Ever wanted to see martial arts superstar Donnie Yen lead a movie wearing a fat suit? Enter the Fat Dragon has you covered. The chaotic first trailer for this inexplicable action film has arrived, and if this isn’t the weirdest trailer you organically find today, please send me whatever is weirder. You’ve gotta see this. Read More »
The Annecy Film Festival offers a glimpse at some of the best animation in the world, and while some other fests have been cancelled due to the coronavirus, Annecy is moving forward by shifting completely online this year. While more movies and panel discussions are expected to be added in the days to come, the festival already has an impressive lineup which includes looks at movies like Sony’s Phil Lord and Chris Miller-produced Connected, an early look at Into the Unknown: Making Frozen 2, and more. Read More »
In a recent profile of Fantastic Four director Josh Trank, the filmmaker said he slept with a gun by his bed because of threats he was receiving online due to his decision to cast a black actor as Johnny Storm, AKA The Human Torch. Now Trank says he initially tried to cast a black woman to play Johnny’s sister, Sue Storm AKA The Invisible Woman, in the 2015 movie, but that he encountered “quite a bit of heavy pushback” from the studio and essentially wasn’t allowed to. Read More »
(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)
The Movie: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg
Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max and the Criterion Channel
The Pitch: In a seaside French town, two gorgeous young people declare their love for each other, but war rips them apart. Can their relationship withstand such a blow?
Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg is, quite simply, one of the most beautiful movies of all time. And considering how particularly bleak the news is right now, couldn’t we all use a burst of cinematic color? Read More »
If the ongoing pandemic or the events of the past few weeks have driven you to drink a bit more than you might have otherwise (and who could blame you?), you may be interested in Another Round. It’s a new film in which Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and his pals decide to see if they can live better by constantly keeping alcohol in their blood and drinking only “during work hours.”
But the guys are all high school teachers, so all this may not be the best idea – and deciding to push the boundaries of their own plan also seems like it may not be the best thing for their overall health and relationships. But it’s definitely the best thing for this movie, which looks entertaining as hell. Check out the trailer below. Read More »
In October of 2018, Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul to get a marriage license and never walked out. That’s because inside the building, Khashoggi – who had been critical of the Saudi government and the crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman – was assassinated and dismembered by agents of the Saudi government. Now his story will be told in a feature film called The Execution, which is set to be directed by Daniel Espinosa, the filmmaker behind Sony’s upcoming Morbius movie starring Jared Leto. Read More »
Greig Fraser, the cinematographer behind movies like Let Me In, Killing Them Softly, Foxcatcher, and Zero Dark Thirty, is heading from one space epic to another: he’s the man behind the camera for director Denis Villeneuve‘s highly-anticipated adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi story Dune. Fraser was the director of photography for both Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and The Mandalorian, but in a new interview, he spoke about having to “forget a lot of Star Wars” when embarking on the Dune experience, and he promises that the first movie in Villeneuve’s two-movie vision for Dune is “a fully standalone epic”. Read some of his quotes below. Read More »
The NBA is officially coming back next month, even in the midst of an ongoing pandemic. The National Basketball Association came to an abrupt halt when companies and local governments around the United States began taking the virus seriously, and today, the league’s Board of Governors voted to resume the season in late July with a slightly tweaked format for teams to get into the playoffs. Making this even more surreal, teams will both live and compete at Walt Disney World for the entire rest of the season.
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When a mysterious new startup founded by Hollywood mainstay Jeffrey Katzenberg earned the support of every major movie studio and secured over a billion dollars in funding before it even had a name, it turned a lot of heads. But when that name was revealed to be “Quibi,” the company became the butt of jokes – and despite convincing several top-tier filmmakers and actors to make content for it, the service was never able to shake the target off its back.
After an underwhelming launch in April (which feels like it happened approximately nine zillion years ago), Katzenberg and his team are trying to do some damage control in response to rumors that Quibi could end up instituting layoffs at the company.
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If you only know Kevin James from shows like The King of Queens or movies like Paul Blart: Mall Cop or Pixels, you’re about to see him like you’ve never seen him before: as a ruthless killer. And Becky, the upcoming film in which he plays the villain, isn’t a spoof or played for laughs – it’s all done with a straight face. Check out a new red band trailer and a clip from the movie below. Read More »