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Amazon Studios Reportedly Plans To Shift From Prestige Movies To Popcorn Flicks

Amazon Studios has distributed some of the best lower-budget movies in recent years, including <i>The Lost City of Z</i>, <i>The Handmaiden</i>, <i>The Big Sick</i>, <i>The Salesman</i>, and <i>Manchester By the Sea</i>, which won two Oscars, including Best Actor. So, naturally, Amazon is ditching indies in favor of finding the next …

Guillermo del Toro accused of stealing plot for his Golden-Globe winning movie ‘The Shape of Water’

Guillermo del Toro is being accused of stealing the plot for his Golden-Globe winning movie, <i>The Shape of Water</i>.<p><i>The Shape of Water</i> was the …

Golden Globes

The 29 most rewatchable movies ever made

That quote has been used ad nauseam to drive home the fact that cinema is engrained in permanent ink, and that however difficult or arduous the process of making a particular film, the end result is (hopefully) worth it.<p>The truth is not <i>every</i> movie is worth standing the test of time, and some age …

Movies

‘Boo 2!’ To Shut Down Expensive ‘Geostorm’ In Crowded Weekend – Box Office Preview

For a second weekend in a row, a low-budget movie will take out an exorbitantly-budgeted one for the top spot. Lionsgate’s <b>Tyler Perry’s</b> <i>Boo 2! A Madea</i> …

Animation

Now Is Not the Time for This Louis C.K. Movie

Watch the trailer for I Love You, Daddy, and you'll see why.<p>Louis C.K. has a new movie coming out called <i>I Love You, Daddy</i>. (Ick, huh?) The comedian stars in the film, which he also directed (and co-wrote with Vernon Chatman), as a TV writer and producer whose world spins upside-down when his …

Woody Allen

The best movie of every year since 2000, according to critics

Since the turn of the century, the reviews aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's most well-received movies by assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.<p>We selected the top film from each year's list, starting with 2000 and including the best film of 2017.<p>…

Northern Italy

Total War: Warhammer 2 review

The gods demand sacrifice<p><i>Total War: Warhammer 2</i> is a strange beast.<p>Speak the concept out loud and it sounds straightforward: Take the historical know-how of the Total War series and graft a 34-year-old tabletop franchise on top of it. Then, pop off early for a pint. But rather than phone it in, the …

Gaming Industry

Inkitt, a ‘reader powered’ book publisher, raises $3.9M to discover the next best-selling author

Inkitt, which bills itself as “the world’s first reader-powered book publisher,” has raised $3.9 million in pre-series A funding, in a round led by Redalpine, with Frontline Ventures, Speedinvest and a number of private investors also participating. The Berlin-based startup is part writing and …

Writing

Short Trip is an aimless game that is all about a delightful web experience

Not every game needs a purpose or a thrilling ending to suck you in – and this little web experience nothing but proves this.<p>Unlike most game, <i>Short Trip</i> has no apparent aim or a quest set in sight. It starts off unassumingly, without a bang and without any instructions. All you have to go by is its …

Takashi Miike's Blade of the Immortal Is Your Fantasy Samurai Movie Come to Bloody, Violent Life

At its core, Takashi Miike’s <i>Blade of the Immortal</i> is a straightforward samurai revenge flick. However, built around that is the platonic, primal …

Stephen King adaptation Gerald's Game is potent, horrific—and oddly cathartic

Stephen King is having a moment, and so is Mike Flanagan. Coming off of the modest success and positive critical buzz surrounding last year’s <i>Hush</i> and</i> …

‘World Of Tomorrow Episode Two’ Is An Existential Sequel To An Oscar-Nominated Short

Don Hertzfeldt’s 2015 animated short “World of Tomorrow” is a nearly perfect piece of moviemaking. First of all, it’s short, and as someone who’s spent the better part of a week at a film festival, sitting through two-and-a-half hour slogs, brevity is appreciated. But <i>World of Tomorrow</i> packs a lot …

Free ‘Overwatch’ is back for one more weekend

Blizzard’s hit online FPS <i>Overwatch</i> is still booming, over a year since its launch. The game keeps getting new characters, new maps, and new game …

Gaming

You’re Not Going to Want to Miss Nicolas Cage’s Insane New Horror Movie

We don’t know a lot about Mom and Dad, but we know enough to get pumped.<p>Fresh out of the Toronto International Film Festival is some major buzz about a Nicolas Cage–starring horror movie called <i>Mom and Dad</i>. It's a movie "Every Nicolas Cage Fan Must See," according to ScreenCrush, "<i>Revolutionary Road</i> …

Horror

Brendan "Playerunknown" Greene's whirlwind year

Get inside the head of the man behind 2017’s most successful game.<p>Brendan Greene says he feels like the luckiest man in gaming. Just six months after his game <i>Playerunknown's Battlegrounds</i> entered Early Access, it's sold more than 10 million copies.<p>It's sent Greene, Playerunknown himself, around the …

33 Movies to Watch This Oscar Season

Say goodbye to the August doldrums. The next few months are full of buzzy biopics and indie hits.<p>After an uneven summer and a truly dreadful slate of releases in August, the film calendar finally gets more exciting in the next three months, as indie hits, arthouse triumphs, and Oscar-baiting …

Construction

'It' Review: Stephen King's Psycho-Clown Epic 'Is the Stuff of Nightmares'

Bestselling novel of kids, secrets and the world's scariest razor-toothed clown gets the blockbuster treatment – and it's a doozy<p>Expect all the bleak …

Netflix's new Stephen King adaptation gets a fittingly creepy trailer

In case the book wasn't terrifying enough, you'll soon be able to get your next Stephen King fix on Netflix.<p>Filmmaker Mike Flanagan adapted King's …

Smart code helps your phone browse the web twice as quickly

Many attempts at improving the speed of mobile web browsing involve some obvious sacrifices: Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages alter how you view the pages, while proxies introduce the risk of someone intercepting your sensitive data. Researchers have found a way to boost performance without those …

'PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds' knocks 'Dota 2' off its Steam throne

It's no secret that <i>PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds</i> is selling well even in its Early Access form, but it just crossed an important (if symbolic) milestone. On the morning of August 27th, the battle royale shooter overtook <i>Dota 2</i> as the game with the most simultaneous players on Steam, with 877,844 …

Gaming

Developers put game on Pirate Bay to help cash-strapped players

Game studios normally bend over backwards to discourage pirates and keep titles off of any piracy sites, but don't tell that to Acid Wizard. When the studio saw that a young player asked for a refund for its horror game <i>Darkwood</i> out of a fear that his parents wouldn't like the cost of the game, it …

Did Elon Musk’s AI champ destroy humans at video games? It’s complicated

You might not have noticed, but over the weekend a little coup took place. On Friday night, in front of a crowd of thousands, an AI bot beat a professional human player at <i>Dota 2</i> — one of the world’s most popular video games. The human champ, the affable Danil "Dendi" Ishutin, threw in the towel …

Artificial Intelligence

This Week In Posters: ‘The Death Of Stalin’ And The Rock’s Photoshopped Arms, It, And More

This week in This Week In Posters, we begin with Pixar’s <i>Coco</i>, featuring little Richie Valens over here rocking out for all the townsfolk, those both alive and dead. As always, the dopey doggy is stealing the show getting a tongue full of street corn. I still don’t know why we even bother with human …

The Best Movie Trilogies Ever Made — IndieWire Critics Survey

From the three "Trip" films to the "Three Colors," our panel of critics picks the greatest trilogies the movies have ever given us.<p><i>Every week,</i> …

The 10 Best Horror Movies of All Time

From creature features to haunted house capers, the horror genre has been giving audiences the willies since the dawn of film. Here are our picks for …

Horror

Nintendo Switch Online app is live

Go grab it now!<p>The Nintendo Switch Online mobile app is now available on iOS and Android. Although Nintendo previously dated the service for July 21, the company hit the trigger a bit early, so Switch owners can download it now.<p>There’s not much to do with the app quite yet, though. <i>Splatoon 2</i> will …

The filmmaker behind ‘App: The Human Story’ talks about the struggles developers face

The ‘devaluation of apps’ is a core theme<p>Ever since smartphones became the default computers that we carry our pockets, the apps that run on them and the stores that sell these apps have created a new kind of economy for software. Apple’s App Store has swelled to more than 2.5 million apps, while …

Apps

'The Bad Batch' Review: It's Social Rejects vs. Cannibals in Dystopia U.S.A.

Writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour's cult-movie-to-be pits a young woman against tribal flesh-eaters in a wrecked future America<p>If you can't build a …

11 Great Movies That Prove Indie Film Saved the Romantic Comedy

In 2009, Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds propelled “The Proposal” to nearly $165 million at the U.S. box office. The summer before, Cameron Diaz and …

25 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, and intense, and each will expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world<p>Moviegoers are suckers for a true story, which is why documentary films are so endearing and fascinating. While we often respond to narrative …

Kurt Cobain