Why that ‘KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE’ trailer stinks

April 25th, 2017 | Movie News, Poster, Trailers | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic Ever watch a trailer for a highly anticipated sequel and, after, reach the point of anger at the glaring mistakes it made? This was my reaction to the new trailer for director Matthew Vaughn’s KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE. Now, before the MRA’s come at me with their sharpened knives (and unoriginal comments), they must hear me out. With exception of that tonally disjointed anal sex reference, I dug the hell outta ...


The reason why Wes Anderson loves killing animals in his films

April 25th, 2017 | Interviews, Movie Interview, Movie News | 0 Comment

Courtney Howard // Film Critic There’s no pussy-footing around the fact that filmmaker Wes Anderson loves including pet deaths in his films. It’s one of the things that drove me crazy about MOONRISE KINGDOM and, alternatively, one of the things that I valued about THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS. You can read my more long-form thoughts on that here. H*ck! The auteur’s practically earned himself a permanent three-alarm alert on DoesTheDogDie.com. Many animal ...


Fresh on Blu-ray: ‘LA LA LAND’, April’s Criterion Collection, ‘UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS’ and ‘DETOUR’

April 25th, 2017 | Blu-ray Review | 0 Comment

Preston Barta // Editor Good musicals are rare these days. Cinema has grown since the Golden Age and more has to be done for audiences to forgive a world that is off singing and dancing in la la land. LA LA LAND Rated PG-13, 128 minutes. Director: Damien Chazelle Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Amiée Conn, Rosemarie DeWitt and J.K. Simmons Damien Chazelle’s LA LA LAND is one of the most appeasing films as of late. It has memorable dance ...