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May 6, 2017

Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston and Billy Crudup lead the ensemble of ‘Alien: Covenant,’ Ridley Scott’s second installment in the ‘Alien’ prequel series. read more Source: HoolywoodReporter Movie Reviews

Most people working behind the scenes of Marvel Studios have been doubtful at best regarding the chances of a crossover happening between the films and TV shows of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Kevin Feige didn’t rule it out but said “it all depends on timing” while Jeph Loeb said coordinating …

If there’s one department where Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 tops its predecessor, it’s the action. The set pieces are more creative, more propulsive, and often more personal in the sequel. James Gunn‘s superhero pic’s most exciting set piece doesn’t involve crowds running in terror or buildings crumbling; it’s just two sisters, …

This is not an easy movie to get through. Hounds of Love depicts graphic scenes of sexual assault and torture. It’s the kind of movie that makes you question why you enjoy watching horror movies in the first place. Why subject yourself to something like this? Why sit through something that makes …

Matthew Vaughn is part of an exclusive club of directors who haven’t yet made an outright “bad” film (at least according to this writer, The Playlist staff tends to disagree). His filmography showcases an impressive range of features, from “Layer Cake” to “Stardust” to Kick-Ass,” all the while maintaining a distinct directorial voice and aesthetic. Your mileage may vary for his films individually (see above, but in my opinion, he hasn’t made an outright stinker yet. Continue reading Matthew Vaughn Has Already Begun Planning ‘Kingsman 3’ at The Playlist.

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little …

We’re knocking on the door of summer, and that means lots of big properties are ready to be unleashed. But it’s not too late to read books exploring some recent films, as well as some new works about Sherry Lansing, film noir, and Steve McQueen. Let’s start with a unique look …

It has been disappointing to say the least that Warner Bros’ legendary marketing department has fallen down on the job promoting “Wonder Woman.” One would think WB wants “Wonder Woman” to fail, if not for the fact the studio is trying everything within its power to make the DCEU an equal to the “Marvel Cinematic Universe,” with diminishing results. I just hope Warner Bros’ marketing executive who made the particularly dunderheaded decision for “Wonder Woman” to enter into a product placement with thinkThin nutrition bars, a female lifestyle brand that encourages girls to “think thin,” tarred and feathered. Continue reading First Clip of ‘Wonder Woman’ In Action: A Woman’s Work Is Never Done at The Playlist.