June 26, 2017

Tag Archives: Film genres

The Contenders: Best Superhero Films of All-Time

by Joey Magidson HollywoodNews.com: Now that ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is out in theaters, it sort of feels like we’ve reached a milestone point in the realm of superhero flicks… perhaps even an apex if you will. Everything that will come next for the genre will be judged on a[...]

Prometheus is a mid-level version of what it is

HollywoodNews.com: Come what may, Prometheus is a mid-level version of what it is. By that, I mean it is, in the end, a somewhat generic Alien/The Thing-type horror film. It is mostly science-fiction only in that it takes place in the future and involves inter-stellar travel. Its[...]

Oscars: “The Descendants” producer Jim Burke on George Clooney, Hawaii and the awards race – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell hollywoodnews.com: Alexander Payne and Jim Burke’s creative collaboration dates back to 1999’s “Election,” a comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick that helped define the director’s razor-sharp wit and keen observational voice. Nearly 15 years later, they’re back with “The Descendants,” an equally witty and insightful human drama[...]

“Red Tails” is an entertaining history lesson/B-movie

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com:The strongest aspect of director Anthony Hemingway and producer George Lucas’s Red Tails is that it lives in a somewhat Utopian film industry where African-American dramas aren’t all that big of a deal. The picture may have an unfair burden of proving the bankability of larger-budget ($58[...]

2011: The Year’s Worst Movies

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: This time, it’s time to document the worst of the worst in cinema for the 2011 movie year. Of course, while most critics make a point to try to seek out the allegedly best in cinema in any given year, not quite as much effort is[...]

David Fincher’s otherwise pointless and neutered The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo remake – Rooney Mara

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo feels like a James Patterson novel drained of all color and pulpiness while given a somber air of alleged gravity and importance. That is not entirely an insult, as I enjoy trashy crime fiction and the kind of thrillers Paramount[...]

“The Ward (2011)” DVD Review

HollywoodNews.com: There is nothing particularly wrong with The Ward, there is just little about it to stand out amongst the sea of similar genre entries, to say nothing of the whole slew of direct-to-DVD films that fill the shelves of Blockbuster and the queue of Netflix any given day. [...]

Brad Pitt, Terrence Malick’s “Tree of Life” booed in Cannes

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Terrence Malick’s “The Tree of Life,” one of the most anticipated films of the Cannes festival (if not of the entire year), finally screened for critics in France this morning and the reaction has been … well, mixed. “Scattered audience members at its first screening in Cannes needed[...]

The Top 10 Scariest Horror Films from the last 20 years

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: The goal of this list is pretty simple. I’m sure we’re all sick and tired of seeing countless ‘scariest movies of all time’ lists every Halloween that basically include some combination of the same several movies. Among the movies that will not be on this list: “Psycho,”[...]

This Week In Movies – ‘Social Network,’ ‘Case 39,’ ‘Let Me In’

By Pete Hammond HollywoodNews.com: For the third weekend in a row, a major studio adult-oriented, dialogue-driven film with more on its mind that non-stop mayhem or mindless sight gags topped the boxoffice thus keeping the resurgence of thinking-person’s cinema on a thrilling roll. Surprise, surprise! The fact that The[...]
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