The 7 Best Movies to Buy or Stream This Week: ‘RBG,’ ‘American Animals,’ and Universal Monsters

One of last year’s most controversial movies is available this very instant for your streaming pleasure (and confusion), as is as a compelling frontier story you probably haven’t heard. This week’s disc new releases include a summer documentary hit and a fascinating hybrid of doc and narrative forms. And from the catalog, we’ve got a striking […]

‘Apple Quest Monsters DX’ – Creating Imaginary Worlds With Monster Descriptions

Apple Quest Monsters DX is a book of charming monsters and their descriptions, all for a game that does not exist. Not that this mattered for Splendidland, developer of Tender Caves of Death, as this look at monsters detached from a game carried that sense of discovery that came with cracking open strategy guides for […]

Vera Farmiga is a “DJ for the Monsters” in ‘Godzilla 2’

Vera Farmiga has offered some strange insight into her character in Godzilla 2, aka Godzilla: King of the Monsters. According to Farmiga, her character can both communicate with and possibly control the big, city-leveling monsters in the film. A movie where Vera Farmiga talks to big monsters? This is now a must-see. I thought Gareth Edwards’s 2014 take on Godzilla […]

Sleep Tight pits kids against monsters from under the bed on July 26

When the creepy-crawlies come out from under the bed, some kids might pull the covers over their heads. But not the ones in Sleep Tight. In this twin-stick shooter, you fight back against the bogeyman by building forts and arming yourself with an arsenal of toy weapons. It’s developer We Are Fuzzy’s debut game, and […]

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Balances Gods and Monsters, Bringing Marvel’s Legacy Into Focus

(Welcome to Road to Infinity War, a new series where we revisit the first 18 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ask “How did we get here?” In this edition: Avengers: Age of Ultron takes a long, hard look at gods, monsters, and the humans in-between.) How often do we ask ourselves why we created God […]

How ‘Pacific Rim’ Drew Me Into Guillermo del Toro’s World of Monsters

Guillermo del Toro is a celebrated filmmaker whose stock has only risen that much more since he won the Academy Award for Best Director earlier this month. Years before he won, del Toro already had a loyal following among cinephiles, with admirers of his output banging the drum loudly for him as a visionary director, […]

‘Monsters Inc’ is the next Pixar world coming to ‘Kingdom Hearts 3’

Pixar’s presence in Kingdom Hearts 3 won’t be limited to the Toy Story crew. Square Enix and Disney have revealed that Monsters Inc will play a role, too. You’ll see Boo, Mike and Sully (minus the famous actors, of course) as well as settings from the classic CG movie, such as the door vault. There’s […]

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ TV Spot: The Monsters Are Bigger and So Are the Fights

The premise of Pacific Rim Uprising feels like the sequel to Guillermo del Toro‘s gleeful mecha-anime homage is saying, “Anything you can do, I can do bigger and with more bombast.” And the latest extended TV spot only serves to hammer that in, with the movie promising the biggest Kaiju we’ve seen yet. But if anyone is up to […]