June 2021 Forecast
June Forecast.
The cinemas are repopulating. Sequels to olden tales of action and horror glory will dominate this June, as well they should, with younger audiences set to drive the box office over the new months, hungry for entertainment and a night out where they finally have somewhere to go.
Review: A Quiet Place Part II
A Quiet Place Part II.
Much like its predecessor, “A Quiet Place Part II” proves satisfying simply by being a solid example of its type. It’s a lean, straightforward horror-thriller that’s credible, atmospheric and sometimes emotional. By the end, it’s also quite riveting.

#1 Movie in America
Zhang Yimou’s dazzling “Hero” was greeted with a glowing reception throughout Asia in late 2002.
Top Chef: Portland Recap
Top Chef Portland
The story for today is hipster retro.
Top Chef Recap
Top Chef
You know it, I know it, the chefs know it. With eight people left in the competition, it’s time for Restaurant Wars!
Review: Army of the Dead
Army of the Dead
You’ve gotta work pretty hard to sour me on a movie with a zombie white tiger.
Top Chef Recap
Top Chef
With a new morning dawning and our chefs back in the Last Chance Kitchen, the question on everyone’s minds is: which cheftestant will be coming back?
May 2021 Forecast
Spiral: From the Book of Saw
The summer of horror is here.
Movie Review: The Paper TIgers
The Paper Tigers
“The Paper Tigers” might seem like just another silly and routine martial arts movie, but it actually has a high regard for the martial arts.
#1 Movie in America
The Craft
Ultimately, “The Craft” didn’t sell all that many tickets. But it did sell one small storefront.
Review: Woman in the Window
Woman in the Window
A recent conversation with movie-type friends centered on a peculiar subgenre — the “well, we’re here” movie.
Review: Spiral
Spiral: From the Book of Saw
A hearty stew of “Law and Order”-style procedurals, a couple big stars and a cumbersome title make “Spiral” distinct from its parent franchise.
Top Chef Recap
Top Chef: Stumptown, U.S.A.
The entire Top Chef Kitchen is filled with tree stumps. It looks perfect for some sort of elf-themed Quickfire.
The Big Picture
Recent & upcoming films, awards and, if we're lucky, home phone numbers

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"In hindsight, it's probably a good thing that Tom Cruise asked for a divorce when he did"
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To what song does Groot dance during the opening credits of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2?

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Top 5 ACMEs (Most Complex Killing)
  1. Agent Smith (The Matrix)
  2. The Dogs (A Fish Called Wanda)
  3. Assassination attempt (Mulholland Drive)
  4. One (Resident Evil ripping off Cube)
  5. Everyone (Cube)
This Date in Film History

Actress Gena Rowlands is born in Wisconsin.


The Video Software Dealers Association reports that for the first time more DVDs were rented than VHS cassettes. For the week ending Jun 15, 2003, 28.2 million DVDs were rented, as opposed to 27.3 VHS cassettes.

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