31 Mar

We May Be Heading Back to Darth Vader’s Castle in Upcoming ‘Star Wars’ Movies

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An obsidian castle rises out of boiling lava. Inside, the Sith Lord Darth Vader – seen out of his iconic armor – floats in a bacta tank and contemplates his evil plans, his constant pain eased by the rejuvenating water… This was our most recent look at the planet Mustafar in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, […]

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31 Mar

Why ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is a Metaphor For Sony’s Mishandling of the Franchise

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While watching the new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer, it occurred to me how the story being presented to us seems to mirror Sony’s relationship with Marvel Studios. While it’s clearly not intentional (or it it?), this movie could act as interesting lens to view the past, present, and future of the Spider-verse. The trailer begins with Tom Holland‘s […]

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31 Mar

‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ TV Spot: All Pirates Must Die

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The next chapter of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise doesn’t arrive until the end of May, but Disney is making a big marketing push for the high seas adventure. The Final Four will have the eyes of millions of sports fans this weekend, so that means we get a new Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead […]

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31 Mar

/Response: Your Favorite Comedies That Also Make You Cry

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(Welcome to /Response, the companion piece to our /Answers series and a space where /Film readers can chime in and offer their two cents on a particular question.) Earlier this week, the /Film team wrote about the comedies that also make us cry. We then opened the floor to our readers: which funny movies also get the waterworks […]

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31 Mar

‘Legion’ Season Finale: All of Your Questions Answered

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The first season of FX’s Legion ended with a bang this week, delivering yet another stunning hour of television. And since it concluded with a number of cliffhangers, it’s a good thing that the series has already been renewed for a second season. The story of the troubled psychic time bomb David Haller will continue. […]

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31 Mar

Why ‘Pictures at a Revolution’ Should Be Netflix’s Next Documentary Series

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Netflix’s latest documentary is an ambitious affair that combines legendary directors, World War II, and the disembodied voice of Meryl Streep. Five Came Back is a multi-part tale of five directors who temporarily left Hollywood to create propaganda for the U.S. military in the 1940s. It’s based on the 2014 book by film journalist Mark […]

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31 Mar

‘Dunkirk’ in IMAX is Like Nothing You’ve Seen Before, Says Christopher Nolan

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Christopher Nolan has had a long-standing love affair with IMAX, using the grandiose cinematic format in many of his films — but he promises that Dunkirk will push the boundaries of the technology beyond anything you’ve ever seen. It’s going to “give the audience the most visceral experiential two hours that they can hope for,” […]

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31 Mar

How George Lucas Helped Create the First Video Game Jump Scare

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The list of truly effective video game jump scares is a short but powerful one. The dogs bursting through the windows in Resident Evil. The woman with the broken neck in Fatal Frame. Freddy Fazbear in Five Nights at Freddy’s. The aliens in Rescue on Fractalus! Wait…what’s that last one? Yes, it turns out that […]

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31 Mar

‘American Gods’ Opening Titles: The Old and New Come Together Beautifully

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The old and the new gods will soon butt heads in the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s American Gods. According to our own Jacob Hall, who saw the pilot at SXSW, their war gets off to a promising, bizarre and evocative start. Exactly one month before the rest of us get to see what co-creators Bryan Fuller and Michael Green have […]

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31 Mar

‘Ghost in the Shell’ Review: An Adaptation as Cold and Lifeless as a Machine

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The live-action remake of Ghost in the Shell is a cinematic cubic zirconia that thinks it’s a diamond. The real thing exists, and is much easier to recognize; even at its gloomy, stylish best, this version is a poser unable to hide its true nature. The 2017 Ghost in the Shell is itself a ghost, […]

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