Director Lena Dunham returns with the trailer for Sharp Stick

sharp-stickscreenshot: Utopia Well, you can’t fault her for going back to what she’s good at. Lena Dunham became a household name for her frank and usually unflattering look at white 20-somethings on HBO’s Girls, becoming a self-styled “voice of a generation” that mostly grew to resent her. With her de ella first feature de ella … Read more

Beavis And Butt-head Do The Universe aims low, scores high

(from left) Butt-head and Beavis (both played by Mike Judge) in Beavis And Butt-head Do The Universe.photo: Paramount+ One of the first “rules” of screenwriting is that your main character has to change. Not just throughout the movie, but a little bit by the end of every scene, even. Yet part of the appeal of … Read more

Weary Lightyear director tries once again to explain how real Lightyear is or isn’t

picture: Disney Lightyearthe new film from pixar that’s set sort of in the studio’s venerable toy story universe, opens with a three-line text crawl that is, essentially, a Hail Mary pass to explain the movie’s whole premise: “In 1995 Andy got a toy. That toy is from his favorite movie of him. This is that … Read more

Pinocchio enlisted by fascists in Guillermo del Toro’s version

Guillermo del Toro and his toy photo: mandraketheblack.de (Netflix) pinocchio, the timeless tale of a sad, virgin carpenter who has to resort to building a wooden child because he never fathered one of his own, is getting an update courtesy of Guillermo del Toro. And he’s really going for it. Rather than simply remake Disney’s … Read more

A Review Of Gaz Alazraki’s Father Of The Bride

(from left) Andy Garcia as Billy, Adria Arjona as Sofia and Gloria Estefan as Ingrid in Gaz Alazraki’s Father Of The Bride.photo: Warner Bros. Pictures A cheerful, vibrant and culturally precise reimagining of Father Of The Bride—both the elegant 1950 original and 1991’s hilarious remake—Gaz Alazraki’s new version starts with a melancholic undercurrent. As the … Read more

Sarah Polley’s trauma from Terry Gilliam’s Baron Munchausen

Sarah Polley in The Adventures Of Baron Munchhausenscreenshot: Columbia Pictures Actor Sarah Polley got the chance of a lifetime when she was cast in Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen. Then a 9-year-old monty python fan best known for her performance of the group‘s song “Sit On My Face” at her Toronto kindergarten classroom, … Read more

Billy Kametz, Anime and Game Voice Actor, Passes Away at 35

picture: boston anime Billy Kametz, an anime and video game voice actor, has passed away at the age of 35. Kametz, whose credits include voicing Josuke Higashikata in the English dub of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable and Galo Thymos in Studio Trigger’s hit anime film promise, was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer … Read more

DC Comics Give New Look at Black Adam’s Justice Society

screenshot: Warner Bros. The Muppets Mayhem expands its cast. To the surprise of no one, more of TheBoys is on the way. Get a look at the Papergirls TV shows. Plus, what’s coming on Eviland an old enemy returns as Thawne makes his way back to Flash. To me, my spoilers! Black Adam Four variant … Read more

HBO cancels JJ Abrams’ long-gestating Demimonde

JJ Abramsphoto: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images for TCM) When JJ Abrams opens a mystery box, we expect him to toy with us for somewhere between two and 92 hours before reaching a serviceable but not wholly satisfying answer to anything. Unfortunately, some mystery boxes will never be closed. JJ Abrams’ demimonde is no more. Not … Read more

HBO cancels JJ Abrams’ long-gestating Demimonde

JJ Abramsphoto: Emma McIntyre (Getty Images for TCM) When JJ Abrams opens a mystery box, we expect him to toy with us for somewhere between two and 92 hours before reaching a serviceable but not wholly satisfying answer to anything. Unfortunately, some mystery boxes will never be closed. JJ Abrams’ demimonde is no more. Not … Read more