2017 Community Christmas Guide

Movie News

Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Disney bought Fox: Following rumored talks last month, Disney actually acquired 21st Century Fox, giving the Mouse House ownership of The Simpsons, Avatar and, most importantly, X-Men (including Deadpool) and Fantastic Four franchises, the last two of which can now be folded into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read more here.    GREAT NEWS Jennifer Lawrence teams up with Luca Guadagnino: One of this year's most celebrated filmmakers, Call Me By Your Name's Luca Guadagnino, will collaborate with one of the year's least-honored best actresses, mother!'s Jennifer Lawrence for the true-crime drama Burial Rites. Read...
Read More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Franchise Celebration of the Day: In honor of the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, here's a collection of the best shots in the whole franchise:   Review of the Day: The Onion film critic Peter K. Rosenthal humorously reviews The Last Jedi as if it's a Bible epic: The Onion Reviews ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ pic.twitter.com/AcY0x3jHgl — The Onion (@TheOnion) December 14, 2017     Fan Build of the Day: Learn how to make your own backyard Porg inspired by the new creatures in The Last Jedi from this Indy Mogul video:   Cosplay of the Day: You can't see the cosplayer, but these pics of a...
Read More

Today is the day: Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now in theaters and racking up money, positive reviews and lots of piping hot takes. There's also some non-spoilery news items to share with you while you wait in line for your first or fifth viewing of the new movie.    The Last Jedi has already grossed $45 million While today is technically opening day, screenings of Star Wars: The Last Jedi began last night and managed to bring in $45 million already. That's the second-highest Thursday night preview gross ever, while previous episode Star Wars: The Force Awakens remains at the top spot with $57 million. The Last Jedi replaced previous second-place holder Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, which made $43.5...
Read More

In 2018, we're at the forefront of a new dawn in the superhero genre on film. Of course, this week's headlines have been dominated by the impending sale of 20th Century Fox to the Walt Disney Company, which can have a significant impact on the House of Mouse's continued efforts to create new films based on the characters of Marvel Comics. With access to 20th Century Fox and its collection of IP, Marvel Studios will be able to populate the highly popular Marvel Cinematic Universe with the likes of the Fantastic Four and the X-Men, which will go a long way toward making the cinematic version of the shared universe more closely in-line with the one fans read in comics every Wednesday.   A far more uncertain future rests with the forthcoming projects based on DC...
Read More

The Electric State: Andy Muschietti (It, above) is in negotiations to direct a big-screen adaptation of The Electric State, an illustrated novel by Simon Stålenhag that is a "re-imagined low tech apocalyptic mid 90s vision of the American West." Joe and Anthony Russo will produce the project, which will be adapted by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. The writers previously worked with the producers on two Captain America movies and two Avengers installments. [Deadline]   Instructions Not Included: Eugenio Derbez starred in and directed the Spanish-language comedy Instructions Not Included (above) back in 2013, which followed a womanizing musician who learns that he has an infant daughter and then must unexpectedly raise her on his own. It proved to...
Read More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Mashup of the Day: There have been many versions of both Batman and Dracula, but this fan-made retro version from Stryder HD pits Michael Keaton against Gary Oldman:   Remade Trailer of the Day: With Star Wars: The Last Jedi in theaters this weekend, here's another sweded version of its trailer:   Film Studies Lesson of the Day: This video essay from RocketJump Film School looks at how Star Wars was saved in the editing:   Movie Science of the Day: For Nerdist, Kyle Hill scientifically explains why death by lightsaber would be much worse in real life:   Movie Inspiration of the Day: ScreenCrush looks at how Star...
Read More

Josh and Benny Safdie have been making critically acclaimed and award-winning features for about a decade, starting with The Pleasure of Being Robbed, but they're only now getting mainstream attention with Good Time, their incredible new thriller starring Robert Pattinson and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The former has been receiving awards buzz all season and even though he's missing out on major kudos like the Golden Globes, he and the movie are basking in the consideration. Now the Safdie brothers are probably basking in greater Hollywood favor. Good Time is an indie but one that proves the duo can deliver on intense, entertaining action that's driven by compelling characters and strong storytelling. It's no wonder that they've been tapped to remake...
Read More

UPDATE: Disney has now confirmed the company's acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Here's the portion of the press release that may excite movie fans the most:  "The agreement also provides Disney with the opportunity to reunite the X-Men, Fantastic Four and Deadpool with the Marvel family under one roof and create richer, more complex worlds of inter-related characters and stories that audiences have shown they love. The addition of Avatar to its family of films also promises expanded opportunities for consumers to watch and experience storytelling within these extraordinary fantasy worlds." (Original article follows.)   Long ago, the Star Wars movies were released by Fox. Then Disney acquired Lucasfilm in 2012, and now the Mouse House is busy...
Read More

On the Run: Kevin Hart (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, above left) is attached to star in On the Run, described as an action comedy about an assassin who discovers that his intended target isn't who he thought it would be. Aeysha Carr will write the original screenplay; her resume as a producer and writer includes TV's The Carmichael Show and Brooklyn Nine-Nine. [Deadline]   The Oath: Tiffany Haddish (Girls Trip, above) and John Cho (Columbus) have joined the cast of The Oath. The comedy revolves around a man who tries to survive Thanksgiving with his family "in a politically-divided America." Ike Barinholtz (TV's The Mindy Project) will star; he wrote the script and will make his feature directorial debut. [The Wrap]   The Turning...
Read More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Remade Trailer of the Day: Just in time for the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, here's a sweded version of the movie's trailer from CineFix:   Remade Movie of the Day: Speaking of Star Wars, here's an impressively made look at how Star Wars would have looked had it followed Ralph McQuarrie's concept art more closely (via Geek Tyrant):   Cosplay of the Day: Fans are getting ready for the new movie by posting photos of their Star Wars cosplay. Here's a great Rey: I turned the Arizona desert into my own personal Ahch To for this shot of my Rey cosplay! #starwars #cosplay 1 day left...
Read More

Follow Us