31 Aug

The Coolest ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Items You Can Buy on Force Friday II

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Tonight at midnight will officially begin the onslaught of Star Wars: The Last Jedi merchandise that is Force Friday II. The retail celebration brings the first toys, books, games, clothes, lunchboxes and more that are tied to the upcoming sci-fi sequel from director Rian Johnson. With so many items coming to shelves, we wanted to […]

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31 Aug

The Unpopular Opinion: ‘Dead Silence’ is One of James Wan’s Best Movies

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(Welcome to The Unpopular Opinion, a series where a writer goes to the defense of a much-maligned film or TV show, or sets their sights on something seemingly beloved by all. In this edition: Dead Silence is the first true James Wan movie and an unfairly maligned gem.) It’s impossible to ignore James Wan’s impact on […]

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31 Aug

This ‘Inhumans’ IMAX Featurette is Probably Setting People Up For Profound Disappointment

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Let’s give credit where credit is due: it takes a certain amount of nerve for a television show to premiere its first two episodes on IMAX screens, and ABC’s upcoming Inhumans is going where only a few episodes of Game of Thrones have gone before. But when HBO’s flagship series showed episodes on the biggest movie […]

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31 Aug

Watch: ‘Destiny 2’ Live-Action Trailer by Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Starring Nathan Fillion

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Almost exactly three years ago, an impressive live-action commercial for Bungie’s video game Destiny debuted, directed by TRON Legacy helmer Joseph Kosinski. It was an awesome sci-fi short in the guise of a video game advertisement, and it had some incredible action at the center of it. Now with the release of Destiny 2 under […]

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31 Aug

Movie Mixtape: 6 Movies with Strange Connections to ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’

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(Welcome to Movie Mixtape, where we find cinematic relatives and seek out interesting connections between new releases and older movies that allow us to rethink and enjoy what’s in our theaters as well as the favorites on our shelf. In this edition: the re-release of Close Encounters of the Third Kind.) Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the […]

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31 Aug

An All-Female ‘Lord of the Flies’ Remake is in the Works — Written By Two Men

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In a fundamental misunderstanding of the message of Lord of the Flies, Warner Bros. is moving ahead with an all-female remake of the literary classic — written by two men. Gender-bent remakes are not uncommon in Hollywood, allowing filmmakers to re-examine stories from a female perspective and give meatier roles to women in an industry where […]

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31 Aug

Daily Podcast: Game of Thrones Winners and Crazy Fan Theories, Spider-Man, Blade Runner, Star Wars & More

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On the August 31, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Ben Pearson, Brad Oman and Jacob Hall to talk about the news, including the Awards campaign for War for the Planet of the Apes, Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel writers, the running time for Blade Runner 2049, An ominous Luke Skywalker in new Star Wars: The Last Jedi photos, and rumors surrounding the Joker origin movie. In the […]

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31 Aug

Scrapped ‘Justice League Mortal’ Featured a Brutal Superman and Wonder Woman Fight, Jay Baruchel Reveals

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Before Batman v Superman, there was going to be Superman vs. Wonder Woman. It’s a classic, bittersweet case of “what could’ve been.” George Miller‘s abandoned Justice League Mortal movie remains mostly a mystery to us, confined to the reaches of our imagination. But talking about the possibilities of never-made movies is always fascinating, and one of the the scrapped […]

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31 Aug

‘Mr. Robot’ Season 3 Trailer Paints a Tense, Paranoia-Filled Picture in a Post-Trump World

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I’ve frequently wondered what Mr. Robot would look like in a post-Trump world. The nihilistic, anarchist viewpoint of the series seemed overly cynical when it first hit USA Network’s airwaves in the summer of 2015, giving a fantastical update to the grim, solipsistic anger of ’90s male fantasies like Fight Club. But what once seemed out of place […]

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31 Aug

‘Downsizing’ Early Buzz: Another Compassionate Comedy From Alexander Payne

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Attendees at Venice Film Festival just saw the new Alexander Payne film: Downsizing. The director began working on the sci-fi dramedy, which is set in a future where people are being shrunk down to five inches to combat overpopulation, after Sideways. Payne and co-writer Jim Taylor’s latest collaboration sounds like a deviation from their past work, but according to […]

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