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brothers' nest review

There’s no such thing as the perfect crime and this is doubly true in the movies. The Australian thriller Brothers’ Nest is built around a seemingly perfect criminal plot that turns out to be spectacularly imperfect once a rogue element or two enter the equation. You’ve seen this set-up before and you’ve seen it before because it works. We like to watch perfect structures tumble. It’s why we slow down at car accidents. And the duration of Brothers’ Nest is spent watching the car slide toward catatastrophe in ultra-slow motion. We await the final impact. We know it’s going to be painful. And then it is.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi Commentary

Along with the spectacular feature length behind-the-scenes documentary available on the home video release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there’s also commentary from director Rian Johnson that provides even more insight into the movie.

Below, we run through the fascinating details revealed by Rian Johnson, including alternate shots, cinematic influences, the motivation behind certain sequences, the director’s two cameos, and details about things that were included in earlier drafts of the movie that ended up on the cutting room floor.

So here’s everything we learned from the Star Wars The Last Jedi commentary track. Read More »

Avengers Infinity War Fandango Posters

Want to make your own Black Panther Barbie doll of Shuri for your kids? When do the finales of all the DC TV shows air? Are you ready for the Dora Milaje from Black Panther to get their own comic? What ticket sales record did Avengers: Infinity War already break? Did you know you can see Steppenwolf’s bare butt in a scene from Justice League? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Star Wars Battlefront 4 Concept Art

Years before Disney bought Lucasfilm and essentially cleaned house of all the previous Star Wars projects in development, there was one major project from a galaxy far, far away that got canceled and really disappointed fans.

Star Wars Battlefront III got the axe in 2008 when game developers Free Radical suddenly lost the rights to develop the game despite spending years working on it. Fans never got to play the game despite the fact that it was essentially complete at the time it was canceled. Since developers were finishing up the third installment, they had already started developing the fourth installment.

Star Wars Battlefront 4 would have been a radical departure from previous installments by following an alternate saga timeline, one that turned iconic Jedi to the dark side, and villains into Jedi. If just the mere idea of an alternate timeline like this in the Star Wars universe is too much to handle, wait until you see Star Wars Battlefront 4 concept art of characters like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Leia in dark side gear. It would have been quite the twisted version of Star Wars. Read More »

Tomb Raider trailer

Alicia Vikander kicks ass. No matter what you may think of the new Tomb Raider, it can’t be said that Vikander hasn’t put in the work to play Lara Croft. From the moment she shows up on screen, training in a boxing ring, it’s clear that this is a woman who can handle herself. No, she’s not invincible — later on in the film, she’s almost completely incapacitated by a piece of debris going through her stomach — this is a movie, not a game. It’s not like she can operate in film on hit points and extra lives.

The only pity is that she’s stuck in a movie (directed by Roar Uthaug) that’s about as precarious as some of the traps she has to navigate when she’s finally thrust into a tomb.

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avengers infinity war trailer

While Captain America: Civil War gathered a large portion of Marvel Studios’ superhero squad in the same film and pitted them against each other, it’s been nearly three years since we’ve seen an official Avengers movie. (Age of Ultron came out in the summer of 2015.) And while almost every Marvel film arrives with descriptors like “Marvel’s biggest movie yet,” there’s no doubt their newest endeavor is actually going to live up to that hype. Check out the latest Avengers Infinity War trailer below.
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LEGO DeLorean Time Machine

The way I see it, if you’re going to build a time machine, why not make it out of tens of thousands of building blocks?

That’s exactly what master builders Russell Søren-Larsen and Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught did when they were got permission from Universal Pictures to create a massive replica of the Back to the Future DeLorean time machine out of thousands of LEGO bricks. More specifically, this LEGO DeLorean time machine is made up of 65,143 pieces and it took the duo (and a team of five other dedicated builders) 290 hours to put it all together. See their incredible work below. Read More »

Barry Jenkins Best Picture Speech

It usually feels like a miracle when an Oscar winner gives a short and sweet acceptance speech. Hell, long Oscar acceptance speeches have become such a staple that 2018 Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel even created a whole new category for shortest acceptance speech. (Congratulations Mark Bridges.)

But there was one speech that we wish we could have heard more of: Barry Jenkins Best Picture speech that the director would have given after Moonlight‘s astonishing win at the 2017 Oscars. But we all know what happened that year. A fumbled envelope, an award incorrectly given to La La Land, the celebrity reaction picture of the century. Unfortunately, that insane mistake would end up overshadowing Moonlight‘s very important win, and a speech that would have had us all weeping. But now, you can finally hear the speech that Barry Jenkins meant to give.

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The Shape of Water References

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, learn about the various homages, references and influences made in The Shape of Water. Plus, watch a musical rendition of Bad Lip Reading using Star Wars: A New Hope, and see how many Easter eggs in Pixar’s Up you were able to spot without being told where they were. Read More »

Avengers - Iron Hulk

Want another chance at attending the Avengers: Infinity War premiere? What is Red Hulk doing wearing Iron Man armor? Which Black Panther star has a role in Venom? What do we know about the new Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel villain? Which Walking Dead star wants to play Wolverine? What new villain has been added to Luke Cage season 2? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »