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Trailer for Medical Drama ‘Brain On Fire’ Starring Chloë Grace Moretz

Trailer for Medical Drama ‘Brain On Fire’ Starring Chloë Grace Moretz by Alex BillingtonFebruary 21, 2017Source: YouTube “To put it simply – her brain is on fire.” An odd trailer has debuted for the film Brain on Fire, a medical mystery psychological drama from Irish director Gerard Barrett. The film stars Chloë Grace Moretz as […]

Berlinale 2017: Exploring Berlin’s Many Movie Palaces Around the City

by Alex BillingtonFebruary 20, 2017 I love movie theaters. Every time I walk into one, I get the feeling I’m at home again. They are my places of worship, they are my cathedrals, they are my palaces. Every last city in the world has their own unique set of movie theaters, usually with an extensive […]

Watch: ‘Tears In The Rain’ Sci-Fi Short Film Inspired by ‘Blade Runner’

Watch: ‘Tears In The Rain’ Sci-Fi Short Film Inspired by ‘Blade Runner’ by Alex BillingtonFebruary 20, 2017 “I would know if I was a replicant!” We’re always on the lookout for good sci-fi short films. Tears In The Rain is an intriguing little short from South Africa that is clearly directly inspired by Blade Runner, […]

‘Arrival’ & ‘Moonlight’ Win Best Screenplays at the 2017 WGA Awards

‘Arrival’ & ‘Moonlight’ Win Best Screenplays at the 2017 WGA Awards by Alex BillingtonFebruary 20, 2017 With just one week to go until the Academy Awards, the Writers Guild of America has announced the winners of the 2017 WGA Awards. Last year, the big WGA winners were Spotlight (Original), written by Josh Singer & Tom […]

Watch: Learn How Pixar Makes Animated Movies with Khan Academy

Watch: Learn How Pixar Makes Animated Movies with Khan Academy by Alex BillingtonFebruary 19, 2017Source: YouTube “You’ll meet artists, scientists, animators, coders, sculptors, all kinds of different people.” This is totally wonderful. Khan Academy has partnered with Pixar to launch a new instructional series titled “Pixar in a Box“. The idea is to launch an […]

Berlinale 2017 Awards: Enyedi’s ‘On Body and Soul’ Wins Golden Bear

by Alex BillingtonFebruary 19, 2017Source: Berlinale.de As another film festival comes to an end, it’s time to celebrate and commemorate with the announcement of the awards. The 67th Berlin Film Festival just ended (my own recap is coming soon), and the winners were announced at the Closing Ceremony, including the winner of the coveted Golden […]

Berlinale 2017: Mangold’s ‘Logan’ is an Excellent Wolverine Western

by Alex BillingtonFebruary 18, 2017 Let’s make this clear right at the start – this is not another Marvel Studios movie. Logan is a stand-alone, outstanding, one-of-a-kind X-Men movie made for adults. It’s violent as all hell, emotional and captivating, gritty and grounded, and exciting to experience. Director James Mangold really hit a home run […]

Berlinale 2017: Geoffrey Rush Delights as Giacometti in ‘Final Portrait’

by Alex BillingtonFebruary 17, 2017 Nothing like watching artists work. Final Portrait is a film directed by Stanley Tucci (of Blind Date, The Impostors, Big Night previously) starring actor Geoffrey Rush playing the famed Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti. If you don’t know who Giacometti is, it’s better to get acquainted with him and his incredible […]

Another New Trailer for ‘Power Rangers’ Movie Gives Us More of Rita

by Alex BillingtonFebruary 17, 2017Source: YouTube “Five little Rangers – how cute.” Lionsgate has unveiled another brand new 60-second trailer for the Power Rangers movie, directed by Dean Israelite, in theaters in March – about a month from now. The full trailer hit just last month, but this new trailer has even more footage – […]

First Teaser Trailers for Old School Practical Effects Horror ‘The Void’

First Teaser Trailers for Old School Practical Effects Horror ‘The Void’ by Alex BillingtonFebruary 17, 2017Source: YouTube “Indescribably horrific.” A short 30-second teaser trailer from the UK has arrived for a “horror event” film titled The Void, a throwback to old school practical effects and John Carpenter horror. The Void is co-directed by Jeremy Gillespie […]