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15 Years Later, ‘Sin City’ Remains One of the Most Faithful and Unique Comics-to-Film Adaptations

Snowpiercer. A History of Violence. Oldboy. Road to Perdition. There are any number of top-notch comic book movies that don’t revolve around costumed superheroes. One of the best of these is Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City, a film that pushed the genre forward fifteen years ago with trailblazing black-and-white visuals ripped straight from the comics. On April 1, 2005, Sin City ushered theatergoers into a world unlike anything they had ever seen before on the big screen. Lurid y...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Features, Customer, Nick Offerman, Quentin Tarantino, Elijah Wood, James Cameron, Mickey Rourke, Robert-Rodriguez, Sin-City, Bruce Willis, Miller, Old Town, Dwight, Tarantino


‘Cursed Films’ Review: Shudder’s Fascinating New Series Explores the Urban Legends Surrounding Classic Horror Films

Have you heard the rumor that real skeletons were used in Poltergeist? Or how about all the mysterious incidents that surrounded the shooting of The Omen? If you’re a horror fan, you’ve heard these stories – and more. Certain iconic horror films are surrounded by this sort of legends – the type that make an already scary movie extra scary, as if the very film itself was emitting bad vibes, or toxic fumes. These rumors, rumblings, urban legends, and more, crawl out of the shadows and into the li...
Tags: Movies, Features, Ira, Rourke, Dunne, Heather O Rourke, TV Reviews, Jay Cheel, Cheel, Featured Stories Sidebar, Rue Morgue, Shudder, Cursed Films, Dominique Dunne, Heather O Rourke Dunne, Craig Reardon


The Quarantine Stream: ‘The Castle of Cagliostro’ Follows the Adventures of a Gentleman Thief (And What More Do You Need?)

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Lupin the 3rd: The Castle of Cagliostro Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: The movie chronicles the adventures of a gentlemen thief named Arsène Lupin III. As the headline indicates, that really should be all you need to know, but on the off chance that you need more convincing, it also features: car chases, ninjas, an ...
Tags: Movies, Features, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Monte Carlo, Lupin, Clarisse, Cagliostro, Featured Stories Sidebar, Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro, Arsène Lupin III, The Quarantine Stream


‘Tower of God’ Review: Crunchyroll’s Gorgeous New Original Anime Has Plenty of Potential

When Crunchyroll rolled out the red carpet for its first-ever slate of original animes, Tower of God was the series that immediately caught my eye. Its striking animation style — like hand-drawn sketches or charcoal drawings brought to vibrant life — sets it apart from most other animes out there, and certainly from the uncanny 3D-animated titles that Netflix has been churning out. Which is good, considering the plot of the first episode of this fantasy-adventure series is pretty slim. There...
Tags: Television, Movies, Fantasy, Netflix, Anime, Ralph Bakshi, Crunchyroll, Rachel, Yuri, Tower of God, Lee Jong, Action/Adventure, BAM, TV Reviews, Featured Stories Sidebar, Shinsu


The Best Movies You’ve Never Seen About Magicians

(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 go point your attention over there while we discuss movies about magicians over here!) Movies about magicians come in all shapes and varieties. To be clear, I’m speaking of films about the performers, those who do magic tricks and illusions, as opposed to the wizards you find in fantasy films and late-80s Fred Savage movies. They r...
Tags: Movies, Los Angeles, Turkey, Features, Harry, Don, Francis Ford Coppola, Emily, Danny, Anita, Randi, Ricky Jay, Cassie, Scooby Doo, Arturo, James Randi


New on Blu-ray: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’, ‘1917’, ‘Come to Daddy’, ‘The Grudge’, ‘A Hidden Life’

Welcome to another week in quarantine! As we continue to find ourselves sequestered in our domiciles, there’s never been a better time to block out the horrors of the real world and kick back with some movies. And while streaming is great – and convenient – you just can’t beat the quality of physical media, folks. So, without further adieu, these are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a huge step ...
Tags: Movies, Features, Sam Mendes, Timpson, Elijah Wood, Adam Driver, Adolf Hitler, Terrence Malick, Daisy Ridley, Kylo Ren, Blu, Harrison, Skywalker, Jedi, Mendes, Roger Deakins


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Jeopardy!’ Remains Gold Standard Comfort Food Television

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Series: Jeopardy! Where You Can Stream It: Netflix and Hulu The Pitch: “This long-running game show has survived for decades, brushing off imitators, smiling along with parodies, and rarely changing its perfect format even as the entertainment landscape around it has shifted in profound ways.” “What is Jeopardy!.” Why It’s Essential Qu...
Tags: Movies, Features, Netflix, Jeopardy, Hulu, Alex Trebek, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Quarantine Stream, Standard Comfort Food Television


‘Better Call Saul’ Review: “JMM” Pushes Jimmy Over the Edge

This week on Better Call Saul: Kim and Jimmy get hitched! Lalo gets bail! Mike gets to work! Saul Goodman comes out to play (and yell)! Kim Last week’s Better Call Saul ended with a whopper: Kim “proposing” marriage to Jimmy. This week’s episode, “JMM”, proves that wasn’t just a lark. Nor was it something the season would build up to. Because we check in with Jimmy and Kim the very next day after their big blow-up, and wouldn’t you know it, they’re down at the courthouse getting hitched....
Tags: Chuck, Better Call Saul, Bob Odenkirk, Movies, Features, Kim, Nacho, Howard, Mike, Kevin, Gus, Roswell, Jimmy, Saul, Mesa Verde, Saul Goodman


The Clock Tower: ‘Supergirl’ Calls Out Some BS While ‘Batwoman’ Engages in Some

(Welcome to The Clock Tower , where we’ll break down the goings on of the The CW network’s Arrowverse. We’ll touch on things like themes , cultural impact, lead-ins to major events, ships, and more every week! Warning: this Clock Tower is filled with spoilers . Proceed at your own risk.) Readers, friends, countrypeople – I lied to you last week. Only half of The Arrowverse was off this time. Supergirl and Batwoman held down the fort while the teams on the Waverider and in Centra...
Tags: Television, Movies, America, Features, World, Gotham, The Cw, Batwoman, Batman, Kate, Cw, Alex, Alice, Ray, Trump, Kane


‘Ozark’ Season 3 Spoiler Review: The Netflix Series Plumbs New Dramatic Depths as It Goes Full ‘Godfather’

“Fighting for your life makes every other thing you ever did before seem extremely dull.” This line is spoken by Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney) in the penultimate episode of Ozark’s third season, which hit Netflix on Friday. It’s a line that cuts to the core of what makes Wendy, her husband Marty (Jason Bateman), and the show around them tick. In its first season, Ozark plunged viewers into the world of the Byrdes and their Missouri money-laundering operation. From the moment a Mexican drug lord kn...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Mexico, Features, Chicago, Netflix, Missouri, Roy, Kansas City, Illinois, Buddy, Adam Sandler, Macbeth, Jonah, Michael Shannon, Walter


‘Run’ Review: HBO’s New Series is Smart, Sexy, Funny, and Full of Surprises

There’s something magical about onscreen chemistry. It’s not easy to fake, and poor chemistry between two leads who are supposedly drawn to each other can badly sink an otherwise great premise. So when something comes along that appears to give off genuine sparks between its two main characters, it’s like watching fireworks explode across the screen. Such is the case with Run, HBO’s smart, funny, and sexy dark comedy series that lives and dies by the chemistry of its leads. As a former college ...
Tags: Hbo, New York, Movies, America, Los Angeles, Features, Ruby, Run, Jones, Billy, Domhnall Gleeson, Gleeson, Grand Central Station, Merritt Wever, TV Reviews, Featured Stories Sidebar


The Bumpy Road to ‘Cars’, Possibly Pixar’s Most Contentious Movie

(Infinity and Beyond is a regular bi-weekly column documenting the 25-year filmography of Pixar Animation Studios, film by film. In today’s column, writer Josh Spiegel highlights Cars .) In the early days of 2006, the Walt Disney Company made a dramatic change whose impacts are still being felt today. Michael Eisner had once been the CEO of the Disney conglomerate, and while he’d grasped a modicum of the success that Pixar Animation Studios would bring, he’d always been standoffish to the i...
Tags: Japan, Hbo, England, Movies, Jay Leno, Australia, Disney, Cars, Los Angeles, Features, Broadway, Lightning, James Taylor, Walt Disney Company, Iger, Pixar Animation Studios


5 Things We Loved About ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 1 (And 3 Things We Hated)

The first season of Star Trek: Picard was as frustratingly mixed as any first Trek season. As thrilling as it was to see Jean-Luc Picard return, its great ideas and story elements are tantalising moments amid a show that’s merely pretty good. The central story is solid. It’s the best-shot Star Trek show to date, shying away from shiny sci-fi precision in favour of earthy tones and messy spills of light. The inevitable moments of fan service mostly serve the story. And while its structure and t...
Tags: Movies, Deanna Troi, Star-Trek, Features, Normandy, Michelle Hurd, Patrick Stewart, Cbs All Access, Gene Roddenberry, Stewart, Ryan, Jean Luc Picard, Skywalker, Federation, Hugh, Picard


The Quarantine Stream: Take a Delicious Trip Around the World With ‘The Endless Adventure’

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Series: The Endless Adventure Where You Can Stream It: YouTube The Pitch: “Greetings adventurers! We’re Eric & Allison, a travel couple on a journey to find the most interesting places and unique foods this planet has to offer! We’ve traded in our steady paychecks and permanent home for a life of travel and adventure. Come along and se...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Features, Eric, Allison, Eric Allison, Featured Stories Sidebar, Kitra, The Quarantine Stream, The Endless Adventure


What Happened This Week on ‘Westworld’ Season 3: “The Absence of Field”

Westworld season 3 seems to hit its stride with its third episode, “The Absence of Field.” It’s certainly the best episode of the season so far, featuring a killer performance from Tessa Thompson, and more insight into, uh…INCITE. We finally see what it is that draws Delores and Caleb together, and we also learn a bit more about what the hell new big bad  Engerraund Serac is up to. And those are just some of the things that happened this week on Westworld. Charlotte Hale Has a Son Charlott...
Tags: Movies, Features, Westworld, Tessa Thompson, Charlotte, Dolores, Delos, Nathan, Caleb, Delores, TV Reviews, Charlotte Hale, Featured Stories Sidebar, Engerraund Serac, Westworld Charlotte Hale, Nathan Best


Off-Broadway’s ‘All the Natalie Portmans’ Showed the Power and Limitations of On-Screen Identification

After an extension by the MCC Theater off-Broadway, the COVID-19 outbreak forced the early closing of C.A. Johnson’s All the Natalie Portmans. That’s over two weeks of audiences who didn’t get to experience this production in its original form, which is a real shame. But as the virus forced New Yorkers and other entertainment-seeking visitors in the city out of public spaces, it moved them closer to more intimate forms of consuming entertainment – and quite proximate to the scenario of the play...
Tags: Movies, Features, Harvard, Broadway, Johnson, Whoopi Goldberg, Natalie-Portman, Off-Broadway, Mcc, Samuel, Portman, Natalie, Garden State, Ty Burr, Featured Stories Sidebar, NATALIE PORTMANS


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Nailed It!’ is the Cure for the Common Baking Show

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Series: Nailed It! Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: A baking competition show featuring the world’s worst bakers. Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: There’s nothing riding on Nailed It! It’s about as laid-back a show as you can get – even when compared to other laid-back baking competitions, like, say The Great British B...
Tags: Movies, Features, Netflix, Jacques Torres, Netflix/Streaming Video, Nicole Byer, Byer, Jason Mantzoukas, Nailed It, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Quarantine Stream


Daily Podcast: Let’s Take A Look At Quibi’s Launch Line-Up Of Shows

On the March 27, 2020 Episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson to discuss Quibi’s first-month line-up. In Our Feature Presentation:  Everything Coming to Quibi in April, Including ’50 States of Fright’, ‘Dishmantled’, and Much More  Quibi Offering 90-Day Free Trial For Potential Subscribers All the other stuff you need to know: You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today’s show at slashf...
Tags: Movies, Ben Pearson, Peter Sciretta, Featured Stories Sidebar, Film Daily Podcast, Sam Hume, Film Daily Film, Quibi


‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Breakdown: The Details and History That Enrich “Deal No Deal”

Last week’s episode of Star Wars:  The Clone Wars gave us the distinct impression that Ahsoka would be taking a turn into a life of crime. This week’s episode, “Deal No Deal,” delivers. When Rafa Martez gets a job that she promises is a simple run, it turns out to be anything but simple. Soon, Ahsoka and the Martez sisters are wrapped up in a spice smuggling operation that goes south faster than an Anakin Skywalker plan. Anakin’s Sixth Sense When Trace Martez takes her ship, The Silv...
Tags: Movies, Features, Indiana Jones, Jones, Black Sun, Lando, Anakin Skywalker, Rafa, Skywalker, Jedi, Anakin, Coruscant, Kessel, Star-Wars, Jedi Master Quinlan Vos, Krim


Who Should Star in the Inevitable ‘Tiger King’ Movie?

Netflix’s Tiger King is generating a ton of buzz lately, with viewers absolutely gobsmacked by the strange, wild, disturbing docuseries. The series takes us into the surprisingly lucrative (and altogether questionable) world of big cat collectors, focusing primarily on the eccentric Joe Exotic, a private zoo owner who was convicted of ordering a contract killing on an animal rights activist. But Joe is just our gateway into a whole world of unconventional, and in some cases downright loathsome,...
Tags: Florida, Hollywood, Movies, Matthew Mcconaughey, Casting, Features, Fbi, Netflix, Walton Goggins, Jack Black, Ben Mendelsohn, Michael Keaton, Joe, Lowe, Jeff, McBride


‘Tales From the Loop’ Review: Amazon’s Striking New Sci-Fi Series is a Serene Ode to Humanity

In Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag‘s surreal paintings, humans are dwarfed by the eerie visions of a retrofuturistic future: a dilapidated mech with a cartoonish cat visage lays smoking atop an elevated freeway, a red-eyed robot tangled in cords looms over a lone farmer, blonde-haired children aim a device at a tractor without a pilot. They give a sense of another time and place — made all the more uncanny by Stålenhag’s method of using digital tools to create the illusion of an oil painting. St...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Features, Simon Stalenhag, Rebecca Hall, Pryce, Loretta, Jonathan Pryce, Halpern, Tales from the Loop, Stålenhag, TV Reviews, Featured Stories Sidebar, Nathaniel Halpern, the Loop, Russ Willard


The Quarantine Stream: Take An Imaginary Trip to Italy With ‘Roman Holiday’

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Roman Holiday Where You Can Stream It: Crackle, Tubi The Pitch: The 1953 romantic-comedy, directed by William Wyler, stars Audrey Hepburn in her Oscar-winning role as a princess touring Europe, who finally has had enough of her suffocating lifestyle and runs away in the middle of the night while in Rome. She’s discovered, passed...
Tags: Europe, Movies, America, Rome, Italy, Anya, ANN, Audrey Hepburn, Tiffany, Gregory Peck, Hepburn, William Wyler, Sabrina, Wyler, Netflix/Streaming Video, Joe Bradley


‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ Explores the Dark Corners of the Galaxy With Deal No Deal”

The latest episode of  Star Wars: The Clone Wars  continues the adjustment of former Skywalker padawan Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) to her new station without the Jedi’s guide.  She  is temporarily residing in the underground of Coruscant, sheltered by the not-so-bright aspiring pilot Trace ( Brigitte Kali ) in a garage. After some hired pilots fail to show up, the shady Rafa (Elizabeth Rodriguez) enlists Trace, her little sister, who is miserable to learn she wasn’t the first choice,...
Tags: Television, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, Features, Republic, Trace, Lee, Rafa, Jedi, Tom Kane, Coruscant, Kessel, Star-Wars, Charles Murray, Dave Filoni


‘Amazing Stories’ Showrunners Explain the Approach to Their Apple TV+ Reboot [Interview]

Apple has resurrected Steven Spielberg’s anthology series Amazing Stories as part of its Apple TV+ streaming service, the first of their shows to be a revival of a pre-existing show. The original series ran from 1985 through 1987 on NBC. Apple’s first season consists of five hour-long stories.  The first episode of the new series stars Dylan O’Brien as a modern man who travels back in time through the basement of a house he’s restoring. Episode two tells the afterlife tale of a runner (Hai...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, Interviews, Disney, Features, Spielberg, John Williams, Steven Spielberg, Joe, Steven, Josh, Elliot, Luke, Dylan, Adam


‘The Magicians’ Lays the Groundwork for the Series Finale With a Musical Heist Episode

If you ever wanted to watch a musical version of an Oceans movies set in a hotel not unlike The Continental from John Wick: Chapter 2 , then look no further than this episode of The Magicians. We start “The Balls” in the gang’s New York City apartment, where Marina walks everyone else through the intricate plan they must enact in order to steal the World Seed from The Couple’s stronghold in the Nave Hotel.  I won’t go into many of the delightful details of the heist here (suffice...
Tags: Television, Movies, New York City, Syfy, Earth, Features, Santa Claus, Kate Bush, Zelda, Continental, Alice, Penny, Ramones, Peter Gabriel, Marina, Julia


Working From Home 101: Useful Tips and Advice from the /Film Staff

With much of the world under unprecedented lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), a lot of people find themselves working from home for the first time ever. This may very well include you, loyal /Film reader. You may find it odd. You may find it uncomfortable. You may find yourself unmotivated and tired and anxious. Honestly, working from home is not something everyone is comfortable doing. And that’s perfectly normal. However, we here at /Film are work-from-home experts. We...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Features, Reddit, Facetime, Ben Pearson, Jacob Hall, Ethan Anderton, Featured Stories Sidebar, Hoai Tran Bui, Chris Evangelista


The Quarantine Stream: ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ is a Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Good Distraction in Troubled Times

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Series: Curb Your Enthusiasm Where You Can Stream It: HBO Go/HBO Now The Pitch: Television writer Larry David, playing a fictionalized version of himself, bumbles his way through modern day Los Angeles, hanging out with his wife (Cheryl Hines) and manager (Jeff Garlin) and often letting his bristling personality get him into ludicrous ...
Tags: Hbo, Comedy, Television, Movies, Los Angeles, Features, Seinfeld, Curb your Enthusiasm, Larry David, George Costanza, Don, Larry, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Featured Stories Sidebar, The Quarantine Stream


Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway Songwriters Explain How You Write a Theme Park Ride Theme Song [Interview]

It took more than 90 years, but Mickey Mouse finally got a theme-park attraction at the beginning of March 2020. (Ah, the beginning of March 2020, when the Disney theme parks were…y’know, open . It was a simpler time, two whole weeks ago.) Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, currently at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in the Walt Disney World Resort (and currently in construction at Disneyland Park, arriving in 2022), takes guests on a wild ride themed to the modern, Flash-animated Mickey Mo...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Interviews, California, Disney, Features, Theme Parks, Disneyland, Sherman, Caribbean, Tomorrowland, Chris, Mozart, Donald, Mickey Mouse, Christopher


The Quarantine Stream: Netflix’s ‘Formula 1: Drive to Survive’ is One of the Greatest Sports Documentary Series Ever Made

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Series: Formula 1: Drive to Survive Where You Can Stream It: Netflix The Pitch: A documentary series following the drivers, engineers, financiers, and team principals of Formula 1 racing as they struggle to achieve victories on and off the racetrack, complete with harrowing racing footage, seemingly unlimited access, and brutally hones...
Tags: Movies, Features, Netflix, Mercedes, Toto Wolff, Guenther Steiner, Featured Stories Sidebar, Formula 1: Drive to Survive, The Quarantine Stream


‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Creature Designer Neal Scanlan talks Babu Frik, the Cool Aliens You Didn’t See, and More [Interview]

Creature and Special Make-up Effects Creative Supervisor Neal Scanlan began his career working on films such as Walt Disney’s Return to Oz, Jim Henson’s Labyrinth and the 1986 Oscar-nominated Little Shop of Horrors. A founding member of the Jim Henson Creature Shop, Neal was involved in projects such as Witches, Babe (for which he won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects), 101 Dalmatians, The English Patient, and more. In 2011, Scanlan was asked to head up the Creature and Make-Up FX depart...
Tags: Movies, Interview, Disney, Features, Darth Vader, Shirley, Lucasfilm, Walt Disney, Stuart, Yoda, Force Awakens, Kylo Ren, Rey, Warwick, Stewart, Kay