In THE CIRCLE, Emma Watson lands a job at a powerful tech company (led by Tom Hanks), which has a nefarious plan to take the concept of social media to another level. Movies have been predicting what our technology will look like for decades, sometimes with frightening accuracy. Would you be willing to beta test any of this future tech?
April 20, 1977 saw the release of Annie Hall, a "nervous romance" that cut deep on the subject of love while also being hysterically funny. It won four Oscars, including Best Picture (beating out a little movie called STAR WARS), and it's the film that marks when Woody went from funny man to cinematic genius. On the occasion of its 40th birthday, here are the other films from what many critics say was the most creatively potent period in Allen's legendary career.
Vin Diesel and crew are back in THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, the eighth(!) installment of the turbo-charged Fast and the Furious franchise. Movies and the automobile have been part of the American landscape for roughly the same amount of time, but it wasn't until the introduction of the Interstate Highway System in the 1950s that Hollywood really started to floor it. Here are ten movies about the deep connection between man and machine.
In GOING IN STYLE, three lifelong pals (played by film legends Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, and Alan Arkin), desperate to pay the bills, embark on a daring bid to knock off a bank that took their money. Big screen bank robbers come in all shapes and sizes--old, young, male, female, ruthlessly professional, and completely incompetent. Check out these ten trailers of Hollywood heists and nobody gets hurt!
In GHOST IN THE SHELL, Scarlett Johannson plays a human/android hybrid that's part of a futuristic police force trying to bring down a computer hacker. ScarJo isn't the first actress to suit up and kick butt in a cinematic future world here are some other examples predicting the future is female.
In LIFE, an international space crew discovers encounters...something on Mars. For centuries, humans have been speculating on encountering aliens for the first time, but only in the last few decades have we been able to visualize it via motion pictures. Here are some very diverse takes on what "first contact" might be like.
Emma Watson and Dan Stevens star in Walt Disney's Beauty and the Beast, a big budget, live-action re-do of the classic story. Hollywood has turned to fairy tales since the silent era for ideas, here are ten movies based on tales as old as time.
A group of explorers and soldiers trek to a remote island, where they get more--a lot more--than they bargained for: namely, a giant ape known as King Kong! This latest iteration of Kong is the largest one moviegoers have ever seen--how would he fare against these other massive movie monsters?
“I'm the best there is at what I do. But what I do isn't very nice…” Hugh Jackman was an unknown when he was cast as Wolverine, the lynch pin to the X-Men comic book and film universe. Over the course of an unprecedented eight films, Jackman made the role his own, and now he prepares to say goodbye to his adamantium claws in James Mangold's LOGAN.
In Jordan Peele's GET OUT, a young African-American man meets his Caucasian girlfriend's family for the first time at their mysterious, creepy family estate. While monsters, aliens, and zombies can be plenty scary, here are ten examples of horror lurking in what can be the most ordinary situations.