Today in Movie Culture: ‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ in Lego, the True Meaning of ‘Spider-Man’ Movies and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ in Lego, the True Meaning of ‘Spider-Man’ Movies and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Remade Trailer of the Day: Huxley Berg Studios has recreated the new Once Upon A Deadpool trailer in Lego: Video Essay of the Day: The latest ScreenPrism video essay looks at the big metaphor at the center of the Spider-Man movies: Character Swap of the Day: Speaking of superheroes, what if Robert Downey Jr. had played Batman and Ben Affleck played…

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Truth Lies Beneath the Surface in New ‘Serenity’ Trailer; Here’s Everything We Know

Truth Lies Beneath the Surface in New ‘Serenity’ Trailer; Here’s Everything We Know

If you seek more grown-up fare at the multiplex, you’ll be wishing for Serenity now. The steamy thriller has a terrific cast of dramatic talents, including Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway, and a premise that is sure to pique the curiosity of anyone who enjoys old-fashioned crime plots with modern twists. Yes, Serenity is classified as a neo-noir, and its second trailer has dropped just in time to be a part of everyone’s…

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‘Mission: Impossible—Fallout’ Comes Home, Plus This Week’s New Digital HD and VOD Releases

‘Mission: Impossible—Fallout’ 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 Crazy Rich Asians (romantic comedy; Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, Awkwafina, Ken Jeong, Michelle Yeoh; rated PG-13) Kin (sci-fi thriller; Jack Reynor, Zoë Kravitz, Carrie Coon, Dennis…

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‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’: Watch Funny New Trailer

‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’: Watch Funny New Trailer

Five years have passed since the events in the animated smash-hit The Lego Movie. Construction worker Emmet Brickowski (voiced by Chris Pratt) still thinks everything is awesome! Yet his friend Lucy (voiced by Elizabeth Banks) is far more somber, talking about a “new life that has hardened and toughened us all.” The new trailer for The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part shows us a dangerous new threat that could spell doom for the citizens…

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‘Green Book’ Explores Racism and Friendship in the 1960s; Here’s Everything We Know

‘Green Book’ Explores Racism and Friendship in the 1960s; Here’s Everything We Know

The road trip is a time-honored cinematic tradition that is renewed with a very real sense of racism and danger in Green Book. Rather than a dry historical treatment, however, director Peter Farrelly infuses the film with wry humor and a welcome consideration of the roots of the differences that can divide us. Remaining focused on the two lead characters bolsters the film immeasurably, since we get to know them intimately, even as they get…

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‘Fantastic Beasts’ So Far: Comparing the Stories and What They Mean for the Wizarding World

‘Fantastic Beasts’ So Far: Comparing the Stories and What They Mean for the Wizarding World

This past weekend marked the release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, the highly-anticipated new chapter in the so-called Wizarding World series, which was defined by the Harry Potter films from 2001-2011. Two years ago, the series was handed off to a new lead in Eddie Redmayne’s magizoologist Newt Scamander – referenced in the Harry Potter books as well as in at least one of the films – resulting in the original Fantastic Beasts…

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Next 3 Major Franchise Sequels: ‘Glass,’ ‘Avengers 4,’ ‘John Wick 3’

Next 3 Major Franchise Sequels: ‘Glass,’ ‘Avengers 4,’ ‘John Wick 3’

The second installment in a new series written expressly for the big screen by J.K. Rowling, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is also the tenth film in the Harry Potter universe. Popular interest has been quite strong, as the movie has already earned more than $253 million at the box office worldwide. Three more installments in the Fantastic Beasts series await, with the next film scheduled for release on November 20, 2020. Before that…

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The Week in Movie News: A Marvel Icon Passed On, The First ‘Detective Pikachu’ Trailer Debuted and More

The Week in Movie News: A Marvel Icon Passed On, The First ‘Detective Pikachu’ Trailer Debuted and More

Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights: SAD NEWS Comic book legend Stan Lee passed away: Stan “The Man” Lee, who created many of the most iconic Marvel Comics characters and has cameoed in many of their movies, died at age 95. Read our tribute to the legendary co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men and many more here. FESTIVAL REPORT The best of the AFI Film Festival: We…

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Back to the Future’ Delorean Hovercraft, Joe Taslim as Marvel’s Namor and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Back to the Future’ Delorean Hovercraft, Joe Taslim as Marvel’s Namor and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Fan Build of the Day: When you can’t decide if you want your own Delorean or hoverboard from Back to the Future, combine the two for a sweet hovercraft (via Geekologie): Dream Casting of the Day: The Raid star Joe Taslim wants to play Namor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so BossLogic shows what he could look like in Black Panther…

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