The Best Genre Films of 2018
Horror, thriller, sci-fi — these were the best of the best from the last year.
Rian Johnson Celebrates the End of ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Post-Production With New Behind-the-Scenes Photo
Director Rian Johnson proudly announced on Instagram that the latest chapter of the space opera saga has been edited to completion.
A Blind Blake Lively Regains Her Sight in the Nightmarish ‘All I See Is You’ Trailer
In psycho-thriller ‘All I See Is You,’ Blake Lively plays a blind woman who regains her sight and possibly incurs the wrath of her husband.
We Finally Have a Synopsis for M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ Sequel ‘Glass’
The ‘Unbreakable’ and ‘Split’ sequel will star Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and James McAvoy.
Patty Jenkins in Final Negotiations of Record-Setting ‘Wonder Woman 2’ Contract
She‘s poised to land the biggest check a studio has ever written for a female director.
Here’s How ‘Justice League’ Can Remove Henry Cavill’s Mustache
Ahh, post-production, that magical time when a director can use computers and good old-fashioned ingenuity to fix the hundred little things that went wrong while shooting. Flubbed lines can be re-recorded and spliced in, flawed shots can be surgically removed, and inconsistencies in continuity can be digitally erased from the frame. That last one has become something of a major concern for the Justice League production as it winds down, because the process of reshooting has dealt director Joss Whedon one hairy, noticeable continuity error.
Robert Pattinson Was Almost Fired From ‘Twilight’ For Not Smiling Enough
The actor related an absurd anecdote from his vampire years in a recent interview with Howard Stern.
Tim Curry’s Pennywise Makes a Split-Second Cameo in the New ‘It’ Trailer
Just yesterday, we noted the release of a new trailer for the upcoming re-adaptation of Stephen King’s seminal killer-clown novel It. Things seemed pretty normal, at first brush: terrified kids, children’s entertainer straight out of your worst nightmares, eerie red balloon, the whole nine yards. But sharp-eyed viewers have now noted a little Easter egg squirreled away for a split-second in one shot near the end of the trailer. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it, “it” referring in this instance to “IT.”
Defy Death With the New ‘Flatliners’ Remake Trailer
I know that this very web site has declared a personal fatwa against slowed-down pop songs in movie trailers, but I can’t help but feel like the spots advertising the upcoming remake of Joel Schumacher’s 1990 cult object Flatliners won’t be complete until they’ve tapped a creepy children’s choir to cover the Doors’ “Break On Through (To The Other Side).” It’s perfect! The song is about permeating the boundaries between life and death, the film deals with the same topic (only with what appear to be unsettling CGI zombies in the mix), it’s bananas that some enterprising ad executive hasn’t made the connection.
Daniel Craig Will Reportedly Return… For the Next ‘James Bond’ Movie
With the arrival of San Diego Comic-Con last week, the major announcements started flying fast and furious. After the avalanche of release date announcements, trailer releases, and other first-look headline-generators, the news broke that the gears of progress had begun turning for James Bond’s next cinematic outing. The official Twitter account posted that the still-untitled James Bond 25 would hit American theaters on November 8, 2019 after an earlier release in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, and also presumably after shiploads of online pirates have gotten their mitts on it. Americans do not tend to take delayed release dates lying down.
‘Wonder Woman’ Is the Top-Grossing Summer Movie of 2017 in the U.S.
Our children won’t believe us when we tell them that there used to be doubt over whether a female-fronted superhero movie would work at the box office. Even at present, the days of studio executive hand-wringing over whether audiences would deign to shell out their precious $11.75 to see a film in which a woman — who was not a man — did superhero things feel favorably remote. For director Patty Jenkins and her marble-carved star Gal Gadot have proven beyond all debate and rage-choked internet commenting that women are perfectly capable of making a whole mess of money during blockbuster season. And now it’s official.
Light and Ryuk Experiment With Murder in New ‘Death Note’ Clip
Adam Wingard’s adaptation of popular anime series Death Note drew a lot of heat before the public even saw a single frame, as fans of the original were displeased to learn he’d set the film in the U.S. instead of the original Japan and make the Asian lead into a white guy, a move we shall henceforth refer to as “Ghost in the Shelling.” And while the question of whitewashing will most likely persist on through the film’s August 25 release, we still have yet to see whether it will be a competent horror film on non-politicized terms. Today, the public can start to get an impression of whether the film is garden-variety bad in addition to being #problematic.