Avengers: Infinity War is the climax of Marvel movies from the past decade. But the Infinity gems or Infinity stones – the MacGuffins at the center of the movie – have been around since the early ’70s. Variant Comics explains the stones’ origins and abilities.
(PG-13) “Do more punk to me.” An adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s eponymous science fiction short story. Set in 1977 London, How to Talk to Girls at Parties sees a shy punk fan meet a fellow rebellious teenager, who just happens to be an alien. Premieres 5/28/18.
An ex-military chaplain with a tortured past is challenged further when he meets a radical environmentalist couple with a horrible secret. Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried star in this drama by writer and director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Canyons).
In The House with a Clock In Its Walls, a kid moves in with his uncle, who turns out to be part of a town of witches and warlocks. They end up trying to stop a demonic clock hidden inside a house. Eli Roth directs this adaptation of a classic children’s book. Premieres 9/21/18.
When a woman he meets disappears in the middle of the night, a jaded 33-year-old turns into a conspiracy theorist. He finds himself going down the rabbit hole that is Los Angeles. Andrew Garfield stars in this intriguing mystery comedy. Premieres 6/22/18.
“He only ever had one goal: to wipe out half of the universe.” Gamorra reveals that Thanos has a simple plan to bring balance to the universe, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes assemble, and Spider-Man thinks something is strange in the new trailer for Avengers: Infinity War.
Wired enlisted the help of a general surgery student to look at emergency room and operating room scenes in movies and TV shows. She points out what’s generally portrayed accurately, what would never work in real life, and which terms actually mean something.
We’ve seen how they made some of the eye candy in Blade Runner 2049, but this 10-minute clip from VFX house Framstore offers a plethora of effects breakdowns from Denis Villeneuve’s science fiction spectacular, from close-up character work to giant CGI set pieces.
Jordan Bolton Design makes movie and TV show posters that look like stacks of cassette tapes. The title and cast are on the cassette tapes’ spines, each with a different retro design. The typography definitely feels dated and clunky, but appropriate in this context.
Marvel Studios celebrates its 10th anniversary in May 2018. They made this graphic tee to commemorate its successful decade. It lists all of its movies, from Iron Man to Ant-Man and the Wasp. It’s also available as a long sleeve shirt, a sweater or a hoodie.
Looking for movies that will have you itching to know what happens next? Look no further than thrillers. CineFix presents its top 10 picks from the genre, from ones that dole out fear or absurd comedy to the ones about desire, conspiracy or simply the need to survive.
After defining a movie act and looking at the oft-used three-act structure, Lessons from the Screenplay looks at a film that breaks those conventions. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has an odd structure, but each act has a self-contained story that keeps the film engaging.
Spurred by David Fincher’s comment that Marvel’s three-act structure is constricting and formulaic, Lessons from the Screenplay sets out to define what exactly an act is, using The Avengers as an example before even beginning to issue a verdict on how Marvel uses acts.
“Not to pursue reality, but to replicate an impression of emotions.” Channel Criswell pays homage to former Studio Ghibli animator and director Hiromasa “Maro” Yonebayashi. Maro-sama’s work uses the surroundings and objects to reflect a character’s inner state.