“The human way is violence and death.” Like other excellent examples of fantasy and science fiction, the Planet of the Apes movies urge us to look inward. ScreenPrism points out how the franchise’s movies served as signs of their times.
Now You See It reminds us that the clothing of characters in movies are meticulously chosen or made, and not just in superhero or fantasy films. From blending in with the setting to reflecting a character’s story, costumes offer viewers many clues to better understand a film.
“The mysterious thing about telling stories is that it ends up changing you.” Lessons from the Screenplay relays how co-director Pete Docter and the rest of the story team for Inside Out got stuck in a rut, and how they eventually figured out how the movie would play out.
Filmmaker IQ answers a ton of questions with this highly informative video that defines most of the roles that are listed in a movie’s credits. The video explains every position from producers to assistant directors to gaffers, key grips, ADR editors, and even crafties.
“The fact is, a place like this… forces us to become warriors or victims.” Nicolaj Coster-Waldau plays a businessman who gets sucked into a life of crime when he’s imprisoned for accidentally killing his friend. It’s like Breaking Bad condensed down to 2 hours. Premieres 8/18/17.
(SPOILERS) “Using an exploration of where we might be, to explore where it seems like we’re heading, in order to reveal exactly where we are.” CineFix compiles their favorite sci-fi films. They chose lots of obvious classics, but they also tipped their hat to many modern films.
(SPOILERS, Gore) CineFix compares the underrated Edge of Tomorrow aka Live Die Repeat with its manga counterpart All You Need is Kill, which is a more faithful adaptation of the eponymous light novel. The movie cut a lot of corners, but it’s still a great film.
In 2008, Marvel gambled on an unfinished script, an unproven director, a controversial actor and a B-list character. It went on to become a stepping stone and a blueprint for success that even Marvel has forgotten to follow. Films&Stuff looks back to Iron Man.
Kenneth Branagh (and his incredibly distracting mustache) directs and stars alongside an all-star cast that includes Judi Dench, Willem Dafoe, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Daisy Ridley in this adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic mystery novel.
Oceans 11, 12, and 13 director Steven Soderbergh returns to the comedy heist genre with this flick about two brothers who orchestrate a robbery during the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 race. Stars two of our faves: Adam Driver and Channing Tatum. And yes, that really is Daniel Craig.
Editor ThorC1138 managed to find scenes from 100 different films in which a character spoke a different number between 1 and 100, then cut them together into a multi-movie countdown. We were really hoping for a rocket lift-off or a big explosion at the end.
(Gore) Kaptainkristian highlights what David Fincher so deftly hides: the director’s extensive use of CGI and other digital effects in his films. From the Winklevoss twins to digitally perfected hair, Fincher stealthily bends reality in service of the story.