Author Archives: Jeff Sneider
The story of Erwin van Haarlem, a Cold War secret agent whose stolen identity broke the heart of an innocent woman who thought she’d found her long-lost son. To maintain his cover, the spy deceived the woman, Johanna, for 11 years, until MI5 agents caught him red-handed transmitting coded messages.
Set in 1960s Chicago, the story is told from the point of view of a 10-year girl who loves monsters (and wants to be one) and hates the cancer that is eating her mother. When her Holocaust survivor neighbor dies under mysterious circumstances, the girl decides to play detective.
Sunshine Mackenzie is a lifestyle guru for the modern age, beloved by millions who tune into her YouTube cooking show, and scour her website for recipes and wisdom in how to live a perfect life. However, when her secret is revealed, her fall from grace is catastrophic. What Sunshine does in the ashes of her own destruction may just save her life.
Kept under wraps, but project is being pitched as Predator meets Lost.
A nameless ex-Nazi captain navigates the ruins of post-WWII Germany determined to atone for his crimes during the war by hunting down the surviving members of his former SS Death Squad.
Over the past five years FX has asserted itself as the network with the best programming lineup. In both comedy and drama, FX is consistently putting out the most successful shows that are enjoyed by fans and critics. Neil Turitz examines the network’s rise to prominence and how long he thinks they’ll stay at the top.
The first trailer for Kingsmen: The Golden Circle ends with Channing Tatum saying “fuck yeah!” and we’d like to echo that on behalf of fans, who will no doubt be quite pleased with the star-studded sequel.
Universal Pictures delivered an uneven presentation at CinemaCon, which included a surprise screening of Fate of the Furious, following by the studio’s sister label Focus Feature, celebrating its 15th anniversary with an intriguing 2017 slate.
As expected with D23 just around the corner, Disney kept its cards close to its chest at CinemaCon, where the studio opted to debut Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales in full instead of any new footage from its Marvel, Pixar or Lucasfilm stables.
Paramount has a strong year ahead with new films from George Clooney, Alexander Payne and Darren Aronofsky, but will Viacom’s new mandate to incorporate content from its TV networks ultimately hurt the studio?
The upstart studio is making a major push into the action genre with Den of Thieves, Renegades, The Foreigner and Mark Wahlberg’s upcoming Mile 22.
Big, star-driven movies such as The Dark Tower and Jumani: Welcome to the Jungle also looked good, indicating a strong year ahead for Tom Rothman’s studio.
As they do every year, CinemaCon has bestowed more than a dozen awards upon actors, directors, producers and other members of the industry, so let’s take you through this year’s honorees, shall we?
Batman. Wonder Woman. Aquaman. The Flash. Cyborg. All your favorite DC heroes are here (well, not Superman), but we can’t say we’re enthused.
Produced by writer-director Jeff Grace and Ryland Aldrich, the indie movie co-stars Michael Ian Black, Melanie Lynskey, Hannah Simone, Heather Morris and David Cross.
Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions will produce each film for Netflix, which boasts 93 million members worldwide and will release his new film Sandy Wexler on April 14.
Garlin is the kind of respected funnyman whom other comedians want to work with. This time around, he’ll be joined by Natasha Lyonne, Christine Woods, Steven Weber, Eddie Pepitone, Timm Sharp, Leah Remini and Amy Sedaris.
Set in a futuristic world where 80% of the population is sterile or infertile, a young virgin parolee is placed in a work program at a beautiful but secluded estate where she bonds with the sophisticated woman of the house, until our young heroine ends up pregnant and uncovers a haunting secret agenda.
Based on the bestselling book series by Dav Pilkey, the animated film follows two mischievous kids who hypnotize their mean elementary school principal and turn him into their comic book creation — a kind-hearted but incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.
Set in 2010, this season stars Ewan McGregor in dual roles as brothers Ray and Emmitt Stussy, whom life treats very differently, and not just in terms of the siblings’ hairlines.
Nat Wolff stars as a high school student who stumbles upon a supernatural notebook that gives him the ability to kill just by writing someone’s name in it while picturing their face. Drunk on his new godlike power, the young man begins to kill those he deems unworthy of life.