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“I don’t want to beat up on a young actor. They are at the mercy of the director. But Tom Taylor is the wrong person to carry this film, plain and simple. Whatever charisma the kid has is not served by this role, and vice versa,” writes a clearly disappointed Drew McWeeny
The Hammond brothers have made mistakes, but unlike Relativity, those mistakes are only coming back to haunt them, rather than outside investors, since they built Broad Green with their own money and will keep it going as long as their blockbuster bank accounts can sustain the strain.
Exactly a year ago, when we took a look at The Weinstein Company during this Studio Series, we talked about the fact that the company was in the midst of a terrible year, and was strapped for cash. Three hundred and sixty-five days later, little has changed.
Season 1, Episodes 4-6 – The middle episodes of The Last Tycoon are uneven, but contain a number of affecting small moments that make the show work despite its flaws.
Bodied follows a graduate student who is writing his thesis on battle-rap culture and gradually becomes embroiled in that world. The script explores race relations, as evidenced by this potentially NSFW trailer.
Daniel Barnz (Cake) has been tapped to direct the currently untitled project, which Wash will co-write and executive produce.
“Arnie always found a way to transcend his often mindless material, which made us appreciate and adore him that much more. So while snobby movie critics rolled their eyes at his corny catchphrases as the ’80s came to an end, for us Arnold fans, each film felt like you were catching up with an old friend,” writes John Steven Rocha.
Luca Guadagnino’s period drama was at the center of much buzz out of this year’s Sundance Film Festival with Armie Hammer getting much of the acclaim for his performance. It will open on November 24 after playing a number of fall festivals.
Midnight Madness program includes James Franco’s The Disaster Artist and new films from France, the UK and Japan. Morgan Spurlock’s doc Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! will also World Premiere. The Canadian film festival kicks off on September 7.
In a landscape where big names rule what was once a way to “break in”, Neil Turitz ponders what it means to be an independent film these days.
Written by newcomer Josh Hallman, the script follows an uptight father who discovers his reckless daughter is a secret agent. The two find themselves forced to work together as they try to save the world — and their turbulent relationship.
Darren Aronofsky’s Mother! has released its first teaser, featuring Jennifer Lawrence wandering through a large house as tension builds in voice over. “You’re insane!” and “Murderer!” Lawrence cries out off screen as we watch her search the home while Michelle Pfeiffer adds, “God help you.”
The legendary actor, playwright and director was well respected by his peers. Not only did he win a Pulitzer for his play Buried Child, but he received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations as an actor.
The 42nd annual film festival adds the second movie about a tennis rivalry with Shia LaBeouf playing John McEnroe, one of the most notorious players in the sport. It’s the narrative feature debut by director Janus Metz.
Heading into the second half of the summer, Netflix is set to release some classics alongside their original projects that many have been waiting anxiously for.
The master plan Rothman has put in motion to set Sony up for future success might not be working so well at the moment, but the strategy behind it is sound, explains Neil Turitz.
TheWrap’s ace scooper Umberto “El Mayimbe” Gonzalez joins Simon Thompson and I to talk about the Marvel and DC panels, as well the Ready Player One trailer and the Spawn news.
Other titles that stand out include Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete starring young Charlie Plummer; Paul Schrader’s First Reformed starring Ethan Hawke, and S. Craig Zahler’s Brawl in Cell Block 99 starring Vince Vaughn.
Woody Harrelson is almost unrecognizable as Lyndon Johnson in the upcoming feature LBJ. The film will follow Johnson through his political journey, and how his life changed when being rushed into presidency.
“Certain casting decisions will always be met with derision, but racist and misogynistic banter should be unacceptable, same as bullying actors and creators on social media or in person at panels,” writes John Steven Rocha.