Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we revisit an Oscar contender, hit the backyards of Southern California for some real punk, get weird with some dudes who want to blow your mind, get weirder with some mermaids from Poland, and get real serious at a family reunion that may end violently.
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Posted on Saturday, February 6th, 2016 by David Chen
David, Devindra, and Jeff review the Coen Brothers latest film, Hail, Caesar! Be sure to read up about the rise of grief policing and talented female editors.
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Christopher Nolan‘s next movie, the World War II action thriller Dunkirk, will already serve as a reunion for several of the filmmakers previous collaborators. Tom Hardy is slated to star in the film and Hans Zimmer will compose the score. And now one more name who has worked with Nolan preivously has come on board the project as well.
Instead of going with his usual director of photography Wally Pfister, Nolan made Hoyte van Hoytema his Interstellar cinematographer. And now van Hoytema has been confirmed to reunite with Nolan for Dunkirk as well. Read More »
This past week, NBC ordered a TV pilot that would act as a sequel to the 1999 twisted romance Cruel Intentions. At the time, we only knew that the film’s original director Roger Kumble was coming back to direct the pilot as well as write the script with with Lindsey Rosin and Jordan Ross, the duo who put together a musical parody based on Cruel Intentions in Los Angeles last summer. And now one of the original stars of the film may come back as well.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, who played the diabolical, conniving step-sister to Ryan Phillippe‘s Sebastian Valmont, has been approached to reprise the role in the TV series. However, whether or not she’ll take the role remains to be seen. Find out more below. Read More »
If Gerard Butler screaming as a power-hungry god along with tons of crazy creatures flying around and destroying things doesn’t get you interested in Alex Proyas‘ action epic, then nothing will. Lionsgate has just debuted a 60-second Super Bowl spot for Gods of Egypt, attempting to get the crowd that loves both football and 300 on board this positively insane looking movie. There’s a good chance it just might work. Watch the Gods of Egypt Super Bowl spot after the jump. Read More »
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Whether you like it or not, Warner Bros. is still developing a new Gremlins movie. Once rumored to be a remake of the original 1984 horror comedy, recent details have pegged the film as more of a reboot/sequel in the same vein as Jurassic World. While we don’t know any specifics of the story, it has been said that the movie will keep the original film’s mythology intact while retelling the same story 30 years later.
Carl Ellsworth (Goosebumps) was the last writer reported to be hired on the Gremlins reboot back in April of last year, but some details on one of the rejected ideas for the project have just come to light thanks to Freddy vs. Jason writers Damian Shannon and Mark Swift posting a couple of pages from their pitch. Even though this story won’t make it to the big screen, it’s cool to see how this rejected Gremlins 3 pitch answers a big question about one of the three Mogwai rules. Read More »
Between One Crazy Summer and Better Off Dead, it’s almost impossible not to pick the latter as the more satisfying of the two Savage Steve Holland and John Cusack collaborations. The ’80s comedies have both aged well, though. Neither film was a hit at the box-office, but time has been kind to them. Now, Holland wants to revisit some of the characters from One Crazy Summer in a sequel.
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How long is the Captain America: Civil War Super Bowl spot? Is there a chance we’ll ever see Deadpool vs Wolverine in the movies again? How big are the roles of the other Justice League members in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Friday, February 5th, 2016 by Angie Han
It took several years for Ghost in the Shell, the English-language adaptation of the Japanese manga, to settled on Rupert Sanders to direct, and another year before it landed on Scarlett Johansson to star. In the past few months, though, the project has started to gain some real steam, picking up a new screenwriter, a new co-star, and now a new villain in Michael Pitt. Read More »