Sci-fi thriller Life halfheartedly goes through the motions of a monster in space movie, failing to raise any intriguing existential questions or validate the gory mayhem. A bunch of really smart people float around and do really stupid things, each of them speaking fluent exposition and sporting the thinnest of character traits. Their Martian antagonist is even less interesting.
We’ve all wondered, at least for a moment, what we would do if we were the only person on Earth. Would we explore the remains of society, hole up in shelter or simply bask in the planet’s daunting silence? It’s a fun question and one that writer-director duo Geoffrey Orthwein and Andrew Sullivan examine in Bokeh. For Riley (Matt O’Leary) and Jenai (Maika Monroe), a young American couple vacationing in Iceland, this query of what to do if the human race vanished isn’t hypothetical. One morning, they wake up and discover that it has become their reality.
Oh boy do I love the films of Larry Cohen. The Stuff remains one of my all-time favorite horror films, but his entire filmography is priceless, so it’s definitely good news to hear that a feature-length documentary about the man is in
IFC has picked up the rights to Robin Swicord’s Wakefield, starring Bryan Cranston as a man who runs away from his family only to silently observe their lives as he scavenges for food and sleeps in a garage. The film is based
A new trailer and poster for Jeff Grace‘s upcoming comedy Folk Hero & Funny Guy have been posted up over at the A.V. Club. The film stars Alex Karpovsky as a struggling stand-up comic who agrees to open for his folk-singing buddy
Director James Gunn and the cast of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 have shared character posters on social media. There are ten posters, featuring Star-Lord (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista), Rocket (Bradley Cooper), Baby Groot (Vin Diesel), Ego
Fox Searchlight has released a red band trailer for the upcoming crime drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, directed by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) and starring Francis McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges, Željko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Clarke Peters,
Warner Bros. has released two new posters for Justice League ahead of this weekend’s trailer premiere. The first features the Justice League logo with a call for the team to “Unite.” The second features Aquaman (Jason Momoa) standing tall and giving us
20th Century Fox released a new poster for Alien: Covenant, which looks like a cross between an H.R. Giger painting and Dante’s Inferno. Seriously, the marketing machine for this film is getting a little out of control, but I’m loving
A new IMAX poster for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been unveiled, and it’s awash in purple and electric blue. You don’t even need a blacklight to be mesmerized by its glow.
Netflix has released a teaser for Death Note, their original film based on the Japanese manga of the same name. The story follows a high school student who comes into possession of a supernatural notebook. If he inscribes someone’s name in the
Broad Green Pictures has released a new trailer for the upcoming horror film Wish Upon, which involves a teenage girl receiving a mysterious box with the ability to grant wishes. Of course these wishes are all taken literally a la Wishmaster or
I am usually not a fan of music documentaries; they often feel self-infatuated, and having worked as a music columnist, I am a bit fatigued by them. Yet I Called Him Morgan is a refreshing, absolutely fascinating doc about the life and death of jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan, told by those musicians who played alongside him, as well as - amazingly - by his own murderess.