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Oct 21, 2019

Watch Exclusive 'Countdown' Clip: I Need a New Phone


'Physician, heal thyself,' goes an old proverb, and that applies with triple the intensity in Countdown. A young nurse (Elizabeth Lail) downloads an app that appears to be harmless, yet soon finds herself in a deadly race for her life when the app predicts she will die in three days. How can she save herself from a certain death? Having already seen evidence of the predictive app's frightening power against others, and unable to delete it on her own mobile phone, the nurse...

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Oct 21, 2019

Next 3 Major Disney Adventures: 'Frozen II,' 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,' 'Onward'


Painted with a villainous brush for many years, the titular character in Disney's Maleficent: Mistress of Evil reminds us all that people are seldom what they appear to be. Angelina Jolie stars as a mighty figure who is capable of doing great harm, yet instead strives to be a source of great comfort to her people, as well as something more motherly to her dearly-beloved Aurora (Elle Fanning), despite surprising, ill-intentioned opposition from Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer). It's...

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Oct 18, 2019

The Week in Movie Trailers: Robert Downey Jr. in ‘Dolittle,' Adam Driver in ‘The Report' and ‘Marriage Story' and More


MUST-WATCH TRAILERS Dolittle invites you to a wonderful world: Universal shared the first look at Dolittle, the latest movie based on Hugh Lofting's classic children's books about a doctor who talks to animals. See Robert Downey Jr. in the title role of the family adventure, which  opens January 17, 2020:   Bombshell presents a real-life bad guy: Lionsgate dropped the first full Bombshell trailer featuring Nicole Kidman, Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie...

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Oct 18, 2019

The Week in Movie News: Catwoman and the Riddler Join ‘The Batman,' ‘Addams Family 2' in the Works and More


Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Zoë Kravitz and Paul Dano joined The Batman: Casting is heating up for Matt Reeves' The Batman, which will star Robert Pattinson in the title role. Warner Bros. announced that he'll face off against multiple villains, including Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman and Paul Dano as The Riddler. Reportedly, The Penguin will join in the fun when the right actor is found. ...

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Oct 17, 2019

See Stephen King's ‘Doctor Sleep' Early With Fandango


The world will shine again when Stephen King's Doctor Sleep arrives in theaters on November 8, but who among you dares to go back even sooner? Fandango is giving you the chance to see one of this fall's biggest films early, just in time for Halloween. On October 30, Fandango will bring Stephen King's Doctor Sleep to theaters for one night only and tickets are now officially on sale right here.   For more on the film, which stars Ewan McGregor,...

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Oct 16, 2019

Watch Exclusive 'Jojo Rabbit' Clip: This Table is Switzerland


Faced with an unimaginable conflict, a young boy relies upon his vivid imagination in the beguiling new film, Jojo Rabbit. Living without his father during World War II, Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) has succumbed to intense pressure from his young peers, as well as his fellow citizens in Germany, and become devoted to an imaginary, childish view of Hitler, as portrayed by director Taika Waititi. His beloved mother Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) is well aware of the perilous conditions in which they...

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Oct 15, 2019

Watch Exclusive 'Black and Blue' Featurette: The Good Fight


Young police officer Alicia West (Naomie Harris) must go on the run after she witnesses a violent crime in Black and Blue. Her life is placed in grave danger because she inadvertently recorded the murder of a drug dealer that was committed by corrupt cops. Alicia quickly realizes that no one in her community is willing to trust her — or any police officer, really — until a brave soul (Tyrese Gibson) emerges to help her escape from her increasingly desperate fellow officers in blue,...

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Oct 14, 2019

Next 3 Major Awards Contenders: 'Jojo Rabbit,' 'The Irishman,' '1917'


Proving to be a popular hit doesn't always guarantee awards consideration, yet Joker is poised to grab further attention in the coming weeks and months. While critical opinions continue to differ, nearly everyone agrees that Joaquin Phoenix gives a stunning performance as Arthur Fleck, a.k.a. Joker. As more people see Joker, we expect that talk about award possibilities will increase. Meanwhile, two other films have generated special buzz from early screenings at film festivals, while...

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Oct 14, 2019

'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' Kicks Off the Halloween Season


October belongs to Maleficent, also known as the Season of the Witch, so what could be better than an exciting new action-adventure starring the iconic Disney villain in her most menacing role, the Mistress of Evil. This is a perfect movie to kick off the Halloween season - a large-scale tale that delves further into a powerful character portrayed magnificently by Angelina Jolie. Previously, Maleficent was only known for her dark side, as showcased in the classic animated tale Sleeping...

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Oct 11, 2019

The Week in Movie News: ‘John Wick' Spin-off Lands ‘Underworld' Director, First ‘Jungle Cruise' Trailer and More


Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Len Wiseman to direct John Wick spin-off: In addition to a fourth John Wick movie in the works, a spin-off titled Ballerina is on the way. Deadline reported that Underworld and Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman will be at the helm of the action movie, which is centered around a character from John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum.   Yahya Abdul-Mateen II joins The...

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Oct 08, 2019

Know Before You Go: ‘Doctor Sleep'


Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is considered one of the best horror movies of all time. And yet, it's widely known that Stephen King, who wrote the novel it's based on, has never been a fan of the adaptation. Decades later, though, King wrote a novel that directly follows his book of The Shining, and now that sequel has been turned into a movie. Does that complicate canon for moviegoers? Oddly enough, this new theatrical effort, titled Doctor Sleep, also plays as a sequel to...

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Oct 07, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Joker' Easter Eggs, Scene Breakdowns, Fan Art, Musical Tributes and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Easter Eggs of the Day Joker broke box office records in its debut over the weekend, as fans of DC superhero movies and general audiences flocked to the villain showcase in droves. Did you see it? And did you really see everything? Here's ScreenCrush with a helpful guide to 43 Easter eggs and other reference you may have missed:   Scene Breakdown of the Day Joker is such a...

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Oct 07, 2019

Next 3 DC Movies: 'Birds of Prey,' 'Wonder Woman 1984,' 'The Suicide Squad'


Reactions to Todd Phillips' Joker have ranged all over the map, from wild enthusiasm to more tepid reactions by some critics and DC Comics fans. Almost everyone, however, was deeply impressed by Joaquin Phoenix's absorbing and magnetic performance; his portrayal of doomed comedian Arthur Fleck has burrowed its way deeply into the psyche of moviegoers and has definitely spurred awards talk for the actor. This weekend's release launched a new phase in movies based on DC Comics...

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Oct 04, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: The Joker Meets Pennywise, a Legal Look at the Joker's Mental Health and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Character History of the Day Joker is now in theaters featuring the latest cinematic portrayal of the most iconic DC Comics villain, who is otherwise best known as Batman's greatest arch-nemesis. In honor of his first solo outing on the big screen, Birth.Movies.Death. created a short documentary on the history of the character. Watch below.   Movie Science of the Day For...

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Oct 04, 2019

The Week in Movie News: Eddie Murphy Confirms ‘Beverly Hills Cop 4,' First ‘Birds of Prey' Trailer and More


Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Eddie Murphy to star in Beverly Hills Copy 4: The Eddie Murphy comeback will continue with more sequels to his most iconic ‘80s comedies. He told Collider that after finishing Coming 2 America, he'll be returning to the role of Axel F for a fourth Beverly Hills Cop installment.   Nancy Stephens returns to Halloween: The next Halloween installment, Halloween...

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Oct 04, 2019

Know Before You Go: ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil'


It's been five years since the release of Maleficent, Disney's hugely successful live-action retelling of Sleeping Beauty from the villain's point of view. Now Angelina Jolie is back in her role as the titular fairy for the sequel, called Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, as this misunderstood character's origin story continues. Will she finally go full-on evil in the new movie? Will she face another villain who allows her to still seem more like a heroine? What fellow...

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Oct 04, 2019

Exclusive Interview: 'Terminator: Dark Fate' Director Tim Miller Talks About Finishing Sarah Connor's Story


They're back! 28 years after director James Cameron delivered what is arguably among the best sequels ever in Terminator 2: Judgment Day, the Avatar and True Lies filmmaker is reteaming with his old Terminator crew, this time as a producer, in order to help complete the story on his terms. Joined by original stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton - along with Deadpool director Tim Miller behind the camera - Cameron and co. are forgetting about those other big-screen...

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Oct 03, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: The History of the Joker, Spotlight on ‘Joker' Actress Frances Conroy and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Character History of the Day Joker debuts in theaters this weekend, offering fans the latest incarnation of the iconic titular villain, who has been around in many forms over the past 80 years through various movies and comic book appearances. Learn more about the Joker's background in this pop culture history lesson from The Take:   Character in Close-Up Now you know the...

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Oct 01, 2019

Know Before You Go: 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'


Millions of children trooped home from school every day, eager to hear Fred Rogers sing "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" and watch a television program designed especially for them. The beloved show, filled with affection and warmth, truly touched the hearts of young ones for many years, through good times and bad, through playful puppets, memorable songs, wonderful characters and a faithful trolley. Now a new film, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, promises to reawaken fond...

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Oct 01, 2019

Exclusive 'The Addams Family' Featurette: Throwback


Created by Charles Addams as a single-panel cartoon that was first published in 1938, The Addams Family leapt to live-action television in the 1960s, revolving around a loving family unit with a special interest in the macabre. Two feature films in the 1990s proved to be popular with a new generation of viewers. Now an all-new animated version showcases the beloved family as they make big changes in their lives, moving to the most spooky place on Earth: New Jersey! In our exclusive...

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Sep 30, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: Imagining ‘Joker' as a 1970s Movie, What If Clint Eastwood Starred in ‘Gemini Man' and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Alternate Casting of the Day Gemini Man, a movie decades in the making, is finally hitting theaters soon, and tickets are on sale now. The sci-fi action flick stars Will Smith opposite his younger self, but long ago it was potentially going to star Clint Eastwood opposite his younger self. Joe Carnahan, who'd have directed that version, just shared this sizzle reel showing what his movie might...

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Sep 30, 2019

'Frozen II': Meet the New Characters


When Disney Animation's Frozen II, the highly anticipated sequel to runaway mega-hit Frozen, storms into theaters on November 22, 2019, it will have some mammoth snowshoes to fill. The original Frozen debuted in 2013, and is now the highest grossing animated film of all time. It won Academy Awards, was adapted into a Broadway show and provided an inspirational mantra/earworm to a world ready to "Let It Go." In a nutshell, it did okay. Frozen II promises to carry...

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Sep 30, 2019

Next 3 Major Animated Movies: 'The Addams Family,' 'Frozen II,' 'Spies in Disguise'


The delightful animated adventure Abominable soared at the box office over the weekend, topping the charts. The film follows teenage Yi (Chloe Bennett) as she seeks to reunite a lost Yeti with his family. Her friends Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Peng (Albert Tsai) help out on the epic journey. Now that Abominable has successfully launched into theaters, what future adventures await fans of animated fare? Here are three major animated movies that each take a different approach to pleasing...

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Sep 27, 2019

The Week in Movie News: Spider-Man Remains in the MCU, Jonah Hill to Play Batman Villain and More


Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights: BIG NEWS Marvel Studios to produce next Spider-Man movie: Sony and Disney announced they have worked out a deal for Marvel's Kevin Feige to produce the next Spider-Man sequel. Jon Watts is also in talks to direct the Spider-Man: Far From Home follow-up while Spidey actor Tom Holland is set to appear in one more installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.   Kevin Feige leaps to Star...

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Sep 27, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Judy' Scene Breakdown, ‘Downton Abbey' Director Commentary and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Actor in the Spotlight Judy is now in theaters starring Renee Zellweger as Hollywood icon Judy Garland. While the biopic covers flashbacks to her early years, it mostly focuses on the final months of her life. For fans leaving the theater wanting to know more about Garland, here's a look at some of the most interesting facts on her life and career:   Movie Scene Breakdown of the...

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Sep 27, 2019

'Gemini Man' Tickets Now on Sale: Watch Exclusive Clip


He may be past his prime as a professional assassin, but our exclusive clip from Gemini Man reveals that Will Smith remains a deadly force to any who come against him. Tickets are now on sale for the action-thriller, in which Smith plays a hitman who must confront someone who looks an awful lot like a younger version of himself. In our exclusive clip, Smith finds himself locked in a duel with a younger man he can't quite identify, which makes him slightly hesitant in the moment....

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Sep 26, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: The Evolution of ‘Rambo,' ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home' Spawns a News Parody Site and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Franchise Evolution of the Day The Rambo franchise has come a long way since the original 1982 movie, First Blood, through the new sequel, Rambo: Last Blood. In this video essay, Ross Peacock digs into all five installments of the Sylvester Stallone-led series, examining how they've changed with the different eras over the decades:   Actor in the Spotlight Downton Abbey...

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Sep 26, 2019

Exclusive 'Judy' Clip: I'm a Good Mother


Thanks for early screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival and elsewhere, Renée Zellweger is earning major awards buzz for her stirring performance as a legendary singer and actress in Judy. The film follows Judy Garland (Zellweger) as she arrives in London to perform a series of concerts in the winter of 1968. By that point, child star Garland had long risen into the Hollywood firmament. Yet, she had also been struggling for years with persistent personal, financial and...

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Sep 25, 2019

Interview: 'Zombieland: Double Tap' Director Teases Evolved Zombies, New Characters


Zombieland was a surprise $100 million hit in 2009. Ten years ago, the zombie comedy put Woody Harrelson back in the saddle of leading roles, cemented Emma Stone and Jesse Eisenberg as stars, and gave Abigail Breslin another massive hit before she even hit age 13. Since Zombieland's release, the entire cast has become Oscar nominees, and Stone was the first to win (for La La Land). The writers, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, went on to write the Deadpool films and the director, Ruben...

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Sep 24, 2019

Watch Exclusive 'Abominable' Clip: Wishes Can Come True


Yi (Chloe Bennet) is a teen who loves music and longs for adventure in Abominable. Naturally, when she encounters the lost Yeti at her apartment building in China, she immediately resolves to reunite the magical creature with his family, even if it means she must travel to the highest point on Earth. She enlists her young pals Jin (Tenzing Norgay Trainor) and Pen (Albert Tsai) to help, but the journey becomes fraught with peril when the nefarious Burnish (Eddie Izzard) and bonkers Dr. Zara...

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Sep 23, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Downton Abbey' Stars Pay Tribute to Maggie Smith, The Best ‘Rambo' Copycats and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Actor in the Spotlight The Downton Abbey movie topped the box office over the weekend, and a lot of its success is thanks to fans wanting more of Dame Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess. But fans aren't the only ones who appreciate her. Here's a video from Harper's Bazaar in which her cast mates state what they love about her:   Copycats of the Day For fans...

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Sep 23, 2019

Next 3 Major Sci-Fi Movies: 'Gemini Man,' 'Terminator: Dark Fate,' 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'


Brad Pitt stars in Ad Astra as an astronaut in search of his father, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances some years before. The splendid science-fiction adventure heads to the outer edges of the solar system in search of thought-provoking answers that may affect the future of mankind. The film has now launched successfully into theaters nationwide, which naturally prompts fans of smart, far-flung adventure to what wonder's next. Here are three upcoming movies coming to...

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Sep 23, 2019

‘Joker' Tickets On Sale Now: Here's Everything You Need To Know Before You Go


Warner Bros. and DC are definitely keeping things interesting with their comic book movies. Soon after introducing a new Joker in Suicide Squad, a different incarnation of the iconic villain appears in the standalone Joker. This time the character takes center stage for something more akin to a Martin Scorsese crime drama than traditional superhero fare and stars Joaquin Phoenix as the eponymous "clown prince of Gotham City." With tickets now officially on sale for Joker...

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Sep 20, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: Brad Pitt Interviews an Astronaut for ‘Ad Astra,' the ‘Downton Abbey' Experience and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Science of the Day A lot of real science was researched for the new sci-fi movie Ad Astra, and a lot of real scientists were consulted. Now, it's time for the movie's star, Brad Pitt, to learn more about life in space. Here he is in a NASA video interviewing astronaut Nick Hague, who is currently aboard the International Space Station:   Director Commentary the Day...

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Sep 20, 2019

The Week in Movie News: ‘Ghostbusters 2020' Confirms Original Stars, Michael Fassbender Joins Taika Waititi Movie and More


Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights: BIG NEWS Original Ghostbusters confirmed for next movie: It's not a huge surprise, but original Ghostbusters star and co-creator Dan Aykroyd confirmed he will appear in the upcoming sequel, Ghostbusters 2020. Slashfilm rounded up that info along with news that fellow original Ghostbuster Ernie Hudson is also returning for the movie. But Bill Murray is unlikely to be reprising his role....

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Sep 20, 2019

Watch Exclusive 'Downton Abbey' Video: While There's Blood In Your Veins


Set in and around a gorgeous, historic British estate in the early 20th century, the small-screen Downton Abbey series won legions of fans principally because of the people who lived and worked there, whether they were members of the privileged Crawley family or the dedicated servants who attended to their needs. The lavish big-screen adaptation Downton Abbey continues a fine tradition of storytelling, balancing the needs of the many and the needs of the few as the King and Queen of England pay...

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Sep 19, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: Spotlight on the Best ‘Downton Abbey' Character, ‘Rambo' Franchise Recap and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Character in Close Up The Downton Abbey movie is in theaters this weekend, giving fans more time with everyone's favorite character: the Dowager Countess. This video from The Take focuses on Maggie Smith's iconic character from the PBS series and new spinoff feature and her relationships with the past and the future:   Movie Franchise Recap of the Day Rambo: Last...

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Sep 18, 2019

Interview: James Gray on Sending Brad Pitt to Space in ‘Ad Astra'


Note: This interview contains minor spoilers for the film — continue at your own risk, or read on with fresh eyes after seeing the movie for yourself!   James Gray brings family into every genre piece, whether it's his early crime films (We Own the Night, The Yards, Little Odessa), a love triangle (Two Lovers), or his two recent period films (The Immigrant, Lost City of Z). And I'm not talking the Fast & Furious sense of "family" being a word to...

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Sep 16, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Downton Abbey' Recap, the Real Science Behind ‘Ad Astra' and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Franchise Recap of the Day The Downton Abbey movie arrives in theaters this weekend, and whether you've never seen the PBS TV series or you've forgotten what happened since it went off the air, you're going to need a refresher on the story before you go. Fortunately, Focus Features has created this recap video to explain or remind you:   Movie Science of the Day...

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Sep 16, 2019

Next 3 Strong Female-Driven Films: 'Downton Abbey,' 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,' 'Harriet'


Riding a wave of positive reviews and critical acclaim for stars Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers scored a major victory at the box office over the weekend. Audiences responded well to the real-life tale of clever female strip-club employees who decide to team up against their well-heeled male Wall Street clients. The success of the female-empowerment drama, directed by Lorene Scafaria, showed once again that audiences are hungry for more such stories. Here are three more strong...

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Sep 16, 2019

Sylvester Stallone Teaming with Robert Rodriguez on 'Cobra' Reboot; Is 'Tango & Cash' Next?


Sylvester Stallone knows what his fans want, and if they want him to bring back more of his most memorable characters… well, heck, he's open to just about anything. More Rocky? Sure. More Rambo? Yup, there's another Rambo film out this weekend! When you get beyond his Rocky and Rambo sequels, though, that's when it gets interesting. Fandango correspondent Nikki Novak recently sat down with Stallone to chat all things Rambo: Last Blood (in theaters September 20; get...

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Sep 15, 2019

2019 Toronto Film Festival: The Biggest and Most Exciting Awards Contenders


The 2019 Toronto International Film Festival has always been a terrific precursor to awards season, with many of the year's biggest Oscar contenders screening in the Canadian city before arriving in theaters. This year was no different; the festival slate was packed with the kinds of stories, performances and filmmaking sure to be among the very best of what hits theaters in 2019. From darkly unique comic book origin stories to immensely visceral racecar dramas to overwhelmingly beautiful...

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Sep 13, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: How Jennifer Lopez Trained for ‘Hustlers,' ‘The Goldfinch' Director Commentary and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Character Coach of the Day How did Jennifer Lopez learn all the pole dancing moves she displays in the new movie Hustlers? With help from Cirque du Soleil dancer Johanna Sapakie, Lopez became a master of the craft. Sapaki is the subject of this Insider video featuring footage of their work together:   Director Commentary of the Day John Crowley's The Goldfinch, based on the...

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Sep 13, 2019

The Week in Movie News: ‘Face/Off' Remake in the Works, First ‘Midway' Trailer and More


Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Face/Off remake in the works: Who will fill the shoes — er, faces — of Nicolas Cage and John Travolta's characters in a remake of their 1997 action sci-fi hit Face/Off? Deadline reported that Paramount has tapped screenwriter Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street) for a new version of the John Woo-helmed movie about an FBI agent and a terrorist who swap mugs.  ...

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Sep 13, 2019

Interview: Disney's ‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' Director Joachim Rønning on Entering Maleficent's World


Michelle Pfeiffer and Joachim Ronning on the set of Disney's live-action MALEFICENT:  MISTRESS OF EVIL. The character of Maleficent is arguably Disney's most popular villain. The fascination with her began with her introduction in the animated classic Sleeping Beauty, when the dark fairy crashed a christening to curse the newborn Princess Aurora, then later transformed into a dragon to keep a prince from rescuing her from a death-like sleep. Since then, Maleficent's...

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Sep 12, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: The Complete History of Pennywise the Clown, a Special ‘Aladdin' Reunion and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Character in Close Up If you've seen It Chapter Two and want to know more about Pennywise and whether he lived on after the events of the new sequel, you're in luck, because there's more to the character to be found in the writing of Stephen King. Here's Zac Morris of CZsWorld with a guide to the dancing clown's complete history:   Talk Show Sketch of the...

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Sep 12, 2019

TIFF Interview: Roger Deakins Reflects on his Career, 'The Goldfinch,' and the WWI Script He Wrote in the '90s


Roger Deakins is one of the most acclaimed cinematographers in the history of cinema. He's one of the few cinematographers known outside of just cinephiles, having carved out his name alongside the Coen Brothers for every film of theirs from 1991 (Barton Fink) through 2010 (True Grit), including such classics as Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou? and No Country for Old Men. Recently, Deakins has jumped into massive canvas entries into the iconic franchises of Bond...

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Sep 09, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: ‘It Chapter Two' Easter Eggs, the Sequel's Changes From Stephen King's Novel and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Easter Eggs of the Day It Chapter Two topped the box office over the weekend, playing to millions of moviegoers wanting to find out how The Losers Club defeats Pennywise the Clown for good. But not everyone is likely to have noted all the Easter eggs in the nearly three-hour sequel. Here's Zac Morris of CZsWorld to point out 71 things we missed:   Adaptation Analysis of the Day...

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Sep 09, 2019

Next 3 Major Movie Chapters: 'Terminator: Dark Fate,' 'Doctor Sleep,' 'The Invisible Man'


Described by author Stephen King as the conclusion of a story that began 27 years before, It Chapter Two follows a tight-knit group of friends, led by James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader, who reunite to battle evil one last time. Known as Pennywise the Clown (Bill Skarsgård), this powerful force of evil must be vanquished to restore peace and order to the world. Now that It Chapter Two has arrived in theaters, it's time to consider what future chapters we can anticipate...

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Sep 06, 2019

The Week in Movie News: ‘Tomb Raider 2' in the Works, First ‘Bad Boys for Life' Trailer and More


Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights: BIG NEWS Alicia Vikander to return as Lara Croft: Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander will be back in a Tomb Raider sequel, due in theaters in 2021. Deadline reported the news that cult favorite filmmaker Ben Wheatley (Free Fire) will direct the video game adaptation about adventuring archaeologist Lara Croft.    Halloween Kills to bring back Kyle Richards: Another actress...

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Sep 06, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: ‘It Chapter Two' Director Commentary, How Stephen King Scares Us and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Director Commentary of the Day The highly anticipated It Chapter Two is now in theaters. For the New York Times, director Andy Muschietti shares a memorable moment from the horror sequel featuring James McAvoy revisiting the location where his brother was murdered. Watch a breakdown of the scene as the filmmaker comments in voiceover below.   Cosplay of the Day Spoiler alert: no,...

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Sep 05, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: ‘It Chapter One' Recap, ‘The Farewell' Director Commentary and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Recap of the Day Heading to see It Chapter Two this weekend but can't recall everything that happened in the first movie? If you don't have time to revisit the previous installment, Aaron Fraser-Nash can help. Here's his musical recap of It Chapter One as rapped by Billy and Pennywise the Clown:   Classic Movie Trailer of the Day While we're looking...

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Sep 05, 2019

2019 Toronto Film Festival: The Biggest Movies and Potential Breakout Hits


The fall movie season brings a host of new films to theaters with more variety in your moviegoing options than any other time of year. From big blockbusters to freaky horror movies to a flood of potential Oscar contenders, there's so much to choose from - and much of what's to come will first play in front of film festival audiences around the world. From Venice to Telluride to Toronto to New York, the fall season is also known as film festival season, and the Toronto...

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Sep 03, 2019

'IT Chapter Two' Is The Most Anticipated Fall Movie, According to Fandango Fans


We love to be scared by movies, especially when we're surrounded by friends and family members in a packed theater. Maybe that's why It Chapter Two, opening in theaters everywhere on Friday, has been chosen as the most-anticipated movie that people want to watch on the big screen this Fall, according to a nationwide Fandango survey of more than 1,000 film fans. Right now, It Chapter Two is outselling all other horror movies in presales at the same point in the Fandango sales cycle....

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Sep 03, 2019

Watch 'It Chapter Two' Featurette: It Ends


James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain and Bill Hader lead a group of longtime friends who reunite to battle evil in It Chapter Two. A powerful supernatural force takes the form of a clown known as Pennywise so that it can prey upon hapless children. Now, however, the evil entity must wage war against adults who are determined to vanquish it forever. In a new featurette, author Stephen King explains that It Chapter Two should be considered "the second half of one unified story," rather...

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Sep 02, 2019

QUIZ: How Would IT Appear to You?


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Sep 02, 2019

Next 3 Early Awards Contenders: 'Ad Astra,' 'Lucy in the Sky,' 'Ford v. Ferrari'


This weekend, Don't Let Go concludes Hollywood's summer movie season. The thriller stars David Oyelowo as a desperate police detective who works with his beloved niece (Storm Reid) to solve a murder before it happens. Perhaps needless to say, that last bit involves a supernatural twist that must be seen to be believed. Now our attention turns to the fall movie season, which is typically filled with award-worthy titles, as well as top-flight blockbusters. Here are three that are early...

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Sep 02, 2019

Watch 'It Chapter Two' Featurette: Pop Goes the Loser


Years after surviving a terrifying experience in a small town, childhood friends have reunited as adults to battle the evil force that has shaped their entire lives and threatens their immediate future. In It Chapter Two, James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, Andy Bean and James Ransone are plunged into unspeakable horror as they once again confront evil in the form of Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), who emerges out of their worst nightmares wielding monstrous,...

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Aug 30, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: How ‘The Lion King' Was Animated, What If Tom Cruise Played Iron Man and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   VFX Breakdown of the Day Disney's reimagining of The Lion King is an animated feature made to look live-action. How'd they get the animals and their surrounding to look so real? This video from Insider showcases visual effects supervisor Elliot Newman of MPC Film as he discusses the magic behind the making of the new movie:   Training Session of the Day Keanu Reeves...

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Aug 30, 2019

The Week in Movie News: Kit Harrington Joins Marvel's The Eternals, First Full ‘Terminator: Dark Fate' Trailer and More


Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights: BIG NEWS Kit Harrington joined Marvel's The Eternals: Game of Thrones star Kit Harrington is joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe alongside his TV brother Richard Madden plus Angelina Jolie in The Eternals. Harrington will play the comic book character Dane Whitman, a.k.a. Black Knight. Learn more about that and other Disney and Marvel movie news from the 2019 D23 Expo here.   Taika...

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Aug 29, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: How ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home' Should Have Ended, New ‘Aladdin' Musical Number and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Alternate Endings of the Day Spider-Man: Far From Home is back on more movie screens this weekend with an extended cut release. Presumably the story still plays out the same, despite all the ways it could have gone differently. To show how the sequel might have ended instead, here's a funny animated video spoofing some of its plot holes.   Alternate Casting of the Day The...

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Aug 29, 2019

Director Andy Muschietti Describes ‘The Flash' as a "Beautiful Human Story"


All eyes are currently on IT Chapter Two as it gets ready to kick off the fall movie season in a big way at the box office. The film officially hits theaters on September 6 (snag your tickets right here at Fandango), and early buzz is already very strong. The success of the two IT movies has now offered director Andy Muschietti options as to what he works on next, and the filmmaker has now confirmed to Fandango that he will direct a DC movie based on the Flash, starring Ezra Miller, who will...

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Aug 29, 2019

Watch Exclusive 'Hustlers' Clip: Ramona Shows Destiny Moves


Inspired by a true story, Hustlers follows Destiny (Constance Wu) as she becomes a dancer at a strip club whose clients consist largely of wealthy Wall Street workers. Overlooked as individuals, the women decide to band together and strike back at the men who have long undervalued their abilities. Our exclusive clip offers an inside look at how the women craft their talents. Newcomer Destiny raptly pays attention as the experienced Ramona (Jennifer Lopez) shows her a few graceful moves on...

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Aug 26, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Angel Has Fallen' Star Gerard Butler Talks His Most Iconic Roles, the Choreography of ‘Good Boys' and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Actor in the Spotlight Angel Has Fallen topped the box office over the weekend as it continued the Fallen franchise into its third installment. To help promote the new sequel, here's star Gerard Butler in a GQ video breaking down his movie career and discussing his most iconic roles, including those in 300 and the Fallen trilogy:   Rehearsal Video of the Day One of the...

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Aug 26, 2019

Next 3 Major Action Thrillers: 'Rambo: Last Blood,' 'Joker,' 'Gemini Man'


Secret Service Agent Mike Banning (Gerard Butler) comes under suspicion for an assassination attempt on U.S. President Allan Trumbull (Morgan Freeman) in Angel Has Fallen. Anyone who's seen Banning's heroic actions in the past knows that he can't possibly be guilty, but still, he must go on the run to clear his name in the new thriller. Now that Angel Has Fallen has launched into theaters, action-movie fans are left wondering: what next? Here are three upcoming major action...

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Aug 25, 2019

All of the Biggest Movie News From D23 2019


Check out all the new trailers and art that dropped during D23 2019. Don't forget to sign up for Fan Alerts so you can find out the moment tickets go on sale! Disney already had a momentous presentation at this summer's Comic-Con, where the studio announced many upcoming Marvel movies including new Doctor Strange and Thor sequels. The Mouse House had even more to share this season, though, at their very own fan convention, D23. The event, which was held in Anaheim over the...

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Aug 23, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon' Director Commentary, Spotlight on ‘Ready or Not' Star Andie MacDowell and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Director Commentary of the Day The Sundance Film Festival hit Brittany Runs a Marathon opens in theaters this weekend. For the New York Times, writer/director Paul Downs Colaizzo shares some memorable moments from the Jillian Bell-led indie comedy, breaking the scenes down through a voiceover commentary:   Actor in the Spotlight Andie MacDowell, who co-stars as the matriarch of a...

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Aug 23, 2019

The Week in Movie News: Keanu Reeves to Star in ‘The Matrix 4,' First ‘Rambo: Last Blood' Trailer and More


Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS The Matrix 4 was officially announced: After years of reboot and sequel rumors, Warner Bros. revealed they're making a fourth Matrix movie, for which Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will return. Lana Wachowski will co-write and direct the installment, according to Variety.   The next James Bond movie got a title: When you're a franchise as old as the 007...

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Aug 22, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: ‘The Farewell' Script Breakdown, Creating the Wedding Dress for ‘Ready or Not' and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Screenwriting Lesson of the Day The Farewell is one of the most acclaimed movies in theaters right now, and much of the praise is for the script by writer/director Lulu Wang. In this video for Vanity Fair, the filmmaker breaks down one particular scene in her screenplay, sharing differences between drafts and the version she wrote in Chinese:   Movie Craft Person of the Day Horror...

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Aug 19, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Angel Has Fallen' Franchise Recap, Spotlight on Brad Pitt Eating in Movies and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Franchise Recap of the Day This week sees the theatrical release of Angel Has Fallen, the third installment of the Gerard Butler-led series of movies that began with Olympus Has Fallen and continued with London Has Fallen. Need a refresher on what has happened in the series so far? Here's a plot recap from Roadshow Films:   Actor in the Spotlight Have you ever noticed...

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Aug 19, 2019

Next 3 R-rated Comedies: 'Ready or Not,' 'Brittany Runs a Marathon,' 'Zombieland: Double Tap'


Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon and Keith L. Williams star as Good Boys on the brink of adolescence. They yearn to be able to fit in at an upcoming "kissing party," but that proves to be far more challenging -- and far more uproariously funny -- than they could have anticipated. Audiences have responded warmly to the R-rated comedy. Naturally, that makes us wonder what further R-rated hijinks may be coming to theaters. Here are three that look like they will tickle our fancy.  ...

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Aug 19, 2019

Watch Exclusive 'Aladdin' Featurette: New Flavors of Genie


Disney's all-new Aladdin has become a smash hit in theaters worldwide. Will Smith stars as Genie, a most unexpected blue entity with great magical powers. Genie befriends charming street rat Aladdin (Mena Massoud), even as the young man falls in love with the courageous Jasmine (Naomi Scott). The sparkling adventure is filled with action, humor, romance, songs and thrills. In our exclusive featurette, we go behind the scenes during the making of the movie. Will Smith says: "It was...

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Aug 16, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Hobbs & Shaw' Easter Eggs, How to Train Dogs for the Movies and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Easter Eggs of the Day Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw stands on its own pretty well, but any spin-off feature is going to have a lot of connections to its source series, even if some of them aren't so obvious. Here's Screen Rant with a look at all the Easter eggs in the action blockbuster that you might have missed:     Crew Member of the...

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Aug 16, 2019

The Week in Movie News: ‘Aladdin' Sequel in the Works, First ‘Little Women' Trailer and More


Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Disney confirmed Aladdin 2: Disney is in early stages of developing a sequel to this year's hit live-action reimagining of Aladdin. Producer Dan Lin told SyFy Wire it won't be an adaptation of The Return of Jafar but the best possible story for the characters is currently being worked out.   Searching sequel announced: Another movie announced for a follow-up...

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Aug 15, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: Richard Linklater Discusses His Career, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home' in Lego and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Filmmaker in Focus Richard Linklater's latest movie, Where'd You Go, Bernadette?, opens in theaters this weekend. For the occasion, the filmmaker teams up with Vanity Fair to break down his whole career, from his debut short film, Woodshock, through Dazed and Confused, the Before trilogy and his award-winning Boyhood:   Recast Movies of the Day Leonardo DiCaprio and...

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Aug 14, 2019

Exclusive 'Ready Or Not' Featurette: Storytime With Samara


Samara Weaving stars in the horror comedy Ready Or Not as a young woman who is fully prepared to enter into a lifelong relationship with her beloved mate (Mark O'Brien). One problem: his wealthy relatives have a twisted little game that they insist she play before officially joining the family. Another problem: the game's anticipated survival rate is absolutely zero! Heading behind the scenes, Samara Weaving wittily sets up the premise. As new bride Grace, she meets her new...

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Aug 12, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' Easter Eggs, Characters Margot Robbie Almost Played and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Easter Eggs of the Day Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is performing better than expected at the box office, and much of the audience seems to be nostalgic fans. Whether you are one of those diehard readers or a newcomer to the property, here's Zac Morris of CZsWorld with a guide to the movie's Easter eggs tied to the books:   Cosplay of the Day Disney's new...

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Aug 12, 2019

Next 3 Major Horror Movies: 'It Chapter Two,' 'Doctor Sleep,' 'Black Christmas'


Based on Alvin Schwartz's popular series, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark follows a group of young people in a small town who must face their fears and solve a deadly mystery. Produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by Andre Øvredal, the fright flick has met with wildly enthusiastic response and enjoyed good returns at the box office over the weekend. While Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is designed especially for younger audiences, what can adults anticipate by way of...

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Aug 09, 2019

The Week in Movie News: Andy Serkis Directing ‘Venom 2,' James Earl Jones Returns for ‘Coming 2 America' and More


Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Andy Serkis to direct Venom 2: He's played a villain in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, now Andy Serkis will direct the next installment of Sony's Marvel-based antihero franchise, Venom 2. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that hire, while Yahoo! got the scoop that Michelle Williams is returning for the sequel and is hoping for more She-Venom action.   Gemma...

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Aug 09, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' VFX Breakdown, the ‘Good Boys' Kids Try to See Their Movie and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   VFX Breakdown of the Day The long-awaited movie based on the Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books is now in theaters with some incredible practical and digital creature effects. Insider showcases the team at Spectral Motion in this break down of how they brought the imagery of the illustrations to life for the screen:   Easter Eggs of the Day Fans of the books and their original...

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Aug 09, 2019

Exclusive 'Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark' Featurette: How a Skeleton Comes to Life


The stuff of horrifying nightmares, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark explores the terrible secrets that are contained in a book discovered by a group of teenagers. The film's literary source material features a raft of memorable creatures that loomed darkly in the unwary memory banks of young readers, so the creators of the big-screen adaptation faced a huge challenge. In our exclusive featurette, producer Guillermo del Toro explains how the filmmakers approached the daunting task of...

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Aug 08, 2019

Watch Exclusive '47 Meters Down: Uncaged' Clip: Trapped


Sisterhood was put to the test in 47 Meters Down as Claire Holt and Mandy Moore struggled to survive in shark-infested waters, trapped by a cage that was intended to protect them. The all-new thriller 47 Meters Down: Uncaged follows four young women on vacation (Sophie Nélisse, Corinne Foxx, Brianne Tju, Sistine Rose Stallone) who decide to explore a legendary underwater cavern, only to discover that they are not alone. In our exclusive clip, the women find themselves trapped in the...

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Aug 05, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: Movies That Almost Starred Dwayne Johnson, Alternate ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home' Ending and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Alternate Casting of the Day The release of Hobbs & Shaw reminds us that Dwayne Johnson has helped save a number of movie franchises, including Fast & Furious. Which ones did he not join and what roles did he not wind up in? IMDb looks at the movies that could have starred the wrestler-turned-actor, including Jack Reacher and Transformers:   Fan Art of the Day One of the...

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Aug 05, 2019

Exclusive 'The Angry Birds Movie 2' Clip: Super Secret Meeting


Passionate outsider Red (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) became much less angry after teaming up with speedy Chuck and the even more angry Bomb to protect their island of happy, flightless birds from a gang of mysterious green pigs, led by the bearded Leonard (voiced by Bill Hader). In the all-new family adventure The Angry Birds Movie 2, a new threat emerges that imperils both the birds and the pigs, prompting them to work together to save their beloved islands. Our exclusive clip provides a peek...

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Aug 05, 2019

Next 3 Dwayne Johnson Movies: 'Jumanji: The Next Level,' 'Jungle Cruise,' 'Black Adam'


Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) and Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham) team up against a common foe, the evil Brixton (Idris Elba), in the pumped-up action adventure Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. The raw and reckless titular characters, a former law-enforcement officer and a lifelong criminal, respectively, have broken out brilliantly in previous entries of the action series and are now showcased to entertaining effect by director David Leitch (Deadpool 2; pictured above with Johnson) in...

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Aug 02, 2019

The Week in Movie News: Guillermo del Toro Casts Cate Blanchett for Next Project, First ‘1917' Trailer and More


Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Cate Blanchett to star in Nightmare Alley: Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is finally preparing his follow-up to The Shape of Water, a remake of the 1947 film noir Nightmare Alley, and according to Variety, he's looking to cast Cate Blanchett in a lead role opposite Bradley Cooper.   Luca Guadagnino to direct new Lord of the Flies: Italian filmmaker...

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Aug 02, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Hobbs & Shaw' Director Commentary, Tommy Wiseau Joins the Avengers and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Director Commentary of the Day How do you set up characters in a spinoff who are familiar to many but maybe not all viewers? For the New York Times, director David Leitch breaks down the split-screen montage at the beginning of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Watch the video with his commentary here:   Cosplay of the Day Do people cosplay as Fast & Furious...

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Aug 01, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Fast & Furious' Franchise Recap, 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Director and Actor Commentary and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Franchise Recap of the Day This weekend sees the release of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, a spin-off of the Fast & Furious series of movies featuring the titular characters played by Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. Need a refresher on who they are and what's happened so far in the franchise? Screen Junkies can help:     Movie Comparison of...

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Aug 01, 2019

'It Chapter Two' Tickets Now on Sale: Watch Exclusive Featurette


Tickets for It Chapter Two are now on sale! Threatening to jangle the nerves of everyone who has ever been seized by the frightening power of fear, It Chapter Two finds the Losers Club all grown up, as embodied by Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, James Ransone, Jay Ryan, Isiah Mustafa and Andy Bean. Some 27 years after they first encountered a terrifying figure of pure evil, known as Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård), they have settled into adulthood with varying degrees of...

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Jul 31, 2019

Watch Exclusive 'Blinded By the Light' Featurette: The Dream


Tapping into the desires, desperation and drive that are commonly felt yet rarely expressed by everyday people, Bruce Springsteen's music and lyrics have been universally acclaimed for decades now, but it wasn't always that way. In Blinded By the Light, young Javed (Viveik Kalra) finds that living in 1987 England is incredibly challenging; he must deal with people who are unwelcoming to Pakistanis such as himself, and even his working-class father expresses an intolerant attitude about...

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Jul 30, 2019

Debut: See 'The Addams Family' Character Posters


Set to brighten movie screens in October, The Addams Family is the newest version of a cheery, if morbid, domestic unit created by cartoonist Charles Addams in the darkest days of the U.S. economic depression. A set of new character posters teases the fun to come. Oscar Isaac and Charlize Theron will star as Gomez and Morticia Addams in the animated comedy. Their daughter Wednesday will be played by Chloe Grace Moretz and Finn Wolfhard will portray older brother Pugsley. Nick Kroll also...

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Jul 29, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' Easter Eggs, Quentin Tarantino Filmmaking Tips and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Easter Eggs of the Day As with any Quentin Tarantino movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is full of nods to other movies and TV shows as well as signature fake brands. Did you catch them all while watching the new release over the weekend? Here's a video from Insider spotlighting all the Easter eggs they found:     Filmmaking Lesson of the Day Once Upon a Time in...

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Jul 29, 2019

Interview: Caleb Deschanel on 'The Lion King' and Its Visuals


"I remember reading about Brad Bird when he was directing," remembered Caleb Deschanel, from the set of Disney's photorealistic remake of The Lion King during filming, back in December 2017. "[Bird] had directed a lot of animation, obviously. Then when he was directing live action, he got very frustrated because he couldn't do all these sort of crazy things.  And we're going in the opposite direction: taking the tools of normal filmmaking and bringing them...

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Jul 29, 2019

Next 3 Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt Movies: 'Ad Astra,' 'Killers of the Flower Moon,' Then Maybe 'Babylon'


Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt lead the cast of Quentin Tarantino's ninth film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Set in 1969, the entertaining story follows a TV star turned struggling actor Rick Dalton (DiCaprio) and his former stunt double turned personal assistant Cliff Booth (Pitt). They encounter a host of Hollywood types, including rising star Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie), but their relatively breezy trials and tribulations are transformed by a growing unease after meeting Charles Manson...

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Jul 26, 2019

The Week in Movie News: Marvel Reveals Phase Four Slate and ‘Blade,' ‘Halloween' Sequels Announced and More


Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Marvel announced MCU Phase Four titles: At Comic-Con, Marvel Studios revealed the outline for the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which kicks off next year with Black Widow and The Eternals. Newly announced movies include a horror-tinged Doctor Strange sequel and a Thor movie starring Natalie Portman as a new incarnation of the Avengers character.    ...

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Jul 26, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: Quentin Tarantino's Style, Keanu Reeves in ‘Scarface,' a More Faithful ‘Lion King' and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Filmmaker in Focus Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood opens this weekend, and while the filmmaker has made fewer than 10 features, there's no mistaking one of his movies thanks to his signature style. This video from StudioBinder breaks down Tarantino's directorial trademarks to show how he keeps audiences hooked:   Supercut of the Day Want another...

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Jul 25, 2019

'The Art of Racing in the Rain' Tickets Now on Sale: Watch Exclusive Clip


A man and his dog develop a special bond in The Art of Racing in the Rain, which is reason enough for animal-lovers to see the lighthearted drama on the big screen. Yet this is not an ordinary story: the man is race car driver Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia) and the dog is Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner), who yearns to be a race car driver himself. Denny Swift enjoys a happy life as a professional driver that gets even better when he marries Eve (Amanda Seyfried) and they have a young...

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Jul 23, 2019

Know Before You Go: 'Downton Abbey'


A series that became a phenomenon, Downton Abbey followed the lives of the privileged Crawley family in England during the early years of the 20th century. Equally important, the show also dramatized the lives of those who worked for the family in the household and on the grounds of a sprawling and gorgeous country estate. As a capstone to the immensely popular series, original creator Julian Fellowes, who won an Academy Award for writing Gosford Park, has written a film version, also titled...

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Jul 23, 2019

Next 3 Disney Family Features: 'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil,' 'Frozen II,' 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'


Disney's all-new, live-action adventure The Lion King unleashed a mighty roar at the box office over the weekend. Behind the impressive figures, however, director Jon Favreau and his fabulous cast showed that a hunger remains among audiences for films that can be watched with the entire family. While it's true that Disney has expanded its production slate to include films that appeal to older audiences as well, the company continues to produce exciting adventures that welcome...

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Jul 22, 2019

Today in Movie Culture: What Makes ‘The Lion King' So Popular, ‘Avatar' Yields to ‘Avenger: Endgame' and More


Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Video Essay of the Day Disney's remake of The Lion King broke box office records over the weekend, meaning the two versions of the movie are among the highest-grossing animated movies of all time. Why is it so appealing? This video essay from The Take argues that it's the darker side of The Lion King that makes it so successful:   Director Commentary of the Day Jon...

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