30 May

The Author of ‘Annihilation’ Has Seen (and Liked) Alex Garland’s Film Adaptation

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Some of the best news to come out of this year’s CinemaCon is that Alex Garland‘s new science fiction movie Annihilation looks excellent. However, it was accompanied by some bad news: the adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer‘s novel has been delayed to an unspecified date in 2018. Still, the next film from the director of Ex […]

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30 May

‘The Little Hours’ Trailer: The Convent Heats Up

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If your parents or grandparents are the churchgoing types, then The Little Hours is the number one movie to take them to see this summer! Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, and Kate Micucci play three charming nuns who are relatively nonchalant about the rules. They get a little rowdier in Jeff Baena‘s film when the hired hand Massetto (Dave Franco) […]

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30 May

Critics Did Not Kill ‘Pirates 5’ and ‘Baywatch’ at the Box Office and It’s Stupid to Say So

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(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, and opinionated about something that makes us very happy…or fills us with indescribable rage. In this edition: studios are blaming critics for their summertime woes and that’s stupid.) Just a month into the 2017 summer movie season, it’s safe to say that things have been rough. May began with a […]

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30 May

‘Animaniacs’ Reboot is in the Works, Steven Spielberg Reportedly Involved

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As a young movie lover who largely grew up in the ’90s, I thought the animated series Animaniacs was one of the best shows on television. It was bursting with pop culture references, memorable characters, terrific music, and humor (some of which went way over my head), but even at the time, I knew I was watching something special. The original series […]

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30 May

Is ‘Wonder Woman’ a Victory For All Women…or Just Some of Them?

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(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, and opinionated about something that makes us very happy…or fills us with indescribable rage. In this edition: will the existence of Wonder Woman count as a victory for all female filmmakers and fans…or just some of them?) We’re less than a week away from one of the most important theatrical releases […]

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30 May

‘Spider-Man 3’ Editor’s Cut Debuted on Amazon This Weekend, But Was Immediately Yanked

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Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3 debuted ten years ago this month, and though the movie pulled in $890 million worldwide (more than $100 million more than its predecessor), it was largely seen as a misstep in the franchise by fans and critics. Since then, the maligned sequel has experienced a bit of a critical reappraisal and now seems […]

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30 May

‘Wonder Woman’ Extended Featurette: The Making of an Origin Movie

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With the critical acclaim for Wonder Woman soaring high above other DC Extended Universe films, it’s time to find out what went into the making of the critically acclaimed superhero movie. A new extended featurette goes behind the scenes to delve into the making of Diana of Themyscira’s origin story, from her life on the […]

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30 May

Rian Johnson on ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Story Planning; Pablo Hidalgo on Snoke’s Humanity (or Lack Thereof)

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Back in my day, we had to patiently wait for movies to come out before our burning questions could be answered. Nowadays, we just have to pester filmmakers on the Twitter machine if we want to know something! You kids have it easy. Now please get off my lawn. However, Star Wars: The Last Jedi […]

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30 May

Neill Blomkamp Embarks on Experimental Film Project Oats Studios; Watch the Trailer

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Neill Blomkamp broke into the scene with shorts like Landfall and Alive in Joburg, a gritty sci-fi documentary that became the basis for his feature film debut and biggest hit to date, District 9. After making the modestly-to-poorly received sci-fi films Elysium and Chappie, Blomkamp may be stepping away from trying to live up to early praise of […]

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30 May

‘Rough Night’ Trailer: Scarlett Johansson and Her Friends Kill a Stripper

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Every year or so, a movie made by and starring women is a big hit at the box office and the internet suddenly finds itself awash in articles screaming “Hey, did you realize that women can make movies and that women like going to movies? What a revelation!” And then everyone promptly forgets, allowing the world […]

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