Josta Soda in Loki

The Time Variance Authority in the Disney+ series Loki has a weird vibe going on. Yes, it has a familiar bureaucratic feel, but it still feels a little bit off and out of this reality (which, it is). The show creators intentionally made the TVA feel this way, and used obvious and tiny touches to create its odd ambiance.

One of those small touches is Mobius’ (Owen Wilson) favorite drink: Josta soda. Josta was a real product from the ‘90s, and it had a tumultuous, short-lived life in our reality. Mobius, however, is a diehard fan — could his predilection for it tells us something about him? Read on for the true history of Josta, as well as a speculative take on why Mobius likes it so much. Read More »

The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard Trailer

The return of inexplicable sequels is but one part of the general “nature is healing” vibe of the 2021 summer movie season, and the awkwardly titled action comedy Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard fits the bill, unfortunately, quite well. A follow-up to the 2017 film The Hitman’s Bodyguard (even as it loses the word “The” for no good reason), this sequel offers more of the same while being poorly paced and substituting yelling and profanity in place of actual wit or humor. Though it’s still plenty glib and smug, Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard doesn’t deliver the goods.

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This Week in Trailers

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 read a magazine that has a lesbian focus, rate some horror movies, try to keep a teenage pregnancy quiet, and have issues assimilating into America.
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This Week in Trailers

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 tear our family apart, see things in black and white, go across the pond for some true crime, and talk about global warming.
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Macbeth Movie

Something incredible this way comes to Apple TV+. Apple announced that is teaming up with A24 to release the highly anticipated drama The Tragedy of Macbeth, Joel Coen‘s first movie without brother Ethan and a surefire awards contender starring Oscar winners Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand. And with this film and Martin Scorsese’s latest under its belt, Apple may have just its greatest bid for the Oscars yet.

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On the April 27, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by managing editor Jacob Hall and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Captain America 4, a remake of Another Round, The Continental, and a new project from Martin Scorsese and Paul Schrader. Then they answer a couple of listener questions in the mailbag. Read More »

The Son

Florian Zeller is having a great day.

Lots of people were expecting Anthony Hopkins to earn an Oscar nomination this morning for his performance in Zeller’s feature directorial debut The Father, but little did we know that would be just one of several nominations the movie would pick up – including one for Best Picture. Not bad for his first movie. In the wake of his big morning, Zeller revealed that he wants his next movie to be an adaptation of The Son, which, like The Father, is based on one of his own stage plays. Learn more about that project below. Read More »

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar Featurette

If you need a quick pick-me-up, you simply can’t go wrong with Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar. This delightfully absurd comedy has touches of Hot Rod, Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion, Austin Powers, Airplane!, and Zoolander, and it all works because of the quirky characters and comedic chemistry created by writers and stars Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo. As the movie prepares to arrive on home video, a new Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar featurette celebrates the comedic duo. Read More »

avatar the last airbender animated movie

The original creators of the all-time classic animated series Avatar: The Last AirbenderMichael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, did what anyone would do after falling out with Netflix: they started their own production studio. And they did it with Nickelodeon, the network that essentially buried DiMartino and Konietzko’s sequel series The Legend of Korra while it was on the air between 2012 to 2014. That’s the kind of Hollywood feud that the people love, and — even better — it will give us a whole slew of projects within the Avatar universe, including an exciting new animated movie that will be heading to the big screen.

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Legend of Zelda live-action series

Back in 2015, word started going around that Netflix was planning a Legend of Zelda live-action series. However, as soon as we learned of the series, it was reported that Nintendo had pulled the plug. So what happened? As it turns out, Nintendo got antsy about word of the show leaking out and decided they didn’t want to move forward after all – which seems like a strange reason, all things considered.

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