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The idea that Cannes is telling filmmakers like Alfonso Cuarón and Paul Greengrass to take their new movies elsewhere is mind-boggling to me. It’s not like Netflix is offering the festival a bunch of Adam Sandler movies. No, the streaming service is offering Cannes the cream of their crop, so to speak, and yet, somehow, that still isn’t good enough.
A series based on 28 Days Later seems like a no-brainer. After all, The Walking Dead is one of the biggest shows on TV, but it can’t go on forever. Wouldn’t it be smart to have a show ready to fill that void once it signs off?
The film follows Frank (Offerman) and his daughter Sam (Clemons) as they form a band and inadvertently create a hit song the summer before she’s supposed to head off to college.
While the title and logline are being held under lock and key, the project is said to be set in the world of West Coast hip-hop.
The duo’s first produced screenplay unwraps the mystery surrounding a fateful night for Senator Ted Kennedy in 1969 that would affect the rest of his political career.
Adapted from Meg Wolitzer’s novel of the same name, The Wife follows Close as Joan Castleman, a highly intelligent and the perfectly devoted wife.
Written by Peter Malone Elliott, the story finds the mercurial Frank Sinatra at the apex of his career when he’s forced to team up with the FBI to rescue his son from a group of inept kidnappers, giving Ol’ Blue Eyes the chance to repair their broken father-son bond.
Based on the ‘80s arcade game, the filmmaker behind San Andreas continues his attempt at making “elevated genre” with one of the world’s biggest A-list stars.
The project follows a British boy who, after his mother is abruptly called away to America, begins to suspect that perhaps she did not leave but was murdered, by the housekeeper who cares for him in the family’s isolated estate.
The touching tale of a biologist and the baby owl she took in and cared for is being adapted by Dolphin Tale co-writer Karen Janszen.
Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure) directs the sci-fi action movie, which co-stars Chinese actress Li Bingbing as well as Rainn Wilson, Ruby Rose, Winston Chao and Cliff Curtis.
The screenwriter and director of the period thriller talk about how Gilroy’s script, written 27 years ago, was revived and revised for modern audiences.
The acclaimed award-winning Australian Western, co-starring Sam Neill and Bryan Brown, is finally released in the States after playing on the festival circuit.
Co-starring Suki Waterhouse, Milla Jovovich, Lucy Liu and Snoop Dogg, Franco co-directed the sci-fi thriller with Bruce Thierry Cheung.
The top 3 movies grossed $96 million, while Marvel’s Black Panther became the third-highest grossing movie domestically as it surpassed Titanic.
Directed by Ron Howard from a screenplay by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, the prequel stars Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson.
Three very different genre films, including a crime-thriller from a writers’ collective, the latest from a duo of DIY filmmakers and a riveting Australian Western based on true Aboriginal stories.
Universal’s R-rated comedy Blockers will probably have to settle for third place behind Spielberg’s Ready Player One, even though it took second place Friday with $7.8 million.
You’ll often hear, “you couldn’t make that movie today” when it comes to comedies, but the real issue is that society has evolved and humor along with it.
The guys also discuss the tracking figures for Avengers: Infinity War and rumors about Venom and Deadpool 2, plus they consider the likelihoods of both a female Indiana Jones, and a Quentin Tarantino-directed Star Trek movie.