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The Moneychanger Review

If you’re going to open your film with a sequence straight out of the Bible, you had better not come to play. That’s the gambit Uruguayan director Federico Veiroj lays out at the beginning of The Moneychanger as the film’s titular financier, Daniel Hendler’s Humberto Brause, connects himself to the very profession that Jesus singled out for criticism at the temple. Connecting his story to such weighty history sets up a story with big stakes, and yet those are largely absent in the film.

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Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker image

When Keri Russell was announced to join Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, rumors flew about who she would be playing. When images first emerged of the Americans actress clad in a metallic helmet and a skin-tight purple suit, the theories only grew more frenzied. Who is she? What ties does she have with Poe Dameron? And why does she looks so damn cool?

We’ll probably not find out the answer to any of these questions until Episode 9’s highly anticipated release in December, but at least we have a new Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker image of Russell’s mysterious rogue Zorri Bliss to pick apart until that happens.

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Daybreak Netflix

Daybreak, Netflix’s foray into creating a snarky, post-apocalyptic high school dramedy, is ostensibly based on the eponymous graphic novel by Brian Ralph. The similarities between the show and the book, however, stop after the shared title, the post-apocalyptic setting, and certain characters breaking the fourth wall (for a couple episodes, at least).

The vast difference between the show and the graphic novel is not a bad thing, necessarily. But fans of the comic expecting a dark zombie story will find nothing of the sort in Netflix’s Daybreak, which focuses on a handful of kids trying to be witty while attempting to survive in a world where everyone over the age of 18 has turned into flesh-eating monsters (but not zombies…don’t call them zombies). 

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The Shed trailer

When two bullied teens discover a terrible evil lurking in their backyard shed, they use it to strike back against the jackasses who have tormented them for years. But when it comes to getting revenge, how far is too far? That idea seems to be at the heart of a new indie horror film called The Shed, and you can check out the first trailer for the movie below.
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Movies to Watch After Zombieland Double Tap

There are more zombie movies than there were zombies in the original Night of the Living Dead.

Is that true? Feels like it. It’s a genre so over-saturated that its longevity resembles its slobbering, brain-hungry baddies. There’s a palpable relentlessness to it, as though the genre itself pushes back whenever anyone announces its demise.

Then there’s Zombieland, the 2009 film that decided to have fun both with the natural superiority of human beings over former human beings and our half-century-old familiarity with how it all works. It’s essentially an American version of Shaun of the Dead where, instead of heading for the pub, loners team up for a road trip, worship an unkillable junk food snack, and end up in an amusement park. There’s just so, so, so much America in this thing.

Including America’s mascot: Bill Murray.

Ten years later, we have a sequel. Finally. With every instance where a film follows a decade after, the question is whether it will have its own spark and freshness or if the same formula can still feel exciting. Unfortunately, Zombieland: Double Tap is up against a steeper curve because it comes after a massive wave of zombie movies that it helped cause. Fortunately, everyone involved is really good at making funny films with exceptional kills of the week.

Get ready for some cardio with these six movies you should double-feature with Zombieland: Double Tap.

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Jurassic Park Tyrannosaurus Rex Statue

There have been a lot of Jurassic Park collectibles released over the years, but few bring it to life in a way that truly captures the epic nature of the movie. However, a new 1/8 scale statue from Prime 1 Studio perfectly recreates one of the film’s best shots featuring the Tyrannosaurus Rex roaring in victory after taking down a couple velociraptors, and a banner that says “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth” falling in front of her. Check out the Jurassic Park Tyrannosaurus Rex statue below. Read More »

How to Make Pumpkin Juice

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, find out how to make your own Pumpkin Juice from Harry Potter just in time for your next Halloween party. Plus, take a tour of some famous London movie locations for a new edition of Reel Destinations with Focus Features, and listen to a dramatic reading of Green Eggs and Ham from the cast of the animated series adaptation coming to Netflix next month. Read More »

Doctor Strange - The End

What the hell happened at the end of the Arrow season premiere? Does Vincent D’Onofrio have a role in The Batman? Is the Ms. Marvel series on Disney+ looking to cast some Inhumans? Want a look at Idris Elba and John Cena on the set of The Suicide Squad? What were Joaquin Phoenix‘s requirements laid out to Todd Phillips when casting the other roles in Joker? Is Gambit dead after the Disney and Fox deal? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

the movies that made us

If you’re a fan of Netflix’s docu-series The Toys That Made Us, you might be interested to know that it’s getting a spin-off. That show is called The Movies That Made Us, which will use the same format as Toys but focus on the world of film. Specifically: films from the ’80s, at least for the first season. More on The Movies That Made Us below.

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oscars 2020 best animated feature submissions

Academy voters rarely take animation seriously, but they’re going to seriously narrow the field of contenders for Best Animated Feature. The field for the Oscars 2020 best animated features submissions reached a record high this year, with a whopping 32 films submitted for the category.

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