Movies & TV

  • Creepy Crawlers Feature Film on the Way

    Creepy Crawlers Feature Film on the Way

    I generally don’t like to report movie news on here, because there’s so much of it and God knows I don’t want to add to the deluge. But a recent Variety report is just too weird for me to pass up. The report says that Paramount has acquired film rights for Creepy Crawlers, the DIY toy molds […]

  • “Deadpool 2 Thanks You” with Help from the ‘Golden Girls’ (Video)

    “Deadpool 2 Thanks You” with Help from the ‘Golden Girls’ (Video)

    We seem to have entered a strange era in which audiences are “thanked” by filmmakers for making their movies financially successful. I’m not sure when this trend started, but at least Deadpool 2‘s contribution to the genre is fairly entertaining: Introducing “Deadpool 2 Thanks You.” “Deadpool 2 Thanks You” is one of those funny internet videos to be […]

  • ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ New Title, New Trailer (Video)

    ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ New Title, New Trailer (Video)

    I’ve always been mildly surprised and disbelieving that they were actually calling the sequel to 2015’s Sicario Sicario 2: Soldado — and now, it seems, they aren’t anymore. There’s a new trailer for the film out now, and with it a new, much smoother title: Sicario: Day of the Soldado. Here’s the official synopsis: “Assassin. Soldier. Protector. Benicio Del […]

  • ‘Papillon’ Remake Gets Trailer (Video)

    ‘Papillon’ Remake Gets Trailer (Video)

    It doesn’t get talked about as much as other 70s classics, but 1973’s Papillon starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman is still pretty good. That’s pretty much the only qualification to get a new version these days, and so a trailer for a remake staring Charlie Hunnam in the McQueen role (no comment) and Rami Malek in the […]

  • ‘The Staircase': Yet Another True Crime Doc on Netflix (Trailer)

    ‘The Staircase': Yet Another True Crime Doc on Netflix (Trailer)

    Netflix may not be great for film culture, but it is pumping a reliable flow of stand-up comedy specials and true crime documentaries into the marketplace. I haven’t even watched Making a Murderer yet, and it’s almost too late for me to catch up with Evil Genius, but now The Staircase is already on the way. Here’s the deceptively simple […]

  • ‘Arthropoda Iconicus': Insects Based on ‘Star Wars’

    ‘Arthropoda Iconicus': Insects Based on ‘Star Wars’

    Don’t worry, Richard Wilkinson is not some kind of mad genetic engineer who’s created a breed of insects based on a popular feature film franchise. Instead, he’s an artist who’s selling prints of just those types of insects, for a collection called Arthropoda Iconicus. The first wave of Arthropoda Iconicus prints features insects based on popular Star Wars characters like […]

  • ‘Mowgli': “The Darkest Retelling” of ‘The Jungle Book’ (Trailer)

    ‘Mowgli': “The Darkest Retelling” of ‘The Jungle Book’ (Trailer)

    When most people think of The Jungle Book, their minds flash to happy musical numbers about becoming a man or appreciating the bare necessities of life and so on. But that’s actually only one interpretation of Kipling’s tale, which is now being adapted in a gritty, violent, decidedly non-musical form by director Andy Serkis and entitled Mowgli.  […]

  • ‘Bleeding Steel': Jackie Chan vs a Cyborg Killer (Trailer)

    ‘Bleeding Steel': Jackie Chan vs a Cyborg Killer (Trailer)

    Jackie Chan, like all of us, is not as young as he used to be. But when an action star gets too old to do stunts (and Jackie Chan is probably the greatest stunt performer of all time), he can always throw some CGI comic book style action into the mix. And that’s what Jackie […]

  • ‘Sense8′: The Series Finale Trailer (Video)

    ‘Sense8′: The Series Finale Trailer (Video)

    When Netflix announced the cancellation of its original scifi series Sense8, it created enough of an uproar among the show’s fans that the streaming service agreed to finance a feature-length series finale so America’s favorite cluster of sensates won’t be dangling off a cliff forever. And now we have a trailer for the Sense8 series finale.  The Sense8 series […]