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M. Night Shyamalan’s Brick

M. Night Shyamalan’s Brick

What’s more horrifying than The Horde’s carnivorous The Beast? How about a weatherman with an IQ of 48 who loves lamps and can summon a trident? Funny or Die is onto something with this Anchorman and Glass mashup.

John Wick: Chapter 3 (Trailer)

John Wick: Chapter 3 (Trailer)

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.

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The Hole in the Ground (Trailer)

The Hole in the Ground (Trailer)

A mother and her young son move to a remote countryside to start anew. The boy goes missing in the forest beyond their home. While searching for his son, the mother comes across a huge sinkhole. The boy comes back, but is now on some Pet Sematary vibe.

Spider-Man: Far From Home (Teaser)

Spider-Man: Far From Home (Teaser)

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.

The Pixar Moment

The Pixar Moment

Pixar’s movies are often tearjerkers. But they are also about characters who change for the better. ScreenPrism looks at Toy Story, Up and Ratatouille to show the three types of obstacles that Pixar characters overcome on their way to making us cry.

Velvet Buzzsaw (Trailer)

Velvet Buzzsaw (Trailer)

(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.

Unbreakable Honest Trailer

Unbreakable Honest Trailer

Meet David Dunn, a man who can see your evil deeds with a touch, lift heavy weights, has a badass immune system, and can make long pauses mid-sentence. Screen Junkies pokes fun at M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable, just in time for Glass to hit theaters.

Polar (Trailer)

Polar (Trailer)

Duncan Vizla was known as the Black Kaiser, a top assassin. He’s retired, but his former firm comes after him with a bounty on his head, prompting a group of young assassins to try and finish the job. Mads Mikkelsen stars in Netflix’s action flick. Premieres 1/25/19.

Psychedelic CGI

Psychedelic CGI

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.

Fingerstyle Movie Music

Fingerstyle Movie Music

While it’s in no way a comprehensive collection, musician Marcos Kaiser’s compilation of 12 classic movie themes performed on his acoustic guitar will bring back lots of memories, and occasionally tug at your heartstrings.

Annihilation: The Art of Self-Destruction

Annihilation: The Art of Self-Destruction

(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.

A Celebrity Trainer at Work

A Celebrity Trainer at Work

Celebrity trainer Jason Walsh sums up the routines and exercises that he used to get Bradley Cooper, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Brie Larson, Alison Brie and Emma Stone in shape for their various roles in movies and TV.

Great Movies of 2018

Great Movies of 2018

Another year, another slew of wonderful films. If you’re looking to something to watch over the holiday break, check out CineFix’s picks for the best movies of 2018. From action to drama, there’s something for everyone here.

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Costume Design 101

Costume Design 101

Film Radar made this great video about wardrobe design in film and TV. Good costume designers inhabit the minds of both the characters and the director. In terms of production, costumes are often custom made, even for extras, and may have multiple replicas.

2018 Movie Trailer Mashup

2018 Movie Trailer Mashup

(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.

Triple Frontier (Trailer)

Triple Frontier (Trailer)

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.

10 More Great Long Takes in Films

10 More Great Long Takes in Films

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.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Trailer 2)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Trailer 2)

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.

Cornetto Trilogy Movie Posters

Cornetto Trilogy Movie Posters
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Mondo teamed up with illustrator Logan Faerber to create uniquely stylized posters for each of the movies in Edgar Wright’s Cornetto Trilogy: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End. Each poster measures 24″x 18″ and is limited to 225 copies.

Moving Pictures 2018

Moving Pictures 2018

Editor Clark Zhu is back with his annual compilation of film footage, taking us on an emotional rollercoaster ride through some 200 movies from the past year. Check out the full list of movies and their timestamps here. Also, Alita: Battle Angel doesn’t come out until 2019.

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Captain Marvel (Trailer 2)

Captain Marvel (Trailer 2)

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.

The Psychology of Character

The Psychology of Character

(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.

Happy Death Day 2U (Trailer)

Happy Death Day 2U (Trailer)

(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.

The First 10 Pages

The First 10 Pages

Lessons from the Screenplay used the screenplay for The Devil Wears Prada to showcase how an effective script can grab the audience’s attention, introduce the main characters and sum up the movie within its first 10 pages.

Why Our Villains Are Different Now

Why Our Villains Are Different Now

After showing us how movie heroes have evolved, Wisecrack takes a look at the bad guys. Villains are as much reflections of the times as heroes. Going from “the other” to corruption to terrorists, we now have villains that have heroic ideals, but insane methods.

The Lion King (Teaser)

The Lion King (Teaser)

Get ready to cry and laugh with Simba all over again. Disney is remaking The Lion King using live action and realistic CGI. Starring Donald Glover as Simba, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa, and the mighty James Earl Jones returns as Mufasa. Premieres 7/19/19.

The Criterion Channel

The Criterion Channel
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FilmStruck is dead. Long live The Criterion Channel. Fully owned by Criterion, the upcoming streaming service will feature both major and hard-to-find classic films, as well as documentaries and other film shows. Launching Spring 2019.

The Walk-Away Thank You

The Walk-Away Thank You

The Back Focus made this supercut of a classic movie and TV show move: a character thanking another character as the latter walks away. There are even a few variations to the scene, and of course a parody. And hey… thank you.

The Intruder (Trailer)

The Intruder (Trailer)

(PG-13) Dennis Quaid puts on his best crazy face in this upcoming thriller. In The Intruder, a man sells his beautiful house to a couple. But it seems like he’s not ready to let go of it yet, especially since it was where he “lost” his wife. Premieres 4/26/19.

Oscar Isaac on His Famous Roles

Oscar Isaac on His Famous Roles

Oscar Isaac has an enviable filmography. The actor sat down with GQ to talk about the lessons he learned from shooting Drive, how he trained for his audition for Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coen Brothers’ idiosyncrasies, how deep he got for his role in Ex Machina and more.

Netflix vs. the World (Trailer)

Netflix vs. the World (Trailer)

Even Goliath was once David. Netflix vs. the World is an upcoming documentary about the rise of the streaming giant we now know and love. It features interviews with both founders and rivals, particularly officers from Blockbuster.

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