Last year, Spider-Man joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a scene-stealing appearance in Captain America: Civil War, marking the first entry into a partnership between Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures, who have owned the rights to the character for decades. Now the studios are joining forces again for a new standalone adventure, this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.
After much anticipation and a week of build-up featuring character posters and trailer teases, the first full Justice League trailer has finally hit. It has a decidedly more fun tone than anything we saw for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and plenty of Zack Snyder’s trademark visuals.
Kristen Stewart reunites with her Clouds of Sils Maria director Olivier Assayas for Personal Shopper, which finds the accomplished actress portraying another assistant to a celebrity. This time, the boss lady is Kyra (Nora von Waldstätten), a Paris-based supermodel who can’t be bothered to select her own outfits – that’s the sort of thing she leaves Maureen (Stewart) to handle while she’s jetsetting around the world. The job sucks, but it affords Maureen plenty of freedom to pursue other interests, like trying to make contact with the spirit of her recently deceased brother.
Let’s be clear about this from the beginning: Alien is the measuring stick against which other outer space horror flicks are measured. Indeed, while viewing Daniel Espinosa’s tension-filled Life, I realized that it’s nearly impossible not to recall Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi classic while watching a film about a crew of astronauts trapped in a vessel with a murderous creature. But while Espinosa’s film may wear its influences on its sleeve, that doesn’t rob it of its entertaining qualities.
This March Loot Pets is going Primal for our furry friends at home featuring exclusive items and treats including a The Flintstones toy for your pups, a chew bone of Jurassic proportions and a even Predator bling for your dog or cats collar.
Written by a native of Scottsdale, Arizona and produced with the help of 85 students from Arizona State University, Car Dogs hopes to be the first of many feature film projects to be produced in the city of Phoenix, while also giving college students the opportunity to learn the filmmaking business from a group of seasoned professionals.
Julia Ducournau’s debut feature Raw, about a young vegetarian who develops an insatiable craving for flesh, arrives on a wave of festival buzz – not to mention anecdotal reports of viewers passing out during screenings, or fleeing the theater in search of a place to deposit the contents of their stomach. While the grisly subject matter didn’t affect me in quite the same way, there’s no denying the grotesquery on display here, as shy, introverted student Justine (Garance Marillier) finds herself losing control of her ever-growing appetite.
Whether it’s that classic mustache or that unmistakable voice brimming with gravel and grit, Sam Elliott is a true old school icon in Hollywood. His latest film The Hero screened at SXSW 2017 and we hope to see Sam in many movies to come – but man, what a cherry on top this film is to the actor’s legacy.
The first film we screened at SXSW 2017 started the festival out in a weird, BIG way – pun intended. Colossal, the new film from director Nacho Vigalondo, stars Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis in a movie with a premise almost too bizarre to really explain, but I’m going to try anyway. The most important thing to know is the Vigalondo has created something wholly unique, with a terrificly dark sense of humor that never really makes sense of all of its bits and pieces but is still an extremely satisfying and creative film.
The SXSW Film Festival has always been a welcome place for offbeat, outside-the-box filmmaking, and this year’s event was no exception, with the Midnighters category once again playing host to several promising premieres. Among those selections was Tragedy Girls, a horror-comedy hybrid about a pair of teen girls whose obsession with social media celebrity culture manifests in some dangerous ways.