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‘Blade Runner 2049’: Inside the Studio’s Unique Efforts to Hide the Spoilers of the Blockbuster Movie

Warner Bros. went to extreme lengths — maybe too far — to keep plot details of Denis Villeneuve's sequel under wraps. We asked the studio to explain …

Construction

The 25 greatest comedies of all time

Comedy

True Detective Has Officially Found the Best Man for the Case

Mahershala Ali will star in Season Three.<p>After a messy second season, <i>True Detective</i> went on hiatus in the summer of 2015 to figure its shit out. Then in March, it was announced that creator Nic Pizzolatto had teamed up with <i>Deadwood</i> and <i>NYPD Blue</i> creator David Milch to work on the third season. The …

TV

With Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan has finally hit the heights of Kubrick

Any mention of the K-word in relation to Nolan has long prompted sneers, but his 10th film is dizzying, dazzling and diamond-hard. It could be his Paths of Glory<p>For quite a while now – at least since the release of Inception in 2010, Christopher Nolan has been regularly touted as the modern …

Stanley Kubrick

22 Things You Never Knew About 'Blade Runner'

Given how vastly influential "Blade Runner" has been over the 35 years since its release (on June 25, 1982), it's hard to remember that the movie wasn't a hit. Neither critics nor audiences were certain what to make of Ridley Scott's visionary adaptation of a mind-bending Philip K. Dick novel; nor …

Science Fiction

What the Hell Happened on Game of Thrones Season 6?

Everything you need to remember from each episode in two sentences or less.<p>The sixth season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> debuted more than a year ago. Who could remember back that far when every news week since November 2016 has felt like a lifetime? I wouldn't blame you for a second if you don't remember …

TV Series

How 'Wonder Woman' Tackles the Superhero Movie's Greatest Foe: Sexism

Four ways that this blockbuster's Amazon warrior takes on condescending gender stereotypes – and comes out a winner<p><i>Wonder Woman</i> is the first …

io9's Guide to All the Movies You Give a Damn About in 2017

The movies of 2017 are a truly star-studded bunch. There’s Spider-Man, Batman, Wolverine, Thor and Wonder Woman. King Kong, the Gunslinger, Power …

Everything You Need to Know About JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK

When there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who ya gonna call? Not the Ghostbusters—at least if you’re in the DC Extended Universe. Because …

Gene Wilder: A Notable Life in Pictures

West Village

John Turturro Is Reportedly Directing a Big Lebowski Spin-Off

He's bringing Jesus Quintana back.<p>How’s this for a plot twist? <b>John Turturro’s</b> latest project, a film he wrote and will direct titled <i>Going Places</i>, is actually a <i>Big Lebowski</i> spin-off, according to reports. Inspired by the 1974 French film <i>Les Valseuses</i>, <i>Going Places</i> will revisit Turturro’s original …

Coen Brothers

The Week in Movies – first Justice League, Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailers! Han Solo getting his own Star Wars trilogy? and more…

<i>The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, including the load of trailers from last week’s San Diego Comic Con (Justice League,</i> …

Justice League trailer surprises fans at Comic-Con

Warner Bros. surprised fans at Comic-Con on Saturday with a first look at <i>Justice League</i>, the DC Comics superhero team-up scheduled for release Nov. …

52 Movies That Are So Clever They'll Have You Thinking For Days

All these films will stay with you long after they've finished playing.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Universal Pictures

Let’s Revisit The Time Muhammad Ali And Roger Ebert Watched ‘Rocky II’ Together

Roger Ebert has had as storied a career as any movie critic can. He came from the golden age of the form, where one of his reviews published in the newspaper could make or break a movie. From 1986 onward, Ebert solidified his place as one of the most important men in the industry by co-hosting one …

Film of the Week: The Wailing

“Can anybody make sense of what’s happening here?” asks the hero of <i>The Wailing—</i>and that’s by no means the only slyly self-referential moment in the …

Horror

15 Insane Foreign Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies You've Never Heard Of

Hollywood may be the first place people think of when they think of big screen productions, but while it’s considered the focal center of the film …

23 Movies Everyone Needs To See In Their Teens

Duh.

Universal Pictures

The 10 best martial-arts movies of all time

These days, it’s hard to know who’s doing the kicking: a team of CGI experts or a well-paid Hollywood A-lister. But the best martial-arts movies—both …

Martial Arts

'Superman,' The Inside Story: Director Richard Donner Remembers Meeting Stallone to Play the Lead, Working With Brando, and a Near-Fatal Knife Attack

The famed director reveals how Marlon Brando wanted to play Jor-El as a "bagel," fights with his producer and how he discovered Christopher Reeve for …

Here Are The ‘Batman V Superman’ Easter Eggs And References You Missed Amid All The Explosions

<b>Warning:</b> The video above contains <i>Batman v Superman</i> spoilers. The write-up below might feature a few vague spoilers as well, so if you care about such things, leap a tall building right on out of here.<p>One thing that’s blatantly obvious whenever a new DC Comics movie comes out, is that most folks …

Ben Affleck says he's serious about playing Batman

NEW YORK (AP) — Ben Affleck hopes Batman fans who were skeptical of him playing the caped crusader in "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" realize how seriously he took the role.<p>"The most difficult thing about making this movie, honestly, was the physical aspect," Affleck told The Associated Press …

Rocky stars Sylvester Stallone, Carl Weathers reunite at Santa Barbara Film Festival

Sylvester Stallone and Carl Weathers traded the ring for the red carpet when the two <i>Rocky</i> stars reunited at the Santa Barbara Film Festival.<p>The two …

The lasting legacy of The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

As Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western masterpiece turns 50, its influence can still be felt in films made today, writes Luke Buckmaster<p>Three whiskered, weather-beaten men stand facing each other, alone in a huge cemetery. They exchange suspicious glances and remain almost perfectly still, not saying …

Clint Eastwood

Discover the Origins of Wonder Woman in the First Trailer

Warner Bros. released the first footage of the new <i>Wonder Woman</i> movie on the CW Tuesday, and it promises to tell an in-depth origin story of the DC …

New BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Trailer Kicks Serious Ass!

Watch: ‘Batman v Superman’ Teaser Unmasks Bruce Wayne

A new “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” teaser trailer debuted during the midseason finale of Fox’s “Gotham,” and the intense new scene showed a …