John Cho’s Daughter is Missing in First Searching Trailer

John Cho uses modern technology to find his missing daughter in the trailer for Searching. Aneesh Chaganty’s feature directing debut picked up a couple of major awards at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, including the Best of Next! Audience Award. Sony and Screen Gems are releasing the movie in theaters this summer and are getting the first major wave of marketing underway now, for that reason. Written by Chaganty and Sev … [Read more...]

Life of the Party Review: Melissa McCarthy Earns a Passing Grade

McCarthy and Falcone stay firmly within their comfort zone on Life of the Party, but their take on the college comedy sub-genre is good natured fun. Melissa McCarthy has reached that point where, like other funny people before her (see: Will Ferrell), her comedies are probably starting to blur together for some moviegoers. Her latest offering, Life of the Party, thankfully falls on the better side of McCarthy’s vehicles released since her … [Read more...]

Final Mamma Mia 2 Trailer Dances Around the Meryl Streep Question

The final Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again trailer brings back the old gang from the original Mamma Mia!, but avoids addressing Donna’s (Meryl Streep) fate in the film. Streep technically appears in both the final trailer and teaser trailer for the Mamma Mia! sequel, by way of footage recycled from the original movie. When it comes to new footage, however, Streep is nowhere to be found, leading most people to assume that Donna passed away … [Read more...]

Tully Review: Charlize Theron Goes From Young Adult to Motherhood

Theron’s performance keeps Tully’s warts and all portrayal of motherhood on course, even when the film’s plot mechanics threaten to derail it. The third collaboration for director Jason Reitman and Oscar-winning writer Diablo Cody, Tully reflects how its creatives have matured in their worldview and storytelling over their years making films together. At the same time, as much as Reitman and Cody have grown as filmmakers over … [Read more...]

Blake Lively Goes Missing in A Simple Favor Teaser Trailer

pic.twitter.com/cczW5BL7ah— Blake Lively (@blakelively) May 2, 2018 – Blake Lively goes missing in the teaser trailer for Paul Feig’s mystery/thriller A Simple Favor. The film is based on Darcey Bell’s debut novel, which Fox 2000 acquired the movie rights to before it was even published in early 2017. Anna Kendrick stars opposite Lively in the film, with Henry Golding – who also stars in this summer’s Crazy … [Read more...]

You Were Never Really Here Review: Phoenix Shines in Moody Thriller

You Were Never Really Here has less success breaking the mold for its genre, but explores the often ignored corners in thoughtful and intriguing ways. You Were Never Really Here is the latest offering from Scottish filmmaker Lynne Ramsay, who has firmly established her voice as a storyteller despite having only directed four feature-length films over the last twenty years. Ramsay uses her impressionist style here to adapt the novel of the same … [Read more...]

The Final Deadpool 2 Trailer Has Arrived!

The final trailer for Deadpool 2 has been released, further teasing what to expect from The Merc With a Mouth’s sequel. Ryan Reynolds made his screen debut as Wade Wilson in 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine and spent the years after relentlessly campaigning for the character to get his own solo film. Seven years and some leaked test footage later, Deadpool finally happened and became a massive critical/financial success for Fox, thanks … [Read more...]

Hotel Artemis Trailer: Jodie Foster Runs a Hospital For Criminals

Jodie Foster runs a hospital for criminals in the first trailer for Iron Man 3 writer Drew Pearce’s sci-fi thriller, Hotel Artemis. The two time Oscar-winner Foster has spent most of her time behind the camera in the five years since her last feature film starring role, in Neill Blomkamp’s 2013 sci-fi feature Elysium. In addition to directing the George Clooney headlined social satire/thriller Money Monster, Foster has called the … [Read more...]

Rampage Review: The Rock’s Monster Mash is Big Dumb Fun

Rampage doesn’t blend action, comedy, and heart as well as The Rock’s best tentpoles, but there’s good dunderheaded fun to be had here. Dwayne Johnson’s Rampage manages to be both one of the more enjoyable and one of the dumber video game movies in recent memory. Johnson himself is no stranger to the world of video game adaptations, having starred in the infamous 2005 big screen version of Doom; a film that even The Rock has … [Read more...]

A Quiet Place Review: Don’t Scream During This Great Monster Flick

A Quiet Place lives up to the ambitious challenge that it sets for itself, taking audiences on a compelling and suspenseful journey along the way. The third feature-length film directed by John Krasinski (aka. Jim from The Office), A Quiet Place is an excellent example of how to take a simple premise – monsters that hunt using sound – and flesh it out into a lean, mean creature feature with solid human drama at its core. A Quiet Place … [Read more...]

The Darkest Minds Trailer & Poster: The Next YA Revolution Begins

20th Century Fox has released the first trailer and poster for The Darkest Minds, a movie adaptation of the YA sci-fi novels written by Alexandra Bracken. Fox itself is no stranger to YA genre literature adaptations, having previously brought series like The Maze Runner and the Percy Jackson books to the big screen. As it were, The Darkest Minds is arriving at a time when the YA sci-fi craze seems to have largely played out at the box … [Read more...]

Ready Player One Review: Spielberg Goes Back to the Future Past

An impressive work of technical showmanship, Ready Player One nevertheless falls short of recapturing that old-school Spielberg blockbuster magic. Adapted from the novel by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One is another deep dive into the well of motion-capture filmmaking for legendary director Steven Spielberg. Like his mo-cap animated The Adventures of Tintin and mo-cap heavy The BFG adaptation before it, Ready Player One allows Spielberg to revel … [Read more...]

House with a Clock in Its Walls Trailer: Jack Black’s House is Spooky

The first trailer has arrived for Eli Roth’s family-friendly fantasy horror adventure, The House with a Clock in Its Walls. Based on author John Bellairs’ 1973 book – which features illustrations by famed Gothic literary artist Edward Gorey – The House with a Clock in Its Walls tells the tale of one Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro), a recently-orphaned ten year old who goes to live with his uncle, Jonathan (Jack Black). … [Read more...]