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Jul 31 // Hubert Vigilla

The Cult Club: Wet Hot American Summer (2001) Awkwardly Flirted Into Our Hearts (and Pants)

David Wain's Wet Hot American Summer is one of the least likely movies to inspire a follow-up of any kind. The film was savaged by critics upon its release and barely made a dent at the box office; Universal even denied the m...
Jul 29 // Hubert Vigilla

5 Other Cinematic Robots That Should Be In WWE 2K16

Yesterday we had a list of five other Arnold Schwarzenegger characters who should be in WWE 2K16. (I apologize for leaving out Kindergarten Cop's Detective John Kimble.) With all that Arnie in one place, the game would basica...
Jul 28 // Hubert Vigilla

5 Other Arnold Schwarzenegger Characters Who Should Be In WWE 2K16

As reported on Destructoid yesterday, if you pre-order WWE 2K16, you get to play as the T-800 from The Terminator. The promo video showed Arnold Schwarzenegger recreating the bar scene from Terminator 2: Judgment Day alongsid...
Jul 27 // Hubert Vigilla

See all the changes made to the original Star Wars Trilogy

The original Star Wars Trilogy has been through a lot of changes over the years, starting in 1997 with the release of the Special Editions. The Special Editions allowed George Lucas to tweak here and there and hype up the the...
Jul 27 // Hubert Vigilla

The Cult Club: Repo Man (1984) is a Punk Rock Commentary on the Crappiness of the 80s

Alex Cox's Repo Man is one of the key films in the cult canon. Defying traditional cinematic taxonomy, Cox's debut offered a social critique in the guise of a genre-mash: LA noir, LA punk, Cold War paranoia, drive-in sci-fi, ...
Jul 23 // Hubert Vigilla

Art is Hard: Alejandro Inarritu's The Revenant $40 million over budget, production "a living hell"

Earlier this week the trailer for The Revenant was released, the highly anticipated new film from Birdman director Alejandro González Iñárritu starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. Set for a Christmas...
Jul 22 // Hubert Vigilla

New Spectre trailer puts James Bond on the defensive in a place without mercy

While Sam Mendes may not return to direct another James Bond outing, this new trailer for Spectre makes a strong case that Mendes should do 007 films in perpetuity. You just read that sentence in Christoph Waltz's voice. You...
Jul 11 // Hubert Vigilla

The Ash Vs. Evil Dead trailer makes the show look awesome sauce

The first full trailer for Starz's Ash vs. Evil Dead is out, and it looks way better than it has any right to look. Bruce Campbell is back as Ash, and they're playing up his schlubbiness, age, and cult persona to great effect...
Jul 11 // Hubert Vigilla

Watch the Star Wars: The Force Awakens behind-the-scenes Comic-Con reel

While there was no new trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, there was a special behind-the-scenes reel that was screened for the packed crowd at Hall H. The behind-the-scenes footage em...
Jul 08 // Hubert Vigilla

RIP The Dissolve (2013-2015)

The Dissolve was one of the best places on the internet for intelligent, funny, in-depth, and insightful film criticism and features. This morning, editor-in-chief Keith Phipps announced that The Dissolve would be shutting do...
Jul 07 // Hubert Vigilla

Donnie Yen to appear in Star Wars: Episode VIII, possibly Rogue One

Prepare to sing the Ewok celebration song, folks: Donnie Yen will appear in Star Wars: Episode VIII and possibly Star Wars: Rogue One. Reports suggest Yen, who completed Ip Man 3 with Mike Tyson not too long ago (though ...
Jun 18 // Hubert Vigilla

Watch all six Star Wars movies at the same time and be driven mad

"Have you watched all of the Star Wars movies?" "Yeah, of course, dude." "No, no, no. I mean, have you watched all of the Star Wars movies AT THE SAME TIME?!" Such is Star Wars Wars, created by senior Archer animator Marcus ...
Jun 18 // Hubert Vigilla

Rob Zombie set to direct a movie about Groucho Marx

While Rob Zombie won't be involved in the Halloween franchise "recalibration" Halloween Returns, he does have another project lined up: a movie about Groucho Marx. And I'm not against it. Zombie is a huge Marx Brothers fan; H...
Jun 16 // Hubert Vigilla

Halloween Returns will start shooting July without Rob Zombie

The Halloween franchise rides again with Halloween Returns, which starts shooting in July. Halloween Returns, incidentally, is almost as silly a title as Halloween Rides Again but not as good as Halloween: Tokyo Drift or...
Jun 15 // Hubert Vigilla

Jurassic World earned the biggest worldwide box office debut of all time

C's get degrees, and C-grade movies get lots of money. Jurassic World earned an astounding $511.8 million around the world, giving the film the biggest opening global box office of all time. The movie features Chris Pratt all...
Jun 11 // Hubert Vigilla

RIP Christopher Lee (1922-2015)

Sir Christopher Lee has passed away at the age of 93. Lee died in the hospital on Sunday, June 7th, though word of his passing has only reached news outlets today. According to several reports, this was at the request of Lee'...
Jun 10 // Hubert Vigilla

Amazon will help fund and release Terry Gilliam's The Man Who Killed Don Quixote

Terry Gilliam's quest to make The Man Who Killed Don Quixote has run into countless stumbling blocks. First chronicled in the 2002 documentary Lost in La Mancha, Gilliam and others have suggested Don Quixote is back on track ...
Jun 09 // Hubert Vigilla

New Batmobile and Wonder Woman costume pics from Batman v. Superman

There's a bit more Superman v. Batman news today in case you haven't gotten your fix yet. In addition to the official plot synopsis for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Collider snapped some pics of the Batmobile and the ...
Jun 05 // Hubert Vigilla

Review: The Nightmare

Sleep paralysis is a condition that affects people in a liminal state of consciousness between sleep and wakefulness. When it strikes, a person is unable to speak or move. Several people who discuss their own experiences with...
Jun 04 // Hubert Vigilla

Rumor: Ewan McGregor may return as Obi-Wan Kenobi for new the Star Wars films

Get your rumor caps on and keep the blastshields down, kids. There are rumors that Ewan McGregor is in negotiations with Disney to return as Obi-Wan Kenobi for the new glut of Star Wars movies that are coming out. Obi-Wan wou...
Jun 02 // Hubert Vigilla

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson may star in a Big Trouble in Little China remake

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is currently in negotiations to star in a remake of John Carpenter's 1986 cult classic Big Trouble in Little China. The screenplay for the film will be written by Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz, ...
May 31 // Hubert Vigilla

The Cult Club: Putney Swope (1969)

New York Times film critic A.O. Scott, in one of his signature recurring gags, wrote that Mad Max: Fury Road was rated R because it featured "A ruthless critique of everything existing." The same might be said of Putney Swope...
May 28 // Hubert Vigilla

See Jason Segel's award-caliber performance in the trailer for The End of the Tour

The End of the Tour was a major hit at Sundance, leading to rave reviews for stars Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, who play real-life writers David Lipsky and David Foster Wallace, respectively. Based on Lipsky's 2010 non-fi...
May 15 // Hubert Vigilla

Jackie Chan and Owen Wilson will reteam for Shanghai Dawn

As Coming Soon noted yesterday, MGM is finally moving forward with Shanghai Dawn, the sequel to Jackie Chan/Owen Wilson films Shanghai Noon (2000) and Shanghai Knights (2003). As Flixist EIC Matthew Razak said in our staff em...
May 14 // Hubert Vigilla

Review: Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World

H. R. Giger passed away a year ago this week. His biomechanical art is instantly recognizable--Egyptian and yet otherworldly, simultaneously erotic and repulsive; a combination of flesh, alloy, suppurations, and vertebral for...
May 12 // Hubert Vigilla

The Mad Max Trilogy: Look Back in Anger

I have yet to see Mad Max: Fury Road, which comes out this week, but I did get a chance to see the first three Mad Max movies over the weekend at a friend's place: Mad Max (1979), Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), and Mad M...
May 08 // Hubert Vigilla

The Cult Club: Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Peir Paolo Pasolini's final film, Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom, is one of the most notorious arthouse movies ever made and frequently cited among the most disturbing movies of all time. Inspired by the Marquis de Sade'...
May 08 // Hubert Vigilla

Tribeca Review: Maggie

Maggie is one of the last things you'd expect out of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Abigail Breslin, who plays the title character? Okay. Joely Richardson, who plays Maggie's stepmother? Sure. But not Arnie. Though Maggie's a post-ap...
May 08 // Hubert Vigilla

The trailer for The Look of Silence offers a glimpse at one of the best films of 2015

Joshua Oppenheimer's documentary The Act of Killing was one of the best films of 2013. The film examined the Indonesian genocide from the point of view of the killers, and in the process provided a chilling look at the way hi...
Apr 30 // Hubert Vigilla

New pics of Ben Affleck as Batman from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

We caught a glimpse of a seething Ben Affleck as Batman in the trailer for Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, which was released earlier in the month. (Batman v. Superman is not to be confused with the landmark Supreme Cour...
Apr 28 // Hubert Vigilla

Tribeca Review: Jackrabbit

The vibe of Jackrabbit, a no-budget dystopian cyberpunk thriller, was inspired by trips to the video store. Its whole mood is defined by vaguely remembered VHS box art, and the types of films that fill a person's childhoo...
Apr 27 // Hubert Vigilla

If other cinematic comic book characters had forehead tattoos like The Joker

We all know what Jared Leto's version of The Joker will look like in Suicide Squad. It's a little overdone (by "a little" I mean "completely"), but it's all about the execution in the actual film and Leto's performance in the...
Apr 24 // Hubert Vigilla

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Henry Hobson, and Joely Richardson Discuss Maggie

Maggie, the post-apocalyptic zombie drama starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. As we noted in our review of Maggie, the film features a surprisingly emotive and vulnerable perfo...
Apr 22 // Hubert Vigilla

Tribeca Review: Thank You for Playing

There are moments of Thank You for Playing that are so painful because the documentary feels so personal. It's about Joel Green, a boy with terminal brain cancer, and how his parents try to cherish the little joys in life whi...
Apr 21 // Hubert Vigilla

Tribeca Review: The Birth of Sake

At a certain point in Erik Shirai’s documentary The Birth of Sake, it becomes apparent that the film isn't just about the art of making of sake. This is common in movies that are about making something—food, art, ...
Apr 15 // Hubert Vigilla

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival kicks off tonight

The 2015 Tribeca Film Festival kicks off tonight here in New York City (aka the city that rarely sleeps and only does so with the assistance of illegally obtained medication). This year's festival opens with the world premier...
Apr 09 // Hubert Vigilla

The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence) trailer has a whole lot of mouths (and butts) to feed

Yesterday we brought you the official plot synopsis for Human Centipede Part 3 (Final Sequence), which promises to be a nuanced exploration of the challenges facing the US prison system. Today, we have the first trailer for ...
Apr 02 // Hubert Vigilla

Fast, Furious, and Fancy Free: Don't Worry About Guilt, Enjoy the Pleasure

In roughly 14 years, the Fast and the Furious series has become one of the biggest action movie franchises in the world, grossing more than $2 billion. Furious 7 comes out this week, and there's much rejoicing. There's also a...
Apr 02 // Hubert Vigilla

The estate of Bruce Lee doesn't want him in Ip Man 3

Just last week we reported that production on Ip Man 3 is underway, featuring Mike Tyson and a CG Bruce Lee. While Iron Mike is a lock, it seems that the Donnie Yen sequel has hit a snag with CG Bruce Lee (aka Marshall Law fr...
Mar 31 // Hubert Vigilla

Helen Mirren wants to be in Fast and the Furious 8

Helen Mirren is a lot of things: an Academy Award-winning actress, an august stage performer, an eternally beautiful woman, the granddaughter of a Russian colonel and diplomat, a five-time WCW World Television Champion, and w...

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