Articles By: Joey Magidson

A graduate of Stony Brook University (where he studied Cinema and Cultural Studies), resides in Brooklyn, New York. He also contributes to several other film-related websites.

Trailer for “Boy Erased” suggests a powerful sophomore feature from Joel Edgerton

Continuing on with Trailer Week, we have the best one of the bunch. The Trailer in question is for Boy Erased, the next directorial outing for actor turned filmmaker Joel Edgerton. For this sophomore outing, Edgerton has gone from genre fare to awards bait. With a cast led by Russell[...]

Freddie Mercury lives in the New Trailer for “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Despite the rumored production troubles, a look at the life of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury fascinates me. The musician had an iconic existence, one that could easily be super compelling on screen. Well, this fall, Bohemian Rhapsody will be coming out and hoping to scratch that itch. Ignoring the controversy,[...]

Trailer drops for the Oscar hopeful biopic “On the Basis of Sex”

Awards bait biopics lately have had to work hard to avoid induce yawns in audiences. Either a clever take on the person needs to be utilized, or a stylized approach. In the case of On the Basis of Sex, neither seems to be on hand. Instead, it’s the luck of[...]

“Zombieland 2” is the latest nostalgia tinged sequel to get the green light

Over the weekend, word leaked out that, almost a decade after the original, Zombieland 2 was finally a go. Yes, that long talked about sequel is coming our way. Ever since Zombieland was a hit, a follow up has been discussed. A short lived television series was attempted, but the[...]

Who are Hollywood’s modern action heroes?

HOLLYWOOD HEROES™: What exactly makes an action hero in 2018? The definition of one has certainly changed over the years. Long gone are the days of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Bruce Willis being on the Mount Everest of action stars. Gone too are the days of fun yet low[...]

An updated ranking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe for Summer 2018

HOLLYWOOD HEROES™: Now 20 films deep, the Marvel Cinematic Universe is currently at a pivotal juncture. We’ve already moved past Avengers: Infinity War, with next year’s sequel set to conclude that story. Last week, Ant-Man and the Wasp opened, showcasing another smaller part (no pun intended) of the MCU. With[...]

“Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot” reunites Joaquin Phoenix with Gus Van Sant

Few independent films in 2018 can boast the type of A-list cast that Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot has. In teaming back up with star Joaquin Phoenix for a look at the life of cartoonist John Callahan, filmmaker Gus Van Sant has also brought in Jonah Hill[...]

Rob Reiner: His best films to date

For about 35 years now, Rob Reiner has been a director. For the first decade and a half, he was among the best in the business. Recently? Not so much. That being said, we’re focusing on the good today. Since he’s releasing a new film in the next few days,[...]

“Eighth Grade” is an impressive filmmaking debut for Bo Burnham

It seems safe to assume that no one was expecting this out of comedian and actor turned filmmaker Bo Burnham. That’s nothing against him. It merely means that his first effort with crafting cinema is just that good. This week, Burnham makes his directing and writing debut with Eighth Grade,[...]

Are there any Oscar contenders from the first half of 2018?

We’ve now entered the second half of the year. 2018 so far has yet to really produce any surefire Academy Award players, but that doesn’t mean nothing will make it to the end. As we always do around this time, it’s a good moment to consider what Oscar contenders the[...]
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