The latest trailer for the solo adventure of Will Arnett’s blocky Batman emphasizes Bruce Wayne’s emotional conflict: he’s lonely, but he’s also afraid of losing his loved ones again. What he doesn’t realize is that he already has family. Even the Joker wants his attention.
(PG-13: Language, Gore) Chainsawsuit Original presents John Wick – which was marketed as a flick with an absurd premise and flashy action – as a well-rounded project about grief that also bids goodbye to an era of action movies while seeming to be a mere continuation of it.
Did you know that Joaquin Phoenix almost got the part of Stephen Strange in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe? That bombshell and more in CineFix’s trivia video about Doctor Strange. Also, we’ve seen it, and think it’s good enough you’ll want to see it on the big screen.
(PG-13) Michael Shannon plays a successful chef who falls in love with an up-and-coming fashion designer played by Imogen Poots. But their whirlwind romance takes a diabolical turn when she turns out to have dark secrets. Worse, he decides to do something about them.
Dane DeHaan plays an ambitious exec assigned to pick up his company’s CEO at a wellness center hidden in the Swiss Alps. Naturally, the seemingly idyllic facility turns out to be all kinds of screwed up. From Director Gore Verbinski (Pirates of the Caribbean, The Ring)
Professor X is suffering from Alzheimer’s, Wolverine’s healing powers are failing him, and the rest of the X-Men are dead. But when they discover that Mister Sinister is hunting down a young girl that was cloned from Logan’s DNA, the student and his teacher go on one last ride.
(Gore) CineFix compares the 1994 supernatural action flick The Crow and its source material, James O’Barr’s 1989 comic book series. While both are about coping with the loss of a loved one, the movie takes a more conventional approach to the hero’s journey.
(Gore) Long before 1998’s breakout hit The Blair Witch Project, there were the infamous 1960s Mondo films, and in 1980, the sleazy and exploitative Cannibal Holocaust, the lowest point of an Italian film fad consisting of culturally insensitive fake documentaries.
No Small Parts goes through the short but enviable filmography of the year’s breakout star. Millie Bobby Brown is of course crucial to the success of Stranger Things (and vice versa), but she’s acted in difficult roles before she got the part of Eleven.
Lessons from the Screenplay argues that Moonrise Kingdom is where Wes Anderson’s aesthetic perfectly matches the screenplay – a tale of innocence and youthful optimism told from the perspective of jaded adults. Then again, that sounds like all of Anderson’s films.