Author Archives: Jeff Sneider
It’s now unclear what’s next for director James Mangold, but we’d love to see him get serious about making The Force, based on the excellent cop novel by Don Winslow. Mangold’s last film, Logan, was one of the best movies of 2017.
Channing Tatum’s Gambit was also given a new release date following Gore Verbinski’s abrupt exit earlier Thursday morning.
Block’s hiring makes her the 20th agent at Verve, one of the few agencies that hasn’t been dragged into Hollywood’s sexual harassment scandal. She’s well known in development circles for having a good work ethic and a strong sense of story.
“I don’t care how much of this actually happened and how much is artistic license on the part of Ryan Murphy and writer Tom Rob Smith. All I care about is whether or not it’s entertaining, and on that front, Versace delivers spectacularly,” writes Jeff Sneider.
The documentary nominees include veteran filmmakers such as Errol Morris, Steve James and Ken Burns, as well as newcomer Bryan Fogel (Icarus).
Rodriguez is preparing for a major year, as not only does she co-star alongside Natalie Portman in Alex Gardland’s sci-fi movie Annihilation, but she’s also the lead in Sony’s remake of the acclaimed Mexican thriller Miss Bala.
It will now fall on Emmerich, newly-crowned marketing chief Blair Rich and new DC Films president Walter Hamada to restore luster to the DC brand following the critical and commercial failure of Justice League.
Mindhunter star Cameron Britton owned the dance floor, which was stocked with Netflix talent such as Millie Bobby Brown, Joel Kinnaman, Candace Cameron, Lori Loughlin, Jimmy Tatro and Rob Morgan.
Not to be outdone, indie studio A24 took home two trophies for Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, which lost two awards early on, but rallied when it mattered to win Best Picture – Comedy/Musical and Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan). Hulu and Amazon were the big winners on the TV side.
The guys also discuss the PGA Award nominations, Ridley Scott’s decision to direct The Merlin Saga for Disney, and the current state of the box office, which sees one major new release (Insidious: The Last Key) enter the fray this weekend.
Steven Spielberg will return as executive producer of the series, which received a two-season, straight-to-series order, and marks the first Hulu Original made for families.
The only prediction we’re willing to make at this time is that The Florida Project star Brooklynn Prince is going to stay up late dancing the night away.
Jeff Sneider offers 18 things to look forward to on Netflix in 2018, including comedy specials from Chris Rock and Ali Wong, a new sci-fi movie from Duncan Jones, and an anthology series from the Coen brothers.
“I quite liked the fourth season overall, which seems to be more consistent than past seasons, with fewer ups-and-downs. The highs may not be as high as past seasons, but neither are the lows. These six episodes also feature enough thematic variety that they offer something for everyone,” writes Jeff Sneider.
The guys also discuss this year’s Golden Globe and SAG Award nominations, the latter of which — in a bit of a surprise — saw Get Out star Daniel Kaluuya beat out Jake Gyllenhaal (Stronger) for a coveted slot.
Even though Sneider didn’t vote for War for the Planet of the Apes as a Best Picture nominee, he thinks it deserves two Oscars this year — one for its jaw-dropping visual effects, the other for Michael Giacchino’s beautiful original score.
The actor opens up about his role as Shawn Eckhardt and what it’s like to be a bigger guy in Hollywood, as well as his recent experience on the set of Spike Lee’s Black Klansman.
Here’s the other elephant in the room: Is Disney even done buying right now? After all, the company isn’t just battling current threats like Netflix and Amazon, but future ones like Apple.