How do you shoot an action film in a single shot, in real time? That was Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes’ (Skyfall, American Beauty) challenge for 1917, a WWI drama that takes audiences into the trenches alongside two British soldiers on a mission to save a battalion from walking into a deadly trap. In theaters 12/2019.
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This critically-acclaimed animated film by Jeremy Clapin takes viewers on a wild ride as a severed hand sets off on a journey to reconnect with its owner, as it recounts memories of the pizza boy he belongs to, and his one true love. Based on the novel Happy Hand, by Guillaume Laurant. In theaters 11/15/19 and Netflix 11/29/19.
Johnny Knoxville’s film Action Point was a semi-fictitious tribute to the world’s most dangerous amusement park. Seth Porges and Chris Charles Scott’s documentary takes us inside the true story of New Jersey’s thrilling, but terrifying Action Park, and the many crimes and misdemeanors that took place during its existence.
Stephen Low’s big-screen 3D film Secrets of the Universe introduces us to some of the world’s brightest minds as they unravel the mysteries of the universe. Along the way, journey to the Large Hadron Collider and the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory (LIGO), and meet the scientists of the Perimeter Institute. (Thanks Susan!)
(PG-13: Language) Adam Sandler is getting great marks for his role in this drama about a high-strung New York City jewelry store owner whose irresponsible behavior lands him in serious debt, and takes us on a wild ride inside the head of a man struggling to keep his precarious world from imploding.
After teasing us, Netflix has dropped the first real trailer for Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad movie, and it looks awesome. It picks up Jesse Pinkman’s story from the minute that the series ended to find out where the rocky roads led him after his escape from an almost certain demise.
This Netflix film offers a cool twist on the typical crime drama, as cop becomes obsessed with hunting down a serial killer who only resurfaces every nine years, and it turns out there’s something far more complicated at stake than just the lives of her victims.
One of the first original series headed to Apple TV+ drops us into a post-apocalyptic world where a virus has taken away human’s ability to see. But after hundreds of years, two children are born with the gift of sight, and their father (Jason Momoa) must protect them from an evil queen who wants them killed for witchcraft.
Nicolas Cage and Laurence Fishburne star in this action drama about members of a drug cartel who are sent on a mission to figure out why their supply chain is breaking down. Along the way, they have run-ins with other gangsters, the feds, and many others who stand in their way.
Frenetic Arts’ documentary takes us inside the mind and the craft of stop-motion animation maestro Phil Tippett, whose work has been seen in movies like Star Wars: A New Hope, Robocop, Jurassic Park, and Starship Troopers, along with his epic passion project Mad God.
Nearly four decades after the strange happenings at the Overlook Hotel in The Shining, a grown-up Dan Torrance can’t shake the haunting visions of his past. He meets a girl who has shares a similar supernatural “gift” that attracts an army of terrifying freaks, and must return to the place that started it all.
(Gore) If we can have possessed killer dolls and possessed killer trucks, why not possessed killer furniture? That’s the question that this insane schlock horror film (also known as My Lover, My Lazy Boy) aims to answer. Though it looks more like a recliner than a sofa to us. Heading straight to DVD and digital 10/2019.
THX has taken wraps off an all-new version of its iconic “Deep Note” trailer, created by the team at American Meme. It’s packed with vibrant CG animations, and a wonderful array of dynamic, spatial sounds to put any audio system through its paces. Sounds especially great on headphones. Go behind the scenes with its creators here.
It’s been some time since Zach Galifianakis conducted his original series of uncomfortable celebrity interviews, but the mighty bucks of Netflix have convinced Zach to subject more celebs to his questioning, in a new movie with a thinly-veiled plot excuse for more awkward conversations. Premieres 9/20/19.
With Linda Hamilton back on screen, James Cameron involved in the story, and Tim Miller of Deadpool fame behind the camera, we’re actually kind of excited for the new Terminator flick. The latest trailer showcases more of Sarah Conner’s story, and what transpired after the events of T2. Drops 11/1/19.
Are you not getting your regular dose of nightmares? Then tune in to Netflix for this French horror series about a novelist whose terrifying stories are coming true, after spending her whole life trying to fend off visions of an evil witch. Drops 9/13/19. That’s a Friday, naturally.
After much hype about Joaquin Phoenix’s performance as the clown prince of crime, we get our first meaningful look at him in Todd Phillips’ standalone Joker movie, which follows the life of a failing comic and party clown whose life has no meaning until he lets the darkness take over.
During the 2019 D23 Expo, Disney teased just a little more of Star Wars: Episode IX, which was always planned by George Lucas to be the end of the Skywalker saga. The first minute or so looks fondly backwards, as the remaining footage teases Rey’s rise, and new conflicts between dark and light.
“I’m not here to be didactic or professorial in any way.” Nope, actor and entertainer Jeff Goldblum’s lighthearted new series simply takes us on a journey through the world, as seen through some of the universe’s most inquisitive and uncritical eyes. Coming to Disney+ 11/12/19.
Jesse Pinkman managed a miraculous escape at the end of Breaking Bad, now we get to find out what happened next. Written and directed by Vince Gilligan, El Camino is a feature-length Netflix film that picks up where things left off. Looks like life hasn’t been too kind to Skinny Pete from the looks of things. Drops 10/11/19.
The first of what we are sure will be many Star Wars stories on its way to the new Disney+ streaming service takes place between the fall of the Empire and the rise of the First Order. It stars a heavily armored Pedro Pascal in the title role, with Jon Favreau taking on writing and showrunner duties. Premieres 11/12/19.
Edward Norton wrote, directed, and stars in this drama about a private detective living with Tourette Syndrome, who finds himself on a quest to solve the murder of his mentor and friend, and ends up diving deep into the seamy underbelly of New York. The soundtrack features the new song Daily Battles by Thom Yorke and Flea.
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