Ian Malcolm Funko Pop

The greatest Jeff Goldblum moment in movie history – where Goldblum’s Ian Malcolm poses like a glorious, sexy Renaissance painting in Jurassic Park – will soon be available to own in the palm of your hand. A new Sexy Ian Malcolm™ Funko Pop is coming your way. Life, uh, finds a way. See the glorious Jurassic Park Funko Pop below.

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Private Life Review

For many couples, conceiving a child isn’t much of a challenge. For some, it’s a total freak accident. But for Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) and Richard (Paul Giamatti) it’s an uphill battle that they’ve been fighting for years with no signs of progress. In her latest feature, writer/director Tamara Jenkins (The Savages, Slums of Beverly Hills) slowly unfurls the agony of desperation for a couple in their 40s trying everything they can in the fertility handbook in order to have a child. It’s a beautifully intimate story that genuinely depicts the struggle of aspiring parents by revealing the nooks, crannies and difficulties of being desperate to have a child of your own. Read More »

The 10 Best Episodes of ‘Breaking Bad’

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10 years ago tomorrow, a show with no discernible qualities of longevity aired on AMC, a network that was only a few months into its first tentpole series, Mad Men, and not yet an established ratings and awards player. Breaking Bad arrived without much fanfare; it was midseason, January, a dreary time of year for a show so propulsive and colorful. And though immediately critically acclaimed – Bryan Cranston won a Best Actor Emmy for the first season – it took years to crystalize as a full-blown hit. Now, 10 years later, Breaking Bad is one of the most beloved and valued series of all time, a behemoth that cleared the way for a slew of imitators, and redefined what Golden Age television looks and feels like.

To celebrate the show’s 10-year anniversary, we’re counting down the 10 best episodes it ever produced.

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Den of Thieves Review

It’s hard to make a bad Gerard Butler movie.

This isn’t to say that none of his movies are bad. Rather, Gerard Butler is the kind of actor so willing to ham it up that nothing he’s in is ever a complete waste of time. He’s committed to the point that I’ve long considered him a better actor than he’s generally given credit for (or given the roles to prove), though he seems to be doing perfectly well in the gregarious tough guy niche he’s carved out for himself.

Unfortunately, Den of Thieves is the kind of slog that almost completely runs out that goodwill.

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Blindspotting review

Remember the name Daveed Diggs, because if the Hollywood gods have any sense of justice, this guy is about to blow up in a major way. Fans of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash hit Hamilton are already familiar with Diggs (he played the Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in that show), but in Blindspotting, the opening night movie of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, Diggs establishes himself as a talented multi-hyphenate who should be at the top of every casting director’s list for years to come.

And while Diggs is terrific in the film, it’s not only a good movie simply because he’s good in it. This is an ambitious film with a lot to say, and director Carlos Lopez Estrada pulls off an impressive high-wire act of balancing drama, humor, and suspense throughout. Put this one on your radar now, because you’re going to want to make sure you see this when it eventually comes to theaters. Read More »

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12 Strong Trailer

Two questions inevitably crop up as a movie based on a true story unfolds. First, how much of what’s happening on screen is actually what happened in real life? Second, how much of what happened in real life can translate into something dramatically interesting? The new war film 12 Strong begins with a compelling enough hook, following a dozen U.S. soldiers who were the first men to attempt to take down the Taliban in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. Unfortunately, while the real events indeed seem fascinating, they don’t make for a compelling film.

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Tessa Thompson Kick-Ass

Netflix bought comic writer Mark Millar‘s Millarworld company last summer, but two Millar properties were not included in that deal: Kingsman (which saw a movie sequel released last year) and Kick-Ass. The latter is getting a new monthly comic series in 2018 with a brand new protagonist: the mantle of Kick-Ass will pass from Dave Lizewski to Patience Lee, a black woman who served in the military and is the mother of young children.

Now Millar says that if he could pick an actor to take over the Kick-Ass mantle from Aaron Taylor-Johnson, he’d choose Thor: Ragnarok star Tessa Thompson to play Patience Lee in a new movie. Read the writer’s Tessa Thompson Kick-Ass comment below.
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Morning Watch - Phantom Thread

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, get up close and personal with the costumes of Paul Thomas Anderson‘s latest film Phantom Thread. Plus, watch the original audition tapes for the cast of The Maze Runner franchise, and find out some things that you may not have known about the original 1995 adaptation of Jumanji. Read More »

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Will Captain America be going into full Nomad mode in Avengers: Infinity War? What other Marvel Cinematic Universe cast member did Chris Hemsworth confirm for Avengers: Infinity War? Are Marvel’s current animated shows soon to be canceled? How did Black Lightning perform in the ratings for the series premiere? Want to see a trailer for Avengers: Infinity War? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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On the January 17, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writer Chris Evangelista to talk about Chris’s top 10 movies of 2017.

You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunesGoogle PlayOvercast and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS URL if you need it). Read More »