October 22, 2012
Five Favorite Films with Joe Dante
Joe Dante's movies root themselves into your psyche and refuse to let go. Those little guys with eating restrictions (Gremlins), watching movies during a national crisis (Matinee), having creepy neighbors (The 'Burbs), and accidentally getting shrunk down and injected into someone (Innerspace) remain some of the most memorable of all time. It shouldn't come as any surprise that his latest film, The Hole, is pretty much for kids, just not the ones who are faint of heart. Here are the great films that inspired this fantastic filmmaker. Watching them is kind of like going to film school for free. You can send Joe a thank you card.
October 1, 2012
Joe Dante Talks The Hole
What drew him to the project, what kept it out of theaters for so long, and whether a sequel might be in the works.
September 27, 2012
Critics Consensus: Looper Is Certified Fresh
This week at the multiplex, we've got a futuristic hitman ("Looper," starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a monster bash ("Hotel Transylvania," with voice work by Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg), and a pair of education advocates ("Won't Back Down," starring Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal). Find out what the critics have to say! The fanboy anticipation for Looper has grown to a fever pitch over the last few months. It appears the wait was worth it; critics say Rian Johnson's third feature pulls off that rarest of trifectas -- it's at once a provocative head trip, a tense thriller, and an intriguing character study.
February 13, 2011
Joe Dante Falls in Monster Love
Joe Dante will follow up "The Hole" by making a foray into the vampire-werewolf horror-comedy-romance genre with "Monster Love."
September 27, 2010
Streetdance 3D Will Open 3D Film Festival
While critics and analysts predict whether the 3-D craze is here to stay or already over, the Dream Factory is presenting the inaugural 3D Film Fest with a lineup that includes "Despicable Me," "Legend of the Guardians," and Joe Dante's "The Hole."