Review: The Cabin in the Woods

Director: Drew Goddard Written by: Drew Goddard, Joss Whedon Starring: Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford MPAA Rating: R Introduction: The Cabin in the Woods is a 2012 horror film co-written by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard. It is also the directorial debut … [Read More]

Netflix’s Godless: A Frank Success?

After being one of the most lauded screenwriters of the 90’s, with such work as Get Shorty, Out of Sight, and Dead Again, Scott Frank conceived the idea for Godless in the early 2000’s. He saw as a project for Steven Soderbergh, who wasn’t keen on the idea of directing … [Read More]

Rest In Peace: Chantal Akerman—A Belated Word on a Lost Director

Chantal Akerman passed away this past Monday at the age of 65. Her death flew under the radar of the mainstream media, and did not catch my attention until Wednesday. We at The Movie Blog owe her, and everyone, an apology for our tardiness in coverage. The Belgian filmmaker deserves … [Read More]

Yes, this is the Movie Blog… just a NEW look

  Hey guys. As you may have noticed TMB is sporting a new look! It’s been a labor of love for us over the past few weeks and it’s something we hope you guys also enjoy and warm up to moving forward. We certainly understand that the change can be … [Read More]

Academy Award Winner Philip Seymour Hoffman Dead at 46

  It’s unfortunate to announce that Philip Seymour Hoffman has been pronounced dead today. He was found unresponsive in his apartment and the EMS team pronounced him dead after they were unable to revive him. While the results are not entirely conclusive, a syringe was found in his arm along … [Read More]

Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers” gets a new poster today, new trailer tomorrow?

I hate the announcement of trailers. I really do. I try to keep posts like this to a minimum if only not to encourage this practice to continue. I’m making an exception today because, well, it’s for the F’n Avengers and we all know how much I love my comic … [Read More]

Review: Blue Like Jazz

Director: Steve Taylor Written by: Donald Miller, Ben Pearson, Steve Taylor Starring: Marshall Allman, Jason Marsden, Tania Raymonde, Claire Holt, Eric Lange, Justin Welborn Synopsis: “I never liked jazz music because jazz music doesn’t resolve. . . . I used to not like God because God didn’t resolve. But that was before … [Read More]

Sonnenfield talks Men in Black 3

With Will Smith passing on The City that Sailed, the gears got turning fast for Men in Black 3. And it looks like Barry Sonnenfield is hitting the ground running. The Film Stage shares: Director Barry Sonnenfield told Showbiz at the Tribeca Film Festival kick-off party that the film is … [Read More]

Review: The Hunger Games

Director: Gary Ross Writers: Gary Ross (screenplay), Suzanne Collins (screenplay/novel) Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth Genre: Action,Drama,Sci-Fi,Thriller MPAA: Rated PG-13 Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces each of its twelve districts to send … [Read More]

SPOILER: New Toy Fair images reveal the villains for Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers”

It was only a matter of time. One of two things often reveal and spoil secrets for upcoming films and when it comes to comic books you can find most of the reveals in the merchandise. Today we have visual evidence of the villainous threats that the Avengers will tackle … [Read More]