Fewer 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 evade the authorities, tell some jokes, get short, see the only thing redeeming about a cruise at the moment, and learn how to be a proper lady.

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MacGruber trio

On the January 16, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Mindhunter season 3, The Dark Tower TV show, a Green Lantern series update, why HBO chose one Game of Thrones prequel over another, Watchmen season 2, and Colin Trevorrow’s Star Wars script. Read More »

Pamela Adlon in Better Things

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Watch trailers for Ragnarok and Better Things.
  • Mark-Paul Gosselaar has joined the cast of the Saved by the Bell revival.
  • Justin Chambers is leaving Grey’s Anatomy.

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On the January 10, 2020 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson to discuss the latest film and tv news, including Doctor Strange 2 losing its director, Warner Bros using AI to decide movies to greenlight and a Parasite HBO series.

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danny aiello obit

Danny Aiello, a character actor with prominent roles in MoonstruckDo the Right Thing, and more, has died at the age of 89. Aiello’s career began in the 1970s, and he worked steadily for the next several decades. His turn as Sal in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor, and his acting roles included extensive work on both small and big screen.

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Fewer 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 whistle while we work, develop a habit with Josh Hartnett, say hi to the Gorillaz, and hunt down a kitten killer.

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Killers of the Flower Moon filming

Martin Scorsese‘s The Irishman is now on Netflix and will probably be a contender come Oscar season. But Scorsese is already moving on to other things. Not only is he set to make a documentary about the music scene in the 1970s, he’s also about to film his next feature: Killers of the Flower Moon. While the casting hasn’t been officially announced yet, Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro are both expected to star in the film, which chronicles the investigation into The Osage Murders of the 1920s. According to cinematographer Rodrigo Prieto, Scorsese’s next movie will start filming in March 2020.

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Who Are Rey's Parents

One of the biggest questions about the new Star Wars trilogy is the origin of the galaxy’s new savior. Who is Rey and where does she come from? Star Wars: The Last Jedi seemed to give us an answer when Kylo Ren flat out told her, “They were filthy junk traders, sold you off for drinking money. They’re dead in a pauper’s grave in the Jakku desert.” Rey seemed to acknowledge this as a truth that she knew but was never willing to fully accept, but it turns out, like some Star Wars fans, she wants to know more.

When we reunite with Rey in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, not only have her skills in the Force improved as she’s continued training in the time since The Last Jedi, but she’s still trying to figure out who she is and exactly what lies in her past. In fact, Daisy Ridley says that aspect of Rey “is not satisfied” with that part of her story. So how will this movie rectify that? Read More »

kevin feige star wars movie

Kevin Feige‘s Star Wars movie is starting to shape up. Two months after news broke that the Marvel Studios chief was developing a new Star Wars movie, Feige teased details about what we can expect for this mystery project. But this being Feige, those details are about as vague and diplomatic as possible.

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white snake clip

Animation is one of those visual mediums that can still make us believe in magic. Which is why Light Chaser Animation, one of China’s biggest animation studios, is going as fantastical as possible with its upcoming film White Snake. The first Chinese animated movie from indie animation distributor GKIDs, White Snake tells the story of demon snakes, tragic romances, and…underwater magic shops? It all makes sense in the exclusive White Snake clip /Film is debuting, below.

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