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Dual Review: Karen Gillan Tries To Kill Her Double In Riley Stearns' Dark Comedy [Sundance 2022]

Riley Stearns, the filmmaker behind 2014's "Faults" and 2019's "The Art of Self-Defense," returns to Sundance with "Dual," an odd dark comedy which sits comfortably in the tonally unique corner of cinema Stearns has carved out for himself. In the director's movies, life is not something to be celebrated, but a punishment to be endured; the joke at the center of "Dual" is that characters will fight each other to the death in order to secure the misery of experiencing an average existence.Sarah (K...
Tags: Reviews, Movies, United States, Sarah, Jesse Eisenberg, Robert Redford, Peter, PAUL, Trent, Larry, Theo James, Stearns, Karen Gillan, Gillan, Battle Royale, Peter Peter


Star Wars Bits: The Mandalorian, The Book Of Boba Fett, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, The High Republic, Crimson Reign, And More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:"The Art of The Mandalorian (Season 2)""LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga" UpdatesClaudia Gray Talks "The High Republic: The Fallen Star"Marvel's Upcoming "Star Wars" ComicsAnd More! The Art Of The Mandalorian (Season 2) Lucasfilm creative art manager Phil Szostak's new book, "The Art of The Mandalorian (Season 2)," explores the designs and concepts behind "The Mandalorian" season 2's most memorable moments. In an exclusive interview with StarWars.com, Szostak...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Microsoft, Nintendo, Darth Vader, Disneyland, Lucasfilm, Alex, Cool Stuff, Dlc, Gray, Luke Skywalker, Peter, Justin, Corey


Everything We Know About The Great Season 3 So Far

Huzzah! "The Great" is coming back for season 3, which is great (sorry) news for all of us watching at home, but bad news for the young Catherine II and her efforts to bring the Enlightenment to Russia. Season 2 only doubled down on the dark absurdism of season 1, throwing everything from surprising pregnancy cravings to crocodiles and war-mongering enemies in Catherine's path. At the same time, the show continued to chart its namesake's growth into an effective leader, evolving her from the dar...
Tags: Television, Movies, Russia, Gillian Anderson, Hulu, Catherine, Peter, PAUL, Mariel, Georgina, McNamara, Joanna, Archie, Jason Isaacs, Pugachev, Grigor


The Best Alfred Molina Movies Ranked

Known by film fans for his work in the "Spider-Man" franchise, Alfred Molina is one of the greatest actors who ever lived. With a career spanning over 40 years, Molina continues to surprise audiences with his calculated acting, larger-than-life personality, and ability to play quite a range of characters. From complicated anti-heroes to heartwarming, quirky individuals, Molina has proven time and time again that he can make any role even better than what's on the page.While he has some excellent...
Tags: England, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Salma Hayek, Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks, David, Margaret Thatcher, Liverpool, Italy, Dan Brown, Jordan, Oxford University, Harrison Ford, Roger Donaldson


The Evil Dead Easter Egg You May Not Have Noticed In Sam Raimi's Spider-Man

Comic book movies are always full of Easter eggs, especially Marvel movies. Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" films are no exception. You'll find decades of superhero history scattered throughout, with subtle nods to several comic book heroes and villains. There's even a reference to their old rivals DC as Peter Parker shouts out classic superhero catchphrases while perfecting his web-slinging. "Shazam," anyone?But for "Evil Dead" fans like me, there are some even groovier Easter eggs to be found.Aside f...
Tags: England, Hollywood, Movies, New York City, Delta, Army, Ash, Sam, Sandman, Bruce Campbell, Peter, Parker, Campbell, Ben, Sam Raimi, Raimi


Alfred Molina Was A Little Too Attached To His Doc Ock Tentacles

Alfred Molina has been the talk of the town lately, thanks to his return as Doc Ock, one of Spider-Man's most formidable foes on the silver screen in Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 2,"  arguably the greatest superhero film ever made. Dr. Otto Octavius and his villainous alter ego, Doctor Octopus, has long been one of the web-slinger's most prominent adversaries, and he became even more menacing in "Spider-Man: No Way Home." But like many Spider-Man villains, Molina imbued the comic book villain with su...
Tags: Movies, FLO, Harry, Associated Press, Spider Man, Peter, Otto, Larry, Molina, Moe, Sam Raimi, Tom Holland, Spidey, Peter Parker, Alfred Molina, Doc Ock


Spider-Man: No Way Home Is Officially The Fourth Highest Grossing Movie Of All Time

Spider-Man, Spider-Man! Does whatever a Spider-Man film can! Forgive my lame attempt at humor in song form, but this is pretty big news. "Spider-Man: No Way Home" is now officially the fourth-highest-grossing film of all time, not adjusted for inflation, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film of many Spider-Men (Spiders-Men? Spiders-Man? Doesn't matter. Peter is good at science, not grammar) passed the holiday weekend with a whopping $702.7 million in ticket sales, which means that it has...
Tags: Movies, News


12 Movies Like Step Brothers That Will Surely Make You Laugh

"Step Brothers" is one of the funniest movies of the 21st Century, and it's a true testament to writer-director Adam McKay's outlandish sense of humor. McKay is now established as one of the most important political filmmakers in the industry, spotlighting notorious scandals in his biopics "The Big Short" and "Vice." McKay recently tackled corrupt administrations and the failure to listen to scientists with the satirical comedy "Don't Look Up."Early in his career, McKay was known primarily as a ...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Movies, Interview, China, America, Los Angeles, Chicago, Mark Wahlberg, Franco, James Franco, Seth Rogen, Sony Pictures, Ron Burgundy, Smith, Will Ferrell


17 Horror Movies That Haven't Aged Well

Sometimes, talking about art that "hasn't aged well" is an exercise in punching down. But you'll never see us make fun the perfectly imperfect stop-motion special effects of the original "King Kong," or the arch, gothic grandeur of classic Universal monster movies. When you meet old art halfway, it's magical -- the greatest movies from different eras offer a chance to communicate with the past, an opportunity to engage in pop culture time travel. But this list of horror films the /Film crew has ...
Tags: Europe, Elsa, Hollywood, Movies, Abc, Stephen King, Tim Curry, Fbi, San Diego, James Bond, Starz, Francis Lawrence, Kubrick, Will Smith, Hannibal Lecter, Ben Stiller


Shows Like Mare Of Easttown You Can Binge Watch Right Now

"Mare of Easttown" had no business being as good as it was. Early promo materials, while promising, looked too similar to any number of other "gritty cop grapples with a new investigation and their own mental well-being" shows. The cop who takes their investigation personally is a cliché at this point, and early on, it didn't look like even the considerable talents of Kate Winslet would be enough to save it.That criticism turned out to be exceptionally wrong. "Mare of Easttown" transcends conven...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Australia, France, Scotland, Stephen King, Bbc, Fbi, Noah, Netflix, Nicole Kidman, Kate Winslet, Broadchurch, David Tennant, Dublin


Daily Podcast: Why You Should Watch Peacemaker, And New Quantum Leap, Real Steel, Santa Clause TV Series

On the January 14, 2022 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editorial director Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film staff writer Danielle Ryan to discuss the latest film and TV news, including new "Quantum Leap," "Real Steel," and "The Santa Clause" sequel series. And In Our Feature Presentation, Danielle is going to try to convince Peter that "Peacemaker" is awesome.Opening Banter: Welcome Danielle back to the podcast! Since Ben didn't do it, what are Danielle's favorite movies.In The News:Danielle: Qua...
Tags: Podcast, Movies, News, Disney, James Gunn, Peter, Ben, Gunn, Danielle, Santa Clause, Peter Sciretta, Sam Hume, Danielle Ryan, New Quantum Leap Real Steel Santa Clause TV Series, Quantum Leap Real Steel, Better Etc Have


The 20 Best Michael Keaton Movies, Ranked

Perhaps best known as the Caped Crusader of Tim Burton's "Batman" films, Michael Keaton has had a wide-ranging and thriving career. Keaton started off in comedy, training at the legendary Second City, before working on iconic television series such as "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" and "Maude." Keaton finally entered the big screen in "Night Shift" with a crackling, frenetic energy that would launch a successful film comedy career before Burton took the risk of casting him as Batman, a role that ...
Tags: Chuck, New York, Movies, California, New York City, Tim Burton, Indiana, Ted, Kate Beckinsale, Catholic Church, Steven Soderbergh, Penguin, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Rachel Mcadams, Bob


Every Jane Campion Film, Ranked

New Zealander Jane Campion is one of Hollywood's true iconoclasts. From the beginning of her film career in the 1980s, her work has been critically and internationally acclaimed, receiving such laudable awards as the Cannes Film Festival's prestigious Palme d'Or for "The Piano" (1993), which made her the first woman to ever win the prize. An undoubted trailblazer of cinema, Campion has a broad body of work including historical dramas, romances, adaptations, and thrillers. Yet all of her films te...
Tags: Europe, Hollywood, Movies, Montana, Netflix, Nicole Kidman, New Zealand, John, Cumberbatch, Ada, Henry James, Ruth, John Keats, Hunter, Peter, Pj


The Spider-Man: No Way Home Bridge Fight Was Originally Absurdly Long

Warning: this article contains spoilers for "Spider-Man: No Way Home.""Spider-Man: No Way Home" slayed at the box office, pandemic be damned. The film is still playing, but now that it's been out for a while, we're getting some of the details behind the making of the film that has been kept as much under wraps as it could be in the age of social media. One fun fact is that the bridge scene where Peter Parker (Tom Holland) as Spider-Man takes on Doc Ock (Alfred Molina) was originally a whole lot ...
Tags: Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, News, Atlanta, Port, Digital Domain, Peter, Doc, Peter Parker, Doc Ock, Peter Parker Tom Holland, Pinewood Atlanta, Kelly Port, Mysterio Jake Gyllenhaal, Trilith Studios, Doc Ock Alfred Molina


Easter Eggs You May Have Missed In The Book Of Boba Fett Episode 3

Happy Boba Fett day, everyone! Episode 3 of "The Book of Boba Fett" entitled "The Streets of Mos Espa" is chock full of Easter eggs, and it's time to go deep into the Sarlacc pit (that sounded more appropriate than "rabbit hole") to see what goodies we can identify. Naturally we are going to spoil everything, so please watch the episode before continuing.There are a whole lot of creatures and droids in this week's episode, so we'll start with those. In the opening scene, we see a B'omarr monk's ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Disney, Robert Rodriguez, Leia, Cadillac, Mando, Peter, Owen, Pelle, Hutt, Jabba, Anakin, Tosche Station, Pat Benatar, Valhalla


Huzzah! The Great Has Been Renewed For Season 3 By Hulu

True, twisted love never dies: "The Great" is officially renewed for a third season at Hulu. The historical dark comedy just dropped an excellent second season in November, and there's more where that came from, according to Variety."The Great" is billed as "An Occasionally True Story," a note that became all the more relevant in its second season when Catherine (Elle Fanning) took over the Russian throne. Rather than having her husband Peter (Nicholas Hoult) killed, as history shows he was afte...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Russia, Hulu, Catherine, Peter, Variety, Georgina, Hoult, Tony McNamara, Belinda Bromilow, Marial, Catherine Elle Fanning, Peter Nicholas Hoult, Charity Wakefield Douglas Hodge


5 Comics To Read Before Watching Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness

"Doctor Strange" was released in 2016 and it introduced us to an entirely new side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, with Benedict Cumberbatch's Stephen Strange opening the door to the realm of the mystic arts. While we've seen a great deal of Strange, as well as magic, in the MCU since -- including in "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Spider-Man: No Way Home" -- Cumberbatch has yet to get a solo sequel. That all changes in 2022, as "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness" is finally set to hit...
Tags: Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Young Avengers, Cumberbatch, Thor, Avengers, Marvel Studios, Stephen, Hawkeye, Cool Stuff, Elizabeth Olsen, Peter, Jack Russell, Sam Raimi, Raimi, Spidey


Sony Is Bundling All Eight Live-Action Spider-Man Movies In Advance Of No Way Home's Digital Release

Spider-Men, Spider-Men, do whatever some spiders can! (I spent way too long working that one out.) Sony Pictures is bundling all our friendly, neighborhood superhero movies into one giant bundle. According to ComicBook.com, when "Spider-Man: No Way Home" is released on Digital HD, you'll also have the option to revisit all the other Spider-Films. You'll get the "Spider-Man" trilogy with Tobey Maguire's webslinger, "The Amazing Spider-Man" two film series with Andrew Garfield's wall-crawler, and ...
Tags: Movies, News, Microsoft, Sony, Sony Pictures, Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, Peter, Tom Holland, Peter Parker, Comicbook, Microsoft Store, Spider Man Homecoming Far From Home


Here's When You Can Watch Spider-Man: No Way Home At Home

"Spider-Man: No Way Home" not only finished 2021 as the year's biggest movie (by a hilariously wide margin) but it now ranks as one of the highest-grossing movies in history, becoming the sort of pop culture event that some of us thought we'd never see again. But there are those who are still waiting patiently to watch the movie from the comfort of home, be it for the first time or just to soak in the superhero goodness on repeat. In either case, the good news is that we finally know when the di...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Sony, Peter, Blu Ray, Tom Holland, Peter Parker, VUDU, Jon Watts, Morbius, Rhys Ifans Spider Man


Movies Like Wedding Crashers That Comedy Fans Need To Watch

Based on the initial pitch and marketing campaign, "Wedding Crashers" looked like nothing more than a generic studio slapstick comedy about two hooligans that wreak havoc on a formal event. By no means did it look like it was "elevated" comedy fare, and at the time Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn didn't have the same recognizable brand that they do now. However, "Wedding Crashers" proved to be a surprising smash hit that reenergized the enthusiasm for R-rated original comedies.Given that many of th...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Funeral, New York City, Haven, Paris, Wes Anderson, Chase, Sydney, Tracy, Robert De Niro, David O Russell, Philadelphia, John, Rachel Mcadams, Jeremy


Chris Evangelista's Top 10 Movies Of 2021

2021 already feels like a broken promise. After the nightmare that was 2020, we could be forgiven for hoping something better was on the horizon. But 2021 was a dumpster fire right out of the gate, kicking off immediately with a violent insurrection that threatened to toss the few remaining tattered shreds of American democracy to the wolves. Vaccines offered a glimmer of promise against a deadly pandemic, but variants emerged, while grifters and selfish ghouls who fancy themselves heroes contin...
Tags: Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, California, France, Stephen King, America, Wes Anderson, Bradley Cooper, Wisconsin, Stanley Kubrick, Diana, Paul Thomas Anderson, Ivy League, Jets, Catholic, Stephen Karam


The Daily Stream: Jesus Loves Winners As Long As They're Drop Dead Gorgeous

(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: "Drop Dead Gorgeous"Where You Can Stream It: HBO MaxThe Pitch: Join a fake-documentary crew visiting the beautiful Mount Rose, Minnesota for the annual Mount Rose American Teen Princess pageant, a qualifying pageant as part of the nation-wide American Teen Princess Pageant. Run by Gladys Leeman (Kirstie Alley), former pagea...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Bill Murray, Atkins, Jesus, Kirsten Dunst, Frankie Valli, Will Ferrell, Reno, Midwest, Peter, State, Lee, Gladys


Manhattan Apartments That Peter Parker Could Actually Afford To Rent

Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Spider-Man: No Way Home."At the end of "Spider-Man: No Way Home," young Peter Parker needs to get his own apartment in Manhattan, and though the apartment shown on screen isn't the height of luxury, it's still pretty darn nice for his budget and location! Which got us thinking ... what kind of apartment could Peter Parker actually afford in Manhattan these days? New York City has notoriously high rent rates that have only gotten less affordable since Sam Raimi's "Spi...
Tags: New York, Movies, New York City, Manhattan, Tom Cruise, Avengers, Harlem, St Marks, Central Park, Peter, Pete, Sam Raimi, Tony Stark, Spidey, Peter Parker, Hannah Shaw


The Tear-Jerking Avengers: Infinity War Line You Didn't Know Was Improvised

"Avengers: Infinity War" is a movie that needs no introduction. The first of a two-part conclusion, the film was a culmination of everything we had seen up to that point in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It did not possess the emotional weight that "Avengers: Endgame" did, but still, the ending moments of the film didn't pull any punches. Just when you think Thor (Chris Hemsworth) had put an end (or an ax) into Thanos' (Josh Brolin) dreams of galactic genocide, he is proven unsuccessful and the ...
Tags: Movies, Holland, Josh Brolin, Thanos, Captain America, Peter, Tony Stark, Tom Holland, Bucky Barnes, Iron Man Robert Downey Jr, Wanda Maximoff, Peter Parker Spider Man Tom Holland, Thor Chris Hemsworth


Daily Podcast: Battlestar Galactica Connected Universe, Star Wars, And Scream

On the January 7, 2022 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editorial director Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film news writer Ryan Scott to discuss the latest film and TV news, including "Battlestar Galactica," "Star Wars," James Gunn, and "Scream."Opening Banter: The state of the world feels like mid-March 2020.In The News:Peter (og Jenna): Ryan: ​​Star Wars: The High Republic Phase 2 Will Dive Even Deeper Into The PastPeter (og Jeremy): Temuera Morrison Teases A Major Surprise In The Book Of Boba Fet...
Tags: Podcast, Movies, News, James Gunn, Peter, Ryan Scott, Ryan, Peter Sciretta, Temuera Morrison, Sam Hume


Real Estate Q&A: What Are My Legal Options After Handshake Deal Over Vacant Lot?

(TNS)—Q: In 2014, I struck a deal to buy my neighbor’s vacant lot behind their house. We shook hands in front of a witness. According to our deal, I immediately wired the money to his account and paid the property taxes yearly. Last week, I noticed a for sale sign on my lot. I called him to ask what was going on, and he told me that it was already under contract. He offered to give me my money back. I want to keep my lot. Do I have a legal leg to stand on? — Peter A: You do have options to keep...
Tags: Florida, News, Radio, National, Legal News, Latest News, Industry News, Peter, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Lot, Real Estate Transaction, Consumer Content, Gary M Singer, Tribune News Agency, Vacant Lot


Why Has Tom Holland's Spider-Man Never Been The Star Of His Own Movie?

As "Spider-Man: No Way Home" continues its theatrical rollout worldwide, more audiences are getting to experience the movie, which is really the eighth leg in the live-action Spider-Man film series, as opposed to just a continuation of Tom Holland's Spidey adventures in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. In "No Way Home," Holland, as Peter Parker, has to deal with a sudden influx of "multiversal trespassers," supervillains from Sony movies past who are now encroaching on his MCU territory. In a way,...
Tags: Home, Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr, Beck, America, Mit, Netflix, Prague, Jake Gyllenhaal, Sony, Holland, Batman, Jamie Foxx, Strange, Thor


Andrew Garfield Says Being On Set With Tobey Maguire And Tom Holland Was Pretty Special (And Hilarious)

At long last, the time for lies is over! Andrew Garfield has been freed from the shackles of Marvel secrecy and now that he's no longer forced to lie directly to our faces, he can talk about his thrilling appearance in "Spider-Man: No Way Home." This means a couple of very important things are finally in play: first, we can spend all our time showering Garfield with much deserved praise for being the funniest and most loveable part of the movie. Second, we can hear all the fun on-set gossip! The...
Tags: New York, Movies, News, Holland, Andrew Garfield, Tobey Maguire, Garfield, Peter, Tom, Peters, Variety, Maguire, Tom Holland, Spidey, Tobey, Tammy Faye


Andrew Garfield Was Sold On No Way Home Because Of One Key Moment

The presence of several Spider-Men in "Spider-Man: No Way Home" was one of the coolest things about the film. It was handled beautifully, and considering the audience response, you thought so as well. It was wonderful to not only see Tom Holland reprise his role in the MCU but to revisit Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield's versions of our friendly, neighborhood superhero was a treat. Garfield recently did an interview with Variety where he was asked about other actors returning and what he would...
Tags: Movies, News, Queens, Emma Stone, Jamie Foxx, Andrew Garfield, Kirsten Dunst, Tobey Maguire, Garfield, Peter, Gwen, MJ, Tom Holland, Peter Parker, Gwen Stacy, MCU


20 Things You Didn't Know About Ghostbusters

With "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" earning more than $110 million domestically before the stateside premiere of fellow Sony feature "Spider-Man: No Way Home," fans have reason to hope for another sustained multimedia franchise inspired by the first "Ghostbusters" film, which opened on June 8, 1984, and went on to make close to $300 million on a roughly $30 million budget.It notched top-grossing film status for eight weeks, and the second-highest-grossing rank for six weeks, before returning to the b...
Tags: UK, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Jimmy Fallon, Gross, New York City, John Lennon, Disney, Los Angeles, Getty Images, Egypt, New Jersey, David Bowie, Sydney, Sony



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