This probably won’t surprise anyone, but over a year later, no action movie has come close to offering an experience quite as thrilling and explosive as 2015’s Mad Max: Fury Road. With little plot or character development to speak of, Fury Road managed to capture the imagination of millions of moviegoers, walking away with more awards than any other movie at the 2016 Oscars.
In order to celebrate the tenth anniversary of movies coming to the iTunes service, Apple has released six 10-movie bundles that can each be yours for the low price of $10 a piece. Each bundle contains movies from a different studio, with Warner Bros., Universal, Paramount, Sony and Lionsgate all represented.
The iPhone 7 may be the biggest thing happening in tech this week, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have new movie trailers to check out. In fact, there are 11 new clips you should see, including trailers that are our first glimpse at brand-new movies.
The best trailers leave us wanting more.
A taste of the movie, but not enough to spoil the big action scenes or emotional moments. That’s all it takes to make an effective trailer (and some solid editing—that’s important too), but studios seem to get it wrong more often than right.
But there’s also the rare trailer that actually manages to so perfectly encapsulate what a movie is supposed to be, that the actual movie can’t live up to it.
It’s the first Friday of September, which means winter is slowly coming — but not that one. It also means we’ve got some hot new movie clips for you, including a Beauty and the Beast featurette, and a film trailer made by artificial intelligence. Apparently, we do that now. More →
To call this year a disappointment for DC’s film branch would be both an understatement and entirely inaccurate. Although reviews have been universally middling for both Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, both movies raked in hundreds of millions of dollars at the box office.
DC has been able to consistently turn a profit even without a modicum of the critical acclaim that greets Marvel every time it unleashes another movie into theaters, which is why everyone is so intrigued about what DC will do next.
It seems like Hollywood these days is in dire need of some creativity. Indeed, it’s hard to go to a movie theatre these days and not see a movie that’s either a prequel, a sequel, a reboot, or a complete remake of an original masterpiece.
Sometimes, the strategy of remaking or rebooting a film works out exceedingly well. Most notably, we saw this with the Batman reboot from Christopher Nolan that resulted in a trio of excellent films starring Christian Bale as the caped crusader. But more often than not, Hollywood tries to go to the same well far too frequently, often leaving us with subpar films that do nothing but sully the original it’s derived from.
There are a myriad of lenses through which one can view and judge a film, from the dialogue or action all the way down to its cinematography. But one aspect of film that isn’t often evaluated or paid much attention to is structure. While we may not overtly think about the varying structures that underly different movies, we’re certainly cognizant of them. To wit, one of the reasons why people remain so enamored with films like Pulp Fiction and Memento is precisely because they take advantage of extremely unique structures in order to relay the story to viewers.
Rogue One may be one of the most anticipated sci-fi movies of the year, given that it’s part of the Star Wars world, but that’s not the only space movie you should be excited about. Arrival is also a title to remember, and its first trailer is quite promising. Check out this week’s hottest new movie trailers below!
If you thought you’ve seen every possible Sherlock Holmes scenarios in movies or TV shows, then you’re in for a huge surprise. Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly will partner up for a Sherlock Holmes Comedy that will probably be anything unlike what we’ve seen so far.
Movies based on popular video games tend to fall into either one of two categories: they’re either so boring that we quickly forget about their existence or they’re so comically bad and unwatchable that they essentially become legendary, with 1993’s Super Mario Bros film being a prime example.
All that said, Hollywood has never been afraid to make the same mistake twice — or even 50 times for that matter — so even in 2016 we’re still being bombarded with a seemingly endless number of video game-to-movie adaptations. With the Angry Birds movie thankfully behind us, we can now turn our attention to a film that might surprise us all and actually be entertaining — Assassin’s Creed. We’ve been playing various incarnations of the game for years now, and a film based on the popular video game franchise is slated to hit theaters later this December.
There’s a lot happening in the movie world, and we’ve got plenty of new trailers to look at this week. Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk stands out, and so does Masterminds, a hilarious bank heist comedy based on real-life events. There’s more to see after the break.