Netflix Hidden Gem #96: Lace Crater

Lace Crater Directed By: Harrison Atkins Genre : Comedy Invincible Pictures Synopsis: A woman develops a mysterious illness after meeting a strange figure in a friend’s coach house. Overview: Lace Crater is a weird little film. It views like something a friend has made, and because of that, it seems like your friends are in it. A standard group of mid to late 20-somethings are headed to The Hamptons for the weekend. Someone’s parents have a place there and they’re just going to chill out and do some molly, drink some Pabst, and maybe get laid. Where some horror movies point to drugs as the axis for trouble, this group has it all safely...

Don’t Watch The Inauguration. Not To Spite T...

It makes me sick to have to say this, but the opinions expressed in this editorial article do not necessarily reflect those of Audiences Everywhere as a brand or team. It makes me sick because I don’t necessarily feel as though what I’m about to say is, by and large, a political statement, and any contention that it is willfully amputates basic morality from politics. That disclosure out of the way, I’ll state this up front: Like a lot of Americans, I dislike Donald Trump as a person and detest his democratically-ish-elected occupation of the office of United States president. I say this not just from a personal perspective, but as the...

It’s Morphin Time in New Power Rangers Trailer Jan19

It’s Morphin Time in New Power Rangers Trail...

The gang’s all suited up and ready for action in the latest Power Rangers trailer! Despite the first teaser, and reports from various outlets, Power Rangers doesn’t appear to be going to “dark and gritty” reboot angle at all despite taking some obvious cues from Chronicle, a film that inspired director Dean Israelite’s previous film as well (Project Almanac). If anything, it looks pretty close to the cheesiness of the television series, but with better special effects. While I grew up during the show’s highest point of popularity and saw a couple of the movies, I was never invested in the property, so I...

Claws Are Out in Latest Logan Trailer Jan19

Claws Are Out in Latest Logan Trailer

After the exceptional teaser trailer for Logan that was released earlier, we really didn’t need another trailer. But now that we have one, it’s looking more and more likely that the film will finally live up to the promise fans have patiently waited for, capping off sixteen years of Hugh Jackman’s run as the character. An R-rated, sad, bloody, post-Apocalyptic western may be a far-cry from last winter’s Deadpool, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Fox has a similar sized hit on their hands with Logan. And here’s the Red-band trailer for Logan, with more fucks to give: I think Logan may end up being one of...

Netflix Hidden Gem #95: The Sons of Katie Elder

The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) Director: Henry Hathaway Genre: Western Paramount Pictures Synopsis: Four men return home for their mother’s funeral to find that the small Texas town they left behind is no longer very welcoming, in this classic late-era Western. Overview: Like any good Western, the climax of The Sons of Katie Elder plays out as a gunfight crescendo against a gorgeous backdrop. But the more satisfying emotional payoff happens near the beginning, as the four Elder brothers return home for their mother’s funeral only to be repeatedly shamed by everyone—from the town minister to the woman running the boardinghouse—for...

Netflix Hidden Gem #94: Cheap Thrills

Cheap Thrills (2014) Director: E.L. Katz Genre: Comedy Drafthouse Films Synopsis: A down-on-his-luck, wannabe writer struggling to scrounge up enough money to keep his wife and infant child off the streets comes across a childhood friend and a pair of deranged good samaritans. Overview: Cheap Thrills is a wildly subversive independent comedy in the same vein as the very best theatrical works of Bobcat Goldthwait. Serving as the directorial debut for E.L. Katz, Cheap Thrills stars two of the most under-appreciated character actors of the past twenty-plus years. As former high school friends Craig Daniels and Vince, Pat Healy and Ethan Embry...

Netflix Hidden Gem #...

The Parent Trap (1961) Director: David Swift Genre: Comedy Buena Vista Distribution When The Parent Trap was released nationwide in June of 1961, love and marriage were on our minds. Life Magazine that week featured a cover touting “Weddings Worldwide” in its pages and in the White House a...

Podcasts of the Week: 01/16/17 Jan16

Podcasts of the Week...

Podcasts are awesome (especially From First to Last) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry, Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the...

Weekly Clickables: Cloverfield, Freaks and Geeks, ...

In this week’s Weekly Clickables, we have throwbacks, trailers, and analysis, which is all good stuff, and a nice variety to get your week started. Because I’ve been re-watching Freaks and Geeks, I thought I’d include this essay from a like-minded media consumer, courtesy of Chicago Now. Although Fences has gotten mixed reviews, there are many great examples of film adaptations of stage plays. NewNowNext put together this list a while ago, but it is still relevant. Here’s a video about the connections between Cloverfield and 10 Cloverfield Lane, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting. And a trailer for the upcoming horror...

Netflix Hidden Gem #92: Autohead

Autohead (2016) Director: Rohit Mittal Genre: Drama Amit Verma Films/Stalker Films Synopsis: A group of documentarians get more than they bargained for when their cinéma vérité subject—an auto rickshaw driver in Mumbai—reveals a side of himself that’s darker and more horrific than they could have ever imagined. Overview: We expected the first murder in Rohit Mittal’s Autohead. We’ve seen Narayan (Deepak Sampat)—a rural immigrant to Mumbai who’s making a pathetic living as an auto rickshaw driver by day and a pimp by night—deal with tough customers. We’ve seen older ladies stiff him his fares, old men browbeat him for taking wrong...

The Next Doctor Should Be A Woman

2017 will see the tenth season of the rebooted Doctor Who (the 39th season overall), and also the final season for showrunner Steven Moffatt, who took the reins in 2010 with the introduction of Matt Smith as The Doctor. Moffatt, much like his predecessor Russell T. Davies, was at the helm for two Doctors: Smith and the current Doctor, Peter Capaldi. It is assumed that when Chris Chibnall takes over the show in 2018 he will want to do so with his own Doctor much like the two previous show runners did. The BBC have yet to make the announcement but all the rumblings point to this happening and, logically, it makes sense. Doctor Who is in that...

Watching Barry In Trump’s America Jan11

Watching Barry In Trump’s America

In director Vikram Gandhi’s new film Barry, American citizens who have been waking up in fear every morning are offered the hope of a communal solution. Some context that you already know: A man with no prior political experience has been elected to become the Leader of the Free World, despite losing the popular vote. Donald J. Trump, a notorious philanderer, real estate developer, and reality television star, will unseat current president Barack Obama in fewer than two weeks. After eight years of social progress and liberal civility, the very worst monsters have emerged from the closet of American history. Bigotry, sexism, and racism have...

The Near-Brilliant Anti-Art Depravity of We Are the Flesh Jan11

The Near-Brilliant Anti-Art Depravity of We Are th...

“There is no such thing as love,” the sister (María Evioli) explains to her brother (Diego Gamalie) as she stands over his face, dripping menstrual blood onto his lips, “Only demonstrations of love.” This disturbing sequence is one of a handful in Emiliano Rocha Minter’s shocking new film in which a depraved conceit is paired with dialogue that admits the conceit’s thematic purpose. There is no sly and layered symbolism or disorienting obfuscation here. In this sense, Rocha Minter’s film is less like those of Pier Paolo Passolini, Lars von Trier, or Gaspar Noé (shock cinema royalty against whose...

5 David Bowie Songs That Should Be Movies Jan10

5 David Bowie Songs That Should Be Movies

There’s really no need for an introduction or for us to tell you how powerful David Bowie’s music is, how it stretched across generations and electrified all of our odd bits and ultimately made us feel more alive in our strangeness. We’ve spent the better part of a year celebrating his eternal greatness and re-listening to his music, a gift which has aided so many of us in our quest to put words down on the page and twist our imagination in new ways until they become reality. To celebrate David Bowie’s creativity and genius, we’ve decided to pay tribute to him through the best way we know how: a melding of our love of music and movies. Here...

Our Most Anticipated 2017 Movies Jan09

Our Most Anticipated 2017 Movies

We’re in the hangover stage. We’ve finished our “Best of 2016” lists, we are caught up on Awards Season contenders, drained by the Golden Globes ceremonies, and we’re looking directly into the dull eyes of that movie release deadzone of January and February. So, if you’re like us, you may be in need of an energy shot. If 2017 is anything like 2016, we are going to need movies to come through big with a remedy of escapism, entertainment, and sense-making. So we’ve compiled a forward-looking list of all the things that we are excited for in the upcoming year. — Split (January 20, 2017) Some...

Weekly Clickables: Taboo, Sci-Fi, & Women In ...

Our Weekly Clickables were a little harder to gather this week than usual, as it was the first week of the year, but we still found a few items worth your time. First, Flavorwire compiled their most anticipated films of 2017. Gwilym Mumford at The Guardian wrote a review of Taboo, the new series starring Tom Hardy, which will give you an idea of what to expect from the show. Nerd Much? updated their list of upcoming sci-fi movies. 2017 promises to be a good year for science fiction. At The Verge, Kaitlyn Tiffany explains her resolution to spend her money on films created by women. And if you want to join Kaitlyn Tiffany in that goal, check...

Podcasts of the Week: 01/09/17 Jan09

Podcasts of the Week...

Podcasts are awesome (especially From First to Last) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry, Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the...

The Best Twitter Reactions to the 74th Golden Globes Jan08

The Best Twitter Reactions to the 74th Golden Glob...

As always, Twitter does it best… Here are the best reactions to the 2017 Golden Globes ceremony.   Good luck at the #GoldenGlobes, everybody—and by “everybody,” I mean the cast and crew of MOONLIGHT and no one else. — Sasha (@ThatSashaJames) January 9, 2017 imagine if they had a manchester by the sea-style opening and everyone was just standing in the cold, crying. #GoldenGlobes — Laura Saladino (@lesaladino) January 9, 2017 Mahershala did T H E M O S T this year so let’s shout out to his hustle #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/jBAZjoSgmy — Alanna Bennett (@AlannaBennett) January 9, 2017 donald glover thanked migos...

Live Updates of the 74th Annual Golden Globes Jan08

Live Updates of the 74th Annual Golden Globes

At the Beverly Hilton in Hollywood California, Jimmy Fallon is now opening the Golden Globes ceremony with his opening musical intro and monologue and Awards Season is in full swing. Golden Globe awards are handed out for both film and television by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). The HFPA consists of roughly 90 members and has been awarding the Globes since 1943. Make sure you refresh the page, as Audiences Everywhere will have live updates of the nominations as they are announced and a recap after they are finish. If you can’t watch the broadcast, I’ll have live updates of the winners all evening, with a final tally and...

AE Monthly Book Club: January 2017

Happy New Year’s, everyone! The beginning of a year means a fresh round of book selections for us to enjoy with one another. In order to break in 2017, we’ve selected a novel that’s both challenging and rewarding. The Handmaid’s Tale is sure to get your juices flowing after the holidays. For January we will be reading Margaret Atwood’s classic work of speculative fiction, The Handmaid’s Tale. Released in 1985, the novel is set in a dystopia made from what once was the United States sometime after the government was overthrown by a totalitarian theocracy. It’s not only a book that’s been feeling kind of prescient...

Netflix Hidden Gem #91: Blue Jay

Blue Jay (2016) Director: Alex Lehmann Genre: Drama Netflix Synopsis: Past lovers meet unexpectedly in their hometown and reconnect through one meaningful night. Overview: I don’t like crying at movies just for the sake of crying. It’s just not my idea of a good time. Sometimes it feels like movies of the romance/drama genre aim to shoot little darts at the ovaries/brovaries of viewers just to get a cheap reaction rather than relying on solid writing and performances to get the message across. Quite frankly, outside of the random repeat viewing of Bridges of Madison County, I never go looking for that kind of “get me some ice cream”...

Netflix Hidden Gem #90: The Wailing

The Wailing (2016) Director: Na Hong-jin Genre: Horror 20th Century Fox Synopsis: A mysterious, violent illness descends on a village and impacts a family, testing their spiritual limits. Overview: Korean horror has been sitting deservedly high on its throne for decades. Fans who appreciate its elegant style eagerly anticipate each new release or return to the classics with admiration for the genre that’s well-earned. Creeping through the festival circuit this year was The Wailing, an epic story of the lengths a father will go to save the life of his daughter, and how destructive our fear of “the other” can be. One word that always...

From First to Last Movie Special: The Terminator/Terminator Genisys Jan04

From First to Last Movie Special: The Terminator/T...

For the latest episode of From First to Last, I’m joined by Anton Reyes for a special movie episode about The Terminator, looking at the 1984 original and the most recent Terminator movie, Terminator Genisys. In this episode, we discuss how we both came to see the original, our favourite moments from the movies, how the original is a slasher movie while Genisys is a sci-fi rom-com, and our mutual freak out during the eye operating scene. We both find time to gush over our love for Arnie and Stan Winston’s incredible special effects, and give praise to James Cameron for creating something that is both incredible dated and has aged like...

Who Is You: Moonlight, Hell or High Water, and America’s Identity Crisis Jan03

Who Is You: Moonlight, Hell or High Water, and Ame...

The two best dick measuring contests in 2016 film, one figurative and one literal, occur in movies that are almost diametrically opposed in genre aesthetic. In the center of David Mackenzie’s neo-Western Hell or High Water, outlaw Tanner Howard (Ben Foster) takes a break from righteous bank robbing to indulge in casino poker, and, because he feels he must, he verbally provokes the meanest mug at the table. His opponent in the hand is a muscular Comanche. “Lords of the plain,” Tanner says. “Lords of nothing now,” the Native American corrects him. Neither gambler folds. They play out to the river card, as men do, and then stand to bump uneven...

Weekly Clickables: Remembering Carrie Fisher &...

We made it to 2017! I wisely made no resolutions last year, and so have arrived in the new year having accomplished everything I set out to do. I hope you have, too. But now to what you came for: our Weekly Clickables. This week, we have a remembrance of Carrie Fisher through Leia’s theme, a look at what Netflix got right in the past year, a look at who we lost in 2016 and how they contributed to the discussion of gender, and a bit of Trump totally misunderstanding an important piece of culture. This discussion with Errol Morris about the time Donald Trump completely misunderstood Citizen Kane is fascinating and, of course, terrifying,...

Podcasts of the Week: 01/02/17 Jan02

Podcasts of the Week...

Podcasts are awesome (especially From First to Last) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry, Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the...

2016’s Movie Report Card: Grading the Year in Film Dec31

2016’s Movie R...

Commencement Address The practical thing to do here, I guess, for the sake of building a brand, would be to start this post the same way I started last year’s. That is, I should start by saying, “We survived 2016.” But last year, that simple statement felt like an empty...

2016: The Year in Women Dec30

2016: The Year in Women

2016 has been—well, not our favorite year for intense reflection. But as the year comes to a close, we at Audiences Everywhere want to celebrate the women who made 2016 one worth remembering fondly. From the brilliant writers and directors to the incredible actresses and comediennes to the beloved fictional characters, this year was lucky enough to see the most talented women in the industry creating some of this year’s best content. The Multi-Hyphenate: Kelly Fremon Craig – Edge of Seventeen Kelly Fremon Craig had earned writer’s credits before—with 2008’s Streak and 2009’s Post Grad—but 2016 provided our first glimpse at her multi-tasking...

The 20 Best Movies of 2016 Chosen by Audiences Everywhere Dec29

The 20 Best Movies of 2016 Chosen by Audiences Eve...

It’s that time of year: those last few calendar days where our team risks complete dissolution to select and rank the best films from the past 365 days. We have fought, bartered, and bargained our way through a passionate cycle of disagreement and forgiveness, calculated quality with an equation so complex that it might be the subject of the Hidden Figures sequel, and, finally, we are ready to present to you our selections for the twenty best movies of 2016. … 20. Hail, Caesar! Hail Caesar! has a plot that makes you want to watch the movie even before you know its by the Coen brothers. A big time Old Hollywood star is kidnapped...

Star of the Year: Mahershala Ali Dec29

Star of the Year: Mahershala Ali

There are no such thing as small parts, only small actors. Whether or not there’s absolute veracity to that statement, no one lends credence to the notion more than Mahershala Ali. I first noticed Mahershala Ali in Derek Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond the Pines. The role, Kofi Kancam, was small. And as the new boyfriend to Eva Mendes’ Romina Gutierrez, his presence placed him in direct contention with Ryan Gosling’s Luke Glanton, the character we’re supposed to root for in a measured sort of way. Kofi could have easily been a throwaway character, an interloper to the damaged romance between Romina and Luke. Yet Mahershala refused to play the...

7 Best Movie Posters of 2016 Dec29

7 Best Movie Posters...

Dare I say that this year gave me hope, that both studio and indie movie posters are getting better. Of course there were a few duds and a couple of underwhelming examples, but we may be on an upward trend when it comes to rediscovering the artistry of movie marketing. Here are the seven best...

7 Best Movie Trailers of 2016 Dec29

7 Best Movie Trailers of 2016

It’s been a great year for movies, and next year promises to be equally great, if not more so. To celebrate we’re taking a look at the seven best movie trailers of 2016. These are the ads to displayed artistry in their marketing, clever musical selections, editing, style, and ultimately and made us excited for the films they showcased. Here are our picks! Alien: Covenant – Official Trailer (20th Century Fox) While it doesn’t deliver the same electricity as the all-time great trailer for Prometheus, the trailer for Alien: Covenant goes for more of a horror atmosphere than an overt science-fiction one. In many ways, this is...

The 15 Best TV Shows of 2016 Dec28

The 15 Best TV Shows of 2016

Many consider this a golden age of television. We tend to agree. While some might think that cinema is having something of an identity crisis (and that might be true, but some tend to always think that), TV seems to be having an identity carnival. The introduction of streaming channels and devices has opened up so many creative avenues for television programming, which is no longer stifled by the old cable model. To celebrate the television accomplishments of 2016, we have chosen what we think are the best fifteen programs of the year, along with their best episodes. … American Crime Story: The People vs. OJ Simpson On paper, this...

The Best Documentaries of 2016 Dec28

The Best Documentaries of 2016

A lot happened this year. Cultural shifts, global tragedies, history-shaping elections in major industrial nations. All of this at a time in which the Western World was just starting to get a handle on some of its intricately sewn flaws and historical missteps. One could argue that this year elevated the necessity for good, quality documentary filmmaking higher than it has ever been. Luckily, the call has already been answered by the year’s documentary filmmakers. 2016 proved to be a watermark year for documentaries, and compiling a list of the ten best was no easy task, but we managed. Below, you can read our picks of the best...

The Best Horror of 2016 Dec28

The Best Horror of 2016

Horror is at a new high, with good new releases, both indie and studio, being released at an unprecedented rate. For the first time in a long while, we are getting delightfully frightening films faster than we can keep track of individually. Luckily for us, two of our top horror afficianados, Richard Newby and Becky Belzile, have kept track of 2016 for us. Below, you’ll find their notes kept from the 2016 horror entries, starting with the ten best horror films of the year. … 2016’s Best Horror Films  10. Ouija Origin of Evil With two entries on our top 10 horror of 2016 list, Mike Flanagan is the horror director of the...

The 10 Best Comedies of 2016 Dec28

The 10 Best Comedies of 2016

On of the bigger surprises of 2016 is how incredible the year has been for comedy in film. This is always a hit or miss genre. For every great comedy per year, there is usually more than a few bad ones to match. 2016, however, was a refreshing change. Comedy of all kinds, whether it be a sequel or a remake or an original property, has dominated ever since January. These films have been animated and live-action, they’ve action comedies, rom-coms, and farces. The great comedies of have been so varied and interesting that we had trouble narrowing it down to just a select few for this list. Thus, through careful analysis of how much they...

The Best Movie Heroes and Villains of 2016 Dec27

The Best Movie Heroes and Villains of 2016

2016 has been a year lacking in real-life heroes and offering too many villains. Luckily, our cinematic fantasy realm has supplemented our supply of the first group and pit them against some creative additions to the second group. Our staff has collected the best of both for you to relive the good v. evil battle that played out in 2016’s theaters. Heroes Jillian Holtzman It must be wonderful to be in a comedy movie and get/improvise all of the best lines. Kate McKinnon’s ghostbuster, Dr. Jillian Holtzmann is a scene-stealer in the classical sense. Every time she spoke, I laughed; every time she was on screen, I was smiling. The...

The 10 Best Albums We Heard In 2016

We fight sometimes. It is a little difficult for us to find agreement when ranking the best or worst of anything movie-based on a list, but the consensus, eventually, becomes something we cinephiles can calculate to an agreeable degree. The same can not be said for our music tastes. We do not even try to formulate common ground. Instead, we celebrate our diverse, genre-destroying interest in our second favorite media form. As such, we’ve allowed our writers to choose their favorite music of the past year to provide you with a colorful roller-coaster playlist of 2016’s best albums. Blackstar – David Bowie  2016 took several great...

The Best Comics We Read in 2016 Dec27

The Best Comics We Read in 2016

When we’re not seeing comic-adaptations on the big screen, we’re delving into the pages of what will (hopefully) be some of of the biggest cinematic tales of the future. These are the comics, both new and long-running, that push the narrative boundaries and the artistic capabilities of one our most exciting storytelling mediums. From a cannibalistic FDA agent, an infamous dark lord looking to prove himself, a pair of gay superheroes with a lust for violence equal only to their love for each other, a caped crusader on the road trip of his life, and superstar gods challenging the notions of stardom, these are the best comics we...

Richard Newby’s Top 10 Films of 2016 Dec26

Richard Newby’s Top 10 Films of 2016

If you follow me on social media or read my writing then you probably know my tastes in film, and as such, my Top 10 shouldn’t come as a surprise. What is surprising, or at least interesting, is that in putting this list together I realized that each of these films encompass who I was this year. These are stories of grief, of hope, of trying to find sense in a currently nonsensical world, and each ultimately stories that display a commitment to life, as messy as it may sometimes be. Of all the top 10 lists I’ve made, I’m not sure I’ve managed to get one that so completely defined who I am as a film lover and as a person until this year....

Weekly Clickables: F...

Greetings, and happy almost new year. This week, we have a little of this and a little of that in our Weekly Clickables, some seasonal, and some not. Enjoy! First, an interview with Mandy Moore, choreographer of La La Land, courtesy of The Verge. Next, a look at Katherine Johnson, a West...

No One Can Hear You Scream in Alien: Covenant Trailer Dec25

No One Can Hear You Scream in Alien: Covenant Trai...

20th Century Fox has released the trailer to Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenent, which will bring the world of Prometheus closer to that of the 1979 film, and launch a new trilogy with Scott at the helm. We hear that Scott is going full on horror with this installment, so if your breathing gets shallow and your chest gets tight, remember, it’s just a chestburster. Alien: Covenant arrives on May 19th, 2017. Featured Image: 20th Century...

5 Great Almost-Films From 2016 Dec22

5 Great Almost-Films From 2016

Each year here at Audiences Everywhere, I like to take some time during our end-of-year celebrations to look at things that don’t quite fit into any of our other Best Of categories. As we’ve grown to include a greater variety of lists, I’ve had to stretch the definition of “Almost Film” past its breaking point. I could go on about how the definition of cinema itself is becoming more and more unstable, and how the combination of various mediums requires a more open-minded approach, but I’ll spare you. This is just a list of stuff I liked in 2016, and it’s stuff I hope you’ll like as well. 100 Ft. Robot Golf Unlike The Beginner’s Guide from...

Wes Anderson Introduces His New Film Isle of Dogs (And You Can Be In It) Dec21

Wes Anderson Introduces His New Film Isle of Dogs ...

Wes Anderson has teamed up with Crowdrise to give fans a chance to win a trip to London and a speaking role in his newest movie, Isle of Dogs. The competition is announced with a sneak peek of the new movie and the unveiling of the huge cast of voices in the movie including Bryan Cranston, Yoko On, Greta Gerwig, Edward Norton, Courtney B. Vance, Scarlett Johansson, and, of course, Bill Murray, among others. The competition is in support of the Film Foundation, an organisation created by Martin Scorsese that is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of movies that are facing the threat of being lost to us forever. Movies that they...

John Wick: Chapter 2 Trailer Has Us Thinking He’s Back Dec19

John Wick: Chapter 2...

The surprise hit of 2014, returns with a second chapter, and more gun-fu. Here’s the trailer for John Wick: Chapter 2. Admittedly, I’m not the biggest fan of John Wick, outside of the Red Circle club scene, but John Wick: Chapter 2 looks wider in its scope, and will hopefully...

Deckard’s Back in Blade Runner 2049 Teaser Dec19

Deckard’s Back in Blade Runner 2049 Teaser

The film we never thought would happen now has a teaser trailer. Welcome to the world of Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049. Blade Runner is my favorite movie, so yeah, my heart is soaring right now. Just that little snippet of footage looks fantastic. Deckard’s opening narration tugs on the nostalgia strings, and Villeneuve’s direction showcases clear parallels to Ridley Scott’s. But the true star of this trailer is Roger Deakins cinematography. The orange and yellow hues that make up most of the trailer are a far cry from the blue and gray dreariness of L.A., but no less exquisitely shot. If anyone is able to...

Podcasts of the Week: 12/19/16 Dec19

Podcasts of the Week...

Podcasts are awesome (especially From First to Last) and each week sees brand new, fantastic shows appearing, demanding to be fed into your ears. How do you decide what to listen to and what to ignore? Not to worry, Audiences Everywhere has you covered. Each week we’ll give our picks for the...

Weekly Clickables: A...

This week’s Weekly Clickables are without theme. You’d expect a holiday focus, right? Well, not this year, as you’ve probably seen the best holiday-related lists anyway. In this post, we have a short film, an essay, poll results, ghost stories, and a review, of which you’re likely to enjoy at...

Ranking the Films of Steven Spielberg Dec18

Ranking the Films of Steven Spielberg

What do you do to celebrate the 70th birthday of a director who has, at some point, across generations and decades, inspired every single writer on your staff? When the director in question is almost unquestionably a royal figure in the kingdom of cinema magic, and he happens also to have an even thirty films on his directing filmography, and if you’re as obsessed with needlessly ranking things as we are, you make a list. So, to celebrate the milestone moment in the life of Steven Spielberg, we have ranked the directors films. 30. 1941 Spielberg’s first WWII film is a far cry from his later ones, and it also happens to be his only...

Four of the Best Sco...

In talking about the success of Spielberg’s films, it’s impossible not to mention his career-long partnership with John Williams, who scored all but two of Spielberg’s movies to date. Their collaboration produced such memorable themes as Jaws, Indiana Jones, and Jurassic Park, which most of...