At San Diego Comic-Con this summer I was lucky enough to get to see The Predator panel featuring writer/director Shane Black and cast members Sterling K. Brown, Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key, Trevante Rhodes, Augusto Aguilera, Thomas Jane and Jake Busey. Truth be told, I didn’t have much interest in the
I feel like when I was younger and heard the term “documentary,” I immediately equated it with “boring.” Like some monotonous speaker lecturing on and on about an uninteresting or strange topic that wasn’t relevant to my life. Now I know that either my perceptions were drastically wrong back then,
To quote one of my all-time favorite Saturday Night Live sketches, “I’m not that strong a swimmer.” (It’s from 1984, kiddos, Google “Synchronized Swimming SNL sketch” and prepare to laugh your head off.)
I’ve always been content to stay on the shore and let others have fun in Lake Michigan
Usually I’m one to devour every buzzy bestselling novel — especially when I know Hollywood has adaptation plans in the works. But unfortunately I never got around to reading Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians … and was the only one of my friends who hadn’t. In fact, they’d all read
When you’re watching a movie, you usually tend to trust that what you’re seeing on the screen is what the movie’s characters actually experienced or are experiencing. But that’s not always the case when an “unreliable narrator” is in the mix — a main character whose perspective might not be
In the near future, gamers compete inside a massive video game universe to find an “Easter egg” hidden by the network’s recently deceased creator which promises real life riches. Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) becomes the first player to successfully navigate the first level of the test, sparking a high-stakes international
Theeeeey’re back! Dismissed Vermont Highway Patrol officers Thorny, Mac, Foster, Rabbit and Farva get a chance at redemption with an unusual assignment. The wacky crew is sent to a Canadian town that has been reclaimed by the United States after a recently discovered border error, where they must win over the
Chappaquiddick, achieves the seemingly impossible. It’s a movie about the powerful Kennedy political family that was acclaimed by both liberal and conservative critics.
Taylor Allen and Andrew Logan, who met at the University of Texas at Austin, co-wrote the screenplay, their first feature film script. It first attained industry buzz
Here we are, already into the dog days of summer, yearning for a cool breeze or some powerful AC. When things get too hot, it’s best to take a break and cool down with a great movie — and man oh man do we have an outstanding slate for you
Confidence. It’s a great quality to have, but oddly enough, it’s in short supply on the big screen. Most movie characters are seriously flawed in one way or the other, and they’ll spend most of their time trying to overcompensate. Which can make for a great comedy . . .
Some days you just wanna see something get utterly decimated. You know those days.
When one such day is upon you, you’re guaranteed satisfaction if you check out any of these beasts doing their thang:
King Kong and the Skullcrawlers, Kong: Skull Island– King Kong is not amused
Who remembers the world before emojis? Or maybe the question should be, who even wants to remember the world before emojis? Emojis make everything better and funnier. It’s like the old saying “a picture’s worth a thousand words” — just one emoji can communicate so, so much.
In researching today’s
As The Fresh Prince (aka Will Smith) said (sang!) best in 1991, “Summer, summer, summertime! Time to sit back and unwind.”
But eventually all of that chilling out can get old. When summertime boredom starts to hit, I have just the cure: an edge-of-your-seat thriller to get the ol’ heart
A twenty-something woman who likes to smoke marijuana and lament about her failing hair waxing business, finds herself stuck in a rut of one night stands. Then, she meets and falls for a man whose single glaring flaw is that he’s already married.
Sounds like a complicated situation to
As a forever fan of both the ageless Paul Rudd and LOST/Hobbit trilogy alum Evangeline Lilly, I had no doubt that I was going to enjoy watching them battle bad guys together as co-leads in Ant-Man and the Wasp. And enjoy it I did. Tone-wise, Marvel Studios’ latest is a
Memories are made in the summertime! At least that’s how it’s always been in my family. Everyone has more free time, is a little more relaxed, and is in a better mood when it’s beautiful outside.
That’s why I’m going to try to convince you to do everything you can
Movie moms and dads usually fall into one of three major camps: either they’re wonderful and supportive parents who play a positive role in their kids’ lives, or they’re oppressively awful … or they’re nowhere to be found and we get to see the trouble their children get up to
July is almost upon us, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s my favorite month because: 1) I love summer, 2) we celebrate my daughter’s birthday, 3) I get to go be among “my people” at Comic-Con in San Diego, 4) my kids are just out of school and no one’s
No matter how many Jurassic movies they make, I’m always going to be excited to see them. Why? Because they make me feel like a giddy little kid again. Because they inevitably conjure up memories of 1993’s game-changing Jurassic Park. Because they remind me of the fun I’ve had running
Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Titanic’s Jack and Rose. Call Me By Your Name’s Elio and Oliver. I can’t help but notice that some of the most famous movie romances haven’t really worked out (note to self: steer clear of poison, ships and Italian countrysides). But I do know a Hollywood
I recently chatted with Daisy Yuhas, who’s the Senior Marketing Manager for Movies and Games at Redbox. We touched on what a great value Redbox offers with its previously rented movies and games — which I have to admit I didn’t know much about. So if you have questions, too,
The Kaiju are back in the next chapter of the Pacific Rim phenomenon and with this new global threat comes even bigger robot-monster combat. In the sequel to the 2013 film Pacific Rim you can look forward to big epic action, one-of-a-kind special effects, and new Jaegers with revolutionary technology
Gamora is 40!
That’s right, Zoe Saldana is celebrating a big milestone birthday today — and she certainly has a fantastic past year to celebrate as well. In fact, I can’t think of another actress who’s starred in not one, not two, but THREE hugely successful sci-fi franchises, not to
As families around the country gather together to honor dear old dad for Father’s Day, we thought it would be an appropriate time to also tip our hat to some of the best dads on film.
Here are my Top 5:
To Kill a Mockingbird – Atticus Finch is
“Wait, isn’t it just the ‘MTV Movie Awards’?”
If that’s the first thing you thought when reading the title of this post, you’re not alone. MTV’s annual celebration of Hollywood was in fact solely devoted to movies from 1992 up until last year, when they expanded it to add in
I’ve been given 15 minutes to talk to Bart Millard, frontman from the multi-platinum selling band, MercyMe. That’s five minutes longer than it took for him to write the band’s breakthrough song, “I Could Only Imagine,” which became the bestselling Christian single of all time, and the basis for the
We’re in LA this week for the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo – a huge gathering of gaming awesomeness. All the key players are represented at E3 including EA, Microsoft, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Sony and Nintendo giving us the first look at what’s coming next in the gaming world.
So what do
If you’re like me, you’re one of those people who never sees a big plot twist coming. But since I love to be surprised, I’m totally fine with my generally clueless nature as a movie-watcher. It makes those “gotcha!” moments all the more fun when you don’t figure them out
Sometimes we adults — with our pride, practicality and general lack of imagination and fear of failure — just can’t get the job done. Enter kids, who have the energy, creativity and willpower to succeed where their elders have failed … and inspire the rest of us in the process.
Today kicks off Pet Appreciation Week, so what better time to call out some of our favorite furry film friends?
Here are 4 that I think are extra special:
Marley the dog from Marley & Me
I remember when this entire country was engulfed in Marley Mania after John Grogan’s