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bumblebee review

The opening scene of Bumblebee plays out like a child’s fantasy: Brightly colored Autobots clash with the sinister Decepticons in a battle that feels like the cinematic realization of a little kid smashing his toys together. And it’s awesome.

It’s something that’s been missing from the progressively darker and grittier iterations of the Transformers movies, whose brand of “Bayhem” have prevented the films from being anything close to fun. Michael Bay loaded every frame of his Transformers movies with so much visual chaos that the senses become overwhelmed and, ultimately, dulled. But Bumblebee director Travis Knight peels back the layers of epic, hectic spectacle to find the warm, beating heart that the Transformers franchise has always been missing.

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 6 Trailer

Brooklyn Nine-Nine came this close to death when FOX canceled the cop comedy series starring Andy Samberg, Andre Braugher, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Chelsea Peretti, Joel McKinnon Miller and Dirk Blocker. Thankfully, NBC came through and saved the series, giving it a sixth season order for 18 total episodes.

Now the first Brooklyn Nine-Nine season 6 trailer has arrived, and it finally gives Jake Peralta (Andy Samberg) the John McClane moment he’s always dreamed of. Plus, it looks like NBC has given Brooklyn Nine-Nine a much bigger budget to play with. Check it out below. Read More »

Brightburn Trailer

BrightBurn has been an incredibly well-kept secret for months. While we’ve long-known that James Gunn was producing the film, and reuniting with his Slither star Elizabeth Banks, plot details have been kept under tight lock and key. We didn’t even know the official title until very recently. Now, the BrightBurn trailer is here, offering us our first real footage of the David Yarovesky-directed horror film. Watch the BrightBurn trailer below.

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sister act 3 update

And now, an update to the Sister Act 3 saga that I know you’ve all been following closely these last few years. Back in 2015, a Sister Act remake was announced. Later, it was revealed this remake would be Sister Act 3, and that original star Whoopi Goldberg would have a cameo. Now, Disney is moving forward with Sister Act 3 for their streaming service Disney+, and Whoopi Goldberg is not involved. Holy Mary, Mother of God, what’s going on here?

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all is true trailer

All the world was a stage for William Shakespeare — but what happens when the curtains drop and the stage burns down? He uneasily retires to a life in the country with a neglected family and broken relationships — at least, that’s what Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming period drama All Is True assumes about the legendary playwright’s mysterious twilight years.

Not much is known about the Shakespeare’s uncertain final years, a topic that has long intrigued Branagh, who has always wanted to explore the playwright’s forgotten period. And he does as both the star and director of All Is True, which also stars Judi Dench and Ian McKellen. Watch the All Is True trailer below.

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spider-man into the spider-verse b-roll

Voice acting is an undervalued profession, one that we don’t get to see much of unless it’s a star-studded affair like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

But the newly released Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse b-roll footage gives us a peek behind the curtain, where stars Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson, Liev Schreiber, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren, John Mulaney, and Kimiko Glenn apparently act in full hair and make-up. But no one is as extra as Nicolas Cage, who shows up in a full suit and gives his whole being into voicing his character.

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Green Band Trailer

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 take a hike, buy overpriced art, find our dad’s secret stash, get reminded how troubled our healthcare system is in America, and question the price of internet fame. Read More »

Bumblebee Early Buzz

This month brings yet another installment in the Transformers franchise in the form of the spin-off Bumblebee. But if the early buzz is to be believed, this time we have a movie that not only please fans of the original Transformers animated series and movie, but also delivers a story with some character and heart that isn’t overshadowed by director Michael Bay’s signature directorial style and overstuffed plot.

Find out what people are saying in the Bumblebee early buzz round-up below. Read More »

X-Men Dark Phoenix CCXP Poster

Is Thanos coming back to Fortnite? What did Charlie Cox have to say about the cancellation of Daredevil? Are you ready for a third installment of Marvel Ultimate Alliance? Want to see some new posters for X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Shazam from CCXP? What was Aquaman‘s budget? Was the Avengers 4 title really hidden in that one photo from Anthony & Joe Russo? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Avengers Endgame

On the December 7, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to talk the latest film and tv news, including Crazy Rich Asians, Aquaman 2, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Kevin Hart, Plastic Man, and we’ll take a closer look at the Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel trailers.

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