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Jack the Giant Slayer

Director Bans Talk Of Flop?

Posted 08.22.2013 | Entertainment

From the files of slow news day: THR reports that interns working for Bryan Singer's Bad Hat Harry production company were forbidden from talking abou...

Every Blockbuster Trailer Ends The Same Way

Posted 08.13.2013 | Comedy

You know the formula... start with all the most kickass, unnecessary scenes from the summer's biggest hit, add epic music, sneak in a quirky joke, tac...

Fooled Again

Colleen Glenney Boggs | Posted 04.01.2013 | Comedy
Colleen Glenney Boggs

April Fools' affirms our sense of humanity and community. In overturning hierarchy and authority, April Fools' makes elders look childish and children seem cunning beyond their years; we are all equally foolish.

Deliver Us From Stupid Hollywood Films

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

At this point in movie history, the Hollywood studios are to movies what McDonald's is to cuisine: a factory producing products that are nearly identical in their lack of depth, quality or concern for the viewing audience's intellect.

Why Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters May Represent the Future of Big-scale Studio Movies

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.20.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The rescheduled, heavily cut, and seemingly dumped January release may look and feel like both a punchline and a 'why they hate us' representation of everything wrong with popcorn filmmaking. But unlike certain re-imagined fairy-tales, it didn't cost $200 million. It cost just $50 million.

ReThink Review: Jack the Giant Slayer -- Bomb Scare

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Director Bryan Singer delivered an exciting and entertaining movie with good performances, despite the fact that no one was calling for Jack and the Beanstalk -- or really any fairy tale, for that matter -- to be made into a movie.

Jack the Giant Slayer: Some Folklore Background

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 05.06.2013 | Entertainment
Stephen D. Winick

With Bryan Singer's blockbuster Jack the Giant Slayer in theaters, it might be useful to ask ourselves: who is this Jack? He's known for slaying giants, but he does a lot more, too.

Movie Stars Aren't an Endangered Species, They Are More Vital Than Ever in the $200 Million Fantasy Tentpole Era

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

It's not just the concept or the stars. It's not an either/or situation anymore. For these prices, it has to be both. The concept helps, but it's the concept combined with actual stars in front or and/or behind the camera that differentiates John Carter from Avatar.

11 New Movies for Kids and Teens

Common Sense Media | Posted 05.04.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

Who says summer is the only time for movie blockbusters? Box office-wise, March and April look nearly as exciting as May through August. No matter how old your kids are, our sneak peeks will help you decide whether these high-profile movies will be appropriate for your family.

Cinefantastique Spotlight Podcast: Jack the Giant Slayer

Dan Persons | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Once again, America has taken a look at the latest revisionist fairy tale and sighed a collective, "Why?" Jack the Giant Slayer flopped at the box-office in its opening weekend, despite a mammoth budget and attractive leads.

A Disappointing Open For "Jack"

Posted 03.03.2013 | Entertainment

It was a tough weekend at the box office for "Jack the Giant Slayer." The reboot of the classic "Jack and the Beanstalk" tale led a quiet weekend, ope...

Weekend Box Office Part I: Fee Fi Fo Flop: Jack the Giant Slayer Bombs Harder Than John Carter

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.03.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Like John Carter and Battleship, Jack the Giant Slayer was basically a $200 million variation on Generic Blockbuster: The Movie. Unlike Disney and Universal respectively, Warner Bros. seemed to see this one coming well in advance.

'Jack The Giant' Leads Friday's Box Office

Posted 03.02.2013 | Entertainment

"Jack The Giant Slayer" led a quiet start to the weekend box office on Friday. The updated childhood classic opened to $7.7 million at 3,525 theaters....

'Jack The Giant Slayer' Is Better Than You Think

Mike Ryan | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

As a service, we answered every question you could possibly have about Jack the Giant Slayer.

Movie Review: Jack the Giant Slayer

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A roiling visual extrusion rendered from computer-generated imagery, Jack the Giant Slayer makes you long for the days of Ray Harryhausen.

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The Most Important Twitter Account Right Now | Mike Ryan | Posted 02.26.2013 | Entertainment

It has been five years since Bryan Singer's last directorial effort, "Valkyrie." That film -- a modest success at the domestic box office (and an even...

Mike Ryan

Familiar Face Returning To 'X-Men'? | Mike Ryan | Posted 02.11.2013 | Entertainment

Bryan Singer took over "X-Men: Days of Future Past" directing duties in October, and it hasn't taken him long to reassert himself at the top of the fr...

WATCH: Jennifer Lawrence's Boyfriend Hunts Giants, Climbs Beanstalk

Posted 11.21.2012 | Entertainment

Fee-fi-fo-fum, a new "Jack The Giant Slayer" trailer this way come. Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema have released a new preview for the upcoming f...