Author Archives: Jeff Sneider
Our own Neil Turitz joins the guys to discuss two movies mired in controversy — 20th Century Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody starring Rami Malek, and Paramount’s sci-fi film Annihilation starring Natalie Portman.
The film features interviews with famous Chicagoans from all walks of life, including President Obama, Bill Murray, Michael Wilbon, Bill Kurtis, Chris Myers, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Veep star Matt Walsh, who also serves as the narrator.
Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard return for this prehistoric sequel, which sees director J.A. Bayona (The Impossible) take the reins from Colin Trevorrow.
Following a poor test screening that rankled producers Scott Rudin and David Ellison, Paramount has decided to sell international rights to Alex Garland’s new film to Netflix.
Ben Affleck isn’t long for the cape and cowl, while Zack Snyder has directed his last DC movie, and possibly his last movie ever for Warner Bros., where he still has a producing deal.
Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films should find there’s actual interest in this mafia movie, which offers the Oscar-nominated actor his juiciest role in years.
You don’t leave a studio in the lurch like this, let alone a movie and its entire crew. This isn’t a good look for Bryan Singer, nor does it bode well for Rami Malek’s Freddie Mercury film. Oh, mama mia, indeed.
We also talk about the downtrodden box office and how it’s being reported these days, as well as the rise of blaxploitation movies, with updates of Shaft, Super Fly and Cleopatra Jones on the horizon.
In her new role, Summey will oversee several aspects of the studio’s external and internal communications, including box office reporting, trade media relations and transactional announcements.
While there are plenty of new directors (47 first-time directors to be exact, including actors Paul Dano and Idris Elba), there are even more returning filmmakers, such as Sebastian Silva, Desiree Akhavan, Nicolas Pesce and the Zellner brothers.
The German-language series has a chance to rival Stranger Things, The OA and Black Mirror for sci-fi supremacy on the streaming site, but audiences have to be willing to give it a chance first.
It’s going to be hard for Lasseter to recover from these allegations, because the fact that he essentially functions as not just a studio head, but the head of two animation studios, only compounds the severity of the situation.