Latest AVENGERS ENDGAME Trailer Just Another So-So Tease (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=TcMBFSGVi1c New trailer. Half of it's stuff we've seen before (from going down memory lane to rehashing the end of the last movie). The rest is generic assembling but in some slick new Quantum Realm unis. Plus a Captain Marvel cameo, tagged with a bland one-liner from Thor that's pulled from the cliché pile. We got [...]

Most Live Action Yet – And More Genie – In New ALADDIN Trailer (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=134&v=foyufD52aog If this first official trailer is any indication, Disney's been taking rigorous notes following the negative internet backlash to the first two Aladdin sneak peaks. After a debut teaser of mostly digital animation, then a TV spot that had an awkwardly rendered Will Smith as the blue Genie, online reactions were not kind, ranging from complaints [...]

CAPTAIN MARVEL (Movie Review)

** out of **** Rated PG-13 (for sequences of sci-fi violence and action, and brief suggestive language) Released: March 8, 2019 Runtime: 124 minutes Directed by: Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Annette Bening, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, Lashana Lynch, Gemma Chan, Clark Gregg, Rune Temte, Algenis [...]

Emma Thompson Is Talk Show Tyrant In LATE NIGHT Trailer (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxefiCjQirw The Devil Hosts Late Night. That's basically the concept here for Late Night, the new feature film from writer / actress comedienne Mindy Kaling. The sitcom multi-hyphenate star is making the jump from the small screen to big with this Sundance Film Festival breakout hit that Amazon bought for a hefty $13 million, just [...]

GRETA (Movie Review)

** out of **** Rated R (for some violence, language, and disturbing images) Released: March 1, 2019 Runtime: 98 minutes Directed by: Neil Jordan Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, Maika Monroe, Colm Feore, Jeff Hiller, Stephen Rea My review of Greta, for The Tulsa Voice. This indie thriller from director Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) stars Isabelle Huppert [...]

Spielberg VS Netflix: What He’s Fighting For – And Isn’t (ANALYSIS)

Steven Spielberg hasn’t even addressed the Academy yet, but Film Twitter isn't waiting to render its own verdict. Things have gotten so heated, it's even garnered its own trending hashtag: #SpielbergVSNetflix. Ever since it was reported that the iconic director of enduring blockbusters and Oscar-winning classics was going to speak to the Academy board about [...]

Emotion Under The Big Top In Tim Burton’s DUMBO (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sf6O1aYoj0k Honest to God, every new trailer or preview for Disney's live-action Dumbo is even better than the last. This latest 2-minute behind-the-scenes promo is no different. The remake from Tim Burton has definitely become my most anticipated "Disney vault redux" for 2019 (yes, more than Aladdin or The Lion King). Thankfully we'll get it [...]

Spielberg To Take A Stand Against Netflix At The Academy (AWARDS / ANALYSIS)

Streaming is TV. You can distill Steven Spielberg's opposition to Netflix competing for Academy Awards down to those three words. (Full disclosure: I'm #TeamSpielberg on this one.) Spielberg is about to make an official argument to the board of the Academy, the film industry org that produces the Oscars, that rules of eligibility should change. [...]