26 Feb

‘Mortal Kombat’ is Now the Most Viewed Red Band Trailer of All Time

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Last week, Warner Bros. Pictures debuted the first trailer for the latest big screen adaptation of the Mortal Kombat video game franchise. There was a lot of excitement following the trailer’s debut, mostly because it was a red band trailer that didn’t hold back on the blood and gore of the fights between otherworldly warriors. […]

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26 Feb

‘Shadow and Bone’ Trailer: Netflix Debuts Its Next Epic Fantasy Series

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Prepare to enter the Grishaverse. Netflix is readying the debut its next big fantasy series, Shadow and Bone, based on Leigh Bardugo’s novel of the same name, which is set in a fantastical world where a lowly soldier and orphan (Jessie Mei Li) discovers she has extraordinary powers. Watch the Shadow and Bone trailer below. Shadow and Bone […]

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26 Feb

‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Clip: Whoever Wins, Boats Lose

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Early marketing materials for Warner Bros.’ and Legendary Pictures Godzilla vs. Kong have showcased a massive battle between the two titans that takes place in the open ocean. Now a new clip from the film gives a bit more insight into how that encounter goes – and, as you may expect, it does not turn […]

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26 Feb

Pop Culture Imports: ‘Beginning,’ ‘Space Sweepers,’ ‘Promare,’ and More

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(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) Welcome back to another edition of Pop Culture Imports, where I spotlight international films of both the arthouse and the audience-pleasing variety. And in this week’s column, we’ve got a healthy heaping of both. From Georgia’s hypnotic Oscar […]

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26 Feb

‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ Movie is Now in the Hands of ‘Skyscraper’ Director Rawson Marshall Thurber

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Back in 2019, Netflix picked up the big screen adaptation of Tom Clancy’s The Division, the video game franchise from Ubisoft. Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain are attached to star and produce, and Atomic Blonde and Deadpool 2 director David Leitch was slated to be at the helm of the action-thriller. However, Leitch has now […]

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26 Feb

Filmmaker Mode is the Easiest and Fastest Way to Watch Movies as Their Creators Intended

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Is there another high-tech device other than televisions that habitually have terrible performance when you just plug them in? The reasons for TV’s default settings travesty are manifold, but the simple answer for why “dynamic” or “vivid” are often the default are so that those panels look to outshine their competitors when viewed at a […]

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26 Feb

‘Superman’ Reboot Coming From Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and Producer J.J. Abrams

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A new Superman reboot is headed to the screen courtesy of acclaimed writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and producer J.J. Abrams. Coates, author of Between the World and Me and We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, a writer for The New York Times Magazine and The Washington Post, and the writer on acclaimed comic runs of Black Panther and Captain America, said […]

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26 Feb

‘Tom and Jerry’ Review: Honestly, There’s No Need for a Catchy Headline Because This Movie is Just Terrible

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I spent a large chunk of the experience of watching Tom & Jerry thinking about the late Bob Hoskins. As I watched talented actors struggle their way through a creaky script that could have just as easily been unearthed from a time capsule of the 1990s, or the 1970s, or the 1950s, and spruced up […]

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26 Feb

David Lynch Almost Made a Major Manga Adaptation in the ’90s

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In the ‘90s, after the success of Twin Peaks and Wild at Heart, David Lynch almost made a live-action adaptation of Otomo Katsuhiro’s manga Domu: A Child’s Dream. It’s not as well known or popular as Katsuhiro’s own Akira, but it’s still considered a major work. And in a number of ways, this movie adaptation almost happened because of […]

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26 Feb

How Kingsley Ben-Adir’s Performance in ‘One Night in Miami’ Transforms a Historical Icon Into Flesh-and-Blood

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Regina King’s One Night In Miami has a fascinating approach to iconography. It anachronistically re-stages Muhammad Ali’s famous underwater photo by Flip Schulke three years after it actually happened, in order to move the photography session to the day of his historic fight with Sonny Liston. This is the day the film takes place, unfolding largely […]

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