The Dark Tower is a Strange Mix of Formulaic Tropes & Refreshingly Original Concepts with a Solid Execution (Review)

The Dark Tower is a Strange Mix of Formulaic Tropes & Refreshingly Original Concepts with a Solid Execution (Review)

This week it’s The Dark Tower, one of the new batch of Stephen King adaptations heading our way.  I was looking forward to this one. Though I stopped reading him before the Dark Tower books came out, I’ve always had a fondness for King.  And there was something about this film.  Usually it’s easy to watch movies with a critical eye and keep a list of strong points and weak points throughout.  But when I got to the end of The Dark Tower, I realised I hadn’t been paying attention to that at all.  I had been completely immersed. That’s usually a good sign. Read more

The Dark Tower Trailer Turns Stephen King’s Dark Fantasy Epic into A Gunslingin’ Thrill Ride

The Dark Tower Trailer Turns Stephen King’s Dark Fantasy Epic into A Gunslingin’ Thrill Ride

From Sony, director Nikolaj Arcel and based on the acclaimed series of novels by Stephen King comes The Dark Tower. Starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Jackie Earle Haley, Katheryn Winnick, Abbey Lee, Fran Kranz, Jake Chambers and Claudia Kiim  the film is scheduled to hit theaters July 28, 2017. Read more

The Dark Tower Casts a Shadow in Official Poster from Stephen King’s Fantasy Masterpiece

The Dark Tower Casts a Shadow in Official Poster from Stephen King’s Fantasy Masterpiece

From Sony, director Nikolaj Arcel and based on the acclaimed series of novels by Stephen King comes The Dark Tower. Starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Jackie Earle Haley, Katheryn Winnick, Abbey Lee, Fran Kranz, Jake Chambers and Claudia Kiim  the film is scheduled to hit theaters July 28, 2017. Read more

Star Trek Beyond Blu-Ray Release Date & Details Revealed

Star Trek Beyond Blu-Ray Release Date & Details Revealed
[Press Release] The intrepid crew of the USS Enterprise returns in “the best action movie of the year” (Scott Mantz, “Access Hollywood”).  The “highly entertaining” (David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter) new installment in the iconic franchise, STAR TREK BEYOND sets a course on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray Combo Packs, DVD and On Demand November 1, 2016 from Paramount Home Media Distribution.  The sci-fi adventure will also be available as part of the STAR TREK TRILOGY Blu-ray Collection.  The film warp speeds to Digital HD four weeks early on October 4, 2016. Read more

Star Trek Beyond: A hyperactive Mess That Tries Hard & Fails to Deliver [Review]

Star Trek Beyond: A hyperactive Mess That Tries Hard & Fails to Deliver [Review]

I think I might be done with Star Trek.  The reboot universe just isn’t doing it for me, despite the beautiful homoerotic undertones of new Kirk’s relationship with new Spock.   If you’re a fan of the series, particularly the new series, you might want read some other review.  Even Rotten Tomatoes liked this film more than I did.   Star Trek Beyond is a hyperactive mess, it tries so hard and  comes so close and then steadfastly fails to deliver.  There were many many good elements, small things done well, even big things done well, but none of it came together as a whole.   There’s gonna be mild spoilers in this review but nothing you can’t get from just watching the trailer. Read more

The Dark Tower Film to be a Sequel to Stephen King’s Novels; Plus Official Images Revealed

The Dark Tower Film to be a Sequel to Stephen King’s Novels; Plus Official Images Revealed

From Sony, director Nikolaj Arcel and based on the acclaimed series of novels by Stephen King comes The Dark Tower. Starring Idris Elba, Matthew McConaughey, Jackie Earle Haley, Katheryn Winnick, Abbey Lee, Fran Kranz, Jake Chambers and Claudia Kiim  the film is scheduled to hit theaters January 13, 2017. Read more

The Jungle Book: An Example of What Can Happen When Everything is Done Exactly Right [Review]

The Jungle Book: An Example of What Can Happen When Everything is Done Exactly Right [Review]

The Jungle Book is a film in the style of the classic tragedies in which a grizzled and scarred veteran tries to save his homeland from an invasive species with the capability of destroying the entire jungle he calls home.  It is a moral tale, where he is undone by his PTSD, inability to trust and thirst for vengeance.  Or, if you’re one of those people who doesn’t  (as a rule) automatically root for the bad guy, The Jungle Book is about a boy raised by wolves who is trying to find out where, and how, he belongs.   Read more

New Bastille Day Trailer Doubles as Idris Elba’s James Bond Audition Reel

New Bastille Day Trailer Doubles as Idris Elba’s James Bond Audition Reel

From StudioCanal and director James Watkins (The Woman in Black) comes the high-octane action packed thriller Bastille Day. Starring Idris Elba, Richard Madden, Kelly Reilly, Charlotte Le Bon and Alexander Cooper, the film is scheduled for UK theatrical release April 22, 2016. (No U.S. date confirmed yet)

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2016 Golden Globes Predictions – Mad Max: Fury Road & The Martian For Top Honors

2016 Golden Globes Predictions – Mad Max: Fury Road & The Martian For Top Honors

The 73rd Annual Golden Globes will take place January 10th, 8 PM ET live on NBC. I’ve decided to try and predict this year’s winners…. Check out my predictions right here. Please note: I’m probably wrong. Big time.

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Luther Series 4 Will be a Three-Hour Christmas Special about Hunting a Killer Cannibal This December

Luther Series 4 Will be a Three-Hour Christmas Special about Hunting a Killer Cannibal This December

From creator Neil Cross and director Sam Miller (No Good Deed) comes the return of the acclaimed BBC drama Luther for a two-part special mini-series. Starring Idris Elba, Rose Leslie, Laura Haddock, Darren Boyd, John Heffernan, Patrick Malahide, Michael Smiley and Dermot Crowley, the three-hour season 4 TV movie event airs December 17th, 2015.

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