Is This the Future of Netflix?
Technology is constantly evolving, and companies that want to survive in the long term had better keep up with current trends while pushing the boundaries of what is possible. This is the idea that drives Netflix’s annual Hack Day – a day when the company’s employees can come up with new ways to make the video rental and streaming juggernaut cooler and more advanced.
The biggest hit of this year’s event is Oculix – a demo that shows how a user might interact with Netflix’s various screens using the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. If you’ve ever watched Tom Cruise in Minority Report, this might look a bit familiar (only Cruise didn’t have to strap a giant VR headset to his noggin for the cool effects in the film).
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Here Are All of Quentin Tarantino's Best Music Scenes in One Video
If there’s one thing that immediately hits the viewer when watching a Quentin Tarantino film, it’s that music is extremely crucial to the atmosphere and narrative of his work. In an interview with Contact Music, Tarantino spoke about his writing process and how music plays a large role in the way he works. The quote is too good to chop up, so brace yourself for a novel-length explanation, below. While you’re here, check out this supercut of Tarantino music scenes, featuring the extremely danceable Pulp Fiction, Death Proof and more.
Music is very important in my movies. In some ways the most important stage, whether it ends up being in the movie or not, is when I come up with the idea itself, before I've actually sat down and started... Read More
Watch: The Schmoes Review 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' and 'If I Stay'
The Schmoes, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis, not only have their Schmoes Know Movie Show on Movies.com—they're reviewing movies for us too. You can watch more of their reviews here.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
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Movie News: Will Jennifer Lawrence Star in the Next Quentin Tarantino Movie?
The Hateful Eight: Will Jennifer Lawrence (above, in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) join Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight? That's the latest rumor, which indicates that she is in talks for a role in the upcoming Western. It's not clear if her very busy schedule will allow her to appear in the film, which is scheduled to start shooting sometime early next year. [Collider]
John Wick: Keanu Reeves stars as a former professional assassin in the upcoming John Wick, and the first image has been released. He's seeking revenge against the crime bosses who took everything from him; Adrianne Palicki, Bridget Moynahan, Ian McShane, John Leguizamo and Willem Dafoe also star. The movie opens in theaters on October 24. [Yahoo]
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Your Top Three: Robert Rodriguez Movie Characters
Your Top Three is a series here at Movies.com where we choose a topic and you give us your top three picks.
This weekend sees the release of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, a sequel codirected by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller filled with more fascinating characters from the pages of Miller's noirish, distinctly stylized series of graphic novels. Even if you're a fan, you'll probably come away remembering these characters in all ways except maybe by name.
Apparently that's a common thing with Rodriguez movies -- outside of the characters who star in features named after them, such as El Mariachi, Machete and The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl, his work is populated by some really crazy individuals who are more memorable for what they look like and what... Read More
These Are the Best Comic Book Adaptations for Grown-ups
Some nine years after its predecessor broke ground for a comic book movie, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For returns to tell tantalizing tales intended for grown-ups. With Marvel and DC firmly committed to blockbuster movie adaptations aimed at younger audiences, that leaves the field wide open for more adventurous, daring filmmakers to push the limits on what is expected from a comic book movie.
Will adults respond to the new jazzy offering from directors Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez? We'll all find out when it hits theaters on Friday, August 22. For now, let's take a look back at other movies designed to entice mature audiences.
Sin City (2005)
With its utterly unique look and strict focus on the criminal side of life, the movie blazed a new trail for... Read More
The Last Horror Blog: 'The Possession of Michael King' Review - the Next 'Paranormal Activity'?
Welcome to The Last Horror Blog, a biweekly column on all things horror.
New Ouija trailer proves some toys are deadly
Universal’s Ouija doesn’t hit theaters until October 24, but that hasn’t stopped the studio from releasing a new trailer for the film that demonstrates not all toys are safe for kids.
While the movie looks fairly traditional (young adults use board game to contact dead friend, wind up contacting something much more menacing, must fight to survive…), we’re still interested in checking it out. Maybe our lowered expectations will even work to our advantage. Sure, Ouija isn’t going to replace Witchboard as the greatest film made about the board game that terrified us as youngsters, but when Witchboard is the pinnacle of... Read More
Shane Black to Resurrect Remo Williams in 'The Destroyer'
Unless you were reading pulp novels in the '70s or watching cheesy Fred Ward movies in the '80s, you may not know the name Remo Williams. Star of The Destroyer series, he was a hard-boiled cop framed for murder whose botched execution nets him a job with a secret government agency that fights America's more obscure threats, including everything from cyborgs to ninjas to Rasputin. So who better to resurrect a hard-boiled cop who fights terrorists and robots than Lethal Weapon writer and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang director Shane Black?
Black has been attached to a few high-profile projects since Iron Man 3, so The Destroyer joins Predator and Doc Savage in the list of movies we hope are made as quickly as possible. And while we don't know where this one fits in the... Read More
'Deathly Hallows' Director Heading Back to 'Harry Potter' for 'Fantastic Beasts'
David Yates has spent pretty much his entire feature-film directing career in the world of Harry Potter. He joined the franchise in 2007 with Order of the Phoenix and directed the next four movies, wrapping up everything with Deathly Hallows: Part 2. So it's safe to say the man loves the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter.
And now he's going back to it.
THR has just revealed that Yates is in negotiations to direct the Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This will be the first Potter-related screenplay that's actually written by creator J.K. Rowling, and the whole thing takes place some 70 years prior to Voldemort failing to murder a young boy, leaving him with a lightning bolt scar on his forehead. It follows the adventures of... Read More
The Best 'Ghostbusters' Video You'll Watch All Week
Now that The Lego Movie is in our lives, spreading its quirky awesomeness all over our hearts each and every time we watch it, you may be feeling a desire to watch more Lego videos. Heck, you probably want all of your content from now on to just be Lego-ized -- and that's okay. We feel you. And we're here to help you get that Lego fix.
In honor of its 30th anniversary this year, YouTuber MonsieurCaron has created this terrific tribute to the film by re-creating one of its most memorable sequences with Lego figures. Utlizing Lego sets that came out this year, the short features a bunch of cameos from some other popular franchises, including a choice replacement for the ghost Slimer.
Check it out below. And for those who want more Lego Movie, know there are at least three... Read More
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