john hughsDear Mr. John Hughes,

This love letter is long overdue.  I know that now.  But something, not even on the news of your death in 2009, would let me compose it until now.  I guess I needed time.  Or maturation.  Something you were always against, I’m sure.  I look at the arc of your movies, starting with the success of your one-two punch of Vacation and Mr. Mom and ending...

Get OutAs yet another movie season draws to a close, it's time to not only shake or heads in disbelief at the year's disastrous box office totals, but also time to take a fond look back at the list of the best movies 2017 had to offer ...

Get OutGet Out, writer/director Jordan Peele's darkly funny horror film and Call Me By Your Name, the story of a young boy who meets a visiting American while on vacation with his family, took home the lion's share of prizes as the Kansas City Film Critics Circle handed out their 52nd Annual James Loutzenhizer Awards for the best in film for 2017.

alien resurrection artWith Alien: Covenant having hit screens in 2017, we thought we’d take a trip back and explore one of the most successful and often turbulent franchises in cinema history. This six part article series will take you from the beginning, through all the twists and turns, all the way through to Ridley Scott’s latest entry into the Alien legacy.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association voted the fantasy romance The Shape of Water as the best film of 2017, according to the results of its 24th annual critics' poll released today. ...

The Top 10 Halloween Highs of Director Tobe Hooper

Tobe HooperWillard Tobe Hooper (1943 – 2017) is a legend in cine-massacre history. He was a maverick of the medium and, as some have suggested, the kindest man in Hollywood. I’m not going to disagree because, with every interview read or seen, I feel this Texas-born soft-spoken earnestness. He passed away this year due to natural causes and yet his filmography, full of horror hallmarks and staples, will definitely live on.

His influence on the medium is widespread, igniting the creativity of everyone from Wes Craven to Rob Zombie. Even Ridley Scott gives Hooper props for showing him how to ...

Drive InI saw the last flick to ever be shown at a drive-in close to my hometown. Ark Vue Drive-In Theater was its name. Sadly, it is now a fucking Wal-Mart. But, damn, you could get close to 300 automobiles inside the lot during its prime. The drive-in theater roared successfully straight into the beginning of the 1980s. Everything about the experience...

Aliens (1986)With Alien: Covenant about to hit screens in 2017, we thought we’d take a trip back and explore one of the most successful and often turbulent franchises in cinema history. This six part article series will take you from the beginning, through all the twists and turns, all the way through to Ridley Scott’s latest entry into the Alien legacy.

Aliens (1986)With Alien: Covenant about to hit screens in 2017, we thought we’d take a trip back and explore one of the most successful and often turbulent franchises in cinema history. This six part article series will take you from the beginning, through all the twists and turns, all the way through to Ridley Scott’s latest entry into the Alien legacy.

Hell or High WaterAs the curtain draws on the 2016 movie season, it's time to not only marvel at the year that featured a number of history-making blockbusters and budget-busting bombs, but also time to look over a list of the best films this spectacular year had to offer ...

Christmas is a stressful time of the year. Everybody knows this, but no one is ever prepared for just how stressful the act of decorating houses, stringing lights, and putting up Christmas trees actually is. Suddenly, everyone – even those ruddy-faced carolers outside the living room window – becomes annoying and demanding of your time. Almost suddenly, the idea of ...

Alien (1979)With Alien: Covenant about to hit screens in 2017, we thought we’d take a trip back and explore one of the most successful and often turbulent franchises in cinema history. This six part article series will take you from the beginning, through all the twists and turns, all the way through to Ridley Scott’s latest entry into the Alien legacy.

13-for-halloween-smSo you’re throwing a party on Halloween night and, while the ghouls and boils are still ringing your doorbell and pulling pranks in the neighborhood, you want something to set the mood. Decorations are out. The jack-o’-lanterns are lit. Cobwebs spread throughout the house. Yet, 

A Critic's Dirty Laundry‘Top’ lists are an unending phenomenon that spawn articles in magazines, books, TV shows, fan sites, and, in the world of movies, unending discussion/debate on which ones make the cut. As a young movie lover, it was always fun to talk about which ones were my favourite. A discerning pallet...

Disney Movies AnywhereIf trying to figure out how to use Ultraviolet wasn’t already difficult enough, we now have yet another "digital movie locker" storage-retrieval-repository thingy in which to house our digitally downloaded movies.

Walt Disney Studios just announced it has launched Disney Movies Anywhere, a proprietary, cloud-based digital locker that gives movie fans access to Disney's digital library of over 400 Disney, Pixar, and Marvel Studios movies to watch on the computer, iPad, iPhone, or Apple TV.

Man of Steel - Movie ReviewTo celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel, we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become Kalel of Krypton for a new generation ...

Superman IV: The Quest for PeaceTo celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel, we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become Kalel of Krypton for a new generation ...

2013 Fall Movie PreviewIt's that time of year. The time when theaters sweep up the popcorn, mop the aisles, and restock refreshments as the curtain closes on another hectic summer movie season of lycra-tighted superheroes and sugar-charged kiddos. But more importantly, it's ...

Superman IIITo celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel, we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become Kalel of Krypton for a new generation ...

Superman: The MovieTo celebrate the bravery of a new creative team, and a new actor, in the upcoming Man of Steel, we will explore all of the Superman films leading up to its release, and see if Henry Cavill can become Kalel of Krypton for a new generation ...

Hollywood Pinups Throughout Cinematic HistoryFrom Betty Grable in a one-piece bathing suit peering saucily over her shoulder into the eyes of millions of American soldiers fighting in WWII, to the iconic shot of Ava Gardner slinking in a skimpy leopard leotard against an animal print backdrop, Hollywood pinups have tickled the ...

Movies coming in 20132012 saw the silver screen with sequels and remakes of superhero films, film adaptations of best-selling novels, and end-of-the-world stories. The Mayan Apocalypse trend also had its impact on the movie industry, lending the concept of time running out, and horrific images of  ...

Quentin Tarantino - 2000s DirectingIf one needed to sum up who Quentin Tarantino was in one word, I think the best one would be “pioneer.” He ushered in a new wave of film that is replicated over and over again, ad nauseum, until the entire pool...

Quentin Tarantino - 1990s WritingIf one needed to sum up who Quentin Tarantino was in one word, I think the best one would be “pioneer.” He ushered in a new wave of film that is replicated over and over again, ad nauseum, until the entire pool...

Lincoln - Movie ReviewThe Dallas-Fort Worth film critics association, of which we are proud members, has voted Steve Spielberg's historical epic Lincoln as the best film of 2012, according to the results of its 19th annual critics' poll released today. Rounding out the composite list of the top 10 films of the year were as follows ...

Quentin Tarantino - A Writing PioneerIf one needed to sum up who Quentin Tarantino was in one word, I think the best one would be “pioneer.” He ushered in a new wave of film that is replicated over and over again, ad nauseum, until the entire pool...

Best Films of 2012As the curtain comes to a close on the 2012 movie season, it's time to not only marvel at the year that featured an unprecedented share of history-making blockbusters and budget-busting bombs, but also a time to look over a list of the best films this spectacular ...

Casino Royale

A fifth outing for Pierce Brosnan was being written as late as 2004, even though the rights to Fleming’s inaugural Bond tome Casino Royale had come into Eon’s possession in 1999. Although Brosnan’s last outing as 007 had been his highest ...

2012 Holiday Movie PreviewWith the sun having set on the summer's rambunctious slate of cinematic fare, and the calendar tipping over into the end of the year, it's time to take a look at the films that will be decking our cinematic halls this holiday movie season. While many will be  ...

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