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New Netflix Releases You Can’t Afford To Miss

Don’t Miss These Netflix Releases in 2018

It’s hard to remember what life was like before on-demand home entertainment. A time before streaming giant, Netflix, dominated our TV screens with their ever-expanding catalogue of movies, series, stand-up comedy and documentaries. As we make headway into the New Year, Netflix subscribers can look forward to a host of new titles that are scheduled to be added to its already impressive library in 2018. We’ll see some of our favourite shows return for another season, as well as some hotly anticipated Netflix original content that is slated to be released this year.

An Action-packed Start to the Year

January starts off with an action-packed bang, with a slew of popular blockbusters that are scheduled to be added to the Netflix catalogue. If you’re on the hunt for pure escapism and thrilling action-adventure, be sure not to miss Kong: Skull Island
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A Look At the Enduring Popularity of Godzilla

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This week, the first-ever full-length animated Godzilla movie debuts on Netflix. Originally released last year in Japan, Godzilla: Monster Planet is the 32nd Godzilla movie to come out in the past 64 years. Cinelinx takes a look at the big, radioactive reptile, focusing on the many ups-and-downs of the King of Monsters.

What is it about this giant monster that’s kept him so popular for so long? This character, created by Toho Studios over six decades ago, has often been a subject of ridicule—especially some of the later Showa entries of the 1970s—and few people will freely admit to loving Godzilla films. The image of guys wrestling in rubber monster suits and destroying miniature models of Tokyo is what most folks think of when Godzilla is mentioned. And even diehard fans like myself can wince in embarrassment at moments like the Godzilla dropkick from Godzilla vs. Megalon, or
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Mark Hamill Hails ‘Star Wars’ Composer John Williams: ‘He Elevates Every Scene’

Mark Hamill Hails ‘Star Wars’ Composer John Williams: ‘He Elevates Every Scene’
“Aside from George Lucas, nobody deserves more credit for the success of `Star Wars’ than John Williams,” says Mark Hamill.

It’s a pretty bold statement from the actor who plays Luke Skywalker in five of the eight “Star Wars” movies, including a leading role in “The Last Jedi,” now the biggest-grossing movie of 2017. But then, perhaps more than most actors, Hamill appreciates the role of music in movies.

Hamill’s interest was sparked as a child, first taking note of Carl Stalling’s name as composer on old Warner Bros. cartoons, then Bernard Herrmann’s on the fantasy films of special-effects wizard Ray Harryhausen. “I saw ‘Jason and the Argonauts’ on a double bill with ‘7th Voyage of Sinbad,'” Hamill tells Variety. “I could hum the main-title themes from the time I saw them.

Once he realized that Herrmann was the same composer who had terrified moviegoers with his music for “Psycho,” he was even
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Disney's Merlin Saga Targets Director Ridley Scott

According to reports, Disney is in negotiation with Ridley Scott to helm The Merlin Saga along with his production company, Scott Free. It is believed that the Merlin Saga will be Scott's next project, but nothing has been officially confirmed by Disney or Ridley Scott. All the Money in the World as well as Alien: Covenant were both directed by Scott in 2017 and All the Money in the World is seeing quite a bit of acclaim, even after removing Kevin Spacey from the project and replacing him with Christopher Plummer at the absolute last minute.

Variety reports that Ridley Scott and Disney are in negotiations for the director to helm the Merlin Saga, which Academy Award winning screenwriter Philippa Boyens wrote the script for, based off of T.A. Barron's books. Boyens is best known for working with Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh on all six Middle-earth films as well
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Adam Wingard’s Godzilla vs King Kong Will Shoot in Georgia

“Let them fight.” Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla sequel just wrapped filming in Georgia this past year and it looks like Adam Wingard’s Godzilla vs King Kong will be staying in Georgia as well. The news comes to us from Omega Underground who reports that Godzilla vs Kong is expected to shoot a bulk of the stage […]

The post Adam Wingard’s Godzilla vs King Kong Will Shoot in Georgia appeared first on Dread Central.
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Bullet Head Starring Adrien Brody and John Malkovich Arrives on Blu-ray and DVD January 9th

The hyper-stylized edge-of-your-seat crime thriller, Bullet Head, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital) and DVD January 9 from Lionsgate. This film is currently available on Digital and On Demand. Oscar® winner Adrien Brody (Best Actor, The Pianist, 2002), Golden Globe® nominee Antonio Banderas (Best Actor: “And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself,” 2004, TV Movie; The Mask of Zorro, 1998, and Evita, 1996, Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical), and Oscar® nominee John Malkovich (Best Supporting Actor, In the Line of Fire, 1993; Places in the Heart, 1984) star as three career criminals in jeopardy after pulling off the heist of a lifetime. Written and directed by award-winning visionary Paul Solet (Grace), the Bullet Head Blu-ray and DVD include never-before-seen special features and will be available for the suggested retail price of $21.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Oscar winner Adrien Brody, Antonio Banderas, and John Malkovich deliver the action in this riveting crime story filled with pulse-pounding twists and turns. After a heist gone tragically wrong,
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Mortal Engines: trailer for new Peter Jackson-produced film

Simon Brew Dec 19, 2017

Based on the book from Philip Reeve, here's the first trailer for the hugely ambitious Mortal Engines...

Overseen by Peter Jackson, Mortal Engines is an ambitious sci-fi adventure film, that’s heading into cinemas at the end of 2018.

Starring Hugo Weaving, Hera Hilmer and Robert Sheehan, the movie is being directed by Christian Rivers, and the first trailer and synopsis has just been released. We figured we’d bring them to you. Not least because this looks great.

Here, then, is the trailer…

And here’s the synopsis…

Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan)—who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London—finds himself fighting for his own survival
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Watch London Roar Through the Countryside in Teaser Trailer for Mortal Engines

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You may have seen it play before screenings of Star Wars: The Last Jedi this past weekend, but if you have yet to experience it or you want to watch it again, the eye-popping teaser trailer for Mortal Engines has been released online by Universal Pictures, giving an impressive peek into a future where cities roam the world on wheels, bringing road rage to a more massive scale than ever before.

"Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan)—who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London—finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an
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Watch The First Trailer For Mortal Engines, Produced By Peter Jackson.

Universal Pictures has just dropped the first trailer for Mortal Engines, the new movie produced by Peter Jackson.

Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan)—who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London—finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar).

Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future.

Mortal Engines is the startling, new epic adventure directed by Oscar®-winning visual-effects artist Christian Rivers (King Kong). Joining Rivers are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies three-time Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens,
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‘Mortal Engines’ First Trailer: Peter Jackson Introduces You to a Steampunk Dystopian Future

‘Mortal Engines’ First Trailer: Peter Jackson Introduces You to a Steampunk Dystopian Future
Moviegoers who saw “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” this weekend got to see the first official look at the upcoming “Mortal Engines” adaptation,” and now Universal Pictures has made the first trailer available online for the world to see. The film is an adaptation of the Philip Reeve’s novel of the same name and is produced by Peter Jackson, who also co-wrote the film with his “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” team Fran Walsh and Philippa Boynes.

Mortal Engines” is set a steampunk dystopian future where the last of the major cities exist on humungous mobile vehicles that eat up the smaller towns and use them for precious resources. Robert Sheehan, Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving, and Stephen Lang star.

The film is directed by Christian Rivers, who has had a longstanding relationship with Jackson as both his visual effects supervisor and his storyboard artist on “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy,
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Mortal Engines Trailer: Peter Jackson Presents an Epic New Saga

Mortal Engines Trailer: Peter Jackson Presents an Epic New Saga
A thousand years in the making! Today we have the first trailer for the epic new saga Mortal Engines, which comes from the team behind The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Peter Jackson is the mastermind behind this apocalyptic view of the future. And the first footage is jaw-dropping.

Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan), who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London, finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future.

Mortal Engines is the startling, new epic adventure
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Five Reasons Why We Need to See “The Polka King”

Every fan of the comedy genre likely knows who Jack Black is by now. While he has undoubtedly had some major roles in films like the sequel to Jumanji coming out this year and a riveting rendition of King Kong, Black has always notoriously been a difficult talent to cast when it came to not being over the top and way out of character for the required role. That is until he has landed squarely with a role that he was born to play: polka legend Jack Lewan. This film, The Polka King, is not one to miss. Here are

Five Reasons Why We Need to See “The Polka King
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10 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Facts You Never Knew

10 Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Facts You Never Knew
It's the darkest chapter in the original trilogy of the most famous sci-fi franchise and it has one of the biggest surprising reveals in movie history. The Empire Strikes Back, long celebrated as the best chapter in the massive Star Wars saga, has many secrets swirling around that have yet been discovered by sone of the franchise's biggest fans. Here we take a look at 10 facts you never knew about what some claim is the greatest Star Wars adventure of them all.

Buffy the Jedi Master.

In the decades since Star Wars changed the world in 1977, a wealth of material about the saga's developmental stages has come out, with some bits of old concept art and words like "Starkiller," the original last name for Luke, even getting repurposed in later chapters and the extended universe. The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back, by J.W. Rinzler, is a
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Here's Why the Sea Monster Sex Is Actually a Very Important Part of Shape of Water

Spoiler alert: Fyi, we will be discussing a key aspect of Guillermo del Toro's sexy sea monster film, Shape of Water. Listen, I'm going to cut right to the chase. I'm a big fan of Guillermo del Toro. Going in to Shape of Water, I was excited. It appeared to be an incredibly rich and beautiful story. The visuals in the trailers alone were enough to convince me that the film would be utterly enchanting. Long story short, I did love it. I'd argue it's del Toro's best film since Pan's Labyrinth. But even though I fell in love with this whimsical and timeless tale, even though I think it's a strong Oscar contender and one of my favorite films of the year, I left with one lingering question: did Eliza and the sea creature need to have sex? If you're questioning the question, let me assure you that they do,
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Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell Join Nicole Kidman in Crime Thriller Destroyer

The crime thriller Destroyer, starring Nicole Kidman is getting three new cast members. Variety reports that Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, and Scoot McNairy have joined Karyn Kusama’s crime thriller which stars Kidman, Tatiana Maslany, and Sebastian Stan.

Destroyer follows the moral journey of Lapd detective Erin Bell, who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.

Whitford recently starred in Jordan Peele’s Get Out and just finished filming on Godzilla: King of Monsters for Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros.

Kebbell was most recently seen reprising his role as Koba in War for the Planet of the Apes for Fox and played King Kong
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How ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ VFX Supervisor Joe Letteri Mastered Performance Capture & Creature Creation

How ‘War For The Planet Of The Apes’ VFX Supervisor Joe Letteri Mastered Performance Capture & Creature Creation
From his earliest beginnings at Ilm to his current role as Senior Visual Effects Supervisor at Peter Jackson’s pioneering Weta Digital, four-time Oscar winner Joe Letteri has had the most accomplished of careers, witnessing the stunning evolution of visual effects over the course of three decades. Working on such seminal visual effects-driven projects as Jurassic Park, The Lord of the Rings, King Kong, and Avatar, Letteri has been driven on through the years by his…
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Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, Scoot McNairy Join Nicole Kidman’s ‘Destroyer’

Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, Scoot McNairy Join Nicole Kidman’s ‘Destroyer’
Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, and Scoot McNairy have joined Karyn Kusama’s crime thriller “Destroyer,” starring Nicole Kidman, Tatiana Maslany, and Sebastian Stan.

The project begins shooting next week in Los Angeles from a script by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. 30West will fully finance the film, with Fred Berger of Automatik producing alongside Hay and Manfredi.

Destroyer” follows the moral and existential odyssey of Lapd detective Erin Bell, who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.

Whitford starred in Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” and can next be seen in Steven Spielberg’s feature “The Post,” starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep for Fox. He recently
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Best 25 Horror Oscar Winners, Ranked

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Best 25 Horror Oscar Winners, Ranked
Most people think that snobby Oscar voters through the decades have turned their backs on the horror genre. Not so. True, far more horror flicks have been nominated for Oscars — including many Alfred Hitchcock movies — than have won. Hitch was nominated six times for Best Director and never took home a gold statue, which is why he was awarded an Honorary Oscar in 1968. “Thank you,” he said, and walked offstage.

We scoured the record books to find 25 Oscar-winning horror movies, and herewith rank them for you.

After heated arguments among the IndieWire staff, we threw out a dozen or so monster movies (“King Kong,” “Mighty Joe Young,” “Jurassic Park”), ghost films (“Ghost”) and scary psychological thrillers like Hitchcock’s “Spellbound” that just didn’t feel like horror flicks to us.

Defining a horror movie is subjective. Is it about gore and guts and supernatural beings, or how it makes you feel?
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Andy Serkis interview: War For The Planet Of The Apes

Brendon Connelly Nov 24, 2017

Spoilers, as Andy Serkis chats to us about round off the Apes trilogy with War For The Planet Of The Apes...

Now that the Caesar trilogy of Planet Of The Apes movies has been completed, and War For The the Planet Of The Apes is about to join the others on Blu-ray, it's going to be entirely possible, and extremely tempting, to sit down and watch the character's entire journey in a single session. Well, I say 'extremely tempting' - I actually mean completely inevitable.

I met up with Serkis to discuss the release of War For The Planet Of The Apes, and thought we could use the session to track his performance of Caesar across an entire lifetime. I was also interested in some under-discussed potential and practices of performance capture. Here's how our conversation went. Strictly speaking, there are spoilers ahead.

Now we're at the end of a trilogy,
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Ten Terrible Movie Taglines

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Good movies tend to have solid taglines. Bad movies almost always have questionable taglines. Coincidence?

Taglines may not be the most important component of a film’s advertising, but having a good one can be beneficial. A good tagline should be something that is memorable, catchy, informative of the films’ plot or tone, and unique. Consider the tagline from Alien, “In space no one will hear you scream,” or Jurassic Park, “An adventure 65 million years in the making.” At other times, movie taglines have been famous quotes from the film. Examples are “One ring to rule them all,” from Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings films, or “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy,” from The Shining. Simply put, having a solid movie tagline is worth the effort.

This is a look at a few films where the effort was clearly lacking or misplaced. Sometimes they are trying too hard.
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