Films of the 1960s: MOMA New York Features Cinema Retrospective Germany 1966

In 1966 change was in the air all around the world. In East and West Germany a new generation of filmmakers started breaking with doctrines to counter both commercialism in the West, and the communist party line in the East by adopting a more personal approach to cinema with a focus on soc...


Not a Family Film: "White God" - Beware this Army of Dogs

Each year in March the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, presents New Directors/New Films screening the work of emerging filmmakers from around the world. In 2015 White God by Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó received much attention. When thirteen-y...


Mexico City - Star Wars Q&A Draws in Fans

The most highly anticipated film of the year 2015 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens has invited fans in Mexico City to a fan screening and Q&A this week. The screening took place before the official world premiere in Los Angeles which is scheduled for December 14th - and the film's openi...


The Ant-Man: Check out the Cast of Marvel's Latest Blockbuster

The Guardians' great box office success shows that even Marvel's b-heroes have the potential to capture an audience. All of a sudden the whole world is talking about Rocket, Groot & Co. The Ant-Man is another of Marvel's characters to hit the screen this summer. And even thought he has...


Coming in July: Marvel's Ant-Man - Take A Sneak Peek of What's to Come

Following The Avengers und Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel will bring one of their "smaller" super heroes to the big screen this summer: the Ant-Man Master thief Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) is ready to atone for his wrong-doings, when Dr. Hank Pym (Michael Douglas) approaches him and becomes h...


Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

Since Marvel's latest Sci-Fi action hit "Guardians of the Galaxy" hit cinemas in early August, more and more comic book fans are getting hitched. Once again Marvel and Disney Studios made a good choice when selecting their director, cast and crew. The result is a colossal box-office succes...


An Almost Romantic Comedy: EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL

In spring 2010 the Icelandic volcano EYJAFJALLAJÖKULL erupted a cloud of ashes disrupting air traffic in almost all of Europe. Ill luck for tavellers, especially for Valérie and Alain, who are setting out on a flight from Paris to Athens to attend their daughter's marriage. Double crap, i...


From Up on Poppy Hill - Returning to Japan's Early 60s

Yokohama, 1963 - Umi and her siblings are living in a small hotel run by her familiy and located on top of a hill. Her mother is a doctor and frequently out on work-related travel. Her father, once a sailor, died during the Korean war. In front of her house and in plain view of the harbour...


Out Now: Evangelion 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo

German fans have been waiting for quite some time for this dubbed version of Evangelion - You can (Not) Redo. They finally got lucky: Universum Anime has released a DVD and Blue-Ray edition of Hideaki Anno's sci-fi remake last week, December 13, 2013. In this part of the epic storyline...


Review: Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin)

Shingeki no Kyojin – Attack on Titan started screening in Japan this April and if you are looking for a really fascinating anime shonen newcomer, you might well discover it here – or at least be in for a big surprise. Hajime Isayama developed his first episode of the manga Att...


Once Upon a Time – GRIM(M) Tales

NBC’s mystery TV series „GRIMM“ has been on air since 2011 and despite mixed reviews turned out the station's „top#1 new drama“. Cyberpunkt novelist John Shirley has taken on the job to create a novel based on the series. His first issue „The Icy Touch“ will be released by Titan B...


Cinema 2013: Smurfs Conquer Paris

Peyo's Smurfs had their first appearance in a 1958 story of Johann and Pfiffikus and turned out an overnight success. Their popularity even outran Johann and Pfiffikus a series which Peyo quit to pay more attention to his little blue heroes. Ever since then, the Smurfs have had a numbe...


Review: Evangelion 3.0 You Can (not) Redo

In 1995 Hideaki Anno and Studio Gainax aired their Sci-Fi TV series Neon Genesis Evangelion (Shin Seiki Evangerion, in short NGE or EVA). It received huge recognition on an international scale which probably surprised noone more than director Hideaki Anno himself: „It is strange that Ev...


Mech-Psyche Anime: Evangelion 3.0

Director Hideaki Anno finished the third of his four-part rebuild of Evangelion series in 2012 as a remake of his original animated series Neon Genesis Evangelion. Produced and distributed by Hideaki Anno's Studio Khara the film debuted in Japan November 17, 2012. It turned out a great box...


Future Bliss Ahead: The Avengers 2 – Another Joss Whedon Movie

After having saved Manhattan, Hulk, Iron Man and Co have gone their separate ways until their time will come to reassemble in The Avengers 2 in 2015. Thor has returned Loki and the Tesseract to Asgard where the goodlooking God of Mischief is about to stand trial to Odin. Joss Whedon’s 201...