Sicario visual effects

If you haven’t ventured out to theaters to see the drug trafficking action thriller Sicario, allow me to recommend that you stop dragging your feet and take a chance on what may be one of the best films of the year. It’s an intense, white knuckle flick featuring a bad ass performance from Emily Blunt, and a scene-stealing turn from Benicio del Toro.

And when you see the film, you probably won’t realize there are actually a bunch of impressive, unnoticeable visual effects in the movie. But a Sicario visual effects reel from Oblique FX shows just what was real and what was digitally created. Having just seen the movie recently, I was floored after learning just how many visual effects were employed. However, if you haven’t seen Sicario, beware of minor spoilers. Read More »


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Benicio del Toro - Guardians of the Galaxy

This is a great year for Benicio Del Toro. The actor seems poised to earn an Oscar nomination for his intense performance in Sicario, and to sweeten the pot, he recently signed up for a major role in Star Wars: Episode VIII. Last year we saw the actor in James Gunn‘s The Guardians of the Galaxy, in a fun bit part as the Collector, and it’s just been confirmed Del Toro will return for the sequel. Read more after the jump.

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/Filmcast Ep. 335 – Sicario

Sicario International Trailer

David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss the controversial alternate ending of I Am Legend, what fall TV is worth checking out, and the intricacies of dog acting in White God. Check out David’s first film at Be sure to read about Spielberg’s movies ranked, and Trevor Noah’s political straitjacket.

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There Might Be a ‘Sicario’ Sequel

Sicario sequel

Of any film in current release right now, the one that seems least likely to get a sequel is Denis Villeneuve‘s drug war thriller Sicario. But that sequel is exactly the one that is supposedly in development right now.

Since most of you haven’t seen Sicario yet — it opened in just six theaters this past weekend and will expand over the next couple weeks — we’ll keep any specifics until after the break.

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Fall 2015 Movie Preview

We’re well past the midpoint of the year, and we’ve already delivered our list of the Top 10 Films of 2015 So Far. And as we reach the end of the summer, the movie business starts slowing down, giving a little calm before the storm that is awards season. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t still tons of movies to look forward to before the end of the year.

That’s why we’ve collected a list of 30 Movies to Be Excited for Before the End of 2015. And since there are so many great movies coming up before the end of the year, this is the Blockbuster and Studio Edition of the list, and next week we’ll deliver a completely different list for independent movies. But until then, here’s a list of movies we think you won’t want to miss over the next four months. Read More »

Sicario trailer

This fall brings the arrival in theaters of Sicario, the latest film from Enemy and Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve, with a cast highlighted by Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, and Josh Brolin. The three play corners on a triangle of official and sometimes very unofficial players in the war between law agencies and Mexican drug cartels.

This new Sicario trailer has some of the same footage as the last domestic trailer, but it is a bit shorter, so it reveals less, and it is cut in a slightly more broad manner, presumably to get its ideas across to a larger audience. It is still quite good, and still makes Emily Blunt look like a total badass.  Read More »

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Who would have guessed, when Emily Blunt first broke through as Meryl Streep’s snobby assistant in The Devil Wears Prada, that she’d go on to have a career as a badass action hero? Yet here we are with Looper and Edge of Tomorrow and now Sicario, the latter of which promises to be her darkest turn yet.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve, Sicario follows an FBI agent involved with the war on drugs. Her latest assignment takes her to the U.S.-Mexico border in the company of two men, a CIA official played by Josh Brolin and a mysterious consultant played by Benicio del Toro. Watch the first Sicario trailer after the jump. Read More »

Sicario clip

We’re seeing more of Sicario, the new film from Denis Villeneuve, very slowly. There were a few images, then a poster. And if you want to know more about the film, there are quite a few reviews floating around from the film’s Cannes premiere. Now there’s also a Sicario clip, and while we wait for the film’s official trailer, it’s a good first taste of the work by Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, and Josh Brolin, playing a set of government consultants and agents who form an uneasy alliance to fight one battle in the war on drugs. Read More »

‘Sicario’ Poster: Peering Into Darkness

Sicario poster

Prisoners director and cinematographer team Denis Villeneuve and Roger Deakins reunite for Sicario, a film set in the dangerous borderlands between the US and Mexico. Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio del Toro, and Jon Bernthal star in a story that looks into the darker corners of the war on drugs. We recently saw some images from the film which, free of context, weren’t all that compelling. But the first Sicario poster is terrific, and you can see that in full (along with those images) below.  Read More »