Written and directed by Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer is an IMAX-shot epic thriller based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer by Kai Bird and the late Martin J. Sherwin.Continue reading “The First Trailer for ‘Oppenheimer’ is Here”
Yes, it’s true that Dreamworks Animation has had to live in the shadow of Pixar Animation studios for some time. But I truly think audiences tend to underestimate them. The first two Shrek movies are terrific. The entire How to Train Your Dragon trilogy is a masterpiece (one of the few film trilogies ever where all entries are fantastic). And even the Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar franchises are well done. It seems the impact great filmmakers like Guillermo Del Toro and Chris Sanders & Dean DeBlois has indeed (much like the fearless feline protagonist of the film this review is for) left an indelible mark. Because case in point, Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is surprisingly quite good.Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’ is the Best ‘Shrek’ Movie in Years”
Today, after many weeks of drama, Don’t Worry Darling, the anticipated sophomore film for director Olivia Wilde is finally hitting theaters. And while the film itself is getting something of a mixed reaction, the one thing many can agree on is that the visuals are terrific. And part of that is the vision of Oscar-nominated, Filipino American cinematographer Matthew Libatique.Continue reading “Matthew Libatique on Capturing the Nightmare of ‘Don’t Worry Darling’”
I need to get something off my chest. We’ve gotten to a point where behind the scenes drama that has absolutely nothing to do with narrative, character, acting, etc. is affecting audience perceptions of movies, without audiences actually bothering to see a movie.Continue reading “NOC Review: ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ is Not That Bad”
They say that shooting a movie means collecting footage, but editing a movie makes it a film. Ok, that’s not an actual quote from anywhere, I just made it up. But doesn’t make it any less true. The editing process is actually where a movie finds itself. And for director Olivia Wilde’s head-trip, Don’t Worry Darling, you need a strong editor to bring to life the nightmarish fever dream poor Florence Pugh must fight through. That’s where Affonso Goncalves comes in!Continue reading “Editing the Dystopian World of ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ with Affonso Goncalves”
We’re getting closer to the release of Olivia Wilde’s sophomore feature, Don’t Worry Darling! And WB is counting down with the release of another new motion poster. The film, starring global treasure, Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Gemma Chan, and Chris Pine, hits theaters September 23.Continue reading “New Motion Poster for ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Debuts”
We’re in the dog days of summer, folks. But we’re already looking to the chills of the fall movie season. Chief among them is the highly anticipated film from director Olivia Wilde, her second film after the brilliant Booksmart, entitled Don’t Worry Darling. The film and its Twilight Zone-y premise definitely has everyone’s curiosities peaked. Will Wilde deliver? Based on this eerie trailer, I think all signs point to “yes.”Continue reading “Eerie New Trailer for ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Drops Online”
Olivia Wilde definitely knows how to set a mood. And while not much has been revealed yet for her upcoming thriller Don’t Worry Darling, Wilde debuted a new motion poster for the release starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles.Continue reading “Check Out this Creepy Motion Poster for ‘Don’t Worry Darling’”
Fresh from its debut in CinemaCon, WB has released the first trailer and images for its upcoming thriller, Don’t Worry Darling. Directed by Olivia Wilde, the film features an all star cast led by Florence Pugh and Harry Styles. It also features Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, Kiki Layne, and Wilde herself.Continue reading “Official Trailer for ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Debuts”
Booksmart was one of the very best films of 2019, making it an incredibly terrific debut for first-time director, Olivia Wilde. Wilde crafted an absolutely hilarious film with a sharp script and star-making performances from Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein. She employed hilarious stop motion techniques and stylish indie sensibility with the feel of a classic teenage coming-of-age romp.Continue reading “Check Out Florence Pugh and Harry Styles in ‘Don’t Worry Darling’”
After first appearing in Shrek 2, Puss in Boots is returning for another adventure! Antonio Banderas will once again voice the character and this time be joined by Salma Hayek, Olivia Colman, Harvey Guillén, Samson Kayo, Wagner Moura, Anthony Mendez, John Mulaney, Florence Pugh, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Ray Winstone. Puss in Boots: The Last Wish will be released in theaters on September 23.Continue reading “Watch the Official Trailer for ‘Puss in Boots: The Last Wish’”
Disney+ and Marvel Studios have just released an official teaser trailer and poster for Hawkeye. The new series stars Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye and Hailee Steinfeld as Kate Bishop. The cast also includes Vera Farmiga, Florence Pugh, Fra Fee, Tony Dalton, Zahn McClarnon, Brian d’Arcy James, and Alaqua Cox.Continue reading “Watch the New Trailer for Marvel Studios’ ‘Hawkeye’”
Incredibly excited to share this all with everyone. First of all, it’s the first Marvel Studios interview I’ve conducted in my life! And second, it couldn’t have been with a more wonderful actress — Olga Kurylenko!
Now for those of you who have not seen Black Widow yet, I not only encourage you to do so because 1.) it’s awesome (I really don’t care what the haters say!), and 2.) the below contains pretty heavy spoilers pertaining to the movie.
**WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD FOR BLACK WIDOW**Continue reading “NOC Interview: Olga Kurylenko on ‘Black Widow’”
This is it folks! This week, we’ll all finally get to see Black Widow! And in anticipation of the release of the film, Marvel Studios has released a new featurette for the film, featuring Kevin Feige and Scarlett Johansson talking about the film’s connections to the larger MCU.Continue reading “New Featurette for ‘Black Widow’ Reveals Connections to the MCU”
We’ve needed a Black Widow film since the character was first introduced to the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2010’s Iron Man 2. Throughout the eleven years with Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), audiences have learned so much about the character’s difficult upbringing in the infamous Red Room to her time with the Avengers and her ultimate sacrifice in Endgame. In Black Widow, we are given a glimpse into Natasha’s past and how that made her into the badass assassin we know today.Continue reading “‘Black Widow’ Thrives on Epic Action, Family, and Legacy”
There’s honestly nothing in this world that makes me happier than Marvel Studios does. And naturally, we have not done a press conference for an MCU film since Endgame back in 2019. And I know we’ve had three shows to kick off Phase 4, of course; one of which I was lucky to attend a press conference for. But to be honest, there’s something different and special about the films that just represents everything we love about this universe. And to be able to say we’ll have the chance to return to theaters and see the MCU play out on the big screen again? That’s just incredibly exciting and wonderful!Continue reading “Springing into Action at the ‘Black Widow’ Press Conference”
This is it folks! Tickets for Marvel Studios’ Black Widow are now officially on sale! And while I got mine for the opening night event, I’ve noticed they are going faster than Quicksilver did in Age of Ultron (too soon?). However to celebrate our return to theaters and the release of real actual theatrical tickets, the good folks at Marvel Studios dropped another behind the scenes featurette highlighting the action from the film.Continue reading “Updated: New ‘Black Widow’ Official Clip and Featurette Come In Hot + Tickets Now On Sale”
We’re almost there fans! Just a little over a month before we return to theaters (or Disney+ with Premier Access) for our next big MCU experience, Black Widow! With A Quiet Place Part II and Creulla lighting up the box office in a huge way this weekend, along with the excellent rate at which we’re getting people vaccinated, it’s not hard to speculate this could be the biggest theatrical opening ever in a post-pandemic world. And honestly, it’ll be nice to return to a theater again. We’ve of course loved WandaVision and
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Captain America and the Winter Soldier. And we’re absolutely sure we’re going to love Loki. But there’s honestly really nothing like the experience of seeing real MCU action on the biggest screen possible in a darkened theater. And Marvel Studios knows this!
Tonight during the MTV Movie Awards, Scarlett Johansson was honored with the MTV Generation Award for her contributions to Film and Television. And when you think about how much ScarJo has accomplished in her career at only 36, it makes you feel very unproductive. She’s barely older than me, and she’s ascended the ranks of SHIELD, stopped a Chitauri invasion, destroyed Ultron, fought Team Stark over the Sokovia Accords, fought Thanos, and avenged the world! In comparison, I review movies (which is admittedly a lot safer).Continue reading “Marvel Studios Debuts Brand New Clip from ‘Black Widow’”
This morning Marvel Studios dropped a few really, really, really, ridiculously good looking posters for Black Widow showcasing the full ensemble! You can get a closer look at the Widow-family as well as Taskmaster and O-T Fagbenle’s characters below!Continue reading “New Character Posters for ‘Black Widow’ Appear”
Happy National Superhero Day, nerds! Today, in celebration of the “totally-made-up-but-shouldn’t-be” holiday, Marvel Studios has dropped a new look at Nat, Yelena, Taskmaster, etc. on us, further psyching us up for the film’s release in July (while also simultaneously taunting us about the fact that we haven’t seen it yet!). In the immortal words of Veruca Salt, “I WANT IT NOW!”Continue reading “Celebrate National Superhero Day with a New ‘Black Widow’ Featurette”