9 items from 2016
With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options — not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves — we’ve taken it upon ourselves to highlight the titles that have recently hit the interwebs. Every week, one will be able to see the cream of the crop (or perhaps some simply interesting picks) of streaming titles (new and old) across platforms such as Netflix, iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, and more (note: U.S. only). Check out our rundown for this week’s selections below.
As Hollywood struggles to reinvent their array of superheroes with each iteration, it’s no surprise that audiences would become hungry for something off the beaten path. While it’s not the first post-modern comic-book adaptation, Deadpool is billed as ushering in a new direction: a fan-spurred, self-aware tentpole that’s R-rated to its core, featuring a wise-ass character (don’t call him »
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Like the first words out of a baby’s mouth, the first lines uttered in a film are important. These are our picks for the 10 best opening lines in film.
Spring is upon us, and what better way to celebrate the beginning of brighter days than to celebrate the best film beginnings of all time! Check back all month long as we look at the films with the best beginnings.
Check out the previous entries into this series here:
Top 10 Opening Credits Sequences in Film
Top 10 Opening Shots in Film
Top 10 Opening Scenes in Film
It can be argued that a character’s lines can move a film forward and have more of an impact on the audience than any amount of action or breathtaking filmmaking. Lines, including narrations provide a source of information often more direct than an image. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, »
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Making a movie about a famous writer is a difficult undertaking for many reasons. But James Ponsoldt somehow managed to avoid most of the pitfalls as such with “The End of the Tour,” last year's winsome, loving ode to David Foster Wallace. Similarly, Bennett Miller erected a commendable testament to Truman Capote back in 2005 with his Philip Seymour Hoffman-starring biopic. There's something to said for films like 2010's noble but erratic “Howl,” which starred James Franco as beat poet Allen Ginsberg, as well as the two big-screen Hunter Thompson adaptations, 1980's "Where the Buffalo Roam" and 1998's "Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas," both of which indulge in the author’s penchant for overkill. Read More: James Ponsoldt's 'The End Of The Tour' Starring Jason Segel & Jesse Eisenberg So a movie about Ernest Hemingway is going to spark at least a flash of intrigue in any bibliophile. »
- Nicholas Laskin
Terry Gilliam Age: 75 Born: Minneapolis, Minnesota Best Known For: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Brazil, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Twelve Monkeys Nobody makes movies quite like Terry Gilliam. His flair for off-kilter comedy and big, bold visuals has made for some truly iconic movies over the years. And while there are certainly more famous entries in his filmography, we're celebrating one of his lesser known and underappreciated movies that was released this very week back...
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Las Vegas has been a long-time favourite for Hollywood’s directors. There is simply something intoxicating about the Sin City’s menu to suit all appetites that meets perfectly with a Hollywood storyboard. Whether it’s the glitter and glimmer of the Vegas strip, the casino atmosphere, the endless debauched stag nights or its historical biology to the mob.
Vegas will continue to inspire writers to set their tales in the Nevada hot spot. Many gems have been set there already and we have selected five of the best here.
Martin Scorsese’s 1995 release Casino remains the benchmark for any Vegas film. By basically keeping with all the ingredients that five years earlier had made Goodfellas one of the finest films of all time, and transferring the recipe to the Nevada desert (where many problems are buried), Casino was a sure fire hit. Telling the tale of the Chicago »
- The Hollywood News
Last year, The CW ordered a pilot for a rebooted Tales From the Darkside show, with author Joe Hill writing and executive producing the new take on George A. Romero’s beloved 1980s anthology series. A few months later, the network passed on the project, but Joe Hill is now re-teaming with Locke & Key artist Gabriel Rodríguez and Idw Publishing for a four-issue Tales From the Darkside comic book series.
The modern day-set Tales from the Darkside comic book series debuts this June and will feature standalone stories that are ultimately linked together in one all-encompassing arc. Rather than adapt specific episodes of the TV show, the comic books will instead be inspired by their source material and will have a meta vibe as well.
The comics are written by Hill and brought to life on the paneled page by artist Rodríguez, who previously worked with Hill on the acclaimed »
- Derek Anderson
Finally set for a U.S. theatrical release on May 13th (and VOD bow on April 28th), Ben Wheatley‘s adaptation of J.G. Ballard‘s 1975 dystopian novel High-Rise will first arrive in the U.K. in less than a month. They’ve been doing a stellar job of promotion over there and today we have another new trailer for the film following a doctor, played by Tom Hiddleston, who moves into a luxury apartment complex that is cut off from the rest of society.
We said in our review, “As soon as the voice of Tom Hiddleston‘s Dr. Robert Laing was heard speaking narration above his weathered and crazed visage manically moving from cluttered, dirty room to darkened feverish corner, my mind started racing. Terry Gilliam’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas popped into my consciousness and then his Brazil, after a quick title card shoves us back »
- Jordan Raup
An ongoing series looking at fantastic prologues from classic and contemporary horror movies. Though we think of Terry Gilliam today primarily as the visionary director behind such celebrated, opulent and arch cinematic confections as Brazil, Time Bandits, The Fisher King, 12 Monkeys, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas and so many more great pictures.…
- Chris Alexander
While we’re still waiting on a U.S. release for Ben Wheatley‘s adaptation of J.G. Ballard‘s 1975 dystopian novel High-Rise, those in the U.K. will get it come March. Ahead of the release, we now have another new trailer showing offthe story of a doctor, played by Tom Hiddleston, who moves into a luxury apartment complex that is cut off from the rest of society. We named it one of the best films of Tiff, and this evocative trailer should be enough to sell those that are curious.
We said in our review, “As soon as the voice of Tom Hiddleston‘s Dr. Robert Laing was heard speaking narration above his weathered and crazed visage manically moving from cluttered, dirty room to darkened feverish corner, my mind started racing. Terry Gilliam’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas popped into my consciousness and then his Brazil, after »
- Jordan Raup
9 items from 2016
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