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October 6, 2017

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Mashup of the Day: Here’s an oldie but goodie we’ve never seen pitting Arnold Schwarzenegger against Sylvester Stallone that was just re-shared by mashup master Antonio Maria da Silva:    Short Movie of the Day: Neill Blomkamp has a new short film via his Oats Studios, this one an Adam: Chapter 1 sequel created and rendered fully in Unity titled Adam: The Mirror:   Fan Art of the Day: Blade Runner 2049 is now in theaters, and New York Comic Con is also happening this weekend, so here’s a peek at some of new art inspired by the movie via Bottleneck Gallery: Check out the breathtaking #BladeRunner2049 art from @BottleneckNYC…Read More

Four years ago, mankind canceled the apocalypse in Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim. Next year, the apocalypse strikes back in the sequel, Pacific Rim: Uprising. The follow-up actually takes place 10 years after the plot of the original, as the Jaeger program continues to employ giant manned robots in the protection of Earth from large monsters called kaiju. But as we see in the first trailer down below, the kaiju are even bigger now, towering over the good guys.  All they can do is “fire everything [they’ve] got.” Star Wars actor John Boyega leads the battle, playing the son of Idris Elba’s character from the 2013 original. He’s joined by fellow newcomers Scott Eastwood, Emerald City’s Adria Arjona, Cailee Spaeny and…Read More

What’s new in the wonderful world of physical media? Here’s a roundup of recent titles.    New Indie She’s been killing it in everything from Big Little Lies to the revived Twin Peaks, but your tour through Laura Dern’s amazing recent work isn’t complete without Certain Women (The Criterion Collection), which places her in a powerhouse ensemble of actresses that includes Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams and Lily Gladstone. (You say you’ve never heard of Lily Gladstone? After seeing her work here, you’ll never forget her.) Writer-director Kelly Reichardt (Meek’s Cutoff, Wendy and Lucy) doesn’t hammer home her ideas, or even connect obvious dots between several disparate storylines, but this drama is nonetheless…Read More

Where did this film come from?! I finally caught up with a sci-fi feature called The Osiris Child, originally titled Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child in full. This film is way, way, way better than it should be, and left me totally blown away. It’s not perfect by any means, but it is extremely impressive storytelling, with some cool ideas I have never seen before in any film. I can’t speak for others who don’t like it, but I can say this is exactly the kind of sci-fi I love. It’s remarkably ambitious storytelling on a galactic scale, created on a minimal budget, utilizing some sleek filmmaking tricks that actually make this successful. The world building (or rather, universe building) in this rivals Luc Besson’s Valerian, and in all honesty, upon first viewing I actually like this more than Valerian. I really, really enjoyed it – but I do not think everyone will. The Osiris Child is set in …

On first blush Ali Weinstein’s documentary Mermaids focuses its glimpse at the titular sea myth’s power towards the whimsical and fun. She takes us from the days of old at Florida’s Weeki Wachee Springs State Park (which is still in operation) to a contemporary trend of mer-lovers creating or commissioning …

If you’re one of those left-brained people who refuses to suspend their disbelief while watching the Guardians of the Galaxy films, wondering just how and why all these aliens from distant universes speak English, director James Gunn would like a few words with you. The characters in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. …

“They’re afraid to be honest, and that’s a bad system.” IFC Films has debuted a trailer for hte documentary titled Frank Serpico, telling the true story of the NYPD whistleblower Frank Serpico. Back in 1973, Sidney Lumet directed Al Pacino in the feature film Serpico, telling a fictionalized version of his story of how he called out rampant corruption in the NYPD force, only to have his comrades turn against him. This new documentary goes back and lets Serpico tell his story in his own words: from his Italian-American roots in Brooklyn to his disillusionment with the NYPD and beyond. Featuring interviews with Serpico’s associates and admirers, including John Turturro, as well as music by Jack White. His story seems just as relevant today as it was when it first happened. You might want to check this out, looks like a compelling doc to see. Here’s the official trailer for Antonino D’Ambrosio’s documentary Frank Serpico, from IFC’s YouTube: In the early 1970s, …

Much like S. Craig Zahler‘s previous film, Bone Tomahawk, Brawl in Cell Block 99 will be a divisive movie. Some will love it, some will hate it, but nobody is going to walk away feeling “meh” about it. The film is anchored by Vince Vaughn‘s career-best performance as Bradley Thomas, …