DVD Obscura: ‘Never Goin’ Back,’ ‘King Cohen,’ ‘Mandy’ and Much More

DVD Obscura: ‘Never Goin’ Back,’ ‘King Cohen,’ ‘Mandy’ and Much More

For your viewing enjoyment, we’ve picked the latest indie, international, doc, classic, and TV home video releases of note. New Indie A very funny comedy that seemed to come and go from theaters without getting the notice it deserved was Never Goin’ Back (Lionsgate). The feature debut from writer-director Augustine Frizzell, this wild farce follows two Texas girls (played by Maia Mitchell and Camila Morrone) who absolutely, positively do not have their act together. As…

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Today in Movie Culture: The Sound Design of the ‘Harry Potter’ Movies, Pixar Shorts Easter Eggs and More

Today in Movie Culture: The Sound Design of the ‘Harry Potter’ Movies, Pixar Shorts Easter Eggs and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Franchise Celebration of the Day: In honor of the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, The Nerdwriters showcases the sound design of the Harry Potter movies: Movie Comparison of the Day: Speaking of Harry Potter, Couch Tomato shares 24 reasons why Deathly Hallows Part 2 is the same movie as Avengers: Infinity War: Movie Trivia of the Day: Pixar…

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Find Your Courage in First ‘Dumbo’ Trailer; Here’s Everything We Know

Find Your Courage in First ‘Dumbo’ Trailer; Here’s Everything We Know

Disney’s new, live-action Dumbo draws upon an animated film that was released during troubling times. Yet the original’s simplicity and warmth attracted audiences in large numbers, and it subsequently has been recognized as a family classic. Now the first trailer for the new version has been released, presenting events initially from the perspective of two children at a circus before soaring outward. It, too, looks like a film with a positive spirit and an encouraging…

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The Rock Returns to Wrestling in ‘Fighting With My Family’ Trailer; Here’s Everything We Know

The Rock Returns to Wrestling in ‘Fighting With My Family’ Trailer; Here’s Everything We Know

Dwayne Johnson returns to the WWE ring every now and then, but he’s mostly considered a movie star these days. But he’s combining both worlds next year with the biographical comedy Fighting With My Family. The movie will feature Johnson playing himself in support of the story of the Bevis family of wrestlers. While Johnson, aka “The Rock,” is not the star of Fighting With My Family, he is one of its producers and appears…

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Today in Movie Culture: Alternate ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Endings, ‘Detective Pikachu’ Easter Eggs and More

Today in Movie Culture: Alternate ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Endings, ‘Detective Pikachu’ Easter Eggs and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Alternate Endings of the Day: With Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald out this Friday, here’s an animated look at how Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them should have ended: Easter Eggs of the Day: Need a guide to all the Easter eggs and everything else in the new Pokemon: Detective Pikachu trailer? Nerdist has you covered: Truthful Marketing of…

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‘The Equalizer 2’ Comes Home, Plus This Week’s New Digital HD and VOD Releases

‘The Equalizer 2’ 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 Alpha (action-adventure; Kodi Smit-McPhee, Jens Hultén, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Leonor Varela, Natassia Malthe, Priya Rajaratnam; rated PG-13) The Meg (sci-fi action-thriller; Jason Statham, Li Bingbing, Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston…

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Recap, a Tribute to Exposition Scenes and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Recap, a Tribute to Exposition Scenes and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Franchise Recap of the Day: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald hits theaters this weekend, so cram a recap of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies so far: Video Essay of the Day: For Fandor, Philip Brubaker tells us all we need to know about exposition as it’s used in movies: Movie Parody of the Day: This Studio C comedy…

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Comic Book Legend Stan Lee, 95, Passes Away

Comic Book Legend Stan Lee, 95, Passes Away

Comic book writer, editor and publisher Stan Lee has passed away, according to The Hollywood Reporter and multiple other sources. He was 95 years old. It would be impossible to understate Lee’s influence upon multiple generations of comic book readers and creators, as well as movie lovers and filmmakers. He has left a lasting mark on popular culture, thanks to the textured and beloved characters he created and/or developed, including Spider-Man, Black Panther, The Fantastic…

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Watch the First ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu’ Trailer; Here’s Everything We Know

Watch the First ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu’ Trailer; Here’s Everything We Know

You weren’t expecting that the first truly great video game movie would also be a Pokemon movie, did you? All signs point to the former being a possibility, with Warner Bros.’ live-action adaptation of the Nintendo game Detective Pikachu, starring everyone’s favorite snarky voice actor, Ryan Reynolds. The first trailer for the upcoming movie (watch it down below) hints that, thanks to Reynolds voicing the title character, this is sort of going to be Deadpool…

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