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The Stephen King universe is continuing its residency at Hulu in the form of the drama Castle Rock, an anthology from J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot banner. As shown in the teaser, the anthology will bring together characters from some of King’s classic horror novels and short stories.
James Mangold’s Logan finally gives Jackman an opportunity to spread his claws and partake in all the graphic dismemberment that Wolverine fans deserve and that’s pretty much what diehard fans have been craving for the past decade and a half.
The new trailer for Song to Song, Terrence Malick’s pic that explores the Austin music scene, just dropped and it checks all the boxes of a Malickian film: plenty of sun-glaring outdoor scenes, philosophical overtones, an overuse of fish-eye lens, dizzyingly angled shots, and relationships between angsty hot people.
Fist Fight delivers everything you expect to the point where it is predictable and unimaginative — but you watch it anyway because it has some talented, funny people in it. It feels like the kind of comedy that Hollywood made because they felt like this is exactly what the audiences wanted.
Everyone seems to be suffering from La La Land fatigue, but it hasn’t necessarily paved the way for Moonlight to take the lead in the Oscar race because everyone is focused on turning their backs on the musical spectacular, so now is the better time than any to give the case of why Moonlight should win…and why it won’t.
The quartet of films helmed by an all-female crew including Roxanne Benjamin, Jovanka Vuckovic, Karyn Kusama, and musician-turned-director Annie Clark (a.k.a. St. Vincent) deliver four very different kind of scares that, although not pee-in-your-pants terrifying, keep in tradition of the horror anthologies before it.
The new teaser trailer for Ana Lily Amirpour’s The Bad Batch doesn’t tell us much — but that is to be expected from the writer/director who brought us the breakout black and white horror A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.
Despite its whitewashing controversy, Ghost in the Shell forges ahead with a new trailer that gives a hearty helping of what we can expect in terms of story and mind-bending special effects in the adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s popular manga of the same name.
The BAFTA Awards — which are essentially the across-the-pond-Oscars — were handed out this weekend and, to no surprise, Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land cleaned up by picking up five trophies including Best Film, Best Actress, and Best Director.
Each year, the Academy Awards tends to put a huge focus on the feature films nominated for Best Picture, but there are other films that deserve your attention — particularly the short films. And if you haven’t seen any of the shorts (and you should before the Oscars on February 26), here is a helpful guide on where you can watch them.
One of Hollywood’s favorite Aussies is adding another project to his already full plate. Joel Edgerton has signed on to star opposite Jon Bernthal (Daredevil) in Unified Pictures’ forthcoming dark crime thriller Stingray.
Fifty Shades Darker is the latest serving of the bland relationship adventures of the overwhelmingly basic Anastasia Steele and her painfully dull billionaire beau Christian Grey. As expected, the movie is terrible on all fronts — not “so bad that it’s good” terrible, but “I wish this franchise never existed” terrible.
Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn is set to bring his dark, moody aesthetic to the small screen with the upcoming crime thriller Too Old To Die Young. Refn will team with Amazon for the project, marking Refn’s first foray into American television.
Netflix has given us a first look at their forthcoming Netflix series Dear White People based on the 2014 Justin Simien’s indie hit. The 30-second trailer for the 10-episode series, which will be available for your binge-watching pleasure on April 28 keeps in the satirical spirit of the source material and gives a generous preview of the controversial subject matter we can expect from the series.
Two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain has her eyes set on space. The actress will step into the role of producer for the first time for a TV event series about a group of women in the early 1960s who were denied a chance to be part of the Mercury space program.
The Austin-based fest will play host to the world premiere of James Franco’s adaptation of Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell’s The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, which follows the true story of the cult movie The Room (a.k.a. the Citizen Kane of bad movies.
After being known primarily for the box office spectacle that is the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, it’s refreshing to see Verbinski take a nihilistic and Gothic turn with A Cure For Wellness, but there are too many ideas here and how they are sorted makes the movie a wonderfully art directed mess.
If you didn’t get enough brutal bone-crushing action and inimitable gunfight choreography in the first John Wick, then John Wick: Chapter 2 will quench that thirst for more violent bloodlust and good ol’ fashioned stone-faced Keanu Reeves acting.
Animated spin-offs tend to work very well and The Lego Batman Movie is no exception. Keeping in spirit with its predecessor, director Chris McKay balances mature wit and child-like silliness to tell a surprisingly heartfelt superhero tale.
The Directors Guild of America honored outstanding directors in film and television on Saturday at their 69th annual awards ceremony with Damien Chazelle taking the trophy for his lauded homage to the classic Hollywood musical La La Land and HBO winning big on the TV side.
ABC’s comedy slate is looking to get bigger and better. The network handed out a pilot order for a multicamera comedy starring legend Carol Burnett as well as a spinoff of The Goldbergs.
After 12 years, you would think that the world would be ready for another Ring movie. More than that, you would think that would be enough time to develop a juicy story that could build on top of such an iconic franchise — but don’t hold your breath. The world would have been fine without this excruciatingly boring sequel.
The sci-fi romance has the making of a sweet, old-fashioned Disney tale, but lacks another layer of magic and charm to make it a fully effective, well-rounded movie. It has its moments, but it will eventually blend into the late January/early February movie dumping ground.
The features lineup for the 2017 SXSW Film Festival (March 10-19, 2017) has been announced and is filled with highly anticipated world premieres, festival favorites, and unique genre pics that are fittingly on-brand for the Austin-based fest. Highlights include Edgar Wright’s heist pic Baby Driver, the shoot-em-out action comedy Free Fire, and Evan Katz’s Cheap Thrills follow-up, Small Crimes.