Today we celebrate everything American, so the folks behind Honest Trailers turned the spotlight on the most American film franchise there is: The Purge.
What could be more American than a movie that condemns senseless violence while also glorifying stylized senseless violence, all in a world full of strife and corporate greed? The Purge does away with all that pesky social commentary veiled with metaphors and just lays it all out on the table. Thankfully, The Purge Honest Trailer is here to remind us all just how on the nose this franchise has always been. Read More »
The nightmare that is 2018 is almost over! Current events may be terrifying, but movies have been pretty damn good this year. Each day this week, a different member of the /Film team will be counting down his or her favorite films of the year so far, and now it’s my turn. My favorite films this year run the gamut from indie curiosities to films of absolute horror. And just to keep things from being a complete dour-fest, there’s a very nice movie about a very nice bear as well. These are the top 10 movies of 2018 so far, according to Chris Evangelista.
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Back in 1975, Steven Spielberg‘s surprise hit Jaws became the first summer blockbuster. The movie was not only a certified hit that people couldn’t get enough of, but it’s the quintessential summer movie. It’s the reason everyone associates the words “jaws” with the lethal sharks of the sea. And some of the credit for the pop culture phenomenon goes to the art of Roger Kastel, which you’ll be able to get your hands on today.
Mondo has announced that they are re-releasing the classic teaser poster featuring the great white shark charging toward the airbrushed silhouette of a swimming woman as a new screen print that has been completely recreated with the blessing of Roger Kastel himself. Read More »
Standing on the set of Mike P. Nelson‘s directorial debut, The Domestics, it looks like the world has visibly turned rotten. A flipped plow truck, the fake blood strewn about, and the beefed-up muscle cars have turned a suburban neighborhood not too far outside of New Orleans, Louisiana, into a battleground between the survivors of a chemical attack.
When we visited the set of the Orion release, the firefight was nearing the end but not quite over, and we witnessed one of the violent dustups Mark (Tyler Hoechlin) and Nina West (Kate Bosworth) experience during their bumpy road trip.
Below, check out what we learned from The Domestics set visit.
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Update: TNT has announced that I Am the Night will be released as part of TNT’s newly minted TNT Suspense Collection. It will follow The Alienist in TNT’s slate of thriller-themed limited series.
Patty Jenkins has found a wonderful collaborator in Chris Pine, the star of the Wonder Woman director’s new noir-tinged TNT series. Pine stars in I Am the Night, a limited TNT series that was originally titled One Day She’ll Darken, after Fauna Hodel’s autobiography of the same name.
But while the original title is gone, the talent is still there, as Pine steals the show as the intrepid hack journalist investigating a young girl’s dark and dangerous lineage.
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We’ve crossed the halfway mark of 2018, so each day this week, a different member of Team /Film will be counting down his or her favorite films of the year so far. Some of these movies have only played at festivals, but as long as they have release dates slated for sometime this year, they’re fair game for our lists. Find out how two horror movies, two superhero films, a few wildly inventive indies, and more stack up in my ranking below. Read More »
At this point, we know the gist of what happens in Dwayne Johnson‘s latest movie, Skyscraper. The Rock is working at the highest tower in the world, that tower gets set on fire, and he must save his family from certain death and fight off some terrorists. It’s a mash-up of Die Hard and The Towering Inferno. Dwayne Johnson jumps a lot.
But the latest Skyscraper trailer knows what we really want to see: one of the most suspenseful scenes from the movie, played out in full.
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Things are changing at Amazon Studios. Roy Price, the former head of the company’s media division, resigned from the company after sexual harassment allegations against him came to light, and NBC executive Jennifer Salke stepped into his position to take over. Salke knows the value of the young adult crowd, and her first batch of pilots at Amazon Studios is aimed squarely at them. Below, you can learn about three shows that recently earned a green light: Panic, College, and The Wilds. Read More »
You may not recognize the name RKSS, but the filmmaking collective comprised of François Simard, Anouk Whissell, and Yoann-Karl Whissell made some waves with their futuristic feature debut Turbo Kid, which was a cult favorite on the indie circuit a few years ago. Now they’re back with a new film called Summer of ’84 that takes a deep dive into the nostalgia of the 1980s.
The premise is simple: a group of teenage boys ride bicycles through idyllic suburbia while trying to figure out if one of their neighbors is a serial killer. A new trailer has just arrived, and you can check it out below.
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Sicario: Day of the Soldado began its life as a spin-off of the acclaimed hit Sicario. With only Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin returning from the first movie, it didn’t seem like a sequel without Emily Blunt. But the Sicario name is strong enough that the film is being positioned as a proper sequel.
Alejandro (del Toro) gets called back into action to help Graver (Brolin) go after the Mexican drug cartels. They kidnap Isabel Reyes (Isabela Moner), the daughter of a kingpin, but things don’t go exactly as planned south of the border.
Italian director Stefano Sollima makes his Hollywood debut with Sicario: Day of the Soldado. Sollima is also attached to the feature film adaptation of the Call of Duty video game series. He spoke with /Film in Los Angeles about the Sicario sequel and his upcoming projects. Sicario: Day of the Soldado opens today.
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