Disney’s Planes franchise (yes it is a franchise) is one of the most underrated franchises in the studio’s library. Even though the film shares the same universe as Cars, Planes didn’t exactly fit into Pixar’s mold, but still found a home over at Disney’s smaller studio DisneyToons. The first Planes was funny and heartfelt, and while it does have some familiar talent, it doesn’t have the A-List talent we are accustomed to seeing. So Planes is continuing being its own brand of fun by having a sequel, Planes: Fire and Rescue, which was a relative hit at the box office. Now that the DVD/Blu-ray is scheduled for a November 4 release, we are taking a look at whether or not it is worthy of being on your home entertainment shelf. Hit the jump to see if it does. [Read more...]
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I is nearing its release date, and we’ve seen two trailers in the past few months. The film had a small presence at Comic-Con this year, choosing to forgo grand Hall H spectacle and trade it in for something smaller and more humble. Since then it’s been a mopey marketing campaign to reflect the dark tones of the final two films of the trilogy. Now we are getting one final trailer before the film makes its debut, and if you are a fan of the books, well, then there will probably be some tears in your eyes.
President Snow has declared war on the hostiles of Panem, and is using those close to Katniss to bring the rebellion down. Will she be swayed and turn her back on those who need her most? Hit the jump to see the final trailer of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I. [Read more...]
Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain Talk ‘Interstellar,’ Working With Christopher Nolan, And More
Interstellar is just one of those films that will have people questioning why is the NASA space program suspended. Space exploration is beating heart of the visuals in the film, not only does it make out space travel look magnificent, but it also will increase our curiosity as to what is out there waiting for us, and what is on the other side of the universe. Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway both play astronauts who are sent off to explore the other side of a worm hole to find a new inhabitable earth for humans to live on, while Jessica Chastain plays McConaughey’s daughter, who is tasked with overseeing the mission.
The cast talked about their experiences on the set, what it was like to wear a spacesuit, how the relationships of a parent being separated from their child mirrors their own relationship with their children, strong female characters in science fiction, and the rehearsal process. Hit the jump to check it out. [Read more...]
Rage rage against the dying of the light. Just one of the famous refrains from Dylan Thomas‘ poem that is recited on an almost consistent basis in Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar. While it’s a powerful poem that is basically lyrical exposition, it does nothing but remind us about the bleak future that awaits our characters should their mission to save earth by finding a new one in galaxies far away fail.
There is no doubt that Nolan is a master of the filmmaking craft. While the average person does not possess the means to travel to worlds beyond our own, we write stories that have characters who do. And they written in such beautiful and descriptive detail, that makes the reader believe that these worlds actually exist. Now you add a visual medium to that story, it becomes enhanced, more life-like than ever before. There is no doubt that Nolan knows how to use empty space and fill it with beauty. Interstellar throws around plenty of ambition, and has deep-provoking thoughts on science and our relationships to our fellow human beings, but all of that is lost in a poorly written script that has familiar beats. Hit the jump for the full review. [Read more...]
Trailers Weekly: ‘The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death,’ ‘The Gambler,’ ‘Insidious Chapter 3,’ And More
Trailers Weekly is a feature in which we bring you the most popular and talked about trailers of the week. Sharing trailers is a classic viral practice, and trailers are still the most mainstream way for people to learn about movies. We’ve got trailers from The Woman In Black: Angel Of Death, The Gambler, Insidious Chapter 3, Judge Dredd: Superfriend. Hit the jump to see them all. [Read more...]