Last week brought the first reactions to Doctor Strange after press saw the movie before it hits international markets this coming week. Now the embargo has lifted on full reviews of Marvel’s latest addition to their cinematic universe, providing us with a much more detailed reception from critics.
The full Doctor Strange reviews paint a promising picture full of rich performances, dazzling visuals and some of the best action we’ve ever seen. However, these reviews also dive deeper into the movie’s shortcomings, mainly coming from treading familiar territory as another origin story and putting forth a lead character whose defining characteristics might be a little to close to the Marvel franchise that started this whole universe with Iron Man. But thankfully, Benedict Cumberbatch and director Scott Derrickson keep that from being too frustrating.
Check out some highlights from the Doctor Strange reviews after the jump. Read More »
If the hints in the trailer and the details from trade reports recently weren’t enough to convince you that Logan would see the introduction of the mutant known as X-23, the confirmation you’ve been waiting for has arrived.
A new photo from the official Logan Instagram account (with the username “wponx”) has confirmed what we have all assumed for a little while now. Young actress Dafne Keen, who can be seen several times in the Logan trailer, is playing Laura Kinney, the mutant clone of Weapon X, aka Wolverine (Hugh Jackman). Check out the X-23 photo from Logan after the jump. Read More »
Nostalgia for the 1990s is going strong, and it’s about to heat up even more.
It’s been 20 years since the live-action animated hybrid film Space Jam hit theaters, and that makes it prime for a return to theaters next month. In addition, even though it’s not a special anniversary for Pokemon: The First Movie, it’s the 20th anniversary of the original video games that launched the multimedia franchise, and that means it’s time for the animated feature film to head back to theaters as well.
Get details on Pokemon: The First Movie and Space Jam in theaters again after the jump. Read More »
Three of Hollywood’s prettiest faces just landed three new projects in this edition of Casting Bits:
- Jennifer Lawrence will play a jazz icon
- Leonardo DiCaprio will help create some of rock’s biggest stars
- Chris Pine will get lost in time
Find out more about these casting updates after the jump. Read More »
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Last night Tom Hanks hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time in 10 years, and the energy he brought to the show certainly elevated the writing and cast from their misstep of an episode last weekend with Emily Blunt. Honestly, I thought there was only one truly bad sketch the entire night, and it wasn’t even downright awful. This actually might be the best episode of the first four to kick off the season.
Find out the best and worst sketches from last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live below.
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Just before the weekend, Disney dropped some big news by confirming that Community and Atlanta star Donald Glover had landed the role of a young Lando Calrissian in the forthcoming Star Wars Story that will focus on the earlier career of the famous smuggler Han Solo, played by Alden Ehrenreich. Now one more detail has surfaced regarding the events we’ll see unfold.
Find out one of the new Han Solo spin-off story details after the jump. Read More »
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 visit Brussels to watch God and his daughter do their thing, give some attention to chefs who don’t possess a Y chromosome, get to know a low-rent art forger, say goodbye to an era in the pit, and get weepy in the neonatal department. Read More »
We’re still a couple weeks out from seeing Doctor Strange in the United States, but next week brings the film to many international markets, and that means some spoilers will start to spill onto the web, including details on both of the credits scenes (which have been screened for press already).
We’ll be keeping any spoiler talk in check here at /Film so that you don’t have Doctor Strange ruined for you, and that includes knowledge of a certain character who survives the first movie and will be part of The Avengers: Infinity War. No we’re not talking about Doctor Strange himself, who has already been confirmed to appear along with the presumed assembly of every surviving character in the Marvel cinematic universe, but a supporting character.
So who is the Doctor Strange character appearing in The Avengers Infinity War? Find out below, but beware of slight spoilers. Read More »
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Below, watch the new Jake Scott short film.
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