Movie Review: PETER RABBIT

PETER RABBIT | © 2018 Columbia/Sony Animation

Rating: PG Stars: Rose Byrne, Domnhall Gleeson, James Corden (voice) Writers: Rob Lieber and Will Gluck, based on the writings and artwork of Beatrix Potter Director: Will Gluck Distributor: Columbia/Sony Animation Release Date: February 9, 2018 PETER RABBIT is set in the present, but it manages to still preserve some of the look of the Beatrix Potter illustrations that inspired it. As to Potter’s stories, there are indeed rabbits named Peter, Flopsy, Mopsy and more, there’s a hedgehog called Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle and there’s a cranky Mr. McGregor – two of them, in fact – determined to keep the woodland wildlife […]Read On »

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Exclusive Photos from the NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING premiere

Seth Rogen at the American Premiere of NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING

UNIVERSAL PICTURES held the American premiere of NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING on May 16th at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood. It was a small premiere, even though the fans lined the streets by the theatre in hopes of getting autographs and selfies with the stars. Walking the carpet were the stars of the film, which included: Seth Rogen (Cast/Writer/Producer), Rose Byrne, Ike Barinholtz, Carla Gallo, Chloe Grace Moretz, Beanie Feldstein, Kiersey Clemons, Clara Mamet, Awkwafina aka Nora Lum, Dave Franco, Liz Cackowski, Hannibal Buress, Nicholas Stoller (Director/Writer), James Weaver (Producer), Evan Goldberg (Producer/Writer), Brendan O’Brien (Writer/Executive Producer) and guest […]Read On »

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Movie Review: SPY

SPY movie poster | ©2015 20th Century Fox

Rating: R Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Peter Serafinowicz, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, Jude Law, Morena Baccarin Writer: Paul Feig Director: Paul Feig Distributor: 20th Century Fox Release Date: June 5, 2015 SPY is a rarity, a send-up of the James Bond genre that actually works. Part of its success is that star Melissa McCarthy actually seems like someone who could both be totally taken for granted and entirely capable, part of it works because the script by director Paul Feig has a lot of good jokes that are timed well and part of it is […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU movie poster | ©2014 Warner Bros.

Rating: R Stars: Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Corey Stoll, Kathryn Hahn, Connie Britton, Timothy Olyphant, Dax Shepard, Debra Monk, Ben Schwartz Writer: Jonathan Tropper, based on his novel Director: Shawn Levy Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: September 19, 2014 There are some outstanding performances in THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU, which elevates the movie into something actually watchable, as opposed to a couple of good moments interspersed with scenes meant to be funnier or more affecting. The set-up is this: Mort Altman has died. His widow, the formidable therapist and best-selling author Hillary […]Read On »

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Movie Review: INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2

INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2 movie poster | ©2013 Film District

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lyn Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey, Steve Coulter, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Andrew Astor Writer: Leigh Whannell, story by James Wan & Leigh Whannell Director: James Wan Distributor: FilmDistrict Release Date: September 13, 2013 Usually, when watching a sequel, it helps to have seen the original. However, in the case of INSIDIOUS CHAPTER 2, people who haven’t seen 2010’s truly creepy INSIDIOUS may be at an advantage. The storytelling is a bit choppy and seems to borrow from a number of sources, including A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET: DREAM WARRIORS, but it still […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES

THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES | ©2013 Focus Features

Rating: R Stars: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Rose Byrne, Dane DeHaan, Emory Cohen, Mahershala Ali, Ben Mendelsohn Writers: Derek Cianfrance & Ben Coccio & Darius Marder, story by Derek Cianfrance & Ben Coccio Director: Derek Cianfrance Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: March 29, 2013 There is no lack of ambition in THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, a film that aims for a novelistic sense of scope, drama and resonance. The structure is certainly brave and director Derek Cianfrance, who wrote the screenplay with Ben Coccio and Darius Marder, has a gift for naturalism. Naturalism, however, isn’t the same […]Read On »

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Free Special screening of INSIDIOUS courtesy of FANGORIA plus live Q&A streaming on July 11

INSIDIOUS Blu-ray | ©2011 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

If you’re a fan of INSIDIOUS and want to see the hit James Wan directed thriller again before its hits DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, FANGORIA magazine is holding a special screening tomorrow, Monday, July 11 followed by a live streaming Q&A with Wan and screenwriter Leigh Whannell on Facebook. The event is being held at the Silent Movie Theater, 611 North Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles, CA. To get free tickets, send an email to FANGORIAscreening@gmail.com with “INSIDIOUS” in the subject. Fans are encouraged to send in questions to the director and screenwriter in advance via Facebook and Twitter […]Read On »

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Composer Interview: Henry Jackman marks the spot for X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

Composer Henry Jackman | ©2011 Henry Jackman

As cool as it is to have your music pumping the extra kick-ass mile into the hugely enjoyable antics of non-powered, wannabe superheroes, there’s nothing quite like getting your musical mutant on by graduating to the big leagues of X-MEN: FIRST CLASS, a score that marks a huge evolution for composer Henry Jackman. Starting his career as an innovator in England’s electronica world, Jackman’s equally impressive string arrangements for album producer Trevor Horn drew the attention of Hans Zimmer, a composer with the Magneto-like powers of irresistibly pulling in promising talent to his lair at Remote Control. It wasn’t long […]Read On »

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Comics Vs. Movies: Riptide of X-MEN: FIRST CLASS – Things You Need to Know

Alex Gonzalez in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS | ©2011 20th Century Fox

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is now in theaters! Many of you might read this series of editorials before you see the movie, and some after, but be warned there are some spoilerish elements in play. Basically, our idea was to create a series of character guides to the main players of FIRST CLASS, to give people a bit of a working knowledge of where the characters in the movie have their comic book origins, and how those origins compare to their big screen counterparts. This is a taste of the comics for those who haven’t spent their lives reading and archiving […]Read On »

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Comics Vs. Movies: Moira MacTaggert of X-MEN: FIRST CLASS – Things You Need to Know

Rose Byrne in X-MEN FIRST CLASS | ©2011 20th Century Fox

X-MEN: FIRST CLASS is now in theatres! Many of you might read this series of editorials before you see the movie, and some after, but be warned there are some spoilerish elements in play. Basically, our idea was to create a series of character guides to the main players of FIRST CLASS, to give people a bit of a working knowledge of where the characters in the movie have their comic book origins, and how those origins compare to their big screen counterparts. This is a taste of the comics for those who haven’t spent their lives reading and archiving […]Read On »

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