Joaquin Phoenix plays the late cartoonist John Callahan. A car accident left Callahan a quadriplegic at age 21. Already an avid drinker, he turned to the bottle to save himself. But along the way, he also discovered his talent for making funny cartoons. Premieres 5/11/18.
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In Russia, there’s a dashcam in just about every car these days. Dmitrii Kalashnikov’s intense documentary is assembled entirely from dashcam footage, which captured everything from a meteor crashing to Earth, to gas station fires, to some of the craziest road rage ever.
“Every human being is a puzzle of need. You must become the missing piece, and they will tell you everything.” Jennifer Lawrence stars as a Russian spy specializing in seduction and manipulation. Her loyalties are tested when she falls for a CIA agent. Premieres 3/2/18.
This Netflix sci-fi series envisions a future in which consciousness can be uploaded into other bodies, allowing humans to survive physical death. The story kick off as a soldier is brought to life after 250 years by a wealthy man who wants answers to his own murder.
Richard is still a nervous wreck, Jared is still clueless, Gilfoyle is still a snarky a-hole, Dinesh is still Dinesh, and somehow Pied Piper is still a thing in the new season of HBO’s awesome comedy. But now that Erlich is gone, expect some big – and potentially hilarious changes.
“Death – it’s like it moves in and never leaves.” After the death of her husband, a woman and her son move in to a relative’s vacation home, which is currently being sold. And there might be a good reason why they’re selling the place. On Netflix starting 1/19/18.
(PG-13: Language) “My parents did just well enough so that I could grow up poor around white people.” Dave Chappelle’s last two Netflix specials – at least in the foreseeable future – are streaming now. Equanimity is arguably one of his best specials.
“Everything has a price. The great struggle in life is coming to grips with what that price is.” Nope, that’s not Frank Underwood. And it’s not Kevin Spacey as oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty anymore. Christopher Plummer replaced the fallen star in Ridley Scott’s reshot biopic.
“No rules this time.” Oscar winners Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro reprise their roles in the sequel to the tense Sicario. When drug cartels begin trafficking terrorists across the US-Mexico border, the American government unleashes mercenaries to fight back.
Directed by Christian Rivers, the visual effects artist behind King Kong, and produced by Peter Jackson, comes a post-apocalyptic Earth in which humanity turns to living inside of moving vehicular cities, attacking and gobbling up smaller towns to steal resources for survival.
Our first look at HBO’s upcoming documentary about the final years of David Bowie’s illustrious life, a period which not only produced some of his most revealing and intimate work, but continued to show the world that he was a creative chameleon until the end.
Screen Junkies takes on Star Wars: Episode VI, a movie which at the time was the most disappointing of its franchise, but that just needed Episodes I through III to come out to put in perspective how much better Yub Nub is any day than Jar Jar. Harmonica solo!
New York Magazine looks at how trailers have changed over the years, starting out with basic explanations of the film’s plot, to booming voiceovers, to the over-the-top montages of today, along with some of the tricks today’s trailer makers use to minimize spoilers.
Mashup maker Darth Blender chopped up bits and pieces of classic sci-fi, superhero, and fantasy footage to create an awesome retro take on the Avengers: Infinity War trailer, had the movie come out sometime in the late 1970s or early 1980s. I-ron Man is the best.
A slightly less bombastic trailer for Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel about a dystopian future in which the one place that feels real is a VR world called the OASIS. When its creator dies, players go crazy to find an Easter Egg that could change everything.
Miles Morales makes his way to the big screen in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The computer animated film is based on the 2014 Spider-Verse comic books, where Spider-Men from different universes teamed up to stop a powerful villain. Premieres 12/25/18.