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They just don’t make movies like they used to. Seriously. 1992 isn’t generally regarded as a landmark year for cinema but you’d be wrong to dismiss it. The films are still very much part of the culture, starting with Quentin Tarantino’s directorial debut and A Few Good Men.
With HBO’s Game of Thrones and Netflix’s GLOW out of the running, we’ve been discussing the possible nominees, so here are our picks.
The end of the first season of Insecure left us hanging with so many questions — not to mention a particular and nearly X-rated scene involving Issa’s estranged boyfriend Lawrence (Jay Ellis) that had us all clutching our pearls. The season two trailer delivers hints at what to expect in Issa’s post-Lawrence journey and all the glorious awkwardness that comes with it.
Combining the trail-of-death theme of Final Destination and the you-watch-it-you-die idea from The Ring, the first trailer for Polaroid serves up some scares that aims to have you shaking like a polaroid picture.
Despite the scoffs and eye rolls, Sony thought it was time to revamp the Spider-Man franchise for the third time, but with a little boost from Marvel Studios. As the saying goes, the third time’s a charm.
Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn are back and ready for more rebellious maternal debauchery — but this time, with yuletide cheer. The new teaser trailer gives us a taste of A Bad Moms Christmas which essentially looks like the first movie except with lots of tinsel and soaked in eggnog.
All the ingredients are in place in this third installment of the Minion-infested Despicable Me franchise, but when combined, it lacks the exciting flavor and energy of its predecessors.
As much as it parallels heartwarming child-meets-creature movies, Okja is definitely not E.T. It’s a sweet and strange tale that has relevant ideas but is overstuffed with eccentricities and tonal cocktails that make it exhausting and at times, frustrating to watch.
One could easily say that Edgar Wright’s latest, Baby Driver is a cooler and less bleak version of Drive. Sure, both have a getaway driver as the protagonist, but that’s where the comparisons stop. Plus, Ansel Elgort as a getaway driver is a lot more fun than a brooding Ryan Gosling in a quilted satin bomber jacket with a totally rad scorpion on the back.
Director-writer Matt Reeves goes above and beyond the call of duty and elevates the Apes franchise even more, making War for the Planet of the Apes an epic masterpiece to bookend an outstanding sci-fi trilogy.
In the new trailer for Netflix’s forthcoming comedy feature, The Incredible Jessica James, the titular character (played by the equally incredible Jessica Williams) is set to rule her Coco Queendom whilst keeping it real on Tinder dates, dancing on rooftops, and most of all, preventing manspreading epidemics on the New York subway system.
The popular SoCal film fest announced its winners which included Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell’s musical drama Becks for U.S. Fiction Award and the supernatural drama The Keeping Hours starring Lee Pace and Carrie Coon for Audience Award for Fiction Feature Film.
The new trailer for Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later is full of A-grade, wet hot American fun. The follow-up to the series based on the cult classic movie is looking to satisfy all of your Camp Firewood needs.
It has been four years since the infamous Boston Marathon bombing, but the devastation of the event is still fresh in our heads — and the new trailer for Stronger paints a picture of the day through the inspiring true story of survivor Jeff Bauman, who became the living embodiment of “Boston Strong”.
There are certain movies that are just so mindlessly insane that are executed in a way that makes you actually buy into the ridiculousness they are selling (i.e. the Fast and Furious franchise). Movies of the sort provide an enjoyable dose of fun that is worth your time. Transformers: The Last Knight is not one of those movies.
A “who’s zoomin’ who?” celebration of scheming for both genders that keeps in the spirit of Coppola’s pensive, atmospheric aesthetic, but is unexpectedly straightforward in its delivery, leaving a craving for more of her nuanced stoicism that we have grown to love — or that has driven us crazy.
Up and coming actor Callum Turner is put front and center in the coming-of-age drama The Only Living Boy in New York about a college graduate in New York finding an unlikely mentor in an eccentric neighbor while his father courts a mistress. And there isn’t a better actor to play an eccentric neighbor than Jeff Bridges.
Full of deep sea despair, massive Great White sharks, and a star from This Is Us, the movie delivers some the best jump-in-your-seat thrills, but at the same time, it’s just a series of ignorant decisions made by the characters that will have you rooting for the Great Whites.
Considering we are living in a progressive age where Wonder Woman is slaying the box office and gender equality is rightfully taking center stage, Cars 3 gives an unexpected dose of female empowerment. At the movie’s press conference, stars Cristela Alonzo and Kerry Washington talked about how the for the Cars universe, the future is female.
Rough Night defies expectations with solid comedy and adds raunchy nuance (didn’t know that was possible) to the predictable drunken, drug-ridden fun of a cinematic bachelorette party.
Jenji Kohan’s carefully orchestrated dramedy transcends the world of badass, big-haired women wrestlers and taps into socially relevant topics and a portrayal of female relationships that’s honest and mature as much as it’s satirical and hilarious — and the fact that it is all set in a very ’80s world of opaque hosiery, side ponytails, and blue eye shadow makes it all the better.
The third installment of the popular franchise switches gears from the less-than-desirable Cars 2 by delivering a heartwarming story of ambition and maturity that flips the script with subtle subtext of inclusion.
From visionary newcomers like the buzzy Dear Evan Hansen and Come From Away to amazing revivals like Six Degrees of Separation, Hello, Dolly!, and Miss Saigon, check out who walked away with a Tony on Broadway’s biggest night! UPDATED LIVE!
Director-writer Trey Edward Shults shows his savvy and brilliance in framing a quiet thriller, but even with all the scares and mystery, it leaves you unsatisfied and disappointed.
Balancing humor, grace, and the emotional dynamics of relationships with others and with oneself, The Hero is a moving film that serves as an example on how to treat and pay homage to cinematic icons.