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Video: CineFix takes a deep look into the art of opening titles and analyses the different types that appear in movies, ranking the best of each kind. From simple text title cards, to the foreshadowing teasers that you don't realise spoil the movie until you re-watch it, to slick graphic designs and animated opening credits, to a deep look at a main character or an introduction to the movie's world, the best title sequences aren't just words on a screen meant to kill some time. They set the tone of the film and make you ready for the story you're about to see.
"Welcome to a new world of Gods and Monsters." That's the tagline for The Mummy, the 2017 Tom Cruise movie which just released its first trailer, and the statement is true in more ways than one. If all goes according to plan, The Mummy will be the first film in a new shared cinematic world filled with Universal Monsters.
Pixar only released one film in 2016, the hit Finding Dory, but next year they will release two: The sequel Cars 3 and the original film Coco, directed by Toy Story 3's Lee Unkrich. We've known Coco is about the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos for a while, but now we know the real heart of the story.
Almost everything we've seen from the upcoming Power Rangers movie has been about taking iconic imagery from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and making it look... weird. Some of that weird is pretty good. Some of it, less so. But now we know one awesome bit of the original show is making it over intact: The theme tune.
The first trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight drops soon and though it's definitely the fifth film in the popular franchise, it's more of a beginning than an end. After the fourth film Paramount hired a team of writers to develop ideas for future films, and while on the set of the film in August, producer Lorenzo DiBonaventua provided updates on everything in the works.
Video: Our first look at The Mummy was filled with a bit more explosive action than the creepy dread you might have expected from an update to the classic monster movie. But to accompany the trailer Universal has also released a new behind-the-scenes featurette that's a little more measured — and filled with new looks at the film.
We got our first good, long look at Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 last night, and while it was very short on details — and even characters — there were still a number of interesting things to pull out of it. As usual, we've done the work so you won't have to spend the time straining your eyes.
He's lent his talents to some of the most popular animation work of the last 60 years, ranging from Sleeping Beauty, Superfriends, The Smurfs, The Jungle Book, Mulan and Toy Story 2 to Robot Chicken and Jonny Quest. He helped make the iconic opening animation from Soul Train. Yet, Floyd Norman: An Animated Life shows that he wasn't just the first black man to work at Disney. He was also a vital connection to all the ups and downs in several creative mediums for more than half a century.
Video: It's always nice (in a totally twisted way) to remind yourself of how bad things in the world could get by watching movies set in a post-apocalyptic future. They're always desolate and grim, lonely and uninviting, terribly sad and just plain awful places to live. I mean, seeing the last fictional characters on Earth trudge along a dead planet makes real life slightly more manageable. I think.
It's long been known that screenwriter Max Landis pitched his own take on a Power Rangers reboot, before we eventually wound up with the movie we're getting next year. Although it's unlikely we'll ever see Landis' take come to life, we now have a glimpse at what might have been — at least for its villain.
Now, it's hard to imagine Guardians of the Galaxy without that very first trailer. The one that introduced the characters through their mugshots and police records and heavily featured Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling". But director James Gunn says they nearly tossed that trailer for one that tested better.