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Thomas Lennon on the legacy of National Lampoon

Few publications have left as big of an impact on the comedy landscape as National Lampoon. A spinoff of the storied Harvard Lampoon, the famed magazine became a cult hit in the late '70s for its subversive and often shocking style of humor. While National Lampoon helped launch the careers of...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 11:33am

Angourie Rice is the perfect actress to take Hollywood by storm

Any actress on the cusp of becoming the next big Hollywood star can be forgiven for copying the same path of her predecessors to reach such heights. But not “The Nice Guys,” “The Beguiled,” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming’s” Angourie Rice. Because with “...

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 10:50am

Would animation genius Nick Park ever do a live action movie?

As the winner of four Academy Awards and five BAFTA Awards for his work as the writer, director, and animator on the likes of “Creature Comforts,” “Chicken Run” and “Wallace & Gromit,” it’s safe to say that Nick Park has conquered the world of stop-...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 5:35pm

Kathleen Kennedy is ‘actively working on’ hiring female 'Star Wars' writers and directors, insists J.J. Abrams

J.J. Abrams has revealed that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy is “actively working” to hire female Star Wars writers and directors for the expanding cinematic universe. The “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” co-writer and director made this admission to me on Friday over...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 4:38pm

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ villain on why this superhero movie is also about average people

Even though we’re now just over two months away from the release of Avengers: Infinity War, there’s still an awful lot of mystery surrounding some of the characters in the film. Especially when it comes to the villains. While we already know that Thanos (Josh Brolin) is the big baddie...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 3:00pm

Maisie Williams talks ‘X-Men’ spin-off ‘The New Mutants’

The first trailer for The New Mutants took viewers aback for a number reasons when it was released back on Friday October 13. Not only were they surprised to see an entry to the “X-Men” universe that looked as though it was going to be a straight-up horror film, but it also possessed a...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 1:13pm

The inspiring advice Ryan Coogler gave Michael B Jordan ahead of his directing debut

Michael B Jordan was always going to ask Ryan Coogler for advice when he was considering whether or not to make his directorial debut. Not only has Jordan starred in all three of the films that Coogler has written and directed ("Fruitvale Station," "Creed," "Black Panther...

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:17pm

The biggest lesson Maisie Williams will take away from 'Game Of Thrones'

When Game Of Thrones comes to an end in just over a year’s time most fans are going to instantly become blue. But spare a thought for the cast of “Game Of Thrones,” especially the younger ones, who have spent their formative years working on all eight seasons of the show. One...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 5:16pm

How ‘The Ritual’ director really feels about the horror film being released on Netflix

When director David Bruckner set out to adapt The Ritual for the big-screen he expected to see the supernatural horror film on just that. However, while “The Ritual” did premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival back in September, and was released into cinemas in the United...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 2:38pm

How Michael B Jordan solved Marvel’s villain problem

Considering that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has now grossed over $13.5 billion at the box office across 17 films, it feels rather harsh to be nit-picking over its shortcomings. But, while there is no end in sight for Marvel’s success, there is one criticism that repeatedly crops up...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 1:25pm

Is Captain America in Black Panther? Post-credits scenes explained

Spoiler warning: Don't read on if you haven't seen "Black Panther" yet. Since Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in "Captain America: Civil War," it wouldn't be a huge surprise if Chris Evans' star-spangled Avenger...

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 11:11am

‘Early Man’ is an early contender for the most bizarre film of 2018

‘Early Man’ Director: Nick Park Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall, Richard Ayoade, Johnny Vegas Rating: PG 3 (Out Of 5) Globes Plot: In the Stone Age, a group of cavemen led by Chief Bobnar (Timothy Spall) live in a valley and hunt rabbits...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 5:45pm

Nick Park and Maisie Williams talk 'Early Man,' inventing a new genre, and moving away from 'Game Of Thrones'

It only takes one single drawing to spark the imagination of legendary stop motion director Nick Park and the Aardman Animation team. That’s exactly what happened back in 2010, when Park was nonchalantly “drawing a caveman wielding a club, and hitting a rock.” Suddenly,...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 5:06pm

'Black Panther' feeling so fresh and unique should make Hollywood feel ashamed

In episode 6 of Ken Burns’ seminal PBS documentary series Baseball, former New York governor Mario Cuomo says of Jackie Robinson’s debut for Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, an event that finally saw the color line broken in the sport: “Too late.” “It was a...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:38pm

'Black Panther' is inspiring, expansive, and the best Marvel origin story yet

‘Black Panther’ Director: Ryan Coogler Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Winston Duke, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman Rating: NR 4 (Out Of 5) Globes Plot: After the events of...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 12:01pm

Everyone's talking about 'Black Panther,' but will box office sales live up to the hype?

Now that we’re just days away from the release of Black Panther the anticipation surrounding the blockbuster is palpable. The stunning critical response to “Black Panther,” which manifested into a Rotten Tomatoes score of 97%, has combined perfectly with the blockbuster’s...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 9:21am

‘I would have been inspired if I’d watch this at 10’: Michael B Jordan expects 'Black Panther' to change lives

The importance of Black Panther goes way beyond a Rotten Tomatoes score, its box office gross, and how it links up with Avengers: Infinity War. The cultural ramifications of Ryan Coogler’s blockbuster and the performances of Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Letitia...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 9:05am

See 2017's best movie Get Out for free on Presidents' Day

Our 45th president may not be worth celebrating, but Jordan Peele is. The comedic actor turned serious director with 2017's acclaimed Get Out, the psychological horror-thriller about being black in America that has garnered Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. To celebrate one year since the...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 2:00am

‘The Ritual’ director talks us through its ending

There are SPOILERS ahead for The Ritual. So if you haven’t seen the Netflix supernatural horror film yet, you should do just that, and then head back to the article to learn about how director David Bruckner devised the conclusion. Come the end of the “The Ritual” the four...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:23pm

Emily Mortimer is now terrified to talk politics -- here’s why

When it comes to the current state of the political discourse across the world Emily Mortimer has some rather curt and forthright opinions that can best be summed up with the following: “We’re all just absurd.” Things have become so bad that Mortimer, who sounds about as English...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 11:36am