Winning the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival is, in artier circles, more prestigious than the Academy Award. It represents the winning film out of an official selection that’s notoriously difficult to get into in the first place. Some Palme d’Or winners are grand, sweeping works of high cinema; some are politically searing; and others still are tiny, well-observed character dramas. Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters is one of the humbler winners in recent memory – and that begins with its protagonists.

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Bodyguard trailer

What happens when a secret service agent is assigned to protect someone with political views he absolutely despises? That’s the elevator pitch for a new TV drama called Bodyguard, which is coming to Netflix in just over two weeks. The show, which stars Richard Madden (Robb Stark from Game of Thrones) and Keeley Hawes (High Rise, MI-5), is already a smash hit in the United Kingdom, and it’s easy to see why: the trailer for the first season makes it look like an explosive series that could easily become the subject of your next binge session.
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widows featurette

“We’re after the truth. I don’t go to a location with a stencil. I adapt to the environment,” reads a quote by director Steve McQueen at the beginning of the newest Widows featurette about the film’s Chicago location. The gritty heist thriller, penned by Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, is set in the Windy City, and couldn’t take place anywhere else. The featurette dives into why that is, and how Chicago helped shape the highly anticipated movie.

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A Dog's Way Home trailer

The world is a terrible place, but at least we can take solace in the fact that Hollywood will never stop making movies about adorable animals. A Dog’s Way Home is the latest entry into the genre, and it looks to be making a serious play to become this generation’s version of the 1993 talking-pet classic Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey. Grab a tissue and check out the trailer below.
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beautiful boy clip

Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell are at a diner in the new Beautiful Boy clip released by Amazon Studios, but the only thing they’re making a meal of is this year’s Oscars. The two Oscar nominees star as father and son in a dramatic adaptation of the true-life struggles of David Sheff and his meth-addicted son, Nic Sheff.

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Roger Ailes TV show cast

Roger Ailes, the man responsible for turning Fox News into a media empire, died in 2017, and Hollywood wasted no time developing takes on his scandal-laden downfall. Annapurna Pictures recently parted ways with a star-studded movie on the subject, but today, Showtime’s Roger Ailes TV show cast just grew by four members.

Sienna Miller (Layer Cake, Lost City of Z), Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, The Orville), Simon McBurney (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), and Annabelle Wallis (The Mummy, The Conjuring) have come on board, joining the previously-announced Russell Crowe, who is playing the role of Ailes, and Naomi Watts, who is playing anchor Gretchen Carlson. Find out who each of these actors will play in the upcoming series below. Read More »

First Man IMAX Featurette

This weekend brings First Man to theaters, the latest film from Whiplash and La La Land director Damien Chazelle. However, this time around the director trades in jazz for the wonder of space as he tells the story of Neil Armstrong’s journey from the Earth to the moon. And he does it all with the help of IMAX.

A new First Man IMAX featurette has arrived online to show how Damien Chazelle and his cinematographer Linus Sandgren wanted to immerse audiences in the intensity and excitement of the moon landing through the IMAX format. The wonder of this historic event in history is made all the more powerful on the screen when the film switches from the Super 16mm film used to shoot the rest of the film to the massive IMAX format.

However, before you watch the featurette, beware that it spoils how IMAX is used in the movie and also shows a lot of the moon landing itself, which is from the end of the movie. Read More »

High Life Trailer

After starring in The Twilight Saga films, Robert Pattinson has carved out quite the eclectic career for himself, appearing in countless indies and arthouse films. His latest finds him collaborating with French filmmaker Claire Denis in her first English language film, and it certainly looks like quite the mind trip.

High Life finds Robert Pattinson aboard a spacecraft full of convicts and death row inmates who are being used as guinea pigs in a mission heading towards the black hole closest to Earth. But the story doesn’t seem as straightforward as the logline, and this looks like quite the cerebral sci-fi thriller full of odd and perplexing characters and behavior. Watch the High Life trailer below. Read More »

The Hate U Give

At the turn of the decade, the young adult novel mostly meant a star-crossed romance and many times included a supernatural being, vampire or werewolf.

Angie Thomas changed the game when her 2017 novel The Hate U Give drew inspiration from the recent, police-involved shooting of unarmed black people and the Black Lives Matter movement. Helmed by George Tillman, Jr., the raw, tense and heartbreaking film adaptation stays mostly faithful to the source material, delivering an Oscar-worthy flick that is one of the year’s best.

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Bohemian Rhapsody box office

Is this the real life? Well, it’s not a fantasy – a new report says that early tracking numbers for Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody suggest the long-in-the-works biopic of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury could make as much as $30 million in its opening weekend. That would be enough to make it the second-highest opening ever for a music biopic. Find out what competition it has to beat below.
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