piggyback off their success. So many of their characters were sold off in fact that not only did it save Marvel Comics from bankruptcy, but there were reports of upwards of 40 movies based on Marvel characters in some stage of development between 2000 and 2002. One of those projects was Daredevil.
The Man Without »
- Luke Owen
If you want to watch '80s comedies "Clue," "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure," or "Annie," better hurry: They're leaving Netflix on April 1. And if you want to binge on "Friday The 13th," better do it before the end of the month as Jason and his many, many victims are also checking out on April 1.
Here's a complete list of the movies that Netflix is pulling from your streaming list. And, just so you're not left empty-handed, here's a list of what's new on Netflix in April 2015. (All titles and dates provided by Netflix and subject to change.)
Leaving April 1
"28 Hotel Rooms" (2012)
"Astonishing X-Men: Dangerous"
"Astonishing X-Men: Torn"
"Astonishing X-Men: Unstoppable"
"Baby Genius: A Trip to The San Diego Zoo"
"Baby Genius: Animal Adventures"
"Chalet Girl" (2011)
"Color Splash Collection: Collection 1"
"Friday The 13th" (1980)
"Friday The 13th: Part 2" (1981)
"Friday The 13th: Part 3" (1982)
- Sharon Knolle
6 items from 2015
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