‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Tease: Crypts of Winterfell
The Genevieve Nnaji-directed ‘Lionheart’ opens with the intersection of violence and the mundane I hope a Nigerian filmmaker tackles one day. The eponymous transport company, based in Enugu, is overrun by men demanding payment for helping fill seats in their buses. They troop in with a sense of entitlement roughing up workers as onlookers stand helpless.
Craig Brewer will direct Eddie Murphy's 'Coming to America' sequel
I hope you didn't forget about Coming 2 America! — Paramount Pictures have chosen Craig Brewer to direct the sequel to Eddie Murphy’s woke 80’s comedy, Coming to America!
No Oscars Host? No Problem. Oscars and ABC Producing Team Are Paging 'Avengers'
Consolation for The Academy dumping the proposed Outstanding Achievement in Popular Film category. — With just six weeks to go until the 91st annual Academy Awards ceremony, it appears ABC and The Academy are forging ahead without an official host and instead, plan to feature a crop of A-list stars - including Marvel’s star-studded superheroes - Avengers!
John Lasseter will be the Head of Animation at Skydance Media
The former Disney and Pixar animation chief will now be the head of the animation division at Skydance Media. He will report to Skydance CEO David Ellison.
Margot Robbie closes a deal to star in Warner Bros. live-action “Barbie”
Before you scoff at the idea, just think back to a time when David Fincher announed he was making a ‘Facebook’ movie. — Barbie’s live-action journey to the big screen looks like it will finally happen thanks to Margot Robbie!
'Game of Thrones' Prequel: HBO Announces Director and Full Cast
“Game of Thrones" prequel pilot is in good hands. — With pre-production nearing the final stages on George R.R. Martin and Jane Goldman’s untitled “Game of Thrones” prequel series, HBO announced earlier today that accomplished director SJ Clarkson will helm the pilot episode.
'The Godfather' (1972) retrospective
In a previous life, before what we could call, for want of a better word, my cinematic rebirth (or my Scorsese phase), I associated 'The Godfather' with bloodied silk sheets, the grisly image of a decapitated horse’s head and the visceral shrieks of a grown man that put Jamie Lee Curtis to shame.
Dave Bautista joins the cast of Denis Villeneuve’s ‘DUNE’
Denis Villeneuve’s dream project just keeps getting better and better — Dave Bautista is set to co-star alongside Timothée Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson in Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Hugo and Nebula award-winning series Dune!
‘Venom’ sequel officially in the works with Sony
Show me the $Venom$ — After hauling an impressive $855M worldwide gross, you knew it was only a matter of time until Sony officially greenlit the sequel to “Venom”.
'Escape Room' Review
If you haven’t heard about escape rooms, clearly you haven’t been to a mall or watched a sitcom over the past few years. This is a popular and “fun” form of entertainment in which strangers work together in a dangerous, “what if” scenario. You’re stuck inside four walls and you gotta figure-out how to get out.
'Leave No Trace' review
'Leave No Trace' is one of those films I will never truly appreciate till I have a kid. The world of cinema has seen countless portrayals heartfelt parent-child relationships and I am still at the phase where siding with the children in the equation comes more naturally. But it’s clear writer/director Debra Granik is telling an incredibly complex story with a certain understated precision that really caught me off guard.
Cultjer Staff Picks: Our Favorite Films Of 2018
“Of all the arts, movies are the most powerful aid to empathy, and good ones make us into better people.” - Roger Ebert — Happy New Year Cultjer readers!
Disney's 2018 Box Office Breakdown
Disney had an amazing run at the box office in 2018. They look to carry over that dominance in 2019. For now, let's examine what movies helped Disney at the box office in 2018. Disney had films from themselves, Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm.
‘Us’ Official Trailer
BIRD BOX (2018) Movie Review
Five years after an ominous unseen presence drives most of society to suicide, a mother and her two children make a desperate bid to reach safety. — Manages to avoid being dismissed as another The Happening and comes close to matching A Quiet Place, Bird Box does enough to stand out as another Netflix success.
New images and plot details emerge for Jordan Peele’s horror-thriller ‘Us’
With the holidays looming, industry outlet Entertainment Weekly has been busy cranking out newsworthy bits at a ’Spaceballs’ rate of Ludacris Speed.
New ‘John Wick: Chapter 3’ image offers hope in the form of Halle Berry
It appears Winston’s one hour professional courtesy gave John ample time to escape from New York. — Lionsgate dropped two exclusive pics featuring our excommunicado assassin in two different time zones - New York and the Middle East. Which tells us the Babayaga was able to fend off every stateside assassin vying for that $14 million dollar contract on John’s head. But internationally?
Men In Black: International Trailer
'Mary Poppins Returns' Is A Whimsical Sequel That Follows The Original 'Mary Poppins'
Mary Poppins Returns has the longest sequel gap in history at 54 years. There was monumental pressure to live up to the original classic. Mary Poppins Returns is a fun, whimsical sequel that follows in the footsteps of the original.
Exclusive DEADWOOD photos: Al Swearengen and Seth Bullock return
If you needed definitive proof that David Milch’s long-gestating Deadwood film actually exists, then may I present you with EW's exclusive photos featuring two of the series’ celebrated characters.
James Wan says 'Annabelle 3' will feel more like a 'Conjuring' film
When The Godfather says the third Annabelle film will feel more like a 'Conjuring' film, you better believe we're listening. — Ever since Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga were confirmed for the third film of The Conjuring spin-off series - Annabelle - I couldn't help but think, why not just call the dang thing "The Conjuring 3"?
Adam McKay went from making goofy comedies to winning an Oscar for co-writing 2015’s financial crisis dramedy “The Big Short”. McKay collaborated on that script with Charles Randolph. But he went solo on the screenplay for his latest film,”Vice”, while also directing. And it shows.
'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Review: The Best Spider-Man Movie
Yeah I said it. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is the best Spider-Man movie. It marginally overtakes Spider-Man 2, and 100% overshadows the mediocre Spider-Man Homecoming (we got to be honest with ourselves). This is kind of shocking given Sony released Venom this year, which was one of the most hilariously bad superhero movies in a decade, and their last trip with them at the wheel of Spider-Man gave us The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (worse than Venom, but not as hilarious).