Life imitates art in director James McTeigue’s preposterous but entertaining gothic thriller starring John Cusack as drunken writer turned action hero, Edgar Allan Poe.


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So it’s no secret that I have mixed feelings about the movies of Guy Ritchie – he burst on the scene with the great Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, melding a post-Tarantino gangster irony with a very British view of social stratification…

4 years ago Comment

It’s Christmas! The day when movie studios capitalize on nobody having to work but your friendly neighborhood projectionist by dropping a must-see blockbuster or two into the cinema. So if you’ve opened all your presents, why not open this, too?

4 years ago Comment

Hey, Avatar comes out this week! But you may notice that the hot chick above isn’t blue, so it looks like other things came out as well. In the last release week before Christmas, we’ve got James Cameron’s sci-fi epic and a bunch of chick flicks, basically.

4 years ago Comment

So, after aeons of speculation, Avatar is finally out. Can James Cameron catch lightning in a bottle once more, or is this going to be his Titanic (the boat, not the movie. He already made that one). I just got back from a screening and my answer is… a little of both.

4 years ago Comment

Our friends at The Movie Network sat down with Viggo Mortensen and Kodi Smit McPhee to talk about The Road, the post-apocalyptic tale that’s quickly become one of my favorite movies of the year.

4 years ago Comment

New movies, again? It’s like they never stop. Every Friday, millions of dollars of celluloid hit the screen, battling for our eyeballs. And our eyeballs love it! So what movie should you take in this Friday before you do something else, like wrestle a bear?

4 years ago Comment

“Oh the weather outside is frightful. And the gossip rags are spiteful. But if we’ve no place to go – let’s go to the movies! That might blow! That might blow! That might blow!” Those words were sung by the legendary Bing Crosby in a drunken bender just weeks before his death…

4 years ago Comment

So MTV did their Avatar live stream today and, if you were, say, working and couldn’t sit around watching James Cameron play with his blue computer people all afternoon, you’re probably curious about what you missed. It really wasn’t terribly spectacular…

4 years ago Comment

Yes, I am psyched for Up In The Air, thank you very much. Just landed here at Heavy: this featurette of director Jason Reitman (Juno) talking about his perspective on the film, which stars George Clooney and Vera Farmiga.

4 years ago Comment

I missed the press screenings for Precious, but felt so galvanized by catching it over the weekend that a review was necessary. Hitting squarely in the late-November Oscar bait season…

4 years ago Comment

Okay, you might have some reservations about reading this review because, and let’s be adults here, there are Ninja Assassin advertisements on this website. You know, that’s cool. I can see how you’d be suspicious. But this movie owns, and if we were running ads for…

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