Downtown Abbey was a television sensation. And after six seasons comprised of 52 episodes, the very British family drama has gotten too big for its trousers. A Downton Abbey movie is coming to theaters next fall, and the first teaser trailer has arrived, welcoming fans back to the North Yorkshire estate where all the drama unfolds.
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The end of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom teased the idea that dinosaurs roaming around in the world without restrictions would be a big part of Jurassic World 3. However, according to director and writer Colin Trevorrow, fans shouldn’t expect to see dinosaurs attacking cities and neighborhoods like Rise of the Planet of the Apes or some kind of Godzilla movie.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Jurassic World 3 won’t take dinosaurs into cities and suburbs. After all, we already got that in The Lost World: Jurassic Park when a tyrannosaurus rex was let loose in San Diego, and it really tainted the sequel. So if we’re not going to see a big dinosaur monster movie in Jurassic World 3, then what can we expect? Read More »
(Welcome to The Movies That Made Star Wars, a series where we explore the films and television properties that inspired (or in this case help us better understand) George Lucas’s iconic universe. In this edition:Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.)
Losing the screenwriter William Goldman was a blow to the world of cineastes last month. He was one of the sharpest writers ever to come to Hollywood and he had a distinct way of playing a tense scene for laughs and making giggle at how good is writing could be. 1969’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid is no exception. It’s as much a comedy as it is a legitimately thrilling western film. Headlined by Paul Newman and Robert Redford, the film is charming and suspenseful in equal parts, following the (mostly) true adventures of the train robbing pair and their gang.
Goldman’s writing is as sharp as it ever would be, and under the direction of George Roy Hill, they collaborated to create a master blend of wit and western.
Though it wasn’t the first film to pair a couple of smartass outlaws, it set the standard moving forward and every line of dialogue pairing characters like that followed the mold. Star Wars was no exception.
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Along with the new trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters earlier this week, a batch of new character posters has arrived for the anticipated sequel that is finally bringing new versions of the monsters Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah to the big screen. And if these posters are any indication, this is going to be one epic monster mash-up.
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At 88, Clint Eastwood remains a steadfast, no-nonsense filmmaker, and The Mule doesn’t show him changing in his twilight years. Inspired by a true story, this new film is equally no-nonsense, which here means that it’s unambiguous in its character arc and development, rote in its depiction of the Mexican drug cartels, and unwilling to dive deep into its eponymous character. No doubt, with Eastwood mostly staying behind the camera these days, The Mule is notable for featuring the Man with No Name as the lead of this new project. But it’s a passable effort at best.
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We’re coming up on the end of 2018, which means there’s one more purge of Netflix titles before the new year begins. Thankfully, the list of titles leaving before 2019 isn’t nearly as big as it used to be, so you should have plenty of time to check these movies out before they leave the streaming service forever (or maybe just a few months, since that’s what happens with a lot of these titles).
Below we run through the best TV shows and movies leaving Netflix in January 2019. Read More »
We’re coming up on the end of the year, which means it’s time to start looking back at the year in cinema that was 2018. We’ve already taken a look at critic David Ehrlich wrapping up the year with a video countdown of what he deems to be the 25 Best Films of 2018, but now it’s time for something a little more accessible and entertaining.
For more than a few years now, we’ve featured the year-end movie wrap-ups of Sleepy Skunk, who is now a professional movie trailer editor in Hollywood. Thankfully, he’s back with his thoroughly entertaining and well-cut 2018 Movie Trailer Mash-Up, again with a kick-ass soundtrack to drive these movies home at the end of the year. Read More »
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, The Hollywood Reporter hosts an in-depth animation roundtable discussion with the filmmakers behind Smallfoot, Incredibles 2 and more. Plus, CineFix revisits and revises their list of the best long takes on film, and John Cena becomes a guidance counselor for high school students on The Ellen Show. Read More »
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On the December 13, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to answer questions in the Mail Bag.
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