Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson: How a Tough ‘Kong’ Shoot Was the Start of a Big Partnership

While Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s first foray into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Brie Larson-starring “Captain Marvel,” mostly functions as a big budget introduction to the superhero, tucked inside of it is yet another origin story. While Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury has been a steady presence in the franchise since it first began, […]

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‘Brightburn’ Trailer: Superman Meets ‘Carrie’ in James Gunn’s Superhero Horror Movie

What if Superman wasn’t good? It’s a nightmare dreamt up by plenty of comic book writers, supervillains, and Batman himself, but the new James Gunn-produced horror film plays out that scenario in full. Brightburn imagines a Superman origin story that goes horribly wrong, in which an alien, superpowered young boy decides to use his powers […]

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Film Review: ‘Triple Frontier’

J.C. Chandor is a gifted anomaly, a writer-director of reality-oriented drama who, until now, has made just three features: the high-finance meltdown thriller “Margin Call” (2011), the Robert-Redford-stranded-at-sea solo adventure “All Is Lost” (2013), and the good-man-gone-bad business/crime tragedy “A Most Violent Year” (2014). Each Chandor film, to me, has been better than the one […]

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‘Tolkien’ Trailer: Explore The Formative Years Of The Legendary ‘Lord Of The Rings’ Author

Never let a good property die, or, at least keep the door open for side reentry in case. This seems to be the idea of “Tolkien,” Focus Features new film about “The Lord of the Rings” author J.R.R. Tolkien. No, it’s not another ‘Hobbit’ movie or a ‘Lotr’ spin-off like “The Silmarillion.” Instead, it looks […]

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2019 Emmy Predictions: The 71st Annual Primetime Emmys Are Gonna be Wild

With the imminent arrival of many new Best Drama Series nominees, two former winners destined to face off in the Comedy Series race, and more outstanding Limited Series than the average viewer has time to watch, the 2019 Emmys are shaping up to be one wild ride. The opportunity is there, within the nominations and […]

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Guillermo del Toro Champions Guadalajara’s New Competitive Animation Section

The Guadalajara Int’l Film Festival (Ficg), Mexico’s largest film festival, is further expanding its lineup with the addition of a new competitive animation section in its 34th edition, running March 8 -15. Oscar-winning Guadalajara native Guillermo del Toro has put his heft behind the new section and will also announce the first winner of his […]

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