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Review: House at the End of the Street
A project that's been around the block, Mark Tonderai's horror thriller was slated to go into production nearly a decade ago, with Jonathan Mostow (Breakdown) attached to direct.
| September 28, 2012
Are we voting at the box office?
The accompanying chart classifies various big budget releases over the past 15 months according to their political leanings based on my interpretation of the film.
| August 24, 2012
Review: The Hunger Games
More powerful than fear in subduing a society, says President Snow (Donald Sutherland) in this overstuffed adaptation of the first book in Suzanne Collins's trilogy, is hope.
Jennifer Lawrence is the big winner here
| March 23, 2012
Interview: Gary Ross at the helm of Hollywood's next box-office darling
Gary Ross has not directed a lot of movies.
The Hunger artist
| March 23, 2012
The blockbusters bloom early in 2012
In keeping with the winter that never was, summer comes early this year — on movie screens, at least, if not meteorologically — with the big blockbusters that usually wait until Memorial Day now appearing in March.
Springboard to summer
| March 02, 2012
Review: Battle Royale (2000)
In a not-so-distant future society that has devolved into chaos, Japan's youth run amok, Clockwork Orange –style, and the government has passed an act decreeing that one unruly grade-school class will face off in a battle from which only one will emerg
A not-so-distant future society
| February 24, 2012
Hollywood offers botched operations and altered lives in 2012
Those who got a thrill last spring when the SEALS took out Osama bin Laden will have more of the same covert ass-kicking to look forward to in theaters as we enter 2012.
Change of plans
| December 30, 2011
In the late 1980s, when I was nine or 10, my mom bought me my own copy of A First Dictionary of Cultural Literacy: What Our Children Need To Know .
Kid lit, cultural literacy, and the rise of books that are fun to read
| September 23, 2011
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