David Ayer in talks to direct ‘Scarface’ reboot

In this age of what many would consider the eye of the unoriginal cinematic world, nothing seems sacred. This revelation is highlighted further by the fact that, earlier today, David Ayer emerged as a potential candidate for Universal’s remake of their classic 1983 hit Scarface. Judging from his most recent effort, the commercial smash but the…

Cannes begins!

Now time for some international news: Cannes Film Festival starts today! The 70 year old festival is arguably the most prestigious in the world. Looking into the films that have premiered and have been awarded honors by the festival, one could easily put together a list of some of cinemas greatest films. The storied history…

Movie Review: ‘Snatched’

Rating:  There are some things to like about Snatched, but there is so much more to dislike.  Looking at the talent both in front and behind the camera, it really is a shame that something that must have been so funny on paper didn’t translate so well to the screen. The screenplay, about a women who is…

Clips and Trailers Galore!

The film world was ambushed today by a barrage of new trailers and clips from this year’s most anticipated films: 1. Blade Runner 2049 First, the story that has been stewing since this weekend.  The intense teasers for the trailer that hit the web this past weekend certainly raised some anticipation in those that are…

Movie Review: ‘Free Fire’

Rating:  In the Golden Age on CGI and big, blockbuster filmmaking, you’d think that Free Fire is a hidden gem of sorts.  It could have been a diamond in the rough amongst large monsters-to-come and ever-present superheroes. In some respects, it is a welcome feature given to us by production/ distribution company A24 (responsible most notably…

R.I.P. Jonathan Demme

Today, acclaimed director Jonathan Demme has passed away from complications due to esophageal cancer and heart disease. Born in 1944, Demme began his film making career working on low-budget fare for the king of the low-budgets, Roger Corman.  He made exploitation films that fit into the genres of biker films and woman-in-prison films. He did…

Disney announces release dates for ‘Episode IX’ and & ‘Indiana Jones’

Earlier today, Disney and Lucasfilm released the dates for the upcoming Star Wars; Episode IX and Indiana Jones 5 films. Episode IX is set for a May 24, 2019 release date and Indiana Jones is aiming for a July 10, 2020 release. People should promptly set their calendars for both. Just as well, Star Wars will be directed by Colin Trevorrow,…

Summer 2018 release date settings

Two highly-anticipated films this past weekend were given Summer 2018 release dates. The first is Shane Black’s reboot of of The Predator.  This is the latest in a tough break for Shane Black’s attempt at a career renaissance.  Black’s 2016 flick, The Nice Guys, was met with diminished box office returns, despite the high critical praise. Originally…

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ News

With its May 5 release date right around the corner, its no shock the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was the center of two very big news stories yesterday. First, director James Gunn confirmed that the film will feature not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, but FIVE (!!!!) post-credit sequences.  This was the…

‘Lost in Translation’ shows the need for companionship

Charlotte wanders the landscape of Tokyo, looking for inspiration in the most obvious of places.  When she doesn’t find it, she calls a friend and begins to cry, but the friend somewhat ignores her, and Charlotte skirts the issue aside. When Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation was first released in 2003, it made a little bit of…

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Trailer Released!

Moments ago, in a galaxy very close to our own, at a Star Wars Celebration Panel in Orlando, the newest trailer for the upcoming Star Wars film was released.  The clip can be found here: There is not much plot given away by the new trailer, so it is hard to speculate as to how all…