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Kart Kids

Kart Kids

Nowness presents an excerpt from Christopher Kippenberger’s upcoming documentary Kart Kids. The film, which Kippenberger has been shooting for the past decade, follows three kids in Germany’s go-kart racing scene. We can’t wait to see more of it.

Wonder Wheel (Trailer)

Wonder Wheel (Trailer)

Set in the 1950’s, Woody Allen’s latest film follows four people working in a Coney Island amusement park. The color grading is a bit too vibrant, but we’re still looking forward to it. Starring Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, Jim Belushi and Juno Temple. Premieres 12/1/17.

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BingeClock

BingeClock

Want to know how long it will take to binge watch an entire series? BingeClock has data for over 8,000 TV shows to help figure out how much time you need. They also offer a similar capability for planning movie marathons. It ain’t the prettiest website, but it’s really useful.

Ten Great Cinematographers

Ten Great Cinematographers

CineFix picks its top 10 cinematographers of all time. The next time you praise a movie’s lighting, camera movement, framing, coloring or even mood, know that it’s not just because of the director, set designer or cameramen. It’s the cinematographer at work.

Rushmore: A Young Wes Anderson

Rushmore: A Young Wes Anderson

ScreenPrism treats Wes Anderson’s breakout film Rushmore as the director’s coming-of-age. The movie sees the debut of Anderson’s dollhouse aesthetic – albeit raw and less ornate – and penchant for indie music, while the story and theme are lifted from his life.

HBO: Spielberg (Trailer)

HBO: Spielberg (Trailer)

“I realized that this is what I was gonna do, what I was going to die trying.” HBO and critically-acclaimed producer Susan Lacy (American Masters) present “an intimate portrait” of one of the most talented and prolific directors of all time – Steven Spielberg. Premieres 10/7/17.

Annihilation (Teaser)

Annihilation (Teaser)

A biologist joins the latest expedition into a bizarre disaster zone to find out what happened to her husband, who was sent there in the previous expedition. Alex Garland (Ex Machina, 28 Days Later, Sunshine) directs Natalie Portman and Oscar Isaac in this sci-fi mystery.

Blade Runner: Future Noir

Blade Runner: Future Noir

“There are no choices.” Blade Runner draws us in with memorable visuals of a dystopian future. But at its core, it’s a noir film. Lessons from the Screenplay lists the three key elements of noir and how they manifest in Ridley Scott’s classic.

All the Money in the World (Trailer)

All the Money in the World (Trailer)

From the late 50’s to the early 70’s, oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty was one of the richest men in the world. Like most rich men, he was frugal to a fault. In 1973, his then teenage grandson was kidnapped for ransom. Guess what J. Paul said.

Tomb Raider (Trailer)

Tomb Raider (Trailer)

Alicia Vikander steps into Lara Croft’s battered tank top, jeans and boots. Coming in 2018, Tomb Raider is based on the video game’s awesome 2013 reboot. So we’re expecting to see Lara receive Jackie Chan levels of pain. With no saves and reloads.

Red Sparrow (Trailer)

Red Sparrow (Trailer)

(PG-13) Hot on the heels of Atomic Blonde comes Red Sparrow. Based on Jason Matthews’ eponymous spy novel, the movie stars Jennifer Lawrence as one of the products of a Russian program that trains girls to become wily and seductive secret agents.

Brilliant & Memorable Movie Props

Brilliant & Memorable Movie Props

(PG-13: Language) “Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough…” A tool. A gag. A clue. CineFix presents its top 10 movie props of all time, be they extremely effective on their own or fully supported by the film itself. And no, the top pick isn’t Rosebud.

Film Color Palettes

Film Color Palettes

The unique YouTube channel Film Color Palettes compiles scenes from visually compelling movies, and then proceeds to break down the images into collections of color swatches. It’s a neat resource for designers and artists, though it could use more videos. (Thanks Lane!)

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The Commuter (Trailer)

The Commuter (Trailer)

An office worker’s usual commute turns exciting and then sinister when a stranger offers him a large amount of money to spot a hidden passenger on the train. Crooks just won’t stop messing with Liam Neeson, and even he’s getting tired of it.

The Disaster Artist (Trailer)

The Disaster Artist (Trailer)

(PG-13) “It’s not gonna happen for you. Not in a million years!” “…but after that?” Get a good look at James Franco’s comedy drama about what is widely considered the worst movie ever made. The line between ambition and delusion can sometimes be tricky to pin down.

What’s in a Darren Aronofsky Film?

What’s in a Darren Aronofsky Film?

(PG-13, Flashing lights) Director Darren Aronofsky has an incredibly consistent filmography. It’s not only in terms of his movies’ quality, but also in the themes that he chooses to tackle and visualize: ambition, fantasies, and the gap between parents and children.

Thor: Ragnarok Trailer Spoof

Thor: Ragnarok Trailer Spoof

“Is there anyone who isn’t worthy of this horrible hammer?!” ArtSpear Entertainment makes the god of thunder even dumber than he is in this nicely animated spoof of the Thor: Ragnarok trailer. It’s still not as funny as the fact that we paid to see Thor 2 though.

Dunkey Reviews The Shining

Dunkey Reviews The Shining

(PG-13: Language) Videogamedunkey casts his analytical eye on his favorite horror film, The Shining. It’s a movie that needs no further introduction. But until every single human being has watched it, we think it qualifies as underappreciated.

Blade of the Immortal (Trailer)

Blade of the Immortal (Trailer)

(Gore) “There is a man, somewhere in Edo, who will never die.” From highly prolific director Takashi Miike comes a live action adaptation of Blade of the Immortal. It’s about Manji, a samurai who’s been denied death – but not pain! – until he kills 1000 evil men.

Filming the Unfilmable

Filming the Unfilmable

(SPOILERS) CineFix’s latest compilation features five wonderfully finessed scenes that effectively use camera movement, sound, blocking and more to express emotions, foreshadowing and other intangible concepts and states.

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Tom Cruise: Characters, Scenes & Films

Tom Cruise: Characters, Scenes & Films

“I wanna have fat hands and I wanna dance.” Tom Cruise sat down with BBC Radio 1 to talk about some of his funniest scenes, his favorite fight sequences, the movies that blow his mind and more.

Memento: Telling a Story in Reverse

Memento: Telling a Story in Reverse

Seventeen years ago, Christopher and Jonathan Nolan bamboozled us with their breakout film, Memento. If the film’s alternating backward and forward stories still puzzle you, imagine the mental gymnastics that the Nolan brothers had to go through to bring it to life.

How to Do a Plot Twist

How to Do a Plot Twist

Now You See It suggests how you can tell if a plot twist is good: watch or read the story again and see if you still enjoy it. Because unlike reality, fiction has to make sense. Instead of being a complete tangent, the twist has to fit in with the rest of the tale.

Last Flag Flying (Trailer)

Last Flag Flying (Trailer)

From director Richard Linklater comes a comedy-drama about war veterans. Steve Carell plays an ex-Navy corps medic who asks two former Marines (Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne) to go with him to his son’s funeral. At least that was the plan. Premieres 11/1/17.

Apocalypse Now Now (Teaser)

Apocalypse Now Now (Teaser)

Director Michael Matthews’ short film will drag us into a deep, dark alternate underbelly of Cape Town, South Africa filled with supernatural forces, monsters, and government conspiracies. Based on the novel by Charlie Human, the film dops on Short of the Week on 8/29/17.

Unrest (Trailer)

Unrest (Trailer)

Jennifer Brea was an avid traveler and academic. Then she was struck with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – a mysterious disorder that is only recently being taken seriously. With no cure or even sympathy in sight, she reached out to fellow victims to raise awareness about CFS.

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Trailer)

The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Trailer)

A boy gives a surgeon a horrifying choice: the man must sacrifice one of his family members or they will all meet a slow and painful death. From Yorgos Lanthimos (The Lobster) comes a psychological horror film that critics have dubbed deeply unsettling but exquisitely made.

MoviePass

MoviePass

MoviePass is a monthly subscription service that lets US residents watch up to one movie per day in a theater. It recently lowered its monthly fee to just $10. The problem? You have to sign up first to see if there’s a supported theater in your area. And AMC wants out of the deal.

Molly’s Game (Trailer)

Molly’s Game (Trailer)

For 8 years, Molly Bloom ran illegal high-stakes poker games for rich and powerful people, including Hollywood celebrities and gangsters. Writer Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut stars Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba and Kevin Costner. Premieres 11/22/17.

The Meyerowitz Stories (Teaser)

The Meyerowitz Stories (Teaser)

From Noah Baumbach (Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou) comes a film about fathers and sons. Adam Sandler, Ben Stiller and Dustin Hoffman star in the critically acclaimed comedy-drama hailed as “the best Netflix original film to date.” Drops 10/13/17.

How to Make a Blockbuster Trailer

How to Make a Blockbuster Trailer

Movie trailer these days are so ridiculously formulaic. We’d love to see them handed over to the guys who make title sequences instead. In the meantime, we’re all equally qualified to make trailers, thanks to this easy to follow instructional parody from Auralnauts.

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