Category Archives: 2 – FILM NEWS
The newest trailer for It has arrived, providing us with new bone chilling imagery. For the first time, we hear Pennywise speak as the menacing clown.
The newest film directed by George Clooney comes to us in the form of a crime comedy, Suburbicon. The feature, starring Matt Damon as a father dealing with the loss of his wife after a home invasion, was recently announced as a Venice Film Festival competition entry.
Missing Comic-Con? Bummed you missed out on comic-con? Praise whatever higher power you believe in for video recorders and Internet connections. The weekend might be over, but fans are still getting some surprises.
Jack Lowden plays the famous musician, and he’s joined by Jessica Brown Findlay and Jodie Comer in the Mark Gill-directed drama.
“The film tries to throw narrative twists at you, but the narrative is so matter-of-fact that they never really connect as twists. And as far as franchise-building goes, there’s no real narrative hook that makes me want to see this particular character again,” writes Drew McWeeny.
In the trailer for Marjorie Prime, Jon Hamm plays a holographic recreation of the title character’s deceased husband. It looks to be a pensive look at life and memory, how the two effect one another, and how much of a role technology should play.
There’s a lot of juicy material to mine here, but the risk lies in making something like The Walk, a very good movie that still paled in comparison to the documentary (Man on Wire) that came before it.
We’re not going to throw names out there, but we can’t really see Kathryn Bigelow stooping to direct a Bond movie, so hold that hot take this week as Detroit hits theaters.
It’s tough to have one’s cake and eat it, too, but Focus is certainly trying. If you doubt it, look at the success of 2016 and, though the first seven months of 2017 have been the company’s worst since 2010, the list of upcoming releases is as impressive as anyone’s. In the 15 years since its creation, Focus it is responsible for some of the very best examples of what independent film is and can be.
“There’s no special reason that one thing finally pushed people too far back in July of 1967. That was just the moment where everything got to be too much to stomach, and when pushed, a community pushed back,” writes Drew McWeeny of the latest film from Kathyn Bigelow and Mark Boal.
Gal Gadot will return for the sequel, which becomes the third DCEU film to secure a release date following Justice League and James Wan’s Aquaman.
Julian Guthrie’s nonfiction book Alpha Girls about the unrecognized female heroes of Silicon Valley will be adapted to screen. The book is scheduled for publication in 2019 after an intense publishing auction, where the book ended up at Currency Books.
The action spec was penned by Shay Hatten, a 23-year-old writer’s assistant at Team Downey who previously wrote the Black List script Maximum King!.
David Gordon Green directed the Boston Marathon drama, which should be quite different than last year’s Peter Berg thriller Patriots Day.
With the news that the remastered Close Encounters will screen at the upcoming Venice Film Festival, Sony has released a trailer, and we’ve gotta say, this movie has never looked better.
“When you add it all up and factor in the role the internet plays in all of this, it means the exclusivity and uniqueness that used to be the main attraction of San Diego Comic-Con since 1970 is over,” writes John Steven Rocha.
Mike White’s offbeat R-rated comedy looks to be a change of pace for Stiller, who is coming off of Zoolander 2. Will Brad’s Status usher in a new age of mature roles for the actor?
Besides Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, you can expect to see Margot Robbie, Jessica Chastain and Ben Stiller north of the border come September.
The former Disney Channel star had never heard of Dahmer when he auditioned, but he wouldn’t be the first young actor to get a career bump from the creepy role, as Jeremy Renner also played Dahmer prior to The Hurt Locker.
The story follows newlyweds Alice and Jake, who after receiving an enticing wedding gift, decide to join an exclusive and mysterious group known only as The Pact. However, the young lovers are about to discover that for adherents to The Pact, membership, like marriage, is for life.
007’s next adventure is slated to open between a pair of Warner Bros. releases, including a new DC movie. Should Warners land the Bond franchise, expect the studio to shuffle those other release dates.
In the midst of a mostly humdrum news weekend that was focused primarily on Comic-Con, a story suggested that Ben Affleck’s days are numbered as Batman in the DCEU. Everyone involved denied it, of course, when the question came up at the Justice League panel and presentation in Hall H on Saturday, but the writing has been on the wall for a while now.