2015 Fall movies

We’ve already presented our list of big studio movies we’re excited about for fall and winter of 2015, but there’s a lot more than that set of 30 movies coming to theaters. This fall sees the release of some of our favorite Sundance films, such as Finders Keepers, and a few great retrospective roadshows including the films of Wim Wenders and the Quay Brothers. There are also big potential standouts like Todd HaynesCarol and the new version of Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. Those and many more 2015 fall movies are highlighted in our continuing fall/winter preview below. Read More »

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Best Stories of the Week

Summer is coming to a close, and the newsflow is slowing down, but we’ve still got a slew of stories you don’t want to miss in this edition of Best Stories of the Week.

Below you’ll find stories on Alamo Drafthouse’s month-long Steven Spielberg tribute in September, a movie being written by and starring Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence, a huge 30th anniversary celebration for Back to the Future in Los Angeles in October, a first look at Michael Fassbender in Assassin’s Creed, how Star Wars: Rogue One is being shot and an awesome promo video for The Martian.

Plus, we also have trailers for the fifth season of Homeland, the second season of Gotham, The Hobbit trilogy extended edition in theaters for the first time, and The Iron Giant Signature Edition as well.

Find out more about all these Best Stories of the Week and more below! Read More »

MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – ROGUE NATION

Two decades and five installments in, the Mission: Impossible franchise might be stronger than ever. In part, that’s because of the series’ commitment to working with great directors who put their own stamp on the series. The most recent, Rogue Nation, was helmed by Jack Reacher‘s Chris McQuarrie, following in the footsteps of Brad Bird, J.J. Abrams, John Woo, and Brian De Palma.

The series has never worked with the same director twice, and McQuarrie hasn’t yet given any indication that he’ll be the exception. So naturally, that’s had us wondering who should be the next to take their turn at the helm. Read our Mission Impossible 6 director wishlist after the jump.

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Fall 2015 Movie Preview

We’re well past the midpoint of the year, and we’ve already delivered our list of the Top 10 Films of 2015 So Far. And as we reach the end of the summer, the movie business starts slowing down, giving a little calm before the storm that is awards season. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still tons of movies to look forward to before the end of the year.

That’s why we’ve collected a list of 30 Movies to Be Excited for Before the End of 2015. And since there are so many great movies coming up before the end of the year, this is the Blockbuster and Studio Edition of the list, and next week we’ll deliver a completely different list for independent movies. But until then, here’s a list of movies we think you won’t want to miss over the next four months. Read More »

JJ Abrams and BB-8 on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Ever since BB-8 was revealed in the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer, the world has been obsessed with the newest droid in the galaxy. How was BB-8 created? What was the story behind his creation and development? Hit the jump to find out what we learned from a recent longform article about Lucasfilm. For instance, did you know that JJ Abrams was still unsure a practical BB-8 would work right up until a week before filming began?

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Colin Trevorrow and Chris Pratt Nerdist

Update: Colin Trevorrow wrote a response to this column, you can read it at the bottom of the second page of this post.

It’s an unassailable fact that there are far, far fewer women directing big-budget studio blockbusters right now than there are men. Where people seem to disagree is on whether that’s a problem (my vote is yes, but you knew that already), and if so, why the problem exists to begin with.

Recently, the director of one of those big-budget studio blockbusters — two, if you count his upcoming Star Wars film — ventured into the debate. Jurassic World and Episode IX‘s Colin Trevorrow sparked some debate by offering his thoughts on why there aren’t more women making nine-figure spectacles, and whether that might change. Read the Colin Trevorrow female filmmakers comments after the jump.  Read More »

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Scooby-Doo - Final Girls - The Martian

The news has been pretty slow lately as summer winds down, but we’re still recapping all the important stuff you need to know in this edition of Best Stories of the Week.

Below, you’ll find stories from the past week with updates about Kong: Skull Island, the beginning of production on the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a sequel to What We Do in the Shadows, an animated Scooby-Doo reboot, a Flight of the Conchords movie, and a new rumor about Captain America: Civil War.

Plus, there are also trailers for Ridley Scott’s The Martian, the indie horror sensation The Witch, the strange horror comedy Victor Frankenstein, and the extremely promising meta horror flick The Final Girls.

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Theodore Rex

(Whoopi Goldberg + Police Dinosaur) x Lots of Lawsuits = How Did This Get Made?!?!

Nobody sets out to make a bad movie. But the truth is, it happens all the time. And every time it does, there’s a fun misadventure and cautionary tale lurking somewhere behind the scenes. This is that story for the most expensive movie that ever went straight to video: THEODORE REX.

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Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse Red Band Trailer
Paramount Pictures has released a red band (i.e. uncensored or R-rated) trailer for their upcoming Halloween release Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse. Directed by Christopher Landon, the writer of the Paranormal Activity sequels and director of Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, comes a modern Amblin-esque story of a bunch of Boy Scouts who go on an overnight adventure on the same night of the zombie apocalypse. Watch the Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse red band trailer now embedded after the jump. Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

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