(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.
(PG-13: Language) The year is 1982. Pro cycling has become “a hornet’s nest of moral depravity.” Andy Samberg leads a who’s who of celebrities in HBO’s mockumentary about the sport’s doping controversy. Also starring Maya Rudolph, John Cena, Will Forte, and uhm…
“Time is the story and we are the characters.” The Royal Ocean Film of Society looks back at Michael Apted’s Up Series. Arguably the best reality show ever, its 48-year (and counting) span, grounded perspective and willing cast make for a fragmented mirror of our lives.
Tested’s Adam Savage has been granted behind-the-scenes access to the set of Ridley Scott’s upcoming Alien: Covenant. In the first episode, he checks out the tunnel and cavern that serve as the Dreadnought’s interior, along with the imposing Space Jockey’s platform.
(PG-13) Writer-director Jeff Baena (Life After Beth) let Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza, Kate Micucci and the rest of the cast flex their improv skills in this anachronistic comedy about repressed nuns in 15th century Italy. Also starring John C. Reilly, Nick Offerman and Fred Armisen.
Luke Skywalker speaks and toys with his young padawan in Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley’s promotion for the annual Star Wars UNICEF fundraiser. Donate at least $10, and get a chance to spend a day at Skywalker Ranch, visit the set of the Han Solo movie, and more.