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High Life (Trailer)

High Life (Trailer)

(PG-13: Language, Gore) Robert Pattinson and Andre 3000 star in Claire Denis’ science fiction thriller. In High Life, a group of death row criminals are sent to space. Their goal is to investigate a black hole outside the solar system. Premieres 11/7/18.

Thunder Road (Trailer)

Thunder Road (Trailer)

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.

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Business as Unusual Cards

Business as Unusual Cards

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.

Glass (Trailer 2)

Glass (Trailer 2)

If you’re already sold on M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, you might want to skip this trailer. The video seems to reveal how a large part of the story will go. The three main characters get caught, only to escape thanks to Mr. Glass.

Pet Sematary (Trailer)

Pet Sematary (Trailer)

“Those woods belong to something else.” A new adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling novel about the undead. Pet Sematary is about a family who moves in to a new home that is near to the town’s pet cemetery… and something far worse beyond that.

Hidden Meaning in Infinity War

Hidden Meaning in Infinity War

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.

Mortal Engines (Trailer 2)

Mortal Engines (Trailer 2)

The latest trailer for Peter Jackson’s post-apocalyptic adventure flick Mortal Engines reveals that the heroine Hester Shaw is very familiar with the villainous ruler of the mobile fortress known as London, and that she holds the key to defeating him.

Aquaman (NYCC Trailer)

Aquaman (NYCC Trailer)

Warner Bros. Pictures shares this extended video of Aquaman’s solo film. It shows much of the movie’s plot, but we’re still intrigued and hopeful. Jason Momoa adds his own spin to the role and is at once funny and imposing. The movie premieres 12/21/18.

Understanding The Matrix Sequels

Understanding The Matrix Sequels

If you ask us, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions were huge letdowns, whether or not we compare them to the first film. But Just Write argues that with adult eyes – and some perseverance – the movies are worth rewatching and dissecting.

Mirai (Trailer)

Mirai (Trailer)

From filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Wolf Children, The Boy and the Beast) comes another charming animated film. Mirai is about a boy who gets jealous of his baby sister, until he meets the future version of her. Premieres 11/29/18.

Into the Spider-Verse (Trailer 2)

Into the Spider-Verse (Trailer 2)

The latest look at the animated Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse packs more laughs and action. More importantly, it seemingly reveals the rest of the alternate versions of Spider-Man that will team up with Peter Parker and Miles Morales. Premieres 12/14/18.

They Shall Not Grow Old (Teaser)

They Shall Not Grow Old (Teaser)

Director Peter Jackson and his team colorized footage of World War I from the BBC and Imperial War Museums’ archives to create They Shall Not Grow Old. The film weaves footage together to show the day-to-day life of soldiers during the great war. Premieres 10/16/18.

2018 Trailer Trash-Up

2018 Trailer Trash-Up

“Welcome to the most advanced nation in the world! Where we choose our leader based on who fights best in shallow water.” ArtSpear Entertainment pokes fun at the trailers for Black Panther, Venom, Pacific Rim Uprising, Tomb Raider, Solo and more.

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Rocketman (Teaser)

Rocketman (Teaser)

After sharing the screen with rock star in Kingsman 2, Taron Egerton plays Sir Elton John in this fantasy musical biography of the artist. Rocketman is about “the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years.” Premieres Summer 2019.

Brilliant Movie Soundtracks

Brilliant Movie Soundtracks

CineFix presents its picks for the best movie soundtracks. There are soundtracks that seem like scores, familiar ones that evoke nostalgia, anachronistic soundtracks, ones that introduce us to new genres or artists, soundtracks that inspired the movie itself, and more.

Creed II (Trailer 2)

Creed II (Trailer 2)

“He broke things in me that ain’t never been fixed. It ain’t worth it.” Our latest look at Creed II shows that even Rocky himself is afraid of Ivan Drago’s son. If the younger Creed is to overcome Victor Drago, he needs to fight with a clear purpose.

Dark Phoenix (Trailer)

Dark Phoenix (Trailer)

Nearly a decade after the events of X-Men: Apocalypse, Professor X’s team of mutants are sent on a mission in space. There Jean Grey is struck by a “mysterious cosmic force.” She is unable to control this unspeakable power, driving the team – and the world – into chaos.

Stripes in Movies

Stripes in Movies

Now You See It looks at the evolving meaning of stripes, particularly striped clothing, in history, art and fashion, and how these meanings translate into motion pictures. Striped clothing can indicate that the character is an outcast, a rebel, childish and more.

Nicolas Cage on His Famous Roles

Nicolas Cage on His Famous Roles

(PG-13: Language) Nicolas Cage has starred in more movies than there are atoms in the universe. The actor sat down with GQ to talk about some of his iconic characters, from Ben Sanderson in Leaving Las Vegas to Ben Gates in National Treasure.

Shirkers (Trailer)

Shirkers (Trailer)

In 1992, then teenager Sandy Tan and her friends made what may have been the first indie film in Singapore. But their director made off with all the footage. They talk about the effect the film and its disappearance had on their life in this critically-acclaimed documentary.

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Stan & Ollie (Trailer)

Stan & Ollie (Trailer)

Stan & Ollie is a biographical drama about the legendary comedy duo Laurel and Hardy. The film follows the two in the 1950’s. As they embark on a tour, health and politics threaten their careers and friendship. Starring Oliver Coogan and John C. Reilly.

Apostle (Trailer)

Apostle (Trailer)

(Gore) From The Raid franchise director Gareth Evans comes a super creepy period horror film. In Apostle, a man journeys to an island where a religious cult has taken his sister for ransom. Starring Dan Stevens and Michael Sheen. Premieres 10/12/18 on Netflix.

Captive State (Teaser)

Captive State (Teaser)

“Please rise to greet our Legislature.” The science fiction thriller Captive State explores a Chicago neighborhood nearly a decade after an alien race enforces their utopia on our planet. Stars John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, and Ashton Sanders. Premieres 3/29/19.

Movies Moving Backwards

Movies Moving Backwards

With a reverse dolly or reverse zoom the viewer backs away from its subject instead of moving towards it. Jim Casey of The Solomon Society put together this great edit of reverse shots set appropriately to Say Lou Lou’s cover of Tame Impala’s Feels Like We Only Go Backwards.

The Bill Murray Stories (Trailer)

The Bill Murray Stories (Trailer)

A lot of jokes have been made about Bill Murray’s penchant for blessing people’s lives with his presence. But filmmaker Tommy Avallone wanted to capture a more intimate and positive portrait of the actor through these interactions.

Viper Club (Trailer)

Viper Club (Trailer)

Susan Sarandon plays a mother whose son is a journalist who gets kidnapped while on duty overseas. The kidnappers are asking for a ransom, which the US government refuses to pay. A group of journalists step in to help her, but will she raise the money in time?

The Beach Bum (Teaser)

The Beach Bum (Teaser)

(PG-13: Language) Matthew McConaughey returns to comedy with the help of Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers). The actor plays Moondog, “a rebellious rogue who always lives life by his own rules.” Also starring Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher and Zac Efron. Premieres 3/22/19.

Anna and the Apocalypse (Trailer)

Anna and the Apocalypse (Trailer)

Described by critics as Shaun of the Dead meets La La Land, Anna and the Apocalypse is based on Zombie Musical, a short film by Ryan McHenry. It’s about a group of high schoolers slashing and singing their way through a zombie apocalypse. Premieres 12/2018.

Schindler’s List: 25th Anniversary Release

Schindler’s List: 25th Anniversary Release

Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece Schindler’s List is getting a remastered theatrical release to celebrate its 25th anniversary. It will be shown in theaters in the USA and Canada beginning 12/7/18. There will also be a 4K Blu-ray release soon.

The Conjuring Honest Trailer

The Conjuring Honest Trailer

“Lorraine is a combination of Dr. Strange and Jean Grey, while Ed is… also there.” The Conjuring movies are legit scary, but there’s a lot to laugh about them as well. Screen Junkies points out the franchise’s love for children’s toys, expository dialogue and more.

Telling a Story with Sound

Telling a Story with Sound

Lessons from the Screenplay looks at how the screenwriters and sound designers created the sounds of A Quiet Place. The writers became creative with the screenplay, while the sound designers avoided extended silence, and used sound to mimic the flow of tension.

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