New Order has a new album coming out, but don’t call this a comeback, or a reunion

There were the vanguard of the post-punk movement, a band so nervy and inventive that many believed they would become the “next big thing.” But success came with a price for the members of Joy Division, and when lead singer Ian Curtis killed himself on the cusp of their superstardom, remaining members Bernard Sumner, Peter more »

He Was Enough: Dick Van Patten (1928 – 2015)

He was a child model and actor, making his Broadway debut at seven. He would go on to star in several hit shows. He was a perennial presence on radio as well, racking up hundreds of appearances on many of the popular series of the day. By the time he was 21 he was in more »

Zach Galifianakis gets his redneck groove on in the ‘Masterminds’ trailer

At the time, it was the second biggest heist in US history. A collection of novice criminals, including a couple who worked for the Loomis Fargo & Company in Charlotte, North Carolina, robbed the armored car outfit, coming away with over $17.3 million in cash. The FBI investigated and, thanks to their inexperience, caught most more »

Fan are petitioning to get original cut of the ‘Carrie’ remake released

For most film fans, the final film is the FINAL film. It’s not a work in progress. It’s not a mixed message hampered by studio tinkering and focus group grumbles. No, when a movie hits theaters (or heads direct to home video), an audience assumes that this is the vision everyone agreed upon. Of course, more »

Surprise, surprise: ‘Pitch Perfect 3′ is on its way

When those sassy a cappella Bellas returned to the big screen for this year’s ‘Pitch Perfect 2,’ few could have imagined the reception these feisty females would receive. The original, which cost a mere $17 million to make, raked in an astonishing $115 million worldwide. So naturally, a sequel was in order. But the studio more »

Prince of Darkness: Christopher Lee (1922 – 2015)

He began his career playing one of the most notorious and famous fiends in all of horror. He ended it by becoming part of two of the biggest fantasy/sci-fi franchises of all time. Indeed, few would imagine that, in his late ’70s, Sir Christopher Lee would be anything other than a Hammer film staple, a more »

James Bond has a secret in the teaser trailer for the upcoming ‘Spectre’

Sam Mendes must be a masochist. A constant sore spot amongst film geeks for his earlier, Oscar-bait efforts (including his Academy Award win for ‘American Beauty’), he was ridiculed for thinking he could take on the heralded James Bond franchise. A bunch of meandering Messageboard rants later, and his ‘Skyfall’ became an international juggernaut, doing more »

The trailer for ‘Everest’ highlights the horrors of mountain climbing

For centuries, people have asked mountain climbers, and more specifically, those with a desire to tackle the tallest peak in the world, Mt. Everest, why they are compelled to do so. “Because it’s there,” has been the oft-stereotyped response. The same could be said for a movie about the fabled Himalayan backdrop. There have been more »


With ‘The Martian,’ Ridley Scott offers the promise of something special, but…

By now, most film fans have given up on Ridley Scott. Whatever return to form promise he has shown in such efforts as ‘Prometheus’ and…well, that’s about it, has been obliterated by such cinematic stool as ‘Robin Hood,’ ‘The Counselor,’ and the whitewashed ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings.’ Still, few directors can get the geeks as more »

The trailer for Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Walk’ will make you afraid of heights

With a series of false starts and failed projects (we’d still like to see his 3D CG take on The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’…seriously), Robert Zemeckis is finally back making the kind of films we expect from the man responsible for ‘Forrest Gump,’ ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit?,’ and of course, ‘Back to the Future.’ While his more »

Keanu Reeves is terrorized by T&A in the new trailer for Eli Roth’s ‘Knock, Knock’

It’s hard to think of a filmmaker who has fallen faster, and further, than Eli Roth. At one time, he was the enfant terrible heir apparent to Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez, using his love of grindhouse cinema to make horror classics like ‘Cabin Fever’ and ‘Hostel.’ Then, he dropped off the planet, showing up more »

Jeffrey Ross will write the jokes for Robert De Niro’s insult comic in ‘The Comedian’

Back in the day, before the “PC police” cracked down on such humor-based tactics, the insult comedian was a nightclub regular. He (or, on rare occasions, she) would peruse the audience, look for the most stereotypical patrons, and proceed to abuse them with obvious, often very unflattering (and bigoted) asides. Naturally, those not subject to more »