The trailers for the space movie Passengers make it look like a galactic romcom version of Cast Away or Titanic where nothing interesting ever happens. Much of that first impression turns out to be true, according to film critics.
The majority of critics in the film industry are male, according to new research that confirms what we’ve known to be true in our hearts.
Film criticism isn’t the same as it used to be in terms of influence (i.e. the era of Roger & Ebert), but reviews still have the power to sway the masses. After analyzing a chunk of data and box office numbers, Metacritic determined that reviews have a measurable impact on how well a movie does at the box office.
Where The Wild Things Are isn't a film for children, but about them. Many critics love it, but others say it's "made by, and for, members of a generation who feel it's unfair to have to grow up."
Stevens is also perplexed as to "what motivates" Katherine Heigl's character Alison "to have drunken sex with... an unemployed schlub who lives in the Valley with four Neanderthal buddies," adding, "this is not a sociologically credible hookup." Uh, having been there (and with a pregnancy scare to boot!) we beg to…