DVD Obscura: Ethan Hawke Shines in ‘First Reformed,’ Plus More Essentials for Home Video Fans

DVD Obscura: Ethan Hawke Shines in ‘First Reformed,’ Plus More Essentials for Home Video Fans

We’ve gathered together a wide array of recent titles for home video fans, divided into areas of interest: indie, foreign, documentary, grindhouse, classics and television. Feast on the buffet below! New Indie First Reformed (A24/Lionsgate) definitely sees writer-director Paul Schrader tipping his hat to one of his major influences – Robert Bresson’s minimalist classic Diary of a Country Priest – but it’s no empty homage. Ethan Hawke gives one of the best performances in his…

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First ‘Captain Marvel’ Trailer Arrives Tuesday Morning; Here’s Everything We Know So Far

First ‘Captain Marvel’ Trailer Arrives Tuesday Morning; Here’s Everything We Know So Far

Captain Marvel, the 21st entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will mark the mega-franchise’s first movie focused on a single female superhero. And the first to be co-directed by a female filmmaker and scored by a woman composer. The highly anticipated film, which will take place more than 10 years before the MCU began, has been in development since 2013 and finally flies into theaters in early 2019. Recently, Entertainment Weekly shared the first official…

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Predator’ Meets ‘Home Alone,’ Imagining Michael B. Jordan as Superman and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Predator’ Meets ‘Home Alone,’ Imagining Michael B. Jordan as Superman and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Sequel Idea of the Day: If Fox makes another Predator movie, he should go up against Kevin McCallister from Home Alone. Here’s an animated look at what that would be like: Cosplay of the Day: Speaking of Predator, in honor of the new movie, the guys at CineFix made a homemade Predator costume: Casting Rumor of the Day: There’s talk of…

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First Look at Joaquin Phoenix in ‘Joker’; Here’s Everything We Know

First Look at Joaquin Phoenix in ‘Joker’; Here’s Everything We Know

Warner Bros. and DC are definitely keeping things interesting with their comic book movies. In addition to recently introducing a new Joker in Suicide Squad, a different incarnation of the iconic villain will feature in the standalone Joker. This will be more of a crime thriller than traditional superhero fare and will star Joaquin Phoenix as the eponymous “clown prince of Gotham City.” Recently, director Todd Phillips shared a first look at Phoenix in the…

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Next 3 Unexpected Horror-Franchise Installments: ‘Halloween,’ ‘Glass,’ ‘Doctor Sleep’

Next 3 Unexpected Horror-Franchise Installments: ‘Halloween,’ ‘Glass,’ ‘Doctor Sleep’

Shane Black’s The Predator won the weekend at the box office, topping fellow debuting wide releases A Simple Favor and White Boy Rick. Reaction to the film by critics was not good; audiences were more positive but still quite mixed. The fourth installment — and the sixth overall, counting the two Alien vs. Predator spin-off films — introduces things that we’ve never seen before in the series. (See our interview with director Shane Black here,…

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The Week in Movie News: ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ First Look, Toronto Film Festival Buzz and More

The Week in Movie News: ‘Hobbs and Shaw’ First Look, Toronto Film Festival Buzz and More

Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights: FIRST LOOK Dwayne Johnson shares a look at Hobbs and Shaw: Dwayne Johnson isn’t even on set yet, but he took to social media to share the first look at the Fast and the Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw as filming began this week. See the image below and read everything we know about the movie here. View this post…

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Today in Movie Culture: The Science of ‘Black Panther,’ ‘The Meg’ VFX Breakdown and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Science of ‘Black Panther,’ ‘The Meg’ VFX Breakdown and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: VFX Breakdown of the Day: Here’s a video that showcases the impressive digital effects work produced for The Meg: Movie Science of the Day: Astrophysicist Andy Howell looks into the science of the asteroid in Black Panther and its introduction of vibranium into the world in the below video. Check out others on vibranium and more here. Cosplay of the Day:…

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Comics on Film: This Is the Way the ‘Worlds of DC’ Could End

Comics on Film: This Is the Way the ‘Worlds of DC’ Could End

Fictional worlds, particularly shared universes, are built by the wide resonance of so-called anchor characters: the big guns you know, and the ones you always want to be able to see. In the realm of characters based on DC Comics, the primary anchors have always been what fans call “the Trinity”: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. It’s only within the last couple of years that all three characters of the Trinity have shared the same…

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The Last Horror Blog: ‘Annabelle 3,’ ‘Candyman,’ ‘Apostle,’ ‘Alan Wake’ and More

The Last Horror Blog: ‘Annabelle 3,’ ‘Candyman,’ ‘Apostle,’ ‘Alan Wake’ and More

First Annabelle 3 details emerge – The Conjuring franchise is looking pretty unstoppable at the moment – the latest entry, The Nun, just dominated the weekend box office – but there’s more supernatural shenanigans to come. Screenwriter Gary Dauberman recently sat down to talk about all of his various projects – and revealed that the Annabelle franchise is about to get a third installment. When asked about Annabelle 3, Dauberman had this to say: “I’m…

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Comics on Film: Are We About to Get a New ‘Batman’ Actor?

Comics on Film: Are We About to Get a New ‘Batman’ Actor?

Batman is eternal. That much is certain. Whatever happens behind the scenes of the stories being told for the character – regardless of the medium – will likely never diminish the public adoration that he’s enjoyed for the better part of a century now. Still, when dealing with telling Batman stories particularly in live-action, the fact of the matter is that the timeless icon has to be embodied by a real person. That always opens…

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