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Movies

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.

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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!)

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.

The Current War (Trailer)

The Current War (Trailer)

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Thomas Edison in The Current War. It’s based on the War of Currents – the competition between Edison and George Westinghouse to dominate the United States’ electricity grid. Also starring Michael Shannon and Nicholas Hoult.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

The Death of Stalin (Trailer)

The Death of Stalin (Trailer)

(PG-13) Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Jason Isaacs, and Rupert Friend star in this satire from Veep creator Armando Iannucci. Based on the graphic novel, The Death of Stalin is about the grim but comical power struggle that erupted following the Soviet leader’s death in 1953.

How IMAX Film Projectors Work

How IMAX Film Projectors Work

Watching movies in a true IMAX theater can be an overwhelmingly amazing experience. Projectionist John Ruddock shows us that preparing the expensive equipment can also be intense. There’s a surprising amount of manual setup involved in playing a 70mm IMAX film.

Brilliant Western Films

Brilliant Western Films

Before Master Chief, before Superman, there was the cowboy. CineFix presents its picks for the best Western films of all time. You probably won’t agree with the list, but it’s a great reminder of the genre’s timeless relevance and appeal.

Mother! (Trailer)

Mother! (Trailer)

Jennifer Lawrence plays a content wife whose life takes a horrifying turn when an older couple moves in with her and her husband. That’s just about all we know about Darren Aronofsky’s upcoming film, but the trailer has us very intrigued. And very creeped out.

Reasons to Use POV Shots

Reasons to Use POV Shots

“The more removed the point of view is from our own, the more fascinating it is.” ScreenPrism enumerates the different meanings or purposes of the point of view shot. It can both reveal and conceal, excite and horrify, and empower and constrict.

The Wiseguy Behind Goodfellas

The Wiseguy Behind Goodfellas

…or rather, the wiseguys behind Goodfellas. The Film Theorists share trivia not only about the real Henry Hill – the mobster that Ray Liotta portrayed in the film – but also how the other actors were cast, and how they sought inspiration for their roles.

Marjorie Prime (Trailer)

Marjorie Prime (Trailer)

“She’s nicer to that thing than she is to me.” In this drama set in the future, Jon Hamm stars as an inquisitive hologram of Walter, an old woman’s late husband. Day by day, he learns to be more like Walter. Or rather, the Walter that his wife remembers. Premieres 8/18/17.

IT (Trailer 2)

IT (Trailer 2)

Our latest peek at the remake of IT isn’t shy about showing Pennywise, as well as the terrifying the things that await The Losers Club, the foolishly brave kids who want to take him on. Man, we regret watching that with headphones on.

Brad’s Status (Trailer)

Brad’s Status (Trailer)

“Oh that’s right you have your little thing. Oh a that is a cool thing that you’ve got. That is good stuff.” Ben Stiller plays a dad who goes on a tour with his son to scout colleges. He meets his more successful colleagues and starts having a mid-life crisis. Premieres 9/15/17.

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