The Kindergarten Teacher Netflix

Another Sundance movie has found a home. Netflix has scooped up the rights to writer/director Sara Colangelo‘s The Kindergarten Teacher in the U.S. and Canada, and they’ll make the film available for subscribers to stream sometime this year. Maggie Gyllenhaal produced the movie and stars as a teacher who becomes dangerously obsessed with nurturing the talent of one of her young students. Read more about The Kindergarten Teacher Netflix deal below. Read More »

Black Panther MCU

We’ve written at length about how Ryan Coogler‘s Black Panther is a cinematic force to be reckoned with. It’s a full-fledged box office juggernaut, an inspiring cultural touchstone, and a damn good movie to boot. It also introduces some significant new aspects to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and by the time the film ends, the world will never be the same.

Let’s explore the Black Panther MCU impact and what the movie means for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe – both from a business perspective and in terms of its narrative storytelling. Read More »

Alex Garland interview

Writer/director Alex Garland set a high bar for himself with Ex Machina, his stellar 2015 directorial debut. That sci-fi movie had a lot on its mind, but his newest film, Annihilation, is far more cerebral. It’s one of the most challenging movies of the year: bold, beautiful, and haunting in a way that occasionally verges on being experimental.

Not long ago, I had the opportunity to sit down with Garland and actor Oscar Isaac, who plays a key role in the film, to talk to them about bringing this story to the big screen. We touched on the film’s behind-the-scenes clashes, whether or not Garland was concerned with audiences being able to keep up with what he’s doing in this movie, Isaac’s approach to his troubled character, and much more. Read our full Oscar Isaac and Alex Garland interview below. Read More »

Red Sparrow clip

Depending on which critic you ask, Red Sparrow is either a surprisingly good adult drama or a slog to sit through. Either way, there’s some buzz behind the Jennifer Lawrence spy-thriller. A new Red Sparrow clip offers a dramatic-yet-subdued look at the film.

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Untangling the Marvel Studios Phase 3 Timeline

Marvel Phase 3 timeline

While the first batch of Marvel Studios films were relatively easy to track on a timeline, it’s become increasingly difficult to keep everything neatly aligned in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But do these little details even matter anymore? Join us as we attempt to untangle the Marvel Phase 3 timeline below. Read More »

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Solo ship

During production of Solo: A Star Wars Story, director Ron Howard wasn’t shy about sharing images from the set – including one particular easter egg that was a shout-out to the work of famed Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie. But now we know Solo will put another concept artist’s work from the original movie to good use in the form of a retro spaceship. Read more about the new (or is it old?) Solo ship below.
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the man who killed don quixote first look

Heaven and hell seemed to unite in defiance of Terry Gilliam‘s The Man Who Killed Don QuixoteHis repeated attempts to make the film over the last 20 years have been plagued by disasters — natural and human.

But, against all odds, he may just have done it. He may have finally made the darn thing. And more than two decades after Gilliam first set out on this passion project, we have our first look at The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

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The Push trailer

There’s a new special coming to Netflix that’s literally about tricking a man into committing murder. It’s called The Push, and it hails from a “psychological illusionist” from the UK named Derren Brown. Brown is one of the world’s greatest mentalists, and he’s been making shows in the United Kingdom for years, but this is his first American special – imagine Punk’d, but instead of making it look like Justin Timberlake’s assets are being hauled away, it’s convincing some poor sap to murder a guy.

Check out The Push trailer below.
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Kings Trailer - Halle Berry

Last year, racial tension was tackled in the 1960s-set drama Detroit as riots unfolded in the Michigan city, sparking a confrontation between citizens and the law during a time of great turmoil. Now, a new drama takes us to the Los Angeles riots in 1992.

Kings tells the story of Millie (Halle Berry), a single mother with eight children, and some of them aren’t even her own. But she takes it upon herself to give them the best home that she can, even if it brings a little craziness into her neighborhood and drives her next door neighbor Obie (Daniel Craig) a little crazy. But there’s turmoil on the horizon after the Rodney King beating trial pushes racial tension to its breaking point, seemingly putting Millie and her family in danger out on the streets. Read More »

The Looming tower review

Before The Looming Tower even begins, you know where it’s going to end. Yet that doesn’t make the series any less engrossing, or addictive.

Based on Lawrence Wright’s Pulitzer-winning book, The Looming Tower is the story of how we ended up here – seemingly trapped in wars with no end in sight. It is the story of the individuals who tried, and failed, to prevent the events that would ultimately lead to 9/11. And it unfolds with all the heart-pounding intensity of a potboiler thriller. The end result is something that may ultimately prove to be the first truly great new TV series of 2018.

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