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May 9, 2017

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Summer Movie Preview of the Day: We’ve just entered the summer movie season, so get excited with this supercut of this year’s hottest blockbusters:   Behind the Scenes Video of the Day: With just over a week until the release of Alien: Covenant, here’s a look at the prequel being filmed, plus outttakes:   Video Essay of the Day: Speaking of Alien, this new video essay from The Discarded Image explores how Ridley Scott builds terror in the original movie:   Filmmaker Tribute of the Day: Gallery1988 is doing an art show in tribute to the works of Stephen King, and this piece featuring various King book/movie characters is included. See…Read More

As we embark on the trek through hot summer blockbusters, let’s take a breather and see what cool indies are in the works:   Errol Flynn Gets Another Early Years Biopic Four years ago, we saw Kevin Kline play Hollywood icon Errol Flynn in his later years in The Last of Robin Hood, and we’ve seen him portrayed by Jude Law in The Aviator and by Guy Pearce in Flynn. Like the latter, a new biopic titled In Like Flynn will focus on his early years as a gold-seeking adventurer prior to becoming the star of such classic films as Captain Blood and The Adventures of Robin Hood. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Russell Mulcahy, who directed the original Highlander and its sequel, will be at the…Read More

Remakes tend to be a one-way street, with Hollywood importing properties from all over the world and remaking them for American audiences. It’s rare to have an American movie exporting its rights for a remake in a foreign market. Sure, there are notorious knockoffs, but you don’t often see an official one. It’s even rarer for said remake to be a horror movie. That’s what makes Dobaara particularly interesting. Bearing the subtitle See Your Evil, Dobaara is a remake of the terrific (and underseen) 2013 horror movie Oculus that really helped put director Mike Flanagan on the map. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a very cool horror puzzler about a brother and sister who are convinced that a mirror in their house is haunted. Now if you haven’t seen Oculus…Read More

In this week’s /Filmcast, David, Devindra, and Jeff are joined by Hoai-Tran Bui to discuss Nacho Vigalondo’s new film, Colossal. In the After Dark, Devindra and David chat about Lost City of Z, The Circle, and immersive VR experiences. Download or Play in Browser: Subscribe to the /Filmcast: SHOWNOTES Featured Review (0:30) Colossal (08:15) …

Want to see Tom Holland‘s amazing Lip Sync Battle performance from the special Spider-Man: Homecoming face-off episode? Who could Sigourney Weaver be playing in The Defenders? What are Groot‘s favorite movies? Could Dave Bautista end up getting his own spin-off as Drax the Destroyer? Want to see Mark Ruffalo getting …

Bill Nighy gets to play leading man for a change in Juan Carlos Medina’s Victorian serial killer thriller The Limehouse Golem. Based on the 1994 Peter Ackroyd novel Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, the film tracks a serial killer stalking the squalid streets of Victorian London in 1880 — …

The estate of Tupac Shakur has authorized a new documentary about the rapper with 12 Years a Slave filmmaker Steve McQueen attached This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Steve McQueen Tapped to Direct Official Tupac Documentary

“Are you sure you want to do this?” A24 has revealed the first official trailer for a psychological drama starring Kirsten Dunst titled Woodshock. This is the “exquisite feature film debut of visionary fashion designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy” of Rodarte. Kirsten Dunst stars as a woman suffering from a “profound loss”, who falls deeper into paranoia after taking a potent drug. The full cast includes Joe Cole, Lorelei Linklater, Steph DuVall, and Pilou Asbæk (from Ghost in the Shell). This looks like much more than a stoner film, with some seriously trippy, experimental visuals. I’m not sure I’m into this, seems more like an art piece that belongs in museums than anything that belongs in cinemas. But I haven’t seen it. Take a look. Here’s the first official trailer (+ poster) for Kate & Laura Mulleavy’s Woodshock, direct from YouTube: Woodshock is a hypnotic exploration of isolation, paranoia, and grief that exists in a dream-world all its own. Kirsten Dunst stars …