A few days ago news broke that Independence Day: Resurgence would not screen for critics until Friday — the morning after the film hits theaters for the general public. That did not seem to bode well for the movie. Generally speaking, if a studio is working that hard to keep critics from reviewing a movie, it’s because they expect the reviews will be terrible.

But those reports were only half true. While American critics won’t see Independence Day: Resurgence until Friday, journalists in other countries have already seen the film. The first reviews have started to trickle out, and you can get the Independence Day: Resurgence buzz below.  Read More »

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child artwork

A couple days ago we published the first reactions to JK Rowling’s Harry Potter sequel Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, a play which is currently in previews in London’s West End. But those reactions were just from Part I, the first night of a two-part story. Last night the first preview performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part II took place and we’re going to attempt to “keep the secrets,” only presenting to your the spoiler-free reactions. Hit the jump to dive in.

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Finding Dory Reviews

Finding Dory doesn’t arrive in theaters until next weekend, but a slew of press and critics have already seen the movie as they participate in press junkets with the cast and crew. Today reviews started hitting the web, and for the most part, it seems the follow-up to Finding Nemo is a worthy successor to the original undersea adventure, though it treads much of the same water. For many, it seems to be just as good as the original, inspiring some tears to roll, but there are a few who weren’t as impressed.

Check out the Finding Dory reviews and early buzz after the jump. Read More »

 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Its been five years since we last saw the Wizarding World on screen. Later this year we will return to the Wizarding World in the movie “adaptation” of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, but that is merely a spin-off. If you want to see a proper Harry Potter sequel, you’ll have to head to London’s West Hollywood End to see JK Rowling new play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child this summer. The production promises to follow the Boy Who Lived well into adulthood, starring Jamie Parker as a middle-aged Harry Potter, now a father of three, while Poppy Miller plays Ginny and Sam Clemmett their son Albus.

Today the first preview performance of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part One just happened, and the first reactions have hit the web. Until today it didn’t really hit me that there will be a continuation of the Harry Potter story, and after seeing these reactions and photos I’m now very excited to see this and read the script book (and we know it will very likely eventually be made into a movie). Lets take a look at what people are saying in the first Harry Potter and the Cursed Child reviews and reactions, and don’t worry, we’ll “keep the secrets” — this is spoiler-free.

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Suicide Squad Reactions

Since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice proved to be a disappointment for Warner Bros. Pictures by not pulling in as much box office as they hoped, the studio is really banking on the success of Suicide Squad to help turn things around. The movie is even anticipated by those who didn’t really enjoy Batman v Superman all that much, and it’ll be the key to keeping audience interest in the rest of the growing DC movie universe.

The good news is that Suicide Squad seems to deliver on the hype with some early reactions hitting the web following a test screening. Read some of the lucky attendees’ Suicide Squad reactions after the jump. Read More »

The Neon Demon

I don’t think anyone was expecting a unanimous reaction to Nicolas Winding Refn‘s The Neon Demon. Refn’s horror film just screened at the Cannes Film Festival, and the critical response was mixed, to say the least. Some have claimed the reaction was even more divisive than when Only God Forgives debuted at the festival — which likely pleases Refn, who never attempts to satisfy all audiences. “I can only say if you’ve polarized, you’ve done something right,” he once said. “If everyone likes it, you’ve done something wrong.”

Check out The Neon Demon early buzz below.

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The BFG Reviews

The 2016 Cannes Film Festival is in full swing, and some of the year’s biggest films are premiering there. One of the more anticipated titles is The BFG, marking the return of Steven Spielberg to family film territory. The movie reunites Spielberg with his Oscar-winning Bridge of Spies star Mark Rylance and newcomer Ruby Barnhill for an adaptation of Roald Dahl‘s classic novel about a young girl who befriends a “big friendly giant.”

The BFG just debuted at Cannes this weekend, and reviews and reactions are already hitting the web. The good news is that young children should enjoy the whimsical Disney fantasy film, but for some, the movie is missing a little bit of the magic that Spielberg’s family fare usually has. Check out some of The BFG reviews after the jump. Read More »

X-Men Apocalypse Voice

Captain America: Civil War only just debuted, and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is still in theaters across much of the country. But with six (count ’em) major Marvel and DC adaptations out this year, there’s no time to waste. So buzz is already building on 2016’s next big superhero showdown, X-Men: Apocalypse. The first reviews are in, and critics have a lot to say about Bryan Singer‘s latest entry in the mutant franchise. Get the X-Men: Apocalypse early buzz after the jump.  Read More »

The Nice Guys final trailer

Forget all of those super-serious superhero-on-superhero showdowns. Sometimes, the brightest sparks fly when two not-so-heroic foes are forced to join forces. And no one does that particular genre of story like Shane Black, as we’ve seen in films like Kiss Kiss Bang Bang and Lethal Weapon. His latest, The Nice Guys, pairs a hapless detective (Ryan Gosling) with the gruff enforcer (Russell Crowe) who broke his arm, as the two get caught up in an ever-more-tangled web of intrigue involving a missing girl, a dead porn star, and Matt Bomer in a really unflattering haircut.

All of the marketing so far has suggested that Black is up to his usual tricks — colorful characters, ridiculous action, crackling dialogue — with typically spectacular results. And the first reactions from early screenings are backing that up. Get a taste of the Nice Guys buzz and watch the Nice Guys final trailer after the jump.
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Captain America Civil War Reactions

Last night brought the first screening of Captain America: Civil War for members of the press in Los Angeles who are attending a press junket this weekend. We’ll have coverage of that after this weekend, including an interview with Kevin Feige. But first and foremost, you’re probably curious about how this epic battle of superheroes turned out.

For now, there’s on embargo on full reviews for Captain America: Civil War until April 13th, which is when the movie screens at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. Thankfully, Disney and Marvel have allowed some reactions to hit the web by way of Twitter. The good news is that the movie seems to be pretty spectacular, with plenty of praise for Tom Holland as Spider-Man and Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther. Read the brief Captain America Civil War reviews below. Read More »