Author Archives: Dino-Ray Ramos

“Wonder Woman” Film Review: The Amazon Princess Slays and Saves the DCEU

wonder-woman-excerptDirector Patty Jenkins sets a new bar for the movies in the DCEU, making Wonder Woman a unconquerable savior in a lineup of punch-happy heroes who like tearing down buildings and metaphorically comparing the sizes of their codpieces.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.30.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptBaywatch star Priyanka Chopra is in negotiations to board two films and Gabrielle Union is set to star in home invasion drama Breaking In. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Megan Leavey” Film Review: The Kate Mara Canine War Drama is Doggone Emotional

megan-leavey-excerptDespite its occasional melodrama and disposable tertiary characters, the film is an emotional surprise, serving up a brave and touching story about a woman and her dog that doesn’t seem like a made-for-TV sob pic.

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Cannes 2017 Winners: Ruben Östlund’s “The Square”, Sophia Coppola Take Top Honors

cannes-excerptThe big winners of the 70th Cannes Film Festival were announced and Ruben Ostlund walked away with the Palme d’Or for his film, The Square. The film by the Force Majeure director is a satire of the art world and stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, and Dominic West.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.26.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSTX closes a deal for the U.S. rights to the upcoming Amy Schumer pic I Feel Pretty. This, plus a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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X-OVR (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMAfter the tragic death of his wife and kids, rising tech star, Aiden Cross, invents the world’s first platform to access the afterlife, but when his partner winds up dead and haunting artifacts begin to cross back over, he must travel to the other side, find the real killer and stop the flood of souls from invading the realm of the living.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.25.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptEva Longoria is set to co-star opposite Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez in the Overboard remake and Warner Animation Group’s big-screen take on The Jetsons finds a director. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Ozark” Trailer Has Jason Bateman Doing Some Serious Money Laundering (VIDEO)

ozark-trailerIf you like Jason Bateman in Arrested Development then you’ll probably be taken off guard watching him shift gears from the Michael Bluth to a family man who is also a top money launderer for the second largest drug cartel in Mexico in the Netflix series Ozark. Yeah, it’s a tiny bit different from the culty absurd comedy.

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Sophia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” Divides Critics at Cannes, “Feminizes” the 1971 Film Starring Clint Eastwood

beguiled-excerptSome critics weren’t over the moon for Sophia Coppola’s latest, while others were praising it for flipping the script on the pulpy original. Either way, critics dug deep into the film’s exploration of gender roles.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.24.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptHBO and Jon Stewart have scrapped plans for a short-form animation venture and Amazon Studios is developing a drama series about Cleopatra. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” Film Review: The Swashbuckling Sequel Finds Its Sea Legs

pirates-excerptThe latest installment of the franchise breaks the mediocrity of the last two films as it returns to form with a fresh energy, “yo-ho-ho” humor, and high seas adventure that echoes the brilliance of The Curse of the Black Pearl.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.23.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptIce Cube is attached to star in an untitled crime thriller from Patriots Day scribe Josh Zetumer. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Baywatch” Film Review: A Slo-mo Head-First Dive Into Shallow TV-to-Movie Remakes

baywatch-excerptEven with two huge marquee names leading the charge, this adaptation drowns itself in dated raunchy humor, stale dick jokes, gay panic riffs, and clunky writing that not even the Hoff could save.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.22.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptWillem Dafoe is set to play iconic Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh while Jessica Chastain has been tapped to star in Seducing Ingrid Bergman. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Dirty Dancing” Review: Zero Rhythm, Soul, and Sex Appeal Found in this Unnecessary Remake

dirty-dancing-excerptIf a remake of Dirty Dancing had to be happen, then it was crucial that every detail was in order. If anything was out of place, wrong or tonally off, then rabid fans of the original would make it known. That said, ABC sure as better brace themselves for the wrath of Johnny Castle diehards.

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9 Things We Learned From the “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” Press Conference

captain-underpants-excerptFrom making this book series into a huge animated franchise to the biggest diva of the cast, director David Soren, creator Dav Pilkey (Turbo) and actors Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, and Thomas Middleditch gave us the scoop on the new animated feature.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.19.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptStanley Tucci joins Kiernan Shipka in John Leonetti’s The Silence and Jesse Eisenberg set to play legendary mime Marcel Marceau. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Debrief (05.18.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerpt Sally Hawkins and Game of Thrones alum Charles Dance are set for Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Wonderstruck” Gets Oscar Buzz at Cannes Despite Mixed Reviews

wonderstruck-excerptThe Cannes Film Festival is in full-swing and acclaimed director Todd Haynes’ (Carol, Far From Heaven) highly-anticipated adaptation of Brian Selznick’s YA novel Wonderstruck was one of the first films screened at the fest — and it was met with reviews that ranged from raves to lukewarm.

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“The Dark Crystal” to be Revived as a Prequel Series at Netflix

dark-crystal-excerptJim Henson’s 1982 feature film The Dark Crystal is getting the Netflix treatment as a prequel series. The groundbreaking fantasy adventure is coming to the streaming giant as a prequel series titled The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.17.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptDennis Quaid is taking on the role of a president for FX, while Diego Luna and Orlando Bloom have joined the cast of the anthology film Berlin, I Love You. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Patti Cake$” Trailer Drops a Sick Beat With its Unlikely Rap Star (Video)

patti-cakesSundance’s hip-hop hit Patti Cake$ starring breakout Aussie actress Danielle Macdonald has its first trailer and it is everything you wanted and more.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.16.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptBarry Jenkins teams with Annapurna and Rosamund Pike is attached to star as Marie Curie in Radioactive Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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ABC Releases Trailers For “The Crossing”, “Splitting Up Together”, “Alex, Inc.” and More (VIDEO)

abc-excerptIn addition to ABC prime time favorites like Fresh Off the Boat and Once Upon a Time returning for the fall, the network recently unveiled a hearty helping of new shows. They also recently released a boatload of trailers that gives audiences a preview of what to expect from its fall lineup.

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New Trailers For “The Orville”, “Ghosted”, “L.A. to Vegas” Show Off Fox’s New Comedy Slate (Video)

ghosted-excerptIn the wake of Fox’s mass cancellation of shows like Scream Queens, Making History, and Son of Zorn, the network has introduced a new batch of shows to take their place…and hopefully they’ll stick around for a while. Fox recently released trailers to give us peek at what to expect from their rookie shows.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.15.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptZac Efron set to star in thriller about serial killer Ted Bundy and George R.R. Martin announces a fifth Game of Thrones spinoff for HBO. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“The Gifted” Introduces a New Batch of Marginalized Mutants in First Trailer (VIDEO)

the-giftedWith the success of FX’s Legion, the X-Men universe continues to X-pand to Fox with The Gifted. More family drama than action series, the show follows a suburban couple whose lives are changed when their children come out of the mutant closet. In a world where mutants are marginalized, they join an underground network of mutants as they try to survive while running from a hostile government.

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“King Arthur” and His Sword Barely Pierce the Box Office, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” Stays on Top

king-arthur-excerptThere were no huge surprises at the box office this weekend as Marvel Studios continued to dominate with its space opera sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. As for newcomers Snatched and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, they made little impact with their debuts as they underperformed and raked in less money at the box office than expected.

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Josh McLaughlin Named President of Production at Focus Features (Exclusive)

focus-excerptJosh McLaughlin is set to replace Jim Burke as President of Production at Focus Features, the Tracking Board has exclusively learned. Rather than hire an executive from outside the company, Focus decided to promote from within.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.12.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptOctavia Spencer joins the drama A Kid Like Jake and Jackie Chan and Sylvester Stallone are set to team up for the first time in Ex-Baghdad. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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