1 Jan

The Not-So-Secret Ingredient to Making a Successful Sequel More Than a Decade Later

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There are hundreds if not thousands of sequels out there in the ether, and while they’re not inherently good or bad their existence typically makes sense. A movie is popular, and within a couple years it gets a sequel. It’s basic Hollywood math as studios and filmmakers understandably want to strike while they still have the […]

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1 Jan

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ is a Superhero Movie About the Power of Art

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Miles Morales is an artist. We’re introduced to the movie version of Miles (Shameik Moore) as he sits at a drawing table sketching a sword-wielding robot. On his way to school, he slaps custom sticker tags on street signs where he hopes his father, a police officer, won’t find them. When he wants to express […]

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1 Jan

‘The LEGO Movie 2’ TV Spot: LEGO Batman is Such a Humble Hero

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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part revealed a new international trailer not too long ago, showing off the return of the LEGO Justice League. Now a new TV spot brings the DC Comics superhero team back in the minifigure form, but of course, the real superhero star is none other than LEGO Batman making […]

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1 Jan

Chris Evangelista’s Top 10 Movies of 2018

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Several people have told me they thought 2018 was a disappointing year for movies. I say: nuts to that. Any year that gives us Nicolas Cage fighting with a chainsaw, Ethan Hawke having a crisis of faith, and Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone and Olivia Colman in a power-grabbing love triangle is a-okay in my book. […]

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1 Jan

‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ Spoiler Review: A Course-Correcting Adventure Gives the Illusion of Choice

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Black Mirror: Bandersnatch isn’t the first movie to test the concept of a Choose Your Own Adventure-style narrative with diverging pathways on-screen. In late 2017 and early 2018, Steven Soderbergh did it with his murder mystery app and HBO movie, Mosaic. With its availability on the worldwide streaming service of Netflix, however, Black Mirror: Bandersnatch […]

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1 Jan

VOTD: ‘Ready Player One’ VFX Breakdown Reveals the Layers of Digital Animation

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Regardless of whether you ended up enjoying the pop culture extravaganza that was Ready Player One, it’s hard to deny that the visual effects used to bring the digital world of The OASIS to life were quite the visual spectacle. It’s all thanks to the wizards at Industrial Light and Magic, and the special effects […]

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1 Jan

The Morning Watch: ‘Annihilation’ and Self-Destruction, ‘Lord of the Rings’ as a Sitcom & More

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The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, new video essay explores how Annihilation comes to […]

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1 Jan

Daily Podcast: ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ Director Rob Marshall on That Big Live-Action/Animated Scene, Easter Eggs, and More

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On the December xx, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, senior writer Ben Pearson interviews director Rob Marshall about the new Disney movie Mary Poppins Returns, the challenges of that live-action/animation hybrid scene, and more. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, Overcast, Spotify and all the popular podcast apps (here is the RSS […]

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1 Jan

‘Captain Marvel’ TV Spot: Carol Danvers Searches for the Key to Her Past

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Carol Danvers is looking to unlock the answers to her past, but it may be a long journey until she finds the key. In the latest Captain Marvel TV spot, the titular cosmic superhero searches for meaning behind her strange memories of Earth while promising to “end” the war between the Kree and the Skrulls. It’s […]

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1 Jan

Ryan Reynolds Gives a Behind-the-Scenes Peek at ‘Detective Pikachu’

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If Detective Pikachu couldn’t get more uncanny for you, Ryan Reynolds is here to remind you that you’re looking at his face when you look into the eyes of that furry yellow creature. The star of the live-action/CG hybrid film posted a Detective Pikachu behind-the-scenes image that gives us a sneak peek(-achu) at the upcoming Pokemon video game adaptation. Detective […]

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