Sundance 2018: Mr. Rogers Documentary ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

"Let's make goodness attractive." We all know his name, we all know his show, but now we get to discover the complete story behind who this wonderful man really was. The iconic, irreplaceable Fred Rogers from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the man who created and starred on the beloved television show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood", which ran from 1968 to 2001. This new documentary film, Won't You Be My Neighbor? made by Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville (of The Cool School, Troubadours, 20 Feet from Stardom, Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal), provides an uplifting, humble look at Fred Rogers, as well as a definitive look at the show he created and its impact on the youth of America. It's so wonderful. I love watching documentaries like this that are moving and impassioned, built around the good found in us. ›››

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Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD: “Best Laid Plans” Review

Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD worked to simplify and streamline its convoluted time-travel story this week, with "Best Laid Plans" - but not by much.

The biggest stride here was the full-on acknowledgment, by Fitz, that the team was in a time-loop. That they were destined to travel a certain path that constantly pushed them ahead through time and then back through time. They're brought to the future to be told how, basically, they inadvertently destroyed the world - while trying to save it (from aliens pursuers that they bring back with them from the future, probably). They then, forever and always, figure out a way to go back and...do the thing where they inadvertently destroy the world.

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First Trailer for David Bruckner’s Horror Film ‘The Ritual’ from Netflix

The Ritual Trailer

"We shouldn't be here…" Netflix has released the official trailer for an indie horror film titled The Ritual, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival last year. This horror is about a group of college friends that reunite for a camping trip in the forest, but encounter a menacing presence in the woods that's stalking them. It seems to play with the idea that "your darkest dreams await you" out there, thanks to whatever this creepy "ritual" from the title is. The main cast of The Ritual includes Rafe Spall, Robert James-Collier, Arsher Ali, and Sam Troughton. Featuring a score by Ben Lovett. I feel as if we've recently seen tons of these kind of forest/camping horror thrillers, so I'm not sure what this one offers that's new. Check this out. ›››

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Claflin, Butterfield, Bettany in US Trailer for WWI Film ‘Journey’s End’

Journey's End Trailer

"You must stay where you are for as long as you can." Good Deed Entertainment has released a brand new official US trailer for the WWI drama titled Journey's End, from director Saul Dibb, which first premiered at the Toronto and London Film Festivals last year. The film is based on a seminal British play about WWI, set mostly in a dugout in Aisne, France in 1918. The story is about a group of ragged British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, who are awaiting their fate in this wretched place. The three officers are played by Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, and Tom Sturridge, and the cast includes Sam Claflin as a Captain, plus Asa Butterfield as a young new officer; as well as Toby Jones, Robert Glenister, Oliver Dimsdale, and Miles Jupp. This looks like a thoroughly harrowing WWI drama with some intense, gritty war scenes. It has received quite a number of positive reviews, might be worth a watch. ›››

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