(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.
THE BEST Movies
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.
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.
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.
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.
(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.
(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.
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.