Bond 25 cinematographer

The two most recent entries in the James Bond franchise have benefitted from the work of two of the best cinematographers in the business: Roger Deakins (The Shawshank Redemption, Fargo) shot Skyfall, and Hoyte Van Hoytema (Interstellar, Let the Right One In) shot Spectre. Now the franchise is zeroing in on a collaborator for director Cary Joji Fukunaga: the Bond 25 cinematographer is reportedly La La Land and American Hustle‘s Linus Sandgren.

Meanwhile, Lion and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story cinematographer Greig Fraser is lined up to shoot Denis Villeneuve’s new take on Dune. See some examples of their work below. Read More »

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Austin has a little spring in its step after an Anna and the Apocalypse flash mob took over the streets of the Texas city in anticipation of the acclaimed Christmas zombie musical. Or maybe it’s a limp, since the zombies have taken over and the end of the world is nigh. Whatever the case, the holidays are looking greater (and bloodier) than ever as we wait for the genre-bending festival favorite to hit theaters this weekend. So why not do a little song and dance to pass the time?

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anna and the apocalypse clip

Now that Thanksgiving is over and gone, we can focus on celebrating Christmas with the best present Hollywood can offer: the soundtrack to Anna and the Apocalypse. The cult film festival favorite is a mere four days away from its highly anticipated release in U.S. theaters, but it looks like Christmas has come early for those who are waiting for the Scottish zombie musical — the entire Anna and the Apocalypse soundtrack is now on sale. Get a taste of the dangerously catchy soundtrack with the new Anna and the Apocalypse clip below.

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anna and the apocalypse music video

So this is how the zombie apocalypse will go down: in song. Anna and the Apocalypse, the acclaimed horror-musical-comedy that broke everyone’s brains at Fantastic Fest (in a good way), has a new music video for the song “Soldier at War,” performed by Ben Wiggins. In the new Anna and the Apocalypse music video, we see how the residents of the sleepy town of Little Haven deal with the zombie apocalypse.

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Most sequels still exist as standalone entries in the continuing adventures of their heroes. Sure, some Marvel movies and Star Wars build on the history of the franchise, and may reference events of recent sequels, but it’s very rare for a spin-off series to make a direct sequel to a decades-old entry from its base series. That’s just strange.

That’s what Creed II is, though. Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) is the son of Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers), and the first Creed was the story of Adonis carving his own path with the help of Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone). But Creed II is a direct sequel to the events of Rocky IV, with Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren) returning with his son Viktor (Florian Munteanu) to challenge Adonis.

Some fans of Creed may not have even been born when Rocky IV came out, and even die-hard Rocky fans might not remember every detail of the 1985 entry. And maybe you just don’t have time to give it a watch! So here is everything you need to remember from Rocky IV before you see Creed II.

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Creed 2 Reviews Round-Up

Are you ready to step back into the ring?

Next week, one of the many new releases trying to get audiences into theaters over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend will be Creed II. The sequel to the surprisingly great Rocky spin-off is bringing in another piece of the franchise’s legacy by bringing back Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundrgren), this time managing his boxer son Viktor Drago (played by real fighter Florian “Big Nasty” Munteanu) as he prepares for a match with Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan). There’s no better time to say “This time, it’s personal,” since Ivan Drago is the one responsible for the death of Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) in Rocky IV, and Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) isn’t exactly thrilled to see him back near a boxing ring again.

So how does Creed II measure up to its predecessor? Well, it sounds like the sequel suffers from dipping too much back into the Rocky franchise by providing fan service. But director Steven Caple Jr. has still delivered a solid follow-up that audiences will enjoy. Find out more in our Creed 2 reviews round-up below. Read More »

‘Creed II’ Featurettes: Will History Repeat Itself?

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Apollo Creed and Ivan Drago stepped into a boxing ring back in 1985, but only Drago stepped out. The steroid-fueled Russian dealt a fatal blow to the charismatic American, leading Apollo’s rival-turned-friend Rocky Balboa to avenge him in the ring. Now, more than 30 years later, Apollo’s son is looking for his own revenge.

In this month’s Creed II, actor Michael B. Jordan reprises his role as Adonis Creed, and he’s fighting against not only Drago’s son, but against the weight of expectation and legacy. MGM has released a slew of new Creed II featurettes that showcase several of the film’s characters and what they have to deal with in the upcoming sequel. Read More »

Fighting with My Family Trailer

Did you ever dream of becoming a professional wrestler when you were a kid? Well, in the new comedy Fighting with My Family, British siblings Paige (Florence Pugh) and Zak (Jack Lowden) certainly did, and it’s not something that they’ve given up even as they’ve grown into adults. It just so happens that dreams sometime come true, even in 2018, because they get the call from the WWE to come try out for the big leagues. And they somehow get taken under the wing of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. But as the Fighting with my Family trailer shows, they’re not both going to become WWE Superstars. Read More »

Stanley Kubrick Burning Secret

Acclaimed director Stanley Kubrick died in 1999, but if a bold enough filmmaker comes along, a new movie may be added to Kubrick’s cinematic legacy.

Kubrick co-wrote the script for a movie adaptation of a novella called Burning Secret back in 1956, but the film never got made – not only that, the screenplay was thought to be lost forever. But someone found it earlier this summer, and the Stanley Kubrick Burning Secret script is officially going up for auction later this month. Could his version of the story actually make it to the big screen after all?
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At 6’4″ and 245 pounds, Florian Munteanu’s Viktor Drago somehow makes the none-too-shabby Michael B. Jordan looks small. At least, that’s what the new Creed II featurette makes him out to be, introducing the Romanian boxer and actor, and all of his intimidating attributes, in all his glory. MGM released the clip ahead of the upcoming release of Creed II later this month, which sees Adonis Creed readying himself for a fight for not just his legacy, but for his life.

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