Lessons from the Screenplay looks at the similarities in the scripts of Whiplash and Black Swan to see how one can tell a story about the obsessed artist – specifically the obsessed performer. Then he points out how their endings diverge to emphasize different points.
“Kong’s a pretty good king. Keeps to himself mostly.” Our latest look at Kong: Skull Island is a stark contrast from the first trailer. Apparently, it’s more lighthearted than you’d think. Also the titular island doesn’t have one, not two, but a metric crapton of giant creatures.
“Think of the one thing you’ve always wanted. Now find it in your mind’s eye, and feel it in your heart.” Emma Watson stars as Belle and Dan Stevens stars as The Beast in Disney’s live action adaptation of a tale as old as time. Well, as old as 1740. Premieres 3/17/17.
The latest trailer for the solo adventure of Will Arnett’s blocky Batman emphasizes Bruce Wayne’s emotional conflict: he’s lonely, but he’s also afraid of losing his loved ones again. What he doesn’t realize is that he already has family. Even the Joker wants his attention.
(PG-13: Language, Gore) Chainsawsuit Original presents John Wick – which was marketed as a flick with an absurd premise and flashy action – as a well-rounded project about grief that also bids goodbye to an era of action movies while seeming to be a mere continuation of it.
Did you know that Joaquin Phoenix almost got the part of Stephen Strange in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe? That bombshell and more in CineFix’s trivia video about Doctor Strange. Also, we’ve seen it, and think it’s good enough you’ll want to see it on the big screen.
(PG-13) Michael Shannon plays a successful chef who falls in love with an up-and-coming fashion designer played by Imogen Poots. But their whirlwind romance takes a diabolical turn when she turns out to have dark secrets. Worse, he decides to do something about them.
Dane DeHaan plays an ambitious exec assigned to pick up his company’s CEO at a wellness center hidden in the Swiss Alps. Naturally, the seemingly idyllic facility turns out to be all kinds of screwed up. From Director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Ring)
Professor X is suffering from Alzheimer’s, Wolverine’s healing powers are failing him, and the rest of the X-Men are dead. But when they discover that Mister Sinister is hunting down a young girl that was cloned from Logan’s DNA, the student and his teacher go on one last ride.