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Rick Moranis Turned Down New Ghostbusters

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Rick Moranis had one of the most storied careers of any comedic actor in Hollywood, starring alongside titans like Steve Martin and Bill Murray, and working under directors like Mel Brooks and Ivan Reitman. He’s remembered for films like Ghostbusters, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Spaceballs, and Little Shop of Horrors. At some point toward […]

Meryl Streep Bemoans Lack of Female Film Critics

Thursday, October 8th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep thinks something must be done about the lack of female film critics. Speaking at a press conference promoting her forthcoming film Suffragette, Streep shared her concern that the disparity was adversely affecting the box office results for some films. “I went deep, deep, deep, deep into Rotten Tomatoes,” Streep […]

5 Reasons to be Happy Bond is Back

Monday, October 5th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

There is a new Bond film. There is new Bond swag. There is a new Bond song. It was on this day in 1962 that the first Bond film hit the theaters. When the latest movie makes theaters on November 5, it will be the 24th in the series to be served up on the big screen. […]

10 Horror Movie Cliches That Can Die This Halloween

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 - by Bridget Johnson

Every horror movie can’t expect to achieve the cult status of Psycho, A Nightmare on Elm Street, the original Halloween or The Shining. They can’t all stick it to the stereotypes like Zombieland, The Cabin in the Woods, Warm Bodies, Shaun of the Dead or Scream. But every horror movie can do its part to […]

6 Movies on Our Love-Hate Affair with Mars

Friday, October 2nd, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

Somewhere, there is a fist-pumping Hollywood suit. Just as the star-studded movie about an astronaut stranded on Mars is released, NASA drops breaking news that there might be life on this distant planet. That’s better than paid advertising. Not that the highly-anticipated film, based on a best-selling book, needed more buzz. The real question is — are we […]

Is ‘Game of Thrones’ Really ‘Progressive’?

Saturday, September 26th, 2015 - by Tyler O'Neil

HBO’s hit show “Game of Thrones” cleaned up at the Emmy Awards last month, and actress Gwendoline Christie praised the show as “progressive.” Christie, who stars in unconventional female roles in each franchise, focused on the “progressive” view of women in “Star Wars” and “Game of Thrones,” contrasting it with the allegedly sexist characterization of women […]

Would You Watch a Jack Ryan Television Show?

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

If you’re initial response to such a question is to ask who’s Jack Ryan, drop what you’re doing right now and go watch Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, and The Hunt for Red October. Jack Ryan is the protagonist in each of those geopolitical thrillers. The character has been played on film by Alec […]

8 Films to See Before ‘The Hateful Eight’ Hits the Screen

Monday, September 21st, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

One of the most anticipated movies this December is Quentin Tarantino’s take on the American Western. In his last family-time Christmas outing, the writer, director and producer graced us with Django Unchained, a bitter and bloody look at the Deep South before the Civil War. This holiday season finds him presenting story lines from the […]

Seventh Rocky Film Isn’t a Rocky Film, But Looks Damn Good

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

I remember when Rocky Balboa, the sixth and most recent film in the definitive boxing franchise, was first announced. On paper, it sounded like a cash grab or a vanity project. How could Sylvester Stallone come back to Rocky at age 60? But he did. The sixth film was a return to form for the […]

8 Great Gangster Films

Friday, September 11th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

On September 18, 2015, expect to witness another iconic gangster performance from Johnny Depp, who plays Boston’s meanest gangster ever, Whitey Bulger, in Black Mass. He’ll add his name to a distinguished list of actors who delivered murder, blood lust, betrayal, greed and terror on film. With so much drama, ruthless hoods have been a Hollywood staple since the 1930s. […]

Film Critic Tells Fans Why He Won’t Review ‘War Room’

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

John Campea labors as the senior producer of Collider Video and headlines the daily webcast Collider Movie Talk. Each week, at the start of the week, Campea and his crew break down the weekend box office and offer insight into what those numbers mean. Since the release of War Room two weeks ago, the box […]

Is It Racist to Acknowledge That Blacks and Whites Have Different Experiences?

Monday, September 7th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Last week, I offered what I imagined would be an uncontroversial post about the potential casting of Idris Elba – a black actor – to play James Bond. I said that we don’t need a black Bond right now. The character currently being played by Daniel Craig remains fresh and interesting. That character’s racial identity […]

7 Movies About Nuclear Nightmares

Friday, September 4th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

Kids from the Cold War remember what it was like to worry about atomic warfare. How could they forget? The movies kept reminding them. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, we worried less about messing with mushroom clouds.  That might have been a mistake.  Now, as the Iran deal heads towards a thumbs-up from […]

Free Market Beats Porn at Hilton

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 - by Tyler O'Neil

Hilton Hotels agreed to remove pornography on demand from their locations worldwide a few months ago, due to pressure from consumers and the National Foundation on Sexual Exploitation (NFSE). In a victory against sexual exploitation and for the free market, a worldwide business listened to the concerns of consumers and changed its ways. “We have […]

Here’s the Real Reason We Don’t Need a Black James Bond

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

A new author has taken over the James Bond franchise. Anthony Horowitz has a new Bond novel due out this month. He’s generated some controversy leading up to the September 8th release with some comments regarding the potential casting of Idris Elba to replace Daniel Craig in future Bond films. From Collider: [Elba] came to […]

Two Hot Flicks Feature Black Leads, But #2 ‘War Room’ Out-Shocks ‘Compton’

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 - by Scott Ott

The top two movies in the U.S.A. this weekend both feature African-Americans prominently. The R-rated one about rap music (‘Straight Outta Compton‘) raked in $13 million at the box office. The PG-rated one, about an upper middle-class broken marriage and the power of prayer, brought in $11 million. “War Room” features no movie stars, no […]

Christian Film War Room Shocks Hollywood with #2 Box Office Open

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

The experts didn’t see this coming. Each Friday, the folks over at Collider Movie Talk predict which films will place in the top five at the box office over the weekend. The Christian film War Room didn’t make anyone’s list last week, yet came in number two once the cash was counted. Collider Video senior […]

Star Wars May Be About to Resurrect a Dead Actor

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

It’s called the uncanny valley, the final frontier in digital imagery, the point beyond which artists will be able to create digital human beings which audiences cannot distinguish from the real thing. Inanimate objects are relatively easy to recreate in the computer, and artists have become very good at creating them. Live non-human creatures like […]

4 Takes Explaining Why Spy Movies Move Us

Friday, August 21st, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

There is a hot new spy movie coming to a theater near you.  In Bridge of Spies, Tom Hanks will go from winning World War II to whipping the Cold War. Odds are the film will do very well—in part because the nation that loves liberty also appreciates a little espionage. Nothing says more about us […]

Zorro to Ride Through Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland?

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

A script has been percolating in Hollywood that re-imagines the legend of Zorro with a dystopian spin. The Hollywood Report claims the project has now been greenlit for a 2016 production. Collider expounds: Reborn takes place in the near future and moves the mythic hero into a post-apocalyptic wasteland, where he takes on tyrants. The project […]

Abrams on New Star Wars: ‘Telling a Solid Story’

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

In a newly released video from Variety, featuring interviews with the cast and crew of the forthcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, director J.J. Abrams offers insight into his creative approach. “We really focused on how do we tell a story and incorporate what people know in a way that won’t feel like we’re just […]

Star Wars News Floods the Internet

Thursday, August 13th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Alongside the first international television spot for the forthcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the folks at Entertainment Weekly have released a ton of new pictures and character details. Here’s a breakdown of the revelations (minor spoilers follow): There’s more to the character names than we’ve seen thus far Here’s our first glimpse of Domhnall […]

Expect No More Star Wars Trailers in the Near Future

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 - by Walter Hudson

Many fans anticipated that Disney would release a new trailer for the highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens at their propriety convention D23, which commences this weekend. The belief was bolstered by the absence of a trailer at the recent San Diego Comic Con. However, those expectations were smothered by director J.J. Abrams in […]

Debate Wars: the William Buckley-Gore Vidal Debacle Revisited

Monday, August 10th, 2015 - by James Jay Carafano

Way back, when ABC News was a distant third in a three-horse race for ratings, there were only three national broadcast television stations in 1968, and the news team truly had nothing to lose. So while CBS and NBC opted for gavel-to-gavel coverage of the presidential conventions, the suits at ABC performed a programing backflip. […]