Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women reveals the rather surprising story of the creator of Wonder Woman, Dr. William Moulton Marston, and the unconventional relationship he had with two women. It’s a charming, thoughtful film that goes places you might not expect it to, and a new clip offers a brief glimpse of the film’s themes. Watch the Professor Marston and the Wonder Women clip below.

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the shape of water

Thank the movie gods for Guillermo del Toro. One of our best living filmmakers, del Toro crafts gorgeous, poetic films that combine genres to great effect. No one working today is making movies like the Crimson Peak filmmaker, and with The Shape of Water, del Toro may have made his masterpiece.

The Shape of Water is a poetic love story set during the Cold War, after John F. Kennedy’s Camelot has come to a tragic close. “The end of Camelot [was] the peak of the promise of the future,” del Toro said, “jet-fin cars, super fast kitchens, television, everything that if you’re white, Anglo-Saxon, heterosexual, you’re good. But if you’re anything else, you’re not so good. Then when Kennedy is shot and Vietnam escalates, and the disillusionment of that dream occurs, I don’t think that has healed.”

This is a love story, yes, but it’s about so much more. As is his custom, del Toro builds an entire world, and populates it with memorable, believable characters. The Shape of Water is also a fairy tale, and all good fairy tales need a princess.

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fifty shades freed

If there’s any proof that fan fiction has power, it’s the mystifying success of the Fifty Shades of Grey series. Its two leads have been launched into stardom (at least, Dakota Johnson kind of has), the movie soundtracks have jumped to the top of music charts, and there’s now a third and final film to close out this BDSM-tinged tale.

Not bad for a passably-written fan-fiction of the Twilight series.

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Winona Ryder

Here’s an unfinished movie that’s already got my money, guaranteed: a romantic comedy starring Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder. They’re playing miserable wedding guests in writer-director Victor Levin‘s (5 to 7) Destination Wedding, which has already wrapped shooting. The romantic comedy is the fourth time Reeves and Ryder have done a movie together, following Coppola’s Bram Stoker’s DraculaA Scanner Darkly, and The Private Lives of Pippa Lee.

Below, learn more about the Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves romantic comedy.

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Literally, Right Before Adam trailer

Justin Long and Cobie Smulders both have a likability that works well in romantic comedies. They can be naturally charismatic in movies, and that kind of charm can work wonders for a romantic comedy. Long and Smulders – which sounds like an insurance company – starring in a romantic comedy sounds appealing and we’ll soon see them in Literally, Right Before Adam, which might not qualify as a traditional rom-com. There’s comedy, yes, but the romance may be dead since it’s about Long’s character being invited to his ex-girlfriend’s (Smulders) wedding.

Below, watch the Literally Right Before Adam trailer.

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The Joker and Harley Quinn Movie

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s surprising news that Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment were developing an origin movie for The Joker that would be directed by Todd Phillips (The Hangover) and produced by Martin Scorsese, yet another project featuring The Clown Prince of Crime has been revealed, and this time he’s bringing his Clown Princess with him.

A new report says Warner Bros. has tapped Crazy Stupid Love filmmaking duo Glenn Ficarra & John Requa to direct and write a film focusing on the criminally insane romance between The Joker and Harley Quinn. Unlike yesterday’s Joker origin movie, this one will take place within the DC Extended Universe, as it will star Jared Leto and Margot Robbie reprising their Suicide Squad roles as The Joker and Harley Quinn respectively. Read More »

ali wong and randall park romantic comedy

Asian-Americans aren’t necessarily well-represented in Hollywood. In fact, you could say they’re pretty poorly represented, with few lead roles written for Asian actors, while plenty of those originally Asian roles are given to white actors in a little phenomenon called “whitewashing.” There’s a whole stigma around Asian men being believable romantic leads due to centuries of media and pop culture emasculating them, but that’s a whole conversation I’ll get to later.

But everything’s coming up, Millhouse. First, we had The Big Sick and Master of None showcasing South Asian men in complex lead roles, romantic and otherwise. Soon, we’ll be getting Crazy Rich Asians, a rom-com which boasts an all-Asian cast. And now, Netflix is gifting us with another Asian-American-led rom-com starring the always hilarious Ali Wong and Randall Park.

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our souls at night trailer

Robert Redford and Jane Fonda are working together for the fourth time in their careers. They most famously starred in Gene Saks’ Barefoot in the Park, but they first appeared together in Arthur Penn’s The Chase. In 1979, they both starred in The Electric Horseman. Next month, we can see the two acting titans back together in a new movie from Netflix, Our Souls at Night.

Below, watch Our Souls at Night trailer.

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more hunger games and twilight movies

Lionsgate may volunteer the Hunger Games and Twilight franchises as tribute to reboot mania.

Both franchises wrapped up their stories before cinematic universe fever broke, and Lionsgate is itching to fill the hole — first by exploring a John Wick universe that spans movies, TV, and comic books, and now by revisiting their most popular and lucrative franchises.

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Call Me By Your Name Trailer

While plenty of our favorite films from the 2017 Sundance Film Festival have been hitting theaters over the summer, from the odd but charming Brigsby Bear to the breakout indie hit The Big Sick, there are still a few that have been held back from release. One of those movies is a wonderful coming-of-age romance set in Italy in 1983, and the first trailer has finally arrived.

Call Me By Your Name focuses on a 17-year old boy named Elio (Timothée Chalamet) spending the summer in his family’s villa, spending his time playing classical music, reading, swimming or flirting with his friend Marzia. But when a handsome, charming 24-year old American doctoral student named Oliver (Armie Hammer) moves into the house as an intern for Elio’s professor father (Michael Stuhlbarg), his fascination with the twentysomething man leads him to a personal discovery that will change his life forever. Read More »