(SPOILERS) Dunkirk is already an exercise in minimalism. But Like Stories of Old wanted to push the boundaries and see if it could work as a traditional and short silent film. The soundtrack and speed are jarring at first, but the result does feel like a complete film.
Celebrate some of the best and brightest films of the year with this excellent supercut from CLS Videos. The reel features great movies like Blade Runner 2049, Get Out, Baby Driver, and The Shape of Water, backed by a duo of great tracks by musicians Sparks and Nena.
“Everything has a price. The great struggle in life is coming to grips with what that price is.” Nope, that’s not Frank Underwood. And it’s not Kevin Spacey as oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty anymore. Christopher Plummer replaced the fallen star in Ridley Scott’s reshot biopic.
This Blu-ray box set features Christopher Nolan’s last seven movies – The Prestige, the three Dark Knight films, Inception, Interstellar, and Dunkirk – remastered in 4K with HDR support. It also comes with discs for 1080p versions of the films as well as bonus features.
“What in god’s name is anybody gonna write to that?” Singer-songwriter Carol Connors spoke with Academy Originals about how they came up with Gonna Fly Now, the theme song for Rocky that has become inseparable with the movie and its famed museum steps scene.
“No rules this time.” Oscar winners Josh Brolin and Benicio del Toro reprise their roles in the sequel to the tense Sicario. When drug cartels begin trafficking terrorists across the US-Mexico border, the American government unleashes mercenaries to fight back.
The Mother Box. The Ark of the Covenant. R2-D2. These are examples of a MacGuffin – something that the characters in a movie worry about but for which the audience doesn’t care, at least not at first. Just Write outlines five ways that it can be used to good effect.
(PG-13: Language) The Royal Ocean Film Society credits the success of Before Sunrise, Before Sunset and Before Midnight to director Richard Linklater’s willingness to have a conversation with stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy on how best to flesh out the characters.
Miles Morales makes his way to the big screen in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The computer animated film is based on the 2014 Spider-Verse comic books, where Spider-Men from different universes teamed up to stop a powerful villain. Premieres 12/25/18.
Video cameras move in six basic ways: pan, tilt, roll, push (or pull), track and crane. They can be combined, performed at different speeds, and cut into each other. But each one is rich enough on its own. CineFix presents its picks for the best use of each basic movement.
“This is just a body. It’s not bad or good – that part’s up to you.” Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, and Mahershala Ali star in this live action adaptation of the cyberpunk manga Battle Angel Alita. It’s about a cyborg who is resurrected and becomes a bounty hunter.
A traumatized war veteran makes a living tracking down missing teenagers. Asked to rescue a senator’s daughter, he finds himself unraveling a conspiracy. Joaquin Phoenix stars in this brutal thriller hailed as the spiritual successor to Taxi Driver. Premieres 4/6/18.
“But oh, to be free… to be my own master.” ScreenPrism argues that Aladdin has a nice message about freedom. The heroes each have different kinds of freedom. In the end, they learn that to maximize their own freedom, they should help others be more free as well.
The Dark Knight is somehow transported to 15th century Japan. To his surprise, he finds medieval versions of some of his enemies and allies waiting for him. From Kill la Kill writer Kazuki Nakashima and Afro Samurai creator Takashi Okazaki comes Batman
(PG-13: Language) We can hardly believe that the year is nearly over. So with that in mind, Sleepy Skunk is back with another glorious year-end roundup of all of the movie trailers he could get his hands on. In all, there are 231 individual movies – good, bad, and ugly.
It’s been a while since CineFix made a list that riled up its fanbase. But here we go. The movie enthusiasts picked their five best film follow ups “of all time”, including direct sequels, reboots and spinoffs. Let’s just think of it as a conversation starter rather than a definitive list.
Etsy store NancysJars makes LED night lights out of old VHS tapes. You can customize the LEDs and the picture. The latter doesn’t have to be from a movie, but if it is the shop will do its best to use a tape of that movie to make the night light. It’s powered by AAA batteries.
Now You See It argues that awful movies entertain us beyond their obliviousness. He points out that the elements found in the Sharknados and The Rooms of the world – unrealistic acting, cheesy dialogue, outdated effects – are also used in good films.
It’s been over 13 years, but Bob Parr and his super-powered family are coming back to the big screen. From the looks of the teaser, it’s Baby Jack-Jack’s time to shine. And unless one of his powers is slowing time, it takes place shortly after the original. Premieres 6/15/18.
Eleven-year-old Parvana and her family live in war-torn Kabul, Afghanistan. When her father is wrongfully arrested, Parvana decides to dress up as a boy to help provide for her family and find her dad, empowered by the stories that he told her. Premieres 11/7/17.
(PG-13, Gore) Streaming video is killing movie posters and covers. But Entertain the Elk argues that that shouldn’t be the case. He uses arresting VHS covers of horror movies to point out the ways that art and captions can convince viewers to give a film a shot.