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Dax Shepard and Michael Pena reboot iconic TV characters with new life and swagger, but it’s not enough to make this adaptation spectacular.
Laura Dern circling a role in the forthcoming JT Leroy biopic and Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie is looking to join the cast of Darkest Minds. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
Marvel Cinematic Universe maestros Joe and Anthony Russo are venturing out of the world of comic book movies and partnering with Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan for a yet-to-be-titled sci-fi feature, the Tracking Board has confirmed.
The adaptation is entertaining and fun enough to pass muster, but doesn’t break any molds. That being said, fans of the original can rest easy knowing that their childhood won’t be tainted by this diverse, edgy, and millenial-grade redux of Saban’s popular spandex-clad franchise.
Sons of Anarchy alum and Luke Cage star Theo Rossi boards Ghosts of War and Battle of the Sexes starring Emma Stone and Steve Carell gets a release date. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
Author Daphne du Maurier is known for writing some twisted stuff — and My Cousin Rachel is probably up there on the list. The dark romance a young Englishman seeking revenge against his cousin, believing that she is the one behind the murder of his guardian. But when she comes and visits his large estate, he starts to have a change of heart and becomes wildly infatuated with her.
Even before Iron Fist dropped its first 13 episodes to continue the Marvel saga of street heroes, the show was getting scrutinized for using a white actor to play the lead role — but in the Marvel comic created by Roy Thomas and Gil Kane, he was white. That said, the problem with the series isn’t whitewashing — it’s poorly executed television.
Chris Evans set to star in spy drama Red Sea Diving Resport and cult film Spring Breakers to become a digital series. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
SXSW recently announced their coveted Audience Award Winners which included Edgar Wright’s highly anticipated Baby Driver as well as the emotional drama The Light of the Moon starring Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Stephanie Beatriz. Other big winners include Noel Wells’ (Master of None) directorial debut, Mr. Roosevelt as well as Netflix’s adaptation of Justin Simien’s Dear White People.
Sam Elliott joins Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in the upcoming A Star is Born remake and the Getty family limited series Trust moves ahead at FX. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
The documentary Becoming Bond takes a refreshing approach to the story of one-and-done 007 actor George Lazenby while Bill Nye: Science Guy gives the iconic TV personality the scientific credit he deserves.
Comedy nerds will love how Nobodies puts an absurd slant on a specific part of the comedy community, while the ’90s-set pic Hot Summer Nights fails to pick a lane when it comes to tone.
Whatever you do, don’t call Mr. Roosevelt quirky. Thrift shop dresses are quirky. Ironic coffee shop wall art is quirky. This comedy is not. What could have been an ordinary, boilerplate indie rom-com of the SXSW ilk, is a solid feature debut with lively personality and perspective from Noel Wells.
Aaron Katz’s celeb murder mystery gives eerie vibes throughout, but as the film rolls along, the story loosens its grasp on the audience and makes for an ending that is simply satisfying rather than shocking.
The winners of SXSW’s Jury and Special Awards have been unveiled. Saturday Night Live cast member Sasheer Zamata announced the winners at a special ceremony at the Paramount Theatre in Austin. Ana Asensio’s psychological thriller Most Beautiful Island nabbed the top award in the Narrative Feature Competition while the captivating prison doc The Work earned the award for Documentary Feature Competition.
A genre mash-up of 28 Days Later, The Raid, and Office Space, Mayhem is a non-stop gnarly ride of tortuous blood-soaked fights driven by rage — and it is unbelievably awesome.
Evan Katz tackles very heady material in this pulpy noir and although it entertains (to a certain extent) and is stacked with a phenomenal roster of actors, the film tends to become over-involved and twisted within itself.
The film garnered acclaim at Sundance and turned the volume up a few of notches when it came to the conversation about identity politics. Now, with the new upcoming television adaptation, director Justin Simien plans to put the volume on blast with a series that allows the characters more room to grow with nuance and complexity that was originally planted with firm roots in the original film.
The adaptation of Greg Sestero’s non-fiction book of the same name tells the story of the author’s friendship with filmmaker and actor (if you want to call him that) Tommy Wiseau, the man responsible for bringing The Room into our lives — which is considered to be “the worst movie of all time.”
From beginning to end this is Charlize Theron’s shining moment as an action star. She’s like James Bond, but a lot cooler. Instead of shaken martinis, she guzzles down vodka on eyes and instead of nifty gadgets, she beats guys with everyday items like hoses, hotplates and house keys.
Kerry Washington and Nathan Fillion join the voice cast of Cars 3 and HBO pulls an interesting stunt to announce the Season 7 premiere date of Game of Thrones. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
The 24th SXSW Film Festival is stacked with 125 films including the opening night film, Terrence Malick’s Song to Song as well as Edgar Wright’s highly anticipated Baby Driver. Still, there’s a whole lot to sort through. That’s why the Tracking Board has done the work for you and created a list of films and programs that should be on your must-see list if you’re headed to Austin for the fest.
Hugh Jackman looking to get into the driver’s seat for Michael Mann’s Ferrari and the story of Roe v. Wade is heading for the big screen. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
Jordan Vogt-Roberts-directed Kong: Skull Island shoots down all preconceived notions of a “reimagining” and delivers a wildly entertaining adventure that is equal parts action-packed, silly, and fantastically bonkers.
Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling’s Neil Armstrong film gets a release date and Riverdale gets greenlit for a second season. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.