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El Chinano (Trailer)

El Chinano (Trailer)

“When it got hot, you’d hear those chopper pipes…” This all-Hispanic action movie about a fabled vigilante roaming the streets of Los Angeles. When the gang wars in the city gets out of hand, an LAPD cop resurrects the legend and takes on the mantle of El Chicano.

Honest Tim Burton Movie Trailer

Honest Tim Burton Movie Trailer

“Journey into the mind of a director who’s constantly journeying into his own mind.” Screen Junkies takes on the staples of a Tim Burton movie, such as big spooky mansions, fat and rich villains, pale characters looking for acceptance, revenge or both, and much more.

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Richard Linklater on Patience

Richard Linklater on Patience

The Royal Ocean Film Society animated part of Richard Linklater’s commentary from his very first film, which is included in the Criterion release of Slacker. In it, the director talks about having patience in developing his career, and the importance of the mundane.

How Blockbusters Make More Money

How Blockbusters Make More Money

Kid-friendly movies often make bank in theaters. But as Cheddar explains, they are increasingly going the Star Wars and Transformers route, where the movies serve to introduce memorable characters that can be turned into even more lucrative toys.

John Wick: Chapter 3 (Trailer 2)

John Wick: Chapter 3 (Trailer 2)

John Wick seemingly cashes in all of his goodwill while being given more heads and torsos to destroy at point-blank range in the second trailer for John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum. Premieres 5/17/19.

Training for Movie Gunfights

Training for Movie Gunfights

Insider spoke with Andreas Petrides, founder of the British Action Academy. Among other things, the school teaches actors and stuntmen how to shoot different kinds of firearms in different stances. Reacting to being shot is also part of the course.

The Professor and The Madman (Trailer)

The Professor and The Madman (Trailer)

Mel Gibson and Sean Penn star in this adaptation of Simon Winchester’s novel. When the Oxford English Dictionary was being created, the committee behind it received 10,000 entries from one man. Then they found out that he was a criminal and deemed insane.

The Head Hunter (Trailer)

The Head Hunter (Trailer)

(Gore) The Head Hunter is an intriguing medieval fantasy horror film. It’s about a warrior who hunts down monsters and the occult. He gets a second chance to kill the beast that took his daughter’s life, but it may be too much for him to handle.

Avengers: Endgame (Trailer 2)

Avengers: Endgame (Trailer 2)

The pillars of the Avengers look back on their adventures, and it looks like the team – at least, what remains of it – has found a way to undo or restore what Thanos did in Infinity War… and it requires them to wear matching Ant-Man suits.

The Art of Self-Defense (Teaser)

The Art of Self-Defense (Teaser)

After thugs attack and mug him, Casey gets tired of being a wimp. So he signs up for karate classes. But the dojo he enrolls at seems to be putting others down even as it builds him up. Jesse Eisenberg stars in this criticallyacclaimed dark comedy.

Booksmart (Trailer)

Booksmart (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language) Valedictorian Molly and activist Amy are graduating from high school. They realize they missed out on a lot of fun stuff. Time to catch up. Olivia Wilde’s criticallyacclaimed debut looks like the female version of Superbad. Premieres 5/24/19.

Good Boys (Trailer)

Good Boys (Trailer)

(PG-13) The red band trailer for Good Boys, a movie about the misadventures of three 12-year-old friends. It begins with one of them not knowing how to kiss, and ends up with adult toys, cops ,and more. They sound like little Jonah Hills. Premieres 8/2019.

Master Z (Trailer)

Master Z (Trailer)

Max Zhang stars as Cheung Tin Chi, one of the many skilled martial artists who was defeated by the legendary Ip Man. He tries to establish a quiet life in Hong Kong, but trouble soon finds him. Also starring Michelle Yeoh, Dave Bautista and Tony Jaa. Premieres 4/12/19.

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Brightburn (Trailer 2)

Brightburn (Trailer 2)

In the latest trailer for Brightburn, the allusion to Superman is so on the nose that we’re wondering if it actually has a connection to the Man of Steel. Also, how the heck will the good guys win here? Does this kid have a kryptonite too?

Midsommar (Teaser)

Midsommar (Teaser)

What’s worse than a festival that doesn’t exist? A festival that turns out to be run by a mysterious and creepy cult. That’s exactly what happens in Midsommar, the upcoming film from Hereditary director Ari Aster. Premieres Summer 2019.

10 Brilliant Documentaries

10 Brilliant Documentaries

Documentaries can be as strange, beautiful and horrifying as any work of fiction. CineFix presents its top 10 docs, from legends like Baraka and Hoop Dreams to lesser known classics such as Shoah, Close-Up and The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On.

Writing Women’s Characters

Writing Women’s Characters

“You are infuriating. I’m not yelling. Oh, it’s perfect!” Now You See It explores the various effective ways that female characters can be written in movies, using Alien, The Silence of the Lambs, Kill Bill and Ladybird as examples.

The Silence of the Lambs: Scene

The Silence of the Lambs: Scene

Lessons from the Screenplay points out how, ideally, a movie scene should be a story on its own. He uses the third interaction between Clarice Starling and Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs as a shining example.

Hellboy (Trailer 2)

Hellboy (Trailer 2)

(PG_13: Language, Gore) The red band trailer for the Hellboy reboot wows with glimpses of its fantastic monsters and other visual effects, while still leaning on the movie’s comedic side. We hope the rest of it has better jokes. The film premieres 4/12/19.

Why Horror Movies Are Different Now

Why Horror Movies Are Different Now

(Gore) Wisecrack gives us a brilliant crash course on the history of horror films, and why their topics and tropes have changed across the decades, from pre-World War I films to today’s social and post-apocalyptic craze.

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Finding Steve McQueen (Trailer)

Finding Steve McQueen (Trailer)

Travis Fimmel and Forest Whitaker star in a comedy heist film set in the early 1970s. It’s a fictionalized account of the United California Bank burglary, in which a group of thieves stole millions of dollars from Richard Nixon’s illegal campaign fund. Premieres 3/15/19.

Man Who Killed Don Quixote (Trailer)

Man Who Killed Don Quixote (Trailer)

In Terry Gilliam’s long awaited adaptation of Don Quixote, Adam Driver stars as an advertising executive who made a film about the Spanish character. He finds out years later that the lead actor (Jonathan Pryce) has gone insane and thinks he’s actually Don Quixote.

Evolution of Film Music

Evolution of Film Music

Violinist Rob Landes looks back the history of film scores, performing 60 themes from 1938’s Snow White, all they way up through 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, while dressed up in a series of silly costumes. It’s interesting how the newer themes aren’t nearly as memorable.

The Kid (Trailer)

The Kid (Trailer)

(Gore) A boy on the run from his gangster uncle (Chris Pratt) runs into the infamous outlaw Billy the Kid (Dane DeHaan) and the sheriff who captured Billy (Ethan Hawke). He must decide whether to be like the criminal or a man of the law to save his sister.

Every Time I Die (Trailer)

Every Time I Die (Trailer)

In this intriguing thriller, a murdered man’s spirit travels through the bodies of his friends as he tries to protect them from his killer. But as he does so, he takes a journey of his own that will end up with him finding out his true identity.

Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Trailer)

Formula 1: Drive to Survive (Trailer)

“I’ll do anything I can to get the best results possible. I’m not worried about dying.” From the producer of the critically-acclaimed documentaries Senna and Amy comes an unprecedented look at the drivers, the teams, and the families behind Formula 1 racing.

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