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Review: THE RIGHT KIND OF WRONG

People in romantic comedies – from an objective standpoint – tend to behave like psychopaths. The way they doggedly pursue mates, make big public gestures, and find themselves in embarrassing social situations (… more

Beta’d Review: TITANFALL

They say that patience is a virtue, but the fact that it’s taken me this long to get a chance to actually sit down and play Respawn Entertainment’s excellent Titanfall… more

Nerdist Podcast: William Shatner

The legendary William Shatner chats with Chris and Jonah about his upcoming show Shatner’s World in movie theaters around the country, his love of making people laugh, and his… more
 

Review: BAD WORDS

In Jason Bateman’s feature directorial debut, the actor – largely known for playing put-upon and quietly suffering everymen – attempts to rough up his own comparatively cuddly image by creating one of… more

BATMAN Reanimated – Appointment in Crime Alley

In the last installment of this, I talked about how we finally had an episode getting to the heart of Bruce Wayne’s deepest fears, thanks to a run-in with the… more

SXSW Film Wrap Up: Reviews of VERONICA MARS, CHEF, BAD WORDS, & More

This year’s slate of films at South By Southwest seemed to have an amazingly common thread of accessibility. Almost all of the movies I saw were layered and thoughtful with… more
 

Review: VERONICA MARS

Not so much a feature film as an extended network-ready TV special (a few cuss words notwithstanding), Rob Thomas’ Veronica Mars, based on his defunct 2004 TV series, can’t seem… more

Best Picture: CIMARRON (1930/1931)

We are now entering the fourth week of my epic quest to watch every film to have won a Best Picture Oscar, and I’ve finally hit my first stumbling block…. more

Review: NEED FOR SPEED

Movies based on video games are – as is common knowledge at this point – largely dubious affairs. To this day, the golden standards for the genre have been, at least according… more
 

Review: DARK HOUSE

This is a first for me: Victor Salva’s Dark House is the first movie I have encountered that is being released on home video before it’s being released in theaters…. more

Book Review: DOROTHY MUST DIE by Danielle Paige

I didn’t ask for any of this. I didn’t ask to be some kind of hero. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado – taking you… more

Schlock & Awe: METAL TORNADO

Scientifically-caused disaster movies are one of Syfy’s go-to genres, along with giant animal mash-ups (Sharknado and Sharktopus didn’t just imagine themselves). They almost always involve the writers coming… more
 

Review: CAPTAIN MARVEL #1

Carol Danvers, the current bearer of the title Captain Marvel in the Marvel Universe and the former Ms. Marvel, holds a unique position among all the female spin-off characters created… more

Comic Book Day: Pull List for March 12, 2014

Were you thinking to yourself, “Man alive! I have so much expendable income, but nowhere to spend it. Whatever will I do?” Well, even if you weren’t, you’re in the… more

The Shelf: INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, TRANSFORMERS ARMADA, EL DORADO

Sort of a slight week for home video releases, but there does happen to be my favorite movie of 2013, the complete series of robots that change into stuff, and… more
 

The FX of ’79 – 1941

Kyle is looking at the Oscar nominees for visual effects in 1979, a landmark for the form. This week: Steven Spielberg’s 1941. As critically derided as some of the movies… more

Thoughts on STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS – The Lost Missions (SPOILERS)

Friday, March 7th, was bittersweet. Star Wars: The Clone Wars hit Netflix not only with all its existing five seasons, but also 13 new episodes, dubbed “The Lost Missions.” Fans… more

Review: JOURNEY TO THE WEST: CONQUERING THE DEMONS

Stephen Chow is one of the funnier filmmakers out there. He has only directed nine feature films to date (a tiny number compared to many of his kung-fu contemporaries who… more
 

BATMAN Reanimated – Nothing to Fear

So far, we’ve looked at episodes of Batman: The Animated Series that have showcased Batman’s rogues gallery more than the Dark Knight himself, be they origin stories or particularly nasty… more

Review: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

Near the end of Wes Anderson’s utterly delightful and predictably twee The Grand Budapest Hotel, one of the film’s many interlocking narrators, played by F. Murray Abraham, describes the protagonist… more

Review: GRAND PIANO

Some critics have been so ecstatic about Eugenio Mira’s new limited-release thriller Grand Piano they have been openly comparing it to Alfred Hitchcock. While Grand Piano is not as good… more
 

Best Picture: ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT (1929/1930)

Week three, and Witney Seibold, in his epic quest to watch and review every Best Picture winner, has moved on to the epic war tragedy All Quiet on the Western… more

Review: MR. PEABODY & SHERMAN

Although more plot-heavy than its 1960s forebear (as I suppose a feature film version of a series of pun-tastic and jokey TV shorts would have to be), Rob Minkoff’s surprisingly… more

Review: JODOROWSKY’S DUNE

Alejandro Jodorowsky is one of my favorite filmmakers, having directed the cult-beloved spiritual freakouts El Topo (1970), The Holy Mountain (1973), and the truly unusual NC-17-rated horror film Santa Sangre (… more