Years ago, I publicly ridiculed the casting of a certain actor from 10 Things I Hate About You as the villain of a certain Batman movie, and the resulting embarrassment prompted me to make a solemn vow never to render early judgment on a movie again without – at the very least – seeing some footage.
For the most part, I feel… Continue reading The Geek Beat: The Importance of Family in 'The Fantastic Four'
We’re on the cusp of a whole lotta movie-awards talk, with Golden Globe nominations arriving next week and then the Academy Awards, but in between you’ve got the critics organizations from all over the country, as well as the various guilds (SAG, DGA, PGA) and smaller awards shows, like the Indie Spirit Awards and the Gotham Awards. Oh, and that’s not counting all… Continue reading The Best of 2014: 'Boyhood' and 'Birdman' Win Early Awards, Plus: Watch a Fantastic Year-End Mash-up
Every year in Austin, Texas, the Alamo Drafthouse holds Fantastic Fest, a celebration of all things wild, weird, and wonderful in worldwide genre cinema. Most of these movies feature one or more of the following: animal cruelty, full-frontal nudity, fountains of blood and some kind of weird Japanese business. (If it’s missing one or more of these elements, then… Continue reading Fantastic Fest 2014: Ranking All the Movies We Saw at This Year's Festival
You gotta love Fantastic Fest. Not only do they celebrate some of the world’s best new genre movies every year during their annual September film festival at the Alamo Drafthouse cinema in Austin, Texas, but they do so in the most creatively engaging ways possible. One of the things that separates this festival from all the rest is the lengths they go to strengthen… Continue reading Fantastic Fest: Is This the Most Disgusting Thing Ever Handed Out After a Movie Screening?