Author Archives: Edward Douglas

“Wonder Wheel” Review: Woody Allen’s Latest is Flawed but Fine, Driven by Another Great Kate Winslet Performance

wonderwheelreviewTN“Neither Allen’s best movie nor his worst, although it’s probably stronger due to Winslet’s fabulousness,” says Edward Douglas.

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Lone Wolf and Cub Gets New Writer as Paramount Boards the Justin Lin Project

LoneWolfCubTN“Se7en” writer Andrew Kevin Walker takes the latest stab at adapting Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima’s classic Japanese Manga.

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CBS Announces Eight Writers for 2017 – 2018 Mentoring Program

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Now in its 14th year, the program provides mentorships, access and opportunity for eight participants selected from 1,300 applicants.

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Hilary Swank Will Star in Sci-Fi Thriller “I Am Mother”

HilarySwankTNThe directorial debut by Grant Sputore is based on Michael Lloyd Green’s Black List script based on their own original concept.

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Chris Kelly, Sarah Schneider’s “The Other Two” Given Series Order by Comedy Central, Joined by “South Side”

schneider kelly excerptThe new show from the former head co-writers of “Saturday Night Live” stars Drew Tarver, Heléne Yorke, Molly Shannon & Ken Marino.

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TNT Announces Premiere Date for “The Alienist” and Offers a New Trailer (Video)

thealienistTN Daniel Brühl, Luke Evans and Dakota Fanning star in the 19th Century psychological thriller drama.

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Paramount Players Comes On Board Director Ciaran Foy’s “Eli” for a 2019 Release

ciaranfoyTNThe “Citadel” and “Sinister 2” director will helm David Chirchirillo’s 2015 Black List script about a haunted medical clinic.

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Alexandre Philippe Explains How Doc “78/52” Delves So Deeply into Hitchcock’s “Psycho” Shower Scene

7852interviewTNFeaturing interviews with Guillermo del Toro, Elijah Wood, Peter Bogdanovich, Danny Elfman and a couple surprise guests.

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Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Stay Gold Features Buy Cameron Alexander Spec Script “The Heart of the Beast” (Exclusive)

lundbergalexanderTNThe producer of “Kids Are All Right,” “Beasts of No Nation” and “Hello, My Name is Doris” won the dramatic thriller in a competitive bid.

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Angelina Jolie Joins the Voice Cast of Disney’s “The One and Only Ivan”

JolieTNAdapted from Katherine Applegate’s award-winning book by Mike White and directed by Thea Sharrock (Me Before You.

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“Happy Death Day” Kills It to Take #1 over “Blade Runner 2049”

happydeathdayBOTN2Jackie Chan’s “The Foreigner” also does better than expected but settles for third place. “Marshall” and “Professor Marston” represent a bad weekend for biopics.

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The First Teaser Trailer for Netflix Western “Godless” from Scott Frank, Steven Soderbergh (Video)

GodlessTeaserTN Starring Jeff Daniels, Jack O’Connell and Michelle Dockery, the Western is about the clash between a dangerous outlaw and his son in a New Mexico town that’s mainly run by women.

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Marvel Gives Us Another Exciting Look at Next Year’s “Black Panther” With New Trailer (Video)

blackpantherposterTNChadwick Boseman plays the King of Wakanda in the latest look at Marvel Studios’ February 2018 release, directed by Ryan Coogler (Creed) and co-starring Martin Freeman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira and Daniel Kaluuya.

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Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman Directing Hot Spec Script “Power” for Netflix

The streaming service won a bidding war for Mattsen Tomlin’s sci-fi thriller script for the “Catfish,” “Paranormal Activity” directing duo.

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Under the Radar: “The Departure” & “Tom of Finland”

departuretomofinlandTNLana Wilson’s poignant life-affirming doc and Dome Karukoski’s amazing biopic about an LGBTQ icon should be sought out.

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Jon Bernthal Gets In Too Deep in the Moody, Violent Trailer for “Sweet Virginia” (Video)

SweetVirginiaTN The second feature from Jamie M. Dagg (River), written by Benjamin and Paul China, has Bernthal playing the manager of a hotel who befriends a dangerous tenant (Christopher Abbott, The Sinner).

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Netflix Releases a Final Trailer for “Stranger Things 2” Before Its Oct. 27 Premiere (Video)

strangersthings2TN It’s Halloween in Hawkins, Indiana, which means that things can only get even stranger in the second season of the Duffer Brothers’ popular sci-fi series.

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Weekend Update: “Happy Death Day” Wins Friday the 13th by Significant Margin

HappyDeathDayBOTNThe Blumhouse horror flick will beat “Blade Runner 2049” for first place while Jackie Chan’s “The Foreigner” should place third.

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Sandra Bullock’s Sci-Fi Thriller “Bird Box” Fills Up With An Illustrious Supporting Cast

birdboxcastingTN“Moonlight’s” Trevante Rhodes, Jacki Weaver, Sarah Paulson, John Malkovich, Rosa Salazar and Lil Rel Howery join the ensemble.

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“Vikings” Star Travis Fimmel, Finn Cole and Kerry Condon Join Margot Robbie in “Dreamland”

dremlandTNDarby Camp from “Big Little Lies” has also joined the cast of Miles Joris-Peyrafitte’s directorial debut based on Nicolaas Zwart’s Black List script.

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Amazon Scraps David O. Russell’s Pricey TV Project, Takes Over Matthew Weiner’s “The Romanoffs”

russellweinerTNRussell’s proposed 16-episode series would have starred Robert De Niro and Nicole Kidman; the latter has already cast two former “Mad Men” stars.

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“Patti Cake$” Star Danielle Macdonald Joins Sandra Bullock’s “Bird Box”

macdonaldbullockTNWritten by Eric Heisserer (“Arrival”) and directed by Susanne Bier, the post-apocalyptic thriller will be released by Netflix in 2018.

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Giovanni Ribisi Will Return for All Four James Cameron “Avatar” Sequels

GiovaniRibisiTNThe four movies started production on Sept. 25 with a reported combined budget of over a billion dollars.

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Jay Roach, Tina Fey to Team for Kent State Drama “67 Shots”

roachfeyTNRoach will direct, Fey will produce an adaptation of Howard Means’ book about the fatal 1970 National Guard shooting of protesting students,

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Channing Tatum as Gambit is Fox’s Valentine’s Day Present for 2019

xmen-gambitTNOpening the same Feb. weekend in which “Deadpool” was a huge hit, and opening against Rebel Wilson’s rom-com “Isn’t It Romantic?”

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“X-Men: The New Mutants” May be the Scariest Marvel Movie Ever (Video)

NewMutantsTNThe first trailer for the April 13 release makes it look like a straight-up horror movie, which would be pretty awesome.

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“Dunkirk’s” Aneurin Barnard Will Play Boris in “The Goldfinch”

AneurinBardnardTNJohn Crowley directs the Donna Tartt adaptation with plans to begin filming next year. Amazon Studios is on board as a co-financier with RatPac and Warners.

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Three New Movies Try to Avoid Friday the 13th Jinx and October Blahs

boxofficepreview1013TNBlumhouse’s “Happy Death Day,” Jackie Chan’s “The Foreigner” and Chadwick Boseman as “Marshall” take on “Blade Runner 2049.”

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“The Foreigner“ Review: A Convoluted, Somewhat Offensive Revenge Thriller Where You Can’t Even Root for Jackie Chan

jackiechanforeignerreviewTN“The type of action movie that just feels dated and not in a fun way either,” says East Coast Editor Edward Douglas.

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20th Century Fox, Locksmith Animation Announce “Ron’s Gone Wrong” as First Partnership

foxlocksmithTNThe animated comedy from directors Alessandro Carloni (Kung Fu Panda 3) and Pixar vet J.P. Vine is scheduled for Nov. 6, 2020.

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