Comics on Film: What the ‘Black Panther’ Golden Globe Nomination Could Mean for Comic Book Movies

Comics on Film: What the ‘Black Panther’ Golden Globe Nomination Could Mean for Comic Book Movies

You don’t have to be a hardcore comic book fan to understand the fact that, almost universally, comic book movies just don’t get taken seriously as dramatic works of art. Even the most artistically-conscious and technically proficient movie, invested into by major studios and visionary directors, will be looked down upon by some cinematic observers because its source material comes from the medium of comics. That’s why the recent announcement of Black Panther as a…

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DVD Obscura: ‘Skate Kitchen,’ ‘La Boyita,’ ‘Critters’ and More

DVD Obscura: ‘Skate Kitchen,’ ‘La Boyita,’ ‘Critters’ and More

Here is what’s new on home video for fans of indie, foreign-language, documentary, classic and grindhouse films. New Indie While it didn’t get nearly as much media coverage as Jonah Hill’s directorial debut Mid90s, Skate Kitchen (Magnolia Home Entertainment) tackles a similar milieu – troubled teens create a chosen family with their fellow skateboarders – and does so from a female point of view. Documentary filmmaker Crystal Moselle makes her fiction debut, blending real-life skateboarders…

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Next 3 Action Thrillers: ‘Miss Bala,’ ‘Cold Pursuit,’ ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Next 3 Action Thrillers: ‘Miss Bala,’ ‘Cold Pursuit,’ ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Produced by Peter Jackson and directed by Christian Rivers, Mortal Engines (above) revolves around large mobile communities known as “traction cities.” Based on the first in a popular series of novels by Philip Reeve and sumptuously designed, the action-adventure is set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, where it covers a lot of ground in telling its tale of courage and daring. What lies ahead for action movies in the new year? We’ve picked out three upcoming…

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

‘Venom’ 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 Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero (animated; voices: Logan Lerman, Helena Bonham Carter, Gérard Depardieu, Jordan Beck, Jason Ezzell; rated PG) Smallfoot (animated; voices: Channing Tatum, James Corden, Zendaya Common, Lebron…

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First ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer Arrives as Release Date Moves Up; Here’s Everything We Know

First ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer Arrives as Release Date Moves Up; Here’s Everything We Know

Ever since the devastating ending of Avengers: Infinity War, moviegoers have been dying to see what happens next. And find out just what’s become of not only half of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes but the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe. The fourth crossover tentpole of the franchise, Avengers: Endgame, will arrive just under a year later, hopefully with all of our questions answered. The first trailer for Endgame has now arrived to give fans hope that the…

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Today in Movie Culture: All of Christian Bale’s Physical Transformations, a History of Italian Horror and More

Today in Movie Culture: All of Christian Bale’s Physical Transformations, a History of Italian Horror and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Music Video of the Day: Footage from Return of the Jedi merges with retro ’80s-influenced graphics in this music video for “Sunrise on Endor” by Gemini Sunset (via Geekologie): Video Essay of the Day: For Fandor, Leigh Singer examines Dogtooth, the breakout movie of The Favourite director Yorgos Lanthimos: Movie History of the Day: One Hundred Years of Cinema chronicles the…

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The Last Horror Blog: ‘Suspiria,’ ‘Halloween,’ ‘The Demonologist’ and More

The Last Horror Blog: ‘Suspiria,’ ‘Halloween,’ ‘The Demonologist’ and More

Behind-the-scenes Suspiria video is awesome – We don’t have a Blu-ray release date for Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria yet, but we do have this awesome new video showing how prosthetics artist Mark Coulier created some of the film’s most gruesome effects. Check it out below, and check back for more details about the film’s home video debut, which is surely on the horizon. (Note: SPOILERS in video below.) John Carpenter up to write another Halloween score…

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2019 Golden Globe Award Nominations: ‘Vice’ and ‘The Favourite’ Lead All As ‘Black Panther’ Makes History

2019 Golden Globe Award Nominations: ‘Vice’ and ‘The Favourite’ Lead All As ‘Black Panther’ Makes History

The nominees for the 76th Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning in Hollywood, bringing the best in movies and television from 2018 to the forefront of awards season. We already learned this week that Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg will host the awards ceremony when it’s televised on NBC on January 6, 2019. Oh will be the first Asian woman to host a major awards show. Among the happy surprises are multiple nominations for…

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Today in Movie Culture: Imagining Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil, ‘Black Panther’ VFX Breakdown and More

Today in Movie Culture: Imagining Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil, ‘Black Panther’ VFX Breakdown and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Casting Rendering of the Day: With Emma Stone’s Cruella de Vil movie back in the news, BossLogic shows us what she could look like as the Disney Villain: ?? #Cruella @Disney pic.twitter.com/wAc2qpgTUj — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) December 5, 2018 VFX Breakdown of the Day: Industrial Light & Magic shared this look at their digital effects work for Marvel’s Black Panther: Remade Trailer…

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Director Christian Rivers Talks ‘Mortal Engines’ VFX Challenges; Here’s Everything We Know

Director Christian Rivers Talks ‘Mortal Engines’ VFX Challenges; Here’s Everything We Know

Universal Pictures has pulled back the curtains on Mortal Engines, a steampunk fantasy film presented by Peter Jackson. Jackson is also responsible for the film’s screenplay alongside writing partners Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, the trio behind The Lord of the Rings. Mortal Engines promises to be one of the biggest special effects spectacles of the year, and ahead of the release, we chatted with director Christian Rivers about the challenges of creating the movie’s…

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