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The Fantastic Four: Sci-Fi Bummer Bombs Big

Brandon Judell | Posted 08.10.2016 | Entertainment
Brandon Judell

Anyone who's been bombarded with the TV ads for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four shouldn't be chastised for sprinting away from any multiplex screening this latest Marvel concoction.

Book Exposition of America: Here Today, Gone Tomorrow?

David Finkle | Posted 06.01.2016 | Home
David Finkle

Whatever is happening in publishing today looks to be reflected at the Book Exposition of America (BEA). The annual event, just held May 27-29 at the Jacob Javits center, seems to be shrinking to oblivion. f

'Star Wars' Spinoff Movies Hire 'Chronicle' Director

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 06.04.2014 | Entertainment

Josh Trank is the latest director to sign on for one of the "Star Wars" spinoff movies coming to our galaxy in the near future. Trank, who directed "C...

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Michael B. Jordan Wants To Be Bigger Than Michael Jordan | Mike Ryan | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment

Michael B. Jordan is competitive. Which may sound like a word reserved for the other Michael Jordan, the famed basketball player, a six-time NBA champ...

Movie Review: The Place Beyond the Pines

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.26.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Derek Cianfrance's The Place Beyond the Pines is a sure-handed effort from a director who proved himself capable of dramatizing difficult human emotions in Blue Valentine.

What 'Chronicle' Teaches Us About Violence And Community

Rabbi Herb Cohen | Posted 03.19.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Herb Cohen

The violence in Newtown should make us think about the idea and reality of community. Do we do enough to welcome the stranger, to make the loner feel accepted? In "Chronicle," we can actually trace the evolution of a high school loner into a full-fledged murderer.

2012 in Film: The Runner-Ups

Scott Mendelson | Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

These films are all very good if not great. Either they didn't quite make my 'favorite of the year' list or they aren't the kind of thing that belongs on a traditional best-of-year list (you'll see which ones I'm referring to).

An End to "Found Footage" Films -- Please!

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.06.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'm declaring a moratorium on the "found footage" mock documentary. And, while we're at it, how about the same thing for movies shot to look like they're hand-held documentaries, even when they're just fiction films?

ReThink Review: Chronicle -- Teen Superhero vs. Teen Angst

Jonathan Kim | Posted 04.03.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

In that sense, along with impressive special effects, Chronicle succeeds in keeping its story firmly planted in the real world despite its science-fiction premise. It's likely that not all outcasts would use newfound abilities to defend the weak, save the planet, and become a hero.

Movie's Odd Viral Ad Spotted Over New York City

Posted 04.01.2012 | Entertainment

Because New Yorkers don't see enough crazy things on a daily basis -- remember that rat the size of a dog; WTF was that? -- one studio decided to laun...

WATCH: Flying 'People' Over NYC Actually A (Clever) Publicity Stunt

Posted 01.30.2012 | New York

You're not crazy if you think you saw some people flying over the Manhattan skyline over the past couple weeks. 20th Century Fox hired ad firm Thinkmo...

WATCH: Chronicle Books Releases Super Cool Holiday Video

Robin Wilkey | Posted 12.13.2011 | San Francisco

As if Chronicle Books wasn't cool enough already, the San Francisco-based independent book publisher released an adorable "happy holidays" video on Mo...

These Teenagers Are Freaks

Posted 12.19.2011 | Entertainment

If Spider-Man lives by his Uncle Ben's credo, "With great power comes great responsibility," the kids in "Chronicle" do the exact opposite. Most fi...

MySpace Continues Its Slow Bataan Death March: Their Focus Now Is On Video Games

Harmon Leon | Posted 06.14.2012 | Technology
Harmon Leon

The L.A. Times wrote a story entitled: MySpace looks to the past for its future. Really? The story goes on to say, "The social networking site plans...