Disappointing Tim Burton Netflix Series

Disappointing Tim Burton Netflix Series

image: Netflix while Tim Burton’s wednesday certainly attempts to imitate the aesthetic of the ’90s Addams Family films, the surrounding plot and characters of Netflix’s newest teen drama fails to capture the morbid charm of Charles Addams’ gothic family. The eight-episode Netflix series follows Wednesday (scream‘s Jenna Ortega) as she attempts to solve a grisly … Read more

WALL-E director Andrew Stanton talks the Criterion treatment

WALL Eimage: Courtesy of Disney/Pixar Practically from the moment of its 2008 release, Pixar’s WALL E was hailed as a classic. Pleasing a wide swath of moviegoers and raising the already high bar set by previous Pixar releases like Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, other The Incredibles, WALL E earned six Academy Awards and … Read more

Tony Gilroy Talks Post-Credits Scene, Season 2

image: Lucasfilm It doesn’t feel like that long ago that the idea of ​​Diego Luna’s Rogue One character Cassian Andor getting a solo series felt strange. But over the past two months and change, Andor has proven itself to be a pretty great show. Not just “great for star Wars,” but legitimately great in a … Read more

Drag Star, Disney Icon, Kids Book Author

photo: Max Fleury Being a multi-hyphenate performer is something Nina West knows well. Winning Miss Congeniality on Ru Paul’s Drag Race season 11, partnering with Dolly Parton on a kindness campaign, making music for kids, acting opposite Daniel Radcliffe in Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, becoming the LGBTQ face of Disney’s Pride campaign, other releasing … Read more

A film review of Noah Baumbach’s White Noise

From left: Sam Nivola, Adam Driver, May Nivola, Greta Gerwig, Dean Moore/Henry Moore, and Raffey Cassidy in white noiseimage: Wilson Webb/Netflix Writer-director Noah Baumbach excels at domestic dramas set in a milieu of neurotic artistic intellectuals, working with actors to draw pitch-perfect performances that carry both dramatic and comedic undertones. His two most recent films … Read more

What’s On TV, Nov 25-27: GOTG: Holiday Special, We’re Here

Pom Klementieff in Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special; Shangela in We’re Here season 3photo: Marvel Studios; Greg Endries/HBO Welcome to the weekend edition of What’s On. Here are the big things happening on TV from Friday, November 25, to Sunday, November 27. All times are Eastern. [Note: The weekly What’s On will publish on … Read more

Lady Chatterley’s lover tries and fails to have it both ways

(LR:) Jack O’Connell and Emma Corrin in Lady Chatterley’s Loverimage: Parisa Taghizadeh/Netflix If you are of a certain age, there’s a possibility you have a special connection to Lady Chatterley’s Lover. No, not the book that was written by DH Lawrence in the late 1920s, but remained unavailable until a well-publicized obscenity trial in 1960, … Read more

The Korean War film never flies as high as it aims

(LR:) Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell in devotionimage: Eli Adé Early on in devotion, Jesse Brown (Jonathan Majors), the first Black aviator in Navy history, tries to psych himself up before taking to the skies. It’s a pivotal moment in the film and uses a classic film trope: talking to oneself while looking at the … Read more

Could Planes, Trains & Automobiles still work today?

Steve Martin and John Candy in Planes, Trains & Automobiles (Image: Paramount Pictures)Graphics: Libby McGuire This year marks the 35th anniversary of what is widely considered the best Thanksgiving movie of all time—Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Paramount is marking the occasion with a new remastered 4K release featuring over an hour of deleted scenes from … Read more

God Of War Ragnarok Director ‘Would Love’ A Shot At Castlevania

“Is that you, BOY?” —Kratos, definitely.image: Sony/Nintendo/Konami/Kotaku God of War Ragnarok just came out, and yet, there appears to be some hopefulness around the action-adventure game getting DLC. 2018’s God of War didn’t get any sort of expansion after launch, so why this follow-up would when it’s supposed to conclude the rebooted series is a … Read more