‘The Menu’ Celebrates Blu-ray Release with Blockbuster Style

When I first reviewed The Menu I initially liked, but didn’t love it. But after a bit more time, I’ve grown to like it more and more with each viewing. Which would probably bump it up from a B to a B+. So when we got the invite to celebrate the Blu-ray release for the movie, I couldn’t help but get excited to support an event that encourages multiple viewings of the terrific horror comedy!

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‘Plane’ Stars Daniella Pineda and Remi Adeleke Discuss the Film’s Depiction of Filipinos

Plane hit theaters this past weekend. And if you’re interested to see what we thought of the film, feel free to check out our review here. While it’s no surprise that I’m personally not the movie’s biggest supporter, I do still admire the talent and work of its stars, and was given the opportunity to speak with Daniella Pineda and Remi Adeleke about the movie.

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Deconstructing ‘M3GAN’ with Screenwriter Akela Cooper

She Tiktok danced her way into our hearts, before brutally cutting down people with the blade of a paper cutter guillotine. Yes, I’m talking about M3GAN, the homicidal A.I. doll/singer/dancer that has taken the country by storm, grossing $30M domestic on a $12M budget this past weekend, and a 95% Rotten Tomatoes score. But where did the insanely loyal robot get her start? Only screenwriter Akela Cooper knows!

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NOC Review: ‘The Last of Us’ is a Game Changer

If yesterday, you were to tell me the best video game adaptation ever put to any screen was Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the truth of the matter would sadly be that you’d likely be accurate. The subgenre has been suffering ever since the first Super Mario Bros movie from 1993 caused Nintendo to embargo any film rights to their games for at least three decades.

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Protecting ‘The Last of Us’ with Star Gabriel Luna

When you’re Gabriel Luna, and you’ve already been a Terminator and a Spirit of Vengeance, what’s the next logical phase in your life? How about surviving a hostile post-apocalyptic wasteland of zombies, cannibals, and marauders! Luna plays Tommy Miller in the new HBO adaptation of the Naught Dog masterpiece video game The Last of Us. And we were fortunate enough to speak with him about the series and his role as Tommy.

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NOC Review: ‘Plane’ is Just Plain Offensive

January is often said to be a dumping ground for studios to release their pretty terrible films. And in some cases you’ll see a movie like M3GAN and be pleasantly surprised when it’s actually quite good. But then a movie like Plane comes along that’s just so horribly offensive and, simply put, bad, that it reinforces the stereotype of this being the month for garbage movies.

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New Trailer for ‘Plane’ Lands Online

It’s certainly the magical post-Christmas time of year where only the best tongue-in-cheek, high concept movies arrive in theaters. In addition to getting the trailer for Evil Dead Rise today and dropping our review for M3GAN, the fun continues with the new trailer for Plane starring Gerard Butler, Mike Colter, Yoson An, Daniella Pineda, and Remi Adeleke.

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The ‘Evil Dead Rise’ with a New Trailer and Poster

The Deadites are coming back! We now have an official trailer and poster for Evil Dead Rise. And for the second reboot of this classic film series, Raimi is passing down the Necronomicon over to director Lee Cronin. And the results look sickly terrifying!

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NOC Review: ‘M3GAN’ is a Hilarious Horror Hoot

Oh man. I haven’t laughed this hard in a theater in a long time! I once said in my review for James Wan’s Malignant, that sometimes you don’t know which “Wan” you’re going to get: “serious Conjuring Wan” or “silly Dead Silence Wan.”

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NOC Review: ‘The Fabelmans’ is Fine

It’s award season, which means every studio is going to tout their maudlin batch of contenders that qualify as “cinema” all over town. Trying to get voters to desperately nominate them for every award, while name-dropping the who’s-who of bait-worthy talent — all while every self-important and self-proclaimed “cinephile” pretends to preach about the difference between true “art” and “garbage” as if they invented the concept of “film” and are the authorities between what “real filmmaking” is and isn’t.

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Surviving ‘Babylon’ Unscathed with Star Jovan Adepo

Babylon, the latest epic from Whiplash director Damien Chazelle, tackles many issues about the golden era of Hollywood. Chief among them are issues dealing with blackface and the horrible way people of color, even celebrities, were treated within the industry.

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Discussing Old Hollywood with ‘Babylon’ Breakout Star Diego Calva

This Friday, the world is going to remember the name Diego Calva when they witness Babylon; the latest from Whiplash director, Damien Chazelle. The potential awards contender is slated to hit theaters around the globe and features some really terrific performances from Margot Robbie, Jean Smart, Jovan Adepo, Li Jun Li, and many others.

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NOC Review: ‘Babylon’ is a Vulgar, Messy, and Compelling Cinematic Cacophony

I’ll tell you this. You’re not going to find a more insane movie this holiday season than Babylon. From its opening minutes, the glitz and glamour of 1920s Hollywood is utterly shattered as the film showers its viewers and characters in filth. I kid you not, there’s at least three to four scenes in those opening minutes alone where… bodily fluids… are expelled at or on various characters (which by the way continues sporadically throughout the movie).

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First Teaser for Bong Joon Ho’s Next Film ‘Mickey 17’

The name Bong Joon Ho is one that instills excitement into every cinephile out there. Right up there with Spielberg, Tarantino, del Toro, and Nolan, any time a Bong project is announced, the film world stops, and speculates about what the master has up his sleeve.

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‘John Wick Chapter 4’ Sizzle Reel from CCXP is Breathtaking

CCXP this weekend was a banger! And if it wasn’t enough for us to get an awesome poster for John Wick Chapter 4 earlier this weekend, Lionsgate also dropped a new Sizzle Reel for the new movie featuring all the festivities with the man himself, Keanu Reeves! And it. Is. Breathtaking!

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HCA Film Awards to Honor Angela Bassett, Rian Johnson, and ‘RRR’

It has been an incredible year for films. And I think most would agree with us that among the many highlights from this year have been the absolute joys of viewing three of the finest movies to come out in the past year: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Glass Onion, and the outstanding RRR. And this year, the Hollywood Critics Association is going to recognize the efforts of the folks who brought these films to life in their 6th Annual HCA Film Awards: legendary actress Angela Bassett, master storyteller Rian Johnson, and the entire cast and crew of the amazing RRR.

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New Poster and Featurette for ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves’ Debuts

Paramount had a huge weekend at the CCXP convention in São Paulo. They rolled out a massive panel for the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves film, and brought with them a huge group of stars including Chris Pine, Regé-Jean Page, Hugh Grant, Justice Smith, and directors John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, and producer Jeremy Latcham. While we weren’t present for the panel, Paramount did unveil a new poster for the film, and a behind-the-scenes featurette.

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Trailer for ‘The Last of Us’ Showcases a Faithful Adaptation of a Masterpiece Game

With all the snobbery online today, people will likely get triggered by the use of the term “masterpiece.” Granted because people do have a tendency to throw the term around a lot, even if something is truly a masterpiece to them subjectively, someone has to cynically rain on their parade and go “that’s not a real masterpiece” (which is obnoxious by the way). However, I frankly believe no one will object to me calling The Last of Us video games masterpieces. They truly are. And at CCXP, HBO and Naughty Dog revealed a trailer for the video game adaptation that shows that the masterpiece is finally coming to life in stunning live-action.

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Marvel Studios Drops ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Trailer

Wow. CCXP has been an absolute treasure trove of goodies. We already got a new trailer and official title for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. And you’d think that’d be enough to top the day. But nope! James Gunn and Marvel Studios just had to bring more goodies! We now have an official trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3!

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Official Trailer for ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ Finally Hits

Oh my god! This is not a drill! We FINALLY have a trailer and — at long last — a title for the next Indiana Jones movie! I’m not going to spoil any of this by wasting words. Watch this immediately!

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