THOR 3 Director Makes Hitler Comedy JOJO RABBIT (VIDEO/POSTER) Playing Hitler for laughs can be a risky proposition, but the off-beat quirkiness of writer / director Taika Waititi is perfectly suited for the gamble. Waititi is the New Zealand filmmaker who made Thor: Ragnarok a smash, but his style was honed on smaller oddball indies with clever laughs (What We Do In The [...]

Tom Hanks Is Mr. Rogers In First A BEAUTIFUL DAY Trailer (VIDEO/IMAGES) "Please don't ruin my childhood." That knowing bit of meta-dialogue is spoken by the wife of a reporter who's about to embark on an in-depth profile of Fred Rogers, the beloved PBS host of Mr. Rogers Neighborhood, one of the longest running children's series of all time. The wife, of course, is speaking for [...]

First CATS Trailer Declaws Memory Of Groundbreaking Musical (VIDEO/IMAGES) It's actually worse than I feared. Bland studio-hack helmer Tom Hooper (Les Miserables) takes the most obvious, least-creative approach to his adaptation of Cats, the daring Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that (love it or hate it; full disclosure, I love it) took huge risks in adapting poems by T. S. Eliot to become a Broadway [...]

Brad Pitt A Go For Sci-Fi Drama In AD ASTRA Trailer (VIDEO/IMAGES) Just as we are on the cusp of celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, Twentieth Century Fox (now a Disney subsidiary) releases its latest trailer for Ad Astra, the new brainy, mysterious sci-fi thriller starring Brad Pitt. The initial teaser laid the groundwork for something ominous, coupled with some daddy issues [...]

Behind The Scenes Video Gives First Glimpse Of CATS Movie (VIDEO) It's not a trailer (that drops Friday), but it is a first look at the movie adaptation of the musical Cats. Directed by Tom Hooper (Les Miserables, The King's Speech), the long-awaited film version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber sensation -- a cultural touchstone that seems to be as mocked as it is adored [...]

Burton’s BATMAN Becomes 1940s Noir In Fan Trailer (VIDEO) Reworking movies into trailers for different genres is what the internet does, but this one for Tim Burton's 1989 Batman is the best I've seen in awhile. As the "Time Warp" designation suggests, it doesn't transform the dark Keaton-Nicholson blockbuster into a different genre (like goofing it into the camp of the 1960s TV [...]

Powerful MULAN Teaser Shows How To Do A Live Action Remake (VIDEO/IMAGES) The first teaser for the new Mulan is already the best live action Disney remake of the year, even though we won't see the full movie until 2020. Rather than taking the safe risk-averse route of a shot-for-shot CGI rehash, director Niki Caro (Whale Rider) looks like she'll be telling and crafting the story [...]

Rian Johnson Murder Mystery KNIVES OUT With All-Star Cast (VIDEO/IMAGES) Rian Johnson did it, with the all-star cast in the movie theater. That's the reveal in this first trailer for Knives Out, Johnson's follow-up to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The writer/director of such critically-acclaimed films as Looper and Brick has returned to his own new material, this time in a classicly-styled Agatha Christie-ish murder mystery [...]

The Reboot Reboots Again In JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL Trailer (VIDEO) In Christmas 2017, the Jumanji reboot Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was one of the bigger surprises to come out of Hollywood recently, especially as it blew up at the box office even while Star Wars: The Last Jedi dominating screen space. Whenever you can go toe-to-toe with a property of that size, you've [...]