Ever since their debut film Coraline, animation powerhouse Laika has been delivering one Oscar-nominated stop-motion after another. Their latest offering looks to follow that same trend. The story follows Mr. Link — an 8-foot-tall, 630-pound urban legend living quietly in solitude in the Pacific Northwest. Tired of hiding, the furry fable reaches out to explorer Sir Lionel Frost and adventurer Adelina Fortnight to help him reach his family in the valley of Shangri-La. Missing Link features the voices of Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Thompson, and Stephen Fry and is slated for release April 12, 2019.
If the best movies are about character change, then Groundhog Day is a classic. Meteorologist Phil Connors goes to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to cover the annual Groundhog Day celebration and finds himself stuck in a time loop, reliving the same day over and over again. The self-centered character finds himself a changed man, which is what finally breaks the loop. Lessons From the Screenplay looks at Groundhog Day and the way the premise of the film becomes one of the best drivers of character change in cinema.
With all the talk of building habit on Mars capable of supporting human life, it's actually a really bad idea. Mars is cold, devoid of resources, and pounding by high levels of radiation — everything not conducive supporting human life. But Kurzgesagt decided to do it anyway. Here's how we could make it work.
Jordan Peele's 2017 horror hit Get Out nabbed the director an Oscar for best screenplay and dominated the box office. Next from Peele is a "social-horror" called Us with another original screenplay by the director. The film centers on a mother and father taking their kids to a beach house on vacation. But as the day fades and the night comes on, unexpected visitors turn what should be a serene stay into a nightmare. Starring Lupita Nyongo and Winston Duke, it comes to theaters on March 15, 2019.