Emile Hirsch takes “overprotective father” to the next level in Freaks, a curious sci-fi thriller that reveals very little in its first trailer. Locking his 7-year-old daughter (Lexy Kolker) in their house and boarding up the windows, Hirsch seems to be protecting her from something — but we are kept in the dark about what that is. Watch the first Freaks trailer below.
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We’re still eight weeks out from the release of Disney’s “live-action” remake of The Lion King, but audiences are already very excited to see what the visual effects extravaganza has to offer. The early box office tracking for The Lion King is predicting a huge opening weekend for the remake, one that would probably give it one of the biggest opening weekends of the summer, and likely the entire year. Read More »
The first season of The Twilight Zone reboot is drawing to a close, and it looks like they saved the creepiest episode for last. In “Blurryman”, a writer finds herself haunted by a mysterious figure. Zazie Beetz, Seth Rogen and Betty Gabriel star, with Simon Kinberg directing. Watch the Twilight Zone season finale trailer below.
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?
This week, we write a eulogy for our dead mother, explore the love life of a musician and his muse, celebrate the comedy of The Amazing Johnathan, and go noodlin’ with Phish’s Trey Anastasio. Read More »
Who will replace Matt Murdock as Daredevil in Marvel Comics this August? Which X-Men are coming to Marvel Strike Force later this year? Did you notice a cool wardrobe detail for Rocket Raccoon in Avengers: Endgame? Did Brightburn rub DC Comics the wrong way at all? Why did Tilda Swinton have to reshoot some of her scenes for Avengers: Endgame? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Our watch may be over when it comes to HBO’s Game of Thrones, but I have a feeling it’ll be a long time before we’re done talking about this show. In today’s quick round-up: a new poll might reframe the conversation around last Sunday’s series finale, actress Gwendoline Christie is “pathetically thrilled” that she correctly predicted the ending of the show two years ago, and author George R.R. Martin has set a deadline for himself to finish the next book in his A Song of Ice and Fire saga, The Winds of Winter. Read More »
James Gunn is using his clout in Hollywood to get more original horror movies made. He produced The Belko Experiments from his own screenplay, and now he’s produced Brightburn, written by his brothers Brian and Mark Gunn and directed by Dave Yarovesky.
Brightburn is the story of a childless couple (Elizabeth Banks and David Denman) who find a baby crashed in a meteor on their farm (stop us if you’ve heard this one before). While Brandon Bryer (Jackson A. Dunn) may share an origin with Superman, he turns out to be a monster, using his super powers to attack the classmate who rejects him and kill the adults who try to discipline him.
Brian and Mark Gunn spoke with /Film by phone this week about their screenplay to Brightburn. They revealed a number of scenes that did not survive their early drafts, and discussed the themes of boys using their power for evil. Brightburn is in theaters today.
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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opens next week in Disneyland, so the DisneyParks website has released the official first look at the new expansion’s guidemap to help visitors plan out their first trip. Not pictured: a visual representation of the hordes of guests that will be crowding the land for the foreseeable future.
But in an attempt to draw a few people away from the Star Wars land, Disney has also announced that the original Soarin’ ride will be returning to California Adventure for a limited time this summer. Read More »
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Remember when all those internet douchebags were saying it would be nice if Captain Marvel was smiling in the marketing leading up to the movie? Well, the movie already had a hell of a response for those jerks, but a new Captain Marvel deleted scene shows that they almost hit the point home even further with Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) using her powers to bring down that biker who asked her to smile while he was hitting on her in the most douchebag way possible. Watch it below. Read More »
Calling all Whiskey Cavalier stans: the recently cancelled series is officially dead. ABC pulled the plug on the comedy-drama starring Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan, but the network had entered talks with Warner Bros. to possibly revive it. But it sounds like Whiskey Cavalier season 2 isn’t in the cards anymore.
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