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‘Loki’ is Basically Marvel’s Version of ‘Doctor Who’ – And That Rules, Actually

Do you remember how the feverish speculation surrounding the next lead in the legendary science fiction series Doctor Who would always, inevitably land on Tom Hiddleston? Rallying cries of “Tom Hiddleston as the 12th Doctor!” or “Tom Hiddleston should be the 13th Doctor!” frequently circulated the internet, as did fan art that depicted the Avengers star in front of the TARDIS, that blue box in which the Doctor traveled in time and space. Well, fans kind of got their wish with Loki, the new Marv...
Tags: London, Television, Movies, Doctor Who, Disney, Bbc, Features, Terry Gilliam, Marvel Studios, Tom Hiddleston, Pompeii, Hunter, Loki, TVA, Tish, Hiddleston


‘Luca’ Review: Sweet and Simple is the Best Recipe in Pixar’s Exquisite Ghibli-Inspired Throwback

Simple is underrated. Especially at Pixar where, in recent years, filmmakers are putting more and more stock in high concept stories and high-quality CG innovations that are bringing the visuals of their films scarily close to reality. But is the ultimate end-goal of animation really to get as close to reality as it can be? Is an incredibly life-like cat that roams the streets of a photorealistic New York City really better than a chunky feline that looks like it stepped out of a Hayao Miyazaki...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Features, Movie Reviews, Italy, Pixar, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Jim Gaffigan, Aardman, Jacob Tremblay, Maya Rudolph, Kiki, Luca, Alberto, Massimo


Five Real Haunted Places That Would Make Killer Horror Movies

Horror movies get a lot of mileage from claiming to be based on, or at least inspired by, true stories. The Conjuring Universe is big on claiming they’re telling true tales of terror, and it was recently revealed that the writers of the first Conjuring and the director of Spiral: From the Book of Saw were teaming up to launch a horror franchise based on the true story of the allegedly haunted LaLaurie Mansion. But why stop there? There are a ton of allegedly real haunted places out there, waiti...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, London, Movies, Horror, Vincent Price, Features, Mexico City, Philadelphia, Kristen Stewart, Horror Movies, Roger Corman, Henry Viii, Anne Boleyn, Andrew, Moore


The ‘Loki’ Credits May Have Accidentally Revealed a Pretty Big Spoiler

Major spoilers follow for the second episode of Loki. The second episode of Loki dropped a pretty major bomb on us (literally and figuratively), with the reveal of the fugitive Loki Variant who is wreaking havoc across the Sacred Timeline. Our Loki Variant (Tom Hiddleston) has a pretty good idea of who this fugitive is when he comes face-to-face with them, but are they really exactly who they appear to be? According to the credits for the international versions of the most recent Loki episode, ...
Tags: Television, Movies, New York City, Disney, Features, Oklahoma, Marvel Comics, Marvel Studios, Tom Hiddleston, Loki, Martino, Sylvie, Richard E Grant, DiMartino, Comic Book/Superhero, Amora


The Second Episode of ‘Loki’ Features an Epic Marvel Standoff That Shakes Time Itself

Things are moving along quickly for Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and the TVA! There’s some investigative work going on, some travel through time (of course), and a major tête-à-tête that sets off a big ol’ disaster that will keep things busy for Loki’s next four episodes. Even though the second episode moves quickly, the element that makes it more than a wacky time travel show (so many timelines, so many variants) is Loki himself. That’s why this Disney+ series is such a compelling show — Loki is a ch...
Tags: Movies, France, Disney, Alabama, Walmart, Features, Marvel Studios, Pompeii, Loki, TVA, MCU, Minutemen, Ren Faire, Comic Book/Superhero, Mobius, Loki Tom Hiddleston


Let’s Talk About the Big Bad ‘Loki’ Variant and What It Means for the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Major spoilers follow for the second episode of Loki. You’ve been warned! The second episode of Loki on Disney+ revealed a lot, including having our Loki (Tom Hiddleston) come face-to-face with the Variant of himself wracking havoc on the Time Variance Authority and the Sacred Timeline. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a version of Loki like this – the comic book world has seen all sorts of Loki variants (well, maybe not in the TVA definition of the word), including this one. Read on to lea...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Alabama, Features, Frost, Loki, TVA, Brian Michael Bendis, Hiddleston, Michael Straczynski, Stuart Immonen, Di Martino, Norman Osborn, Loki Tom Hiddleston, New Avengers


‘Loki’ Star Tom Hiddleston Discusses Sophia Di Martino’s Surprising and Mysterious Series Debut

Today brings the second episode of Marvel’s Loki to Disney+, and it thrusts us straight into the pursuit of a dangerous time criminal who has been assaulting Time Variant Authority agents and stealing their time-altering gadgets. In addition to putting Tom Hiddleston into full-on time detective mode alongside Owen Wilson as Mobius, the episode also brings Sophia Di Martino into the series as a surprising and mysterious character. Find out what Tom Hiddleston had to say about working with the ac...
Tags: Television, Movies, Interviews, Disney, Features, Sequels, Owen Wilson, Marvel Studios, Tom Hiddleston, Loki, Kang, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, Mobius, Featured Stories Sidebar, Sophia Di Martino


‘The Tomorrow War’ Writer Zach Dean on the Real-World Issues That Inspired His Sci-fi Adventure [Interview]

The Tomorrow War is a big action movie full of time travel, monsters, special effects, and everything else you’d expect from a popcorn-powered summer release. But the core of the film is about what one generation owes the next, and the personal responsibility parents have to ensure a safer existence for their children. And it’s also about Chris Pratt shooting aliens, but who says you can’t have both? Screenwriter Zach Dean agrees with that much. Speaking with him on Zoom ahead of the film’s rel...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Features, Chris Pratt, Chris Mckay, Featured Stories Sidebar, Zach Dean, The Tomorrow War


The Director of ‘Luca’ Reveals the Classic Italian Films That Influenced His New Pixar Movie

Luca, the latest film from Pixar, is a rollicking, sun-dappled adventure set in a small seaside Italian town. Like The Little Mermaid, the film follows a young sea dweller who discovers what it’s like to live on the surface world and yearns for freedom. The only problem is that small seaside town’s residents hate and fear sea monsters – kind of like how the residents of Berk hate and fear dragons in How to Train Your Dragon. But those earlier animation touchstones are far from the only projects...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Disney, Features, Animation, Pixar, Federico-Fellini, La Dolce Vita, Marcello Mastroianni, Luca, Berk, Fellini, Disney/Pixar, Family Films, Enrico Casarosa, Featured Stories Sidebar


Daily Podcast: Vin Diesel Joins ‘Avatar’ Sequels? And Interview With ‘F9’ Director Justin Lin

On the June 15 , 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editorial director Peter Sciretta is joined by weekend editor Brad Oman to talk about the latest film and TV news, including Vin Diesel possibly joining the Avatar sequels and in Our Feature Presentation, /Film writer Hoai-Tran Bui interviews F9 director Justin Lin . In The News : Brad: Vin Diesel, a Terrible Liar, Essentially Confirms He’ll Appear in the ‘Avatar’ Sequels In Our Feature Presentation:  ‘F9’ Dire...
Tags: Movies, Avatar, Justin-Lin, Vin-Diesel, Brad, Peter Sciretta, Featured Stories Sidebar, Hoai Tran Bui, Film Daily Podcast, Brad Oman, Sam Hume, F9


The Daily Stream: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ Remains the Platonic Ideal of the Movie Musical

(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 Movie: Singin’ in the Rain Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max The Pitch: Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) is a silent film star who finds his career threatened by the transition to “talkies.” When his new film with his frequent movie partner and arrogant diva Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) bombs at the test screening, they decide to rework it...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Features, Paris, Broadway, Connor, Tom Hooper, Don, Kelly, Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, Lina, Fred Astaire, Netflix/Streaming Video, Donald O Connor, Cyd Charisse


‘F9’ Director Justin Lin on Returning to the Series and How You Top a Rocket Car [Interview]

When Justin Lin was directing 2013’s Fast & Furious 6, the idea of bringing the action series to an end was a pipe dream. Lin was preparing to exit the Fast and Furious franchise, moving on to direct a Star Trek film and episodes of prestige TV like True Detective, and the concept of bringing the Fast and Furious movies to a satisfying close was something better suited to casual chatter with star Vin Diesel, not something that was actually on the table. Cut to nine years later, and Lin is prepa...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Features, Sequels, Tokyo, Edinburgh, Universal, Justin-Lin, Paul Walker, Chris Morgan, Vin Diesel, Roman, Han, Lin, Vin, Jakob


The Best Revenge Movies You’ve Never Seen

(Welcome to The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen, a series that takes a look at slightly more obscure, under-the-radar, or simply under-appreciated movies. This week, we look six dishes best served cold…that’s right, we’re talking the best revenge movies you’ve never seen!) Revenge movies never go out of style. Even now, in a year where films are only just starting to trickle back into theaters, revenge stands front and center. From Spiral to Wrath of Man, theaters in 2021 are already slathering t...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Movies, Justice, Australia, California, Ted, Features, Denmark, Rob, Kate Winslet, Alfre Woodard, Nolan, Khan, Polaroid


‘The Tomorrow War’ Star Betty Gilpin Was Happy to Wear Comfy Sweaters While Chris Pratt Injured Himself Doing Action Scenes [Interview]

There’s an elephant in the room when you talk to Betty Gilpin about her role in The Tomorrow War. Even though the star of GLOW and The Hunt brings humor and charm to her role as the wife of Chris Pratt’s former solider who is recruited to travel through time to fight aliens in an apocalyptic future, she’s still playing…you know, the wife who stays home and doesn’t get to fight the aliens. But do you know who doesn’t care about that? Betty Gilpin. “I was very happy to be eating bagels in baggy s...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Features, Maine, Mark Wahlberg, Paris Hilton, Chris Pratt, Chris Mckay, Chris, Roland Emmerich, Dan, Ann Coulter, Gilpin, Featured Stories Sidebar


‘The Tomorrow War’ Star J.K. Simmons Knows You Recognize Him Now, and He’s Okay With That [Interview]

At some point, you started recognizing J.K. Simmons. Maybe you started recognizing him after his scene-stealing role as J. Jonah Jameson in Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man movies. Maybe you started recognizing him after he won an Oscar for his terrifying work in Whiplash. Hell, maybe you’ve been recognizing him for years — few actors are as busy, and fewer are so consistently reliable. Simmons has a supporting role in the new science fiction film The Tomorrow War, the kind of small-but-important role he...
Tags: Featured Stories Sidebar, Amazon, Features, Interviews, Sci-Fi, J.K. Simmons, The Tomorrow War


‘The Tomorrow War’ Director Chris McKay on Making a ’90s-Style Blockbuster in 2021 [Interview]

The Tomorrow War may be a 2021 release, but it feels like a throwback. It would’ve been right at home in the ’90s, and director Chris McKay is a-okay with that. It’s a premise that could be preposterous: visitors from the future arrive in the modern day to recruit soldiers for a war against an alien race that hasn’t even started yet. But the film takes any potential silliness in stride, taking the premise seriously even while the characters themselves trade enough jokes to keep the mood light. ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Features, Pixar, John Ford, Sam, Chris Mckay, Frank Capra, Roland Emmerich, Dan, Charlie, Jerry Bruckheimer, McKay, Howard Hawks


Five Things to Love About ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves’ on Its 30th Birthday

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, the 1991 gritty reboot of the Robin Hood legend, turns 30 today. And while there are plenty of warranted criticisms against the film, there’s also plenty of stuff to love, too. Sure, the movie has no real grasp on the historical elements it injects into the mythology, and Kevin Costner‘s attempt at an English accent is laughable. But Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is not without its charms. So here are five things to love about Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. 1...
Tags: Movies, Robin Hood, David Letterman, Features, Roger Ebert, Ruby Wax, Errol Flynn, Prince, Alan-Rickman, Bryan Adams, Robin, Kevin-Costner, Christian Slater, Michael Kamen, Rickman, Kamen


Exclusive: ‘Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar’ Soundtrack is Getting a Vinyl Release From Mondo

Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, one of this year’s best surprises, is getting a new vinyl soundtrack courtesy of Mondo. Featuring songs performed by Richard Cheese, Math Club, and the cast of Barb and Star (including Jamie Dornan‘s amazing “Edgar’s Prayer”), the Barb and Star vinyl soundtrack is so exciting that you’ll want to tell the members of your Talking Club all about it. Check out our exclusive first look at the cover art below. Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar Vinyl Soundtrack ...
Tags: Movies, Jamie Dornan, Star, Vinyl, Richard, Alligators, Kristen Wiig, Mondo, Edgar, Barb, Annie Mumolo, Vista Del Mar, Christopher Lennertz, Soundtracks, Featured Stories Sidebar, Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar


The Daily Stream: ‘Enter the Dragon’ Plays Like a Great ’70s James Bond Movie

(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 Movie: Enter the Dragon Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: In his final completed role before his premature death, Bruce Lee plays a spy who visits an island where a martial arts tournament is taking place. He’s been tasked with gathering proof that the island’s owner, Han – a former member of Lee’s Shaolin temple, who...
Tags: Movies, Features, Netflix, James Bond, Bruce Lee, Roger Moore, Lee, Han, James Bond Movie, Action/Adventure, Featured Stories Sidebar, Enter the Dragon, Shaolin, The Daily Stream


‘Mission: Impossible 2’ Tried, and Failed, to Turn Tom Cruise Into an American James Bond

(Welcome to Man on a Mission, a monthly series where we revisit the films of the Mission: Impossible franchise as we sprint toward the release of the seventh film in the franchise.) The first Mission: Impossible pulled off a critical achievement of Tom Cruise’s career: it turned him into as close to an Americanized James Bond as possible. The 1996 origin story of IMF agent Ethan Hunt was massively successful, grossing nearly $180 million at the box office at a time when such figure were rarely ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Cary Grant, Features, Sydney, James Bond, States, Tom-Cruise, Alfred Hitchcock, Grant, Bond, Newton, Anthony-Hopkins, Imf, Seville, Burj Khalifa


‘Invincible’ Showrunner Breaks Down the Shocking Season Finale and That Brutal Train Scene [Interview]

The Invincible finale didn’t pull its punches. Spoilers ahead, obviously, but showrunner Simon Racioppa and the team behind Amazon’s superhero animated show — which includes creator Robert Kirkman — showcased the true, devastating destruction that comes with turning a city into a bloody battleground between super-powered characters. The body count was high, but so were the personal stakes. The season finale, titled “Where I Really Come From,” ended with serious physical and emotional blows for ...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Interview, Features, Nolan, Robert, Mark, Jeff, Debbie, J K Simmons, Robert Kirkman, Kirkman, Steven Yeun, Comic Book/Superhero, Mark Nolan


Who is the Main ‘She-Hulk’ Villain? Titania Explained

Marvel will soon be expanding the roster of green superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe with a She-Hulk series coming to Disney+ sometime in 2022. Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany is taking the title role, which is the alter ego of lawyer Jennifer Walters, who suddenly becomes a a large, powerful, green-hued version of herself after receiving an emergency blood transfusion from her cousin, Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo), AKA The Incredible Hulk. Unlike the original version of Hulk, the tra...
Tags: Television, Movies, Nbc, Disney, Earth, Features, Iron Man, Sequels, Harley Quinn, Marvel Comics, Denver, Tatiana Maslany, Marvel Studios, Hulk, Mary, Vanessa


The Best Streaming Horror Movies You Should Watch Right Now

(Welcome to Now Scream This, a column where horror experts Chris Evangelista and Matt Donato tell you what scary, spooky, and spine-tingling movies are streaming and where you can watch them.) Matt: Welcome back to Now Scream This, your one-stop shop for streaming horror recommendations. The haze of summer swelter is upon us, and for those days where air conditioner breezes better combat Mr. Sun’s rays, we’ve got some cool-down entertainment picks. If you’re like me, you can only watch Joe ...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Horror, America, Features, Netflix, Sun, Brazil, Warren, Chucky, Ed, Hulu, Chris, Judy


‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Tackles One of the Greatest ‘Clone Wars’ Threats With “Battle Scars”

This article contains spoilers for the Star Wars: The Bad Batch episode “Battle Scars.”  Since we last saw them, the Bad Batch (Dee Bradley Baker) and Omega (Michelle Ang) have been miserably pulling jobs for Cid (Rhea Perlman). Since they (deliberately) botched their assignment on Corellia , they aren’t on her good side and she deducts creds on their expenses, one that hilariously includes Wrecker’s and Omega’s routine purchase of the popcorn-ish Mantell Mix. Their snack-buying after a missio...
Tags: Star-Wars, Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Animation, Rex, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney World, Omega, Hunter, Ruiz, Rhea Perlman, Dave Filoni


‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ Breakdown: The Details and History That Enrich “Battle Scars”

This post contains major spoilers for the latest episode of the series. “Battle Scars,” the new episode of Star Wars:  The Bad Batch,  begins in medias res, with the Bad Batch escaping from their most recent job, stealing a creature named Ruby from an uncouth group of ne’er-do-wells called the Rhokai. When they return to Cid’s, they encounter none other than Captain Rex, hoping to feel them out and check on their status. He insists they’re ticking time bombs with their inhibitor chips still in...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Animation, Rex, Lucasfilm, Luke Skywalker, Cal, Jedi, Moria, Gregor, Star-Wars, Ahsoka, Wolffe


‘OddTaxi’ Feels Like the Coen Brothers Made an Anime Starring Animal People, and It’s Great

(Welcome to Ani-time Ani-where, a regular column dedicated to helping the uninitiated understand and appreciate the world of anime.) If you’ve followed this column long enough, you might have noticed that many of the anime shows I cover seem to be about and for teenagers. Whether they’re slice-of-life, fantasy, or sci-fi, most popular anime shows deal with mostly teenage problems. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but sometimes you want a show that is not set in a high school and menti...
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, Movies, Features, Anime, Martin Scorsese, Coen Brothers, Springsteen, Ani, Satoshi Kon, Featured Stories Sidebar, Oddtaxi, Odd Taxi, Odokawa, Satoshi Kon Twin Peaks, Odakawa


The War of the Rohirrim: The New ‘Lord of the Rings’ Movie Explained

“The horn of Helm Hammerhand will sound in the deep one last time,” King Theoden of Rohan ominously spoke during the climax of The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. And we’ll finally know the meaning of that prophecy with New Line and Warner Bros. Animation’s upcoming animated film The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim, which will tell the story behind the fortress of Helm’s Deep. But who are the Rohirrim? What was the war they fought? And what kind of name is Helm Hammerhand? Thanks ...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Features, Britain, New Line, Anime, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Beowulf, Warner Brothers, Anglo Saxon, J R R Tolkien, Rohan, Gandalf, Aragorn, Helm


Universal’s VelociCoaster May Be One of the Best Roller Coasters Ever Built

The VelociCoaster, the new Jurassic World-themed roller coaster at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park, opens to the public today in Orlando, Florida. We experienced a sneak preview of the high-tech new ride and came back everything you need to know. And yes, that includes footage of us experiencing this very intense experience and looking appropriately terrified. You can watch it all below. The VelociCoaster Review ? The video above showcases our entire experience riding the V...
Tags: Florida, Hollywood, Movies, Disney, Features, Jurassic Park, Theme Parks, Universal, Jurassic World, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Disneyland, Steven Spielberg, Orlando, Busch Gardens, Orlando Florida


Every ‘The Sandman’ Easter Egg and Detail Revealed in Netflix’s First Look at the TV Series

This week, Netflix revealed a first look at its highly anticipated adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s The Sandman comics — kind of. Rather, we saw a behind-the-scenes preview given by none other than Gaiman himself, who toured the U.K.-based Shepperton Studios where the fantasy-horror series is being made. And in that behind-the-scenes video, Gaiman was introduced to all sorts of props and pieces of concept art as he explored the set. But were there any Easter eggs or details we could glean from the s...
Tags: Movies, Neil Gaiman, Features, Netflix, House, Tom Sturridge, Easter Eggs, Patton Oswalt, Evelyn Waugh, Griffin, Sandman, Dream, Matthew, Video Clips, Gregory, Cain


The Daily Stream: ‘Wayne’s World 2’ is the Rare Comedy Sequel That Matches Wits with the Original

(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 Movie: Wayne’s World 2 Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: After Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers) has a dream in which Jim Morrison tells him to put on a rock concert, he and fellow late-night TV star Garth Algar (Dana Carvey) try to make it happen. Several musical acts show little interest, leaving the pair uncertain about ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, David Letterman, Sequels, Christopher Walken, Mike Myers, Rob Lowe, Illinois, Paramount Pictures, Midwest, Wayne, Chris Farley, Jim Morrison, Garth, Kim Basinger, Waynes-World



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