Kristy Puchko
Former Contributor

WRITTEN BY Kristy Puchko

Beasts Of The Southern Wild

In the end, as the waters receded, and the brass instruments blared out a triumphant final track, I was left feeling Beasts of the Southern Wild was shallow, offering little beyond they gritty-pretty style that made the battered fringe of New Orleans an exotic wild zone.

Katy Perry: Part Of Me

I genuinely struggle to remember the last time I felt so consistently joyful in a theater. From the kinetic choreography to the cheeky costume changes, wild stage props and Perry's uniquely extraordinary showmanship, Part of Me is a so much more than portrait of a pop star , it's a party.

9 Huge Things We Learned On The Set Of Vince Vaughn's Term Life

It's in the cavernous former factory and its shadows that we sit down to talk with the film's director Peter Billingsley, his leading man Vince Vaughn and co-stars Mike Epps, Hailee Steinfeld, and Bill Paxton.

In The Heart Of The Sea: 21 Fascinating Facts We Learned On The Set Of Ron Howard's Latest

I am standing outside Leavesden studios on the set of Ron Howard's In the Heart of the Sea, a whaling drama based on the incredible true story that inspired Herman Melville's Moby Dick. The dock before me sits beside the biggest set tank in England, which measures 250x250 feet, holding the aforementioned ship as well as hidden hydraulic arm that rocks the boat as needed.

12 Hysterical Facts We Learned On The Set Of Seth Rogen's Christmas Comedy The Night Before

Christmas came early one September evening in 2014, when myself and a small band of reporters trekked to Brooklyn to see what Yuletide shenanigans would be offered with The Night Before.

12 Terrifying Things We Learned On The Set Of Goosebumps

By now, you've seen some reveals of these monsters and madmen. But director Rob Letterman is saving some bumps in the night for the big screen. Still, there's plenty to dish about what we did learn cruising the set of Goosebumps.

10 Big Things We Learned On The Set Of Amy Schumer's Trainwreck

On a sunny June day, my trek out to Queens put me face to face with Amy Schumer and Judd Apatow, where I learned lots of reasons to be pumped for Schumer's upcoming Trainwreck.

Into The Woods

There's lots of fun to be had in this jaunty translation of Stephen Sondheim's Broadway musical. But everything from its wolf to its final act has been tamed.

The Babadook

Easily the best horror film of 2014. But bolstered by knockout performances, and a mind-bending narrative, The Babadook is so much more. It's one of the best films of the year.

Far From The Madding Crowd Trailer: Watch Carey Mulligan Pick Between 3 Suitors

Carey Mulligan adds Bathsheba Everdene to her repertoire with Far From The Madding Crowd. Check out its first trailer below:

How Jason Reitman Is Planning To Break Out Of His Slump

After a string of critical hits, Jason Reitman has hit a rough patch with a pair of duds, Labor Day and Men, Women & Children. But Reitman is looking to turn things around with an enticing new project.

Proof Little Girls Love Frozen Even More Than We Thought

We're fast approaching the one-year anniversary for the release of Disney's Frozen, and yet the world's collective love for this whimsical musical hasn't cooled at all. In fact, Elsa and Anna have just toppled the icon that is Barbie.

The Steve Jobs Biopic Is Back On, But With This Major Change

Universal has picked it up from Sony's turnaround. Danny Boyle is still on board to direct the film, and now Michael Fassbender is no longer being eyed for the lead, but is officially attached to star.

LucasFilm's Strange Magic Trailer Is Musical and Ridiculous

Well that was quick. Just days after announcing Strange Magic with its first look, Lucasfilm is unveiling its first trailer.

10 Terrifying Monsters That Will Haunt The Goosebumps Movie

Happy Monday! Did you need some nightmare fuel to help you get through this severed work week? No problem, because the Goosebumps movie has unleashed a series of character posters, giving us a chilling look at what'll be going bump in the night next year.

The Mysterious Finnick Scene That Had To Be Cut From The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1

Last week, I sat down with Sam Claflin, who won our hearts in Catching Fire, and now breaks them in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. It turns out, even though Finnick gets his big moment of scorning the Capitol with his carefully collected secrets, there was something the filmmakers cut out of his Part 1 plot.

Now Streaming: Netflix Instant Alternatives To Hunger Games, Dumb And Dumber To, And Beyond The Lights

Looking to Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, Dumb and Dumber To and Beyond The Lights for inspiration, we've pulled together a selection of female-fronted dystopian dramas, moron-centric comedies, and African-American-fronted romantic dramas.

Why Hunger Games Made The Right Decision By Splitting Mockingjay Into Two Parts

We're finally seeing where director Francis Lawrence has divided the final chapter of Katniss Everdeen. And frankly, it's perfection.

Patrick Stewart Is Terrifying As A Neo-Nazi In His New Movie

Between his portrayal of Captain Jean Luc Picard and Professor X, and his fun frolics about New York and online, we've all come to love Patrick Stewart. But the actor takes a turn to the dark side with his latest role, which you can get a peak of below.

Why Effie Is Mockingjay's Unexpected MVP

With her uncrushable passion for fashion and expert side-eye, Effie brings some desperately needed levity to this sequel, making her the movie's unexpected MVP.

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