lost final episode 2

The Weekend Read compiles all of the /Film original features published in the past week. In this week’s line-up of reviews, lists, editorials and more, find a stalwart defense of the much-maligned Lost finale (just in time for the seventh anniversary of its airing), a tribute to the late Roger Moore (who was James Bond for an entire generation of movie fans), and an exhaustive ranking of all 51 North American Disney theme park rides with a movie connection.

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friday the 13th video game

A video game based on the Friday the 13th movie series hits Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC today, offering gamers the chance to step into the boots of everyone’s favorite hockey-masked, redneck, undead serial killer with mommy issues. Or you can play as one of his victims. It just depends on whether you want to be the stalker or the stalkee.

Technically, the multiplayer component of the game arrives as a digital download today – the single player mode is expected a little later this year. However, we’re using this as an opportunity to talk about other great horror movies that would be a great fit for video games. Three of our resident horror buffs and avid video game players – Alex Riviello, Vanessa Bogart, and Jacob Hall – have teamed up to make some suggestions…and pitch what a video game version of some iconic (and not-so-iconic) horror films would look like.

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best movie pirates

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition, tying in with the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, asks “Who is your favorite movie or TV pirate?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team, and we also have answers from directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg.

If you’d like to share your pick for your favorite movie pirate, please send your thoughts to slashfilmpitches@gmail.com for a chance to be featured on the site. Find our choices below!

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Twin Peaks guys

The Weekend Read compiles all of the /Film original features published in the past week. In this week’s line-up of reviews, lists, editorials and more, find two polar-opposite reviews of Alien: Covenant, a look at what may be the most terrifying haunted house experience ever concocted, a reminder of everything you should know before watching Twin Peaks season 3, and so much more.

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best alien moments

In space, no one can hear you scream. Or make lists ranking the best moments from the Alien film series.

With Alien: Covenant hitting theaters this week, Jacob Hall and Jack Giroux revisited every movie featuring a xenomorph (yes, even the Alien vs. Predator movies) with one purpose: to watch for the scenes and beats and lines of dialogue that resonate the most. In this particular case, a “moment” is a malleable term. What stands out, really stands out, when we think back on these six movies?

We’ve included videos when available. And yes, there will be spoilers for the series from this point onward.

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scariest movie scenes

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition, tying in with the release of Alien: Covenant, asks “What is the single scariest scene you’ve ever watched in a movie?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team.

If you’d like to share your pick for the scariest movie scene, please send your thoughts to slashfilmpitches@gmail.com for a chance to be featured on the site. Find our choices below!

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transformers the last knight trailer

Learn when we will see the new trailers for upcoming films in our continuously updated movie trailer release date calendar. In this update: a new trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight is set to arrive tomorrow, May 17. In the meantime, a brief trailer tease has arrived, showing off Optimus Prime as he slices and dices his foes with a big alien sword.

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Star Wars The Force Awakens supreme leader snoke 2

The Weekend Read compiles all of the /Film original features published in the past week. In this week’s line-up of reviews, lists, editorials and more, find the team’s ranking of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a close look at where Supreme Leader Snoke could come from, an extensive breakdown of the new Blade Runner 2049 trailer, and so much more.

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new heat blu-ray

Released in 1995, Michael Mann’s Heat has spent the past 22 years embedding itself into pop culture consciousness. It’s hard to think of a crime movie (or even a crime video game) made in the past two decades that doesn’t owe it some kind of debt. This is Mann at his biggest and glossiest, his coolest and his grimmest, his most realistic and his most fantastical. It’s the three-hour action epic of our dreams.

With the new “Director’s Definitive Edition” Blu-ray on sale this week, Jacob Hall and Jack Giroux sat down to talk about Heat, what makes a Michael Mann movie, and yes, that rightfully famous shootout.

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Marvel Cinematic Universe Ranked

It’s become a tradition at this point: whenever a new entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is released, everyone ranks the movies. And now that everyone on the /Film staff has had a chance to see Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and spend a few days digesting it, it’s time to completely refresh our list.

We invited the site’s core staff as well as our various contributors to rank all 15 movies in the MCU, with each movie earning points based on its placement in each list. This resulted in a ranked list that reflects the site as a whole rather than the opinion of Just One Person. So here it is: the world’s most accurate ranking of Marvel Studios’ output.

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