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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The Gracefield Incident trailer

One of the biggest complaints we tend to have about movies presented in the found footage style is always, “Why would these people keep the cameras rolling in these intense situations?” A new movie called The Gracefield Incident seems to have found a nice way around that pesky problem: the protagonist implants a camera into his prosthetic eye so he can record an upcoming vacation with his friends, but he also manages to witness a terrifying alien invasion during the trip. That’s a nice twist on a tired formula, but will it be enough to get audiences to check it out? Take a look at the trailer for The Gracefield Incident below.
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Shadowman movie

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is currently king of the mountain when it comes to telling interconnecting stories across multiple movies, but Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe and Universal’s Dark Universe are looking to build their own ongoing cinematic universes. Valiant Entertainment, a company looking to use their comic books as the basis for a cinematic universe of their own, has been waiting on the sidelines since 2012, and it seems like they’re finally inching closer to joining the fray with a film based on Shadowman.

Reginald Hudlin, a veteran director and producer, has been hired to take the reins on this one, and he’ll team with an acclaimed showrunner to rewrite the script.
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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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‘Luther’ Season 5 is on the Way

luther season 5

Idris Elba may have made the successful leap to the big screen (and is looking to break out into full-fledged movie stardom this year), but television keeps calling him home. The versatile British actor will officially return for Luther season 5 and production is set to begin this year.

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Atomic Blonde clip 2

Focus Features has deemed the next few months an “#AtomicSummer” in honor of their upcoming spy thriller Atomic Blonde, and I’m willing to overlook that cheesy name as long as it results in us getting a better look at the movie. They kicked things off with a glimpse at one of the film’s fight scenes, but their newly-released second clip slows things down a little and shows a different side of the spy game altogether, as Charlize Theron and Sofia Boutella’s characters flirt in a crowded bar.
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First Kill trailer

Bruce Willis has three action movies coming out over the next few months. Next week, we can watch him team up with John Goodman for Once Upon a Time in Venice, a movie that doesn’t like as fun as its cast. A couple of weeks later, he’ll be back in theatres (or on demand) with First Kill. Willis’ latest collaboration with director Steven C. Miller, who’s currently in post-production on Escape Plan: Hades, co-stars Hayden Christensen as a man whose son (Ty Shelton) gets kidnapped. He may need help from the one and only Bruce Willis and his signature smirk.

Below, watch the First Kill trailer.

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