Jared Leto shows off his new androids in Blade Runner 2049 prequel clip

While the world of Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 looks a lot like the old Blade Runner—right down to the giant Atari logos—a lot has probably happened in the 30 years since Harrison Ford’s Rick Deckard drove off into a sunny paradise (or whatever happened in the end of your preferred cut of Blade Runner). To…

Americans seem to be over the whole "summer movie season" thing

Back in the day, summer was when dreams came true for big-budget movies based on recognizable properties with a known star in the lead, but it seems like the magic is starting to wear off on American audiences. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the movie industry has gone through a historically bad summer, with box…

The late Tobe Hooper blew the nuclear family to pieces in Spontaneous Combustion

If any two films could stand in for the scabrous and undervalued genre work that made up the bulk of the late Tobe Hooper’s career, it would Eaten Alive, a tawdry and deranged Tennessee Williams grindhouse item that appears to have been filmed inside a lava lamp, and Spontaneous Combustion, his baby boomer…

The Day After traumatized a generation with the horrors of nuclear war 

As a plot device, the apocalypse is as old as fiction itself. Old enough to appear in the epic poems passed around Mesopotamia, where tales of great, world-destroying floods were shrugged off as just a bunch of liberal hand-wringing. Old enough to inspire countless myths, murals, and Kirk Cameron movies—an entire…

Marc Webb to direct movie about a Westboro Baptist Church convert 

The Westboro Baptist Church was sort of a precursor to the modern-day boldness of real-life trolls like Donald Trump and the newer breed of Nazis, best known for protesting at funerals and holding up homophobic protest signs, and now Marc Webb is set to direct a movie about someone escaping from their evil ranks.…

Evangeline Lilly celebrates Jack Kirby's birthday with Ant-Man And The Wasp pic

Today would’ve been the 100th birthday of legendary comic book creator Jack Kirby, and while he didn’t live to see so many of the creations that publishers refused to pay him for hit the big screen, some of the people involved in making movies about his creations are still setting time aside today to honor his work.

Judge allows big Conjuring lawsuit that partially involves whether ghosts are real

In April, an author named Gerald Brittle filed a $900 million lawsuit against Warner Bros. over the Conjuring movies, with Brittle claiming that he owns the exclusive rights to the stories of Ed and Lorraine Warren—real-life paranormal investigators and the protagonists of the Conjuring series. The Hollywood Reporter says

Ed Skrein quits Hellboy reboot over whitewashing controversy

Recently, Deadpool villain Ed Skrein signed on to the Hellboy reboot as Major Ben Daimio, a character from the Hellboy comics who happens to be half-Japanese. As everyone should’ve expected, the casting announcement was met with some controversy for being yet another example of Hollywood whitewashing a traditionally…

Chris Hemsworth might reunite with Cabin In The Woods' Drew Goddard 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Hemsworth is in talks to reunite with his Cabin In The Woods director Drew Goddard for Bad Times At The El Royale. The movie is a ‘60s-set thriller that all takes place in a “run-down hotel” near Lake Tahoe in California, and it revolves around various characters who all have…

The Secret Of NIMH leaves basically every kid who sees it with a lingering dread

Does anyone who saw The Secret Of NIMH as a child not associate it with being creepy? Much like The Last Unicorn, another animated children’s film from 1982, the movie’s reputation has endured largely on the basis of scaring the shit out of impressionable young minds. In a random poll taken at my office, a good…

The Suspiria restoration 4 years in the making is complete, completely gorgeous

It’s been safely delivered into the hands of I Am Love and Call Me By Your Name director Luca Guadagnino, but there’s still some nervousness over the impending remake of Suspiria. And rightfully so: The film is so defined by director Dario Argento’s opera-meets-Hitchcock sensibilities and striking visual style, it’s…

A movie that pits Bruce Lee, Steve McQueen, and a Shaolin monk against gangsters shouldn't be as boring as Birth Of The Dragon

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To understand the phenomenon of Bruce Lee, you have to go back to his first black-and-white screen test, done in 1965 for a Charlie Chan TV series that never got made. The set is an incongruous living room somewhere on the Fox lot, and Lee is dressed in a phenomenally tailored suit. He’s already disgustingly…

The strange history of terrifying bunny rabbits in film

Despite being among the softest and least threatening of woodland creatures, rabbits rarely get portrayed as such in movies. While most of us would be content to watch one nibble on a carrot for 90 minutes, filmmakers have routinely sought to capitalize and subvert the rabbit’s image, either by brutally murdering them…

Rushmore gets dazzlingly remade with an absolute horseshit soundtrack

Kentucker Audley has slowly been establishing himself as the film world’s class clown, using the downtime in between his own acting and filmmaking projects to craft satirical video essays and crowdfund a hat that just says “movies.” His latest crime against art is a reimagined version of Rushmore, one where Wes…

Will Ferrell is the 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared

According to The Hollywood Reporter, 50-year-old man Will Ferrell has signed on to star in an American adaptation of wildly popular Swedish novel The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared. The book was already adapted into a movie in Sweden, where it became one of the country’s highest-grossing…

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