Author Archives: Dino-Ray Ramos

Julianne Moore Boards New Take on Sebastian Lelio’s Film “Gloria”

julianne-moore-excerptThe yet-to-be-titled interpretation of the Sebastian Lelio’s original won’t be a direct remake of the film but will be inspired by the story and characters.

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“A Christmas Story” Set as the Next Live Musical Event at Fox

christmas-story-excerpt Following the success of Grease: Live, Fox has announced that the beloved holiday movie turned Broadway hit will be their next live musical event.

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Angela Bassett Set to Star in Ryan Murphy Procedural Drama “911” at Fox

angela-bassett-excerptAcademy Award-nominated actress Angela Bassett is ready to tackle some emergency calls in the upcoming procedural drama 911. The project, which comes from Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, recently received a 13-episode straight-to-series order at Fox.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.11.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptAnya Taylor-Joy and Maisie Williams have signed on to star in the X-Men spinoff New Mutants and Julia Roberts is attached to star and produce the adaptation of The Bookseller. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” Movie Review: A Camelot Catastrophe

king-arthur-excerptThe director who brought us stylized across-the-pond greatness like Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels attempts to inject the same tough-as-nails swagger to Camelot lore but ends up making a tangled Arthurian mess.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.10.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptScandal to end after its seventh season and Jack O’Connell, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Josh Gad get invited to the Party of the Century. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Amazon Nabs Streaming Rights to 40 Films from SXSW Including Festival Winner “Most Beautiful Island”

most-beautiful-island-excerptAmazon decided to go on a shopping spree and acquired the streaming rights to 40 films that screened at SXSW earlier this year. Among the films included in the huge purchase is Ana Asensio’s drama Most Beautiful Island, which won the Grand Jury Award for narrative feature.

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“Snatched” Film Review: Goldie Hawn Steals the Show in Schumer-fied Mother-Daughter Comedy

snatched-excerptThe Jonathan Levine-directed comedy written by Kate Dippold and produced by Paul Feig is spirited, surprisingly emotional, and obviously fun, but it lacks an extra layer of zest to make it a hit comedy that the world will be talking about six months from now.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.09.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSteve McQueen is set to direct a documentary about Tupac Shakur and NBC renews Taken for a second season. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Master of None Review: Season 2

master of none excerptWith season 2, creators Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang mix experimental storytelling and Euro-auteur panache that doesn’t take away from the comedic sensibilities and socially-minded oeuvre set with their brilliant freshman season.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.08.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptDavid Oyelowo is set to star in the adaptation of Kevin Boyle’s 2004 nonfiction book Arc of Justice and the Netflix hit 13 Reasons Why lands a second season. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Alien: Covenant” Film Review: Ridley Scott Returns to Form With Chest-Bursting Thrills

alien-covenant-excerptThe latest installment of the sci-fi franchise twists the Alien storytelling formula enough so that it keeps the viewer engaged, the characters interesting, and doesn’t regurgitate the same story we have seen in these movies time and time again. It’s also bloody entertaining….literally.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.05.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptDiane Keaton and Jacki Weaver are set to star in Poms and NBC cancels Emerald City after one season. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.04.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptJason Reitman’s Tully starring Charlize Theron lands at Focus Features and country singer Miranda Lambert joins the cast of Something in the Water. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“3 Generations” Film Review: With All Its Good Intent, the Trans Drama is a Missed Opportunity

THREE GENERATIONSFrom MPAA ratings to transwashing, the controversies surrounding 3 Generations weighed the film down and made it lose its primary storytelling focus — which didn’t seem well-executed from the start.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.03.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptNikolaj Coster Waldau and Christina Hendricks are in talks to star in the Brian De Palma thriller Domino. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“The Defenders” Trailer Pits Netflix’s Marvel Street Heroes Against a Fierce Sigourney Weaver (VIDEO)

defendersThe new trailer for the highly anticipated Marvel street hero team-up builds up the excitement for the new series (dropping August 18) with action, style, and a stone cold villainous Sigourney Weaver.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.02.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptClive Owen, Tom Felton, Devon Terrell, and George MacKay join Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts in the Hamlet reimagining Ophelia. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Better Luck Tomorrow” Continues to Resonate With Asian American Hollywood After 15 Years

blt-excerptThe Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival took note of the social climate of whitewashing (see: Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell) and decided to set the 2002 drama Better Luck Tomorrow as the festival opener. The move not only sparked nostalgia for independent filmmaking but put a spotlight on the groundbreaking film that still resonates when it comes to diversity and inclusion in Hollywood.

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Colin Trevorrow Drama “The Book of Henry” Set to Open L.A. Film Festival

book-of-henry-excerptThe Los Angeles Film Festival has scored the Colin Trevorrow-directed The Book of Henry for its opening night film. Starring Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, and Sarah Silverman, the family drama-thriller from Focus Features follows a single mother and her genius son as they plan to help a girl who is hiding a dangerous secret.

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Sundance Hit “The Big Sick” Starring Kumail Nanjiani Gets Its First Trailer (VIDEO)

big-sick-excerptThe new trailer perfectly packages the film — but gives away too much for my taste. It basically told the entire story in broad strokes, which is a good sell, but disappointing in that they should have kept some things a mystery.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.01.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSilicon Valley actor Jimmy O. Yang joins Crazy Rich Asians and Pete’s Dragon star Oakes Fegley is set to co-star opposite Robert De Niro in the comedy The War With Grandpa. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“It Comes at Night” Trailer Features Joel Edgerton Fighting Off a Mysterious Woodland Monster (VIDEO)

it-comes-at-night-excerptThere are plenty of “cabin in the woods” movies out in the world so if you’re going to make another one, it sure as hell better be fresh and original. Based on the new trailer for It Comes at Night, written and directed by Trey Edward Shults, the horror-thriller follows in the footsteps of Drew Goddard’s subversive The Cabin in the Woods, adding a twist to the genre.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.28.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptKate McKinnon joins the indie comedy Fam-i-ly and the classic sitcom Roseanne is set for a revival. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.27.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptKevin Hart set for a reboot of John Hughes’ The Great Outdoors and Lea Thompson signs on for a modern-day adaptation of Little Women. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“The Circle” Film Review: Because We Need Another Movie Telling Us Social Media is Destroying Humanity

circle-excerptThe Circle brings some very timely and heady topics to the forefront and even though I haven’t read the book from which it was adapted, I can already tell that this movie doesn’t do justice to its source material.

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“Sleight” Film Review: Jacob Latimore Brings Magic to a Mundane Movie

sleight-excerptJD Dillard’s directorial debut, Sleight has been compared to Chronicle, Iron Man, and Dope. It’s more like a mashup of all three — a mashup that tends to have a hard time sustaining its flavor. Luckily, star Jacob Latimore adds enough charisma to the film’s fuel tank to make it entertaining enough to watch.

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“Cars 3” Trailer Finds Lightning McQueen Down But Not Out of the Race (VIDEO)

cars-3-excerptThe first teaser trailer for Cars 3 was a bit… depressing. It hinted that the franchise’s hero Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) was headed into some darker times. But with the new trailer, we see that Cars 3 isn’t a downer, but a story of hope and not giving up.

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Hilary Swank Set For Danny Boyle FX Limited Series “Trust”

swank-excerptAcademy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank is taking her talent to television. She is set to join Donald Sutherland in FX’s 10-episode limited series Trust from the Oscar-winning trio of Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, and Christian Colson.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.25.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptValley Girl remake taps Agents of SHIELD star and Into the Badlands gets picked up for a third season. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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