14 Aug

Wrestling With Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ as It Turns 30

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Released this week in August 1988, Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ is, by its very design, a challenging work of art. It’s a film that engendered considerable controversy three decades ago and even now when people talk about it, there’s a tendency to apply conventional Western thinking and set up a false — […]

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14 Aug

Watch: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Special Feature Clips, Including a Gag Reel, Featurettes, and More

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Avengers: Infinity War is now available on Blu-ray and DVD, and to mark the occasion, Marvel Studios has released some clips from the superhero sequel’s special features. Take a look at a new section of the gag reel (it’s different than the one we wrote about a few days ago), as well as portions of […]

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14 Aug

‘Castle Rock’ Season 2 Confirmed by Hulu

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Hulu wants to stay in the Stephen King business, so they’ve given the go-ahead to Castle Rock season 2. So get ready to spend even more time in King’s famous haunted town. In the past, creators Dustin Thomason and Sam Shaw confirmed Castle Rock will be an anthology, with new characters and stories each season. Which means you […]

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14 Aug

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Has Found Its Spock in Actor Ethan Peck

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Star Trek: Discovery has found its Spock and his name is Ethan Peck. The actor, whose credits include television shows like Madam Secretary, I Ship It, Gossip Girl, and the small screen version of 10 Things I Hate About You, will strap on those iconic ears and venture where Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto have […]

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14 Aug

The Best, Scariest, and Wildest Movies of the 2018 Fantasia Film Festival

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With 2018’s Fantasia Film Festival officially in the books – Montreal’s cologne of french fries, cheese curds, and gravy still wafting into my dreams – let us reflect on some highlights before time brings yet another genre celebration worth covering. Gangster crime-thrillers from South Korea, despicable exploitation slashers from America, magnificent pitch-black fairy tales from […]

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14 Aug

‘Blackcoat’s Daughter’ Director Oz Perkins to Helm ‘Gretel and Hansel’

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Oz Perkins, who helmed the disturbing slow-burn horror films The Blackcoat’s Daughter and I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, is setting his sights on a fairy tale. The filmmaker will direct Gretel and Hansel, an adaptation of the famous Brothers Grimm fable about a pair of siblings dealing with a very hungry witch. You know […]

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14 Aug

/Film Visited VFX House Digital Domain and Found Out How They Created Thanos in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

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13 visual effects vendors collaborated to make 18 digital characters for Avengers: Infinity War, and Josh Brolin‘s villainous Thanos is the most important of them all. The entire movie hinges on that performance, and if you don’t buy him as a living, breathing character, Marvel would have had their own Steppenwolf problem to deal with. Thankfully, Thanos […]

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14 Aug

‘It Follows’ Director David Robert Mitchell Adapting Horror Short ‘They Hear It’ Into Feature Film

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David Robert Mitchell, who broke onto the horror scene in a big way with It Follows, is returning to the genre with They Hear It, an adaptation of the short film of the same name. Mitchell will write the script, but not direct. Those duties instead fall to Julian Terry, who helmed the original short film. THR broke the […]

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14 Aug

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Review: A Rom-Com Powered by Cultural Specificity and Pure Joy

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Early on in Crazy Rich Asians, one of the text messages that fly across the screen includes the slang term “lah.” The discourse marker, primarily used in South-East Asia, doesn’t have a specific meaning so much as it’s used to indicate tone or emphasis. The Urban Dictionary definition of the term explains that it’s used by those “who […]

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14 Aug

‘Green Book’ Trailer: Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali Go on a Life-Changing Road Trip

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The idea of a road trip bringing about some kind of life-changing experience in characters is quite the cliché on the big screen. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be done well. And that’s exactly what comedy director Peter Farrelly looks to be doing with his first foray into drama. Green Book tells the true […]

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