Fan Trailer Re-Imagines FRESH PRINCE Into Modern Drama (VIDEO) Now this is how you put yourself on the map. Kansas City filmmaker Morgan Cooper just released a fan-made trailer called Bel-Air, a modern, slick-yet-gritty dramatic re-imagining of the 1990s Will Smith sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And that's all it is -- a fan-trailer -- meaning that it's not promoting an actual [...]

Force Strong In Saga-Expansive Trailer STAR WARS: ALWAYS (FILM FUN) If we're going to keep making new Star Wars movies, maybe Topher Grace should produce one of them. He certainly makes a case for it as co-editor of the best Star Wars fan edit I've ever seen. In five minutes, he and fellow editor Jeff Yorkes summarize the expanse of the 8-episode Skywalker saga [...]

My Predictions for THE 91st ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS (AWARDS 2018)

Below are my predictions for the 2018 Academy Awards, in all 24 categories. The list has some commentary in the major categories, along with simple “Will Win” predictions and “Should Win” opinions for all categories. I also have "Should've Been Nominated" choices for the top half of the nominees, and to make those choices truly credible I add which of [...]

Pixar Sends Message With First Short PURL From New Animated Division (VIDEO) Pixar's new endeavor makes two bold statements with its debut. The first is the endeavor itself: SparkShorts, a new animated division from the legendary studio that allows for (as they describe it in the video below) "indie filmmaking inside of Pixar." With a limited time and budget, animators within their team will be allowed [...]

Cinematographers Guild Releases List Of 100 Best Shot Films Of All Time (NEWS)

Film has always been, first and foremost, a visual medium, with cinematic language being honed well before sound was finally introduced to the format. Now, to celebrate that legacy, the American Society of Cinematographers -- which was founded on January 8, 1919 -- celebrates its 100th Anniversary as a professional industry guild with the release of [...]

New FANTASTIC BEASTS 2 Promo Connects GRINDELWALD to POTTER (VIDEO) Need some cliffs notes to connect the new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald to the original Harry Potter films? Yeah, me too. With a mythology this dense, it's hard for mortal muggles to maintain an encyclopedic recall of every detail, even some of the big ones. This new promo from Warner Bros. helps connect [...]

First Two Music Cues From GRINDELWALD Soundtrack (VIDEO/AUDIO) Alohomora underscore!  With a wave of his magic baton, composer James Newton Howard has returned to the Potterverse prequel world of Fantastic Beasts with his new score for The Crimes of Grindelwald. Building off of cues established in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, Howard and Warner Bros. record label WaterTower Music unlock [...]

The “Snap” Dusting From INFINITY WAR and ANT-MAN 2 Synced Together (VIDEO) And just like -- *snap* -- that, these scenes are much more powerful. YouTuber dimitreze has synced together the disintegration scenes from Avengers: Infinity War and Ant-Man and the Wasp. For me, in their normal context, they lacked the power that Marvel was going for (largely because we knew, even as they occurred, that [...]