What is the working title for Black Widow? What other DC Comics team will debut in the first season of Doom Patrol? Is Michael B. Jordan interested in playing Superman? Which Marvel Comics character does Brie Larson want in a Captain Marvel sequel? Want to see an extensive Q&A with the directors of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Like many romantic comedies, Isn’t It Romantic? makes New York City a big part of the story. In fact, there are two versions of The Big Apple in the movie. First, there’s the grungy, dingy real New York City that we all know and love. Then there’s the colorful, vibrant and picturesque version of New York City that exists in the romcom dream world that Rebel Wilson finds herself stuck in. It’s in this world that director Todd Strauss-Schulson was able to create a scene that he’s been dreaming of since he was 10 years old. And to see it go from his mind to the big screen is pretty incredible. Read More »
Evil Dead and Evil Dead 2 are very different films, even if they’re essentially telling the same story. Sam Raimi‘s first Evil Dead is attempting to be a serious horror movie, while Evil Dead 2 slips into slapstick comedy territory. That slapstick angle seems to be the one people remember the most when they think of Evil Dead, making the sequel the far more prominent film. Now Studio Canal is releasing an Evil Dead 2 4K Blu-ray in the 4K, and there’s a new trailer ready to swallow your soul. Watch the Evil Dead 2 4K trailer below.
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Have you ever wondered what Pennywise’s lair smells like? You’ll soon have the chance to find out.
An immersive, multi-sensory art installation will begin touring the country this April that will allow visitors to enter the worlds of several of Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema’s classic horror films, including It, The Shining, A Nightmare on Elm Street, and more. Read on to learn more about the I Like Scary Movies experience, where you can “see, hear, feel and smell the environment” of these movies. Read More »
Posted on Friday, February 15th, 2019 by Fred Topel
DC Universe’s second live-action show, Doom Patrol, arrives today. This superhero team consists of Robotman (Brendan Fraser), Negative Man (Matt Bomer), Elasti-Girl (April Bowlby), Cyborg (Joivan Wade) and Crazy Jane (Diane Guerrero) and a farting donkey. So it’s not the Justice League. It’s not even the Suicide Squad.
During a Television Critics Assoiation panel for Doom Patrol, series creator Jeremy Carver confirmed appearances by Danny the Street, Celsius and other characters from the Grant Morrison run Doom Patrol. Flashbacks reveal more of the characters’ backstories, like how Larry Trainor was a closeted pilot before a crash made him Negative Man and Cliff Steele was an adulterous race car driver before Chief (Timothy Dalton) put his brain inside a robot.
Carver spoke with /Film after the TCA panel further about the cinematic look of the show, overlapping Cyborg characters, and more.
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How can every episode of this season’s Star Trek: Discovery be the best episode ever? Just last week, I thought “An Obol for Charon” was at the top of the pack. But somehow, this week’s episode, “Saints of Imperfection,” is just as amazing, if not better, thanks to the writers’ amazing ability to rewrite the wrongs that occurred in the first season.
Let’s get into what went down this week.
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On the February 15, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Pirates of the Caribbean, Your Name, Star Wars Episode 9, VHS, The Matrix and Transformers.
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The 2019 New York Toy Fair is in full swing, and that means we’ll be hearing a ton of new announcements regarding toys and collectibles inspired by your favorite films and TV shows. It should come as no surprise that the folks at Funko have churned out a bunch of new announcements expanding their endless line of Funko POP figures. And some long-awaited franchises will finally be making their vinyl figure debut.
Funko has announced a new wave of The Simpsons POPS, a line that will likely become one of the biggest the company has ever released. The Office fans will be happy to see that the employees of Dunder-Mifflin are also getting a whole like of Funko POPs. And those who still like The Big Bang Theory can finally add more POPs to their collections. But there’s so much more than that from the 2019 Funko POP announcements. Read More »
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You seldom see a review of The Dragon Prince that doesn’t refer to its spiritual predecessor Avatar: The Last Airbender. You might recognize the name of Aaron Ehasz, the head writer of Avatar, as one of the creators of The Dragon Prince. Even Jack De Sena, the voice of our boomerang-wielding Sokka, leads as Prince Callum.
Many of the hallmarks between these two shows overlap. These two children’s animated shows are worlds apart yet close in resemblance. Let’s dive into the shared motifs of The Dragon Prince and Avatar: The Last Airbender and why they’re proof that you should watch the Netflix fantasy series, whose second season arrived today.
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As we head into the final stretch of awards season, /Film had the opportunity to speak with a number of cinematographers about their craft. These include Linus Sandgren of First Man, Lukasz Zal of Cold War, John Mathieson of Mary Queen of Scots, Michael Grady of On the Basis of Sex, and C. Kim Miles of Welcome to Marwen.
Although not all of these artists were nominated for an Oscar for their work this year, this series of interviews could not be more timely. With this year’s ceremony removing the cinematography award from the live broadcast (and airing the acceptance speeches later in the show), it is more important than ever to take notice of the craft that goes into lighting and shooting a movie.
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