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Emma Stone Hosted Saturday Night Live

As the first of three episodes that will close out the end of 2016, Emma Stone hosted Saturday Night Live last night for the third time, and hopefully it’s an indication of a strong finish for the cast, writers and crew of the staple sketch show. A solid episode brought some great sketches, including the return of Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump and a cameo from one of the stars of Office Christmas Party, besides the SNL cast members who also star in the movie.

We run through the best and worst sketches of Emma Stone’s Saturday Night Live after the jump. Read More »

Spider-Man Homecoming Suit Upgrade

This past weekend brought Comic-Con Experience 2016 to Brazil, and with it came the debut of the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer (which arrived online shortly thereafter for our viewing pleasure). But another Marvel Studios trailer was shown that we haven’t seen yet, and likely won’t see until next week when it debuts with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Spider-Man: Homecoming had the first trailer debut at CCXP 2016, and some details have been hitting the web since then. We don’t want to spoil anything for those who just want to wait to see it for themselves, but there is one detail worth mentioning regarding a Spidey suit upgrade that longtime webslinger fans will be happy to see Tom Holland wearing on the big screen.

Find out about the Spider-Man Homecoming suit upgrade after the jump, but beware that this detail is from the closing moments of the trailer, so don’t read if you don’t want to ruin the surprise. Read More »

Luke Cage Season 2

The end of September brought the debut of Luke Cage, Netflix’s latest TV series from Marvel Studios, the third of an entire line-up of shows leading up to the assembly of the street-level superhero team known as The Defenders. Now it appears both Marvel and Netflix were satisfied with the reception of the show, because Luke Cage season 2 has just been officially announced by Marvel Studios with a little teaser video that you can watch below. Read More »

Ghostbusters - Alice Drummond Dead

Following the sad news that arrived Thanksgiving weekend with the deaths of The Brady Bunch matriarch Florence Henderson and Barney Miller star Ron Glass, another actress has left this world.

You may not know Alice Drummond by name, but you’ve undoubtedly seen the character actress in key roles in some very popular movies, including playing the librarian from the opening scene of Ghostbusters and Ray Finkle’s cuckoo mother in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Sadly, Alice Drummond has passed away at 88 years old. Read More »

20th Century Women

As of this moment, 20th Century Women is my favorite movie of the year. Mike Mills‘ (Beginners) latest film is warm, compassionate, honest, and funny. It’s easily the director’s most accomplished feature to date. While watching 20th Century Women, there are themes that call to mind his previous features. Time is a crucial component of Mills’ work, and in 20th Century Women, he focuses on a very particular and relatable time in most peoples’ lives.

Below, watch the 20th Century Women featurette.

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guardians of the galaxy 2 trailer

A few years ago, Guardians of the Galaxy felt like a big left turn and a risk for Marvel Studios. In retrospect, its critical accolades and massive box office felt predestined – this is what happens when a filmmaker as offbeat and clever as director James Gunn is allowed to play in the superhero movie sandbox.

The first full trailer for the sequel, the appropriately titled Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, has arrived and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t overjoyed to see this motley crew of universe-saving a-holes again.

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Rogue One Clip

The clips are starting to pour in for Gareth Edwards‘ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. After plenty of welcomed secrecy, just two short weeks before the movie finally comes out, we’re seeing more and more footage. Yesterday brought us a clip in which Stormtroopers have yet to master the art of simply aiming, while today brings us a new clip showing Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) and Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) trying to get on the same page and another with a character you’ll remember from the prequels.

Below, watch the Rogue One clips.

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EVERYBODY WANTS SOME

After a while, all the top 10 lists and awards nominations start to blur. Sure, everyone’s choices are a little bit different, but a consensus starts to form around certain titles. (This year, those seem to include the very deserving Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea.) But you can always leave it to John Waters to pick a few that are completely off the beaten path.

This year, his favorites include films like Elle and Everybody Wants Some!! that you’re likely to see on many other people’s lists. But they also include movies like Krisha that haven’t received nearly as much attention, and ones like Like a Cattle Towards Glow that — if I’m being honest — I had never even heard. You may agree with his picks or you may not, but either way you’ll probably come away with one or two (or eight) to add to your own to-watch list. Check out the John Waters top 10 of 2016 below.  Read More »

A Monster Calls featurette

A Monster Calls is a heartbreaking movie. When J.A. Bayona‘s (The Impossible) latest film premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, in a nice bit of promotion, tissue boxes were handed out to those in attendance. That was a good call because the film certainly made our own Angie Han choke up once or twice. She praised the drama as a “five-hankie sobfest, a ruthlessly effective tearjerker even by cancer drama standards,” despite a few scenes she found too manipulative.

Below, watch A Monster Calls featurette, which shows how the story came about and evolved.

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Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we crusade for civil rights using the Internet, get excited over a five-plus hour movie about four women living in Japan, I find a French Robert Downey Jr. lookalike, we try to get to the moon with power tools, we remember VHS board games through a little horror, and we get to know the Big Apple a little better.  Read More »