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December 29 2016

Best Movies of 2016

2016 returned another year of mostly superhero movies and remakes, but there were definitely some gems along the way. Check out our top picks for best movies of 2016:  [See what movies...
November 14 2016

Watch the Theatrical Trailer for Ben Affleck’s Live by Night

Batman takes a step back from fighting crime to participate in it, as Ben Affleck directs and stars in the dramatic crime thriller Live by Night. Adapted from the award-winning bestseller by Dennis...
October 3 2016

Watch the New IMAX Trailer for Jack Reacher: Never Go Back!

Jack is back! The much anticipated sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back sees Tom Cruise return as the titular character with a particular brand of justice, determined to help his former Army Major,...
September 6 2016

What Is the Best Film Adaptation of a Stephen King Novel?

Here at CrimeHQ, we’re starting a journey west towards the Dark Tower with a full reread of Stephen King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower series. As we begin our journey, so, too, does...
August 26 2016

Page to Screen: Comics I’d Love to See on My TV—Mouse Guard

The Series: Mouse Guard by David Petersen. The Heroes: Warrior mice who patrol to keep their fellow rodents safe from predators. The Ideal Format: An animated series—hand-drawn,...
August 22 2016

Trailer: Kidnap, Starring Halle Berry

“You took the wrong kid.” If the adrenaline of a mother’s love for her child can cause superhuman strength enough to lift a car, imagine what Halle Berry could do when she...
August 15 2016

Passionate About Pulp: Revisiting The Mummy (1999)

THE SUBGENRE: Supernatural adventure. THE HEROES (WHO HAPPEN TO BE LOVE INTERESTS): Egyptologist Evelyn Carnahan and French Foreign Legion soldier-turned-convict Rick O'Connell. THE...
July 26 2016

Carnival of Souls: The Unlikely Masterpiece

It’s hard to know where to begin in writing about Carnival of Souls, the eerie cult classic horror film from 1962, which has just been given the Criterion Collection treatment in a new Blu-Ray...
July 26 2016

Movies + Math = A Beautiful Formula

Whether you love mathematics or roll your eyes when the topic is brought up, here are five films that blend arithmetic with spies, crime, sci-fi, and mystery to entertaining perfection. [See...
July 21 2016

10 Essential Giallo Films

There are a few very general things in common between Italian giallo films and the pinky violence cinematic fare from Japan that I overviewed in a recent post. See also: Pinky Violence Both...
July 18 2016

Have Mercy: Never Too Young to Die (1986)

Let’s travel back in time to 1986—a magical time when blockbuster, over-the-top action movies ruled American cinema. That year saw the release of a number of big action movies, including...
July 11 2016

For Masochists Only: The Klansman (1974)

By the time Richard Burton (1925-1984) and Lee Marvin (1924-1987) began filming The Klansman (1974), they were not just actors, but bona fide Hollywood legends. Burton had conquered the stage...
June 6 2016

Reviewing the Queue: Tangerine (2015)

With the digital libraries of online streaming services expanding more and more, choosing which movie to watch has become difficult. We will be digging through these online queues in hope of bringing...
May 23 2016

Under the Radar: Movies You May Have Missed—The Losers

Who doesn't like a good comic book movie? (Notice I said good—I would never try to inflict The Green Lantern on you. I love y'all too much for that sort of betrayal, Ryan Reynolds's...
March 24 2016

Margot Robbie Cast as Tonya Harding in Upcoming Biopic, I, Tonya

Figure Skating was never bigger than in 1994. Unfortunately, it was for all the wrong reasons. Few of us remember who won the 1994 Winter Olympics ladies figure skating gold, but everyone remembers...
March 14 2016

Under the Radar: Movies You May Have Missed—Colombiana

I can still remember the first time I saw the trailer for Colombiana. I can't remember the movie I was actually in the theater to see at the time, strangely enough, but I remember that...
March 7 2016

The Witch: Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?

We all know the Salem Witch Trials; in 1692 a peculiar madness overcame the Massachusetts town and culminated in the execution of nineteen people by hanging and one by pressing, crushed to death...
March 7 2016

Ghostbusters: New Trailer

It's Matinee Monday—bringing you the latest in upcoming on-screen crime/mystery/thriller entertainment, as well as digging through digital libraries to find some greats that may have...
February 8 2016

Jason Bourne: New Trailer

Last night, some of us focused on the athletic competition of a sport's elite teams battling it out for the championship; some of us focused on the theater of what was a memorable half-time...
January 20 2016

Suicide Squad: New Trailer Released

Not to be outdone by the titans of industry that Marvel Studios has become, DC Comics is set to release two blockbuster films this year, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. While...
December 31 2015

Best Movies/TV Shows of 2015

As the year comes to a close and all the time spent with the lonely, on-his-own friend during the holidays reminds us to get our lives together, like two former lovers who awkwardly run into each other...