First-time director Rachel Thomas grew up as a Mormon and has described how she used to go to punk-rock shows when she was younger. This union of religion and music was, surely, the inspiration for her debut because Electrick Children wants us to see the great impact music can have on our lives. The build-up to Rachel’s escape begins when she hears rock music for the first time and on her subsequent journey she meets people who see music as of great importance. The narrative unfolds against a beautifully haunting and upbeat soundtrack.
If we went a year without a Sundance film causing a scene, the world would likely implode. One of this years biggest shockers was Compliance, a drama based on the harrowing true story of events that transpired at a McDonald's in Mount Washington, Kentucky.
A new David O. Russell film. Excited? You should be.
Stuck in development since 2004, it looks like The Last Voyage of the Demeter is continuing its journey towards production with Neil Marshall jumping aboard to direct and now Viggo Mortensen is being lined up to star.
Animation director Genndy Tartakovsky will be taking charge of adapting a CGI version of the spinach-binging sailor for Sony Pictures.
Three new character posters have been released for Wreck-It Ralph, the 80s’ arcade-inspired animation from with John C Reilly in the lead.
I love comics almost as much as I love film, and when the two collide, you can usually find me at the front of the queue, dribbling with anticipation, or storming out of cinemas in a foaming rage, complaining that “THAT WASN'T CANON”. Either way, comics movies are a big part of my life, much to the chagrin of my lady, who has far more discerning taste. Me? I'm into Spandex and explosions. Make of that what you will.
A comics fan since I was twelve years old (I'm now four-thousand-and-ninety-two), I spent nine years working in a comic shop and even wrote a book about doing so. Here is where you'll find me geeking-out or shouting incoherently about people with superpowers and improbable physiques.
Ever since The Blair Witch Project scared the bejesus out of audiences with its then unique handheld view of horror proceedings, the found-footage sub-genre hasn't stopped rolling out the good, the bad and the terrible. From the commendable efforts of Cloverfield and [REC] to the drab in the form of Apollo 18 and The Devil Inside, quality has been something of a lottery.
At first glance, you could easily mistake Pixar’s latest film as just another fairytale about a princess’ magical adventures. With its divine castles, enigmatic witches and enchanted forests, it employs all the conventions that the studio’s father company, Disney, have utilized for years. However, as one might imagine from the innovative team behind some of the decade’s most acclaimed releases, there’s far more than meets the eye to this summer’s highly anticipated animation Brave.
Described as the ‘wettest county in the world’ for its wealthy export of moonshine, Franklin County was a place where illegal bootlegging thrived in prohibition era America. The sparse, dusty landscape of rickety houses and dirt roads provides the backdrop to this summer’s gangster film Lawless, which tells the true story of three brothers at the forefront of this trade.