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Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
The Amazon Studios’ TV series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s iconic fantasy novels “The Lord of the Rings” will shoot in New Zealand. Pre-production has started, and production on the series will begin in Auckland in the coming months.
The EPs and showrunners on the series are J.D. Payne and...
Tuesday, Jun. 5, 2018
Here's the good news: "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom " is more fun than "Jurassic World." It's not exactly a high bar, but still a welcome surprise. In the hands of a new director, J.A. Bayona, with Chris Pratt's high-wattage charisma on full blast and a fair amount of self-aware humor intact,...
Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016
If you're not crying by the third act of "A Monster Calls ," you may want to have your humanity checked.
Anyone who's experienced grief will be moved by Patrick Ness' story of a lonely 12-year-old boy and the massive woody monster who befriends him. Beautifully realized onscreen by...
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016
All three of director J.A. Bayona’s creatively ambitious features share the bond of what he describes as “characters finding themselves in a very intense situation, with death on the horizon.”
It started with The Orphanage, a poignant horror movie from screenwriter Sergio G....
Friday, Oct. 26, 2012
Predicting the future is a precarious proposition, but there are still some relatively reliable Hollywood harbingers come awards season--the perennial forecaster being the DGA Award in features which is uncannily accurate when it comes to who the...