Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we visit with some vapid LA types, watch a different and troubling kind of immigrant story, go beyond the hype surrounding Conor McGregor, look upon the greatness of a Bill Pullman western, and see The Punisher show his more sensitive, albeit violent, side.  Read More »

The Lego Movie poster header

Phil Lord and Chris Miller‘s The Lego Movie opens this weekend and it is awesome. We’ll have more later this week on the film, including an interview with the directors. Even though the film isn’t out yet, Warner Bros. is already celebrating. The studio has reportedly hired Jared Stern (The Internship) and Michelle Morgan (Girl Most Likely) to begin work on a sequel.  Read More »

Kristen Wiig is on the verge of being able to shoot a film she’s been wanting to make for the past couple years. Imogene, written by Michelle Morgan and to be directed by Shari Springer Bergman and Robert Pulcini (American Splendor, Cinema Verite), . The project isn’t new, with reports of it having surfaced last summer and earlier this year, but now thanks to the success of Bridesmaids it is looking like a go. Read More »