The Girl in the Spider's Web

Yesterday, Sony invited us to their studio lot to see some early footage from The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the newest entry in the Dragon Tattoo franchise. Afterward, co-writer/director Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe) and star Claire Foy (who won an Emmy the night before for her work on The Crown) joined us for a Q&A to talk about the look of the movie, the intensity of the film’s hacker protagonist Lisbeth Salander, a sex scene that was removed from the film, Foy’s feelings about playing the role in the midst of the #MeToo movement, and much more. Read More »

Jack Ryan - John Krasinski

Amazon Prime held a two-hour panel at Comic-Con highlighting a slew of upcoming shows, including their most marketed series of the convention, Jack Ryan. In the latest adaptation of Tom Clancy’s best-selling novels, Amazon’s Jack is played by John Krasinski, the fifth actor to take on the role (previous Jacks include Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck, and Chris Pine) and the first to play the role in an episodic series instead of a movie. Read on for highlights from the Jack Ryan Comic-Con panel, including our reaction to the first episode. Read More »

Iron Fist season 2 Comic-Con

Jeph Loeb, Marvel’s Head of Television, opened the Iron Fist season 2 panel at San Diego Comic-Con International with carefully crafted phrasing: “How do we top the martial arts from Season 1 in Season 2?” The question politely encapsulates a major criticism that many had with the first season of Iron Fist: the fighting (and the story) sucked.

Marvel and Netflix appear to have taken that criticism to heart. The series has benefited from a new showrunner, Raven Metzner, as well as the addition of Clayton Barber, a fight coordinator whose credits include Creed and Black Panther. In addition to the new behind-the-scenes players, the panel also included Finn Jones (Danny Rand), Jessica Henwick (Colleen Wing), Simone Missick (Misty Knight) and, as a surprise late addition to the event, Alice Eve, who is playing (wait for it…) Typhoid Mary.

The group, steered by Jeph’s bombastic interview style, provided an entertaining show. But the real stars of the panel were the exclusive clips Loeb shared of the season to come. Here is a run-down of the Iron Fist season 2 Comic-Con footage, with each clip working hard to convince Marvel fans to give Iron Fist another chance. Read More »

Incredibles 2 Footage Reaction

The Incredibles hit theaters all the way back in 2004, and it was easily the most sophisticated and involved animated adventure that Pixar Animation had brought to the big screen yet. The film arrived at a time when the superhero film genre was still figuring itself out, with hits coming from the X-Men and Spider-Man franchises and complete disasters arriving in the form of Daredevil and Catwoman.

Since then, superhero movies have exploded, largely thanks to the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and fans have come to expect something special to help a movie stand out from the rest of the pack. So 14 years later, what exactly sets Incredibles 2 apart from all the rest of the superhero entertainment out there? The answer is simply the magic of Pixar and the beating heart of a family that everyone can easily feel connected to, even when they have superpowers.

A few weeks ago, /Film was invited to the campus of Pixar Animation in Emeryville, California for an exclusive sneak peek at Incredibles 2. We were shown the first 22 minutes of the animated sequel, as well as another 13 minutes of other moments from the rest of the movie. So how does the Pixar sequel stack up to the beloved original? Find out in our Incredibles 2 footage reaction below, but beware that we talk about the events that unfold in the first act of the movie, so there might be spoilery details you want to avoid. Read More »

It Footage Reaction

Even though the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con didn’t officially kick off until today, last night brought a surprising amount of sneak previews to get the party started. One such event included a special Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema horror presentation called ScareDiego, and it featured brand new footage from director Andy Muschietti‘s new adaptation of Stephen King‘s beloved horror novel It.

Warner Bros. and New Line screened roughly 10 minutes of footage from It last night, including two clips and a brand new trailer that won’t be released for a little while. So what’s the verdict? This is the depiction of the Losers Club that fans of the book have always wanted to see, and Pennywise couldn’t be more terrifying.

Read more in our Stephen King’s It footage reaction below. Read More »

Logan poster

Normally, when a studio offers us the chance to preview footage from an upcoming film, we’re treated to a handful of clips. In the case of James Mangold‘s Logan, we saw the entire first act — perhaps 30 or 40 minutes of footage. Such a move speaks to 20th Century Fox’s faith in the film, touted as Hugh Jackman‘s very last performance of Wolverine after 17 years. And based on what we saw, that confidence is well placed.

Mangold’s Logan feels unlike any superhero movie in recent movie, and yet its gritty Western vibe feels perfectly suited to Jackman’s world-weary take on the character. If this really is the last time we’ll see his Wolverine, it seems like a fitting end to his tenure. Read our Logan footage review below.

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Alien Covenant Photo

One of 20th Century Fox’s most intriguing upcoming releases has to be Alien: CovenantRidley Scott‘s follow-up to 2012’s Prometheus. As the title suggests, this prequel ties more closely into the Alien franchise — but it also picks up where Prometheus left off, with the further adventures of the android David (Michael Fassbender).

I was lucky enough to attend an early presentation of footage from the film, featuring stars Katherine WaterstonAmy SeimetzCarmen EjogoDanny McBride, and more. Below, read an Alien: Covenant footage recap and my thoughts on what I saw.

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war for the planet of the apes

By now, you’ve already seen the first trailer for War for the Planet of the Apes, the next chapter in the prequel saga. But yesterday at a footage presentation in New York, we were treated to a little bit more than that. We got to check out a few lengthy clips from the film, albeit in unfinished form. One was the very first scene of the film, which establishes the ongoing conflict between humans and apes and introduces the human character played by Gabriel Chavarria. And the other introduces a new ape character, played by Steve Zahn. Click through for our detailed War for the Planet of the Apes footage recap.  Read More »

Moana footage recap

2016’s been pretty rough in a lot of ways, but one good thing about this year is that we’re getting not one, but two Disney animated features. Zootopia, released in March, continued the studio’s reputation for excellence, and next month Moana will try its best to carry on that torch.

You’ve surely seen trailers for Moana already, featuring newcomer Auli’i Cravalho as the Polynesian princess and Dwayne Johnson as Maui, the demigod who accompanies her on her quest to save her people. At the Festival People en Español this past weekend in New York, Disney showcased a whole lot more, sharing five gorgeously animated clips to give attendees a better sense of the excitement in store.  Read More »

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War for the Planet of the Apes

20th Century Fox kicked off their War for the Planet of the Apes marketing campaign with a bang at New York Comic-Con on Thursday, unveiling the very first footage for the film in front of an enthusiastic crowd of fans and journalists. Director Matt Reeves, producer Dylan Clark, and star Andy Serkis shared both a conventional teaser trailer and a very rough seven-minute sequence from the movie, as well as a behind-the-scenes reel focusing on the mo-cap process.

None of the footage is online at this point, but luckily for you, we were on hand and taking notes. Click through to read our War for the Planet of the Apes footage recap. Read More »