His Dark Materials Trailer

Game of Thrones may be over, but HBO still plans to scratch your epic fantasy itch. His Dark Materials, a co-production with the BBC, premieres next month and the newest trailer is full of astonishing visuals, slick action, and fantastical world-building that should grab the attention of fans of the source material as well as those completely new to this world. Check it out below.

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William Hurt in Black Widow

Once upon a time, it was Big Major News when a character from a superhero movie would appear in another superhero movie. But thanks to the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this kind of cross-pollination is something we’ve come to accept. So yeah, of course William Hurt‘s Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross is going to be in the upcoming Black Widow movie. It’s cool news, but not necessarily surprising news.

However, there’s something worth examining based on what little we know that could make this appearance a bit more thrilling…

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Arctic Dogs Trailer

Remember Balto, the 1995 animated movie about a sled dog who must make a dangerous trek in order to deliver life-saving medicine to the children of an isolated community? The new film Arctic Dogs asks “What if that, but without so many tiny coffins?” Yes, this is an animated film about animals delivering packages across the snowy wilderness and it is complete with everything you’ve come to loathe about so many modern animated movies: a needlessly stacked celebrity cast, a volume that never drops below 11, and so much more! Hate-watch the Arctic Dogs trailer below.

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Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Trailer

I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m ready to love a Star Wars video game again. And from the look of things, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order looks like it could scratch that itch quite nicely. The newest trailer for the game focuses mostly on story points and character moments, but it also shows off some very tantalizing gameplay snippets, including some action beats that make this look unlike any other Star Wars game we’ve played before.

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Primal Clip

Genndy Tartakovsky is coming home. The master animator behind Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack and the original Star Wars: The Clone Wars is returning to Cartoon Network with Primal, a miniseries about a caveman and the dinosaur he hunts with. While that premise may sound like something for a younger audience, consider putting the kids to bed before you hit play on this one. Primal is a violent and intense show about surviving in a harsh world, and a new clip from the series really sells the violence and intense tone.

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Brie Larson Star Wars

Let’s make one thing perfectly clear: we have no idea if Captain Marvel star Brie Larson is joining the Star Wars universe and the recent wave of speculation suggesting so is just another case of the internet jumping to conclusions over nothing.

And yet! There’s something to be said about Larson taking to social media to fully embrace this non-story. Partially because yes, Larson appearing in a Star Wars movie would be very cool. But mostly because she seems to enjoy driving the internet trolls nuts, and I respect that.

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The irishman Release Date

Who bets against a legend like Martin Scorsese? To be fair, The Irishman seemed like the master filmmaker behind Goodfellas, Casino and Taxi Drive may have been biting off more than he could chew. A 209-minute, Netflix funded crime epic that features extensive visual effects to transform the core cast into younger versions of themselves spanning 50 years? That’s…a lot.

But now, The Irishman has had its world premiere and the first reactions are rolling in…and they’re almost all thrilled with the film. It seems that Scorsese’s biggest risk in years may be another masterwork.

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Snake Eyes Baroness

The upcoming Snake Eyes movie is starting to sound less like a prequel following that silent masked ninja and more like a total reboot of the G.I. Joe movie franchise. After all, how else are they going to explain the inclusion of Baroness, the longtime villain who appeared in a previous film played by a completely different person? In any case, it looks like Spanish actress Úrsula Corberó has landed the role, so if this movie is a hit, we can probably expect her to torment the good guys in the reinvigorated franchise to come.

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Fantastic Fest 2019 Day 6 Recap

(Welcome to The Fantastic Fest Diaries, where we will be chronicling every single movie we see at the United States’ largest genre film festival.)

Welcome to Fantastic Fest 2019, day six. In this entry, Memory: The Origins of Alien finds new things to say about one of the best movies ever made, The Vast of Night is low-key science fiction that comes this close to working, and Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street is a fascinating and heartfelt blend of horror and LGBTQ history.

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Fantastic Fest Day 5

(Welcome to The Fantastic Fest Diaries, where we will be chronicling every single movie we see at the United States’ largest genre film festival.)

Welcome to Fantastic Fest 2019, day five. In this entry, In the Shadow of the Moon is a slick sci-fi serial killer thriller and The Lighthouse is a gonzo, genre-bending masterpiece.

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