It’s been 11 days with roughly 11 hours of stretched out in between. I saw 32 movies. Wrote somewhere between 40 and 50 articles.
On a certain level, the prospect of a biopic about Neil Armstrong doesn’t sound like a particularly exciting cinematic experience.
It’s safe to say that there are probably enough movies in the Halloween franchise. Giving fans seven sequels, one remake, and a sequel to that remake is plenty.
This year’s Midnight Madness slot at Toronto International Film Festival kicked off with a hell of a bang. Rather than show some indie underseen genre offering or that latest shock feature from a previously established horror master they went ahead and premiered The Predator. Accusations of selling out and populism came and went. Then the film premiered and goddamn it, The Predator was a great choice to kick off TIFF’s only program dedicated to explosions and entrails.
September is here. Summer is over. All those dreams you had about how to wisely spend those precious warm months? They’re dead. But there’s good news for all those willing to accept the death of the season.
If the summer of 2017 has accomplished nothing else, it’s confirmed that women can kick some blockbuster ass just as well as the boys. Whether it be Charlize Theron’s 80’s action acrobatics in Atomic Blonde, Zoe Saldana’s continued butt kickery as Gamora, or the long overdue cinematic debut of Wonder Woman, this summer blockbuster season … Read more
The concluding chapter of the current Planet of the Apes reboot trilogy just hit screens and has already received praise for its searing social commentary and bitterly true allegory (including some praise lavished onto the flick by yours truly). That’s all fair and well deserved. War for the Planet of the Apes is a great movie, possibly even the best blockbuster of the summer. However, it is a bit odd to see everyone acting as if it’s a revelation that the Planet of the Apes movies are suddenly smart and allegorical. That’s been true from the very beginning. It was just hard to see through all the loincloths and ape makeup.
Well, it’s Easter. You know, that springtime holiday filled with bunnies, chocolate eggs, and one of the most horrendous ways to die imaginable. We here at CGM like to do lists around holidays because that’s just good old fashioned Internet fun. This Easter we decided to do something a little different than usual. Sure we … Read more
It’s time to give credit where credit is due and rank Francis Lawrence amongst the worst filmmakers currently working in Hollywood. After all, the guy somehow managed to ruin Alan Moore’s brilliant British supernatural sleuth in Constantine, completely missed the point of Richard Matheson’s masterpiece I Am Legend, and made three Hunger Games sequels so … Read more
For some reason, there seems to be an explosion of dystopian science fiction flicks these days. Well, it’s not for some reason. Dark and paranoid times tend to be reflected in films, even if by accident. So in the same twelve-month period where Blade Runner got an unexpected sequel, Netflix keeps dropping dystopian series and … Read more