/Filmcast Ep. 493 – Overlord

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Jeff stays strong amid the wildfire raging near his house. The cast discuss Girl in the Spider’s Web, Midnight Diner, Bodyguard and end with an in-depth review of the war-horror film Overlord. David and Jeff challenge Liev Schreiber’s Michael Barbaro impression on SNL… tune in to decide who wins the “Barbar-off.”

Be sure to check out David’s new podcast, Write Along as well as The Daily podcast.

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Michael Bay Video Essay

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, director Fede Alvarez breaks down an action-packed fight scene from last weekend’s release of The Girl in the Spider’s Web. Plus, the second part of a video essay series focusing on Michael Bay dives deeper into the filmmaker’s auteur style, and Sarah Jessica Parker breaks down the most iconic and recognizable roles from her career. Read More »

The Girl in the Spider's Web Review

The great surprise of The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo Story (aside from that mouthful of a title) is that director Fede Alvarez wasn’t hired to direct the new James Bond movie. Though Spider’s Web couldn’t be confused with the high-quality entertainment largely evinced by the Daniel Craig era of 007 films, it’s mounted in extremely stylish fashion and lead character Lisbeth Salander is presented as a hybrid of 21st-century Bond and the villains he combats. Spider’s Web is essentially high-toned trash, a slick piece of cinema that’s the filmic equivalent of the novel you read on a cross-country flight and forget about the day after.

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The Girl in the Spider's Web Clip

Even though the end of the year brings plenty of awards season titles to the table, that doesn’t mean everything else goes into hiding. There are still plenty of movies coming over the next couple months bringing chills, thrills, excitement and laughs. The release of Sony’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web, a reboot of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo franchise, might be a little light on the latter when it hits theaters in a couple weeks. But a new clip shows it will have plenty of suspense and action. Plus, who knows, maybe there’s a chance Claire Foy could land an Oscar nomination.

Watch The Girl in the Spider’s Web clip below. Read More »

girl in the spider's web reviews

The girl with the dragon tattoo is back. Director Fede Alvarez, who captivated audiences with the suspenseful thriller Don’t Breath a couple years ago, is behind The Girl in the Spider’s Web, a sequel to David Fincher’s 2011 Dragon Tattoo remake. This time, The Crown star Claire Foy plays hacker Lisbeth Salander, and she’s earning much of the praise from critics in the first batch of reviews.

Find out what they’re saying about the film in our early buzz round-up below. Read More »

the girl in the spider's web title

Those avidly following movie news probably know at this point that The Girl in the Spider’s Web is a sequel to the 2011 David Fincher film The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo — only with a different director, star, and cast. It’s a tad confusing, but Claire Foy‘s punk haircut and dragon tattoo should be enough to communicate that to audiences right? Maybe not for Sony, which just gave The Girl in the Spider’s Web title a makeover that makes it the runner-up for worst title ever.

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The Girl in the Spider's Web

Yesterday, Sony invited us to their studio lot to see some early footage from The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the newest entry in the Dragon Tattoo franchise. Afterward, co-writer/director Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe) and star Claire Foy (who won an Emmy the night before for her work on The Crown) joined us for a Q&A to talk about the look of the movie, the intensity of the film’s hacker protagonist Lisbeth Salander, a sex scene that was removed from the film, Foy’s feelings about playing the role in the midst of the #MeToo movement, and much more. Read More »

the girl in the spider's web trailer

Update: We have added the very different international trailer to the post. You can watch it below.

The marketing so far for The Girl in the Spider’s Web have been all about the titular “Girl,” Lisbeth Salander, played in this latest film by The Crown‘s Claire Foy. It’s a smart move, since the role originated by Noomi Rapace in the Swedish films and Rooney Mara in David Fincher’s acclaimed U.S. remake has left big boots to fill for the Emmy-nominated actress.

But the newest The Girl in the Spider’s Web trailer finally introduces us to Lisbeth’s complex web of allies, including the familiar journalist Mikael Blomkvist, played by an unfamiliar face.

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The Girl In The Spider's Web Trailer

Update: A second (and completely different) trailer has arrived online.

Lisbeth Salander, aka The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, is back, and she’s got a whole new look. The Crown actress Claire Foy steps into the role for the new film The Girl In The Spider’s Web, which draws inspiration from Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium trilogy. Watch the Girl In The Spider’s Web trailer below.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Pacific Rim Uprising gets new Jaeger-centric posters and an international trailer
  • Actress Hailee Steinfeld talks about her Transformers spin-off Bumblebee
  • A Phantom Thread actress joins The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo sequel
  • Chris Hemsworth‘s feelings about turning that fake Dundee trailer into a real movie
  • And more!

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