Zombieland: Double Tap, like its 2009 predecessor, is a triumph of casting and style over substance. As the original was, Double Tap has the slick sheen of the highest-end marketing campaign, looking polished and buffed even as it depicts the blood-soaked world in which a zombie apocalypse has taken over and a few human stragglers fight their way towards survival. Double Tap manages to succeed even mildly thanks largely to its core cast members, who charm their way through a script that sometimes smacks of being written on the day of shooting.
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Zombieland: Double Tap is coming to theaters this week, but it’s been 10 years since the original movie hit theaters. That means it’s time for the folks behind Honest Trailers to do what they do best.
For a movie called Zombieland,you might be surprised at just how few zombies there are in a world that was supposedly ravaged by them in just a couple months. But there are certainly a lot of wisecracks, rules to follow, and looking back at everything in this Zombieland Honest Trailer, it seems a little weird that Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson) is craving a Twinkie. How many Twinkies do you eat in a given year? Read More »
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, find out what happens when the guys from Queer Eye give LGBTQ horror icon The Babadook a little makeover. Plus, hear what Toy Story 4 filmmakers have to say about some fan theories and questions that have circulated online about the Pixar franchise, and listen as Cilian Murphy breaks down some of his most memorable roles, including Batman Begins, Inception and more. Read More »
What was Ryan Reynolds doing at Marvel Studios? Will Stephen Amell become Spectre in the final season of Arrow? Want to see what Matthew McConaughey could have looked like as Ego in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2? Did Zoe Kravitz hint at her casting in The Batman last month? Could Thor: Love & Thunder used Jane Foster‘s cancer storyline? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
The Terror: Infamy failed to live up to its incredible first season. But with this finale – “Into the Afterlife” – the season goes out on a high note, managing to pull off an emotional conclusion that elevates what came before. “We have to make sure we keep remembering,” Chester says in the final moments of the show. “Or else we forget who we are.”
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On the October 15, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by to discuss the latest film and TV news, including Kevin Feige gaining more power at Marvel, The Batman finding its Catwoman, Venom 2 adding a second villain, Martin Scorsese’s latest superhero movie comments, Disney’s Avengers ride, Universal Studios Beijing’s themed lands, and some breaking news about a new cast member for The Matrix 4. Read More »
Crawl was a nice summer movie surprise. A fun, no-frills, no-nonsense horror movie about killer alligators invading a home during a hurricane. Crawl swims onto Blu-ray this week, and in honor of the release, we’re giving away a prize pack that includes an autographed copy of the movie. Learn how to enter the Crawl contest below!
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In less than a week, Joker has amassed a fortune despite a decidedly mixed critical reception. The film took the top prize at Venice, but a large number of critics (primarily American) have excoriated the film as being inappropriate if not downright dangerous, with many other commentators spilling buckets of ink on the topic before they even screened the film.
Given the film’s obvious debts to the works of Scorsese (The King of Comedy above all, with a dash of everything from Goodfellas to Bringing Out The Dead thrown in for good measure), it’s no surprise that the film is littered with needle drops that include show tunes, cabaret numbers, stadium hits, and excerpts from film scores. The evocative musical themes by composer Hildur Guðnadóttir are particularly effective in setting the mood, but there are dozens of other musical pieces used to tell the tale of Arthur Fleck.
Here are the tracks from Joker’s soundtrack, as well as some background on how these songs gained fame, how they work in the film and some surprising connections outside the narrative that shape how we hear these pieces in the context of Todd Phillips’ film.
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Welcome to 31 Days of Streaming Horror. Every day this October we’ll be highlighting a different streaming horror movie to help you get into the Halloween spirit. Today’s entry: Pyewacket (2017).
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The recent trailer for Avengers: Damage Control has Ant-Man telling the audience to “Make good choices.”
If you’re already going through the experience, however—an immersive 4-D VR adventure that involves strapping on goggles and a backpack before galivanting around a physical stage full of sensory effects—the joke’s on Ant-Man: you’ve already made good choices by deciding to spend the time and money (18-20 minutes and $39.95, respectively) to suit up and enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Avengers: Damage Control is the third time ILMxLAB has used The VOID’s VR platform to create experiences that leverage Disney’s ever-growing swath of IP. The first two—Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire and Ralph Breaks VR—are also immersive and wholly satisfying experiences in their own right (especially the Star Wars one); Damage Control, however, was a year-and-a-half effort that resulted in a longer, more expansive, and more technologically sophisticated adventure.
Read on to learn more about the experience, including whether or not it’s part of MCU canon.
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