In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Please enjoy a John Wick Chapter 3 image of Keanu Reeves on a horse.
- J.A. Bayona explains why there are no deleted scenes on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Blu-ray.
- Hey, maybe there’s going to be a Pitch Perfect 4?
- A female-driven 21 Jump Street spin-off is still in the works.
- Top Gun: Maverick adds even more cast members.
- Danny McBride already has a Halloween sequel in mind.
- A Fight Club 3 comic is coming in 2019.
- They’ve somehow made 6 Marine movies, and we have the trailer to prove it.
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(Welcome to Comic Book Drive-In, a series where comic and movie fans Jazmine Joyner and Rosie Knight recommend brand new, ongoing, and completed comic book series that tie into classic films and new releases.)
Welcome back to Comic Book Drive-In! Thanks for joining us on our journey through celluloid and sequential storytelling. In our third edition, we’re revisiting one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented films in contemporary canon. David Fincher’s Fight Club is a searing satire about toxic masculinity, violence, and capitalism. Based on Chuck Palahniuk’s novel of the same name, the film still creates conversation to this day, and so we decided to look at three comics which complement, expand on, and even better the concepts and thematic threads that Fight Club explores. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 by Jacob Hall
(Welcome to Cardboard Cinema, a feature that explores the intersection between movies and tabletop gaming. This column is sponsored by Dragon’s Lair Comics & Fantasy in Austin, Texas.)
I’ll be perfectly honest: when Mondo first announced that they were making a Fight Club card game, I shrugged. Maybe it’s because I’m used to movie license board games being typically bad. Maybe it’s because the fandom surrounding David Fincher’s 1999 classic has increasingly proven itself to not understand the film’s message. But I was expecting a simplistic, “take that” game where players throw cards at each other to win fistfights in a basement. You know, everything that the movie isn’t really about.
So color me impressed that the Fight Club card game looks to be a more accurate riff on the film’s concepts than I imagined. Fight Club: The Home Game is a two-player deck building card game where each player takes on a personality battling over control of one mind, as represented by the spread of cards in the middle of the table.
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The start of a David Fincher commentary is kind of like the start of a David Fincher movie: you know you’re in store for something good. Sometimes after listening to hours upon hours of commentary tracks, I question how I spend my time, but listening to Fincher’s commentaries is always time well spent. He’s concise and candid, he’s as funny as his movies, and he’s a great storyteller. The co-founder of Propaganda Films is completely open about his choices and how a scene and film was put together, and never attempts to preserve some sense of mystery about his work.
Everything you’d want to know about one of Fincher’s movies can be learned in one of his commentary tracks, which are usually joined by other excellent and informative bonus features, including a highly reccomended Panic Room commentary featuring screenwriter William Goldman. Audio commentaries don’t get much better than Fincher’s, though, so if you’ve yet to listen to one of his, do yourself a favor and check one out.
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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.
In this edition, find out how Pixar’s The Incredibles should have ended. Plus, take a tour of the new Jim Henson exhibition on display at the Museum of the Moving Image and watch a video essay looking closely at how David Fincher uses music in his films. Read More »
Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. Tying in with the upcoming release of The Dark Tower, this week’s edition asks “What is your favorite movie adaptation of a beloved book?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team.
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Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition asks “Who is your favorite movie mentor?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team. This week, we are also joined by Cars 3 director Brian Fee.
If you’d like to share your pick for your favorite movie mentor, please send your thoughts to firstname.lastname@example.org for a chance to be featured on the site. Find our choices below!
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For some movies, the opening credits are just a mundane way to remind the audience who is in the movie and give credit to a handful of the key crew members who helped make it. But for others, the opening credits not only deliver that information, but they do so in a stylish way that sets the tone for the story that’s about to unfold, even providing integral pieces that set the stage for what’s to come.
For cinephiles, a truly memorable opening credits sequence can be hard to come by, but there are plenty of them out there, and not just in the James Bond franchise. A new countdown video attempts to name the 10 best opening credits sequences in movies, and it will surely spark a bit of a debate for those who have their own favorite credits sequences. Read More »
Cool Posts From Around the Web:
Even though many movies end up being shot on the backlots of studios, there are plenty that end up shooting on location in real places around the world. One photographer has decided to visit the real shooting locations of movies like Halloween, Fight Club, Blade Runner, Wayne’s World, Back to the Future and more, but instead of just shooting a photo of the location without any context, he’s been posting them matched up perfectly with the original shots from the movies.
Check out the movie locations then and now after the jump. Read More »
Just last month, we called your attention to a countdown of what CineFix believed were the Top 10 Opening Shots of All Time. But every movie that starts with an iconic shot must also come to an end, and now we have a list of what CineFix thinks are the Top 10 Closing Shots of All Time. The closing shot of any film can be even more important than the opening shot as it’s the last impression the film gives you before you leave the theater. So let’s see if you agree with these picks for the best closing shots in cinema. Read More »