Author Archives: Jeff Sneider
Those who knew Spink are invited to a memorial service that will be held this Thursday, May 4, at 10 a.m. at All Saints’ Episcopal Church, which is located at 504 N. Camden Drive in Beverly Hills. Following the memorial, there will be a small reception on the church grounds.
The exclusive deals for Bona Fide Productions and Killer Films cover film and television for two years, while Le Grisbi Productions’ deal covers indie-sized films for two years, as John Lesher often produces larger films such as Fury and Black Mass.
Negotiations were extended about an hour past the early Tuesday morning deadline when word came down that the two sides had reached an agreement. Though details remain sparse, the problems surrounding the WGA’s ailing health plan appear to have been solved.
Emile Hirsch and Zoe Kravitz star as the titular lovers on the run in this ode to Bonnie and Clyde from writer-director Gary Michael Schultz, who got Questlove to compose the score.
The new season will find Frank (Kevin Spacey) fighting for his marriage and his presidency as his political opponents circle like vultures. Frank foresees his family in the White House for years to come, with America “one nation, Underwood.”
John Francis Daley (Freaks and Geeks) stars in the Ultimate Fan Film from Angus director Patrick Read Johnson, which is finally on its way to theaters this May.
Rick Bowers’ book chronicled the creation of a real-life 1946 radio drama in which Superman took on a Ku Klux Klan-like group, but the film will follow a former Klan member who goes undercover in Atlanta in 1946 and works with the Anti-Defamation League and the producer of the Superman radio show.
This true story starts in Ecuador, where Mikael and his racing team cross paths with a remarkable stray dog named Arthur, who follows them through the jungle of the unforgiving course. Mikael and Arthur formed a special bond, and after the race, Mikael and others worked tirelessly to get Arthur out of the country and back to his home in Sweden.
Sleight star Jacob Latimore may play a street-smart magician in J.D. Dillard’s impressive directorial debut, but he’s hardly a one-trick pony. The charismatic 20-year-old is a multi-talent who got his start in the music business before discovering his passion for acting. A natural-born performer, Will Smith and Forest Whitaker helped prepare him for his biggest role yet.
The true story of a high-ranking CIA officer who was caught selling secrets to the Russians. He then embarrassed the U.S. government when he did it again, this time from behind prison bars. What the imprisoned officer did was train his son in the ways of spycraft so he could continue to spy for Russia and even ferret out the mole that ratted out his father in the first place.
One reason that Netflix is eager to bring back 13 Reasons Why is that the show dominated social media, garnering more than 11 million tweets since its launch on Mar. 30. That made it the most tweeted-about show of the year, besting The Vampire Diaries and The Walking Dead.
In other release date news from Sony, the studio will release Masters of the Universe on Dec. 18, 2019 — two days before Universal’s long-gestating Wicked movie and a live-action fairy tale film from Disney. No word yet on who will play He-Man, but John Cena would seem to fit the bill.
Jonathan Demme died early Wednesday morning at the age of 73 and left behind an incredible legacy — not just with this films, but with his creativity, empathy, and social impact.
Set in Japan, the story follows a boy’s odyssey in search of his dog. The voice cast includes Anderson regulars such as Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Jeff Goldblum and Bob Balaban, as well as Bryan Cranston, Scarlett Johansson, Liev Schreiber, Greta Gerwig and none other than Yoko Ono.
Willis plays Venice Beach P.I. Steve Ford, a detective who’s good with the ladies, bad with the punches, and wild about his dog Buddy. But when his beloved pet is stolen by local thugs, Steve makes a questionable alliance with their devious leader (Jason Momoa) and teams up with his best friend (John Goodman) to set things straight and get Buddy back where he belongs.
Written by Elyse Hollander, the script is set in the early ’80s in New York as young Madonna Louise Ciccone works on her first album, falls in love, and begins to find fame in a business that doesn’t always treat women very well.
What’s interesting about the release date for Episode IX is that it seems to be positioning the Star Wars franchise for a shift from December to May, as the Avatar sequels just claimed December release dates in 2020, 2021, 2024 and 2025.
The sequel sees Taron Egerton return as Eggsy alongside Mark Strong and, yes, a one-eyed Colin Firth, who reprises his role as Harry Hart even though the character died in the original 2014 movie. That trio is joined by four Oscar-winning new cast members, Julianne Moore Halle Berry, Jeff Bridges and Sir Elton John, as well as Channing Tatum.