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Sleight

Sleight hits theaters this week, and I loved this film when I saw it at Sundance last year. A few weeks back I sat down with director J.D. Dillard for an interview. We talk about how he started as a receptionist at J.J. Abrams’ production company Bad Robot, worked on Star Wars: The Force Awakens, plus how the idea of Sleight came about, the fun and horrors of shooting a film on a super small budget, and his filmmaker aspirations. We also geek out over Matt Reeves’ Planet of the Apes reboots and briefly discuss his future projects: a mysterious project set up at Bad Robot, The Fly remake and his upcoming Blumhouse horror/thriller Sweetheart. We also talk about the possibility of a Sleight sequel.

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the handmaid's tale premiere

The first three episodes of The Handmaid’s Tale are harrowing to watch. Not because they contain the systematic rape of women, nor is it the violent realization of misogyny and the patriarchy that is the dystopic Republic of Gilead. It’s because the story by Margaret Atwood — originally written in 1985 — is so alarmingly prescient and timely in its reflection of today’s political climate.

That’s right, we’re going political with this article. But The Handmaid’s Tale — with its depiction of a totalitarian theocracy that actively represses women and minorities’ rights — demands a political reading, especially after that fateful November 8, 2016 Election Day that pushed America one step closer to the terrifying not-too-distant future of The Handmaid’s Tale.

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Adam Savage Tours the Alien Covenant Set

This past week brought the celebration of Alien Day, which included the arrival of some awesome new memorabilia, as well as a new tease of Alien: Covenant in the form of a prologue revealing the fate of the crew from Prometheus. Now we get another tease of the sequel arriving in theaters next month with former Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage taking a tour of the set, showing how the various structures in the film are created.

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Bill Nye Explains Stranger Things

In case you haven’t heard, Bill Nye the Science Guy is back with his own new show on Netflix. Bill Nye Saves the World has the scientist hosting a show where he brings in experts and famous guests into his lab to discuss scientific issues that impact our lives. The first season focuses on topics like climate change, alternative medicine, and video games from a scientific point of view as well as refuting myths and anti-scientific claims.

If you’re looking for a taste of the show, some new promos feature Bill Nye breaking down the science of Stranger Things and a couple of Netflix’s other recently popular shows.

Watch as Bill Nye explains Stranger Things and more below. Read More »

firestarter

You can’t keep a good Firestarter down. After the opening night screening at the Overlook Film Festival tonight, Akiva Goldsman and Jason Blum announced that they would be teaming up once again to bring Stephen King’s classic pyrokinetic tale back to the big screen. Hit the jump to learn more about the Firestarter remake.

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Marvel vs Capcom Infinite

What’s the new release date for the animated Spider-Man movie? Where did Supergirl supposedly keep her suit hidden in the old Action Comics? Why didn’t Dave Bautista want to read the full script for Avengers: Infinity War? Will we see Howard the Duck pop up again in the MCU? When is Free Comic Book Day again? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Tilda Swinton

Bless Netflix for giving South Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho $50 million to make his latest movie, Okja. The marketing materials, including the teaser, are promising what looks like another uncompromised movie from the Snowpiercer and The Host director. A new video featuring CEO of  Mirando Corporation, Lucy Mirando (Tilda Swinton), is the exact type of weirdness and hilarity we want to see from Swinton and Joon-ho.

Below, in a new Okja video, Mirando raises questions about some serious topics, like pigs and dreams.

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47 meters down trailer

The VOD market and SyFy channel are full of riffs and ripoffs of Steven Spielberg’s seminal 1975 film Jaws, but seeing shark attack movies on the big screen has become a rarity in recent years. I’m not sure why that is since the concept of being in the ocean with killer sharks closing in seems like one that will always be relevant. But maybe they’re making a comeback.

A year after the Blake Lively vehicle The Shallows hit theaters, a new shark attack film is on the way. It’s called 47 Meters Deep, and it’s coming just in time to make you think twice about going in the water during your summer beach vacation. Watch the 47 Meters Deep trailer below.
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Powerless Cancelled NBC

On this edition of TV Bits:

  • NBC has pulled the plug on its DC series Powerless
  • La La Land writer/director Damien Chazelle moves to the small screen
  • Jesse Eisenberg teams with Bad Robot to write, direct, and star in a new series
  • and more!

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manifesto review 1

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what Manifesto really is. A collaborative art project? A chance to marvel at the majesty of Cate Blanchett for 90 minutes? A history lesson on the many movements that have swept through art and politics over the decades? This is all true. But is it unmissable? That’s where things get tricky. On the surface, it seems hard to see the appeal of the film outside of the festival circuit. Manifesto might play well to film and art geeks, but will average moviegoers be lured in by seeing Galadriel play dress-up for ninety minutes? It’s unlikely and yet, by digging deeper into just what Manifesto is trying to accomplish, there is room for the film to make a considerable impact on a generation slowly becoming more politically conscious and active with each passing day.

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