Even as the movie business continues to shift its models, the Sundance Film Festival remains a place where careers are born, Oscar dreams arise and top-dollar distribution deals are made. This year’s edition starts Thursday, Jan. 18, in Park City, Utah and runs through Jan. 28.
Starting Thursday, Vulture will be reporting from Sundance, bringing you all the latest buzz on the most exciting films coming out of Robert Redford’s annual festival.
When it comes to exploring matters of the heart, queueing up a romantic movie on Netflix is the way to go. Romance always seems to play out better onscreen — in movies, music swells, the rain falls at the just the right moment and people are forgiven, even if they screwed up earlier.
In a crushing blow to whatever coolness Star Wars had in the ‘70s and to whatever “ownership” nerds claimed to have over the series with their X-Wing bedsheets and collections of mint-condition Boba Fett toys, the AARP has announced that Star Wars is actually for old people.
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2017 certainly had more than its share of blockbuster releases; from Marvel and DC superheroes smacking each other around to mixbag Stephen King adaptations and Star Wars space operatics unfolding with seemingly limitless budgets and big name superstars.
2017 has finally come to its end, leaving behind a year’s worth of interesting American independent and blockbuster films mixed with the usual amount of messy, standardized movies and dozens of mediocre or just plain bad films. But what about Europe?
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This blogpost contains many and frequent spoilers for Prometheus, so if you're planning on seeing it, I recommend you don't spoil yourself. Important update 12th Nov: Original Jon Spaihts script now online! Details at the end.
In late 1992, Quentin Tarantino left Amsterdam, where he had spent three months, off and on, in a one-room apartment with no phone or fax, writing the script that would become Pulp Fiction, about a community of criminals on the fringe of Los Angeles.
I’m serious. Mad Max: Fury Road should not exist. It should never have gotten made. It certainly shouldn’t be as awesome as it is. And yet somehow, against all odds, this impossible cinematic masterpiece is in theaters right now, in defiance of reality itself.
America’s films are among its greatest exports. Since Thomas Edison’s innovations in the medium in the 1890s, the United States has consistently been a powerhouse in the development of cinema – from the massively popular entertainments of Hollywood to independent and avant-garde film.
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We can’t remember the last time we watched a movie without consulting Rotten Tomatoes first. The new Ben Affleck flick only scored a 26%? We’re out before the first scene rolls.
We’re five months from the release of The Hateful Eight. How close to finishing are you? We’ve got a little bit more than an hour finished right now. I just got back from seeing an hour of the movie cut together.
Clockwise from top left: “The Martian,” “Carol,” “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “Bridge of Spies,” “Inside Out” and “The Big Short.” The film critics of The New York Times — Manohla Dargis, A. O. Scott and Stephen Holden — share their picks for the best movies of the year.
It’s called foreshadowing! But also in today’s super plot sensitive culture and measly minute time limit on not knowing what happened on what movie or TV show, it’s also effectively a spoiler. Luckily, some filmmakers can hide those spoilers in plain sight and we’re none the wiser.
In 1999, Keanu Reeves became most famous for his role in the groundbreaking science fiction film, The Matrix. It earned an impressive $463.5 million at the box office and was nominated for and won four Academy Awards.
It is very easy to become lost in Netflix land and believe you've already seen everything worth watching. Rest assured, there is very little chance you have.
Everyone loves movies with confusing plots. Their unparalleled suspense and tension keeps us on our toes; they puzzle and confuse us, but keep us watching until the very end. They make us think, doubt and come up with our own conclusions.
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When, over the past weekend, I noticed the words “Stanley Kubrick” had risen into Twitter’s trending-topics list, I got excited. I figured someone had discovered, in the back of a long-neglected studio vault, the last extant print of a Kubrick masterpiece we’d somehow all forgotten.
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You're sitting across from Miles Teller at the Luminary restaurant in Atlanta and trying to figure out if he's a dick.
To understand how people look for movies, the video service created 76,897 micro-genres. We took the genre descriptions, broke them down to their key words, … and built our own new-genre generator. If you use Netflix, you've probably wondered about the specific genres that it suggests to you.
Wes Anderson and I had our third, and longest, Grand Budapest Hotel conversation in February 2014 at the Algonquin Hotel. Our conversation lasted a little more than two hours, starting at a small table in the hotel’s main lobby and continuing at another table in an adjacent bar.
As we've repeatedly pointed out, in Hollywood the words "Based on a True Story" are usually just a code for "Vaguely Resembling a True Story, but Mostly Bullshit.
The funnest and maybe even best movie of 2014 that nobody saw when it came out but when they finally watched it all agreed was the funnest and maybe even best movie of 2014: Edge of Tomorrow. Seriously, even if you don't like Tom Cruise, you'll enjoy the movie.
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I am an unabashed Jurassic Park fan. I vividly remembering jumping out of the car and running into the theater when the first movie came out in 1993, and I vividly remember jumping into my car and driving away from the theater as fast as possible when the last movie came out in 2001.
The controversies aroused by Abdellatif Kechiche’s new film, “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” show just how hung up on sex Americans are, left and right—and why, to a certain extent, they’re right to be hung up on sex, even while drawing the wrong conclusions.
Whether it's a perceived plot hole or an ambiguous scene, the Internet loves to get in screaming matches about movies that apparently leave a lot to the imagination.
THE MARTIAN | Teaser Trailer: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his in
The original USS Enterprise (designation NCC-1701), designed in 1965, is a classic among Star Trek fans. So much so that when the designs for the revamped Enterprise in J.J. Abrams' Star Trek reboot were revealed, certain of them were outraged.
It’s hard to remember life without Matt and Ben. But there was a time—before Jason Bourne, before Bennifer, and, yes, before Gigli—when they were just two struggling actors from Cambridge. Then came their script about a bunch of kids from Southie scraping their way through life.
Hollywood is hardly original. Movies pay homage and crib ideas from films that came before it and everyone pretends not to notice.
May 10, 2014 When you think of the most iconic long takes in cinematic history, what comes to mind? The car bomb scene in Touch of Evil? The Copacabana scene in Goodfellas? The car scene from Children of Men? There are definitely countless ones out there, and some directors have turned the long ta
First of all, the obviously correct answer is “Star Trek” (2009). I spent the summer of 2009 in Colonial Williamsburg rewatching “Star Trek” (2009) like 15 times — it briefly replaced alcohol as my great college romance. It has an expertly crafted narrative. It’s hilarious.
John Travolta was a god once — a white-suited, perfectly coiffed deity strutting among men. Now, he is a guy commonly described as “weird” or “creepy” or [body shiver]. What happened? Let’s start at the beginning. Take a walk with me.
This is a fun one. Screen Rant came up with a list of movies that shows how films have recycled and reused scenes from other movies.
When Quentin Tarantino goes to the movies, he sits in the front. Not in the first row, where he’d have to move his head from side to side to see what’s happening in the corners, but the third or fourth row, where he can take in the whole screen and is aware of nothing but the screen.
When people look back on the early years of the new millennium they'll remember it for movies like The Dark Knight and Lord of the Rings.
Picking a movie to watch on Netflix is often pretty hard. What is on Netflix? taps into Rotten Tomatoes and IMDB scores to help you quickly find something good. What is on Netflix? is similar to something like Instantwatcher, but has an interface that might be a little easier for some to navigate.
Often times movies don’t need to have a large multi-million dollar budget in order to be great – and often times those multi-million dollar movies aren’t even that good.
Ever since cinema established itself as a form of art, countless films have been created; countless superb and strong and awe worthy films. That is one of the reasons why the choices on this list were so exceptionally hard to make.
The photo was taken on the set of “Inchon,” a 1981 Korean War thriller. Looking dashing with his raven hair and Elvis cheekbones, Mr. Reed, then at the height of his fame as a journalist and television personality, played a music critic stuck in a war zone; Mr.
Brace yourselves, what follows is an amazingly long blog post about the best order in which to watch Star Wars. First, let me say this: for people that couldn't care less about the prequel trilogy, I suggest Harmy's Despecialized Editions.
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Probably one of the most notable cinematographic moves that just screams Spielberg is the tracking shot, namely ones that follow subjects sideways across the frame.
People screw up. And in movies, you’d expect that when someone screws up that those scenes would just be played for laughs as outtakes or on a blooper reel.
During the 1960s, a dirty, loaded word came into currency: Mafia. It signified one of the most terrifying forces on earth, the Italian-American faction of organized crime, and naturally the men who headed this force wanted to keep the word from being spoken, if not obliterate it altogether.
It's rare to watch a short film that manages to do serious worldbuilding and smart character development in roughly 10 minutes. And that's why you should clear the next fifteen minutes to watch Noon. You'll need those extra minutes to digest what you just watched.
Netflix is like the candy dish at your grandmother’s house. Most of the movies are crap, but you know, buried somewhere in there, is something worth your time. A Better Queue is a site dedicated to finding the Werther’s Originals in Netflix based on Rotten Tomatoes ratings.
Lawrence Kasdan’s keen ear for dialogue defined the movies of the 1980s and 1990s. From Raiders of the Lost Ark to The Big Chill, from Silverado to Body Heat, the writer-director’s ideas for how stories should be told and how heroes and villains should talk were the de facto standard.
After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings account to charity and hitchhikes to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters that shape his life.
It could not have been otherwise. The Jobs story is not an abstraction to me. It’s a big part of my professional life, with some threads extending to friendships in my personal life. Most of all, I knew Jobs. Yes, the movie oozes with craft and talent.
The seventh Star Wars movie comes out this week (seventh!) and if you’re feeling a little behind, don’t worry: here’s how to catch up on the first few movies before the latest installment drops.
There’s good sci-fi, and there’s seriously awful sci-fi. To compile this list, we picked the science fiction flicks every guy should see that scored at least an 85% on Rotten Tomatoes. Not only are these some of our favorites, but they are some of the most universally beloved.
Alex Garland has one thought when it comes to the AI revolution: Bring it on.
Earlier this week, I wrote a piece called “Ranking Every Jurassic World Character From Dumbest to Least Dumb.” The response to the article was generally positive; some folks who enjoyed Jurassic World even conceded that, yes, the people in it are pretty dopey.
Let me warn you! If you are looking for the movies where the guy gets the girl, have a good laugh, the movie ends in a fairy tale style, and they live happily ever after then this list is not for you. These are the movies that will Fuck with your mind, will screw it, turn you upside down.