Monday Editorial: Why Should the Length of the Oscars Matter?

UPDATE (Feb 12, 2019): Mere hours after this post went live, the Academy announced the four categories that would be presented during the commercial breaks, those being the ones for cinematography, film editing, live-action short and makeup and hairstyling. Not surprisingly, this caused a bit of an uproar, particularly in regards to cinematography and editing, since they are […]

R.I.P. Dick Miller

It is with great sadness that I report that character actor Dick Miller has passed away at the age of 90. Miller first became known by his work with cult filmmaker Roger Corman, particularly his lead role as Walter Paisley in 1959’s A Bucket of Blood. It was Dick Miller’s work with Roger Corman that lead to Corman’s […]

Opinion: The End of my Sinemia Experiment

A few days ago, I decided to cancel my membership to the Sinemia Private Movie Club. I have been a member of Sinemia since it launched in Canada eight months ago. As someone who sees a lot of movies over the course of a month, being a member of the service was a real money-saver […]

Trailer: The Mule

Clint Eastwood makes a return to the big screen in The Mule. A decade ago, it was thought that 2008’s Grand Torino would mark Clint Eastwood’s final time in front of the camera. However, we would end up returning four years later in 2012’s Trouble with the Curve and here he is returning again in the crime drama The […]

Crowdfunder: Undergrads: The Movie

Welcome to my new “Crowdfunder” column, where I will periodically feature crowdfunding campaigns that interest me. First out of the gate is the freshly launched Kickstarter campaign for Undergrads: The Movie. For those of you who aren’t aware, Undergrads was a college-set animated series produced for MTV in 2001, based on creater Pete Williams’ real college experiences. […]

Monday Editorial: Academy Got Changes to Oscars Wrong

Last week the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences made a number of announcements surrounding the future of the Oscars, in light of the fact that last year’s ceremony was the lowest rated telecast in history with only 26.5 million viewers tuning in. The changes include the announcement of a new Oscar for Outstanding […]

Monday Editorial: Grading Sinemia

There has been a lot of talk lately about the rise and apparent fall of the cinema subscription service MoviePass, which has hyped itself by allowing subscribers to see unlimited theatrical films for a very low monthly fee. Not surprisingly, it turns out that critics were spot on that this was not a sustainable business […]

Trailer: Halloween

Prepare for the night HE came home…again! 40 years after the events of John Carpenter’s Halloween, Michael Myers returns to terrorize the now elderly Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) and her family. This new Halloween sequel directed by David Gordon Green and produced by Blumhouse Productions seems to be ignoring every other film in the series, other than the […]