Movies

Godzilla director Gareth Edwards made the wise choice to go old-school with his 2014 reboot, tapping into the venerable franchise’s most potent power source: our shared dread of disaster, both natural and man-made.

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Here's CC2K special contributor Pat King with a look at the "unlikeable character" in Pablo D'Stair's A Public Ransom

CC2K film editor Jill Blake attended the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. Here is part two of her post-festival coverage. 

CC2K film editor Jill Blake attended the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. Here is part one of her post-festival coverage. 

SPOILER WARNING! DO NOT READ THIS UNLESS YOU’VE SEEN THE MOVIE! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? IT’S GREAT! GO SEE IT!!!

I’m just going to go ahead and say this right off the bat. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Cap 2 from here on out) is easily my favorite Marvel film. Things get muddled after that, but twist my arm and I’ll tell you Avengers, Iron Man, and Captain America: The First Avenger are near the top, with The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man 2 down near the bottom (the Thor movies are great too, and they’re in the mix...somewhere). But let’s talk about Cap 2. It’s a great movie, not just a great superhero movie, not just a great comic book movie, but a great action movie. While it doesn’t really stand on its own (non of the Marvel movies do), I think you could go in without having seen any of the other Marvel films, and with minimal explanation from a friend, know what’s going on and enjoy yourself. And for the diehard fans, there’s just so much to love about Cap 2. Let’s talk about it, shall we?

CC2K will be covering the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood. Here is film editor Jill Blake's schedule picks for this year's event.

Friday, 12 September 2014 13:30

Let’s Scare the Shit Out of the Kids!

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Special Contributor Pat King shares some childhood memories of watching movies that scared the living daylights out of him...and he loved every minute of it. Are we overprotective of children and what they're consuming when it comes to horror films? Pat thinks so. 

The Black Maria's Wade Sheeler reviews Woody Allen's Crimes and Misdemeanors, recently released on blu-ray from the boutique label Twilight Time. 

 

The Black Maria's Brandie Ashe reviews the obscure Oscar winning film Cavalcade, recently released on DVD/Blu-ray from Twentieth Century Fox.

The Black Maria's Drew Morton reviews the recent Criterion Collection Dual-Format release of Michael Mann's 1982 directorial debut, Thief.