Is Steven Spielberg really going to remake West Side Story? Who knows, but according to Deadline he’s interested in doing something with the 1961 classic, itself an adaptation of a stage production that retooled Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (itself a remake of Ovid’s Pyramus and Thisbe). Maybe he just wants to give the familiar story yet another update of some kind. Probably nothing will ever come of… Continue reading Which Movie Musicals Would You Like Remade by Your Favorite Directors?
If you’re a hardcore genre fan, the below list of movies just announced for the SXSW Midnight program is probably going to make you drool just a little bit. It’s the kind of roster that should light up the eyes of anyone who actively seeks out genre movies from all over the world. If you’re only a casual horror fan (and that’s totally okay), let’s… Continue reading SXSW Announces Midnighters From the Directors of 'Inside,' 'Blair Witch,' 'Legend of Beaver Dam,' 'Last Exorcism,' and More
“Big Bad Wolves” is a dark, unsettling film about revenge, centering on a group of men seeking retribution against a man they believe kidnapped and murdered a child. It is also broadly a film with metaphorical allusions to the Middle East peace process, while equally showcasing the power of a nagging mother on the phone. In… Continue reading 'Big Bad Wolves' Directors: This Movie Isn't Solely About Sadism
They were known as the master puppeteers behind the jovial and adorable Muppets characters, but Jim Henson and Frank Oz directed a nightmarish project in 1982: The Dark Crystal. The Universal Pictures feature about an elfin creature in search of a crystal shard that promises to restore balance and unity to his alien world was marketed as a family film, despite some frightening scenes that startled… Continue reading Watch a Cool, Freaky, Fan-Made Director's Cut of Jim Henson's 'The Dark Crystal'
If you’re checking out movie news on the web, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able identify some of the characters in Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews’ new indie comedy Zero Charisma, lovingly set in the nerd haven of Austin, Texas and examining the life of an RPG gamer who takes his hobby just a little bit too seriously.
Scott (Sam Eidson) doesn’t have a lot… Continue reading Interview: Zero Charisma Directors Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews