Colin Trevorrow pic

You probably won’t see another movie like The Book of Henry any time soon. Even summarizing the film isn’t exactly simple, because it’s not a simple movie or a movie that plays it safe. It’s significantly smaller in scope than director Colin Trevorrow‘s previous film, Jurassic World, but he sees his third feature as a big movie, “an epic story in a very small context.”

The story, which originally had more dark comedy elements, was written 19 years ago by Gregg Hurtwitz. Trevorrow thought he might direct it after Safety Not Guarnteed, but then he was tapped by Steven Spielberg to helm Jurassic World. After the massive success of that film, he returned to The Book of Henry as a detour before tacking Star Wars: Episode 9.

During our short interview, the director told us what about the story spoke to him, its unpredictable narrative, and why The Book of Henry felt like a bigger risk than Jurassic World.

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okja trailer

Okja has been at the center of many conversations — it’s Bong Joon-ho‘s next anticipated film after his critically acclaimed cult hit Snowpiercer, it’s Netflix’s next big gamble in the feature film business, and it has caused all kind of controversy at the Cannes Film Festival for its lack of a traditional theatrical release.

But perhaps not enough has been said about how good the film actually is. So the new trailer does that job for you, compiling all the rave reviews of critics singing praises for Okja.

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The Trip to Spain trailer

While The Trip movies often include a couple of melancholic moments and some pontificating about getting older, the majority of these films are an absolute pleasure to watch. Director Michael Winterbottom has locked in on a simple but effective formula: stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon cruise across various countrysides eating delicious-looking food and incessantly bantering back and forth.

After a three year hiatus, they’re all back for a new set of adventures. IFC Films has unveiled the first full-length trailer for The Trip to Spain, the third and latest entry in this unlikely franchise, and Coogan and Brydon pay homage to late James Bond actor Roger Moore with more impressions.
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glow reviews

One of my most anticipated new shows coming to Netflix is GLOW, which stars Alison Brie and Marc Maron. Set within the real 1980’s world of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, Brie plays the fictionalized Ruth Wilder, an out-of-work, struggling actress in Los Angeles who “finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling.” The show was created by Liz Flahive (Homeland, Nurse Jackie) and Carly Mensch (Nurse Jackie, Orange Is The New Black, Weeds), who executive produce alongside Orange Is the New Black producers Jenji Kohan and Tara Herrmann.

The first reviews of GLOW have begun to appear online. Did the critics give the series a piledriver or did they mark out like fans at an old ECW show?
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Goodbye Christopher Robin Trailer

These days, it feels like there are facets of the world at war at all times and we just accept this as the way things are. But in decades and centuries past, a nation at war was all-consumed by this fact. People didn’t have high tech gadgets to distract them or an advanced military to give us a sense of security. But one man came up with a story that gave hope to a nation torn apart by World War I.

Goodbye Christopher Robin tells the story of children’s author A. A. Milne and how his son Christopher Robin helped inspire the classic children’s character Winnie the Pooh and all his adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood. Now the first trailer has arrived to show us how this heartwarming true story is coming to life.

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Detroit Trailer: John Boyega Gets Falsely Accused

“What happened at the motel?”

The newest trailer for Kathryn Bigelow’s anticipated drama Detroit reveals more of the story, which is based on true events that took place during the 1967 Detroit race riots. John Boyega‘s security guard, seemingly a passive, observing figure in the first trailer, takes the spotlight here, standing accused of a murder he did not commit by detectives hiding the actions of unhinged police officers.

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Fargo Aporia Review

(Every week, we’re going to kick off a discussion about Fargo season 3 by answering one simple question: who f*cked up the most this week?)

Defeat and disappointment are at the forefront of this week’s episode of Fargo. The most righteous and the most villainous characters on the FX series are thwarted in the second-to-last episode of the season. “Aporia,” as a title, is on the money. Keith Gordon, who also directed the season 3 finale, makes the stakes feel even more personal before the end.

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house of cards season 5 spoiler review

(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: season 5 of Netflix’s flagship series House of Cards.)

Can we take a minute to bow down to Robin Wright? The Oscar-nominated actress was last seen as Antiope on the big screen annihilating a bunch of angry male villains donning a big ole smile and golden warrior gear like a badass in Wonder Woman. Though she was only in the movie (which, in case you haven’t heard, is now the biggest blockbuster from a woman director ever) for a few memorable scenes, her presence encapsulates everything that movie represents: strength, femininity, and command.

The same can be said of Wright’s performance in season 5 of House of Cards, now streaming on Netflix.

Spoilers begin right here.

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Flatliners Remake Trailer

If Netflix’s The Discovery wasn’t quite what you were hoping for in a movie that explores what happens after we die, maybe the remake of the 1990 thriller Flatliners will make up for it.

Ellen Page (Juno), Diego Luna (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Nina Dobrev (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), James Norton (Happy Valley) and Kiersey Clemons (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) star in the remake of Joel Schumacher’s film, taking on the roles originated by Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, Oliver Platt, and Kevin Bacon. They are five medical students who learn about what lies beyond mortality when they stop each others’ heart for a few minutes at a time before immediately resuscitate them. What starts as an almost indescribable thrill that seems to have a positive impact on their brain slowly turns into a nightmare as they are each haunted by something tragic from their past.

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better call saul fall review 2

(Every week, we’re going to kick off discussion about Better Call Saul season 3 by answering one simple question: who came out on top when the credits rolled?)

“Fall” is the sparsest episode of the season so far, in that our main characters occupy separate spaces as opposed to overlapping in any real capacity. It’s the first time we’ve seen the storylines so disparate, and it goes a long way towards emphasizing just how isolated they all are. Nearly three seasons through Better Call Saul, our main characters have driven themselves apart to a point that’s no longer easy to ignore, especially with how they’re laid out in this week’s episode.

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