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.
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.
Hacker and security researcher Samy Kamkar looks at what’s accurate and what’s fluff in how hacking is depicted in movies and TV shows. Surprisingly, a good amount of scenes are realistic, or at least plausible. It’s a shame about the video’s wonky editing though.
(PG-13: Language) Jonah Hill sat down with GQ to talk about his iconic movie characters and the experiences he had filming those movies. He talks about learning from Martin Scorsese in The Wolf of Wall Street, how his love for skateboarding inspired Mid90s, and more.
Our latest look at the live action adaptation of the cyberpunk manga Battle Angel Alita shows some of the heroine’s various armor and body modifications. It also gives us a peek of Alita competing in the deadly sport called “Motorball.” The film drops 2/6/19.
Loft: The Jetman Story is a documentary that features Jetman flying wing inventor Yves Rossy and his proteges Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen. The film sees them flying over the fjords of Norway and telling the story of their journey towards autonomous human flight.
(SPOILERS) ScreenPrism looks at the work of director Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The Boy and The Beast, Mirai). Some are calling Hosoda the next Hayao Miyazaki. Regardless, his films are about exploring love in everyday life.
Actor and director Andy Serkis’ star-studded live action and darker adaptation of The Jungle Book finds a home on Netflix. Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle will be released in select theaters on 11/29/18 and will be released globally on Netflix on 12/7/18.
Kaptainkristian looks at how director Guillermo del Toro designs and presents monsters in his films. Using quotes from the director himself, the film essayist identifies the key elements of a del Toro monster, including transformation and the use of prosthetics and motion actors.
If you’ve never seen a movie shot and played back in its original 70mm analog format, you’re missing out on a true cinematic experience. The Royal Ocean Film Society looks back at the history of this awe-inspiring format, and how it may just have saved Hollywood back in the day.
(PG-13, SPOILERS) CineFix presents more brilliant moments in film, this time focusing on patterns. They showcase five scenes from different films that establish a pattern using cuts, camera angles, character movements, only to subvert our expectations.
Sandra Bullock and John Malkovich stars in this post-apocalyptic thriller. Based on Josh Malerman’s eponymous 2014 novel, Bird Box sees a series of horrible events triggered by strange creatures. If you see them, your worst fears appear before you. Premieres 12/21/18.
Writer/director Jim Cummings’ feature-length adaptation of his award-winning short film. Thunder Road is a dark comedy about a police officer who struggles to cope with everyday life after his mother’s death and losing custody of his daughter. Drops 10/30/18 on iTunes.
We Are Dorothy has a great gift for horror movie buffs. This limited-edition set consists of 31 business cards for some of the most popular horror and thriller movie characters, including Freddy Krueger, Hannibal Lecter, Norman Bates, and of course Patrick Bateman.
Wisecrack’s Garyx Wormuloid breaks down the themes explored by the Marvel mega movie Avengers: Infinity War. It’s about the perils of power unchecked – making decisions that decide the fate of billions of lives, while no one dares tell you about your weird get up.