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January 2, 2018

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Reworked Movie of the Day: Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is such a marvel of visual storytelling that Like of Stories of Old reworked it so it’s a black and white silent film:   Reworked Movie Scene of the Day: Hopefully you’ve seen Star Wars: The Last Jedi already so now you can watch its climactic fight scene again in video game graphics form via Mr. Sunday Movies:   Video Essay of the Day: Speaking of Star Wars, Pop Culture Detective makes a case that Jedi teachings are problematic:   End of Year Recap of the Day: We’re into 2018 but there are still some great recaps of 2017 at the movies, such as this one for One…Read More

Two days into 2018, and we’re still thinking about 2017. Looking back, there were some things to celebrate about the year at the movies. And they’re the kinds of things that could carry on into the new year and beyond.  For instance, the top three highest-grossing titles on the domestic box office chart — Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($533 million), Beauty and the Beast ($504 million), and Wonder Woman ($413 million) — all featured strong female protagonists. As noted by The Playlist, the last time that happened was back in 1958.  The rest of the top 10 for 2017 wasn’t too shabby with its female representation, either. The best characters of It, Logan, Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League (Wonder Woman again) were all women…Read More

We’re now in full preparation mode for the forthcoming entries in the comic book film genre that are coming throughout 2018. While Warner Bros./DC Comics had two major entries in 2017, they’re taking a pretty big backseat for much of the year to bigger offerings coming from Walt Disney Studios/Marvel Studios, as well as some notable entries from 20th Century Fox.   So, what are the comic book films coming in 2018? Let’s take a look!     Black Panther Releasing on February 16   We certainly don’t have to wait long into the year for the next fully-fledged entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Directed by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station, Creed), the film will reacquaint us with the now King of Wakanda, T’Challa, whom we…Read More

Would you believe there was almost a Guardians of the Galaxy comic where the characters were magical high school girls? When will Justice League be available to watch on digital download? Will Trigon be appearing on the Titans live-action series? How did someone steal $300,000 from Stan Lee? Which superhero …

The new Cloverfield sequel, tentatively titled God Particle, was set to hit theaters next month, February 2018, but now it looks like the next entry in the secretive Cloverfield franchise will be arriving in April 2018. More details on the Cloverfield sequel release date are below. The Untitled Cloverfield Movie, which for a while was …

“White people steppin’?!” “I know…” Netflix has unveiled a trailer for an indie comedy titled Step Sisters, a fictionalized feature about a step dancing competition and a sorority. Megalyn Echikunwoke stars as a top-of-the-class woman at a university who is tasked with teaching her “misbehaving, mostly white sorority how to step” but gets into all kinds of trouble when she instead decides to train her rival sorority house to get ready for the competition. The cast includes Matt McGorry, Naturi Naughton, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Marque Richardson, Eden Sher, Lyndon Smith, Gage Golightly, Nia Jervier, and Alessandra Torresani. Unfortunately, this looks pretty terrible, even though there seems to be good intentions behind it. I would recommend just watching the documentary Step instead, about actual step dancers. Have fun. Here’s the first official trailer (+ poster) for Charles Stone III’s Step Sisters, direct from YouTube: Jamilah Bishop (Megalyn Echikunwoke) seems to excel at everything: She’s president of her sorority, captain of the step crew, …

On the January 2, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson to talk about the latest news, including Bright’s viewership, the possibility of Apple buying Netflix, gigantic expectations for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s action scenes, John Williams joins Solo: A Star Wars …

Frankly, there is only one probably lock in this category and that’s Lee Smith for “Dunkirk.” Questions still surround the rest of the frontrunners. Moreover, don’t sleep on “Detroit’s” William Goldenberg as an upset nominee. He’s a two-time winner and…