Manchester by the Sea VFX

Manchester by the Sea was nominated for six Oscars and took home two on Sunday night: Best Original Screenplay for Kenneth Lonergan and Best Actor for Casey Affleck. But there’s one category in which it was completely overlooked, perhaps because it was too good. A behind-the-scenes reel highlights the film’s unbelievable visual effects — and by unbelievable, I mean literally unbelievable. Because this isn’t an actual Manchester by the Sea VFX reel, but a Funny or Die video. Watch it below.  Read More »

Iron Fist images / BTS (header)

Netflix has more original content coming up in the next couple of years than we can count, but one of their next big productions — and one we’re especially curious about — is Iron Fist. Not only is it the last of the four standalone Marvel superhero dramas leading up to the Defenders crossover event, its hero looks very different from the others we’ve met so far. Whereas Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage have all been gritty street-level types, Danny Rand is a billionaire business scion with mystical martial arts superpowers. So… what’s that about? How’s he gonna fit into this (relatively) grounded universe? Who are his new buddies? And what do those Justin Timberlake curls look like in action?

We won’t really find out until Iron Fist actually premieres in a couple of weeks, of course. But while we wait, a new batch of images and behind-the-scenes photos are here to give us a little taste. Check ’em out below.  Read More »

Fox Marvel Stephen Moyer

Fox’s Marvel mutant drama has recruited a former vampire. True Blood alum Stephen Moyer has just been cast as the lead in the series, joining Jamie Chung and Blair Redford. The kinda-sorta X-Men spinoff centers on a family that goes on the run after the kids are discovered to have superpowers.  Read More »

Vera Farmiga Godzilla 2

Vera Farmiga has faced all sorts of horrors onscreen, from a sinister adopted daughter in Orphan to a budding serial killer son in Bates Motel to the malicious spirits of The Conjuring. Her next new role will have her facing her biggest monster yet: Farmiga has just signed on for Godzilla: King of the MonstersMichael Dougherty‘s sequel to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 movie.  Read More »

Andre Holland in Moonlight

Last night, Moonlight capped off its years-long journey to the big screen by taking home Best Picture at the 89th Academy Awards. For those following this year’s race, the film’s win didn’t come as a huge surprise (though the way that win was announced is another story). It topped a slew of year-end critics’ lists in December, and emerged as one of this season’s awards frontrunners in January. But it wasn’t always so clear Moonlight would catch on quite the way it did. Few of the cast or crew are what you’d call household names, though there’s a good chance you’ve seen at least some of them before.

One of the movie’s more familiar faces belongs to André Holland, who’s spent years doing everything from cinema to theater to broadcast comedy to prestige cable drama before drawing some of the best reviews of his career for his portrayal of a grown-up Kevin in Moonlight. In the weeks leading up to last week’s Oscars, I had the chance to chat with him about the film’s incredible journey, his work with Barry Jenkins and Steven Soderbergh, the role of art in today’s political landscape, and the unusual stylishness of the Moonlight cast. Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Trailer Tease

The Guardians’ biggest concern may be protecting the galaxy, but in between all those big, flashy action setpieces, they’re still dealing with the same kind of low-level drama that you or I might have with our colleagues. Like in the new Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer tease. The group’s got a problem with Drax, but it’s got nothing to do with his tragic past or fearsome fighting prowess or even his overly literal linguistic style. It’s something much more mundane — and much more annoying. Watch the video below to see what I’m talking about. Read More »

2017 Oscar winners

All that planning and campaigning and prognosticating, all that prayer and sweat and blood — they’ve all been leading up to this. Tonight, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the 89th Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. As usual, there are plenty of smug know-it-alls out there who think they know exactly how this is all going to shake out; as always, you can count on there being a few surprises thrown into the mix.

We’ll be updating live as the results are announced, so follow along with our 2017 Oscar winners live-blog below.  Read More »

Sense8 season 2 images / 202 - Lito, Capheus, Sun

With apologies to my loved ones, the best Christmas gift I got last year was the Sense8 holiday special. It had been over a year since the first season hit Netflix, and the two-hour extravaganza had everything I’d hoped for from the return — drama, action, romance, tons of earnest metaphysical nonsense, and, yes, even a meticulously choreographed orgy. Best of all, it heralded the arrival of even more episodes to come in the new year, with Sense8 season 2 scheduled to hit in May.

Of course, May’s still a ways away. But Netflix isn’t leaving us completely high and dry. They’ve just dropped a big batch of Sense8 season 2 images, teasing more good times, more bad times, and lots of sweet cluster meetings that are probably going to make me cry. Flip through the new photos below.
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Wolverine Avengers

Although Hugh Jackman has made it very clear that Logan will be his last movie as Wolverine, he’s not above indulging in some what-ifs. He hedged his bets when asked about a potential Wolverine / Deadpool movie, and now he’s entertaining the hypothetical possibility of a Wolverine / Avengers movie. No, it’s never going to happen — but Jackman admits that he might have been tempted to stick around if it had been an option.  Read More »

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Dick Grayson will be following his famous mentor right into the DC Extended Universe. Warner Bros. is plotting a Nightwing movie, with Chris McKay in talks to direct. McKay actually has some very recent experience with the character: he last helmed The Lego Batman Movie, which prominently featured Dick Grayson (voiced by Michael Cera) as Batman’s overeager sidekick.  Read More »