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The Morning Watch: The Batman Animated Trailer Remix, David Copperfield Breaks Down Magic In Movies & More

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)In this edition, watch the recent trailer for "The Batman" from DC FanDome recreated with footage from "Batman: The Animated Series." Plus, watch as master magician David Copperfield breaks down magic scenes from movies lik...
Tags: Hbo, Christopher Nolan, Movies, News, Scorsese, Batman, Martin Scorsese, Clyde, Bonnie, David Copperfield, Robot Chicken, Copperfield, Burt Wonderstone

After 25 Years, Doug Liman’s Swingers Is Still Money

In the spring of 1997, my buddy and I were looking for a flick to watch on a Friday night and stumbled upon a movie called Swingers starring some guy named Vince Vaughn and Roller Girl from Boogie Nights. Obviously, it was the latter that caught our attention, but we were all in on the comedy the Los Angeles Times dubbed, “Hip and funny!” The movie changed our lives. No joke. For my friend and me, there was life before Swingers and life after Swingers. We learned a lot from that movie: How long ...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Roger Ebert, Arkansas, Disneyland, Jon Favreau, Rudy, Will Ferrell, Los Angeles Times, Vegas, Martin Scorsese, Office Space, Mike, McDonald, Trent

Mass Director Fran Kranz Worries About Our Attention Spans [Interview]

Actor Fran Kranz takes a serious swing with his feature directorial debut, "Mass." Set almost entirely in one location, Kranz's film shows two couples coming together to discuss a tragedy involving their children and a shooting. Both technically and dramatically, it's an ambitious debut for the actor, known for "The Cabin in the Woods" and a variety of films and shows. As a first-time filmmaker, he shows care, sensitivity, and patience. Kranz never wanted the camera to be omnipresent. He never w...
Tags: Movies, News, Mahershala Ali, Scorsese, Kenneth Branagh, Ridley Scott, Martin Scorsese, Don, Andre, Bergman, Hitchcock, Jason Isaacs, Martha Plimpton, Fran Kranz, Kranz, Quibi

The Huge Box Office For Halloween Kills Seemingly Says A Lot About Peacock

"Halloween Kills," after being delayed for a full year, finally made its way to theaters over the weekend, taking in a killer $50 million. It's the best start for a horror movie of any kind in the pandemic era, and also the best start for a movie getting a hybrid release, meaning that it launched both in theaters and on streaming. In this case, for free of charge to Peacock subscribers. However, the numbers make it hard to believe this movie was readily available on a major streaming service, wh...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, News, Netflix, Army, Ridley Scott, MGM, Samba TV, Samba, Martin Scorsese, Kong, Peacock, Zack Snyder, David Gordon Green, Blumhouse

The 20 Best Assassins In Film Ranked

The hitman might be one of the most purely cinematic professions -- the silent, emotionless hired gun without any affiliation or loyalty. They've taken on an almost mythic status that feels completely at odds to the reality. Some are portrayed as sociopaths, some as slick, cool secret agent types. As it is, the numerous cinematic portrayals on film often makes them the most intriguing part of their films.There are so many depictions of assassins, hitmen, and mercenaries in cinema that it's impos...
Tags: Hong Kong, Japan, Movies, Geena Davis, Jack Nicholson, France, Spain, Fbi, Fox, Paris, Paraguay, Claude, Uma Thurman, Davis, Brian Cox, Marlon Brando

The Best Movies Streaming Right Now: After Hours, The Autopsy Of Jane Doe, The Terminal, Avengement, Timecop

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a weekly column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)It was a rough week (isn't it always?), but the weekend is finally here. I don't know about you, reader, but when the weekend comes along, I get excited to kick back and watch some movies. If you're like me, and on the lookout for some recommendations as to what to watch, I've swooped in here to help you. With this streaming column, I comb thr...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, New York City, Tom Hanks, Brian Cox, Kafka, Spielberg, Emile Hirsch, Jfk Airport, Martin Scorsese, Big Apple, Dixon, Cain, Viktor, Netflix Amazon Hulu, Hanks

13 Movies Like The Wolf Of Wall Street That Are Definitely Worth Watching

"The Wolf of Wall Street" is one of the best films of the 21st century. Martin Scorsese has never lost his touch, but his biographical dark comedy quickly ranked among his finest work. Scorsese is no stranger to long runtimes, but crafting a three-hour black comedy that's consistently engaging is an amazing achievement.Scorsese set the all-time record for the most swearing in a film, and the movie's excessive sex, drugs, and general debauchery courted controversy throughout its release. Some Aca...
Tags: New York, London, Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Wall Street, New York City, America, Fbi, Afghanistan, David, Croc, Bud, Oliver Stone, Leonardo Dicaprio, Steven Soderbergh, Josh Brolin

The Fascinating True Story Behind The Wolf Of Wall Street

It's a well-known fact that Martin Scorsese's acclaimed "The Wolf of Wall Street," which received five Oscar nominations including one for Best Adapted Screenplay, is based on the memoir of Jordan Belfort, the stockbroker played by Leonardo DiCaprio. He's not what you would call a hero: in fact, the whole movie is arguably told from the villain's perspective.Terence Winter handled the writing chores, and he and Scorsese had already framed an entire HBO series, "Boardwalk Empire," around a gangst...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Ben Affleck, Oliver Stone, Leonardo Dicaprio, Scorsese, Jonah Hill, Martin Scorsese, Lamborghini, Indiewire, Mother Jones, Terence Winter, Jordan Belfort, Tommy Chong

10 Brendan Fraser Performances You Need To Revisit

Remembered for his classic good looks and nostalgic charm, it is impossible not to love Brendan Fraser. Not only has he been a part of the most memorable movies of the last few decades, but Fraser continues to make an impact on generations of movie-goers. From his action-centric roles to his more kid-friendly performances, Fraser's body of work is truly something to admire. And as the Brendan Fraser renaissance continues to take shape thanks to the likes of "Doom Patrol," "No Sudden Move," and M...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, David, Harvard University, Connecticut, Broadway, Christopher Walken, Bill, Vietnam, Steve Buscemi, Bill Condon, Humphrey Bogart, SilverStone, Boone

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

Ridley Scott Doesn't Think That Alien TV Series Will Be As Good As His Movies, Sorry

Once a filmmaker reaches a certain point in this industry, they get the right to voice whatever creative opinion they want about whatever topic they choose to. Martin Scorsese is allowed to pen longform essays decrying the current state of the industry for as long as he needs to make that point, Steven Spielberg can wax poetic about the future of the theatrical experience despite our present circumstances, and Ridley Scott is simply going to speak his mind and publicly trash talk other projects ...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Ridley Scott, Noah Hawley, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, Scott, Hawley, House of Gucci, Ridley Scott Doesn, Alien Scott

The Real Life Inspiration Behind Goodfellas

"As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to ..." know about the real-life inspiration behind "Goodfellas." Maybe you've thought that, or maybe that's just a convenient paraphrasing of the opening voiceover to Martin Scorsese's 1990 gangster-movie classic.Before we even see the first image — the back plate of a Pontiac Grand Prix, speeding along the highway at night — "Goodfellas" tells us, "This film is based on a true story." It's an adaptation of the non-fiction book, "Wiseguy: Life in ...
Tags: New York, Movies, Robert De Niro, Atlantic City, Scorsese, Goodfellas, Samuel L Jackson, Lufthansa, Copacabana, Cadillac, Martin Scorsese, Ray Liotta, Hill, Burke, Michael Imperioli, Jimmy

13 Movies Like Shutter Island That You Really Need To See

Martin Scorsese's 2010 film "Shutter Island" was an exciting departure from the style that he's best known for. While he's made many different types of movies, Scorsese is best known for his crime dramas -- films like "Taxi Driver," "Raging Bull," "Goodfellas," and "Casino" are all considered classics.However, a psychological horror film with shocking plot twists was new territory for the beloved director. Scorsese had dabbled in horror themes with "Bringing Out the Dead" and "Cape Fear," but "S...
Tags: Hollywood, London, Movies, Orson Welles, US, Toronto, Los Angeles, West Virginia, Chicago, Pennsylvania, United States, Connecticut, David Cronenberg, Leonardo Dicaprio, Roy, Christian Bale

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

The 10 Best Margot Robbie Movies Ranked

Be honest: Did you underestimate Margot Robbie at first? The Australian actress first garnered international attention for the trailer to 2013's "The Wolf of Wall Street," a Kanye-scored masterpiece that sold Robbie's character, Naomi Lapagila, as pure eye candy. That got the internet's curiosity. But Martin Scorsese's classic didn't reduce Lapagila to a bombshell trophy wife, thanks largely to Robbie's incendiary performance. With Robbie at the helm, Lapagila was an interesting, dynamic, and fu...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Time, Oliver Stone, Leonardo Dicaprio, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Christian Bale, Richard Curtis, Time Magazine, Rafe Spall, Brad Pitt, Roman Polanski, Jamie Foxx, Quentin Tarantino

15 Movies To Watch If You Loved The Many Saints Of Newark

Tony Soprano feels about the same we remember him, but his presence in "The Many Saints of Newark" cuts differently. His looming presence is gone, replaced with a younger and more unsure Tony. You have to pay attention to the slight tilt of the head and his distinctive slouch to see the late James Gandolfini in his son, the young Michael Gandolfini, who takes over as our window into the world of the foundational TV series "The Sopranos".At the time, that great, important show seemed like an enti...
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Hollywood, London, Movies, Washington, Time, America, Fbi, Chicago, Brooklyn, Broadway, Manhattan, Robert De Niro, David Chase, James Gandolfini

4K Restoration of Long-Lost Iranian Film 'Chess of the Wind' Trailer

"My lady, you should have confronted him earlier." Janus Films + Criterion Collection have released a new trailer for a 4K restoration of a long-lost, banned-from-the-world Iranian film titled Chess of the Wind, originally Shatranj-e baad. It first premiered in 1976 at the Tehran Film Festival, and has been updated and restored from the original copy for a 4K re-release this year. What's it about? The first lady of a noble house has died and now there is conflict between the remainders for t...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, US, Iran, Martin Scorsese, To Watch, Foreign Film, 4K Restoration of Long Lost Iranian Film Chess

Who Is the Best Actor in Martin Scorsese’s The Departed?

Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award-winning crime drama The Departed turns 15 this week, people. Looking back on the flick, I’m still amazed at its ability to entertain, dazzle, thrill, and shock audiences. Honestly, check out this terrific “first-time reaction” from a couple on YouTube if you need a reminder of just how bonkers the 2006 film really is: Personally, I love The Departed. It has all of Scorsese’s usual flourishes, a fantastic, whip-smaht script by William Monahan, and plenty of intr...
Tags: Movies, Jack Nicholson, Drama, Matt Damon, Tim Burton, Action, Mark Wahlberg, Leonardo Dicaprio, Scorsese, Batman, Alec Baldwin, Billy, Martin Scorsese, Sheen, Don, Nicholson

The Departed Ending Explained: A Tale Of Two Rats

It's been fifteen years since Martin Scorsese blew us all away with the ending of "The Departed," a twisted tale about double lives, secret identities, organized crime, and police corruption. The crime drama was a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong thriller "Infernal Affairs," modified for American audiences with a Boston setting. It was also loosely based on the real-life Winter Hill Gang, and Jack Nicholson's character Frank Costello is based on Irish-American gangster Whitey Bulger. (Bulger was mos...
Tags: Hong Kong, Movies, Jack Nicholson, Boston, Fbi, Johnny Depp, Marky Mark, Martin Scorsese, Sullivan, COSTELLO, South Boston, Costigan, Billy Costigan Leonardo DiCaprio, Colin Sullivan Matt Damon, Frank Costello, Winter Hill Gang

The 14 Best '80s Halloween Movies To Watch This Spooky Season

The '80s is a decade that conjures up a great deal of nostalgia. For many of us who grew up in the era, Friday nights were often spent perusing the local video store for the latest VHS releases. And when Halloween rolled around, we'd head to the horror section to make our picks, seeking something a bit spookier to match the season. This year, as autumn kicks into high gear, you might find yourself in the mood to relive those simpler times by cueing up some classic '80s Halloween fare. Well, if y...
Tags: Halloween, UK, London, Movies, Geena Davis, New York City, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Disney, David, Maine, Guillermo Del Toro, Jack, Sam, Alec Baldwin, King

8 Bradley Cooper Produced Movies, Ranked According To IMDB

Many actors have taken up producing at one point or another, whether it's their own passion project or something they've simply invested money in. More often than not, actors then get a taste for it, producing more and more. Such is seemingly the case with Bradley Cooper.The actor had not one but two production companies in the past. The first was 22nd And Indiana Pictures, and the second is Joint Effort, which he owns with director Todd Phillips. Between some passion projects and the highest-gr...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Jennifer Lawrence, Entertainment, Tech, Bradley Cooper, Clint Eastwood, American Sniper, Robert De Niro, David O Russell, Silver Linings Playbook, Jonah Hill, Joaquin Phoenix, Martin Scorsese, Cooper, Phillips, Todd Phillips

The Morning Watch: Venom: Let There Be Carnage Easter Eggs, The Dying Art Of Title Sequences & More

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fan-made productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)In this edition, see how many Easter eggs, comic book references, and possible Marvel Cinematic Universe connections you missed in "Venom: Let There Be Carnage." Plus, get a reminder about how under-appreciated opening titl...
Tags: Movies, News, Marvel Comics, Macbeth, Luke Skywalker, Martin Scorsese, Rey, Johnny Cash, Skywalker, Robot Chicken, Patrick H Willems, Daniel Craig Answers

Michael Gandolfini On Playing A Young Tony Soprano: 'Everyone Trusted Me'

"The Many Saints of Newark," creator David Chase's movie prequel to "The Sopranos" TV series, is ringing in the month of October in theaters and on HBO Max. The film's young star, Michael Gandolfini, is the son of the late James Gandolfini, and he takes over the iconic role of Tony Soprano that his father originated.Playing such a famous character — and having your parent's shadow hang over you — comes with a lot of pressure. Michael was only 8 years old when "The Sopranos" aired its finale in 2...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, David, Ocean, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Leonardo Dicaprio, Robert De Niro, Paul Thomas Anderson, David Chase, James Gandolfini, Newark, Scorsese, Anderson, Michael, Martin Scorsese

Apple Wins Rights to George Clooney & Brad Pitt Thriller

Following an intense bidding war against multiple major competitors including Netflix, Amazon, Sony Pictures, and Warner Bros. Pictures, Deadline brings word that Apple Studios has successfully won the rights to Spider-Man: Homecoming director Jon Watts’ high-profile project. The deal also reportedly includes a theatrical release component. The untitled thriller film is set to reunite Oscar winners George Clooney and Brad Pitt after 13 years since The Coen Brothers’ 2008 black comedy crime pic B...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Action, Ocean, Sony, Leonardo Dicaprio, Steven Soderbergh, Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Will Smith, Marvel Studios, Ray, Martin Scorsese, Pitt, Watts, Clooney

The 10 Apple TV Shows That Justify A Subscription

With multiple Emmy Award wins for "Ted Lasso" and the launch of prestige titles like "Foundation," Apple TV+ has been gaining momentum, becoming more of a must-have for viewers in the streaming age. Unlike the big guns — Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ — Apple TV+ isn't a service that gives you access to an extensive library of old movie titles. It relies more on new and original content.As a result, it has had to up its acquisition game. We already put together a list of 10 Apple TV+ m...
Tags: Apple, England, New York, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Mexico, Amc, Superman, Disney, America, Nasa, Earth, Ted, Afghanistan, David

The Daily Stream: Cure Will Give You The Creeps

(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 Film: "Cure"Where You Can Stream It: The Criterion ChannelThe Pitch: Kenichi Takabe (Kōji Yakusho), an eerily calm police detective, is investigating a series of strange, seemingly connected murders. In each case, the victims were killed with a large X carved into their throats. But this isn't a whodunit. In each instance, the ki...
Tags: Movies, Akira Kurosawa, Scorsese, Martin Scorsese, Mamiya, Kurosawa, Robert Aldrich, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Koji Yakusho, Masato Hagiwara, Takabe, Kenichi Takabe Kōji Yakusho, Mamiya Masato Hagiwara Mamiya, Kiyoshi Kurosawa Cure, Shinji Aoyama Makoto Shinozaki, Shigehiko Hasumi

13 Tarantino Projects We Never Saw But Wish We Could've

Quentin Tarantino is one of the most influential American filmmakers of all time. In the three decades that Tarantino has been making films, he has inspired countless imitators, but few have had the impact he has -- Tarantino's 1992 directorial debut "Reservoir Dogs" literally changed the state of independent cinema. At the time, it was rare for a self-financed film to reach mainstream audiences, but following an energetic response at the Sundance Film Festival, "Reservoir Dogs" was acquired by ...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Texas, Movies, Kentucky, Disney, Star Trek, David, Netflix, Amsterdam, Showtime, Oscar, Switzerland, Uma Thurman, James Bond, Ian Fleming

Other Ryan Reynolds Movies You Should Watch After Free Guy

2021 is the year of deja vu. It has conquered our airwaves; it has twisted our headlines; and it has massively entrenched itself in multiplexes, where last year's movies are current entertainment. A relief? Sure. Numbing? That too. It's hard to shake the sense that we've already seen everything that theaters have to offer, given that we got our first glimpses of "Black Widow" and "F9" more than a year a half ago. So, in this strange season, what does it take to renew a moviegoer's excitement? Ho...
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New Trailer for 4K Restoration of Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Horror 'Cure'

"People like to think a crime has meaning. But most of them don't." Criterion Collection has launched a new trailer for a 4K restoration and re-release of the Japanese horror masterpiece called Cure, from filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa. This originally premiered in 1997, and played at the Tokyo Film Festival, San Francisco & Toronto Film Festivals, though it never had a release in the west until 2001. Praised by Martin Scorsese, it's a "hypnotic & psychological" cinema experience that is "part a...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Martin Scorsese, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, To Watch, Foreign Film, Masato Hagiwara, Kōji Yakusho Tsuyoshi Ujiki Anna Nakagawa

Moneyball’s Greatest Achievement Was Showing Jonah Hill’s Dramatic Side

As far as sports flicks go, you can’t do much better than Bennett Miller’s Moneyball, a film that deserves mention amongst the greats in its genre — and yeah, that includes the Costner trifecta Tin Cup, Bull Durham, and Field of Dreams. While I don’t watch the pic nearly as often as I should, every time I do I’m reminded of its greatness. RELATED: Adam Devine to Headline Peacock’s Straight-to-Series Order of Pitch Perfect Brad Pitt’s phenomenal performance. Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin’s sha...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Aaron Sorkin, Seth Rogen, Brad Pitt, Oakland, Chris Pratt, Jonah Hill, Bennett Miller, Moneyball, Spike Jonze, Billy, Martin Scorsese, Mychael Danna, Pitt

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