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Explore the great outdoors with James Wan in The Troop

James Wan is just becoming more and more prolific in Hollywood, between his DC gigs and the Wan-verse, the Conjuring-led slate of horror films he's directed and produced; I'm coining the term now, feel free to use it. Carving a bloody name ...

 
 
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Review: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Why do we watch movies or read books? Stories are often a form of entertainment, capable of inspiring, enlightening us, , instilling joy, or... terror. There's little you can't do with an open mind and a blank sheet of paper (or a laptop an...

 
 
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Review: The Nightingale

The Nightingale is a rough film. Which is to say, it covers some serious ground in its trek across the rugged Tasmanian wilderness, and not to question its technical merits. Following her debut with The Babadook in 2014, Jennifer Kent conti...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Guillermo del Toro's Nightmare Alley might add Cate Blanchett

It had been rumored that Leonardo DiCaprio was circling Guillermo del Toro's Shape of Water follow-up film, though those rumors seemed to wither with the news of Bradley Cooper's interest in the project, with DiCaprio passing. Cooper's invo...

 
 
 
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Sam Mendes takes us to the trenches with 1917

It feels like it's been awhile since we've heard from Sam Mendes. Giving us Skyfall in 2012 and Spectre in 2015, he's been Bond--I mean bound to franchise filmmaking for a great many years. Now taking a shot at the war film again (after 20...

 
 
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Fan favorites will rumble in DC's New Gods

Anyone following either Selma and When They See Us director Ava DuVernay or award-winning comics writer Tom King on Twitter knows at this point that DC's New Gods movie is shifting into high gear.

 
 
 
 
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Deep Analysis: Only God Forgives

When an artist breaks through into the mainstream, their next move is often observed as critical. For someone established-but-niche, do they incorporate new, broader approaches that translate their vision for their newfound, wider audience?...

 
 
 
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Zombieland: Double Tap trailer promises undead mayhem

Following up 2009's hit zombie comedy (in the biz we call them zomedies) is Zombieland: Double Tap, showing us just where you go after finding the world's last Twinkies and making peace with the apocalypse. 

 
 
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Taika Waititi's satire Jojo Rabbit skewers the Nazis

Taika Waititi has really taken the cinematic world by storm these past few years. What We Do in the Shadows was a breakout hit (that spawned a TV series--also a hit), followed by the Sam Neilltastic Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Then it's off...

 
 
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The prospect of Kill Bill vol. 3 rears its blade again

Chalk this up from the start as a big-time rumor, but you can't help but get excited when Tarantino himself starts to bring up a potential third Kill Bill film. Or would it be the second..? That's another argument!

 
 
 
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Blade will hunt vampires in the MCU

In perhaps the biggest surprise to come out of Marvel's Sand Diego Comic Con panel, it was announced that the half-vampire hunter will be joining the MCU with a new standalone film.

 
 
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Black Widow gets her solo film in May 2020

Since appearing way back in Iron Man 2 nearly ten years ago, SHIELD special agent and former Russian badwoman Natasha Romanoff has been pining for a real spotlight. The Black Widow's time has come, with her solo feature outing hitting theat...

 
 
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WandaVision adds to Marvel's Disney+ slate of shows

Disney has to be feeling pretty good about their upcoming streaming service after Marvel's bash of news at San Diego Comic Con. Joining other series like The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision sounds as if it will continue toe stori...

 
 
 
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The Eternals will kick off the MCU's Phase Four in 2020

Straight from San Diego Comic Con, Marvel Studios has unveiled the first official details on The Eternals, the cosmic romp set to start setting the stage for the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Phase Four. What, you didn't think these movies we...

 
 
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Watch the Watchmen on HBO this October

Giving us an extended look at their upcoming sequel/reimagining of the legendary comic book, HBO's Watchmen looks to be fighting in the streets this October. And what a fight it looks to be.

 
 
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His Dark Materials trailer has an ARMORED POLAR BEAR

Hot off the presses from the ongoing assault of pop cultural goodness that is the San Diego Comic Con, HBO and the BBC have released a new, rousing trailer for His Dark Materials, the upcoming series adapting Phillip Pullman's epic fantasy...

 
 
 
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New trailer for Ad Astra paints interstellar intrigue

Director James Gray's science-fiction mystery Ad Astra, starring Brad Pitt, arrives today with a new trailer further fleshing out its mysterious space-faring adventure. Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Nega, Liv Tyler, and Donald Sutherland co-star.

 
 
 
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First teaser for The King's Man hits the trenches

Leaning heavily into its World War I era aesthetic, we've got our first look today at The King's Man, the upcoming prequel in the Kingsman spy-action-madness series, adapting Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons' comic books.

 
 
 
 
 
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David Fincher sets his next film: Mank, starring Gary Oldman

It's been five years since we got a feature out of Fincher. Gone Girl was a 2014 smash, though he's certainly kept busy. He directed episodes of Mindhunter, the serial killer procedural series for Netflix that he executive produced. But Dav...

 
 
 
 


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