Trailer round-up

We’re just a few days into 2019 and I’m already falling behind on my most important New Years resolution, which is to provide /Film readers with every single trailer that comes out the second it hits the internet. But this batch of film and TV trailers has already convinced me that I’ve once again bitten off more than I can chew. Thankfully, our trailer round-up is the perfect way to correct my over-eager resolution. Below, check out the trailers for White Dragon, Hotel Mumbai, Lorena, Little, Holiday, and Ask Dr. Ruth. Read More »

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • You can dry off from a soaking ride on Grizzly River Run at Disney California Adventure.
  •  The biggest superfans of all Disney superfans are getting the spotlight on a new web series.
  • See how Shanghai Disneyland’s Treasure Cove could’ve looked a lot different based on unearthed artwork.
  • Get ready for Universal Studios Hollywood’s first-ever running event.
  • Learn about the secret bar hidden in plain sight at Disney California Adventure.
  • The midterm elections had an impact in Anaheim for Disneyland cast members.
  • And more!

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Holiday Review

“She secretly likes the attention.” “If she didn’t want it, why would she dress that way?” “She should have known this would happen.” “Why won’t she just leave?” You don’t have to be a female to hear these kinds of statements and questions. Although, if you identify as a female, you probably hear them often. The mentality behind systemic rape culture and victim blaming is a dizzying conversation that is slowly but surely coming into focus both in the news and in art. While stories of trauma and abuse can be displayed through a dark, dingy lens, Danish writer-director Isabella Eklöf addresses these horrors with a brightly stylish world of violence and luxury in her new film, Holiday. Read More »

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 go to Comic-Con and talk fandom with George Takei, we try and escape an abusive relationship with a drug lord while sunning it up on vacation, take a last look at the singer Nico, remember a time long since past filled with frivolity and heartbreak, and connect with old friends in the oddest way imaginable. Read More »