Amazon decided to go on a shopping spree and acquired the streaming rights to 40 films that screened at SXSW earlier this year. Among the films included in the huge purchase is Ana Asensio’s drama Most Beautiful Island, which won the Grand Jury Award for narrative feature.
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The Jonathan Levine-directed comedy written by Kate Dippold and produced by Paul Feig is spirited, surprisingly emotional, and obviously fun, but it lacks an extra layer of zest to make it a hit comedy that the world will be talking about six months from now.
The latest installment of the sci-fi franchise twists the Alien storytelling formula enough so that it keeps the viewer engaged, the characters interesting, and doesn’t regurgitate the same story we have seen in these movies time and time again. It’s also bloody entertaining….literally.
From MPAA ratings to transwashing, the controversies surrounding 3 Generations weighed the film down and made it lose its primary storytelling focus — which didn’t seem well-executed from the start.
The new trailer for the highly anticipated Marvel street hero team-up builds up the excitement for the new series (dropping August 18) with action, style, and a stone cold villainous Sigourney Weaver.
The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival took note of the social climate of whitewashing (see: Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell) and decided to set the 2002 drama Better Luck Tomorrow as the festival opener. The move not only sparked nostalgia for independent filmmaking but put a spotlight on the groundbreaking film that still resonates when it comes to diversity and inclusion in Hollywood.
The Los Angeles Film Festival has scored the Colin Trevorrow-directed The Book of Henry for its opening night film. Starring Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, and Sarah Silverman, the family drama-thriller from Focus Features follows a single mother and her genius son as they plan to help a girl who is hiding a dangerous secret.
The new trailer perfectly packages the film — but gives away too much for my taste. It basically told the entire story in broad strokes, which is a good sell, but disappointing in that they should have kept some things a mystery.
There are plenty of “cabin in the woods” movies out in the world so if you’re going to make another one, it sure as hell better be fresh and original. Based on the new trailer for It Comes at Night, written and directed by Trey Edward Shults, the horror-thriller follows in the footsteps of Drew Goddard’s subversive The Cabin in the Woods, adding a twist to the genre.
The Circle brings some very timely and heady topics to the forefront and even though I haven’t read the book from which it was adapted, I can already tell that this movie doesn’t do justice to its source material.
JD Dillard’s directorial debut, Sleight has been compared to Chronicle, Iron Man, and Dope. It’s more like a mashup of all three — a mashup that tends to have a hard time sustaining its flavor. Luckily, star Jacob Latimore adds enough charisma to the film’s fuel tank to make it entertaining enough to watch.
The first teaser trailer for Cars 3 was a bit… depressing. It hinted that the franchise’s hero Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) was headed into some darker times. But with the new trailer, we see that Cars 3 isn’t a downer, but a story of hope and not giving up.
Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank is taking her talent to television. She is set to join Donald Sutherland in FX’s 10-episode limited series Trust from the Oscar-winning trio of Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, and Christian Colson.
The Tracking Board learned some juicy details about the movie, the future of the Guardians and their place in the MCU, and Pratt’s opinion about being sexually objectified.
Vol. 2 may not top its predecessor when it comes to fun, but it still delivers top-notch sci-fi-laden action, emotionally driven family drama, and an adorably irresistible Baby Groot.
The Peabody Awards are rolling out the recipients of the prestigious accolade and today they announced their entertainment winners which included the critically acclaimed FX series Atlanta created by and starring Donald Glover as well as the HBO comedy VEEP.
We’ll be honest, this one was tough. There’s no Jay and Silent Bob, no Annie Hall, no one from Dazed and Confused, no Woody Harrelson, or even Seth Rogen! Hell, the guys from Friday didn’t even make this list, but they sure would’ve been the Honorable Mention… if we were doing one of those.
The long-gestating adaptation of Mark Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy’s graphic novel series Chrononauts has nabbed playwright and screenwriter Philip Gawthorne to tackle the bromantic tale of Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly, two scientific geniuses chosen to go on the world’s first time-travel experiment.
Based on The Decameron, a collection of novellas by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, the trailer for the off-center pic features the all-star comedy cast led by Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, and Kate Micucci doing some nasty, albeit hilarious acts of debauchery.
Sam Elliott has been getting acclaim for his role as an iconic Western actor whose golden days are long behind him. As he tries to find work to relive his glory days, a surprise cancer diagnosis makes him go on a journey to leave behind a memorable legacy.
Things have certainly changed since George Lucas dropped the very first trailer for A New Hope. That being said, here is a definitive ranking of all the first trailers of every Star Wars movie from Episode I to Episode VIII — including Rogue One.
It’s been a little over three months since the passing of Carrie Fisher and the devastating loss is still reverberating throughout pop culture — especially with the legions of diehard Star Wars fans. During the annual “Star Wars Celebration” in Orlando, Fisher’s Star Wars family gave a special goodbye to the legendary actress with a special video that is sure to get you a little — no — a lot misty-eyed.
The lineup for this year’s Cannes Film Festival (or as they call it in France, Festival de Cannes) has been announced and it is robust with Oscar bait, highly-anticipated premieres, star-studded features, and a lot of foreign and obscure films that if watched, will make you feel cinematically superior to everyone else.
In the eighth installment of the multi-billion dollar franchise dramatically titled The Fate of the Furious, the fuel tank only reaches the 3/4 mark and could have used a couple more boosts of NOS to make it reach peak fun-filled ridiculousness.
Percy Fawcett’s story is an amazing tale of courage and wild passion for undiscovered truth. %here are moments when Gray’s adaptation captures those emotions, but the film is one of those movies you’re supposed to like for the sake of liking it. As adventurous as it is, it feels like a film that would have been better if it were released in the late ’90s or early ’00s.
In the new trailer for Lana and Lilly Wachowski’s Netflix series Sense8, we are re-introduced to the cluster of eight characters from different parts of the world who are mentally connected by a violent vision. The interconnected drama, which premiered in 2015, continues with season two as we learn that the senses of the core eight are evolving, but there are dark forces are hunting them down.
The title of Transparent creator Jill Soloway upcoming Amazon series I Love Dick may have you thinking dirty things, but the show is based on a cult novel by Chris Kraus about a woman who becomes obsessed with a guy named Dick. The new trailer shows that this is not your typical comedy, making it an ambitious project for Soloway to tackle.
The second installment of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story anthology about Hurricane Katrina yes yet to debut, but that doesn’t mean Murphy-o-philes can’t get excited about the third season titled Versace: American Crime Story which will explore the 1997 assassination of legendary fashion designer Gianni Versace. The cast is shaping up with some impressive names and Ricky Martin is the latest to be added to that list.
Amblin Entertainment is looking at Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales director Joachim Rønning to helm the upcoming adaptation of Michael Crichton novel Micro, the Tracking Board has confirmed The novel was the last from the Jurassic Park author before he died in 2008.