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Friday Trailer Roundup: The Gunman, Avatar, Arkham Knight and Mortal Kombat...

Liam Neeson didn't invent the "retired professional soldier / operative pulled into one last fight" character or scenario. The damsel in distress wasn't reinvented or...

Poster of the Day: THE RETURN

The tagline for the documentary The Return is a bit clumsy. The desire to make a trite statement fresh is understandable, but misguided, and its appearance on this...
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New “Ex Machina” Trailer – Never Trust a Creepy Billionaire

Alex Garland's Ex Machina has a good cast, a very good writer (though unproven as a director), an intriguing new trailer and an interesting premise going...
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JACK REACHER: NEVER GO BACK Trailer

Even without having read the Jack Reacher novels, I know that Tom Cruise is much smaller than the character is in real life, because...
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THE ACCOUNTANT Trailer – Starring Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck stars as a "vaguely on the cinematic autism spectrum" math super genius and secret criminal mastermind in The Accountant. Affleck was, once upon...
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THE MAIDEN – Short Horror Film

Low on loud, predictable jump scares, high on creativity, tension and dread, dark humor, The Maiden is a short horror film that tells the story of...
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ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY Teaser Trailer

The first trailer for the first cinematic Star Wars side-story, Rogue One, arrived early today, introducing us to the rebellious, "aggressive and undisciplined" heroine Jyn...
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Netflix Recommendation: ‘The French Connection’

Similar to how Chinese food in China is just "food," in France The French Connection is just The Connection. (and a ménage à trois is just "brunch with...

Smile! Jared Leto Pays Homage to The Killing Joke With Suicide...

Suicide Squad director, David Ayer tweeted a photo from the first table read showing the final cast all in the same room. Noticeably absent, was...
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Friday Trailer Rundown: Mad Men – The Final Episodes

I once read a random, surely well-considered criticism of Mad Men in a website's comments section that described it as "a boring show that's just good looking people...
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X-MEN: APOCALYPSE – In the Footsteps of En Sabah Nur

The latest promotional effort for X-Men: Apocalypse is a faux-commercial for a television documentary emulating the style of the old In Search of... series that focused on mysterious...

Poster of the Day: DARLING

If you've never heard of Lauren Ashley Carter--"the Audrey Hepburn of indie horror" per the Austin Chronicle--you should know that she has a definitive...

Poster of the Day: DE PALMA

Some artists and creators become legends by producing legendary material, while some become legends by courting controversy and conversation with the works they produce,...

20 Years of Summer: 1998: GODZILLA Brings ARMAGEDDON

20 Years of Summer is a series covering summer blockbusters year by year, from 1996--the year that Independence Day turned special effects spectacle into...