The reaction to Disney’s upcoming live-action Aladdin has been a bit…muted. The footage revealed is a bit lacking, and fans of the original don’t quite know what to make of Will Smith‘s take on the Genie. We won’t know how the film actually is until it’s release, but let’s just say the enthusiasm for this live-action Disney remake is a lot lower than previous releases. But maybe this Aladdin special look will do the trick. The video below goes behind-the-scenes of the Guy Ritchie-directed adaptation, showcasing all the work that went into creating the film’s whole new world.
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?
This week, we pick a fight with Liam Gallagher, find out what it was like to battle Nazis, get to know David Crosby, and trip the light fantastic south of the border. Read More »
Along with blockbuster summer, it’s also upfronts season in the television world, and that means we’re starting to glimpse of the new shows that will be coming to the small screen for the 2019-2020 season. We’ve already seen the new trailers for FOX, ABC and NBC shows, and now CBS has unveiled their primetime slate of new shows, and we have a first look at each of them with a round-up of trailers below.
The new CBS shows include Walton Goggins getting his own show called The Unicorn, Luke Cage star Mike Colter digging into supernatural mystery with Evil, Patricia Heaton returning to the sitcom world with Carol’s Second Act, NCIS star Pauley Perrette trying her hand at comedy with Broke, and more. Watch the CBS 2019 TV Series trailers below. Read More »
Even though this summer is full of blockbuster action and spectacle, we can’t implore you enough to take a break from the big studio movies this season to partake in plenty of laughs with the feature directorial debut of Olivia Wilde.
Booksmart follows Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein as two high school seniors who realize that they might have been a little too reserved in their educational endeavors. So the two decide to party it up before they head off to college, getting the ultimate high school experience under their belt before they head into the next phase of their adult life. Annapurna Pictures has released a new Booksmart clip showing the entire first six minutes, and by the looks of it, this movie deserves to be a certified hit. Read More »
All right, His Dark Materials fans. This is it. This could be the screen adaptation that could finally do justice to Philip Pullman‘s rich, complex fantasy trilogy full of ideas about alternate dimensions and universe-spanning battles with religious deities.
The HBO/BBC big-budget miniseries is set to adapt all three novels of Philip Pullman’s acclaimed fantasy series, an adaptation that has been long-awaited after the disastrous 2007 film The Golden Compass. The new series, directed by Tom Hooper and featuring a star-studded cast that includes James McAvoy, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Dafne Keen, and Ruth Wilson, promises to do right by the trilogy. Watch the His Dark Materials season 1 trailer below.
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Joe Hill‘s horror novel NOS4A2 comes to life in the form of an upcoming AMC series. In a new featurette, Hill talks about what it was like to see the world of his book brought to life for the series. “When a writer talks about having their story adapted, they all say the cliche things,” Hill says. “But it’s all true. It’s just incredibly thrilling to see all this stuff you lived with in your imagination suddenly set before you.” Watch the NOS4A2 featurette below.
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There have been approximately 400 Secret Life of Pets 2 trailers, but I guess one more won’t hurt. The sequel to the 2016 animated hit once again will show viewers what our pets get up to all day when we’re not at home. The answer: murder. Okay, I’m kidding, that’s not what happens. But wouldn’t that be wild? Watch the final Secret Life of Pets 2 trailer below. Read More »
I’m trying to remain cautiously optimistic about the new Child’s Play. As a fan of the original franchise, I was initially against this remake. But the casting, and the footage from the two trailers, have turned me around a bit. I’m still not 100% sold, but I’m hoping to be surprised. One thing the film definitely has going for it is the use of practical effects. When this project was first announced, I figured a terrible CGI Chucky would be used. But as this new Child’s Play behind-the-scenes video shows, the filmmakers made around six Chucky animatronic puppets in order to bring the killer doll to life.
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A fun piece of trivia is making the rounds again, and since we’ve never written about it at /Film, now’s as good a time as any to share it. H.R. Giger, one of the designers of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi classic Alien, was hired to create some Batmobile concept art for director Joel Schumacher‘s 1995 film Batman Forever – and Giger’s design is just as odd as you’d expect from the man whose mind birthed the Xenomorph. Take a closer look below. Read More »
Ali Wong might be a genius. Not only is she being romanced by Randall Park in the upcoming Netflix rom-com Always Be My Maybe, but she has multiple suitors played by Daniel Dae Kim and, surprise, Keanu Reeves. A wild John Wick appeared in the new trailer for Always By My Maybe, looking fresh in a crushed velvet jacket and some hipster specs. Watch the new Always Be My Maybe trailer to receive the best gift for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.
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