Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Get Wild in the First Trailer for Netflix’s ‘The Dirt’ About Mötley Crüe

by Alex Billington February 19, 2019Source: YouTube "I am sick and tired of not having fun!" Netflix has debuted the first official trailer for a new rock movie titled The Dirt, telling the true story of the totally crazy rock band Mötley Crüe, made by Jackass: The Movie director Jeff Tremaine (so you can expect…
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One Final Trailer for ‘Fighting with My Family’ Starring Florence Pugh

by Alex Billington February 19, 2019Source: YouTube "I have no idea who I'm supposed to be out there…" MGM has debuted one final official US trailer for the wrestling drama Fighting with My Family, described as a "heartwarming and smart comedy that proves everything is worth fighting for when it comes to family." This movie…
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Honor Swinton Byrne in First Trailer for Joanna Hogg’s ‘The Souvenir’

by Alex Billington February 19, 2019Source: YouTube "We can all be sincere, but um, what's it all for?" A24 has unveiled the first trailer for The Souvenir, hot off of its back-to-back festival appearances at the Sundance Film Festival and Berlin Film Festival this year. It won the Grand Jury Prize, the top award, in…
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First Trailer for Joanna Hogg’s Magnificent ‘The Souvenir’ Shows a Relationship in Peril

While there’s only been a few major film festivals this year thus far with Sundance, Berlin, and Rotterdam, one clear highlight to emerge is Joanna Hogg’s much-anticipated return with The Souvenir. A transfixing tale of a relationship in peril (and early days of film school), A24 picked up both this film and Hogg’s sequel, shooting…
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The B-Side – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Welcome to The B-Side, a new podcast from The Film Stage. Here we explore movies starring established stars that flopped at the box office, have been forgotten by time, or remain hidden gems. These aren’t the films that made them famous or kept them famous. These are the other ones. So strap in and listen…
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Colin Farrell to Star in Andrew Haigh’s Thriller ‘The North Water’

Working with directors such as Terrence Malick, Michael Mann, Yorgos Lanthimos, Sofia Coppola, Martin McDonagh, Steve McQueen, Steven Spielberg, Terry Gilliam, and many more, Colin Farrell has one of the more interesting filmographies in Hollywood and now he’s collaborating with another great director, this time for a BBC series. Following up Lean on Pete, Andrew Haigh…
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Berlinale 2019: Nadav Lapid’s ‘Synonyms’ is Biting, Bold Filmmaking

by Alex Billington February 19, 2019 There's something strange in the neighborhood, someone new and just a bit weird. Synonyms is the latest film from Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid (Emile's Girlfriend, Policeman, The Kindergarten Teacher), co-produced by German filmmaker Maren Ade, and it premiered in competition at the Berlin Film Festival (where it also won…
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New Featurette About Taron Egerton Playing Elton John in ‘Rocketman’

by Alex Billington February 19, 2019Source: YouTube "All we can do is give our heartfelt interpretation of his life and his music…" Paramount has debuted a new featurette for Rocketman, the upcoming biopic about the life of famed musician Elton John, as played by Taron Egerton. The promo video explains that it's actually Taron singing…
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First Trailer for Clever, Flipped Ghost Story Thriller ‘Every Time I Die’

by Alex Billington February 18, 2019 "Once again: who are you?" MiLa Media and Invisible Pictures have debuted the first trailer for a creative new horror thriller titled Every Time I Die, from director Robi Michael making his feature debut. The film is a twisted time loop thriller, about a disturbed young man with a…
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‘Bill and Ted Face the Music’: Every excellent (and bogus) thing we know so...

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure More Movie News Roundups Totally bogus! Just when we thought the Wyld Stallyns reunion tour was officially in the works, Bill and Ted Face the Music might stall out before cameras even began rolling, although the official Twitter account is still active enough to celebrate the series’ 30th anniversary. Fans have been…
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Netflix completes its breakup with Marvel, cancels The Punisher, Jessica Jones

By Parker Hall @pwhall — Posted on February 18, 2019 10:54AM PST 02.18.19 - 10:54AM PST Netflix finally pulled the plug on the last two house-produced Marvel Defenders shows remaining on the streaming service, announcing that The Punisher is finished after its second season (which hit the service a month ago) and that Jessica Jones will conclude after the release of…
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Watch: Pixar’s SparkShorts Film ‘Kitbull’ About a Kitten and a Pit Bull

by Alex Billington February 18, 2019Source: YouTube Awww. Another adorable, heartwarming short from Pixar. The animation studio has unveiled the third short film as part of their exciting SparkShorts program, featuring innovative and creative short films made at the studio by first-time filmmakers. Following the first two shorts, Purl, and Smash and Grab, this new…
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Kamasi Washington on Creating a Visual Companion to ‘Heaven and Earth’ with His Sundance...

On the festival circuit, one section that often goes overlooked is the short films that are presented, sometimes in their own, curated block and sometimes at the top of a programmed feature. It is a tragic product of the fast-paced, over-saturated environment that is film journalism. So when one catches some attention, it’s a welcome…
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‘Combat Obscura’ Trailer Takes a Vérité Look Inside the Marine Corps

One of the very best documentaries we saw on the festival circuit last year was Combat Obscura, which premiered at last year’s True/False Film Festival. The film, which will get a release this March, comes from Miles Lagoze, who took footage he shot as a Marine combat camera operator in Afghanistan, as well as videos…
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Alex Gibney’s Doc ‘The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley’ Trailer

by Alex Billington February 18, 2019Source: YouTube "There is definitely something going on behind-the-scenes…" HBO has debuted their official trailer for the documentary titled The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley, the latest film made by prolific doc filmmaker Alex Gibney. This just premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival last month as one…
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New Trailer for Restored Re-Release of Munch’s ‘The Hours and Times’

by Alex Billington February 18, 2019Source: YouTube "I found you an engaging and remarkable man, Brian." Oscilliscope Labs has debuted a new trailer for the restored re-release of The Hours and Times, the feature directorial debut of filmmaker Christopher Munch. This played at the Toronto Film Festival in late 1991, then at the Sundance, Berlin,…
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The Film Stage Show Ep. 333 – Alita: Battle Angel

Welcome, one and all, to the latest installment of The Film Stage Show! Today, Michael Snydel, Bill Graham and I are joined by writer J. Rosenfield to discuss hunter-warriors, motorball, and so much more as we review Alita: Battle Angel. Also, don’t forget to vote in The Stagies! Subscribe on iTunes or see below to stream.…
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FA Cup: Watch Chelsea vs. Manchester United with ESPN Plus 7-day free trial

By Lucas Coll @Jarl_Lucas — Posted on February 18, 2019 6:17AM PST 02.18.19 - 6:17AM PST Chelsea and Manchester United, two of England’s premier football teams, are currently facing off in an exciting and competitive FA Cup competition. Each team has secured two victories so far, with the fifth round – a tie match –…
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How Avengers: Infinity War’s Oscar-nominated VFX team made Thanos a movie star

Ahead of the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday, our Oscar Effects series puts the spotlight on each of the five movies nominated for “Visual Effects,” looking at the amazing tricks filmmakers and their effects teams used to make each of these films stand out as visual spectacles. One of the biggest movies of all time, Marvel…
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Nadav Lapid’s Satire ‘Synonyms’ Wins Golden Bear at Berlinale 2019

by Alex Billington February 17, 2019 As another film festival comes to an end, it's time to celebrate and commemorate with the announcement of the awards. The 69th Berlin Film Festival is finishing up, and the winners were revealed at the Closing Ceremony, including the winner of the coveted Golden Bear for Best Film. That…