Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The 5 Greatest Classic Kung Fu Movies of all Time

 By Paco McCullough

In just a few days, Hip Hop legend and kung fu fanatic The RZA will release his directoral debut, The Man With the Iron Fists. It’s no understatement that RZA wouldn’t be the musician and filmmaker he is without classic Hong Kong kung fu flicks- The Wu-Tang Clan's obsession has been clear from their first album. For those of you looking for some great films to get you ready for The Man With the Iron Fists, I’ve taken the liberty of choosing five classic films that you probably haven’t seen (so no Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan).

Monday, June 18, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom (2012) Review

By Jason Haskins

Hipsters unite—the new Wes Anderson movie, Moonrise Kingdom, has just
been released. Being one of those few left who dig Anderson’s films
for their personal relevance aside from just their aesthetic
prettiness, I was eagerly anticipating the film.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Prometheus (2012) Review

By Paco McCullough 

Prometheus, the highly anticipated semi-prequel to Ridley Scott's
classic Alien, is nothing if not ambitious. The film dares to ask
philosophical questions, attempting to be more along the lines of Tarkovsky's films or Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Even the name is more ambitious, evoking
classic Greek mythology instead of flesh-tearing xenomorphs. Perhaps
Icarus would have been a better name, though. Much like that tale,
Prometheus attempts too much, and crashes to the ground as a result.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Raid: Redemption (2012) Review

By Paco McCullough

"Holy Shit" "Oh my God!" "Fuck, that was awesome!" are just a handful
of phrases I uttered over the course of The Raid: Redemption's hour
and a half running time. Featuring breathtaking stunts and
choreography, an excellent color pallet, great action direction, and a
surprisingly tolerable score by Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park, The Raid:
Redemption is the greatest action film of this generation. Forget Ong
Bak, forget Ip Man- this is the film that should come to exemplify the
resurgence of Asian martial arts films.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cosmopolis Trailer

By Paco McCullough

There are few filmmakers I love as much as David Cronenberg. He's almost always doing something new and exciting. While not all of his films work, I respect that ability to take such risks. At the same time, I was quite worried when I saw that he was working with Robert Pattison. After watching the trailer, it's become clear that I had no need to worry. Check it out after the jump.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Dark Shadows Trailer

By Pace McCullough

Blah blah blah remake. Yadda yadda yadda Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter. If you're not bored already, then watch the trailer.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Short Film: Briefcase

By Paco McCullough

A young man opens a briefcase he finds at a gas station. To say where it goes from there would be giving away too much, as this short packs a lot of twists and turns into its five minute runtime. Stylish and gritty, it's a pretty compelling watch. Catch it after the jump.

John Carter of Mars (2012) Review

By Jason Haskins

Edgar Rice Burroughs originally started writing his Barsoom books in the early 1900s. Now, a hundred years later we are now being treated to the film adaptation: John Carter. Unfortunately I have not read the books (yet), but if this movie is any indication--they could be a very marketable new franchise for Disney and one with a fantastic and fun concept.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

New Trailer for The Raid

By Paco McCullough

There's a new green-band trailer for The Raid, a film I look forward to more than any other this year. It's less convincing then the previous red-band trailer, but offers a better idea of the plot and some new images of ass kicking. For some reason, they decided to now call it The Raid:Redemption, but whatever. Check it out. I think you'll dig it.

Wrath of the Titans Trailer

By Paco McCullough

I have only met one person ever who admitted to enjoying Clash of the Titans, but unfortunately that film made a ton of money. As we all know, money=sequel, and the second trailer for Wrath of the Titans was released today. I have to say, though, this one actually looks kind of fun, in a brainless, B-movie type of way. We'll find out if that's the case next month. Check out the trailer after the jump.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

American Reunion Trailer

By Paco McCullough

Here's the trailer for American Pie number 4 (if you don't count all the direct to dvd spin-offs). As I'm no longer a thirteen year old boy, I have no interest whatsoever in this film. Who knows, maybe some of you have a feeling of nostalgia, having grown up with them. If that's the case, I pity you. Anyways, check it out after the jump.

Bully Trailer

By Paco McCullough

Some of you may have heard about the recent MPAA decision to give the new documentary, Bully, an R-rating for crude language. A documentary about the epidemic of bullying that occurs in our school system, the film was made with the intention of not only sparking debate on the issue, but with the hopes of being shown in classrooms to help discussions on the issue. An R-rating would make this impossible in most districts, and it's unfortunate that the MPAA is unwilling to show kids actually behaving as kids do in school. A trailer for the film was released today, and you can catch it after the jump.