The 20 Best Movie Posters of 2017

Best Movie Posters of 2017

We’re close to the end of 2017, and as we rush to catch up on some of the awards season contenders in order to finalize our lists of the Top 10 Movies of 2017 (coming next week), it’s time to take a look back at the year in cinema.

Before we ever see a trailer for a movie, we’ll often see a teaser poster that tries to set the stage for what’s to come on the big screen. A majority of official movie posters from studios are boring, familiar and don’t do much to get people excited. But every year, there are at least a couple dozen movie posters that deserve recognition. So without further adieu, here are the 20 Best Movie Posters of 2017. Read More »

The Best Movie Trailers of 2017

Best Movie Trailers of 2017

As 2017 comes to a close, it’s time to look back at some of the best movie marketing of the year. Yes, trailers are literally just commercials for products, but the very best trailers can be an art form unto themselves. When studios and editors buck the trends and set out to create something that truly stands out from the pack, it can make for something worth celebrating. So let’s talk about the Best Movie Trailers of 2017.

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Thor: Ragnarok Visual Effects

Even though Star Wars: The Last Jedi is getting all the attention at movie theaters right now, you can still see Thor: Ragnarok at some theaters across the country. Sooner than later the movie will be arriving on digital download, Blu-ray and DVD, but until then, we have a glimpse behind the scenes to hold you over.

A new Thor: Ragnarok visual effects reel has popped up online to show off all off the impressive visual effects work that went into bringing Thor’s cosmic adventure to life. There are even more visual effects shots than you may have guessed, including the net that Valkyrie uses to capture Thor being created entirely in post-production. Read More »

IMDB top 10 of 2017

The end is nigh – the end of 2017, that is. As is the case every year, top 10 movie lists are popping up everywhere. The Internet Movie Database – IMDb – has their own top 10 list as well, and it’s a doozy. While other best-of lists tend to lean towards more independent and critically acclaimed fare, the IMDb list is loaded with blockbusters, and a few surprises. Read on for the IMDb Top 10 of 2017 list.

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Taika Waititi Star Wars

Taika Waititi has gone from indie filmmaker to blockbuster super-director with the success of Thor: Ragnarok, which means it’s only a matter of time before he moves on to even bigger things. Like Star Wars, for example. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy recently confirmed that she’d be thrilled to have Waititi direct a Star Wars film, and Waititi has expressed a vague interest in the past. So don’t be surprised if this becomes a done deal at some point.

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Thor Ragnarok Featurette

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, take a much closer look at the Easter eggs in the Deadpool 2 teaser trailer. Plus, watch a Thor: Ragnarok featurette showing off the amazing work that Weta Workshop did in creating the various pieces of armor and weapons and watch a video essay examining how Logan and Children of Men treat their protagonists on the path to redemption.

First up, since the footage in the Deadpool 2 trailer goes by so quickly, Mr. Sunday Movies takes a deep dive into all the Easter eggs and details that you might have missed the first time around. There are very small hints of what’s to come in the sequel and several references for the more hardcore fans out there.

Next up, the talented folks at Weta Workshop put together a featurette detailing the work that went into creating the armored wardrobe and weapons for Thor: Ragnarok. This included making armor for the Hulk and a big foam suit for director Taika Waititi to wear on set so he could get into character as the rock warrior Korg.

Finally, Lessons from a Screenplay takes a closer look at Logan and Children of Men, showing how each of the movies features a reluctant hero pressured into a dangerous journey in an environment where there seems to be no hope for the future from the very beginning. By starting the story at what appears to be the end for these characters, the films establish where our characters will end up at the conclusion of the movie.

Thor Ragnarok Mondo Print

Today is Thanksgiving, when families all round the country gather to stuff their faces with delicious food and argue about politics. Then we follow that up with Black Friday, when we forget about all the things were were thankful for so we can run through the aisles of various retails outlets for discounted electronics, appliances and more. But if you’re not the kind of person to brave the massive crowds out in the real world, there’s plenty of good stuff for you to snag online as well.

The awesome folks at Mondo have a handful of great Black Friday deals which include new prints for Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Thor: Ragnarok, Ex Machina and the films of LAIKA, not to mention a deluxe edition of The Art of Mondo book. Check out all of the Mondo Black Friday deals below. Read More »

Pitch Perfect 3 Music Video

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, take a closer look at Thor: Ragnarok through a scientific lens in an effort to explain any of the sci-fi comic book elements realistically. Plus, the Bellas teamed up with contestants from The Voice for a Pitch Perfect 3 music video, and a new video essay explores the power of subplots in Hidden Figures. Read More »

Thor Ragnarok Val

The screenwriting process involves long hours, lost sleep and graying hair. It also involves throwing away a hundred pretty good ideas to reach a great idea. And then you throw away a great idea to make sure an even better idea can survive elsewhere. Marvel movies are no different and screenwriter Eric Pearson has revealed that early Thor: Ragnarok drafts featured a cameo from an old Thor movie villain, a wholly unnecessary romance, and even a different background story for Cate Blanchett’s Hela.

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