After a long wait that started with the raves coming out of last year's Toronto International Film Festival, Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" finally is opening in limited release, and it is absolutely worth your time.
The only thing to really say about "Much Ado" is that you owe it to your brain and your heart to go see it, but if we have to break it down, these are the five reasons we'd give for checking out the movie.
While you were outside grilling, probably see "Fast and Furious 6", and celebrating a fun-filled Memorial Day weekend in general, an ocean away, the Cannes Film Festival wrapped up and handed out of some awards. The big winner, a three-hour drama about a relationship between two young women called "Blue Is the Warmest Color," blew audiences away and claimed the Palme d'Or from the jury led by Steven Spielberg.
The latest effort from the Brothers Coen, "Inside Llewyn Davis," didn't do so bad for itself either. The jury named the story of the 1960s folk singer as the runner up to "Blue."
Film.com sent critic Jordan Hoffman to France to cover all of the festivities. We've done a quick roundup of some of the higher profile premieres.
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"Star Trek Into Darkness" is out in theaters, and if you haven't seen it already, go do so. (It's a ton of fun and should be seen on as big a screen as possible.)
But before you do that, if you need a little more convincing, the folks over at Next Movie got Homeboy Sandman, a New York City-based rapper, to review "Star Trek Into Darkness" for them.
Check out the video above and enjoy some "Star Trek."
The fine folks over at Film.com headed to central Texas for a little something the locals like to call SXSW. Now that most of the movie-related festivities have wrapped up in Austin, it's time we take a look at what SXSW turned up.
Clip past the jump for our roundup of Film.com reviews from SXSW!
The longest hold-out of the awards season, "Django Unchained," finally screened for an audience that was allowed to publish their reactions, and the response should please anyone who has been dying for the latest effort from Quentin Tarantino.
Audience members at a Directors Guild of America screening over the weekend enthusiastically tweeted their thoughts after an early screening of "Django Unchained," which they praised highly for its humor, violence, and action. That sounds about right.
Check out a round-up of some of the tweets after the jump!
Tomorrow, October 5, marks the 50th anniversary of the release of "Dr. No" and the birth of a movie icon. Fittingly, the world has turned its attention to James Bond over the last few weeks, in the lead-up to the golden anniversary and the release of the newest 007 adventure, "Skyfall."
For fans of the series, "Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007" is something you cannot afford to miss. The new documentary from director Stevan Riley, premieres October 5 on the EPIX channel, and we are proud to bring you an exclusive clip from the film.
Click past the jump to learn more about "Everything or Nothing."
The reviews have not been kind on "That's My Boy," Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg's raunchfest hitting theaters today (June 15). It boasts an absurd premise — an adolescent knocks up his math teacher and is left to raise their son, Han Solo, to disastrous results — and more F-bombs than any movie should rightfully have.
But despite myself, I couldn't help but enjoy the hell out of Sandler's latest. It feels like a return to form for the comedian, a callback to all the outrageous potty humor that made him famous in the first place. If his "Billy Madison" and "Happy Gilmore" antics were never for you, then you're not going to find much to enjoy here. But if those movies are staples of your comedy-viewing history, then "That's My Boy" undoubtedly has some guilty laughs in store for you. Here are five reasons to see the movie this weekend.
The "Men in Black" are back with the third installment of their popular franchise. The movie centers on our favorite men in black, Agent K and Agent J, as they trail a one-armed alien named Boris the Animal who escapes from his confined prison on the moon. K shot his arm off back in the sixties and Boris wants his revenge. He travels back in time to 1969 and kills K so that his arm is restored and the world is left unprotected from alien invasion. J must follow Boris to the past to save K's life and discover the secrets of the universe.
While critics suggest the franchise didn't need a third film, the three-quel is on par with the first "MIB" movie that sparked audiences' attention. It keeps its viewers entertained and will delight fans who loved the first flick. Here are our five reasons to see it this weekend.
by Adam Murphy
When it comes to Wes Anderson, moviegoers fall neatly into two piles: those who love him, and those who’ve never heard of him. What’s that? His twee sensibilities are just a little too indie-quirky-cute for you? Well, “Moonrise Kingdom” may surprise even the most jaded viewers. Sure, it’s packed with Anderson’s trademark strand of oddball whimsy, but for the haters out there, you will find a well-acted and tightly written 90 minute movie with enough heart to melt the iceberg that resides in your frigid chest cavity.
For those of you who aren’t already picking up your Rushmore blazer from the dry cleaner to wear to the very first screening, here are five reasons to see “Moonrise Kingdom.”
Unless you happen to be madly in love with Taylor Kitsch or Brooklyn Decker, some of you have no doubt written "Battleship" off as a cheap imitation of "Transformers." How can an alien invasion action film based on a board game be all that entertaining, right? Well, we have a feeling you'll be pleasantly surprised.
The opening scenes between Kitsch and Alexander Skarsgård were flawlessly executed as the pair's brotherly chemistry and Kitsch's off-kilter charm win the audience over in the first few minutes. The film continues with non-stop action once the Navy hits the sea, and continues its intrigue as the movie incorporates the board game layout into the battles.
It's a summer flick that's sure to entertain, so here are our five reasons to see "Battleship."