Today in Movie Culture: ‘Venom’ is a Rom-Com, ‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ Flashmob and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Venom’ is a Rom-Com, ‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ Flashmob and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Reworked Movie of the Day: This is not a fan edit. Sony themselves cut a new trailer to make Venom appear to be a romantic comedy: Movie Promotion of the Day: Speaking of cool marketing ideas, here’s a flashmob musical performance promoting Anna and the Apocalypse in Austin: Movie Trivia of the Day: With the holiday season upon us and in…

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Doctor Strange’ VFX Breakdown, Hollywood’s Penguin Obsession and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Doctor Strange’ VFX Breakdown, Hollywood’s Penguin Obsession and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: VFX Breakdown of the Day: This side-by-side look at the making of visual effects scenes in Doctor Strange probably isn’t new, but it’s newly shared by director Scott Derrickson and it’s awesome: pic.twitter.com/Ow9L0FFckY — Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson) November 26, 2018 Cosplay of the Day: Speaking of Doctor Strange, here’s a fan cosplaying as the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero: “I think you’ll…

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First ‘Artemis Fowl’ Teaser Will Make You Believe; Here’s Everything We Know

First ‘Artemis Fowl’ Teaser Will Make You Believe; Here’s Everything We Know

Fans of the Artemis Fowl books have been waiting a long time for the title character to appear on the big screen. The first of Eoin Colfer’s eight books in the young adult (YA) series was published back in 2001 and there were plans at that time for a movie adaptation. Disney picked up the rights five years ago and things started to look positive. Now, we’ve got a 2019 release to anticipate. We’ve also…

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‘The Predator’ Comes Home, Plus This Week’s New Digital HD and VOD Releases

‘The Predator’ Comes Home, Plus This Week’s New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what’s new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, FandangoNOW, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Searching (thriller; John Cho, Debra Messing, Joseph Lee, Michelle La; rated PG-13) The Little Stranger (horror-drama; Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, Will Poulter, Liv Hill, Charlotte Rampling; rated R) Digital HD:…

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Next 3 Michael B. Jordan Movies: ‘Just Mercy,’ ‘Wrong Answer,’ ‘A Bittersweet Life’

Next 3 Michael B. Jordan Movies: ‘Just Mercy,’ ‘Wrong Answer,’ ‘A Bittersweet Life’

Michael B. Jordan first gained notice as a teenage drug dealer in David Simon’s superb series The Wire way back in 2002. He stood out again on the small screen in both Friday Night Lights and Parenthood before his startling turn in Ryan Coogler’s charged, true-life drama Fruitvale Station. That led to his sterling starring role as Adonis Johnson in Coogler’s gritty and surprising sports film Creed. Earlier this year, Jordan showed his range with…

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‘The Possession of Hannah Grace’ May Scare the Dead Back to Life; Here’s Everything We Know

‘The Possession of Hannah Grace’ May Scare the Dead Back to Life; Here’s Everything We Know

“When you die, you die” is a phrase that is repeated several times in the trailer for The Possession of Hannah Grace, which is a thought that can reassure anyone worried that the dead might return to life in a very bad mood. Of course, countless horror movies have sought to disprove that phrase by reanimating corpses to very frightening effect. The Possession of Hannah Grace introduces the protagonist in a sympathetic manner before quickly…

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The Week in Movie News: How ‘Mary Poppins’ is Returning in Style, First ‘The Lion King’ Teaser and More

The Week in Movie News: How ‘Mary Poppins’ is Returning in Style, First ‘The Lion King’ Teaser and More

Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights: BEHIND-THE-SCENES REPORT The gorgeous costumes of Mary Poppins Returns: We talked to Oscar-winning costume designer Sandy Powell about her incredible work on Disney’s upcoming movie Mary Poppins Returns, and we’ve broken down this behind-the-scenes exclusive. Read our guide to the Mary Poppins sequel’s costumes here. EXCLUSIVE BUZZ Steven Caple Jr. on the future of the Creed franchise: We talked to…

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Today in Movie Culture: New ‘The Lion King’ Compared to the Original, Historical Cinematic Universes and More

Today in Movie Culture: New ‘The Lion King’ Compared to the Original, Historical Cinematic Universes and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Movie Comparison of the Day: Darth Blender compares shots from Disney’s The Lion King remake with the original 1994 animated classic side by side: Video Essay of the Day: The new video by Patrick H. Willems looks at how historical dramas and biopics, such as the grouping of First Man, Apollo 13, The Right Stuff and Hidden Figures, can form a…

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First Teaser for New ‘Lion King’ Looks Amazing; Here’s Everything We Know

First Teaser for New ‘Lion King’ Looks Amazing; Here’s Everything We Know

After the monster success of Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book in 2016, Disney announced that the director would take the helm of another “reimagining” of an animated classic, The Lion King. A string of casting announcements followed as we eagerly awaited a peek at footage. Now the first teaser has been released and it looks amazing. It’s a new version of the opening scene of the original animated classic, featuring the voice of James Earl…

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