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Marvel is doing such an incredible job of universe building and building out … and DC is doing a great job finding the footing and tone of their movies, certainly with like Wonder Woman, for example. I look forward to James Wan's movie that's coming out, with Aquaman. So, Black Adam is this ...
You'd have to very brave, very stupid or both to release your movie at the same time as a Star Wars film these days. That said, going head to head with the galaxy far, far away hasn't always meant disaster. Here, we chart the fortunes of the brave souls who've opened along side each instalment of the ... films

In fact, "Infinity War" is currently outpacing the last seven Marvel movies combined, including massive titles like "Thor: Ragnarok," "Spider-Man: ... has built up such unprecedented anticipation that it's pacing to break records, the likes of which we have never seen before for a superhero movie," ...
Whether you loved or hated Ready Player One, odds are you were still amazed by the second challenge--yes, that scene--even if you were just wondering how the hell even someone like director Steven Spielberg pulled off something so impossible. Now we know. The upcoming Art of Ready Player ...

There's an art to making a great movie trailer. Sometimes ... But sometimes trailers are so good, the quality of the actual films don't live up to the hype. ... Not all of these movies are "bad" necessarily, but their trailers--for one reason or another--ended up being more exciting than the actual films themselves.
If you want to hop on this (terrifying) train, but you're unfamiliar with the rich tradition of horror films out of Spain, here's a guide to getting started -- or ... Below, you'll find a 15-movie Spanish horror primer, ranging from the early exploitation works of the 1970s to the refined ghost stories of the 21st century.
We recommend movies to watch after you see Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ernest Cline's nostalgic novel. This is not a guide to all the movies ... There's more to the makeup of this movie than just its sampling and remixing of nostalgia-baiting icons of past films and video games. This week's curation of ...
Netflix is reportedly close to buying Luc Besson's movie studio ... Netflix may get a lot more from filmmaker Luc Besson than that rumored multi-movie deal. ... A EuropaCorp purchase would take that initiative to the next level by giving Netflix control over one of those studios, letting it produce more movies ...
As we count down to the long-awaited uber-team-up Avengers: Infinity War (out April 27), EW's Marvel Movie Club is preparing by revisiting the entire ... pace than the first two Thor movies (114 and 112 minutes, respectively) and The Incredible Hulk (112 minutes) even though it's a few minutes longer.
Amazon Prime Video has acquired more than 40 premium French series and films from several key French distribution companies to feed the library of Prime Video in France, which launched at the end of 2016. The streaming giant signed deals with TF1 Droits Audiovisuels, France TV Distribution, AB ...
But the real reason it has endured in the three decades since its release is that the movie somehow manages to feel as original today as it must have then. It would feel original in any era, really, because the imaginative story it tells about a gross, weird, scary, yet oddly optimistic afterlife doesn't mesh with ...
“I've written movies, but typically with a movie, as soon as the director comes on, the last thing he wants is the writer around,” Mr. Wright said. “So you get kind of pushed out. In the theater, the playwright is the final authority, and I don't mind that.” On April 17, he will publish “God Save Texas: A Journey Into ...
For the second time in the history of Deadline's Most Valuable Blockbuster Tournament, Disney's Lucasfilm prevails with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the eighth movie (really ninth, if you count Rogue One) in a 41-year old sci-fi franchise that beat several superhero movies and some truly big family breakouts ...

“Yet to Come” isn't Stranger Friends' only contribution to the film. They have 12 songs in “The Last Movie Star”— quite a break for a duo who only had one five-song independent EP out prior to the release of the Sony soundtrack this week. “I love it when movies use one artist throughout a film,” says Rifkin ...
"Priorities" became his graduation movie. He premiered the film at his uncle's theater and sent copies to a few animation festivals. He also posted it to Vimeo, which was risky, because many festivals refuse films that are already available to the public. The inverse happened, however: The upload was ...
The Best Animal Movie Characters of the 21st Century, From Black Phillip to Bunzo ... Live-action animals made the cut, as did CGI creations in live-action films; fully animated productions, however, did not (sorry, Dante from “Coco”). We've been blessed with many great cinematic creatures in recent years, ...
The best justification for making an animated movie is that its story couldn't best be told any other way. This is certainly the case with writer-director Wes Anderson's “Isle of Dogs,” a stop-motion tour de force so flabbergastingly original that, despite being replete with references to other movies, it is practically ...
Before his loving tribute to Hollywood silent cinema stormed the Academy Awards, he had already released two spy-film spoofs that paid lavish lip-service to ... Jandreau is himself a former cowboy, his character is named Brady and his real-life friends and family and play his friends and family in the movie.
The Film Foundation's latest syllabus, “Portraits of America: Democracy on Film,” has been designed for schools across the country under the understanding that not every classroom will have the ability to show movies on a big screen. “Now, is it the ideal condition for films that were made in that system?
All of these movies are products of a world that isn't necessarily afraid of the internet—just obsessed with it. On the one hand, it's impossible to make a movie set in 2018 that doesn't grapple with the manner in which cellphones, social media, streaming platforms, and the jetstream of information are ...
Remember those simpler days before you had to live in fear of sharks tearing through your town, riding a cyclone, biting any flesh they can find? Or at least an era before the cult-classic made-for-TV B-movie Sharknado franchise? According to Variety, the epic Syfy saga will come to an end with a sixth ...
“The Last Movie Star” centers on Vic Edwards (Burt Reynolds), an alcoholic, washed-up actor who travels to a Nashville film festival to receive an honor without realizing that the event is a small-time, back-of-the-bar affair. (The organizer is played by Clark Duke, from “Hot Tub Time Machine,” while Ellar ...
While Pixar has had some misses in recent years, it is still known for high-quality animated films, from "Toy Story" to "Up" to "Coco." But for me, "The Incredibles" stands above them all as a near-perfect movie (and one of the greatest superhero movies of all time) about family, responsibility, and teamwork. I fell in love with it ...
Big-budget movies have been a mainstay of American cinema since the release of “Jaws” in 1975. ... For the movie industry, he said, brands are now more important than people. Original films led by name-brand stars and directors have been relegated to “the fringes of the business.” “You buy an Apple ...
The movie world can feel boundless in New Directors/New Films, which this year is showcasing work from Cape Verde, China, Jamaica, Japan, Portugal and beyond. For its 47th edition, beginning Wednesday, the festival — programmed by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art ...
Anderson's movie, a work of stop-motion animation set in the fictional Japanese city of Megasaki, has spurred a debate about cultural appropriation, as discussed in a review by Justin Chang for the Los Angeles Times. Chang questioned whether Anderson, who's white, successfully paid homage to East ...
Scooby-Doo fans are about to find out what Daphne and Velma were like before they joined the Mystery Gang (and long before they met up with Supernatural's Sam and Dean Winchester). EW can exclusively reveal that Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Daphne & Velma, a new live-action film ...
"Once you commit to a television format, you're a TV movie," Spielberg said of movies that debut on streaming services. Steven Spielberg has some opinions regarding Netflix films being nominated for Academy Awards. "You certainly, if it's a good show, deserve an Emmy. But not an Oscar," he said while ...
A 37-year-old firefighter who died battling a blaze at a site where an Edward Norton and Bruce Willis movie was being filmed was eulogized while the building is set to get torn down. New York City Fire Department Lt. Michael Davidson, a husband and father of three, was honored by family and friends ...
Inside Arraiy's offices — the old auto body shop — Mr. Bradski and Mr. Rublee are building computer algorithms that can learn design tasks by analyzing years of work by movie effects houses. That includes systems that learn to “rotoscope” raw camera footage, carefully separating people and objects from ...
Dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic filmmaking talent, this year's New Directors/New Films festival will screen features ... rap sensation through her own video diaries, will open the festival, coming off its World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award at Sundance in January.
Uprising also has a flirtatious love triangle between Lambert (Scott Eastwood) Jake Pentacost (John Boyega) and Jules Reyes (Adrian Arjona) that is so strained and contrived that it's reminiscent of those 90s action films. Where movies studios had a black guy and a white guy to competing over the same ...
This week, Chancellor Agard and Christian Holub find things to like about Joss Whedon's final Marvel movie, Avengers: Age of Ultron. CHANCELLOR AGARD: Avengers: Age of Ultron is one of my least favorite Marvel movies. It's bloated, messy, and features some of the most egregious future-movie table ...
For while religious movies have traditionally been considered a niche phenomenon, that assessment may need to be revised. ... But everybody I knew – in the Christian world that we live in – knew and loved the song, so we just believed that there was an audience for this movie and that they would show ...
“Once you commit to a television format, you're a TV movie. You certainly, if it's a good show, deserve an Emmy, but not an Oscar,” Spielberg said in an ITV News interview. “I don't believe films that are just given token qualifications in a couple of theaters for less than a week should qualify for the Academy ...
After establishing its 3-D bona fides by firing a howitzer into the spectator's face, the movie settles down to standard patrol stuff. Unlike “Westfront,” however, “Cease Fire” is wholly uncritical. The enemy is cruel and implacable; the Americans are stalwart and patriotic, slogging through a minefield as Dimitri ...
The coming-of-age love story about a teenage boy who gains the courage to come out as gay has been making fans of stars like Kristen Bell and Neil Patrick Harris. On Friday, the two actors encouraged moviegoers to see the film, starring Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel, for free this weekend. Harris, 44 ...
“The faith-based films may be bolstered by perhaps the most grassroots of all movie marketing, which is at the church level. ... Instead of relying on Hollywood to tell their stories, Christian filmmakers have been picking up cameras and producing faith-based movies themselves, but commercial distributors ...
Hu's characters rarely miss a chance to inflict emotional and physical pain on one another, and the movie's relentless cruelty is a mark of its tacitly political fury. There's nothing arch or artificial about Hu's drastic distensions of cinematic time; his volatile silences and wild outbursts unflinchingly reveal the raw survivalism, feral ...
There's a willful temperateness to director Stanley Tucci's work in Final Portrait, in which the American writer James Lord (Armie Hammer) agrees to spend an afternoon sitting for the painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) — and then sits … and sits … as the days go by while the artist ...
There's this response that Love, Simon is manna from the queer cinema gods and that all the mediocre gay coming-of-age films of yore never existed because this one's a wide release. And so what if it's commercially viable? I'm not gonna be gagged at Pride just because Halliburton has a float.
Movie and TV industry regulation in China has been moved under the direct control of the propaganda department of the Communist Party, in a further centralization of power under Chinese President Xi Jinping. The move, announced Tuesday, follows last week's news that the State Administration for Film ...
Netflix just released its lineup of new TV shows and movies being added to its ever-expanding catalog of streaming content in April. There are tons of hotly anticipated titles set to debut next month, and some old favorites are leaving Netflix's catalog as well. As is always the case, though, the biggest news is ...
Exhibitor Vue have said an investigation is under way into the incident, which took place at its Birmingham StarCity venue. The man died, it said, last Friday – one week after the incident. The ambulance service was called to the site after a man went into cardiac arrest in the cinema. Local reports are that he ...
Irresistible Forces, Immovable Objects: The Films of Amir Naderi begins with The Runner (1984), one of the last films he made in Iran and continues with the rest of his oeuvre that he directed in the US, Japan, and Europe. This is not the first time the cinema of Naderi is celebrated in the US or anywhere else ...
For as long as cinema has looked to literature for inspiration, there's been someone around to study the results and helpfully remind all of us that “the ... Every once in a while, though, someone manages to win one for the younger art form and reverse the curse of adaptation, making a great movie from a ...


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