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The 50 Greatest Movie Moments of 2018

In the cold doldrums of January, with the multiplexes still mostly dormant, there’s only one thing for movie fans to do: look back at the previous year. And that’s what the /Film staff spent much of the past week doing as we assembled to create a list of the 50 greatest movie moments of 2018. First, we debated and argued and fought for which movie moments belonged on the list (all recorded in podcast form for your listening pleasure) and then we voted on the order. The result? A list of 50 scen...
Tags: Movies, Features, Nicole Kidman, Steve McQueen, Paul Feig, Eddie, Dakota Johnson, Mcqueen, Alice, Bay, Tom, Anne, Stephanie, Kendrick, Emily, Hardy

Final Destination Reboot Enters Development With Saw Writers

Final Destination reboot enters development with Saw writers The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that the fan-favorite New Line Cinema horror franchise Final Destination is getting the reboot treatment from Saw franchise writers Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { v...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Stephen King, Annabelle, Melton, ComingSoon, SAW, Movie News, James Wan, Marcus Dunstan, Patrick Melton, Dunstan, La Llorona, Final Destination

Horror Short ‘Behind’ Being Adapted Into Feature Film With Sam Raimi Producing

Horror shorts are becoming a goldmine for Hollywood. More and more, producers are turning to short horror films as fodder for feature-length adaptations. The Babadook, Lights Out, Mama and more all originated as short films. The trend continues with Behind, a short film written and directed by Angel Gomez that will now be turned into a feature, with Sam Raimi producing. More on the Behind movie below. Behind The horror short you see above will soon be a feature film, thanks to producer ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Gomez, Sam-Raimi, Raimi, David Robert Mitchell, James Wan, Ghost House Pictures, Nicolas Pesce, Angel Gomez, Zak Olkewicz, Behind

Are You Screening Podcast – Aquaman, A Star Is Born & More

We’re trying to catch up as award season officially moves into high gear, and this week we’re looking at Aquaman, A Star is Born, and more. We also look at The Golden Globes , and the wins that set the internet on fire. The awards actually set us up for our look at these films, because the trend of odd appreciation continues through to, at least, the first two films we cover. Aquaman is certainly making money, and director James Wan has much to say about the film not receiving a visual ...
Tags: Podcast, Movies, Warner Bros, Newsline, James Wan

Superhero Bits: ‘World of Warcraft’ Honors Stan Lee, John Glover May Appear in ‘Shazam’ & More

What is the Rotten Tomatoes score for M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass? How did World of Warcraft pay tribute to Stan Lee? Does Smallville star John Glover have a role in Shazam? How did Peter Parker make his perfect Spider-Man suit? Who is Samuel L. Jackson‘s favorite Avenger? When does DC’s Legends of Tomorrow return from the midseason break? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. The Thing has a long history in Marvel Comics, and this edition of The Pull List hits some finer mom...
Tags: Movies, Spider-Man, Superman, Glass, Batgirl, Black Widow, Batman, Thor, Stan-Lee, Marvel Comics, Avengers, Cw, Aquaman, Smallville, Samuel L Jackson, Shazam

‘Aquaman’ VFX Reel Shows How the Underwater City of Atlantis Came to Life

Director James Wan had to craft a lavish underwater world primarily out of visual effects, so it’s no wonder that the before and after shots are so dramatic in this Aquaman VFX reel. On the heels of Aquaman‘s splashy box office success, Warner Bros. has released a video that shows the painstaking work that went into building the expansive underwater world of Atlantis, and all those flow-y hair shots. Aquaman VFX Reel Aquaman may have been unjustly cut from the Oscars visual effects shor...
Tags: Movies, Warner Bros, Aquaman, Jason Momoa, Warner Brothers, Wilson, Video Clips, Comic Book/Superhero, Patrick Wilson, James Wan, Behind the Scenes Footage, Momoa, Vulko Aquaman, Atlan

Westworld’s Leonardo Nam Joins Swamp Thing for Recurring Role

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Westworld’s Leonardo Nam joins Swamp Thing for recurring role According to Deadline, Leonardo Nam has signed on to play the role of Harlan Edwards in DC Universe‘s upcoming live-action series Swamp Thing. Harlan is a recurring role, described as a gay CDC specialist who acts as Abby Arcane’s second-in-command. Nam is best known for his role in HBO’s Westworld starring alongside Thandie Newton, James Marsden and Evan Rachel Wood. PB = PB ...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Cdc, TV News, Michael, Usa Network, Harlan, Kevin Durand, Len Wiseman, Scott Snyder, Wes Craven, NAM, Evan Rachel Wood, ComingSoon, Bernie Wrightson

Weekend Box Office: ‘Aquaman’ is Now the Highest Grossing DCEU Movie

It’s official: Aquaman is now the champion of the DCEU. A few years ago, if you had told me a movie starring Aquaman would outgross one featuring Batman and Superman, I might have laughed. But things change, and audiences can’t seem to get enough of James Wan‘s underwater hero. The Warner Bros. flick remained at the top of the box office for a third weekend in a row, with Escape Room coming in a distant second. The King of Atlantis is now the King of the Box Office and the King of the DCEU. ...
Tags: Movies, Justice, Superman, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Box Office, Batman, Warner Bros, Aquaman, Warner Brothers, Mary Poppins, Comic Book/Superhero, James Wan

Superhero Bits: ‘Batman: The Long Halloween’ May Get Animated, ‘Captain Marvel’ Promo Posters & More

Want a sneak peek of Batman coming in the final season of Gotham? Is there a Batman: The Long Halloween animated movie coming soon? Where did the white spider symbol on Venom‘s suit come from? Who was the first major cast member hired for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse? What prop did Gotham refuse to let The CW use for Batwoman? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Get a peek at Batman making a quick appearance in the promo for the second episode of Gotham‘s final season...
Tags: Movies, Spider-Man, Dc Comics, Gotham, Hungary, Batman, Phil Lord, Deadpool, Thor, Usa Today, Henry Cavill, Avengers, Hellboy, Cw, Aquaman, Jason Momoa

Black Hollywood filmmakers had a good 2018, but not so great for women movie directors

Two new academic studies conclude that things have gotten worse for female movie directors. Black filmmakers, on the other hand, had a very decent year in 2018, at least according to the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative’s latest “Inclusion in the Director’s Chair” report. The USC study, however, found that of 2018’s 100 top-grossing fictional films, only four – “A Wrinkle in Time,” “Blockers,” “I Feel Pretty” and “The Spy Who Dumped Me” — were directed by women, half the number from 2017. That...
Tags: Business, Hollywood, Movies, News, Diversity, Sport, Soccer, Spike Lee, Local News, Ava Duvernay, Ryan Coogler, Producers Guild of America, Usc, Indiewire, Golden Globe, Marielle Heller

‘Aquaman’ Spoiler Review: A Big, Goofy Cartoon With Larger Ambitions

Aquaman rides a bizarre line between serious and silly. On one hand, it’s a tale of environmentalism centered on a mixed-race character trying to find his place. On the other, it features Jason Momoa falling off a cliff, scored like a Wile E. Coyote cartoon. Only one of these really works. The film’s two disparate halves never quite coalesce; recent superhero movies like Black Panther and Into the Spider-Verse strike a much neater balance between tone and subject, but despite being sluggish...
Tags: Movies, Features, Justice League, Batman, Aquaman, Jason Momoa, Warner Brothers, Black, Orm, Black Panther, Manta, Snyder, Arthur, Wile E Coyote, Comic Book/Superhero, James Wan

‘Aquaman’ Swims to the Top of the Weekend Box Office For the Second Week

The final weekend of 2018 came and went, and Aquaman continued to sit at the top of the box office. January tends to be a dumping ground for studios, so it’s unlikely that James Wan’s submerged superhero will be washed away anytime soon – unless audiences really get a craving for Escape Room. The rest of the weekend box office remained predictable: Mary Poppins Returns held on at second, and Bumblebee is stuck at third.  Christmas is usually a big time for movies, but the holiday is gone, and...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, Annapurna, Clint Eastwood, Watson, Justice League, Box Office, Warner Bros, Keanu Reeves, Dick Cheney, Aquaman, Warner Brothers, Adam Mckay, Holmes, McKay, Mary Poppins

Len Wiseman Reveals Video from the Set of Swamp Thing

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Len Wiseman reveals video from the set of Swamp Thing Production continues on the upcoming pilot episode of DC Universe’s Swamp Thing, and director Len Wiseman has revealed a new photo and video from the set of the series! Check them out below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { var st...
Tags: TV, Movies, Horror, TV News, Michael, Usa Network, Kevin Durand, Len Wiseman, Scott Snyder, Wes Craven, Will Patton, Bernie Wrightson, Len Wein, James Wan, Warner Bros Television, Alec Holland

‘Aquaman’ Easter Egg Added By James Wan Specifically for Edgar Wright

Based on the splash that Aquaman made at the box office this weekend, you probably got a chance to see this movie about a fish-man and his epic undersea adventures and get your senses assaulted by a tidal wave of lavish visual imagery So you’d be forgiven for missing a few Aquaman Easter eggs along the way. Unless, that is, you’re Edgar Wright. The Baby Driver director has an Aquaman Easter Egg dedicated just to him by James Wan, who gamely took on a bet with Wright two years ago involving a ca...
Tags: Movies, Oscar, Easter Eggs, Aquaman, Warner Brothers, Edgar-Wright, Wright, Comic Book/Superhero, James Wan, Temuera Morrison, Wan, Atlanna, Atlanna Nicole Kidman

The Morning Watch: ‘Aquaman’ Easter Eggs, Fight Scene Breakdown by James Wan & 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, dive into the Easter eggs and comic references you might have missed in last weekend’s release of Aquaman. Plus, director James Wan breaks down an epic action scene above water from the DC Comics movie and a...
Tags: Movies, New York Times, Italy, Vanity Fair, Aquaman, Jason Momoa, Warner Brothers, Annabelle, Comic Book/Superhero, Video Of The Day, James Wan, Patrick-Wilson, Amber-Heard, Arthur Curry, Black Manta, Mera Amber Heard

The Post on Aquaman

'Aquaman' dazzles the eye, but it's really exhausting to watch [in print as Hard to catch breath in this underwater adventure]. By Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post December 21 2018 online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/aquaman-dazzles-the-eye-but-its-really-exhausting-to-watch/2018/12/19/33de3fa6-fe65-11e8-ad40-cdfd0e0dd65a_story.html 'Aquaman' is packed to the gills — and that's not a good thing [in print as Packed t...
Tags: Comics, Washington Post, Jason Momoa, Mike Rhode, James Wan, David Betancourt, Michael O Sullivan Washington Post, Kristen Page Kirby Express

/Filmcast Ep. 498 – Aquaman

David, Devindra, and Jeff discuss James Wan’s Aquaman and rank the DCEU films thus far. Check out Hoai-Tran Bui’s review of Aquaman, Matt Zoller Seitz’s review of Aquaman, and Nate Jones spoiler-y write-up of what Julie Andrews does in this film. Listen to David’s other podcast Write Along with writer C. Robert Cargill and Devindra’s new podcast Know More Tech, answering your question on the latest gadgets. You can always e-mail us at slashfilmcast(AT)gmail(DOT)com, or call and leave a voicem...
Tags: Movies, Uncategorized, David, Aquaman, Jeff, Julie Andrews, Matt Zoller Seitz, James Wan, David Devindra, Nate Jones, Robert Cargill, Facebook Listen, Simonmharris, Kyle Hillinger, Devindra, Hoai Tran Bui

Exclusive: James Wan and Patrick Wilson on Aquaman 2 Possibilities

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Exclusive: James Wan and Patrick Wilson on Aquaman 2 possibilities The DC superhero epic Aquaman is now playing in U.S. theaters, and ComingSoon.net had the chance to speak to director James Wan and actor Patrick Wilson about Aquaman 2 possibilities. Check out their answers below! RELATED: CS Interview: James Wan Takes on the DC Universe With Aquaman PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh =...
Tags: Movies, CS, Nicole Kidman, Thor, Aquaman, Jason Momoa, Jason, Wilson, Orm, Loki, Arthur, Dolph Lundgren, Geoff Johns, Beall, Peter Safran, Willem Dafoe

Patrick Wilson Masters the Complex Villain in ‘Aquaman’ [Interview]

With his blonde hair and classically handsome good looks, Patrick Wilson is the spitting image of the comic book Aquaman. Which is why his casting as the aquatic superhero’s archenemy Orm Marius, aka Ocean Master, is such a stroke of genius. “Truthfully, me with blonde hair is closer to prototypical Aquaman,” Wilson told me in an interview ahead of the release of Aquaman. “So I thought, ‘Let’s use that to our advantage.'” Wilson dyed his blonde hair an even lighter shade — “almost a throwback t...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Superman, Justice League, Batman, Aquaman, Jason Momoa, Jason, Warner Brothers, Wilson, Orm, Comic Book/Superhero, Patrick-Wilson, James Wan, Zod, Featured Stories Sidebar

Doom Patrol Series Reveals Premiere Date, Character Posters, and Trailer

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Doom Patrol series announces premiere date, character posters and trailer The upcoming live-action series Doom Patrol will be premiering on DC Universe starting February 15, 2019. The announcement came with a slew of character posters and even a teaser trailer to get you hyped, which you can check out in the post below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':...
Tags: TV, Movies, TV News, Diane Guerrero, Jane, Greg Berlanti, TIMOTHY DALTON, Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Bowlby, James Wan, Alan Tudyk, DC Universe, Jeremy Carver, Doom Patrol, Niles Caulder

Dive Into Exclusive Art from ‘The Art and Making of Aquaman’

In The Art and Making of Aquaman, author Mike Avila takes readers under the waves and beyond to show the staggering amount of special effects work, design, planning and more that went into creating James Wan‘s undersea superhero flick Aquaman. We have an exclusive look at art from the book below, as well as a few excerpts. “Shooting this film presented challenges that I’ve never quite experienced on any of my projects before,” James Wan writes in the introduction to The Art and Making of Aqu...
Tags: Art, Books, Hollywood, Movies, Boston, Nicole Kidman, Justice League, Aquaman, Jason Momoa, Arthur, Warner Bros Pictures, Geoff Johns, Comic Book/Superhero, James Wan, Will Beall, Featured Stories Sidebar

‘Aquaman’ is a ridiculous superhero epic

Look, I get it. Even when executed well, superhero origin stories on the big screen have become depressingly formulaic — and with the exception of “Wonder Woman,” the ones in the DC Extended Universe haven’t been executed well. And although I was one of the few moviegoers who actually enjoyed last year’s “Justice League,” I’ll admit the Aquaman material didn’t inspire a lot of confidence in the character’s solo film. Jason Momoa’s charm couldn’t obscure the fact that he was largely reduced to gr...
Tags: TC, Media, Entertainment, China, Tech, Nicole Kidman, Pacific Rim, Justice League, Warner Bros, Indiana Jones, Aquaman, Jason Momoa, DC Entertainment, Sicily, Orm, Morrison

‘Aquaman’ is a ridiculous superhero epic, and I loved every minute of it

Look, I get it. Even when executed well, superhero origin stories on the big screen have become depressingly formulaic — and with the exception of “Wonder Woman,” the ones in the DC Extended Universe haven’t been executed well. And although I was one of the few moviegoers who actually enjoyed last year’s “Justice League,” I’ll admit the Aquaman material didn’t inspire a lot of confidence in the character’s solo film. Jason Momoa’s charm couldn’t obscure the fact that he was largely reduced to gr...
Tags: TC, Media, Entertainment, China, Tech, Nicole Kidman, Pacific Rim, Justice League, Warner Bros, Indiana Jones, Aquaman, Jason Momoa, DC Entertainment, Sicily, Orm, Morrison

Aquaman May Be Silly But It’s Buoyed by Some Old-Fashioned Pulp Spirit

The Saturday-afternoon-serial spirit is almost totally gone from movies. We have plenty of movies based on comic books, but very few that are in touch with those comics’ pulp roots. Most of the pictures in both the Marvel and D.C. universes are extravagant without being imaginative: The climactic battles may seem big while you’re watching…
Tags: Movies, News, Uncategorized, Dc Comics, Aquaman, Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, James Wan

Anatomy of a Scene: Watch an Underwater Battle in ‘Aquaman’

The director James Wan narrates a fight scene from his film featuring Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson.
Tags: Movies, News, Jason Momoa, Jason, James, Wilson, Patrick, James Wan, Momoa, Wan, Aquaman (Movie

Superhero Bits: ‘Young Justice’ Synopses, ‘Entourage’ Helps Promote ‘Aquaman’ & More

How should the Avengers: Endgame trailer have ended? Which comic book movies are the most anticipated of 2019? What’s going on in the first few episodes of Young Justice: Outsiders? What scene was too weird for James Wan to leave in Aquaman? Which supporting characters will we see in Stargirl? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel topped IMDb’s list of their users’ most anticipated movies of 2019. Shazam director David F. Sandberg praised A...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Abc, Agents Of Shield, Spider-Man, Gotham, Batman, Avengers, Aquaman, Comic Book/Superhero, Superhero Bits, Captain Marvel, Wonder-Woman, Venom, James Wan, Young Justice

‘Aquaman’ Review: Our Hero Swims. His Movie Sinks.

James Wan’s film has Jason Momoa, but even he’s not enough to save this lackluster mash-up of “Thor,” “Black Panther” and “Avatar.”
Tags: Movies, News, Dc Comics, David, Will, Jason Momoa, Jason, James, Amber, Wilson, Patrick, Beall, James Wan, Momoa, Heard, Wan

‘Resident Evil’ Reboot to Be Directed By ’47 Meters Down’ Filmmaker Johannes Roberts [Updated]

Update: In an interview with Bloody Disgusting, James Wan reveals that he is no longer producing this film. “I’m not doing that anymore. That has been dropped,” Wan confirmed. “I hate it when my projects get announced. It makes it seem like I’m attached to a lot of things when in fact I’m not necessarily doing so many things.” Our original article follows. Last year, we wrote about how James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring) would be producing a Resident Evil reboot, revamping the popular video game...
Tags: Movies, Adaptation, Video Game, Alice, Anderson, Roberts, Nancy Meyers, Milla Jovovich, Paul W S Anderson, Action/Adventure, James Wan, Johannes Roberts, Constantin Film, Resident Evil, Umbrella Corporation, Meters Down Variety

How ‘Furious 7’ Helped James Wan Get His Feet Wet for ‘Aquaman’ and Why He’d Like to Make a Rom-Com [Interview]

After the release of Aquaman (out December 21, 2018), director James Wan will no longer be just “that horror guy.” The Warner Bros. superhero film has a humorous and light-hearted tone that more often than not transforms into full-blown kitsch, anchored around an effortlessly charismatic performance from Jason Momoa. And with Wan at the helm, the film’s stunning visual ambition and grandeur turns Aquaman into one of the most unique DC films to date. But this isn’t the first brush with funny for...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Dc, Warner Bros, Spielberg, Aquaman, Jason Momoa, Jason, Warner Brothers, Lucas, John Carpenter, Kurt Russell, Patrick, Arthur, Little China, Comic Book/Superhero

James Wan Confirms The Conjuring 3 Plot Details

BEGIN SLIDESHOW James Wan confirms The Conjuring 3 plot details Producer James Wan recently spoke with Bloody Disgusting about the upcoming third installment of his hit horror saga, The Conjuring 3, confirming that this sequel will be different from the previous films. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd.push(function() { ...
Tags: Movies, Horror, America, Ed, Annabelle, Lorraine, Chaves, ComingSoon, Movie News, Patrick Wilson, James Wan, Vera Farmiga, David Leslie Johnson, Wan, The Conjuring Universe, Michael Chaves

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