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This Week In Trailers: Cowboys, Breaking News in Yuba County, Dear Comrades!, The Dissident, Lapsis

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week, we free ourselves from convention, lay some cable, get kidnapped, find ourselves fighting in Russia, and see how far up the governm...
Tags: New York, Movies, Washington Post, Montana, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Cowboys, America, United States, This Week In Trailers, Queens, Movie Trailers, Hulu, Istanbul, Allison Janney, Joe


Superhero Bits: ‘Batwoman’ Crossovers with ‘Supergirl’ and ‘Superman & Lois’ Canceled, ‘X-Men’ Arcade1Up Cabinet & More

Want to get Arcade1Up’s new four-player X-Men cabinet with online multiplayer capabilities? What did an issue of Batman #1 recently sell for at auction? Why aren’t Batwoman‘s crossovers with Supergirl and Superman & Lois happening anymore? Will Marvel Studios release their Disney+ shows on Blu-ray/DVD? Which Marvel stars popped up to ask questions at the WandaVision launch event? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Here’s a new TV spot for WandaVision full of critical accl...
Tags: Movies, Superman, Disney, Batwoman, Batman, Warner Bros, X-men, Supergirl, Lois, Video Of The Day, Superhero Bits, Captain-America, Iron-Man, Wonder-Woman, Green-Lantern, Ann Sarnoff


Tessa Thompson Launches New Production Company That Has a First-Look Deal With HBO/HBO Max

Tessa Thompson is making big moves behind the scenes. The Sylvie’s Love actress has launched a new production company, which already has a first-look deal with HBO and HBO Max. And if that’s not fast-moving enough, Thompson already has two projects underway under this first-look deal. Deadline reports that Tessa Thompson is set to executive produce two big book adaptations — Who Fears Death and The Secret Lives of Church Ladies — under an HBO and HBO Max first-look deal with her new producti...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Tessa Thompson, Thompson, North Africa, Luke Cage, George R R Martin, Michael Lombardo, HBO HBO, Sylvie, Nnedi Okorafor, Business and Industry News, Okorafor, Who Fears Death, Onyesowu


Liam Neeson Once Again Says He’s Retiring From Action Movies

Liam Neeson has had a strange career. For the longest time, he was thought of as a serious dramatic performer – the type of actor who starred in titles like Schindler’s List. Then came Taken, the 2008 flick that inexplicably turned Neeson into an action hero. Ever since Taken, Neeson has stuck with his action star status – a move that sometimes backfired, like when the bleak drama The Grey was incorrectly marketed as a movie about Neeson fist-fighting some wolves instead of the harrowing medita...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Liam-Neeson, Schindler, Neeson, Action/Adventure, Taken Neeson, The Independent When


John Carpenter to Create Horror Audio Shows for Serial Box, Calls It “A New Way to Strike Fear Into the Hearts of Our Audience”

Horror maestro John Carpenter hasn’t directed a movie in more than a decade, and that doesn’t seem likely to change any time soon. But the director of movies like The Thing, Halloween, and The Fog is now set to explore the horror genre through a new medium: audio. Carpenter and his wife, producer Sandy King Carpenter, have signed a deal with Serial Box to develop multiple horror audio shows and podcasts over the next two years which will fall under a new “John Carpenter Presents” banner. Get th...
Tags: Movies, Podcasts, Horror, John, John-Carpenter, Sandy, Carpenter, Serial Box, Sandy King Carpenter, Hayley Wagreich, Molly Barton Serial Box


‘Dead Pigs’, the First Feature Film From ‘Birds of Prey’ Director Cathy Yan, is Finally Being Released Domestically on Mubi

Before she made Birds of Prey, Cathy Yan made her feature debut with Dead Pigs, a film that premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Despite high praise at Sundance, Dead Pigs was never released domestically (it did open in China in 2019, though). Now that’s finally going to change, with a Dead Pigs release exclusive to the streaming service Mubi. Per the official announcement, the film “speaks to our universal struggle with identity in the age of globalization, its diverse voices reflecti...
Tags: Movies, China, America, United States, Wall Street Journal, Mubi, Shanghai China, Yan, Release Dates, Foreign Language, Cathy Yan, Dead Pigs, Vivian Wu, David Rysdahl, Joy Luck Club Mason Lee Lucy, Zazie Beetz Atlanta Nine Days Meng Li


‘Heart of Stone’, a Spy Thriller Starring Gal Gadot, is Headed to Netflix

Gal Gadot must have a thing for stones, because after dealing with that magic wishing stone in Wonder Woman 1984 she’s starring in the Netflix movie Heart of Stone. Netflix just bought the worldwide rights to the film from Skydance, and it’s the second Skydance movie to be sold-off to a streamer this week, with the Chris Pratt Skydance film The Tomorrow War going to Amazon. Heart of Stone, which hasn’t begun filming yet, is an espionage thriller from writers Greg Rucka and Allison Schroeder. ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, Movies, Dwayne Johnson, Netflix, Thriller, Warner Bros, Chris Pratt, Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot, Skydance, Tom Harper, Gadot, Allison Schroeder, Greg Rucka


‘Galaxy Quest 2’ is Still Happening And It’s Got a “Fabulous Script,” According to Tim Allen

Tim Allen will never give up, and never surrender on the long-discussed Galaxy Quest sequel, even after the project was supposedly put to bed after the untimely and tragic death of co-star Alan Rickman. But five years after Galaxy Quest 2 was reportedly scrapped, Allen is holding out hope for the sequel to get off the ground, especially with its “fabulous script.” Tim Allen, who starred in the 1999 cult classic sci-fi comedy Galaxy Quest, gave an update on the status of the sequel, which is ...
Tags: Amazon, Comedy, Movies, Sci-fi, Spock, Sequels, Tim-Allen, Alan Rickman, Entertainment Weekly, Lazarus, Galaxy Quest, Rickman, Gordon, Allen, Alexander Dane, Taggart


Spoiler Discussion: WandaVision Episodes 1 & 2

On the January 15, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall , senior writer Ben Pearson , and weekend editor Brad Oman , to have a spoiler discussion about WandaVision episodes 1 and 2. In Our Spoiler Discussion: We dissect the first two episodes of the new Disney+ Marvel live-action tv series WandaVision . Brief reactions Episode 1 breakdown Episode 2 breakdown Future Speculation   Other Artic...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Marvel Studios, Ben Pearson, Disney Marvel, Comic Book/Superhero, Peter Sciretta, Jacob Hall, Featured Stories Sidebar, Film Daily Podcast, Brad Oman, Sam Hume, Spoiler Discussion, WandaVision, WandaVision Episodes


‘For All Mankind’ Season 2 Trailer: Apple’s Science Fiction Series Wages a Cold War in Space

It’s the ’80s and the Cold War is silently raging. But a different kind of Cold War is about to be waged in For All Mankind, Apple TV+’s acclaimed alternate-history space drama, which premieres its second season this February. Watch the For All Mankind trailer below. For All Mankind Trailer Apple TV+ released the official trailer for For All Mankind season 2, the alt-history drama series from Emmy winner Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica). Set in an alternate history timeline where ...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, US, Department Of Defense, Nasa, United States, Ronald Reagan, Ussr, Soviet Union, Mankind, Mission Control, Joel Kinnaman, Ronald D Moore, TV Trailer


Ethan Hawke to Play the ‘Moon Knight’ Villain, Opposite Oscar Isaac

Ethan Hawke has been in Hollywood long enough to see himself become the villain. The Marvel villain, that is. The Good Lord Bird star will reportedly cross swords (or whatever weapons Moon Knight uses) with Oscar Isaac as the Moon Knight villain. The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Ethan Hawke has closed a deal to play the villain opposite Oscar Isaac in Moon Knight, Marvel Studios’ upcoming Disney+ series about a psychologically unstable mercenary who may or may not communicate with ...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, Casting, Disney, Earth, Budapest, Ethan Hawke, Deadpool, Hulu, Oscar Isaac, Marvel Studios, Hawke, Isaac, Spector, Ramy


HBO’s ‘The Last of Us’ Loses ‘Chernobyl’ Director, Hires ‘Beanpole’ Filmmaker as Replacement

HBO’s highly anticipated television adaptation of the mega-hit video game The Last of Us has made a change behind the camera. Johan Renck, the Chernobyl and Breaking Bad director who was previously hired to helm the pilot for this series, apparently had to drop out due to a scheduling conflict. Now a new report says the show’s producers have found his replacement in Kantemir Balagov, the director of the acclaimed Russian drama film Beanpole. The Hollywood Reporter says that Renck, who was set...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, Thriller, Adaptation, Chernobyl, Cannes, Adam Sandler, Johan-Renck, Joel, Bohemia, Ellie, Craig Mazin


‘Locked Down’ Director Doug Liman on Shooting a Movie About the Pandemic During the Pandemic [Interview]

Doug Liman resists paths of convention. The director, who’s always prided himself as a rule-breaker, typically doesn’t follow trends but establishes them. Look at The Bourne Identity, Swingers, and even Mr. & Mrs. Smith – other movies have tried to copy their success. Once again, Liman ventured into uncharted territory with Locked Down. Liman shot the heist movie, which is more of a relationship drama, during the ongoing lockdown in London. There is a third act heist involving the garish Harrod...
Tags: Hbo, England, London, Movies, Drama, Interviews, La, Netflix, Atlantic, Thriller, James Bond, Tom Cruise, Bond, Mindy Kaling, Steve, Columbia


‘Dungeons & Dragons’ TV Series in the Works With ‘John Wick’ Writer Derek Kolstad

Hollywood has been trying to get a new Dungeons & Dragons movie off the ground for a few years now, and now they’re throwing a TV show into the mix as well. A new report states that plans are in motion for a Dungeons & Dragons TV show with John Wick franchise writer Derek Kolstad tackling some of the scripts. This news comes on the heels of the announcement that Chris Pine was in talks to star in the Dungeons & Dragons movie. When Game of Thrones was on the air and a really big deal, there w...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Fantasy, Hasbro, Paramount Pictures, Chris Mckay, Dungeons And Dragons, Gary Gygax, Chris Pine, Daley, Warner Bros Pictures, Dave Arneson, John Wick, Goldstein


Netflix’s ‘Matilda’ Movie Musical Finds the Young Title Star and Recasts Miss Trunchbull With Emma Thompson

Netflix’s adaptation of the musical version of Matilda has finally found a young star to take on the lead role of a precocious young girl with advanced reading skills and telekinetic abilities who feels like she doesn’t belong in her family of idiotic gamblers and crooks. Relatively unknown 11-year old actress Alisha Weir has landed the role of Matilda, but there’s already been a change with the casting of one of the other key characters, with Emma Thompson taking the role of the nasty headmist...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Netflix, Adaptation, Harry Potter, Emma Thompson, Musical, Ralph Fiennes, Tim Minchin, Thompson, Don, Matilda, Fiennes, Trunchbull, Dennis Kelly


‘The Bourne Identity’ Director Doug Liman Still Doesn’t Know How to Feel About Bond Copying Bourne

Doug Liman changed the game with The Bourne Identity. The director’s grounded vision for what many eventually came to see as “America’s James Bond” influenced action movies for years, and arguably still continues to do so. When James Bond was rebooted with Casino Royale and beyond, audiences and critics spotted an unmistakable Bourne influence. More inner conflict, more brutal hand-to-hand combat, and the gadgets and toys flew out the window. 007 became a spy in the modern world, similar to the...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, America, Netflix, James-Bond, Universal, Bond, Robert Ludlum, Bourne, Jason Bourne, Action/Adventure, Doug-Liman, Liman, Featured Stories Sidebar, Casino-Royale


Exclusive: Hear a Track From the ‘Cherry’ Soundtrack Composed by Henry Jackman

Cherry, the new Russo Brothers movie starring Tom Holland, features a score from composer Henry Jackman – and we’re debuting an exclusive track. Jackman has a long list of credits, including soundtracks for X-Men: First Class, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Wreck-It Ralph, Big Hero 6, Jumanji: Welcome To the Jungle, Captain America: Civil War, and many more. Cherry Soundtrack In Cherry, Tom Holland plays “a disenfranchised young man from Ohio who meets...
Tags: Apple, Movies, Iraq, Oxford, Army, Ohio, Caribbean, Zimmer, Apple Music, Cherry, Lakeshore Records, Kingsman, Kung Fu Panda, Powell, Emily, Hans Zimmer


WB Scrambles to Appease Talent Following Its HBO Max Announcement

When Warner Bros. announced it would be releasing its entire 2021 film slate in theaters and simultaneously on HBO Max, it sent shockwaves through the film industry – and the reverberations were felt most strongly by the people who were directly involved with many of those movies, because none of them were told about the decision before it became public. Several big-name directors and actors (and their representatives) were none too pleased about potentially losing out on the financial bonuses ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Washington, Caa, Warner Bros, Jared Leto, Warner Brothers, Denzel-Washington, Gal Gadot, WB, Denzel, The Little Things, Business and Industry News, HBO Max, HBO Max Announcement, THR WB


‘Willy’s Wonderland’ Trailer: Nicolas Cage Fights Killer Animatronic Animals

Have you ever wanted to see Nicolas Cage fight some murderous animatronic animals? Well then, here’s a film for you: Willy’s Wonderland. The premise – which sure sounds awfully similar to the premise of the video game Five Nights at Freddy’s – finds Cage playing a janitor who has to battle it out against evil, sentient animatronic animals at an abandoned family fun center. Lots of screaming, fighting, and, uh, dancing, follows. Watch the Willy’s Wonderland trailer below. Willy’s Wonderland ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Horror, Movie Trailers, Nicolas-Cage, Freddy, Blumhouse, Willy, Chris Warner, Nicolas Cage Cage, Emily Tosta Beth Grant Ric Reitz, Willy's Wonderland


‘WandaVision’ Featurette Digs into Marvel’s Mysterious New Series, Sneakily Includes Wonder Man Artwork

WandaVision premieres on Disney+ today with the first two episodes of the Marvel Studios series focusing on Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) in the aftermath of Avengers: Endgame. To drum up some more hype and interest for the series, in case the positive reactions weren’t enough, a new WandaVision featurette has arrived to take us behind the scenes of the series. It’s mostly pretty standard making-of stuff, but if you keep your eyes peeled, you just might catch some W...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Sequels, Marvel Comics, Wanda, Marvel Studios, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Monica, Kevin Feige, Teyonah Parris, Matt Shakman, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, Nathan Fillion


‘Cobra Kai’ Creators Reveal Which Characters Can Return to the Show and What to Expect from Season 4 [Interview]

The good news was that  Cobra Kai season 3 premiered on Netflix earlier than previously annoyed. The bad news was that meant we couldn’t schedule an interview with creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald until the new year. It was a small price to pay for getting Cobra Kai early, especially for the fans who’ve been waiting almost two years since season 2 on YouTube. Season 3 dealt with the aftermath of the high school battle royale that ended the previous season and left...
Tags: Television, Movies, Interviews, China, Atlanta, Features, Netflix, Hawaii, New Jersey, Dallas, Rob, Jaden Smith, Tory, Vietnam, Jackie Chan, Sam


‘Mortal Kombat’ First Look: Lewis Tan, Hiroyuki Sanada Dole Out Some R-Rated Fatalities

Mortal Kombat is getting ready to dole out some R-rated fatalities. Director Simon McQuoid‘s new adaptation of the classic video game series is not holding back on the “gore, blood, and fatalities,” the filmmaker said, promising that the upcoming martial arts film is “definitely not gonna get a PG-13 rating.” Get a glimpse of that blood and gore in the new Mortal Kombat first look images below. Mortal Kombat First Look Entertainment Weekly debuted the first-look images of Mortal Komb...
Tags: Images, Movies, Video Game, Tan, Sonya, Cole, Todd Gardner, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Joe Taslim, Jessica McNamee, McQuoid, Josh Lawson, Simon McQuoid, Mortal-kombat, HBO Max


The First Two Episodes of ‘WandaVision’ Take Us Into the Weirdest Corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Hello all, and welcome to your weekly recap of whatever wildness occurred on the latest episode of WandaVision . These are meant to be read after watching, so they will go deep into spoiler territory. You have been warned! This first post covers episodes one and two, which are currently streaming on Disney+. A New Era for Marvel The Disney+ era of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has finally arrived, and it has done so with a project that never in a million years would make it to the big ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Features, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Wanda, Marvel Studios, Vision, Lucy, Dick Van Dyke, Hydra, Falcon, Dennis, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tom King, Agnes


Robert De Niro, Mike Myers, Timothy Olyphant, Michael Shannon, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, More Join David O. Russell’s Mystery Film

David O. Russell, the filmmaker behind films like American Hustle, Three Kings, The Fighter, and Silver Linings Playbook, has been relatively MIA from Hollywood since directing 2015’s Joy. But he’s back to direct a new mystery movie that might have one of the most stacked casts ever, and it’s just strengthened its ranks. Deadline reports that  Robert De Niro, Mike Myers, Timothy Olyphant, Michael Shannon, Chris Rock, Anya Taylor-Joy, Andrea Riseborough, Matthias Schoenaerts, and Alessandro N...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Julianne Moore, Casting, California, Disney, Netflix, Robert-De-Niro, David O Russell, George Clooney, 20th Century Fox, Alessandro Nivola, American Hustle, New Regency


What Do Those Creepy ‘WandaVision’ Commercials Mean?

WandaVision premiered today to plenty of rave reviews but even more questions. Why are Wanda and Vision living in this strange suburban sitcom? Who are those people behind the monitor? And what is up with those creepy commercials? The fake WandaVision commercials that appear at the halfway mark of every episode initially appear to just be a satire of classic ’50s or ’60s ads. Or are they? Spoilers ahead, of course. What Are the Fake WandaVision Commercials? Halfway through the first episod...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, America, Nazi, Wanda, Marvel Studios, Hydra, Loki, Kevin Feige, Tony Stark, Ultron, Pietro, Comic Book/Superhero, Stark Industries, Red Skull


Cool Stuff: Bottleneck Gallery’s New Batman Posters Honor ‘Batman Returns’, ‘The Dark Knight’ & More

Bottleneck Gallery is going batty today with the release of several new Batman prints inspired by the Dark Knight’s various appearances in film and television over the years. Mark Chilcott has delivered a batch of incredible cityscapes featuring the Caped Crusader keeping watch over Gotham City and cruising the streets in a couple trademark vehicles from Tim Burton’s Batman and Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. Meanwhile, Ben Wills puts a minimalist spin on the rivalry between The Penguin an...
Tags: Art, Christopher Nolan, Movies, Tim Burton, Gotham, Gotham City, Batman, Batmobile, Batman Returns, Warner Brothers, Catwoman, Batpod, Comic Book/Superhero, Michelle Pfeiffer, The-Dark-Knight, Batman-Begins


The Morning Watch: Reference Acting in Animation, ‘The Little Mermaid’ Storyboard Comparison & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, learn what it takes to be a reference actor for animated movies and TV shows like Avatar: The Last Airbender. Plus, see how storyboards for The Little Mermaid compare to the final animated movie from 1989. A...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Netflix, The Little Mermaid, Ariel, Sebastian, Video Of The Day, Lana Condor, Avatar:-The-Last-Airbender, The Morning Watch, Noah Centineo, Giancarlo Volpe, To All the Boys 3, To All The Boys: Always and Forever, Sifu Kisu


Cool Stuff: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Box Sets Bring Back Classic Playmates Action Figures

While NECA has been releasing waves of outstanding new figures inspired by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series, Playmates Toys has been re-releasing the classic action figures that were on shelves back in the 1990s. For those who haven’t been keeping up with the TMNT collectibles racket, this year will give you a chance to get all the necessary action figures you need with two box sets featuring Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael, and Michelangelo, master Splinter, their nemesis Shredder...
Tags: Toys, Movies, Tmnt, Collectibles, Cool Stuff, Krang, Michelangelo, Neca, Comic Book/Superhero, Baxter Stockman, Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles, Playmates Toys, Toyark, Leonardo Donatello Raphael, Leonardo Donatello Michelangelo Raphael Shredder, Bebop Rocksteady Baxter Stockman Slash Krang


‘Looney Tunes Cartoons’ Trailer: They’re Back With New Episodes, Folks!

They’re back, folks! Warner Bros. Animation’s critically acclaimed revival of the beloved animated comedy series returns with new episodes this month. HBO Max has released a new Looney Tunes Cartoons trailer unveiling the release date of brand-new episodes. Watch the Looney Tunes Cartoons trailer below. Looney Tunes Cartoons Trailer Looney Tunes Cartoons is back with a batch of 10 all-new episodes, starting January 21, 2021. In these new episodes, “Taz stars in his first full-length Loo...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, Animation, Warner Bros, Sylvester, Porky, Looney, Wile E Coyote, Elmer Fudd, TV Trailer, Ethan Anderton, Warner Bros Animation, Sam Register, HBO Max


Superhero Bits: ‘Rise of the TMNT: The Movie’ Synopsis Revealed, Wolverine Casting Rumors Debunked & More

What is the Rise of the TMNT movie about? Why did Batwoman‘s showrunner choose to avoid recasting Kate Kane? Who’s the latest addition to the Moon Knight cast? Could Swamp Thing come back from the dead for a second season? Could WandaVision usher in the concept of mutants in the MCU? What does Jack Kirby‘s son think of certain domestic terrorists misusing Captain America‘s symbol All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Javicia Leslie sat down for an interview to discuss what’s...
Tags: Movies, Spider-Man, America, Batwoman, Batman, Tmnt, Tobey Maguire, Cw, Jack Kirby, Hawkeye, Wolverine, Caroline Dries, Mark Stevens, Comic Book/Superhero, The-Flash, Justice-League