Movie Review: MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL

MALEFICENT MISTRESS OF EVIL movie poster | ©2019 Walt Disney Pictures

Rating: PG Stars: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Harris Dickinson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sam Riley, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ed Skrein, Robert Lindsay, David Gyasi, Jenn Murray, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton, Warwick Davis Writers: Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster and Linda Woolverton, story by Linda Woolverton Director: Joachim Ronning Distributor: Walt Disney Release Date: October 18, 2019 MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL is a sequel to 2014’s MALEFICENT, the revisionist version of SLEEPING BEAUTY. Angelina Jolie stars in both films as the title character, a dark faerie who, in the first movie, took righteous wrath a little too far. In MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF […]Read On »

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Movie Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS

MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS movie poster | ©2017 20th Century Fox

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Kenneth Branagh, Daisy Ridley, Leslie Odom Jr., Tom Bateman, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Penelope Cruz, Josh Gad, Johnny Depp, Derek Jacobi, Sergei Polunin, Lucy Boynton, Marwan Kenzari, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Olivia Colman, Willem Dafoe Writer: Michael Green, based on the novel by Agatha Christie Director: Kenneth Branagh Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: November 10, 2017 Agatha Christie’s durable mystery novel MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS has been adapted as a feature film in 1974, a telefilm in 2001, an episode of the series AGATHA CHRISTIE’S POIROT, and more. It’s also been unofficially adapted, ripped off and parodied […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: INTO THE NIGHT – Collector’s Edition

INTO THE NIGHT Blu-ray Collector's Edition | INTO THE NIGHT movie poster | ©2017 Shout Factory

Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Richard Farnsworth, Irene Papas, Kathryn Harrold Writer: Ron Koslow Director: John Landis Distributor: Shout! Factory Suggested Retail Price: $27.99 While you may know John Landis from his successful comedies (ANIMAL HOUSE, THE BLUES BROTHERS, TRADING PLACES) or his horror efforts (AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, Michael Jackson’s THRILLER video), many of his projects  that fall in between are worth a second look. While I was never a fan of his 1992 vampire film INNOCENT BLOOD, its recent release on Blu-ray (and taken for what it is, which is a vampire crime thriller) has aged rather […]Read On »

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Interview: Sarah Michelle Gellar returns to TV with THE CRAZY ONES

Sarah Michelle Gellar in THE CRAZY ONES - Season 1 | ©2013 CBS/Monty Brinton

In THE CRAZY ONES, premiering on CBS Thursday, September 26 at 9 PM, Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar play father/daughter owners of a major advertising agency. Simon Roberts (Williams) comes up with off-the-wall last-minute ideas, such as in the pilot, when he decides that Kelly Clarkson will make a great singing pitch-woman for McDonald’s, even when Clarkson (playing herself) insists on making the song considerably more sultry than necessary to sell Big Macs. It falls to Sydney Roberts (Gellar) to implement Simon’s schemes, whether she thinks there’s genius in her father’s madness, or just more craziness. Gellar probably needs […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the DARK SHADOWS Los Angeles Premiere

Johnny Depp at the World Premiere of DARK SHADOWS | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Warner Bros. Pictures in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, an Infinitum Nihil/GK Films/Zanuck Company production, a Tim Burton film held the Los Angeles Premiere for DARK SHADOWS on May 7th at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. In 1966 DARK SHADOWS aired on television with Jonathan Frid, who passed away on April 13, 2012 as Barnabas Collins, and the story continued in 1991 with Ben Cross as Barnabas. Now Johnny Depp takes on the role. Brought to the movie-going audience by Tim Burton you can expect something spectacular in the Tim Burton way! Walking the black carpet were the stars […]Read On »

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Movie Review: DARK SHADOWS

Dark Shadows movie poster | ©2012 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Grace Moretz, Gully McGrath Writer: Seth Grahame-Smith, story by John August and Seth Grahame-Smith, based on characters created by Dan Curtis Director: Tim Burton Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: May 11, 2012 DARK SHADOWS, the supernatural soap opera created by Dan Curtis that ran on ABC from 1966 to 1971 (it also spawned two feature films and a short-lived 1991 TV remake). Part of the show’s charm was that, in its day, there was nothing like it in terms […]Read On »

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HAYWIRE highlights this week in DVD and Blu-ray Releases

HAYWIRE | (c) 2012 Lionsgate Home Entertainment

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: HAYWIRE – First things first, Gina Carano is one hell of a good looking woman. It is amazing that after being a somewhat legitimate MMA fighter that she still looks as good as she does. I mean how many damn blows to the face you could take […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the NEW YEAR’S EVE World Premiere

Hilary Swank at the World Premiere of NEW YEAR'S EVE | ©2011 SUe Schneider

Warner Bros. Pictures held the World Premiere of NEW YEAR’S EVE recently at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Closing the street from Highland to Orange to accommodate the many fans that lined the street to watch the premiere. The stars as they arrived were greeted by screams of fans, besides having to walk a long carpet full of press. Seen walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Alyssa Milano, Jake T. Austin, Hilary Swank, Abigail Breslin, Katherine Heigl, Michelle Pfeiffer, Zac Efron, Yeardly Smith, Ryan Seacrest, Sofia Vergara, Lea Michele, Joey McIntyre, Hector Elizando, Penny […]Read On »

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The X List: WHICH VILLAINS/HEROES WILL OR WON’T APPEAR IN THE NEW ‘BATMAN’ MOVIE ‘THE DARK KNIGHT RISES?’

© 2008 Warner Bros./THE DARK KNIGHT movie poster

Ever since THE DARK KNIGHT became a pop culture powerhouse of a comic book movie with over a billion box office dollars worldwide, fans have eagerly awaited the third installment in Christopher Nolan’s unique Bat-vision. Now that we know the title – THE DARK KNIGHT RISES – the question is: Who will the bad guy(s) be? Which supporting characters will reprise their roles? And will the Boy Wonder ever rear his holier-than-thou head? We’ve compiled a list of five likely co-stars for the cowled one, and five almost certain no-shows. We know how much our readers love to debate every […]Read On »

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