6 Degrees of Film:@ the Movies

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25 Indie Films and Festival Favorites to See This Season, From ‘mother!’ to ‘Call Me By Your Name’

Plus: New films from del Toro, Anderson, Dayton & Faris, Allen, Sorkin, Linklater, and many more.<p><i>All this week, IndieWire is rolling out our annual</i> …

October 27

Film review: Legend of the Naga Pearls – Chinese fantasy adventure is generic yet enjoyable

<b>3/5 stars</b><p>Few things signal a country’s rise as a filmmaking superpower quite as much as a fun blockbuster that slips from your mind the moment you …

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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 …

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7 Actors Who Chose Terrible Movies Over Great Ones

Regrets, they've had a few<p>None of us can see the future, so actors can hardly be blamed for choosing a future box-office disaster over a future Oscar …

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Tom Cruise Broke Two Bones — ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Filming Delayed, Claims Report

It turns out Tom Cruise’s injuries on the set of ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ were worse than was originally reported! The movie star has broken two bones …

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Why Does Every Blockbuster Movie Trailer Follow This Exact Formula?

<b>What:</b> <i>How To Make A Blockbuster Movie Trailer</i>, a video that is less a tutorial than a deconstruction of the current craze in movie trailer editing.<p><b>Who:</b> Youtubers Auralnauts.<p><b>Why We Care:</b> Although trailers are intended to rile viewers up about movies they haven’t seen, so many rely on cinematic …

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The Greatest Horror Movies Never Made

01<p>of 10<p>'Battle Royale'<p><b>What is it?</b> An American remake of the controversial cult Japanese film about high school classmates unknowingly recruited by …

Movies

22 "Great Movies" That Were Actually Just Average At Best

There are a number of films that are considered to be great. Some of these, like <i>Citizen Kane</i>, had their critical appreciation grow exponentially over …

Movies

The Most Terrifying Horror Movies on Amazon Right Now

<i>Make sure to check out our running list of The Best Horror Movies of 2017.</i><p>The greatest horror movies of all time get under your skin with original …

Cool Stuff

15 movies and TV shows you didn't know were Stephen King adaptations

From the earliest days of his career, the writing of Stephen Edwin King (along with close friend and pseudonym cancer victim Richard Bachman) has thrilled and terrified readers around the globe with tales of killer clowns, haunted hotels, and demented game shows broadcast in dystopian futures – to …

George A. Romero

The Greatest Showman: Why Hugh Jackman calls costar Zendaya a 'badass'

After nine movies as Wolverine, Hugh Jackman can handle action, but even he was impressed by the stunt work done by Zendaya on the set of their new musical <i>The Greatest Showman</i>. The film, about P.T. Barnum and the creation of his iconic circus, finds the <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i> actress playing a …

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16 Amazing Movies Coming In 2018 That ARE NOT Remakes Or Sequels

For the past few decades, movie fans have continued to complain that Hollywood just seems like it’s out of fresh ideas. Nearly every other movie that …

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Fall movie preview: The 10 films we’re most excited for

For starters, the fall slate includes three instances of top shelf directors paired with virtuoso casts<p>The leaves are about to change and the movies — which have already been quite good this year — are about to get stellar. Coming this fall to a movie theater — or streaming site — near you are …

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Netflix just delivered a huge blow to Disney

It was just last week that Disney declared a streaming war on Netflix by announcing plans to create two streaming services for movies and sports. …

Netflix

Great Job, Internet!: Read This: The mistake Chuck Jones couldn’t get over in “What’s Opera, Doc?”

Warner Bros. cartoons are still amazingly enjoyable, especially considering they all had the same basic plot: Wile E. Coyote chases Road Runner. Sylvester chases Tweety Bird. And Elmer Fudd hunts for his ultimate prey: the uncatchable Bugs Bunny. Obviously, the scenario changed up a bit from time …

Animation

Have you seen all of Rotten Tomatoes' 200 essential movies?

Ever had one of those evenings where you decide to watch a movie, only to spend so much time trying to decide on a movie that by the time you've picked one, you no longer have time to watch a movie?<p>Sure you have — we've all been there. But maybe this will help the next time you find yourself in …

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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> …

Juliette Binoche

11 Animated Movies Every Adult Should Watch

No kids allowed.<p>Just because you're a grown woman who likes grown woman things, doesn't mean you can't enjoy the occasional animated movie. There's nothing wrong with indulging in some <i>Sleeping Beauty</i> or <i>Bambi</i> every now and then, but if you're looking for something <i>slightly</i> more sophisticated, there …

Animation

Don Johnson, Craig T. Nelson, Richard Dreyfuss Cast In ‘Book Club’ | Deadline

<b>EXCLUSIVE</b>: Don Johnson, Craig T. Nelson, Richard Dreyfuss, Ed Begley Jr., and Wallace Shawn have joined previously announced Andy Garcia in Bill …

Hollywood

Hollywood & China: Does Donald Trump’s Trade Probe Impact The Film Industry? | Deadline

Toning down his recent blustery stance on China, U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday nevertheless signed a memorandum to direct the U.S. Trade …

China

Locarno Critics Academy 2017: Meet This Year’s Aspiring Film Critics

Here are the promising new writers contributing essays from the 70th edition of the Locarno Film Festival.<p><i>The 2017 Locarno Film Festival recently</i> …

Wes Anderson

‘Dear White People’ Director Justin Simien is Making a Horror Satire About A Killer Weave

After adapting his breakout movie "Dear White People" into a Netflix original TV series, Just Simien is heading back to filmmaking.<p>What happens when …

Dear White People

Movie Review: The surreal indie comedy Lemon looks better than it runs

The sad fact about modern weird-for-weird’s-sake micro-indies is that they tend to be even more alike that than the toothlessly quirky Sundance items to which they’re supposed to serve as an antidote. It’s like they’ve all been grown from the same frothy mixture of Adult Swim anti-comedy, vintage …

Movie Reviews

French Box Office Holds Steady During First Seven Months of 2017

PARIS– Powered by Hollywood animated blockbusters and action-packed franchises, the French box office held relatively steady during the first seven …

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Cate Blanchett in Talks to Join Jack Black in Amblin’s ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’

Cate Blanchett is in early talks to co-star with Jack Black in Amblin Entertainment and Mythology Entertainment’s “The House With a Clock in Its …

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‘The Secret Life Of Pets 2’ Release Moved Up A Month To June 2019 | Deadline

The sequel to Illumination’s $875M worldwide-grossing animated pic from last summer will continue its tale on June 7, 2019, Universal announced …

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‘The Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Review: Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson Can’t Save this Limp Action Movie

There’s something fun buried under all this nonsense, but this late summer whiff is too lazy to do any digging, or even get its hands dirty.<p>This …

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James Cameron Pays Tribute to Bill Paxton

James Cameron has reflected on the life and career of his late friend, Bill Paxton. The renowned actor unexpectedly passed away in February due to …

Entertainment

‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Set for China Release in September

“War for the Planet of the Apes” is set to get a theatrical release in mainland China in mid-September. Rights holder, 20th Century Fox confirmed …

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