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Alien Vs Final Destination – The Greatest Horror Franchise Ever [Round 3]

Welcome to the Tournament of Terrors, a /Film bracket where we argue about the greatest horror franchise of all time, and you, the readers, get to decide the winners. The rules are simple: two iconic horror movie series enter the ring, each represented by a /Film writer ready to champion them. And you -- yes, you, the person reading this right now -- will vote on which one gets to move forward.You can find all the details, including a schedule for all the showdowns, right here. And here is the c...
Tags: Twitter, Movies, David, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, David Fincher, Ripley, Jeremy Mathai


13 Movies Like Gone Girl That Thriller Fans Need To Watch

"Gone Girl" is one of the most popular mystery novels of the postmodern era. Before publication, expectations for the book were high, as author Gillian Flynn's previous works, "Sharp Objects" and "Dark Places," had established her as a sharp, cunning writer unafraid to tackle truly twisted material. "Gone Girl" became a sensation when it hit bookshelves in 2012; the question "Who is Amy Dunne?" haunted both the novel's characters and an audience of mystery fans.Hollywood quickly turned its atten...
Tags: Elsa, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, California, Boston, Ben Affleck, Stephen King, Superman, Los Angeles, Chicago, Fox, Dave, Cruise


Sean Penn's 15 Best Film Roles Ranked

Sean Penn is one of the best actors and most engaging celebrities to grace Hollywood over the past several decades. The two-time Academy Award winner frequently earns critical acclaim for his performances, and has worked with many of the best filmmakers of his generation. He's been an icon since the early '80s, and continues to choose exciting upcoming projects. In 2021, Penn will be seen in Paul Thomas Anderson's latest ensemble feature, "Licorice Pizza."Penn is extremely versatile, and turns i...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Hollywood, Texas, London, Movies, California, Boston, US, San Francisco, Dave, Roger Ebert, Clint Eastwood, United Nations, Shanghai, Paul Thomas Anderson, Cia


Daily Podcast: DC Fandome 2021 – The Batman, Superman, Black Adam And The Flash

On the October 18, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editorial director Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Brad Oman to talk about the latest film and TV news coming out of DC Fandome 2021, including Batman, Superman, Black Adam and The Flash.Opening Banter:In the News:Ryan: Batman: Caped Crusader Details Revealed At DC FanDomeJeff: Superman Officially Has A New Motto In The DC UniverseBlack Adam Teaser: It's The Rock Versus The DC UniverseBrad: Black Adam Teaser Breakdown: Meet DC...
Tags: Podcast, Movies, News, Dc, David Fincher, Michael Keaton, Ryan, Adam, Barry Allen, Peter Sciretta, Brad Oman, Sam Hume, Batman Superman Black Adam, Robert PattinsonBrad


Mindhunter Season 3 'Might Actually Happen' If Fans Make Enough Noise, Says Series Director

Last week, Netflix teased a mysterious new project from David Fincher and the "Mindhunter" hive rose up to stake their claim. The future of Fincher's psychological crime thriller has been an open-ended question since the second season premiered in 2019, so speculation was immediate. Could "Mindhunter" season 3 finally be on the horizon? Well... Probably not.Unfortunately, Netflix followed up with the announcement of "Voir," a documentary series of visual essays celebrating cinema, which sounds l...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Fbi, Netflix, David Fincher, Asif Kapadia, Fincher, Jonathan Groff, Joe Penhall, Kapadia, Holden Ford Jonathan Groff, Bill Tench Holt McCallany, John E Douglas, Wendy Carr Anna Torv, Mark Olshaker Fincher


The 31 Scariest Movie Scenes Ever

Everyone loves a good scare, and there are plenty of them — a century of horror movies has seen to that. If there's something out there that unsettles you, makes your skin crawl, or convinces you to sleep with the lights on, there's almost certainly a film that taps into it. There's no shortage of good horror movies or scares. But what about the great ones? Hell, what about the greatest ones? As the days grow shorter and the nights grow cooler, we decided to tackle that question directly. /Film ...
Tags: Movies, California, Barcelona, Earth, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Vatican, Chad, Rose Byrne, Jesus, Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Takashi Miike, Annie, Vietnam, Busan


The Visuals Of The Batman Trailer Owe A Lot To David Fincher's Se7en

DC FanDome is here, and with it announcements on a number of highly anticipated film, TV, comic, and other properties from the world of DC. Of all the projects teased at FanDome, Matt Reeves' upcoming movie "The Batman" is clearly one of the most exciting. And with the second trailer finally released, it's easy to see what all the excitement is about. The trailer sees Batman (Robert Pattinson) contend with "The Riddler" (Paul Dano), a serial killer obsessed with proving himself Batman's intellec...
Tags: Movies, News, Gotham, Brad Pitt, Batman, David Fincher, Paul Dano, Mills, John Doe, Bourne, Fincher, Matt Reeves, Batman Robert Pattinson


The Batman Trailer: The Dark Knight Returns, And This Time He's Robert Pattinson

The Dark Knight returns, and this time he's Robert Pattinson. In "The Batman," Pattinson becomes the new Caped Crusader -- but this is not another origin film. Instead, Batman has been operating in Gotham City for over a year now, and while not everyone is used to the masked vigilante yet, he's clearly already developed a rapport with cop James Gordon, played this time by Jeffrey Wright. Folks, I'm skeptical by nature, and when this project was first announced, I wasn't entirely on board. Not be...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, News, Tim Burton, Gotham, Robert Pattinson, Andy Serkis, Trailers, Colin Farrell, Gotham City, Batman, David Fincher, Peter Sarsgaard, Jeffrey Wright, Alfred, Paul Dano


The Batman Trailer Breakdown: What's Black And Blue And Dead All Over?

Today brought the new trailer for "The Batman" from DC FanDome, and there's a ton of new footage to take a closer look at. Thankfully, there are still a lot of secrets being held close to the vest, so there's plenty of speculation to be done about the film's plot and exactly what characters like The Riddler, The Penguin, and Catwoman are all up to while Batman tries to keep Gotham City safe. So let's get into "The Batman" trailer breakdown. A Lonely Diner The trailer begins in a city diner. What...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, News, Tim Burton, Dc Comics, Gotham, Robert Pattinson, Andy Serkis, Trailers, Penguin, Colin Farrell, Gotham City, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Batmobile, David Fincher


The 14 Greatest Thrillers Of The 21st Century

The thriller is one of the hardest genres to define, because thrillers cross over so much with other genres. From the erotic thriller, the psychological thriller, the cold war thriller, the detective thriller, and all the way through to the action thriller — and let's not forget to take a detour into the seedy underbelly of the neo-noir -- this really is the genre that has something for everyone. While the '80s and '90s were a heyday for erotic thrillers, the 21st century brought a fresh injecti...
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David Fincher's New Netflix Show Is Voir, A Documentary Series About Cinema

The previously teased David Fincher/Netflix announcement has been revealed and, just to get this out of the way, it has nothing to do with "Mindhunter." Rather, the streaming service has revealed that Fincher is producing a new docuseries celebrating the art that is cinema. A brief teaser has been revealed, though it is admittedly a bit vague. Have a look for yourself.As we can see, the brief teaser promises this will be "a collection of visual essays for the love of cinema." It will premiere at...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Netflix, House Of Cards, Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton, David Fincher, Chinatown, AFI, Fincher, Drew McWeeny, David Prior, Andrew Kevin Walker, Mank, David Fincher Netflix


New Blu-Ray Releases Worth Checking Out: The Green Knight, The Night House, Free Guy, Universal Classic Monsters Icons Of Horror Collection, And Columbia Classics Volume 2

It's time again for another round-up of the latest Blu-ray releases. And yes, sure, these movies are on VOD, too! But I will continue to bang the drum of physical media until that drum caves in, which will probably be sooner rather than later. Until that time, though, let's all gather around the warming glow of our screens and read about the wonderful world of new Blu-rays. This latest round-up is pretty big, featuring two different box sets along with several other titles. Some you can skip, so...
Tags: New York, Movies, New York City, Bill Murray, Ryan Reynolds, Smith, Dolby Vision, Dev Patel, David Fincher, Hall, Social Network, Columbia, Oliver, Martin Scorsese, David Lowery, Blu


Netflix Is Teasing Some Kind Of Mysterious David Fincher Announcement

Well, that's one way to blow up social media. Netflix -- using its @NetflixFilm account -- posted a cryptic message to Twitter this morning: "Something special is coming tomorrow from David Fincher..."What could it be? The prolific director has already churned out bangers for the streaming service as an executive producer and director on "House of Cards," and as the creator of the breakout hit series "Mindhunter," which entered into purgatory before it could produce a widely clamored-for third s...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Fbi, Netflix, Paris, Wes Anderson, Oscar, House Of Cards, Michael Fassbender, Tilda Swinton, David Fincher, Fassbender, Picasso, Fincher, Joe Penhall


The 14 Greatest Biopics Of The 21st Century

The traditional biopic seems like it should be pretty easy to make. After all, the subject has already done all the hard work. You just need to pick the best bits of their lives and slap them up on the big screen, right? But that's where things start to get tricky. Do you recreate a list of chronological events that follow the subject from the cradle to grave, and hope that a classically-trained English actor can elevate the film beyond its fairly uninspired structure? Do hone in on one specific...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, England, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Aaron Sorkin, White House, John Lennon, US, America, Tom Hanks, Liverpool, Paris, Winston Churchill, Paul Mccartney


Gone Girl Ending Explained: She Wants You To Be Your Best

Adapted from Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel by the author herself, David Fincher's "Gone Girl" isn't a movie that screams "aspirational" in the way that a show like "Ted Lasso" does. However, for a certain breed of cinephile -- someone who prefers dark dramas to rom-coms -- "Gone Girl" might be the only date movie you'll ever need.Fincher's previous film, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," marketed itself as "The Feel-Bad Movie of Christmas." Superficially, none of his movies are what a perso...
Tags: Movies, Mississippi, America, Netflix, God, Rosamund Pike, Gillian Flynn, Neil Patrick Harris, David Fincher, NICK, Amy, HARRIS, Flynn, Tanner, Desi, Pike


The Daily Stream: Both Versions Of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Will Ink Your Brain

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movies: "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (Swedish / American)Where You Can Stream Them: AMC+ / Amazon Prime Video or HuluThe Pitch: "I want you to help me catch a killer of women." That's how Mikael Blomkvist sparks Lisbeth Salander's interest in the case he's researching in one version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." Lisb...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hollywood, Movies, Sweden, Daniel Craig, Sherlock Holmes, David Fincher, Rian Johnson, Social Network, Craig, Rooney Mara, Michael Nyqvist, Mara, Mikael, Larsson


Doomsday Machine Series Casts Claire Foy As Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg

Facebook is a "Doomsday Machine." That's the angle in an upcoming TV series that has just cast Claire Foy as Facebook's chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg. You've seen her don a crown and get caught up in a spider's web; now she's been crowned COO and is coming to the world wide web.According to Variety, "Doomsday Machine" will "lift the veil on the relationship between Mark Zuckerberg and Sandberg and the obstacles Facebook has faced on its relentless quest for growth." It's an adaptation...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Television, Movies, News, Instagram, Congress, New York Times, Ayad Akhtar, David Fincher, Claire Foy, Social Network, Sheryl Sandberg, Zuckerberg, Sandberg, Foy


Guillermo Del Toro's Nightmare Alley Loses Composer Alexandre Desplat

As Guillermo del Toro pushes to cut together his latest feature film in time for its December release, a new setback comes in the form of an exit. Two-time Oscar-winner Alexandre Desplat was all set to write the music for del Toro's noir thriller "Nightmare Alley," but the French composer had to back out of production due to scheduling conflicts. He is an early favorite to grab an Oscar nomination for his work on Wes Anderson's latest feature, "The French Dispatch," but the one-two punch of an A...
Tags: London, Movies, News, France, Fox, Munich, Paris, Wes Anderson, Bradley Cooper, Guillermo Del Toro, Oscar, BAFTA, Cannes film festival, Grand Budapest Hotel, Cate Blanchett, David Fincher


More Than Bond: Daniel Craig’s Best Performances to Rewatch Before No Time to Die

The official release of No Time to Die is ahead of us as it will hit theaters on October 8. It will be the last time Daniel Craig will portray the intelligent and sexy British Secret Service agent created by Ian Flaming. The English actor will officially say goodbye to the iconic character after a run that started with 2006’s Casino Royale and spanned over four more movies. While the general public perceives the 53-year-old actor as James Bond, his career includes more than one performance that ...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, Sweden, James Bond, Secret Service, Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig, Connor, Sienna Miller, Michael Gambon, Skyfall, David Fincher, Bond, Craig, Rooney Mara


The 10 Scariest Scenes From The Alien Franchise

Ridley Scott's "Alien" is a profound, seminal piece of science fiction and horror. In space, no one can truly hear you scream (per the first movie's official tagline), though just because it's unheard, it doesn't mean it's not there. With a profound scope, unmatched awe, gorgeous visuals, and bonafide body horror, the series is operatic, high-concept horror -- basically, a haunted house series set in space. With talented directors at the helm, the Alien series offers visions of a horrific future...
Tags: Movies, Cameron, Dallas, Idris Elba, Michael Fassbender, Sigourney Weaver, Vox, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, Spielberg, David Fincher, John Hurt, Joss Whedon, Damon Lindelof, Kane, Scott


The Best Movies Coming To The Criterion Channel In October 2021

"Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make!" Criterion is bringing grotesqueries and chills to your watchlist in time for Halloween! This October, the streaming service calls back to the early howls of horror cinema with a studio that churned out classic tales that would be told again and again and influence a genre for the next century and beyond. For those who have seen the Universal monster staples, perhaps something that hits closer to home is what gets your ghost. Criterio...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Carl Franklin, Mpaa, BAFTA, Danny Boyle, Akira Kurosawa, Jim Jarmusch, David Fincher, Krays, Cindy Sherman, Manoel De Oliveira, David Miller, John Carpenter, Elizabeth, John Huston


Fight Club Ending Explained: I Am Jack's Lack Of Confusion

The first rule of Fight Club is to never talk about it -- but rules are made to be broken. David Fincher's 1999 film "Fight Club," based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk, was extremely controversial upon release and has become a cult classic in the years since. One thing that still polarizes audiences is the shocking twist ending, which isn't nearly as explicitly explained in the movie as in its source material. Buckle up, space monkeys, because it's time to break down the e...
Tags: Movies, Ikea, Edward Norton, Jack, David Fincher, Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club, Tyler Durden, Tyler, Fincher, Durden, Marla, Palahniuk, Marla Singer, Tyler Tyler, Jim Uhls


17 Horror Movies Based On True Stories That Will Creep You Out

The phrase "based on true events," is guaranteed to generate hype for any horror movie. Horror is already meant to be terrifying, so declaring that it actually happened only ups a film's fear factor. It also generates a ton of buzz, as curious viewers want to know the story behind a film, as well as how true it actually is. After all, the world is a terrifying place. Serial killers like Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer targeted and killed young people to satiate their violent impulses. Claims regard...
Tags: London, Movies, Australia, US, David, United States, Jake Gyllenhaal, New South Wales, Hodgson, John, Ed, Bathsheba, Alfred Hitchcock, DOE, Catherine, David Fincher


Robert Downey Jr Thinks This Is His Best Role – And He's Right

After pulling off the 2008 double whammy of starring in the blockbuster "Iron Man" and getting nominated for an Oscar for the hit comedy "Tropic Thunder," it was official: Robert Downey Jr. became a superstar. This was a particularly crazy development because by that point the son of famed underground filmmaker Robert Downey Sr. had been appearing onscreen for decades, and had only a few years before been considered a drug burnout, box office poison, and an all-around lost cause.Of course he did...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Robert Downey Jr, La, Washington Dc, Sherlock Holmes, Harrison Ford, Woody Allen, Jon Favreau, David Fincher, Black, Big Lebowski, Val Kilmer, Val, Downey


The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming To Amazon Prime Video In October 2021

With all due respect to the warm weather fans out there, the month of October is upon us and that means it's finally time for the fall lovers among us (raises hand) to come out of hiding and start thriving. For Amazon Prime Video subscribers, the change in seasons also indicates a renewed focus on horror movies: from "The Last Exorcism," to "The Grudge 2" to "Resident Evil." But there's also plenty of new movies and shows that will be added to the streaming service for every sort of entertainmen...
Tags: Movies, News, California, Amazon Prime, Michael Fassbender, George Clooney, Dustin Hoffman, Catherine Zeta Jones, Hulu, Ridley Scott, David Fincher, Bond, Jesus Christ, Amazon Prime Video, Fight Club, Toronto Maple Leafs


Zodiac Ending Explained: Unlocking The Mystery Of David Fincher's Film

"Zodiac" is one of the best movies of the last 20 years, and I mean that in all sincerity – no hyperbole here. David Fincher's blend of journalistic investigation and serial killer thriller is a sprawling, multi-part saga that by its very design cannot have a true conclusive ending. Why? Because the Zodiac Killer was never caught. But "Zodiac" thinks it has a pretty good idea of who the killer was, and it's not afraid to putt that theory forth and let the audience make up their own mind. So let'...
Tags: Movies, California, San Francisco, Avery, Jack, David Fincher, Zodiac, Gyllenhaal, Allen, San Francisco Chronicle, Fincher, Salinas California, John Carroll Lynch, Zodiac Killer, San Francisco Examiner, Blue Rock Springs


Guillermo Del Toro, Edgar Wright, And Other Directors Share Tales Of Their Unmade Scripts

Aspiring filmmakers, if you need some incentive to keep going, look no further than a recent Twitter thread in which directors like Guillermo del Toro, James Gunn, Edgar Wright, and Scott Derrickson chimed in with their cumulative wisdom.It all started with a question from user Kaleb Wilson, who did the @ thing with them along with several other notable directors and writers. He asked, "How many screenplays you guys written for movies that never got made?"Del Toro replied, saying, "By my count I...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Guillermo Del Toro, David Fincher, Edgar Wright, Jones, Duncan Jones, Soho, Del Toro, Juliet, Michelangelo, Gunn, Scott Derrickson, Troma, Emily Rose


14 Movie Roles Denzel Washington Should Have Turned Down

It goes without saying that Denzel Washington is a living legend -- a man so inherent to our perception of cinematic talent that his mere presence is considered an improvement to any film. Washington-starring movies become, in their own inevitable way, Washington-esque movies. "Malcolm X," "Fences," "Crimson Tide," and "Training Day" -- with just a couple of lines here and a forehead rub there, each one becomes Washington material in the most Denzel-ion sort of way.With Washington at the ripe ag...
Tags: Movies, Supreme Court, Washington, Britain, House, Ethan Hawke, Mark Wahlberg, Kate Beckinsale, Queen, Leonardo Dicaprio, Russell Crowe, Philadelphia, William Shakespeare, Jordan, Cia, Houston


Interview: Director Jonathan Mostow Discusses Breakdown Special Edition Blu-ray

The 1997 suspense thriller Breakdown has finally made its way to Blu-ray via a jam-packed new collector’s edition boasting an all-new commentary with director Jonathan Mostow and star Kurt Russell, a generous array of special features, and a gorgeous new digital transfer of the film. To commemorate the event, ComingSoon’s Jeff Ames sat down with Mostow to discuss the making of Breakdown, his experience working with Kurt Russell, and other odds and ends about the production. Here’s the film’s plo...
Tags: New York, Movies, Interview, La, Stephen King, Los Angeles, Action, San Diego, Las Vegas, Breakdown, Alfred Hitchcock, David Fincher, Steven Spielberg, Amy, Kurt Russell, Blu


A Mouthful Of Air Trailer: Amanda Seyfried Is Overwhelmed By Sadness In New Slow Burn Drama

Sony just unveiled the first trailer for the emotional drama, "A Mouthful of Air." Starring Academy Award nominee Amanda Seyfried and "American Horror Story" star Finn Wittrock, the film centers on a young, struggling mother haunted by her internal demons as the birth of her second child approaches.You can watch the full trailer for "A Mouthful of Air" below. A Mouthful Of Air Trailer The trailer introduces us to Seyfried's Julie Davis, a radiant young mother with a dark secret. Julie's mental...
Tags: Movies, News, Sony, Trailers, Hulu, David Fincher, Elizabeth Holmes, Amanda, Julie, Amanda Seyfried, Finn Wittrock, Seyfried, Julie Davis, Koppleman, Mank, Amy Koppelman



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