Joseph Gordon-Levitt Does Hot Ones

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, watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Inception, (500) Days of Summer) participate in one of the most honest and fun episodes of Hot Ones yet. Plus, get some insight into a key scene from Get Out from the movie’s producers, and listen to Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Casino cinematographer Robert Richardson break down his extensive career. Read More »

AFI Movie Club Black Stories Matter

The American Film Institute launched their AFI Movie Club initiative at the end of March in an effort to bring people together while we’re forced to be apart due to the coronavirus pandemic. Since then, they’ve highlighted a new classic movie each day with famous filmmakers and actors introducing them. But this week will have a special focus.

AFI Movie Club has expanded their partnership with Universal Pictures for an event called “Black Stories Matter,” featuring a week of celebrated movies from Black filmmakers. This week will have movies like BlacKkKlansman, Get Out, Straight Outta Compton and more available to rent for free through various channels, and they’ll be accompanied by special featurettes and conversations to provide even more insight. Read More »

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Roland Emmerich hopes Disney would take on Independence Day 3
  • Jordan Peele “has no intention” of making a Get Out sequel
  • A new No Time to Die IMAX poster has been released.

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The 92nd Academy Awards have come and gone and while Jordan Peele’s sophomore film Us went unrecognized — even in the Best Actress category, where Lupita Nyong’o’s versatile dual role surely deserved a nomination — horror aficionados know the real score regarding the best films of last year. So does Janelle Monae, whose opening musical number featured back-up dancers in red Us jumpsuits and white Midsommer dresses, with Monae herself being crowned the flowery May Queen and other notable snubs like Dolemite Is My Name and Queen & Slim adding to the costume flair.

Two years ago, when Peele was on the awards trail for his first feature, Get Out, he participated in a THR writers roundtable where he was asked to name one screenplay that had particularly influenced him. He gave an appropriately doppelgänger answer, citing not one, but two films based on Ira Levin novels: The Stepford Wives and Rosemary’s Baby. The 1975 film adaptation of The Stepford Wives hit theaters forty-five years ago today, and at first glance, its influence on Get Out (another improbably good February movie) is more immediate. However, Peele has identified Rosemary’s Baby as his favorite film and, like the Tethered in Us, it’s easy to see movements mirrored between his two modern horror gems and both those classic Levin adaptations.

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Ethan Anderton’s Top 10 Movies of the Decade

Ethan Anderton's Top 10 Best Movies of the Decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.)

The 2010s will mark the decade when cinema as we know it started changing drastically. The movies themselves aren’t really changing, but the manner in which we get to see them is in the middle of a drastic overhaul. In some ways, it’s easier than ever to watch a movie. But along with that, it’s also gotten harder for movies to find their audience, let alone get made. Even so, the 2010s were full of movies that will stick with us for years to come, and below you can find my own top ten movies of the decade. Read More »

Hoai-Tran Bui’s Top 10 Movies of the Decade

hoai-tran bui's top 10 movies of the decade

(This article is part of our Best of the Decade series.)

I can’t stress enough how formative this past decade of movies has been for my moviegoing experience. Sometimes I wonder if I can fully trust my opinions during 2010-2019, ever-shifting they were, and ever-evolving my movie knowledge was. I went and graduated college during that time, and began to form a movie opinion of my own outside of the one the film classes would impose on me. And in my opinion, the last decade of movies was fantastic.

It was never a more exciting time to be a movie fan in the 2010s, because the movie landscape itself underwent a dramatic shift. This was the decade when the genre movie began to get taken seriously by critics and the Academy, when cerebral sci-fi made a vengeful comeback, when horror got a socially thrilling edge. And most importantly, it’s one where a bear taught us the value of being kind. Here are my top 10 movies of the past decade.

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Trailer Sweded

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, watch a low budget “sweded” version of the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Plus, listen as a surgeon reviews medical scenes from movies and TV shows like Evolution, ER, Get Out, Grey’s Anatomy, The Dark Knight, and others. And finally, listen as GoodFellas star and Marriage Story supporting actor Ray Liotta looks back at his most memorable roles. Read More »

Get Out: The Annotated Screenplay

Get Out may seem like yesterday’s news, but when you think back over the biggest horror films of the past decade, Jordan Peele‘s directorial debut looms large. Now fans of the film can explore it in even more detail with Inventory Press’s Get Out: The Annotated Screenplay, a 224-page book which features the screenplay along with Peele’s in-depth notes, more than 150 stills from the movie, and behind-the-scenes information about how this modern classic came to be. Sounds like it’d be a great holiday gift for the horror movie fan in your life. Get the details below.
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Us blu-ray giveaway

Jordan Peele‘s twisty, mysterious horror hit Us arrives on Blu-ray next week. In honor of the impending home media release, we’re giving away Us and Peele’s first film, Get Out, on Blu. Here’s your chance to own two of the best horror movies of the 21st century, together.

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Black Panther

Could this be the beginning of Black Panther‘s road to the Oscars? Don’t dismiss the Marvel blockbuster, which walked away with five wins at the 44th Annual Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films awards on Wednesday.

Black Panther reigned over the 2018 Saturn Awards ceremony, earning more wins than last year’s genre favorites like Get Out, The Shape of WaterBlade Runner 2049, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi  — all of which scored a fair number of their own trophies.

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