Articles by John C. Anderson
The ironic Grindhouse killing machine is back in Robert Rodriguez’s new movie
Bald and ruthless interplanetary badass Riddick is back, played by the man who made him a cult sci-fi favorite
Hugh Jackman reprises his beloved role as the X-Men’s hairy clawed Canadian killer, Wolverine
The old cast from “RED” reunites, along with some new faces – but is this sequel already showing cracks and wrinkles?
Endless back-flips alone, Mr. Anderson wryly observes, cannot save a film.
The reformed super-villain and his minions return in Illumination Entertainment’s sequel to their surprise hit in “Despicable Me 2”
It’s a fairly by-the-numbers summer buddy-cop movie – with one important difference!
Pixar’s latest is a prequel: the story of how Mike and Sully from “Monsters, Inc.” first met
It’s a movie about an internship at Google: 2.3 billion Google users are commanded to like it.
A band of stage magicians skilled at all kinds of illusions are suspected of pulling off an all-too-real bank heist in Louis Leterrier’s new movie
The sixth installment (God help us all) of the brainless car-porn series roars into theaters
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the villain in the latest installment of J.J. Abrams’ re-invention of “Star Trek”
A family of Neanderthals navigate the dangers of the pre-historic world in DreamWorks’ latest animated feature
Director Sam Raimi takes on one of the greatest cinematic classics of ’em all – with decidedly mixed results
The old folk tale gets an sfx-laden kid-friendly modern retelling by one of Hollywood’s most successful directors
John McClane rides again in the latest chapter of the “Die Hard” franchise
“Warm Bodies” is a zombie rom-com: but does boy meet girl, or EAT girl?
The adorable little candy-seeking moppets from the folk tale are all grown up and exceedingly well-armed in “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”
The controversial new movie about the hunt for bin Laden – and the role torture might have played in that hunt
It’s Tom Cruise starring as Lee Child’s super-tall, super-gritty action hero!
The first part of director Peter Jackson’s long-awaited movie adaptation of “The Hobbit” is finally here
The Oscar race for Best Actor gets a little bit more crowded with the performance of John Hawkes in Ben Lewin’s “The Sessions”
A boy and a tiger, trapped at sea – the best-selling novel “Life of Pi” gets a movie adaptation by Ang Lee
Santa Claus … the Easter Bunny … the Sandman … the Tooth Fairy … figures out of children’s story-time band together with Jack Frost to fight an evil that threatens childhood itself
The dynamic of beloved old video games gets a surprisingly nuanced treatment in the latest offering from Disney
Time-bending? Gender-bending? Race-bending? “Cloud Atlas” drifts onto Mr. Anderson’s radar.
The best-selling James Patterson novel, featuring his most popular recurring character, gets a big-screen adaptation
Director Ben Affleck’s latest, “Argo,” is a real Hollywood movie about a fake Hollywood movie way back in the 1970s
Tim Burton’s new movie has a surprising amount of heart and soul
Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, featuring a thinly-veiled take on L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology
The two Judge Dredds: For fans, Dredd is the hero of his own comic series; a futuristic lawbringer whose stories have been told in the weekly British comic anthology 2000 A.D. since 1977. In the …
A visually surrealistic new movie about the evils of marketing and advertising run amok.
Hollywood Next Big Things – past, present, and future? – share screen-time in a gritty tale of the Prohibition-era South.
The Twilight film series will finally be coming to a close this fall, and with it the free rides of many of the young actors and actresses who made names for themselves in their roles …
A creepy, touching stop-motion masterpiece from the creators of “Coraline”
Jeremy Renner steps into Matt Damon’s action-shoes in the latest instalment of the “Bourne” series!
Critics tend to scoff at remakes. To many, these copies represent the worst that Hollywood has to offer, blatantly repeating stories that were successful in the past, rather than risk trying anything new. As movie …
Aurochs run amok in “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” John C. Anderson reviews.
Oliver Stone’s new movie about drugs, violence, sex, and savages!
“Family Guy” creator Seth McFarlane tries his hand at live-action comedy!
Mash-up fiction come to the big screen in “Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter”!
The big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway play “Rock of Ages”
Ridley Scott’s long-awaited sci-fi epic finally arrives!
Can the Peter Jackson/Lord of the Rings approach work with the Brothers Grimm? Mr. Anderson tells the tale!
Disaster movie or disaster of a movie? Horror movie or horrible movie? Mr. Anderson disambiguates!
Can an enormous budget save an old, defunct board game about an old, defunct class of warship? Ask Mr. Anderson!
The latest collaboration between Tim Burton and Johnny Depp is very nearly un-dead on arrival, according to our guest-poster, movie blogger John Anderson!
Like paintings or fine wine, video games have a lifespan – a messy birth, a heyday of renown, and a decline. Retrace the epic life, death – and afterlife? – of Tales from Monkey Island.