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JJ Abrams Star Wars Episode 9

Following the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there was plenty of fan outcry from those who did not like the direction that Rian Johnson took with this latest trilogy of films in the sci-fi saga. Some of the complaints stemmed from sexist, bigoted fans who were upset at how prominent certain female characters were featured, but other criticism came in the form of certain story points, character arcs and creative decisions. But J.J. Abrams isn’t letting any of that influence his plans for the saga.

Star Wars Episode 9 brings The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams back behind the camera to finish the trilogy he started in 2015. For fans who didn’t like what The Last Jedi brought to the table, they see this as a chance for Abrams to set things right. However, any complaints that fans registered about The Last Jedi won’t determine where the story goes next or how it gets there. Read More »

Gringo trailer

After watching the newest Gringo trailer, I only have one question: what kind of dirt does the casting director have on David Oyelowo and Charlize Theron?

I’m joking, but once you see the antics on display in this corporate drug “comedy,” you might understand that line of thinking. How did such a solid cast – which also includes Thandie Newton, Joel Edgerton, Amanda Seyfried, Kenneth Choi, and Sharlto Copley – get roped into…this? Read More »

red sparrow clips

Jennifer Lawrence has aced the steely-faced seductive stare. That much we can tell during the barrage of clips, TV spots, and marketing for her upcoming spy thriller Red Sparrow.

The film hits theaters in a matter of weeks, and with early buzz building for the movie, 20th Century Fox is kicking its marketing into high gear. But can the air of mystery around Francis Lawrence’s Cold War-era film be maintained?

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In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • See concept art for Hong Kong Disneyland’s upcoming Ant-Man and the Wasp ride.
  • Watch some video highlights of Universal Hollywood’s fun-filled Lunar New Year event.
  • Gangs in motorcycle jackets would appear to be taking over Disneyland.
  • Is it possible to speedrun Disneyland like a video game, and do everything on the map in one day?
  • Tweets galore showing the inside of the brand new Disney Home store in Downtown Disney.
  • And more!

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Green Band Trailer

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 try to get to know Foley artists a little better, get really real when it comes to going to the big house, have a mental breakdown, get spooked inside a haunted house, and have our attention locked in to what opioids and heroin are doing to us. Read More »

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Team Darryl Short - The Grandmaster

How much money has the Black Panther challenge raised now? What did Kevin Feige say is the reason Captain Marvel‘s suit on set is green and black? What convinced Liev Schreiber to join the cast of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse? Want a sneak preview of the new Team Darryl short on the Thor: Ragnarok home video release? What’s the latest forecast for how much Black Panther will make in its opening weekend? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

bumblebee

On the February 16, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, including Cloverfield Paradox viewership, Transformers universe reboot, a Dr. Seuss biopic, the Fullmetal Alchemist trailer, a killer teddy bear movie and the first reviews for Wes Anderson’s next film Isle of Dogs.

You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it).

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Black Panther Infinity Stone

Marvel’s Black Panther is finally in theaters, and it’s clear that the king has arrived. The film has already earned tremendous critical acclaim (here’s our full review), fans are loving it, and it’s set to break all sorts of box office records this weekend. But with Avengers: Infinity War looming in the distance, there’s an aspect that detail-oriented Marvel fans might have noticed about Black Panther: it doesn’t contain any Infinity Stones.

Learn what co-writer/director Ryan Coogler has to say about the lack of Black Panther Infinity Stones below. We’ll also give you a refresher of the whereabouts of every Stone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at this point in the timeline.

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The Last OG trailer

Tiffany Haddish is everywhere these days, and rightfully so. The latest project for the very funny actress is a the new TBS series The Last OG. Haddish co-stars with Tracy Morgan in a story about an ex-con trying to adjust when he returns to his old Brooklyn neighborhood.

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marvel women

The future is female. Or at least, it could be, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige coyly suggested.

Demands for more female representation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have dogged the movie studio since its inception, but it will still be another year before we see our first solo female Marvel superhero movie hit the big screen. Captain Marvel will hold the mantle of the MCU’s first female-led superhero movie, but could a whole slew of female-led Marvel movies be in our future?

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