Whenever an actor or filmmaker announces their retirement or impending break from superstardom, the countdown clock begins to them walking it back. So it goes with Jennifer Lawrence. Doing the press rounds for “Red Sparrow,” the actress has…

In this golden age of television, a lot of networks are giving shows the creative freedom to break the mold. Just check out Jill Soloway and Sarah Gubbins’ “I Love Dick” or one of the drug trip episodes of “Mr. Robot,” and you’ll see how certain shows …

“The world is changing. Soon there will only be the conquered and the conquerors. You are a good man, with a good heart. And it’s hard for a good man to be a King.” Our fourth episode of The First Word podcast is a recap and analysis of Marvel’s Black Panther, directed by the very talented Ryan Coogler. Friends Alex Billington (@firstshowing) and Mike Eisenberg (@Eisentower30) team up to bring you a podcast providing in-depth discussion, analysis, and interviews about the latest movies, and some old ones too. For this episode, we brought on our friend and film critic Amon Warmann (@awarmann) based in London for a full-on discussion about Black Panther and how awesome it is. At the end of the episode, we chat about our favorite Marvel movies so far and where we think they’ll head next after this. Listen in below. Download or listen to The First Word podcast episode #4 below – hosted by Podbean. Subscribe to The …

As long as we’ve had “Star Wars” toys on our shelves, we’ve known that manufacturers did the best they could to mould the characters, vehicles, weapons and worlds into reasonably shaped, plastic facsimiles of the big screen coun…

“This movie will excite more than just the kaiju fans.” Warner Bros Japan has released an official Japanese trailer for the upcoming video game adaptation Rampage, starring the always-badass Dwayne Johnson. We recently posted the second official US trailer for this action movie just last week, but it’s cool to see the new Japanese trailer, which comes with a fun intro from Johnson talking about kaiju (seriously). The title in Japanese is actually Rampage: Big Big Brawl, and I like that this trailer is only 60 seconds of pure action non-stop from start to finish. Short and sweet, gets right to it. The full cast of Rampage includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello, Naomie Harris, Marley Shelton, Jake Lacy, Breanne Hill, Jack Quaid, Joey Thurmond, and P.J. Byrne. There’s not much of a plot to talk about, because it’s mostly just about giant monsters smashing up a city and humans trying to stop them. Fire it up. Here’s the …

I’ve never been asked to review an app before. My area of (questionable) expertise is film and television, and while Steven Soderbergh’s “Mosaic” probably qualifies as both, in its purest form it’s simply an app. Henceforth: my first app review. …

“I also see how difficult it must be for you to survive…” A trailer has debuted for an intriguing film titled Thy Kingdom Come, which is premiering at the SXSW Film Festival in March in the “Visions” section. How many remember Terrence Malick’s 2012 film To the Wonder, with all the twirling? Thy Kingdom Come is a film made up of extra footage from early research on To the Wonder. In 2010, photojournalist Eugene Richards was hired by Malick to go to the town Bartlesville, Oklahoma with Javier Bardem (who plays a priest in the film) and meet some of the local residents. Some knew who he was, others didn’t. “Absolutely no one cared, in the end, who he was, except that he was there to listen.” Richards eventually got the rights back and made this 43 minute film, which screens alongside Malick’s VR project Together. First look below. Here’s the first trailer for Eugene Richards’ Thy Kingdom Come, direct from …

**SPOILERS AHEAD** Maybe there’s something to be said for Marvel movies that don’t have a hardline connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Last fall’s “Thor: Ragnarok” was (mostly) content to riff on its own irreveren…