29 Jun

Darth Vader (as an Action Figure) Almost Had a Cameo in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

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Guardians of the Galaxy almost wasn’t the musically-driven ode to the ’80s that we know and love today. Instead, the film’s nod to Peter Quill being the lone human in a wacky space opera would have been a Darth Vader cameo. Or rather, a Darth Vader action figure cameo. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige is famously […]

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29 Jun

‘Baby Driver’ and the Ongoing Evolution of Cinematic Action

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As a die-hard action junkie, I constantly find myself pondering how this genre fights creative staleness. After decades of pulverized bodies and eviscerated landscapes, you’d assume filmmakers would be spinning the same bloody chainsaw blades by now. Can Hollywood forever recycle an “Expendables” formula by plugging in different renegades, a new villain, and loads more […]

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29 Jun

Netflix is Bringing ‘Sense8’ Back For a Two-Hour Finale

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Because Netflix does not release their internal data, we never know what exact numbers make a show a hit on everyone’s go-to streaming service. But whatever numbers those numbers are, the science fiction series Sense8 was not hitting them. The series was cancelled earlier this month following the debut of its second season and the show’s small but extremely passionate […]

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29 Jun

‘Cult of Chucky’ Trailer: The Murderous Doll is Back for Some Direct-to-Video Mayhem

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Say what you will about Chucky, the murderous doll who first appeared in the 1988 movie Child’s Play, but the cinematic killer has definitely proven to have some serious staying power. It’s been four years since the knife-wielding serial slasher, who’s been voiced by The Lord of the Rings and Deadwood actor Brad Dourif in all […]

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29 Jun

The Unpopular Opinion: ‘The World’s End’ is Edgar Wright’s Absolute Best Movie

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(Welcome to The Unpopular Opinion, a series where a writer goes to the defense of a much-maligned film or sets their sights on a movie seemingly beloved by all. In this edition: The World’s End is Edgar Wright’s best movie. By far.) This week at the movies represents an oasis in the summer-movie desert, with […]

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29 Jun

Could We Be Getting a James Bond Cinematic Universe?

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If you hear the phrase “James Bond Cinematic Universe” and want to lay your head on your desk and not move for a good hour or so, I totally understand. That’s a reasonable response. Every studio wants a connected cinematic universe these days and between the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the DC Extended Universe, the Dark Universe, […]

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29 Jun

The Water Cooler: A Great Vigilante Comic, Ian Fleming’s 007, and Your New K-Pop Obsession

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Welcome to The Water Cooler, a weekly feature where the /Film staff is free to go off-topic and talk about everything except the movies and TV shows they normally write about. In this edition: a terrific new comic series from Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips, a ’90s TV classic revisited, a journey into the literary James Bond, and your new Korean […]

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29 Jun

Marvel One-Shots Might Be Making a Comeback, Tom Holland Teases

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Before there were five post-credits scenes behind each Marvel Cinematic Universe, there were the Marvel One-Shots. Offered as special features on Blu-ray or DVD releases of Marvel films, Marvel One-Shots were fun little short films for fans who wanted more than just a 10-second teaser after the credits rolled. However, as the MCU expanded to TV […]

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29 Jun

The Wright Stuff: The Best Edgar Wright Movie Scenes

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Over a twenty-three year career spanning TV and film, Edgar Wright has honed his craft to become one of the most inventive, exciting filmmakers working today. With his genre-bending screwball comedies, Wright has developed an instantly recognizable style, culled from filmmakers before him, like Sam Raimi, Martin Scorsese, the Coen Brothers and more, and given […]

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29 Jun

‘Death Note’ Trailer: Willem Dafoe’s Death God Sees the Light, But the Rest of the Trailer Does Not

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Adam Wingard‘s adaptation of the popular anime and manga Death Note has been wracked by controversy, but you got to give them props for trying. I think. While the movie has not proven to be loyal to the ethnicity of the characters, the setting, and the cultural context, the new Death Note trailer at least proves that the […]

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