Mid90s is a Strong & Thoughtful Directorial Debut From Jonah Hill (Review)

Mid90s is a Strong & Thoughtful Directorial Debut From Jonah Hill (Review)

For the majority of his career, Jonah Hill has been known for acting in comedies such as Knocked Up, Superbad and 21 Jump Street, but has made a turn in recent years with Academy Award-nominated performances in Moneyball and The Wolf of Wall Street. Now, Hill’s career has branched out to working behind the camera as the writer and director of Mid90s, and while his first feature isn’t without flaws, it asks compelling questions about the titular decade and uses intriguing methods to tell its coming-of-age story. Read more

Alien: Covenant is Visually Rich & Emotionally Satisfying – I Love Michael Fassbender (Review)

Alien: Covenant is Visually Rich & Emotionally Satisfying – I Love Michael Fassbender (Review)

I’ve been looking forward to Alien: Covenant for a while.  There’s something about this franchise that just gets me where I live.  Even when it’s combined with the Predator franchise, even when it’s Prometheus.  I just like bio-horror.  The face-hugger, those magnificent eggs, the chest-burster, the slick big-daddy aliens, the pulsating queens – I love all of it.  And Alien: Covenant has something else I love:  Michael Fassbender.  Fair warning, in this review I’m going to talk about him a lot. Read more

New Alien Covenant Poster Teases Queen, Facehuggers & Plenty of Xenomorph Chaos

New Alien Covenant Poster Teases Queen, Facehuggers & Plenty of Xenomorph Chaos

From 20th Century Fox and director Ridley Scott, comes the follow-up to his prequel film Prometheus — Alien: Covenant. Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, James Franco, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, and Benjamin Rigby, the film hits theaters May 19, 2017. Read more

Alien: Covenant Cast Photo Revealed Featuring First Look at James Franco

Alien: Covenant Cast Photo Revealed Featuring First Look at James Franco

From 20th Century Fox and director Ridley Scott, comes the follow-up to his prequel film Prometheus — Alien: Covenant. Starring Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, James Franco, Demián Bichir, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett, Callie Hernandez, Nathaniel Dean, Alexander England, and Benjamin Rigby, the film hits theaters May 19, 2017. Read more

Fantastic Beasts: J.K. Rowling’s Creatures Enchant in Satisfying Harry Potter Spin-off [Review]

Fantastic Beasts: J.K. Rowling’s Creatures Enchant in Satisfying Harry Potter Spin-off [Review]

For nearly two decades, J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world has been a force to be reckoned with, first in bookstores and then in movie theaters. Rowling herself is due all the credit for creating the magical universe inhabited by memorable characters centered on Harry Potter and his friends. Now, Rowling is back with her first screenplay, which expands a short story previously mentioned in the Potter series – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The short story itself may only be 126 pages, but the possibilities for expanding this briefly-mentioned story within the Rowling universe into a whole new franchise are endless–if done correctly. Despite a fairly straightforward plot, Rowling offers more than enough to invest in a new spin-off franchise, which features new charming characters, impressive, visually-rendered magical beasts, and a story that, while simplistic, offers up a likable, leading wizard in Newt Scamander, who warrants further character exploration. Read more

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Comic Con Trailer Packed with Odd Creatures #SDCC2016

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Comic Con Trailer Packed with Odd Creatures #SDCC2016

From Warner Bros, creator/screenwriter J.K. Rowling and director David Yates comes the latest addition to the wizarding world of Harry Potter – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Starring Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Jenn Murray and Jon Voight, the film hits theaters November 18, 2016.  Read more