Turbo could be the sweetest surprise of the summer

Every once in a while, there's an animated film that has a totally bizarre premise, which should not work at all. And yet, the result is actually kind of great. Gnomeo and Juliet was one such movie, and so is Turbo, the story of a snail that wants to be a race car. Turbo could be the summer's most pleasant surprise. » 7/17/13 11:20am 7/17/13 11:20am

This Week's Comics Have Something For Everyone... Even Monkey Fetishists

It had to happen; after the relatively quiet weeks of yore, this Wednesday sees a deluge of good stuff to your local comic book store. Whether you're looking for secret histories of your favorite superheroes, happier times for your favorite cancelled TV shows, something to make you pretend that the Speed Racer » 10/07/08 9:00am 10/07/08 9:00am movie…

The Wachowskis Aren't Done With Speed Racer Yet

A sequel to the candy-colored car crash Speed Racer is already on the minds of the writer-director Wachowskis, producer Joel Silver tells Moviehole. Didn't they learn from the premiere that this movie just isn't cost effective? Probably not, because Silver also revealed if they make a sequel it may be in the latest… » 5/30/08 8:40am 5/30/08 8:40am

Dr. Jack Knows The End of Lost, But Won't Tell

Calling all Lost conspiracy theorists: Is it meaningful that Matthew Fox - the show's moral center/charisma black hole, Dr. Jack Shepherd - says that he's the only actor who knows how the series will end, or is his suspicious claim just another sign of the seeming delusion that also has him thinking that his Speed… » 5/28/08 10:20am 5/28/08 10:20am

Speed Racer Could Have Been Star Wars, Says John Scalzi

In an interesting column over at AMC, scifi writer and film critic John Scalzi explains why Speed Racer is doomed not so much because of its content, but because of the changing economics of film distribution. He points out that when Star Wars went into wide release in 1977, it garnered the equivalent (adjusted for… » 5/15/08 9:34am 5/15/08 9:34am

Speed Racer is Rewardingly Weird, State-of-the-Art CGI Slapstick

The hype about Speed Racer has been fairly negative, and I can only guess that's because people still have a bad taste in their mouths from The Matrix Revolutions, the most recent film directed by Speed Racer helmers the Wachowskis. In addition, I think there's been a lot of skepticism about whether the director pair… » 5/08/08 6:09pm 5/08/08 6:09pm