In fiction, villains are often needed for the hero to have a point. But Lessons from the Screenplay uses Michael Mann’s action film Collateral to show that the good guys – and the audience – can also learn a thing or two from the bad guys.
No, Hollywood hasn’t gone and remade Kubrick’s classic. Instead, they did the right thing and created a new 70mm print, struck directly from the original camera negative. Chances are, you’ve never seen this film the way it was meant to be seen. Now is the time.
The area along Wacker Drive near State Street is one of Chicago’s most architecturally significant and iconic locales. Perhaps that’s why Hollywood loves to destroy it over and over again. The A.V. Club looks at some of the many movies which made a mess of the place.
“This hospital was built on two things: trust, and rules.” Jodie Foster stars as the head of Hotel Artemis, a hospital for criminals. Her new patients bring trouble to her door in the form of a crime boss played by Jeff Goldblum. It’s like a back story to the John Wick hotel.
Avengers: Infinity War is the climax of Marvel movies from the past decade. But the Infinity gems or Infinity stones – the MacGuffins at the center of the movie – have been around since the early ’70s. Variant Comics explains the stones’ origins and abilities.
(PG-13) “Do more punk to me.” An adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s eponymous science fiction short story. Set in 1977 London, How to Talk to Girls at Parties sees a shy punk fan meet a fellow rebellious teenager, who just happens to be an alien. Premieres 5/28/18.
An ex-military chaplain with a tortured past is challenged further when he meets a radical environmentalist couple with a horrible secret. Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried star in this drama by writer and director Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Canyons).
In The House with a Clock In Its Walls, a kid moves in with his uncle, who turns out to be part of a town of witches and warlocks. They end up trying to stop a demonic clock hidden inside a house. Eli Roth directs this adaptation of a classic children’s book. Premieres 9/21/18.
When a woman he meets disappears in the middle of the night, a jaded 33-year-old turns into a conspiracy theorist. He finds himself going down the rabbit hole that is Los Angeles. Andrew Garfield stars in this intriguing mystery comedy. Premieres 6/22/18.
“He only ever had one goal: to wipe out half of the universe.” Gamorra reveals that Thanos has a simple plan to bring balance to the universe, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes assemble, and Spider-Man thinks something is strange in the new trailer for Avengers: Infinity War.
Wired enlisted the help of a general surgery student to look at emergency room and operating room scenes in movies and TV shows. She points out what’s generally portrayed accurately, what would never work in real life, and which terms actually mean something.