Guy Ritchie’s thriller Wrath of Man landed in theaters in May, taking audiences for an unexpected ride. They thought there were getting a standard Jason Statham-led actioner, but got something much darker, violent, and explosive. If you missed it in… Read More ›
If you’re one of those folks who prefers physical media, get excited because one of the first 2020-slated films to hit Premium VOD is finally hitting shelves: WB Pictures’s Scoob!. In this soft-reboot of the beloved series, audiences are invited… Read More ›
Beyond telling an engaging story, animated children’s features have two goals: captivate the target audience and be clever enough so the parents don’t want to murder themselves on the 58th viewing. By all marks, Warner Brothers Animations’s Scoob! succeeds in… Read More ›
Novel adaptation “The Goldfinch” is beautifully constructed and executed, yet feels somehow disconnected.
Published in 2013, Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch went on to earn best-selling status, along with the coveted Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2014. It’s a book that — it seems — entranced readers, including future cast member Sarah Paulson (Ocean’s… Read More ›
By blending traditional art styles with modern animation, the Chinese folktale “Legend of the White Snake” takes on a new life in the GKIDS release “White Snake.”
If you’re unfamiliar with the “Legend of the White Snake,” it’s an ancient Chinese folktale dating back centuries. Rooted in oral history, the tale has been translated into song, print, television, and film many times over. In it, a human… Read More ›
Considered one of the greatest films in American cinema history, Victor Fleming’s The Wizard of Oz has delighted audiences since it first premiered August 15th, 1939. Not many films, let alone adaptations, can say they carry that kind of esteem,… Read More ›
Three years ago, Cinemascene hosted film composers the Newton Brothers on WGWG. They share their approach to film soundtracks and their music history with Noel T Manning II. The Newton Brothers have worked on such projects as Doctor Sleep, Ouija:… Read More ›
Can you solve the Faun’s three challenges? With the new 4K UHD home release of “Pan’s Labyrinth” you can.
Though Oscar-winning writer/director Guillermo del Toro’s been working since the mid-’80s, the majority of audiences know him as the director of either Hellboy (2004), Pacific Rim (2013), and The Shape of Water (2017). In cinema-focused circles, however, del Toro’s more… Read More ›
Before The Nightmare Before Christmas started the argument over whether it was a Halloween or Christmas movie, there was Gremlins. Considered a classic ‘80s film, the Joe Dante-directed (Innerspace), Chris Columbus-written (The Goonies) holiday nightmare is celebrating its 35th anniversary… Read More ›
A social and cultural shift took place shortly after Shaft hit theaters in 1971. Inspired by Ernest Tidyman’s novel and with influence from director Gordon Parks and actor Richard Roundtree as the titular character, Shaft became more than a household… Read More ›
While there’re varying degrees with which one can look at themselves in relation to the universe, there are two distinct perspectives which stand in opposition. Either the universe is an uncaring, vast space born out of chaos and we are… Read More ›
Of the various games and crazes to come out of the late ‘80s/early ‘90s, there is none still so active and prolific as the Pokémon games. First created as a card-based game which gamified Satoshi Tajiri’s childhood passion for collecting… Read More ›
If you’d said that a DC Comics live-action film would make it onto anyone’s Best Of list, I’d have been one of the first to act surprised. Granted, Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman remains an outstanding outing for the warrior princess… Read More ›
Holy 80th Birthday, Batman! In his honor, WB releases a 4K UHD remaster of the “Batman: Motion Picture Anthology”.
After 80 years in print, the DC Comics Dark Knight, the Batman, is still going incredibly strong. Whether you are an avid comic reader or primarily stick to the broadcast iterations, there’s likely a story that immediately endeared the bereft… Read More ›
Before you can lampoon something, before you can satirize something, you must know as much can you can about it. You have to know the ins-and-outs of it, the heart and soul of it. In order for the humor to… Read More ›
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman − four names audiences around the globe recognize, not merely because of the recent Zack Snyder-directed films, but because of their lengthy history in the comic industry. Superman first appeared in 1938, Batman in 1939,… Read More ›
Breathe easy, everyone – after three horrific initial outings, the DC Extended Universe finally has a film audiences have longed for in Wonder Woman. Patty Jenkins (Monster) instills Wonder Woman with the same sense of awe that made audiences believe… Read More ›