Step aside,The Avengers. Sit yourselves down,Guardians of the Galaxy. A new team of heroes is making a comeback on the big screen as part of the current trend of resurrecting nostalgic TV shows/toy lines established by theTransformers andG.I. Joe franchises. Earlier this year it was announced thatPower Rangers, the classic tale of expert teen martial artists taking on the nefarious forces of the galaxy in order to defend Earth, is making a comeback in a new big screen reboot ...From ScreenRant 2 months ago Read Full Article
For many people, the reason they were excited to see Marvel Studios’ upcomingAnt-Man movie was because of director Edgar Wright; as such, when Wrightmade a surprise exit from the project after having overseen development on it for so many years, it took a fair amount of wind out of the film’s sails. Nonetheless,Ant-Man is still chugging along and will have a presenceat next week’s International Comic-Con in San Diego – but before then, we have comments from Marv...From ScreenRant 2 months ago Read Full Article
If you have any Geek Picks of your own, please send them to srgeekpicks(at)gmail(dot)com and you could be featured in a future post!-Jimmy and Michael Strahan square off against Steve Higgins and Diane Kruger in a game of Catchphrase.-by Jeffach--We’re pretty excited aboutLucy, coming out this month. But it’s not the only film by Luc Besson starring a (literally) strong female lead with impressive martial arts skills who’s way smarter than everyone? As a primer, here&...From ScreenRant 2 months ago Read Full Article
Welcome to the Screen Rant Box Office Prediction. Every week we put together an informal list of box office picks for the upcoming weekend – in collaboration with theScreen Rant Underground podcast Box Office Battle – to offer readers a rough estimate of how new releases (and returning holdovers) will perform in theaters.For a recap of last week’s box office totals, read ourbox office wrap-up fromTammy‘s opening weekend – and scroll to the bottom of this p...From ScreenRant 2 months ago Read Full Article
The firstJurassic Park movie in over 13 years is inching closer and closer;Jurassic World, the much-anticipated fourth movie in the franchise is due out on June 12th 2015. Set to take place 22 years after the end of the firstJurassic Park, and starring a vastlineup of stars headed by Chris Pratt, the movie is set in the now completed and fully-functional dinosaur theme park as imagined by John Hammond, the original mastermind in the1993 franchise debut.This week saw the debut of a new Twitt...From ScreenRant 2 months ago Read Full Article
It might be hard to imagine but Luke Evans only arrived on the Hollywood movie scene in 2010. Since that time, the star ofDracula Untold has been seen in a wide variety of films – including several blockbuster franchises: Clash of the Titans,Fast and Furious 6, andThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, among others – with upcoming roles in The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies andThe Crow reboot. Evans’ star is on the rise – portraying a wide mix of memorable ...From ScreenRant 2 months ago Read Full Article
Not quite a biopic, not really a documentary and only loosely an adaptation, Howl does something that sounds simple until you consider how rarely it occurs in films of any kind. It takes a familiar, celebrated piece of writing and makes it come alive.
With a frustrating format and poor animation, it's still worth it for Franco and the chance to engage with a key work of poetry.
A very mixed bag. It's an oddly dry fusion of documentary and narrative film that arguably doesn't quite click on either level.
Howl mixes a number of story lines and aesthetic approaches: We get glimpses of Ginsberg's early days as a poet, including his relationships with Kerouac and Neal Cassady, as well as a depiction of the trial, where a parade of critics and professors pronounced Ginsberg's creation either a work of genius or irredeemable filth.
By the time this movie's over, you've spent an hour and a half just working your way through the words of Howl and some related source material, and that turns out to be a surprisingly satisfying thing to do.
Basically, Epstein and Friedman are feel-good filmmakers-their Ginsberg has one of the shortest, most successful bouts of psychotherapy in history. But is it really necessary to affirm the poem's ecstatic footnote ("Holy! Holy! Holy!") with a montage of smiling reaction shots?