The Joy of Watching the Greats Continue to Be Great Well Into Their 80s and 90s | MZS

I didn’t care for the recent reboot of “The Exorcist” and didn’t like what they did with the legacy character of Chris McNeil, poor little Regan McNeil’s mother from the original 1973 film, but I loved seeing Burstyn, now 91, seizing the movie by the throat for the brief time she was onscreen. Ian McShane, beloved from … Read more

Keaton stares down Batman foes and other great Oscar moments

Michael Keaton challenged Batman villains, John Cena stripped, Gosling nailed “I’m Just Ken”, and more funny moments from the 96th Oscars. The 96th Academy Awards saw Oppenheimer taking home the most awards of the night, a fine selection of memorable speeches and even a dog in the audience. But some of the funniest moments of … Read more

A Great Movie Year Deserved a Better Oscars | Festivals & Awards

Thankfully, those came from Jonathan Glazer, writer-director of “The Zone of Interest,” which took home Best International Film. The filmmaker behind “Birth” and “Under the Skin,” and his producing partner James Wilson, who are both Jewish, have spoken out about the conflict in Gaza in interviews and previous awards shows, but never with the firm … Read more

In Memoriam: The 10 Great Movies That Were Forgotten This Oscar Season | Features

“Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret.” (Starz/VOD) With “Past Lives” the only Best Picture nominee released before Independence Day, this year’s Oscars once again illustrate the hard-and-fast rule that, to garner awards consideration, you need to make sure your movie comes out as late as possible. That’s not the only reason writer-director Kelly Fremon … Read more

5 Great Roles (Outside of Rocky)

Carl Weathers was iconic as Apollo Creed in the Rocky movies, but he was great in a lot of other roles too. Here are some of his best. Many of us were dismayed to learn that the great Carl Weathers had passed away, especially with him being amid a terrific career resurgence thanks to his … Read more

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle video game trailer released

Indiana Jones and the Great Circle video game trailer presents a globe-trotting, puzzle-solving, Nazi-punching adventure for the Xbox. The first gameplay trailer for Indiana Jones and the Great Circle has been released, which offers a great look at the upcoming video game. Set between the events of Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last … Read more

The Last of Us, Part II Remastered is a Special Edition Release of Great Game | Video Games

One of the best games of the 2020s so far has been given a technical polish, including native 4K performance, framerate improvements, and Variable Refresh Rate. There have been noticeable graphical upgrades, particularly in depth of field and background detail. From the beginning of the game, as Joel and Tommy ride their horses over a … Read more

The Great Craft of 2023 | Features

Godzilla’s size and bulk, his terrible power, was impressive in Ishiro Honda’s 1954 film, but there was also an element of animalistic tragedy to him. He was made by our folly and killed for the same reason. Yamazaki’s Godzilla is the first Godzilla that has been truly terrifying, the tragedy sucked from his eyes as … Read more