Film Review: “Trespass Against Us”

Trespass Against Us can be tonally uneven but boasts enough solid performances and pops of quality car chases to recommend it.

Film Review: “The Founder”

4 Stars. The Founder zips along on the boundless energy that Keaton infuses into Ray Kroc.

NYCC 2016: Adult Swim’s DREAM CORP LLC

Dream Corp LLC stars Stephen Merchant, Nick Rutherford and Jon Gries joined series creator Daniel Stessen to discuss this new Adult Swim show at NYCC 2016

Paradiso Chapter 1 “NYC’s Most Interactive Escape Room”

Billed as “part immersive theater, part escape room, part existential game,” Paradiso satisfies multiple action movie nerd fantasies in one pulse pounding hour.

“Star Trek: 50 Artists. 50 Years” Lands at New York’s Paley Center

The temporary exhibition celebrating Star Trek brings together an
international array of artists and includes fan photo op stations and Paley Center screenings.

Top Five Things I’d Like to See in A Ghostbusters Sequel

I live in a world where there’s six Police Academies, four Sharknadoes and I need more of Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters.

Film Review: “Hunt for the Wilderpeople”

Five stars. An unconventional spin on the tried-and-true old mentor meeting his younger match that manages to be action packed, unpredictable and heartfelt without veering into the saccharine territory oft trod by coming of age stories…Julian Dennison delivers a star-making performance.

Director Matt Brown on “The Man Who Knew Infinity”

The writer-director spoke about bringing the compelling true life story of a mathematical genius to the screen with stars Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel.

TFF: Keegan-Michael Key on “Keanu” and the Upcoming “Don’t Think Twice”

Star of “Key & Peele” opens in their feature comedy “Keanu” and spoke about it while promoting the Tribeca premiere of Mike Birbiglia’s “Don’t Think Twice”

TFF Film Review: “High-Rise”

From the brutalist production design to a stunning score by Clint Mansell (Requiem for a Dream), High-Rise is a darkly humorous, sexy, and oftentimes grotesque cinematic experience.

Owain Yeoman on the New Season of “Turn: Washington’s Spies”

The Welsh actor portrays notorious war traitor Benedict Arnold on this “Don’t Miss” season of AMC’s historical drama.

Tribeca Film Fest Review: “Holidays”

Horror anthologies thrive on bringing a lot of different things to the table…but if there’s one thing they shouldn’t be, it’s boring. And for seven out of eight of these, I was just plain bored.

Tom Hiddleston and Susanne Bier Premiere AMC’S The Night Manager

Tom Hiddleston and Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier spoke with me at the Tribeca Film Festival about their hit spy series “The Night Manager” which premieres this week on AMC.

Film Review “I Saw the Light”

“The onslaught of darkness in I Saw the Light is it makes Williams’s untimely passing at age 29 feel like a foregone conclusion. Still, as a showcase for the versatile Hiddleston and fiery Olsen, I Saw the Light impresses.” This film is playing in NY, LA & Nashville, nationwide on Friday.

A Conversation with Deadpool’s Greg LaSalle

LaSalle provided the facial performance for Deadpool’s Colossus, we spoke about his character as well as his visual effects work in other Marvel movies.

Blu-ray Review: “Crimson Peak”

Guillermo Del Toro’s gothic romance, Crimson Peak is now available on blu-ray with plenty of in-depth featurettes on its visually stunning production design work.

Black Sails’s Ray Stevenson on Playing Blackbeard

The Irish actor (HBO’s “Rome”, Punisher: War Zone, The Thor movies) speaks about joining the third series of Starz’s Black Sails as notorious pirate Blackbeard.

A “Hateful” Conference with Quentin Tarantino, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh and More

Iconic director Tarantino brought new film, The Hateful Eight, out Roadshow-style for Christmas. He joined his cast (including Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth & Bruce Dern) to discuss the film in NYC prior to its release.

UltraSabers’ Renegade Crossguard Saber

A look at UltraSabers’ new light saber model based on The Force Awakens character, Kylo Ren.

Director Todd Haynes and Stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara Speak about ‘Carol’

The director, screenwriter and stars including Blanchett, Mara, Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson and Jake Lacy spoke at their NY Press Conference

Film Review “Carol”

A beautifully crafted romantic drama from Todd Haynes (of 2002’s lauded Far From Heaven). Haynes once again showcases the 1950s as the backdrop for simmering social tensions and stellar work from his lead actresses.

Paul Bettany discusses “Shelter” with stars Jennifer Connelly and Anthony Mackie

An impassioned Bettany offered insight on his directorial debut and on the homeless crisis facing New York City where the film is set.

The Cast of “Blindspot” Speaks at NYCC

Actors Sullivan Stapleton, Ashley Johnson, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Audrey Esparza, Rob Brown and Series creator Martin Gero all sat down with us at NYCC.

New York Film Fest Review: “Steve Jobs”

Danny Boyle has delivered not the complete biography Jobs, but an energetic strong impression of the man behind the curtain. And the iPod.

Nick Robinson talks about “Jurassic World”

Future “The 5th Wave” star Robinson played teenager Zach in the dinosaur blockbuster now out on Blu-ray.

Film Review “Crimson Peak”

More beautiful than terrifying, Crimson Peak is a sumptuous Gothic romance that throws viewers neck deep into a storybook world from Guillermo Del Toro and features a positively ferocious Jessica Chastain.

Film Review “Truth”

Whatever your politics, this is an often compelling film that is driven by another strong performance from Cate Blanchett.

NYCC: Doug Jones on Crimson Peak and Hocus Pocus

The talented actor on his fifth feature collaboration with Guillermo Del Toro and the Halloween classic.

New York Film Fest Review: The Martian

The Martian is a massively satisfying sci-fi film on every level that’s anchored by a standout performance from Matt Damon.

New York Film Fest Review: The Walk

The 3D walk is worth price of admission though the rest of the film is considerably less exciting than the Oscar-winning documentary on the same event.

Blu-ray Review: “What We Do in the Shadows”

A vampire comedy that works on every level and a welcome return to the sensibilities that I loved so much in “Flight of the Conchords”.

“The Hunger Games: The Exhibition” Opens in NY at Discovery Times Square

The new exhibit at Discovery Times Square allows fans to explore the cinematic world of Panem.

Ryan Reynolds talks about his latest film “Self/Less”

The Deadpool star talks about Tarsem Singh’s new brain-swapping Sci-fi thriller co-starring Ben Kingsley and Matthew Goode.

Kodi Smit-McPhee and John Maclean Have An In-depth Talk About ‘Slow West’

An exclusive discussion with the director and the star of the upcoming X-men Apocalypse about Slow West, now in theaters.

Luke Hemsworth talks about “Infini” and new HBO series “Westworld”

“Kill Me Three Times”, upcoming HBO series “Westworld”

Olivia Wilde and Reed Morano discuss the film “Meadowland”

Actor and director (respectively) discuss film at Tribeca Film Festival

Lake Bell chats about “Man Up” along with director Ben Palmer and writer Tess Morris at Tribeca Film Festival

Lake Bell and the minds behind the hilarious new romcom on the red carpet.

Director John Maclean and Stars Kodi Smit-McPhee and Ben Mendelsohn talk about “Slow West”

Interviews from the red carpet Tribeca premiere of Maclean’s western

Film Review “Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron”

“Age of Ultron” is more of everything, an often wow-inducing spectacle that leaves our heroes on intriguing and unstable grounds.

2015 Tribeca Film Festival Red Carpet Interviews

Red Carpet coverage and interviews from New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival

Terry Gilliam discusses Monty Python at Tribeca Film Festival

Iconic British comedy group reunited to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”

Director Jeppe Rønde and star Hannah Murray talk about “Bridgend” at Tribeca Film Festival

Jeppe Rønde, director of “Bridgend” and Hannah Murray star of “Game of Thrones” (Gilly)

Martin McCann, Olwen Fouere and Mia Goth talk about “The Survivalist” at Tribeca Film Festival

Stars of “The Survivalist” talk about their post-apocalypse drama

RiffTrax Live! discuss “The Room” on the Tribeca Red Carpet

The voices behind “Mystery Science Theater 3000” riff on “The Room”

Tribeca Film Festival Review “Misery Loves Comedy”

Star-studded but tedious documentary that lacks the depth suggested by its thesis.

Book Reviews “The World According to Iron Man” and “The World According to Thor”

Insight Editions new “The World According to…” set of Avengers books will be greatly satisfying to the young Marvel fan

Tribeca Film Festival Review “Man Up”

A fantastically wild night out in London with Lake Bell and Simon Pegg

Tribeca Film Festival Review “The Survivalist”

A tense, no-nonsense post-apocalypse thriller

Tribeca Film Festival Review “Slow West”

An unexpectedly quirky entry into the western genre

Luke Hemsworth discusses new film “Kill Me Three Times”

The eldest acting Hemsworth shares about his new Aussie thriller and upcoming projects.

Film Review “Backcountry”

A chilling but contrived woodland thriller to do for camping what Open Water did for snorkling trips

Film Review “Deli Man”

A likeable lightweight doc about a fading food institution

The Museum of the Moving Image Salutes Julianne Moore

The Oscar frontrunner was supported by friends including Steve Buscemi, Billy Crudup and Mark Ruffalo

Lauren’s Top 5 Films to Look Forward to in 2015

Last week I listed off my top five films of 2014, it was an admittedly quiet year for me movie-wise but 2015 looks to be an embarrassment of riches…

Lauren’s Top Five Films From 2014

It’s always tough being a movie buff in awards season. We sift through the weird mess of movies released between the busy summer season and Halloween and then suddenly are bombarded by all the critical darlings our eyeballs can handle in the peak holiday season

Greg Nicotero talks about the fifth season of “The Walking Dead”

The KNB zombie effects master spoke with us at NY/NJ’s Walker Stalker Convention

Creators Dan Harmon & Justin Roiland join actors Chris Parnell & Sarah Chalke to discuss “Rick and Morty” at NYCC

Creators: Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon (“Community”). Actors: Chris Parnell (“Saturday Night Live”) and Sarah Chalke (“Scrubs”)

Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones and filmmakers discuss “The Theory Of Everything”

Actors Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones join the writer and director in discussing the Stephen Hawking biopic

Film Review “The Theory of Everything”

A fascinating biopic that’s additionally buoyed by an outstanding performance from Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking.

Author Naomi Novik Talks “Temeraire” at NYCC

Author of His Majesty’s Dragon shares insight on her bestselling alternate history fantasy series

New York Film Fest “Birdman” Press Conference

Director and cast including Michael Keaton, Edward Norton and Emma Stone spoke about the film on the last day of New York Film Fest 

Film Review “Kill the Messenger”

Director Michael Cuesta’s version of Webb’s story skillfully balances the political thriller with the family life of the reporter.

Film Review “Gone Girl”

Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name is a genuine roller coaster of a film in the best sense of the word with a jaw dropping performance from Rosamund Pike.

Terry Gilliam and Lucas Hedges Work Out “The Zero Theorem”

Cult director & his young star discuss Gilliam’s newest dystopian vision

Kevin Kline and Israel Horovitz discuss new film “My Old Lady”

The two theatre veterans speak about bringing Horovitz’s play to film

Film Review “My Old Lady”

The film adaptation of Israel Horovitz’s play never seems to rise above its central contrivance and weighty melodrama

David Mackenzie, Jack O’Connell and Rupert Friend talk about “Starred Up”

Director Mackenzie’s emotional new UK prison drama

Film Review “Frank”

A bizarre gem of a film that’s worth seeking out especially for Fassbender’s masked performance.

Film Review “Happy Christmas”

Strong performances from Lynskey and Kendrick lead Swanberg’s charming slice of life comedy

CD Review “Snowpiercer” Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Marco Beltrami’s pulsing score excellently compliments this dystopian thriller

Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. at Discovery Times Square

We toured the S.H.I.E.L.D. Training facility now open to fans in New York City.

Titus Welliver Talks About “Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N.”

Agent Blake on “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D”

Film Review “Snowpiercer”

By turns hilarious, repulsive and heart-wrenching, Snowpiercer is the action ride this summer needs anchored by a remarkable performance from Chris Evans.

Glenn Howerton talks about his role in FX’s hit show “Fargo”

Dennis Reynolds on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”

Film Review “Only Lovers Left Alive”

A clever, macabre character study that beneath its too-cool vampire leads lies a tremendously romantic beating heart.

Director Brin Hill Talks About Joss Whedon’s “In Your Eyes”

Hill directed the indie romance penned by Joss Whedon

“Intramural” Takes the Field at Tribeca Film Festival

Director Andrew Disney brought his hilarious team to the red carpet in New York

Leigh Janiak and Harry Treadaway talk about their film “Honeymoon” at Tribeca Film Festival

Director and actor (respectively) of horror film “Honeymoon”

Jon Favreau talks about “Chef” at Tribeca Film Festival

“Iron Man” director spoke on the red carpet about his first independent film in thirteen years

Tribeca Film Festival Review “Intramural”

Andrew Disney’s hilarious send up of the inspirational sports movie is packed with funny performances from a great comedic cast.

Julie Taymor Talks “Titus” at New York’s First Time Fest

Taymor spoke about her film directorial debut as part of the fest’s First Exposure series.

Film Review “Dom Hemingway”

A surprising performance from Law however it’s undercut by an episodic script that doesn’t really know what to do with all its characters…

Jim Jarmusch Hosts “Only Lovers Left Alive” Concert in NYC

Film director held a pre-screening with acts from the film’s soundtrack

Blu-ray Review “Thor: The Dark World”

With its strong cast of characters intact and imaginative otherworldly battles, the sequel remains a worthy entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Film Review “Grand Piano”

A fun, stylish thriller that would not be out of place in The Twilight Zone.

Film Review “Brightest Star”

If you already know that the universe is not going to deliver everything to you personally, then you are light years ahead of the main character of Maggie Kiley’s “Brightest Star”

Bobby Moynihan and Method Man talk about FX’s new comedy “Chozen”

Cast members Bobby Moynihan and Method Man join the creator and executive producer in discussing their bold new animated rap comedy.

Film Review “American Hustle”

A wildly fast-paced comedy that lives up to the promise of its powerhouse cast. Easily one of the best films of the year

New York Film Festival Review “Only Lovers Left Alive”

With brilliant performances from Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton, Only Lovers Left Alive is a clever, macabre character study that beneath its too-cool vampire leads lies a tremendously romantic beating heart.

The Cast and Creators discuss their new hit show “Sleepy Hollow”

Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Katia Winter, Alex Kurtzman and Len Wiseman sit down with Media Mikes to discuss Fox’s Monday night hit show.

New York Comic Con: Main Stage Highlights

Photos and highlights from some of the biggest panels to hit NYCC’s Main Stage including The Walking Dead and Robot Chicken.

New York Film Festival Review “12 Years a Slave”

The harrowing, unflinching true story of Solomon Northrup from director Steve McQueen is packed with great performances.

Zachary Levi Raises Money For Operation Smile at NYCC

The Nerd Machine booth took part in Smiles4Smiles all throughout this year’s convention.

“12 Years A Slave” Premieres at NYFF

Michael Fassbender and Paul Dano discuss their villainous roles with Media Mikes on the red carpet for Steve McQueen’s newest film.

New York Film Festival Review “Exhibition”

Joanna Hogg’s fascinating portrait of an artist couple in transition.

Glenn Howerton on the Ninth Season of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”

The co-writer and executive producer plays Dennis Reynolds on the FXX comedy

DVD Review “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: The Complete Season 8”

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia continues to be one of my favorite comedies on TV and revisiting its eighth season just as the ninth has begun this month (on new network, FXX) only reinforces this.

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright talk about “The World’s End”

The brains behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz discuss the finale of their “Three flavors of Cornetto” trilogy.

Film Review “The World’s End”

Wright pulls out all the stops to deliver not only another great original action-comedy, but also a heartfelt conclusion to a trio of films that asked their audiences to face up to adulthood even if that also meant facing undead or intergalactic threats along the way.

Film Review “Paranoia”

Despite all its late in the film twists, “Paranoia” remains completely predictable.

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