The /Filmcast: Bonus Ep. – Moonlight

moonlight

Devindra chats with Angie Han about Barry Jenkins’ moving film, Moonlight. Be sure to also check out The Next Picture Show discussion about the film.

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Wonder Woman vs Wolverine

Which Saturday Night Live star wants to join the Deadpool franchise? Can Wonder Woman beat Wolverine in a fight? What other Marvel character would Rosario Dawson be interested in playing? How many comic book movies are in development that aren’t Marvel or DC? Which Daredevil star wants a role in Guardians of the Galaxy 3? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

the lawnmower man

In 2014, Facebook acquired Oculus—a scrappy start-up dedicated to resurrecting virtual reality—for $2 billion. Since then, every major player in the tech space (from Google and Microsoft to Sony and Samsung) has begun to prepare for a very virtual future.

With this incredible technology now on its way, I’ve spent the past couple of years working on a new book about the unlikely heroes of this virtual reality revolution. During that time, I’ve had hundreds of conversations with those in the burgeoning VR industry and, at some point, almost inevitably, The Lawnmower Man—the 1992 sci-film film directed by Brett Leonard—eventually comes up.

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westworld times square photo

In the first episode of HBO’s Westworld, Louis Herthum‘s android character Peter Abernathy discovers a mysterious photo in the dirt. The photo, which showed a woman standing in front of Times Square, should have been something that the host was programmed not to see. But instead the photo apparently sparked a critical malfunction. Why this happened, we don’t quite know yet (or will we ever know?) but the photo took on a larger meaning later in the season.

You might be surprised to learn that the Times Square photo was actually a stock image licensed by Getty Images and not an image of an actress taken specifically for the series. And this stock photo have led some Westworld fanatics to a new conspiracy theory. Find out more about the Westworld Times Square photo mystery, after the jump.

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Top 25 Movies of 2016

The end of year is always accompanied by a parade of lists and rankings and recaps and awards, all of the assembled by publications and groups of all sizes and tastes. At its best, this is a season of celebration, of looking back on the year and appreciating the absolute best cinema from past 52 weeks. At its worst, it can be a little mind-numbing, especially when a writer you usually trust puts something especially boneheaded in that number one spot.

One of the beacons amidst the noise is always film critic’s David Ehrlich‘s annual top 25 video, which serves not only as his official list, but as a work of art in and of itself. Honestly, I look forward to these videos as much as I look forward to some movies and I’ve never been disappointed. His Top 25 Movies of 2016 picks do not disappoint.

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guardians of the galaxy vol. 2

The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer arrived a few days ago, following hot on the heels of a brisk sneak preview that had been assembled to play in theaters with Doctor Strange. And as you’d expect from any second preview, the new batch of footage is longer, more polished and full of more shots to overly examine, should that be your unhealthy hobby.

Well, it’s my unhealthy hobby. Let’s go through this thing frame-by-frame.

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Zack Snyder's Batman v Superman Star Wars mashup

Like Star Wars, but wish it were a little more like Batman v SupermanZack Snyder has you covered. The DC director has taken it upon himself to mash up the Batman v Superman trailer with Star Wars, reframing the conflict as “Dark Side Knight v Superjedi.” It’s a cute little exercise, but one that’s bound to ruffle some feathers in both fandoms — especially once you realize this means he’s cast Batman as some sort of Sith lord. Read More »

Julian Rentzsch Director Portraits - Steven Spielberg

We feature plenty of collectible artwork here at /Film, but nearly all of them pay tribute to movies and TV, but not the people who make them. That changes today with a series of filmmaker portraits that are positively stunning.

Julian Rentzsch has created a series of portraits paying tribute to iconic directors such as Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Alfred Hitchcock, Christopher Nolan, Stanley Kubrick and more. Check out the Julian Rentzsch director portraits after the jump. Read More »

2016 Movie Trailer Mash-Up

We’re over a week into the final month of 2016, and that means it’s time to start looking back at the year in cinema. While it might seem like a bummer of a year for a multitude of reasons, especially all those great talents we lost in entertainment this year, it’s important to remember that there were some great movies that hit the big screen this year, and that’s exactly what the first retrospective video for the films of 2016 does.

Moving Pictures 2016 assembles footage from dozens of films from the past year and puts them into a big montage. From the upcoming musical romance La La Land to the blockbuster battle of Batman v Superman to the indie comedy of Hunt for the Wilderpeople to the breathtaking sci-fi of Arrival to the underdog story of Eddie the Eagle, it’s been quite a year. Read More »

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When will Agents of SHIELD return in January? Which comic book movie star was named Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainer of the Year? When can you play the season finale of Batman: The Telltale Series? Did you catch everything important in the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 teaser trailer? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »