More stories

  • in

    5 Christmas Movies for the Not-So-Merry

    Traditional Christmas films get overplayed this time of year so every once in a while it’s nice to play something that doesn’t feature clay-mation or Jimmy Stewart diving off a bridge. For those cinephiles seeking a little more subversive entertainment for the long holiday break, check out these five films. Die Hard The Scene: After […] More

  • in

    Every Movie Rule Ever

    All movies have rules, even parodies… especially parodies. Ranging from the virgin being saved in a horror film to the black person usually being killed first in the same genre, movies have limitations and constructs that they all must abide by. Accordingly, film enthusiasts around the world have seen enough movies to create lists of […] More

  • in

    Nicolas Cage and the 90s Action Film

    As much credit as we give to the 80s for canonizing overkill in action films, we don’t give enough recognition to the 90s for producing some of the most out-and-out insane premises to action films that you can’t make today. In the center of it all was Nicolas Cage. Cage has made a career out […] More

  • in

    It’s Not TV: HBO, The Company That Changed Television: Golden Age: Part 2

    HBO’s rise from the you’re-spending-my-subscription-money-on-that-crap? original programming basement to cable TV’s creative gold standard can be charted over a period of about ten years with the successes of several key original offerings. By the end of the 1980s, the movie box office was becoming dominated by young-skewing sci fi and fantasy adventures, over-the-top action blockbusters, […] More

  • in

    Recommended Reading: Top 100 Tracks of 2013, Beyonce, Shia LaBeouf Caught Plagiarizing and more

    Laurent Durieux talks to The Cult Collective about his Die Hard Mondo Mystery Movie Poster. Saving Mr. Banks Is a Corporate, Borderline-Sexist Spoonful of Lies, by Amy Nicholson Wesley Morris remembers Peter O’Toole. This year’s favourite unproduced screenplays were revealed via Twitter. How Beyoncé Broke the Rules and Stormed the Charts. Pitchfork presents their Top […] More

  • in

    The audacity of dope: ‘White House Down’ a goofy, fun ‘Die Hard’ rip-off

    Subtlety is a skill Roland Emmerich has not mastered. Subtlety is not, nor ever will be, in his repertoire; it is likely as alien a concept to him as opposable thumbs are to all non-human creatures. Most of the time, his thudding portentousness doesn’t serve him well as a director, with previous misfires like The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla, and 2012 lining his filmography, movies that are big and loud enough to make money despite being massively, unpleasantly stupid. More

  • in

    Cinema’s Greatest Villains: The 1980’s

    As all lovers of crime, suspense thriller, war, western, horror and science fiction films know, creating a truly great cinematic villain is no easy task.  When it happens, it’s virtually impossible to forget that character. We’ll now take a look at the greatest film villains of the 1980’s. The criteria for this article is the same […] More

Load More
Congratulations. You've reached the end of the internet.