This weekend’s top opening, “Riddick: Rule the Dark,” is the third installment in the trilogy that started with the surprise hit “Pitch Black.” For years the “threequel” has gotten a bad rap, mostly because of the litany of cheesy horror sequels in the eighties. But threequels aren’t always miserable failures. In fact, sometimes...
We might be adults, but that doesn’t mean we’re smart with our money. We’ll buy anything. Here are some toys and more that companies could make based on the books, movies, and TV shows we love.
It’s this fear that home invasion movies prey upon. So with this weekend’s release of yet another – “You’re Next” - let’s take a look at ten of the best (and some of the most outrageous) examples of the genre.
The air is cooler and the leaves are about to change, which can mean only one thing: it’s time for us to lock ourselves inside our homes and refuse to leave!
For Hollywood, the temptation of a biographical film is almost too good to ignore. It combines the allure of a pre-existing property – in this case a famous living person that nearly everyone has heard of – and is prime Oscar bait. If the bio involves a fatal disease? Even better. A triumph over adversity? That’s at least a Golden Globe.
The concept of "binge watching" is a relatively new phenomena. There have always been pockets of loyal fans that would watch and re-watch an entire series in a handful of sittings, but it wasn’t something people openly acknowledged doing until mail-order DVD services like Netflix became the norm.
BBC made it official this weekend: Peter Capaldi is the new Doctor. His casting is a culmination of a lifelong dream. I’m sure, though, that a lot of the joy he’s feeling is matched with plenty of nerves. After all, he has big shoes to fill. Eleven pair of them, in fact, all coming in varying shapes and sizes.
There are times when a sequel is warranted and a time when it isn’t. Like so many others before it, a “Smurfs 2” sequel wasn’t really necessary beyond getting everyone involved a nice paycheck.
The Wolverine slashed and clawed his way to the top of the box office this weekend, and given the audience and critical response, there’s a chance that it could regenerate and become number one again this weekend. But is it the greatest spin-off of all time? The case could be made, but it has some heavy competition.
When it was first released in 1981, it looked like a vehicle straight out of the future as imagined by a 1970s sci-fi B-movie. The story of the car itself has been told numerous times as a cautionary tale, with doors that opened vertically, the collapse of the company that manufactured the car, and all the pitfalls that served as an apt metaphor...