Female-centric Marvel show in development at ABC from 'Wonder Woman' Writer

Female-centric Marvel show in development at ABC from 'Wonder Woman' Writer

Marvel is looking to expand the MCU into television more. — ABC has given a production commitment to a show featuring female Marvel superheroes. Allan Heinberg, who wrote Wonder Woman, will be writing the series. Details surrounding the project are under wraps. All we know so far is that it will be an hour-long drama focusing on the lesser-known female superheroes of the Marvel universe.

Cary Fukunaga will direct ‘Bond 25’

Cary Fukunaga will direct ‘Bond 25’

Fukunaga becomes just the twelfth director to helm MGM's “Bond 25” installment — Eon’s Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced earlier today that True Detective and Beasts of No Nation, Director Cary Fukunaga will direct Bond 25 starring Daniel Craig.

'Life Itself' Review
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'Life Itself' Review

The relationship drama “Life Itself” comes from writer/director Dan Fogelman, the creator of NBC’s emotionally-charged relationship drama "This Is Us". That hit show focusses on a diverse, complex family and their even more diverse and complex storylines that all connect and intertwine in very particular ways. In promoting “Life Itself”, Fogelman has stated that this film is “very different” from "This Is Us".

Melissa McCarthy is the perfect Lee Israel in 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' (TIFF review)
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Melissa McCarthy is the perfect Lee Israel in 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' (TIFF review)

Lee Israel was a bestselling author before she decided to make forgery her next profession. A job that suited her very well. Almost too well. — As Melissa McCarthy is perfectly cast as the washed-up writer Lee Israel, it's hard to imagine Julianne Moore was about to play her back in 2015. While Moore was at TIFF with her less than impressive role in 'Gloria Bell', Melissa McCarthy nails this dramatic performance, never overdoing it, but not dodging the occasional humor either.

'The Predator' Review
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'The Predator' Review

Yes, 'The Predator' is a bit of a mess. Given Shane Black’s involvement, it pains me to admit this. It scores points for being a passable piece of counter-programming following months of largely PG-13 fare. But that's not enough to match my high expectations.

'White Boy Rick' Review
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'White Boy Rick' Review

It's the kind of story you hear once or twice a year. Someone is plucked from their everyday life and, overnight, becomes a movie star. Richie Merritt was a 15-year-old Baltimore high school student with no resume - acting or otherwise. On a casting search, director Yann Demange chose Merritt to play the title character in his film “White Boy Rick”. But not even that story can top the one presented in this '80s true-life crime drama.

Bond 25: Screenwriting duo reportedly set to return

Bond 25: Screenwriting duo reportedly set to return

"Bond 25" saga continues. — A new report out of the Daily Mail UK speculates Eon (Everything or Nothing) Productions has brought back series writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade to polish a script they originally drafted long before MGM and EON’s “bromance with Danny Boyle and John Hodge began.”

'The Predator' Review
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'The Predator' Review

These days I rarely go into a big-budget, franchise film knowing next to nothing about what I'm about to see. However, I was able to avoid all the trailers and promotion for “The Predator” and went into this reboot cold. And I’ve never watched any of the old installments - from the ’87 original with ARNOLD (the year 1987 is referenced heavily in this one), to the Danny Glover sequel, “vs. Alien” battles and 2010’s “Predators” with Adrien Brody.

The Nun - Movie Review
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The Nun - Movie Review

Real catholic nuns are more intimidating than this one. Here’s my take on The Nun, the latest installment in the Conjuring Universe. — The Nun is directed by Corin Hardy and is the fifth installment, also known as the third prequel, in Warner Bros’ Conjuring Universe. Taking place in a 1952 Romania, a nun in training and a priest with a haunted past are assigned to investigate the death of a young nun in the Vatican. Spooky things begin to happen to them and we have a horror movie.

Exploring David Lynch: Mulholland Drive

Exploring David Lynch: Mulholland Drive

No piece of art has ever had as profound an impact on my life than Mulholland Dr. I say, in a very literal way, that Mulholland Dr. changed my life. — I had never looked at cinema as an art form before, I actually had hardly looked at cinema before. I grew up in a single parent home with a childhood filled with independence and responsibility. Needless to say, there was no time for films or television. I was that person on the other side of mouth open stares hearing "how have you never seen (insert film name here)" I don't begrudge my childhood, I read a lot and enjoyed time with my friends, started working at a young age and never thought about movies much. I was always out of the pop culture loop all the way through high school. I worked more than full-time in politics before college which led me to start my undergraduate work when I was 20. I took enough credits to need a signature from an academic advisor and in all the hustle of meetings and trying to gain approval for taking on so many hours I had forgotten even signing up for what I thought the most inconsequential class would be: Introduction to Film Studies.

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