Patrick Melrose clip

The most recent season of the BBC’s Sherlock wrapped up in January of 2017, so if you’ve been waiting for star Benedict Cumberbatch to play another socially maladjusted misanthrope, Showtime’s new drama series Patrick Melrose is here to help.

A new Patrick Melrose clip has arrived, as well as an official premiere date for the show. Watch Cumberbatch lose his cool at a fancy restaurant in the clip below.
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the grinch trailer

That mean green bastard The Grinch is back in an all-new animated movie. Yes, that nasty wasty skunk is returning to ruin Christmas for the Whos down in Whoville, so you better get out of his way. The new The Grinch trailer awaits you below, in all its green glory.

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mowgli movie rating

For a movie that takes place in an untamed jungle filled with ravenous bears, snakes, and tigers, you would think The Jungle Book would have more bloodshed. But both the Disney animated version and its live-action remake are surprisingly bloodless, with the few scary moments punctuated by cheery songs.

Andy Serkis‘ Mowgli will be different. Serkis’ adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s book will hew more closely to reality, complete with a “dark Baloo,” and “bloody imagery.” That bloody imagery is how the film earned a PG-13 from the MPAA.

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The Grinch first look

The Winter Olympics have commenced, bringing with them our first real look at The Grinch. Dr. Seuss’ immortal Christmas thief has already seen one big screen treatment before, via Ron Howard’s candy-colored nightmare adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Now, the big green menace is set to come to theaters again in the form of a new animated film from Illumination. See The Grinch first look below.

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patrick melrose trailer

Benedict Cumberbatch has made a career off of playing charming, troubled geniuses — though in Patrick Melrose he’s leaving off the “genius.”

Based off of Edward St. Aubyn’s award-winning series of novels, Patrick Melrose is a scathing examination of British decadent aristocracy, adapted into a five-part miniseries by Sky Atlantic and Showtime. And aside from the perfect casting of Cumberbatch (he should play every brooding misanthrope), Patrick Melrose boasts a surprisingly impressive cast of Hugo Weaving, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Allison Williams.

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andy serkis jungle book

In the stare-down between two competing film adaptations of The Jungle Book, Warner Bros. was the one that had to blink.

Warner Bros.’ Jungle Book film will be released two years after Disney’s 2016 live-action adaptation of The Jungle Book helmed by Jon Favreau, but it seems that in an effort to differentiate the two, the version directed by Andy Serkis has been retitled to Mowgli. Mowgli stars Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Benedict Cumberbatch in motion capture performances.

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Avengers Infinity War Trailer

Are you ready to go crazy on twitter and use an excessive amount of exclamation points? After months of hype, the Avengers: Infinity War trailer is finally going to grace us with its presence, and we now have an announcement video to prove it. Usually, the trailer-for-a-trailer trend can be frustrating, but Marvel decided to turn the concept into something of a celebration.

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Thor Ragnarok 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: Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok.)

No one would ever accuse the Marvel Cinematic Universe of being dark and serious, but with Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel goes into full-comedy mode, crafting their funniest film to date. Perhaps finally realizing how inconsequential and dry the Thor films have been, Marvel hired What We Do in the Shadows and Hunt for the Wilderpeople director Taika Waititi and let him go wild. The results are laugh-out-loud funny, albeit with a caveat: Thor: Ragnarok cares more about landing a great punchline or sight-gag than it does about plot. 

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The Current War Release date

The Current War, once expected to be a 2017 Oscar hopeful from the Weinstein Company, has been pulled from its 2017 release date following the on-going sexual assault revelations involving the recently-fired Harvey Weinstein. Read the news about The Current War release date below.

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the shape of water red band trailer

Another Toronto International Film Festival has been resigned to the dust, and it is time for us to look back on it and remember all the great (and not so great) films we witnessed there.

Truth be told, this year’s fest was slightly less exciting than last – the films were good, and some were even fantastic, but overall they did not pack as much of a punch as I’d been hoping. Still, it’s hard to deny the thrill one gets from attending TIFF; day after day, you spend hours upon hours watching films with audiences who are genuinely excited to be there, unlike seeing a film at your local multiplex, where the crowd could care less. If you’re covering TIFF as press, you rise at dawn, make your way down to the Scotiabank Theatre and spend almost the entire day there. It can be exhausting and draining, but it’s also wonderful.

For the sake of completion, I’ve compiled links to all the /Film reviews (written by me and Marshall Shaffer) out of this year’s TIFF, as well as a blurb or two for films that did not receive a full review. Here is every movie we saw at TIFF 2017.

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