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Loft: The Jetman Story (Trailer)

Loft: The Jetman Story (Trailer)

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.

Animator of the Human Soul

Animator of the Human Soul

(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.

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Toy Story 4 (Teaser)

Toy Story 4 (Teaser)

We can now wipe our tears from the ending of Toy Story 3. And prepare for more tears for 2019’s Toy Story 4. In the upcoming movie, Woody and the rest of Andy’s former toys meet a reluctant toy, Forky. They’re then taken on a road trip by their new owner, Bonnie.

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (Trailer)

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (Trailer)

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.

Arctic (Teaser)

Arctic (Teaser)

Directed by Joe Penna aka Mystery Guitar Man, Arctic is a wellreceived drama about a pilot who crash lands in the Arctic. Mads Mikkelsen stars as the pilot, who after a missed opportunity for rescue must decide whether to stay put or get moving. Premieres 2/1/19.

Guillermo del Toro: Monster Magic

Guillermo del Toro: Monster Magic

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.

In Praise of 70mm

In Praise of 70mm

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.

Why Comedy Needs Character

Why Comedy Needs Character

Lessons from the Screenplay looks at how Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg wrote Shaun of the Dead to show us a great way to build a story. In the film, the supporting characters and even the story of the world are reflections of the main character’s traits.

Cold Pursuit (Trailer)

Cold Pursuit (Trailer)

Liam Neeson’s characters keep changing into brutal assassins. This time, it doesn’t even look like he has a military or secret agent background. He’s a snowplow driver who goes on a killing spree after his son is murdered. The action comedy film premieres 2/8/19.

Brilliant Moments of Patterns in Film

Brilliant Moments of Patterns in Film

(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.

Bird Box (Trailer)

Bird Box (Trailer)

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.

Escape Room (Trailer)

Escape Room (Trailer)

A horror film based on the adventure game. Six people receive invitations to a new escape room franchise. But they quickly see that the consequences of not solving the rooms are lethal. Worse, some rooms are based on their traumatic experiences.

Destroyer (Trailer)

Destroyer (Trailer)

Nicole Kidman plays a detective with a tragic past in Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer. The movie focuses on two events in the cop’s life. In the past, she goes undercover with a gang. In the present, now hardened, she is faced with an unexplained murder. Premieres 12/2018.

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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.

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.

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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.

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