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What plot hole created by DC’s Legends of Tomorrow did Crisis on Infinite Earths just fix? What charitable thing did The Snyder Cut campaign pull off? When will Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight and She-Hulk start shooting? What does Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller think of Martin Scorsese’s comments on Marvel movies? What year did Steve Rogers reunited with Peggy Carter at the end of Avengers: Endgame? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Rey's bloodline

Despite J.J. Abrams‘ recent comments praising Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I still find myself wondering if he plans to tweak anything Johnson established in that film with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. But one thing he definitely will not be changing is the idea that you don’t have to come from a specific bloodline to be able to tap into the Force. Read Abrams’ recent comments below. Read More »

Knives and Skin Director Interview

The missing girl. She’s the center of many an American narrative. Yet for Jennifer Reeder, this figure is merely the beginning of a narrative that fades into the background of her film Knives and Skin. The real drama and intrigue of her “genre adjacent” work, as she describes the film, comes from watching how the disappearance of Carolyn Harper spirals outwards and deepens the grief of a small town mired in the quiet misery of suburbia.

Knives and Skin had a long festival run in 2019 from Berlin to Tribeca, Fantasia Festival to Fantastic Fest, and now finally arrives in theaters and on VOD courtesy of IFC Midnight. On the eve of release, I caught up with Reeder to discuss her unique work. Our conversation covered everything from her stylish, colorful aesthetic to the deadpan acting style as well as the heaviness of the material she covers.

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the witcher characters

Henry Cavill, Henry Cavill’s wig, and Henry Cavill’s abs all star in The Witcher, Netflix’s new show based on the fantasy book series of the same name. The show drops on the streaming service this month, and ahead of its release, some new featurettes have arrived to introduce us to some of The Witcher characters. Cavill’s Geralt of Rivia is front and center, but you’ll also see videos for Yennefer of Vengerberg, played by Anya Chalotra, and Princess Cirilla, played by Freya Allan.

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Whether or not you’re familiar with the name Tracy Letts, there’s a strong chance that you’ve seen him grace the big and small screen over the years. After all, this actor/playwright has been popping up in some of the most critically acclaimed films of recent years.

Letts appeared in Lady Bird and The Post in 2017. He wrote the plays Bug, Killer Joe, and August: Osage County, all of which were adapted for the big screen. On the small screen, Letts appeared in several episodes of Homeland, Divorce, and The Sinner.  And in 2019, you can catch Letts appearing in both Ford v Ferrari and Little Women.

Letts opened up over the phone about his roles in those two 2019 films, what he looks for when reading a screenplay, and his favorite sites in Chicago.

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weekend box office frozen II

This might come as a surprise to you, but Disney made a lot of money this year. I know, I know – who would’ve guessed the giant studio that owns nearly every popular franchise would turn a profit? With only a few measly weeks left in 2019, Disney has come out on top as the reigning global box office champ for the year, with Frozen II winning the weekend box office yet again, to boot. And that’s not even taking into account the potential windfall from the upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. In other words: it’s good to be Disney.

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rise of skywalker colin trevorrow

J.J. Abrams is at the helm of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but things could’ve turned out very differently. At one point, Jurassic World filmmaker Colin Trevorrow was set to direct the final entry in the Skywalker Saga, but Trevorrow ultimately parted ways with the production. We’ve heard several different reasons for Trevorrow’s departure, and now, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy is opening up about what happened behind-the-scenes.

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Top 25 Movies of 2019

We’re getting closer to the end of 2019, and that means the year-end lists delivering what critics think are the best movies of the year are starting to arrive. It’s a little early, especially since some of the movies appearing on lists haven’t hit theaters yet, but many critics have seen those movies in advance thanks to deadlines for voting bodies to determine their awards nominations. That brings us to film critic David Ehrlich‘s traditional video countdown of the Top 25 Movies of 2019. Did any of your favorites make the cut? Find out below. Read More »

Knives and Skin Review

If you filtered a classic character-driven film like The Last Picture Show through a giallo color palette and infused it with impending dread of a horror flick, you’d get something that looked a lot like Jennifer Reeder’s Knives and Skin. The writer-director begins her film with a missing girl, the inciting incident for any number of genres, and lets it spiral away outwards organically. It’s a thriller, a bit of noir, a lot of coming-of-age tale, always small-town domestic drama. To Reeder’s immense credit, her film glides forward with an aura of mystery but never feels like genre mix-and-match.

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On the December 9, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to have a spoiler discussion of the eighth episode of HBO’s Watchmen, entitled “A God Walks Into Abar.” Read More »