most fun star wars movie

If the previous Star Wars movies weren’t fun enough for you, wait until you get a load of Solo: A Star Wars Story. Actor Donald Glover (who should be getting his own Lando Calrissian spin-off any second now) implies that the upcoming spin-off could be the most fun Star Wars movie yet, largely because the story is free from the burden of expectation. Read Glover’s comments below. Read More »

Black Panther Infinity Stone

Marvel’s Black Panther is finally in theaters, and it’s clear that the king has arrived. The film has already earned tremendous critical acclaim (here’s our full review), fans are loving it, and it’s set to break all sorts of box office records this weekend. But with Avengers: Infinity War looming in the distance, there’s an aspect that detail-oriented Marvel fans might have noticed about Black Panther: it doesn’t contain any Infinity Stones.

Learn what co-writer/director Ryan Coogler has to say about the lack of Black Panther Infinity Stones below. We’ll also give you a refresher of the whereabouts of every Stone in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at this point in the timeline.

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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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blade runner 2049 women

After seeing director Denis Villeneuve‘s sci-fi sequel Blade Runner 2049, some viewers took issue with the movie’s depiction of its female characters. The main story revolves around a male Replicant (Ryan Gosling‘s Agent K) and his quest for another (Harrison Ford‘s Rick Deckard) to learn the truth about his origins, and the movie’s women are often relegated to minor supporting players, holograms, or sex workers.

Now the filmmaker has responded to critiques of the way he portrayed women in the movie. Is his response good enough to change your mind?
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Man of Steel sequels

While some hardcore DC movie fans insist that Warner Bros. should continue to make dark and gritty superhero movies, at least one of the franchise’s actors is embracing the opportunity to return to a more traditional depiction of his character. Henry Cavill, who has played Superman in Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and Justice League, explains how the change his character undergoes in the latter DC Comics movie gives him a huge opportunity to depict the classic version of Superman in possible Justice League or Man of Steel sequels.
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What mother is really about

Leave it to Darren Aronofsky to lob a cinematic concussion grenade right in the middle of September. The writer/director’s latest film, mother!, is layer upon layer of allegory and metaphor, a movie that almost demands a long conversation afterwards to process what you’ve just seen. It’s earned a rare “F” Cinemascore, and Paramount even had to issue a statement defending their decision to release the film (read that here), which is a move that strikes me as crazier than anything that happens in the actual movie.

Aronofsky and his star Jennifer Lawrence have spoken about how they intended the movie to be about Mother Nature, and in a new interview, the filmmaker answers more questions about what mother! is really about. But do his intentions matter any more?
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warcraft images

Despite being the most successful video game movie of all time, it doesn’t seem like Duncan Jones‘ film adaptation of the mega-popular game Warcraft is going to be getting a sequel – even though one was briefly teased by the movie’s official Chinese social media account last year. There’s still a tiny sliver of possibility, but in case Jones never gets the opportunity to tell his follow-up story, he told a group of fans last night about his plans for what his version of Warcraft 2 would have been about.
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Elizabeth Banks calls out Steven Spielberg

While accepting an award at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards on Wednesday night, actress and director Elizabeth Banks (Pitch Perfect 2) put director Steven Spielberg on blast in a big way for the lack of female lead characters that have appeared in his films over the years. Read Banks’ comments below.
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Doctor Strange - Benedict Cumberbatch

Wonder Woman is unquestionably the movie of the moment, but when you take a step back and look at the larger film industry, Marvel Studios is still sitting pretty. They already released Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 to great acclaim last month, they have Spider-Man: Homecoming (which is technically a Sony release) coming out soon, and the exciting-looking Thor: Ragnarok is on deck for November. Oh, and don’t forget about Black Panther, Ant-Man and the Wasp, and another Avengers movie next year. There’s no doubt that they’re in a creative groove right now.

But director John Landis isn’t impressed. In a new interview, the man behind National Lampoon’s Animal House, The Blues Brothers, An American Werewolf in London, and Three Amigos says he’s “bored shitless” by the MCU films. Read the John Landis Marvel comments below to find out why.
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Donald Glover Lando

It feels like Disney and Lucasfilm’s young Han Solo Star Wars spin-off film has been shooting for ages already, and we still don’t even know what the official title is yet. We know Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) is playing the cocky young smuggler, but right now, it seems as if there might be even more interest surrounding actor/rapper Donald Glover’s portrayal of Han’s pal Lando Calrissian, the former owner of the Millennium Falcon. Glover hasn’t spoken much about stepping into the role famously played by Billy Dee Williams, but in a new interview, he opens up about the “complicated” character and describes how the experience has been so far. Spoiler alert: he’s loving it.
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