George Clooney's much-hyped second world war thriller The Monuments Men has surprised Hollywood by abruptly cancelling its planned pre-Christmas release and moving it to an as-yet-unspecified date in the first quarter of 2014.
It's been, like, forever since a space film made any serious impact at the Oscars: you have to go back to Avatar in 2010 for anything remotely in the same ballpark.
This week Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg are crowned our reigning kings of bathos, that most British of pastimes.
This preposterous thriller has its roots in a legitimate concern, recently aired in the documentary The House I Live In: that the US war on drugs is becoming a theatre of cruelty, pumping up futile drug-arrest figures to appease the press.
Alfred Hitchcock gave us mind-blowing finales at Mount Rushmore and the Statue of Liberty.
For big-screen zombies, the release of World War Z later this week will mark a climactic breakthrough.
After three weeks of back-to-back blockbuster releases (Star Trek Into Darkness, Fast & Furious 6, The Great Gatsby and The Hangover Part III), UK cinemas drew breath at the weekend with a relatively modest set of new films, led by dystopian horror-thriller The Purge.
Awards season is now upon us and here, as every year, is my personal fantasy award nomination list for 2013, whimsically called the Braddies, which covers the period running from the beginning of the calendar year to the present.
There are probably a million reasons why Die Hard 6 should never be made.
In a quiet US box office week, where the loudest noise was that of approaching hobbits, Skyfall reclaimed the No 1 spot for the first time since it debuted four weeks ago.