sorry to bother you red band trailer

“An economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market.”

Boots Riley’s film Sorry To Bother You is a film people have been buzzing about for a while, for a good reason. It is a fun comedy steeped in magical realism, with fantastic acting and brilliant cinematography, a film that shouldn’t be missed in theaters. But Boots Riley’s film is also an anti-capitalist love-letter, and we definitely need to talk about that.

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sorry to bother you featurette

One of the first things you notice about Sorry to Bother YouBoots Riley‘s new social satire that is sparking conversations about black identity, is how stacked its cast is. And a new featurette highlights the character actor-studded cast.

Atlanta breakout LaKeith Stanfield leads a cast filled with everyone’s favorite rising stars, including Tessa Thompson, Armie Hammer, and Steven Yeun. Each of these actors alone would be enough to bring you into the theater, but combined, they’ll make you want to stay.

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Sorry to Bother You Interview

The cast of the Boots Riley-directed Sorry To Bother You were matching. No, seriously: Steven Yeun (Squeeze) and Jeremy Fowler (Salvador) were wearing the exact same light blue stripe nautical-esque tee, while LaKeith Stanfield (Cassius “Cash” Green) wore the matching hat (also light blue and striped).

Whether or not the outfits were planned, I couldn’t be sure. But that’s mainly due to the ease and sense of closeness that this cast has that it could be imagined that some of the men wanted to match for the hell of it. In this world that Riley has created, anything goes.

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Sorry to Bother You Featurette

Though the summer blockbuster season is chock full of big studio tentpoles full of explosions, jokes, superheroes, car chases and more, it’s also full of some lower key indie releases that you should be going out of your way to see. One of those movies is a wild, insane comedy that we already caught on the film festival circuit, and it’s time for you to meet the director responsible for it.

Sorry to Bother You played at the Sundance Film Festival back in January where our own Ben Pearson called it “fanciful, disturbing, and wildly original,” adding that the movie “announces the arrival of a fresh, bold voice in American cinema.” That voice belongs to hip hop artist turned filmmaker Boots Riley, and a new featurette shows us who this man is and explores his wild brand of social satire. Read More »

the sisters brothers trailer

A comedy-Western starring Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Riz Ahmed? Sign me the hell up. The Sisters Brothers is an upcoming film that features that fine cast under the direction of Jacques Audiard, and it looks incredible. Watch The Sisters Brothers trailer below.

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sorry to bother you red band trailer

If you weren’t already hyped for Sorry To Bother You, this red band trailer should do the trick. Boots Riley‘s Sundance hit looks like one of the year’s best films. Watch the Sorry To Bother You red band trailer below.

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The investigation into Harvey Weinstein‘s sexual misconduct is getting a Spotlight-style feature film courtesy of Annapurna and Plan B. The film will focus on New York Times reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey, who broke the Weinstein story last year.

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phantom thread camera tests

Paul Thomas Anderson‘s Phantom Thread was one of the best films of 2017, and this brief behind-the-scenes glimpse at the film is better than most modern films in their entirety. That may sound like hyperbole, but I really do mean it. Below, watch Phantom Thread camera tests featuring commentary by Anderson himself.

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New Blu-ray Releases Phantom Thread

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to new Blu-ray releases and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

What physical media awaits you this week? Why, it’s one of the best films of last year – Phantom Thread! Also: a musical featuring Hugh Jackman and CGI elephants; a Ridley Scott thriller more known for its reshoots than its story; the supposedly last entry in a horror franchise; and two very different indie films.

Here are the new Blu-ray releases and their special features you should check out this week.

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