Based on a short story by Cixin Liu, the big budget Chinese sci-fi film The Wandering Earth sees the Sun dying. Humans build massive engines to fly the entire planet to another star. But disaster strikes when the engines shut down, and collision with Jupiter is imminent.
Chiwetel Ejiofor stars and directs in this Netflix adaptation of William Kamkwamba’s eponymous memoir. As a teenager, William helped his family in Southeast Africa gain access to water and electricity by building a windmill out of junk parts. Premieres 3/1/19.
In The Hummingbird Project, Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgård play venture capitalists. They want to build a fiber-optic line from Kansas straight to New York to give their clients an edge in the stock market. But their former boss catches on and copies their idea.
With a title like The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot, you’d think this movie is a comedy or an over-the-top action flick. Then you see it stars Sam Elliott. Early reviews say it’s more about a weary man who doesn’t find joy in his achievements. Premieres 2/8/19.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum picks up immediately after the events of the second movie. After breaking a sacred rule, the not-retired assassin is on the run with a $14M bounty on his head. Thankfully, he has an ace up his sleeve: a second dog. Premieres 5/17/19.
Set in the aftermath of the still to come Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man: Far From Home sees Peter Parker going on a trip to Europe with his school friends. He really wants to enjoy the downtime, but Nick Fury and a group of elemental beings have other ideas.
(Gore) Nightcrawler writer and director Dan Gilroy reunites with Jake Gyllenhaal for this Netflix horror film set in LA’s contemporary art scene. A dead man’s artworks are put up for sale, but it turns out they’re cursed. They come alive and murder those who purchased them.
We don’t think there’s any way to accurately depict hallucinations, but filmmakers have tried for years to give us an idea, and thanks to CGI, we’re getting some really trippy effects on screen. Film Qualia explores how psychedelic imagery has made it into mainstream films.
(SPOILERS) Science fiction movies often explore human tendencies. But Alex Garland’s adaptation of Annihilation tackles large ideas: duplication, self-destruction and mutation. Lessons from the Screenplay looks at how the film manifests its themes.
(PG-13: Language) Editor Sleepy Skunk presents his annual compilation reel, showcasing some of the most intense and emotional moments from this past year’s movie trailers. While the movies themselves weren’t all spectacular, the trailers and Skunk’s edit offer plenty of thrills.
Struggling to make ends meet, five military veterans decide to rob one of the world’s most violent cartels. Netflix’s heist film intrigues us if only for its star-studded cast: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund and Pedro Pascal. Premieres March 2019.
Back in 2014, CineFix named its picks for best long takes in films. Now, they revisit their list to add new ones, defend some picks, including fight scenes, slow burning shots, scenes that involve hundreds or thousands of people, opening shots, Steadicam shots and more.
The second trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters sees the Earth reduced to ruin. Our planet has become an arena for the ultimate showdown between Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan and the three-headed King Ghidorah. We wonder who named them in this timeline.
The latest trailer for Captain Marvel sees our heroine believing that she’s part of an alien race called the Kree. One of their enemies are the Skrulls, a race of shapeshifters. But it appears that Marvel had a life on Earth before she became a super space soldier.
(PG-13: Language) “What do I want a way outta here for?” Lessons from the Screenplay uses Good Will Hunting to demonstrate how writing fictional characters can sometimes be writing about psychology. Characters have traumas that need to be overcome before they change.
(SPOILERS, Gore) Tree Gelbman survived a time loop where she was stuck in the same day until she identified who killed her. Now the curse is back, except this time it’s affecting her friends as well. The sequel to the funny slasher flick Happy Death Day drops 2/14/19.