Why John Woo’s masterpiece will never be matched again

Tom Jolliffe revisits John Woo’s action masterpiece Hard Boiled… John Woo had already made quite a name for himself in China, thanks to hit action classics such as A Better Tomorrow and The Killer. In 1992 he released the film which would see him transition from Hong Kong director, to Hollywood. The film was Hard … Read more

Universal sets a Summer 2022 release date for Jordan Peele’s third film

For fans of Jordan Peele’s distinct and Oscar-winning style of horror, there’s a new project on the horizon. Universal, the studio behind Peele’s hits Get Out and Us, has slated his third film for a Summer 2022 release date. This is part of the filmmaker’s five-year exclusive production partnership with Universal Pictures and Monkeypaw Productions. … Read more

Extreme Cinema – Crash (1996)

November 9, 2020 by admin Crash, 1996. Directed by David Cronenberg.Starring James Spader, Deborah Unger, Holly Hunter, and Elias Koteas. Whilst the depiction of sex and violence in films has often been the main focal point for the British Board of Film Classification’s decision making, never have the two been combined more provocatively in mainstream … Read more

Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis star in trailer for LGBTQ+ Christmas film Happiest Season

Hulu is getting into the holiday spirit this year. The streamer has just released the trailer for Happiest Season, which is directed by Clea DuVall and stars Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Dan Levy, Victor Garber, and Mary Steenburgen. This is notable as being one of the first mainstream Christmas films centered … Read more

Freaky – A Modern Slasher Film That Feels Dated

Freaky, 2020. Directed by Christopher LandonStarring Kathryn Newton, Vince Vaughn, Celeste O’Connor, Misha Osherovich, Uriah Shelton, Dana Drori, Katie Finneran, and Alan Ruck. Christopher Landon’s Freaky works as a fun horror-comedy, but as progressive as this movie wants to be… our host EJ Moreno feels the film comes out a bit too dated at times. … Read more

Brutal Villain Deaths in Comic Book Movies

Red Stewart presents more brutal villain deaths in comic book movies… James Mangold once said that there were ways to subvert the constraints of the PG-13 rating in terms of depicting violence. And while not all superhero films and comic book movies are hampered by the rating (see Deadpool, Logan, Joker at al), the majority … Read more

Liam Neeson to star in Speed-like thriller Retribution

In news coming out of the American Film Market, Deadline is reporting that Nimrod Antal (Predators) is set to direct Liam Neeson in the thriller Retribution for Studiocanal and The Picture Company. The film is a remake of the 2015 Spanish thriller El Desconocido and sees Neeson playing a businessman who finds himself in a … Read more

Movie Review – Echo Boomers (2020)

Echo Boomers, 2020. Directed by Seth Savoy.Starring Michael Shannon, Alex Pettyfer, Lesley Ann Warren, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Gilles Geary, Oliver Cooper, Hayley Law, Leslie Stratton, Kate Linder, Karli Hall, Mike Hatton, and Ali Freeman. SYNOPSIS: Based on a true story, five college graduates decide the best way to get back at the unfair economy and live … Read more

Scarlett Johansson confirms we will finally learn what happened to Black Widow in Budapest

One of the most asked questions in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is what exactly happened to Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow and Clint Barton/Hawkeye in Budapest – the mission which was briefly mentioned in Marvel’s The Avengers. Now, it seems like we will finally learn about what happened in the upcoming Black Widow movie. Black Widow star Scarlett Johansson confirmed in Marvel’s Black Widow: … Read more

Movie Review – Fatman (2020)

Fatman, 2020. Written and Directed by Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms.Starring Mel Gibson, Walton Goggins, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Shaun Benson, Paulino Nunes, Chance Hurstfield, Michelle Lang, Deborah Grover, Bill Turnbull, Michael Dickson, Robert Bockstael, Mikaël Conde, Sean Tucker, and Michael Dyson. SYNOPSIS: Santa Claus must contend with a hitman sent from a disappointed child. There is … Read more

Movie Review – Ammonite (2020)

Ammonite, 2020. Written and Directed by Francis Lee.Starring Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Fiona Shaw, Gemma Jones, Claire Rushbrook, Alec Secăreanu, and James McArdle. SYNOPSIS: 1840s England, acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever It’s to … Read more