Gary Dauberman has been one of the key creative forces responsible for building out James Wan‘s extended Conjuring Universe. He wrote the first two Annabelle movies – the first of which was widely derided, but the follow-up was seen as a significant improvement. Dauberman also wrote the third entry, Annabelle Comes Home, and that new film also marks his directorial debut.
So how did he do? How does this latest Annabelle stack up against the previous entries? The first reviews have arrived, so read on to find out. Read More »
Spider-Man: Homecoming was a relatively small-scale story that brought Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark in as a supporting player to serve as a mentor to Tom Holland‘s web-slinging high schooler Peter Parker. But years later, and in the wake of the devastating events of Avengers: Endgame, does this Spidey sequel soar or stumble? Read on for the Far From Home early buzz below. Read More »
It’s been nine years since the cathartic, emotional ending of Toy Story 3 led Woody, Buzz, and the gang into a whole new chapter of their lives. With such a huge amount of goodwill built up for this franchise, continued by several delightful shorts that have been released on TV since then, Pixar was taking a creative gamble by rolling the dice on yet another sequel. (It appears as if it wasn’t much of a financial gamble, considering the presale numbers are already very impressive.)
So did Pixar hit the jackpot, roll snake eyes, or land somewhere in between? The sequel just screened to a select group of junket critics, so check out the Toy Story 4 early buzz below. Read More »
After a four year break, Quentin Tarantino is back. The acclaimed writer/director’s ninth feature film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, has just debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in France, and while we’ll have our own full review coming from the festival shortly, we wanted to gather some of the earliest reactions from critics to give you a sense of how people are reacting to his new period piece. Take a look below. Read More »
Right now, it doesn’t seem like many Disney fans are all that excited about the arrival of the studio’s remake of their 1992 animated classic Aladdin. The marketing certainly isn’t doing the movie any favors, whether it’s because of the seemingly wooden performance from Mena Massoud as the titular street urchin or the boring choreography for what should be one of the most lively parts of the movie. However, if the early buzz is any indicator, this movie is much better than the trailers make it seem.
Get the rundown of early Aladdin reactions from social media below. Read More »
Did Detective Pikachu catch all the hearts? Or will it at least be the very best video game movie, like no film ever was? That’s still up for debate, but according to the early buzz for this film, it is super-effective at inviting audiences into the rich, immersive world of the immensely popular Pokémon franchise.
Early screenings for Detective Pikachu were held Wednesday night, and a few select fans and critics got to see the highly anticipated video game adaptation starring Ryan Reynolds as the titular talking creature. See what they had to say in the Detective Pikachu early buzz below.
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LAIKA is back with another stop-motion animated adventure, Missing Link. But unlike their previous films, this is the first time the protagonist of the movie isn’t a kid. Instead, we follow adventurer Sir Lionel Frost (Hugh Jackman) as he traverses the world in search of mythical and elusive creatures. So it’s wonderful that he runs into the famous Missing Link (Zach Galifianakis), who is in search of other creatures just like him.
The first Missing Link reviews have hit the web, and while it sounds like LAIKA has delivered another beautiful piece of stop-motion animation that continues to push the medium to new horizons, it would seem the story doesn’t quite match up to the strengths of their previous efforts. But that doesn’t make for a disappointing experience overall. Read More »
When Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij debuted their passion project The OA on Netflix in 2016, critics raved about the dizzying, dazzling, divisive sci-fi series that followed a young blind woman who returned after a mysterious disappearance with her sight restored. New episodes never debuted, leaving only a legacy of controversy and the memory of a weird modern dance scene in its finale. But now the series has returned, and it is as bonkers as ever.
The long-awaited second season of The OA, or as Marling and Batmanglij call it, The OA: Part II, drops on Netflix on March 22, 2019, but critics got an early peek at the series. Read about The OA Part II early buzz below.
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Following the deluge of negative posts on the Captain Marvel Rotten Tomatoes user page, Rotten Tomatoes took serious measures to secure its website against malicious trolls looking to skew a movie’s audience rating. But that may have just been the beginning of Rotten Tomatoes’ countermeasures against potential user sabotage.
The review aggregator website is considering further changes to the Rotten Tomatoes audience review guidelines in order to combat trolls that have been targeting films like Captain Marvel, Black Panther, Ghostbusters, and even Star Wars: Episode 9.
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Tim Burton has largely built his career making movies about societal outcasts, and he’ll be back with the story of another outcast later this month in Dumbo, his second live-action remake of a Walt Disney animated film. The earliest reactions have arrived, so read on to get a sense of what critics are saying about Burton’s latest cinematic spectacle. Read More »