Nightwatch movie

Acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee might be getting in on that sweet superhero movie action. Lee is circling Sony’s Nightwatch, based on the Marvel comics character that first appeared in Web of Spider-Man #97Luke Cage showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker is set to pen the script. More on the Nightwatch movie below.

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sequel bits IT 2

In this edition of sequel bits:

  • It 2 working title revealed
  • Rob Zombie begins shooting Devil’s Rejects sequel Three From Hell
  • What’s up with Enchanted 2?
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger says Twins sequel Triplets is still happening
  • Michael Giacchino begins recording Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom score
  • Jeff Goldblum will play Ian Malcolm again in a Jurassic World videogame
  • An update on the new Die Hard sequel no one wants
  • Danny McBride provides an update on Halloween

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wolverine the long night

The town of Burns, Alaska has been rocked by a series of gruesome murders. The bodies have been sliced and dismembered, and a pair of police detectives are at a loss on how to find the killer. But earlier, residents had spotted a short, hairy man near the docks.

Marvel has entered the podcast game with their first scripted podcast, Wolverine: The Long Night, a “true crime” podcast in the vein of Serial and S-Town with a dash of the experimental thriller Homecoming. And you can listen to the first episode now.

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Blu-ray 3/13

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

Welcome back to another Blu-ray round-up. There’s something for everyone here! The comic-book bombast of Justice League; the romanticism of Call Me By Your Name; a Martin Scorsese masterpiece in the form of The Age of Innocence; indie comedy courtesy of The Disaster Artist and I, Tonya; the ’80s charm of Joe Dante’s The ‘Burbs; and, uh, Downsizing!

Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week, and beyond.

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Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald Trailer Breakdown

Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home. So nothing feels more comforting than seeing Hogwarts for the first time in the Harry Potter spin-off series Fantastic Beasts.

But Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second film in the new five-movie franchise (out November 16, 2018), only gives us a fleeting glimpse of Hogwarts before whisking off on more globe-trotting adventures. This time: Paris. The metropolitan capital of France will be the battleground for the oncoming war against the dark wizard Grindelwald (Johnny Depp), which will be fought by our intrepid hero Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) and a young, hot Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law).

Join us on our frame-by-frame breakdown of the first Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald trailer.

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Ready Player One tickets

Ready Player One is a big deal because it marks director Steven Spielberg‘s return to big budget science fiction, a genre he hasn’t genuinely dabbled in since 2005’s War of the Worlds. And after the movie’s mostly positive reception after its debut at this year’s South By Southwest film festival, fans are more excited than ever. Now you can turn that excitement into action: Ready Player One tickets are on sale right now, and if you order through Fandango, you can get a free poster that’s better than any of the other posters the film has received thus far.
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The Disaster Artist Scene Breakdown

Yesterday Tommy Wiseau scared the hell out of us with a video of him auditioning as The Joker for no good reason at all. Now today he’s providing some insight into the accuracy of The Disaster Artist when it comes to depicting the making of his infamous independent film turned cult classic, The Room.

For Vanity Fair’s “Notes on a Scene” video series, Tommy Wiseau breaks down the rooftop scene featuring James Franco (as the eccentric Wiseau) struggling to correctly remember his lines, resulting in an embarrassing amount of takes. Wiseau’s insight on the original scene is interesting, but you also have to wonder if what he says is true. Read More »

matt helm writer

Another spy movie with a surprisingly generic name is coming to the big screen.

Bradley Cooper is set to star in Matt Helm, a spy thriller film based on Donald Hamilton’s series of novels published from the ’60s to the ’90s. The adaptation has been in the works at Paramount for nearly 10 years now, but is finally moving forward with a new writer on board.

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A Wrinkle in Time Trailer

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time.)

I’m going to start this A Wrinkle in Time spoiler review a little differently than normal. I think we, as a critic and audience, should be honest with each other for a moment.

Some of you out there might not be aware of this, but there’s a certain burden that comes with being a woman of color in the film criticism space. To be truthful, I don’t feel this burden all of the time, but I always know it’s there. As I’m surprised to find, writing this review for A Wrinkle in Time happens to be one of those times in which I distinctly feel the pressure I’m under as a black woman to like and laud A Wrinkle in Time, to support director Ava DuVernay. But I can’t honestly do that. The film has a multitude of issues that must be addressed.

However, the film itself can also be reviewed on two different levels: how it performs as a film for children and how it performs as a film for adults.

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Ready Player One Reviews

Ready Player One premiered at the 2018 South by Southwest Festival to heavy anticipation. Would it be as tacky as the marketing made it appear or would director Steven Spielberg live up to his legendary reputation?

It turns out that fans of the ’80s nostalgia vehicle had nothing to worry about. Movie critics and geek bloggers are over the moon in their praise of Spielberg’s adaptation of the 2011 Ernest Cline novel, calling it a joyous visual spectacle. After the film premiered — with a few technical hiccups — in Austin, Ready Player One received a standing ovation.

Here is what early critics thought of Ready Player One.

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