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Movie News Roundup – Oscars, Alien, History of Trailers, House of Cards

Posted on February 19th, 2015



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Neill Blomkamp Confirms ‘Alien’ Sequel Project As His Next Movie

Source: FirstShowing

After teasing fans with some concept art this January for an unrealized Alien sequel, sci-fi director Neill Blomkamp addressed the existence and status of the project in an interview earlier this month and was very hopeful that the project would get made, even though he indicated that it was his own hesitancy that kept it from happening initially. But now Blomkamp seems to be making good on his teasing as he just confirmed that this new Alien project will be his next film. The director again took to Instagram to post another piece of art, but now with the caption, “Um… So I think it’s officially my next film. #alien.” Whoa!

Um… So I think it's officially my next film. #alien

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Watch: 20-Minute Journey Through The History Of Movie Trailers

Source: The Playlist

Film advertising has changed dramatically since the birth of cinema. While early films traveled through the country and relied on flyers and word of mouth, nowadays we have promoted tweets and website ad banners. The single best signifier of how far the film industry has come is in the evolution of trailers throughout the decades. Focusing on that evolution is a new video essay from Steven Benedict called “American Trailers.”

Running just under twenty minutes, Benedict’s video essays deconstructs what trailers are and what function they served through the history of cinema. It starts with the first film poster ever – 1895’s “L’Arroseur Arrose” – and ends with what is arguably the best non-“Star Wars” trailer from last year.

It’s as an exhaustive look at the art form – and it is an art form – as you can watch for free. Watch Benedict’s “American Trailers” below.



New HOUSE OF CARDS Season 3 Teaser Previews Frank and Claire’s Odd Relationship

Source: Collider

Netflix has released a new House of Cards Season 3 teaser touting the new episodes of the incredibly popular drama series, and it’s a swell fit for today… the teaser focuses specifically on a scene between Frank and Claire Underwood, giving us a preview of where their relationship stands after the events of last season. Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are unsurprisingly on point in this teaser, and it only makes me yearn for the new episodes even more. Just two more weeks…

Watch the new House of Cards Season 3 teaser below. All 13 Season 3 episodes of House of Cards will be available to stream on Netflix starting February 27th.

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