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Incredibles 2 (Teaser)

Incredibles 2 (Teaser)

It’s been over 13 years, but Bob Parr and his super-powered family are coming back to the big screen. From the looks of the teaser, it’s Baby Jack-Jack’s time to shine. And unless one of his powers is slowing time, it takes place shortly after the original. Premieres 6/15/18.

Five Brilliant Remakes

Five Brilliant Remakes

Even though they appear to be more prominent these days, movie remakes have actually been around since the days of black and white film. CineFix picks its top five remakes, from shot-for-shot takes to ones that are loosely inspired by obscure films.

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The Post (Trailer)

The Post (Trailer)

In 1971, following The New York Times’ lead, the Washington Post published leaked documents about the secret expansion of the Vietnam War. Guess what the White House thought of that. Steven Spielberg’s The Post stars Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Bob Odenkirk.

The Breadwinner (Trailer)

The Breadwinner (Trailer)

Eleven-year-old Parvana and her family live in war-torn Kabul, Afghanistan. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana decides to dress up as a boy to help provide for her family and find her dad, empowered by the stories that he told her. Premieres 11/7/17.

The Allure of Horror VHS Covers

The Allure of Horror VHS Covers

(PG-13, Gore) Streaming video is killing movie posters and covers. But Entertain the Elk argues that that shouldn’t be the case. He uses arresting VHS covers of horror movies to point out the ways that art and captions can convince viewers to give a film a shot.

I, Tonya (Red Band Trailer)

I, Tonya (Red Band Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) Margot Robbie takes on the role of a lifetime as Tonya Harding, the disgraced and disgraceful Olympic figure skater behind one of the biggest sports scandals of all time. Holy crap, Allison Janney is awesome.

Underappreciated Horror Films

Underappreciated Horror Films

Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Alien. The Silence of the Lambs. The Shining. Psycho. CineFix believes that those five are unassailable horror films. But they picked an alternative for each of those classics, so you’ll have something different to watch this Halloween.

Phantom Thread (Trailer)

Phantom Thread (Trailer)

Daniel Day-Lewis is retiring from acting. For his last film, he worked once again with director Paul Thomas Anderson. Phantom Thread is about a renowned dressmaker in 1950’s London. The master of his glamorous life, he meets his match in a strong-willed woman.

Goodbye Uncanny Valley

Goodbye Uncanny Valley

The computer animation scene has enough technology and talent that realism is no longer the ultimate goal. Animator Alan Warburton breaks down some of the ways that commercial, scientific and artistic animators have gone beyond expressing reality.

Journey’s End (Trailer)

Journey’s End (Trailer)

The horror. The waste. An adaptation of R.C. Sherriff’s classic play, Journey’s End tells the tale of a British infantry company in World War I, waiting four days in a dugout for what they knew was a suicide mission against German troops.

Movies Anywhere

Movies Anywhere

Movies Anywhere gathers your movies from Vudu, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and Blu-ray download codes into one streaming app. The app is available on iOS, Android, Roku and Chromecast devices. It works with Disney, 20th Century Fox, Universal and Warner Bros. films.

9 Things about Scream

9 Things about Scream

(Gore) Did you know that Scream‘s original title was Scary Movie? And that the Ghostface mask was just some generic off-the-shelf mask that the movie made famous? How about the fact that Ghostface’s phone voice is also Mojo Jojo? All that and more in CineFix’s video.

HISHE: Spider-Man: Homecoming

HISHE: Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming was a triumphant comeback for Spidey and had a memorable villain. But its plot still has lots of stupid holes in it. Seriously Tony, you could’ve had at least one of your armors guard your cargo plane.

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Physical Injuries in Movies

Physical Injuries in Movies

Like a costume or a prop, a character’s physical condition can also be used to give us clues about their fundamental struggles, successes, or transformation. Now You See It drives the point home with examples from Forrest Gump, Bonnie and Clyde and more.

Black Panther (Trailer)

Black Panther (Trailer)

“You get to decide what kind of king you are going to be.” With his father’s tragic and sudden passing, T’Challa finds himself inundated with a ruler’s duties. Unfortunately for him, things are about to get much, much worse. Iron Ninja Batman premieres 2/16/18.

Logan & Children of Men

Logan & Children of Men

(PG-13: Language) “The end is in the beginning.” Logan and Children of Men have very similar plots. But Lessons from the Screenplay points out that both movies also have nicely set up character arcs, and a literal journey that externalizes their change of heart.

The New Mutants (Trailer)

The New Mutants (Trailer)

Five teenage mutants – Magik, Wolfsbane, Cannonball, Sunspot and Mirage – try to escape from a secret facility. Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams and Stranger Things’ Charlie Heaton star in this horror take on Marvel’s New Mutants. Premieres 4/13/18. More on IGN.

Five Classic Horror Tropes

Five Classic Horror Tropes

(PG-13: Language, Gore) CineFix summon the Halloween spirit by listing some of the most popular horror movie tropes as well as some stellar examples. There’s the classic location, the person whom you just know is going to make it until the end, and… behind you!

CGI & Storytelling in Animated Films

CGI & Storytelling in Animated Films

Just Write compares the stories of Disney’s 2D films with 3D successors from Pixar and DreamWorks, then points out how 3D animation contributed to that change. We’re not entirely convinced of his thesis, but his comparison is food for thought.

JANE (Trailer)

JANE (Trailer)

Brett Morgen’s critically-acclaimed documentary about chimpanzee expert Dame Jane Goodall. JANE is based on over 100 hours of footage shot by Goodall’s ex-husband Hugo van Lawick, and is narrated by the scientist herself. Premieres 10/20/17.

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Justice League (Trailer 3)

Justice League (Trailer 3)

Still reeling from the loss of Superman, the world finds itself invaded by an otherworldly army that brings death, destruction, black and orange. DC Comics and Warner Bros. show that Ragnarok isn’t exclusive to Marvel in the latest trailer for Justice League.

Why Movie Poster Names Don’t Line Up

Why Movie Poster Names Don’t Line Up

Most movie posters don’t have the actors’ names aligned with their images. Movie geek austinmcconell explains that the placement of the two elements are determined separately. One is determined by an actor’s star power, the other by marketing.

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.

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.

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